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HUBB Ventures, Inc. (HUBV)

Investors Hangout, MarketWatch, Dividend Investor and InvestorsHub reported earlier on HUBB Ventures, Inc. (HUBV), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.  

HUBB Ventures, Inc. is an American Conglomerate that was created by way of a corporate restructuring of Seamless Technology on September 15, 2018. It became the parent company of HUBB UCS. The Company’s focus is on delivering technology solutions to Businesses, Industries and Governments. A holding company, HUBB Ventures’ emphasis is on the acquisition, development and operation of IP Technology based companies. HUBB Ventures has its corporate office in Miami, Florida.

The Company’s mission and purpose is to allow new application services of technology for small businesses to prosper with greater independence. HUBB Venture's portfolio encompasses a number of industries. These include Technology, Agriculture, Energy, Investment Capital, and Real Estate.

The creation of HUBB Ventures was driven by a desire to make the core HUBB UCS Application Services business "cleaner and more accountable". This is while allowing more autonomy to group companies that operate in businesses other than application services. HUBB Ventures’ development includes working in collaboration with its strategic partners in the Private and Public sectors.

HUBB UCS is a Florida-based company with offices in Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Gardens, and Doral. HUBB UCS concentrates on delivering Fortune 500 Technologies. In addition, it concentrates on the operation of IP application services for SME-Small & Medium Enterprises at very affordable prices.

HUBB Agro is the first United States based corporation developing agricultural communities based on a new diverse Agro-business model outside the traditional agricultural food sectors. The model is based on and adapted from a globally recognized and successful agricultural model, designed, developed and continually improved in Almeria, Spain.

HUBB Ventures provides access to a variety of technology solutions for the small businesses and government markets in the areas of SaaS - Software as a Service; AGRO-Business; Clean Renewable Energy; International Trade; and Business Education. In essence, HUBB Ventures’ business model is to foster, facilitate, build, and also commercialize companies under HUBB Ventures’ umbrella to build shareholder value.

HUBB Ventures, Inc. (HUBV), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.25, up 45.16%, on 915 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 72 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.22/$4.00.

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LandStar, Inc. (LDSR)

Silicon Investor, TipRanks, Stockwatch, InvestorsHub, OTC Markets, Zacks, Street Insider, Simply Wall St, and Stockhouse reported earlier on LandStar, Inc. (LDSR), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

LandStar, Inc. is the parent company of Data443™ Risk Mitigation, Inc., a foremost data security and privacy company. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary DATA443™ Risk Mitigation, LandStar enables secure data - across local devices, network, cloud, and databases - at rest and in-flight. The Company’s products and services are central to cyber data security, GDPR, compliance, and governance capabilities. LandStar has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Company’s family of products include ArcMail, a top provider of simple, secure and cost-effective email and enterprise archiving and management solutions. It also includes ARALOC™, a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices that protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property (IP) assets from leakage - malicious or accidental - without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.

In addition, products include ClassiDocs™, LandStar’s award-winning data classification and governance technology that supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance; and ClassiDocs™ for Blockchain that provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP, which protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.

Furthermore, the Company’s products include the WordPress GDPR Framework with more than 20,000 active users. It enables organizations of all sizes to comply with the GDPR and other privacy frameworks. Products also include The Virtual Data Protection Officer program that offers a turnkey and outsourced DPO capability for smaller organizations; and, Data443™ Privacy Manager that enables the full lifecycle of Data Privacy Access Requests, Remediation, Monitoring and Reporting.

Last week, LandStar announced the general availability of its Enterprise Connector Framework for its expanding product line. The new Enterprise Productivity connector framework is available across the product line for all of its SaaS-based offerings.

Mr. Jason Remillard, Chief Executive Officer of LandStar and Founder of Data443, said, “We are pleased to offer these leading integrations as foundational capabilities every organization requires. The ability to classify, inventory, store, retain and otherwise find explicit PII-based information is a capability every organization requires. Enabled by our SaaS-offering – deployment to customers takes only minutes and offers piece of mind to organizations subject to data privacy laws. We will be expanding our connectivity framework aggressively this year in order to facilitate our clients requirements for large scale, far reaching platform requirements.”

LandStar, Inc. (LDSR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.00125, up 13.64%, on 11,730,826 volume with 38 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,903,004 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001/$0.018.

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Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO)

Hot OTC Stocks, Stockwatch, Stockopedia, 24hgold, OTC.Watch, News to Watch, InvestorsHub, and Stockhouse reported previously on Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Guard Dog, Inc. is an opportunity investor looking to finance fresh ideas. Mr. George Sharp, a long-time whistleblower and advocate against microcap fraud, leads the Company. Mr. Sharp is a former consultant to OTC Markets Group, Inc. At present, Guard Dog is considering investing in an existing project in the social media arena. The Company lists on the OTC Markets and is headquartered in Boulder City, Nevada.

Yesterday, Mr. George Sharp, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guard Dog announced that the Company submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Starsona, Inc., offering to make a multimillion dollar investment into the company. Guard Dog also announced that Starsona management signed the LOI.

With this LOI, Guard Dog and Starsona have agreed to come to a Definitive Agreement no later than August 23, 2019, following mutual due diligence, attorney consultations, and meetings with those entities who have already shown a strong interest in funding Guard Dog’s and Mr. Sharp’s endeavors. Starsona is an application development company.

Mr. Sharp said, "After several months of reviewing the many opportunities offered to Guard Dog, and separating the wheat from the proverbial chaff, Starsona looks to be a unique opportunity to invest and nurture an exciting entry into the social media market.”

Starsona Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Karpas, stated, "After we were first introduced to each other in early May, George and I began the conversation towards creating a mutually beneficial partnership. We are enthusiastic about collaborating with the Guard Dog team to bring joy, not only to all the stars and fans who use Starsona, but also to the shareholders of Guard Dog, Inc."

Starsona and Guard Dog will present a concurrent online and telephone PowerPoint presentation to the specifically interested funders, shareholders and the general public on July 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT, 10:00 am PDT. The Company will announce presentation access details in the coming days by way of its Twitter feed @TheNewGuardDog.

Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0014, off by 12.50%, on 38,027,821 volume with 73 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,885,774 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0002/$0.0055.

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Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF)

MarketWatch, Bloomberg, InvestorsHub, and The Wall Street Journal reported on Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Digatrade Financial Corp. is a global digital asset exchange and blockchain development services company. It engages in the licensing, development, and branding of a digital exchange trading platform and a peer to peer electronic payment processing network for enabling users to trade fiat and alternative currencies. Basically, DIGATRADE is a Digital Asset, Currency (Bitcoin) Exchange, and Internet Financial Services Company owned and operated by Digatrade Financial Corp.

Digatrade Financial is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Formed in 2000, the Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It previously went by the name Bit-X Financial Corporation. It changed its name to Digatrade Financial Corp. in October of 2015.

Digatrade Financial provides operational support specializing in web-based digital currency exchange and transaction services for the cryptographic digital currencies. This includes Bitcoin and other alternative digital coins. The Company provides a user-friendly, secure, and affordable platform to purchase and sell Bitcoin and other digital assets. Digatrade provides a 24-hour online platform. This platform provides the automated matching of orders between its registered members.

The proprietary Digatrade trading and matching engine manages high volume, high throughput, and low latency trading. Furthermore, this engine features blended multi-currency settlement in addition to real time FX pricing and risk management fully powered by ANX Technologies. The order engine delivers pre-scan indicative pricing. Users can choose to either fix the quantity of Bitcoins or fix the price paid for every order.

Digatrade Financial announced in April 2017, the execution of a definitive agreement with No Limits Consulting Ltd. (d/b/a: ANX International, ANX Technologies & ANXPRO) based in Hong Kong. Under new financial terms, Digatrade has re-positioned itself to continue its development with its core digital asset exchange platform. This is while centering on the implementation of new Initial Digital Offerings (IDO's) for institutional customers, marketing, and brand awareness.

Digatrade has launched the Digatrade OTC Trade Desk. The new Digatrade Over-the-Counter (OTC) trading service will let KYC verified customers to complete trades outside the online liquidity order book at competitive market prices.

At present, Digatrade Financial is developing a number of new technologies for the Digatrade Core 2.0 Digital Asset Trading Platform. In addition, the Company is seeking more new opportunities and partners for growth as Bitcoin (BTC) continues to grow in value with a market capitalization now surpassing $23.5 Billion.

