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Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC)

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Smoke Cartel, Inc. is a top online retailer and wholesaler of glass water pipes, vaporizers, and other related accessories for the cannabis industry. In 2014, the Company commenced operations in the State of Georgia. It was formerly known as Lemont, Inc. In August 2017, it changed its corporate name to Smoke Cartel, Inc. Smoke Cartel is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia and lists on the OTC Markets.

Smoke Cartel operates in varied verticals within the online headshop industry. This consists of, but is not limited to, the sales of consumer products via online retail, sales of wholesale products to other retailers, the design and manufacturing of branded products, and shipping and fulfillment services. The Company’s retail division has greater than 90,000 customers in 44 nations.

Smoke Cartel earlier acquired and undertook the integration of UPC Distribution into Glassheads Distribution, the wholesale division of Smoke Cartel. It then rebranded its Glassheads Distribution division as Smoke Cartel Wholesale. Furthermore, it acquired and integrated Early Bird Distribution and all of its brands. Therefore, this expanded Smoke Cartel into new markets, such as the pet industry.

Smoke Cartel has covered a wide niche of glassware. The Company’s plan is to focus on non-glass products and accessories in the future to expand product selection and to reach new markets. Smoke Cartel currently has nine branded product lines to serve diverse demographics in the smoking accessory marketplace.

Smoke Cartel has launched AskVape.com. This is a one-stop online vape shop. The site offers vaporizers, e-juice, vape parts, and accessories all in one convenient location.

Earlier last month, Smoke Cartel announced that it re-released MidnightToke.com as a female-friendly cannabis culture storefront. MidnightToke.com was bought with a bundle of domains as part of a KushCo Holdings, Inc. purchase agreement in 2018. Midnight Toke has undergone re-launch to capture the attention of female cannabis consumers.

Smoke Cartel has released WeedAlmighty.com as a cannabis content and gaming platform. WeedAlmighty.com is the Company’s latest website launch. It centers on a trendy cannabis audience through using astute plays on common-use online gaming and modern content news. WeedAlmighty is a new place in the industry for the latest cannabis news, cannabis lifestyle information, as well as culture articles.

Smoke Cartel, Inc. (SMKC), closed Monday's trading session at $0.82, even for the day, on 2,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,188 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.509/$4.84.

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Hunter Oil Corp. (HOILF)

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Hunter Oil Corp., through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, operates, and exploits crude oil and natural gas properties in the U.S. The Company previously went by the name Enhanced Oil Resources, Inc. It changed its name to Hunter Oil Corp. in August of 2016. Hunter Oil has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

Hunter Oil owns and operates two large, historic oil fields in the Permian Basin of Eastern New Mexico. These are the Milnesand and Chaveroo fields. Historical production of these two fields is approximately 40 million barrels. The Milnesand and Chaveroo fields were initially developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s with vertical well production technology. This left substantial recoverable reserves behind.

The Company has a 100 percent Working Interest (WI) in Milnesand and Chaveroo. In the Permian Basin of New Mexico Hunter holds greater than 23,000 gross acres. It has been preparing its Chaveroo and Milnesand Oil fields for an infield horizontal redevelopment of the San Andres formation, providing the Company with drill-ready assets. Hunter Oil’s preparations include obtaining an agreed compliance order (ACO) with the New Mexico Conservation Division.

Hunter Oil announced in October of 2018 that it completed the previously announced return of capital distribution of USD $1.25 (CAD $1.625) per common share. This distribution represents substantially all of the proceeds received by Hunter Oil from the sale of its assets announced August 31, 2018, less outstanding liabilities and a reserve for working capital. The Company’s plan is to work to locate, evaluate, and where advisable, negotiate to acquire interests in more oil and gas properties.

Hunter Oil announced in November 2018 the appointment of Mr. Bryant Pike as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), which was effective immediately. Mr. Pike is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). He has greater than 15 years of financial experience.

To control costs, Hunter Oil announced that effective October 31, 2018, it closed its Houston, Texas office and consolidated Management functions in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hunter Oil Corp. (HOILF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.1471, even for the day, on 2,000 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 432 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0032/$2.009.

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3PEA International, Inc. (TPNL)

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3PEA International, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of innovative prepaid card programs and processing services. These are for corporate, consumer, and government applications. Through its PaySign® brand, the Company designs and develops payment solutions, prepaid card programs, and customized payment services. 3PEA’s customers include healthcare companies, major pharmaceutical companies, and source plasma providers. Its customers also include large multinationals, prestigious universities, and social media companies. 3PEA International has its head office in Henderson, Nevada.

Fundamentally, 3PEA is a payment processor and debit card program manager. It manages programs for many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers with co-pay assistance products designed to maximize new patient acquisition, retention, and adherence. The Company’s customizable prepaid solutions provide considerable cost savings. This is while improving brand recognition and customer loyalty.

3PEA has its PaySign® brand of prepaid cards. This includes solutions for corporate incentives, payroll, public sector, pharmaceutical co-pay assistance, and source plasma donations, general spend reloadable and other market niches. By way of the PaySign platform, the Company provides an assortment of services. These include transaction processing, cardholder enrolment, value loading, cardholder account management, reporting, and customer service.

3PEA International has expanded its PaySign® brand of prepaid cards to the automotive market with PaySign Connect for Automobile Dealerships. The complete PaySign Connect prepaid solution is a customizable, multi-purpose platform tailored to the unique needs of auto dealerships. Furthermore, the Company entered into an agreement with Visa, where 3PEA International exclusively issues Visa-branded prepaid cards for the PaySign® brand.

In March, 3PEA International reported financial results for Q4 and full year ended December 31, 2018. Revenue for the year ending December 31, 2018 was $23.4 million. This represents an increase of 54 percent versus $15.2 million the previous year. Gross Profit increased 70 percent to $11.4 million or 49 percent of Revenues, versus $6.7 million or 44 percent of Revenues in 2017.

Net Income attributable to the Company was $2.6 million. This represents an increase of 44 percent versus $1.8 million the year before. Earnings per Basic Share was $.06 in comparison to $.04 the year previous.

3PEA International, Inc. (TPNL), closed Monday's trading session at $7.96, up 0.13%, on 423,707 volume with 2,363 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 340,657 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.11/$8.49.

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Aspen Group, Inc. (ASPU)

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Aspen Group, Inc. is a for-profit post-secondary education company - an education technology holding enterprise. It owns two accredited universities. These are Aspen University and United States University. The mission of Aspen University is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education to attain sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families. Aspen Group is headquartered in New York, New York.

Aspen University’s dedication is to provide the highest quality education experiences taught by top-tier faculty. Greater than 50 percent of Aspen University’s faculty hold doctoral degrees. Degrees offered by Aspen University include Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Certificates. Aspen University has its School of Professional Studies, School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Management, School of Information Technology, and College of Arts and Sciences.

In 1997, United States University commenced its institutional history as InterAmerican College in National City, California. In 2010, the school was renamed United States University. United States University has its campus in the heart of San Diego, California. The University is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. United States University offers Bachelor and Master level degree programs in nursing, education, health science, and business & management.

In March, Aspen Group announced financial results for its 2019 fiscal Q3 ended January 31, 2019, highlighted by record Revenue of $8,494,627. This represents an increase of 49 percent versus Q3 of fiscal year 2018. Gross Profit totaled $4,221,939 or a 50 percent margin. This represents a 46 percent increase versus the previous fiscal year Q3.

Net Loss applicable to Shareholders was ($2,355,940), versus a Net Loss of ($2,147,945) in the prior fiscal year Q3. Diluted Net Loss per Share was $(0.13), versus a loss of $(0.15) in the prior fiscal year Q3.

Of note is that Aspen Group acquired United States University (USU) and all its operating expenses on December 1, 2017. USU Revenues contributed roughly 21 percent of the quarterly revenues for Aspen Group versus 19 percent in the prior quarter.

Also, in March, Aspen Group announced the WASC Senior College and University Commission’s (WSCUC) formal acceptance of United States University’s Special Visit Review that resulted in confirmation of the University’s accreditation. At its February 22, 2019 meeting, WSCUC provided formal notification of its acceptance of the institutional report as a result of its Special Visit that took place on November 28-30, 2018.

Aspen Group, Inc. (ASPU), closed Monday's trading session at $5.07, down 4.88%, on 73,692 volume with 187 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,404 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.40/$8.50.

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Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (EMHTF)

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Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. is a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis. Its team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, as well as marketing. The Company’s focus is on developing proprietary, value-added cannabis products for medical and adult-use customers. Emerald Health Therapeutics is based in Victoria, British Columbia and the Company lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

Emerald Health Therapeutics is essentially a vertically integrated, seed-to-sale business. It is part of the Emerald Health group, which is broadly focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits through interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.

Emerald’s emphasis is on enhancing health through cannabis science. The Company is a Licensed Producer under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Emerald produces and sells dried cannabis and cannabis oil for medical and recreational purposes.

Emerald Health Therapeutics announced this past January that it closed its 51:49 JV with Emerald Health Bioceuticals (EHB), named the above-mentioned Emerald Health Naturals (EHN). Emerald has invested $5,000,000 for 51 percent equity ownership of EHN. EHB has granted EHN the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to EHB’s award-winning product line in exchange for 49 percent equity ownership of EHN. EHB’s product line comprises nutritional supplements and these supplements use non-cannabis, non-psychoactive plant-based bioactive compounds to support the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Last month, Emerald Health Therapeutics announced that its 50 percent-owned joint venture (JV) for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms Corp., received from Health Canada its seventh amendment to its cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, British Columbia. The additional roughly 206,000 square feet of growing area in the fourth and final quadrant of the greenhouse brings Pure Sunfarms’ total licensed cannabis production area to about 1.03 million sq. ft. in 16 grow rooms. The expectation is that the newly licensed area will be fully planted by the end of this month.

Moreover, last month, Emerald Health Therapeutics announced it fulfilled its initial purchase order of cannabis from Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). Dr. Avtar Dhillon, President and Executive Chairman of Emerald Health Therapeutics, said, “As we scale up production in our wholly-owned, premium indoor growing facility, Verdélite, and our large-scale, state-of-the-art joint venture greenhouse operation, Pure Sunfarms, we are consistently meeting our supply commitments of Emerald-branded adult-use cannabis in British Columbia and Newfoundland Labrador, and we are now prepared to provide the same service to the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation and other provinces.”

