The QualityStocks Daily Stock List
- Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO)
- Towerstream Corp. (TWER)
- Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. (MYHI)
- Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (ANFC)
- Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ELTP)
- Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF)
- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI)
- Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF)
- Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)
- Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TAKOF)
- Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI)
- Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC)
- Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHP)
- Tinka Resources Limited (TKRFF)
Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO)
Zacks, Wall Street Mover, Annual Reports, TopPennyStockMovers, Marketbeat, 4-Traders, Dividend Channel, PCG Advisory, and Simply Wall St reported earlier on Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Rhino Resource Partners LP is a diversified energy limited partnership. The Company focuses on coal and energy related assets and activities. This includes energy infrastructure investments. Rhino is a diversified energy MLP (Master Limited Partnership). It produces coal in manifold basins in the U.S. Rhino Resource Partners has its head office in Lexington, Kentucky AND THE Company lists on the OTCQB.
Rhino produces metallurgical and steam coal in a variety of basins across the U.S. Furthermore, the Company leases coal through its Elk Horn subsidiary. Rhino’s strategy is to acquire coal reserves and properties with relatively long lives and that could undergo development with low risk at a reasonable cost.
The Company (via acquisitions and other coal lease transactions) has substantially increased its proven and probable coal reserves and non-reserve coal deposits. In addition, it has successfully grown its coal production by way of internal development projects.
Rhino Resource Partners produces steam coal used to produce electricity and metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process. The Company also manages and leases coal properties and collects royalties from such management and leasing activities. Moreover, Rhino has oil and gas investments in the Cana Woodford area that provides added cash flows to its business.
Rhino announced in November of 2017 that it closed an agreement with a third party to transfer 100 percent of the memberships interests and related assets and liabilities in the Partnership’s Sands Hill Mining LLC entity to the third party in exchange for a future override royalty for any mineral sold, excluding coal, from Sands Hill after the closing date.
The third party assumed the surface coal mining operations and the limestone operations at Sands Hill. The Partnership maintained ownership of an Ohio River barge loading facility, which was previously owned and operated by the Sands Hill entity.
This past August, Rhino Resource Partners announced its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. For the quarter, the Partnership reported a Net Loss of $3.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of $4.6 million, versus a Net Loss of $0.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $6.9 million in Q2 2017.
Diluted Net Loss Per Common Unit was $0.23 for the quarter versus Diluted Net Loss Per Common Unit of $0.08 for Q2 2017. Total Revenues for the quarter were $54.9 million, with coal sales producing $54.2 million of the total, versus Total Revenues of $54.7 million and Coal Revenues of $54.3 million in Q2 2017.
Mr. Rick Boone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhino’s general partner, stated in August, “Market demand across all our operating basins remained strong during the quarter. Even though market demand was keen during the quarter, we continued experiencing delays in rail service which impacted our financial results for the quarter.”
Rhino Resource Partners LP (RHNO), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.29, down 4.44%, on 959 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 716 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.149/$3.74.
Towerstream Corp. (TWER)
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Towerstream Corp. is a leading Fixed-Wireless Fiber Alternative business. The Company delivers high-speed Internet access to businesses. Together with its subsidiaries, it provides fixed wireless broadband services and delivers access over a wireless network transmitting over regulated and unregulated radio spectrum to commercial customers in the United States. Towerstream has its corporate office in Middletown, Rhode Island.
Towerstream announced earlier in 2018 that its Board of Directors started evaluation of strategic repositioning of the Company as it moves to take advantage of its existing important assets in major American markets. In association with the announcement, Towerstream launched a determined focus on indirect and wholesale channels and the retention of Bank Street Group LLC as its independent financial advisor to explore strategic alternatives with such broadband carriers.
Towerstream provides broadband services in twelve urban markets. These include New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. Towerstream has constructed 175 Major Points of Presence (POPs). The Company positions its POPs on the tops of buildings.
Towerstream is a last-mile facilities-based provider. It owns its entire network. The Company totally bypasses the local exchange carrier and cable providers. Its solution to businesses either complements or replaces existing Internet connections. Towerstream provides property managers, building owners, and their commercial tenants a redundant and reliable dense urban network. This network directly connects to the Company’s fiber backbone.
Towerstream has its Single Tenant Internet Solution. This solution is for customers not in On-Net buildings. The Single Tenant Internet Solution provides primary and back-up dedicated internet access as a faster and less expensive alternative to fiber. On-Net refers to the extensive number of buildings in Towerstream’s 12 coverage markets now lit for On-Net Business Internet Service. The Company’s On-Net Service provides businesses within its continually growing portfolio of On-Net buildings with dedicated and symmetrical Internet connectivity.
Towerstream Fixed Wireless features fast installation, guaranteed 99.99 percent uptime backed by the Company’s industry leading SLA, and scalability. It also features faster than fiber, true redundancy, and symmetrical speeds.
Towerstream Corp. (TWER), closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.39, up 13.00%, on 104 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 858 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.79/$15.00.
Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. (MYHI)
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Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. is a turnkey, pioneering infrastructure provider to licensed cannabis growers, processors, and producers in regulated markets. The Company assists in the design, permitting, development, and operation of scalable infrastructure. Mountain High Acquisitions is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mountain High Acquisitions also helps licensed operators take advantage of scientific and technological innovations specifically geared to optimize the cultivation and processing of cannabis.
In 2017, Mountain High Acquisitions announced that it entered into an agreement with D9 Manufacturing, Inc. D9 Manufacturing is an Arizona-based business. It provides a broad array of engineering, manufacturing, and consulting services to the cannabis sector.
Mountain High Acquisitions engaged D9 Manufacturing to assist in the identification, acquisition, as well as development of infrastructure and technology opportunities in the increasing cannabis market.
The Company, together with D9 Manufacturing, has launched a pilot project aimed at proving a turnkey infrastructure model Mountain High intends to launch in highly promising cannabis markets, including California, Washington, and Arizona. The goal is to help licensed cannabis growers overcome the key business challenge of financing exorbitant start-up infrastructure costs.
Mountain High Acquisitions has expanded its pilot program focused on providing turnkey infrastructure solutions to licensed cannabis growers. With the help of D9 Manufacturing, the program agenda has expanded to include the development of reliable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that growers will be able to use to appreciably reduce the risk of low yield or failed grows.
D9 Manufacturing is concentrating on fine-tuning SOPs and best practices. These will enable growers to cultivate with efficiency, achieve above-average yields, and produce a harvest that is visually rich, very fragrant, palatable, and free of harmful chemicals.
As of October 2017, the initial grow was underway in two state-of-the-art intermodal cultivation containers that Mountain High Acquisitions obtained in late July 2017 and subsequently leased to licensed grow operations in Arizona. D9 Manufacturing is supervising the grows. Projected yields per container are 64 to 94 pounds per harvest.
Recently, Mountain High Acquisitions announced its most recent milestones in its plan to provide turnkey infrastructure solutions to licensed cannabis growers and producers in highly promising cannabis markets including California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.
On January 18, 2018, the Company entered into an Advisory Agreement with Mr. Dirk Nansen of Bellingham, Washington, with effect from January 1, 2018. With this Agreement, Mr. Nansen is required to identify opportunities in Washington, Oregon, and California through which Mountain High Acquisitions can evaluate technologies and pursue the build out of infrastructure assets to be used for cannabis cultivation, extraction, or consumer product manufacturing.
Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. (MYHI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0588, up 10.94%, on 472,293 volume with 42 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 817,706 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.039/$0.4499.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (ANFC)
TopPennyStockMovers, Wall Street Resources, and Wall Street Reporting reported earlier on Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (ANFC), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. is a growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production enterprise. The Company is concentrating on non-operated Bakken and Three Forks properties. At present, it controls more than 10,000 net Bakken and/or Three Forks acres. Established in 2010, Black Ridge Oil & Gas is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The Company lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
On June 21, 2016, Black Ridge Oil & Gas closed its debt restructuring agreement. It remains a public company. Its strategy shifted from asset owner to asset Manager.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, along with its capital providers, is working to acquire oil and gas assets throughout the major U.S. onshore basins. Since 2010, it has participated in drilling greater than 300 Bakken or Three Forks wells in North Dakota and Montana.
The Company receives short term income from management fees from the different joint ventures (JVs) - Black Ridge Holding Company, LLC initially; Merced Black Ridge, LLC (established July 2015), and others as it makes acquisitions.
In essence, Black Ridge Oil & Gas concentrates on its asset management business and partnering with investment sponsors to acquire oil and gas assets. Moreover, the Company concentrates on energy loans and providing capital for oil and gas drilling/completion projects.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas takes a minority rather than majority interest in its wells. This strategy produces a highly-diversified portfolio of Bakken and Three Forks wells across the Williston Basin for the Company.
Black Ridge currently manages Working Interests (WIs) in more than 350 gross Bakken and/or Three Forks wells. These produce roughly 1,500 net BOEPD (Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day).
Black Ridge (being a non-operator) participates in Bakken and Three Forks wells on a proportionate basis. This is according to its leasehold interest in each drilling unit drilled by its operating partners.
The Company, as sponsor of Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (BRACU), is aggressively looking to acquire oil and gas assets throughout the major United States basins. Black Ridge Acquisition is a $138 million special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on identifying a growth oriented merger candidate.
Regarding its Merced Black Ridge Partnership, Merced provides equity capital. This capital is used to acquire/develop non-operated assets in all U.S. onshore basins. Black Ridge sources deals and manages day to day business.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (ANFC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.021, up 0.48%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 33,093 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01614/$0.0725.
Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ELTP)
SmallCapVoice, Top Stock Picks, PennyStocks24, TopPennyStockMovers, Marketbeat.com, Promotion Stock Secrets, Pennybuster, and Stock Analyzer reported on Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ELTP), and we also report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
OTCQB-listed, Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops oral sustained and controlled release products. A specialty pharmaceutical company, it is developing a pipeline of proprietary pharmacological abuse-deterrent opioid products and niche generic products. The Company specializes in oral sustained and controlled release drug products that have high barriers to entry. Elite Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Northvale, New Jersey, where it operates a GMP and DEA registered facility for research, development, and manufacturing.
