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Select Sands Corp. (SLSDF)

Zacks, Stock Gumshoe, Amigo Bulls, TipRanks, YCharts, Marketbeat, The Street, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, TradingView, MarketWatch, Simply Wall St, Marketwired, Barchart, OTC Markets, Penny Stock Tweets, Investors Hangout, Wallet Investors, Wall Street Analyzer, Investopedia, and Penny Stock Hub reported on Select Sands Corp. (SLSDF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Select Sands Corp. is an industrial Silica Product company listed on The OTC Markets’ OTCQX. Select Sands is developing its 100 percent owned, 520-acre Northern White, Tier-1, silica sands project located in the State of Arkansas. The Company previously went by the name La Ronge Gold Corp. It changed its corporate name to Select Sands Corp. in November of 2014. The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Silica Sand is quartz that over time, via the work of water and wind, has been broken down into tiny granules. Commercial Silica Sand is extensively used as a proppant by oil and gas companies. It is also used in industrial processing. Whole Grain and Ground Silica products range in size, distributions, grain shapes, as well as chemical purity.

Select Sands has its Ozark Operations in Arkansas. This property is underlain by the Ordovician St. Peter sandstone formation, the source of premium industrial silica sand ‘Ottawa White’ frac sand. Select Sands entered into a binding Letter of Agreement for an option to acquire a 100 percent undivided right, title, and interest in the roughly 520-acre premium grade industrial silica sand/frac sand project in northeast Arkansas. The Arkansas project is strategically situated to supply sand to major U.S. oil & gas and Industrial & Specialty markets.

The Company’s Sandtown project has NI 43-101 (National Instrument 43-101) compliant Indicated Mineral Resources of 42.0MM tons (TetraTech Report; February, 2016). Bell Farm has Inferred Mineral Resources of 49.6MM tons (Kleinfelder Report; April, 2017). Both deposits are considered Northern White finer-grade sand deposits of 40-70 Mesh and 100 Mesh.

Last month, Select Sands announced that it secured a US$3.89 million capital expenditure line of credit subject to a 5.25 percent annual interest rate to fund its earlier announced expansion project to increase production capacity of its high quality silica sands to 1 million tons annually to meet the increasing demand of its existing client base.

For Q1 2018, Select Sands sold 92,215 tons of frac sand. This was in-line with the Company’s guidance. On April 4, 2018, Select Sands exercised an option to purchase 223 acres of property in Independence County, Arkansas (Independence Property). This is to serve as a platform to support the Company’s expansion initiatives.

Select Sands Corp. (SLSDF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.3083, down 4.08%, on 16,140 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 84,838 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2521/$0.7136.

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Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. (PNXLF)

Marketwired, Barchart, MarketWatch, and OTC Markets reported on Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. (PNXLF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. concentrates on the acquisition and exploration of natural resource properties in Argentina. The Company focuses on acquiring high quality lithium projects in Argentina and advancing them towards production to meet the increasing global demand from the battery sector. A natural resource enterprise, Argentina Lithium & Energy is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company has its Argentina Exploration Office in Mendoza, Argentina.

Argentina Lithium & Energy has the option to earn a 100 percent interest in the Arizaro Lithium Brine Project. This includes 20,500 hectares in the central core of the Arizaro Salar, which is the largest in Argentina and the third largest in the Lithium Triangle. The geological environment at Arizaro includes volcanic rock outcrops and structural conditions alike to other salars in the Puna region where lithium and potash are found.

The central area of the Arizaro Salar is interpreted to have the geologic conditions to be the most prospective for quality brine resources. In addition, the Arizaro Salar also benefits from a strategic location for infrastructure. This includes a railway that connects to the deep water port of Antofagasta, nearby advanced mining projects expected to bring major development of access routes and power, and the availability of water for development.

Argentina Lithium & Energy has acquired a 100 percent interest in, or has under application, mineral rights totaling 23,700 hectares covering the entire Incahuasi Salar and basin in Catamarca Province, Argentina.  This salar is within the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina and Chile. It has characteristics prospective for lithium-rich brines. Initial sampling of near-surface brines returned up to 409mg/L lithium. Geophysical surveying indicates the potential for lithium-rich brines at depth.

The Company has also expanded the property holdings at the Arizaro project by an additional 7,030 ha. Geophysical and seismic surveying is the next step before a Phase II drill program to test for deep brines.

Earlier in June, Argentina Lithium & Energy announced that it started a CSAMT geophysical survey program to map deeper stratigraphic units (layers) to delineate additional drill targets at its 100 percent-controlled Arizaro Lithium Brine Project in Salta Province, Argentina. Further to mapping deep stratigraphic units, the survey will provide more information to interpret subsurface characteristics. This includes lithology, basement geology, faults, and weak or weathering zones, depression zones, groundwater level, and brine bearing formations.  

Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. (PNXLF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1029, down 1.06%, on 11,050 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 16,306 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0744/$0.479.

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Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL)

4-Traders, Stockhouse, 24hgold, and OTC Markets reported on Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

A gold exploration company, Contact Gold Corp. concentrates on leveraging its properties, people, technology and capital to produce district scale gold discoveries in the State of Nevada. The Company's land position consists of 275 km2 of target rich mineral tenure hosting many known gold occurrences, ranging from early- to advanced-exploration and resource definition stage. Contact Gold has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company’s team is led by geologists, mining executives, finance and investment banking professionals. This team has considerable experience from Discovery to Mine Building. Contact Gold’s shareholders include Waterton Global Resource Management, Goldcorp, and a number of foremost mining focused institutional investors.

Contact Gold's wide-ranging land holdings are on the prolific Carlin, Independence and Northern Nevada Rift gold trends that host many gold deposits and mines. South Carlin Projects (135 km2) include Pony Creek, Dixie Flats and North Star; immediately southeast and northeast of Gold Standard Ventures.

In Q1 2018, Contact Gold started a 16,000-meter exploration drill program at the Pony Creek gold project. In addition, it further expanded the Pony Creek property with the acquisition of the 7.8 km2 East Bailey property. Pony Creek's North Zone now measures more than 1,000 meters in strike length and 300 meters wide. Most of the drill intercepts are oxidized or partially oxidized.

In Q1 2018, the Company also reported final 2017 drill results from Pony Creek's "Bowl Zone" and the "North Zone" target. This includes 2.12 g/t Au over 22.86 meters from 64.01 to 86.87 meters in drill hole PCC17-040 OXIDE, including 4.53 g/t Au over 9.14 meters from 65.53 to 74.67 meters OXIDE.

Drill results also include 0.59 g/t Au over 32.00 meters from 25.91 to 57.91 meters in drill hole PC17-41 OXIDE; and 3.95 g/t Au over 6.10 meters from 160.02 to 166.12 meters in drill hole PC17-19.

Pony Creek’s Bowl Zone is host to an historical mineral resource estimate. It features a substantial drilled footprint (1200 meters x 400 meters). There is room to expand in manifold directions, especially to the north towards the North Zone and to the northwest towards a number of planned 2018 drill targets.

Yesterday, Contact Gold announced drill results from the first five holes, totaling 983 meters, from its 2018 drill program at the Pony Creek Gold Property positioned on the Carlin Trend in Elko County, Nevada.

Mr. Matt Lennox-King, Contact Gold’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased with these initial results, particularly the intersection of the best high-grade oxide gold zone in a step out hole so far from the western edge of the Bowl Zone at Pony Creek. These results confirm our oxide targeting model and further demonstrate the excellent potential of our flagship project. The 99% gold recovery by cyanide assays in hole PC18-03 compared to the fire assays is extremely encouraging as we continue our focus on drilling higher-grade, oxidized gold mineralization."

Contact Gold Corp. (CGOL), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2009, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 292 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2009/$0.2214.

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Largo Resources Ltd. (LGORF)

InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, OTC Markets, InvestorIntel, Capital Cube, Investors Hangout, Junior Mining Network, UptickNewswire, Equities, Barchart, The Northern Miner, Proactive Investors, MetalsNews, and Marketbeat reported on Largo Resources Ltd. (LGORF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Largo Resources Ltd. is a strategic mineral company based in Toronto, Ontario. The Company concentrates on the production of vanadium pentoxide at its Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine. Largo Resources started production at the Maracás Menchen Mine in August of 2014. At present, the Company is ramping-up production.

Incorporated in 1988, Largo Resources lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The company was previously known as Consolidated Kaitone Holdings Ltd. It changed its name to Largo Resources Ltd. in June of 2004.

The Company mainly explores for vanadium, iron, tungsten, molybdenum, chromite, palladium, and platinum group metals (PGMs). Vanadium is chiefly used as an alloy to strengthen steel and lessen its weight. Vanadium enhanced steels are used in rebar, automobiles, transport infrastructure, and more.

In addition, Largo Resources has interests in a portfolio of other projects. These include a 100 percent interest in the Currais Novos Tungsten Tailings Project in Brazil, and a 100 percent interest in the Campo Alegre de Lourdes Iron-Vanadium Project in Brazil. The Company also has a 100 percent interest in the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum property in the Yukon Territory.

