Impact investing in the global cannabis industry

 

We are a team of professional investors, operators, and advisors who have built and run successful, award-winning domestic and international impact funds.

We started in cannabis in 2015, launched our partnership in 2017, and formally incorporated in 2018 to bring the principals of impact investing to the cannabis industry on a global basis.

Our expertise includes developing, structuring, managing, and exiting successful investments in emerging industries. We understand cannabis businesses as both investors and operators.

Our team members held senior positions at JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and MesoAmerica.  We also have started, owned, and operated licensed cannabis businesses. 

We are ideal partners for cannabis entrepreneurs.  We are trustworthy fiduciaries for cannabis investors. We are experienced stewards of impact dollars.

Our aim is to create value at every step of the investment process by bringing the principles and practices of world-class governance, strategy, and controls to each cannabis investment we make.

We relentlessly focus on improving the opportunities and outcomes for owners, employees, communities, vendors, customers, and patients through the lens of regenerative business practices and impact investing.

We are believers in an inclusive, better world for all.

 

 

 

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SAN JOSE | London

Investing in the emerging cannabis industry worldwide

 

Opportunity knows no borders.  We invest in the most attractive and defensible points in the value chain of global cannabis.  North America and Europe are the leading consumer markets for medical cannabis.  Equatorial low-cost cultivation.  Research and technology in Israel.  We invest where the opportunity is greatest, where the risk is balanced, and where the outcomes for value creation are most favorable.

 

 
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Branded Product

identity and relationship with the consumer

The push model of today will be the pull model tomorrow.  Consumer and patient connection will guide future shelf space decisions.

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Distribution and Commerce

supply chain control

Own the channels, own the market.  Defensible distribution plays will dictate commerce and controls.

 
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Low-Cost Cultivation

economic advantage in a commodity market

As the market bifurcates, high price point curated sun-grown small batch craft grows, indoor premium flower, and industrial greenhouse pharma API will be complimented by low-cost, high-quality mass volume open air grows. Cannabis at volume will follow coffee and sugar with Fair Trade equatorial cultivation and scalable global trading.

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Ancillary and Tech

Innovation and vision

Research and development will change the industry.  Plant breeding and genetic discovery programs will herald in new strains of specific cannabinoid expression, and non-cultivation ancillary services will support and enhance the future marketplace.

 

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Cannabis is synonymous with impact

 

THE ARTEMIS FIVE PILLARS OF IMPACT

Compassionate Medical Access

Medical access to cannabis goes beyond compassionate use, and should be a protected right for all patients. Critical for research, therapy, treatment, and end-of-life care.

Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

Current medical research shows cannabis to be an effective tool in the treatment of chemical addiction (opioids, alkaloids, others). Cannabis is non-addictive and impossible for death by overdose.

Social Justice

Cannabis legal jeopardy disproportionately affects people of color. Racial inequality and judicial inequity can be partially addressed through legalization. First steps taken with social equity, reversal of incarcerations, cannabis tax revenue re-direction to disadvantaged communities.

Health and Wellness

Of the 100+ different cannabinoids that have been isolated, only THC is intoxicating while other non-THC cannabinoids, including such compounds as CBD, CBN, CBG, and THCV, have known positive health benefits. With a nearly perfect balance of omega 3 to omega 6, plus iron, vitamin E, and all of the essential amino acids, hemp seeds are a Superfood.

Regenerative Farming

Cannabis and hemp biomass are soil enhancing crops and sustainable food sources for the world. Sustainable organic agriculture as a industrial mechanism to improve the earth and the communities the earth supports. Applying the regenerative farming principles and practices to cannabis increases biodiversity, enriches soils, drives closed-loop carbon sequestration, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services.

 

 

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GREEN THUMB INC. Distribution and Commerce  With vertically integrated licenses in 6 limited-license states, GTI is delivering the highest quality of service and product to growing patient demand. More than words, GTI's motto of Inspire Impact is evident in every facet of their business.  Trades publicly under symbol GTII.CN on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

GREEN THUMB INC.
Distribution and Commerce

With vertically integrated licenses in 6 limited-license states, GTI is delivering the highest quality of service and product to growing patient demand. More than words, GTI's motto of Inspire Impact is evident in every facet of their business.

