Marapharm Ventures Inc. (“Marapharm” or the “Company”) is a publicly traded company, primarily investing in the medical and recreational cannabis space, with operations based in British Columbia, Canada.
- Purchased 7 acres of industrial property in Las Vegas, Nevada with buildings approved for three licenses for cannabis cultivation and processing
- Closing on 13.6 acres of industrial property in Washington State, which is approved for marijuana cultivation, processing and a proposed cannabis campus.
- Purchased two industrial properties in California, which are approved for marijuana cultivation and processing
- Owns a cannabis delivery Service for medical marijuana deliveries in Desert Hot Springs California
- Owns Green Leaf Dispensary in Desert Hot Springs, California
- Acquired, has control of or has applications in process for 11 licenses in the United States and Canada
- Purchased 18 million shares and warrants of Veritas Pharma Inc., a public company to leverage synergy in research and development
- Marapharm.tv is a company owned site which posts weekly market reports on Marapharm’s stock activity and news related to the cannabis industry
- The company is considering retail opportunities to complement its cultivation and processing abilities. This will allow the control of the quality, marketing and messaging behind our products.
Detailed Corporate Overview
Through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Marapharm Inc., the Company has applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Marapharm’s initial facility, a proposed 22,000 sq ft state-of-the-art cultivation facility, will be constructed on an 11 acre leased site in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The Company’s growth strategy will be to build facilities or acquire licenses in the United States, determined by identifying opportunities in the market. The company has currently focused its attention on opportunities in Nevada, Washington and California. Land has been purchased and construction has begun, In the Apex Business Park in the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s intention is to build cultivation and processing facilities in this location, which will utilize two medical cultivation licenses and one medical processing license. In Washington State, the Company has an opportunity to lease a facility to an I-502, tier 3 license holder. The licensee holds a production license for 30,000 sq ft and a processing license with unlimited potential. In California, we have purchased two industrial properties and own a delivery service for medical cannabis.
Marapharm has also purchased and is developing an all-natural hemp oil based cosmetic line called, Maragold, which will be ready for market within a few months. The products created by Maragold will be marketed online directly to end-users and will be sold individually or by subscription.
The Canadian market for legalized medical and recreational marijuana has been projected to conservatively exceed $12.7 billion. The market for medicinal use in Canada was estimated at $144 million in 2014 and expected to grow by 23% per year to $1.3 billion over the next 10 years.
Currently in the United States there are 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana and 8 states have legalized adult use recreational marijuana. In 2016 in the United States alone, legal cannabis sales brought in 7.2 billion dollars and are projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%. By 2020 the legal market is projected to have a value of 24.5 Billion dollars.
Officers and Directors
Linda Sampson, President and CEO
Linda Sampson brings a dynamic energy, a wealth of talent, and a multi-layered business expertise to the Company. She is a business start-up professional, with a history of ground-up to successful ventures. An accomplished sales professional, marketer, designer, developer, with international experience, she brings superior business branding skills and internal administrative talents to Marapharm.
Corey Klassen, VP of Corporate Development and Director
Corey Klassen has a strong financing background and more than 20 years of business development management experience for major Canadian financial institutions, mortgage brokerage firms and publicly traded companies. Corey is the owner of a successful mortgage brokerage and was recently recognized as one of the top 75 brokers in Canada by CMP Magazine.
As a director and advisor for various junior companies over the past several years, his financial background and expertise provides considerable experience with public companies where he has been instrumental in numerous capital raising ventures inclusive of medical marijuana companies.
Hanspaul Pannu, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pannu has worked in the Canadian small cap public company space for over 5 years providing financial reporting, corporate secretary, listing and general accounting support. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Appature Mobile Applications Inc., a blockchain technology and mobile application company and has held or currently holds a senior financial position with LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: LMD), Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V:AQS, OTCQB:AQSZF), Veritas Pharma Inc.(CSE:VRT), Blok Technologies Inc.(CSE:BLK), and Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE:SHARC). He is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Rahim Mohamed, Director
Mr. Rahim S. Mohamed currently serves as CEO of APPx Crypto Technologies Inc., a reporting issuer company developing a retail loyalty platform called CatchCoin and APPxPay. APPx Crypto Technologies Inc. also mines cryptocurrency, bitcoin and altcoins, including Bitcoin Cash, Ether, and Litecoin. In addition, the company develops custom blockchain solutions that protect users and businesses. Mr. Mohamed has also served in the capacities of President, CEO and Internal Auditor for multiple private and public companies.
For several years Mr. Mohamed was General Manager at IR Consultants Inc. in Calgary, Alberta where he provided expertise in handling major investor relations and media relations and financings with subject matter experts and key decision-makers at all levels of matrixed organizations. He received his Exempt Market Products Certification in 2010 and is a current member of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada.
Mr. Mohamed currently sits on the boards of APPx Crypto Technologies Inc, and AGAU Resources Inc. He holds a degree in (Management) Commerce from Athabasca University in Calgary.
He has a solid background in the development and execution of successful strategic communication plans, high-impact communication initiatives and effective operational processes for the rapid delivery of corporate alignment and improvements
Mr. Mohamed was born in Vancouver, British Columbia however, frequent business travel has accrued him extensive exposure to cross-cultural dynamics and international business practices in Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Caribbean and North America.
Business and Industry Advisors
Several business strategists, negotiators, deal facilitators, security lawyers and financial professionals consult with Marapharm Ventures Inc. throughout the sourcing, merger, acquisition and management processes of our business expansion and diversified ventures.
Operations Management Team
Kurt Keating, Director of Operations
Kurt Keating brings with him a dynamic skill set based on experience in multiple industries.Currently Kurt is an i-502 tier three license holder in Washington State and recently Kurt worked as an owner/operator of PhenoType Farmers LLC, a High Times Cannabis Cup winning, true living organic, medical cannabis company based in Washington State. Kurt is truly passionate about this industry, looking to grow the cleanest and highest quality product possible.
Previously, Kurt worked as a consultant for Slalom Consulting. He provided consultation for a wide array of companies and non-profit foundations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nintendo of America, Holland America Cruise Lines and Pacific Market International. He also has a long career as a Sr. Functional and Financial Analyst for Starbucks Coffee Company.
Randy Kolibaba – Security Professional Consultant
Randy Kolibaba is a results-driven senior executive having distinguished service in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the United Nations. He has had proven success promoting; efficiency, growth and profitability in diversified policing and protective services, combined with extensive international expertise. Noted for abilities in leadership, Threat/Risk assessment, Vulnerability analysis, Disaster Planning and Management, Major Crimes investigations, Project management, Strategic Planning, Workplace safety, Employee development and Change management, Diversified uniform and plain clothes background that includes general duty patrol and investigation, road safety and traffic law enforcement, Nationally recognized First Nations policing experience. Legally trained and appointed by the Federal Court of Canada as an adjudicator for the RCMP, extensive command experience at the non-commissioned and commissioned officer level.
He has established expertise in labour relations. Randy has received numerous awards including the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal for Outstanding Service to Canada (2012), Canada 125 Medal for Outstanding Service to Canada’s First Nations (1994), Canadian Peacekeeping Medal (2000), United Nations Peacekeeping Medal (Kosovo 2000) as well as an RCMP Long Service Medal.
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