TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) would like to thank King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho for touring the Bophelo Bioscience’s (“Bophelo”) Cannabis cultivation site in Mafeteng, Lesotho today.
King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso were received by Louisa Maliako Mojela, Chairman of Bophelo, and Kiran Sidhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Halo. Also, in attendance were Roderick Teague, Operations Manager of Bophelo; Olaf Christensen, Director of Farm Operations; and Chad Kanner, VP of Revenue at Halo.
Also accompanying the Halo and Bophelo teams were Seedy Momodou Lette, the former Honorary Consul of The Gambia to South Africa and Ambassador Designate and Rizwan Khan, VP of Global Corporate Development at OG DNA Genetics (“DNA Genetics”).
“Halo is excited to welcome King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho on their visit to the Bophelo cannabis cultivation site in Mafeteng,” said Kiran Sidhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Halo. “Receiving a royal visit from the King and Queen of Lesotho is an incredible honor and we are privileged to work so closely with the royal family, government and communities of Lesotho in developing a lasting and prosperous relationship. In celebration of the holidays, Bophelo also distributed Christmas baskets to all individuals who worked on the site during the visit.”
“In our efforts to develop a global cannabis marketplace we are honored and humbled to have the support of forward-thinking governments committed to the future growth of legal cannabis. DNA Genetics is committed to working hand in hand with governments, professionals and industry leaders to ensure the success and acceptance of this rapidly global industry,” added Rezwan Khan, VP of Global Corporate Development at DNA Genetics.
Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness is based in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa and is the holder of one of a limited number of licenses issued in Lesotho for the production of medicinal cannabis products. Situated in proximity 70 kilometers to the capital city of Maseru, the company’s operating site is an ideal location with ample labor, free water, flat land area, and low crime rates. The favorable high altitude, low humidity climate provides clean and organic growing conditions within the pristine mountainous region. With the motto “Sechaba se tlisa lerou” (community brings wealth), Bophelo highlights the value of community and empowerment of the Basotho people with a focus on the development of women and youth.
Lesotho is the first African country to legalize the cultivation and manufacturing of medicinal cannabis, becoming one of the most sought-after locations for cannabis operations in the world. The country has issued a limited number of licenses since legalization in 2016 and has been exporting cannabis since early 2018.
About OG DNA Genetics Inc.
DNA was rooted in Los Angeles and founded in Amsterdam in 2004 by Don Morris and Aaron Yarkoni. Over the last decade, the Company has built and curated a seasoned genetic library and developed proven standard operating procedures for genetic selection, breeding, and cultivation. In a world that is increasingly opening up to commercial cannabis activity, DNA is positioned to become the first, truly geographically diversified company with multiple partnerships with top-licensed producers and brands that have built their companies and global presence utilizing the “Powered by DNA” model. For more information, please visit www.dnagenetics.com.
Halo is a global cannabis extraction company that develops and manufactures quality cannabis oils and concentrates, which are the fastest growing segments in the cannabis industry. Halo is a global leader in cannabis oil and concentrates, having produced over 4.5 million grams of oils and concentrates since inception. The Company has expertise across all major cannabis manufacturing processes, leveraging a variety of proprietary processes and products. The forward-thinking company is led by a strong management team with deep industry knowledge and blue-chip experience. The Company is currently operating in California and Oregon, as well as in Nevada with our partner Just Quality, LLC, and in Lesotho with the 205-hectare Bophelo cultivation zone.
With a consumer-centric focus, Halo will continue to market innovative, branded, and private label products across multiple product categories. Halo recently acquired Dispensary Track platform which will alleviate customer flow constraints experienced by dispensaries and enable direct consumer interaction.
For further information regarding Halo, see Halo’s disclosure documents on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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