Digatrade Financial Corp. (DIGAF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0111, up 46.05%, on 27,255,078 volume with 425 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,451,745 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001/$0.065.

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Cruz Cobalt Corp. (BKTPF)

Micro Small Cap, Stocksbeat, Energy and Capital, Geology for Investors, Street Insider, Invest Tribune, Investor Intel, Investing News, Junior Mining Network, 4-Traders, and Stockwatch reported earlier on Cruz Cobalt Corp. (BKTPF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Cruz Cobalt Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and evaluation of mineral properties in Canada and the U.S. An exploration stage enterprise, it explores for cobalt and lithium properties. The Company previously went by the name Cruz Capital Corp. It changed its name to Cruz Cobalt Corp. in February of 2017. Cruz Cobalt is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC).

The Company is the foremost cobalt project generator and developer in North America. It concentrates on acquiring and developing high-grade cobalt projects in politically stable, environmentally responsible and ethical mining jurisdictions.

Cruz Cobalt's five separate Ontario cobalt prospects are all in the vicinity of the town of Cobalt. This makes the Company one of the largest landholders in this emerging cobalt district. Cruz's Ontario projects include the 1,265 acre Coleman cobalt prospect, the 900 acre Johnson cobalt prospect, the 4,980 acre Hector cobalt prospect, the 1,580 acre Bucke cobalt prospect and the 10,556 Lorraine cobalt prospect.

Cruz Cobalt’s BC prospects include the 15,219 acre War Eagle cobalt prospect and the 11,821 acre Purcell prospect. Its U.S. projects include the 1,339 acre Chicken Hawk prospect in Montana and the 80 acre Idaho Star prospect.

Cruz Cobalt hired experienced geologists to commence operations on its Ontario, BC, Idaho, and Montana projects. The Company has completed an airborne survey over its Ontario cobalt prospects that identified 6 primary cobalt targets. Airborne data gathered on its 2 BC Cobalt properties has shown strong magnetic features within the cobalt prospects. Additionally, Cruz has started work programs on its 100-percent-owned Idaho Star cobalt prospect in Idaho, and its 100-percent-owned Chicken Hawk Cobalt Prospect in Montana.

In December of 2018, Cruz Cobalt announced it completed its diamond drilling program on the Hector Cobalt Property located near Cobalt, Ontario. The initial diamond drilling program comprised 10 holes and 843 total meters.

This past January, Cruz Cobalt provided an update regarding its Hector Cobalt Property. Cruz Cobalt President Mr. James Nelson stated "While our initial drilling results at Hector did not meet our expectations, they resulted in the discovery of broad zones of structurally controlled anomalous cobalt-copper values that we believe may point to potential zones of deeper basement unconformity-associated mineralization well-documented within the Cobalt camp. We remain confident in our systematic approach to target generation combining surface geochemistry and geophysical surveys, especially given that the drilling to date is concentrated within a relatively small area comprising approximately 10 percent of overall Hector Cobalt Property."

Cruz Cobalt Corp. (BKTPF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0301, off by 7.38%, on 6,323 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21,012 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.027/$0.12.

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Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT)

Small Cap Network, Market Screener, InvestorsHub, Stockopedia, Dividend Investor, Wallet Investor, Street Insider, PR Newswire, 4-Traders, YCharts, OTC Markets, Simply Wall St, Last10k, Marketbeat, Stockhouse, and Morningstar reported beforehand on Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

OTCQB-listed, Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. operates as a drug discovery company. It uses biomarker technology to identify enzyme targets related with serious common diseases and designs novel compounds to attack those targets. The Company’s product pipeline is chiefly focused on inhibitors of protein phosphatases, used alone and in combination with cytotoxic agents and/or X-ray and immune checkpoint blockers. A clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, Lixte Biotechnology Holdings is based in East Setauket, New York.

The Company has identified molecular signaling pathways altered in disease states and designed compounds that can safely target them in animal models. Lixte’s current drug portfolio includes inhibitors of serine/threonine protein phosphatases vital to cell division and DNA damage repair and inhibitors of protein deacetylases that regulate pathways of gene expression and protein degradation.

The phosphatase inhibitors enhance the effectiveness of cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs in general and radiation therapy. This makes them potentially useful for the treatment of many cancers in combination with existing standard chemotherapy regimens and with the developing targeted cytotoxic therapies of personalized cancer medicine.

Additionally, in a pre-clinical study done with scientists under collaborative research and development agreements at the National Institutes of Health, Lixte Biotechnology’s lead compound, LB-100, enhanced the antitumor activity of a major immune checkpoint inhibitor. As a result, this raises the possibility that in addition to improving the efficacy of standard cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs, the Company’s phosphatase inhibitors may potentiate immunotherapy regimens (Ho 2017).

Lixte Biotechnology announced last month the opening of a pharmacologic study of the ability of its lead clinical compound, LB-100, to enter the brain and penetrate recurrent glioblastoma multiforme tumors in patients in which surgical removal of their cancers is indicated (clinical trials registry: NCT03027388). The study is being conducted by the National Cancer Institute under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Lixte Biotechnology.

Yesterday, Lixte Biotechnology noted that a group of neuroscientists in China and Japan reported that the Company’s lead clinical compound, LB-100, improved muscle strength, movement coordination and learning in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome (AS). AS is a rare disease affecting 1/12,000 to 1/20,000 persons in the United States (Wang et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, June 3, 2019). The research reportedly involved Lixte Biotechnology’s proprietary compound, but Lixte and its principals are not associated with the research.

Dr. John S. Kovach, Chief Executive Officer of Lixte Biotechnology, said “…apart from the intriguing insight into a possible therapeutic approach to the symptoms of Angelman’s syndrome, Lixte is encouraged by the study of Wang and colleagues because as reported it indicates that (some) LB-100 penetrates the brain, at least in mice with AS. In preclinical studies, LB-100 potentiates the effectiveness of standard treatments for several types of central nervous system cancers including glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive brain tumor of adults. However, it is not known whether LB-100 penetrates the human brain.”

                   

Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (LIXT), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.95, even for the day, on 9,353 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,814 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.16/$1.84.

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STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI)

Zacks, Street Insider, GlobeNewswire, StockInvest, 4-Traders, Real Investment Advice, Capital Cube, and Wallet Investor reported beforehand on STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

STR Holdings, Inc. is a worldwide provider of high quality, superior performance encapsulants for the photovoltaic (PV) module industry. It pioneered the solar encapsulant market over three decades ago with the invention of EVA encapsulant. STR Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Zhen Fa New Energy (U.S.) Co., Ltd. Established in 1944, STR Holdings has its head office in Enfield, Connecticut. The Company has manufacturing locations in the U.S, Spain, and Malaysia.

STR Holdings designs, develops, and manufactures encapsulants, which protect the embedded semiconductor circuits of solar panels for sale to solar module manufacturers. The Company also designs, develops, and manufactures multi-layer films for packaging applications, such as meat, fish, cheese, yogurt, fruit, cereals, snack foods, and more. STR’s encapsulants can be used in crystalline silicon and thin-film solar modules.

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) has been the chief material used in solar encapsulants for the last few decades. STR PHOTOCAP® EVA is the only encapsulant technology with a proven track record of maintaining durability, adhesion, stability and transparency after greater than 30 years of field exposure. STR works directly with its customers to improve their lamination processes and subsequently, improve the quality of their modules, increase yield and lessen costs.

More than 20 Gigawatts of STR Protected™ Modules are in the field. Encapsulant reliability necessitates accurate, repeatable formulation, premier quality raw materials and strict process control. First-rate long-term optical performance of STR Encapsulant facilitates maximum power output. STR Encapsulant touches every component of the solar module. Therefore, it must be chemically and physically compatible to enhance module durability.

STR Protected includes user-friendly no shrink technology during the manufacturing of its encapsulant. This means zero shrink and no adverse impact on adhesion to glass, cell or backsheet, which can harm modules in the field.

STR Holdings has its PHOTOCAP® encapsulant. The Company’s products range from its traditional standard and fast cure grades to industry leading ultra-fast and mega-fast cure encapsulants to optimize module production throughput. Products include PHOTOCAP® 15580P for use in front or in back of cells, and PHOTOCAP® 15585P HLT™ for use in front of cells. PHOTOCAP® products also include PHOTOCAP® 15585S HLT™ for use in front of cells; PHOTOCAP® 35530P - ultra-fast cure kinetics; and PHOTOCAP® 35521P HLT™ - ultra-fast cure kinetics.

STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.20, even for the day, on 260 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,014 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.125/$0.458.

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True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (TRUU)

Zacks, Stock News Now, Insider Financial, InvestorsHub, Whale Wisdom, Real Investment Advice, Marketbeat, Stockhouse, PR Newswire, and Wallet Investor reported previously on True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (TRUU), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

True Drinks Holdings, Inc. engages in the formulation of vapor products for ultimate distribution, including certain products containing CBD (cannabidiol). Before consummating the recent Exchange in April 2019, True Drinks specialized in all-natural, vitamin-enhanced drinks. The Company’s chief business was the development, marketing and sale of AquaBall® Naturally Flavored Water. True Drinks Holdings is based in Costa Mesa, California.

True Drinks has discontinued the production, distribution and sale of AquaBall®. However, it continues to market and distribute Bazi® All Natural Energy, a liquid nutritional supplement drink.

Regarding the Exchange, True Drinks Holdings and Charlie’s Chalk Dust, LLC, a leading producer of high quality vapor products, announced this past April that both companies entered into an agreement resulting in Charlie’s becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of True Drinks. With the Share Exchange, True Drinks acquired all outstanding membership interests in Charlie’s in exchange for the issuance by True Drinks of units comprising shares of common stock, preferred stock and warrants.

Following the Exchange, the former members of Charlie’s and participants in the Share Exchange will own approximately 87.55 percent of the fully diluted shares of True Drinks. The Exchange provides Charlie's Chalk Dust with the ability to leverage True Drinks distribution and product formulation expertise, while capitalizing on Charlie's brand recognition and relationships with distributors, specialty retailers and third-party online resellers.

Charlie's Chalk Dust produces high quality vapor products distributed in greater than 90 countries. Charlie's has recognition as an industry pioneer, having developed a wide-ranging portfolio of brand styles, flavor profiles and unique product formats.

Recently, True Drinks Holdings announced the appointment of Mr. Adam Mirkovich as Chief Information Officer of the Company and Charlies Chalk Dust. In his new role, Mr. Mirkovich will oversee data, process, and analytics management across True Drinks’ entire supply chain. He will also oversee new product development and commercialization for the Company's varied line of products.

True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (TRUU), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.01, off by 9.09%, on 1,037,290 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,463,902 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002/$0.0822.

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NuZee, Inc. (NUZE)

NetworkNewsWire, Stock Orange, Awesome Penny Stocks, Penny Stock Hub, InvestingOnline, OTC Stock Picks, MarketWatch, Barchart, InvestorsHub, Biz Journals, Zacks, OTC Markets, Dividend Investor, Capital Cube, Business Insider, Vending Market Watch, Market Exclusive, Corporate Information, Stockopedia, and Research and Markets reported on NuZee, Inc. (NUZE), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

NuZee, Inc. concentrates on building beverage brands, which offer functional and nutritional benefits. The Company (d/b/a Coffee Blenders®) is the pioneer in functional coffee. It offers gourmet specialty grade coffee in convenient single serve cups using only natural ingredients with clinically supported nutraceuticals. NuZee has its corporate office in Vista, California. Established in 2011, the Company lists on the OTCQB.

NuZee manufactures and sells its Drip Cup line of single serve, pour-over functional coffees. These include Lean Cup® (for weight loss), Think Cup® (for cognitive performance), Relax Cup® (for stress reduction), Active Cup® (for a pre-workout boost of energy), Nude Cup® (100 percent Arabica coffee with no function), and Matcha Cup tea. In addition, NuZee manufactures and sells its Whole Bean coffee line.

NuZee has its ready-to-drink (RTD) gourmet, functional, cold brew coffee line. This product was first available at independent retailers and convenience stores across Southern California. A national roll-out is continuing.

NuZee has undertaken the expansion of its existing production facility in Vista, California. This is to accommodate the growth of its Drip Cup line of functional gourmet coffee sold under the Coffee Blenders® brand name. NuZee adds two new Drip Cup co-packing machines and upgrades process automation as part of the expansion.

NuZee’s customers include B2B (Business-to-Business) multi-store retail chains and wholesale distributors that deliver to chain and independent stores. Also, NuZee sells its products to office and home delivery services that deliver coffee and water to homes and businesses locally.

NuZee earlier announced that it created a new, wholly-owned subsidiary called NuZee KOREA LTD. NuZee KOREA will manage sales, marketing and associated activities for the Coffee Blenders’ line of Drip Cup functional coffees throughout Asia.

Recently, NuZee announced that its production facility in Vista, California was awarded Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI). Masa Higashida, Chief Executive Officer of NuZee, said, "The receipt of SQF Certification is a milestone development in NuZee's ongoing efforts to expand our co-packing business for regional and global brands, many of which require SQF Certification as a pre-condition for a relationship. This certification will allow us to advance ongoing conversations with potential clients, establish new sales channels, and support the introduction of new products."  

NuZee, Inc. (NUZE), closed Wednesday's trading session at $20.00, up 53.85%, on 200 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 21 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.65/$15.00.

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Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV)

Promotion Stock Secrets, OTC Markets, Whale Wisdom, The Street, InvestorsHub, Barchart, TradingView, The OTC Reporter, MarketWatch, YCharts, and Investors Hangout reported on Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. concentrates on operating subsidiaries in the digital currency sector. The Company’s present crypto portfolio includes BitcoLab – cryptocurrency mining and investing. It also includes Nemesis – manufacturing and sales of mining rigs and equipment. The Company previously went by the name EMS Find, Inc. It changed its corporate name to Integrated Ventures, Inc. in July of 2017. Integrated Ventures has its head office in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Integrated Ventures’ portfolio includes LoanFunder – the financial platform, designed to integrate with a decentralized and encrypted lending ledger. It offers a secure, efficient, verifiable, and permanent way of storing loan related information.

Integrated Ventures has acquired CreditCalc from ITBS, LLC, a high-end loan management and calculation platform. The expectation is that this stock based transaction will expedite the development lifecycle of Integrated Ventures’ blockchain based lending platform - LoanFunder.

CreditCalc permits borrowers and lenders to perform complex calculations related to all kinds of loans. Furthermore, CreditCalc provides users access to the custom credit programs and the ability to shop and compare for different kinds of loan products.

Integrated Ventures entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) with digiMINE, LLC, earlier this year. This APA is to acquire certain cryptocurrency assets, consisting of 150 assorted ASIC miners and related mining equipment and $175,000 in cash, to be used for the purchase of 145 assorted Antminers by Bitmain Technologies. The remaining capital will be used for the build out for the 5,900 sq ft warehouse facility in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Integrated Ventures announced this past May that it executed the APA to acquire the remaining assets of digiMINE consisting of mining rigs, digital currency, and cash. Pursuant to the executed APA, the total consideration for all the assets being acquired comprises 20,000 Restricted Preferred B Shares, to be issued to digiMINE, LLC.

Recently, Integrated Ventures announced that it entered into a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Secure Hosting, LLC to acquire certain cryptocurrency equipment comprising 199 revenue generating GPU based mining rigs. With this LOI, the aggregate consideration for the Assets being acquired, comprises 39,679 Preferred B restricted shares, being issued to the selling shareholders of the Secure Hosting, LLC. Last month, Integrated Ventures confirmed the signing of a Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement (DAPA) with Secure Hosting to complete the earlier announced acquisition of 182 ETH mining rigs, comprising 114 Fuel 8 GPU RX570; 68 Fuel 8 GPU P102; and 182 Power Source Units.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. (INTV), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.19, up 52.12%, on 2,569,476 volume with 356 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 594,260 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.075/$1.02.

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ)

Penny Stock Hub, Zacks, Stockopedia, Investor Place, Investing.com, Stockflare, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, StreetInsider, YCharts, Barchart, Stockhouse, and TradingView reported on The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ),  and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB and established in 1898, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates 250 stores. These include nine furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates. The Bon-Ton Stores has corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Company’s stores offer a wide variety of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The stores also offer cosmetics and home furnishings.

The Bon-Ton Stores has been taking action over the past number of months to boost improved performance and strengthen its financial position. The Company has taken another step forward in its efforts through filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised restructuring under Chapter 11.

On February 4, 2018, The Bon-Ton Stores, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Its varied stores throughout the U.S. are open. In addition, its e-commerce and mobile platforms are operating normally.

