HERBS was established in 2017 in Savanah-La-Mar, Jamaica, with the objective of becoming a strong global competitor in the cannabis industry. HERBS is making real progress in the local and global goals.
At the same time, it wanted to promote economic growth on the island and establish stable employment for locals. At its state-of-the-art facility, it will cultivate, manufacture and distribute cannabis to the highest quality standards.
In the works …
Half of the construction of Phase 1, a ten-acre compound has been completed. In turn, six of the 10 acres are to be used for cultivation, and two of these will be under a canopy.
Ground has been broken on the 35 000 square feet processing facility. Overseeing the management of this project is in the hands of Ehvert, a Toronto based service, for the full life cycle of the facility. Management of construction is to be handled by a Jamaican construction company, in accordance with HERB’s commitment to employing locals.
CEO Anthony Bailey reports that HERBS has made progress in its goal of obtaining MoUs and purchase orders. They have also added a new member to its team.
- HERBS have signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with a German pharmaceutical wholesale company.
- The first official order was received from Life Sciences Ltd, a Caymans pharmaceutical importer/exporter.
- Talks are currently going ahead with a number of countries in the EU which are likely to result in more MoUs and purchase orders.
- Entering the EU markets requires being compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Products have to be consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. For this reason, HERBS have signed with a German pharmaceutical consultations company to ensure it will be compliant and able to enter EU markets.
- Ryan Hedrick has joined the HERBS team. He has been working for the past five years within the commercial cannabis industry. Ryan has served in both recreational and medical markets in many different states in the U.S., such as California, and Colorado and has also worked in Canada. He specializes in high-quality cultivation and extraction.
HERBS intends to establish herb houses across Jamaica. Research and experimentation continue to be part of its plan, and it hopes to make new discoveries leading to the production of the highest quality medicinal cannabis. The company will also be continuing to explore opportunities all over the world.
As part of its commitment to benefit local Jamaicans, one of its goals is to help the Savanna-le-Mar hospital to build the additional space it badly needs.
HERBS will be opening its first herb house at the end of the month and will also be exporting its first order. Breaking ground on the processing facility has been another exciting step. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.
The first round of funding began on 15 July 2018 and to date, five million USD has already been raised. HERBS is continuing to proceed on schedule with the realization of its goals and is excited about what the future holds.