Canadian Marapharm locates US management in Las Vegas

Marapharm Ventures Inc is locating administration and executives to Las Vegas, Nevada, to be proximate to the company’s rapidly expanding base of operations in the United States. “A move to centralize our US executive offices has been our plan all along and it is exciting to place our stake in the ground in such a vibrant and welcoming city. Las Vegas is strategically located for business travel to Marapharm operations in Nevada, California, Washington, and abroad. Las Vegas has a great pool of the type of talent we seek – executive, financial, and marketing,” according to Marapharm CEO, Linda Sampson.
The move will spur local growth as Marapharm will engage a placement agency in Las Vegas to staff the new corporate office and operation sites throughout North America. Marapharm has also has contracted a local commercial agent for suitable office space. The Las Vegas office is expected to create 10 management jobs and hundreds of additional employment positions, including but not limited to technicians, cultivators, scientists, and processors, for cannabis operations.
Marapharm’s head office in Canada will remain focused on acquisitions, the Maragold subsidiary, investments, compliance and corporate governance.
Marapharm has more than 300,000 square feet of medical marijuana licenses for its land and facilities in WA, CA and NV. In Nevada, the proposed building footprint is 360,000 square feet. The Nevada Department of Agriculture report by Tessa Rognier states that the average size of a cultivation facility in Nevada is 26,000 square feet. About three years ago, Marapharm applied in Canada to Health Canada for a MMPR (production and sales) license and has passed the necessary security clearances. The application is currently in the in-depth screening process. In September 2016, Health Canada contacted Marapharm with a provision to amend its application to allow for the new regulations, ACMPR. Marapharm owns 15 million shares and warrants of Veritas Pharma Inc, a public company.