Cannabis sativa plants grown at a farm in Mérindol, southern France. Picture: AFP/GERARD JULIEN
Cannabis sativa plants grown at a farm in Mérindol, southern France. Picture: AFP/GERARD JULIEN

Investment group Labat Africa, which is venturing into the cannabis market, said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a business that offers training and education for cannabis production for R15m.

Labat Africa will acquire a 70% interest in a business to be known as CannAfrica for a consideration of R15m, to be settled through the issue of 15-million ordinary Labat Africa shares, at an issue price of R1 per share.

The remaining 30% will be owned by Herschel Maasdorp who, will be appointed CEO of the retail division of Labat Healthcare.

The business offers education and training programmes in  primary and secondary agriculture qualifications.

In September 2019, Labat announced plans to become a major player in the cannabis industry.

The share price of company, which has a market capitalisation of R167m, was unchanged at 45c on Thursday morning.

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