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Green Thumb Industries, Inc. (GTBIF)

New Cannabis Ventures, Pot Stock News, Marijuana Stocks, Profit Confidential, TipRanks, Glassdoor, TMXmoney, Stockwatch, Market Screener, Stockhouse, GlobeNewswire, Dividend Investor, Investopedia, Wallet Investor, Midas Letter, TradingView, and Proactive Investors reported previously on Green Thumb Industries, Inc. (GTBIF), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OTCQX-listed, Green Thumb Industries, Inc. is a foremost national cannabis consumer packaged goods company. It is the owner of the retail stores Rise™ and Essence. The Company’s dedication is to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. As of August 1, 2019, Green Thumb owned and operated 27 retail stores and had licenses for 95 locations across 12 U.S. markets. The Company has 13 manufacturing facilities. Established in 2014, Green Thumb Industries has its corporate office in Chicago, Illinois.

Green Thumb Industries opened its 27th location, Rise Cleveland, on August 1st. This is the third Rise™ store in Ohio and the city’s first cannabis retail store. Rise Cleveland is in downtown Cleveland near Progressive Field and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Rise™ opened dispensaries in Lorain and Toledo earlier in 2019. It has licenses to open up to five cannabis stores in the State. This includes two in Lakewood on Detroit and Madison Avenues.

Green Thumb Industries, manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products. These include Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles and Beboe, among others.

This week, Green Thumb Industries opened its fifth retail location in Florida, Rise Hallandale Beach, on August 13, 2019. This is the Company’s 28th retail location in the country. It is the first cannabis store in Hallandale Beach. Rise™ opened its Oviedo location in July and opened Rise Deerfield Beach, Pinellas Park and Bonita Springs earlier this year. Rise™ has a retail footprint for up to 35 locations in the State.

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Homestead. It cultivates and produces GTI’s branded cannabis products including Rythm and The Feel Collection at the Homestead Facility.

Rise Hallandale Beach is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Miami and 15 minutes from Hollywood, Florida. Hallandale Beach is in Broward County, which is the second most densely populated county in Florida.

Green Thumb Industries, Inc. (GTBIF), closed Thursday's trading session at $8.57, off by 1.9967%, on 253,250 volume with 740 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 216,062 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $7.34060001/$25.0312404.

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Veritas Farms, Inc. (VFRM)

Alpha Stock News, Trader Social Network, Market Wire News, Teletrader, Biz Journals, Stock Target Advisor, Street Insider, Simply Wall St, Stockwatch, Investors Hangout, OTC.Watch, GuruFocus, Trading View, Stockhouse, and GlobeNewswire reported beforehand on Veritas Farms, Inc. (VFRM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Veritas Farms, Inc. focuses on the production of full spectrum hemp extracts with naturally occurring cannabinoids. The OTCQB-listed Company currently operates a 140-acre farm and production facilities in Pueblo, Colorado. A vertically-integrated agribusiness, the Company is registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp. All Veritas Farms™ brand products are third-party laboratory tested for strength and purity. Veritas Farms is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Veritas Farms’ commitment is to sustainable farming methods. In addition, the Company has developed its own fertilizer that helps balance out the local ecosystem. Veritas Farms employs drip irrigation. This ensures that every plant gets the proper hydration and that the Company conserves the Rocky Mountain water it uses. Veritas does not grow from seeds; it always cultivates from mother plants. Furthermore, using clones enables Veritas to maintain genetic stability.

The Company markets and sells products under its Veritas Farms™ brand. Veritas also manufactures private label products for several leading distributors and retailers. Veritas Farms™ brand full spectrum hemp oil products include vegan capsules, tinctures, formulations for sublingual applications and infused edibles, lotions, salves, and oral syringes in a variety of size formats and flavors. Veritas produces the highest quality, full spectrum CBD (cannabidiol) products from its sustainable farm in Pueblo, Colorado.

At the end of July, Veritas Farms announced that its Veritas Farms™ products have reached and surpassed more than 4,500 points of retail distribution. The Company’s first and second quarter efforts in chain retail resulted in numerous national chain retailers launching Veritas Farms™ products in their stores. Total chain retail distribution added during this quarter represents thousands of additional stores across more than a dozen States.

Today, Veritas Farms announced that it has reported its operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2019, via the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Selected financial highlights for Q2 include Total Revenues up 509.9 percent to $2,971,345 versus $487,169 in Q2 2018.

Highlights also include Total Revenues up 94.9 percent to $2,971,345 versus $1,524,930 in Q1 2019. Gross Profit is up 798.9 percent to $1,523,413, versus $169,474 in Q2 2018. In addition, Gross Profit is up 142.8 percent to $1,523,413, versus $627,434 in Q1 2019.

Veritas Farms, Inc. (VFRM), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.4968, up 5.4085%, on 168,267 volume with 125 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 172,212 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.200000002/$2.28999996.

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Celexus, Inc. (CXUS)

TeleTrader, Street Insider, PR Newswire, Invest Tribune, OTC Markets, Investors Hangout, TradingView, Wallet Investor, Dividend Investor, Last10k, Stockwatch, Market Screener, Stockopedia, Simply Wall St, Stockhouse, GlobeNewswire, and InvestorsHub reported beforehand on Celexus, Inc. (CXUS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Celexus, Inc. is an acquisition, management and holding company for high-trajectory agritech businesses and farming technologies. The Company was previously known as Telupay International, Inc. As of February 2019, Celexus has agreed to acquire HempWave and operate it as a wholly-owned subsidiary. HempWave partners with farmers across the nation to grow, cultivate, and harvest commercial-grade hemp plants and seeds to produce medicinal grade cannabidiol (CBD oils) and other hemp by-products. Celexus lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Fundamentally, Celexus operates as an acquisition, management, and holding company for early stage businesses and technologies in the hemp industry. The Company works to bring to market the best, most valuable innovations in the flourishing industrial hemp space. Celexus is actively assessing new acquisition candidates across the agriculture industry.

Celexus’ goal is to control every facet of the farming industry. This is from seeds to extraction and distribution. This eliminates reliance on third parties and ensures premier quality processes and production.

This past June, HempWave announced that it acquired all five of the industrial hemp licenses available from the State of Arizona. This is licensure that makes HempWave one of the first vertically integrated hemp companies in Arizona. HempWave physically acquired each of the five respective commercial hemp licenses from Arizona - Nursery, Grower, Harvester, Transporter, and Processor - on Friday, May 31, 2019, the first day the licenses were available.

In addition, in June, HempWave announced that it entered into agreements with four large-scale farming operations in Arizona. These agreements will allow the Company to grow and harvest industrial hemp on greater than 600 acres this year. HempWave's four initial commercial hemp farms will be based in Arizona's Gila River Valley, and also in the cities of Eloy and Willcox.

Based upon these new growing and harvesting agreements, and also HempWave’s earlier announced acquisition of two Arizona-based greenhouses totaling 210,000 square feet of space for commercial hemp nursery operations, HempWave estimates that it will produce 2.1 million pounds of hemp biomass in 2019 alone.

Celexus, Inc. (CXUS), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.28, off by 0.775194%, on 451 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,107 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.143999993/$1.95299994.

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Delrey Metals Corp. (DLRYF)

Micro Small Cap, Junior Mining Network, Streetwise Reports, Stockhouse, Stock Target Advisor, Street Signals, Geology for Investors, Investing News, InvestorsHub, Mining Stock Education, Stockwatch, InvestorX, and Investor Ideas reported previously on Delrey Metals Corp. (DLRYF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Delrey Metals Corp. is working to capitalize on the growing demand for Energy Metals. A mineral exploration company, it is concentrating on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties, particularly in the strategic energy minerals space. The Company has an option to earn an 80 percent interest in the Four Corners Project situated in Newfoundland & Labrador. Delrey continues to review and acquire projects showing potential for materials used in the energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) markets. Delrey Metals has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company’s Four Corners Project is an advanced stage Fe-Ti-V exploration project. It has positive historic drilling, metallurgy, and development economics. Additionally, Delrey recently acquired the Star, Porcher, Peneece and Blackie Fe-Ti-V properties located along tidewater in western British Columbia.

The Four Corners Project comprises 7655.0 hectares. It is positioned in southwestern Newfoundland and Labrador, 25km east of the town of Stephenville. The Project is host to vanadium enriched titaniferous magnetite (iron) mineralization, which shows encouraging historical evidence for substantial and consistent vanadium accumulations across five main target zones.

The Peneece vanadium project is located at the head of Seymour Inlet, southwest British Columbia, The property consists of 5 tenures encompassing 1500.4 Ha. It is also open for expansion in multiple directions. The Porcher vanadium property is in west-central British Columbia, in the Skeena Mining Division. The property consists of 7 tenures covering 3122.16 Ha. It is open for expansion in multiple directions.