More recently, The Bon-Ton Stores announced that it received a signed letter of intent (LOI) from an investor group consisting of DW Partners, Namdar Realty Group (including its partner Mason Asset Management) and Washington Prime Group. This investor group proposes to acquire The Bon-Ton Stores as a going concern in a Bankruptcy Court-supervised sale process.

The Bon-Ton Stores and this investor group are in the process of finalizing an asset purchase agreement in advance of an auction. The auction is now scheduled to be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Mr. Bill Tracy, The Bon-Ton Stores’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to have received this signed letter of intent and are advancing our discussions with the investor group to complete an asset purchase agreement as we proceed toward the court-supervised auction. With the help of our advisors, we will evaluate all qualified bids and are committed to maximizing value and pursuing the best path forward for the Company and our stakeholders.”

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONTQ), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.018415, up 84.15%, on 5,100 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 36,172 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002/$0.195.

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The Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB)

The Green Baron, Greenbackers, Microcap MarketPlace, Wall St Insider Stocks, Ceocast News, SmallCap Network,  FreeRealTime,  PennyStocksV2, BestStocksDaily, Wall Street Resources, RedChip,  Marketbeat.com, HoleinOneStocks.net, and PennyStockClub reported previously on The Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

The Pulse Beverage Corporation is the maker of Natural Cabana® Lemonades, Limeades, and Coconut Waters. It introduced Natural Cabana® Lemonade in 2012. Since that time,  it has developed a multi-national distribution system through more than 155 distributors in 49 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda, and Ireland.  OTCQB-listed, The Pulse Beverage Corporation is headquarterered in Northglenn, Colorado.

The Company’s aim is to be one of the market leaders in the development and marketing of nutritional/functional beverage products, which provide real health benefits to a large portion of the population and are convenient and appealing to consumers.

Pulse Beverage’s business model uses warehouse direct and key accounts. The Company has secured greater than 20,000 listings for its Lemonades and Limeades and over 5,000 listings for its Coconut Waters with regional and national grocery and convenience chain stores.

The Company offers Natural Cabana® Lemonade/Limeade in seven, low-calorie flavors.  Additionally,  Pulse  offers Natural Cabana® Coconut Water in pineapple and natural flavors.

Pulse Beverage teams up with major retailers. These retailers include Walmart, Albertsons/Safeway, Food Max, Kroger, Stater Bros, Houchens, 7-Eleven, United C-stores, Kmart, and Weis Markets. Major retailers also include King Kullen, WinCo Foods, Price Less Markets, Hy-Vee Supermarket, Gristede's Foods, Toot n Totem, and Travel America.

Recently, Pulse Beverage announced that it acquired international distribution for its Natural Cabana® Coconut Waters in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) via its new U.S. based distribution partner, Better4U Food & Beverage, Inc.

Better4U has distribution in the PRC and consumer demand for more than 15,000 cases per month worth a minimum of $450K per quarter in Net Revenues for Pulse. In this partnership, Better4U pays for the product up front. This eliminates the credit risks for Pulse.

Pulse also recently announced that it acquired international distribution for its Natural Cabana® Lemonades & Limeades in the Republic of China (Taiwan) via Better4U Food & Beverage. Better4U has distribution in Taiwan and consumer demand for more than 6,500 cases per month worth a minimum of $200K per quarter in additional Net Revenues for Pulse.

The Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0002, up 100.00%, on 610,000 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,148,434 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0001/$0.0011.

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Calmare Therapeutics, Inc. (CTTC)

OTCBB Journal, TaglichBrothers, and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on Calmare Therapeutics, Inc. (CTTC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Calmare Therapeutics, Inc. (the Calmare Pain Mitigation Therapy™ company) researches, develops, and commercializes chronic, neuropathic pain, and wound affliction devices. Calmare devices sell commercially to medical practices internationally. In addition, they are found in U.S. military hospitals, clinics, and on installations through the Company’s General Services Administration (GSA) military contract (V797P-4300B). Calmare Therapeutics is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Calmare’s medical devices provide a non-pharmacological (no drugs), non-addictive (no narcotics), and non-invasive (over the skin) solution to chronic pain sufferers in an outpatient treatment setting. The Company supplements its medical devices with a catalogue of private label neurostimulation and sensory electrodes.

The Company’s flagship medical device is the Calmare® Pain Therapy Device. This is the world's only non-invasive and non-addictive modality that can successfully treat chronic, neuropathic pain. Calmare Therapeutics holds a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance designation (K081255) on its flagship device. This grants it the exclusive right to sell, market, research, and develop the medical device in the United States.  

Concerning CALMARE® Pain Therapy Treatment, the device is FDA-cleared for U.S. sales, U.S. patented, and patent pending in other countries, and medically certified in Europe. The Calmare® Pain Therapy Device treats oncologic and neuropathic pain through a biophysical rather than biochemical approach.

In January 2017, Calmare Therapeutics announced it was approved to list and supply four sensory and stimulation electrodes and the Calmare® Pain Therapy Device on the GSA Advantage!® web portal. GSA Advantage! is the online shopping and ordering system, which provides access to thousands of contractors and millions of supplies (products) and services.

Calmare Therapeutics has been a preferred vendor of the U.S. federal government (GSA#V797P-4300b) since 2010. Devices, consumables, as well as related hardware sell to U.S. military hospitals and clinics across the U.S. The Company sells its devices in Europe under CE-mark designation.

Calmare creates partnerships with its clients and customers to maximize their Intellectual Property (IP) assets, reduce time-to-market, and add to their profitability. The Company’s Technology Sourcing Service seeks technologies that fit with customer business goals and presents them as potential licensing or IP acquisition candidates.

Greater than 6,000 chronic pain patients have been successfully treated with Calmare Pain Mitigation Therapy™ since the initial Calmare chronic pain treatment was administered in 2007. Calmare Therapeutics has licensed more than 500 technologies to more than 400 individual organizations.

Calmare Therapeutics, Inc. (CTTC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.2321, up 50.71%, on 31,400 volume with 11 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,973 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.011/$0.237.

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BTCS, Inc. (BTCS)

RedChip, PennyPro, Stock Commander, HotStockProfits, Value Penny Stocks, Money Morning, 1-2-3 Stock Alerts, Fortune Stock Alerts, Penny Stock Circle, StockMarketQuote.us, StockMister, SmallCapVoice, AddictivePennyStocks, Bullseyestox.com, PennyStockRumors.net, PennyStocks Forever, PricelessPenny, and TheMicrocapNews reported on BTCS, Inc. (BTCS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

BTCS, Inc. is a blockchain technology focused company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Company is an early entrant in the Digital Asset market. In addition, it is one of the first U.S. publicly traded companies engaged with Digital Assets and blockchain technologies. Blockchains are distributed public ledgers, which can fundamentally influence all industries around the world that require trust and rely on or use record keeping. The Company has a record of accomplishment of accurate digital asset trend prediction. BTCS’ shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

BTCS’ plan (subject to additional financing) is to create a portfolio of digital assets, such as bitcoin and other "protocol tokens", to provide investors a diversified pure-play exposure to the bitcoin and blockchain industries. The Company’s intention is to acquire digital assets by way of open market purchases; and participating in initial digital asset offerings (or initial coin offerings).

Furthermore, BTCS may acquire digital assets through resuming its transaction verification services business (or mining) via outsourced data centers and earning rewards in digital assets by securing their respective blockchains. Moreover, the Company is concentrating on growth via acquisition.

A blockchain is secured and maintained by a network of specialized servers (nodes) globally. All transactions are publicly available on a blockchain. Transactions undergo verification and confirmation through nodes worldwide before being added to a blockchain.

Recently, BTCS announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathon R. Read to its Board of Directors. Mr. Read has held many executive positions with domestic and global companies over a career, which spans more than 35 years. Most recently, from 2013 to the present, he has served as Managing Partner of Quadratam1 LLC (Scottsdale, Arizona) a firm specializing in providing financial and organizational consulting services for growth-stage companies in the United States and China.

Before that, Mr. Read served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or President of Timefire VR, Inc., previously known as EnergyTek Corp. During his tenure, he repositioned, re-financed, and merged the company into an entity centered on the virtual reality sector.

Mr. Charles Allen, BTCS CEO, said, "Jonathon brings a wealth of public company expertise to our board. As we move forward on our plans to build a vertically-integrated operation in the burgeoning blockchain space, Jonathon's experience should add tremendous value."

BTCS, Inc. (BTCS), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.52, up 64.45%, on 2,209,148 volume with 730 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 179,422 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.30/$2.22.