In January, Largo Resources announced that it set a new monthly production record at its Maracás Menchen Mine during the month of December 2017. Largo produced 903 tonnes of vanadium pentoxide (vanadium or V2O5) in December. This exceeded by 15 tonnes its previous monthly production record of 888 tonnes set in August of 2017.

The production in December 2017 was 12.9 percent above the plant's nameplate capacity. Largo said that the production is the result of its operating team's efforts to enhance efficiencies and to continually improve production.

Because of strong production throughout Q4 2017, Largo Resources also achieved a new quarterly production record at its Maracás Menchen Mine during Q4 2017. It produced 2,539 tonnes of V2O5 in Q4 2017. This exceeded by 26 tonnes its previous quarterly production record of 2,513 tonnes set in Q3 2017.  The production in Q4 2017 was 5.8 percent above the plant's nameplate capacity.

Earlier this month, Largo Resources announced its support for the new rebar standard announced on February 9, 2018 by the Standardization Administration for the People's Republic of China (PRC). The announcement includes a special action to reduce the use of all substandard steels in the PRC. The expectation is that the new rebar standard and related action will be implemented by November 2018. China produces about 200 million metric tons of rebar annually.

Largo Resources Ltd. (LGORF), closed Friday's trading session at $1.372, up 2.24%, on 79,805 volume with 26 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 74,828 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2616/$1.6092.

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Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. (ABMT)

Stockrow, Zacks, and 4-Traders reported on Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. (ABMT), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. manufactures and distributes advanced impedance controlled micro-current instruments. The Company has treated greater than 15,000 patients during the past 28 years. It is a leader in education, research, training, and instrument sales and works with doctors and clinicians across the United States. This includes those in Minnesota, most of which have an affiliation with the University of Minnesota.

Advanced BioMedical Technologies is headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota. The Company has a 6,000-square foot office complex, with 3,000 square feet dedicated as a patient care treatment center.

The Company is the oldest distributor of the Electro-Acuscope and Electro-Myopulse. The Electro-Acuscope and Electro-Myopulse instruments feature the most sophisticated computerized, feedback-controlled, energy delivery, micro-current technology presently available.

Acuscope products include the Electro-Acuscope 85P (Portable); the Electro-Acuscope 80L; and the Neuroscope 230B. Myopulse products include the Electro-Myopulse 75L (Base Model) and the Electro-Myopulse 75F (used in Fermi Lab Study).

The Electro-Acuscope monitors nerve conduction between two electrodes. This is how the current amplitude and voltage output is adjusted and controlled. The Acuscope uses a complex waveform. This waveform imitates a nerve impulse.

The Electro-Myopulse measures the Bio-Impedance of the muscle tissue between the two electrodes. Likewise, this is how the current amplitude and voltage output is adjusted and controlled. The Myopulse uses a sine wave. The sine wave imitates the wave produced when a muscle first contracts.

The Neuroscope 230B (Home Care Unit) is for the personal treatment of sleep, anxiety, and pain issues. The product is an adjunct to Acuscope and Myopulse (impedance controlled microcurrent) therapy where extended rehabilitation therapy necessitates more treatments at home. The design of the Electro-Acuscope 85P (Portable) instrument is for the traveling clinician or patient (with prescription).

Advanced BioMedical Technologies also has its La Fleur products. These include the Electro-Myopulse 75LN Premium Instrument (Myopulse, Facial and Esthetics) that was developed exclusively by the Company.

In April, Advanced Biomedical Technologies announced that it received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for its polymer orthopaedic internal fixation screws.

Advanced BioMedical Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Hui Wang, said, “Today is a momentous day for our company and biomaterial technologies as our orthopaedic internal fixation screws, based on our unique innovative composite material, gain approval from the CFDA. The revolutionary composite material developed by our company is the only biomaterial of its kind in the current market of human internal fixation devices. It consists of PA6-P (MMA-CO-NVP)-HA and is distinctively fiber-reinforced.”

Advanced BioMedical Technologies, Inc. (ABMT), closed Friday's trading session at $0.32, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 2,322 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.10/$2.00.

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Green Spirit Industries, Inc. (GSRX)

RedChip, Barchart, Stockhouse, InvestorsHub, 4-Traders, Simply Wall St, OTC Markets, YCharts, Wallet Investor, and Business Insider reported on Green Spirit Industries, Inc. (GSRX), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Green Spirit Industries, Inc., via its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, and operates retail cannabis dispensaries. Additionally, the Company is in the process of expanding its business to include the cultivation, extraction, manufacture and delivery of cannabis and cannabinoid products. Green Spirit Industries has its corporate office in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

On June 18, 2018, Green Spirit Industries announced that its stock started trading on the OTCQB Market on June 13, 2018, after successfully uplisting from the OTC Pink Market. The OTCQB is a venture market. The design of the OTCQB is for early-stage and developing U.S. and international companies.

Green Spirit Industries holds a 55 percent majority stake in a newly established joint venture (JV) with Sunset Connect SF, Inc. It created Sunset Connect Oakland, LLC, which is in the process of establishing cannabis cultivation/growing operations;

Green Spirit also holds a 55 percent majority stake in a newly established JV with Sunset Connect SF, in which it created Green Spirit Essentials, LLC, which is in the process of establishing a cannabinoid extractions and processing business.

Furthermore, Green Spirit holds a 51 percent majority stake in a newly established JV with Solunas Aqua Corp., called Spirulinex, LLC, which has developed an extensive slate of cannabinoid ingestibles, and which has numerous patents pending.

As of June 11, 2018, Green Spirit Industries operates four cannabis dispensaries under the Green Spirit RX and The Green Room names. The Company has acquired and operates the four cannabis dispensaries in California and Puerto Rico. It has acquired four more pre-qualified locations in Puerto Rico. All of these are under construction with expected openings later in 2018.

The new Green Spirit RX medicinal cannabis dispensaries in Puerto Rico are located in Carolina, just east of San Juan, and in the Hato Rey district of San Juan.  Green Spirit Industries began operations of its first Green Spirit RX medicinal cannabis dispensary in Dorado, Puerto Rico this past April.

In Puerto Rico, to date, Green Spirit Industries has acquired a total of seven pre-qualified medicinal cannabis dispensaries, with locations in Dorado, Carolina, Fajardo, San Juan (2 locations), Bayamón and Isla Verde. The Company has started operations at its dispensaries in Dorado, Carolina, and San Juan (Hato Rey).

Furthermore, Green Spirit has almost completed construction on its two dispensaries in Fajardo and San Juan (Andalucia); and commenced construction on its two dispensaries in Isla Verde and Bayamón.

During Q1 2018, Green Spirit Industries expanded its operations into the California market. The Company acquired an established retail storefront cannabis dispensary named “The Green Room” located in Point Arena, Mendocino County.

Green Spirit Industries, Inc. (GSRX), closed Friday's trading session at $3.00, up 7.14%, on 1,204 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 868 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.05/$25.00.

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New Jersey Mining Company (NJMC)

The Street, InvestorsHub, Zacks. SmallCapVoice, and London Irvine Report reported on New Jersey Mining Company (NJMC), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

New Jersey Mining Company has built, and is the majority-owner and operator, of a fully-permitted, upgraded, 360-ton per day flotation mill and cyanide leach plant. The Company is also 100-percent owner of the Golden Chest Mine project. This is an historic lode gold producer that has been expanded, modernized, and operated by a first-class lessee. New Jersey Mining is based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The Company’s Mill office is in Kellogg, Idaho.

New Jersey Mining provides custom milling services for small-scale mining operations. It can offer, for larger companies, an array of mining and exploration services, including custom milling. The Company is pursuing near-term production of its own, with a longer-term vision toward district-scale deposit potential.

New Jersey Mining is ramping up the flotation mill to handle incoming ore shipments from the nearby Golden Chest Mine. The flotation mill recycles process water. It uses a paste tailings disposal process patented by Company founder Mr. Fred Brackebusch to lessen impact on the environment. The New Jersey Mill can perform test and toll milling on material from mines and prospects within a broad radius of active mining camps in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.

In November 2017, New Jersey Mining announced that underground operations started at its Golden Chest Mine near Murray, Idaho. All ore is being shipped for processing to the Company’s nearby New Jersey Mill. The Golden Chest Mine is now producing gold from open pit and underground operations.

New Jersey Mining has expanded its land holdings contiguous to its currently producing Golden Chest Mine in the Murray Gold Belt area of Northern Idaho. The Company added the “Buckskin Claim Group” comprising 218 acres of patented mining claims acquired through an exploration and mining lease, and about 700 acres of unpatented mining claims acquired through Company staking. The new acquisition extends New Jersey Mining’s Golden Chest property package an additional 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) to the west.

New Jersey Mining announced this past March that it added to its land holdings in North Idaho’s Murray Gold Belt (MGB) with the lease of the Four Square Property. The Four Square Property comprises 334 acres of mining claims, including 46 acres of patented mining claims, located near the town of Murray, three miles west of the Company’s Golden Chest Mine. New Jersey Mining also acquired, by staking, 348 additional acres of unpatented mining claims south of the leased area, adjacent to the patented claims.

