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Cresco Labs officially closes on acquisition of Hope Heal Health as recreational marijuana sales begin

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CHICAGO, February 7, 2020–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cresco Labs, today announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Hope Heal Health, Inc. after receiving regulatory approval for change in ownership granted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. HHH holds licenses for cultivation, product manufacturing, and retail operations in Massachusetts, with the ability to obtain up to two more retail licenses in the state. HHH currently operates a cultivation and manufacturing facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, adjacent to its Fall River Dispensary.

The close of Cresco’s acquisition coincides with the launch of recreational cannabis sales at the HHH dispensary. The license enables the Company to continue serving its existing medical-use customer base and begin serving the adult-use market through the retail and wholesale distribution of Cresco’s house of brands. Massachusetts recorded nearly $450 million in the first year of cannabis sales, according to the CCC.

Cresco Labs CEO and Co-founder Charlie Bachtell, commented, “In our pursuit of achieving the most strategic geographic footprint in the U.S., we are thrilled to begin serving adult-use customers and continue serving medical patients in Massachusetts. Since we originally entered an agreement to acquire HHH in late 2018, we’ve worked with HHH to build a reputation of quality and consistency in what is now the largest adult-use market in the Northeast.”

There are more than 40 adult-use dispensaries in the Massachusetts market that the Company may now begin distributing its full suite of products to, including Cresco, Remedi, and Mindy’s Edibles.

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