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Amazing Energy Oil and Gas, Co. (AMAZ)

Proactive Investors, Energy Voice, Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin, and Tech Know Bits reported previously on Amazing Energy Oil and Gas, Co. (AMAZ), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Amazing Energy Oil and Gas, Co. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in Texas and East New Mexico. The Company operates leaseholds in the Permian Basin where it holds the rights within a 70,000-acre leasehold in Pecos County, Texas and is surrounded by large independent oil and gas companies. Additionally, Amazing Energy Oil and Gas provides oilfield services to oil and gas well owners. The independent oil and gas exploration and production Company has its headquarters in Plano, Texas. Amazing Energy Oil and Gas lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQX.

Jilpetco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazing Energy Oil and Gas. Jilpetco is an oilfield services company. It owns and operates drilling, completion, and workers rigs. In addition, it leases operational services equipment.

The Company also holds 16,904 gross acres in Lea County, New Mexico that is held by production. Amazing primarily engages in the acquisition and exploitation of oil and natural gas properties with a concentration on well-defined plays containing stacked pay zones such as the San Andres, Devonian, Pennsylvanian and Wolfcamp.

In West Sawyer, Lea County, New Mexico, Company development highlights include 16,904 gross acres; 10,051 net acres; 56 percent average Working Interest (WI) and operatorship. Four horizontal wells have been drilled. Net Production = 32.4 BOPD.

Pertaining to Pecos County, Amazing’s position accounts for rights within 70,000 acres leasehold (about 100 sq. miles); 100 percent WI; 75 percent Net Revenue Interest (NRI). A total of 26 wells have been drilled on the property. These are either producing or in the process of being completed.

This month, Amazing Energy Oil and Gas announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Will McAndrew, III will be traveling to Washington, DC to meet with government officials as a member of the esteemed OTCQX Issuer Advisory Council. OTCQX Advisory Council members representing OTCQX companies will visit Washington D.C. on September 17th and 18th to meet with representatives and staff and discuss regulatory modernizations to improve and support efficient public markets for small companies and their investors and employees.

Amazing Energy Oil and Gas, Co. (AMAZ), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.129, up 43.3333%, on 49,652 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 22,105 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.400000005.

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American Manganese, Inc. (AMYZF)

Metals News, Market Trend News, Investing News, Streetwise Reports, The Prospector News, Morningstar, GuruFocus, Resource World, Market Screener, Wallet Investor, InvestorsHub, Otc.watch, GlobeNewswire, Market Wire News, Stockhouse, TradingView, Stockwatch, and Proactive Investors reported earlier on American Manganese, Inc. (AMYZF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

American Manganese, Inc. is a critical metals company based in Surrey, British Columbia. It focuses on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ Patented Process. The Company’s goal is to commercialize its pioneering RecycLiCo™ Patented Process and become an industry leader in recycling cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries.

Incorporated in 1987, American Manganese lists on the OTC Markets. The Company previously went by the name Rocher Deboule Minerals Corporation. It changed its name to American Manganese, Inc. in January of 2010.

The RecycLiCo™ Patented Process provides high extraction of cathode metals. These include lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at battery grade purity, with minimal processing steps.

Recently, American Manganese announced analytical results from its independent contract lab, Kemetco Research, an integrated science, technology and innovation company. Using American Manganese’s patented RecycLiCo™ process, Kemetco Research achieved 99.94 percent purity from the recovered NCA cathode material.

The material was tested in stages 3 and 4 of the RecycLiCo™ pilot plant project. Following the NCA cathode precursor purity results and earlier achieved 99.93 percent purity from NMC cathode material, American Manganese is preparing to enter the final stage (Stage 5) of the RecycLiCo™ pilot plant project for the recovery of battery-grade lithium carbonate and the recycling of process reagents and water.

Today, American Manganese announced that Kemetco Research successfully completed an initial test on the final stage (Stage 5) of the RecycLiCo™ pilot plant project on solutions generated from treatment of NMC and NCA type cathode scraps. Kemetco will continue processing the remainder of test material for additional data validation.

Mr. Larry Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese, said, “Lithium-ion battery recycling is a certainty, and with the growing demand in electric vehicles and portable electronics, American Manganese plans to be a global leader in lithium-ion battery recycling. Our patented RecycLiCo™ process would eliminate waste by diverting end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from landfills; reduce mined raw materials by providing recycled materials for the lithium-ion battery supply chain; improve manufacturing costs by recycling cathode scrap for use in future lithium-ion cathode manufacturing, and eliminate carbon emissions with our closed-loop hydrometallurgical process.”

American Manganese, Inc. (AMYZF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.145, up 3.0488%, on 9,680 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 82,943 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.097599998/$0.237000003.

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CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CRXPF)

Marijuana Stock Review, Pot Stock News, Daily Marijuana Observer, Proactive Investors, MarketBeat, Morningstar, MicroSmallCap, StreetSignals, Investing News, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, TradingView, GlobeNewswire, Dividend Investor, Technical420, Stockwatch, Seeking Alpha, and InvestorX reported earlier on CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CRXPF), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in 2011, CROP Infrastructure Corp. focuses on cannabis branding and real estate assets. Its portfolio of projects includes cultivation properties in California, two in Washington State, a 1,000-acre Nevada cannabis farm, 2,115 acres of hemp CBD farms, and a growing portfolio of common share equity in upcoming listings within the cannabis space. CROP Infrastructure is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It formerly went by the name Fortify Resources, Inc. It changed its name to Crop Infrastructure Corp. in March of 2018. CROP Infrastructure lists on the OTC Markets.

The Company has developed a portfolio of assets including Canna Drink, a cannabis infused functional beverage line and 16 Cannabis brands. CROP Infrastructure works to leverage strategic capital investment in land expansion opportunities. It also works to assist with key big ticket investments, including greenhouses, foundations, roads, advanced hydroponics, electrical distribution networks, and specialized lighting systems.

CROP Infrastructure is also working to develop relationships with approved agricultural plant input partners for uniformly safe fertilizers, nutrients, herbicides, and pesticides as an element of a bulk distribution service and inventive GROWSAFE-CROPSAFE client certification program.

In early August, CROP Infrastructure announced that its tenanted California farm received and executed its initial order from its 2018 harvest totaling $41,625 in whole flower. CROP’s tenanted Washington facility sold $83,749 in newly harvested flower, both in the first week of August. The revenue from the Washington sales was used to pay the ongoing operating expenses at the Washington farm with the $41,625 in California being realized by the Company’s 49 percent owned Humboldt Holdings.

