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GrowGeneration (www.growgeneration.com) owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 18 locations nationally. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state-of-the-art hydroponic equipment for indoor and outdoor use by commercial and home growers. Subsequent to Merida’s investment, GrowGen listed publicly in October 2016.
Jushi is a private investment fund focused on cannabis and hemp cultivation, processing and retail assets across multiple states. The company has majority ownership of The Green Solution’s national franchise business, TGS National Holdings, with contractual rights to the Green Solution and Nectar Bee brands outside of Colorado. In addition, Jushi has a direct stake in a New York medical license holder, holds a hemp license in the state, and plans to launch a global medical cannabis division.
KushCo Holdings, Inc. (www.kushco.com) is a publicly traded company and parent to a diverse group of businesses that are transformative leaders in cannabis, CBD and other related industries. KushCo brands include Kush Supply Co., a dynamic sales and distribution platform that has become the nation’s largest and most respected distributor of vaporizer products, packaging, supplies, and accessories; Kush Energy, a provider of ultra-pure hydrocarbon gases and solvents to the cannabis sector; The Hybrid Creative, a premier creative design agency for cannabis and non-cannabis brands; and Koleto Packaging Solutions, a research and development arm driving intellectual property development and acquisitions. Founded in 2010, KushCo has now sold more than 1 billion units and regularly services more than 5,000 legally operated medical and adult-use dispensaries, growers, and producers across North America, South America, and Europe.
LumiGrow (www.lumigrow.com) offers the industry’s leading smart horticultural lighting solutions. Many of the world’s leading commercial horticulture and research institutions have deployed LumiGrow LED lighting strategies to replace traditional HID lighting and static LEDs. LumiGrow customers are producing the highest quality crops and elevated yields and are using smart LED lighting for better returns through innovative production techniques enabled by light. LumiGrow empowers Growth Through Connectivity to create a connected lighting environment for plants and people to thrive.
Manna Molecular Science () is a technology development company focused on technological solutions for the delivery of whole-plant cannabinoids to patients. Manna’s vision is to create the safest and highest quality products using the latest advances in 3D printing technology. Manna currently offers a turnkey transdermal patch printer, the MannaBot One, and specially designed patches. The Manna transdermal patch is the first cannabis-optimized patch to be developed by real pharmaceutical scientists from MIT and Genzyme using state-of-the-art product design and research methods. Manna’s patch is now in use with 10 different operators across CA, CO, MD and WA. Manna is currently developing a second optimized technology for pill filling.
MCP Wellness is a vehicle formed to hold a 51% ownership interest in a Michigan-based dispensary owner. The Company operates three dispensaries in Detroit, Michigan with plans to open four more dispensaries across the state. Additionally, the Company plans to construct a state-of-the-art cultivation facility during 2019.
New Frontier Data (www.newfrontierdata.com) is a business intelligence and data analytics company that provides objective, rigorous and comprehensive analysis and reporting for the cannabis industry. New Frontier’s data and reports, which can be purchased here at a 15% discount for Merida site visitors, have been cited in over 45 countries around the world to inform industry leaders. New Frontier, the premiere "Big Data as a Service Provider" in the sector, looks beyond the plant cultivation and distribution, to raise the industry bar and improve visibility into what will inevitably become a mature and more complex industry. Its Equio platform has been called the “Bloomberg Terminal” for cannabis operators.
Simplifya (www.simplifya.com) was founded in 2016 by partners from Vicente Sederberg, the law firm that led Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, and investors with proven track records in tech start-ups. Simplifya gives businesses the power to delegate, review, and proactively manage compliance tasks across all facilities and license types. Simplifya offers user-friendly tools for scheduling, audit management, and tracking issues while its team of team of experienced compliance professionals lends its experience in legal, operational and technological management to provide a 360-degree view of your cannabis compliance.
Steep Hill (www.steephill.com) opened the first commercial cannabis testing lab in the United States in 2008, and now has company-owned labs in Berkeley, CA, and Seattle, WA, with licensed labs in Denver, CO, Columbia, MD, Las Vegas, NV, and Albuquerque, NM. Steep Hill’s core business is testing and analyzing medical and recreational marijuana to ensure compliance with public safety standards. In addition to its core business, Steep Hill is also an innovative R&D Lab that has developed and commercialized two highly-differentiated and proprietary products: the QuantaCann™ and the GenKit™.
Valley Agriceuticals (www.valleyagriceuticals.com) is committed to bringing pharmaceutical standards to the medical cannabis market in order to help the ailing and debilitated patient population of New York. Valley Agriceuticals has created a proprietary process, Origin Health Centers™, that delivers safe, regulated standardization of medical cannabis dispensing in the state of New York. This all-encompassing process includes the cultivation, production, processing, and distribution of medical cannabis, combined with advanced security, an emphasis on education, and a focus on superior patient care.