TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (TSXV: N) (FRANKFURT: M5BQ) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF), a leading platform for cannabis products, accessories, and education, is pleased to announce, subject to Exchange approval, further expansion into the USA via CannMart.com with sales of hemp derived CBD. The Company looks forward to leveraging VendorLink, it’s marketplace technology, in collaboration with PeakBirch Logic, Inc.
The Company previously announced subject to Exchange approval, through an appropriate affiliate, the sale of accessories in the USA as permissible under state laws. The announcement of this further expansion in the USA underscores Namaste’s intention to increase its total addressable market and exploration into other verticals as regulation evolves and other adjacent complementary market opportunities present themselves. The Company is targeting a go-live date for USA customers at CannMart.com by the end of this fiscal quarter.
“We first announced our 24 month collaboration arrangement with PeakBirch in September, 2020 including the possible development of business in the USA and we are delighted to see the first fruits of that collaboration today,” said Meni Morim, CEO of Namaste. “With the changing regulatory landscape improving in the USA, our recent announced proposed entry into the USA through the sale of accessories fulfilled by DankStop, and now this proposed entry into the U.S. hemp derived CBD market, we continue the execution of our strategy to position Namaste as a leading global cannabis company and look forward to building on this positive momentum. This development also further validates our investment in technology, as the proposed expansion will be facilitated via our marketplace technology and we are looking forward to launching more vendors onto the platform.”
“We are delighted to collaborate with Namaste and join their VendorLink platform to offer hemp derived CBD in the USA at CannMart.com,” said Marc Mulvaney, CEO of PeakBirch. “We see great potential in the marketplace to open up our brands to new customers in the USA.”
Mr. Meni Morim, CEO will be presenting at the NobleCon17 investor conference on Wednesday, January 20th at 3:45 p.m. EST, discussing this new opportunity and the Company’s USA expansion. The conference this year is virtual, with no cost, obligation or restrictions to attend: www.noblecon17.com.
About PeakBirch Logic, Inc.
PeakBirch is a cohesive ecommerce technology group scaling multiple online businesses to become internationally successful brands. With a strong focus on consumer journey, deep analytics and AI powered trend analysis PeakBirch unlocks the true growth potential of customer-centric brands by providing revenue acceleration with customer experience optimization via a lean platform. Through a combination of the latest digital best practices and a proven team, PeakBirch Logic is committed to generating significant and sustained return on investor capital over the long-term.
Information on the Company can be accessed through: www.peakbirch.com
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Namaste Technologies is a leading online platform for cannabis products, accessories, and responsible education. The Company’s ‘everything cannabis store’, CannMart.com, provides medical customers with a diverse selection of hand-picked products from a multitude of federally-licensed cultivators, all on one convenient site. The Company also distributes licensed and in-house branded cannabis and cannabis derived products to recreational consumers in Canada through a number of provincial government control boards and retailing bodies and facilitates licensed cannabis retailer sales online in Saskatchewan. Namaste’s global technology and continuous innovation address local needs in a burgeoning cannabis industry requiring smart solutions.
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