Recently, CROP Infrastructure announced the completion of its initial harvest of 2019 from its greenhouses in California. The crops from all five greenhouses were dried and were being trimmed. Final harvest weight is still to be ascertained.

The greenhouses will be replanted for an additional October harvest. The outdoor ‘554’ plants are now in flower. The expectation is that they will be harvested in staggered phases, depending on maturity in the next eight weeks (from August 23, 2019). Five thousand Hempire and Evolution vape cartridges have been filled and are awaiting Flip Distro orders.

CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CRXPF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.062, off by 14.952%, on 340,472 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 244,750 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.061999998/$0.529999971.

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Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INNV)

NetworkNewsWire, Zacks, StreetWise Reports, MarketBeat, OTC Markets, Stockaholics, Insider Financial, Street Insider, Micro Cap Daily, Stockwatch, GlobeNewswire, Simply Wall St, 4-Traders, and Stockhouse reported earlier on Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INNV), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging commercial-stage pharmaceutical company listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. It delivers safe, innovative and effective over-the-counter (OTC) medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women's health and respiratory diseases. The Company’s commitment is to being a leader in developing and marketing new OTC and branded Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) products. Established in 2008, Innovus Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Innovus is pursuing opportunities where existing prescription drugs have recently, or are expected to, change from prescription (Rx) to OTC. The Company delivers unique and innovatively presented and packaged health solutions through its OTC medicines and consumer and health products that it markets directly, via commercial partners to primary care physicians, urologists, gynecologists and therapists, and directly to consumers via its on-line channels, retailers and wholesalers.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals has products for a range of indications. These include Brain Health, Diabetes, Fertility, Men’s Health, Pain Management, Respiratory, Vitality, Vision, and Women’s Health.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals announced in June 2019 that it has made considerable progress on the regulatory and manufacturing steps required to obtain market authorization from Health Canada to commercialize its FlutiCare® brand in Canada. It expects to secure the needed market authorization, manufacturing and supply of the product from an existing Canadian manufacturer during the second half of 2019 pending Health Canada approval. The product is expected to be available as an OTC in Canada and will not require a prescription.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals has 13 products approved and commercialized in Canada. These include Zestra®, Zestra Glide®, Uxor®, DiabaSens®, Vesele®, RecalMax®, UriVarx®, ProstaGorx®, BH Testosterone®, AllerVarx®, Xyralid® Cream, Xyralid® Suppositories, and Apeaz®. It has filed or is in the process of filing for six additional products including, FlutiCare®, PeVarx®, Healthifeet®, Breastlift®, ArthriVarx® and CarvaNum™.

Last week, Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU) and Innovus Pharmaceuticals announced that the companies have signed a definitive merger agreement where Aytu BioScience will retire all outstanding common stock of Innovus Pharmaceuticals for an aggregate of up to $8 million in shares of Aytu common stock, less certain deductions, at the time of closing. This initial consideration to Innovus common shareholders is estimated to comprise roughly 4.2 million shares of Aytu stock. Additional consideration for up to $16 million in milestone payments in the form of contingent value rights (CVRs) may be paid to Innovus shareholders in cash or stock over the next five years if certain revenue and profitability milestones are achieved.

Aytu BioScience is a specialty pharmaceutical company centered on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs. Combined, Aytu BioScience and Innovus Pharmaceuticals generated greater than $31 million in revenue over the preceding four reported quarters ending June 30, 2019. This business combination provides increased revenue scale. In addition, it enables operational synergies that can be taken advantage of to accelerate the combined company’s growth and path to profitability.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INNV), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.55, off by 6.9343%, on 27,585 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 9,651 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$13.6499996.

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Maverick Technology Solutions (MVRK)

Penny Stock Hub, TipRanks, Biz Journals, OTC Markets, News to Watch, OTC.watch, Research Pool, Investors Hangout, Stockopedia, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, Dividend Investor, Trading View, Cannabis Business Executive, Wallet Investor, and GlobeNewswire reported previously on Maverick Technology Solutions (MVRK), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Maverick Technology Solutions is the manufacturer of the highly acclaimed ROSINBOMB™ line of extraction presses and technology. The Company has greater than three years operating history developing and producing the ROSINBOMB™ line of rosin presses and accessories for extracting organic concentrates. ROSINBOMB presses require no chemicals or additional hardware to operate. Maverick Technology Solutions is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

ROSINBOMB presses are plug and play out of the box. The technology utilizes granted patent and patent pending techniques to optimize extraction processes and permit the user the ability to easily produce naturally-extracted, organic concentrates. ROSINBOMB presses are manufactured to be the premier quality presses available today. Maverick’s stainless steel, fully electric and patent-pending technology delivers 5,000+ lbs of pressure. The design is to ensure the highest possible yield.

The Company’s extraction presses and related accessories, most notably the ROSINBOMB Rocket, have been met with critical acclaim. The year 2018 saw the Rocket being named a top ten product by Forbes, the “Best Portable Rosin Press” by Herb, and one of the “Top Holiday Gifts Over $200” by Leafly.

Recently, Maverick Technology Solutions announced the issuance of US Design Patent No. D854,064 S. This patent illustrates and validates ROSINBOMB’s inventive design and technical implementation that ensures the entire line of extraction presses are equal in elegance and functionality. The patent grant comes on the heels of Maverick’s recent announcement of their patent filing on its pioneering Flow Channel Technology™.

In August, Maverick Technology Solutions announced the launch of its production-grade press, the M-60 with Patent Pending Flow Channel Technology™. The M-60 is a major leap forward in solventless press technology. It is the third in a series of industry leading extraction presses from ROSINBOMB.

The M-60 technology enables processors to quickly and easily produce large volumes of solventless, clean, organic extracts solely utilizing heat and force. The new M-60 design allows for continuous, rapid press production with no pausing for gathering material. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved diamond hard coating on the unique Flow Channel plates allows for non-stop processing of rosin into self-gathering, non-stick food grade collection trays for easy clean up at the end of the press cycle.

Maverick Technology Solutions (MVRK), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.9992, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,558 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.25/$2.0999999.

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Q BioMed, Inc. (QBIO)

NetworkNewsWire, Zacks, Market News Updates, TipRanks, Barchart, Simply Wall St, Proactive Investors, Market Screener, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, Stockwatch, PR Newswire, MarketBeat, Insider Financial, and InvestorsHub reported beforehand on Q BioMed, Inc. (QBIO), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Q BioMed, Inc. is a biotechnology acceleration company listed on the OTCQB. It acquires, develops and finances undervalued biomedical assets. The Company’s vision is to create a pipeline of innovative biomedical assets in varied stages of development in manifold therapeutic areas. Its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, non-opioid drug is Metastron. Q BioMed has its corporate office in New York City.