The Star property is positioned in west-central British Columbia, in the Skeena Mining Division. This property consists of 4 tenures covering 3646.8 Ha and is open for expansion in multiple directions. Furthermore, the Sunset Project had historical drilling done in 1991 and it totaled 393.5m over 2 holes. The target currently sought at the Sunset claims is a volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, alike to Britannia or a vein and replacement type gold-silver deposit similar to Northair or Brandywine.

The Blackie vanadium property is situated in west-central British Columbia, in the Skeena Mining Division, roughly 96km south-southwest (straight-line distance) from Prince Rupert. The property consists of 5 tenures covering 1213.2 Ha. It is open for expansion in multiple directions.

Last month, Delrey Metals announced that it received its authorization from the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources to establish up to 20 drill sites and 4 trenches on its Four Corners Property, situated near Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. Company personnel will be staying at an existing camp located within 15km of the property's road accessible Keating Hill East Zone, the emphasis of the 2019 drilling campaign. This will allow Delrey to maintain low cost highway access for the duration of the program, expected to be about 6-8 weeks long.

In addition, in July, Delrey Metals announced plans for its 2019 drill program on its Four Corners Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador. It plans to drill a total of 5000m from 20 drill pads at its flagship Keating Hill East Zone, designed to test more than 3.5km of strike length. The Company will also be conducting follow up prospecting and sampling on its Bullseye, Four Corners, Keating Hill West, and newly discovered Keating Hill North Zones, with plans for late season drilling on the most promising targets identified.

Delrey Metals Corp. (DLRYF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0553, up 7.3786%, on 12,000 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 61,591 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.048/$0.300000011.

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EQ Energy Drink, Inc. (EQLB)

TipRanks, Stock News Now, InvestingOnline.com, Pennystocks.news, Market Wire News, Invest Tribune, Markets Insider, Stockhouse, Stock Rants, Investors Hangout, PR Newswire, Stockopedia, Wallet Investor, GlobeNewswire and InvestorsHub reported previously on EQ Energy Drink, Inc. (EQLB), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

EQ Energy Drink, Inc. (EQ Labs, Inc.) manufactures and distributes energy drink products. The Company has engaged in branding and the packaging redesign of Last Shot® to focus on its innovative formula geared to fitness and wellness. Last Shot® was crafted by first-rate health enthusiasts to help restore the body and mind via proper hydration while fueling one with sustainable energy. EQ Energy Drink, Inc. (EQ Labs, Inc.) has its corporate office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company lists on the OTC Markets.

Last Shot ® Premium Hydration Drinks were formulated to help one properly hydrate, replenish, and recover with healthy ingredients that restore the body, while having an appealing taste. Last Shot® contains Vitamin B12, Electrolytes, Milk Thistle, and also low levels of Caffeine. The Company’s featured flavors include Cranberry Raspberry, Lime, Mango, and Pineapple.

Last Shot ® contains Glucorate, which helps remove toxins in the liver. Milk Thistle contains an active ingredient called Silymarin that is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Caffeine is included to promote sustainability and stimulate mental clarity and wakefulness while energizing the body.

Last month, EQ Energy Drink announced that agreements have been finalized and Last Shot is scheduled to be soon featured on the online marketplace platform "GoVets" (www.govets.com). GoVets is a program sponsored by the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC - www.nvsbc.org) designed to make products manufactured and distributed by U.S. military veterans more accessible. GoVets is the only online marketplace where consumers and buyers can access millions of products from thousands of VA-Verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

EQ Labs Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mo Owens, said, "We are very excited about Last Shot's new branding and about our relationship with GoVets and are optimistic about future sales and exposure through this unique platform for government and corporate buyers."

EQ Energy Drink, Inc. (EQLB), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0083, off by 4.5977%, on 631,960 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 61,591 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.005549999/$0.021999999.

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HempAmericana, Inc. (HMPQ)

MicroSmallCap, Stock of the Week, Epic Stock Picks, The Wolf of Penny Stocks, TMXmoney, Stockwatch, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on HempAmericana, Inc. (HMPQ), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

HempAmericana, Inc. researches, develops, and sells products made of industrial hemp in the U.S. The Company is an emerging participant in the CBD (cannabidiol) products market. It owns and operates a high-capacity, state-of-the-art CBD extraction and processing facility in Augusta, Maine. HempAmericana lists on the OTC Markets. The Company has its corporate headquarters in New York, New York.

HempAmericana’s extraction and processing facility has a supersized supercritical CO2 extraction system, centrifugal partition chromatography refinement technology, and a mechanized fully-automated CBD bottling system. In addition, the Company researches, develops, and sells products made of industrial hemp. This includes a popular brand of hemp rolling papers marketed under the brand name, “Rolling Thunders”.

HempAmericana’s CBD oil business uses the brand designation, “Weed Got Oil”. HempAmericana continues to pursue an active place in the CBD white label market segment, particularly for those companies seeking premium full-spectrum distillate CBD oil.

Recently, HempAmericana announced the purchase and imminent delivery of a 100-liter solvent recovery system, the Ecochyll X7 High Speed Evaporator. It represents a 400 percent increase in evaporative capacity for HempAmericana’s production line technology. The move comes as the Company launches its main commercial distribution operations. The machine was purchased from ECODYST, which is a premier manufacturer of Solvent systems.

HempAmericana Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Salvador Rosillo, said, “Proper Solvent Recovery is one of the most important keys to increasing margins in CBD production because it not only removes the ethanol from the process prior to distillation, but recovers it for future use.”

HempAmericana also recently updated shareholders on current inventory levels on hand for premium-quality CBD products. As of July 15, 2019, HempAmericana held CBD-based product inventories in excess of $500,000 based on present market pricing for end-market sales of comparable products. The inventory represents production over the past 60 days (as of July 15th). It includes CBD Extract, Crude CBD Oil, CBD Distillate, as well as bottled CBD Tincture. HempAmericana Management believes it will improve margins over time as production smooths out and the volume absorbs fixed operating cost.

HempAmericana, Inc. (HMPQ), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0064, off by 4.4776%, on 5,006,078 volume with 78 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,534,745 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.005299999/$0.027699999.

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Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG)

Discovery Stocks, Micro Cap Daily, Talkmarkets, Trading View, Stockwatch, Stockhouse, Market Screener, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, Wallmine, Dividend Investor, Insider Financial, and 4-Traders reported earlier on Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. is a hemp and CBD lifestyle brand focused on product development in the functional beverage sector. The Company has created wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kona Gold LLC, HighDrate, LLC, and Gold Leaf Distribution, LLC. Kona Gold Solutions lists on the OTC Markets. The Company is based in Melbourne, Florida.

The Gold Leaf Distribution, LLC subsidiary was created to fill Kona Gold Solutions’ distribution needs in markets it wants to rapidly enter. The HighDrate, LLC subsidiary has developed the beverage industry’s first CBD Energy Water, available in four flavors. Subsidiary Kona Gold, LLC has developed a premium Hemp Infused Energy Drink line.

Kona Gold Solutions has its new Hemp Energy Drink and CBD Energy Water flavors. Its Kona Gold Hemp Energy Drink line extension now includes Bubble Gum and Candy Apple flavors. The line extension for its HighDrate CBD Energy Waters now includes Blue Island Punch and Sour Apple.

In late July, Kona Gold Solutions announced it expanded distribution into 4 new states, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, and Utah where its Kona Gold Hemp Energy Drinks and HighDrate CBD Energy Waters will now sell at local retail locations. The Company has partnered with 14 new distributors within the last 30 days (as of July 25, 2019) in 12 States; Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. At present, Kona Gold Solutions has distribution partners in 35 States.

This week, Kona Gold Solutions announced its partnership with the American Breast Cancer Foundation. The Company will be producing an all new hemp energy drink flavor, Pink Grapefruit. It will be available in a specially designed “Kona Pink” can for the partnership. Kona Gold will be launching the new flavor in late September. A portion of proceeds from each Pink Grapefruit case sold will go to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mr. Robert Clark, Kona Gold Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Month over month we continue to have phenomenal growth as the Company continues to grab more market share by partnering with great distributors in new key markets, such as Phoenix and Tampa.”

Kona Gold Solutions, Inc. (KGKG), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1089, off by 9.0985%, on 4,680,267 volume with 403 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,643,319 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.149399995.

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Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN)

NetworkNewsWire, Taglich Brothers, YCharts, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, Street Insider, Penny Stock Hub, Awesome Penny Stocks, TipRanks, Stockhouse, Stockopedia, Zacks, Barchart, and InvestorsHub reported previously on Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. centers on providing innovative neurostimulation products. Its focus is on providing neurostimulation products that improve the quality-of-life of patients suffering from debilitating neurological diseases.  Nexeon MedSystems has offices in Dallas, Texas and Liege, Belgium (Nexeon MedSystems Belgium SPRL). The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Nexeon MedSystems Belgium, SPRL (NMB) has acquired Medi-Line. This is a Belgian medical device manufacturer. Currently, Medi-Line serves numerous medical device customers in 16 nations. It has multi-year contracts with Fortune 500 companies. 

