CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CSE:CROP, OTC:CRXPF) announced today that its 49% owned subsidiary, Elite Ventures (“Elite”) reported that Hempire, the company’s Nevada tenant, has been issued with a 2019 hemp handler, hemp nursery and hemp grower licenses covering 1,350 irrigated acres on its 2,115 acres of owned or leased CBD focused lands.
A hemp handler is defined as a person who is registered by the licensing department to receive industrial hemp for processing into commodities, products or agricultural hemp seed.
The company chose to apply for its hemp grower licence, nursery and hemp handler licence in anticipation of its lab extracting and producing CBD isolate with a throughput capacity of one ton per day of raw biomass. Furthermore, the company increased the acreage size covered by its hemp licences from 240 acres of cultivation in 2018 to 1,350 acres of irrigated cultivation for 2019.
50,000 square feet of greenhouses are being erected to complement the plant starts coming out of the recently completed genetics laboratory.
CROP CEO, Michael Yorke, stated: “With the increased size and operating range of our tenant’s licenses, CROP’s Nevada CBD operations are emerging into a truly world class operation. Our land holdings, micropropagation team, strategies, drying and extraction capabilities and supply agreements will enable us to operate from seeds to isolate to sales in 2019.”
CROP is publicly listed on the CSE and trades under the symbol “CROP”. CROP is focused on cannabis branding and real estate assets. CROP’s portfolio of projects includes cultivation properties in California, two in Washington State, a 1,000-acre Nevada Cannabis farm, 1,865 acres of CBD farms, extraction in Nevada and joint ventures on West Hollywood and San Bernardino dispensary apps with international focuses in Jamaica and Italy.
CROP has developed a portfolio of assets including Canna Drink, a cannabis infused functional beverage line, US and Italian distribution rights to over 55 cannabis topical products and a portfolio of 16 Cannabis brands. CROP’s infrastructure has over 150,000 sq. ft of built canopy and over 2,900 acres of real estate.
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