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In the news release, Hollister Biosciences Inc. Provides Update on Q4 2020 Performance Including CDN $14.93 Million in Revenue With an Estimated CDN $5.53 Million in EBITDA a YoY Revenue Increase of 3215% from Q4 2019, issued 07-Jan-2021 by Hollister Biosciences Inc. over CNW, we are advised by the company that the title should read "CDN $2.53 Million in EBITDA " rather than "CDN $5.53 Million in EBITDA" as ...

In the news release, Hollister Biosciences Inc. Provides Update on Q4 2020 Performance Including CDN $14.93 Million in Revenue With an Estimated CDN $5.53 Million in EBITDA a YoY Revenue Increase of 3215% from Q4 2019, issued 07-Jan-2021 by Hollister Biosciences Inc. over CNW, we are advised by the company that the title should read "CDN $2.53 Million in EBITDA " rather than "CDN $5.53 Million in EBITDA" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Hollister Biosciences Inc. Provides Update on Q4 2020 Performance Including CDN $14.93 Million in Revenue With an Estimated CDN $2.53 Million in EBITDA a YoY Revenue Increase of 3215% from Q4 2019

Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL) (OTC: HSTRF) (FRANKFURT: HOB) (the " Company ", " Hollister Cannabis Co ." or " Hollister ") a diversified cannabis branding company with products in over 280 dispensaries throughout California and over 90 dispensaries throughout Arizona is pleased to provide an update on its Q4, 2020 performance.

Q4 2020 Update

For the period beginning October 1 st , 2020 and ending December 31 st , 2020, Hollister reports that it generated record quarterly revenue of CDN$14.93 million and CDN$2.53 million in EBITDA from its product line of pre-rolls, concentrates, distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, tinctures and vape products. The Company cautions that revenue and EBITDA figures have not yet been audited and are based on reports prepared by management.

"We are very pleased with our ability to deliver record quarterly revenue in such a challenging market environment. We attribute our revenue growth to further penetration of the California and Arizona dispensary networks and successful new product launches with our joint venture partners. Sales of cannabis related products continue to show resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to continue this positive momentum into 2021" stated Alex Somjen , President.

The Venom Extracts (" Venom ") branded product suite distributed throughout Arizona has been the primary catalyst for revenue growth of the Company. As of March 26 th , 2020 (see press release dated March 30th, 2020 ), Hollister Biosciences acquired Venom.  Since the closing, in the three quarters following, Venom contributed approximately CDN$38 million to the company's 2020 revenue.  In the entire year of 2020, Venom Extracts generated greater than CDN$ 40 million in revenue (and CDN$ 4.9 million in adjusted EBITDA), up from CDN$ 16.4 million in 2019 a 144% year over year revenue increase, and ending the year with a record month of sales for December totaling approximately CDN$5.5 million .

Venom Extracts sold over 4 million grams of product in 2020 accounting for up to 30 percent of category sales statewide in Arizona . The brand is positioned for continued growth in Arizona with the recently passed adult-use legislation, and endeavors to expand into California and benefit from the company's infrastructure and sales network of over 280 dispensaries. Marijuana Business Daily projects that Arizona's recreational market could generate up to $400 million in revenue its first year and more than $700 million by 2024.

In addition to Venom Extracts, Hollister's HashBone pre-rolls are the No. 1 hash-infused pre-roll in California and one of Hollister's signature products. The company recently received trademark approval for the HashBone brand in December. These premium hash-infused pre-rolls feature an artisan blend of 75 percent top-shelf flower and 25 percent cold water bubble hash. Hollister added a new HashBone Minis line in April of 2020. HashBone is now available in 280 dispensaries throughout California , a 40% increase since 2019.

In addition to record revenue growth, the company continued focus on core growth areas; enhancing existing product margins, expanding product penetration and same-store sales in California and Arizona , while continuing to diversify and expand its branded product portfolio. Some highlights of these efforts include completed agreements with Tommy Chong's Cannabis (See press release dated February 7th, 2020 ) and EasyRiders (See press release dated December 15 th , 2020 ) to add to the company's brand suite as well as the launch of the Dreamy Delivery direct-to-consumer platform (see press release dated December 22 nd , 2020 ) in San Francisco and Sacramento , and ongoing supply chain enhancements are in-review to improve operational efficiency and profit margins by controlling inputs and manufacturing.