Trades publicly under symbol GTII.CN on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

GOTHAM GREEN PARTNERS Diversified  Licensed providers, ancillary tech, lab and testing, branded product - a robust cross section of the highest growth and most desirable companies in the industry.

GOTHAM GREEN PARTNERS
Diversified

Licensed providers, ancillary tech, lab and testing, branded product - a robust cross section of the highest growth and most desirable companies in the industry.

LORD JONES Branded Product  Made by hand in small batches from single origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate, imported natural European fruit essences and full-spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich CBD extract derived from specially selected organically grown hemp.

LORD JONES
Branded Product

Made by hand in small batches from single origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate, imported natural European fruit essences and full-spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich CBD extract derived from specially selected organically grown hemp.

NORTHERN SWAN Low-Cost Cultivation  Fully-licensed Colombian operator, Clever Leaves, a subsidiary of Northern Swan, on track to be the world’s largest low-cost provider of medical cannabis by 2023. With over 10 million ft2 of growable terrain; the largest pharmaceutical grade extraction plant, and soon-to-be GMP certified processing facilities, Clever Leaves’s mission is to be the #1 lowest cost operator in cannabis exports, bar none.

NORTHERN SWAN
Low-Cost Cultivation

Fully-licensed Colombian operator, Clever Leaves, a subsidiary of Northern Swan, on track to be the world’s largest low-cost provider of medical cannabis by 2023. With over 10 million ft2 of growable terrain; the largest pharmaceutical grade extraction plant, and soon-to-be GMP certified processing facilities, Clever Leaves’s mission is to be the #1 lowest cost operator in cannabis exports, bar none.


PHARMACANN Distribution and Commerce  Largest medical cannabis company operating in highly regulated US states with a mission to improve the quality of life for patients in need of cannabis-related medicine.  Recently announced that PharmaCann is to be acquired by MedMen (CSE: MMEN.CN) on a fixed % deal where PharmaCann will receive 25% of MedMen stock at transaction close.

PHARMACANN
Distribution and Commerce

Largest medical cannabis company operating in highly regulated US states with a mission to improve the quality of life for patients in need of cannabis-related medicine.

Recently announced that PharmaCann is to be acquired by MedMen (CSE: MMEN.CN) on a fixed % deal where PharmaCann will receive 25% of MedMen stock at transaction close.

4FRONT Distribution and Commerce  Leading retail and brand development company with 4 vertically-integrated licenses in limited license states. 4Front operates its retail business under the Mission brand name.  Recently announced that 4Front will merge with Cannex (CSE: CNNX.CN) on a 1.75:1 share consideration.

4FRONT
Distribution and Commerce

Leading retail and brand development company with 4 vertically-integrated licenses in limited license states. 4Front operates its retail business under the Mission brand name.

Recently announced that 4Front will merge with Cannex (CSE: CNNX.CN) on a 1.75:1 share consideration.

KIVA CONFECTIONS Branded Product  One of the largest, most-recognized, and fastest-growing edible products company in the industry with enviable market leadership throughout its multi-state footprint. World-class operations with a mission of efficacy, food safety, and business integrity at every step in their process.

KIVA CONFECTIONS
Branded Product

One of the largest, most-recognized, and fastest-growing edible products company in the industry with enviable market leadership throughout its multi-state footprint. World-class operations with a mission of efficacy, food safety, and business integrity at every step in their process.

CALIVA Distribution and Commerce  Leading vertically-integrated California brand in cultivation, wholesale, distribution, and branded product.

CALIVA
Distribution and Commerce

Leading vertically-integrated California brand in cultivation, wholesale, distribution, and branded product.

 
COLUMBIA CARE Distribution and Commerce  Leading vertically-integrated multi-state operator in 10 legal US states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.  Pending the successful merger approval with the public SPAC of Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp., to be publicly-traded under symbol CGGC.UN on the NEO (Canada).

