The Majority of Cannabis is Grown Organically by Wholesale Cultivators
Together the adult-use (recreational) and medical cannabis markets are growing at over 25% annually and will reach nearly $38 billion by 2025. 20 states allow for home grow, adding billions to potential dollars to the soil and amendment market.
Retail sales of hemp, from which CBD is derived, is expected to increase from $0.6 billion in 2018 to $22 billion by 2025 (Brightfield Group). The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the "Farm Bill") legalized hemp farming nationally.
Trends & Tailwinds
Cannabis Legalization in the U.S.
36 states medical, 17 states recreational marijuana. 20 states and Washington DC allow for home grow.
Cannabis provides nearly 400K jobs throughout the US.
The New Green Legalization
UN / WHO De-scheduled Cannabis with US support – December 2020
53 Member States of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the UN’s central drug policy-making body, voted to remove cannabis from Schedule IV – where it had been placed alongside specific deadly, addictive opioids, including heroin, recognized as having little to no therapeutic purposes.
Legislation With Congress
SAFE ACT (financial services, investors)
STATES ACT (280e, transportation)
MORE ACT (decriminalize & deschedule)
Senators Schumer, Wyden, Booker, Merkley, Smith, Sanders, and others -- have already pledged publicly to debate and advance legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition via descheduling.
Cannabis is a Growing Industry
Coast to Coat Legalization
Market expected to exceed $38 billion by 2025 – doubling from today.
Newly legal added $9B to market without big recreational states like NY, FL, TX.
AZ, MO, MS, NJ, SD legalized in fall 2020. AL added medical and NY, AZ, and CT have added adult-use in 2021.
230M Americans (about 70% of the population) will now have legal access to cannabis.
Newly legal markets are expected to add at least $10B to industry estimates by 2025.
Market Expanding Across all Use Cases
Adding Hemp to the total, the US market will exceed $60B by 2025.
Combined 24% CAGR.
Organic living soils and nutrients support healthy plant growth.
Cannabis and CBD hemp grown for recreational and medical sale must be independently tested and found to be free of at least 50 different compounds dangerous to public health.
GEO’s suite of leading organic potting soils meets the demand for high-quality, trusted growing inputs.
Organic Soils are Essential for Organic Cannabis
GEO sells premium organic soil and organic soil amendments certified by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) and Clean Green to be free from impurities, toxins, artificial chemicals, and heavy metals.
Organic growing is the best way to ensure plants pass regulatory testing and are free of chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and other artificial agents.
Our Soils Make Growers Money
Cannabis and hemp growers work hard to optimize production yields; GEO provides proprietary blends that meet their needs.
Growers replenish and/or amend their specialized soil every season, completely replacing soil beds every three years.
Organic Products Support a Healthy Environment
Growing organically also helps to protect the environment by building the soils and eliminating toxins from runoff into local watersheds.
U.S Organic Soil Market
Source: Rand, Company estimates; Marijuana Business Daily, 2016
Booming Cannabis and Hemp Markets are Driving Demand for Organic Soil
Organic soil market expected to exceed $3.3 billion by 2025 – tripling from today.
59% of growers are entirely organic. – MJ Biz Daily
Growers are converting to organic because of market demand, safety and increased regulation.
Positive Company Growth 50% YoY in first half 2021
Revenue & Profitability Projections
Aiming to Become the Leading National Organic Soil Brand for Cannabis and Hemp-derived CBD Growers.
GEO is a trusted regional brand, optimized for cannabis and hemp. National brands validate the growth concept, but the market is extremely fragmented and very much open for new entrants.
Most local competitors are single-site, poorly- capitalized, seasonal businesses; few, if any, have the combined operational experience, capital, and liquidity to make successful acquisitions.
Few direct competitors are OMRI listed or Clean Green certified, a status that can take as long as two years to earn. GEO products are regularly tested, resulting in consistent quality and yields.
Along with cannabis, the burgeoning hemp market has yet to broadly adopt organic soil; premium organic soils can command a top price.
Experienced Team and Strong Brand Reputation
Two blending operations and retail locations in the Emerald Triangle of OR and CA where most of the cannabis produced in the U.S. market comes from.
GEO has a strong brand among its thousands of wholesale and retail customers as the trusted organic soil choice for growers seeking the greatest yields and the purest plants.
Access a Growing Market without ”Touching the Plant”
Capture cannabis and hemp market growth of over 25% annually for the next 5 years.
Compete in a widely fragmented, undercapitalized market.
Be part of a national rollout of proven, proprietary products in both wholesale and retail channels.
Premium Product Drives Demand
Direct global sourcing allows GEO to ensure quality, consistency, and organic certification.
GEO has fostered long-established global product sourcing relationships while most other players go through 3rd-party distributors.
Our organic products support each of the three primary cannabis growing methods: outdoor, indoor/greenhouse, and hydroponic. We also offer our products in a variety of sizes to support all scales of cannabis and hemp cultivation.
Consistent, organic proprietary formulations have made GEO a trusted brand among cannabis and hemp growers.
Strong Executive Leadership, Experienced Operations Team, and Deep Advisory Relationships