Elite’s lead pipeline products include abuse-deterrent opioids, which use the Company’s patented proprietary technology and a once-daily opioid. These products include sustained release oral formulations of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
Pertaining to Elite Pharmaceuticals’ proprietary abuse-deterrent technology, ART™, it is a multi-particulate capsule that contains an opioid agonist in addition to naltrexone, an opioid antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. When the product is taken as intended, the design of naltrexone is to pass through the body unreleased while the opioid agonist releases over time providing therapeutic pain relief for which it is prescribed.
Elite also provides contract manufacturing for Ascend Laboratories (a subsidiary of Alkem Laboratories Ltd.). Elite owns generic and Over-the Counter (OTC) products that have been licensed to TAGI Pharma, Epic Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
Elite currently has nine commercial products selling, four products under review pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), additional approved products pending manufacturing site transfer, and the NDA filing for SequestOx™.
This past January, Elite Pharmaceuticals announced that it received approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) from the FDA for Phendimetrazine Tartrate Tablets USP, 35 mg. The Phendimetrazine Tartrate approval is from an Elite ANDA filed about six years ago. Since the filing, the Company obtained a second approved Phendimetrazine Tartrate ANDA via Mikah Pharma.
Elite Pharmaceuticals has been selling the generic product for over five years. The Company is considering strategic options, including divestiture, for this newly approved ANDA.
In February, Elite Pharmaceuticals announced that it filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the FDA for a generic version of an immediate release CNS stimulant. The ANDA represents the first filing for a product co-developed with SunGen Pharma, LLC under the Development and License Agreement.
With this Agreement, the product will be owned jointly by Elite Pharmaceuticals and SunGen Pharma. Elite shall have the exclusive right to market and sell the product using its label. In addition, Elite will manufacture and package the product on a cost-plus basis.
Recently, Elite Pharmaceuticals announced results for Q3 of fiscal year 2018 ended December 31, 2017. Consolidated Revenues for Q3 were $2.5 million. This represents an increase of $0.2 million or roughly 9 percent from the comparable period the previous year. The increase in revenue is mainly due to growth across the Company’s generic product lines.
Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ELTP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.078, even for the day, on 415,031 volume with 36 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 743,672 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.1449.
Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF)
Barchart, Weed Newswire, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, 4-Traders, InvestorsHub, MarketWatch, MarketNewsUpdates, and Morningstar reported on Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Future Farm Technologies, Inc.’s business model includes developing and acquiring technologies, which will position the Company as a leader in the development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for the international production of varied kinds of plants, with an emphasis on cannabis. The Company has projects across North America. This includes California, Florida, and Maryland. Future Farm Technologies has its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Company provides scalable, indoor CEA systems that use minimal land, water and energy regardless of climate, location or time of year. These systems are customized to grow an abundance of crops close to consumers. In addition, Future Farm holds an exclusive global license to use a patented vertical farming technology that, when compared to traditional plant production methods, produces yields up to 10 times greater per square foot of land. Furthermore, the Company uses a leading cannabis oil extraction technology that enables it to process 20lbs/hour of cannabis plant to yield roughly 908 grams/hour of oil.
Future Farm Technologies also designs and distributes LED lighting solutions utilizing the COB and MCOB technology. The Company previously acquired the exclusive right to use a patented, augmented reality (AR) technology in the cannabis industry. It will work with its partner to merge AR and ad-tech with the cannabis industry via the CannaCube Live™ platform.
Earlier in 2018, Future Farm Technologies signed a building lease for its Industrial Hemp CBD Oil production and propagation in Maine. It entered into a lease agreement for an initial 12,960 sq. ft. of space in a 60,000 sq. ft. building, with an option to expand and/or purchase the building. The Company also closed on the purchase of a 15,000-sq. ft. building in Providence, Rhode Island. The building is in an M-1 zone that legally permits the cultivation of cannabis by right.
This past August, Future Farm Technologies announced that it completed its acquisition of a 50 percent interest in CEPG Consulting and Design, Inc. (CEPG) of St. John's, Newfoundland. CEPG will participate in the cannabis and hemp breeding program under the earlier announced joint venture between Future Farm Technologies and Rahan Meristem Ltd.
Last week, Future Farm Technologies announced that its Puerto Rico subsidiary, FFPR, LLC that Future Farm owns jointly with TCG Investments, LLC (TCG), owner of the Clinica Verde brand, is preparing to launch three new Clinica Verde dispensaries in dense highly trafficked areas of Puerto Rico early in 2019, with two additional locations planned in the following months. TCG now has five Clinica Verde dispensaries in successful operation. Those dispensaries have served greater than 6,000 of the close to 36,000 medical marijuana patients presently registered in Puerto Rico.
Future Farm Technologies, Inc. (FFRMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.265, up 0.72%, on 208,472 volume with 119 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 677,437 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.129/$1.659.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI)
OTC Markets, Barchart, Equity Clock, TipRanks, Zacks, Insider Tracking, Stockhouse, Simply Wall St, Insider Financial, Finance Registrar, and InvestorsHub reported on MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. ranks as one of the largest U.S.-based Bitcoin miners. The Company has its facility in Washington State. Additionally, it has a facility in northern Sweden. MGT also continues to concentrate on an expansion model to secure low cost power and grow its crypto assets materially. OTCQB-listed, MGT Capital Investments is based in Durham, North Carolina.
In September of 2016, MGT Capital Investments commenced Bitcoin Mining in Washington State. These facilities are still currently mining. In Q1 of 2018, MGT began a transition of its mining assets from Washington State to Northern Sweden.
The Company owns and operates about 6,800 Bitmain S9 miners, and 50 GPU-based Ethereum mining rigs. MGT signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bitmain Technologies Limited. This is to establish a joint venture (JV) that will center on opportunities in the Bitcoin space in North America. The proposed JV between MGT Capital Investments and Bitmain Technologies will lead to the development of a state-of-the-art Bitcoin mining pool.
Also, MGT entered into a consulting agreement with Future Tense Secure Systems, Inc. Future Tense is a technology incubator with investments in other applications requiring privacy, including chat and file sharing.
Last week, MGT Capital Investments announced that it entered into a hosting agreement for a facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado to support the Company’s Bitcoin mining operations. As earlier disclosed, MGT has been analyzing different options to relocate its roughly 6,300 S9 Antminer Bitcoin Miners now housed in northern Sweden.
Mr. Stephen Schaeffer, MGT Capital Investment’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) said, "We have identified and successfully negotiated a deal with a U.S. facility that nicely suits our needs. This location is capable of not only providing a cost-effective solution to our relocation needs, but also facilitates our growth plans for 2019. As part of this strategy, the Company is confident it has minimized the transition risks, as this new facility is literally in 'plug and play' readiness.”
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0899, up 26.62%, on 3,036,516 volume with 333 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,710,212 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.052/$8.14.
Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF)
OTC Markets Group, InvestorPlace, Stockhouse, Stock Gumshoe, Talk Markets, Streetwise Reports, and 4-Traders reported earlier on Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. is a hybrid mining & technology enterprise. The Company has high potential and advanced stage mining assets combined with an inventive and exclusive green mining method. Nippon is active in the exploration and development of gold resources in the Province of Quebec. OTCQB-listed, Nippon Dragon Resources is based in Brossard, Quebec.
The Company has its Thermal Fragmentation mining method. This mining method utilizes heat to 'spall' high-grade veins, substantially reducing the use of explosives. The method only extracts the mineralized ore with minimal dilution. The extraction process allows thermal fragmentation with an accuracy of 2 cm to quickly extract any kind of hard rock up to 110 cm wide.
With this precision, high grade precious and base metal veins can undergo extraction without dilution. The thermal unit can be set up to extract a specific corridor. Thermal Fragmentation could be used as a stand-alone method or as a premier complement to any conventional hard rock mining operation.
Nippon Dragon Resources has a strategic partnership agreement with Val d’Or Resources (VOR). The partnership agreement will enhance Nippon Dragon’s position as an industry leader with its exclusive and patented Thermal Fragmentation technology. Through the creation of a new entity, Rocmec Gold, Inc., the new partnership is expected to considerably expand Nippon Dragon’s reach within Canada and other key markets.
Nippon’s flagship gold property is Rocmec 1. This is a fully permitted project in Quebec. The project includes a 100-meter deep, two-compartment shaft, and an 844 meters decline, permitting access to four levels (50, 90, 110 and 130 meters).
The Company also has its Denain Project. This project encompasses two contiguous mining properties (Venpar and Vauquelin) totaling 24 mining titles. The Denain Project is approximately 60 km east of Val d'Or, Quebec. Moreover, Nippon has its Courville-Maruska exploration property in Courville Township, roughly 32 kilometers’ northeast of Val-d'Or, Quebec. The property consists of 20 mining claims covering an area of around 800 hectares. The property is on a gold-bearing quartz vein system.
At the end of August 2018, Nippon Dragon Resources announced that it signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with a group of private investors to develop its Denain gold property. The goals of the newly formed JV are twofold. The first goal is to drive a 400 meter exploration decline to evaluate the grades from surface to -60 meters. The second goal is to perform a bulk-sample with Nippon’s exclusive and patented thermal fragmentation mining process. Within the JV agreement, the private investor group must provide $CDN 3 million so as to obtain a majority interest in the project and it is non-dilutive to Nippon Dragon Resources’ shareholders.
Nippon Dragon Resources, Inc. (RCCMF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0164, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,173 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.006/$0.054.
Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)
OTC Markets, Glitch Traders, The Street, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, YCharts, ResearchPool, Capital Cube, and GuruFocus reported on Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Delcath Systems, Inc. is an interventional oncology Company centered on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. Its investigational product is Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection for use with the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS). The design of this product is to administer high-dose chemotherapy to the liver while controlling systemic exposure and associated side effects. Delcath Systems has its corporate office in New York, New York.
The Company’s system has been commercially available in Europe since 2012 under the trade name Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery System for Melphalan (CHEMOSAT), where it has been used at major medical centers to treat a broad assortment of cancers of the liver. Liver directed high dose chemotherapy uses percutaneous hepatic perfusion (PHP) to deliver concentrated doses of a chemotherapeutic agent directly to the liver.
Delcath Systems has supported clinical research of liver directed high dose chemotherapy in patients with metastatic ocular and cutaneous melanoma, metastatic colorectal cancer, metastatic neuroendocrine tumors, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Delcath has started a worldwide Phase 3 FOCUS clinical trial for Patients with Hepatic Dominant Ocular Melanoma (OM). The Company plans to initiate a global registration trial for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Melphalan/HDS has not been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States.
Delcath Systems is working on advancing its clinical programs of its unique Melphalan/HDS. Furthermore, the Company is working to boost commercialization efforts for CHEMOSAT in Europe. Delcath continues its focus on the clinical trials that consist of the Clinical Development Program (CDP).
Last month, Delcath Systems announced that physicians in Europe performed the 500th PHP Therapy® treatment utilizing Delcath’s Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery System (CHEMOSAT). Physicians in select European markets have used CHEMOSAT to treat a broad array of cancers of the liver.
Ms. Jennifer K. Simpson, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Delcath Systems, said, “this is a meaningful milestone for Delcath, one that speaks to the belief physicians in Europe have developed in our product and this therapy for certain types of liver cancers. Our commercialization efforts in Europe have established a considerable body of published and presented research data that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of this therapy in appropriate patients.”
Earlier this month, Delcath Systems announced that it entered into a commercial supply agreement with Tillomed Laboratories, an EMCURE company, for the procurement of melphalan for use with Delcath Systems’ Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery System for Melphalan. Tillomed Laboratories (Luton, Bedfordshire (UK)) specializes in the licensing, marketing and supply of generic and branded pharmaceutical products to hospitals, wholesalers and pharmacists nationwide.
For Q4 2017 Delcath Systems’ Revenue from European sales increased 35 percent to $2.7 million from $2.0 million in 2016.
Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.535, up 6.94%, on 94,806 volume with 83 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 133,413 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.50019/$6,650.00.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TAKOF)
The Wall Street Analyzer, 4-Traders, WalletInvestor, OTC Markets, Stockhouse, Stock News Now, Penny Stock Hub, Stockwatch, and Barchart reported earlier on Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TAKOF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a drone technology business headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario. The Company’s focus is on the design, development, and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform, using drones. Its platform will be used as Software as a Service (SaaS) for government and corporate organizations. Drone Delivery Canada’s shares trade on the OTC Markets’ OTCQB.
The Company looks to receive revenue from Integration Fees, Set Up Fees and Drone Delivery Flights based upon a take or pay model throughout the nation. Currently, Drone Delivery Canada’s Sparrow Drone, its proprietary software FLYTE, and the Company are considered compliant by the Canadian regulator, Transport Canada, within Canadian airspace.
Additionally, the Company has its Raven drone. The expectation is that this and other drones will complement the Company’s Sparrow drone with more payloads and distance capabilities. The expectation is that the Raven will have a payload capacity of 20 lbs. and a distance of more than 20 km. In December 2017, the Sparrow achieved its Declaration of Compliance accepted by Transport Canada.
Drone Delivery Canada has started development of its newest cargo delivery drone, 'The Condor', with a lifting capability estimated at 400 pounds of payload. The Condor cargo delivery drone is being engineered to provide payload capacities of up to 400 lbs and designed to fly roughly 150 km.
The Condor features a substantially larger payload compartment versus the Raven and Sparrow. The Condor looks to accept pallet size payload shipments. The Condor will be totally integrated with the proprietary Drone Delivery Canada FLYTE™ management system.
By way of its newly-established American subsidiary, Drone Delivery USA, Drone Delivery Canada looks to export its technology to the U.S. to enable its larger American clients to harness and deploy the Company’s Drone technology in U.S. airspace.
Earlier this month, Drone Delivery Canada announced that it conducted many successful drone delivery test flights in the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario as part of its Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Pilot Project 'BVLOS Pilot Project.' Operations under the BVLOS Pilot Project were approved by Transport Canada and NAV CANADA. They were flown in the Class E controlled airspace surrounding the Moosonee airport.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TAKOF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $1.26, up 0.80%, on 29,275 volume with 24 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,509 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.437/$1.819.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI)
OTC Markets and The Street reported on Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. is a biotechnology company listed on the OTCQB. It has developed the now fully patented Lactoactive® (Lactoactive molecule). In numerous studies, Lactoactive® has demonstrated above average effect treating conditions such as inflammatory diseases, diabetes, psoriasis, skin aging, and skin issues in different levels. At present the Company’s products are available on the market as Vilact®.
Founded in 2013, Vilacto Bio is headquartered in New York, New York. The Company previously went by the name Zlato, Inc. It changed its name to Vilacto Bio, Inc. on April 4, 2017. The Company’s European Headquarters are in Næstved, Denmark. Its Research and Development (R&D) operations are in Lithuania.
Vilacto Bio’s goal is to be the leading biotechnology company centered on commercializing unique pharmaceutical cosmeceutical products formulated or reformulated with Lactoactive® as nanoparticle according to its patented properties. The Company’s aim is to further develop its Lactoactive® molecule for increasing the quality of its retail and medical skin cream products, as well as licensing out its Lactoactive® molecule for the pharmaceutical industry.
Lactoactive® is highly refined colostrum, developed to provide first-rate results for people needing healing or relief from a range of skin issues. Lactoactive® is a refined processing of colostrum combined with hyaluronic acid. Proteins in Vilact® survive longer without being degraded by enzymes. This enables them to work longer in the skin.
Vilacto Bio has its Vilact Cuticle cream product, developed in cooperation with Danish podiatrists. Lactoactive, the ingredient molecule in Vilact Cuticle cream, works to help with skin challenges. Danish podiatrists have demonstrated its use with faster patient recovery.
This past January, Vilacto Bio announced that it started development of the Vilacto Bio Skincare Knowledge Center. This is an online resource that will gather skincare knowledge, science, insights and tips from scientists, dermatologists, podiatrists and other specialists around the world.
The tips and guides presented in the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will be shared with industry magazines internationally, and also with Vilacto customers. The expectation is that the Vilacto Bio Knowledge Center will enhance dialogue among specialists and consumers, improve outcomes, and drive higher traffic to Vilacto Bio’s commercial web portal.
Vilacto Bio, Inc. (VIBI), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.20, up 5.26%, on 27,844 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 247,438 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.15/$2.13.
Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC)
OTC Markets, InvestorsHub, Investing.com, Stockhouse, and Stockwatch reported on Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC), and we report on the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Capstone Companies, Inc. is a designer of innovative LED lighting solutions including power failure lighting. These are for consumers and institutions. Capstone sells its products under the Capstone Lighting and Hoover® HOME LED brands. Capstone Companies is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Company lists on the OTCQB.
Capstone Companies executed a strategy in 2012 to further nourish its product development efforts. The Company made an investment in AC Kinetics, Inc., to confidentially explore and develop certain unique concepts Capstone conceived. Capstone plans to maximize its proprietary technologies through select licensing arrangements.
Capstone Companies’ business strategy is to use its low-cost manufacturing base to provide high-quality consumer products to its customers at a reasonable price, using primarily direct import distribution. Capstone Companies secured the N.A. trademark license for the Hoover® brand for LED lighting products in 2015.
Capstone is a top designer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty LED lighting solutions. It is also an innovator of other specialty consumer products distributed in numerous countries. These include Australia, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, North America, South America, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom (UK).
The Company has a selection of product solutions that address consumers’ power failure requirements with a strong, identifiable brand presence. In 2008, Capstone developed and launched its first power failure product, the 6 LED Eco-i-lite Multi-Function LED light. The Company has expanded its product portfolio addressing the necessity for improved safety and security product applications for consumers’ daily life.
Capstone develops, manufactures, and sells a broad variety of stylish, innovative, and user-friendly LED lighting products. These include bath vanity lights, multi-task lights, patented power failure light bulbs, portable accent lighting, and power failure multi-function handheld lights. Products also include power failure plug-in decorative lighting, multi-function nightlights, outdoor LED fixtures, under cabinet lighting, and wireless motion sensor lights.
Last week, Capstone Companies reported its financial results for Q4 and Full Year 2017. Regarding Full Year 2017 highlights, Total Revenue rose 20 percent to $36.8 million from $30.6 million in 2016.
Gross Profit increased 20 percent to $8.8 million from $7.4 million in 2016. Its Operating Income remained consistent at $3.2 million. Provision for Income Tax rose to $1.03 million from $0.3 million in 2016.
Capstone’s Net Income was $2.08 million from $2.82 million in 2016, because of the tax provision increase. The Company’s Year-end Cash balance increased $2.0 million.
Capstone Companies, Inc. (CAPC), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.154, up 18.46%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 53,718 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1089/$0.579.
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHP)
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Listed on the OTC Bulletin Board, Guided Therapeutics, Inc. is the creator of a fast and painless testing platform. This platform is for the early detection of disease founded on the Company's patented biophotonic technology that uses light to detect disease at the cellular level. The Company’s initial product is the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan. This is a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease rapidly and at the point of care. Guided Therapeutics has its corporate office in Norcross, Georgia.
The LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan is an investigational device. It is limited by federal law to investigational use in the United States. The design of LuViva® is as a fast, painless test that, unlike Pap smears and HPV testing, does not necessitate a tissue sample or the delay of laboratory analysis.