Q BioMed is working to expedite the monetization of biomedical technologies via quick innovation and collaborative partnerships with industry leading researchers. The Company’s belief is that its assets in oncology, vascular disease, and rare orphan diseases address unmet medical needs and large markets.

Q BioMed’s Metastron relieves cancer bone pain. The expectation is that it will begin producing revenues this year. Moreover, Metastron is approved for sale in 21 other countries. Further to treating pain, Metastron has shown evidence of treating the cancer itself and extending survival. Q BioMed’s plan is to conduct Phase IV trials to support label extension and cancer survival benefit using Metastron.

In addition, Q BioMed has its Uttroside-B. Uttroside-B is up to 10 times more potent against liver cancer cells than Sorafenib (preclinical data), the only FDA approved drug for first line treatment of liver cancer. The Company plans to file an IND with the FDA this year to start a clinical trial in this indication. Furthermore, Q BioMed has its QBM-001 for Pediatric Non-Verbal Disorder in dire need of treatment.

Q BioMed also has its Man-01 to treat glaucoma. Man-01 has shown to normalize Intraocular Eye Pressure (IOP) that is present in glaucoma patients. The Company expects to submit an IND to the FDA this year. The Mannin platform has several potential drugs for treating vascular disease.

This month, Q BioMed and Chemveda Life Sciences announced that after the recent successful chemical synthesis of an innovative natural compound, which has shown remarkable efficacy as a potential chemotherapy for the treatment of liver cancer, the two companies formalized a collaboration to continue the work and to scale-up manufacturing of cGMP product for planned pre-clinical testing and clinical trials.

Since February 2017, Q BioMed and Chemveda Life Sciences have been engaged in a joint research program to synthesize uttroside B and a number of other derivatives. The aim of the program is to study their potential use in clinical trials for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) and also other cancers. The original compound was isolated and characterized from the leaves of Solanum nigrum Linn, a plant extensively used in traditional medicines.

Q BioMed, Inc. (QBIO), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.84, up 0.78589%, on 56,112 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 29,292 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.821449995/$3.36999988.

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Spearmint Resources, Inc. (SPMTF)

InvestorX, MarketSmart Resources, Investing News, Morningstar, Geology for Investors, Investment Pitch, 4-Traders, Stockwatch, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, Trading View, Dividend Investor, and Junior Mining Network reported beforehand on Spearmint Resources, Inc. (SPMTF), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Spearmint Resources, Inc. acquires, explores, and evaluates mineral properties in the United States and Canada. An exploration stage enterprise, its focus is on assembling a portfolio of low risk, high reward properties at the exploration stage and developing them to maximize shareholder value. The Company formerly went by the name Indefinitely Capital Corp. It changed its name to Spearmint Resources, Inc. in February of 2012. Spearmint Resources has its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC).

Spearmint’s current projects include a portfolio of prospects in the Golden Triangle of BC; the 'Golden Triangle Gold Prospects' comprising six claims consisting of 9,157 acres bordering GT Gold Corp, the 920 acre 'NEBA West' & 6,803 acre 'NEBA' Gold-Copper Prospects bordering Aben Resources Ltd, the 'Henry' Gold-Copper Prospect consisting of two contiguous claim blocks totaling 4,912 acres in the direct vicinity of Golden Ridge Resources Ltd., and the 17,593 acre 'EL North' Nickel-Copper Prospect comprising six contiguous claims in the Eskay Creek Camp bordering Garibaldi Resources Corp. The Company’s current projects also include its recent acquisition, the 4,980 acre 'Prickle' property bordering Brixton Metals Corp.

The Company’s other BC projects include the 'Gold Mountain Prospects' comprising three separate claim blocks totaling 1,245 acres bordering Barkerville Gold Mines, the 'Safari' Copper-Gold Prospect consisting of 9,007 contiguous acres in the northern Quesnel Trough in north-central BC directly bordering Serengeti Resources, Inc., and the 'Hammernose' Gold Prospect consisting of 5,140 acres directly bordering the strategic alliance between Westhaven Ventures, Inc. & Sable Resources Ltd. in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt in Southern BC.

Furthermore, current projects include the 'Chibougamau Vanadium Prospects' comprising 17,142 contiguous acres bordering the vanadium deposit of BlackRock Metal's (private) Ilmenite vanadium project and Vanadium One Energy Corp. and Spearmint's 'Clayton Valley Lithium Prospects' in Nevada comprising two claim blocks totaling 1,160 acres bordering Pure Energy Minerals & Cypress Development Corp. where Spearmint's drill results have intersected Lithium values as high as 1,670 ppm Li.

Spearmint Resources announced in April 2019 that it acquired the 'El North 3' claims package. The new acreage will result in a contiguous land package totalling 17,593 acres bordering Garibaldi Resources Corp. in the Golden Triangle of BC.

Recently, Spearmint Resources announced that it encountered positive gold and copper indicators on its Golden Triangle gold prospects in BC. Mr. James Nelson, President of Spearmint Resources, stated, "We are very encouraged with the initial results on the 'Golden Triangle Gold Prospects' that directly borders GT Gold Corp. The sampling program returned positive results that are worthy of 'on-the-ground' follow-up towards defining and tightening up possible mineralized drill targets focused around the highest gold and copper values.”

Furthermore, Spearmint Resources also recently announced that it encountered elevated gold, silver and zinc indicators on its NEBA Prospects in the Golden Triangle of BC. The sampling survey was carried out by Apex Geoscience Ltd., on behalf of the Company. Of the samples collected, an anomalous gold value of 112 ppb Au (gold) was returned from a stream sediment sample. The best rock sample contained values of 2.6% Zn (zinc) and 1.9 g/t Ag (silver) from a strongly weathered and oxidized outcrop with stockwork veining.

Spearmint Resources, Inc. (SPMTF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.015, even for the day, on 10,955 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 10,046 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.075699999.

