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Avida Global acquires Canna Creations and Green Stem CBD

As of September 30th 2021, the innovative seed-to-sale medical cannabis enterprise, Avida Global has acquired Canna Creations Ltd. This includes Canna Creations – a UK white label manufacturer of CBD products and Green Stem CBD – a popular CBD brand.

Avida Global has taken a huge stride forward with this acquisition. They have transformed from a high-quality cultivator and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis oils to a completely vertically integrated seed-to-sale firm. So, this merger gives them total end-to-end control over the supply chain.

Who are Avida Global?

Avida Global is a seed-to-sale medicinal cannabis oils company. The now fully vertically integrated company, which was founded in 2018, is based mainly in London. Operations extend to their dedicated facility in Northeast Colombia, a region that has ideal growing conditions for medicinal cannabis.

Avida Global adheres to the highest regulatory, scientific, environmental, and ethical standards. Their team of globally recognised specialists use state-of-the-art processes and technologies. The Avida Global Foundation has always put the communities they work in first. To make meaningful and long-lasting impacts, their strategy includes investment in education, local enterprise, the environment and arts and culture.

Investment drive

This news follows Avida Global’s recent successful funding drive on Seedrs, the popular equity crowdfunding platform where it raised more than £1.6 million. Yet another positive indicator and vote of confidence for the innovative medical cannabis brand.

What does this mean going forward?

Candid Magazine spoke to the Chief Executive Officer of Avida Global, David Kirby, about what this new phase means for both Avida Global and the investors who have joined them in this exciting venture.

“The key points of this new phase are this; Avida Global will have complete control over the entire lifecycle of its medical cannabis oils; from cultivation and extraction to production and distribution. This is hugely significant. There will be no weak links in the supply chain and we can apply our knowledge and best practices to every single aspect of the business.”

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“With this move, Avida Global has acquired not one but two rising stars in the cannabis industry. Brett Horth, founder of Canna Creations, and Nathan Whitman, former Canna Creations and Green Stem CBD Managing Director, will take on leadership positions in our enterprise to help us take on a challenge and step forward of this magnitude,” he continued.

“We know that this next growth phase will fully cement our place as industry leaders in the global medical cannabis market.”

What Canna Creations and Green Stem CBD bring to the table

Kirby also praised the industry knowledge and expertise of their new partners saying:

“Green Stem CBD and Canna Creations are both high-quality brands. Their alignment with our concept and core values will help to leverage our many synergies to develop exciting worldwide opportunities.”

The white-label manufacturing company, Canna Creations, makes CBD products for many high-street shops. Canna Creation's own brand, Green Stem CBD, is one of only four CBD brands now accessible on Amazon. They also retail at Boots and other high-street stores. Green Stem CBD keeps its name, while Canna Creations are now Avida Global Labs.

Brett Horth will take over as Avida Global CEO for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia and will join the Avida Global board of directors with immediate effect. Nathan Whitman will take over as MD of Avida Global Labs and Green Stem CBD.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett Horth and Nathan Whitman to the Avida Global team. They're both seasoned cannabis and CBD veterans with a wealth of knowledge and a shared passion to help patients, customers, and shareholders.”

“I am over the moon to not only get the opportunity to present Green Stem CBD on the global stage as part of Avida Global. But also to be an integral part of a fully vertical operation,” said Brett Horth. “So, I can't wait for the new opportunities that await me as CEO of Avida Global Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.”

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“It’s an honour to join a world-class team of cannabis professionals inside Avida's Global network,” Nathan Whitman remarked. Canna Creations and Green Stem CBD will benefit from the newly established vertical operation. This will improve our in-house formulation and testing capabilities. While also offering excellent products to a global market at an accessible price.”

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Josephine Gibney

Josephine Gibney is a freelance writer from Waterford. She has worked as a lifestyle reporter, a creative copywriter and a communications specialist over the last ten years. Her short fiction was longlisted for the 2020 Sean O’Faolain Prize and she is currently working on her first novel.

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