WEEKEND UNLIMITED ANNOUNCES ORCHARD HEIGHTS PROPERTY FALL HARVEST
Orchard Heights Growers licensed tenant has harvested proof of concept crop in advance of delivering high quality products to the Washington State adult-use market
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (November 6th, 2018) – Weekend Unlimited Inc. ("Weekend" or the "Company") (CSE: YOLO – FSE: 0OS1) announces the harvest details related to the licensed tenant of Orchard Heights Growers, a Weekend Unlimited brand and property in Wenatchee, Washington.
“Orchard Heights’ licensed tenant, a pesticide free commercial cannabis Tier 3 producer / processor, conducted its first four days of harvest from October 30th to November 2nd, which produced over 1 ton of high quality, solar powered cannabis material, currently being dried,” noted Mr. Cody Corrubia, Weekend Unlimited Inc. President and CEO.
Harvest Highlights and Forward-Looking Production and Revenue Estimates:
- Over the four days 4,000 pounds of bulk raw cannabis material was harvested from 10,000 sqft. of canopy
- The material harvested is expected to produce over 50,000 grams of premium concentrate, 250,000 pre-rolls, or a combination of the two with premium concentrate infused pre-rolls*
- Utilizing 1,408 plants and 10,000 sqft. of canopy it is anticipated that this proof of concept harvest will generate approximately $500,000 USD in revenue**
Assumptions and risks in respect to the forward-looking statements above:
*4000 lbs dries to 700 lbs with a yield of 18%, which equals 57,078 grams of concentrate. 700 lbs at 453 grams per pound will yield 317,100 1 g pre-rolls.
**Revenue estimate based upon average market prices of $10 per gram for live resin concentrate and $2 per gram for pre-rolls.
Risk of mold or other contamination in the flower would result in only concentrate being produced. In such a case, the amount produced may be less than projected.
“As a proof of concept crop, the 4,000 lbs of wet material harvested will be used to produce concentrates and pre-rolls. A quantity of the best product will be frozen and reserved for the launch of a premium Live Resin brand this winter,” added Mr. Corrubia.
The Orchard Heights property is being positioned as a B2B solution for independent growers looking for choice genetics, farming guidance, and processing and distribution solutions.
To serve this market, Orchard Heights is developing infrastructure, including a nursery with tissue culture technology and robotic automation, enabling the current operation to produce in excess of 2 million plants per year, which corresponds to over 10 million sqft. of canopy. The development of the infrastructure noted is underway and will be completed within six months at a cost of approximately $1 million USD.
With the expected consolidation and continued growth of a $1.3 Billion USD (https://www.tre.wa.gov/portfolio-item/washington-state-marijuana-revenues-and-health/) market in Washington State, Orchard Heights will have a primary focus on the B2B clone and nursery business, looking to capitalize on its agricultural systems and efficiency to be the leader in commercial commodity cannabis production.
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