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (EMHTF), closed Monday's trading session at $3.1339, up 3.43%, on 414,978 volume with 931 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 521,283 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.48/$4.50.

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Thunder Energies Corporation (TNRG)

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Thunder Energies Corporation concentrates on the manufacture, sale, and service of diverse technologies in the U.S. The Company previously went by the name Thunder Fusion Corporation. In May 2014, it changed its corporate name to Thunder Energies Corporation. Listed on the OTC Markets, Thunder Energies is based in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

The Company markets its technologies via three divisions. These are Optical Instruments, Combustion Equipment, and Nuclear Instruments. Concerning the Division of Optical Equipment, its emphasis is the production, promotion, sale and service of pairs of Galileo telescopes with convex lenses to detect matter-galaxies & Santilli telescopes with concave lenses to detect antimatter-galaxies (international patent pending).

Regarding the Division of Combustion Equipment, its focus is the production, promotion, sale and service of the novel HyperFurnace that attains the total combustion of fossil fuels and an enhanced energy output (patented and international patents pending).

Pertaining to the Division of Nuclear Equipment, the production, promotion, sale and service of the Santilli Thermal Neutron Source is based on a novel synthesis of the neutron from a hydrogen gas (international patent pending).

Thunder Energies’ Division of Combustion is successfully continuing the development of the new chemical species of gas named MagneHydrogen. The Company has secured the required domain names, has applied for available trademark protections and is finalizing engineering schematics for the first production of MagneHydrogen, separated from commercially available MagneGas through standard Pressure Swing Absorption equipment.

Last month, Thunder Energies announced the initiation of the construction of a prototype Precious Metal Detector. Funding is from the S1 registration on record with GHS Investments in New York. Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli, Thunder Energies’ Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased to announce that, thanks to the availability of funds, our Company has initiated works necessary for the construction of a prototype Precious Metal Detector based on our Directional Neutron Source…”

Last week, Thunder Energies announced the initiation of construction of its Precious Metal Detector in conformity with the recent upgrade of the Letter of Intent (LOI) for its test and use.

Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli stated, "I am pleased to report the initiation of construction of the prototype Thunder Energies Precious Metal Detector following completion of all background research… We are currently completing the design of the Directional Neutron Source needed in mining operations and look forward with great confidence to the successful completion of the project."

Thunder Energies Corporation (TNRG), closed Monday's trading session at $0.00, down 3.33%, on 1,200 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,728 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.51/$0.10.

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Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (TURV)

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Two Rivers Water & Farming Company is building a new water model for the arid regions of the southwestern United States. The Company assembles its water assets through acquiring irrigated farmland with senior water rights because 85 percent of water rights in the arid southwest are owned by agricultural interests. Two Rivers transforms the value of its water rights and farmland through continually developing operations that produce more revenues and better profit margins. OTCQB-listed, Two Rivers Water & Farming has its corporate office in Denver, Colorado. GrowCo, Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of the Company (majority-owned subsidiary).

GrowCo was established to build greenhouses and processing facilities for lease to licensed marijuana growers in Colorado. GrowCo, via its subsidiaries, combines proprietary greenhouse technology with the water, land, and capital to construct state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities for licensed marijuana growers. GrowCo centers on the construction of cannabis greenhouses and providing financing and administrative services to the tenants of the greenhouses.

Two Rivers is currently focusing on expanding its agriculture activity through growing hemp. The Company’s produce sells to national accounts by way of its wholly-owned subsidiary Dionisio Farms & Produce. Concerning Water, Two Rivers owns a portfolio of water rights in the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado, acquired in connection with its purchases of irrigated farmland.

The Company has created a separate company to focus on its existing and future investments in water. The new subsidiary is Water Redevelopment Company - a Delaware corporation. Its first area of concentration is in the Huerfano-Cucharas river basin in southeastern Colorado. At present, its farm operations convert feed crop farmland into fruit and vegetable crop production in Pueblo County, Colorado.

Two Rivers provides greenhouses and processing facilities for licensed marijuana growers in Colorado on land with water rights not used for fruit and vegetable crop production. It also develops Metropolitan Districts to serve underserved communities in rural areas in which the Company’s farmland and water rights are located.

In February, Two Rivers Water & Farming Company announced it entered into an agreement to purchase three hemp-focused businesses. These are Vaxa Global, LLC; Ekstrak Labs LLC, and Gramz Holdings, LLC, to purchase from EASBY Land & Cattle Company, LLC.

Mr. Wayne Harding, Two Rivers Water & Farming Company Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited about the potential synergies of our acquisition of Vaxa, Ekstrak and Gramz. Vaxa, Ekstrak and Gramz are expanding into the Western United States. Vaxa is planning to grow hemp on land owned and water supplied by Two Rivers. Ekstrak is the lab and extraction facilities.  Gramz provides end user products. Taken as a whole, we are one of the few companies that plan to be vertically integrated in the hemp space – from seed to products.”

Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (TURV), closed Monday's trading session at $0.285, down 0.70%, on 110,856 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 291,842 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079/$0.349.

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Zynex, Inc. (ZYXI)

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Zynex, Inc. is a medical technology company listed on the OTCQB. It specializes in the manufacture and sale of non-invasive medical devices for pain management, stroke rehabilitation, neuro diagnostics, cardiac and blood volume monitoring. In addition, the Company is developing a new blood volume monitor (non-invasive Blood Volume Monitor, CM-1500) for use in hospitals and surgery centers. Zynex was founded by Mr. Thomas Sandgaard, the Company’s current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Zynex has its corporate office in Englewood, Colorado.

The Company’s product lines are completely developed, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, and commercially sold internationally. Zynex engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells its own design of medical devices in three subsidiaries.

Zynex Medical is a provider of electrotherapy products for home use. Zynex Monitoring Solutions develops products for cardiac monitoring for use in hospitals. Zynex NeuroDiagnostics develops devices for EMG and EEG diagnostic purposes in the neurology clinic markets.

The Company’s belief is that its non-invasive Blood Volume Monitor, CM-1500, will be the first device to provide an indication of fluid balance and blood loss in the operating room or potential post-surgical internal bleeding in recovery. Zynex markets and sells its own design of electrotherapy medical devices used for pain management and rehabilitation.

Furthermore, Zynex markets and sells its proprietary NeuroMove device designed to help recovery of stroke and spinal cord injury patients. The design of the NeuroMove™ device is to assist stroke survivors in regaining movement using the brain's ability to rewire itself, also known as "neuro-plasticity".

New products in Zynex’s portfolio include JetStream Hot/Cold Therapy, Aspen LSO Backbracing and Comfortrac cervical traction. All of these products are targeted at treating acute and chronic pain without side-effects. Zynex also has its NexWave product. NexWave is a prescription only 3-in-1 device with Interferential, TENS, and NMES. These three proven modalities have been used for greater than three decades to help patients manage their pain symptoms and decrease or eliminate their requirement for pain medication. NexWave: Electrotherapy for Pain Management was FDA cleared in 2011.

Zynex, Inc. (ZYXI), closed Monday's trading session at $4.65, up 3.33%, on 48,042 volume with 238 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 38,977 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.40/$5.90.

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Vitalibis, Inc. (VCBD)

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Vitalibis, Inc. is a technology-based seller of premium, full spectrum phyto-cannabinoid rich (PCR) products. The Company is also a seller of personal care and organic certified nutritional products formulated with first-class hemp extracts. Vitalibis is working to be an iconic lifestyle brand that promotes health and wellness within the fast-growing medicinal cannabis industry. OTCQB-listed, has its corporate office in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Company’s focus is selling branded, full spectrum, phyto-cannabinoid rich hemp oil products, cold processed skincare, body care and organic certified nutritional products, which are safe and effective. All of its products are made using cold-processed technology, to minimize heat and harmful ingredients.

Vitalibis has a technology integration agreement to license the state-of-the-art newkleus™ technology to facilitate its micro-influencer sales model and enhance and complement its social media strategy. The agreement grants Vitalibis an exclusive license for the newkleus patent-pending, user-generated content (UGC) technology for all applications in the cannabis industry.

Regarding its products, the Company’s Vitalibis Signature 300 is a full spectrum, phyto-cannabinoid rich (PCR) hemp oil blended with Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) from coconut oil. Furthermore, its Vitalibis Daily Wellness capsules are a certified organic super-food specifically formulated to promote overall wellness and balanced health.

Recently, Vitalibis announced that it launched its newest product, the Vitalibis Soothing Body Cream. The Vitalibis Soothing Body Cream contains a number of oils that provide a cooling/warming sensation to targeted areas. It does so while leaving the skin feeling moisturized.

Also recently, Vitalibis announced that it entered into a Business Alliance Agreement with Aromatics International. Vitalibis will market and sell certain Aromatics International essential oil products within a newly launched Curated Products section of the Vitalibis website.

Mr. Steven Raack, Vitalibis Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Aligning with Aromatics International is an exciting next step for us as we continue to build out our business strategies from a technology and product standpoint. Working with Aromatics International brings to the Vitalibis community high-quality essential oils and associated educational content. We will continue to identify and align with brands focused on product quality, safety and efficacy as we build a movement around personal and environmental wellness.”

Vitalibis, Inc. (VCBD), closed Monday's trading session at $1.48, up 2.07%, on 3,570 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,624 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.55/$4.90.

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Xanthic Biopharma, Inc. (GGBXF)

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Xanthic Biopharma, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the cultivation, processing, production, distribution, and retailing of cannabis and cannabis-infused products in the United States. The Company has been operating under the trade name "Green Growth Brands" since the November 9, 2018 closing of its reverse take-over of the existing Xanthic entity. Xanthic Biopharma has its corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Led by Mr. Peter Horvath, the Company’s team consists of retail and consumer packaged goods experts with decades of experience building successful brands. This week, Xanthic Biopharma announced that it is changing its corporate name to Green Growth Brands, Inc. The formal name change represents the next step toward the Company’s goal of becoming the premier cannabis and CBD-infused personal-care product retailer in North America.

Green Growth Brands offers cannabis, tetrahydro cannabidol, cannabidiol, and cannabis-infused consumer products. The Company also offers technology and consulting services for the cannabis industry.

Its brands include CAMP. This is a store for the cannabis community to find first-class products that support and enhance their active lifestyle. Brands also include Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy. This is a line of CBD infused beauty products - from body wash, lotions and balms, to hair care, lip balm and sun products. In addition, brands include Meri+Jayne that crafts and curates a mix of cannabis products.

