Cresco Labs Closes Acquisition of Pennsylvania Vertically Integrated Clinical Registrant, Laurel Harvest
CHICAGO-December 10, 2021-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco Labs” or “the Company”), a vertically integrated multistate operator and the number one U.S. wholesaler of branded cannabis products, announced today the closing of the Company’s previously announced acquisition of Laurel Harvest Labs, LLC (“Laurel Harvest” or the “Transaction”). Laurel Harvest is a Pennsylvania Clinical Registrant.
- Approximately 52,000 sq. ft. of indoor grow/processing space
- Foundation for an additional 52,000 sq. ft. of indoor cultivation space
- One operational dispensary in Montgomeryville
- A second dispensary in Scranton is currently under construction
- Ability to open an additional four dispensaries throughout the state
Between the acquisition of Laurel Harvest and the previously closed Cure Penn acquisition, we are executing our strategy of strategic breadth and depth, focused on the most important states, and positioning ourselves to capitalize on the eventual expansion of the cannabis program in Pennsylvania.
Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO & Co-founder
We are tailoring our strategy to the unique dynamics of each state to maintain our leading market position and increase profitability. It is imperative for us to maximize our retail presence and add a second cultivation facility to optimize product quality, assortment and accessibility to maintain the number one wholesale market share in the state1.
He added, “We’re very excited to further develop the research platform with Temple University as a key component of our mission to normalize and professionalize the industry – a responsible industry creates a respectable industry which, in turn, creates a robust cannabis industry.”
Laurel Harvest Clinical Registrant Highlights
- One of eight original Chapter 20 licenses in Pennsylvania
- Academic clinical research partnership with Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
- Six current ongoing cannabis research studies
About Cresco Labs Inc.
Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, with a mission to normalize and professionalize the cannabis industry. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach, Cresco Labs is the largest wholesaler of branded cannabis products in the U.S. Its brands are designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and comprised of some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, High Supply, Mindy’s Edibles, Good News, Remedi, Wonder Wellness Co. and FloraCal Farms. Sunnyside, Cresco Labs’ national dispensary brand, is a wellness-focused retailer created to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco Labs operates the industry’s largest Social Equity and Educational Development initiative, SEED, which was established to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work and own businesses in the cannabis industry. Learn more about Cresco Labs at www.crescolabs.com.
1 Source: Headset