MedSystems is an international bioelectronics medical device company. It has developed and commercialized a neurostimulation system. The system can be used to treat a variety of neurological diseases. Neurostimulation systems are used to restore neuronal function. The Company’s SYNAPSE™ device is the platform used in a process called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).  

The platform acts like a brain pacemaker sending electrical pulses to specifically targeted areas in the brain. SYNAPSE™ reduces shortcomings in present-day DBS therapy. It enables the detection, measurement, as well as collection of brain signals, while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy. Furthermore, it provides directional stimulation that limits side effects. 

Additionally, manifold stimulation frequencies permit increased therapy range. As well, rechargeable means a greater range of available therapies and rechargeable enables one surgery in comparison to many.

This past November, Nexeon MedSystems announced that it received grant matching funds from the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) earlier awarded a $830,000 grant to Nexeon’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexeon MedSystems Puerto Rico Operations Corporation (NMPROC, Nexeon PR).

This funding will go to support the development of novel cloud-based software to improve programming for deep brain stimulation. The National Institutes of Health announced funding of over 200 new awards, totaling greater than $220 million, by way of the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. (NXNN), closed Thursday's trading session at $2.55, up 28.1407%, on 800 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 170 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.10000002/$8.00.

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Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK)

Penny Stock Tweets, MarketWatch, Stockopedia, Hotstocked, Zacks, InvestorsHub, last10k, Proactive Investors, Financial Buzz, Front Page Stocks, MicroCapSpot, Business Wire, Stockhouse, The Street, YCharts, Capital Cube, Daily Stocks, Marketwired, GuruFocus, Wallet Investor, OTC Watch, and Market Screener reported previously on Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Northstar Electronics, Inc. works in the aviation, defense, and marine industries. The OTCQB-listed Company has a wide-ranging history of developing and manufacturing defense and commercial electronic and mechanical systems. Established in the late 1990’s, Northstar Electronics is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Northstar Electronics’ subsidiary is Northstar Sealand Enterprises Ltd. (NSEL).

The Company carried out design and manufacturing contracts for diverse divisions of Lockheed Martin Corp. Additionally, Northstar designed, manufactured, and sold its own sonar-based system to commercial customers.

Northstar Electronics has moved towards making and selling its own independent systems, since the end of the aforementioned contracts. At present, the Company is undergoing restructuring to move forward with a renewed emphasis on the development of a new aviation business and also carry out work to develop unique sonar systems. 

Subsidiary NSEL is jointly owned by Northstar Electronics and Sealand Aviation Ltd.  Both companies have many years of experience in working with certified commercial aircraft and government military contracts. NSEL is working to acquire the global rights to a “Turbo-Prop” single engine industrial airplane from an international leader in the aerospace industry. The timeline for the final agreement with the subsidiary company that owns the rights to the airplane has been extended.

The chief applications for the airplane are in “Agriculture and Rapid Response Forest Fire Fighting (RRFFF).” NSEL is continuing its evaluation of the “Cloud Seeding” market. Moreover, Northstar sees substantial potential in the field of Counter Insurgency (COIN). Company Management is exploring future possibilities in this sector.

Northstar Electronics is moving ahead with its expansion from being an aerospace contract manufacturer to becoming an “Original Equipment Manufacturer” (OEM) with its own products. The Company made significant progress in the purchase of the worldwide rights to a single engine “Turbo Prop” airplane from a major overseas aerospace company.

Recently, Northstar Electronics provided an update to its shareholders on an important milestone achieved by its subsidiary, Northstar Sealand Enterprises Ltd. (NSEL), on a major acquisition. Northstar Electronics and NSEL have been working closely with a major international Aerospace Company with the goal to acquire the international rights and IP (Intellectual Property) for a high-performance Turbo-Prop industrial aircraft.

The Aerospace Company recently presented the main details of this complex transaction to the Canadian government’s Industry, Science and Education Department (ISED). The plan was met with positive and enthusiastic feedback from the department’s representatives.

This confirmation of interest in the transaction, and its eligibility for considerable “Offset” credits under ISED’s Industry Trade and Benefits program, will now accelerate the planned transaction through the Aerospace Company’s internal review processes. Northstar Electronics is moving ahead with its plans to provide financial support for the endeavour. The Company is aligning key investors and financial instruments. NSEL continues its pre-sales efforts and its preparations for a fast and efficient ramp-up to production.

Northstar Electronics, Inc. (NEIK), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.013, up 28.7129%, on 10,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 170 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0057/$0.02792.

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REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS)

Zacks, Morningstar, Marketwired, The Street, MarketWatch, Barchart, OTC Markets and Stockhouse reported earlier on REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

REGI U.S., Inc., by way of its subsidiary, RadMax Technologies, Inc., engages in the design and development of axial vane-type rotary engines, known as the RadMax rotary technology, used in the design of engines, compressors, and pumps. RadMax Technologies is developing for commercialization numerous improved axial vane type rotary devices using its Patented RadMax™ Rotary Technology. REGI U.S. is based in Spokane, Washington. 

The RadMax™ Rotary Technology allows for leading-edge designs of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors, pumps, and other devices. One current prototype is The RadMax™ engine. It has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, in comparison to the 40 moving parts in a basic four-cylinder piston engine. 

The Company’s aim is to license RadMax technology and/or participate in joint ventures (JVs) to manufacture RadMax products for specific applications. Market segments that could benefit from RadMax technology include (but are not limited to) transportation, aerospace, air conditioning and refrigeration, oil and gas production and distribution, power generation, marine, and military markets.

The Board of REGI U.S. and RadMax Technologies announced recently that a provisional patent application was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the use of RadMax two-phase compressors and expanders to increase the efficiency of Rankine cycle steam electricity generation plants.

The Board of Directors of REGI U.S and RadMax Technologies also announced that a provisional patent application was filed with the USPTO for the use of RadMax two-phase compressors and expanders to increase the efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration cycles.

The Board of Directors of Regi U.S. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, RadMax Technologies also announced the achievement of a significant milestone in the development of the RadMax sliding axial vane gas expander. Ongoing development and testing of the gas expander prototypes have demonstrated overall efficiencies more than 70 percent, a major technical milestone.

The expectation is that future development and testing will further increase efficiencies, into the mid-80 percent range through using more advanced bearings, coatings, and other friction reducing technologies. In addition, testing has shown the device’s power curve as similar to other positive displacement engines and is characterized by a broad peak with high torque.

REGI U.S., Inc. (RGUS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0609, up 45.00%, on 5,699 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 26,651 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.101499997.

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Lot78, Inc. (LOTE)

Promotion Stock Secrets, Street Register, OTC Markets, Emerging Growth, Aim High Profits, Insider Financial, Penny Stock Tweets, Stockwatch, Penny Stock Dream, Hotstocked, and Predict Wall Street reported on Lot78, Inc. (LOTE), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lot78, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and sells apparel under the Lot78 brand name. It operates in three segments: Wholesale, Consumer Direct, and Core Services. Ollie Amhurst is the Founder and Creative Director of the Company. From the start, the business strategy was to build Lot78 into a men’s and women’s ready to wear line. Lot78 has its head office in London, England.

The Company was incorporated in Nevada on June 27, 2008. On March 14, 2011, it filed a Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State of Nevada changing the name of the Company to "Bold Energy, Inc."

On November 12, 2012, the Company, then under the name Bold Energy, entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Anio Limited a limited liability company formed under the laws of the United Kingdom (Anio Ltd.) that conducts its main line of business under the name Lot78, Inc., the shareholders of Anio Ltd., and the controlling stockholders of the Company.

On January 31, 2013, it changed names to Lot78, Inc.  On July 15, 2016, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge with Compound Holdings, LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company. Then, on July 18, 2016, the Company and Compound Holdings LLC entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger. With this plan of merger, upon closing, its intention is to change its name to Compound Holdings, Inc.

Lot78 offers a collection of men's and women's ready to wear line that includes leather jackets, T-shirts, sweats, knitwear, accessories, jeans, chinos, and wool coats. The Company sells its products to department stores, specialty retailers, and boutiques. In addition, it sells its products via lot78.com.

In October of 2017, Lot78 announced that it was scheduled to acquire a 2.5 percent equity stake in Garage Juice Bar, LLC also known as Juice Bar Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Lot78 stated that this investment aligns with the Company’s mission to provide value to shareholders via the acquisition of investments, which show potential to be scaled regionally and/or nationally or investments that drive outsized returns.

Lot78, Inc. (LOTE), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.02, up 217.4603%, on 1,647,596 volume with 35 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 20,118 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002499999/$0.029999999.

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The Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB)

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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.

Furthermore, in March, Pulse 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 Thursday's trading session at $0.0001, even for the day, on 2,246,000 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,915,346 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.001099999.

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Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF)

Penny Stock Tweets, Equities.com, OTC Markets, MarketWatch, Stockhouse, and InvestorsHub reported on Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Jackpot Digital, Inc. is a top electronic table games (ETG) manufacturer and mobile gaming provider for the cruise ship industry and regulated casino industry. The Company specializes in multiplayer gaming products. This includes poker and casino games. Jackpot Digital provides its iGaming products and services to the Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) market.