COLUMBIA CARE
Distribution and Commerce

Leading vertically-integrated multi-state operator in 10 legal US states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Pending the successful merger approval with the public SPAC of Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp., to be publicly-traded under symbol CGGC.UN on the NEO (Canada).

ACREAGE HOLDINGS Distribution and Commerce  Leading vertically-integrated multi-state operator in 14 legal US states serving adult-use consumers and medical patients.  Publicly-traded under symbol ACRG.U on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

ACREAGE HOLDINGS
Distribution and Commerce

Leading vertically-integrated multi-state operator in 14 legal US states serving adult-use consumers and medical patients.

Publicly-traded under symbol ACRG.U on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

CENTRAL COAST AGRICULTURE Low-Cost Cultivation  Vertically-integrated cannabis consumer products company headquartered in Buellton, CA and founded in 2015. CCA is dedicated to making cannabis a modern agricultural crop. CCA’s team of farmers, scientists, and engineers wield over a century of combined experience in precision agriculture and biotechnology allowing CCA to cultivate cannabis at the lowest production cost possible.

CENTRAL COAST AGRICULTURE
Low-Cost Cultivation

Vertically-integrated cannabis consumer products company headquartered in Buellton, CA and founded in 2015. CCA is dedicated to making cannabis a modern agricultural crop. CCA’s team of farmers, scientists, and engineers wield over a century of combined experience in precision agriculture and biotechnology allowing CCA to cultivate cannabis at the lowest production cost possible.

FLOW KANA Branded Product  Premium sun-grown, small batch sustainable cannabis from the leading local organic cultivators of California’s Emerald Triangle. Flow Kana devotes its culture to providing the highest quality cannabis supply chain management to benefit consumers, growers, and the environment in which we all live. Carefully curated, reliably pesticide-free premium cannabis. Only the best product receives the Flow Kana mark.

FLOW KANA
Branded Product

Premium sun-grown, small batch sustainable cannabis from the leading local organic cultivators of California’s Emerald Triangle. Flow Kana devotes its culture to providing the highest quality cannabis supply chain management to benefit consumers, growers, and the environment in which we all live. Carefully curated, reliably pesticide-free premium cannabis. Only the best product receives the Flow Kana mark.

 
PAX LABS, INC. Ancillary  Award-winning consumer technology brand representing the gold standard in product quality for cannabis devices. Intense focus on design and innovation delivering a marriage of best-in-class software and hardware for a personalized consumer experience. Driven by an exceptional team with hardware and software backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare, and biotech, and growing rapidly on a worldwide scale.  Corporate and investor culture which values diversity, integrity, impact, and passion for the larger movement of consumer- and patient-driven cannabis consumption. Lead investors include Tiger Global and Tao Capital Partners (Pritzker family).

PAX LABS, INC.
Ancillary

Award-winning consumer technology brand representing the gold standard in product quality for cannabis devices. Intense focus on design and innovation delivering a marriage of best-in-class software and hardware for a personalized consumer experience. Driven by an exceptional team with hardware and software backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare, and biotech, and growing rapidly on a worldwide scale.

Corporate and investor culture which values diversity, integrity, impact, and passion for the larger movement of consumer- and patient-driven cannabis consumption. Lead investors include Tiger Global and Tao Capital Partners (Pritzker family).

PLANT PEOPLE Branded Product — CBD  Plant People is a philosophy. Alongside its high quality and innovative products, the company exists to empower people in making alternative and altogether more positive choices when it comes to healing the body and mind. Our industrial hemp-derived products are produced from 100% organic plants grown with love and care from Colorado farmers. Our oils are full spectrum and are extracted from the whole plant making for a well rounded holistic oil. Much hemp found in products use hemp from overseas which lacks quality and efficacy. All of our farmers grow in full compliance with the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s industrial hemp program. Plant People capsules contain isolate which has 0% THC and is extracted with C02, the cleanest method.