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Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (PGTK)

Micro Cap Spot, The Headhunters, Last10k, Trading View, Marketbeat, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, 4-Traders, Stockwatch, Market Exclusive, GlobeNewswire, Investors Hangout, MarketWatch, Dividend Investor, Stockopedia, and Market Screener reported earlier on Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (PGTK), and we also highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is the owner of the ENVI-Marine™ and ENVI-Clean (TME) Exhaust Gas Scrubbing Systems. The Company has developed a portfolio of patented, emission control technologies. These remove pollutants from marine engine, power plant and waste incinerator exhaust streams to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards. Its solutions utilize its patented “Turbo Head Technology™”. Established in 2011, Pacific Green Technologies is headquartered in San Jose, California.

The “Turbo Head Technology™” enables a more thorough mixing of exhaust gases and a chosen reagent solution, which delivers more effective contaminant removal in a system that is smaller and more efficient to build and operate. Pacific Green Technologies uses a global network of experts in the field of emissions control, with the technology proving to be very effective and cost efficient.

Moreover, the Company created a strategic joint venture (JV) with PowerChina SPEM, a unit of China's largest engineering, procurement, and construction firm. This JV is to support the manufacture, design, and installation of its solutions on a worldwide scale, while also serving as an in-country sales agent for commercial opportunities in mainland China. In August 2017, Pacific Green Technologies announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PowerChina SPEM Co. Limited to incorporate a new company whereby Pacific Green Technologies own 50.1 percent and PowerChina SPEM 49.9 percent.

ENVI-Marine™ is a new generation of scrubbing technology. It has a simple patented design, no moving parts or media, and industry leading efficiency. In addition, the Company’s ENVI-Clean (TME) captures sulphur at the source before it pollutes the atmosphere.

In December 2018, Pacific Green Technologies announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Green Marine Technologies, Inc. (PGMT), executed an agreement to manufacture its System for 52 vessels owned or managed by Scorpio Tankers, Inc. (STNG). The Agreements provide for 42 vessels in 2019 and 10 vessels in 2020.

Recently, Pacific Green Technologies announced the appointment of Mr. Richard Oliver as Chief Financial Officer, a new position at Pacific Green, effective May 24, 2019. Before the start of Mr. Oliver’s employment, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Neil Carmichael, has served as Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, which roles will be assumed by Mr. Oliver. He is a finance professional with 33 years’ of financial accounting, auditing and management experience in manufacturing, fabrication and inventory management.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (PGTK), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.4, up 41.6667%, on 4,045 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,203 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.00999999/$4.25.

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Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA)

Small Cap Stocks, Awesome Penny Stocks, The Street, Street Insider, StockTwits, Barchart, Uptick Newswire, Investors Hangout, ClayTrader, Capital Cube, Preferred Stock Channel, CannabisNewsBreaks, InvestorsHub, and Stockhouse reported on Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Rennova Health, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. The Company is a single-source healthcare solutions company. Rennova Health opened its first rural hospital in Oneida, Tennessee on August 8, 2017. Listed on the OTC Markets, Rennova Health is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Medytox Diagnostics is a subsidiary of the Company. In addition, Rennova Health has its comprehensive medical billing services company, Medical Billing Choices (MBC). MBC operates as the in-house billing company for all Rennova Health businesses and labs.

Rennova Health concentrates on serving essential healthcare categories, particularly those with unmet needs and major opportunities for innovation-driven solutions. The Company develops and operates progressive businesses, systems and services to support better treatment outcomes, more cost-effective patient care, and optimized revenue streams.

Rennova Health currently operates in three synergistic divisions. One is clinical diagnostics via its clinical laboratories. The second is supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. This includes electronic health records (EHR), laboratory information systems (LIS), and medical billing services. The third is the recent addition of a hospital in Tennessee.

Rennova Health’s solutions include industry-leading diagnostic laboratory testing and analytics for precision medicine, and specialized and streamlined EHRs and other essential software services. Furthermore, the Company’s solutions include complete medical billing and financial services for enhanced revenue cycle management.

The Company’s Medytox Diagnostics subsidiary owns and operates five high-complexity CLIA-certified labs strategically located across the nation. These labs specialize in urine drug testing for prescription medications, drugs of abuse and complete pain medication testing. The labs also provide testing services in the areas of clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, immunology, serology, bacteriology and esoteric testing services, including neurotransmitter testing, with a wide variety of sampling options that include Rennova’s proprietary methodology.

Rennova Health has acquired its second Rural Hospital - an 85-bed hospital in Jamestown, Tennessee. This hospital is known as Tennova Healthcare – Jamestown. It and its associated assets were acquired from Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH). Moreover, the transaction includes a Jamestown based doctor’s practice and clinic.

Recently, Rennova Health announced completion of installation and training for a state of the art GE LightSpeed VCT 64 slice CT Scanner. The high image resolution and acquisition speed of the new CT scanner is ideal for angiography, cardiac neuro, pediatric, pulmonary and trauma when freezing of cardiovascular motion, pure arterial phase imaging, and superior Multiplanar reformats are vital features. The new CT Scanner will considerably improve patient care and revenue streams.

Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0002, up 100.00%, on 26,340,177 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 36,112,414 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000000999/$0.275000005.

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Accelerize, Inc. (ACLZ)

Buzz Stocks, Greenbackers, ResearchOTC, StockRockandRoll, Planet Penny Stocks, PennyStockProphet, StockOnion, FeedBlitz, Penny Pick Finders, StockOodles, and PennyStockLocks reported previously on Accelerize, Inc. (ACLZ), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Accelerize, Inc. provides marketing technology solutions that transform the way advertisers leverage their digital advertising data. CAKE is a division of Accelerize and is the Company’s digital marketing software division. CAKE provides a cloud-based solution to track and analyze the performance of digital marketing Return on Investment (ROI), in real-time. Accelerize has its corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California.

CAKE is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise platform. It provides online tracking, reporting, lead distribution, and analytics solutions for advertisers, online marketers, affiliate marketers, and lead generators. With CAKE, one can track and optimize affiliate traffic. In addition, a user can collect, validate and distribute leads. Furthermore, one can gather and analyze multi-channel data. 

Accelerize offers CAKE for Advertisers and CAKE for Networks. CAKE for Advertisers is a SaaS solution. It enables brand advertisers to unify the tracking, attribution, and optimization of digital marketing spend across search, display, email, video, social, affiliate, and other marketing channels.

CAKE for Networks is a marketing solution for affiliate networks. CAKE by Accelerize is headquartered in Newport Beach, with operations in New York, London, India, and Sydney, Australia.

Constructed on CAKE’s Marketing Intelligence platform, Journey is a cloud-based enterprise solution. Journey collects and analyzes customer journey data using multi-touch attribution for marketing campaign optimization.

