Geyser Brands Inc. (TSXV:GYSR)(“Geyser Brands” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, further to the Company’s news release dated February 11, 2019, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) in respect of the previously announced acquisition of Solace Management Group Inc. (“Solace”), a private corporation existing under the laws of British Columbia (the “Proposed Transaction”).
The Company’s CEO, Andreas Thatcher states that “[T]his is a transformational strategic acquisition for Geyser, which will establish ourselves as a leading provider of health-focused hemp and CBD wellness products. With the constant evolution of the national and international hemp and CBD landscape, by combining the expertise in innovation and development with Solace’s expertise and market recognition, we will be well placed to capitalize on what is predicted to be a multibillion-dollar industry.”
As reported in previously disseminated news releases, Solace leverages its brands, intellectual property and proprietary formulations in the hemp and CBD markets by licensing distribution and production arrangements. Solace’s brands and assets include among other things, the Apawthecary Pets line of products which are leading all-natural hemp-based pet treats with formulations for human grade, all-natural pet treats, salves and oral drops. Apawthecary Pets products are currently being sold in pet stores and veterinarian clinics across Canada, including Bosley’s, PetLand, Pharmasave, Bukerfields, Shoppers Drug Mart, Global Pet Foods and Pet Planet to name a few. Solace’s product portfolio currently comprises of 23 products and 57 SKU’s of both pet and consumer healthcare goods. All products are currently utilizing organic, unrefined, cold-pressed hemp seed oil extracts. As part of the Solace’s continued growth, it has recently moved to a new 7,500 sq. ft. facility built to Good Manufacturing Practices. The new facility is anticipated to increase Solace’s production capacity significantly in order to meet the growing demand and will allow the development of new products and formulations.
As part of the Proposed Transaction, Solace will be terminating its licensing arrangement with its Canadian manufacturer so as to bring manufacturing and distribution within Solace in order to maximize revenues. Solace’s licensing arrangement with its United States manufacturer is currently on hold with no operations or revenue generated until such time as the manufacturer has obtained all necessary governmental and regulatory approvals in compliance with all applicable laws. Solace generated unaudited licensing revenues of $428,196 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, compared to $591,167 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. Gross margin was 100% and 21% respectively. Net income for Solace was $266,187 and $1,448 respectively. Retained earning were $213,626 and $(261)respectively. Solace’s Canadian manufacturer generated unaudited revenues of $1,478,862 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, compared to $304,109 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. Gross margin was 39% and 21% respectively. Net income was $293,023 and $(6,386) respectively. Retained earnings were $286,637 and $(6,286)respectively.
The Agreement provides that the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Solace (the “Purchased Shares”) from the shareholder of Solace (the “Solace Shareholders”) for an aggregate purchase price of $3,900,000 (the “Purchase Price”), subject to adjustments as outlined in the Agreement.
The Purchase Price will be payable by way of (1) an aggregate cash payment of $400,000 (the “Cash Payment”), payable by way of a promissory note (the “Promissory Notes”) delivered to each of the Solace Shareholders upon closing in proportion to the number of Purchased Shares owned by such Solace Shareholder against the aggregate number of the Purchased Shares (the “Principal Amount”), and (2) in respect of the balance of $3,500,000, by the issuance of 5,833,333 common shares (the “Consideration Shares”) of the Company at a deemed price of $0.60 per common share, subject to Exchange approval (the “Share Payment”). As with the Cash Payment, the number of Consideration Shares each Solace Shareholder shall receive upon closing will be in proportion to the number of Purchased Shares such Solace Shareholder owns against the aggregate number of Purchased Shares.
The terms of the Promissory Notes provide that the Principal Amount will be paid in full, without interest, on or before the first anniversary of the closing of the Proposed Transaction. The Company shall have the right to prepay all or any part of the Principal Amount at any time without notice, bonus or penalty. Furthermore, in the event the Company raises capital after the closing of the Proposed Transaction in the aggregate amount of $5,000,000 by way of one or more private placement financings, or other form of investment from arm’s length third parties, the unpaid balance of the Principal Amount will be immediately due and payable.
