The QualityStocks Daily Stock List
- Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM)
- Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF)
- Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO)
- Oil Search Limited (OISHF)
- Pacific Booker Minerals, Inc. (PBMLF)
- The Movie Studio, Inc. (MVES)
- U.S. Lithium, Corp. (LITH)
- Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF)
- Inception Mining, Inc. (IMII)
- Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF)
- Blue Sphere Corp. (BLSP)
- Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (NCPCF)
- North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS)
- Tautachrome, Inc. (TTCM)
Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM)
Zacks, TipRanks, Stockwatch, Proactive Investors, Simply Wall St, OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, Last10k, Dividend Investor, 4-Traders, Stockhouse, and Investor Guide reported beforehand on Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
OTCQB-listed, Bimini Capital Management, Inc., by way of its subsidiaries, engages in the asset management business in the United States. The Company operates through two segments, Asset Management and Investment Portfolio. It invests chiefly in, but is not limited to investing in, residential mortgage-related securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). Bimini Capital Management has its corporate headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bimini Advisors Holdings, LLC, Bimini Capital Management serves as the external manager of Orchid Island Capital, Inc. Orchid Island Capital is a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust – REIT, (NYSE: ORC). Orchid is managed to earn returns on the spread between the yield on its assets and its costs. This includes the interest expense on the funds it borrows.
As Orchid Island Capital’s external manager, Bimini Advisors Holdings receives management fees and expense reimbursements for managing Orchid's investment portfolio and daily operations. Bimini Advisors provides Orchid with its management team. This includes its officers, along with appropriate support personnel.
Additionally, Bimini Capital Management manages the portfolio of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Royal Palm Capital, LLC. Royal Palm is managed with an investment strategy similar to that of Orchid Island Capital.
Earlier in August, Bimini Capital Management announced results of operations for the three month period ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported a Net Loss of $0.5 million for the three month period ended June 30, 2019. The results for this quarter included Advisory Services Revenue of $1.7 million, Interest and Dividend Income of $2.5 million, Interest Expense of $1.7 million, Net Realized and Unrealized Losses of $1.5 million, Operating Expenses of $1.6 million and an Income Tax Benefit of $0.2 million. Q2 2019 highlights also include Book Value per Share of $2.37.
Bimini Capital Management, Inc. (BMNM), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.50, even for the day, on 500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,441 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.39999997/$2.50.
Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF)
Streetwise Reports, Stockwatch, The Online Investor, Silicon Investor, InvestorsHub, Morningstar, Street Insider, Barchart, Stockhouse, Trading View, Wallet Investor, and Teletrader reported earlier on Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Copper Mountain Mining Corporation operates as a mining company in Canada. It explores for copper, gold, and silver deposits. The Company’s flagship asset is the 75 percent owned Copper Mountain mine positioned in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. Established in 2006, Copper Mountain Mining is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets.
The Copper Mountain mine currently produces about 90 million pounds of copper equivalent, with average annual production expected to rise to more than 110 million pounds of copper equivalent in 2020. Additionally, Copper Mountain Mining has the permitted, development-stage Eva Copper Project in Queensland, Australia. It also has an extensive 4,000 km2 highly prospective land package in the Mount Isa region.
With a modest mill expansion and integration of New Ingerbelle, the expectation is that the Copper Mountain mine will have a 26 year mine life and produce an average of 116 million pounds of copper equivalent per year. Furthermore, the permitted development-ready Eva Copper Project in Queensland, Australia is expected to contribute an additional approximately 100 million pounds of copper equivalent per year when in production.
For Q2 2019, Copper Mountain Mining had Production of 22.1 million pounds of copper equivalent. This consisted of 18.4 million pounds of copper, 6,922 ounces of gold and 65,707 ounces of silver. Revenue for Q2 2019 was $65.1 million , from the sale of 17.9 million pounds of copper, 7,044 ounces of gold and 55,276 ounces of silver, net of pricing adjustments. Earnings per share was $0.01. Adjusted earnings per share was $0.00 for the second quarter of 2019.
During Q2, Copper Mountain Mining continued to advance its expansion of the existing Copper Mountain Mine mill that is planned to increase throughput to 45,000 tonnes per day from 40,000 tonnes per day, as well as improve copper recovery.
Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CPPMF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.5019, off by 3.4808%, on 44,000 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 27,910 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.479999989/$0.950600028.
Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO)
Hot OTC Stocks, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Stockwatch, Stockopedia, 24hgold, Otc.watch, and News to Watch reported beforehand on Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Guard Dog, Inc. is an opportunity investor looking to finance fresh ideas. Mr. George Sharp, a long-time whistleblower and advocate against microcap fraud, leads the Company. Mr. Sharp is a former consultant to OTC Markets Group, Inc. Currently, Guard Dog is considering investing in an existing project in the social media arena. The Company lists on the OTC Markets. Guard Dog has its corporate office in Boulder City, Nevada.
Mr. Sharp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Guard Dog, recently announced that the Company submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Starsona, Inc., offering to make a multimillion dollar investment into the company. Furthermore, Guard Dog announced that Starsona management signed the LOI.
Starsona is an application development company. Mr. Sharp said, "After several months of reviewing the many opportunities offered to Guard Dog, and separating the wheat from the proverbial chaff, Starsona looks to be a unique opportunity to invest and nurture an exciting entry into the social media market.”
Starsona is an application development company. It has more than 20 colleagues who are supported by a strong advisory team working towards developing and marketing its flagship product. Starsona is headed by Mr. Peter Karpas, Chief Executive Officer, who has held top-level executive positions at Intuit, Inc., and at PayPal Holdings, Inc. while it was part of eBay, Inc.
This week, Mr. Sharp announced that the Company has issued debentures to independent parties in the amount of $150,000, in exchange for cash. Under the terms of the non-brokered, 12 month 15 percent notes, the financiers have the option to convert any part of the principal and interest @ $.0032 per share, on a post-split basis.
In addition, this agreement provides warrants entitling the financier to purchase new shares from the Company at $.0064/share on a post-split basis. The Company may issue an aggregate total of $400,000 of these notes, at its own discretion and need. These funds will be used for administration and operation expenses of the Company, including legal, accounting, regulatory and other required expenditures, and also an initial payment towards the ultimate investment in Starsona, upon the Definitive Agreement being executed.
Guard Dog, Inc. (GRDO), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.000585, up 17.00%, on 546,666 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,180,549 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$0.005499999.
Oil Search Limited (OISHF)
TeleTrader, Stockscores, Capital Cube, 24hgold, Dividend Investor, Market Screener, Morningstar, GuruFocus, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, Wallet Investor, MarketWatch, Seeking Alpha, and Nasdaq reported on Oil Search Limited (OISHF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Oil Search Limited is Papua New Guineas’ (PNG) largest company and investor. It operates all the nation’s producing oil fields and holds an extensive appraisal and exploration portfolio. The Company’s 29 percent interest in the ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG Project has transformed Oil Search into a regionally significant oil and gas producer. In addition, the Company holds a material interest in the Elk-Antelope and P’nyang gas fields that are expected to underpin the proposed construction of three additional LNG trains. Oil Search is also undertaking a range of activities to support more LNG expansion in PNG. Oil Search Limited is headquartered in Port Moresby, PNG.
The PNG LNG Project is a world-class liquefied natural gas development. It came on-stream in 2014. The PNG LNG Project has consistently operated above its nameplate capacity of 6.9 million tonne per annum (MTPA). Gross LNG production reached an annualized rate of 8.8 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in the second half of 2018.
Project gas is sourced from seven fields. These are the Hides, Angore and Juha gas fields and from associated gas in the Company-operated Kutubu, Agogo, Moran and Gobe Main oil fields that provides roughly 20 percent of PNG LNG Project gas. In addition, Gas is purchased on a third party basis from the SE Gobe field.
Oil Search completed the purchase of world class oil assets in Alaska’s North Slope in February of 2018. This acquisition is consistent with the Company’s stated strategy to pursue material, high-returning, global liquids opportunities to complement its high-quality PNG gas assets. The assets acquired include the Nanushuk field in the Pikka Unit, satellite fields within the Nanushuk and Alpine Fairways, and the Horseshoe discovery. Assets acquired also include a portfolio of highly prospective exploration acreage.
Regarding Crude Marketing, Kutubu Blend consists of crude oil from Oil Search’s operated oil fields and liquids from the PNG LNG Project. Oil production is sourced from the Kutubu, Moran and Gobe fields in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. PNG LNG liquids are separated from the gas stream at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant. They are subsequently transported to the Oil Search-operated Kutubu Central Processing Facility. There, they are blended with the crude oil and piped to the Kumul Marine Terminal, situated offshore in the Gulf of Papua, for export. The combined production averages about 55,000 bopd.
Oil Search Limited (OISHF), closed Thursday's trading session at $4.44, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 963 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $4.23000001/$6.55999994.
Pacific Booker Minerals, Inc. (PBMLF)
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Pacific Booker Minerals, Inc. (PBM) owns the Morrison property in Central British Columbia, 35 km north of the Village of Granisle. The Company is in the advanced stage of development of the Morrison porphyry copper/gold/molybdenum deposit. PBM has completed a Feasibility Study (FS) and 43-101 compliant Technical Report. It is proposing an open-pit mining and milling operation for the production of copper/gold/molybdenum concentrate from the Morrison deposit. The Company purchased the Morrison property in April of 2004.
PBM has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company previously went by the name Booker Gold Explorations Limited. It changed its name to Pacific Booker Minerals, Inc. in February of 2000. PBM lists on the OTC Markets.