Recently, Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced major momentum in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Revenue and Customer Growth increased by triple digit percentages over a two-year period.

Since establishing itself in important APAC markets in 2015, including India, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and more, CAKE’s revenues in the region have increased by 322 percent, with a 283 percent increase in the number of APAC clients.

Santi Pierini, CAKE President and Chief Operating Officer of Accelerize, said, “International markets represented about 40 percent of our sales overall in 2017, and APAC continues to play an important role in CAKE’s ongoing growth strategy.”

Accelerize and CAKE also recently announced its growing ecosystem of Connections, alliances with top digital media and marketing tools, which enrich customer journey insights for brands, agencies and publishers. Available to Journey by CAKE users, Connections enable digital marketers to easily extract data from media platforms. With this data, they can rapidly integrate it into a single platform - CAKE’s enterprise SaaS solution.

Accelerize, Inc. (ACLZ), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0842, up 53.0909%, on 76,550 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 51,298 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025/$0.280000001.

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Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC)

Stock of the Week, Stockhouse, Epic Stock Picks, Street Register and Penny Stock Tweets reported on Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Terra Tech Corp. is a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company. It operates through numerous subsidiary businesses. These include Blüm, IVXX Inc., Edible Garden, and MediFarm LLC. Terra Tech’s commitment is to cultivate and provide the highest quality medical cannabis and other agricultural products. Listed on the OTCQX, Terra Tech is based in Irvine, California.

Terra Tech is integrating the best of the natural world with technology to create sustainable solutions for medical cannabis production, extraction and distribution, plant science research and development, food production, and Closed Environment Agriculture (CEA).

IVXX, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terra Tech. IVXX produces cannabis-extracted products for regulated medical cannabis dispensaries throughout California and medical and adult-use dispensaries in the State of Nevada.

Terra Tech has its wholly-owned subsidiary Edible Garden. It cultivates a premier brand of local and sustainably grown hydroponic produce. It sells via major grocery stores. In New Jersey, construction is taking place for a major new pack house to distribute salads and leafy greens for Edible Garden.

Terra Tech's MediFarm LLC subsidiaries focus on medical and adult-use cannabis cultivation. Additionally, MediFarm subsidiaries focus on permitting businesses throughout Nevada.

Blüm offers a broad selection of cannabis products. These include flowers, concentrates, and edibles through its Oakland, California and many Nevada locations.

Terra Tech’s capital expenditures for this calendar year will be directed toward the build out of its cultivation, extraction, and retail infrastructure in California, Nevada and New Jersey. In Oakland, Terra Tech is building a 13,000-square-foot cultivation facility. This facility will have the capacity to produce up to one metric ton, or 2,000 pounds, of cannabis per year.

Terra Tech has completed construction in Nevada of a new 30,000 square foot cannabis cultivation facility in Sparks and a 15,000 square foot cannabis extraction facility in Reno through agreements with NuLeaf. The Company is awaiting final State approval to start IVXX production at the Reno facility.

Recently, Terra Tech announced that it began cultivation at its new Sparks facility, following approval from the State of Nevada. The team has successfully started cultivation of its first cannabis crop, planting the first seeds in early June. The Company expects to distribute and sell cannabis grown at the Sparks facility from its first harvest throughout Nevada by Q4 2018.

Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.4736, up 35.1213%, on 4,864,486 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 602,375 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.342799991/$2.52999997.

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Zoompass Holdings, Inc. (ZPAS)

MarketWatch and InvestorsHub reported on Zoompass Holdings, Inc. (ZPAS), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter. 

Zoompass Holdings, Inc. is a top financial services technology enterprise headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The Company is a financial platform provider. It has divisions in physical prepaid cards, financing enablement, as well as mobility products. Zoompass Holdings lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

In January of 2017, the Company received approval from FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.) to change its name from UVIC, Inc. to Zoompass Holdings, Inc. The Company's ticker was changed to ZPAS from UVVC.

In February of 2017, FINRA approved a 3.5 forward split for shareholders of record on September 7, 2016. Both actions were approved by the majority of shareholders on September 7, 2016.

In the card sector, the Company provides complete program management services for a wide assortment of open loop Visa® and MasterCard® prepaid and virtual card accounts. The Company enables businesses to provide their customers with a number of open loop card choices. These include gift cards, incentive cards, check replacement cards, as well as online virtual card accounts.

Zoompass can support clients’ program management needs, provide turnkey program management services, including program concept, card design, card submission and approval, client portal design and development, administration management, reporting and customer service support.

The Company also provides advanced mobile technology. This enables businesses to provide their customers with a white label mobile wallet solution, such as Zoompass, with the ability to manage their card balances, bill pay, transfer funds, and perform card to card money transfers in real time using their mobile devices.

The Zoompass Platform and the Prepaid Card Solution can be combined with the Company’s Mobile Money technology to transform a business. Zoompass works to guide small to midsize enterprises through payment needs situations, market and organizational assessments, and process requirements, to streamline existing capabilities, identify opportunities, and boost profitability.

Zoompass provides robust financial services virtually through one of the most advanced platforms available. It provides businesses and government tailored solutions to help digitize their financial transactions.

The Company’s platform drives banking independence, personal financial accountability, and new revenue opportunities for small and large businesses. Zoompass’ mobile device division helps carriers and mobile device manufacturers integrate the financial platform technology into their offerings.

Recently, Advanced Credit Technologies, Inc. (CyberloQ) announced it started the integration process with Program Manager, Zoompass and related Banking partners to launch Advanced Credit Technologies’ first Pre-Paid Card platform, the Kingdom Card.

The Kingdom Card combines “FRAUD” mitigation by way of the CyberloQ™ protocol, and “FINANCIAL LITERACY” via the TurnScor credit restoration platform. The Kingdom Card has the capacity to help millions of individuals with financial problems through TurnScor, while protecting their monies with CyberloQ™ fraud protection.

Zoompass Holdings, Inc. (ZPAS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.059, off by 4.9307%, on 1,072 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 16,287 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.245000004.

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IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN)

NetworkNewsWire.com, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, Marketwired, OTC Markets, Information Vine, Business Insider, Stock Press Daily, The Street, and Barchart reported on IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

IGEN Networks Corp. is a foremost innovator of cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) automotive solutions for the protection and management of mobile assets. The Company provides peace-of-mind to automotive consumers and their families via direct access to IoT cloud-based services, which include Stolen Vehicle Protection, Real-time updates on asset health and Driver Behavior. OTCQB-listed and incorporated in 2006, IGEN Networks has its head office in Murrieta, California.