Furthermore, Company brands include Green Lily and The Source dispensaries. The Source is the retail brand of Nevada Organic Remedies, LLC. This is a vertically integrated medical and retail marijuana company, which holds four Nevada marijuana licenses.

Recently, Mr. Peter Horvath, Chief Executive Officer of Green Growth Brands, stated, "Less than two months after our RTO with Xanthic Biopharma, we are excited to be officially changing our name. 'Green Growth Brands' is reflective of the core of our business, creating exceptional experiences for consumers through our emotionally driven brands."

Xanthic Biopharma, Inc. (GGBXF), closed Monday's trading session at $3.5369, up 1.39%, on 181,272 volume with 323 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 204,983 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.8068/$5.205.

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Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF)

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Trevali Mining Corporation is a zinc-focused, base metals company listed on the OTC Markets’ OTCQX. Its strategy includes reaching mid-tier Mining Company status through a combination of organic growth and unique deals and strategic alliances. The Company is a pure-play producer with industry-leading leverage to zinc with 80 -85 percent of revenue coming from zinc production. Trevali Mining has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company is centering exploration activities in highly prospective, under-explored terrain in nations and regions that offer security of tenure and support mineral deposit development. Production has risen each year for five straight years. Resources at all mines remain open for expansion with exploration drill programs continuing. Glencore is a cornerstone strategic shareholder - 25.6 percent.

Trevali Mining has four mines. These are the wholly-owned Santander mine in Peru, the wholly-owned Caribou mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, the Company’s 80 percent owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, and its 90 percent owned Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso.

Regarding the Bathurst Mining Camp, Trevali Mining acquired five strategic mineral claim blocks from partner Glencore subject to a 2 percent NSR (Net Smelter Return) for any future production for a total of 3,520 ha of area, expanding Trevali's total land holdings to 11,380 ha in the Camp. The Company also owns the Halfmile and Stratmat base metal deposits in New Brunswick. Currently, these are undergoing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) reviewing their potential development.

Trevali Mining and Puma Exploration, Inc. completed their Phase 1 Drilling Program on the Murray Brook Deposit. The Program consisted of 4,481 meters of drilling within 13 new holes and the deepening of hole MB17-01. The Murray Brook Deposit - the core of the Strategic Alliance between the companies - is 10 kilometers west of Trevali’s Caribou Mine and 10 kilometers east of Trevali’s Restigouche Deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick.

Recently, Trevali Mining reported a downgrade of the 2018 production guidance for the Caribou mine because of challenging rock mass conditions. The expectation is that increased zinc production from Perkoa operations will partially offset metal losses. Trevali reiterated it remains on course to realize its 2018 consolidated zinc production guidance.

Trevali Mining Corporation (TREVF), closed Monday's trading session at $0.35, up 14.38%, on 1,842,590 volume with 46 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,183,190 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2396/$1.019.

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Tapinator, Inc. (TAPM)

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Tapinator, Inc. is a developer and publisher of mobile games and decentralized applications on the iOS, Google Play, Amazon and Ethereum platforms. The Company generates revenues through the sale of branded advertisements, paid downloadable games, as well as premium in-game content. Mr. Ilya Nikolayev is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Nikolayev is an accomplished technology executive. He formerly served as the CEO and Co-Founder of Familybuilder.

Tapinator is headquartered in New York, New York. An emerging mobile gaming leader, the Company has product development teams in the United States, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Russia. Formed in 2013, Tapinator lists on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.

Tapinator's portfolio consists of more than 300 mobile gaming titles. These collectively have achieved greater than 450 million player downloads. This includes games such as ROCKY™, Video Poker Classic, Solitaire Dash and Dice Mage. The Company has shifted its focus from Rapid-Launch Games to the more lucrative Full-featured Games opportunity.

Tapinator has established a new subsidiary, Revolution Blockchain, LLC, to develop and publish distributed apps and games that take advantage of blockchain technology. Revolution Blockchain's initial product will leverage blockchain technology for payment (the purchase and sale of virtual assets) and the storage of these assets by way of non-fungible tokens that live on the blockchain. Tapinator has released the Early Access version of BitPainting. This is a crypto-collectibles platform for the global art market.

Recently, Tapinator announced a global distribution deal for its Solitaire Dash mobile game with Cheetah Mobile (CMCM). With this four-year initial agreement, CMCM becomes the exclusive international distributor for all mobile versions of the Solitaire Dash game. CMCM is a foremost mobile internet company. It aims to provide leading apps for mobile users around the world and connect users with personalized content powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Also recently, Tapinator announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and the filing of its quarterly report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, Tapinator achieved Revenue of roughly $681,000, Bookings of $1,088,000, a Net Loss of roughly $608,000, and adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of roughly ($26,000). These represent year-over-year changes of -20 percent, 21 percent, 20 percent and -121 percent, respectively.

Mr. Andrew Merkatz, President of Tapinator, commented on the quarterly results, "Overall, our year-to-date results and outlook for the 2018 full year have come in below our earlier expectations. While we believe strongly in our core strategy of focusing on a limited number of Full-Featured Games and Apps that can achieve long-term leadership within their respective category, the growth in our Full-Featured business has been negatively impacted by new product launch delays, and the growth that we have achieved has been overshadowed by an accelerated decline from our legacy Rapid-Launch Games. On a positive note, however, the partnership that we announced at the beginning of Q3 with Cheetah Mobile for the distribution of Solitaire Dash is off to a strong start, and our near term product pipeline is robust…''

Tapinator, Inc. (TAPM), closed Monday's trading session at $0.0331, down 5.43%, on 95,445 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 145,898 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0155/$0.15.

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The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (WTER)

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The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. has developed an inventive, state-of-the-art, proprietary electrolysis beverage process. This process produces healthy alkaline water. The water is packaged and sold in 500ml, 700ml, 1-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88®. Alkaline88's premier alkaline water is a pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. OTCQB-listed, The Alkaline Water Company is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Company currently packages and sells its alkaline water to more than 40,000 retail locations in all 50 states. The design of Alkaline88 is to encourage daily consumption of Alkaline Water through a consumer-oriented bulk delivery system aimed at removing expensive small bottles from the distribution supply chain. The production of Alkaline88 is at an 8.8 pH, intended to achieve optimal body balance.

The Alkaline Water Company incorporated 84 beneficial trace Himalayan minerals to make Alkaline88 especially unique to other pH waters. It uses an advanced Electrochemically Activated Water (ECA) system to create 8.8 pH drinking water without the use of any chemicals. The ECA process utilizes specialized electronic cells coated with a variety of rare earth minerals to produce scientifically engineered water. Alkaline88® is now available at select retailers in a 1.5-liter bottle and a 1-liter 6-pack.

Recently, The Alkaline Water Company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, A88 Infused Beverage Division, Inc., entered into an exclusive formulation, development, and supply agreement with American Nutritional Products, Inc. (ANP), based in Carson City, Nevada. ANP has agreed to initially develop 5 to 7 functional waters. These include 3 to 4 in the CBD area and 2 to 3 in the vitamin and antioxidant segment. With this Agreement, A88 Infused will be granted the exclusive right to products developed by ANP, which will be used in the development of The Alkaline Water Company’s new line of infused beverages.

Additionally, in October, The Alkaline Water Company announced that Massachusetts based Shaw’s®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons, will be selling Alkaline88® in more than 150 store locations across the Northeastern U.S.

Mr. Richard A. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Alkaline Water Company, said, “We are proud to partner with a company with such a long and distinguished history of operating in the Northeastern United States. This completes our coast to coast expansion in the Safeway/Albertsons family, one of the most important steps in establishing our national brand footprint.”

The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (WTER), closed Monday's trading session at $2.41, up 0.84%, on 540,069 volume with 2,297 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 740,106 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.845/$5.5625.

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TheMaven, Inc. (MVEN)

InvestorsHub and Stockhouse reported on TheMaven, Inc. (MVEN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

TheMaven, Inc. is an expert-driven, group media network. Its advanced platform serves, by invitation-only, an alliance of professional, independent channel partners. TheMaven’s Executive team and operational Board members include digital media pioneers Mr. James Heckman and Mr. Ross Levinsohn, and technology innovators Mr. Bill Sornsin and Mr. Ben Joldersma. A digital media start-up, TheMaven is based in Seattle, Washington.

Maven provides elite content leaders an end-to-end digital platform within a cooperative that shares resources and distribution and maximizes monetization. Maven enables partners to focus on the essential drivers of their businesses - creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading, and interacting with the communities and constituencies they serve. The Company enables partners to do so through providing broader distribution, more community engagement, and efficient advertising and membership programs.

Maven announced in January of this year that it agreed to acquire HubPages in a union that brings together greater than 40 million monthly unique users in a single premium digital media network, the two companies announced after signing a Letter of Intent (LOI).

HubPages’ network will undergo migration to Maven’s publishing and community platform, relaunched as part of a single premium network, on one platform for advertisers. The expectation is that moving the network to Maven will improve traffic, engagement, and monetization. HubPages will remain a vital “cultivating” network, at HubPages.com.

Maven is partnering with Po.et to provide Maven’s content creators protection from improper use of their content and ensure fair monetization. Po.et is a blockchain-based open universal ledger for digital creative assets. Po.et will provide Maven publishers with the ability to timestamp and validate their content and digital assets in an unchangeable system, which will automatically issue digital ownership certificates.

Recently, Maven announced it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Say Media as part of a three-way fusion, along with HubPages, which will bring together former competitors to create a dominant platform for professional, independent publishers. Maven, Say Media, and HubPages will continue to trade under the MVEN ticker symbol.

Furthermore, Maven is adding team-sports “franchises” to its extensive coalition of elite independent publishers (mavens). It is doing so through re-launching a business model its Founders invented more than two decades ago at Rivals.com.

Maven is partnering with The Sports Xchange (TSX) to implement a nationwide, professional network of sports journalists. These journalists will provide authentic, on-the-ground content, analysis and community engagement for fans of every professional and major college team in North America.

TheMaven, Inc. (MVEN), closed Monday's trading session at $0.61, up 1.67%, on 12,286 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,565 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$1.75.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SinglePoint, Inc. (SING).

SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB:SING) announces the availability of a NetworkNewsAudio publication titled, “Data and Connectivity Take Center Stage in Changing World of Automobile Technology.” To hear the NetworkNewsWire Audio version, visit: http://nnw.fm/pE7KW. To read the full editorial, visit: http://nnw.fm/6ajDv. Also today, the company was featured in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The Impaired Driving Safety Commission, a body that was set up by Michigan’s Governor, has recommended that the state should not set any threshold for the THC content in someone’s blood before that person is regarded as being impaired while driving.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is a diversified holding company with operations in multiple industries and verticals including two high-performing market sectors: legal cannabis and cryptocurrencies. SinglePoint has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a recognizable brand with a diverse portfolio of undervalued subsidiaries with multiple revenue streams.

SinglePoint is researching opportunities where it can be an active participant by influencing the strategy and direction of high-potential companies whose verified assets offer attractive possibilities for shareholders. The company is guided by a visionary leadership team with extensive experience in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital.

SinglePoint is bullish on the cannabis industry, bitcoin and blockchain technologies, which is evident in its recent acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. Recent SinglePoint key highlights include:

  • A joint venture with Smart Cannabis Corporation (OTC: SCNA) to license and market Smart Cannabis’ SMART APP. SMART APP enables cannabis growers to measure all aspects of cultivation, from soil nutrient levels to watering cycles and carbon dioxide content in the air. SMART APP will integrate SinglePoint’s bitcoin payment solution to enable growers to process safer and more secure transactions.
  • A joint venture with Global Payout (OTC: GOHE) will build on existing financial technology solutions developed by SinglePoint and Global Payout’s subsidiary MoneyTrac Technology, Inc., to fully optimize the delivery of mobile payment applications for domestic and international organizations.
  • A joint venture with AppSwarm (OTC: SWRM) to start development on a proprietary delivery application that will enable licensed cannabis delivery services and licensed dispensaries to safely make in-home cannabis deliveries.
  • Signed original “Shark Tank” member Kevin Harrington as company spokesman for an innovative, compatible virtual wallet to store any type of cryptocurrency. Harrington recently finished shooting a new national ad campaign featuring SinglePoint and the virtual wallet’s secure method of storing cryptocurrencies.
  • Entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of Bitcoin Beyond, a premier platform that enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments using existing web-enabled point-of-sale devices.
  • Through SING subsidiary, SingleSeed, the company will soon offer a proprietary cryptocurrency solution that links both cannabis merchants and consumers who seek to take advantage of bitcoin-powered transactions using debit and credit cards. In addition to making bitcoin-backed card purchases possible, the solution enables cannabis dispensaries to digitally track and manage their product inventories, performing tasks like uploading product data, photos and descriptions. The system deducts items automatically from a dispensary’s product listings when a purchase is made. While this fully KYC-AML compliant point-of-sale platform can be utilized for any other retail setting, it will fill a critical need in the underbanked cannabis industry as it continues to seek non-cash payment solutions outside of traditional banking circles.

SinglePoint CEO and founder Greg Lambrecht leads the company in its mission to capture opportunities through an aggressive expansion strategy across a broad range of assets. Lambrecht oversees all company operations including investor relations, leadership of the board of directors, and daily business activities. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Lambrecht negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets and led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10 million.

Eric Lofdahl, SinglePoint’s chief technology officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector including positions in software development, program management, complex system integration and engineering process definition. Prior to SinglePoint, Lofdahl worked at the Boeing Company where he led a team that successfully developed advanced wireless and satellite data products based on commercial technology for the U.S. Air Force.

SinglePoint President Wil Ralston is well known for his successful track record of building and maintaining great relationships with clients. Ralston graduated cum laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Global Agribusiness and a specialization in Professional Golf Management. He is currently recognized by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) as a Class A Professional.

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed the day's trading session at $0.0166, even fo the day, on 3,364,279 volume with 119 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,681,537 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0106/$0.068.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI).

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, announced today that it executed a one year Supply and Processing Agreement to produce 99% pure CBD (No THC) Isolate. Shipping under the contract is expected to begin this month and continue in equal amounts through March of 2020. 

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that includes e-commerce and the power of social selling. Among the Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, and a range of innovative services. Created through the 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company, today’s Youngevity International Inc. is a virtual worldwide Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity that supports a healthy and empowered lifestyle.

Youngevity International is dedicated to improving lifestyles through the universal desires of vibrant health and flourishing economics. Catering to health-conscious consumers, Youngevity believes that combining the best of the direct selling industry with the fundamentals and capabilities of a traditional business model will maximize shareholder value. The company’s Nutritional, Lifestyle and Telecommunications products and services are distributed through a global network of Preferred Customers and Distributors.

Youngevity’s wholly owned CLR Roasters LLC business line offers quality branded and private label coffee to retail stores, office coffee services, hospitality, food services, distributors, convenience, petrol stores and vending businesses. Today, CLR Roasters is the largest coffee provider for cruise lines in North America and the second largest roaster in the state of Florida. Producing a consistent premium product with superior taste, CLR Roasters has earned numerous certifications that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the craft of providing the highest quality coffee products using the best practice standards available.

Youngevity, operating in the direct-selling channel, is rapidly expanding its product and distributor base through acquisitions and mergers under an innovative concept called “the Network Cloud” that provides other direct selling companies with a home base. The company’s YoungevityGO2 mobile distributor app, a new technology-driven web platform supporting expansion of global e-commerce and social selling platforms, is available on Google Play and the App Store. In addition to the Network Cloud concept, Youngevity International owns CLR Coffee Roasters which operates a traditional coffee roasting business offering a JavaFit® gourmet product line that vertically integrates with Youngevity and its growing network of direct marketers.

Youngevity International offers more than 1,000 high quality, technologically advanced products under the following categories:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Home and Family
  • Food and Beverage
  • Spa and Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Essential Oils
  • Photo and scrapbooking
  • Services for Home and Business

Youngevity International Inc. has compiled a best-in-class management team with a strong track record of success in private and public companies. Steve Wallach, CEO, has nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience and has successfully guided Youngevity International Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company positioned for worldwide growth. Dave Briskie, president and CFO, has shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company that owns the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand, Café La Rica.

Youngevity has also attracted a stunning group of Brand Evangelists who endorse its products. Among these are actress, author and well-known health and wellness activist Marilu Henner; former NBA basket player, Mike “Stinger” Glenn; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson; “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World” Gene Nelson; and WNBA champion, Olympic gold medalist Delisha Jones.

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed the day's trading session at $6.03, up 5.79%, on 179,458 volume with 1,004 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 217,127 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.167/$16.25.

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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV) (CNPOF).

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is pleased to share that its portfolio company, James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation ("JWC") (TSXV: JWCA) (OTCQX: JWCAF), has received its cultivation licence from Health Canada for its Kitchener-based commercial scale production facility ("JWC2").

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is the venture capital investment platform of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC).

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.

Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

  • Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
  • CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
  • Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
  • James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
  • LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
  • PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
  • Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
  • Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
  • Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
  • TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
  • Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.

As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.

Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV), closed the day's trading session at $3.92, up 4.26%, on 601,755 volume with 1,073 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 647,466 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.40/$11.82.

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Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX).

Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing a new approach to treating cancer based upon a novel proprietary technology platform, today announced a clinical and corporate update and the filing of financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018 on Form 10-K with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex™ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer-fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities.

Research and Development

Genprex holds a portfolio of 30 issued and two pending patents covering its technologies and targeted molecular therapies. The company’s research and development program is focused on identifying and developing leading-edge gene therapies that can be used alone or in combination with other therapies for treatment of cancer.

Genprex’s initial product candidate is Oncoprex™, an immunogene therapy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Oncoprex works by interrupting cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis (or programmed cell death) in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance.

Preclinical research is being conducted with the goal of developing Oncoprex to be administered with targeted therapies in other solid tumors, and with immunotherapies in NSCLC and other solid tumors. In addition, Genprex has conducted and plans to continue research into other tumor suppressor genes associated with chromosome 3p21.3, as well as other potential applications of the company’s immunogene therapy platform.

Clinical Trials

Genprex is currently conducting the second phase of a phase I/II clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The company plans to expand its clinical program by adding a new clinical study evaluating Oncoprex™ in combination with a checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of Stage IV or recurrent NSCLC. In research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, D.C., Genprex’s collaborators showed that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 checkpoint inhibition has a significantly greater anti-tumor effect in lung cancer than either agent alone. The research also shows that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 blockade has synergistic activity in upregulating natural killer (NK) cells, correlating with prolonged survival in mice.

TUSC2 (Tumor Suppressor Candidate 2) is a tumor suppressor gene that is absent or deficient in cancer cells of many different cancer types.

The Market

Genprex technologies seek to bridge a critical gap by combining with targeted therapies and immunotherapies to provide treatments to large patient populations who would otherwise not be candidates for those therapies or who have become resistant to them. Genprex technologies are being developed to overcome genomic limitations which are inherent in targeted therapies and immunotherapies in order to provide new treatment solutions to large cancer populations, such as those with lung cancer.

Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for about 85 percent of all lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”). Despite radical advances in drug development and novel therapeutic standards, survival for late stage lung cancer has not improved significantly in the past 25 years.

Senior Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Rodney Varner, JD, is a co-founder of Genprex and has served in these roles since August 2012. He has more than 35 years of legal experience with large and small law firms and as outside general counsel of a Nasdaq-listed company. Varner has served as counsel in company formation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, other business transactions, protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property, real estate, and business litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Julien L. Pham, M.D., MPH, is president and chief operating officer of Genprex. In March 2013, Dr. Pham co-founded RubiconMD, a healthcare IT company that connects primary care providers to specialists for additional guidance and opinions on medical cases and served as its chief medical officer. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and nephrologist.

Ryan M. Confer, MS, has served as Genprex chief financial officer since September 2016. Confer has more than 10 years of executive experience in planning, launching, developing, and growing emerging technology companies and has served in the chief operating and chief financial roles for non-profit and for-profit entities since 2008. Confer has also served as an international business development consultant for the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute, where he focused on evaluating the commercialization potential of nascent technologies in domestic and international markets applicable to technology incubator programs associated with the University. Confer holds a BS in finance and legal studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an MS in technology commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jan Stevens, RN, is vice president of Clinical Operations. Stevens has nearly 20 years of comprehensive clinical operations experience in the biopharma industry and a specialization in early-to-late stage oncology companies. Stevens joined the company to help support the various clinical development programs for Oncoprex™.

Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX), closed the day's trading session at $1.645, up 5.79%, on 38,266 volume with 141 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,119 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.95/$19.45.

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Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX).

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today that it has received a notice of allowance for its first patent application, number 16/078,489, for the company’s “running vehicle alerting system and method.”