Operational highlights for New Jersey Mining for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, include roughly 7,860 dry metric tonnes (dmt) processed at its New Jersey Mill at a head grade of 3.26 grams per tonne (gpt) gold with recovery averaging 90.7-percent. This resulted in production of 746 ounces of gold contained in flotation concentrates. During the quarter, around 700 tonnes of ore were mined from underground at an average gold grade of 11.2 gpt.

For Q1 2018, New Jersey Mining realized Revenues of $1,101,391 versus Q1 2017 Revenues of $689,318. The Company recorded an overall lower Net Loss of $265,846 in Q1 2018, versus a Net Loss of $274,178 in Q1 2017.

New Jersey Mining Company (NJMC), closed Friday's trading session at $0.235, up 9.30%, on 68,100 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 70,086 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.105/$0.247.

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NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF)

Stockhouse, The Street, MarketWatch, Barchart, and 4-Traders reported earlier on NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NRG Metals, Inc. is a Junior Canadian Exploration Company whose shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It searches for brine-based lithium targets in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. The Company has positioned itself for rapid growth in the brines of South America. NRG Metals is operating in miner-friendly jurisdictions with premier infrastructure, targeting battery-grade lithium and other forms of metal. NRG Metals has its head office in Vancouver British Columbia.

The Company’s objective is to quickly enter the lithium market via developing technically uncomplicated, limited environmental footprint projects in Argentina. The Hombre Muerto North Project in Argentina is in a region of lithium production and development. The Salar Escondido Project in Argentina is a drill ready, fully permitted, 29,000 hectare claim block. It represents an exploration opportunity to make a significant new lithium discovery.

The Salar Escondido Project is in Catamarca Province, 40km south of Antofagasta de la Sierra. NRG Metals controls a dominant portion of the basin with 29,192 hectares under option. Surface sampling in fresh water zones returned anomalous Li values up to 50ppm and high carbonate values. Preliminary interpretation indicates four distinct zones.

The Salar Escondido Project area is strategically positioned within the Lithium Triangle, in close proximity to one of the largest known lithium deposits in Argentina, and within the Puna Region. This area is an elevated plateau, which lies on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. This area contains a number of highly mineralized salars. This includes the lithium producing salars Hombre Muerto.

NRG Metals’ concentration will be on identifying and establishing a project with the intent of producing an industrial grade lithium product. The Hombre Muerto North Project is a 3,297 Hectare claim package comprising six concessions in Salta Province. Twenty surface samples collected in 2016-2017 range from 48 to 1,064 mg/L Li, averaging 587 mg/L Li, with seven samples over 800 mg/Li.

The Company has applied for permits that include exploration test wells, pumping well tests, as well as evaporation test pond construction. The property package comprises the Alba Sabrina, Tramo, Natalia Maria, Gaston Enrique, Viamonte, and Norma Edit concessions.

This past October, NRG Metals announced that it entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Chengdu Chemphys Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Chemphys) in Chengdu, China, pertaining to the further exploration and development of the Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project (HMNLP). Additionally, the LOI includes a Lithium Offtake Sales Agreement and various other terms.

Chemphys specializes in the production of high purity (99.99 percent) Lithium Carbonate and battery grade Lithium Hydroxide. These are for the manufacturing of cathode materials and electrolytes of lithium ion batteries.

In November, NRG Metals announced that, further to its news release of October 17, 2017, it completed various agreements to give effect to its strategic alliance with Chemphys. This is to advance the exploration and development of the Company's Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project (HMNLP).

In December, NRG Metals announced the discovery of lithium at the Salar Escondido Lithium Project. Consistent with NRG’s geophysical data and geological model, the target zone of sediments saturated with brine that could contain lithium was intersected. The Company stated that initial lithium values from near the top of the brine are very encouraging.

Last month, NRG Metals announced the results of a recent sampling program at its 3,237 hectare HMNLP in Salta Province, Argentina.

Mr. Jose de Castro, NRG Metals’ Chief Operating Officer, said, "We are delighted by the high lithium values and the favorable low Mg/Li ratios at Hombre Muerto Norte. NRG recently obtained permits from the provincial government of Salta for drilling and construction of evaporation test ponds, and the Company expects to award a drilling contract and commence construction of the test ponds shortly."

NRG Metals, Inc. (NRGMF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.2656, up 2.55%, on 223,091 volume with 73 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 281,643 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0724/$0.4939.

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NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS)

MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, and Morningstar reported earlier on NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NanoFlex Power Corp. engages in the research, development, and commercialization of advanced configuration solar technologies. These technologies enable unique thin-film solar cell implementations. The Company believes these will be industry-leading efficiencies, light weight, flexible, and low total system cost. NanoFlex Power is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Company lists on the OTCQB.

NanoFlex Power’s sponsored research agreements provide it with the exclusive worldwide license and right to sublicense any and all Intellectual Property (IP) resulting from the related research and development (R&D) efforts at different universities.

The Company entered into a license agreement with SolAero Technologies Corp. For the last two-plus years, NanoFlex Power and SolAero have partnered to validate NanoFlex's patented, non-destructive epitaxial lift-off (ND-ELO) process and related technologies in SolAero's ultra-high efficiency solar cells. SolAero is an international leader in high performance photovoltaics for space and terrestrial applications. SolAero is a top manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells.

NanoFlex Power is part of a consortium that was awarded a $6.5 million contract from the Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office. The consortium consists of NanoFlex Power, SolAero Technologies, the University of Michigan (UM), and the University of Wisconsin (UW).

The contract is to develop high power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for portable power applications with more than double the power of existing flexible solar modules within the same footprint at a competitive procurement cost on a dollars per Watt basis.

Research programs have produced two solar thin film technology platforms. These are: Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) thin film technology for high power applications and organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology for applications requiring high quality aesthetics.

NanoFlex Power’s inorganic technology provides a process to make the most efficient solar materials (Gallium Arsenide) flexible and cost-effective for wider applications. The Company’s organic photovoltaic technology focuses on developing the next generation of solar, unencumbered by contemporary limitations and burdensome cost structures.

NanoFlex Power has the exclusive global rights to license, sublicense, and bring its own products to market using the above-mentioned ND-ELO technology. ND-ELO technology has the potential to lessen compound semiconductor production costs by more than 40 percent through enabling reuse of the expensive wafer substrate.

The Company’s sponsored research programs at USC, Michigan, and Princeton University have resulted in a broad portfolio of issued and pending patents, worldwide, covering flexible, thin-film photovoltaic technologies. Its sponsored research programs with the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan have resulted in an IP portfolio comprising greater than 700 issued or pending patents globally.

NanoFlex Power Corp. (OPVS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.32, up 39.13%, on 1,600 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,546 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0996/$0.5692.

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Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH)

The Wall Street Transcript, SmallCap Network, Wall Street Resources, Greenbackers, OTCJournal, RedChip, Lions of Wall Street, Barchart, Marketbeat.com, and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Barfresh Food Group, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, frozen, ready-to-blend beverages. These include smoothies, shakes, and frappes. These products are chiefly for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. Barfresh Food Group and Barfresh Food Group Pty Ltd. in Australia (Barfresh Australia) are under common control. OTCQB-listed, Barfresh Food Group is headquartered Beverly Hills, California.

The Company acquired the exclusive worldwide patent rights to its ready-to-blend beverage packs. This is on top of its currently held patent rights in the U.S. and Canada.

With this acquisition, Barfresh Food Group gains exclusive rights to service important global markets. These include, but are not limited to China, Europe, Japan, Brazil, and Australia and New Zealand. The rights acquired by Barfresh include all international patents and trademarks covered under the international Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The Company has acquired the intellectual property (IP) for its creative “ready to blend” ingredient packs for North America. Its proprietary, patented system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients. These deliver freshly made smoothies that are fast, cost efficient, and without waste.

This unique system combines all the ingredients of a quality smoothie into an individually pre-portioned pack. The pack contains real fruit pieces, low fat frozen yogurt or sorbet, fruit juice, and the ice. This is then blended with water to produce a smoothie.

Pertaining to Barfresh Food Group’s Education Channel expansion, the Company previously announced the introduction of a new range of smoothies in response to customer demand, which fulfills the requirements set forth by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) within its national school meal programs that provide the mechanism via which schools can be reimbursed for daily meals.

Barfresh Food Group is addressing this market with a product that contains a minimum of a half cup of real fruit and four ounces of yogurt for every eight ounce serving. This product has no added sugar and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. In addition, it meets all the restricted calorie requirements among other criteria. 

This month, Barfresh Food Group announced that it expanded its education program to 77 schools with the recent addition of 37 new schools throughout four States. The expansion builds upon Barfresh’s initial soft launch with Pasco County School District in Florida to supply Barfresh frozen beverages at 30 of their middle and high school cafeterias, and also its Canadian placement in 10 schools.