PLANT PEOPLE
Branded Product — CBD

Plant People is a philosophy. Alongside its high quality and innovative products, the company exists to empower people in making alternative and altogether more positive choices when it comes to healing the body and mind. Our industrial hemp-derived products are produced from 100% organic plants grown with love and care from Colorado farmers. Our oils are full spectrum and are extracted from the whole plant making for a well rounded holistic oil. Much hemp found in products use hemp from overseas which lacks quality and efficacy. All of our farmers grow in full compliance with the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s industrial hemp program. Plant People capsules contain isolate which has 0% THC and is extracted with C02, the cleanest method.

SUNDIAL GROWERS INC. Distribution and Commerce — International  Sundial cannabis is a modern, natural alternative that fits seamlessly into active, healthy lifestyles. We are a licensed cannabis producer based in Alberta. We combine tried-and-true heartland farming with innovative horticultural techniques to grow a select range of cannabis strains. Our focus is on consistency—a pure cannabis experience that our customers can trust and count on. We nurture our plants by creating an environment where they can thrive. Our crops are computer monitored for temperature, moisture, lighting, soil content and more, and carefully dried and cured with strict controls after harvest. We take time with our customers —anything you need we will address.

SUNDIAL GROWERS INC.
Distribution and Commerce — International

Sundial cannabis is a modern, natural alternative that fits seamlessly into active, healthy lifestyles. We are a licensed cannabis producer based in Alberta. We combine tried-and-true heartland farming with innovative horticultural techniques to grow a select range of cannabis strains. Our focus is on consistency—a pure cannabis experience that our customers can trust and count on. We nurture our plants by creating an environment where they can thrive. Our crops are computer monitored for temperature, moisture, lighting, soil content and more, and carefully dried and cured with strict controls after harvest. We take time with our customers —anything you need we will address.

SOLO SCIENCES INC. Ancillary - Tracking & Compliance  Solo Sciences Inc. provides a closed-loop trade and tracking system focused on displacing high-cost RFID technology with a unique identifier printed tag that provide greater security, more robust tracking and compliance, and consumer-oriented solutions for brands, retailers, and regulators on a global scale. Independently verified, solo* brands stand out in the market. Products receive a  solo* CODE, a unique serial number tied to batch-level data, allowing creators to understand end-users and get feedback on exact formulations. The solo* app connects product creators and end-users. Demographic data, loyalty programs, and customer feedback help creators interact with end-users, find gaps in the market, and fine tune product mixes.

SOLO SCIENCES INC.
Ancillary - Tracking & Compliance

Solo Sciences Inc. provides a closed-loop trade and tracking system focused on displacing high-cost RFID technology with a unique identifier printed tag that provide greater security, more robust tracking and compliance, and consumer-oriented solutions for brands, retailers, and regulators on a global scale. Independently verified, solo* brands stand out in the market. Products receive a solo*CODE, a unique serial number tied to batch-level data, allowing creators to understand end-users and get feedback on exact formulations. The solo* app connects product creators and end-users. Demographic data, loyalty programs, and customer feedback help creators interact with end-users, find gaps in the market, and fine tune product mixes.

 

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SAN JOSE | London

Advocates for change

We support advocates for change in cannabis policy on a local, domestic national, and international basis.

We believe the industry needs to be an advocate for itself by establishing and enforcing standards and practices that will protect the patient, benefit the consumer, and strengthen the overall community in which cannabis companies operate.

Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand, and we support the groups that are leading the industry to be more accessible, duty-bound, and secure in terms of health, welfare, and safety for all.

 

Artemis Growth Partners LLC | 2017-2019 All Rights Reserved

SAN JOSE | London

Sharing the surplus

We believe as investors we have a duty to give back to the communities in which we prosper.

Our commitment as a team is that we will devote a percentage of the partnership profits to philanthropic organizations in order to strengthen the bonds we share and develop a tradition of Giving-While-Living for Artemis Growth Partners.

We encourage our portfolio companies to similarly give back out of the profits generated by their operations into the communities in which they operate.

 

Artemis Growth Partners LLC | 2017-2019 All Rights Reserved

SAN JOSE | London