The total mineable reserve (according to the FS), classified as proven and probable, at Net Smelter Return (NSR) cut-off-value of $CDN5.60/t, is 224.25Mt with an average grade of 0.330% Copper, 0.163g/t Gold and 0.004% Molybdenum. FS highlights also include recovered metal of 1.37 billion lbs Copper, 658,090 oz Gold, and 10.047 million lbs Molybdenum. The Mine life is 21 years.
PBM held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 27, 2019. A total of 100 shareholders were represented in person or by proxy, representing 36.84 percent of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares. All nominated Directors were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Moreover, all resolutions passed with greater than 95 percent of the voting “for” the resolutions.
Last month, PBM announced that the Chief Gold Commissioner issued a mining lease in the area known as the Morrison mine project and consisting of mineral claims 625123, 625143, and 625183, covering roughly 1,090 ha, for an initial term of one year and not the maximum 30-year term requested by PBM in its August 28, 2009 application. The three mineral claims are positioned along the shore of Morrison Lake, approximately 65 kilometers northeast of Smithers, British Columbia.
Pacific Booker Minerals, Inc. (PBMLF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.304, up 2.0704%, on 2,500 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,216 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.499000012/$3.0999999.
The Movie Studio, Inc. (MVES)
Emerging Growth, Morningstar, Global Banking and Finance, 4-Traders, Simply Wall St, Market Screener, Wallet Investor, Investing.com, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Infront Analytics, TradingView, Barchart, MarketWatch, and GlobeNewswire reported on The Movie Studio, Inc. (MVES), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a vertically integrated motion picture production and distribution Company with its corporate office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It has completed motion picture and production assets. The Company previously went by the name Destination Television, Inc. It changed its name to The Movie Studio, Inc. in November of 2012. The Movie Studio lists on the OTC Markets.
Since 1996, Mr. Gordon Scott Venters has been the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Movie Studio. Mr. Venters is experienced as an Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, and Director. He has produced many full-length feature films.
The Movie Studio acquires, develops, produces, and distributes independent motion picture content for international use in theatrical, video on demand (VOD), foreign sales, and on different media devices. The Company has its digital business model of motion picture distribution. It intends direct server access of its content with Geo Fractured territories for global distribution.
The Movie Studio uses an array of high definition cameras. This includes the usage of the “Red” camera used in filming contents in the blockbuster “Jurassic World” among other Hollywood Blockbuster movies. The Company has legacy distribution agreements with major studios. These include MGM, Lionsgate, New Line. It has entered new distribution agreements and recent releases on Showtime, Comcast, and Amazon Prime reaching more than 100 million.
This past June, The Movie Studio announced the Geo Fracturing of four motion picture titles for release on TUBI TV, www.tubitv.com, for distribution for the territory of Australia. The Company released the motion pictures; BACK IN THE DAY, BOO, NINE MILES DOWN, SHOOTING GALLERY to TUBI TV for distribution on its Advertising Video on Demand (AVOD) transactional platform.
TUBI TV is a free streaming service. It provides greater than 8,500 titles. This includes movies and TV shows from studios such as Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Lionsgate. TUBI's proprietary Content Personalization Engine launched in 2018. It helps make content selection and discovery easier for viewers.
In addition, in June, The Movie Studio announced a common stock buyback also known as a share repurchase agreement. The Company had roughly 37,300,298 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 1, 2019. It does not expect to incur debt to fund the share repurchase program.
The Movie Studio, Inc. (MVES), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.034, off by 12.8205%, on 31,937 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,585 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.25.
U.S. Lithium, Corp. (LITH)
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U.S. Lithium, Corp. is an exploration and development company listed on the OTC Markets. The Company is focused in North America on lithium and related resources for the fast growing energy storage industry. The Company was previously known as Rostock Ventures Corp. It changed its name to U.S. Lithium, Corp. in June of 2016. Established in 2006, the Company has its head office in Seal Beach, California.
At present, U.S. Lithium’s emphasis is in the Basin and Range province of Nevada. This is where the only producing lithium brine mine in North America, Albemarle’s Silver Peak Project, is located. Elon is U.S. Lithium’s first project. It is in Clayton Valley and is in close proximity to Silver Peak and a number of other active explorers and developers.
The ELON claim block comprises four 20-acre placer claims. ELON is situated in Esmerelda County, Nevada. It is contiguous to claims held by PURE Energy and Lithium X in Clayton Valley. PURE Energy and Lithium X are actively exploring their respective claim blocks in Clayton Valley.
U.S. Lithium also has its Gochagar Lake Ni/Co/Cu Project. The Gochagar Lake property has grades of up to 3.92% Nickel, 0.70% Copper, and 2.86% Cobalt as reported by the Province of Saskatchewan government (Mineral Property # 0880). U.S. Lithium is undertaking a complete digital compilation, reprocessing, and reinterpretation of all available data in and around the Gochagar Lake area.
Furthermore, U.S. Lithium focuses on the development of iWeedz.com. This is a search engine and e-commerce platform for cannabis information resources. It connects consumers with vendors.
In September of 2018, U.S. Lithium announced it renewed all of its lithium claims in the Clayton Valley of Nevada with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The projection is that lithium demand will triple by the year 2025 according to an earlier Goldman Sachs report.
U.S. Lithium, Corp. (LITH), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.32144, up 23.6308%, on 1,362 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,482 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.085/$0.95599997.
Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF)
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OTCQB-listed, Prize Mining Corporation explores for and develops mineral properties. The Company’s flagship project is the Manto Negro Copper Project (Coahuila, Mexico). Additionally, it has its Kena & Daylight Gold project. An exploration stage company, Prize Mining is based in Calgary, Alberta.
The Manto Negro Copper Project has sedimentary stratabound oxidized and reduced “Red Bed type” copper deposits. The Manto Negro property consists of 17,659 hectares. It includes more than 35 known occurrences of copper mineralization.
Prize Mining received the NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Manto Negro property in Coahuila, Mexico from geological consultants, Norwest Corporation of Calgary, Alberta. The Technical Report includes a review of the regional and local geology, mineralization types and grades, exploration history and results, overall mineral potential and recommendations for more work. The report does not include any estimate of mineral resources nor reserves.
The Kena & Daylight Gold project is a large property with first-rate infrastructure. This Property comprises 9,000 hectares in southeastern British Columbia. The Property is 10 kilometers from the Town of Nelson. The Gold Mountain Zone and Kena Gold Zone are a porphyry gold deposit with high grade zones.
The Kena Property has an NI 43-101 resource of an indicated 481,000 ounces of gold and an inferred 1,318,000 ounces of gold. The Daylight claims have four historical producing mines with grades as high as 37 g/t gold. The Company’s focus on the Daylight Property is on four large gold-bearing targets.
Prize Mining announced this past December that step-out diamond drill holes at the Pilar Grande area of the Manto Negro Copper Project continues to intersect copper-silver mineralization. Drilling at the El Granizo site encountered complex faulting that is yet to be completely interpreted as to the impact on mineralization.
Also in December, the Company reported results from the Phase I and II diamond drill programs from the Kena Gold Project, positioned in the highly prospective Kootenay Boundary area near Nelson, British Columbia. The focus of the exploration program at the Kena Gold Project has been on the Toughnut Property. Drilling on Toughnut has intersected significant near surface gold mineralization. The higher grade intercepts demonstrate the potential for a much larger gold system on Prize Mining’s property.
Recently, Prize Mining provided an update on the results and success of its Phase 1 diamond drilling program at the Manto Negro Copper Project.
Mr. Michael McPhie, Prize Mining’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very pleased to announce the completion of and results from our Phase 1 exploration drilling program at the Manto Negro Copper Project. We have tested just a small part of our 18,000 hectare property that contains some 35 surface copper showings over a 40 kilometer trend. These results provide us with confidence in the scale, grade and potential of this district size property and will guide our focus in the Phase 2 program that will begin in the weeks ahead."
Prize Mining Corporation (PRZFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0166, up 40.678%, on 12,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 24,405 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0082/$0.14.
Inception Mining, Inc. (IMII)
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Inception Mining, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal properties - chiefly gold-related. Its primary target properties are those that have been the subject of historical exploration having considerable supporting data. OTCQB-listed, Inception Mining is headquartered in Murray, Utah.
The Company holds interest in the U.P. and Burlington Gold Mine. This includes two Federal patented mining claims in the County of Lemhi, Northwest of Salmon, Idaho. The U.P. and Burlington Mine is within the Salmon National Forest. The mine is considered to be within the Eureka Mining District.
Clavo Rico Ltd. is Inception Mining’s wholly-owned subsidiary. It assumed management control of Clavo Rico’s operation, the Cerros Del Sur operation in Honduras, Central America. Clavo Rico has principal operations in Honduras. Clavo Rico operates two subsidiaries and holds other mining concessions. Inception Mining’s main mine is situated on the 200 hectare Clavo Rico Concession, in southern Honduras.
Inception Mining continues to make improvements in operations and recovery, along with increasing its ore resources at the Cerros del Sur operation. Mine management has secured more mineable properties on its concession. Several adjacent landowners have placed the surface rights of their lands under contract with the mine.
Inception Mining announced in August of 2014 that it entered into an Ore Processing Agreement with New Jersey Mill Joint Venture (NJ Mill), a floatation mill that can process 360 metric tonnes per day. The mill is in Kellogg, Idaho. NJ Mill will process Inception Mining's bulk samples.