Barfresh Food Group is offering four all-natural, “no sugar added” products specifically formulated for the education channel to meet USDA guidelines under its Child Nutrition Program that permits schools to seek reimbursement for meals served.     

Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH), closed Friday's trading session at $0.645, up 0.78%, on 248,626 volume with 73 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 23,562 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.351/$0.82.

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Towerstream Corp. (TWER)

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Listed on the OTCQB, Towerstream Corp. is a foremost Fixed-Wireless Fiber Alternative company based in Middletown, Rhode Island. The Company delivers high-speed Internet access to businesses. Together with its subsidiaries, Towerstream provides fixed wireless broadband services and delivers access over a wireless network transmitting over regulated and unregulated radio spectrum to commercial customers in the United States.

Towerstream is a last-mile facilities-based provider. The Company owns its entire network. Towerstream completely bypasses the local exchange carrier and cable providers. Towerstream’s solution to businesses either complements or replaces existing Internet connections.

The Company provides broadband services in twelve urban markets. These include New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area.

The Company has built 175 Major Points of Presence (POPs). It positions its POPs on the tops of buildings. These include the Empire State Building and Met Life in New York, New York; the Hancock Building in Chicago, Illinois; and the AON Building in Los Angeles, California.

Towerstream provides property managers, building owners, and their commercial tenants a redundant and reliable dense urban network. This network directly connects to the Company’s fiber backbone.

Towerstream has its Single Tenant Internet Solution. This solution is for customers not in On-Net buildings. The Single Tenant Internet Solution provides primary and back-up dedicated internet access as a speedier and less costly alternative to fiber.

The Company chooses the qualified commercial buildings in its markets to be able to provide high-capacity bandwidth at substantial savings. Towerstream’s aim is to highly penetrate each On-Net Building.

Towerstream’s On-Net Service provides businesses within its continually growing portfolio of On-Net buildings with dedicated and symmetrical Internet connectivity. On-Net refers to the extensive number of buildings in the Company’s 12 coverage markets now lit for On-Net Business Internet Service.

This past November, Towerstream announced financial results for Q3 ended September 30, 2017. Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of $340,000 grew 38 percent in Q3 of 2017 versus Q2 of 2017.

Q3 Revenues of $6,555,000 grew sequentially quarter over quarter. Average Revenue per User (ARPU) for new sales contracts was $579 for Q3 of 2017. This represents a 32 percent increase from Q3 of 2016. Churn (the monthly percent of revenue lost from customers terminating their service) was reduced to 1.26 percent in Q3 of 2017 from 2.02 percent in Q3 of 2016.

Towerstream Corp. (TWER), closed Friday's trading session at $2.65, up 1.92%, on 537 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 1,878 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0645/$6.50.

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BioHiTech Global, Inc. (BHTG)

Zacks, MarketWatch, and TradingView reported on BioHiTech Global, Inc. (BHTG), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BioHiTech Global, Inc. is a green technology business headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. The Company provides unique data-driven solutions for food waste disposal. It develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies. BioHiTech Global is a leader in zero waste solutions for businesses and municipalities of all sizes. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

BioHiTech Global provides waste management solutions to a global customer base covering a complete set of technology-based disposal options that can have a significant impact on waste generation. This is while providing a true zero landfill environment.

BioHiTech Global has launched its BioHiTech Alto™. This is a next generation interactive industrial communication technology. It permits users to communicate intelligently with industrial equipment in real-time. BioHiTech Alto is an important new element of the Company’s complete food waste solution that uses data and analytics to help drive smarter business decisions.

Moreover, the Company collaborated with Natural Systems Utilities to convert commercial food waste to energy. Furthermore, it launched BioHiTech Cirrus. This is a mobile application (app) for consummate insight into the waste stream.

In 2016, BioHiTech Global expanded its waste stream product offering with the launch of Entsorga North America. The Entsorga North America undertaking expands the Company’s product offering towards providing disruptive, clean technology solutions that progress the international movement towards sustainability and zero waste initiatives.

Entsorga North America will manage Apple Valley Waste Conversions LLC, which is an Entsorga North America part-owned subsidiary, the company that holds an exclusive license to deploy the proprietary Entstorga HEBioT Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) technology across the northeastern U.S. The HEBioT MBT system converts food waste, plastics, and other carbon-based materials from the mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) stream into an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized alternative fuel source. The proprietary HEBioT process recovers close to 80 percent of municipal solid waste.

This past November, BioHiTech Global announced that it completed the acquisition of its first HEBioT renewable waste facility license from Ensorgafin S.P.A (Entsorga) in exchange for a combination of roughly 1,036,000 shares of BioHiTech common stock and $838,000 in cash to be paid through March 31, 2018. The Company controls the exclusive U.S. development rights for Entsorga's patented HEBioT solid waste processing technology in 11 north-eastern States and also the District of Columbia.

Recently, BioHiTech Global announced that a top restaurant and nightlife company with numerous venues in the U.S., has deployed BioHiTech's sustainable food waste disposal solution in seven of its New York City venues. The design of BioHiTech Global's Revolution Series Digesters are to cost effectively meet the needs of the restaurant market segment and many other small volume food waste generators by way of its regulatory compliant digestive technologies.

BioHiTech Global has partnered with Kinderhook Industries. Kinderhook is a private investment firm. It manages greater than $2 billion of committed capital. BioHiTech Global has partnered with Kinderhook to create a "next generation" environmental services platform enterprise.

The two companies, via a series of transactions, completed the acquisition of Gold Medal Services, LLC, a market leader in municipal, commercial, and industrial solid waste collection in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey markets as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gold Medal Group, LLC, a newly created company majority owned by Kinderhook.

BioHiTech Global acquired a 9.2 percent interest in Gold Medal in exchange for 500,000 shares of common stock. In addition, the Company has an option to acquire an additional $5M interest in Gold Medal over the next year.

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (BHTG), closed Friday's trading session at $4.60, up 11.94%, on 31,348 volume with 128 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 12,130 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.68/$9.50.

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Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (RMHB)

SizzlingStockPicks, WallstreetSurfers, Penny Picks, ProTrader, Winston Small Cap, Fortune Stock Alerts, SmallCapVoice, Promotion Stock Secrets, PennyPickAlerts, and Damn Good Penny Picks reported previously on Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (RMHB), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. is a consumer goods enterprise listed on the OTCQB. The Company’s specialty is brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused, food and beverage products and naturally high alkaline water. Rocky Mountain High Brands has now launched its naturally high alkaline spring water, Eagle Spirit Spring Water. Rocky Mountain High Brands is based in Dallas, Texas.

Currently, the Company markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages. These are Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade. Rocky Mountain High Brands also markets a low-calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. Furthermore it offers hemp-infused 2 oz. Mango Energy Shots and Mixed Berry Energy Shots.

The Company utilizes a hybrid distribution model. This model leverages distribution contacts and brokers, and direct relationships with wholesalers and retailers to expand strategically into new markets.

Rocky Mountain High Brands involves in sales and distribution via online retailers. At present, the Company distributes its products to an array of retail locations, from grocery to convenience to warehouse stores, across the U.S.

Rocky Mountain High Brands has launched its robust GPS based geofencing software advertising system in the Los Angeles, California market. Geofencing is the practice of employing Global Positioning (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define a geographic boundary.

The design of the software package is to interface with mobile devices when a consumer is within proximity of a Rocky Mountain High retailer. The Company’s geofencing software package underwent development by the Beasley Broadcast Group's (BBGI) Digital Marketing Solutions division.

In October 2017, Rocky Mountain High Brands announced that its subsidiary, Rocky Mountain High Water Company, LLC, has a non-gaming vendor registration license with Osage Casinos, the gaming enterprise of the Osage Tribe, to sell its Eagle Spirit Spring Water in their retail establishments. Under this license, Eagle Spirit Spring Water is now selling in this market.

Rocky Mountain High Brands is expanding its product line this year to include CBD-infused waters and functional beverages, hemp and CBD-infused foods, a skin care line and nutraceuticals both containing CBD.

Last week, Rocky Mountain High Brands announced that its new, pioneering hemp-derived CBD-infused product line, HEMPd, led by its flagship CBD-infused waters, will launch next month. HEMPd is a diverse hemp-based health and wellness line. HEMPd is formulated from Full Plant CBD. It contains a non-detectable level of 0.00 percent THC, and is derived from organically grown Colorado hemp.

In addition, last week, Rocky Mountain High Brands announced an update from its Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Welch, on the Company’s Master Manufacturing Agreement with CBD Alimentos SA de CV (Client).

Mr. Welch stated, “In January, we amended the agreement with our Client at their request to switch from our Rocky Mountain High functional beverages with hemp seed extract to a new formulation of our Rocky Mountain High functional beverages with water soluble cannabidiol (CBD), containing a non-detectable level of 0.00 percent THC (the compound that creates a ‘high’)... Rocky Mountain High Brands will be one of the first companies to infuse a functional beverage with CBD in a can, which affirms our trailblazer status…”

Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (RMHB), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0128, up 12.28%, on 13,856,413 volume with 305 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,764,658 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0053/$0.077.

