ANCIENT STRAINS

Medical marijuana investment company

Cannabis Industry India History

Cannabis has a long history in India, veiled in legends and religion. The earliest mention of cannabis has been found in (The Vedas sacred Hindu texts). These writings may have been compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C. According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of the sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves. The Vedas call cannabis “…a source of happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to humans to help us attain delight and lose fear. It releases us from anxiety.”

The ancient god, Shiva is frequently associated with cannabis, called Bhang in India. According to legend, Shiva wandered into the elds after an angry discourse with his family. Drained from the family convict and the hot sun, he fell asleep under a leafy plant. When he awoke, his curiosity led him to sample the leaves of the plant. Instantly rejuvenated, Shiva made the plant his favorite food and he became known as the Lord of Bhang. Ancient Strains carries on.

Summary of Opportunity and Landscape

Company has several LOI’s under negotiations

Regularly meeting with Indian Officials, Canadian High Commission in Delhi

Legislation for medical marijuana industry under discussion, Canadian input sought

Management exposure and experience to doing business in India

Marijuana Buds

Lived, traveled, built relationships and conducted business in India

Conducted site visits to seven hemp producing regions

Connected politically with 7 Indian State Governments and BJP Federal Government in Delhi

Over 600 Canadian firms are doing business in India

Business Opportunities

First – mover advantage as India moves toward legalization

Bring expertise, structure, capital-investment and establish on the ground JV partner in India, showcase Canadian CBD extraction expertise

India is second largest hemp producer in the world

Build pilot plant using Canadian technology in India for extraction of hemp products

Develop low cost clinical trials in India

Research & Development of different Indian cannabis strains in India

Train Indian farmers with different cultivation techniques to pursue standards that qualify Good Manufacturers Standards (GMP)

Canada is a major hemp exporter to India

Attractive market size 1.3 B

India Venture Partner Agreements

MOU/LOIs for Indian Companies & Partners.

Co-operative farming agreements with local farmers for cultivation

Research & Development with Indian Research Institutes for Indian cannabis genetics and Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) testing

Build cannabis laboratory testing facility

Build pilot plant for hemp extraction

Work with India and Canada Hemp Associations to establish further markets

Work with Indian and Canadian Health Ministries to support in country cannabis clinical trials