Las Vegas, Nevada – March 6, 2023 – Bhang Inc. (“Bhang” or the “Company”) (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF), a global cannabis IP company with an award-winning portfolio of products, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent (the “LOI”) to acquire 1352135 B.C. Ltd. (“BC Corp”) to obtain access to minor-cannabinoid, cannabis, THC, and psychedelic-related patents and intellectual property pivotal in building Bhang’s portfolio beyond chocolate and edible cannabis brands.
“We are innovating new products and proprietary delivery methods designed to enhance and complement consumer happiness, lifestyle, and well-being,” says Graham Simmonds, Bhang’s Interim CEO. “This proposed acquisition is an exciting step on that path, bringing new IP into the Bhang portfolio, and putting us in a position to leverage our global brand recognition with new revenue streams from both existing and new distribution platforms.”
Late last year, Mr. Simmonds highlighted his new vision for the Company, led by distribution and direct-to-consumer opportunities at the retail level within the minor cannabinoid market, which is expected to reach USD $26.2 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 20.1% (in the U.S.), and the functional mushroom market, which will reportedly reach $13.6 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 8.7% CAGR (globally).
The patents and IP that are available to BC Corp. through certain exclusive licensing agreements include mucosal strips and biphasic edibles, which are new, innovative delivery methods and formulations for THC, minor cannabinoids, and psychedelic-infused edible products.
Pursuant to the LOI, the Company would acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BC Corp on or before March 10, 2023. In consideration for the acquisition, the Company would issue to the vendors of BC Corp. Cdn. $1,000,000 in subordinate voting shares of Bhang (“SVS”) at a price of Cdn. $0.05 per SVS. The closing of the acquisition is subject to the approval of Bhang’s board of directors, and pending the results of any due diligence and approvals required by any applicable regulatory body.
Bhang (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF) has been providing its licensees with an award-winning portfolio of premium brands for over a decade. With roots in master-chef-created chocolate and cannabis edibles, the Company continues to grow as a global consumer packaged goods company dedicated to developing intellectual property and products designed to enhance and complement consumer happiness, health, and well-being. Find out why life is better with Bhang at bhangnation.com.
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