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Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Organigram Holdings Inc. (OGI).

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:OGI) (TSX-V:OGI) was highlighted today in an article from Financialnewsmedia.com examining how the cannabis market is gaining significant traction. Over the last year, Canada approved its recreational use. More U.S. states are legalizing. Corporate America is using cannabis in everything from lotions and sunscreen to alcohol and sports drinks and President Trump even signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, decriminalizing industrial hemp cultivation.

Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) is the parent company of Organigram Inc., a leading Canadian licensed producer (“LP”) of high-quality cannabis and extract-based products. Founded in 2013, Organigram is focused on producing high quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada, as well as developing international business partnerships to expand the Company’s global footprint. 

The Company has distribution arrangements in all 10 provinces1. Organigram delivers industry-leading yields and maximizes quality cannabis production at the lowest cultivation cost per gram among publicly reporting Canadian LPs.

Financial Results

In Q2 2019, the Company reported record net revenue of C$26.9 million, cash cost of cultivation of C$0.65 per gram, industry leading gross margin of C$16 million or 60% and adjusted EBITDA of C$13.3 million or margin of 49%, positive for the third consecutive quarter.

Significant Expansion Plans with Streamlined Licensing Process

Located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Organigram’s production facility and research & development program includes a state of the art, indoor 3-tier cultivation system which maximizes facility square footage. Its Phase 4 expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 for increased target production capacity of 113,000 kg/year (249,000 lbs)2. As the Company expands its cultivation and processing capacities, Organigram is able to file amendments to the existing facility and each new production area is largely a replica of previously licensed areas, which results in a relatively streamlined and predictable licensing process with Health Canada.

In addition to increased production capacity from Phase 4, Organigram’s Phase 5 expansion includes plans for additional extraction capacity and its own edibles facility. Construction is expected to be substantially completed in October 2019.

Proprietary Technology

The Company’s indoor facility allows for control of all critical facets of the lighting and environmental elements to drive maximum quality and yield in the plants. The Company’s in-house proprietary information technology system, called OrganiGrow, tracks grow cycles, environmental conditions and other factors to optimize cultivation.

Numerous design and automation improvements include automated potting, pre-roll and packaging machines, and larger propagation rooms with advanced environmental systems.

Well Positioned for Canada’s Legalization of Edibles and Other Derivatives Products

Through its facility expansions, partnerships and research and development, the Company is well-positioned to capture further growth from the legalization of edibles and derivative products expected in October 2019. Its initial product focus is on vaporizable products and edibles.

Organigram’s development of a shelf-stable, thermally stable, water-soluble and tasteless cannabinoid nano-emulsion formulation may provide for an initial onset of effect within 10 to 15 minutes in a beverage. Non-cannabis formulations with a similar molecule size are water-soluble in humans (i.e., absorbed through the bloodstream rather than requiring first-pass liver metabolism, which results in longer onset and duration uncertainty). The Company expects to receive research and development licensing in the near term, at which point testing will be conducted to confirm the onset and duration.

Organigram has entered into an exclusive consulting agreement with The Green Solution (TGS), a proven market leader based in Denver, Colorado for the development of commercial scale extraction and derivative product development in Canada. Organigram’s partnership with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a leader in food product development, will expand the Company’s edibles R&D program.

The Company recently announced a C$15 million investment commitment in a high-speed, high-capacity, fully automated production line with a capacity of 4 million kilograms of exceptional chocolate cannabis edibles per year.

Organigram also has a multiyear extraction contract with Valens GroWorks Corp. to produce extract concentrate for oils and other derivative products.

Disruptive Technology

Through its partnership with Hyasynth Biologicals Inc., a biotech company and leader in the field of cannabinoid science and biosynthesis, Organigram has invested in a potentially disruptive technology that uses patented yeast strains and enzymes to naturally produce cannabinoids without growing the cannabis plant. This process has the potential to create a global supply of pure cannabinoids at a fraction of the cost of traditional cultivation. Organigram views this investment as providing early access to what it expects to be the future of cannabinoid production – cost-effectiveness, purity and scalability.

International

Organigram believes there will be increasing demand for CBD in Canada and beyond. As such, the Company has invested in Alpha-Cannabis Germany (ACG) and expects to provide ACG with flower for conversion into extracts. ACG is a medical cannabis provider serving the largest legalized medical market in Europe. The Company anticipates entering into an agreement with ACB to purchase pure synthetic CBD isolate in the future.

Organigram is also invested in Eviana Health Corp. (CSE: EHC), a Serbian-based company with hemp farming and processing assets.

Experienced Executive Team

  • CEO Gregory Engel has 30 years of national and international experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cannabis, and consumer packaged goods (CPG), and most recently served as CEO of Tilray Inc. where he was instrumental in the company becoming the first Canadian exporter of medical cannabis, as well as establishing several trailblazing industry standards
  • Jeff Purcell, Senior Vice President of operations, has 25 years of experience in operations for companies such as Ganong Chocolates and McCain Foods
  • Tim Emberg, Senior Vice President of Sales and Commercial operations, has 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing in the OTC and CPG industries
  • Paolo DeLuca, Chief Financial Officer, has 20 years of diversified financial business experience including with West Face Capital and TD Securities
  • Ray Gracewood, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, has 15 years of experience in the marketing space and was senior Director of Dales and Marketing for Moosehead Breweries Ltd.

This profile contains certain non-IFRS performance measures including cash and all-in cost of cultivation per gram, net revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted gross margin which are not calculated in accordance with IFRS and may not be comparable to similar data presented by other companies. Please see the company’s Q2 2019 MD&A.

1 Subject to final regulatory approval from Quebec
2 Several factors can cause actual capacity and costs to differ from estimates. See “Risks and Uncertainties” in the Company’s Q2 2019 MD&A and “Risk Factors” in the latest Annual Information Form.

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $6.21, up 2.64%, on 565,506 volume with 1,855 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 981,284 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.97/$8.44.

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Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)

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

Khrysos Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a multi-channel lifestyle company operating in three distinct business segments including a commercial coffee enterprise and its newly acquired commercial hemp enterprise, announced today that it has added turnkey manufacturing solutions to its capabilities in extraction services and end-to-end processing systems.  Khrysos is now producing tinctures, balms, bath bombs, creams, ointments, in various potencies.  Additionally, Khrysos is offering hemp derived products in capsules and tinctures for pets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $5.69, up 3.45%, on 130,122 volume with 1,228 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 96,317 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.1674/$16.25.

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Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF).

What does it mean when a company has five of the top 10 edible SKUs in the largest cannabis market in the world? It could mean that, like Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF), it’s on its way to market control. Plus Products, based in San Mateo, California, has emerged as “the dominant manufacturer of edibles in California, which is no small feat,” according to Chris Parry, a marijuana marketing consultant for Yahoo Finance (http://nnw.fm/T65Ub).

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF) is a branded cannabis-infused products manufacturer of edibles created to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUS™ concentrates on producing edibles using extracts to ensure compliant, dosable and delicious products that provide a consistent cannabis experience.

First introduced to the market in 2015 to rave reviews, PLUS™ is now one of the top best-selling edible brands in California. PLUS™ operates through a wholly owned subsidiary, Carberry, and has four cannabis-infused gummy candy SKUs (in addition to limited edition SKUs), that are currently sold in over 200 licensed dispensaries and delivery services. All products under the PLUS™ brand are produced in the company’s 12,000-square-foot food-safe cannabis manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California.

PLUS Products shares are currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. PLUS™ raised CAD$20 million through the offering, for which the lead underwriters were PI Financial and Canaccord Genuity. The company intends to use a portion of the IPO proceeds to fund rapid product capacity expansion, factory automation, working capital and new product development.

Operating in the largest adult-use recreational market in the U.S., PLUS Products holds a temporary manufacturing license in California and was one of the first brands to bring fully compliant products to the legal market. California legalized adult use recreational sales on Jan. 1, 2018, and industry analysts expect edible sales there will continue to amass enviable revenues. According to BDS Analytics, edibles made up 18 percent of marijuana retail sales in February 2018 across licensed retailers in California, with PLUS™ products ranking in the Top 10 of edible brands by retail dollar sales.

