World High Life Subsidiary Discusses Product Development, Brand Ambassador, Georges St-Pierre, and New Brands
World High Life (OTCQB: WRHLF) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Love Hemp, a London-based CBD company spearheading the development of the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading range of trusted CBD products, have been keeping customers coming back at a record pace in 2020. With over 80 products to offer consumers, including oils, sprays, edibles, cosmetics, and vapes, and around 1,200 retail listings, Love Hemp is just getting started.
Product development is the lifeblood of any company, and Love Hemp’s Chief Executive Officer, Tony Calamita, has always said it’s at the heart of everything the company does to provide value for customers and meet what is an ever-increasing demand for the company’s offerings. Stock Market Media Group, a news & media content development investor relations firm, caught up with Tony Calamita to discuss the company’s expansive product development pipeline, newly launched brands, and its use of 3-time MMA World Champion, Georges St-Pierre, as its brand ambassador and the potential to include the popular fighter in future product development.
SMMG: With Love Hemp Immune and Buzz Leaf brands already hitting the market in 2020, can you explain the thinking around the development of these two products?
Tony Calamita: “It can take up to 18 months to see a product move from concept to being shelf ready. ‘Love Hemp Immune’ was developed in late 2019 with the aim of launching it in the Winter of 2020, at a time when the flu season is typically at its peak in the UK and throughout Europe. However, we fast-tracked its launch to early February 2020 in order to support our consumers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“CBD has many benefits for multiple consumer groups across a variety of daily consumption occasions. With ‘Buzz Leaf’ we wanted to develop a brand that had more freedom as it relates to the product categories it could be included within, from vapes to full spectrum CBD oils, capsules and other products. We also wanted to target a younger demographic in order to grow our market share. As a result, Buzz Leaf was developed in mid-2019, and we launched it to our consumers in early 2020.”
SMMG: Can you talk about the reaction from consumers regarding both the Love Hemp Immune and Buzz Leaf brands?
Tony Calamita: “Due to the unforeseen impact of COVID-19, we decided, as a brand, to ensure our Love Hemp Immune product range was accessible to everyone. As a result, we launched the atomizer spray and capsule format at a special price to ensure everyone had the ability to boost their natural immune systems. In turn, the reaction from consumers has been overwhelmingly positive, and has helped to elevate our standing with both new and existing consumers.
“Since its launch in mid-July, Buzz Leaf has also seen a positive growth curve. We have new marketing initiatives planned for later this year to support the brand and to further accelerate its growth curve.”
SMMG: How many current products do you have in development, and how do you decide when to launch these new products?
Tony Calamita: “At any one time, it’s possible for us to have up to 30 products under consideration. When planning the launch of any new product, we look at the global CBD market, and more specifically, we look at markets that we trade or plan to trade within in the future. These markets include North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We consult with our retail customers and listen to consumer feedback while monitoring the shifts and trends in market dynamics.”
SMMG: What can the CBD market expect from Love Hemp in the near future in the way of new product development?
Tony Calamita: “We have a number of new products currently in development for the North American, Canadian and Asian markets. At the same time, we’ve also recently launched our first vegan supplement range – Love Hemp Life+.”
SMMG: Love Hemp’s Brand Ambassador, 3-time MMA World Champion, Georges St-Pierre, continues to be a wildly popular figure in the MMA—do you have any plans to design any future brands or have any future product campaigns with him in mind?
Tony Calamita: “Georges St-Pierre is a significant brand ambassador for Love Hemp. With sports professionals turning to CBD for myriad reasons, a long-term partnership with Georges St-Pierre was a natural fit, and we look forward to working closely with him on marketing initiatives that could include potential ranges around sports nutrition.”
SMMG: What prompted the company to begin the expansion of a multi-level production facility?
Tony Calamita: “Our primary reason for the expansion of our production facility is the significant growth of CBD in both the UK and European markets, which is being driven by major retailers showing significant interest in new listings. The expansion further increases our capability of always exceeding customer and consumer requirements while improving production capabilities and lead times, along with continuing to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our staff.”
SMMG: When can the market expect the next new brand to be announced?
Tony Calamita: “In early 2020, we launched three new CBD brands to consumers. We have also just launched our first non-CBD range of vegan supplements – ‘Love Hemp Life+,’ which will be our primary focus for the next quarter, as consumer demand for holistic health and well-being continues to increase. Love Hemp Life+ offers a diverse range of natural supplements, to help enhance the daily well-being of everyday consumers.”
Love Hemp is doing just about everything right in 2020 and is certainly setting one sales record after another with each successive month and quarter, but what is most exciting about where Love Hemp is heading is the company’s ability to continue to develop a wide-ranging pipeline of products with both the market and its consumers in mind.
