Proven. Rising. Foundational.

We seek to invest in companies that have successfully transitioned from start-up to revenue-generating growth companies. We work to further accelerate proven operating models and supercharge the growth of their commercial pipeline. By identifying essential providers with strong management teams, we can anticipate where enterprise-level or large industrial providers in related non-cannabis fields will look to find growth in their core businesses through acquisition or investment. 


Responsible investing across the cannabis ecosystem

Merida Capital Partners is a private equity fund targeting fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry. Our investment emphasis focuses on cultivation technologies, products and services associated with the evolution of cannabis as an agricultural product, a natural plant-based medicine, a constituent in pharmaceutical formulations, and a recreational consumer product.


October 9, 2019

Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Gloucester Street Capital, LLC, the parent entity of Merida portfolio company Valley Agriceuticals, LLC (“Valley Ag”) via a merger between Gloucester and a subsidiary of Cresco Labs. As a result of this acquisition, Cresco Labs now holds one of the 10 vertically integrated cannabis business licenses granted in the State of New York by the New York State Department of Health. Each license gives t...

October 1, 2019

Cheddar is a leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company broadcasting live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. Watch the full video here. Back in late June, Merida's Managing Partner Mitch Baruchowitz and Brandon Wyatt from the Minority Cannabis Business Association sat down with Cheddar to discuss the launch of the Inclusive Industry Accelerator ("i2"), a program designed to fast-track the development of minority-owned businesses in the cannabis industry. Watch the video here.

September 16, 2019

Freedom Leaf Inc. announce that its newly acquired subsidiary, Green Lotus, completed its inaugural shipment of $600,000 of topical hemp-CBD products to Mexico on July 31. Products will be distributed by Green Lotus' Mexican partner, CBD Life SA, initially in up to 4,000 locations and expanding to over 40,000 locations over the next 12 months.

This represents the first commercial shipment of retail products that can be distributed in Mexico through regular distribution channels, requiring no additional government approvals or medical certifications. The initial shipment includes three SKUs...

September 3, 2019

Creates a GrowGen Michigan Operation in Excess of $15 Million; 3rd Quarter Revenue is Tracking in Excess of $20 Million

GrowGeneration Corp.,  the largest chain of specialty retail hydroponic and organic garden centers, with 23 locations, announced that it has purchased the assets of Grand Rapids Hydroponics (GRH), with one location in Grand Rapids, MI. Following the acquisition, GrowGen now has four retail and warehouse locations in the Michigan market. 

Grand Rapids Hydro marks GrowGen's seventh acquisition in 2019, adding an accretive $8.0 Mil...

August 29, 2019

Gabriella's Kitchen Inc., a consumer packaged goods company operating in the regulated cannabis sector in California and the mainstream grocery channel nationally, announced second-quarter earnings that included revenue of $2.5 million versus $319,000 one year ago. 

The company saw an increase in the number of California dispensaries to which it distributes from 80 to 170 during the quarter. Gabriella's Kitchen also added Lulu’s Chocolates to its brand portfolio.

Read the full release here

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