Redwood City, California. October 3rd, 2023 – Juva Life Inc. (CSE: JUVA) (OTCQB: JUVAF) (FRANKFURT: 4VV) (“Juva Life” or the “Company”), Juva Life, Inc, a life science company with both pharmaceutical research and development and consumer-facing operations in cannabis production and distribution, is delighted to provide an update on its thriving cannabis operations. Juva Life’s cannabis operations consist of Cultivation, Distribution and Retail licenses in California currently spread across two facilities.
The Stockton Cultivation and Distribution facility is the backbone of Juva Life's three renowned brands: Frosted Flowers, Flōs, and Secret Sauce. Frosted Flowers, known for its premium-grade cannabis flowers, is set to launch a new cannabis vape category in the coming months. The custom designed glass cartridge will feature Rosin Absolute, which is produced utilizing an FDA and EU approved solvent for food additives. The Company meticulously integrated this solvent into its extraction methods by using state-of-the-art perfuming technologies not currently employed in the cannabis industry. The benefits of this extraction method included a low-temperature, low-pressure extraction that requires no post-processing. The result is a pure cannabis extract that closely resembles the experience of consuming cannabis flower without the presence of plant matter. Flōs, the Company’s other cannabis flower brand, offers small, premium-grade cannabis flowers at a competitive price point, while Secret Sauce delivers high-grade cannabis concentrates at budget-friendly prices. The company has rapidly expanded distribution of all three brands, securing placements in 110 California retail locations, capturing approximately 13% of the total California cannabis retail market (source: CalMatters).
In related news, Juva Life proudly announces that the Stockton facility is now operating at full capacity after two years of optimization efforts. The facility consistently surpasses industry averages, with top-performing cultivars yielding an impressive 58 to 73 grams per square foot, far exceeding the industry average of 39.5 grams per square foot (source: Cannabis Business Times). In addition, the facility's shift to almost 100% natural gas power generation has resulted in an outstanding 80% reduction in related electricity costs.
Meanwhile, Juva Life's Redwood City retail store, open for just over three months, is experiencing exceptional growth. While many retail stores grapple with declining sales, the Redwood City store is seeing incremental growth and is currently delivering an annualized revenue of over $7 million with a gross margin of 55%.
"As we continue to reach new milestones and set industry standards, Juva Life is thrilled to announce our latest achievements in the thriving cannabis sector,” said Doug Chloupek, Juva Life’s CEO. “Our unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and operational excellence has allowed us to not only meet but exceed our goals. The success of our Stockton facility operating at full capacity, the expansion of our renowned brands, and the remarkable growth of our Redwood City retail store are all testament to our dedication to delivering value to our customers and shareholders. We are proud of the strides we've made, and we remain focused on leading the way in the evolving cannabis industry.”
In other news, the Company also granted 19,250,000 stock options to directors, officers, employees, and consultants. The stock options are exercisable at $0.045 per stock option and expire 10 years from the date of grant.