During the first half of 2018, PLUS Products generated US$2.45 million in sales, a marked improvement over 2017’s US$1.07 million in sales. The company’s established cannabis products are not only compliant with state laws, they are proving to be extremely popular with consumers. Among the PLUS™ product brands are:

  • Blackberry & Lemon RESTORE, an infusion of carefully dosed cannabis with a 9:1 THC to CBD per gummy.
  • Sour Watermelon UPLIFT, a low-calorie gummy crafted from carefully dosed cannabis with an infusion of 5mg THC per gummy.
  • Pineapple & Coconut CBD RELIEF, a tropical flavor gummy made from pure cannabis-derived CBD that is low-calorie, gluten-free and made with kosher ingredients.
  • Sour Blueberry CREATE, a low-calorie gummy infused with hybrid flower containing 5 mg THC.
  • Limited Edition Rose & Vanilla, available at select locations during Winter 2018, these gummies are crafted with 60 mg THC/30 mg CBD per tin.
  • Limited Edition RAINBOW SORBET gummies was created to celebrate Pride during Spring 2018 with a portion of each purchase donated to The Trevor Project, a confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.

“We are extremely proud of the products PLUS has brought to market,” remarked Jake Heimark, CEO and cofounder in a statement. “We’ve quickly grown into one of the leading edible brands in California. With the proceeds of this round, we will continue to further our mission: to make cannabis safe and approachable for all types of consumers.”

The PLUS™ team believes that everyone deserves access to consistent, dosable and delicious cannabis products and strives to make that happen. Producing the best infused products at scale requires thoughtful collaboration among experts in many fields. At PLUS™, our team is comprised of Chefs, Chemists, Food Manufacturing Experts, Engineers, Machinists, Visionaries, Creatives, Strategists and others.

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.8689, up 4.25%, on 39,036 volume with 68 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 75,582 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.55/$6.008.

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Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW).

Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW) is a leading developer of biosynthetic production systems for high-value, plant-derived active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) and intermediates. The company’s cannabidiol (“CBD”) yeast-based biosynthesis program produces a high yield, ultrapure, low-cost and scalable manufacturing solution for pharmaceutical, food, beverage and personal care consumers of CBD.

Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW) is a leading developer of biosynthetic production systems for high-value, plant-derived active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) and intermediates. The company’s cannabidiol (“CBD”) yeast-based biosynthesis program produces a high yield, ultrapure, low-cost and scalable manufacturing solution for pharmaceutical, food, beverage and personal care consumers of CBD.

The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Biosynthesis Platform

Willow’s proprietary yeast-based lab strains produce CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), and cannabigerol (“CBG”), as well as certain minor and novel cannabinoids.

The company’s expertise in the esoteric field of biosynthesis and in delivering commercial fermentation pathways for the production of pharmaceutical-grade compounds grew from its origins in opiate research. Willow recently delivered a de novo biosynthesis pathway in yeast for thebaine, a key precursor API used as a feedstock in the manufacture of semi-synthetic opiates such as naloxone (used to reverse opioid overdose) and several common analgesics. Led by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peter Facchini, Willow’s research team discovered and patented numerous previously unknown genes coding for core catalytic pathway enzymes, as well as a number of additional non-pathway, yet commercially-essential, accessory genes.

Utilizing this proven synthetic biology platform, Willow’s research team has already begun producing cannabinoids at lab scale, using yeast as the host cell “factory.” This biosynthetic fermentation-based process is capable of producing pharmaceutical grade CBD in 10 days – far less time than traditional plant-based extraction methods.

Willow anticipates its technology can be scaled to produce hundreds of kilograms per batch of cannabinoid API at less than $1,000 per kilogram, thus costing approximately 60% less than current chemical synthesis methods and 90% less than conventional plant-based extraction methods.

World-Class Collaboration

Willow and Noramco Inc., the world’s largest producer of high-quality synthetic cannabinoid APIs and other controlled substance APIs for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, have an exclusive, worldwide Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) to design a yeast-based biosynthesis platform for the production and distribution of a highly pure CBD isolate.

The mutually exclusive agreement calls for Willow to be responsible for optimizing yeast strains in a biosynthetic process to generate ultrapure CBD at high yield and substantially lower cost compared to current methods. Noramco will leverage its decades of experience in producing and delivering CBD and pharmaceutical APIs by being responsible for the scale-up, regulatory submission, marketing and distribution of products manufactured under the JDA.

Each company will invest comparable funds, will retain the intellectual property associated with their respective scopes of work and share equally in gross profits from sales of products manufactured under the JDA.

Market Opportunity

The agreement with Noramco (http://nnw.fm/Mz1vW) addresses the increasing demand for CBD-based APIs and other CBD-infused products by pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, consumer packaged goods, beverages and other industry sectors.

The U.S. market potential of cannabinoids is significant, with industry analysts projecting $50 billion in cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical sales and $16 billion in CBD consumer goods retail sales by 2025. As of June 2019, 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands have legalized cannabis for medical use. Another 13 states and territories have approved recreational cannabis for adult use while other states are considering similar measures.

The cannabinoid API market continues to evolve with CBD and other cannabinoid-based treatment options currently in clinical trials for indications such as post-traumatic stress syndrome, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, schizophrenia, cancer treatments and other challenging unmet medical conditions.

Capitalization

Willow is fully funded after raising $29 million via private placement and $8 million in exercised warrants by Tuatara Capital Fund II, L.P. Proceeds of the funding will be used to enhance the existing laboratory space in Calgary and Vancouver, Canada, and in San Francisco, California. The company anticipates exiting 2020 with $15.8 million in cash.

Leadership

President and CEO Trevor Peters is an experienced executive who co-founded four startup companies in the past 15 years. He has raised over $1 billion in equity and debt financings at various stages of corporate development and has been integral to successful transactions totaling over $4 billion on sale. Mr. Peters previously was chief financial officer at Caracal Energy Inc., which sold to Glencore plc in 2014 for $1.8 billion.

Chief Financial Officer Travis Doupe has over 18 years of experience in financial leadership roles, principally in the international oil and gas industry, where he provided corporate strategic direction while overseeing all aspects of financial operations. Mr. Doupe is the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Canada Council for the Americas – Alberta and holds a CA-CPA designation and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Peter Facchini, Chief Scientific Officer, has been professor of plant biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary since 1995. He is recognized internationally as a leader in plant specialized metabolite biosynthesis. Dr. Facchini is the Canada Research Chair in Plant Metabolic Processes Biotechnology and has published more than 150 research papers and scholarly articles. Dr. Facchini received a PhD from the University of Toronto and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Kentucky and Université de Montréal.

Dr. Joseph Tucker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, holds more than 20 issued or pending patents and is a member of the Board of Directors of BioAlberta. He has extensive senior leadership experience in multiple public and private biotech companies. Dr. Tucker received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Calgary.

Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.21, up 2.54%, on 2,150 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 43,069 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.12/$5.25.

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The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF).

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) was highlighted today in an article from Financialnewsmedia.com examining how the cannabis market is gaining significant traction. Over the last year, Canada approved its recreational use. More U.S. states are legalizing. Corporate America is using cannabis in everything from lotions and sunscreen to alcohol and sports drinks and President Trump even signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, decriminalizing industrial hemp cultivation.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF), is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees, and culture of innovation. Supreme Cannabis’ mission is to grow the world’s best cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. The company calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol FIRE “a testament to our passion for cannabis and our obsession with quality.”

Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as Canada’s only coast-to-coast premium cannabis producer, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.

In August 2018, Supreme Cannabis uplisted its shares to the to OTCQX market in the U.S., where the company trades under the ticker symbol SPRWF. The following month Supreme reported record Q4 revenues of CAD$3.55 million, a 71-percent increase over the previous quarter. Supreme Cannabis also recorded revenue of CAD$8.85 million for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, placing it among publicly traded Canadian cannabis companies with the highest reported revenue in their first four quarters of sales.

“As a result of the successful execution of our strategy, we have generated significant revenue growth both for the quarter and the year-end period,” Supreme Cannabis CEO Navdeep Dhaliwal stated in a news release. “We look forward to building on this growth as we expand domestically and internationally.”

The company’s growth strategy includes key industry agreements, such as its CAD$12 million supply agreement with Tilray Inc. (OTC: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution. The agreement calls for Supreme to supply Tilray with dried cannabis for support of medical cannabis patients in Canada for the period of one year.