The Company provides vehicle tracking and recovery solutions to the automotive dealership industries in the U.S. IGEN Networks serves the automobile industry through vehicle security services, lot management services, and driver behavior services.

IGEN Networks enables automotive dealer channels to provide new products, create additional revenue streams, as well as keep their customers. The Company provides peace-of-mind to consumers through providing direct access to vehicle status and driver behavior. The Company also enables insurance companies to decrease their rating errors through offering consumers discounted premiums in return for access to vehicle and driver behavior data.

Recently, IGEN Networks announced the launch of Medallion GPS™. Medallion GPS™ is a new, easily installed, direct-to-consumer solution. It combines vehicle agnostic hardware with cloud based smartphone software. This system provides automotive aftermarket customers with a new standard in stolen vehicle recovery support, vehicle systems alerts, driver behavior monitoring and GPS tracking capabilities, in addition to other features.

IGEN Networks also recently announced the filing of its Q3 2017 financial results. The Company increased year-to-date Revenue 26 percent to 1.04 million, boosted by growing adoption of its mobile asset tracking platforms. It grew the subscriber base 264 percent year-over-year, to over 31,000 assets at September 30, 2017.

IGEN increased deferred revenue 146 percent, to $182,000. The Company increased gross margin to 39.2 percent through the first nine months, versus 36.8 percent in the previous year period. It reported a Net Loss of $662,000 year-to-date, excluding stock based compensation expenses, versus $551,000 in the previous year nine-month period.

IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0624, up 68.6487%, on 82,100 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,390 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.020999999/$0.085.

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Stealth Technologies, Inc. (STTH)

NetworkNewsWire and RedChip reported previously on Stealth Technologies, Inc. (STTH), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Stealth Technologies, Inc. is a technology business listed on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB. The Company previously went by the name Excelsis Investments, Inc. It changed its name to Stealth Technologies, Inc. in July 2016. Stealth Technologies engages in identifying and capitalizing on technology and associated markets. The Company produces products for personal and financial protection.

Incorporated in 2010, Stealth Technologies has its corporate office in Largo, Florida. It became public through a reverse merger in 2012.

Moreover, Stealth Technologies announced in March of this year the completion of five new products. Currently, these products are staged in a large direct response retailer's quality assurance and legal department. They are under final review to ensure that marketing claims associated with each product are accurate when measured against actual performance levels of each product, and that assurance and inventory is satisfactory and has met all quality control factors. Stealth Technologies’ strategic initiative is to expand its product footprint across varied industries and distributors.

The Company has developed a group of products to protect against "electronic pickpockets," emergency response latency, credit fraud protection, and cell phone data protection. Its initial product to market is the Stealth Card.

The design of the Stealth Card is to protect the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chip in a consumer's credit card from electronic stealing or pickpocketing, which uses a smartphone, credit card reader, or RFID antenna to remotely access data stored on the consumer's Smartchip. Stealth Card renders the chipped information invisible to intrusion.

The Stealth Card is a 100 percent USA product. The Stealth Card is manufactured from Stealth Technologies’ laboratory and research/development facility in West Virginia to its manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

Development for the Stealth Card started in 2012. This is when Company Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President, and Director, Mr. Brian McFadden, observed the worldwide shift towards smart chip card technology to transmit and process credit card/debit card transactions. With Europe and Asia already making the transition away from the magnetic strip to smart chip cards, Mr. McFadden believed the United States market would need to follow suit.

To use the Stealth Card, a person places a Stealth Card in their wallet, pocket, change purse or anywhere they carry their credit cards. One card can protect up to 12 cards in a wallet. The card can be physically placed anywhere in a wallet or pocket.

The card does not need to be in the front or back of one’s wallet. The Stealth Card provides effective protection irrespective of where it’s placed in relation to one’s credit cards.

In December 2016, Stealth Technologies announced the development of the 911 Help Now Generation II Product. The 911 Help Now product provides a direct two-way voice connection to emergency service providers. The 911 Help Now pendent works by pressing the Help Now button and then a person is connected.

Stealth Technologies has a number of other products under development. The Company is exploring potential military applications of its proprietary technologies.

Along with the Stealth Card and the 911 Help Now Generation II Product, Stealth Technologies’ portfolio includes Data Secure Plus, which is new to market. Its portfolio also includes Stealth Mobile.

Stealth Technologies, Inc. (STTH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0061, up 69.4444%, on 10,126,495 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,066,008 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.001599999/$0.030999999.

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INmune Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight INmune Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB).

INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB), a clinical-stage immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, today announced that RJ Tesi, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO, and Mark Lowdell, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, will be presenting at the first ever Targeting Innate Immunity Congress. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/Dyfp9.

INmune Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB) is a diversified clinical-stage immunology company developing novel therapies that target distinct parts of a patient's innate immune system to fight disease. Drug candidates INKmune™ and INB03 may be used to treat cancer while XPro1595 targets neuroinflammation as a cause of Alzheimer's disease. INmune Bio's product platforms utilize a precision therapy approach to promote the body's innate immune response to treat unsolved problems in medicine.

INmune Bio is the first biotechnology company to close an initial public offering (IPO) in 2019 and commence trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The company also received a "Part the Cloud" award from the Alzheimer's Association in 2018 which included a $1 million grant to advance INmune Bio's XPro1595 drug candidate.

INmune Bio's product pipeline targets three segments of concern:

  • Alzheimer's disease/dementia claims 5.5 million patients in the United States. INmune Bio views Alzheimer's as an immunologic disease which changes the drug discovery process, changes the way clinical trials are designed, and may provide hope for patients and caregivers.
  • Cancer residual disease which is expected to generate more than 1.7 million new cases yearly with an estimated 609,640 fatalities. INMB believe that converting resting Natural Killer ("NK") cells to primed NK cells, which kill cancerous cells on contact, is an important therapeutic strategy to help clear residual disease.
  • Resistance to immunotherapy. By preventing the proliferation and function of cells that resist immunotherapy, patients should have a stronger immune response to cancer cells and may respond better to other cancer treatments including immunotherapy and live longer.

INmune Bio Drug Candidates and Clinical Programs

INKmune is a biologic delivery system that primes a patient's resting NK cells to kill cancer. INKmune targets residual disease for patients that have completed initial cancer therapy (surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy) and have a low burden of disease with a high risk of relapse.

