VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New Age Farm Inc. (CSE:NF) (OTC:NWGFF) (FSE:ONF) (www.newagefarminc.com) (“New Age Farm” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that another tenant-grower slated for the Oroville facility has received final production approval from the Washington State Liquor Control Board to commence operations. This particular tenant-grower is a Tier 3 production/processing Licensed I-502 grower which means that they are capable of growing up to a 30,000 square foot canopy. This signals a major milestone for the Company and its obligation to the tenant for a turnkey facility and more importantly for both parties, the ability to begin cash flowing as early as the fourth quarter of this year. Further updates will be provided as they complete.
About New Age Farm
Through its Washington State subsidiary, New Age Farm owns two properties, one located in Sumas, WA, and the other in Oroville, WA where it intends to offer fully built out turnkey service operations to licensed I-502 tenant-growers who will lease the facilities for production and processing. With two leases already in place and a currently announced third tenant, operations in Washington State are expected to begin as soon as the Company completes its build out for each particular tenant.
About the Washington I-502 Marijuana Market
In November 2012, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (“WSLCB”) passed Initiative 502 (“I-502”) pursuant to a vote by the people of the State of Washington. I-502 authorized the WSLCB to regulate and tax recreational marijuana products for persons over twenty-one years of age and thereby created a new industry for the growing, processing and selling of Washington State-regulated recreational marijuana products. A recent WSLCB commissioned report by the Rand organization suggests that there are currently up to 650,000 recreational marijuana users in Washington State, worth approximately $1.25 – $1.5 Billion USD in annual sales.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NHS Industries Ltd. (“NHS”), New Age owns a five and a half acre greenhouse facility in the lower mainland of BC with a 48,000 square foot greenhouse facility, capable of growing 2.4 million 4” potted plants annually. NHS is in the process of formulating innovative proposals for small scale agricultural facilities for exploring multiple avenues for cash flow processes. The facility is located minutes from three major Canada – USA border crossings and direct routes to the lower mainland west and to all points east and west along 16th Ave to Hwy 99 and to Hwy 1, making its location in South Langley an ideal hub. NHS intends to become a beta site for sustainable growing capabilities as well as minimizing all carbon footprints with regard to all its on-site operations. This facility will meet a growing demand in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas to help smaller growers become more efficient, more productive, implement value added product lines, and reduce waste.
For further information about New Age Farm, please consult the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and Chief Executive Officer
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected including, but not limited to completion of planned improvements at both the Canadian and US sites on schedule and on budget, the availability of financing needed to complete the Company’s planned improvements on commercially reasonable terms, planned occupancy by the tenant-growers, commencement of operations, the ability to mitigate the risk of loss through appropriate insurance policies, and the risks presented by federal statutes that may contradict local and state legislation respecting legalized marijuana. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances save as required under applicable securities legislation. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities and the Company is not soliciting an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
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