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Organization and nature of operations

Cannabis Strategies Acquisition Corp. (“Cannabis Strategies” or the “Corporation”) is a special purpose acquisition
corporation which was incorporated for the purpose of effecting an acquisition of one or more businesses or assets, by
way of a merger, amalgamation, arrangement, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or
any other similar business combination involving the Corporation (a “Qualifying Transaction”).

The Corporation’s
business activities are carried out in a single business segment.
The Corporation was incorporated on July 31, 2017 under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and is domiciled in
Canada. The registered office of the Corporation is located at 199 Bay Street, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West,
Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1B9. The head office of the Sponsor (as defined below) is located at 590 Madison Avenue, 26th
Floor, New York, New York, 10022.
On December 21, 2017, the Corporation completed its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 12,500,000 Class A
Restricted Voting Units at $10.00 per Class A Restricted Voting Unit. Each Class A Restricted Voting Unit consisted of
one Class A restricted voting share (“Class A Restricted Voting Share”) of the Corporation, one share purchase
warrant (each, a “Warrant”) and one right (each, a “Right”). Each Class A Restricted Voting Share, unless previously
redeemed, will be automatically converted into one Class B Share following the closing of a Qualifying Transaction.

All warrants will become exercisable at a price of $11.50 per share, commencing 65 days after the completion of a
Qualifying Transaction and will expire on the day that is five years after the completion of a Qualifying Transaction or
may expire earlier if a Qualifying Transaction does not occur within the permitted timeline of 18 months (“Permitted
Timeline”) (subject to extension, as further described herein) from the closing of the Offering or if the expiry date is
accelerated. Each Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A Restricted Voting Share (which, following the
closing of the Qualifying Transaction, will become one Class B Share of Cannabis Strategies and each Right would
represent the entitlement to automatically receive, for no additional consideration, one-tenth (1/10) of one Class A
Restricted Voting Share (following the closing of a Qualifying Transaction, which at such time will be one-tenth (1/10)
of a Class B Share).

In connection with the Offering, the Corporation granted the underwriter a 30-day non-transferable option to purchase
up to an additional 1,875,000 Class A Restricted Voting Units, at a price of $10.00 per Class A Restricted Voting Unit,
to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes.
Concurrent with the completion of the Offering, Mercer Park CB, L.P. (the “Sponsor”), a limited partnership formed
under the laws of the State of Delaware, indirectly controlled by Mercer Park, L.P., a privately-held family office based
in New York, New York and Kamaldeep Thindal and Charles Miles (or persons or companies controlled by them)
(collectively with the Sponsor, the “Founders”) purchased an aggregate of 3,662,109 Class B Shares ("Founders'
Shares"), consisting of 3,642,109 Class B Shares purchased by the Sponsor, 10,000 Class B Shares purchased by
Kamaldeep Thindal, and 10,000 Class B Shares purchased by Charles Miles, in each case assuming that the overallotment
option was exercised in full.

In addition, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 250,000 Class B Units (the
“Class B Units”) at $10.00 per Class B Unit and 2,500,000 Warrants (“Founders’ Warrants”) at $1.00 per Founders’
Warrant. Each Class B Unit consists of one Class B Share, one Warrant and one Right. The Founders’ Warrants will
be subject to the same terms and conditions as the Warrants underlying the Class A Restricted Voting Units and Class
B Units. The Rights underlying the Class B Units will be subject to the same terms and conditions as the Rights
underlying the Class A Restricted Voting Units.
On January 19, 2018, the underwriter exercised its over-allotment option to purchase an additional 975,000 Class A

Restricted Voting Units for aggregate proceeds of $9,750,000. As a result of the exercise of the over-allotment option,
an aggregate of 13,475,000 Class A Restricted Voting Units of the Corporation were issued for aggregate proceeds of
$134,750,000. Due to the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, an aggregate of 227,812 Class B Shares (also
known as Founders’ Shares) were forfeited without compensation by the Founders on January 19, 2018. As a result,
following the exercise of the over-allotment option and forfeiture of the 227,812 Founders’ Shares, the Founders own
an aggregate of 3,434,297 Class B Shares, 262,188 Class B Units and 2,621,870 Founders’ Warrants.

