Dallas, Texas- February 20, 2020 – GL Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: GRLB) (“the Company”) (www.glbrands.com) a global hemp consumer packaged goods company and global house of brands based in Dallas, TX, announces today the following Letter to Shareholders from CEO Carlos Frias:
GL Brands is pleased to announce that, alongside our OTCQB listing, we have effectively evolved the Company’s business model as a hemp and CBD CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) company with manufacturing, licensing and distribution worldwide. This has enabled the Company to effectively transcend the mom and pop markets. We are now positioned for sales to global enterprise accounts toward anticipation of expedited surge in revenues and overall market opportunities.
Where most are focused on strictly CBD-centric CPG, we are equally exploring opportunities with hemp CPG, which we find has exciting potential in this space, including use of cannabinoids, hemp seeds and hemp seed oil based products.
We have streamlined operations since GL Brands’ merger and have divested off non-related assets. As a result, we have reduced SGA (Sales, General and Administrative expenses) by $500,000/mo and are focused on enhancement and expansion of product lines in the CPG space alongside positioning our brands as widely recognized industry favorites for consumers and strategic alliances alike.
Since the passage of the Farm Bill in December 2018, cannabis has become a more viable product category. Nielsen data shows that one out of two adults in the United States are likely to use cannabis in in 2020. As well, Legalized U.S. cannabis sales are projected to reach $41 billion by 2025, much of which is being positively impacted by the potential held in the convergence of CBD, Hemp and CPG. We intend to capture a notable market share beginning with flagship brands like www.iriecbd.com and www.greenlotushemp.com, our flagship brand which happens to be the first company in the industry to export products to Mexico.
There is tremendous opportunity here: This not only hedges our overall risk with business outside of the U.S. but increases overall competitive advantage as a global first-mover in this space. Medical marijuana is expected to emerge as one of the most lucrative businesses to venture into in Mexico in the coming years due to large population and patient pool. Very few companies have the technology, financial resources, and legal clearance to venture into large-scale cultivation of marijuana.
That said, we thank shareholders for their stake in our vision. We are now strategically positioned for long-term profitability with merger expenses satisfied in full toward cultivating long-term shareholder value with near term spike in revenues and access to multiple revenue streams worldwide.
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About GL Brands Inc.:
GL Brands is a global hemp consumer packaged goods company that creates authentic, enduring and culturally relevant brands engaged in the development and sale of cannabis-derived wellness products. Through its premier brands Green Lotus™ and Irie CBD, GL Brands delivers a full portfolio of hemp-derived CBD products, including tinctures, soft gels, gummies, sparkling beverages, vapes, flower and topical segments to promote greater wellness and balance, in the U.S. and throughout the world. For more information, please visit https://www.glbrands.com.
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Matt Bartlett. COO
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