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: FRSX) (TASE: FRSX), founded in 2015 and headquartered in Israel, is a technological innovator in automotive vision systems and driver assistance technology. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive Ltd., Foresight is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing and sensor fusion. The company’s powerful and patented stereoscopic technology is derived from field-proven technology that has been deployed throughout the world for almost two decades.

Foresight’s innovative autonomous driving solutions are based on mature, proprietary stereoscopic image technology that uses two synchronized cameras to mimic human depth perception and produce a three-dimensional image. This 3D image can anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and other obstacles. The technology provides highly accurate real-time alerts about the vehicle’s surroundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts.

The company’s patents provide IP protection for its robust and proven proprietary stereoscopic technology, which was developed using the security technology of Foresight’s major shareholder, Magna B.S.P.

Foresight has developed three main products:

  • QuadSight™. This breakthrough detection system sets the bar for autonomous vehicle vision. It features nearly 100 percent obstacle detection with almost zero false alerts and operates optimally under all weather and lighting conditions, including darkness, rain, fog, haze and glare. QuadSight™ is the first quad-camera multi-spectral vision solution of its kind, driven by advanced and proven image processing algorithms. The system consists of two sets of stereoscopic infra-red and visible-light cameras that enable highly accurate and reliable obstacle detection for seamless 24/7 vision.
  • Eyes-On™. This solution uses advanced algorithms for accurate depth analysis and obstacle detection to provide a unique stereo vision Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). It can detect all potential obstacles regardless of shape, form or material, including other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and animals. It has an accuracy and reliability of almost 100 percent and near zero false alerts.
  • Eye-Net™. This is a cellular-based accident prevention solution that is designed to provide real-time pre-collision alerts to vehicles and pedestrians. This proprietary system is deployed on smartphones and cloud-based servers operating on existing cellular networks, and it eliminates the need for additional designated hardware. Eye-Net™ is designed to provide a complementary layer of protection to advanced driver assistance systems and extends this protection to road users who are not in direct line of sight. It is optimally designed for both urban environments and high-speed scenarios to provide protection for the most vulnerable road users. On March 28, 2018, Foresight announced that it had completed a successful feasibility study of its Eye-Net™ accident prevention solution involving 120 users of Android and iOS cell phones located across Israel.

In 2017, Foresight sought more opportunities within the international market. The Company signed pilot agreements with three leading car manufacturers in China and completed pilot projects meeting all pre-defined requirements and criteria. In addition, FRSX completed a pilot project with Uniti Sweden.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continue to emphasize the dramatic reduction in accidents and injury-related crashes reported when vehicles are equipped with collision avoidance systems. A recent study by the Institute states that the rate of single-vehicle, sideswipe and head-on crashes was 11 percent lower in vehicles with the warning systems. More importantly, the study shows collision avoidance technology cut the rates of injury crashes of the same type by 21 percent.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings, Inc. also holds a 32 percent interest in RailVision, a company that develops advanced systems for railway safety and maintenance. RailVision has successfully completed 13 tests in Israel, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in addition to a real-time system test with a European railway operator. Over the course of 2017, RailVision successfully completed rounds of financing totaling $5.8 million and started the process of licensing the system according to European standards.

Haim Siboni is the founder of Foresight and has served as the company’s chief executive officer and director since 2015. Siboni, a passionate entrepreneur, has an extensive background in the marketing and business management sectors in the fields of electronics, video, TV, multimedia, computerized systems, line and wireless telecommunication, design and development of systems and devices, including electro-optic radar systems. He is the founder and CEO of Magna B.S.P., Foresight’s major shareholder and a leading innovator in the field of homeland security surveillance solutions.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (FRSX), closed the day's trading session at $1.40, up 3.71%, on 186,249 volume with 416 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 56,142 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$4.43.

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Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF).

Nightfood, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF), the innovative company solving America’s $50 billion-dollar nighttime snacking problem, has announced today that Nightfood unaudited quarterly revenues surpassed $150,000 for the first time in Company history. Also today, the company was highlighted in an article by NetworkNewsWire examining how this innovative company, which is solving America’s $50 billion nighttime snacking problem, today announced that its unaudited quarterly revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, surpassed $150,000 for the first time in company history.

Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF), a pioneering consumer goods brand development company headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, owns Nightfood, Inc., creator of delicious, award-winning and better-for-you ice cream formulated by sleep and nutrition experts, and its wholly owned subsidiary MJ Munchies, Inc., which seeks to capitalize on legally compliant opportunities in the CBD and marijuana edibles and related spaces. Known as “The Nighttime Snack Company,” Nightfood Inc. is focused on improving the late-night snacking choices of consumers while solving America’s $50 billion-dollar nighttime snacking problem.

Nightfood Ice Cream

Nightfood’s higher-protein and sleep-friendly ice cream won the 2019 Product of the Year Award in a survey of over 40,000 consumers. The annual Product of the Year survey, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, is conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. In beating out the other finalists, consumers indicated that Nightfood’s one-of-a-kind innovation and unique value proposition made it a clear-cut winner in the ice cream space and a brand they were highly motivated to try. Winners of the 32-year-old award have been shown to outperform category sales performance by over 38 percent.

Less than two months since manufacturing their first pint of ice cream, Nightfood has now secured distribution in more than 13 states, and has received extensive media coverage from outlets such as USA Today, Fox Business’ Mornings With Maria, Parents Magazine, The Food Network, MarketWatch, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Bustle, and more.

With the Product of the Year award and millions in media coverage, Management has publicly stated their goal of securing nationwide distribution in over 10,000 retail outlets by March 31, 2020.

Formulated by leading sleep and nutrition experts, including America’s most prominent sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus, Nightfood’s higher protein/higher fiber, and lower sugar ice cream delivers great ice cream taste and texture, while minimizing sleep-disruptive ingredients such as caffeine, excess sugar, and excess fat and calories. The addition of certain minerals, enzymes and amino acids, which research suggests can support sleep quality, is another bonus. Nightfood only uses hormone-free milk, is certified Kosher, and offers eight original flavors, five of which are gluten-free. Nightfood ice cream also uses all-natural sweeteners with no Erythritol, no sucralose, or other artificial sweeteners.

More than 37,000 consumers across the country have already requested coupons for the company’s newly launched Nightfood ice cream by entering a giveaway hosted at NightfoodIceCream.com which includes a chance to win a one-year supply (96 pints) plus a freezer for storage. The coupon program is being run in conjunction with PromotionPod, which has previously conducted successful campaigns for brands such as Chobani, Halo Top, and BodyArmor.

Nightfood Inc. began its nationwide rollout of Nightfood ice cream in February 2019, successfully securing placement in Meijer supermarket locations in the Midwest with a concentration around the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus and Milwaukee. A distribution agreement with New England Ice Cream Corporation (NEIC) will also place Nightfood ice cream in outlets located throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Ice cream lovers in northern California will find Nightfood Ice Cream at various upscale, independent retail outlets in and around the San Francisco bay area serviced through a distribution agreement with Wonder Ice Cream Company, which services thousands of retail outlets from Bakersfield north to the Oregon border. Consumers can also purchase Nightfood ice cream online at BuyNightfood.com through the Company’s partnership with IceCreamSource.com.

Ice cream is now the 2nd most popular night snack choice, with almost half of all consumers reaching for ice cream after dark. According to IRI Worldwide, 44 percent of all snack consumption occurs between dinner and bedtime, representing a consumer spend of over $1 billion weekly on nighttime snacks in the U.S. alone. Market research giant Mintel recently released a report identifying nighttime specific food and beverages as one of their most “compelling and category changing” trends for 2017 and beyond.

Nightfood has developed a dynamic infographic resource that clearly illustrates the size and scope of the largely untapped nighttime snack category (http://NightSnacking.com). Americans everywhere are likely to identify with the infographic’s results that vividly illustrate late night snacking by age group, popular snack choice, and amount of money spent each week on feeding after-hour snack attacks. Available in eight delicious flavors, Nightfood ice cream can help consumers satisfy nighttime cravings in a better, healthier, more sleep-friendly way.

MJ Munchies, Inc.

MJ Munchies, Inc., was formed in 2018 as a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Nightfood Holdings, Inc. to capitalize on legally compliant opportunities in the CBD and marijuana edibles and related spaces. The Company intends to market some of these new products under the trademarked brand name “Half-Baked” and has entered into a Letter of Intent that allows Global Consortium Inc. (OTC: GCGX) subsidiary Infused Edibles to receive an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute marijuana and CBD-infused products under the Half-Baked brand.

Management believes the Half-Baked brand will give the Company a unique and defensible competitive advantage against other recreational edible brands. The Company believes tremendous opportunities currently exist to launch successful and legally compliant products in this space, and that such opportunities will continue to grow over time.

Management Team

Nightfood founder and CEO Sean Folkson is a formerly frustrated nighttime snacker whose late-night cravings led him to seek a better solution for himself and others through the creation, marketing and distribution of the Nightfood product line. Folkson also founded internet marketing company AffiliatePros.com which provided the startup capital to launch Specialty Equipment Direct, an online distributor of floor removal equipment that quickly grew to 7-figure revenues. Folkson received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from S.U.N.Y Albany, New York, in 1991.

Jim Christensen, vice president of Nightfood Ice Cream, is the former Vice President of Ice Cream Sales with global ice cream giant Unilever. In his over 20 years at Unilever, Jim led sales and distribution initiatives for brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Breyers and Good Humor. Christensen joined the Nightfood team in June of 2018 with the directive to launch Nightfood ice cream rapidly into national distribution through supermarket, drug, convenience and other channels. Understanding that the overwhelming majority of at-home ice cream consumption occurs in the hours before bed, Christensen has identified Nightfood as the next evolution in better-for-you ice cream.

CFO Mark Noffke, CPA, has over 37 years of experience as a seasoned financial and management professional. He has served as chief financial officer of several small cap public companies since 2004 where he oversaw virtually every aspect of the company’s operations, administration, customer service and human resources. Noffke has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Advisory Board

The Nightfood advisory board includes Tom Morse, founder of 5-Hour Energy and Living Essentials, LLC.; Doron Stern, former vice president of marketing at Chobani and Popcorn, Indiana; restaurateur and celebrity Chef Chris Santos; Paul Jarrett, CEO of fast-growing nutrition startup BuluBox; Eric Egeland, president of Capacity Consulting Inc.; Dr. Michael A. Grandner, director/Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona; Dr. Michael Breus, sleep expert and best-selling author known to millions as The Sleep Doctor(TM); Dr. Lauren Broch, resident nutrition, sleep disorder expert and a member of the scientific advisory board.

Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (NGTF), closed the day's trading session at $0.707, up 8.77%, on 219,691 volume with 162 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 536,917 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.16/$0.92.

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Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sproutly Canada, Inc. (SRUTF).

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (“Sproutly" or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Toronto Herbal Remedies Inc. (“THR”), a licensed producer under the Cannabis Act, has received a processing licence from Health Canada effective March 29, 2019 (the “Processing License”).

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (TSX.V: SPR) (FRA: 38G) is developing and bringing to market cannabis consumer products with a focus on beverages. The company’s core mission is to become the leading supplier of water-soluble cannabis solutions and bio-natural oils for brands in the emerging cannabis beverage and edibles market.

To make this happen, Sproutly acquired Infusion Biosciences to bring to market a patent-pending Aqueous Phytorecovery Process (APP) technology, a fundamental paradigm shift within the cannabis industry. Replacing traditional water-compatible solutions with true natural water solubility improves the body’s ability to utilize cannabinoids, making the effect of the cannabis almost immediate.

This revolutionary process doesn’t alter the cannabis compounds and provides an onset time and offset time that mimics the same effects as inhaled marijuana. That means consumers may feel effects in five minutes or less and be free from the desired effect in approximately 90 minutes—a vastly different ingestion pattern than current methods. In addition, the water-based cannabinoids can be mixed with other liquids and stay dissolved in those liquids. The application of water-soluble cannabis infusions has potential to be widespread in both medicinal and recreational cannabis sectors, giving Sproutly a distinctive edge in a market with untapped potential.

Sproutly’s business model is focused on processing rather than cultivating, which means its success is not constrained to growing its own cannabis. The company does own a Toronto-based, ACMPR-licensed facility designed and built with a focus on cultivating pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to produce and formulate the first natural, truly water-soluble cannabis solution. Its water-soluble ingredients and bio-natural oils will deliver revolutionary brands to international markets that are searching for well-defined commercial products.

Sproutly’s entrance in the cannabis market is perfectly timed as cannabis is moving towards mainstream acceptance. Potential users are, however, interested in consuming cannabis products as drinks and using it as oils rather than smoking. The potential cannabis beverage market is staggering, and with Sproutly owning the exclusive rights to APP technology in Canada, Australia, Jamaica, Israel and the entire European Union, the company is looking at significant international expansion opportunities.

Sproutly plans to capitalize on these international opportunities by executing on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, expand brand loyalty, and assist with marketing and support distribution networks to deliver scientific breakthroughs with speed and efficiency?worldwide.

Management

Sproutly believes that talent drives growth. The company is committed to bringing together the best and brightest minds in the cannabis space to help with their mission to disrupt the global beverage and consumables market.

President, CEO and Director Keith Dolo recently served for more than 13 years with Robert Half, an S&P 500, NYSE-listed company. At Robert Half, Dolo held the position of vice president for more than eight years, as well as other senior roles in both operations and sales. He also sits on an advisory committee and a board position for two nonprofits in Vancouver, BC.

Chief Science Officer and Director Dr. Arup Sent has more than 35 years of experience in research and executive management at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He was awarded a PhD in biochemistry from Princeton University and is a former faculty member at the National Cancer Institute and Scripps Research Institute. Sen is the inventor on five U.S. patents and numerous international patents and patent-pending applications.

Chief Financial Officer Craig Loverock is a chartered professional accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has extensive expertise in public company reporting and transactional experience, having served as the senior financial advisor to the chairman at Magna International and acting as chief compliance officer and CFO for a private equity firm.

Head Grower Frank Han has over 12 years of experience in the horticulture industry. A previous master grower in a large commercial facility, Han has impressive expertise in all growing methods, techniques and procedures. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in cloning, nutrient and overall plant management. Han will be in charge of the production team at Sproutly’s Toronto Herbal Remedies facility.

Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF), closed the day's trading session at $0.67, up 3.08%, on 3,531,245 volume with 1,583 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 353,812 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.189/$1.875.

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Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Wildflower Brands Inc. (WLDFF).

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) today announces its placement in an editorial published by NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities. To view the full publication, titled, “CBD Going Mainstream amid Flood of New Products, Celebrity Endorsements, and Emerging Consensus about Benefits,” visit: http://nnw.fm/5xAwt.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) is a public cannabis company developing and designing brands that focus on plant-based wellness and health products. Wildflower markets its full-spectrum CBD products to retailers in the health and wellness space throughout the United States and in legal cannabis markets in accordance with regulations marketing its THC and CBD products.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wildflower employs a unique and holistic business model that encompasses research and development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and retail. First launched in 2012 as a private company with a cannabis-focused brand, Wildflower went public in 2014 and has since reached numerous significant milestones in its drive to create brands that work in synergy toward becoming a global wellness brand leader.

Gathered within the growing family of Wildflower brands are the following entities:

  • Wildflower Wellness is known for its reputable brand, uncompromising quality and mission to connect people with the healing power of plants. Wildflower Wellness offers CBD vaporizers, capsules, tinctures, soaps and topicals that are backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Wildflower Wellness offers a full lineup of full spectrum CBD extract infused products made in the U.S. in Wildflower’s GMP facilities which are always third-party lab tested for quality assurance and accurate labeling.
  • King Extracts is a California-based company focused on cannabis technology and delivery systems. The King Recharge is a discreet, 97mm small, rechargeable vaporizer with a sleek pocket-sized charging and storage case. King concentrates are clean and sophisticated blends made from CO2 extractions that are fractionally distilled for clarity and purity with proprietary terpenes blended in to deliver a robust, full-flavor profile. King products are available at 26 select, regulated retail dispensaries in California.
  • Exclusive is a dispensary of high-quality cannabis products and accessories serving the city of Los Angeles, California. The company enjoys a close association with select hospital oncology departments and community programs.

Using the slogan “Plants Heal,” Wildflower’s distribution network in the U.S. includes 200+ retailers in Washington state and 20+ retailers in New York City. Wildflower has also partnered with Retail Worx to establish shop-in-shop retail locations in the heart of New York City which pairs nicely with the introduction of Wildflower into existing Bridges General’s stores in New York City and San Francisco. Through this partnership with Retail Worx, Wildflower by Bridges General stores will have exclusive product offerings in addition to the full lineup of existing Wildflower Wellness CBD products. Distribution in other U.S. markets includes 80+ wellness and healthcare practitioners with a total distribution of over 300 stores nationwide.

Wildflower holds 14 California cannabis licenses that cover recreational and medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail/delivery in the jurisdictions of California state and the city of Los Angeles. Opportunities to activate these licenses creates the phenomenal potential of driving significant revenues while minimizing risk. Expansion plans into Canada are underway with discussions centered on retail acquisitions and Wildflower launching into over-the-counter market with its CBD product line. Global expansion is a key part of Wildflower’s strategy with initial plans aimed at specific international markets where regulatory hurdles are less restrictive.

In December 2018, Wildflower began on-demand, legal and licensed cannabis delivery services to adult consumers in the Los Angeles area and has hired dozens of full-time delivery drivers to accommodate this unmet need. Wildflower has partnered with leading technology and logistics company Eaze.com to help route deliveries efficiently, manage inventory and comply with California law. Providing legal, licensed delivery services helps to ensure that all adults including those with mobility challenges and limited access to transportation services can purchase high quality, legal cannabis products.

Wildflower’s direct-to-consumer online store sales have shown an organic growth. The Company recently achieved over 300 percent growth in online sales since January 2018 with annualized revenues exceeding $1 million for online sales only, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of increased revenue.

Core Team

William MacLean is the founder and CEO of Wildflower Brands Inc. His involvement in all aspects of the business from product R&D to manufacturing setup has led the Company to its current success. MacLean is a seasoned sales professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries from advertising and marketing to medical sales. While in the advertising and marketing space, his clients included major brands including: Bell, Remax, BC Hydro, and Royal Bank.

CFO Stephen Pearce is a director and officer of a number of public companies in the resource sector. His professional experience as a practicing attorney is primarily in corporate and securities work. Pearce’s academic background includes an honors bachelor’s degree in economics from York University, in which he focused specifically on corporate finance. Pearce obtained a law degree from the University of British Columbia.

Alfred Kee, COO, is a business technology leader with over 15 years of experience in building high performing teams at small startups to large enterprises. With foundations in running large scale business critical technology and user experience product management mindset, Kee excels at guiding teams to deliver business value with agility. His knowledge and experience were honed while working with Electronic Arts, KPMG, CenturyLink, Cisco and Apple, as well as a string of successful startups. Lee brings a global perspective having lived and worked through parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.

Creative Director Amy Yamamura is a founding member of Wildflower and has been a driving force behind the Company from the start, creating the Wildflower brand. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University, Yamamura returned to Tokyo to develop her career in TV as an international business correspondent coordinating collaborative projects between top creators around the world and corporations. Yamamura’s unique experience in working closely with successful Japanese brands like UNIQLO has given her exceptional eyes for branding a company.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (WLDFF), closed the day's trading session at $0.5467, up 4.91%, on 8,750 volume with 7 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,771 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009/$1.139.

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Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Phivida Holdings Inc. (PHVAF).

Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF) was highlighted today in a publication looking at the CBD market. Forecasted to be worth a potential $22 billion by 2022 according to the Brightfield Group, the global hemp CBD market presents one of the most exciting growth opportunities of the 2000s. Although much of this market’s growth is expected to come from the United States—a country in which marijuana is still federally illegal—companies across North America remain undeterred in their mission to establish a footprint in the U.S. hemp-infused beverage market.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in San Diego, Calif., Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF)  is a premium food and beverage company that focuses on whole plant nutrition and natural ingredients that help best maintain overall health and balance in the human body. The company infuses active hemp into a variety of premium foods, beverages and supplements and is poised for global distribution. Phivida is guided by a team of Fortune 500-caliber executives focused on a new strategic portfolio of products and brands, comprehensive consumer research, new product and brand development, improved visual identity and packaging design, and a strong distribution strategy.

The company’s mission is to become a leader in whole plant solutions by providing holistic remedies for a more natural alternative to pharmaceuticals and by guiding people toward a healthy lifestyle. Phivida embraces and celebrates a return to organic, natural, plant-based foods and beverages and a focus on holistic health and wellness.