To learn more about Love Hemp visit: https://www.love-hemp.com
To learn more about the new Buzz Leaf product line visit: https://www.cbdoilsuk.com
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About World High Life
World High Life PLC is an investment company with a strategic focus to invest in and/or acquire companies operating in the CBD wellness and medicinal cannabis industry. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Love Hemp Ltd., is one of the UK’s leading CBD and Hemp product suppliers and has more than 40 product lines, comprising oils, sprays and vapes and a variety of edible and water-based CBD products. Love Hemp has established relationships with over 1,200 stores in the UK, including leading brands such as Ocado, Holland & Barrett, and WH Smith.
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Love Hemp Group PLC
Ayurcann Holdings Corp. (CSE: AYUR) (the “Company” or “Ayurcann”) an integrated Canadian extraction company specializing in the processing of cannabis and hemp for the production of oils and various derivative products, announces the granting of stock options and restricted share units.
The Company has announced that it has granted incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company to purchase an aggregate of 1,000,100 common shares under the Company’s Stock Option Plan. Each option is exercisable at a price of $0.16 per common share, expires three years from the date of grant and vest six months from the date of the grant.
The Company has also granted restricted share unit grants, pursuant to the Company’s Restricted Share Unit plan, dated April 1, 2021, totaling 1,548,875 to certain eligible participants.
For further information, please contact:
Igal Sudman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ayurcann Holdings Corp.
About Ayurcann Holdings Corp.:
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 focused on becoming the partner of choice for leading Canadian cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including ethanol extraction, formulation, product development and custom manufacturing.
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider have reviewed or accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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A planned business merger between two leading cannabis producers hit a small delay this week as a critical vote got moved.
Keep reading to find out more cannabis highlights from the past five days.
Tilray delays critical shareholder meeting
On Thursday (April 15), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) announced it will be postponing its shareholder vote on the fate of its merger with Aphria (NASDAQ:APHA,TSX:APHA). It will take place on April 30 instead of April 16.
Neither cannabis company offered an explanation for the change. Tilray has asked shareholders to participate in this vote regardless of how many shares they may hold. “Tilray stockholders who have not already voted, or wish to change their vote, are strongly encouraged to do so,” the company said.
This news came days after Aphria shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the business transaction, with a total of 99.38 percent of shareholders voting for the deal to continue. Confirmation from Aphria Chairman and CEO Irwin Simon indicated the partnership was en route to being complete.
This past week Aphria also released financial results for the third quarter of its 2021 fiscal year, in which the firm highlights the overall direction of the company with the Tilray deal.
“We expect to have a tremendous runway for long-term sustainable growth as we build upon our existing foundation in Canada and internationally by increasing the scale of our global operations,” Simon said in a statement.
Cannabis retailer celebrates digital trend
Bidding for the piece, named “Non-Fungible Toke“ started at a price of C$4.20. The retailer plans to donate the proceeds to two charities, Second Harvest and Less.
The latter is designed to counter the carbon footprint of blockchain technology, a common criticism drawn against the rise of NFTs and other novel technologies.
As of 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday (April 16), the NFT bid was up to C$169.11.
Cannabis company news
- The Valens Company (TSX:VLNS,OTCQX:VLNCF) issued its financial report for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year. In its results, the company highlights a net revenue uptick of 24.7 percent from the previous quarter, resulting in C$20 million for the period.
- Trulieve Cannabis (CSE:TRUL,OTCQX:TCNNF) closed a public offering of 5 million subordinate voting shares at a price of C$50 each for total gross proceeds of C$287.5 million. The company celebrated its financial position after an offering in January, which will lead to the pursuit of merger and acquisition targets.
- Australis Capital (CSE:AUSA,OTCQB:AUSAF) appointed Jason Dyck as its new chief science officer and chairman of the firm’s scientific advisory board. Dyck previously served as an executive at Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ:ACB,TSX:ACB), leading the scientific efforts for the cannabis producer. “I look forward to providing AUSA with advice and direction in its scientific efforts towards bringing innovations to market with immediate and significant commercial appeal,” Dyck said.
- Truss Beverage, a cannabis drinks venture co-owned by Molson Coors Beverage Company (NYSE:TAP,TSX:TPX) and HEXO (NYSE:HEXO,TSX:HEXO), released the details of its new lineup of infused beverages. Six new drinks will become available around the summer and are intended to pair with the season.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Bryan Mc Govern, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Partnerships with Minardi Law , Minorities for Medical Marijuana, CultivatED, and the Georgia Justice Project will include clinics and virtual events across Florida , Georgia , and Massachusetts
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) (“Trulieve” or “the Company”), a leading and top-performing cannabis company based in the United States announced today a series of expungment clinics located throughout south and central Florida as well as virtual events in Georgia and Massachusetts . The clinics are part of the Company’s celebration of the 50 th anniversary of 420.
During the month of April, Minardi Law has hosted expungment clinics and will be hosting two more as follows:
- Releaf Patient Appreciation Day, April 17 th ( Valrico )
- First Annual 4/20 Event ( St. Petersburg Beach )
At these clinics, an attorney will be present to review records and see if someone is eligible for a sealing or expungment of their records. As part of the events, Trulieve will be helping cover the costs for finger prints, legal fees, and court costs.
