Canadian Cannabis Retailer Meta Growth Sees Sales Slip Sequentially by 7% to C$15.8 Million

Meta Growth Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial and Operational Results

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – National Access Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: META) d/b/a Meta Growth (“Meta Growth”, “META” or the “Company”), Canada’s largest publicly traded recreational cannabis retailer by revenue¹, today announced its financial and operational results for the three months ended November 30, 2019.

Financial and Operational Highlights for the Quarter Ended November 30, 2019:

  • Opened three retail cannabis stores, resulting in a total portfolio of 33 corporately owned and operated stores
  • Total revenue of $15.8 million at a gross margin of 32%
  • Extended maturity of $9 million Loan from Opaskwayak Cree Nation to December 31, 2022
  • $6.8 million Cash on hand at quarter end

Highlights Subsequent to the Quarter Ended November 30, 2019:

  • Stronger capital position to allow for execution and first mover advantage in the Ontario market with an announced $10 million Bought Deal offering and an announced $11 million Loan
  • Agreement with Opaskwayak Cree Nation, maturing December 31, 2024
  • Announced Services Agreements with two winners of the Ontario Cannabis Store Lottery, and plans to open the new Meta Cannabis Co. designed stores in Toronto at Yonge and Gerrard, and the first licensed cannabis store in Kitchener
  • Strong demand of the ‘cannabis 2.0 products’ across our network of stores

Selected Summary of Quarterly Financial Results

For a more comprehensive overview of the financial highlights presented in this press release, please refer to Meta Growth’s Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the three months ended November 30, 2019 and 2018, and the Company’s Interim MD&A – Quarterly Highlights for the three month period ended November 30, 2019. Both of these documents are available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at

We continued to expand our store footprint in Q1 as three additional stores opened in our retail enterprise network. We have secured $21 million in financing over the last month and will immediately be putting these funds to use in order to expand our footprint in Ontario, especially given the increased competition now seen in the Alberta market.

Mark Goliger, CEO of Meta Growth

We are also excited for the imminent opening of META branded stores in Ontario with two winners of the Ontario Cannabis Store Lottery. With the Ontario market finally opening up, and with our funding in place to capitalize on obtaining a first mover advantage in Ontario, we are anticipating significant revenue growth for our company in 2020.

About Meta Growth

Meta Growth is a leader in secure, safe and responsible access to legal recreational cannabis in Canada. Through its Canada-wide network of Meta Cannabis Co.™, Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ and NewLeaf Cannabis™ recreational cannabis retail stores, Meta Growth enables the public to gain knowledgeable access to Canada’s network of authorized Licensed Producers of cannabis. National Access Cannabis d/b/a Meta Growth is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol (TSXV: META).

¹New Cannabis Ventures, Public Cannabis Company Revenue & Income Tracker. Canada’s largest publicly traded cannabis retailer by revenue.

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