|By Marketwired .||
|July 22, 2014 09:29 AM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB:SPRWF)(CSE:SL) is pleased to report that through the company's newly formed subsidiary, Supreme Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., it is in the preliminary stages of evaluating medical cannabis investment opportunities within the State of Arizona, in the US. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, edibles, cultivation, and dispensary operations. There is no guarantee that an acquisition will be made.
The US, like Canada, is an emerging market for cannabis usage medicinally, but there have been a limited number of states that have also legalized limited recreational use. This, together with the larger population of the US, makes it a natural market for the Company to explore.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Industry
Arizona currently allows medicinal use of cannabis and it is anticipated that in the future it will allow for recreational use as well. The Company plans to use Arizona as a launch pad to enter the US market and evaluate additional acquisitions such in states such as Nevada, Florida, and more as they allow for medicinal and recreational cannabis. Senior management is visiting the state of Arizona this week to begin looking at acquisition prospects.
In addition, construction at the Southern Ontario facility is progressing efficiently and the Company anticipates inviting both Health Canada and the RCMP for final security inspection in early fall. Subsequent to a successful inspection, of which there is no guarantee, the Company will receive final receipt of the commercial MMPR licence. The Company will continue to update its shareholders as ventures are carefully reviewed for investment purposes and development is made on current assets.
Executive management of Supreme stated: "In an effort to be mitigate market and legislative risk, we would like to be an international company. We believe Arizona is a favourable market and we will begin evaluating various related ventures there to complement our Canadian property."
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