LuViva® scans the cervix with light. It utilizes spectroscopy to measure how light interacts with the cervical tissue. Spectroscopy identifies chemical and structural indicators of pre-cancer, which may be below the surface of the cervix or misdiagnosed as benign.
This technique is called biophotonics. Biophotonics is the science of generating and harnessing light to image, detect, as well as manipulate biological materials.
The LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan technology (in a multi-center clinical trial, with women at risk for cervical disease) was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. The device is used in combination with the LuViva® Cervical Guide single-use patient interface and calibration disposable.
The LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan is under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Premarket review. Guided Therapeutics is also developing a non-invasive test for the early detection of esophageal cancer utilizing this technology platform.
At the beginning of this month, Guided Therapeutics reported record sales for a quarter in Indonesia; eight LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scans were shipped in Q4 of last year. Furthermore, Indonesia ordered 4,500 single-use Cervical Guides that were shipped along with the LuViva devices.
This increase in orders of high-margin Cervical Guides indicates that installed LuViva units are starting to see more usage in hospitals and clinics. Founded on prior studies and evaluations of LuViva, medical researchers in Indonesia are recommending the LuViva test as an alternative to the Pap test for cervical cancer screening.
In addition, this month, Guided Therapeutics reported that it received Regulatory Approval from the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to permit commercialization of the LuViva device and disposables. The Ministry concluded that the LuViva device is “Non Invasive” and therefore is “not regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Medical Device Rules 2017 thereunder.” Consequently, LuViva can now be commercialized in India.
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (GTHP), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.0011, up 10.00%, on 3,071,579 volume with 14 trades. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0008/$0.05.
Tinka Resources Limited (TKRFF)
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Tinka Resources Limited is an exploration and development company listed on the OTC Markets. Its flagship property is the 100 percent-owned Ayawilca carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) in the zinc-lead-silver belt of central Peru (200 kilometers northeast of Lima). Tinka Resources owns 100 percent of the contiguous 150 km2 mining concessions at Ayawilca. The Company is focusing on growing the Ayawilca Mineral Resources. Tinka Resources is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Three NI 43-101 Mineral Resources exist on the Property. The Zinc Zone and Tin Zone resources are thought to be mineable by underground methods for resource calculation purposes. The Colquipucro Silver Zone is thought to be mineable by open pit methods.
The Ayawilca Zinc Zone Inferred Mineral Resource estimate currently comprises 42.7 Mt at 6.0 % zinc, 0.2 % lead, 17 g/t silver, and 79 g/t indium. It also consists of a Tin Zone Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.5 Mt at 0.63 % tin, 0.23 % copper & 12 g/t silver.
In September, Tinka Resources announced results for twelve drill holes from its continuing resource expansion and confirmation drill program at the Ayawilca project, central Peru. Dr. Graham Carman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tinka Resources, stated: "The step-out drill hole results reported in this release are very positive, and show that the footprint of zinc mineralization at Ayawilca is getting larger. So far in 2018 we have discovered several new areas of significant zinc mineralization…”
Moreover, this month, Tinka Resources provided an update of exploration results at the Ayawilca project, including results for ten recent drill holes. Dr. Graham Carman stated this month, "Tinka has been drilling continuously at Ayawilca for 20 months since February 2017 , having drilled more than 40,000 meters during that time. The Company is now focusing on compiling and analyzing the large quantity of drill hole information, completing a mineral resource update, expanding metallurgical test work, and advancing the project to a PEA in 2019. Tinka is well positioned financially with C$13 million in cash reserves at the end of September 2018 and no debt."
Tinka Resources Limited (TKRFF), closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.2337, up 1.61%, on 32,931 volume with 13 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 41,975 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.23/$0.75.
The QualityStocks Company Corner
- Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)
- Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
- Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP)
- Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)
- United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL)
- RYU Apparel Inc (TSX.V: RYU) (OTC: RYPPF) (FRA: RYA)
- Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF)
- Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST)
- Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN)
- Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE)
- Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY)
- Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF)
- Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)
- American Premium Water Corp. (HIPH)
Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI)
CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a client of CNW offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that combines e-commerce and the power of social selling. To view the full publication, titled “Cannabis Ignores Wider Stock Market, Follows Its Own Path,” visit: http://cnw.fm/wTL7L.
Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model that includes e-commerce and the power of social selling. Among the Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, and a range of innovative services. Created through the 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company, today’s Youngevity International Inc. is a virtual worldwide Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity that supports a healthy and empowered lifestyle.
Youngevity International is dedicated to improving lifestyles through the universal desires of vibrant health and flourishing economics. Catering to health-conscious consumers, Youngevity believes that combining the best of the direct selling industry with the fundamentals and capabilities of a traditional business model will maximize shareholder value. The company’s Nutritional, Lifestyle and Telecommunications products and services are distributed through a global network of Preferred Customers and Distributors.
Youngevity’s wholly owned CLR Roasters LLC business line offers quality branded and private label coffee to retail stores, office coffee services, hospitality, food services, distributors, convenience, petrol stores and vending businesses. Today, CLR Roasters is the largest coffee provider for cruise lines in North America and the second largest roaster in the state of Florida. Producing a consistent premium product with superior taste, CLR Roasters has earned numerous certifications that demonstrate the company’s commitment to the craft of providing the highest quality coffee products using the best practice standards available.
Youngevity, operating in the direct-selling channel, is rapidly expanding its product and distributor base through acquisitions and mergers under an innovative concept called “the Network Cloud” that provides other direct selling companies with a home base. The company’s YoungevityGO2 mobile distributor app, a new technology-driven web platform supporting expansion of global e-commerce and social selling platforms, is available on Google Play and the App Store. In addition to the Network Cloud concept, Youngevity International owns CLR Coffee Roasters which operates a traditional coffee roasting business offering a JavaFit® gourmet product line that vertically integrates with Youngevity and its growing network of direct marketers.
Youngevity International offers more than 1,000 high quality, technologically advanced products under the following categories:
- Health and Nutrition
- Home and Family
- Food and Beverage
- Spa and Beauty
- Essential Oils
- Photo and scrapbooking
- Services for Home and Business
Youngevity International Inc. has compiled a best-in-class management team with a strong track record of success in private and public companies. Steve Wallach, CEO, has nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience and has successfully guided Youngevity International Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company positioned for worldwide growth. Dave Briskie, president and CFO, has shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company that owns the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand, Café La Rica.
Youngevity has also attracted a stunning group of Brand Evangelists who endorse its products. Among these are actress, author and well-known health and wellness activist Marilu Henner; former NBA basket player, Mike “Stinger” Glenn; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson; “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World” Gene Nelson; and WNBA champion, Olympic gold medalist Delisha Jones.
Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), closed the day's trading session at $7.60, up 12.09%, on 620,268 volume with 2,520 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 482,889 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.167/$16.25.
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Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP)
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the "Company" or "Lexaria"), a drug delivery platform innovator, announces that due to strong demand it has increased the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement, closing on gross proceeds of US$1,515,440 (the "Offering").
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTC: LXRP) has developed and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids. Though boasting a wide range of health benefits, cannabinoids are traditionally poorly absorbed by the body’s gastrointestinal tract. To achieve higher effectiveness, consumers usually default to smoking. Lexaria provides a superior administration method by delivering hemp oil ingredients – or through locally licensed partners, cannabis oil ingredients – through a patented process within food products.
The key differentiator between Lexaria’s products and others on the market is the company’s disruptive technology proven to enhance the absorption of orally ingested cannabinoids while improving the “unusual” taste of cannabinoids and allowing for lower overall dosing with higher efficacy. Lexaria is primarily a B2B enterprise, and is in licensing discussions or has existing agreements with companies in Canada, the largest-market states in the USA, and internationally. Lexaria has also developed its own brands partly for demonstration purposes, utilizing its patented technology to infuse hemp oil ingredients within lipids in popular foods. These brands include ViPova™, Lexaria Energy Foods, and TurboCBD™.
In 2015, Lexaria commissioned an independent, third-party lab to test its technology under carefully monitored in vitro conditions. Results showed that the company’s technological process and lipid formulation both improve intestinal absorption as much as 500%. Additional follow-up studies in human volunteers suggested that Lexaria’s processed, lipid-infused tea may be more effective in an actual gastrointestinal system than in an in vitro simulation with results indicating as much as a 1,000% increase in overall absorption.
Lexaria also has an R&D partnership with the Canadian government’s National Research Council. That R&D is expected to characterize molecular bond formation theorized to occur with Lexaria’s unique technology between the lipid delivery agents and the bioactive substances it processes and combines. Results from this R&D are expected to support accelerating B2B relationships – not just in the cannabis industry, but also to support new B2B business relationships in the fields of vitamins, NSAIDs, and nicotine delivery. All of these sectors expected to offer additional future growth potential.
Aside from testing, a critical component of Lexaria Bioscience’s business model is a strong intellectual property portfolio that utilizes the most commonly used food processing techniques. As of 2017, the company’s patent portfolio includes 19 patent applications filed and pending in more than 40 countries around the world. The most recent patent applications expand Lexaria’s lipophilic food and beverage composition claims to include the processing of cannabinoids, vitamins, NSAIDs and nicotine in many of the world’s most commonly used food processing ingredients. Lexaria is expecting additional new patent awards both in the USA and internationally in 2017 and 2018.
Royalties play a vital role in Lexaria’s revenue-generating business model. The company out-licenses its technology (royalty) to third party partners, and has several deals signed and/or pending. The company’s growth initiatives are guided by a management team headed by CEO Chris Bunka, a serial entrepreneur who has raised more than $50 million in working capital for the companies he has led over the course of his career. He is supported by a team of professionals with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, invention, toxicology, consumer goods, and other relevant skillsets.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (LXRP), closed the day's trading session at $1.29, up 7.05%, on 174,755 volume with 241 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 244,850 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.3772/$2.54.
