DENVER, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), ("GrowGen" or the "Company") the largest chain of specialty retail hydroponic and organic garden centers, with currently 26 locations, is pleased to announce that the company has purchased the assets of Healthy Harvest. Healthy Harvest has been in business since 2011 and is the largest hydroponic operation in the Southeast region. With over 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and retail space, Healthy Harvest is servicing growers in Florida, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and South America. Healthy Harvest's owners will be staying on as Director of Southeast Region and Director of Latin American Markets.
"The Healthy Harvest acquisition is our 1st in 2020, adding an accretive $12.0 Million in revenue to our Company. Healthy Harvest is the largest hydroponic operation in the Southeast, which strengthens our position in this region and opens the Puerto Rico, Caribbean, and South American markets. Florida is our 10th state and this acquisition positions us well to service the growing number of cultivators in Florida.The management team has been servicing growers of all sizes for almost 10 years and has built a tremendous hydroponic operation in South Florida." - Darren Lampert, CEO.
Florida's medical cannabis market is growing rapidly, with patients up 165% year-over-year and cannabis volume up 128% year-over-year.
Florida is a limited license market and virtually every major multi-state cannabis company operates or plans to operate in Florida with 22 licensed companies. Each company is limited to a single license. Each license allows companies to both cultivate cannabis and to open medical cannabis dispensaries.
Patient counts are rising to over 280,000.
Medical cannabis patients in Florida have embraced the addition of smokable products to their purchasing options, with more than 22,000 pounds of the product sold in less than six months.
Florida's estimated total 2019 medical cannabis sales range from $450-$550 Million.
Florida's cannabis industry sales are projected to reach near the $2 billion mark in just five years, and that doesn't include the possibility Florida could legalize recreational marijuana as early as 2020.
The New Frontier Data projections also call for Florida to get 12 percent of the country's $29.7 billion legal marijuana market by 2025.
About GrowGeneration Corp.:
GrowGen owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 27 stores, which include 5 locations in Colorado, 5 locations in California, 2 locations in Nevada, 1 location in Washington, 4 locations in Michigan, 1 location in Rhode Island, 4 locations in Oklahoma,1 location in Oregon, 3 locations in Maine and 1 location in Florida. GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators, located at https://growgen.pro/. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state of the art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers. Our mission is to own and operate GrowGeneration branded stores in all the major states in the U.S. and Canada. Management estimates that roughly 1,000 hydroponic stores are in operation in the U.S. By 2020 the market is estimated to reach over $23 billion with a compound annual growth.
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