CANADA – BevCanna, a Vancouver based infused cannabis beverages producer has acquired cannabis genetics expert Carmanah Craft Corp., to expand its cannabis genetics program.

The acquisition will give BevCanna access to an extensive library of cannabis genetics, including 50 premium cannabis strains and over 25 types of cannabis seeds, including six auto flower seed varieties.

BevCanna notes that there is an excess of 50 strains by clone and 250,000 cannabis seeds ranging from high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to high cannabidiol (CBD).

The company added that a large portion of the genetics are outdoor-specific strains that originated in California, which boasts a very similar climatic zone to its operations in the Okanagan and are expected to increase yields.

The library of genetics includes many of the top mold resistant, outdoor, high yielding, auto flower seeds, many of which are anticipated at over 2kg of yield per plant.

With the addition of “such a substantial” auto flower library, the BevCanna plans to start harvest times much earlier allowing for much more organized final processing.

“This deal will dramatically increase our overall cannabis yield projections.” said Joey Bedard-Brunet, Head of Cultivation at BevCanna.

“Together with the recently announced increase in our outdoor cannabis cultivated land to almost 300 acres, the acquisition of Carmanah’s proven outdoor genetics will allow BevCanna to develop into one of the largest outdoor cannabis cultivators in Canada,” said John Campbell, Chief Strategy Officer at BevCanna.

Based in British Columbia, Canada, BevCanna currently has a 292-acre outdoor cultivation site in Okanagan Valley after its recently increased the size of its outdoor cannabis cultivation up from the originally announced 130-acre site.

BevCanna has partnered with agricultural experts Clearwater CannGrow to grow certified organic sun-grown cannabis on the property near Osoyoos, British Columbia.

In December last year, the company also acquired the proprietary water-soluble cannabinoid powder ingredient developed by partner Greener Frontiers, expanding BevCanna’s ability to produce a portfolio of cannabis infused beverage formats.

BevCanna company has the exclusive rights to a pristine spring water aquifer, as well as a world-class 40,000-square-foot, HACCP certified manufacturing facility, with a current bottling capacity of up to 72 million bottles.

DeeperGreen converts extracted cannabis into a fast-acting, tasteless, odorless, water-soluble powdered ingredient, which according to the company has been proven to be a stable ingredient.

When tested with cannabinoids, DeeperGreen is said to consistently deliver target concentrations. BevCanna noted that DeeperGreen precisely infuses granular drink mixes and ready-to-drink water beverages.