Sugarmade Launchs Industrial Hemp and CBD Initiative
Monrovia, CA -- August 21, 2018 -- InvestorsHub NewsWire -- Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies, today announces a new corporate initiative in the booming hemp market. Sugarmade is committing up to $1,0000,000 in capital over the next twelve months to invest in Hempistry, Inc. a privately held Nevada corporation, which has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain in the U.S. State of Kentucky. Additionally, Sugarmade expects to sign an agreement with Hempistry for hemp cultivation supplies. Hempistry has already begun planting and has signed an agreement reserving up to 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland for its exclusive use for hemp cultivation. Additionally, Sugarmade's CEO, Jimmy Chan, announces he has become an advisor to and a shareholder in Hempistry, Inc.
According the Hemp Business Journal, the U.S. Hemp industry produced at least $820 million in revenues during 2017, with growth to over $1 billion for 2018, and an expected 14% compound annual growth rate through 2022. Much of the recent growth has come from the demand for hemp-derived CBD for use in health and wellness products. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CDB, but contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Hempistry has already begun planting and thus far has 100 acres of this high CDB strain under cultivation. In total, Hempistry has optioned 23,000 acres.
Sugarmade's investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade's investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.
Jimmy Chan, CEO of Sugarmade commented, "Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring with no let up in sight. We expect our direct investment into Hempistry to be accretive to common shareholders and our supply agreement to be lucrative. All of us at Sugarmade see a tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast growing sector, thus we are today launching our first in a series of activities within the hemp markets. We plan to provide additional details relative to these hemp initiatives over the coming weeks."
Jimmy Chan has also become an advisor and shareholder of Hempistry. Mr, Chan's role within the Hempistry will relate to capital formation and consultation relating to the marketing of the biomass to processors and manufacturers. Mr. Chan is minority shareholder in Hempistry.
About Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC:SGMD):
Sugarmade, Inc. is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade's brands include ZenHydro.com, CarryOutSupplies.com, and BudLife Cannabis Storage Solutions. For more information on the Company's products, please visit http://www.Sugarmade.com.
For inquiries please contact Jimmy Chan at (888) 982-1628 or info@Sugarmade.com.
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