Certain Consideration Shares may be subject to escrow in accordance with Exchange policies and all Consideration Shares will be subject to a statutory hold period expiring 4 months and 1 date from the date of issuance. No finder’s fees are payable in connection with the Proposed Transaction. On completion of the Proposed Transaction, Solace will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Although the parties have entered into the Agreement, there can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction will be completed as proposed, or at all. The Agreement may be terminated by the parties in certain circumstances.
The closing of the Proposed Transaction remains subject to, among other things: (1) the Company being satisfied with its due diligence review of Solace; (2) the receipt of all necessary consents, including all necessary third party consents; (3) board approvals of Geyser and Solace, (4) approvals and authorizations including any applicable shareholder approval; (5) TSXV Exchange (the “Exchange”) approval; (6) satisfaction of any Exchange requirements; and (7) the satisfaction or waiver of conditions precedent and other customary closing conditions outlined in the Agreement. Closing of the Proposed Transaction is anticipated to take place within 5 business days after receipt of final acceptance from the Exchange.
The Company currently has 21,184,950 common shares issued and outstanding. Upon completion of the Proposed Transaction, and subject to any warrant or option exercise, the Company anticipates that it will have 27,018,283 common shares issued and outstanding.
The Agreement has been approved by the Disinterested Directors of the Company and recommends to the Company’s shareholders to approve the Proposed Transaction.
As previously announced, the Proposed Transaction is not an “arm’s length transaction” as such term is defined in the Exchange’s Policy 1.1 and therefore constitutes a “related party transaction” as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). Bradley D. Kersch (“Mr. Kersch”) is a director of the Company and is also a director and President of Solace. Mr. Kersch owns 23.48% of the Purchased Shares. Mr. Kersch along with other members of his family that are deemed to be “associates” of Mr. Kersch as such term is defined in the Exchange’s Policy 1.1, own 53.01% of the Purchased Shares. Mr. Kersch currently owns 1,826,434 common shares of the Company on a non-fully diluted basis, representing 8.62% of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of the Company on a non-fully diluted basis. On closing of the Proposed Transaction, Mr. Kersch will own 3,092,152 common shares of the Company on a non-fully diluted basis, representing 11.83% of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of the Company. Mr. Kersch along with other members of his family that are deemed to be “associates” of Mr. Kersch as such term is defined in the Exchange’s Policy 1.1, will own 4,918,586 common shares of the Company on a non-fully diluted basis, representing 18.20% of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of the Company. The Proposed Transaction would not result in a “Change of Control” or new “Control Person” as such terms are defined in the Exchange’s Policy 1.1.
In respect of the requirements of MI 61-101, the Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval required under MI 61-101. The Company is exempt from the formal valuation requirement of MI 61-101 in reliance of sections 5.5(b) and 5.5(e) as no securities of the Company are listed on the specified markets outlined therein and the current Control Person, as such term is defined in applicable securities laws, who own 25.96% of the current issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of the Company, supports the Proposed Transaction and (1) is not an interested party, (2) is at arm’s length to the interested party, and (3) supports the transaction. Additionally, the Company is exempt from minority shareholder approval of MI 61-101 in reliance of section 5.7(1)(c).
Although the Company is exempt under MI 61-101 in respect of minority shareholder approval and formal valuations, in accordance with the Exchange’s Policy 5.3, the Proposed Transaction constitutes a “reviewable transaction”, and, as the number of Consideration Shares issuable to “Non-Arm’s Length” parties exceeds 10% of the number of common shares issued and outstanding in the capital of the Company, the Exchange may require the Company to seek approval of a simple majority of the Company’s shareholders, excluding certain insiders. The Company will communicate the timing and conduct of such meeting in due course if required, or in the alternative, will seek written consent from the Company’s shareholders approving the Proposed Transaction as may be permitted by the Exchange.
As indicated in previously disseminated news releases, Mr. Kersch has disclosed to the other directors of the Company (the “Disinterested Directors”) his interest in Solace and the Proposed Transaction and as such, only the Disinterested Directors who are “independent” as such term is defined in MI 61-101 will be entitled to vote on any board resolutions, or make any decisions, to approve the Proposed Transaction.