Jackpot Digital has its corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company formed in 1999, and was formerly LasVegasFromHome.com Entertainment, Inc.  Jackpot Digital’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

In its B2B model, the Company’s platform partners own the brand and finance the marketing. Typically, Jackpot Digital shares the revenue generated from its games, and charges its platform partners for value added services such as software customization. In its B2C model, Jackpot Digital generates revenue from wagering activities by players. 

Additionally, the Company has a set of backend tools for operators to efficiently control and optimize their gaming business. Jackpot Digital has its industry-leading PokerPro ETG (Electronic Table Games) system. Presently, PokerPro is in operation with cruise lines, poker rooms, and casinos around the world.

In March 2012, the Company entered the social gaming market with the launch of Real Vegas Casino. This is a full-featured social casino on Facebook.

Pertaining to mobile gaming on cruise ships, Jackpot Digital provided its premier HTML5 mobile gaming software to Carnival Cruise Lines in November 2014. Jackpot Digital plans on bringing its HTML5 mobile gaming technology from the Cruise Lines industry to the Hotel Industry.

In August 2015, Jackpot Digital purchased the electronic table business unit from Multimedia Games. It consists of industry leading electronic poker tables under the PokerPro® brand name and a varied multi-games table called ProCore™.

Jackpot Digital has its Jackpot Blitz™. This is its proprietary next generation gaming platform. Jackpot Blitz™, via its state-of-the-art technology, offers a first-rate player experience to go with premier operator efficiency, flexibility, as well as profitability. Jackpot Blitz™ features a modern design with a large 84 inch 4K touchscreen. It can accommodate ten players simultaneously.

Earlier this year, Jackpot Digital announced that through a newly incorporated and wholly-owned subsidiary company, Electrium Mining, Inc., it entered into a binding Letter of Intent (LOI )and a 90 day lock-up agreement with International Interactive Ventures of Ramat Gan Israel, and associated companies (Seller Group), as represented by Mr. Andrew Szabo, for the acquisition of all of the Seller Group’s assets associated with cryptocurrency mining, blockchain technology, software and associated Intellectual Property (IP).

The Assets include existing cryptocurrency mining operations situated in a former NATO storage facility in Budapest, Hungary that have grown over the last year to more than 180 cryptocurrency mining rigs. Upon conclusion of the Asset Purchase Agreement, Electrium Mining will be a fully integrated, fully diversified cryptocurrency mining company with existing operations in one of Europe’s lowest cost electricity environments, Budapest, Hungary, with plans to considerably scale-up and spread out into new facilities in the Province of Quebec.

Recently, Jackpot Digital announced that it signed a new Software License and Equipment Lease Agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc. This Agreement outlines terms for the replacement, in phases, of Jackpot Digital’s existing PokerPro Electronic Table Game (ETG) platform with the Company’s next-generation Jackpot Blitz™ ETG on Carnival’s ships, subject to certain terms and conditions.

Jackpot Digital, Inc. (JPOTF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.050895, up 29.0441%, on 3,000 volume with 1 trade. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039439998/$0.221.

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DSG Global,  Inc. (DSGT)

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DSG Global,  Inc. is a technology development company whose shares trade on the OTCQB. The Company engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fleet management solutions for the golf industry, and also commercial, government, and military applications worldwide.  DSG Global has historically concentrated on the golf industry. It has grown to become a leader in the Fleet Management category in the golf industry.  DSG Global is based in Surrey, British Columbia.

The Company provides patented electronic tracking systems and fleet management solutions to golf courses. These allow for remote management of the course's fleet of golf carts, turf equipment, as well as utility vehicles. DSG is best known for its advanced GPS TAG System for golf cart and turf equipment fleet management.  

DSG Global’s technology is installed in more than 10,000 vehicles on golf courses globally. The Company has an installed base of daily-fee and resort golf courses. Its cart-mounted Touch® display screens seamlessly deliver banner advertisements and full-motion videos while on the golf course.  

Fundamentally, golf course operators manage their fleet of golf carts, turf equipment, and utility vehicles remotely, using DSG Global’s SaaS  (Software as a Service)  technology and advanced GPS hardware. DSG has acquired Impact Tournament Solutions, along with Impact’s team of experts, to run the Tournament Solutions Division of DSG Global.  

DSG Global is currently branching into several new streams of revenue via programmatic advertising, licensing, and distribution.  Additionally, the Company is expanding into Commercial Fleet Management and Agricultural applications. It realized record European sales in 2017 because of new installation contracts with top rated European Golf Management businesses. Furthermore,  DSG Global is expanding into Raptor Single Rider Golf Car and 100E Fully Loaded Mullen Golf Cars, 2 and 4 seaters and Agricultural applications.

DSG Global has officially partnered with golf course video flyover company, STEADY MOTION. This is to bring the best interactive flyover videos to the golf sports industry. These flyover videos include professional, broadcast television quality audio narration, advanced color correction, and interactive course tours ready to be displayed on the DSG TOUCH screens and on golf course web portals. 

Recently, DSG Global announced that it is introducing to the global market the first ever Infinity 12" High Definition display. This display is equipped with streaming music, video, Bluetooth, stock market and sports scores, and the top-graded flyovers in the nation, credit card tap availability, dual speakers and Programmatic Advertising.

Furthermore, last month, DSG Global announced that it has taken first steps to move towards exploring potential use cases, which it has identified for blockchain and its related technologies to be applied to the golf industry.

Mr. Robert Silzer, DSG Global’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Blockchain will definitely change the golf industry and DSG plans to play a leading role to bring this change to fruition. I believe this technology will revitalize the golf industry. It can build a new bridge between golf and the millennials and raise new enthusiasm for the sport. It can release tremendous value that is currently untapped."

DSG Global,  Inc. (DSGT), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.87, up 58.1818%, on 5,391 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,991 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27000001/$10.3999996.

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Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Green Growth Brands Inc. (OTCQB: GGBXF).

Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE:GGB) (OTC:GGBXF) (GGB or the Company) announced today that it has entered into backstop commitment letters with each of All Js Greenspace LLC, Park Lane Capital Limited, and Chiron Ventures Inc. (collectively, the “Investors”), pursuant to which the Investors have committed to subscribe for and purchase, in certain circumstances, up to $102,796,241 in the aggregate (approximately US$77 million) of convertible debentures (the “Convertible Debentures”) of the Company to support the Company’s operations and capital needs (the “Commitment Letters”).

Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) is a lifestyle-oriented cannabis and cannabidiol (“CBD”) consumer products company with a portfolio of lifestyle brands customized to connect specific, like-minded customers. Each Green Growth Brand provides the best quality products within a retail experience that appeals to users in an environment that is emotionally branded and easy to navigate.

In the next five years, the cannabis industry will generate more than $28 billion of new revenue from an estimated 14 million new customers, according to Ackrell Capital’s 2018 Cannabis Investment Report. Meanwhile, Hemp Business Journal projects that the CBD market will increase 8x to $3 billion by 2021, up from $200 million in 2017. Green Growth Brand intends to dominate in these markets with a lineup up products grown, manufactured and presented with the highest quality standards in mind.

Products under the Green Growth Brand umbrella include:

  • CAMP: A kiosk-type store where consumers can experience beautifully crafted lifestyle products that enhance one’s journey to self-discovery.
  • Seventh Sense: A CBD-infused body care collection crafted from the finest botanicals and fragrances on earth. Created to maximize the properties and aromatics of each ingredient, Seventh Sense natural products are CBD-infused botanical therapy.
  • Meri+Jayne: Fiercely authentic and wholly unapologetic, Meri+Jayne is a youthful, full-on celebration of what makes each person unique. Expect the unexpected when it comes to this mix of amazing products.
  • Green Lily: A place for women to explore a new world of wellness. With advice on every product, from efficacy to usage, Green Lily guides guests through beautiful new ways to experience cannabis and CBD.
  • The +Source: Located in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, The+Source dispensaries operated by Green Growth Brands serve both medical patients and retail customers. Green Growth Brands also operates a grow and production facility in Post, Nevada, and recently entered into definitive agreements to acquire a Pahrump, Nevada, cultivation facility.
  • XanthicBiopharms is the owner of valuable intellectual property that turns THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD into a water-soluble substance. As a result of combining Green Growth Brands and Xanthic, this technology is being used to create incredible new products.

Business Strategy

Green Growth Brands has identified numeroushitches in the current cannabis retail space. The company intends to counter these challenges and provide a customer experience ripe with a friendly staff, in-stock assortments, efficient operations and more. The company’s retail partners provide distribution opportunities within 4,000 stores, as well as robust and established digital platforms to best reach the modern consumer.

Management

Green Growth Brands brings together a collection of expert retailers, scientists, botanists, developers, artists and business leaders for the benefit of building community. Led by an executive management team steeped in decades of experience with several of America’s most successful brands, including Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Limited Brands and Designer Shoe Warehouse, Green Growth Brands is uniquely positioned to create memorable brands, retail experiences, and quality products for the emerging cannabis industry.

