CALGARY, ALBERTA – November 18, 2022 –Decibel Cannabis Company Inc. (the “Company” or “Decibel”) (TSX-V:DB) (OTCQB:DBCCF), a premium cannabis producer, is pleased to announce it has delivered its first shipment of Qwest dried flower to Breath of Life International Ltd (“Breath of Life”) for sale in the Israel market. This marks the Company’s first international shipment and revenue generation.
“This shipment is our first step of many into the international cannabis markets”, said Adam Coates Chief Revenue Officer of Decibel. “The Qwest brand has built a reputation in Canada as a favourite for consumers with the highest quality, craft cannabis products. As international cannabis markets expand, the demand for more premium products, like Qwest, will be at the forefront of growth and Decibel is well positioned to take a leadership position in this category.”
$4.8 million supply and trademark license agreement executed with Breath of Life to launch the Qwest brand in Israel.
First shipment includes four Qwest strains:
Icicle, Frosted Cherry Cookies, Sour Strawberry x Trophy Wife and Apple Mac
A second shipment to Israel is expected for late Q4 2022 or early Q1 2023 as a result of strong pre-sales of the first shipment.
The second shipment is expected to include the introduction of two new Qwest cultivars: Terpee Slerpee and Grape Cream Cake.
Decibel is uncompromising in the process and craftsmanship needed to deliver the highest quality cannabis products and retail experiences. Decibel has three operating production houses along with its wholly owned retail business, Prairie Records. The Qwest Estate in Creston, BC is a licensed and operating 26,000 square foot cultivation space which produces the widely championed, rare cultivar-focused brands Qwest and Qwest Reserve, which are sold in six provinces across Canada. Thunderchild Cultivation, is a licensed and operating 80,000 square foot indoor cultivation facility in Battleford, SK. The Plant, Decibel’s extraction facility, in Calgary, AB has 15,000 square feet of Health Canada licensed extraction and product development space. This production house will fuel the growth of our brands Qwest, Qwest Reserve, Blendcraft, and General Admission, into new and innovative product formats like concentrates, vapes, edibles and beyond.
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In this news release, forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, Decibel’s expectations regarding future shipments to Israel; and the Company’s ability to grow Qwest, Qwest Reserve and Blendcraft brands into new and innovative product formats, variations and its other business plans and expectations.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: risks relating to delays; regulatory changes and impacts; capital requirements; construction impacts; displacement requirements and unforeseen requirements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; the ability to obtain and maintain licences to retail cannabis products; review of the Company’s production facilities by Health Canada and maintenance of licences (including any amendments thereto) from Health Canada in respect thereof; future legislative and regulatory developments involving cannabis; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; the labour market generally and the ability to access, hire and retain employees; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; timing and completion of construction and expansion of the Company’s production facilities and retail locations; the risk that the Company may not remain in compliance with all of its financial covenants for the remainder of its twelve-month forecast period; and the delay or failure to receive board, regulatory or other approvals, including any approvals of the TSXV, as applicable. Many of these risks and uncertainties and additional risk factors are described in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021, which are available at www.sedar.com.
With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this press release, Decibel has made assumptions regarding, but not limited to: Decibel’s ability to raise additional capital and to execute on its expansion plans; the timelines for new product launches, Decibel’s ability to continue investing in infrastructure and implement scalable controls, systems and processes to support its growth; the impact of competition; the changes and trends in Decibel’s industry or the global economy; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations and obtain financing, if needed, on acceptable terms or at all; the general economic, financial market, regulatory and political conditions in which the Company operates; the ability of the Company to ship its products and maintain supply chain stability; consumer interest in the Company’s products; anticipated and unanticipated costs; government regulation of the Company’s activities and products; the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; the Company’s ability to conduct operations in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the Company’s construction plans and timeframe for completion of such plans; and the changes in laws, rules, regulations, and global standards.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of assumptions and risk factors is not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Decibel does not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless so required by applicable securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.