ABOUT GEYSER BRANDS
Geyser Brands Inc. builds health-based hemp CBD consumer products in the Nutraceutical, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage and Pet sectors world-wide. R&D investment in NanoFusion, a proprietary all-natural nanotechnology, delivers topical, cream, beverages and baked goods, oil, and tincture formulations with superior bio-availability and water-solubility.
Geyser Brands is a Health Canada approved Licensed Producer (“LP”) in Port Coquitlam, B.C. that holds a cultivation license and is anticipating its processing and sales licenses. Geyser Brands is exclusively focusing on leveraging these assets to provide the regulatory infrastructure for its global brands and distribution strategy, acquiring hemp- and plant-based brands and infusing them with new CBD product lines in jurisdictions where the therapeutic ingredient is legal. Geyser Brands’ proprietary NanoFusion technology surrounds oils and solves for the insolubility of CBD. Geyser Brands will utilize its 7,000 sq. ft. licensed facility in British Columbia for the manufacturing and distribution of its hemp and CBD-based products internationally.
For more information, visit Geyser Brands’ website at www.geyserbrands.com
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Director and CEO
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This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. Forward‐looking statements and information are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “appear”, “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “approximate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe”, “would” and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements and information are provided for the purpose of providing information about the current expectations and plans of management of the Company relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such statements and information may not be appropriate for other purposes, such as making investment decisions. Since forward‐looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the marijuana industry in general such as operational risks in growing; competition; incorrect assessment of the value and potential benefits of various transactions; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure to obtain required regulatory and other approvals and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws and government regulations. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward‐looking statements, timelines and information contained in this news release. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information relating to Geyser is available at www.sedar.com.
For further information: Geyser Brands Inc. (TSXV:GYSR), #330 – 321 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 1B8, www.geyserbrands.com | email@example.com
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During the first few months of investment time in 2021, cannabis faced some volatility alongside optimism about federal changes in the most important market for the drug.
The cannabis business found its stride during Q1 thanks to policy change signals and consolidation.
To find out more, the Investing News Network (INN) asked experts about progress in the market during the first major period of the new year, and which developments investors should watch out for.
Cannabis market update: New York and US potential boost operations
New York state’s legalization of recreational cannabis was a huge Q1 announcement that added pressure to the federal government when it comes to cannabis policy, said George Mancheril, co-founder and CEO of Bespoke Financial, a debt financing business with a particular focus on servicing cannabis businesses.
“It’s going to add to the chorus of voices in the federal scene to basically move sooner rather than later,” he explained to INN.
Following the US election in 2020, the momentum for cannabis businesses went on the upswing, as did company valuations, with the idea of expansion at the heart of it all, according to Mancheril.
Before starting Bespoke Financial, Mancheril learned from traditional investment banks, where he worked on lending, fixed income and debt markets with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Guggenheim Partners.
Nawan Butt, portfolio manager with Purpose Investments, agrees with Mancheril. The financial expert told INN the ongoing legalization process seen in the US market is leading to expansion.
“It’s becoming more of a national move, then small pockets of proliferation. That’s very exciting about cannabis right now,” said Butt, who co-manages the Purpose Marijuana Opportunities Fund (NEO:MJJ).
This proliferation effect is causing a change in valuations and enthusiasm for US-based operations. Mancheril told INN that by the end of Q1, multi-state operators (MSOs) had raised approximately US$3.3 billion.
The cannabis lender said he sees the industry as having grown from the woes of 2019; it is now seeing a return to form by way of the excitement for an ongoing opening process in the US.
The expert explained that there is likely to be a windfall of capital in the wake of major federal changes for cannabis policy, although the timeline for these changes is becoming increasingly hard to predict.
Leading up to that capital influx, Mancheril said he wants to see operators really drill down on the value of desired assets and whether they make sense.