Publicly traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE: VIDA) and the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S. (OTC: PHVAF), the company’s strong balance sheet carries CAD$13 million with no debt or loans with ~60 million shares outstanding, and the company is now well-capitalized to fund major mainstream distribution with a solid structure that is poised for long-term growth.

Management

Phivida’s management team includes president and CEO Jim Bailey, former president of Red Bull Canada and global chief marketing officer for Merrell Outdoors; Chief Marketing Officer Michael Cornwell, former chief marketing officer for Samsung New Zealand and the former director of marketing for Red Bull Canada; and Doug Campbell, former director of sales for Red Bull North America, who, as Phivida’s chief commercial officer, is tasked with driving new sales revenue growth.

The Science

Using encapsulation technology, Phivida uses full spectrum CBD-hemp oil (rich in naturally occurring phytocannabinoids) converted into a water-soluble delivery format, which enhances delivery and absorption of the cannabinoids into the human body – up to an estimated tenfold.

The whole plant hemp extract is infused into functional beverages, food and supplements to target a range of health and wellness conditions. Phivida strives to lead the industry in product quality through high-quality ingredients and best-in-class testing. The Company has partnered with Flora Labs to test and ensure consistency and potency of all products. Flora Labs is a world-class testing lab with stringent QA and QC quality assessment protocols and will provide Phivida with ongoing impartial quality testing.

Regulations

Federally legal under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD from hemp oil is a rapid growth market across the U.S. When derived from marijuana, CBD remains a schedule 1 controlled substance, giving hemp-derived CBD oil-infused products a competitive advantage on regulations. On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. the “Farm Bill), lifting the U.S. Industrial Hemp laws to an agricultural commodity status and effectively removing hemp from the controlled substance list.

Earlier this year, another milestone court ruling also provided significant regulatory support for the U.S. CBD-hemp sector. In February 2018, the Supreme Court presided over the HIA (Hemp Industry Association) vs. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) in a class-action suit concerning the issue of CBD extracted from hemp and the legality of industrial hemp. In the final ruling, the Supreme Court unequivocally determined that hemp (and its derivatives), when produced domestically under the Farm Bill, are not a controlled substance.

The Supreme Court ruling also found the Farm Bill (as it relates to hemp) “pre-empts” the Controlled Substances Act. Congress has since exempted Farm Bill hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), giving the Farm Bill primary jurisdiction over the governance of the CBD-hemp oil industry in the U.S.

The DEA further conceded it does not “seek to control cannabinoids” and that only marijuana-derived cannabinoids are governed under the Controlled Substances Act. In May of 2018, the DEA issued a formal directive to all federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) stating that cannabinoids are not controlled substances unless derived from marijuana, and that the “mere presence of cannabinoids” in any product or derivative does not render it a controlled substance. The Supreme Court ruling also resulted in the mediation of a settlement in what is now the third successful HIA vs. DEA suit in over a decade.

In Canada, the Senate approval of Bill C-45 legalized the production, distribution and use of recreational cannabis, with edibles to be added in 2019. The bill officially became law as of Oct. 17, 2018, creating a legal framework for the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada including cannabinoid-infused beverages.

Phivida Brands

  • Vida+: Vida+ is the company’s premium, clinical-grade-strength, full-spectrum hemp oil extract and capsule line designed to help people feel their best. The products are sourced from the best organic hemp and natural ingredients on the market and are third-party lab tested for quality, purity and potency at world-class facilities.
  • Oki: The Oki lifestyle brand is the company’s newly launched line of functional beverages and supplements infused with active hemp extract and will be available to consumers in up to 2,400 natural specialty store locations within the United States. Oki beverages are infused with 10 milligrams of active hemp extract per bottle and come in two different formulations: iced teas and flavor-infused water, each available in four different 16-ounce flavors. Oki supplements are available in tinctures or capsules that range in doses from 600-1,800 total milligrams of active hemp extract.
  • All products contain non-GMO, natural and organic ingredients and are plant-based and vegan friendly and packaged in sleek, 100 percent recyclable glass containers.

WeedMD-Phivida Joint Venture

Phivida has partnered with WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V: WMD) (OTC:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE), a Health Canada federally licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis, to form a joint venture focused on manufacturing, marketing and distributing cannabinoid-infused beverages. CanBev is on track to build and operate the first cannabis-infused beverage production facilities in Canada. The joint venture will focus on manufacturing, marketing and distributing cannabinoid-infused beverages for the legalized medical and adult-use cannabis markets. WeedMD will be the exclusive cannabis supplier and distributor for CanBev cannabis-infused beverages. Phivida will be responsible for product innovation, research and development, formulation and branding.

Strategic Agreements

Phivida has an exclusive national agreement with Natural Specialty Sales (“NSS”), an Acosta company. NSS is recognized as the industry leader in natural/specialty retail channel trade across the U.S. Phivida’s launched OKI brand of premium CBD products is now the exclusive CBD-infused beverage and health supplements products brand represented by NSS. This establishes Phivida as the first CBD brand company to officially cross over into national mainstream distribution across the U.S., providing new access to over 2,400 retail locations in a major distribution channel market valued at over USD $4.1 billion in retail sales.

The NSS exclusive agreement provides access to a national network of retail stores across the U.S. This national network includes major retail banners such as: Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, National Coop Grocers, etc. The partnership also provides the opportunity to access an additional 25,000 national conventional grocery supermarkets, including Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix and others, via Acosta’s national sales network.

Further Information

www.Phivida.com
+1 (844) 744-6646 (ext. #2)
IR@Phivida.com

Phivida Holdings Inc. (PHVAF), closed the day's trading session at $0.5126, up 2.73%, on 83,577 volume with 66 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 65,580 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$1.13.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX).

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), an established financial news and investment portal, and a leading industrial hemp retailer for the Chinese-speaking community, recently announced that its wholly owned foreign enterprise , CBD Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (“CBD Biotech”), will participate in the 29th Vietnam International Trade Fair (Vietnam Expo) at the Hanoi International Exhibition Center (ICE) being held on April 10-13, 2019 in Hanoi.

Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.

Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.

At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.

CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.

The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.

Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world’s first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.

In conjunction, CIIX’s cannabis-focused “Yelp”-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide.

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed the day's trading session at $0.4951, off by 0.96%, on 66,379 volume with 55 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 80,170 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.365/$1.25.

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City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight City View Green Holdings Inc. (CVGR).

City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR) today announced its entry into a partnership with Blue Bean Coffee Ltd., a global representative of leading Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee farms. Produced in the Jamaican region known as the Blue Mountains, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is considered by experts to be among the best coffees in the world. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/riFF4.

City View Green Holdings Inc.'s (CSE: CVGR) (formerly Icon Exploration Inc.) primary objective is to create a well-diversified company focused on assessing and potentially acquiring targets in the cannabis industry. Icon Exploration recently signed a formal share exchange agreement relating to its proposed acquisition of privately held City View Green (“CVG”), a vertically integrated cannabis company incorporated under the laws of Ontario, Canada. CVG’s application to Health Canada for an A6ccess to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) license is now at the in-depth review stage of the licensing process.

CVG is preparing a 40,000-square-foot growing facility near Toronto to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis once its ACMPR license is granted. About half of the facility will initially be outfitted with state-of-the-art LED lighting, HVAC and dehumidification systems, and automation technologies to optimize the quality, safety and consistency of cannabis production. About 4,000 square feet will be devoted to an extraction laboratory featuring an ultra-efficient CO2 supercritical extraction process with plans to include ethanol extraction technology in the future.

Another 4.3 acres remains available for future construction of up to 125,000 square feet of grow and extraction space. Production plans include producing high quality edible products, distillates, and water-soluble products for the rapidly expanding CBD-infused (cannabidiol) beverage market.

Management

Icon and CVG have assembled a talented team that includes a Master Grower with cannabis-industry experience to manage indoor grow operations and an extraction expert whose expertise in developing and launching new products was honed while working in Washington state’s cannabis sector. Having gained experience in the Washington state market the extraction expert has a number of brand ideas and recreational cannabis products that became popular in the Washington market as well as a number of in-licensing branding opportunities available to CVG. CVG has also negotiated an agreement with a private company seeking 37 retail cannabis licenses in Alberta, Canada, that provides a reciprocal exchange of shares, product, shelf space and distribution lines. Early discussions with various entities in Europe to arrange an off-take agreement for CBD oils and extracts are also underway.

Market Opportunity

The Canadian medical cannabis market has steadily been growing with an average 10 percent increase in patients each month. Now that the Canadian federal government has legalized recreational cannabis for adult users nationwide, analysts project a compound annual growth rate of nearly 78 percent from 2018 to 2021, reaching an estimated $3 billion by 2021, ArcView Market Research reports. One study from Deloitte pegged the potential economic impact of legalized medical and recreational marijuana in Canada – including transportation, licensing fees and security – at more than $22 billion over the coming years. Health Canada’s most recent data show that sales of cannabis extracts grew 961 percent in the second quarter of 2017, compared to an 89 percent increase in growth of dried cannabis during the same period.

City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR), closed the day's trading session at $0.125, up 25.00%, on 482,500 volume with 78 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 285,432 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.665/$33.51.

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Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN).

Iron ore exploration and development company Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN) on Friday announced its closing of the first of two planned tranches of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of financing units. To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/7sJKh.

Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI) (OTC: BKIRF) (GR: BIN) is a Canadian iron ore exploration and development company advancing to production its wholly owned Shymanivske Iron Ore Project, located in Krivyi Rih, Ukraine. Black Iron’s Shymanivske project is situated in the southern part of the historic KrivBass iron ore mining district, a highly developed iron ore mining region with well-established infrastructure and nearby skilled labor forces. Surrounded by seven producing iron ore mines, the Shymanivske project will produce an ultra-high-grade, 68-percent iron ore concentrate with few impurities at very low cost.

The Market

Iron ore concentrates are one of the essential raw materials used by the steel industry to either make sinter or highly valued pellets. Black Iron’s concentrate can be used in either application and is an ideal source to make pellets since it does not need to be ground finer and contains very few impurities. According to the CRU Group, an internationally recognized top global business intelligence provider and consultancy specializing in commodities, there is a growing global shortage of pellet feed resulting in a supply/demand gap of 133Mt against the current base of approximately 400Mt consumed by 2035. According to a recent report issued by Zion Market Research, the global iron ore pellets market was valued at around US$25.22 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach US$50.12 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1 percent between 2018 and 2024 (http://nnw.fm/2vaDR).