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Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP)
Golden Developing Solutions (OTC: DVLP), which offers a broad range of high-quality, price-competitive products containing cannabidiol (“CBD”) and hemp oil in addition to health & wellness-related products, was featured today in a report by NetworkNewsWire. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/zAw4Y.
Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP), an emerging leader in ancillary software and the cannabidiol (CBD) products marketplace, provides business services and/or products supporting the cannabis industry including an online retail business for CBD, hemp oil and health/wellness related products.
Global acceptance of cannabis and related CBD products continues to increase as North America advances toward favorable legislation. Canada legalized recreational cannabis in October 2018, and the United States has 30 states and the District of Columbia allowing either recreational or medical cannabis, or both. Voters in four additional U.S. states will consider marijuana initiatives on the November 2018 ballot. The global legal cannabis market is projected to reach USD$146 billion by the end of 2025, with a greater acceptance of medical cannabis products as a driving factor, according to Grand View Research.
DVLP is taking advantage of consumer demand for CBD products through its wholly owned Pura Vida Vitamins, LLC subsidiary, which recently launched a direct-to-consumer website (www.PuraVidaVitamins.com) and commenced sales of Pura Vida branded products. Pura Vida merchandise includes hemp and CBD-related products and other products focusing on health and lifestyle which are available through established wholesale and distribution channels. In addition, a line of CBD pet supplements and other products are in development.
DVLP recently acquired “Where’s Weed” (Layer Six Media LLC DBA “Where’s Weed”) and its primary asset, WheresWeed.com. Where’s Weed is an American cannabis technology company known for connecting medical and recreational cannabis users with trusted local marijuana businesses in their communities. As a rapidly growing community-based online resource for cannabis consumers with a host of user-friendly services, Where’s Weed offers a sophisticated mobile app with strong traction and powerful growth potential as the North American legal cannabis market continues to expand exponentially.
WheresWeed.com has a large and expanding reach with nearly 3 million pageviews per month. In addition, the WheresWeed mobile app, available in both iOS and Android, has been downloaded over 80,000 times, proving to be complementary to DVLP’s objective to capitalize on the massive growth curve in the marijuana space.
“The huge flood of new growers and producers is likely to create oversupply in the near term, narrowing margins for major producers,” says DVLP CEO Stavros Triant. “However, this should actually increase the net number of new consumers in the marketplace, further reinforcing the enormous growth potential for hub service providers in the space that are situated on high-traffic internet real estate, which is exactly how we view the Where’s Weed property.”
The company’s move into the lucrative C-store snack market was solidified with a material purchase order for CBD oils from a major distributor specializing in the snack foods and accessories to the convenience store and gas station market. The order represents significant progress as DVLP gears up its ready-made snack distribution strategy for its CBD products.
“We are extremely excited about the launch of our CBD product line with this distributor,” Triant states. “The C-Store strategy dovetails perfectly with our direct marketing strategy through our primary online retail channel, and we have indications from the distributor that, if this initial test order goes well, successive Purchase Orders could be significant and underpin strong sales growth in Q1 2019.”
Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP), closed the day's trading session at $0.025, up 11.86%, on 46,385 volume with 12 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 733,250 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0125/$0.14.
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Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA)
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) was featured today in a report by CannabisNewsWire which examines how the state of New York is hammering out the details of the law which will legalize recreational cannabis in the jurisdiction. One of the issues that has come up for consideration is how that cannabis will be distributed and sold once legalization takes place.
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) (the “Company”) are pioneers in the cannabis industry going back to 2009 when Don Steinberg, MCOA’s CEO, founded the first marijuana company ever to trade on a U.S. stock market, Medical Marijuana Inc. Since then, Don and his partner, Charlie Larsen, have formed Global Hemp Group and Marijuana Company of America. They have experienced the shift of legislation first hand, not only for the legalization of marijuana but also the emerging hemp-based CBD products.
The CBD market is growing exponentially and consequently the founders of MCOA have constructed their business model around the development of industrial hemp-based CBD products. The industrial hemp plant can be used to produce products that are carbon neutral or even carbon negative. It is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers on earth, used as a building material that is free of mold, pesticide-resistant, and fire proof. Hemp has also been described as a “super food,” which provides additional business opportunities. No part of the plant is left unused and the Company’s overall strategy is to take advantage of every profit center from farm to the multiple valuable finished products.
The cannabis and hemp industries are experiencing unprecedented growth that is expected to continue for many years as these industries are now accepted globally and continue to mature and expand. North American consumers spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, up 34% from 2015’s $5 billion. This trend is widely expected to explode at a 27% compounded annual growth rate to reach $22.6 billion by 2021, according to ArcView Market Research.
The company offers investors the opportunity to be on the forefront of cannabis and hemp innovation through cultivation, processing in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp sectors. The Company’s business model includes producing a diverse portfolio of synergistic business segments that provide value to its shareholders. Its vertically integrated business model and distribution platforms are positioned to capture market share by developing recognizable and valuable brands.
Under the MCOA umbrella, wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART™, Inc. is committed to bringing high quality CBD-based products to the market through its affiliate marketing program. Through hempSMART, MCOA’s strategic approach to the distribution of products is through a networking architecture geared to maintain customer loyalty and capture market share. The patent-pending product “hempSMART Brain,” is designed to revolutionize the safe and effective support of healthy brain function. The brand new product, HempSMART DROPS, is a full-spectrum CBD tincture formulated with hemp and fractionated coconut oils. The hempSMART marketing team has decades of experience, and is well positioned to take the hempSMART brand to a global audience.
Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), closed the day's trading session at $0.0212, up 0.95%, on 5,651,137 volume with 213 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 8,961,586 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.02/$0.073.
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United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL)
NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring United Battery Metals (OTC: UBMCF) (CSE: UBM) (FWB: 0UL), a client of NNW focused on becoming the first vanadium producer in North America. To view the full publication, titled “Vanadium: The World’s Critical Element Fueling a Major Trade War,” visit: http://nnw.fm/VqeO7.
United Battery Metals Corp. (CSE: UBM) (OTC: UBMCF) (FWB: 0UL) is a vanadium exploration company focused on becoming the first vanadium producer in North America. The company’s flagship project is the Wray Mesa Project, an exploration-stage vanadium property located in Montrose County, Colorado. The property consists of over 107 contiguous mining claims on about 3000 acres. United Battery Metals recently announced that it has tripled its vanadium rich land package in Colorado and Utah. The claims are located on land where both the surface and mineral ownership is held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of Interior. Valid unpatented mining claims grant the holder the right of mineral possession as allowed by the General Mining Law of 1872, subject to the various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to mineral exploitation.
Global demand for vanadium as a strategic metal has exploded in recent years. Vanadium price surges have hit recent highs of approximately $22.63 per pound from about $9 per pound last year.? As a result, mining companies are returning to exploration efforts for vanadium.
The Wray Mesa Project area is part of the La Sal Creek District, which has a long history of exploration and production efforts with records showing drill exploration likely started there in the late 1940s with geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Atomic Energy Commission, then continued from the 1960s through the 1980s with private sector interests involved. Based on historical records, the Wray Mesa Project appears to have very good to excellent potential with an inferred resource of 500,000 pounds of uranium- and a current estimated vanadium resource of 2,640,000 pounds as per the last 43-101 prepared in 2013 by Anthony Adkins who is a qualified geologist.
The world’s vanadium demand is set to increase significantly as China implements tighter controls over this critical element as it is used in infrastructure to strengthen steel. With trade war tensions mounting, the U.S. will likely be in dire need of a domestic supply of vanadium for use in steel plants opening nationwide and grid power storage. In fact, the White House has deemed vanadium one of 35 critical elements to United States national and economic security (USGS). US Steel announced additional plants opening nationwide, and this bull market in domestic steel production is likely to increase the demand for a domestic source of vanadium as China has begun restricting vanadium exports to the U.S. amid mounting tensions between the two countries over tariffs and certain critical elements such vanadium.
UBM utilized resource estimation software to model the mineralization detected in a number of the 715 historical and 24 recent drill holes within the project area. Results of the model run, minus the estimated effects of the historic mining, identify an indicated resource of approximately 85,500 short tons at an average grade of 0.16% eU308 for a total of 271,000 pounds of contained uranium. Inferred resources total 57,400 short tons at an average grade of 0.15% of eU308 for a total of about 169,000 pounds of contained uranium. The vanadium resource for the two categories, based on a conservative V:U ratio of 6:1, is 1,626,000 (O.95% average grade) and 1,014,000 (0.88% average grade) pounds, respectively.
Vanadium has multiple uses in modern society including being used in vanadium redox flow batteries (“VRFBs”), car charging stations, nuclear power plants and in steel manufacturing. An article in Mining.com notes that vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), which is used in the production of VRFBs used in energy storage systems, breached US$20 a pound in September 2018 for the first time since 2005, a four-fold increase from the start of 2017.
California recently announced that all homes and mid rises must install solar panels by 2020. Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are by far the most superior batteries for large scale energy storage systems and the reason why the Vanadium Redox Flow batteries will dwarf the lithium battery demand. California was the first to announce this green initiative and many experts expect that the revolution will be implemented nationwide in the near future.
Vanadium is one of the 35 minerals deemed critical to the national security and economy of the United States. Among the important uses of vanadium are the following:
- Fast-charging VRFBs have unique characteristics making them especially attractive when compared to conventional batteries. VRFBs can operate at any temperature, be charged and discharged at the same time, have greater design flexibility and a 25-plus year lifecycle. VRFB’s promise to be a major player in the green energy storage revolution because they are 100 percent reusable, recyclable, are nonflammable, compact, able to provide large grid energy storage, can be fully contained and are seen as a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
- VRFBs can be used in a variety of energy storage applications including microgrids, during peak shaving periods and for load leveling, as an uninterruptible power supply, for wind and solar farms, and as an off-grid power supply.