Unaudited
1. Organization and nature of operations (continued)
Each Class A Restricted Voting Unit commenced trading on December 21, 2017 on the Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.
(the “Exchange”) under the symbol “CSA.UN”, and separated into Class A Restricted Voting Shares, Warrants and
Rights following the close of business on January 30, 2018, being 40 days following the closing of the Offering, which
trade under the symbols “CSA.A”, “CSA.WT” and “CSA.RT”, respectively. The Class B Shares issued to the Founders
and the Class B Units issued to the Sponsor will not be listed prior to the Qualifying Transaction.
The proceeds of $134,750,000 from the Offering and over-allotment are held by Odyssey Trust Company, as Escrow
Agent, in an escrow account (the “Escrow Account”) at a Canadian chartered bank or subsidiary thereof, in
accordance with the escrow agreement. Subject to applicable law and payment of certain taxes, permitted
redemptions and certain expenses, as further described herein, none of the funds held in the Escrow Account will be
released to the Corporation prior to the closing of a Qualifying Transaction.

The escrowed funds will be held to enable
the Corporation to (i) satisfy redemptions made by holders of Class A Restricted Voting Shares (including in the event
of a Qualifying Transaction or an extension to the Permitted Timeline of up to 36 months with shareholder approval
from the holders of Class A Restricted Shares and the Corporation’s board of directors, or in the event a Qualifying
Transaction does not occur within the Permitted Timeline), (ii) fund a Qualifying Transaction with the net proceeds
following payment of any such redemptions and deferred underwriting commissions, and/or (iii) pay taxes on amounts
earned on the escrowed funds and certain permitted expenses. Such escrowed funds and all amounts earned,
subject to such obligations and applicable law, will be assets of the Corporation. These escrowed funds will also be
used to pay the deferred underwriting commissions in the amount of $4,716,250, 50% of which will be payable by the
Corporation to the underwriter only upon the closing of a Qualifying Transaction (subject to availability, failing which
any short fall would be required to be made up from other sources and the remaining 50% of which (or, if a lesser
amount, the balance of the non-redeemed shares' portion of the Escrow Account, less tax liabilities on amounts
earned on the escrowed funds and certain expenses directly related to redemptions) will be payable by the
Corporation as it sees fit, including for payment to other agents or advisors who have assisted with or participated in
the sourcing, diligence and completion of its Qualifying Transaction).
In connection with consummating a Qualifying Transaction, the Corporation will require (i) approval by a majority of the
directors unrelated to the Qualifying Transaction, and (ii) approval by a majority of the holders of the Class A Restricted
Voting Shares and Class B Shares, voting together as if they were a single class of shares, at a shareholders meeting
held to consider the Qualifying Transaction, if required by the Exchange's rules at the time of the Qualifying
Transaction.

Irrespective of whether they vote for or against, or do not vote on, the proposed Qualifying Transaction,
holders of Class A Restricted Voting Shares may elect to redeem all or a portion of their Class A Restricted Voting
Shares at a per share price, payable in cash, equal to the pro-rata portion per Class A Restricted Voting Share of: (A)
the escrowed funds available in the Escrow Account at the time of the shareholders meeting (if required by the rules of
the Exchange at the time of the Qualifying Transaction, or if no such shareholders’ meeting is required, at the time
immediately prior to the redemption deposit timeline), including interest and other amounts earned thereon; less (B) an
amount equal to the total of (i) applicable taxes payable by the Corporation on such interest and other amounts earned
in the Escrow Account and (ii) actual and expected direct expenses related to the redemption, each as reasonably
determined by the Corporation, subject to certain limitations. Each holder of Class A Restricted Voting Shares,
together with any affiliate of such holder or any other person with whom such holder or affiliate is acting jointly or in
concert, will be subject to a redemption limitation of an aggregate 15% of the number of Class A Restricted Voting
Shares issued and outstanding.

Class B Shares will not be redeemable in connection with a Qualifying Transaction or
an extension to the Permitted Timeline and holders of Class B Shares shall not be entitled to access the Escrow
Account should a Qualifying Transaction not occur within the Permitted Timeline.



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