Chief Executive Officer Peter Horvath heads strategy and execution across all company channels, and previously took shoe retailer DSW public on the NYSE at $1.5 billion. As a dynamic, creative brand leader, team builder, and specialty retail veteran with deep roots in finance, Horvath’s unique ability to understand the big picture while never missing the subtle details is a critical factor in Green Growth Brands’ success and brand popularity among customers.

Chief Marketing Officer Scott Razek is a brand strategist, storyteller and strategic marketer. Razek‘s 25 years of experience in brand building, product development and customer experience focus are a key differentiator for the Green Growth Brands portfolio.

CAO Ed Kistner brings 33 years of multifaceted experience at leading retail businesses, notably in finance, merchandise planning, operations and stores. His well-rounded experiences in fast-changing environments position Kistner to be the architect of the operational execution at Green Growth Brands.

CSO Kellie Wurtzman brings significant retail leadership to Green Growth Brands with a proven track record of leading high-performance stores and teams across multiple retail sectors. Her unmatched experience in identifying and supporting developing business opportunities is ideal for evolving the cannabis industry and will be instrumental in expanding operations at Green Growth Brands.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Green Growth Brands is traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange and on the OTCQB, providing investors with increased access to data, transparency and liquidity.

Green Growth Brands Inc. (OTCQB: GGBXF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.4935, up 0.660511%, on 476,469 volume with 647 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 420,221 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.37/$5.20499992.

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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP).

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX:LXRP) (CNSX:LXX.CN) (the "Company" or "Lexaria"), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, is pleased to announce that four of its pending patent applications, via its wholly-owned subsidiary Poviva Corp., have now been granted. Also today, the company was featured in a publication from CFN Media, examining how, when you've got something great, it may take a little bit of time for people to learn about it, but once word starts getting around, it can yield a windfall of interest. That's the case with Lexaria Bioscience and their DehydraTECH™ technology, that enhances qualities and uptake of all sorts of lipophilic (fat-based) molecules. As such, companies from diverse businesses have partnered with Lexaria recently, including Hill Street Beverage last week.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including nicotine and cannabinoids. To achieve higher absorption rates and fast onset, consumers traditionally defaulted to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering these substances through a patented process within edible food products, thus eliminating all the harmful health consequences of smoking.

Lexaria’s technology is unique in that it takes advantage of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) food ingredients processed with its patented DehydraTECHTM technology to improve taste, remove odor, and decrease the time to onset of bitter-tasting drugs. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise and has existing cannabinoid licensing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the United States, and internationally. Lexaria has entered into a R&D partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within popular foods such as coffee, tea, and supplements. These brands include ViPova™ and TurboCBD™.

In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company’s technological process and lipid formulation improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Lexaria has conducted multiple rounds of studies including in vivo and human clinical. In absorption studies conducted on rats, for example, Lexaria detected nicotine in the animal’s bloodstream just two minutes after it entered the stomach. In a randomized, double blinded human clinical study, cannabidiol (CBD) was measure in the human bloodstream at a 317% higher rate 30 minutes after swallowing a capsule processed with DehydraTECH than a non-enhanced capsule of equal strength.

Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government’s National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria’s unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D have helped support B2B relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Lexaria has four distinct subsidiaries that focus on different market sectors: Hemp/CBD; Pharmaceutical; Cannabis; and Nicotine.

Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the end of 2018, the company’s patent portfolio includes 53 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 10 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally in 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others.

Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third-partners and has signed royalty deals with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to several multi-hundred million-dollar valuations over the course of his career. He is supported by a growing team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.83, up 3.737%, on 131,026 volume with 181 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 72,098 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600000023/$2.24.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS).

Los Angeles-based Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (OTC: NUGS) today announced the first cannabis harvest from its Northern California NUGS Farm North cultivation facility. Funding for the harvest and the NUGS Farm North operation was made possible through an $8,000,000 investment from LW Ventures, Inc, a financial partner with significant cannabis cultivation expertise. The operation has quickly positioned Cannabis Strategic Ventures as one of the largest greenhouse-based mixed lighting cultivators in California.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is focused on supporting entrepreneurial growth within the fast-growing legal cannabis sector. Through a selective portfolio of subsidiaries, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers outsourced personnel solutions tailor-made to match the growth dynamics of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and other cannabis marketplace participants. The company also pursues investment opportunities in the areas of real estate, cultivation, extraction, distribution, packaging, dispensary operations, and branded products within the cannabis space.

The legalization of adult-use sales in California is expected to create nearly 99,000 cannabis industry jobs in the state by 2021, representing about a third of all cannabis jobs nationwide, and 146,000 jobs overall when indirect and induced efforts are considered, according to Arcview Market Research. By 2021, direct cannabis industry employment will top 291,500 FTE jobs, with a total employment effect of nearly 414,000 FTEs across all legal cannabis states, according to the report.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes its staffing capabilities will be in a similar state of demand. The company in April 2018 completed a definitive agreement to acquire Worldwide Staffing Group, Inc., which booked approximately $1.5 million in revenues in 2017.

Worldwide will operate within Cannabis Strategic Ventures as an independent and separate wholly owned subsidiary providing strictly non-cannabis related employment and staffing services. As Worldwide continues to expand its operations in general clerical and administrative, marketing, accounting, and other verticals, Cannabis Strategic Ventures will leverage the subsidiary’s expertise to expand its business operations further into the cannabis staffing arena, with an emphasis on the California markets.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ BudHire™ subsidiary is an outsourced employment service specifically designed to meet the needs of growing cannabis-related business operations, utilizes a proven recruiting formula to match the most qualified candidates to a broad spectrum of cannabis-related jobs. Under the BudHire™ brand, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers temporary, seasonal, permanent staffing solutions, as well as professional employment organization services and human resources consulting to the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio also includes Pure Applied Sciences Inc. and its brand “PureOrganix™,” a line of high quality concentrate, organic and pure cannabis oils that conform with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and meet FDA guidelines for Active Pharmaceuticals Products (API). The acquisition includes all intellectual properties, including formulations and technologies, and related accessories of Pure Applied Sciences.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Pure Applied Sciences subsidiary, has a cannabis concentrate extraction services agreement with CP Logistics LLC (“CPL”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunniva Inc. (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF). Under this agreement, CPL will perform white label services producing high quality, ultra-purified cannabis extracts out of its Sun-Oil Facility in Cathedral City, California, for Pure Applied Sciences under the Pure Organix brand name.

The management team at Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes there is incredible opportunity to carve-out and control specific industry niches, to create unique cannabis consumer branded products, and to expand into other sub-sectors of the cannabis marketplace.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.44, up 31.3433%, on 612,347 volume with 270 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 91,965 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$5.94000005.

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IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight IONIC Brands Corp. (OTC: IONKF).

IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) was featured in today's edition of Investorideas.com potcastsCM. In today's podcast Investorideas.com interviews Ionic Brands (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) CEO John Gorst, and he discussed the company's recent announcement of the acquisition of Zoots, a Washington-based premium cannabis edibles brand, as well as the cannabis retail and wholesale industry.

IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) is a national cannabis holding company building a multistate portfolio of award-winning premium and luxury brands in the cannabis space. Established in 2015, IONIC Brands has demonstrated its ability to expand and operate multiple cannabis concentrate consumer brands in leading markets across the western United States, with current operations in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. The company continues to strategically expand nationwide to remain a leader of the highest-value segments in the cannabis market.

With a focus on quality, responsibility and respectability, IONIC’s product lines are pioneering the changing landscape of cannabis consumption. The company’s refinement practices are a result of a passionate commitment to craft the finest, small-batch cannabis oils and cannabis concentrates in the world – without glycols, glycerins or additives.

IONIC’s Certified Clean program verifies that every product leaving the company’s facilities meets or exceeds state mandates on pesticide testing. The testing is conducted by individually testing every batch which ensures and enhances trust and transparency. IONIC recently paired its Certified Clean program with Lucid Green Inc. and its revolutionary technology platform designed to provide vital safety information. Lucid Green’s technology provides a direct-to-consumer data platform, providing instant access to a library of product specific insights by simply scanning the package’s QR code with a smartphone camera.

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  • IONIC, the company’s flagship recreational branded product, is a stylish and sophisticated premium vape pen line that has earned customer loyalty and a reputation as a consistent Top 10 vape brand in Washington state. IONIC’s immediate product line expansion plans include THC/CBD mixes, low-dose products, high-end edibles, CASK oil and device innovation.
  • WW Agriculture cultivates cannabis outdoors on a 140-acre eastern Washington State farm capable of producing up to 100,000 pounds of cannabis for less than $0.10/gram.
  • ZOOTS, a Washington-based edibles company, utilizes patent-protected ultra-clean CO2 extraction hardware to create proprietary formulations of refined cannabis oils and distillates. Through MedMen dispensaries, Zoots Edibles are currently available in Washington and Colorado and will soon be on shelves at dispensaries in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Vuber Technologies hardware produces the best vaporization experience on the market.
  • Vegas M Stick vaporizer pens are distributed to stores in Washington State with plans to expand to Oregon and Nevada.
  • Vegas Valley Growers is a revenue-generating, vertically integrated operation in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full complement of production, manufacturing and distribution licenses.

