EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — One of many largest producers of premium natural medical marijuana within the U.S. market has secured $34 million in financing to complete work on its cultivation and processing facility within the metropolis’s East Finish.
FarmaceuticalRX on Tuesday introduced it had closed on a $34 million senior secured mortgage offered by Chicago Atlantic Actual Property Finance Inc. to finish the Degree 1 cultivation and post-harvest facility within the former Ferro Corp. constructing on Harvey Avenue. The funding will even be used to repay present debt, finance gear purchases, and supply basic working capital, the corporate mentioned.
“This funding permits us to reap the benefits of the large alternative in Ohio and to construct on the momentum and market-leading place we developed in Pennsylvania,” mentioned Rebecca Myers, CEO and founding father of FarmaceuticalRX.
“We proceed to consider Ohio is a really enticing restricted license state and the suitable marketplace for us. We’re excited to companion with the Chicago Atlantic group who believes in our sturdy money circulation technology and income and profitability prospects,” Myers said.
The corporate additionally operates its FRXHealth dispensary on Dresden Avenue within the metropolis, and a medical marijuana cultivating and processing plant in Farrell, Pa.
John Mazarakis, govt chairman of Chicago Atlantic known as Myers and her group “nice examples of the administration groups and organizations with who Chicago Atlantic seems to companion. Chicago Atlantic is happy to companion with FarmaceuticalRX in Ohio on the completion of their facility that can carry extra jobs to East Liverpool,” he mentioned.
In December, Chicago Atlantic – labeled as an actual property funding belief, or REIT – introduced it had closed on an preliminary public providing of 6,250,000 shares at $16 per share. The closing yielded whole gross proceeds of roughly $100 million for the corporate, which started buying and selling on Nasdaq underneath the ticker REFI on Dec. 8, 2021.
Since going public, the REIT has specialised in financing medical marijuana tasks throughout the nation. On Jan. 3, the corporate introduced it acted as the only real lender to help MEDfarms LLC, a vertically built-in hashish firm based mostly in Michigan.
Then, on Jan. 27, Chicago Atlantic introduced $10 million in funding for Florida-based Sanctuary Medicinals LLC., which operates 5 dispensaries and has plans to open 18 extra.
On Tuesday, Chicago Atlantic shares closed at $18.98, down 1%. Since going public, the REIT’s inventory is up 15%.
FarmaceuticalRX introduced Feb. 2 it had acquired its remaining certification to start operations as a medical marijuana cultivator from the Ohio Division of Commerce.
In April 2021, the corporate introduced it had closed on debt financing as much as $21 million from AFC Gamma, which trades on Nasdaq underneath the image AFCG.
FarmaceuticalRX develops medical marijuana underneath its present FarmaceuticalRX model, in accordance with an organization press launch. The corporate’s sub-branded merchandise embrace Burst of Wellness Vape merchandise, TreePharm Vape and RSO merchandise, Native Edible Goodies and Open Thoughts natural, vegan and gluten-free gummies.
FarmaceuticalRX and its affiliated firms are licensed to supply medical marijuana merchandise in Pennsylvania and Ohio, states with a mixed inhabitants of greater than 26 million folks.
Pictured: On this file photograph from October 2020, transforming work resumes on the previous Ferro Corp. constructing in East Liverpool, the place FRX plans to function a medical marijuana rising and processing plant.
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