In late 2019, INKmune will start enrolling patients in a phase I/II trial for women with relapsed refractory ovarian cancer. In many patients, cancer relapse after seemingly effective cancer therapy is due to a failure of the patients own NK cells to eliminate minimal residual disease ("MRD").

Using a novel mechanism of action and a precision medicine approach, INKmune therapy should enhance NK cells' ability to eliminate residual disease.

INB03 is a checkpoint inhibitor that targets myeloid derived suppressor cells ("MDSC") which can produce an immunosuppressive shield that prevents a patient's own immune system from attacking the cancer. INmune Bio is currently completing a monotherapy INB03 phase I trial in patients with advanced solid tumors. The INB03 program will transition into a combination therapy clinical program in the summer of 2019 to prepare for a phase II trial in patients resistant to checkpoint inhibitors due to increased MDSC.

Treatment with INB03 should eliminate MDSC in the tumor microenvironment to allow checkpoint inhibitors to be therapeutically effective.

XPro1595 targets the microglial immune cells of the brain that are activated in many Alzheimer's disease patients. These microglial cells are a cause of neuroinflammation that can kill nerve cells and promote synaptic dysfunction – the cause of dementia in Alzheimer's.

The three-month, phase I trial is expected to enroll 18 patients in summer of 2019. It is designed to measure traditional and novel biomarkers of inflammation in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease who have neuroinflammation. The trial is supported by a $1 million "Part the Cloud" grant from the Alzheimer's Association. Inflammation, especially chronic inflammation, is being recognized as an important part of the pathology of many diseases including cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Management

Dr. RJ Tesi, M.D., INmune Bio co-founder, CEO and acting chief medical officer, has been a licensed physician since 1982 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery since 1991. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1982 and has served many roles in several development-stage biotech companies focused on treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic malignancies, and other inflammatory diseases.

CFO David J. Moss co-founder, has been with the company since its formation in September 2015. He holds an MBA from Rice University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Moss has founded, funded and taken public various companies in a variety of industries since 1995.

Mark Lowdell, Ph.D. co-founder, has served as the chief scientific officer and chief manufacturing officer at INmune Bio since the company's formation. He is a professor of cell and tissue therapy at University College London where he has led a translational immunotherapy group since 1994. He has also been a director of cellular therapy at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He received his Ph.D. in clinical immunology from London Hospital Medical College, University of London in 1992 and is a qualified immunopathologist.

Christopher J. Barnum is director of neuroscience at INmune Bio. Barnum is a neuroimmunologist with broad expertise across neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases holding multiple positions in academic and industry. His focus has been on translating inflammatory therapies into clinical treatments for neurologic diseases using a biomarker-directed approach. Barnum's research has been supported by the NIH, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Binghamton University.

INmune Bio Inc. (OTC: INMB), closed Tuesday's trading session at $6.10, up 1.6667%, on 10,199 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 45,021 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $5.05999994/$11.50.

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

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

Plus Products (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF), a leading cannabis branded products company in California, this morning announced the nationwide launch of its first-ever 100% hemp CBD product line. According to the update, a newly established brand partnership between PLUS and American superstar and philanthropist John Legend supports the launch, and Legend will advocate on behalf of the company’s new nationwide hemp CBD product offering. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/y3Wum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.95005, up 10.9565%, on 155,031 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 36,813 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.51999998/$6.00810003.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO)

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

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) (“PBI” or the “Company”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry, today announced that Mr. Daniel J. Shea has joined the Company as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) effective Friday, September 13, 2019. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.07, up 4.0678%, on 7,748 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11,778 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$4.0999999.

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

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

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX:LXRP)(CSE:LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, is pleased to announce that final study results of the 2018 human clinical study evaluating CBD delivery and effectiveness using its patented DehydraTECHTM powered TurboCBD™ capsules have been published in the peer reviewed medical journal, “Advances in Therapy”. Advances in Therapy focuses on clinical medicine and pharmaceutical research and has been published continually since 1984.

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 Tuesday's trading session at $0.71324, up 4.1226%, on 80,420 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 74,614 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.600000023/$2.11999988.

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Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW)

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

Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE:WLLW) announces that it will participate in a panel, and will be available for 1x1 meetings, at the Eight Capital & Cassels Brock Global Cannabis Conference being held on September 19, 2019, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto.

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

The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Biosynthesis Platform

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

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

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

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

World-Class Collaboration

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

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

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

Market Opportunity

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

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

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

Capitalization

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

Leadership

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

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

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

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

Willow Biosciences Inc. (CSE: WLLW), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.67, up 6.35%, on 56,458 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 78,482 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.529999971/$5.25.

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

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

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTCQX: VVCIF) this morning announced that it has engaged with Linneo Health S.L., a subsidiary of Alcaliber S.A., to be its European medical cannabis supply partner. A European leader in the pharmaceutical cannabis industry, Linneo Health recently received its EU-GMP (“Good Manufacturing Practices”) certification from the Spanish regulatory authorities. To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/L8Yd9.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIVO Cannabis Inc. (VVCIF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.3032, up 0.364118%, on 72,564 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 178,417 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.299800008/$1.35000002.

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Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Petroteq Energy Inc. (PQEFF).

Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSXV:PQE; OTC:PQEFF; FSE: PQCF), a fully integrated surface oil sands mining oil company with proprietary technology‎, announces that the Company’s field operations and engineering staff have initiated the commissioning processes and ‎sequences for the new equipment as final connections to the new heated augers, and mixer tank material ‎tie-ins to the pre-oil tank on the sand separation equipment have been completed.

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 Tuesday's trading session at $0.290845, up 3.6881%, on 1,063,342 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 222,526 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.112099997/$1.07720005.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING)

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) was featured in today's edition of the Investorideas.com potcastsCM. Listen to the podcast interview with Mr. William Ralston, President and Director of SinglePoint Inc. http://ibn.fm/FNfFN. Also today, NetworkNewsWire released a report on the company detailing how SING will be showcasing a 100 percent American-grown hemp cigarette, its latest product by Pure, at booth 5653 of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Exhibition. Products at this exhibition, which is attended by more than 23,000 participants, gain industry exposure by being displayed to major chain stores.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SinglePoint, Inc. (SING), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.012, up 0.840336%, on 2,356,420 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,517,545 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.041000001.

