GTI Buys GreenStar Herbals And Obtains The Maximum Number Of Retail Stores In Massachusetts

GTI Buys GreenStar Herbals And Obtains The Maximum Number Of Retail Stores In Massachusetts

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE:GTII) (OTCQX:GTBIF) reported Wednesday that it has acquired GreenStar Herbals, Inc., which owns and operates two adult-use retail locations in Massachusetts. The acquisition includes a third retail location, set to open in 2021 near Logan International Airport and the Encore Casino.

“Expanding our retail footprint throughout Massachusetts continues our Enter, Open, Scale strategy,” said Green Thumb founder and CEO Ben Kovler. “With this acquisition, we have the maximum number of retail locations in the state, which directly supports the increased production capacity from our acquisition of Liberty Compassion in June. We are excited to work together with the GreenStar team to serve the massive demand for cannabis throughout the Commonwealth.”

Through this purchase, Green Thumb obtained two operational adult-use retail stores in Dracut and Maynard, with a third to open in Chelsea this year, and three medical-use retail stores in Amherst, Boston and West Springfield. Green Thumb’s existing Rise Amherst store reverted to a medical cannabis store in August.

The Chicago and Vancouver-based cannabis company began serving medical patients in Massachusetts in 2018 and has two operational cultivation and production facilities in Holyoke and Clinton to serve the growing consumer demand for cannabis.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Overview

The Massachusetts recreational cannabis market has sold more than $1.5 billion in cannabis products since launching adult-use sales in 2018, according to the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, with daily sales averaging over $3 million so far in 2021. Adult-use cannabis sales in the state have reached nearly $755 million so far in 2021 and is projected to reach $1.2 billion by the end of the year.

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Price Action

Green Thumb Industries’ shares were trading 0.40% lower at $29.58 per share at the time of writing Wednesday morning.

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