IONIC has also acquired two U.S. patents issued to Canna Café that are related to cannabinoid (CBD) infused coffee and CBD-infused coffee in a Keurig ® K-Cup ® Pod. An international patent is in process for cannabis-infused teas.

Experienced Management Team

IONIC Brands is led by an innovative product team, powerful sales organization and a world-class marketing group.

Chairman & CEO John Gorst has built and sold four different technology companies with market valuations in excess of $600 million. Gorst has been at the forefront of IONIC’s expansion and development into Washington state’s leading vaporizer brand.

Andrew Schell, President, Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder, has built several successful companies. Schell has an engineering background rounded in operations, strategy and corporate law, and most recently was CEO of a U.S. Department of Defense company specializing in military operations.

Christian Struzan, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder, has over 30 years of experience in marketing and branding in the entertainment and consumer goods industries. Struzan founded an advertising agency which developed and executed marketing campaigns for feature films such as the Star Wars franchise, Fight Club, and the television series American Idol. He has also worked on global brands such as Guinness, Stella Artois and Beck’s.

Johnny Stange, Chief Revenue Officer, was formerly a director of sales for the southern California region for Treasury Wine Estates, a major wine wholesaler, where he grew and oversaw annual sales of $250 million. Stange is leading the charge in IONIC’s aggressive sales growth plans across multiple states.

In 2018, IONIC was voted one of the “Top 50 Companies to Work for in Cannabis” by MG Magazine, a publication serving cannabis industry professionals.

IONIC Brands Corp. (OTC: IONKF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.12, up 9.0909%, on 317,368 volume with 61 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 281,922 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035999998/$0.634559988.

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Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Imaging3 Inc. (IGNG).

Imaging3, Inc./Grapefruit (OTCQB:IGNG), (“Grapefruit” or the “Company”) filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the SEC yesterday. Due to delays in the final closing of the reverse acquisition of IGNG by Grapefruit which, as a result of such delays, did not occur until after the end of the second quarter, IGNG’s report did not reflect any of the financial results of Grapefruit’s operations. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released an exclusive NetworkNewsAudio interview with on the company. The interview can be heard at http://nnw.fm/NDXl2.

Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc., a California corporation (“Grapefruit”), as of May 31, 2019, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Imaging3 Inc. (OTC: IGNG), a Delaware corporation whose shares of $.001 par value common stock are publicly traded on the OTCMarkets OTCQB Market under the symbol “IGNG.” IGNG is subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and files annual and quarterly reports pursuant thereto. Grapefruit holds licenses originally issued by the State of California in January 2018 to both manufacture and distribute cannabis products. Grapefruit’s management now owns a controlling interest in IGNG which now owns 100% of Grapefruit’s outstanding shares. As a result, IGNG’s financial reports will consolidate both IGNG’s and Grapefruit’s balance sheet, statement of operation and statement of cash flows and IGNG and Grapefruit will be operated as a single company. IGNG intends to change its name to Grapefruit and to obtain a more appropriate trading symbol as soon as possible. Hereinafter the combined companies will be referred to as “Grapefruit” or the “Company.”

Grapefruit’s corporate headquarters is in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Grapefruit holds licenses to both manufacture and distribute cannabis products which were originally issued in January 2018 and is fully compliant with all applicable laws and regulations to operate its cannabis manufacturing and distribution businesses.

The company is well-focused on sourcing only the “best of the best” raw cannabis materials to create the highest quality, most-trusted and consistent recreational and medical cannabis products for its customers. Grapefruit is committed to ensuring class-leading quality by rigorously testing the purity and potency of its raw materials throughout the manufacturing process and distribution chain.

Grapefruit owns and operates its fully licensed and compliant ethanol extraction laboratory located in the Coachillin’ Industrial Cultivation and Ancillary Canna-Business Park in Desert Hot Springs, California. The company’s extraction lab produces high quality, cannabis-derived distillate, also known as “honey oil,” from cannabis flower and “trim.” THC honey oil is one of base cannabis commodities which serves as the active ingredient in everything from infused edibles and tinctures/creams to the cartridges used in vapes and e-cigarettes. Honey oil often sells on the wholesale marketplace for thousands of dollars per liter, with pricing being dependent on quantity purchased, as well as other market factors such as the availability and cost of the underlying flowers and/or trim.

Grapefruit began its extraction operations in May 2019. Plans are in place to expand its honey oil production through the purchase of additional distillation equipment, which is expected to significantly increase the company’s production capacity by the fourth quarter of 2019. Grapefruit’s extraction lab is fully scalable and expansion will be built-out on a two-acre lot owned by Grapefruit at the Coachillin’ site adjacent to its current manufacturing and distribution operation.

Grapefruit selected the City of Desert Hot Springs for its cannabis extraction laboratory, because the city has created a friendly business environment for cannabis-based manufacturers, including incentives like the absence of taxes on cannabis oil production revenues. This affords Grapefruit a fundamental competitive market advantage over other Honey Oil producers.

The California cannabis regulatory scheme is unique in that it requires all cultivators (cannabis farms) and manufacturers (whether producing oils/distillates, infused edibles, tinctures creams or other cannabis products) to sell their products into the legal cannabis wholesale and retail markets exclusively through licensed distributors such as Grapefruit. Grapefruit initially obtained its California recreational and medicinal cannabis distribution license Jan. 4, 2018. In May 2019, Grapefruit was granted its provisional distribution license which is renewable annually, thereby cementing the regulatory foundation necessary to rapidly expand its distribution business.

Grapefruit’s distribution license affords it a twofold strategic advantage: first, to market and sell its own cannabis product lines to retailers throughout California; and second, to buy and resell bulk cannabis flowers and trim as well as all other legal cannabis products to properly licensed distributors and/or retailers throughout California.

The Coachillin’ Canna-Business Park, home to Grapefruit’s current operating facilities and adjacent two-acre parcel of land, is a 160-acre, self-contained legally mapped compound providing the Company with a fully permitted and serviced physical plant from which Grapefruit intends to establish a leading position in the booming California cannabis sector. The parcel was purchased by the Company prior to the Park’s full development, and the value of the land the Company owns has conservatively since doubled in value to over $2 million. Additional long-term benefits of the Coachillin’ compound include agricultural rates for power, which are currently $0.09 per kilowatt hour; the Park’s deep-water well that fully satisfies its need for water; and security expenses shared by all resident businesses. The Coachillin’ Park’s promoters also plan to position the Park, located only 10 miles north of rapidly growing uptown Palm Springs and less than 15 miles from the site of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals as a must-see canna-tourism destination.

Grapefruit’s ultimate goal is to become a vertically integrated, seed-to-sale cannabis and CBD product company serving the California market. Moreover, it plans to roll-out its product lines in other states, such as Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado and Washington. Grapefruit has plans to build a large, all-inclusive facility that will house a 50,000-square-foot-plus indoor grow canopy, a large extraction laboratory designed to extract both THC and CBD cannabinoids via non-volatile (ethanol) and volatile (butane) processes, a manufacturing space to produce Grapefruit’s vape lines and CBD products, an FDA-certified kitchen for the production of Grapefruit edibles and a distribution facility to sell all products into the entire cannabis market. The indoor grow canopy operation will be outfitted and operated to produce ultra-high-quality flowers and buds, some of which, along with the high-quality trim resulting from cleaning and maintaining the grow, will provide biomass necessary to feed the company’s extraction laboratory. Fueled by this hand cultivated biomass, Grapefruit’s lab will continuously produce pesticide and heavy metal-free world class honey oil to both serve as the active ingredient in all of Grapefruit’s branded and unbranded products and meet the projected ever-growing demand for high quality honey oil in the California market.

Grapefruit’s motto – A High You Can Trust – embodies its philosophy and ethos, reminding consumers of the company’s commitment to manufacturing, procuring and distributing only the highest quality all-natural cannabis flower, concentrates and related products that are free from pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria. Grapefruit will target its products to all recreational cannabis enthusiasts’ as continuous, consistent cannabis products. By relentlessly adhering to these policies Grapefruit intends to become the Titleist of the Cannabis industry, known for unwavering quality and consistency.

Grapefruit is managed by a team of experts possessing the experience, skill and resources required to succeed in the competitive cannabis marketplace. Founded by brothers Bradley Yourist, CEO, and Daniel Yourist, COO, Grapefruit has expanded to become a group of industry professionals sharing a passion for all things cannabis. Both the CEO & COO are attorneys licensed to practice law the State of California who possess expert cannabis licensing and regulatory expertise and experience, which will allow Grapefruit to deftly navigate the ever changing California regulatory landscape and apply for new cannabis licenses at reduced costs when necessary, rather than having to acquire licenses that are often overvalued and/or pay outside counsel to handle such matters.

