- Vext currently has a fully vertically integrated footprint in Ohio with an operating Tier I cultivation facility, an operating manufacturing facility and two strategically located retail dispensaries in Ohio.
- Upon closing of the recently announced Ohio Expansion Transaction, Vext will add two additional dispensaries in the state
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 8, 2023) – Vext Science, Inc. (CSE: VEXT) (OTCQX: VEXTF) (“Vext” or the “Company“), a U.S.-based cannabis operator with vertical operations in Arizona and Ohio, today provided comments on the approval by Ohio voters of Issue 2, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which will make Ohio the 24th state in the United States to legalize adult-use cannabis.
“We are pleased to see Ohio voters and legislators embracing adult-use cannabis. This marks a key milestone not just for Vext, but the industry as a whole. As the seventh most populous state in the country, with nearly 12 million total residents and a successful medical cannabis program, Ohio has a strong foundation to establish itself into a robust adult-use market. The results of this vote will ensure that Ohioans will have access to quality, regulated cannabis products and the state will also benefit from the jobs, tax revenue and related opportunities that an adult-use industry promotes,” commented Eric Offenberger, CEO of Vext.
“Vext was early to identify the potential in the Ohio market and we have been deepening our presence in the state, through the acquisition of Appalachian Pharm Processing and the recently announced Ohio Expansion Transaction. With a fully-consolidated cultivation, manufacturing and retail footprint in Ohio, we are well positioned to continue growing revenue and profitability,” Mr. Offenberger added.
About the Ohio Market
The Ohio medical cannabis market continues to grow with a 15% increase in number of patients and 82% increase in number of operating dispensaries over the past 12 months. Medical cannabis sales are expected to reach $575 million in 2023.
Following the launch of the adult-use market, according to projections, adult-use sales in Ohio are expected to reach $1.5 billion to $2 billion in the first year and total $3.5 billion to $4 billion by the fourth year.
About Vext Science, Inc.
Vext Science, Inc. is a U.S.-based cannabis operator with vertical operations in Arizona and Ohio. Vext’s expertise spans from cultivation through to retail operations in its key markets. Based out of Arizona, Vext owns and operates state-of-the-art cultivation facilities, fully built-out manufacturing facilities as well as dispensaries in both Arizona and Ohio. The Company manufactures Vapen™, one of the leading THC concentrates, edibles, and distillate cartridge brands in Arizona. Its selection of award-winning products are created with Vext’s in-house, high-quality flower and distributed across Arizona and Ohio, as well as through Vext’s partnerships in other states. Vext’s leadership team brings a proven track record of building and operating profitable multi-state operations, with the Company having operated profitably since 2016. The Company’s primary focus is to continue growing in its core states of Arizona and Ohio, bringing together cutting-edge science, manufacturing, and marketing to provide a reliable and valuable customer experience while generating shareholder value.
Vext’s common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol VEXT and trade on the OTCQX market under the symbol VEXTF. Learn more at www.vextscience.com and connect with Vext on X/Twitter and LinkedIn.
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 Vext has executed an asset purchase agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”), together with other definitive agreements (together with the Asset Purchase Agreement, the “Definitive Agreements”), with the members of Big Perm’s Dispensary Ohio, LLC (“Big Perm”) to acquire from Big Perm two cannabis dispensaries located in Ohio, as well as all licenses and assets related to the business of such dispensaries (the “Ohio Expansion Transaction”). Subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and other customary conditions precedent, the Company expects that closing of the Ohio Expansion Transaction will occur in 2024.
 Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
 2023 MJBiz Factbook.