“What I’d hope is that we continue to see bullish sentiment, but with some measure of responsibility, and let’s not just get over ahead of ourselves,” Mancheril told INN. “The idea is let’s minimize the volatility and continue growing responsibly.”
As far as struggles go, Butt explained that the cannabis industry has cemented itself as a growth-type sector, and as such there are macro environment pressures affecting the way these assets operate.
“We’ve seen this preference for cash flows at growth in the current or in the near future, rather than in the far future, and that’s what we’re seeing as far as valuations go in the broad market,” Butt said.
Cannabis market update: Volatility continues to rule as industry foundations build
Despite the industry’s current potential and the growing pains it has gone through as a whole in both the US and Canada, volatility remains a key factor in the cannabis investment scene.
Butt explained that the current shareholder base, which is dominated by hedge funds and retail investors, still lacks enough institutional support to avoid the day-to-day volatility cannabis has come to be known for.
These two investor groups, Butt said, can be easily spooked and excited by the news of the day when it comes to their investments.
“A lot of these institutions’ strategies are not about short-term profits, but they’re about long-term sustainability of the businesses themselves,” Butt said.
“That’s why you see a lot of volatility in the space, and that’s essentially what we’ve seen over the past, I’d say, three to two months as well,” he added.
That means investors shouldn’t expect an end to volatility anytime soon.
“It’s not about whether we continue to expect volatility, because we do,” Butt said. “We really think that the volatility will be taken out when the shareholder base becomes more institutional, but it’s really about understanding why there is volatility in the first place.”
Cannabis market update: Canadians talk up US business potential, but questions remain
A surge of mergers and acquisitions has taken over the Canadian cannabis sector recently as more producers see potential in America.
Using the funds, the two will work in tandem to develop new branded products designed to work on the international stage, including in the US. Organigram CEO Greg Engel previously told INN that the US represents a critical opportunity for Canadian companies, but the entry point isn’t as clean as it could be at the moment.
While the long-term potential may be exciting for investors, Butt told INN he’s still unsure how the approach will work for Canadian companies.
The Purpose Investments expert said there will be plenty of space for the biggest Canadian names to pursue US market entries, beyond the initial hemp-derived CBD moves some operators have mde, since the US represents the biggest market in the world.
“But there’s just way too many unknowns right now to say exactly what that participation is going to look like, or when that participation will happen,” he said.
“What we do know is that currently the US MSOs are in a wonderful sort of position to expand on their market leadership that they have. And it will be tough for Canadians to come in and compete with them,” Butt said.
Canadian players still retain the upper hand at times in terms of valuation, which is confusing for both Butt and Dan Ahrens, chief operating officer and portfolio manager at AdvisorShares.
“The performance in quarterly earnings of US companies has been rather spectacular. They’ve knocked it out of the park in most instances,” Ahrens told INN.
Butt praised the recent performance reports from MSOs across the board, pointing to year-over-year growth lines and projections for continued positive performance.
In his view, share prices still don’t reflect company value. “Those are really being discounted at this point,” Butt told INN.
“We’ve seen the Canadian licensed producers be really hot stock performance-wise, outpacing the US (MSOs), and I’ll say it’s rather nonsensical to me,” said Ahrens, who oversees the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (ARCA:YOLO) and the recently launched AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF (ARCA:MSOS).
Cannabis market update: Investor takeaway
The cannabis investment proposition finds itself at an interesting moment in time, as the entire sector eagerly awaits confirmation in the US at the federal level.
While for the Canadians waiting on the sidelines, this development may feel like a major necessity to address current financial struggles, for US-based operators, the heat around the corner could represent an increase to their already thriving operations.
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- Cannabis Companies: Stocks on the TSXV
- CSE Marijuana Stocks
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Trulieve Cannabis Corp. Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for the First Quarter of 2021
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (“Trulieve” or the “Company”) (CSE: TRUL) (OTC: TCNNF), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States will release its first quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, May 13, 2021 before markets open. Following the earnings release, management will host a conference call at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to review the financial results.
