Kelowna, British Columbia — Fiore Cannabis Ltd. (CSE:FIOR) (OTCQX:FIORF) (“Fiore” or the “Company”), a licensed multi-state cannabis cultivator, producer, and retailer, today highlighted the Nevada Department of Taxation’s sales data for the state’s legal cannabis market for the month of January 2021 and the opportunities this presents to the Company.
Nevada’s total retail cannabis sales hit a record high in January 2021 and were up 30% year over year. Data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for January shows that although tourism numbers are beginning to climb upward, they remain more than 60% down when compared to the previous year. Industry experts are projecting that the rise in legal cannabis consumption being seen during the pandemic will only continue to grow as restrictions are removed and tourists return to the state.
“Our operating markets of Nevada and California are considered two of the best in the U.S. for cannabis. With Fiore, we have developed opportunities in both these states to be strong performers in specific market segments and to become vertically integrated over time. The sales numbers being reported for Nevada bode well for our operations in that state where we expect even greater demand for our products once more people are vaccinated and the tourism sector rebounds. In the past year, we have dealt with COVID-19 and the downtown in tourism while still growing our business in key areas, improving our operations, and preparing for stronger performance in 2021,” said Erik Anderson, President, and CEO of Fiore Cannabis.
A recent bill proposed in Nevada to make social use cannabis lounges legal in the state along with the broader activities underway in multiple U.S. states supporting legalization efforts are expected to continue pushing the U.S. cannabis market forward.
Anderson added, “We put the time and effort in the past year into turning around this business and building a solid platform for growth in Nevada and California. We always believed the U.S. cannabis market was going to open up further, which would help drive our business model, increase demand for Fiore products, and ultimately generate returns for our investors.”
About Fiore Cannabis
Fiore Cannabis (CSE:FIOR) (OTCQX:FIORF) is a publicly-traded company that has been investing in the development of medical and recreational cannabis products since 2014. Fiore has expanded its operating portfolio to include cultivation, production, and retail offerings in our key North American legal jurisdictions of Nevada and California. For more information, please visit www.fiorecannabis.com.
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The Company owns marijuana licenses in California and Nevada. Marijuana is legal in each state; however, marijuana remains illegal under United States federal law and the approach to enforcement of U.S. federal law against marijuana is subject to change. Shareholders and investors need to be aware that federal enforcement actions could adversely affect their investments and that the Company’s ability to support continuing U.S.-based operations and its access to private and public capital could be materially adversely affected.
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