In October 2017, Inception Mining announced that it entered into a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement with Corpus Mining and Exploration Ltd., a company domiciled in the Turks and Caicos. The JV creates a new company, Corpus Gold LLC.
In September 2018, Inception Mining announced that it entered into a verbal cooperation agreement with Glen Eagle Resources, Inc. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, Glen Eagle will process certain high-grade material contained in sulfides produced at the Clavo Rico Mine that cannot be heap leached at the Clavo Rico Mine site but can undergo processing at Glen Eagle’s Cobro Oro de Honduras processing facility. This cooperation agreement is beneficial for both companies because it enables the processing of certain high-grade material for processing that may not otherwise be processed.
Inception Mining, Inc. (IMII), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.08, up 38.6482%, on 23,089 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 34,665 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000199999/$0.550000011.
Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF)
Awesome Penny Stocks, Penny Stock Hub, MarketWatch, Morningstar, Interactive Brokers, TradingView, Dividend Investor, Tech Stock Insider, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, 4-Traders, and Market News Updates reported earlier on Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
A medical device company, Lexington Biosciences, Inc. is developing the HeartSentry. This is a new non-invasive diagnostic device to measure and monitor cardiovascular health through assessing the function of a person's vascular endothelium. This is the vital innermost lining of a person's cardiovascular system. The Company’s aim is to become a leader in the development of clinical grade cardiovascular self-measurement solutions for home and clinical use. Lexington Biosciences has offices in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Reno, Nevada.
Lexington is engaged with the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and other regulatory agencies on the required product approvals for the HeartSentry. HeartSentry targets the fast-growing self-measurement medical device sector. The design of the HeartSentry unit is to use Bluetooth and Cloud technology to provide up-to-date and accurate readings of an individual’s total cardiovascular health via electronic monitoring for risk-assessment and treatment effectiveness targeting the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
HeartSentry is its flagship, and first device currently advancing to commercial deployment. The HeartSentry core technology underwent development at the University of California Berkeley over a fifteen-year research and development (R&D) period involving many research studies and product iterations resulting in a portfolio of numerous pending and issued patents licensed to Lexington Biosciences.
Lexington Biosciences announced earlier this year the completion of the initial HeartSentry study conducted at San Francisco Bay-area Diablo Clinical Research. Lexington Biosciences’ goal is to make HeartSentry accurate, fast, and cost effective so it can become the standard of care for cardiologists, general practitioners, and ultimately patients for first line evaluation of a person's cardiovascular health.
Over this past summer, Lexington Biosciences completed its first phase of clinical testing at Diablo Clinical Research. The results of the study validated safety protocols, provided Lexington with critical information for product iteration, algorithm development, and clinical testing protocol refinement in preparation for the forthcoming multi-center clinical study series.
Lexington Biosciences, Inc. (LXGTF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.09109, up 45.2791%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,796 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0546/$1.29999995.
Blue Sphere Corp. (BLSP)
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Established in 2007, Blue Sphere Corp. is a worldwide Independent Power Producer (IPP). The Company is working to become an important player in the global waste-to-energy and renewable energy markets. It has a business plan that fits the changing regulatory standards for waste and energy. A clean-technology waste-to-energy producer, Blue Sphere is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company has operations in the U.S, Israel, and Europe.
Blue Sphere’s main business model is BOO (Build-Own-Operate) - long-term energy agreements are executed with electric companies in advance of projects. Blue Sphere is performing waste-to-energy projects in the U.S. and Italy. It is pursuing a strategy to work in association with landfill owners to convert harmful methane gas emissions from landfills into electricity. The process is established on readily available technology already being used in different parts of the U.S. and other areas internationally.
Blue Sphere develops, owns, and operates clean-technology, biogas co-generation, as well as waste-to-energy facilities around the world. It chiefly converts organic waste into electricity. In addition, the Company can produce heat, natural gas and organic by-products through an assortment of technologies.
Blue Sphere has its Charlotte, North Carolina Waste to Energy Anaerobic Digester 5.2 MW Plant. The Output Production is Electricity and Soil Amendment. In Johnston, Rhode Island, Blue Sphere has its Waste to Energy Anaerobic Digester 3.2 MW Plant. The feedstock is organic waste. The Output Production is also Electricity and Soil Amendment.
The Company has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Agricerere, S.R.L., Agrielektra, S.r.L., Agrisorse, S.r.L. and Gefa, S.r.L. Individually, each totally operational facility generates one megawatt of electricity per hour, which sells to Gestore del Servizi Energetici GSE, S.p.A., a state owned company that promotes and supports renewable energy sources in Italy, under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that runs through December 31, 2027.
Recently, Blue Sphere provided an update on its natural oil generator facility in Udine, Italy. At present, the Company is in the process of completing its planned update of the power generation engine at the Undine facility. As part of the facility upgrade, Blue Sphere purchased a Mitsubishi 4-cycle, water-cooled, turbo-charged inline 6. It can generate Nominal Power of 1050 KwH. This engine upgrade will boost the facility's top-end revenue performance by roughly 2 percent.
Blue Sphere Corp. (BLSP), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0002, up 100%, on 16,385,300 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 12,514,413 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000009999/$0.115000002.
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (NCPCF)
InvestorsHub, InvestorX, The Frugal Forager, Northern Miner, Stockhouse, Metals News, Business Insider, OTC Markets, Investors Hangout, Wallmine, and Portfolio Sharing reported earlier on Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (NCPCF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. is a mining exploration and development company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Its focus is on advancing its 100 percent-owned Nickel Shäw Project with the aim of creating Canada's next world-class nickel sulphide mine. The Company previously went by the name Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. It changed its corporate name to Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. in January of this year. Nickel Creek Platinum lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.
The 100 percent-owned Nickel Shäw project is positioned in the southwest of Canada’s Yukon Territory, around 317 km northwest of the capital, Whitehorse. The Project has excellent access to infrastructure, located three hours west of Whitehorse via the paved Alaska Highway, which further provides year-round access to deep-sea shipping ports in southern Alaska.
Nickel Shäw is host to more than 2 billion pounds of nickel, 1 billion pounds of copper, 6 million ounces of platinum group metals (PGM's) and 120 million pounds of cobalt in the Measured and Indicated categories. The Nickel Shäw Property lies within the Kluane First Nation core area as defined by their treaty with Canada and the Yukon Government.
Nickel Creek Platinum reported this past July the final results of its Phase II Metallurgical Program on the Nickel Shäw Project. The Phase II Metallurgical Program succeeded in its primary objective of separating bulk CuNi concentrate into separate saleable nickel and copper concentrates. This represents the most in-depth and comprehensive metallurgical undertaking completed so far at the Project.
Recently, Nickel Creek Platinum announced an update on the status of its Nickel Shäw Project. Following the conclusion of the Company’s Phase II Metallurgical Program, it embarked on more work toward completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). During the course of the Phase II Metallurgical Program, it reported that it identified a strong correlation between nickel recovery and total sulphide content.
Particularly, it was determined that the presence of sulphides (sulphur in pyrrhotite) was an important marker of nickel recovery. This means that the areas of higher sulphur yielded higher recoveries, and areas of lower sulphur yielded lower recoveries, irrespective of nickel head grade, which remains relatively consistent throughout the deposit.
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (NCPCF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.05, up 39.2758%, on 619,657 volume with 48 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 183,802 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.018999999/$0.142220005.
North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS)
PennyStockProfessor, SMS Penny Picks, DSR News, eliteotc.com, Wall Street Beauties, WINNINGOTC, BestDamnPennyStocks, PennyPickAlerts, TheNextBigTrade, Stock Commander, Fortune Stock Alerts, and Penny Stock Hub reported earlier on North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
North America Frac Sand, Inc. is a development stage company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It owns renewable land leases with the right to extract frac sand from significant mineral deposits situated in the Province of Saskatchewan. The Company has 29,900 acres of leases and lease options, which are 30 kilometers east of Saskatoon. North America Frac Sand lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
North America Frac Sand acquired North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. and its acres of leases in 2015. In 2016, North America Frac Sand announced the completion of the due diligence obligatory preceding the decision to close on the acquisition of North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. (NAFS-CA).
Frac Sand is a proppant used in the oil & gas industry as part of the hydraulic fracturing process - a way to enhance flow to the wellhead. North America Frac Sand’s strategy is to achieve a major presence in the frac sand industry through developing a long term, high quality, and secure supply of frac sand for the oil & gas industry in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.
Frac sand must have definite characteristics. These include reaching certain levels of crush resistance, sphericity, and roundness. As a result, frac sand is a relatively rare commodity.
North America Frac Sand has established relationships with all the major well service companies. These include several large oil & gas companies. Additionally, the Company has government and municipality support.
North America Frac Sand’s short-term plan is to prove out the balance of its major resource. Its long-term plan is to begin shipments of frac sand as soon as possible.
In addition, the Company’s strategy is to develop and maximize the mineral deposit under its land and optioned leases. Its strategy is also to develop a long-term relationship with well service and oil & gas companies that center on quality service and product. Furthermore, North America Frac Sand’s strategy involves providing a year-round supply of frac sand to customers.
North America Frac Sand received its initial "Technical Report" addressing its Eagle Creek Property in Saskatchewan on May 25, 2017. The Technical Report encompasses exploration to date on a portion of the Company’s leased areas (roughly 12,100 hectares [29,900 acres]).
Recently, North America Frac Sand announced it has been in discussions with numerous Canadian publicly traded companies concerning its Eagle Ridge Property.