All interested parties can join the conference call by dialing 1-888-231-8191 or 1-647-427-7450, conference ID: 4880609. Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. The conference call will be archived for replay until May 20, 2021 . To access the archived conference call, please dial 1-855-859-2056 and enter the encore code 4880609.
A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at: https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1456168&tp_key=12329b312c
Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to join the webcast. An archived replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days by clicking the link above.
Trulieve is primarily a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company in the U.S. and is the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in the State of Florida . Trulieve cultivates and produces all of its products in-house and distributes those products to Trulieve-branded dispensaries throughout the State of Florida , as well as directly to patients via home delivery. Trulieve is also a licensed operator in California , Massachusetts , Connecticut , Pennsylvania , and West Virginia . Trulieve is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol TRUL and trades on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol TCNNF.
To learn more about Trulieve, visit www.Trulieve.com .
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Avicanna Announces Initial Listings and Sales for Evidence-Based RHO Phyto Products in Canada’s Adult Use Channels Including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick
- Expanding from the successful nation-wide launch in medical-only channels through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart™ the company set out to rapidly commercialize its RHO Phyto products through retail channels and has succeeded in doing so within a three-month period.
- In collaboration with Velvet’s sale infrastructure, the RHO Phyto products which include its advanced formulary of sublingual sprays, oil drops and topicals, are launching into retail sales channels valued at $2.6 billion in 20201 in Canada.
- The initial listings across four provinces and start of retail channel sales validate market demand for the growing segment in Avicanna’s advanced medical and wellness products within the retail channels.
Avicanna Inc. (“Avicanna” or the “Company) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products is pleased to announce the listing of certain RHO Phyto products with the Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick provincial retailers (the “Initial Listing”).
Establishing a Leadership Position Within the Medical Community and Patients
Since its launch in Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart™ in Q3 2020, the RHO Phyto product line has experienced incredible success with overwhelming positive support from the medical community including 500+ prescribers and 30 medical cannabis clinics. RHO Phyto sales have increased over 40% month over month in all product categories and have successfully segmented and targeted medical and wellness consumers. Nearly 90% of the consumers of the RHO Phyto oral products including sublingual sprays and oral drops are over the age of 31 and 52% are female.
Avicanna will remain exclusive to Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart for medical-only channels and has increased its current commercial offering from 2 to 7 SKU’s in response to high demand from patients.
Successful Expansion into Retail Channels Provides a Low Barrier to Consumers Accessing the Industry’s Leading Formulary of Medical and Wellness Products.
It has become evident that many consumers who seek cannabis for medical and wellness purposes are not necessarily going through medical channels, with nearly 44% purchasing from adult use channels2. According to the 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey, 76% of medical cannabis users do not have a medical document from a healthcare practitioner3. The systemic barriers to connecting with health care professionals, ease of access to storefronts and e-commerce channels, and expansion of the wellness category product offerings have all contributed to the increase in consumer demand for cannabinoid based medical and wellness products across adult use channels.
Within a short 3-month time frame, the Company has successfully established its production infrastructure, expanded the RHO Phyto product portfolio, and obtained the Initial Listings from four Canadian provinces. RHO Phyto products have already been delivered to the provincial retailers, including Ontario which represents the largest Canadian market opportunity.
“The initial demand and provincial listings in such a saturated market is a fantastic validation of the differentiation and market acceptance of the RHO Phyto product line beyond the medical cannabis channels. The rapid execution by our team will allow us to capture market share in the evolving medical and wellness categories within the adult use channels and is expected to be a significant revenue driver for the company in 2021.” commented Aras Azadian, CEO of Avicanna.
The sales and distribution of RHO Phyto is completed in collaboration with Velvet Management Inc. which is a national sales and marketing agency with 100% focus on adult use cannabis. Velvet was created by the largest importer of alcohol in Canada, Groupe Dandurand, responsible for $1.2 billion in retail sales. Velvet Management Inc., with 40+ employees, has become one of largest sales and marketing agencies in Canada with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
RHO Phyto Product Attributes and Retail Sales Strategy
The advanced and standardized products are offered in various doses of CBD, THC and THC-Free formulations to provide consumers with a range of inhalation-free cannabinoid-based solutions. The advanced formulations are developed and optimized by Avicanna to provide enhanced absorption versus basic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil formulations while providing a consistent experience with a pleasant taste and smell. The RHO Phyto products are delivered with accurate dosing which also allows for easy titration and dosing by consumers.