Grapefruit also has its own line of cannabis-infused concentrates and edibles. Among the brands now in stores or soon to be launched are:

  • Rainbow Dreams is a new lifestyle brand designed specifically for the recreational cannabis marketplace. The Rainbow Dreams brand captures the anything goes party vibe of the 1970s by offering an array of cannabis products, such as a line of vape carts with unique cannabis strains combined with all-natural flavors for a superior no-burn experience. Rainbow Dreams fills an important niche in the marketplace as a top shelf quality product line that is competitively priced.
  • Sugar Stoned, which Grapefruit acquired in the winter of 2018, has always been a popular cannabis edibles brand which terminated operations when recreational cannabis became legal and required a license in California. Grapefruit purchased the Sugar Stoned brand in 2019 and it is now a Grapefruit portfolio brand consisting of a premium quality cannabis-infused gummy line with eight different flavors: blue raspberry, cherry, grape, peach, pineapple, sour apple, strawberry and watermelon. Grapefruit intends to expand the brand in the near future through the release of a variety of infused cookies.

Grapefruit Boulevard Investments Inc. (IGNG), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0779, up 1.1688%, on 52,914 volume with 18 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 281,922 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.006095/$0.358999997.

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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 that it has filed Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending June 30th, 2019. According to the update, the company has more than doubled its revenue in 2019 compared to the same period last year, reflecting an increase from $311,237 in 2018 to $856,859 in 2019. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/6eJ4z

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.0135, up 1.81%, on 2,609,953 volume with 117 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,794,190 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.041000001.

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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)

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

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) today announced the launch of the Company’s new corporate website. For more information on Marijuana Company of America and to view its website, please visit www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from Investorideas.com, examining how the growth of retail and e-commerce CBD sales in the US is beginning to generate early revenues for hemp/CBD companies.

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 Thursday's trading session at $0.007, up 12.00%, on 16,629,493 volume with 315 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,939,559 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.004/$0.039299998.

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Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Neutra Corp. (NTRR).

Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR) was featured today in a report by NetworkNewsWire explaining why NTRR is “One to Watch” Cutting-edge technologies within the nutraceuticals, food and drug, and environmental purification sectors are creating a new kind of world culture – one where consumers are demanding access to products that promote health and stave off potential health dangers.

Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR) is an early-stage research and development company bringing modern healthy living solutions to a multi-billion-dollar market. Cutting-edge technologies within the nutraceuticals, food and drug, and environmental purification sectors are creating a new kind of world culture – one where consumers are demanding access to products that promote health and stave off potential health dangers.

Neutra is concentrating on developing into a vertically integrated company able to cultivate, manufacture and distribute hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Hemp-based CBD consumer products generated sales of up to $390 million in 2018 with projections pointing to a $3 billion market by 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.

Neutra’s new broadened scope, which includes the commercialization of newer, more effective products, aims to capitalize on this worldwide boom. Our company is seeking new and exciting opportunities that can accelerate Neutra’s mission to bring these products to a wider demographic. Our work reflects a renewed dedication to supporting a better body, environment and life for people around the globe.

Acquisitions

  • Vivis – Neutra is expanding its market presence in the rapidly growing hemp-derived CBD market with a letter of intent to acquire Vivis, an emerging retail brand of hemp-based health and nutritional products. Vivis’ hemp-derived CBD products are third-party certified as contaminant-free and of consistent quality and potency. Consumers are increasingly looking for this certification when they buy hemp-based CBD products. With Vivis as the new retail face of Neutra, the company is expecting greater interest in its expanding portfolio of branded products moving to market.
  • J3 Holdings – The signing of a letter of intent to acquire J3 Holdings includes the company’s land and warehouse, as well as a license to cultivate hemp and refine it into usable forms. Neutra has concentrated its early efforts developing business networks and on developing hemp-based CBD products, including supplements and creams. The latest move will enable the company to grow its own hemp supply, giving it more control over the quality of its ingredients.

Partners

  • Surface to Air Solutions is the North American distributor of a patent-pending, water-based solution known as Purteq, a green technology that works similar to photosynthesis.
  • ZeroBlast uses a durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial solution to eliminate all contaminates and kill germs on contact for a period of up to 90 days.

Leadership

Neutra president and CEO Sydney Jim provides strong executive leadership, a network of business contacts and experience implementing solid corporate strategy. Jim has a proven track record of adding value for public company shareholders. He founded Global Visionary Investments where operational support is provided to seven different companies and their subsidiaries. Jim was also the CEO of First Titan Energy, a microcap public company where he was responsible for restructuring the corporate structure, deal sourcing, and leading the company in mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Scott Cherry is the company’s sports performance medical advisor. He is an energetic physician executive with a passionate focus on health, performance and prevention. Dr. Cherry received emergency medical technician training in the U.S. Navy, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida State University, medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a master’s degree of public health from Uniformed Services University F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine. Dr. Cherry has honed his skills in a variety of medical and executive positions spanning the U.S. Army and Navy, several Fortune 500 corporations, and major health care facilities over the past 20 years.

Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0022, up 4.7619%, on 8,386,333 volume with 55 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,008,162 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0012/$0.14.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The American Bar Association-ABA passed a resolution on Monday calling on Congress to let states pass and implement their own marijuana laws. The resolution also wants marijuana to be rescheduled or descheduled by the federal government. This resolution was adopted during this year’s annual general meeting of the ABA held in San Francisco. While the proponents of the resolution waived their time to talk about that resolution, the resolution was passed without any audible opposition to it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.36, even for the day, on 66,194 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 42,581 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.349999994/$1.25.

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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. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) was highlighted today in a publication from Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how demand for CBD-rich consumer products has been explosive since the U.S. Farm Bill was signed into law. In fact, the Brightfield Group estimates the U.S. CBD product market alone to be worth over $23.7 billion by 2023. Piper Jaffray says the potential for beauty products could boost the overall CBD market value to as much as $100 billion.

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 Thursday's trading session at $5.00, off by 6.8901%, on 1,682,016 volume with 5,822 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,057,270 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.97000002/$8.43999958.

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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 and other industries, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, provided a business update, and offered guidance for the remainder of the fiscal year and for FY 2020. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/1p1Vp.

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 Thursday's trading session at $2.25, off by 8.5366%, on 25,850 volume with 17 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,834 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.51999998/$4.0999999.

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VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTC: VVCIF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight VIVO Cannabis Inc. (VVCIF).

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V: VIVO, OTCQX: VVCIF) ("VIVO" or the "Company") today announced that senior management will host a conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter 2019 results. The Company will release its results for the second quarter on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, after the close of markets. LIVE WEBCAST: https://bit.ly/31k4aGU.

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTC: VVCIF) is a globally licensed, cost efficient producer of premium quality, organic, standardized medicinal cannabis. One of the earliest licensed medical marijuana producers under Canada’s federally-controlled Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), VIVO has five years of operating experience in the burgeoning medical marijuana space through its flagship operation, ABcann Medicinals, Inc. The company recently received its Health Canada license to produce medical cannabis oils and is working toward production of saleable, extracted, finished products that will lead to a final inspection allowing sales of its oils.

“Receipt of the license to produce cannabis oils is a major milestone in our pursuit to provide our medical cannabis patients with additional product formats that can be precisely dosed. The expansion and innovation of our product lines are a top priority for the Company as we continue to serve the needs of our customers, and we anticipate strong demand for our cannabis oil products,” VIVO CEO Barry Fishman said.

VIVO owns and operates a fully functioning 14,500 square foot facility in Napanee, Ontario, which is being doubled in size to produce 1,400 kg of cannabis per year. The company’s expansion plans include adding a seasonal greenhouse and a hybrid, multipurpose facility, capable of producing 31,000 kg of cannabis per year between the two facilities, to be constructed on 65 acres it already owns near the Napanee facility. This additional location is properly zoned with existing infrastructure in place for an eventual 1.2 million square feet of production space.

VIVO has built a reputation over the years for its best-in-class standardized approach to growing cannabis that includes the absence of pesticides and a computer monitored growing technique that provides a consistent, pharmaceutical-grade with high yields. The company’s custom, scalable growing chambers with proprietary lighting can be replicated anywhere in the world, leading to lower production costs. This technique has helped it record a customer retention rate of 94.7 percent alongside 30 percent month-over-month customer growth. When combined with VIVO’s current yield rate, which it has measured at roughly 100 percent greater than the industry average, the company has constructed a strong foundation upon which to build a sizable presence in the global cannabis industry.

This global growth potential is illustrated by VIVO’s partnership with Israel’s Syqe Medical, producer of the world’s first selective-dose pharmaceutical grade medicinal plant inhaler. After visiting VIVO’s production facility, Perry Davidson, founder of Syqe Medical, noted that the company’s production technologies put it “in a class with the best in the world” in its ability to produce standardized pharmaceutical grade cannabis.

