Lucy Scientific Discovery (NASDAQ: LSDI) today announced the acquisition of the intellectual property (“IP”) of High Times, an iconic brand in the cannabis industry. In addition to the Hightimes.com domain, the transaction also includes the trademarks for the Cannabis Cup and 420.com brands and their respective domain names. In exchange, High Times will receive a 19.9% stake in Lucy’s outstanding stock as well as performance-based payments.
“Lucy expects this acquisition to drive high margin revenue quickly and sustainably across the cannabis sector around the world. This is a great opportunity to grow the market presence of the nearly 50-year-old High Times brand globally through licensing and online distribution,” Lucy Scientific Discovery Executive Chairman and CEO Richard Nanula stated in the news release. “We are confident that this opportunity can add significant value for our shareholders.”
In addition, Lucy Scientific Discovery (NASDAQ: LSDI) was featured in a Financial News Media article together with other companies active in the burgeoning global cannabis market, including SNDL Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDL), Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGC) (TSX: WEED), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), and Tilray Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) (TSX: TLRY). The piece discusses opportunities in the market driven by increased legalization of cannabis and rising acceptance of its use for medical purposes. Statista projects that revenue in the global cannabis market is projected to reach US$51.27 billion in 2023, at an annual growth rate (“CAGR” 2023-2028) of 14.95%, resulting in a market volume of US$102.90 billion by 2028.
About Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc.
Lucy Scientific Discovery is a Nasdaq-listed company with holdings and operations in a variety of psychotropic businesses. The company holds a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s License granted by Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances. Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, LSDI Manufacturing Inc., operate under Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations promulgated under the Food and Drugs Act (Canada). This specialized license authorizes LSDI to develop, sell, deliver, and manufacture pharmaceutical-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) used in controlled substances and their raw material precursors. With a focus on pioneering innovative therapies for patients in need, Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. is dedicated to advancing the understanding and applications of psychotropic medicines, improving mental health outcomes, and enhancing well-being for individuals worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LucyScientific.com.
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