Mr. Joseph Kistler, North America Frac Sand President, said, "The Company has been involved with substantive discussions regarding the furtherance of the Eagle Ridge Frac Sand project and I am pleased to report that the interest has been extremely positive. It is my intention to partner with a group (in Canada near the Eagle Ridge project) that is capable to complete the drilling program so that the true value of the Company owned leases will be validated and bring value to the company's preferred and common shareholders. We plan on deciding in the very near future.”
North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.025, up 65.5629%, on 158,400 volume with 14 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 53,348 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0035/$0.034000001.
Tautachrome, Inc. (TTCM)
MarketWatch and InvestorsHub reported on Tautachrome, Inc. (TTCM), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Tautachrome, Inc. is an emerging growth enterprise in the developing digital imagery technology sector. It is a developer of software applications for trustable and engageable digital pictures and videos. The Company’s chief priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform. An Internet technology development business, Tautachrome is headquartered in Oro Valley, Arizona and has operations in the United States and Australia.
The KlickZie platform will turn smartphones into trusted imagers. This means the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered, and un-photoshopped. Additionally, the KlickZie platform creates imagery that is interactive and engageable.
The KlickZie platform will serve as the world’s first imagery-based social website network. Through clicking or tapping on a KlickZie'd image, users can communicate with the image's author or others presently looking at the image, in an engaging way.
Basically, KlickZie is an image verification service for smartphones. It brings trust back to digital imagery. In addition, KlickZie turns the smartphone into a reliable image source. Smartphone users download KlickZie’s free software to take their pictures and videos.
KlickZie pictures and videos are invisibly marked, stored in the KlickZie cloud, and guaranteed free from manipulation. The cloud will certify the authenticity of any KlickZie picture or video.
Tautachrome also has pioneering patents pending. These include Talk-to-the-Picture social networking and the abovementioned trustable imagery-based interaction.
Tautachrome is establishing a development team of providers to develop a blockchain based cryptocurrency ecosystem with a cryptotoken designated “KLK”. It will be the currency of the KlickZie community internationally.
This will permit KlickZie users to monetize their pictures and videos. As a result, it will enable the buying, selling, and licensing of KlickZie pictures and videos everywhere.
Recently, Tautachrome announced that it hired the Pryor Cashman law firm in New York to lead its work to register its KLK cryptotoken sale with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr. Ali Panjwani with support from his colleagues Mr. Jeff Alberts and Mr. Mike Campoli is leading the Pryor Cashman work team.
This team has considerable cryptotoken knowledge. In addition, it has significant experience with SEC registration. This includes past employment with the SEC in this area.
Tautachrome Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jon N Leonard, said, “I have directed the Pryor Cashman team to work with the SEC’s crypto currency task force to ensure that our vision for a KLK cryptotoken-based ecosystem, able to monetize the world’s smartphone imagery becomes a reality, and that it is fully compliant with SEC regulations. We appear to be breaking new ground in this work. But I believe that the social and economic potential of this effort is so great, that every effort is justified.”
Tautachrome, Inc. (TTCM), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0166, up 59.6154%, on 96,239,635 volume with 1,702 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 49,628,055 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0003/$0.032900001.
The QualityStocks Company Corner
- HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC)
- MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO)
- Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF)
- VPR Brands, LP (VPRB)
- Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC)
- Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR)
- Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI)
- Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)
- Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF)
- Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
- Geyser Brands Inc. (TSX.V: GYSR)
- Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF)
- IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF)
- Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC)
With the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 farm bill), hemp production and distribution in the United States became permissible under federal law. Freed from its legal shackles, the industry is experiencing rapid growth. As production and distribution of hemp increases, the business of extracting CBD from hemp biomass, as opposed to extraction from marijuana, is looking more feasible, so much so that industry analyst Brightfield Group projects that the hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) market will grow to $22 billion by 2022 (http://nnw.fm/Pl4az). This market expansion is already increasing demand for extraction technology such as the Delta Purification System provided by HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC).
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) has developed and optimized proprietary technologies designed for biomass extraction, distillation and purification of ethanol and ethanol-based solvents used for the hemp biomass and cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, as well as gas and liquid extraction. HTC’s extraction & purification systems are engineered to large-scale to reduce capital and operating costs while delivering superior performance measured by reduced energy usage, lowered emissions and improved quality of the product produced.
Advanced Extraction Technologies
For more than 14 years, HTC has developed and optimized proprietary technology and purification systems used for biomass, gas and liquid extraction. These technologies include:
- LCDesign® – Low-cost design for modular gas, liquid and biomass extraction systems optimizes plant design, thus reducing capital and operating costs.
- PDOEngine™ – Software-based design algorithms accurately model and simulate gas, liquid and biomass extraction processing.
- Delta Solvents™ – Custom-designed, ethanol-based solvent mixtures and additives that optimize production and reduce costs. Technology development is being conducted at HTC’s sponsored research facilities at the University of Calgary.
Delta Purification® Technology
HTC’s patented Delta Purification® technology will purify, recycle and reuse the extraction ethanol used in the CBD extraction process while managing and reducing any CBD waste losses through the re-extraction of all wastes collected from the purified ethanol. Current and new technologies include:
- Delta CBD Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol for use in CBD extraction from biomass. Reduces required heat to prevent damage of the chemical attributes of the CBD molecule, allowing extracted CBD to meet food-grade targets for human consumption.
- Delta Solvent Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying ethanol-based solvents, such as single, mixed and formulated amines, for use in natural gas processing and post-combustion CO2 capturing processes.
- Delta Glycol Reclaiming System: Reclaiming and purifying glycols, such as mono-ethylene glycol and tri-ethylene glycol for use in natural gas dehydration processes.
Hemp Biomass and Tolling Contracts
HTC has entered into a hemp biomass tolling agreement for the 2019 crop year involving a supply of hemp biomass from a hemp grower in Saskatchewan, Canada. The hemp grower utilizes five varieties of Health Canada-approved cultivars as the genetic foundation. HTC will process and extract CBD FSO distillate from the hemp biomass. As a tolling fee payment, HTC will receive a percentage of the extracted CBD FSO distillate for its processing, extraction, purification and distillation services.
Additional hemp biomass tolling contracts with producers and hemp biomass providers are being negotiated in the U.S. for the 2020 hemp crop growing year. HTC will provide “local-to-grower” drying-to-biomass storage capability and transportation of dried biomass to an HTC, location to be determined, future US based, extraction facility. HTC is also in negotiation with a 60,000-acre, recognized Canadian farm leader, who is a significant hemp biomass producer, for a similar hemp biomass tolling contract.
Large users of ethanol and solvents for plant oil extraction demand reduced capital and operating costs. HTC’s re3™ (reclaim, recycle, reuse) technology can save up to 30% of the required fluid costs. The increasing cost of new extraction ethanol, combined with the cost of used ethanol disposal, creates a unique opportunity whereby the re3™ technology will create cost savings, while meeting environmental responsibilities.
The growth of ethanol and CO2 used in CBD production has created a new demand for reliable commercial scale ethanol reclaimer systems. The Delta Purification® ethanol system meets this new demand.
Sales and Offtake Agreements
HTC intends to leverage its relationship with its related entity, Purely Canada Foods™, to provide sales and distribution for its Ingredient CBD market under the brand of Purely Canada Hemp™, Purely Canada CBD™, Purely Canada Cannabinoids™. Purely Canada Hemp™ will develop risk managed multi-year ingredient supply contracts with its existing and new Global Food, Beverage and Animal Food Industry Customers.
HTC has focused the Canadian implementation of its BOOM (build, own, operate and maintain) extraction tolling strategy on a location near Regina, Saskatchewan. HTC is currently constructing a 19,000-square-foot GMP Euro compliant extraction tolling facility on six acres of land that will include biomass processing, extraction, implementation of DeltaSolv™ technologies and Delta Purification® systems, distillate and refining equipment, laboratory quality control and testing operations, and on-site office and admin facilities.
Chairman, CEO and Director Lionel Kambeitz is a recognized professional in business development and international business relations. He has played a founding role in many other Canadian and U.S.-based companies. Kambeitz has executive experience in a variety of industries including energy, agriculture, food production engineering, and manufacturing.
Jeff Allison, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business development. Prior to joining HTC in 2005, Allison as Vice President assisted with the founding and setup of CUCORP Financial Services in Saskatchewan.
HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.75, up 2.7397%, on 140,525 volume with 39 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 227,452 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$1.24.
- HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) Poised for Growth in Biomass Processing After Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp
- HTC Extraction Systems (TSX.V: HTC) Leveraging CBD Extraction, Refining Prowess for International Cannabinoid Isolate Markets
- Coverage Initiated for HTC Extraction Systems via NetworkNewsWire
MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight MustGrow Biologics Corp..
MustGrow Biologics (CSE: MGRO), an agricultural biotech company, is concentrating its efforts toward the development of a liquid formulation that will support fruit, vegetable, turf, ornamental, tobacco and cannabis products. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/nL2sS.
MustGrow Biologics (CSE: MGRO) is an agricultural biotech company focused on developing and commercializing its patented technology that is a natural biopesticide and biofertilizer for use as a fertilizer, nematicide, pesticide and fungicide. MustGrow’s novel and proprietary solutions utilize organic components refined from mustard seed to provide high quality, organic pest control to growers facing challenges associated with soil-borne diseases and pests such as nematodes. The company’s technology provides an all-natural, effective, safe and easy-to-use solution for farmers seeking to raise healthy crops without the use of pesticides.