Trulieve is working with Minorities for Medical Marijuana (“M4MM”) to host a 4/20 Expungement Clinic, part of M4MM’s Project Clean Slate. This event will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 , from 9:30am – 4:30pm at Riviera Beach City Hall. Anyone seeking to take place in this event is required to register in advance at http://trulieve.cc/expungementpreregistration .
In addition, Trulieve is sponsoring the First Friday Series , a weekly virtual event from the Georgia Justice Project to help Georgia citizens with record restrictions, and is also sponsoring the Fellowship Presentation and Expungement Clinic being offered through CultivateEd and GBLS on Friday, April 23 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm . You can register for the Massachusetts expungement clinic in advance here: HTTPS://BIT.LY/2Q655KK
“Our mission as a company has always been to improve people’s lives,” said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers . “We’ve always been dedicated to improving the communities we call home. Partnering with Minardi Law , Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Georgia Justice Project and CultivatED on these clinics was a simple decision for us; we encourage anyone seeking help with the expungement process to attend one of these clinics in your own state to start the process.”
For more information about Trulieve and the April expungment clinics, please visit www.Trulieve.com .
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 stores (dispensaries) throughout the State of Florida , as well as directly to patients via home delivery. Trulieve also has operations in California , Massachusetts , Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Trulieve is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol TRUL and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol TCNNF.
To learn more about Trulieve, visit www.Trulieve.com .
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Seth Rogen’s New Cannabis Brand are Now Available at Apothecarium Dispensaries in San Francisco , Berkeley and Capitola
The Apothecarium is offering cannabis from Houseplant, the cannabis lifestyle brand founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at its five California dispensaries. The Apothecarium has three San Francisco locations (Castro, SOMA and Marina ) and one each in Berkeley and Capitola (outside of Santa Cruz ).
“With the vast number of dispensaries in California , we put a lot of effort into identifying the right ones that align with Houseplant’s values,” said Seth Rogen , Co-Founder of Houseplant. “The Apothecarium shares the same commitment to creating a strong consumer experience that we pride ourselves on and we are thrilled to bring our three initial strains to their stores in the Bay Area.”
Houseplant is launching with three flower strains, all of which will be available at The Apothecarium, including: Diablo Wind (sativa), Pancake Ice (sativa) and Pink Moon (indica). Like their founder’s groundbreaking film “Pineapple Express”, Houseplant strains are named after weather phenomena. Each strain will be sold in a custom tin.
“We are so proud to be one of the very first dispensaries in California to offer Houseplant to our customers,” said Ryan Hudson , CEO and co-founder of The Apothecarium. “Seth, Evan and everyone at Houseplant love and respect cannabis as much as we do. We simply cannot wait to share their beautiful and delicious flowers with our guests.”
“We’ve been working with the Houseplant team for more than a year and are grateful to have a partner that shares so many of our values, including an emphasis on cannabis education, quality, reform of cannabis laws and beautifully designed, recyclable packaging.”
“Seth has been hands-on during the process, spending time with our store managers to make sure they know the products and how much care has gone into vetting and selecting the best strains. We think our guests are going to love Houseplant.”
About The Apothecarium
The Apothecarium is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cannabis dispensaries, with an emphasis on education via in-depth one-on-one consultations from highly trained cannabis consultants. The company was founded by three first cousins and two family friends in 2011. Our dispensaries are known for providing educational events that are open to the public at no cost — and for welcoming seniors, first-time dispensary visitors, and people with serious medical conditions. The Apothecarium’s flagship San Francisco dispensary was named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest . Patients and customers may order at our dispensaries or online for pickup or delivery at apothecarium.com [apothecarium.com] .
The Apothecarium is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We have donated more than $400,000 in cash to community groups and nonprofits — plus more than $300,000 worth of in-kind donations.
All Apothecarium dispensaries continue to implement safety measures to protect guests and team members. Protocols include strict social distancing inside and outside the dispensaries, a mask requirement for everyone inside the dispensaries, no contact check-in procedures and ongoing sanitizing throughout the day.
CA Licenses: C10-0000523-LIC; C10-0000522-LIC; C10-0000515-LIC, C10-0000738-LIC, C10-0000706-LIC
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario TheNewswire – April 16, 2021 Sire Bioscience Inc. (CSE:SIRE) (OTC:BLLXF) (FSE:BR1B) (CNSX:SIRE.CN) (“SIRE” or the “Company”) announces that Brian Nugent has resigned as a member of the Company’s board of directors (the “ Board ”). It has been a pleasure and a blessing to have worked with Brian Nugent over the past few years, his business acumen and tremendous experience will certainly be missed, SIRE wishes him nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.
About Sire Bioscience
SIRE is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with its wholly owned subsidiary PLANTFUEL® based in Denver, Colorado. SIRE is managed by a group of successful entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in the areas of consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. SIRE is a CPG life science company focused on the plant-based foods and supplements industry.
For additional information contact:
Sire Bioscience Inc.
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