Sugarmade Eyes Rapid Growth as California Expected to Begin Mass “Green Lighting” of Annual Cannabis Cultivation Applications

MONROVIA, California, December 6, 2018 – Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC:SGMD) today makes comments on its expected revenue growth in hydroponic related supplies considering the rapidly changing California cannabis cultivation licensing situation.  As a result of the expected mass “Green Lighting” of annual cultivation permits, Sugarmade is expecting accelerating revenue growth as large cultivation operations begin purchasing cultivation supplies after receiving annual permits.


The situation relative to annual licenses required for legal cannabis cultivation in California remains fluid, but is expected to change rapidly over the coming weeks.  As of the beginning of November 2018, there were approximately 2,547 annual cultivation licenses under review according to CalCannabis, the licensing agency within the state, with very little movement toward clearing the backlog.  The approximately 6,000 licenses issued by the three California licensing agencies have been granted on only a temporary basis with expiration expected, according to California law, in January.


The state of California currently lists 1,054 temporary cultivation licenses as “About the Expire”.   This uncertain status has caused many license holders to hold off on purchasing cultivation supplies.  The California licensing agency has now begun issuing a limited number of annual permits and Sugarmade is expecting significant acceleration in licensing over the coming weeks, which the Company believes will result in a wave of purchasing of cultivation supplies.


Jimmy Chan, CEO of Sugarmade commented, “Our customers, especially those in Santa Barbara, Monterey and Humbolt counties, the three most prolific cultivation areas in California, are indicating to us they too are expecting the permitting process to break free shortly and they are thus informing us of their plans to accelerate purchasing.  We believe this will add to our already strong expected growth rate.  We are seeing the cultivation market increasingly shift to the larger commercial growers and we view these operators as our prime markets.  We believe, especially considering the recently announced acquisition of Sky Unlimited, LLC, which focuses primarily on these large cultivation operators, we are optimally positioned to meet this expected wave of purchasing cultivation supplies.”


Sugarmade recently reiterated its annualized revenue guidance for calendar 2019 of $70 million, representing significant growth over previous annual periods.


The list of “About to Expire” California cannabis cultivation licenses can be viewed on the California Department of Agriculture’s site at the following link:


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