According to a recently filed S-1/A, Bright Green Corporation (NASDAQ: BGXX) is one of the few companies who have received conditional approval with the DEA to produce federally legal cannabis for research purposes. The company expects their common stock to begin trading on Nasdaq on or about May 12, 2022.
The company notes that:
“Unlike state-licensed cannabis companies that engage in commercial sales to consumers, and whose businesses are legal under state law but not federal law, we will operate legally under all applicable laws and be authorized by the federal government to sell cannabis commercially for research and manufacturing purposes, export cannabis for international cannabis research purposes, and sell cannabis to DEA-registered pharmaceutical companies for the production of medical cannabis products and preparations, subject to final registration and licensure with the DEA as set forth in the MOA. We plan to focus on the development of cannabis strains and sales of products with high contents of CBN (cannabinol) and CBG (cannabigerol). If and when permitted under federal law, we also plan to sell cannabis-derived CBN and CBG to consumers.”
Additionally it goes on to say:
“We plan to sell cannabis to research institutions pursuant to our conditional approval from the DEA. Sales of THC cannabis products will be made only via bona fide supply agreements from existing DEA registrants, and not directly to consumers. Following final approval from the DEA, Bright Green will receive a Controlled Substances Bulk Manufacturing Registration to cultivate and manufacture cannabis for sale to federally funded research institutions and other purposes. There is no guarantee that we will receive final approval from the DEA.”
The company has licenses from the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy including a Controlled Substance Facility License (No. CS00229100), and a Controlled Substance Wholesaler License (No. WD00012763). Additionally, Bright Green has a Continuous Hemp Commercial Research Production License from the State of New Mexico Department of Agriculture (CHPL-3-2021).