- Approximately 85 percent of vanadium produced is used as ferrovanadium or as an additive to strengthen and harden steel used for applications in axles, crankshafts, gears, surgical instruments and tools, knives, jet engines, high-speed airframes, dental implants, and in seamless tubing for the aerospace, defense and bicycle industries.
- Vanadium alloys are used in nuclear reactors because of the metal’s low neutron-absorbing properties.
The management team at United Battery Metals Corp. includes president, CEO and Director Matthew Rhoades, the former State Geologist for New Mexico and an accomplished professional geologist with direct working experience in exploration and development projects at numerous deposits and mines throughout the American West, Canada, Mexico and South America. He is joined by George Sharpe, a qualified Mineral Exploration Geoscientist, QP, MCIM and CGT, with over 23 years of global mineral exploration in iron coal, gold, base metals, rare earths, uranium, PGE’s, diamonds, iron and industrial minerals.
United Battery Metals Corp. (UBMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.9993, up 0.99%, on 164,952 volume with 220 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 88,873 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.65/$1.58.
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RYU Apparel, Inc. (TSX.V: RYU) (OTC: RYPPF) (FRA: RYA)
RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU.V, OTCQB: RYPPF), creators of urban athletic apparel, is pleased to share further international media coverage of the brand's profile, in the on-line edition of InStyle. Perfectly timed with the beginning of the cold season, the article shows that the RYU new outerwear collection is in perfect line with the top innovations and trends in the industry. http://ibn.fm/pKZ94.
Engineered for the fitness, performance and lifestyle of the athletically-minded, RYU Apparel, Inc. (DBA RYU \ Respect Your Universe) (TSX-V: RYU) (OTC: RYPPF) (FRA: RYA) develops, markets and distributes apparel, bags and accessories for active people living their lives with integrity. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with with four stores located in Greater Vancouver Area, British Columbia and one in Toronto, RYU opened its first U.S.-based store at the iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice California, on August 2, 2018. Additional retail locations are slated to open soon in Etokicoke, Ontario, Canada; Brooklyn, New York; and Newport Beach, California, with plans to establish nearly two dozen more store locations by the end of 2022.
Respect Your Universe’s award-winning brand celebrates, encourages and respects an individual’s choices and journey in life, promoting a fitness lifestyle culture. Innovatively designed without compromise and tailored for fit, comfort and durability, RYU exists to facilitate human performance. RYU’s urban athletic apparel and accessories product line has been featured by some of the most influential fitness and outdoor lifestyle publications and social media connectors.
The company recently was honored in Madrid, Spain, as a 2018 Finalist in the World Retail Awards in the categories of “Retail Start Up of the Year” and “Social Media Campaign of the Year,” (#RYUOneMoreRep). RYU is one of only two Canadian companies that qualified as finalists among many global retailers across all categories of the World Retail Awards annual event. The World Retail Awards have been recognizing the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories since 2007.
Marcello Leone, CEO of RYU, said the company’s inclusion in the prestigious lineup of finalists was gratifying, stating, “Being chosen by the World Retail Awards is a fantastic accolade. We are proud to be among a group of global peers that are considered to become the next generation of iconic brands. #RYUOneMoreRep Media Campaign is also another confirmation of the social aspect that permeates our brand and the impact we are having in our community.”
In addition to its retail locations, RYU generates sales through its e-commerce platform and has developed strategic relationships with companies such as Global-E, Netamorphosis, Fancy and the NHL Vancouver Canucks to expand its reach. RYU is also building connections with influential leaders and social media influencers who represent the company’s values of aliveness, bold expression, curiosity, discipline and respect. Under RYU’s Connector Program, each leader actively engages in community charities, volunteer efforts and participates in charity programs. Among the famous personalities and community leaders connecting with the RYU brand are:
- Alexandra Ianculescu, a Canadian National Team Olympic Speed Skater
- Ben Carr, professional trainer
- Tori Katongo, personal trainer, singer, actor, dancer
- Simon “Thor” Damborg, head coach at Raincity Athletics
- Cassie Hawrysh, a Canadian National Team Skeleton Racer
- Dai Manuel, lifestyle mentor and author of “The WholeLife Manifesto”
Company CEO Leon is the founder of Naturo Group Investment Inc., a company that sells nutritional beverages, and also is the former VP of operations and president of LEONE, an independent high fashion specialty store in Vancouver, Canada. Chief Financial Officer Pedro Villa is a certified CPA who has held several senior positions in various North American companies. Brett Pawson, senior VP of retail and operations, has more than 15 years of experience in sales and operations in the wellness, consumer goods and retail sectors.
RYU’s strategic focus is on becoming a global leader as a fitness and training apparel and accessories brand for athletes in multiple disciplines. RYU’s goal is to facilitate human performance by honoring and celebrating the extraordinary oneness of humanity by respecting each other’s differences – Respect Your Universe.
RYU Apparel, Inc. (RYPPF), closed the day's trading session at $0.127, up 1.60%, on 142,450 volume with 21 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 111,449 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$0.255.
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Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF)
Recently, Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF) talked about the removal of cannabidiol (CBD) from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Schedule 1 list of controlled substances. In a news release, Jim Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Phivida, said, “We see this reclassification of CBD in pharmaceuticals as a good sign that will bolster the growing awareness of CBD as a substance that delivers many benefits, and opens the door for other CBD-based treatments, in line with the recent FDA approval of a drug to treat childhood epilepsy.” The expectation is that the cannabidiol industry will grow to $2 billion by 2022 (http://nnw.fm/16NGd).
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations offices in southern California, Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTC: PHVAF) is a premium food and beverage company that develops CBD-infused functional foods, beverages and supplements poised for global distribution. All products in the Phivida label are infused with organic, hemp-derived cannabinoids into a variety of premium foods, beverages and clinical products for everyday health. Phivida is guided by a team of Fortune 500-caliber executives focused on a new strategic portfolio of products and brands, comprehensive consumer research, new product and brand development, improved visual identity and packaging design, and a strong distribution strategy.
The company’s motto – “Celebrating Health and Wellness, in Harmony™” – underscores Phivida’s mission to lead the alternative health care sector as the benchmark standard in premium CBD-infused functional beverages and tinctures. To execute this goal, Phivida is taking advantage of positive legislative developments in the United States and has defined an elevated national route-to-market strategy across the U.S. where small regional distributors will be now be replaced with large national distributors.
Phivida’s management team includes president and CEO Jim Bailey, former president of Red Bull Canada and global chief marketing officer for Merrell Outdoors; Chief Marketing Officer Michael Cornwell, former chief marketing officer for Samsung New Zealand and the former director of marketing for Red Bull Canada; and Doug Campbell, former director of sales for Red Bull North America, who as Phivida’s chief commercial officer is tasked with driving new sales revenue growth.
Publicly traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE.VIDA) and recently graduated to the OTCQX Best Market in the USA (OTCQX.PHVAF), the company’s strong balance sheet carries CAD$15.7 million with no debt or loans with less than 60 million shares outstanding and the company is now well-capitalized to fun major mainstream distribution with a solid structure poised for long-term growth.
Using encapsulation technology, Phivida uses full spectrum CBD-hemp oil (rich in naturally occurring phytocannabinoids) converted into a water-soluble delivery format, which enhances delivery and absorption of the cannabinoids into the human body – up to an estimated tenfold.
Encapsulated CBD is infused into functional beverages, food and supplements containing a proprietary blend of phytonutraceuticals studied to target a range of health and wellness conditions. Phivida tests every product for microbials, heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, terpenes, and potency to guarantee less than 0.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical compound in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high) is present.
Federally legal under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD from Hemp Oil is a rapid growth market across the USA. When derived from marijuana, CBD remains a schedule one controlled substances, giving hemp derived CBD oil infused products a competitive advantage on regulations. On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. the “Farm Bill), lifting the USA Industrial Hemp laws to an agricultural commodity status and effectively removed hemp from the controlled substance list.
Earlier this year, another milestone court ruling also provided significant regulatory support for the US CBD-Hemp sector. In February 2018, the Supreme Court preceded over the HIA (Hemp Industry Association) vs. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) in a class-action suit concerning the issue of CBD extracted from hemp, and the legality of industrial hemp. In the final ruling the Supreme Court unequivocally determined that – when produced domestically under the Farm Bill – hemp (and its derivatives) are not a controlled substance.
The Supreme Court ruling also found the Farm Bill (as it relates to hemp) “pre-empts” the Controlled Substances Act. Congress has since exempted Farm Bill hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) giving the Farm Bill primary jurisdiction over the governance of the CBD-Hemp Oil industry in the USA.
The DEA further conceded it does not “seek to control cannabinoids,” and that only marijuana derived cannabinoids are governed under the Controlled Substances Act. In May of 2018, the DEA issued a formal directive to all federal agencies (e.g. US Customs and Border Patrol) stating that cannabinoids are not controlled substances unless derived from marijuana, and that the “mere presence of cannabinoids” in any product or derivative does not render it a controlled substance. The Supreme Court ruling also resulted in the mediation of a settlement in what is now the third successful HIA vs. DEA suit in over a decade.
In Canada, the Senate approval of Bill C-45 legalized the production, distribution and use of recreation cannabis – with edibles to be added in 2019. The bill will officially become law as of October 17, 2018, creating a legal framework for the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada including cannabinoid-infused beverages.
3 Wholly Owned Subsidiaries
- Phivida Organics Inc. offers professional-grade, wholesale, whole plant hemp oil extracts made from 100-percent certified organic hemp stalk. Phivida’s hemp oil extracts are CO2-extracted under quality assurance/clinical standards and are third-party lab tested to assure only pharmaceutical grade, cGMP certified, full-spectrum products are produced and available for sale. Phivida Organics produces hemp oil extracts that deliver nano-encapsulated cannabinoids in water soluble formulations designed to be absorbed up to 10 times faster than other oils, providing up to 400 percent bioavailability. Phivida Hemp Oil Vida+ extract products are available now online at www.Phivida.com.