Nematodes, or microscopic worms, are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of nematodes, many of which are parasites of insects, plants or animals. Most plant-parasitic nematodes feed on the roots of plants, damaging the root system and reducing the plant’s ability to absorb water and nutrients (http://nnw.fm/Qkz21). For the past 50 years, nematodes have been controlled using chemical nematicides, but the Environmental Protection Agency now restricts or bans many of the chemical?formulations.
MustGrow’s technologies provide nematode control that is equal and often superior to synthetic alternatives, resulting in elevated yields and increased returns for the grower. The global economic impact of soil-borne nematodes is estimated at nearly $100 billion in lost crops per year. The American Phytopathological Society (http://nnw.fm/3HGuT), an international nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant diseases, estimates that plant-pathogenic nematodes are responsible for 14 percent of crop losses worldwide.
MustGrow’s technology refines mustard seeds to concentrate the plant’s natural organic compounds that form Allyl isothiocyanate (“AITC”), which serves the plant as a natural defense system against pests and diseases. As a result, MustGrow’s novel product offers first-class performance, is 100 percent natural, and its fertilizer product is listed for organic use by the Organic Materials Review Institute (“OMRI”) under specifications set by the USDA’s National Organic Program.
MustGrow’s initial technology was a granular pre-plant soil biofumigant and biofertilizer containing the active ingredient AITC, a proven nematicide, fungicide and fertilizer. The company has completed 110 independent third-party field trials on fruit and vegetable crops. As a biofertilizer, MustGrow’s product is registered with Health Canada and the EPA in all U.S. states as OMRI-certified. It is also registered for use as a biopesticide by the EPA in key fruit and vegetable growing U.S. states (except California) and with Health Canada. MustGrow is finalizing a new liquid delivery platform with increased concentration of the same active ingredient (AITC) that can be applied through drip lines to meet the demands of today’s growers.
Results of tests completed to date show that MustGrow continues to provide innovative solutions with broad based applications within agriculture. Validated field trial results include:
- 100 percent control of root-knot nematodes in strawberry crops as compared to methyl bromide
- 55 percent tomato crop yield increase
- 95 percent control of Pythium root rot in lettuce fields
- 70 percent reduction in Verticillium root severity in cucumbers
- Market Opportunity
MustGrow is also testing the potential application of its technology to the cannabis industry, which is projected to grow to nearly $22 billion in the U.S. by 2020. While there are no uniform guidelines for pesticide use in the cannabis industry, state-by-state regulations in the U.S. do exist which has led to instances of pesticide-tainted cannabis showing up in tested products, leading to recalls and threats of lawsuits. Health Canada recently published regulations for mandatory testing for pesticides in cannabis that are now in effect for all growers.?MustGrow’s?potential application for cannabis production shows that when its product is used as a pre-plant/pot soil treatment, it may significantly help control many soil-borne diseases, pathogens and pests, including nematodes, fusarium, rhizoctonia, and botrytis (gray mold) that affect the cannabis plant. Cannabis consumers are increasingly demanding organic products free from chemicals and have shown they are willing to pay a premium for high-quality organic cannabis. MustGrow is currently running cannabis soil trials and is seeking Health Canada approval for use of its product on cannabis.?
Global crop protection is a multibillion-dollar market that is expected to surge over the next five years. Sales of nematicides are set to grow by 33 percent to $1.43 billion by 2022, while biopesticides are projected to leap by 94 percent to an estimated?$9.5 billion by 2022. MustGrow is targeting the global nematicide industry with products that include an innovative pre-plant soil treatment. Solutions for the global biopesticide industry include seed treatment technologies, fungicides and nematicides.??
MustGrow’s groundbreaking technologies use novel plant compounds to provide superior crop protection naturally.
President and CEO Corey Giasson is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years in the agriculture, potash, oil and gas, mining and real estate industries.? Mr. Giasson co-founded Rallyemont Energy Inc., a heavy oil company that successfully identified 140 million barrels of recoverable heavy oil, that was sold in 2013 to Husky Energy. He holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
Chairman Brad Munro has 20-plus years as a vice president/investments, with a national venture capital firm where he sourced, invested and managed the activity of over 30 companies and invested $150 million. He has served as a director of over 20 public companies and a greater number of private enterprises. Munro is currently director of Secure Energy Services.
COO Colin Betsky is the previous vice president/BioAg at Novozymes, where he was responsible for the company’s BioAg business worldwide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and has more than 20 years of experience in agricultural chemicals and biologics.
Director Tom Flow is the founder and current president of The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR) and Licensed Producer of cannabis in Canada. He founded and built MedReleaf, Canada’s most profitable Licensed Producer which was later acquired by Aurora Cannabis?(TSX: ACB) (NYSE: ACB) for $3.2 billion. Flow is widely recognized for his leadership and expertise in building and operating cannabis cultivation facilities.
Director Matt Kowalski has a tremendous amount of experience in the fruit and vegetable and biologics industries. Under his leadership at Natural Industries, a business focused on biological pest control, the company was awarded five EPA registrations: three biofungicides, a bionematicide, and a bioinsecticide. In November 2012, Kowalski led the strategic sale of Natural Industries to Novozymes BioAg. He is the principal owner of Stronghold Keep Inc., an investment corporation.
CFO Todd Lahti has extensive experience evaluating and managing start-up companies in the biotechnology, agricultural and oil and gas sectors, working directly on financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, business development, technology transfer and operations set up. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant.
MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.33, up 17.86%, on 32,257 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54,519 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$0.699999988.
- MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO) Focuses on Optimizing Liquid Pest-Control Formulation
- MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO) Building Suite of Natural Biologic Products for Cannabis and Other Industries
- MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO) Developing Natural Biopesticide Products to Ensure Compliant, Pest-Free Cannabis Production
Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF)
Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSXV:PQE; OTC:PQEFF; FSE: PQCF), a fully integrated surface oil sands mining oil company with patented - proprietary clean oil recovery technology (CORT), is pleased to announce that the 30-day comment period for the Company’s 3,000 barrel per day expansion permit has ended and the State of Utah, Department of Oil, Gas, and Mining Division (UDOGM) did not receive any comments on the Company’s Significant Revision Notice of Intent (NOI). Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how a new year of continuing recovery in the oil and gas markets has industry watchers enthused about the outlook for U.S. productivity for domestic and international consumers during the coming decades, with production currently hovering at a level of 19-20 million barrels per day. Demand for U.S. oil is “buoyantly very high,” with more than 2.5 million barrels per day of crude oil exported in April, according to Forbes (http://nnw.fm/l0JGR), at a rate that was 35 percent higher than the previous April.
Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) is a Canadian-registered, publicly traded company engaged in the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the environmentally safe extraction of heavy oils from oil sands, oil shale deposits and shallow oil deposits. The company is focused on oil sands exploration and production on mineral leases in Vernal, Utah, and in expanding production capacity at its Asphalt Ridge heavy oil extraction facility in Utah.
Petroteq Energy’s patent-pending application is a closed-loop, solvent-based process, which results in significantly lower per-barrel production costs than those incurred with traditional hot water-based oil sands extraction technologies. This green technology utilizes a small, modular footprint, produces no greenhouse gases, requires no high temperatures, leaves only clean dry sand, and could be deployed to unlock heavy oil deposits located around the world.
The Company’s Asphalt Ridge mineral lease on 2,500-plus acres in northeastern Utah features a large contingent oil sands resource base with an estimated 87 million barrels of oil equivalent. In 2015, the company produced 10,000 barrels of oil from the Utah location and plans to increase production are underway. Utah holds over 32 billion barrels of undeveloped oil sands resources, which are also known as “oil-wet” deposits containing a mixture of sand and a dense, extremely viscous form of petroleum referred to as bitumen or tar. A recent upswing in developing domestic energy sources has intensified interest in technological advances such as Petroteq’s Clean Oil Recovery Technology (CORT) System.
The Company continues to evaluate the development of other medium to heavy oil exploration, production and recovery projects on a global basis through a variety of structured agreements. These opportunities or other arrangements with private and governmental entities that utilize Petroteq Energy’s proprietary licensed technologies are expected to generate a significant return on investment.
The Company’s management team, board of directors and officers form an invaluable cross-section of industry leaders with extensive experience ranging from chemical engineering and solvent research, business development, international project management, entrepreneurial achievements, and senior management for global energy companies in North America and the Middle East. This impressive knowledge base covers both conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and production, both in upstream and downstream industry sectors.
Petroteq Energy is also participating in a blockchain initiative aimed at solving the global transaction needs of the oil and gas industry through the development of PetroBLOQ. PetroBLOQ recently joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (“EEA”), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Membership with the 200-member EEA represents a wide variety of industries and offers 14 industry-focused, member-driven working groups.
“Joining this community of forward-looking enterprises and blockchain innovators is an important step for PetroBLOQ as we develop transformative solutions for the oil and gas industry,” said Petroteq Energy Chairman Alex Blyumkin.
In addition, Petroteq has joined the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, promoting safety across the industry globally and influencing public policy in support of a strong, viable oil and natural gas industry.
“API has led the development of operating standards for our industry, and we look forward to contributing our experience with oilfield technologies in addition to introducing our PetroBLOQ platform to its members throughout the supply chain,” Blyumkin previously stated.
Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.1544, up 6.5562%, on 305,384 volume with 31 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 225,223 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.112099997/$1.21765995.
