IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC), (“Terra Tech” or the “Company”) a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, has completed its previously announced sale of 100% of the assets of its cannabis dispensary located at 1921 Western Avenue in Las Vegas, to Exhale Brands Nevada, for a total consideration of $6,250,000. The Company plans to use the proceeds from the sale to further develop its retail dispensary capabilities in new locations that have better proximity to major tourist attractions in Las Vegas.
The Company already has a strong footprint in Nevada. It currently operates its Blüm, Desert Inn Road and Blüm, Decatur Boulevard dispensaries, both of which are located in Las Vegas, as well as its Blüm Reno dispensary, in Northwest Nevada. The Company also recently purchased a retail property in downtown Las Vegas, located at 121 North Fourth Street, which it plans to convert into a Blüm retail dispensary. As owners of medical and adult-use cannabis business licenses in Las Vegas associated with these dispensaries, Terra Tech has the ability to apply for additional licenses based on its grandfather status. The company has two pending applications for additional retail permits in Las Vegas.
Furthermore, Terra Tech operates a 30,000 square foot cultivation facility in Sparks, Nevada and a 15,000 square foot extraction lab in Reno, Nevada, both of which it owns 50% in conjunction with NuLeaf. These facilities are driving a ramp in production of the Company’s proprietary, premium quality, IVXX-branded wholesale cannabis for the medical and adult-use markets.
Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, commented, “Completing this sale not only allows us to recognize significant gains from our investment in establishing and licensing the dispensary, it also provides us with capital that we plan to invest in more lucrative areas of the