The company looks forward to continuing to execute on its business plan and growth targets in 2021 and ahead.

About Hollister Biosciences Inc.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. is a multi-state cannabis company with a vision to be the sought-after premium brand portfolio of innovative, high-quality cannabis & hemp products. Hollister uses a high margin model, controlling the whole process from manufacture to sales to distribution or seed to shelf. Products from Hollister Biosciences Inc. include HashBone, the brand's premier artisanal hash-infused pre-roll, along with concentrates (shatter, budder, crumble), distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, vape products, and full-spectrum high CBD pet tinctures. Hollister Cannabis Co. additionally offers white-labeling manufacturing of cannabis products.  Our wholly-owned California subsidiary Hollister Cannabis Co is the 1st state and locally licensed cannabis company in the city of Hollister, CA birthplace of the "American Biker".

Website: www.hollistercannabisco.com

The CSE, nor its regulation services provider, does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "would", "project", "should", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this News Release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company's disclosure documents which can be found under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com

This press release includes reference "EBITDA" and "adjusted EBITDA", which are non-International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") financial measures. Non-IFRS measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted by removing other non-recurring or non-cash items, including the unrealized change in fair value and realized fair value adjustments on inventory sold in the period, share-based compensation expenses, depreciation of right-of-use assets, revaluation adjustments of financial assets and liabilities measured on a fair value basis and non-recurring transaction costs included in operating expenses. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have no direct comparable IFRS financial measures. The Company has used or included these non-IFRS measures solely to provide investors with added insight into the Company's financial performance. Readers are cautioned that such non-IFRS measure may not be appropriate for any other purpose. Non-IFRS measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

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Awakn Life Sciences Files Patent Application for a New Class of Entactogen-Like Molecules to Treat a Broad Range of Addictions

Awakn Life Sciences Files Patent Application for a New Class of Entactogen-Like Molecules to Treat a Broad Range of Addictions

Novel Entactogen NCE Series Enhances the Potential for Improved Treatment of Addiction

Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) (FSE: 954) ('Awakn'), a biotechnology company, researching, developing and delivering psychedelic therapeutics to treat addiction, announces the filing of a patent application for a new chemical series of entactogen-like molecules, further strengthening Awakn's intellectual property portfolio and pipeline for the treatment of a broad range of addictions including, but not limited to substance addictions such as Alcohol, and behavioural addictions, such as Gambling Disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour.

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Levitee Labs appoints Jenkins, Lahijani as directors

Levitee Labs appoints Jenkins, Lahijani as directors

Levitee Labs Inc. (CSE: LVT) (OTC: LVTTF) (FSE: 7H7) (the "Company" or "Levitee"), an integrative wellness company with a diversified portfolio of healthcare and wellness assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Jenkins and Amin Lahijani to the Board. Mr. Jenkins is a global financier who works with high-net-worth individuals. He has extensive experience in public markets and has helped secure millions of dollars in capital in private and public sectors. He is a highly regarded expert in negotiating, marketing, and advertising. Mr. Jenkins has completed hundreds of multimillion-dollar deals throughout his career, demanding top price for assets in all market conditions. Mr. Jenkins brings in-depth market knowledge and experience to the company.

Mr. Lahijani has a bachelor's from the University of Simon Fraser in Kinesiology. Mr. Lahijani has worked for multiple years as a kinesiologist specializing in injuries and recovery specifically focusing on the lower lumbar. Recently Mr. Lahijani has ventured into entrepreneurship. Mr. Lahijani Holding executive roles for 15 years with a variety of businesses with significant revenues.

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Awakn Life Sciences Signs MOU with Maps

Awakn Life Sciences Signs MOU with Maps

Agreement to Explore a Partnership for MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Europe

Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) (FSE: 954) ('Awakn'), a biotechnology company developing and delivering psychedelic therapeutics (medicines and therapies) to treat Addiction, announced today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to explore a partnership to utilize MDMA-assisted therapy to treat Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in Europe.