Another key component is the company’s wholly owned 7ACRES subsidiary. The 7ACRES cultivation facility, one of the first 40 federally licensed cannabis producers in Canada, is focused on building a core competency in scaled cannabis production, which will give 7ACRES the needed flexibility to maintain leadership in the industry as the Canadian market grows and matures. Though 7ACRES is Supreme Cannabis’ flagship brand and only currently operating business unit, the company will continue to identify new opportunities to grow its portfolio of companies and build innovative cannabis businesses throughout the world.

7ACRES operates from a 342,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario, and has been federally licensed since 2016. Current capacity is 13,333 kilograms dried cannabis annually, with plans to ramp up production by mid-2019 to a rate of 50,000 kilograms per year.

Supreme Cannabis seeks to differentiate 7ACRES from other licensed cannabis producers by producing premium quality product sustainably at scale. “Craft quality, commercial scale” is a slogan the company uses, and the Kincardine greenhouse employs state-of-the-art technology and cultivation best practices to strive toward that goal. Supreme identifies the quality of the 7ACRES product as the company’s primary strength and says a shared “passion for the plant” is the driver of company culture. Six Canadian provinces have signed supply agreements with Supreme, a fact the company credits to the high quality of 7ACRES cannabis.

Its customers, Supreme Cannabis management says, are informed and discerning regarding cannabis, and they value a premium brand that respects their product knowledge. The company believes its high regard for customers, premium product quality, and mass cultivation capability has allowed Supreme Cannabis to emerge as Canada’s preeminent premium cannabis producer. In the Canadian cannabis market, the company has established 7ACRES as a premium brand that’s distributed coast-to-coast and commands premium pricing. The 7ACRES brand is already listed as premium cannabis product in all provinces that disclose their cannabis listing categories, and 7ACRES on average wholesales for up to one-third higher in price than other brands in the Canadian cannabis market.

To further its distribution, in the medical cannabis market Supreme Cannabis has partnered with several Canadian cannabis retailers including Aurora Cannabis, Emerald Health Botanicals, Namaste, Zenabis, and others. The company’s investment portfolio also includes an equity position and long-term global distribution partnership with Medigrow, based in Lesotho, targeting the export of medical cannabis oil for the international market.

Supreme Cannabis seeks to make the company an innovator in the cannabis sector regarding design of cultivation facilities and development of operation excellence metrics. The management team is confident that the 7ACRES flagship brand, the company’s proprietary technology and products, and the company’s culture of passion for cannabis will deliver consistent long-term shareholder value.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.18, up 4.29%, on 357,286 volume with 395 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 377,623 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.85/$2.04.

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Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTC: STLHF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF).

Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSXV: SLL) (OTCQX: STLHF) (FRA: S5L), today announced that it has broken ground in El Dorado Arkansas for its first-of-a-kind direct lithium extraction demonstration plant that selectively extracts lithium from the tail brine that is a by-product of the existing bromine production operations run by LANXESS.

Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF) is focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale U.S.-based lithium brine resources that can quickly be brought into production. The Company believes new lithium production can rapidly be brought on stream by minimizing project risks at selection stage; resource, political & geographic, and regulatory & permitting; and by leveraging advances in lithium extraction technologies and processes.

The Company’s flagship project is in southern Arkansas. The more than 180,000-acre “Smackover Project” is in the most prolific and productive brine processing region in North America. Agreements with large commercial brine operators in the region will allow Standard Lithium to utilize the extensive existing infrastructure, including brine supply and disposal pipelines, water, power and a trained workforce to fast-track project development timelines.

“Arkansas produces about 9.4 billion gallons of brine per year, according to 2010-2016 average statistics reported by the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission.”

Standard Lithium signed a binding MoU with global specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation and its U.S. affiliate Great Lakes Chemical Corporation with the purpose of demonstrating the commercial viability of extraction of lithium from brine (“tail brine”) that is produced as part of LANXESS’ bromine extraction business at its three Southern Arkansas facilities.

LANXESS’ land operations in Southern Arkansas encompass more than 150,000 acres, 10,000 brine leases and surface agreements and 250 miles of pipelines. LANXESS extracts the brine from its wells located throughout the area, and the brine is transported to the three Arkansas plants through a network of pipelines. The three bromine extraction plants currently employ approximately 500 people and process and reinject several hundred thousand barrels of brine per day.

Standard Lithium has developed a breakthrough rapid lithium extraction process that reduces the recovery time of extracting lithium from brine to as little as several hours vs. the current industry method that takes years. The process is also much more environmentally friendly with a significantly smaller footprint than the conventional processes. The company has a signed agreement to locate a demonstration scale lithium extraction plant inside one of LANXESS’ chemical plants in Southern Arkansas.

The Company has also signed an option agreement with NYSE-listed Tetra Technologies for the lithium rights for exploration, extraction, and possible commercial development on approximately 30,000 acres of brine leases in Southern Arkansas. The largest available land package.

Recent laboratory results of four brine samples recovered from two existing wells in Standard Lithium’s project area showed lithium concentrations ranging between 347-461 mg/L lithium, with an average of 450 mg/L lithium in one of the wells and 350 mg/L in the other. Geological modeling of the project area is complete, and a maiden resource report is on the horizon.

Market Opportunity

World demand for lithium continues to surge. The global lithium compounds market is projected to reach U.S. $5.87 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 13.22% between 2015 and 2020. Lithium-ion batteries are the fastest growing segment of the market.

Leadership

Standard Lithium’s commitment to being a premier, innovation-driven company focused on developing and commercializing new modern processes for lithium extraction is bolstered by the leading experts that comprise the company’s Scientific Advisory Council. Each member was selected because of their experience and expertise in areas that are central to and/or complement Standard Lithium’s current development plans. Standard Lithium recently welcomed to the Council world-renowned chemist Dr. Barry Sharpless, the recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions.

Standard Lithium is led by a team of professionals with proven strong technical and project development skills. CEO Robert Mintak has a global network of industry contacts and is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving lithium space. COO and President Dr. Andy Robinson is an experienced geoscientist with 20+ years of experience and a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Robinson has worked on a wide range of projects in the resource, power and energy sectors in Europe, Africa, and North and South America.

The company recently appointed Robert Cross as non-executive chairman. Cross is an engineer with 25 years of experience as a financier and company builder in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He co-founded and serves as chairman of B2Gold, a top-performing growing gold producer which is expected to achieve nearly 1 million ounces of low-cost gold production in 2018. He was also co-founder and chairman of Bankers Petroleum Ltd.; co-founder and chairman of Petrodorado Energy Ltd.; and until October 2007 was the non-executive chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc. He also was previously the chairman and CEO of Yorkton Securities Inc., and a partner in investment banking with Gordon Capital Corp. in Toronto. Cross has an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo (1982) and received an MBA from Harvard in 1987.

Following a multi-million-dollar financing in Q1 2018, Standard Lithium is well-positioned to meet its upcoming milestones including two maiden resource reports and the launch of its breakthrough rapid lithium extraction technology.

Standard Lithium Ltd. (OTC: STLHF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.669, up 1.03%, on 22,375 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 30,428 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.484/$1.387.

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

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

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF), a Vancouver-based company with an emphasis on plant-based health and wellness products, reported a 78 percent increase in sales for its fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019, reaching $2.5 million, according to an official company announcement (http://nnw.fm/8bHpB). The growth on a quarterly basis has been an ongoing trend since Wildflower initiated sales of its popular line of hemp CBD products.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Core Team

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

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

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

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

Wildflower Brands Inc. (WLDFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.488, up 3.83%, on 46,918 volume with 26 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 22,583 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$1.13.

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City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR)

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

City View Green Holdings (CSE: CVGR), formerly Icon Exploration Inc., is a vertically integrated, seed-to-sale cannabis company focused on developing a well-diversified business with an emphasis on assessing and potentially acquiring targets in the cannabis industry. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/Aodr8.

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

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

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

Management

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

Market Opportunity

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

City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.12, up 14.29%, on 758,711 volume with 78 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 167,615 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.095/$0.465.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

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

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) was featured today in a report by CannabisNewsWire examining how rising hemp production is putting pressure on processing.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.

Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.

Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.

Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.

Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.

Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.

Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base. 6

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0325, up 4.84%, on 2,033,497 volume with 140 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,627,106 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0225/$0.1975.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

Technology and investment company SinglePoint (OTCQB: SING) this morning announced its entry into a $109,465,000 contract with Elite Foundation LLC of North Carolina to supply more than 275,000 pounds of premium hemp flower over a 15 month period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0178, up 23.14%, on 43,444,816 volume with 1,210 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,591,311 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.052.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)

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

Innovative hemp and cannabis corporation Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, hempSMART, Ltd., has successfully launched and generated sales from its hempSMART(TM) CBD product line in Scotland. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/CrA7W.