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

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

Organigram Holdings (TSX: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc., a leading licensed producer of cannabis, was recently highlighted in an article by Bloomberg titled, ‘Organigram a Canadian Pot Rarity After Four Profitable Quarters’ (http://nnw.fm/YXap1). To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/yY1Ns. Also today, the company was highlighted in a publication from Financialnewsmedia.com, examining how global demand for cannabis-based consumer products has been increasing at a rapid pace. In fact, the Brightfield Group estimates the U.S. CBD product market alone to be worth over $23.7 billion by 2023 , as CBD finds its way into a variety of consumer product categories including  food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and health and wellness.

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.

Financial Results

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

Significant Expansion Plans with Streamlined Licensing Process

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

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

Proprietary Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disruptive Technology

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

International

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

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

Experienced Executive Team

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

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

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

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.19, off by 3.4562%, on 943,824 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,013,990 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)

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

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF), a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, is pleased to announce its portfolio company, TerrAscend Corp. ("TerrAscend") (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), has entered into a distribution agreement with Syqe Medical, Ltd. ("Syqe"), an Israel-based pharma-tech company, to launch Syqe's flagship product, the Syqe™ Inhaler, in Canada. Also today, the company was featured in the latest edition of the Investorideas.com potcastsCM http://ibn.fm/C0Qko.  

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

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

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

Canopy Rivers’ expanding portfolio includes:

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

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

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

Canopy Rivers Inc. (CNPOF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.64, off by 2.4158%, on 167,454 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 108,717 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.60000002/$7.30155992.

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TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FRA: TH8)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN).

TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (XETR: TH8) ("TransCanna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Vitulli has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Vitulli is currently an operating advisor at Windrose Health Investors and has extensive experience managing start-up enterprises for various investor groups. Earlier in his career Peter was President & General Manager of the $1 billion North American Gatorade business. Also today, the company was featured in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The Senate in Mexico is set to start debating the legalization of marijuana this week, according to information from the leader of the Morena Party. Different Senate committees will consider the different proposals before them before a bill is put together, possibly by the end of October.

TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FRA: TH8) brings together a rapidly growing portfolio of cannabis and hemp-related brands and services, with a closed-loop ecosystem approach rooted squarely in the company’s ownership of a 196,000-square-foot, vertically integrated facility in California. The company has developed a two-year, four-phase plan aimed at developing proprietary brands and creating a self-contained ecosystem that ensures reliability, consistency, quality and scale.

Ecosystem

TransCanna’s cannabis facility in Modesto, California, is strategically located less than a three-hour drive from the majority of all major cities in the state. The tri-level building provides internal control of everything needed for the seed-to-sale cycle, from growing and manufacturing to extraction, bottling, transportation and distribution. The facility, which recently went through an US$8 million renovation, is upgraded with a premium quality HVAC system and highly insulated roof to help reduce power costs, which already are some of the lowest in California.

The company has set 2020 goal for implementation of its full-service software platform, 420 Global, which will interact with every aspect of production flow, business development and the sales process.

Growing Portfolio

Acquisitions slated to be completed in June include Goodfellas Group LLC, a full-service advertising and marketing agency for the U.S. cannabis and hemp industries. Under the deal, TransCanna will also be acquiring Daily Cannabis Goods, a pre-rolled brand with nominal start-up costs and superior SKU velocity with cannabis products available at more than 30 dispensaries throughout California.

On Deck

The company has moved to acquire organic hemp-infused CBD coconut oil Biovelle (www.Biovelle.com). Biovelle is non-GMO, vegan and gluten free, with coconut sourced from plantations in the Philippines and American grown hemp from farms in Colorado.

TransCanna has also moved to further secure a growing foothold in cannabis edibles via a non-binding letter of intent with Persuasion Brewing Co., located near the company’s flagship facility in Modesto. The goal is to establish a Persuasion Brewing division at the main facility, which will produce a variety of different CBD infusion non-alcoholic beers.

Similarly, the company has recently executed a non-binding LOI with SolDaze (Tres Ojos Naturals, LLC) to gobble up the branding asset package of this California manufacturer of cannabis-infused fruit snacks (www.soldazesnacks.com).

Management

TransCanna’s management team consists of seasoned agriculture and consumer goods-oriented veterans.

Director, CEO and Chairman James Pakulis has 30 years of experience working with public and private entrepreneurial companies in a variety of emerging sectors. He has been on the front lines of the California cannabis industry for nearly a decade. He was CEO and chairman in 2010 of General Cannabis, Inc., which wholly owned the popular Weedmaps brand. Pakulis oversaw the growth of General Cannabis from pre-embryonic stages to over $16 million in revenue in less than two years, reaching a market cap of approximately $480 million.

Director and President Arni Johannson brings over 30 years of investing experience in the Canadian capital markets. He has built and or funded over 50 startups from around the world. He is president of Canadian Nexus Ventures and has been instrumental in providing guidance to pre- and post IPO companies, as well as guidance and oversight for corporate governance.

Stephen Giblin, board director, is an accomplished leader in the global hospitality, technology and real estate industries with a demonstrated track record of value creation. Juan Pablo Flores, independent director, is an attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience with a strong background in municipal, government, real estate, corporate and general civil law litigation.

The company’s strategic advisors include individuals with extensive experience in branding, marketing, sales, distribution, production and supply chain management.

TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.91, off by 1.09%, on 45,375 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 149,567 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.629999995/$7.78999996.

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ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX)

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

ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX)is a foremost financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. In addition, via its CBD division (CBD Biotech Inc.), the company was focusing on cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products. However, the company’s current plan is to return focus to its original mission of providing financial information and services to the larger Chinese community in the United States and elsewhere. Established in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com is based in San Gabriel, California (http://nnw.fm/tJG1l), and it has been operating its premier financial information website for 18 years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.29, off by 6.4516%, on 41,457 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 43,804 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.27000001/$1.25.

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

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

Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (FRANKFURT: NXFE) is pleased to announce positive results from mineral process recovery testing on material from its Cyclops nickel-cobalt project as reported by its independent extractive technology and mineral process development partner (the “Partner”).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.136, off by 2.8571%, on 27,497 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,379 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.070100001/$0.259299993.

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

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

National cannabis holding company IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) (FRA: IB3), formerly Zara Resources Inc., capped off the first half of 2019 with record financial results, achieving a milestone of $5.9 million in revenue, as the company reported in its last release (http://nnw.fm/mnSy3). IONIC also completed a concurrent brokered and non-brokered debenture unit offering, raising gross proceeds of approximately C$20 million, per a news release.

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.

Elite Brand Portfolio/Acquisitions

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

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

Experienced Management Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

IONIC Brands Corp. (OTC: IONKF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0605, off by 3.9683%, on 369,214 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 230,533 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.035999998/$0.634559988.

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