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Two thirds of physicians surveyed believe psilocybin therapy has potential benefit for patients with treatment-resistant depression

London, UK and New York, US, 19 January 2022

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS), a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health, and Sermo, a global leader in physician insights, today announced findings from a survey of Sermo physician members that showed two thirds (66%) of doctors surveyed believe psilocybin therapy has potential therapeutic benefit for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

More than 320 million people globally suffer with major depressive disorder (MDD) i the leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the fastest growing mental health illnesses ii . About a third of these patients 100 million people aren't helped by existing therapies and suffer with TRD iii .

Psilocybin therapy is an approach being investigated for the treatment of mental health challenges, including TRD. It combines the pharmacological effects of a synthesised version of psilocybin, a psychoactive substance that is an active ingredient in some species of mushrooms, with psychological support iv .

The survey of 259 Sermo member physicians, sponsored by COMPASS, was conducted in November 2021 and completed by participants from the US, the UK, France, Italy, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. Doctors were asked their views on the future of psychiatric therapy and the potential role of psilocybin therapy.

Key survey findings:

  • 66% of doctors surveyed believe psilocybin therapy has potential benefit for patients with TRD
  • 50% would prescribe psilocybin therapy, if it was approved; 32% are undecided
  • The greatest potential advantages to psilocybin treatment are believed to be: improved efficacy in treatment-resistant conditions (30%), rapid onset of action (26%), and different mechanism of action from existing therapies (19%)
  • The greatest potential barriers to treatment were cited as: needing a dedicated space for six to eight hours (28%), lack of trained therapists in a new model of psychological support (21%), and office infrastructure (15%)
  • Opinions on the optimal setting for psilocybin administration varied by region: 50% of European respondents said hospital; 42% of US respondents said specialised network of centres
  • Physicians also noted the need to educate healthcare professionals on the potential benefits of psilocybin therapy and on how to incorporate the therapy into their practice, if approved

"Severe mental illnesses, such as treatment-resistant depression, have affected too many people in society for too long. Physicians are looking for new approaches to accelerate the healing process, particularly for patients for whom current therapies have failed," said Murali Doraiswamy MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and an advisor to Sermo.

Dr Guy Goodwin, Chief Medical Officer, COMPASS Pathways, said: "These findings underline the fact that physicians need more options in helping patients suffering with treatment-resistant depression. COMPASS is developing COMP360 psilocybin therapy through a rigorous programme of research in the hope that we can offer just such an option. It's very encouraging to see that so many doctors see the potential that psilocybin could have and these insights will help us to understand how to introduce COMP360 psilocybin, with psychological support, into medical systems, if approved."

-Ends-

Survey methodology

The survey was designed to assess attitudes towards the use of psilocybin therapy in general, in psychiatry. The survey was conducted online via Sermo's RealTime platform and the random sample of physicians received compensation for their time and expertise. Survey limitations include sampling bias, inability to deduce causality from opinion polls, confounding variables not measured, and other factors.

About COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support. COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), and we have completed a phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites across Europe and North America. This was the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy clinical trial ever conducted, and our topline data showed a statistically significant (p www.compasspathways.com


Availability of other information about COMPASS Pathways

Investors and others should note that we communicate with our investors and the public using our website (www.compasspathways.com), our investor relations website (ir.compasspathways.com), and on social media (LinkedIn), including but not limited to investor presentations and investor fact sheets, US Securities and Exchange Commission filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. The information that we post on these channels and websites could be deemed to be material information. As a result, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in us to review the information that is posted on these channels, including the investor relations website, on a regular basis. This list of channels may be updated from time to time on our investor relations website and may include additional social media channels. The contents of our website or these channels, or any other website that may be accessed from our website or these channels, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.


Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may", "might", "will", "could", "would", "should", "expect", "intend", "plan", "objective", "anticipate", "believe", "contemplate", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" and "ongoing," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements include express or implied statements relating to, among other things, the safety or efficacy of psilocybin therapy, including COMP360, as a treatment for depression, COMPASS's business strategy and goals, including its ability to launch and commercialise products, COMPASS's expectations for the timing of its pivotal phase III programme and the potential for that or other trials to support regulatory filings and approvals, COMPASS's ability to continue to advance its research or develop plans to bring its product candidates to patients, including COMP360, clinicians' perceptions of the potential advantages and efficacy of COMP360 in relation to other available therapies, including any new therapies that may be approved for the indications we are investigating, and COMPASS's expectations regarding the benefits of psilocybin therapy and the effectiveness of its executive team. The forward-looking statements in this press release are neither promises nor guarantees, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond COMPASS's control and which could cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, among others: preclinical research and clinical development is lengthy and uncertain, and therefore our preclinical studies and clinical trials may be delayed or terminated, or may never advance to or in the clinic; and those risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in COMPASS's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 9 March 2021 and in subsequent filings made by COMPASS with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except as required by law, COMPASS disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the event of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are based on COMPASS's current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof.

About Sermo

Sermo turns physician experience, expertise, and observations into actionable insights for the global healthcare community. Engaging with more than 1.3 million HCPs across 150 countries, the company provides physicians with a social platform and unique community that fosters impactful peer-to-peer collaboration & discussions about issues that are important to them and their patients. Sermo offers on demand access to physicians via a suite of proprietary technology to provide business intelligence that benefits pharmaceutical, healthcare partners, and the medical community at large. To learn more, visit www.sermo.com .


Enquiries

Media: Tracy Cheung, tracy@compasspathways.com, +44 7966 309024
Investors: Stephen Schultz, stephen.schultz@compasspathways.com, +1 401 290 7324


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Levitee Labs Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement of up to $3,000,000

Levitee Labs Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement of up to $3,000,000

  • Offering is priced at $0.20 per offered unit, with a full warrant at $0.40 for 24 months
  • Proceeds to be used for organic and inorganic growth initiatives and refocusing the company on clinical healthcare with a focus on addiction services

Levitee Labs Inc. (CSE: LVT) (OTC: LVTTF) (FSE: 7H7) (the " Company " or " Levitee "), an integrative wellness company with a diversified portfolio of healthcare and wellness assets, is pleased to announce that it is proposing to complete a non-brokered private placement (the " Private Placement ") of up to 15,000,000 units (the " Units ") at a price of $0.20 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to CAD$3,000,000. The Private Placement is subject to approval from the Canadian Securities Exchange.

Each Offered Unit will be composed of one common share of the Corporation (a " Unit Share ") and one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a " Warrant "). Each Warrant will be exercisable at $0.40 per share for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The Company will pay a finder's fee of 8% on the gross proceeds of the Private Placement from subscribers introduced by certain finders, and will issue such number of finder's warrants (" Finder's Warrants ") as is equal to 8% of the Units sold to subscribers introduced by certain finders. Each Finder's Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (a " Finder's Warrant Share ") at a price of $0.40 per Finder's Warrant Share for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance. All securities issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a four month and one day hold period. The Offered Units are expected to be eligible for registered accounts.

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Awakn Responds to OTC Markets Request on Recent Promotional Activity

Awakn Responds to OTC Markets Request on Recent Promotional Activity

Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) (FSE: 954) ("Awakn"), a biotechnology company developing and delivering psychedelic therapeutics (medicines and therapies) to treat addiction, announces that it has been requested by OTC Markets Group Inc. ("OTC Markets") to issue this statement about certain promotional activity concerning its common stock.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, OTC Markets informed the Company that it became aware of certain promotional activities concerning the Company and its common stock traded on the OTCQB Marketplace, specifically the distribution of promotional emails on January 12, 2022, by third-parties discussing the growing ketamine revolution, citing the Company's potential growth in the space. Upon review, the Company determined that a third party, which was not engaged by the Company or any of its officers, directors, controlling shareholders or any third-party service providers distributed promotional emails. The Company had no editorial oversight of the promotional material or any opportunity to review in advance of the distribution; however, the Company has subsequently reviewed the specific details related to the Company that were included in such promotional emails, and has confirmed these details to be factual. The Company wishes to caution readers that the statements made in such promotional emails are speculative in nature. For more complete and specific information regarding the Company, its prospects and the risks associated with those prospects, readers should review the Company's public filings on SEDAR, its website and other reliable sources. The Company encourages investors to contact their investment advisors prior to making any investment.

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