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BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (DNAX).

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX) was featured in an article today on the accelerated pace of legalization in the medical and recreational cannabis industries of North America is leading to a projected increase in consumer spending. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how DNAX has developed a blockchain platform that can be trusted to provide both safety and reliability. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/NduJ8.

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX), a full-service software company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks cannabis intellectual property (“IP”) from genome to sale. It is proprietary, immutable and cryptographically secure, thereby establishing a single source of truth for cannabis strains and their ownership.

With Canada set to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes, and other jurisdictions following suit around the world, new challenges will emerge regarding the ability to provide a safe and legal inventory of a product that up until now was largely only available on the black market. Cannabis will be heavily tested and regulated by numerous regulatory bodies in Canada. The cannabis industry faces unique challenges that BLOCKStrain specifically helps it address, including:

  • Mandatory Testing: Through BLOCKStrain’s platform and lab-testing partners, the process is more efficient and streamlined, cutting the administrative burden in half and getting products to market faster;
  • DNA Based Product Validation: The underlying blockchain technology creates a genetic fingerprint that identifies and validates the product electronically so any participant on the platform, including consumers, can view and track what’s happening with that product from genome to sale;
  • Intellectual Property: Third, and perhaps most importantly, the BLOCKStrain platform protects the intellectual property of growers and breeders. This is important for the industry’s growth as products evolve and develop. If a craft grower, for example, creates a popular strain with unique characteristics, it will be able to protect its intellectual property by simply registering the strain’s genome with BLOCKStrain and locking that data into the blockchain. It will reside there forever and will be readily accessible in the event of future disputes, bringing a level of trust to the industry and ensuring licensing fees are paid to all players in the market.

VERIFICATION = CERTIFICATION

BLOCKStrain’s genetics verification process is authentic and incredibly effective. User groups register by creating an account with BLOCKStrain, which starts the process. Organizations and independent growers submit seeds, flower and post-extraction product for testing to a registered and approved testing facility, which then submits test results to BLOCKStrain. Pre-existing data of genetic cannabis strains can also be submitted via BLOCKStrain verification administrators, with those results being added to the user group’s blockchain account. Submissions are entered into BLOCKStrain, and the transaction is completed and recorded.

Each time an item is tested and verified by the network, a Registration Affidavit is auto-generated and given a unique “BLOCKStrain Address” along with a traceable QR Code. Producers, patients and consumers are able to not only verify the test but can also rate the product, write reviews and share opinions. This detail is stored within BLOCKStrain and, just like the test results, cannot be tampered with or modified. Verification and certification are earned by all parties for their participation.

SAFE CONSUMER SUPPLY

BLOCKStrain demystifies the seed-to-sale process for all relevant stakeholders including producers, distributors, shippers, government agencies and consumers by creating a repository of cannabis genomes on an immutable, shared ledger. Thousands of cannabis strains exist and cultivators are breeding new strains all the time. The proliferation of cannabis strains can prove problematic for consumers since there are more than 500 known chemical compounds in a single plant. Furthermore, since several dozens of these compounds have been identified as pharmacologically active, it becomes more and more difficult for consumers to know what they are purchasing.

It is for this reason that being able to quantify the genetics, potency and equivalencies among cannabis products is crucial to the future of legalized cannabis. The difference is not so much in the name or brand attached to the cannabis, but the DNA of the plant itself. BLOCKStrain ensures product integrity, safety, regulatory compliance, product licensing and authenticity – all vital elements for the emerging cannabis industry.  This technology also bolsters the process of meeting government regulatory standards by providing real-time visibility of industry operations to agencies assigned to enforce and regulate cannabis activity.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

BLOCKStrain allows for the defense of intellectual property rights for the grower with an authentic, verifiable chain of evidence embedded in the blockchain itself. Proof of ownership for a specific strain of cannabis is paramount in a multibillion dollar industry. Real life ownership disputes have already begun in the industry with legal battles underway. Unfortunately, the framework for resolving these disputes has yet to be defined and they are not likely to be resolved anytime soon.

Consumers and regulators alike want to know whether a cannabis product grown and sold at a local dispensary is safe and meets quality control standards. BLOCKStrain enhances trust of origin from genome-to-sale as cannabis flows through the supply chain, verifying critical steps in the process such as who is growing the plant, which seed is planted and where did it come from, whether pesticides were used, how much was grown, which tests are used to establish quality and potency, where the product is transported and how, and whether possession limits are meeting regulatory standards.

In summary, BLOCKStrain has developed the most comprehensive, secure and community-driven cannabis genetics archival platform for cannabis breeders and growers, large and small, to protect and release their varieties into the public domain, all while compensating and rewarding them for their contributions.

BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (DNAX), closed the day's trading session at $0.39, up 14.71%, on 917,100 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1049/$1.20.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH).

Software development and mobile solutions company Consorteum Holdings (OTC: CSRH) is poised to benefit from the effect of the Supreme Court’s ruling that could allow gambling on college and professional sports. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/DdZ2K.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CSRH) is a software development and mobile solutions company focused on the delivery of digital offerings to mobile devices. The company provides mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of direct offerings, partnerships, license agreements and joint venture arrangements. A multi-year transition from a transaction management company focused on transaction processing solutions and products for the payment processing and financial transaction markets to multiple business verticals deepens the company’s commitment to deliver innovating solutions to end users who are using smart handset devices in radical new ways.

Consorteum Holdings, utilizing its Universal Mobile Interface™ (“UMI”) solution, offers opportunities in numerous markets with its capacity to support fully regulated, regionally compliant financial and social transactions via web and mobile. The company’s UMI technology has the capacity to provide solutions in FinTech, data analytics, secure payment processing, compliance lead transaction management and various digital social event sectors. The UMI platform allows cross operating system development to support all mobile devices while addressing the complex and highly regulated needs of the mobile FinTech industry.

Led by the development team at Consorteum’s wholly owned subsidiary 359 Mobile Inc., the Company has created an end-to-end FinTech solution utilizing the company’s UMI technology platform. Current mobile application and transaction solutions are plagued by poor experiences. Because UMI’s technology platform is designed to work across innovative payment, experience and product solutions, 359 Mobile believes there are both direct and partnership opportunities for the 359 Mobile UMI solution.

Consorteum’s primary sales and marketing strategy is focused on enabling and delivering solutions to the global mobile FinTech market with an emphasis initially on mobile gaming. The trend towards increased mobile gambling supports the need for a mobile platform such as the UMI to meet existing and new compliance regulations for the online gambling industry. The online gambling market is projected to double to nearly $1 trillion by 2021, according to a study by Juniper Research, with the majority of growth in this sector attributed to mobile devices. Consorteum’s management team believes there are fresh opportunities in this sector such as Mobile Marketing Services providing one-to-one marketing experiences for consumers; offering real-time services to Mobile Sports Book operators; and providing fixed odds betting solutions as well as social-based transactional solutions.

Consorteum’s management team includes Chairman and CEO Craig A. Fielding, a co-founder of the company with extensive experience in technology, programming and large system building; and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Shuster, who has over 25 years of business experience in sales, engineering, operations and marketing for the telecommunications industry. They are joined by John Osborne, SVP of Technology of ThreeFiftyNine Inc., an innovator in embedded systems hardware and software design; Patrick Doran, SVP of business development and marketing with over 30 years of diversified experience in major corporations as well as early stage companies; and Glenn Charlesworth, VP of Accounting, a seasoned executive with a solid track record in financial reporting, strategic planning, general management and operations, finance, start-up situations, and cash flow challenged operations.

Consorteum Holdings is committed to bridging the mobile divide by providing mobile connectivity, secure transactional processing and social connectivity solutions for both cloud and hosted based offerings in multiple business sectors.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH), closed the day's trading session at $0.00215, off by 14.00%, on 3,689,354 volume with 34 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,081,107 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0005/$0.0085.

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EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB: EVIO)

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

A leading provider of testing services for the regulated cannabis industry, EVIO Inc. (OTCQB: EVIO) announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors on June 19, 2018. Felipe Campusano has joined the EVIO board as an independent director. Campusano has extensive experience in operating Canadian pharmacies, which could prove to be invaluable for the EVIO business environment, including the company’s new biosciences division (http://cnw.fm/5jkN5).

EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB: EVIO), via the EVIO Labs division, is the nation’s leading provider of accredited analytical testing, scientific research and advisory services to the regulated cannabis industry. EVIO Labs provides state-mandated ancillary services that are required to ensure the safety and quality of the nation’s cannabis supply. EVIO Labs has performed over 50,000 tests during the past two years and grown from one laboratory in Oregon to nine labs spanning California, Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida.

EVIO Labs is driving the cannabis testing industry by providing clients nationwide with consistent high-quality cannabis analytical services backed by quality control assurances. The company also provides advisory services that help cannabis producers and retailers enhance production processes, achieve regulatory compliance and meet quality goals.

