Cannabis-infused beverage manufacturer BevCanna Enterprises Inc. has acquired cannabis genetics expert Carmanah Craft Corp.
Acquiring Carmanah gives BevCanna access to an extensive library of cannabis genetics, including 50 premium cannabis strains and more than 25 types of cannabis seeds, including six auto flower seed varieties. There is an excess of 50 strains by clone and 250,000 cannabis seeds ranging from high THC to high CBD.
Additionally, a large portion of the genetics are outdoor-specific strains that originated in California, which has a similar climatic zone to BevCanna’s operations in the Okanagan Valley, and are expected to increase yields. The library of genetics includes many of the top mold resistant, outdoor, high yielding, auto flower seeds, many of which are anticipated at 2kg-plus of yield per plant. With the addition of such a substantial auto flower library, the harvest times will start much earlier allowing for much more organized final processing.
"Together with the recently announced increase in our outdoor cannabis cultivable land to almost 300 acres, the acquisition of Carmanah's proven outdoor genetics will allow BevCanna to develop into one of the largest outdoor cannabis cultivators in Canada." said John Campbell, chief strategy officer at BevCanna.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, BevCanna has exclusive rights to a pristine spring water aquifer, as well as a 40,000-sq.-ft., HACCP-certified manufacturing facility, with a current bottling capacity of up to 210 million bottles per year.