- Phivida Nutrition blends the best of nature into CBD-infused lifestyle branded beverages including a variety of CBD infused iced teas and CBD infused flavored waters.
- Phivida Enhanced – Under the VIDA brand, CBD-infused tinctures, capsules and other supplement products are distributed to alternative health care clinics across the USA.
Phivida has signed a binding letter of intent to joint venture WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V: WMD) (OTC:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE), a Health Canada federally licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis, to form a joint venture focused on cannabis-infused beverages. The new joint-venture company, Cannabis Beverages Inc. (“CanBev”), plans to develop a production facility at WeedMD’s state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. CanBev is on track to build and operate the first cannabis-infused beverage production facilities in Canada. The joint venture will focus on manufacturing, marketing and distribution of cannabinoid-infused beverages for the legalized medical and adult-use cannabis markets.
Management from both WeedMD and Phivida are collaborating on design and engineering strategies and site evaluations on a 610,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility in Strathroy for the development of CanBev. As an emerging certified food grade production plant, the Strathroy facility is an ideal location and comes is equipped with extensive production infrastructure, including 50,000 sq. ft. of food production and packaging area, cold storage, loading docks, and adequate space to expand for future growth.
Phivida Organics has also entered into an agreement to carry out a pharmacokinetic (PK) study on its hemp-derived, nanoencapsulated CBD with Artelo Biosciences Inc. at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine at the Royal Derby Hospital, England. The study will test encapsulated-CBD on healthy volunteers and measure how fast and how much CBD enters the blood stream after oral consumption with each of the different formulations developed by Phivida Organics.
Phivida has also activated distribution agreements with Asayake Inc. to become one of the first federally approved CBD-infused food and supplement brands in Japan. With first mover status achieved, Phivida now markets to an underserved, yet highly informed population of 127 million patients and practitioners. The supplement market in Japan is estimated at US$10 billion with the overall functional foods market at US$21 billion. The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for natural plant-based supplements. Phivida now plans to prepare a formal application to Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency to register the company’s CBD-infused functional food and beverage products for approval under the country’s Food with Functional Claims regime. The functional beverage market in Japan is estimated at US$10.35 billion with a CAGR of 2.5 percent (2015-2025).
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Phivida Holdings Inc. (PHVAF), closed the day's trading session at $0.53, up 4.33%, on 25,624 volume with 32 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 116,873 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.05/$1.80.
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Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST)
Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) is estimated by research firm SeeThruEquity, LLC to reach sales of $2.2 million in FY2019, then $7.1 million by FY2020, as the company expands its product line and media visibility in the growing legalized CBD market and fast-growing subcategory of hemp-based CBD (http://nnw.fm/c6G2H).
Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) is an innovative biotechnology company operating in the fields of hemp cannabinoid (CBD), nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device research and development. Earth Science Tech offers the highest purity and quality, full-spectrum, high-grade hemp CBD (cannabidiol) oil on the market. Made using the supercritical CO2 liquid extraction process, the company’s CBD oil is 100 percent natural and organic. Earth Science Tech has partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma and DV Biologics Laboratory to conduct research and development projects that scientifically support and advance the healthcare benefits of its high-grade hemp CBD oil.
Earth Science Tech Inc. currently has three wholly owned subsidiaries focused on developing its role as a world leader in the CBD space and expanding its work in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. These subsidiaries include:
- Earth Science Pharma, Inc., which is committed to development of low cost, noninvasive diagnostic tools, medical devices, testing processes and vaccines for sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases. Earth Science Pharmaceutical CEO and chief science officer Michel Aubé is leading the company’s research and development efforts. The company’s first medical device, MSN-2, is a home kit designed for the detection of STIs, such as chlamydia, from a self-obtained gynecological specimen. Earth Science Pharma is working to develop and bring to market medical devices and vaccines that meet the specific needs of women.
- Cannabis Therapeutics, Inc. (“CTI”), which is poised to take a leadership role in the development of new, leading-edge, cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. CTI is invested in research and development to explore and harness the medicinal power of cannabidiol. The company holds a provisional application patent for a CBD product that is focused on developing treatments for breast and ovarian cancers.
- KannaBidioiD (“KBD”) provides a wide variety of products geared toward the recreational space of cannabis. KBD’s unique Kanna and CBD formulation is sold and distributed in CBD-infused edibles and vapes/e-liquids products. Kanna and CBD synergistically enhance one another, providing optimal relaxation, an uplifting sensation, enhanced focus and the added benefit of assisting with nicotine reduction therapy.
Earth Science Tech celebrated a significant, developmental year during 2017 by sharing its achievements in a condensed end-of-year report. Among the report’s highlights are the implementation of a development plan for the coming three years, which includes expanding into Canada and opening new manufacturing and shipping facilities. Of particular interest is the acquisition of Canna Inno Laboratories Inc., a company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which gives Earth Science Tech access to Canadian government grants offered to innovators in the pharmaceutical industry. ETST has also launched development of proprietary prophylactic therapies utilizing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat various forms of breast cancer.
In October 2017, ETST announced it is cooperating with the Clinique SIDA Amité (AIDS Friendship Clinic) for a mini-clinical trial, the last trial needed before the MSN-2 device, designed for the detection of STIs, enters molecular diagnostic trials. And in November 2017, the company began pre-launch human trials on a new CBD formula to fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic. The new formula, expected to decrease cravings and the negative effects of withdrawal in addicts, is based on industrial hemp CBD mixed with a known natural ingredient proven to help increase dopamine levels. ETST’s medical devices will first be launched in Vietnam, Djibouti and Morocco while the company awaits regulatory permission to enter the North American market.
The company expects to up-list to the OTCQB in early 2018, which management believes will attract well-funded institutional investors and pave the way to becoming the next billion-dollar-in-capitalization company on the OTC markets. Other highlights include completion of the company’s Scientific Advisory Council with a team of recognized scientists, the launching of several CBD-infused edible products and entry into the medical devices market through collaborative partnerships.
Earth Science Tech has signed a collaborate agreement with Laboratories BNK Canada, a private laboratory that will conduct the clinical studies necessary for MSN-2 medical device-related services to meet regulatory requirements. ETST has confirmed the MSN-2 device’s ability to detect chlamydia, and is working to validate similar results for gonorrhea, both highly infectious diseases that often have permanent consequences for patients. ETST will also add testing for trichomoniasis and a complete body fluid panel to detect the different serotypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. These additions will help the company create sales opportunities in the global market for diagnostic testing of STDs that Transparency Market Research has indicated will grow to $108 billion by 2019.
Cannabis Therapeutics is in the development stage of two cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs and three cannabinoid-based nutraceutical products targeting a variety of ailments such as anxiety, depression, triple negative breast cancer, and fatty liver disease, among others. Research into the benefits of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid molecules found in the cannabis plant is supported by ETST’s International Application for Provisional Patent titled “Cannabidiol Compositions Including Mixtures and Uses Thereof,” which was filed on October 8, 2015. Cannabis Thera’s R&D efforts are concentrated on developing CBD-based drugs and nutraceutical products and in working to integrate the CBD molecule with existing generic drug molecules to create more efficient medications with fewer and less severe side effects. A report in Hemp Business Journal predicts the CBD consumer market will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020, while other industry experts expect an increase to almost $3 billion by 2021. A recent report by Statista projects the U.S. consumer market for cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could reach $50 billion by the year 2029.
The management team at Earth Science Tech brings decades of invaluable experience to the nutraceutical, dietary supplement field as well as the life sciences sectors. Nickolas S. Tabraue, who serves as the president, director and chief operating officer, is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of supplements, retail management, customer service and sales expertise. He is joined by CEO and CSO Dr. Michel Aubé, a microbiologist whose scientific research in sexually transmitted infections, cancer and stem cell biology has been widely published in several prestigious medical journals. Sergio Castillo, chief marketing officer, and Gabriel Aviles, chief sales officer, bring a wealth of marketing and sales experience to Earth Science Tech, which is complemented by Issa El-Cheikh, Ph.D., and his 25 years in the international finance, accounting, planning and execution of large scale transactions in the public and private sectors.
Earth Science Tech’s products include CBD, a natural constituent of hemp oil derived from hemp stalk and seed. EST offers CBD in the form of vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, personal care products, homeopathies, functional foods and other products delivered in such forms as capsules, tablets, soft gels, chewables, liquids, creams, sprays, powders and whole herbs. Earth Science products can be found at retail stores throughout the United States and are available for purchase through the internet.
Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST), closed the day's trading session at $0.95, up 0.53%, on 57,877 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 111,692 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.421/$2.45.
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Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN)
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN) was featured today in a report by CannabisNewsWire looking at the recent news about how a randomized, double-blind study in Brazil has found that individuals who suffer from public speaking anxiety can be helped by consuming cannabidiol (CBD). The findings of this study were released in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry.
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN) is a full-scope, premium cannabis cultivation company targeting the high-end medical and adult-use recreational market. With more than 25 years of experience in agricultural science and innovation, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company will grow by generating revenues from the sales of premium grade cannabis products, developing and licensing valuable IP, making strategic acquisitions, and creating trusted global consumer brands.
The company has integrated and is developing its own IP assets related to proprietary systems and apparatus, software, algorithms and custom-engineered hardware. This provides ultimate efficiencies in a commercially controlled cultivation environment. Utilizing the advantages of hybrid-aeroponics, Green Hygienics creates a sterile growing environment that produces consistent, high-quality product while maintaining the lowest possible carbon footprint. The company utilizes state-of-the-art, quality-controlled commercial cultivation methodology to assure production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at much higher yields and greatly reduced costs.