EVIO Labs is on track to open 18 laboratories by the end of 2018 at locations around the United States. The Oregon-based company provides analytical services that include testing cannabis and industrial hemp flower, extracts and infused products. The labs specialize in performing the following tests:

  • Cannabinoid analysis, which properly characterizes the many primary cannabinoids found in cannabis including THC, CBD, and several other cannabinoids.
  • Terpene analysis, which identifies the aromatic compounds of the plant (terpene), which can help identify the therapeutic potential of a cannabis flower or extract.
  • Moisture content and water activity, which measure the moisture levels of dried cannabis and are indicators of microbiological growth potential.
  • Pesticide residue analysis of over 100 different pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators and other agrochemicals that may be present on cannabis.
  • Detection of harmful residual solvents left behind in the cannabis extract production process.
  • Microbial testing screen for bacterial and fungal contamination in cannabis and cannabis-infused products.
  • Detection of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic.

EVIO Labs is rapidly becoming the nation’s leading cannabis biotechnology company. Led by a management team with extensive experience in designing and rolling out successful business ventures, product research and development, regulatory and compliance protocols, medical cannabis cultivation, production and analytical chemistry techniques, EVIO Labs is prepared to take advantage of today’s fastest growing industry.

EVIO, Inc. (EVIO), closed the day's trading session at $1.28, up 13.27%, on 203,975 volume with 228 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 86,727 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.47/$2.70.

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Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Global Hemp Group, Inc. (GBHPF).

Global Hemp Group Inc. (CSE: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) (FRANKFURT: GHG) has a vision when it comes to industrial hemp – “One world, one plant.” This seemingly simple statement about an ancient plant with so many beneficial uses is ringing true to investors, business owners and entrepreneurs. Global Hemp Group CEO Charles Larsen notes that rising interest in the value of industrial hemp could be seen at the first Cash Crop Today Investor and Business Resource Summit (“IBRS”), held June 8-9 in Beverly Hills, California.

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTCQB: GBHPF), headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, is a publicly traded company founded in 2014. Global Hemp Group is focused on acquiring and developing a strategic portfolio of like-minded companies that believe in the significant potential of the industrial hemp plant. Global Hemp Group’s focused on attracting joint venture partners across all sectors of the industrial hemp industries with the commitment to improve quality of life by researching, developing and distributing sustainable materials, products and services produced from hemp.

The company’s mission is to build a strategic portfolio of hemp-based companies that operate synergistically to consistently deliver a solid ROI to its shareholders. Global Hemp Group has established the concept of Hemp Agro-Industrial Zone (HAIZ) (https://globalhempgroup.com/hempagro/) in order to build cooperative mechanisms across industrial sectors with a focus on different parts of the hemp plant. Under the HAIZ strategy, Global Hemp Group brings together capital, farmers and labor in an effort to build a “soil-to-shelf” portfolio of complimentary companies and joint venture partners in the global hemp industry.

Global Hemp Group has chosen to only work with suppliers of high quality, sustainable raw materials and finished products derived from the hemp plant. Among the leading industries utilizing industrial hemp’s exceptional properties is the automotive sector, building materials market, bio-composites, energy-related markets, super-foods, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals and the cannabinoid markets. Guided by the principal theme of “global environmental stewardship,” Global Hemp Group focuses on the key concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in all its endeavors.

Global Hemp Group’s joint venture with publicly traded Marijuana Company of America on hemp cultivation trials in 2017, designed to develop commercial hemp production on the Acadian peninsula of New Brunswick, Canada, for the first time in 20 years, was a great success. The partners are preparing for the upcoming changes in Canada’s cannabis legislation that will permit cannabinoid extraction from industrial hemp. Farmers have already been recruited to plant a minimum of 125 acres of industrial hemp for the 2018 growing season, with the goal of increasing the acreage under cultivation to 1,000+ acres by year three of the joint project. Global Hemp Group is preparing an application for a processing license to extract cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids from the upcoming industrial hemp crop. Discussions are also underway with potential processing partners for the extraction of cannabinoids and straw processing for building materials for the upcoming harvest in October 2018, with a longer term plan to establish permanent processing facilities by October 2019.

Global Hemp Group is led by Charles Larsen as its president, CEO and chairman of the board. Larsen’s more than 30 years of experience working in government, public, private and startup companies as an executive manager includes being the founding president of Medical Marijuana, Inc., the first public company in the Cannabis space. Larsen is also a founder and current director of Marijuana Company of America, Inc., and has been actively involved in the cannabis and hemp industry for nearly a decade. Larsen is joined by Curt Huber, who serves as CFO and director. Huber is an independent corporate and financial consultant with more than 25 years of experience in all facets of public companies among many different sectors including mining, oil and gas, and technology.

Also joining the management team as director is Dr. Paul T. Perrault, an agricultural economist trained in cooperative development and in rural development. Perrault’s experience includes years of consulting on rural development projects introducing new crops in several developing countries and strengthening agricultural research organizations, principally in Africa. Jeff Kilpatrick also serves as a director and is currently a program supervisor of Alachua County Department of Court Services in Gainesville, Florida. Kilpatrick, who spent 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, is a member of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – and is president elect for the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA).

Global Hemp Group’s business philosophy is “A healthier future through sustainable business strategies.“

Global Hemp Group, Inc. (GBHPF), closed the day's trading session at $0.1382, off by 0.79%, on 130,919 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 189,884 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0115/$0.316.

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Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (DJACF).

Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF) ("Hiku" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the approach to private sector retailing of cannabis in Alberta. Hiku, and our award-winning retail storefront brand Tokyo Smoke, have filed applications for a series of locations in Alberta which, if approved, will provide customers with a variety of experiences in different retail environments including flagship stores, express stores, shopping centres, and shop-in-shop.

Headquartered in British Columbia’s picturesque Okanagan Valley, Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF) iis a premium cannabis lifestyle brand growing high-quality handcrafted cannabis flower. Hiku’s wholly owned subsidiary is a licensed producer of cannabis under the ACMPR that has requested its Pre-Sales License Inspection, the last step prior to receiving a license to sell cannabis under the ACMPR. Hiku’s Dominion Facility is a state-of-the-art ACMPR licensed production facility capable of producing approximately 660 kg year of dried cannabis flower. Hiku’s second facility, a 22,580 sq ft warehouse, “the FUTURE LAB”, is targeting its Phase 1 completion by Q2 2018 and once the facility is fully built-out utilizing an industry leading multi-tier system powered by LED lighting provided by Fluence BioEngineering, Hiku’s annual production capacity is expected to be in excess of 5,000 kgs. Hiku was founded by the proven entrepreneurial team that started SAXX Underwear®.

On December 21, 2017, Hiku and TS Brandco Holdings Inc. (“Tokyo Smoke”) announced that they have entered into a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to merger the two companies and create a uniquely positioned cannabis company combining a best-in-class craft cannabis producer with an award-winning lifestyle brand and retail-focused cannabis company. It is anticipated that the combined company resulting from the merger will use the name “Hiku Brands Company Ltd.” (“Hiku”) to refer to the brand house containing premium cannabis brands DOJA, Tokyo Smoke, and Van der Pop.

Hiku recently closed on a $10 million strategic equity investment from Aphria Inc. (“Aphria”) (TSX:APH and US OTC: APHQF) to expand their product offering ahead of the recreational market.

Upon completion of the merger, Hiku will have a robust cash position of approximately $31 million, which it plans to invest in expanding its cannabis production capacity, growing its retail footprint, and adding select brands to its portfolio through highly strategic and complementary acquisitions.

About Tokyo Smoke
Founded in 2015 by Alan and Lorne Gertner, Tokyo Smoke is an award-winning cannabis lifestyle brand that brings sophistication and design to the fast-growing industry. With immersive experiences and design-first, non-dispensary retail spaces selling coffee, cannabis accessories and design products, the brand has six locations in Canada, with plans to expand nationwide. Recently named “Brand of the Year” at the Canadian Cannabis Awards, Tokyo Smoke has showcased excellence in brand storytelling, and has developed an international reputation as the go-to destination for engaging content offerings within the industry. With the acquisition of fellow designer cannabis brand Van der Pop, and by partnering with Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) and WeedMD (TSXV: WMD), Tokyo Smoke continues to be the leading Canadian brand in the cannabis space.

About Hiku
Hiku is focused on handcrafted cannabis production, immersive retail experiences, and building a portfolio of iconic, engaging cannabis lifestyle brands. Hiku is differentiated as the only Canadian craft cannabis producer with a significant national retail footprint and a growing brand house including premium cannabis lifestyle brands DOJA, Tokyo Smoke, and Van der Pop.

Hiku’s wholly owned subsidiary, DOJA Cannabis Ltd., is a federally licensed producer pursuant to the ACMPR, owning two production facilities in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The company operates a network of retail stores selling coffee, clothing and curated accessories, across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (DJACF), closed the day's trading session at $1.15, off by 1.71%, on 653,080 volume with 651 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 251,563 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.20/$3.8799.

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Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF).

NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX-V:LITH) (OTCQB:LTMCF), a client of NNW focused on advancing a lithium property portfolio consisting of 152,900 hectares covering sections of 14 salars and one laguna complex in Chile. To view the full publication, titled “Anticipated Lithium Deficits Boost Outlook for Miners,” visit: http://nnw.fm/VBs9c.

Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF), headquartered in Canada, is advancing one of the largest lithium-rich exploration portfolios in Chile consisting of more than 148,000 hectares covering sections of 13 salars or mineral salt flats and one laguna complex. The company’s wholly owned premier properties include 66 square kilometers on the Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest mineral salt flat which hosts the world’s highest concentration of lithium brine production and is currently the source of about 35 percent of the world’s lithium production. Lithium Chile also owns a significant copper/gold/silver property portfolio consisting of 28,184 hectares over six different properties.

Lithium Chile’s portfolio in the heart of Chile’s lithium-rich salars includes Salar de Coipasa, Salar de Helados, Salar de Atacama, Salar de Turi Salar de Ollague and Salar de Talar. Surface and near surface salt and brine sampling programs on all properties has been completed. To date, samples of high-grade, near-surface lithium brines at each of these projects are showing excellent chemistry of lithium to potassium and lithium to magnesium ratios. Good chemistry is important as it reduces your overall cost of production. Recent geophysical surveys including T.E.M have been completed on 5 of 6 priority targets and data collected to date has been extremely encouraging.

Lithium Chile has identified multiple high-priority brine target areas at its Atacama and Ollague lithium project areas. These areas display the same geophysical characteristics as the lithium-rich aquifers at Salar de Atacama, home to the world’s largest and highest-grade lithium brine producers. Spanning an area of 1,200 square miles, Salar de Atacama is the world’s third largest salt flat behind Salinas Grandes in Argentina and El Salar de Uyuni in neighboring Bolivia. Exploration drilling and resource definition drilling for these target areas are planned for 2018.

“We are delighted with the discovery of such impressive drill target areas at Atacama and Ollague. The results also follow the recent discovery of a 60km2 target area at another of our top Chilean projects – Helados – where we hope to drill in the second quarter of 2018,” stated President and CEO Steve Cochrane. “We have an aggressive multi-project drill program planned for this year, which includes all three of these exciting projects and we look forward to sharing drill results as they come through.”

Global demand for lithium-ion batteries is expected to surpass US$53 billion by 2024 as governments around the world aggressively seek to ban gas-powered vehicles and major automakers invest billions in new technology and electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. Chile’s mining-friendly jurisdiction offers Lithium Chile a clear, streamlined permitting process that significantly lowers the cost of lithium production to around $1,800/ton as compared to Australia’s $5,000/ton.

Lithium Chile is led by an experienced team with strong Chilean connections. Cochrane’s 36 years of investment industry experience have primarily been focused on the mining sector. During this time, he raised more than US$500 million for a variety of small cap public companies in various businesses and industry sectors including mining.

Terry Walker, P.Geol., vice president of exploration and chief geologist, is a highly experienced geologist. He has spent over 25 years in Chile’s mining industry and is well connected throughout the sector. Walker is co-founder of GeoServicios Piedra Dorada, an exploration and development services company focused on Latin America. He is a Qualified Person for the North American and Australian stock exchanges.

Lithium Chile is well funded and driven by a top-tier team with more than 100 years of combined experience in financing, mining exploration and development in the natural resources sector.

Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.7349, up 0.48%, on 52,494 volume with 48 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 23,637 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.5946/$0.9614.

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QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF).

QMC Quantum Minerals (TSX.V: QMC) (OTC: QMCQF) (FSE: 3LQ) envisions a bright future for the potentially large resources it holds, such as its Irgon Lithium Mine Project. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/SBZ2o.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF) is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of natural resource properties. QMC’s focus is on creating shareholder value through strategic acquisition and development of high quality lithium, silver, gold, nickel, copper and zinc prospects.

QMC’s current properties are in the Canadian province of Manitoba, one of Canada’s most productive, centrally located mining regions. These resources include the Irgon Lithium Mine project and two Volcanic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) properties – the Rocky Lake and Rocky-Namew known collectively as the Namew Lake District Project – which contain base metal-rich mineral deposits. Excellent access and well-developed mining infrastructure to the company’s wholly-owned Irgon Lithium Mine Project offers significant value and ramps up the near-term production schedule, putting QMC in a position to take advantage of rising lithium prices.

The region’s historic resource estimate of lithium is well documented in a 1956 Assessment Report developed by a previous owner, Lithium Corporation of Canada Ltd. The project’s historical resource estimate of 1.2 million tons grading 1.51% lithium-oxide over a strike length of 365 meters and to a depth of 213 meters is being updated by QMC through a detailed channel sampling and subsequent drill program.

North Face Software Ltd. recently created an interactive 3-D model of the Irgon Dike utilizing all historical data derived from past drilling and underground work. The 3-D model clearly demonstrates that exploration and underground development has only taken place on the central portion of the dike, leaving significant potential to quickly increase tonnage.

The company’s latest assay results, obtained from 144 channel samples at QMC’s Irgon Lithium Mine Project, provided encouraging and positive results that compare favorably with the historic assays. QMC has received a drill permit from the Sustainable Development Office of the Manitoba government and is in the process of requesting and assessing bids from drilling contractors. The company plans to begin a 2,000-meter drill program to confirm the historic lithium oxide assay results documented in the historic 1953-54 drill program.

QMC’s experienced leadership team includes specialists in mineral exploration, geology, engineering, new business development, marketing and investor relations. The company’s team of qualified advisors includes consultant Bruce E. Goad, P.Geo., who has 40 years of experience in mineral exploration in Canada, Argentina, Asia and Africa. As a Qualified Person, Goad has worked on numerous deposit styles including rare element pegmatites, porphyry, banded iron formation (BIF) gold deposits, skarn, greisens,  and VMS. He has a wide and varied skill set which includes precious, base, industrial and rare metal projects with a sharp focus on gold exploration. Goad is the author of several scholarly publications on pegmatite granites of the southeastern Manitoba region.

The market for lithium has surged over the past three years with prices per metric ton tripling. The world’s rising demand for portable power can easily been seen in the electric vehicle and mobile device industries – both of which use lithium-based, renewable batteries as a power resource. QMC’s high potential prospects and experienced management team, both in geology and corporate finance, put QMC and its shareholders in an excellent position to take advantage of the lithium, precious and base metals markets.

QMC Quantum Minerals Corp. (QMCQF), closed the day's trading session at $0.30, off by 2.72%, on 235,240 volume with 69 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 120,102 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0748/$1.46.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)

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

CannabisNewsAudio announces the Audio Press Release (APR) titled "Dangers Lurking in Synthetic CBD Underscore Value of Quality Product," featuring Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC Pink: MCOA). To hear the CannabisNewsAudio version, visit: http://cnw.fm/Tk19L. To read the original editorial, visit: http://cnw.fm/4JuR3.

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 $0.047, off by 1.88%, on 12,618,452 volume with 572 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,542,912 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0195/$0.0728.

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG).

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions Inc. (OTC: REFG) has diversified its commitment to the cannabis industry, as both a licensed grower and processor, while also marketing its financial system ‘Green’, which is designed to help licensed cannabis merchants and dispensaries create a safe and cashless environment for transactions.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG), headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a first-tier merchant processing cannabis industry pioneer, offering one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry. The company’s state of the art system, which also tracks sales and tax collection, and eliminates the need to deal in cash-only transactions.

Through its robust, closed-loop merchant processing system, the company’s unique “StateSourced” proprietary system enables authorized operation under FinCEN parameters and complies with all regulatory frameworks. StateSourced is tailored to deliver full-spectrum merchant processing services, providing the convenience of modern commercial card processing resources and making it the first operation of its kind geared to the legal cannabis industry.

StateSourced is not a prepaid or gift card, which is an important variable for merchants since standard banking institutions have not offered this form of payment processing to the legal cannabis industry. Federal law still considers marijuana illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, although 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant either for medicinal or recreational uses or both. This restriction has kept financial institutions at bay since most banks are federally insured and haven’t been inclined to venture into the nascent industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions is able to offer its StateSourced card on a state-by-state basis where the card can be used in purchasing product from a legal, authorized vendor, providing a much-needed option for consumers and businesses alike. In another first, the company is collaborating with First Bitcoin Capital Corporation to integrate First Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency ($Weed) with Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ StateSourced payment gateway. This collaboration will allow state-licensed marijuana establishments across the nation to accept both StateSourced debit cards and cryptocurrencies such as WeedCoin and Bitcoin.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions president and CEO Jeremy Roberts and his executive team are working with state lawmakers to introduce legislation in an effort to address the growing problems in banking for the medical cannabis industry. For companies in the emerging legal cannabis industry, where retail and non-retail transactions such as vendor payments and payroll are almost exclusively paid for with cash, the solutions offered by StateSourced can help businesses avoid the inherent risks associated with a cash-intensive sector. Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has also signed its first StateSourced contract with a Las Vegas-based vertically integrated marijuana establishment.