VIVO’s recent acquisition of Harvest Medicine Inc. represents further progress toward the company’s goal of becoming a vertically integrated medical cannabis company. Harvest Medicine is one of the fastest growing medical cannabis clinics in Canada – adding over 1,200 new patients monthly from a single location – with an aggressive expansion plan and a patient-focused approach that perfectly aligns with VIVO’s philosophy of quality and innovation.

VIVO’s seasoned management team, board of directors and advisory board features well over a century of combined industry experience. Fishman, who has over 20 years of experience as a business leader, previously served as CEO of both Teva Canada and Taro Canada, as vice president of marketing at Eli Lilly Canada, and as past chair of the Canadian Generic Manufacturers Association. He most recently served as CEO of international specialty pharmaceutical company Merus Labs.

Notably, VIVO also has access to the ‘Father of Cannabis Research’, Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, through its board of advisors. An organic chemist and professor of medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mechoulam was the first scientist to isolate both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). He has received more than 25 prestigious academic awards, including the Rothschild Prize in Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences in 2012.

With more than 65 acres of growth capacity, a healthy cash balance to fund upcoming construction efforts, steady sales growth, industry-leading yield rates and an established operations team in place, VIVO is well positioned to compete in the rapidly expanding Canadian cannabis industry and beyond.

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (VVCIF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.3275, off by 3.7897%, on 199,943 volume with 96 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 187,245 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.314099997/$1.52999997.

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Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (OTC: CHMJF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (OTC: CHMJF).

Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (OTC: CHMJF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire.

Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (OTC: CHMJF), an investment company focused on the U.S. and international cannabis sectors, provides turnkey solutions for the regulated cannabis industry. The company leverages managements' expertise and decades of experience in the cannabis industry to acquire and develop vertically integrated cannabis assets. Chemistree recently closed on a purchase of prospective cannabis cultivation property in California, made a first investment in the Canadian cannabis industry, owns assets in the State of Washington used to operate an established retail cannabis brand, and has an active pipeline of assets in place to grow its portfolio.

Chemistree offers industry leading expertise across all areas the cannabis business and in its growth as a public or private company.

  • Investment and funding for rapid growth
  • Vertical integration solutions
  • Construction, design and/or optimization of indoor or outdoor cultivation facilities
  • Reputation management & influencer outreach
  • Branding and Packaging
  • Social Media and Media outreach

With the marketing of cannabis companies and their products in its infancy, the company believes the industry offers tremendous opportunity for growth in the U.S. and abroad. Chemistree initially targeted the Pacific Northwest for investment and, following its recent California property purchase, expects to expand vertically across the United States in areas where it has a competitive business advantage.

Through its wholly owned CHM Desert LLC subsidiary, Chemistree owns 9.55 acres of undeveloped land in Desert Hot Springs, California. The property is zoned as Light Industrial Lands Designated for Marijuana Cultivation, and local zoning ordinances allow as a conditional use the location of up to three onsite cannabis cultivation buildings of 68,000 square feet each, along with support space that would support production of 55,000 pounds/year.

Through its wholly owned Chemistree Washington Ltd. subsidiary, Chemistree acquired physical assets used in the cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis. The Washington assets are currently under lease to Sugarleaf Farm LLC, which operates the Sugarleaf brand of retail cannabis products in the State of Washington. Sugarleaf Farm is a Tier 3 cannabis producer and processor whose products are sold in about 125 retail outlets. Chemistree has indicated the relationship with Sugarleaf may provide the company with additional opportunities to become involved in the marketing of Sugarleaf products.

Chemistree funded these acquisitions and investments with the proceeds of two non-brokered private placement financings completed earlier this year under the regulations of the Canadian Securities Exchange, totaling CAD$4.5 million. In conjunction with the private placements, the company was granted approval by the CSE for a change of business to become an Investment Issuer. This funding is expected to provide the company "maximum flexibility to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available in the cannabis industry in Canada and the U.S."

Chemistree also has a strategic investment in Pasha Brands Ltd., a British Columbia based cannabis company with multiple internationally recognized brands. Pasha has a proven history in cannabis retailing and its proposed Licensed Processing (LP) facility on Vancouver Island is in the final stage of the application for government approval. The LP facility is expected to assist in licensing selected craft growers of cannabis and expanding the distribution of locally grown product. The investment represents less than 10% of Chemistree's working capital.

Company Chairman Justin Chorbajian is co-owner of the largest chain of privately owned hydroponic retail shops in Canada. He also cofounded a group of companies that manufacture and distribute hydroponic equipment. He is a frequent contributor to Growing Exposed, the leading video series dedicated to cannabis cultivation. Company President Karl Kottmeier is a former investment advisor with 20 years of experience listing, financing and administering companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. He has raised more than $150 million in equity capital for ventures. Chemistree CFO Doug Ford has been general manager of Dockside Capital Group Inc., a private merchant banking and venture capital firm serving emerging growth companies. Sheldon Aberman, the most recent member of the Board, has managed, designed and created industry leading grow room designs around the world. Additionally, he has built several leading brands such as Frost Box and Black Label and is an expert in the accessory market (vape pens, silicon mats and extraction tools etc.).

Data firm Statista has forecast the U.S. legal cannabis market will be worth more than $24 billion by 2025. New Frontier Data, which focuses exclusively on the cannabis industry, projects the value of the Canadian domestic cannabis market that same year at CAD$9.2 billion.

Chemistree Technology Inc. (CHMJF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1745, off by 2.2409%, on 33,555 volume with 15 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.166899994/$0.605000019.

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Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF).

Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE) is a Canada-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of production-grade cobalt deposits, a key raw material input for the growing lithium-ion battery industry.

Pacific Rim Cobalt and its Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt Project, located in the Depapre District, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province, Republic of Indonesia, is uniquely positioned in a region with potentially the largest source of cobalt outside of Africa. Strategically located near China, the world’s largest cobalt buyer, the Cyclops Project is a laterite (iron-hosted) mineral prospect, rich in cobalt and nickel. Cobalt consumption in China is on-track to use over 8,000 tonnes of cobalt annually by 2021 for electric vehicle production alone and is projected to remain the world’s largest cobalt consumer for many years to come.

Global demand for renewable power is fueling a massive shift from traditional energy supply chain economics to cobalt-reliant lithium-ion batteries, the world’s most widely used power source for portable applications such as electric vehicles and other high-tech applications.

Pacific Rim Cobalt management has concluded that strategic access to major markets offers the most important factor to servicing the rising demand for cobalt. The company’s acquisition of its initial asset in Indonesia offers near surface, strong nickel-cobalt mineralization in an area with excellent infrastructure including a nearby workforce, supplies, sealed roads, ocean access, nearby port facility and gentle topography. The project area, nestled on the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, establishes Pacific Rim Cobalt well within the economically attractive ocean-going transportation range to Asia and its lucrative, growing industrial markets.

Exploration efforts are currently focused on establishing a maiden compliant resource for the Cyclops project, both in historically identified and drill-tested prospects as well as previously unexplored areas of the claims. During the first nine months of 2018, the company focused on assembling the necessary agreements to access northern areas of the project hosting historically identified mineralized zones. Mapping, sampling and a mini-bulk sample within the mineralized zones has been completed, along with a small-scale program in the previously unexplored far southern area of the project. With surface access to priority targets now established, Pacific Rim Cobalt will initiate drilling and extract additional mini-bulk samples for further metallurgical testing.

“We are excited and optimistic about the unique possibility of developing this project into an asset that will add shareholder value and position the company to play a future role in the battery metals supply chain,” Pacific Rim Cobalt CEO Ranjeet Sundher recently stated (http://nnw.fm/u1HNs). “We expect the near-surface nature of cobalt/nickel mineralization at the Cyclops project will lend itself well to low-cost, logistically straightforward drilling. We thus anticipate the opportunity to undertake a resource calculation study, as well as ongoing metallurgy and process option testing, will present itself in the near future. It’s going to be a busy year ahead, and we look forward to getting the drills turning and building value.”

Pacific Rim Cobalt’s world-class management team includes Sundher, who has over 20 years of capital markets experience. Sundher is also president of Canrim Ventures Ltd., a Singaporean advisory firm specializing in early stage project finance and structure. He previously founded Indogold Exploration, a Jakarta-based mining service firm, and has raised over $40 million for companies in which he was a founder/partner.

Chief Financial Officer Steve Vanry has 25 years of professional experience in senior management positions with public and private natural resources companies, providing expertise in capital markets corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, accounting and financial reporting.

Andre Talaska serves as country manager and technical supervisor. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry and has held senior positions with several companies in Australia and southeast Asia. Shakir Juffry, business development/engineering, is a chemical engineer and extractive metallurgist by background training who has over 20 years of experience in the Indonesian mining and minerals exploration field. Toto Suarto Sajali, operation and development manager, is a mining engineer with over 15 years of experience in Indonesian project assessment, development and operations.

Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.092, up 8.3628%, on 6,500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 23,752 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.070100001/$0.259299993.

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