- Petroteq Reports Positive Progress for its Proposed Vernal, Utah Plant 3,000 Barrel Expansion
- Recovering Oil and Gas Markets Present Opportunities for Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF) to Showcase Revolutionary Technology
- How Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF) is Revolutionizing the Heavy Oil Recovery Process
VPR Brands, LP (VPRB)
VPR Brands, LP (OTCQB: VPRB), a market leader in innovation and a pioneer in electronic cigarettes and vaporizers for cannabis and CBD, announces its designation as the exclusive vendor to design and manufacture vape batteries for JUST Brands, most commonly known for JUST CBD.
Florida-based VPR Brands, LP (VPRB) is an innovative technology holding company whose assets include patented atomization-related products and technology. VPR Brands' current lineup of products includes accessories and vaporizers for cannabidiol (CBD), cannabis concentrates and extracts. The company is also engaged in product development within the vaping market and partners with top international brands to elevate their products within the vaping industry.
VPR Brands employs a growth strategy centered on high-performance, high-quality products that build exponential brand equity, awareness and loyalty. The company's current product portfolio is comprised of the following:
- GoldLine combines premium ingredients and extracts coupled with the newest in technology to achieve the ultimate selection of cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products available anywhere. The product range is designed for a wide variety of consumers and features edibles such as gummies and pure honey stix, tinctures, pre-rolled flower, vapable products and creams. For more information please visit?www.cbdgoldline.com.
- HoneyStick is a lifestyle brand that combines the features of high tech, high performance, dependability and affordability when it comes to upper tier vaporizers. HoneyStick was first to market in creating a Sub Ohm vaporizer to the latest Ripper and Plasma GQ. The HoneyStick team works with a vast network of growers, extractors and industry figures to bring the needs of patients and recreational users to life. HoneyStick is sold online and through a diverse network of distributors, e-tailers, dispensaries and smoke shops. For more information about HoneyStick, visit?www.vapehoneystick.com.
- Helium brings the vaping experience to a new level with intense flavors that are steeped to perfection and chilled at 20 degrees below room temperature. Helium's chillers are scientifically proven to preserve flavor, freshness and aroma. Helium is in a 50ml durable and squeezable bottle with drip tip that is functional from the start, engineered to deliver 77 percent VG.
- Vaporin delivers Sub Ohm series starter kits. Vaporin also provides an eye-catching display case with multi-packs of selected starter kits, coils and premium e-liquids for retail and dispensary operations.
- Vaporx offers the most current, highest quality products from the best-known brands, including KangerTech, eLeaf, Aspire, Pioneer4You, JoyeTech, Samsung. Vaporx acts as an extension to a client's purchasing department, providing the option to schedule regular product mix refresh for maximum sales.
- GoldLine Hemp products are developed specifically for the convenience store market segment. GoldLine Hemp-only products are created without CBD, providing an alternative product line for consumers who are not ready to experience CBD products but still want to take advantage of this rapidly expanding class of products. GoldLine Hemp-only edible Hemp Gummies debuted at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Expo in Las Vegas in October 2018 and are now being distributed nationwide. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154, 000 stores nationwide, serves 160 million customers daily and has sales that are 10.8% of the total U.S. retail and food service sales. Visit?www.goldlinehemp.com?for more information about GoldLine Hemp-only products.
- Vapor Store Direct in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the largest vaporizer and e-liquid wholesalers in the United States. Vapor Store Direct stocks internationally elite brands, vaporizers, tanks/atomizers, coils, e-liquid, e-cigarettes, batteries, glass and accessories.
CEO Kevin Frija is a veteran entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of experience in sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain management, marketing, advertising and brand licensing. In 2009, Frija became the president and chief executive officer of Vapor Corp., one of the first U.S. importers and publicly traded electronic cigarette companies. In 2016, Frija purchased the brands and wholesale business assets from Vapor Corp., which is now owned by VPR Brands. Under his leadership, VPR Brands is pivoting toward cannabis products which is increasing sales and profit margins.
Dan Hoff, chief operating officer, has worked in the vaporizer and e-cigarette industry, serving in various positions at Vapor Corp., including overseeing the financial management, accounting functions, supply chain management, product design and development, and key vendor relations. He has played a pivotal role in building and expanding the cannabis-based products division at VPR Brands, which includes a turnkey OEM vapor solutions program available to farmers, cultivators and extractors. Hoff received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami School of Business.
VPR Brands, LP (VPRB), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.085, up 23.8165%, on 360,428 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 76,351 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.033799998/$0.119999997.
- VPR Brands and JUST CBD Brand collaborating on and proud to announce ‘JUST' Batteries
- VPR Brands LP (VPRB) Announces Upcoming Launch of Popular E-Cigarettes Brand KRAVE
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Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC)
New York City-based Quest Patent Research (OTCQB: QPRC) is an intellectual property (“IP”) asset-management firm that delivers financial, strategic and legal resources for IP monetization via majority-owned and controlled operating subsidiaries. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/9xZ7Z
Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC) is a New York City-based intellectual property (IP) asset management firm operating through majority-owned and controlled operating subsidiaries to deliver financial, strategic and legal resources for IP monetization. Quest currently owns, controls or manages over 115 patents across 11 intellectual property portfolios (https://www.qprc.com/portfolio). The company generates revenues from patent licensing fees of its IP property portfolios and from licensed packaging sales.
Quest creates shareholder value through investment and management interests in intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, novel inventions and trade secrets. Through its business, shareholders have the opportunity to participate across a broad portfolio of dynamic assets in the burgeoning intellectual property space.
Invention, protection and commercialization of IP require a deep understanding of dynamic technologies, market fundamentals, competitive landscapes and engagement strategies. Often, IP asset owners/stakeholders lack the requisite resources, experience and/or capacity to access the latent value of their IP assets and opportunities. Quest seeks to bridge this gap, partnering with asset owners – such as inventors, businesses, corporations and law firms – to help them fully realize the value of IP assets through:
- IP Valuation
- Structured Licensing Programs
- Patent Prosecution
- Partial or Full Liquidity
- Portfolio Evaluation
- Portfolio Maintenance
- Legal Advisory
- Attorney/Investor Referral
- Patent Acquisition/Liquidation
At Quest, each partnership is treated as its own entity, with its own focused management comprised of Quest employees and seasoned industry associates. Many of technologies are placed in a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest, benefitting from the broader expertise of the company’s leadership.
Quest’s management team delivers a wealth of experience in strategic business management, intellectual property, finance and marketing. The company’s internal resources, in tandem with its external network of financial, legal and managerial professionals, can develop creative solutions to the myriad of challenges involved in monetizing IP. Quest’s structured diligence and deployment procedures mitigate risks, maximize returns and deliver value to IP owners and shareholders alike.
Quest CEO and President Jon Scahill was the founder and managing director of the Urban-Rigney Group, LLC, a private consultancy specializing in new business/new venture development, operations optimization, and strategic analysis. Prior to launching his consultancy business, Mr. Scahill held numerous positions in sales and marketing, technical management, and product development in the consumer products/flexible packaging arena. Mr. Scahill holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester, an MBA from Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business, and a JD from Pace University Law School. He is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice in New York, Florida, the District of Columbia and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Quest Chief Technology Officer Timothy Scahill recently completed a merger and buyout of Managed Services Team LLC, an IT Managed Services provider. Prior to Managed Services Team, he was president of Layer 8 Group Inc., which merged with Structured Technologies Inc. to form Managed Services Team LLC. In his roles he was responsible for business strategy, acquisition, execution, as well as financial management. Mr. Scahill’s entrepreneurial acumen and proven record of successful management with sole discretionary responsibility, demonstrate the scope of his capability and his value to delivering results. He successfully completed his term on the boards of the Upstate New York Technology Council and Pariemus Rochester. Mr. Scahill completed a six-year term as secretary, executive council and a seat on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. He has served as president of the Western New York chapter of The Entrepreneurs Organization and continues to serve on the board as accelerator chair. Mr. Scahill is currently performing Cyber Intelligence, Security and Information Assurance work for an undisclosed organization.
Peter LaFauci is president of CFO Solutions, a Rochester, NY-based consulting firm offering knowledge-based financial and accounting solutions for emerging to medium-size companies. Mr. LaFauci is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of proven success in developing, leading and executing strategy in both publicly and privately held companies within the advertising, software development, internet, manufacturing and emerging technologies sectors. Peter possesses strong research and analytical skills as well as interpreting, summarizing and communicating financial and business information to others. Mr. LaFauci is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University.
Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0137, up 3.7879%, on 16,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 292,595 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0013/$0.039999999.
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Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR)
Neutra Corp. (OTCQB: NTRR) today announces the broadcast of its exclusive audio interview with NetworkNewsAudio (NNA), a NetworkNewsWire (NNW) Solution that delivers clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness in the investment community. The interview can be heard at http://nnw.fm/VAHk9. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how the growing focus on health and wellness products and philosophies during recent decades has created a bustling marketplace in which businesses and consumers work collaboratively on wallet-friendly ways to love life in the living of it.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 $0.0017, up 21.4286%, on 56,209,704 volume with 216 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,026,048 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0012/$0.112400002.
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Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI)
Organigram Holdings (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc., a leading licensed producer of cannabis, recently received coverage in a Bloomberg article discussing OGI’s financial results for the last four quarters (http://nnw.fm/DufT1). To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/60xMO
Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $4.26, even for the day, on 755,458 volume with 3,007 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,026,153 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.97000002/$8.43999958.
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Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF)
Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) is pleased to announce its portfolio company, TerrAscend Corp. ("TerrAscend") (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), has signed definitive agreements to acquire ABI SF, LLC, which operates a Bay Area cannabis cultivation facility and owns the State Flower brand ("State Flower"). State Flower is known for its ultra-premium cannabis flower and is currently sold through dispensaries in California and Nevada.
Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers collaborates with Canopy Growth to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Canopy Rivers has developed an ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies operating throughout the cannabis value chain.
Canopy Rivers, in collaboration with Canopy Growth, has established a diverse portfolio of cannabis industry investments that includes domestic and international companies, licensed producers, late-stage licensed producer applicants, pharmaceutical formulators, brand developers and distributors, retail networks, and technology and media platforms. Investments are customized for each counterparty and include a balanced mix of equity, debt, royalty and profit-sharing agreements.
Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:
- Agripharm Corp. (private) is an ACMPR licensed producer, acquired by Canopy Growth in January 2017. In November 2017 Agripharm completed a joint venture with globally recognized partners Green House Seeds and Organa Brands. Canopy Growth has sublicensed proprietary technology, trademarks, genetics, know-how and other intellectual property from Agripharm to distribute the suite of Green House and Organa Brands products across the country, when permissible.
- CanapaR Corp. (private) owns 80% of CanapaR Italy, a Sicily-based company focused on developing and commercializing Italy’s local hemp cultivation industry through its partnership with the renowned Department of Agriculture at the University of Catania and its rapidly building extraction capabilities for the production of organic CBD oil. CanapaR Italy’s outsource farming model with local Sicilian farmers and its university partnership will provide it with a low-cost source of organic CBD oil, which is increasingly used as an input into new commercial products in the growing health and wellness industries.
- Civilized Worldwide Inc. (private), is a media and lifestyle brand with offices in New Brunswick and California that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture. Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle. Reaching 2+ million unique visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly.
- James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. (TSXV:JWCA) was founded in 2007 by third generation agricultural and cannabis cultivators. JWC is the first entirely aeroponic producer of cannabis in Canada, and its patent-pending aeroponic production technology, called GrowthStormTM, allows for perpetual harvesting and improved yields. The company was issued a license to cultivate from Health Canada in January 2017 and a subsequent sales license in March 2018.
- LiveWell Foods Canada Inc. (TSXV:LVWL) was established in 1993 as a nutritional lifestyle company, and operates in the production of fresh produce and food technology. The company’s O-Hemp division distributes bulk and retail hemp products through its existing channel partners. LiveWell entered into a strategic agreement with Canopy Rivers and Canopy Growth in April 2018.
- PharmHouse (private) is a joint venture between Canopy Rivers and the principals and operators of leading North American greenhouse produce companies. PharmHouse has arranged to acquire a newly built 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.
- Radicle Cannabis Inc. (private) is an ACMPR-licensed cannabis company based in Hamilton, Ontario backed by a management team that brings extensive experience in regulated industries, retail distribution, tobacco and pharmaceutical development, as well as Award-winning cannabis horticulturist breeders and medical professionals.
- Solo Growth (TSXV:ALZ) is a new cannabis retail concept that will operate locations under the name “YSS by Solo,” relying on the expertise of a management team comprised of founding shareholders, senior officers and board members of Solo Liquor Stores Ltd., a leading Canadian liquor retailer. Solo Growth was established through a recapitalization of Aldershot Resources Ltd.’s corporate structure that will allow the company to execute a new retail-focused cannabis business strategy.
- Spot Therapeutics Inc. (private) is an applicant that was acquired by Canopy Growth in August 2017 to solidify its Maritimes expansion strategy and less than four weeks later Canopy Growth signed a supply MOU with the New Brunswick government. Canopy Rivers purchased the property and entered into a long-term lease and committed funding agreement with Canopy Growth.
- TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) cultivates high-quality cannabis in an indoor hydroponic facility, backed by a strategic investor boasting a strong background in the pharmaceutical space and an extensive portfolio of specialty pharma assets.
- Vert Mirabel (private) is a joint venture that was established in December 2017 between Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth, and Les Serres Stephane Bertrand. Bertrand is a large-scale greenhouse operator located in Mirabel, Quebec, and the largest grower of pink tomatoes in the country. With guidance and assistance from Canopy Growth, the greenhouse has been upgraded and retrofitted for cannabis production and was licensed by Health Canada in May 2018.
As the company’s portfolio continues to develop, each constituent benefits from opportunities to collaborate with Canopy Growth and among themselves. Canopy Rivers believes this formula results in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and across the entire Rivers ecosystem.
Canopy Rivers is led by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks. The company’s acting CEO and chairman is Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and founder of Tweed Marijuana.
Canopy Rivers Inc. (CNPOF), closed Thursday's trading session at $1.6439, off by 1.089%, on 118,555 volume with 154 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 111,047 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.60000002/$7.30155992.
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Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF)
Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) was featured today in a report by Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how the Latin America cannabis market is on pace to be one of the most exciting in the world. In fact, it has the potential to become one of the largest markets in the world with an estimated value of $9.8 billion, according to New Frontier Data.
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.
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.
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 $1.22, off by 2.40%, on 278,819 volume with 342 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 427,040 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.13279998/$5.20499992.
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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The Australian government has given a pharmaceutical company permission to study how medical marijuana affects the driving performance of patients.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary DehydraTECH™ 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 DehydraTECH 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 and the United States. Lexaria has also developed its own hmep-oil 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™, TurboCBD™ and ChargD+™.
Virtually unique across both the hemp and the cannabis industries, Lexaria has successfully entered into a R&D and product development partnership with one of the largest cigarette companies in the world for oral forms of nicotine delivery. Only a small handful of hemp or cannabis-related companies have achieved formal relationships with Fortune 500 industry leaders, demonstrating the wide applicability of Lexaria’s technology.
In June 2019, building on its original 2015 independent, third-party laboratory in vitro lab experiments, which confirmed the absorption levels of cannabidiol (“CBD”) into human intestinal cells rose by 499% through the utilization of the DehydraTECH technology, Lexaria completed a series of animal studies using an enhanced formulation of its DehydraTECH technology. The results of the animal studies using the enhanced DehydraTECH formulation showed an increase of CBD delivery into the blood when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations by 811%. In addition, the animal studies also showed delivery of 1,937% more CBD into animal brain tissue after 8 hours using the enhanced DehydraTECH technology when compared to generic industry MCT coconut-oil formulations.
Lexaria also has completed the first phases of its collaborative research program with the Canadian government’s National Research Council (the “NRC”) under which several studies were designed to optimize Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology, enabling delivery of API’s within foods, beverages, capsules and other ingestible formats. These studies investigated the lipophilic active agent classes including cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine using advanced analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance testing, with the results of the studies confirming that Lexaria’s DehydraTECH technology did not create any covalent-bonded new molecular entity (“NME”). Whenever an NME is created, regulatory bodies such as FDA and Health Canada routinely require extensive health, safety and efficacy studies prior to that product’s release into the marketplace. That the NRC program failed to find evidence of an NME suggests products utilizing the DehydraTECH technology may require a less burdensome regulatory pathway.
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. In August 2019, Lexaria was issued its cannabis research and development licence from Health Canada which will allow Lexaria to continue its further investigations in-house of its DehydraTECH technology in connection with cannabinoids, along with ongoing work with vitamins, NSAIDs, PDE5-inhibitors, nicotine and other molecules.
Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio. As of the August 2019, the company’s patent portfolio includes ~60 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world; and 16 patents granted to date. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the U.S. and internationally by the end of 2019 and beyond. Some of its more recent areas of investigation have included human hormones and erectile dysfunction substances, among others. Lexaria’s granted patent portfolio related to cannabinoid delivery is one of the largest in the world.
Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology to third-partners and has signed licensing agreements with start-up companies as well as with a Fortune 100 industry leader. 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 $0.6884, off by 1.3188%, on 53,735 volume with 51 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 76,686 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600000023/$2.24.
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Geyser Brands Inc. (TSX.V: GYSR)
Geyser Brands Inc. (TSXV:GYSR) ("Geyser Brands" or the "Company") today released its Q1 financial statements for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Interim financials and accompanying MD&A have been filed on SEDAR. The Company also updated this week that it is submitting all information to the TSX Venture Exchange for review in connection with its conditional approval of the Solace Management Group Inc. acquisition.
Geyser Brands Inc. (TSX.V: GYSR) is a consumer healthcare company that builds and markets some of the world's most loved cannabis products and brands in the nutraceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage and pet sectors. Using its proprietary nanotechnology formulation, the company delivers creams, beverages, baked goods and tincture formulations with superior bioavailability and water solubility.
The efficacy of most hemp?products is restricted as the insoluble nature of the molecules prevents most of the product from permeating the skin or entering the body system. Geyser Brands solves this insolubility problem with an advanced delivery system that quickly and efficiently transports therapeutic agents directly to the bloodstream for maximum absorbency.
Made with all-natural materials, NanoFusion technology offers an array of advantages: enhances penetration for deeper skin penetration; improves the transport of active ingredients for site-specific targeting; delivers active ingredients across cell membranes for release within the cell; provides longer shelf-life and stability of molecules.
Geyser Brands operates a 7,000-square-foot facility in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, where its initial cannabis cultivation generated the first revenues out of the company's cultivation license granted in October 2018. Geyser Brands is approved as a licensed producer in compliance with Health Canada standards, which allows the company to pursue its processing and sales license. Obtaining this license will enable the company to extend its products and brands into the regulated Canadian cannabis market and directly to the consumer medical market.
Geyser Brands's integrated production chain and formulation lab develops innovative products using high-quality hemp and CBD for healthy lifestyle brands while its R&D lab produces product formulations designed to enhance bio-availability of hemp and CBD and shelf stability while maintaining all-natural ingredients and ensuring premium quality.
