Half Yearly Report
During the half-year period, MMJ announced it would focus on operating as a global cannabis sector investment company.
As part of this focus, MMJ invested in the following companies:
- ASX-listed life sciences company eSense-Lab Ltd ("eSense" or "ESE") (ASX:ESE). MMJ acquired 2,500,000 ordinary shares in eSense at the price of A$0.20 per share. Subject to ESE shareholders approval, MMJ will receive 1 free option for every 2 shares issued at a $0.30 exercise price and expiry date of 3 years from date of issue;
- Canadian cannabis producer Weed Me Inc. ("Weed Me"). MMJ subscribed for C$2 million in secured convertible debentures, which are convertible into shares and warrants in Weed Me, based on pre-money valuation of C$9.2 million; and
- Canadian healthcare company Dosecann Inc. ("Dosecann"). Post-period end, MMJ subscribed for C$2.5 million in secured convertible debentures, which are convertible into shares and warrants in Dosecann, based on pre-money valuation of C$11.5 million.
In addition to the above investments, the Company maintained its two existing investments in Harvest One Cannabis Inc and PhytoTech Therapeutics Limited.
Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (CVE:HVST) (MMJ owns 53,333,333 shares)
Post-period end, Harvest One closed its "bought deal" offering of C$40,250,000 of units ("Units") of the Company, at a price of C$1.82 per Unit (the "Offering"), which included the exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters (defined below) in full. Each Unit consisted of one common share ("Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share (a "Warrant Share") at an exercise price of C$2.30 per Warrant Share at any time up to 31 January 2020. In connection with the listing of the Warrants, Harvest One changed its trading symbol to "HVT".
Post-period end, Harvest One entered into an engagement letter with Mackie Research Capital Corporation (as the lead underwriter and sole bookrunner), on behalf of a syndicate of Underwriters, including Haywood Securities Inc., and Eight Capital, to purchase a short form prospectus offering to C$35,000,000 of Debenture Unit ("Units") of the Company, at a price of C$1.82 per Unit (the "Offering Price").
Harvest One intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for the expansion of strategic indoor growing facilities, further development of its Satipharm Gelpell products, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. Accordingly, postperiod end, Harvest One wholly owned subsidiary, United Greeneries ("UG"), announced its expansion targets of 20,000kg dried cannabis flower capacity by YE 2018 and 70,000kg dried flower capacity by YE 2019 set to be fully funded by Harvest One's existing cash position of around C$80m.
PhytoTech Therapeutics Limited (PhytoTech) (MMJ 100%)
During the half-year, results from the Phase 1 Clinical Trial undertaken by PhytoTech were published. The article "Single-Dose Pharmacokinetics of Oral Cannabidiol Following Administration of PTL101: A New Formulation Based on Gelatin Matrix Pellets Technology" was published in Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development ("CPDD").
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About MMJ PhytoTech Ltd
In October 2017, MMJ PhytoTech Limited (ASX:MMJ) announced its strategy to become an incubator for strategic investments across regulated jurisdictions globally covering the entire cannabis value chain.
Following the successful listing of United Greeneries Holdings Ltd ("United Greeneries") and Satipharm AG ("Satipharm") on the TSX-V through Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (CVE:HVT), MMJ has focused on the identification of a number of independent strategic investment opportunities that have the potential to deliver significant value to the Company's shareholders.
MMJ is actively pursuing early stage opportunities with the ability to deliver significant future revenue and the opportunity to provide dramatic global synergistic value as regulatory frameworks in key international markets continue to evolve. MMJ is targeting the full range of emerging cannabis-related sectors including healthcare products, technology, infrastructure, logistics, processing, cultivation, equipment, R&D, hemp food products and retail.
MMJ currently holds an equity stake of 53,333,333 shares in Harvest One, 100% ownership of Israeli-based R&D division PhytoTech Therapeutics Limited ("PTL") and strategic holdings in e-Sense Lab Limited (ASX:ESE) and private Canadian-based company WeedMe Inc.
MMJ PhytoTech Ltd
Harvest One Cannabis Inc