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Halo Collective set to open its third Budega pot shop in Los Angeles

The store is the third Budega dispensary in Los Angeles and is set to open later this year

Halo Collective opens its first Budega 'superstore'
Budega Hollywood Dispensary is expected to open in 2022. Photo by Halo Collective Inc.

Halo Collective Inc. (NEO: HALO) (OTCQX: HCANF) (Germany: A9KN) is set to open a third pot shop in Los Angeles which is also its first “superstore” due to the larger square footage of the location.

On Wednesday,  the vertically-integrated pot producer announced it has received all the permits and licenses for the opening of its new Budega Hollywood shop after it passed its Los Angeles department of cannabis regulation inspection. The company is expected to have up to US$15 million in annual sales per year after a ramp-up period.

The store is set to open later this year. The location features an iconic floral-themed mural by Oakland artist Jet Martinez.

“This is a significant milestone towards our third planned Budega opening in the Los Angeles market. It will be the first superstore format for Budega as well,” Halo CEO Katie Field said.

“As we complete the build-out of this flagship location, we plan to simultaneously prepare the groundwork for opening, including hiring, training, and back-end infrastructure,” she added.

“We are extremely pleased with the location and design for our flagship dispensary and look forward to welcoming Hollywood locals and tourists alike.”

According to the Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), California is the highest-grossing state for cannabis retail sales in the United States, with legal retail sales of US $5.2 billion in 2021, up 17 per cent from 2020. California is projected to gross $7 billion in cannabis retail sales by 2025.

Read more: Halo Collective restructures its leadership team, appoints new CEO

Read more: Halo reports slumping sales as Q1 revenue dips to US$7.6M

The company also announced on Wednesday that Akanda Corp. (NYSE: AKAN) –for which Halo is the largest shareholder– has signed a multi-year supply agreement with European medical cannabis firm Cansativa GmbH which is one of the largest supply agreements of cannabis to be exported from Portugal.

 

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