Enertopia Corporation (OTC: ENRT) (CSE: TOP), a company focused on low risk high reward projects that will generate shareholder value through the timely acquisition and full development across diverse industries to mitigate any adverse cycle downturns, announced a new joint venture agreement with Lexaria Corp. to accelerate its business plans. Enertopia expects that having a strategic partner will assist in its ability to compete for more and larger projects in North America that might otherwise be out of reach.
The news comes shortly after Enertopia announced an acquisition and joint venture agreement with a separate company applying to become a licensed grower under Canada’s new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (“MMPR”).The company has already acquired a 49% stake in the Joint Venture and has an option to acquire up to a 75% stake, putting it squarely in the market.
Read the rest of the press release announcing the first joint venture here:
Enertopia Corporation (ENRT) on the OTCBB and (TOP) on the CSE (the “Company” or “Enertopia”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a joint venture agreement dated March 5, 2014 (the “Agreement”) with Lexaria Corp. (“Lexaria”) which has announced its entry into the MMJ industry in Canada and the United States.
Since Enertopia’s market leading move into the Canadian MMJ sector in November 2013, Enertopia has been contacted by third party’s interested in joint venture opportunities. At this time the Enertopia board agreed that having a partner in new ventures and opportunities was an excellent way to capture key new projects and continue with the acceleration of Enertopia’s business model.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Enetopia will receive 1 million shares of restricted common shares in Lexaria. Enertopia will also receive a finders fee of 2% to 5% in cash and or shares based on the signing of any definitive agreements closed by Lexaria and introduced by Enertopia.
President Robert McAllister of Enertopia will receive 500,000 shares for joining the Lexaria Advisory Board.”Enertopia is excited to be working with a partner that is aligned to working together in a strategic alliance in capturing market share throughout the North American legal marijuana industry”, stated McAllister. Enertopia expects that having a strategic partner will assist in its ability to compete for more and larger projects in North America that might otherwise be out of reach.
Looking forward, it is estimated that the legal Marijuana market in North America which is estimated at $1.5 billion dollars today, could surpass $10 billion dollars before this decade is out and eventually become larger than the wine industry which had retail sales of over $34 billion dollars in 2012 according to third party reports.
Robert McAllister, Enertopia Corporation President & CEO said, “In my travels in meeting with MMJ patients the number one theme has been how medical cannabis has helped remove people from the debilitating effects of prescription narcotics and given them the ability, over and over again, to return to work and have a more productive life. Medical Cannabis is one of the biggest compassionate needs in our society today”.
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