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 Wednesday's trading session at $0.0103, off by 1.90%, on 6,122,572 volume with 205 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,366,920 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.0479.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO).

Pressure BioSciences (OTCQB: PBIO), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based technology and products to the worldwide life sciences industry, this morning announced the first major milestone achievement in its collaboration with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ("CFAES") of The Ohio State University. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/YjpW9.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO) develops, markets and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the life sciences sample preparation market. Sample preparation refers to the wide range of activities that precede most forms of scientific analysis. It is often complex and time-consuming, yet a critical part of scientific research. The market for sample preparation products is currently estimated at $6 billion worldwide.

The Company’s product line can be used to exquisitely control the sample preparation process. It is based on a patented, enabling technology platform called pressure cycling technology (“PCT”). PCT uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient (14.5 psi) and ultra-high levels (up to 100,000 psi) to safely and reproducibly control critical biological processes, such as the lysis (breakage) of cells, the digestion of proteins, and the inactivation of pathogens.

Pressure BioSciences’ product line is led by its newly released, next-generation Barocycler 2320EXTREME instrument. Named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 R&D Awards (also known as the “Oscars of Innovation”), the Barocycler 2320EXT is already being touted by some key opinion leaders as an essential element of the $1.8 billion U.S. “Cancer Moonshot” program. For example, Professor Phil Robinson, Co-head of the cancer research center of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia), said in a recent interview: “We are collecting the whole proteome on 70,000 tumor samples from all classes where complete clinical outcome is known. Due to its unique capabilities, the Barocycler 2320EXT has become a critical part of our program. It is the primary enabler of the high-throughput component of the project. Without this step, our project simply could not be done. In fact, the Barocycler 2320EXT works so well we have just purchased two more.”

Momentum is building when it comes to the potential for using the Company’s unique PCT technology platform. Leading scientists are intrigued by Pressure BioSciences’ approach, which among other attributes, revolutionizes the process of rupturing cells (lysis) for further study, yielding superior biomolecules for investigation. The Company’s technology transcends current methods of breaking open cells, which use chemicals, blades, metal beads, or other damaging and altering methods that can ultimately adversely affect the result for researchers. Pressure BioSciences’ PCT technology utilizes customized, controlled hydrostatic (water) pressure to rupture cells in a chamber, enabling exquisitely customized levels of pressure to optimally break open different types of cells at prescribed pressure levels—something never before accomplished in a commercial setting. Using this pioneering method, the result is a truer, more legitimate sample, which boosts the efficacy of research and the quality of results. The potential impact of this technology on scientific advancement is enormous, enabling research scientists to begin their studies with biological samples of unprecedented integrity, with the potential to improve research outcomes at the earliest, most critical step. PCT can additionally inactivate pathogens (e.g., viruses, bacteria) using hydrostatic pressure, making the samples safer to study—another innovation with astronomical potential for application in a variety of markets.

The Company’s high-pressure instruments for research purposes are marketed throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. To date, Pressure BioSciences has installed nearly 300 PCT Systems in over 165 leading academic, government, biotech and pharma laboratories around the world. Its primary applications are in biomarker discovery, forensics, agriculture and pathology. Over 100 scientific papers have been published on the advantages of the PCT platform, which is also being used in the specialized fields of drug discovery and design, bio-therapeutics characterization, soil and plant biology, vaccine development and histology.

Impressive as their biotech business is, there is more to the PBI story. Pressure BioSciences recently received two patents in China for its novel Ultra Shear Technology (UST), a process that has potential in a wide range of industrial applications, including extending the shelf life of some food products and making two insoluble liquids (like oil in water) soluble. Patents have also been filed in many other countries worldwide. UST is a novel technique based on the use of intense shear forces generated from ultra-high-pressure valve discharge.

This important technology has the potential to play a significant role in a number of commercially important areas through its ability to create high-quality, stable nanoemulsions. Scientific studies indicate that improved absorption, higher bioavailability, greater stability, lower surfactant levels and other advantages can be achieved with nanoemulsions – all hugely important factors in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in various medical products. There is an enormous opportunity in the cannabis market, since the technology can potentially reduce oil droplets containing cannabidiol (CBD) to nanoparticles, after which they can be safely suspended in a stable water solution—something many companies have endeavored to achieve without success. Researchers looking for a way to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the body will find this technology a game changer.

The Company’s UST technology also has possibilities in the production of clean label foods, which are currently processed using several innovative methods, including high-pressure treatments (such as Starbucks’ Evolution line of juices). In 2015, the worldwide market for high-pressure processed (HPP) food was estimated at U.S. $10 billion. UST uses ultra-high pressures and certain valves to generate intense shear forces under controlled temperature conditions to produce nanoemulsions, and which also significantly reduces food-borne pathogens. Pressure BioSciences’ initial focus with this technology will be to evaluate UST for the production of high-quality dairy products and beverages.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.58, up 1.58%, on 14,882 volume with 37 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,753 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.52/$4.09.

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Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN).

Green Hygienics Holdings (OTCQB: GRYN), a full-scope, science-driven, premium-cannabis cultivation and branding enterprise, is in the process of finalizing the purchase of the Potrero Ranch property near San Diego, California. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/ok0Ml. Also today, the company was featured in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The legal marijuana industry in California has been grappling with a number of challenges, chief of which is how to stamp out the illicit operators in the state. On Friday, the state launched a public campaign aimed at educating the public about the dangers associated with cannabis from the black market.

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN) is a full-scope, premium cannabis cultivation company targeting the high-end medical and adult-use recreational market. With more than 25 years of experience in agricultural science and innovation, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company will grow by generating revenues from the sales of premium grade cannabis products, developing and licensing valuable IP, making strategic acquisitions, and creating trusted global consumer brands.

The company has integrated and is developing its own IP assets related to proprietary systems and apparatus, software, algorithms and custom-engineered hardware. This provides ultimate efficiencies in a commercially controlled cultivation environment. Utilizing the advantages of hybrid-aeroponics, Green Hygienics creates a sterile growing environment that produces consistent, high-quality product while maintaining the lowest possible carbon footprint. The company utilizes state-of-the-art, quality-controlled commercial cultivation methodology to assure production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at much higher yields and greatly reduced costs.

Hybrid-aeroponics produces quality cannabis faster than traditional methods since it doesn’t require natural sunlight or soil and can be operational and produce plants anywhere. Plants grown under aeroponic conditions receive water and nutrients directly to their roots via a fine mist in a controlled environment, dramatically reducing spoilage while keeping the product organic and the environment pest-free. The plants are given the exact amount of nutrients and moisture precisely when needed. Green Hygienics maintains ultimate control over every aspect of this cultivation process, which allows the company to operate with conservation of natural resources in mind. The technology that uses 90-95 percent less water and does not require the use of pesticides or fungicides.

Additionally, the company’s state-of-the-art engineered, controlled environments include electrical, mechanical and HVAC designs that meet mandatory fire and energy codes while improving energy efficiency significantly.

Through these practices, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company continues to develop and incubate software as well as engineer hardware to provide additional control over the commercial cultivation method. The company’s science-based approach reveals any growth anomalies before the human eye can see them. This makes it possible to monitor all facets of production, identify cultivation problems based upon scientific data, and implement immediate corrective action, if needed.

The future of commercial cannabis cultivation hinges on using science to control the growing environment in order to remain competitive and deliver a premium grade of product on a consistent basis. The company holds a competitive advantage through its ability to produce premium cannabis products at a significantly lower cost per gram than direct competitors and others in the cannabis industry.

Innovations within the sector that create efficiencies and successful brands will become highly valued. Green Hygienics and its forward-thinking management team are constantly studying the market dynamics of the cannabis industry in North America and abroad while actively pursuing possible expansion opportunities. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and establishing operations in San Diego, California, targeting the $5 billion California cannabis market.

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.40, off by 12.50%, on 10,192 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,434 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1001/$1.81.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

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

Sharing Services Global Corporation (OTCQB: SHRG), formerly Sharing Services Inc., recently named Elepreneur President Keith Halls and Elepreneur CEO Kip Allison as members of the SHRG board (http://nnw.fm/uI7OA). To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/GNVa3.

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

Sharing Services Inc. subsidiaries include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.16, off by 21.91%, on 16,100 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,908 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.142/$0.3944.

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