The Directors are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance, and propose, so far as is practicable given the Company’s size and nature, to comply with the QCA Code.
An audit committee has been established. The audit committee meets at least ˜ times a year and is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance of the Company is properly reported and monitored and for meeting the auditors and reviewing the reports from the auditors relating to accounts and internal control systems. The external auditors attend all meetings and the audit committee has discussions with the external auditors at least once a year without any executive Directors being present. The audit committee comprises Nicholas Lee as Chairman and Guy Winterflood
A remuneration committee has been established. The remuneration committee reviews the performance of the executive Directors and sets and reviews the scale and structure of their remuneration and the terms of their service agreements with due regard to the interests of the Shareholders. In determining the remuneration of executive Directors, the remuneration committee seeks to enable the Company to attract and retain executives of high calibre. No director is permitted to participate in discussions or decisions concerning his own remuneration. The remuneration committee meets as and when necessary. The remuneration committee comprises Guy Winterflood as Chairman and Nicholas Lee
The Company has adopted, and will operate a Code of Dealing for Directors, Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and other applicable employees under the equivalent terms to those provided by Rule 68 of the NEX Rules and in compliance with UK Legislation including the Market Abuse Regulation. It should be noted that the insider dealing legislation set out in the UK Criminal Justice Act 1993, as well as provisions relating to market abuse, will apply to the Company and dealings in Ordinary Shares.
The Company has implemented an anti-bribery and corruption policy and also implemented appropriate procedures to ensure that the Board, employees and consultants comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010.
The Directors have established financial controls and reporting procedures, which are considered appropriate given the size of and structure of the Company. These controls will be reviewed in the light of an investment or acquisition and adjusted accordingly.
There are over 100 active compounds contained in Cannabis plants, with cannabinoids and terpenes being the two largest groups. Two cannabinoids are the most significant of these compounds:
It is the terpenes in Cannabis which are responsible for its strong smell.
In the United Kingdom THC and other cannabinoids are deemed controlled substances under the MDA 1971, while CBD is not deemed to be a controlled substance.
The Cannabis market has four distinct categories:
In addition to the Cannabis market, there is also a substantial Hemp industry which has four main product groups; fibres, shivs, pharmaceuticals and seeds.