Avicanna’s RHO Phyto strategy to leverage retail sales channels is consistent with the Company’s vision to provide education and safe delivery of its products through evidence-based training and education to consumers, retailers and the medical community. Avicanna aims to establish RHO Phyto as a recommended brand within the cannabis industry and has initiated several pre-clinical and real-world evidence clinical trials on the products with leading Canadian medical institutions.
1 Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)
2 Health Canada. (2021). Canadian Cannabis Survey 2020 Survey.
Avicanna is a diversified and vertically integrated Canadian biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products for the global consumer, medical, and pharmaceutical market segments.
Avicanna is an established leader in cannabinoid research and development, with its research conducted primarily at its R&D headquarters in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre, JLABS @ Toronto, Canada and in collaboration with leading Canadian academic and medical institutions. In addition to its developing pharmaceutical pipeline, Avicanna’s team of experts have developed and commercialized several industry leading product lines, including:
- Pura H&W™: an advanced and clinically tested line of CBD consumer derma-cosmetic products; and,
- RHO Phyto™: an advanced line of medical cannabis products containing varying ratios of CBD and THC currently available nation-wide across Canada in partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™, a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart. RHO Phyto is the first strictly medical formulary of advanced “Cannabis 2.0” products, containing oils, sprays, capsules, creams, and gels, all developed with scientific rigour, manufactured under GPP standards and supported by pre-clinical data.
With ongoing clinical trials on its derma-cosmetic (Pura H&W), medical cannabis (RHO Phyto) and a pipeline of pharmaceutical products, Avicanna’s dedication to researching the important role that cannabinoids play in an increasingly wider scope of products has been at the core of the Company’s vision since its inception. Furthermore, Avicanna’s commitment to education is demonstrated through its annual medical symposiums, the Avicanna Academy educational platform, and the My Cannabis Clinic patient program through its subsidiary company.
Avicanna manages its own supply chain including cultivation and extraction through its two majority-owned subsidiaries, Sativa Nativa S.A.S. and Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., both located in Santa Marta, Colombia. Through these sustainable, economical, and industrial scale subsidiaries, Avicanna cultivates, processes, and commercializes a range of cannabis and hemp cultivars dominant in CBD, CBG, THC, and other cannabinoids for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Avicanna’s Avesta Genetica program specializes in the development and optimization of rare cultivars for commercial production along with feminized seeds for global export. In June 2020, Avicanna made history with its shipment of hemp seeds to the United States of America by completing the first ever export of hemp seeds from Colombia.
For more information about Avicanna, visit www.avicanna.com, call 1-647-243-5283, or contact Setu Purohit, President by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information contained in this press release may be identified by the use of words such as, “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “project”, “estimate”, “outlook” and other similar expressions, and includes statements with respect to the incredible success of the RHO Phyto product line, sales of the RHO Phyto products increasing month over month in all product categories, the Company’s ability to successfully segment and target medical and wellness consumers, the high demand for the RHO Phyto products, the increase in consumer demand for cannabinoid based medical and wellness products across adult use channels, the Company’s ability to maintain positive support of the RHO Phyto products from the medical community including 500+ prescribers and 30 medical cannabis clinics, the Company’s ability to continue to deliver RHO Phyto products to provincial retailers, the differentiation and market acceptance of the RHO Phyto product line, the Company’s ability to capture market share in the evolving medical and wellness categories within the adult use channels, the likelihood that RHO Phyto will be a significant revenue driver for the company in 2021, the ability of the Company to establish RHO Phyto as a recommended brand within the cannabis industry. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors relevant in the circumstances, including assumptions in respect of current and future market conditions, the current and future regulatory environment, and the availability of licenses, approvals and permits.
Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to current and future market conditions, including the market price of the common shares of the Company, and the risk factors set out in the Company’s annual information form dated April 15, 2020, and final short form prospectus dated November 27, 2020, filed with the Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.
Appointment of Dr. Kelmendi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group, brings another experienced medical professional to Lobe’s advisory team.
Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“Lobe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Kelmendi, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Philip Young, CEO and Director of Lobe stated, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Ben to our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Kelmendi will add significant relevant experience to the team as we move through preclinical studies into human clinical trials. We look forward to working with Dr. Kelmendi and the team at the Yale Psychedelic Science Group.”
Dr. Kelmendi is a board-certified psychiatrist and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and is also a co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group. His primary clinical expertise is in post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD“), depression, obsessive-compulsive disease (“OCD“). He leads a research program focused on the therapeutic potential of psychedelic medicines, across a range of psychiatric diagnosis. He is currently investigating the effects of psilocybin on the neurocircuitry implicated in the development, maintenance, and treatment of patients with OCD. He is also exploring the effects of MDMA on brain activation and neural network organization in PTSD to understand the relationship between MDMA-induced neural changes and the acute cognitive and behavioral effects of the drug.
Benjamin Kelmendi, MD stated, “The re-emergence of psychedelic medicine as a respected area of research has undergone a protean trajectory. In the most recent revival of investigations into potential therapeutic benefits of long-maligned psychedelic substances, we are now revisiting past work in this area completely differently with a heightened sense of scientific responsibility, knowledge, and technology. I am excited by the renewed interest in the potential of psychedelic substances, both as therapeutic agents and as tools to provide insight into the human brain and mind’s inner workings. I look forward to working with the Advisory Board and the Lobe team as we all work together to ethically develop psychedelic therapies for mental illness.”
About Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Lobe is a life sciences company focused on psychedelic medicines. The Company, through collaborations with industry leading partners, is engaged in drug research and development using psychedelic compounds and the development of innovative devices and delivery mechanisms to improve mental health and wellness.
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Ayurcann Holdings Corp. ( CSE: AYUR ) (the “ Company ” or ” Ayurcann “), a Canadian extraction company specializing in the processing of cannabis and hemp for the production of oils and various derivative products, is pleased to unveil further details of its Phase 2 expansion plans.
Ayurcann has commenced trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (” CSE “) on April 8, 2021 and subsequently announced a private placement of up to $500,000 (” Financing “), as per the Company’s press release dated April 12, 2021. The proceeds of the Financing are intended to be used to further pursue Phase 2 of the expansion of the production capacity of the Company’s Pickering facility.
Following the closing of the Financing, the Company expects to continue the Phase 2 expansion, which is intended to increase the extraction capacity of the facility by 50% from 200,000 kgs to 300,000 kgs of biomass on an annualized basis. Ayurcann has continued to consistently secure over 1,000 kgs of hemp biomass and 1,000 kgs of cannabis biomass on a bi-weekly basis through multiple suppliers at attractive prices, and the Company estimates the increased production and current inventory translates to potential revenue of approximately $1 million per month.
This supply schedule currently enables the Company to produce over 300 kgs of high-quality distillate on a monthly basis, which may be used for bulk wholesale sales, or to produce higher margin value-added cannabis 2.0 concentrate products such as vaporizing pens, topicals, and edibles for our B2B clients.
Igal Sudman, CEO of Ayurcann, commented, “We wish to thank our shareholders for their support as we’ve made our successful debut on the CSE. We believe this is an opportune time to showcase the progress that we’ve made over the last several years and to highlight the steps we’re taking to aggressively accelerate sales.” Mr. Sudman continued: “We believe that our current facility offers one of the larger extraction capacities among the Canadian LPs and completion of our Phase 2 expansion plans will allow us to service more customers, which, we believe, will help increase revenues.”
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Ayurcann is a leading post-harvest solution provider with a focus on providing and creating custom processes and pharma grade products for the adult use and medical cannabis industry in Canada. Ayurcann is striving to become a partner of choice for leading Canadian cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including ethanol extraction, formulation, product development and custom manufacturing.
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