Geyser Brands will continue to seek opportunities to invest into the research and development of unique high-quality proprietary strains and technologies that target specific health-related conditions such as pain and inflammation reduction, insomnia, digestive issues and other commonly known ailments.
Among the brand formulations in Geyser Brand's portfolio are:
- Apothecary all-natural Hemp Terpene Pain Cream with optimal skin permeation
- Prohibition Cold Brew Mocha designed with water soluble hemp molecules
- Apothecary health products created to deliver fast-acting and high bioavailability in a spray formulation
- Baked hemp infused pet products, designed to alleviate anxiety and pain, created with NanoFusion for dosage control
Since 2014, Geyser Brands' CEO and Co-Founder Andreas Thatcher has been a principal at Rhizome Group, an entertainment company focused on building media IP through creative and market development. He previously was a founding partner at Rhizome Capital LLC, a U.S.-based media?investment?company specializing in marketing and distribution financing, and worked in the Investment Banking industry in?London and Toronto. Thatcher holds a master's degree in economics.
CFO Barry McKnight obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and?Certified Management Accountant registered in British Columbia. McKnight has over 20 years of experience as the principal of Barry D. McKnight Inc. He formerly was also a director of Indigo Sky Capital Corp. and has been the CFO and a director of the Company since 2016 and Corporate?Secretary of the Company since 2017.
Geyser Brands's Co-Founder Brad Kersch brings a strong business background with over 20 years of experience in?successful startups and working?with Fortune 500 companies. He spent his early years in the advertising and?marketing field and went on to form Hyperware, a clothing?company that sold branded clothing to retailers across Canada?before selling to clothing giant Ocean Pacific (OP). Kersch?became the president of Shoreline Studios, Canada's largest and?oldest?studio for film and TV. In 2014 he started Solace Management Group, a hemp product company focused on pet, cosmeceutical, and nutraceutical markets. As of February 2019, Geyser Brands signed a non-binding LOI to acquire Solace Management. Upon completing the proposed Solace acquisition, Geyser Brands intends to launch into the execution phase of its plan — to take its brands global through retail and digital direct-to-consumer experiences, launching its hemp-infused cannabis brands and products in the U.S., European Union, and Asia, and its CBD-infused line of products in jurisdictions where the therapeutic ingredient is legal.
Kuldip Gill, head of Geyser Brands' R&D program, has more than 35 years of experience in the cannabis industry. Gill built the largest manufacturing facility?in the lower mainland in Surrey, British Columbia, complete with R&D, analytical and quality control labs approved by both the FDA and Health Canada. He has to date created over 3,500 formulas, most notably Lakota pain relief gel. Gill's experience and proven track record is evident in the strongly marketable formulations he has developed and sold worldwide.
Geyser Brands Inc. (TSX.V: GYSR), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.41, off by 8.8889%, on 5,500 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,109 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.409999996/$0.850000023.
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Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF)
Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSXV: SIM) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement with a single investor of 7,500,000 units (each, a “Unit”), at a price of $0.40 per unit, for gross proceeds of $3,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company, and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable to acquire one additional common share of the Company for two years, at a price of $0.60 per share.
Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSX.V: SIM) (OTCQX: SYATF) is a leading global developer and provider of Push-to-Talk Over Cellular ("PTT/PoC") systems for enterprise customers. The company specializes in connected vehicle products for professional fleets and markets its products under the Uniden® Cellular brand.
Since its inception in 2012, Siyata has amassed a customer base that includes cellular operators, commercial vehicle technology distributors, and fleets of all sizes in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
Recognized by the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange in 2018 as a Venture Top 50 Company, Siyata aims to deliver the highest quality and most technologically advanced mobile communication devices for global corporate workforces, fleets, homes and buildings.
The company has long been an industry pioneer, delivering the world's first 3G connected vehicle device as well as the world's first 4G/LTE vehicle mounted smartphone for First Responders and commercial fleets and vehicles.
Siyata is headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Siyata's suite of technology includes numerous PTT and legacy devices, as well as cellular boosters designed to improve cellular signals in corporate warehouses, government embassies, retirement home campuses, banks and manufacturing plants.
The company's flagship product, the Uniden UV350, is the world's first vehicle-mounted 4G/LTE smartphone with crystal clear quality, carrier grade PTT, voice, text, video and data applications built into a single device. Specifically designed for First Responder and commercial fleet vehicles, the UV350 runs on cellular LTE networks that provide nationwide and global coverage, replacing traditional single purpose two-way radios that require a monthly fee and limited network coverage.
The Uniden UV350 is currently available through Bell Mobility, Canada's largest LTE network and PTT community. Expanding its availability, Siyata is completing network approval with two North American Tier 1 operators to launch the UV350 in the U.S. in 2019.
CEO and Chairman Marc Seelenfreund is the founder of Siyata. He is also the founder of Siyata's parent company, Accel Telecom, an Israel-based company that specializes in importing and distributing innovative cellular and IP devices to fixed line operators and mobile providers within Israel. Prior to establishing Accel, Seelenfreund was a vice president at Sunrise Corporation in New York where he focused on financing publicly traded technology companies. Seelenfreund has a law degree from Bar Ilan University, is a board member at Israel's leading private university, and has served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
Glenn Kennedy, vice president of sales, has over 25 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Siyata in 2016, Kennedy managed sales nationally for Motorola Canada, HTC Communications Canada, and Sonim Technologies. He holds a bachelor's degree in honors business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
CFO Gerald Bernstein, a professional chartered accountant, has spent 20 years focusing on private equity financing and tax efficient corporate structuring in multi-jurisdictional arenas. He holds a bachelor's degree of commerce as well as a graduate diploma in public accountancy from McGill University. Bernstein has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.
Gidi Bracha, Vice President of Technology, has served in this position since 2011 and spearheaded the development of both the Truckfone, Voyager and UV350. Bracha served in various key positions at Cellcom, Israel's leading cellular provider, including head of car mobility products and director of type approvals. Bracha served as an engineer technician in the Anti-Aircraft division of the Air Force in the Israel Defense Forces and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and business management from the University of Derby.
Siyata Mobile Inc. (SYATF), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.3237, off by 0.077172%, on 20,250 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 52,952 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.288599997/$0.446249991.
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IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF)
IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. As the acceptance of medical cannabis increases around the world, concerns have been raised regarding the potential effects of this medicine on road safety. Currently, many jurisdictions in Australia have laws banning patients who take medical marijuana from driving.
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.
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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 $0.1, off by 1.9608%, on 100,533 volume with 19 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 189,206 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035999998/$0.634559988.
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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)
Sugarmade Inc. (OTC:SGMD) today announces its placement in an editorial published by CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities in the cannabis industry. To view the full publication, titled “Passage of California Assembly Bill Expected to Spur More Growth in the Hemp, CBD Markets”, visit: http://cnw.fm/uNod6.
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), one of the largest publicly traded hydroponics supply companies moving into the industrial hemp space, is a product and brand marketing company investing in products and brands with disruptive potential. Sugarmade’s brands include: ZenHydro.com; CarryOutSupplies.com; and BudLife. Headquartered in Monrovia, California, a city within Los Angeles county, Sugarmade has various business operations in diverse marketplaces including packaging and paper goods for various industries, agricultural supplies.
Sugarmade has expanded into the European hydroponics supply market with a growing base of orders taken through Amazon UK. Over the past few financial quarters, Sugarmade has seen revenue growth patterns expand geographically. As recently as mid-2017, the majority of hydroponic-related revenue growth was seen from California and other West Coast marketplaces, however growth is becoming more geographically dispersed among U.S. states where legalization has eased restriction. This movement into the United Kingdom further expands the base of geographic growth areas for Sugarmade.
Sugarmade recently launched a new corporate initiative in the booming industrial hemp and CBD, committing up to $1 million in capital over the next 12 months to invest in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry has begun planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 23,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to produce well over $1 billion in revenues in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent through 2022, according to the Hemp Business Journal.
Demand for industrial hemp and products derived from hemp is soaring, with no let-up in sight, which the company sees as a “tremendous opportunity to become a supplier to this fast-growing sector,” said Chairman and CEO Jimmy Chan, who is also an advisor and minority shareholder of Hempistry.
Sugarmade’s investment into the market for high-CBD hemp is expected to be highly accretive for common shareholders in two ways. First, Sugarmade’s investment will be in the form of common shares in Hempistry allowing Sugarmade common shareholders to possibly benefit from any future initial public offering of Hempistry. Second, Sugarmade is expected to sign a supply agreement with Hempistry for cultivation supplies, which would be additive to corporate revenues.
Sugarmade has also completed a master market agreement with industry leader BizRight Hydroponics, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of cannabis and hydroponic growth supplies, which offers a range of hydroponics-related products including: HPS grow lights, electronic ballasts, HPS bulbs, nutrient mixes, environmental control products, pH measurement and calibration solutions and storage products. BizRight operates the ZenHydro.com website and other e-commerce properties and sells various products to distributors and retailers. BizRight is expected to produce in excess of $30 million in revenues during 2017, with substantial growth expected for 2018.
Sugarmade division CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30-40 percent of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.
CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.
Arman Tabatabaei serves as operations consultant, providing high-level, day-to-day strategic guidance and tactical operational supervision for all aspects of the corporation’s business. He is an expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management.
Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base. 6
Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Thursday's trading session at $0.0114, off by 4.2017%, on 5,203,304 volume with 82 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3,940,166 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.00975/$0.164000004.
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