“We’ve completed our transition from development stage to revenue stage,” says Roberts. “We have just started our business development efforts and the market is responding very well. We anticipate having many more, similar releases.”

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions provides end-to-end management across multiple systems for medicinal marijuana operations. The company solves the fragmentation problem experienced by many of these rapidly growing companies by identifying tools that are important to dispensaries and customizing those tools to meet the specific needs of this unique industry.

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), closed the day's trading session at $0.0395, off by 1.25%, on 12,618,452 volume with 572 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 6,542,912 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0195/$0.0728.

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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Net Element (NETE).

Independent equity research firm JGR Capital recently issued an updated research note on Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) (http://nnw.fm/xh27A). To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/H8Ffd.

Net Element (NETE), is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce, and mobile devices. Net Element operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 ™ and South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.

Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. Net Element’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.

In a partnership with Bunker Capital, Net Element has also launched a new blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.

“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”

Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.

Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:

  • Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
  • Digital Provider – A leading provider of SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions.
  • Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
  • Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.

Net Element is ranked No. 418 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies. Net Element grew 190 percent. The company’s chief executive officer, Oleg Firer, credits the company’s progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge, and are transforming the way we do business.”

Net Element’s suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors power commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.

Net Element’s corporate team is led by director and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jonathan New, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, who is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.

From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations such as Digital Provider and Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and United Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.

Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $7.49, off by 0.21%, on 125,309 volume with 522 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 441,797 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.556/$33.51.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING)

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) was a featured company on this week’s episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. To view the full interview, visit: http://nnw.fm/k9S3q. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/KR4lV.

SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: 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 $0.0441, off by 11.45%, on 13,021,845 volume with 561 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 10,120,949 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0132/$0.415.

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The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD).

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has decided to add a 287,245 sq ft. purpose-built facility on its Valleyfield property capable of producing 40,000 kgs of premium organic cannabis. This facility will be dedicated to TGOD’s Beverage Division and increases the Company’s fully-funded capacity to 170,000 kgs.

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), whose principal location is in Hamilton, Ontario, produces farm grown, organic, pesticide-free medical cannabis in small batches using all natural, organic craft growing principles. TGOD is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to cultivate medical cannabis. The company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).

Committed to becoming the global leader in delivering organic cannabis solutions that enhance people’s lives, TGOD consistently adheres to the highest levels of excellence. Its world-class management team includes a proven group of leaders with outstanding executive and operational experience specific to consumer packaged goods, consumer products, cannabis and finance industries.

TGOD is positioned as one of the highest quality and most cost efficient cannabis producers in Canada by leveraging innovative technology and low-cost power solutions. It holds one of the largest land packages under a single ACMPR license in Canada, providing future cannabis Agri-park style development and opportunities for joint ventures, licensing and distribution partners. Its industry leading alliance partners include Eaton, Ledcor Group and Hamilton Utilities Corp.

Eaton is the second largest power management company in the world and promises to supply innovative and cost effective power solutions to meet TGOD’s growing demands. Construction management is supplied by Ledcor, Canada’s second largest multidisciplinary construction company and a pioneer in the Green Building Industry. An alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corp allows TGOD to reduce its power costs from $0.13 per kWh to less than $0.05 per kWh. Greenhouse design is provided by Larssen Greenhouse, whose 25-plus years of experience in building some of the most modern and sophisticated greenhouses in the industry will provide TGOD with state of the art, climate-controlled hybrid greenhouse solutions.

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for cannabis investors with over $1.3 billion raised by Canadian companies to date. There are 58 licensed producers to service a population of 36 million and only two organic producers. TGOD, which holds licenses in Ontario and Quebec, is strategically located in both provinces that together claim 22 million Canadians as residents. Another estimated 57 million people live next door in six U.S. bordering states.

The Canadian cannabis market currently has a massive supply demand gap, which makes TGOD’s expansion plans even more important to investors. These plans include a combined build-out capacity of 970,000 square feet, allowing TGOD to produce 116,000 kg annually of organic cannabis. Upon completion, Phase One in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fully funded, will provide 150,000 square feet of growing capacity capable of producing up to 14,000 kg of cannabis or $112 million in revenue at $8 a gram.

The company’s Quebec expansion will be constructed on a recently secured 75-acre property near Montreal. This new property has a planned expansion of 820,000 square feet capable of producing 102,000 kg of organic cannabis. The first phase of this expansion is underway and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Quebec’s first phase will consist of 220,000 square feet capable of producing 22,000 kg of cannabis. Two additional expansion phases will add 250,000 square feet (26,000 kg of cannabis) and 350,000 square feet (54,000 kg of cannabis). Power costs remain exceptionally low for both facilities with access to all other needed utilities available and close by.

TGOD also plans to gain a share of the burgeoning cannabis oils market which by Q1 2017 accounted for 49 percent of all cannabis sold in Canada under the ACMPR, up from only 27% in Q2 2016. TGOD has ordered a purpose-built extraction laboratory with an estimated commission in Q4 of 2017. This is a commercial-scale CO2 extraction unit capable of processing up to 12,000 kg of raw material per year and producing approximately $170 million worth of organic cannabis oils. Raw cannabis oil provides a significant downstream manufacturing opportunity into several potential recreational market verticals including edibles, beverages, topicals and concentrates.

Data from the Canadian ACMPR Market Trends report indicates a rising number of consumers will continue to seek out healthier, less conspicuous ways to consume cannabis, ensuring sales of organic cannabis oil products remain brisk. Organic cannabis products demand a significant premium compared to non-organic products and the demand keeps growing.

Plans to take the company public are underway with an initial public offering (IPO) slated for January 2018. In November, the company raised $13 million in equity financing and in March closed a $27 million non-brokered private placement. Another $20 million is currently being raised before the IPO in January, which will be utilized for expansion plans.

TGOD is uniquely positioned between the medical and recreational cannabis industry since Canada is scheduled to legalize cannabis for all adults in mid-2018. As of August 2017, TGOD has 2,400 shareholders. Established in 2012, TGOD’s motto, “Making Life Better,” can be seen in its strategic partnerships, top quality management team, and dedication to organic farming and principles.

To learn more about the company and how to invest, contact TGOD directly at financing@tgod.ca

The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD), closed the day's trading session at $6.691, off by 1.99%, 184,236 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $3.50/$8.28.

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Zenergy Brands, Inc. (OTC: ZNGY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY).

Zenergy Brands (OTC: ZNGY) focuses its business on energy conservation efficiency, smart controls and retail energy. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/airN8.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (OTC: ZNGY) is the nation’s leading next-generation energy and technology company operating in the emerging smart energy, conservation, and utility industries. Headquartered in Texas, Zenergy provides an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that enable clients to achieve sustainability goals, reduce carbon emissions and improve their bottom line. The company’s cutting-edge Zero Cost Program™ reduces utility expenses by 20 percent to 60 percent by offering energy conservation, smart controls, and efficiency-based products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal end-use customers.

The Zero Cost Program™ is a financing mechanism that allows customers to reduce water, natural gas and electricity expenses by implementing proven conservation technologies at no out-of-pocket cost. The Zero Cost Program™ enriches businesses by immediately reducing energy consumption through the use of smart controls, building automation, LED lighting solutions, refrigeration optimization, efficient water systems, EC motor controls, demand-side management and load factor correction.

A unique Managed Energy Services Agreement (“MESA”) allows a portion of these utility savings to be retained by Zenergy’s partner financing the upgraded, retrofit equipment and installation costs until a specified repayment period ends. After that, clients reap all the financial rewards of the technologies implemented, which Zenergy estimates should range between 25 percent and 45 percent of total utility costs.

Residential customers seeking cost-effective energy savings can also choose from a suite of “Smart Home” products including home automation, security monitoring, and energy conservation services that can be controlled 24/7 from the comfort and convenience of their smartphones or internet-connected smart devices. Zenergy’s residential program offers partnership opportunities for homebuilders and residential, multi-family real estate developers to provide smart home technologies to high-end customers.

Zenergy Brands’ acquisition of Enertrade Electric LLC, a fully operating, licensed Texas-based Retail Electric Provider (REP), further increases the company’s value proposition. Zenergy CEO Alex Rodriguez said this new subsidiary adds an essential complementary service to the company’s suite of smart energy products and services.

“Since our founding, our vision has been to converge smart controls (home and building automation) with energy conservation and retail energy to deliver the comprehensive smart energy service to customers,” Rodriguez said.

On a global scale, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 45 percent of the world’s total energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency of these homes and buildings is often a more affordable way to reduce harmful gas emissions while minimizing the need for new energy production. According to Navigant Research, global revenue for energy-efficient commercial building retrofits alone is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025. At the same time, the energy-efficient devices market is expected to reach a market size of $908 billion by 2022. Increasing demands for reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions along with concerns over climate change are contributing factors driving the market’s overall growth.

Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY), closed the day's trading session at $0.0019, off by 9.52%, on 10,239,324 volume with 32 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 7,869,531 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0018/$0.042.

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