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AmeriCann, Inc. (OTC:ACAN) announced this morning that it has locked in an equity investment commitment of $10,000,000 from Mountain States Capital, LLC to develop the first phase of AmeriCann's flagship project, the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center. This state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and processing development project is 47 miles outside of Boston in the midst of the rapidly growing Massachusetts medical marijuana market.
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The facility will be built on the 50+ acre property that AmeriCann purchased from Boston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM) back in October of 2016 for $4,475,000. The Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center project is approved for 1 million square feet, which will be developed in phases and is expected to be one of the most technologically advanced cultivation facilities in the country.
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"Massachusetts is one of the most dynamic developing cannabis markets in the United States," stated AmeriCann CEO Tim Keogh. "Our MMCC project will become a center of excellence for quality, consistency, and efficiency and play an important role in helping to provide the cannabis infrastructure the Commonwealth requires."
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The project's first phase will consist of a 30,000 square feet of cultivation and processing infrastructure in Building 3 and 130,000 square feet of Building 1. AmeriCann can expand Building 1 to approximately 600,000 sq. ft., based on patient demand. AmeriCann has agreements with Coastal Compassion, Inc., one of a limited number of licensed operators in the Massachusetts cannabis market, which will lease 100% of the first phase of MMCC upon completion.
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In addition to funding the initial 30,000 square foot facility, the balance of the equity is expected to be utilized to prepare for projects in other regulated markets.
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