Countries around the world, most notably China (http://nnw.fm/Je8gs), have instituted regulatory changes to curb polluting emissions from steel mills through numerous methods, including encouraging a shift to higher grade iron feed products such as pellets as less coal needs to be burnt per ton of steel produced.

Shymanivske Project

Black Iron’s Shymanivske’s project, which is expected to produce ultra-high-grade 68 percent iron content pellet feed iron concentrate, is generating significant interest from steel mills and global commodity trading houses. Use of ultra-high-grade 68-percent iron content product in the production of steel is a value-added product to customers since it increases blast furnace productivity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions generated per ton of steel produced.

The project’s proximity to rail lines (1 mile), electrical power (20 miles), sea ports (140 to 260 miles) and a skilled workforce (6 miles) significantly reduces the up-front construction costs and allows for the mine to be built in a phased approach. The Shymanivske project has been ranked by the CRU Group in the lowest position of the business cost curve for pellet feed projects currently under development and as the second lowest in capital intensity (construction capital divided by annual production) within CRU Group’s extensive database (http://nnw.fm/3MXsT). This low-cost position makes the project economics very robust to any shocks in iron ore price while providing a very high return at current and forecast prices.

Black Iron continues to advance its project on several fronts including construction funding and off-take agreements (http://nnw.fm/tQ4g2). Discussions with Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense to transfer a parcel of land required by the company for location of its processing plant, waste rock and tailings are nearing finalization, as are discussions with the Kryviy Rih City Council to lease a portion of the surface rights currently under that body’s control. The recent engagement of Ivan Markovich as Black Iron’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations will assist the company in these endeavors given his extensive network of relationships with senior Ukraine government officials.

The Shymanivske project holds a mining allotment permit for a large iron ore deposit with a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimated to contain 646 Mt (million tons) Measured and Indicated mineral resources, consisting of 355 Mt Measured mineral resources grading 31.6% total iron and 18.8% magnetic iron, and Indicated mineral resources of 290 Mt grading 31.1% total iron and 17.9% magnetic iron, using a cut-off grade of 10% magnetic iron. Additionally, there are 188 Mt of Inferred mineral resources grading 30.1% total iron and 18.4% magnetic iron.

Full mineral resource details and project economics can be found in the NI 43-101 compliant technical report entitled “Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Re-scoped Shymanivske Iron Ore Deposit” effective November 21, 2017, under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at?www.sedar.com.

Management

Black Iron’s management and board of directors is stacked with experts well-versed in successfully building and operating iron ore projects. CEO Matt Simpson, P.Eng. is the former general manager of Mining for Rio Tinto’s Iron Core Company of Canada and worked for Hatch designing global metallurgical refineries. He is also a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Chairman Bruce Humphrey is the former COO of GoldCorp and former chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Ore mines which was sold to Cliff’s resources for US$4.9 billion.

Les Kwasik, COO, has over 40 years of hands-on experience building and operating mines globally with companies such as INCO (VALE) and Xstrata (Glencore). Paul Bozoki, CFO, is the former CFO of CD Capital Partners, operating in the Ukraine. Bill Hart, senior vice president of corporate development, has over 30 years of experience selling iron ore while working for Rio Tinto, Cliffs Natural Resources and most recently Roy Hill Holdings Ltd. Ivan Markovich was recently engaged in the capacity of Black Iron’s vice president of Government and Community Relations to leverage his extensive network of relationships with senior Ukraine government officials.

Black Iron Inc. (BKIRF), closed the day's trading session at $0.054, up 31.13%, on 48,300 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 47,298 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.502851/$0.0939.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA).

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, and its Joint Venture partner Global Hemp Group (CSE: GHG/ OTC: GBHPF/ FRA: GHG) (together with the Company, the “Partners”) are pleased to announce that they are currently in negotiations with several cannabinoid extraction companies in Oregon, USA, regarding the acquisition of the joint venture’s hemp biomass produced at the Scio farm from the 2018 harvest. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how, during a crucial year for expansion in California’s cannabis market, Marijuana Company of America is lighting the pathway toward achieving its goal of farm-to-consumer vertical collaboration among its subsidiaries in the cannabis space. Additionally, the company was featured in a recent article in CannabizDaily, an industry newsletter, focused on the reasons hemp biomass, although not a ‘sexy’ label… can be the source of significant revenues in the ever-expanding industry.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) (the “Company”) are pioneers in the cannabis industry going back to 2009 when Don Steinberg, MCOA’s CEO, founded the first marijuana company ever to trade on a U.S. stock market, Medical Marijuana Inc. Since then, Don and his partner, Charlie Larsen, have formed Global Hemp Group and Marijuana Company of America. They have experienced the shift of legislation first hand, not only for the legalization of marijuana but also the emerging hemp-based CBD products.

The CBD market is growing exponentially and consequently the founders of MCOA have constructed their business model around the development of industrial hemp-based CBD products. The industrial hemp plant can be used to produce products that are carbon neutral or even carbon negative. It is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers on earth, used as a building material that is free of mold, pesticide-resistant, and fire proof. Hemp has also been described as a “super food,” which provides additional business opportunities. No part of the plant is left unused and the Company’s overall strategy is to take advantage of every profit center from farm to the multiple valuable finished products.

The cannabis and hemp industries are experiencing unprecedented growth that is expected to continue for many years as these industries are now accepted globally and continue to mature and expand. North American consumers spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, up 34% from 2015’s $5 billion. This trend is widely expected to explode at a 27% compounded annual growth rate to reach $22.6 billion by 2021, according to ArcView Market Research.

The company offers investors the opportunity to be on the forefront of cannabis and hemp innovation through cultivation, processing in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp sectors. The Company’s business model includes producing a diverse portfolio of synergistic business segments that provide value to its shareholders. Its vertically integrated business model and distribution platforms are positioned to capture market share by developing recognizable and valuable brands.

Under the MCOA umbrella, wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, Inc. is committed to bringing high quality CBD-based products to the market through its affiliate marketing program. Through hempSMART, MCOA’s strategic approach to the distribution of products is through a networking architecture geared to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share. The patent-pending product “hempSMART Brain,” is designed to revolutionize the safe and effective support of healthy brain function. The brand new product, HempSMART DROPS, is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The hempSMART marketing team has decades of experience, and is well positioned to take the hempSMART brand to a global audience.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), closed the day's trading session at $0.0153, up 1.32%, on 8,708,505 volume with 343 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,480,827 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01025/$0.049.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRV).

Sharing Services Global Corporation (OTCQB: (SHRV) (“the Company”), formerly Sharing Services Inc., today announces that Robert Oblon, founder of its wholly owned subsidiary Elepreneur LLC, is featured in the Spring 2019 issue of the direct selling industry publication Networking Times. Also today, the company was highlighted in an article looking at how SHRV reported sales of $25.9 million for its fiscal Q3 2018 ended January 31, 2019. Those numbers are $8 million higher than the $17.9 million in revenue reported in the previous quarter (http://nnw.fm/NkM10).

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRV), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a diversified holdings company focused on reshaping how entrepreneurs succeed today. Sharing Services Inc. owns, operates or controls an interest in a variety of companies specializing in the direct selling industry that either sell products to the consumer directly through independent representatives or offer services that range from health and wellness, energy, technology, insurance services, training, media and travel benefits. SHRV has created the “Blue Ocean Strategy,” which melds three keys together to implement the company’s vision. These keys include elevating home-based entrepreneurs, known as “Elepreneurs,” utilizing the direct selling channel to generate 100 percent organic growth.

Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:

  • A growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called “Elepreneurs”
  • Growing selection of health and wellness products dedicated to elevating the well-being of all people
  • Insurance from auto, home and life to health benefit discounts and health insurance that help families elevate their options
  • Wholesale travel and payment programs with travel concierges that empower more families to go on vacation
  • Live seminars and training events – from Vacationars™ to EduTainment – that elevate the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs around the world
  • Unique compensation and reward programs crafted to help entrepreneurs elevate their health, wealth and happiness

Sharing Services recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000 square foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers room to expand as the company grows and its subsidiaries flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.

“The opportunity to expand to the rest of this new building over the course of the next six to 12 months ensures we won’t have to move again anytime soon,” Sharing Services Inc. Chairman Robert Oblon said. “We are on track for very significant growth here in the U.S., as well as upcoming international expansion, so this move is in preparation for what’s in front of us.”

The company recently signed a joint venture agreement with Health Wealth & Happiness Limited (“HWH”) to expand its “Elepreneurs” brand and market its products throughout Asia. The newly formed company will be named “Elepreneurs Asia Limited” and will have marketing and sales rights to China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Papua, New Guinea. A soft launch of the Elepreneur program is scheduled sometime later in 2018 with HWH CEP Fai Chan and his team leading the effort. Formed in Hong Kong, Health Wealth & Happiness Limited is dedicated to working with visionary partners like Sharing Services Inc. to deliver the best products and services to improve the well-being of consumers.

Nearly 1,000 people attended Sharing Services Global Corporation ’s first “Elepreneur Happiness Convention,” held March 2-3, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees arrived from several countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. Keynote speakers included several internationally known motivational leaders –  Shawn Achor, Sandra Yancey, John Fleming and Les Brown – who provided exceptional material and inspirational discussion points.

“The enthusiasm of our attendees and the early success that we are experiencing is incredible considering our growth has been 100 percent organic, with almost no marketing from the company,” Oblon said. “I’m speechless by the dedication of our Elepreneur leaders and their entire teams, as they share our incredible line of products that have helped so many people.”

Sharing Services and its management team plan to travel the U.S. to hold several mini conferences to expand on the messages presented at its Happiness Convention that focus on helping people become “healthier, happier and wealthier.” Details of the company’s aggressive global expansion initiatives are soon to be announced, Oblon said.

The law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been retained as outside corporate counsel for all general business matters. The Dallas-based law firm will represent Sharing Services Global Corporation , and its subsidiaries as the company utilizes the direct selling channel for a significant component of its overall growth strategy.

John “JT” Thatchwas appointed president and chief executive officer of Sharing Services Global Corporation , at a March 1, 2018, annual shareholder meeting. Thatch has successfully started, owned and operated several sized businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist Sharing Services Inc. as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRV), closed the day's trading session at $0.23, off by 6.12%, on 83,791 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 44,568 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.17/$0.45.

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