Hybrid-aeroponics produces quality cannabis faster than traditional methods since it doesn’t require natural sunlight or soil and can be operational and produce plants anywhere. Plants grown under aeroponic conditions receive water and nutrients directly to their roots via a fine mist in a controlled environment, dramatically reducing spoilage while keeping the product organic and the environment pest-free. The plants are given the exact amount of nutrients and moisture precisely when needed. Green Hygienics maintains ultimate control over every aspect of this cultivation process, which allows the company to operate with conservation of natural resources in mind. The technology that uses 90-95 percent less water and does not require the use of pesticides or fungicides.
Additionally, the company’s state-of-the-art engineered, controlled environments include electrical, mechanical and HVAC designs that meet mandatory fire and energy codes while improving energy efficiency significantly.
Through these practices, Green Hygienics is establishing itself as a leader in the advancement of science-driven cannabis cultivation systems. The company continues to develop and incubate software as well as engineer hardware to provide additional control over the commercial cultivation method. The company’s science-based approach reveals any growth anomalies before the human eye can see them. This makes it possible to monitor all facets of production, identify cultivation problems based upon scientific data, and implement immediate corrective action, if needed.
The future of commercial cannabis cultivation hinges on using science to control the growing environment in order to remain competitive and deliver a premium grade of product on a consistent basis. The company holds a competitive advantage through its ability to produce premium cannabis products at a significantly lower cost per gram than direct competitors and others in the cannabis industry.
Innovations within the sector that create efficiencies and successful brands will become highly valued. Green Hygienics and its forward-thinking management team are constantly studying the market dynamics of the cannabis industry in North America and abroad while actively pursuing possible expansion opportunities. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and establishing operations in San Diego, California, targeting the $5 billion California cannabis market.
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GRYN), closed the day's trading session at $0.45, up 29.30%, on 34,962 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 62,969 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009/$0.508.
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Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE)
Global technology and value-added solutions group Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) recently reported its entry into a partnership with Sputnik Bank in Russia. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/ydcU6. Now that Canada, Uruguay, the District of Columbia and nine U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational use, if cannabis still cannot be considered to be in the mainstream, there is no doubt that it soon will be. Apart from the jurisdictions that allow adult use in 30 countries around the world, medical marijuana is legally available. This is in addition to the 30 U.S. states and DC that have laws permitting the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. These legal developments have, naturally, given rise to a flourishing cannabis retail sector, which Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is supporting with novel payments infrastructure. The global fintech provider has launched a secure and compliant payment-processing platform aimed at the legal cannabis industry (http://nnw.fm/gO3bA).
Net Element (NETE), is a global financial technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in an omni-channel environment spanning across point-of-sale, e-commerce, and mobile devices. Net Element operates a payments-as-a-service transactional model and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprises in the U.S. and selected emerging markets. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. Net Element was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 ™ and South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 fastest growing technology companies.
Net Element believes the future of global commerce is being revolutionized as consumers quickly migrate toward omni-channel shopping utilizing mobile devices, desktop, and online services. Net Element’s all-in-one payment solutions support and unify a whole range of applications through a single, robust platform, allowing global onboarding and support for multiple payment methods.
With an eye on emerging markets, Net Element is pursuing growth opportunities and footholds in a number of industries. The company’s most recent application of its technology is to the cannabis industry, which is paced to hit $591 million and could increase 40 times in the next four years. This rampant growth also creates heightened need for smooth transactions between merchants and consumers. Payment processing and compliance for the cannabis industry has become increasingly complex, and Net Element’s Unified Payments subsidiary is addressing the challenges by offering a compliant, seamlessly integrated payment solution that makes it simple to transact.
Net Element has also launched a blockchain-focused business unit that will develop and deploy blockchain technology-based solutions. Net Element expects the new division to create a decentralized crypto-based ecosystem that will act as a framework for an unlimited number of value-added services, connecting merchants and consumers in a seamless, economically efficient transaction. This new business unit intends to also identify and invest in unique projects that decentralize and disrupt the payment processing industry by combining blockchain technology and real-world applications with talented development teams, strong fundamentals and addressable markets large in size.
“We believe that we’re at the dawn of a new evolution where additional digital payment methods are being introduced,” Net Element CEO Oleg Firer, says. “Introduction of our division focused on blockchain as part of the NASDAQ-listed entity will add transparency and compliance assurance to our investors as well as provide access to deploy value-added services to over 20 million electronic commerce clients that are currently part of Net Element’s growing network.”
Net Element clients are treated to customized solutions that provide the flexibility needed to keep up with customers. Among the services offered are mobile payment apps that accept payments anywhere, anytime; cloud-based solutions built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for clients and partners; marketing solutions that turn lookers into buyers; and business analytics that make it easy for clients to monitor business metrics, engage with customers and compare the competition. Its multi-channel platform combines e-commerce, offline, point-of-sale, comprehensive back office tools, mobile point-of-sale, credit scoring and customer interaction in one powerful platform-as-a-service technology.
Net Element owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider, TOT Group, Inc., with the following subsidiaries:
- Unified Payments – An award-winning, customized mobile billing and payments solution, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012.
- Digital Provider – A leading provider of SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions.
- Aptito – A next-generation, all-in-one, cloud-based restaurant management and point-of-sale payments platform using wireless technology.
- Payonline – A fully integrated, processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.
Net Element is ranked No. 418 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ list of North America’s 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies. Net Element grew 190 percent. The company’s chief executive officer, Oleg Firer, credits the company’s progression to organic growth in its North America Transactions Segment, specifically the success of its Unified Payments brand, which focuses on value-added payment acceptance solutions for small to medium enterprises in the United States.
“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge, and are transforming the way we do business.”
Net Element’s suite of application performing interfaces (APIs) and connectors power commerce for businesses of all sizes through multi-channel platforms, all-in-one digital solutions, and end-to-end encryption of cardholder data utilizing tamper resistant hardware that ensures integrity and simplifies security.
Net Element’s corporate team is led by director and CEO Oleg Firer, who is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of the company’s mission of powering global commerce. He is joined by CFO Jeffrey Ginsburg, CPA, and Steven Wolberg, who is the company’s chief legal officer and secretary. Each corporate officer brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, experience and creative energy to the company.
From mobile payments and value-added transactional innovations such as Digital Provider and Aptito to e-commerce and retail payment transaction processing brands like Payonline and United Payments, Net Element is transforming the online and mobile experience.
Net Element (NETE), closed the day's trading session at $4.57, off by 1.93%, on 118,444 volume with 573 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 255,620 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $3.47/$33.51.
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Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY)
Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY) was featured today in a report by NetworkNewsWire which examines how, for residential customers, there’s another attractive reason to invest in conservation efforts provided by Zenergy. Recent studies in the California and Texas real estate markets show that green-certified homes are bringing in higher prices than comparable homes with minimal or no green features.
Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY) is the nation’s leading next-generation energy and technology company operating in the emerging smart energy, conservation, and utility industries. Headquartered in Texas, Zenergy provides an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that enable clients to achieve sustainability goals, reduce carbon emissions and improve their bottom line. The company’s cutting-edge Zero Cost Program™ reduces utility expenses by 20 percent to 60 percent by offering energy conservation, smart controls, and efficiency-based products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal end-use customers.
The Zero Cost Program™ is a financing mechanism that allows customers to reduce water, natural gas and electricity expenses by implementing proven conservation technologies at no out-of-pocket cost. The Zero Cost Program™ enriches businesses by immediately reducing energy consumption through the use of smart controls, building automation, LED lighting solutions, refrigeration optimization, efficient water systems, EC motor controls, demand-side management and load factor correction.
A unique Managed Energy Services Agreement (“MESA”) allows a portion of these utility savings to be retained by Zenergy’s partner financing the upgraded, retrofit equipment and installation costs until a specified repayment period ends. After that, clients reap all the financial rewards of the technologies implemented, which Zenergy estimates should range between 25 percent and 45 percent of total utility costs.
Residential customers seeking cost-effective energy savings can also choose from a suite of “Smart Home” products including home automation, security monitoring, and energy conservation services that can be controlled 24/7 from the comfort and convenience of their smartphones or internet-connected smart devices. Zenergy’s residential program offers partnership opportunities for homebuilders and residential, multi-family real estate developers to provide smart home technologies to high-end customers.
Zenergy Brands’ acquisition of Enertrade Electric LLC, a fully operating, licensed Texas-based Retail Electric Provider (REP), further increases the company’s value proposition. Zenergy CEO Alex Rodriguez said this new subsidiary adds an essential complementary service to the company’s suite of smart energy products and services.
“Since our founding, our vision has been to converge smart controls (home and building automation) with energy conservation and retail energy to deliver the comprehensive smart energy service to customers,” Rodriguez said.
On a global scale, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 45 percent of the world’s total energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency of these homes and buildings is often a more affordable way to reduce harmful gas emissions while minimizing the need for new energy production. According to Navigant Research, global revenue for energy-efficient commercial building retrofits alone is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025. At the same time, the energy-efficient devices market is expected to reach a market size of $908 billion by 2022. Increasing demands for reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions along with concerns over climate change are contributing factors driving the market’s overall growth.
Zenergy Brands, Inc. (ZNGY), closed the day's trading session at $0.0003, off by 25.00%, on 11,512,000 volume with 8 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,727,593 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0003/$0.029.
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Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF)
Lithium Chile (TSX.V: LITH) (OTCQB: LTMCF) is a mineral explorer presently holding one of the largest lithium land holdings in Chile, a country with roughly 50 percent of the world’s reserves. To view the full article, visit: http://nnw.fm/sM9cF.
Lithium Chile Inc. (TSX.V: LITH) (OTC: LTMCF), headquartered in Canada, is advancing one of the largest lithium-rich exploration portfolios in Chile consisting of more than 148,000 hectares covering sections of 13 salars or mineral salt flats and one laguna complex. The company’s wholly owned premier properties include 66 square kilometers on the Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest mineral salt flat which hosts the world’s highest concentration of lithium brine production and is currently the source of about 35 percent of the world’s lithium production. Lithium Chile also owns a significant copper/gold/silver property portfolio consisting of 28,184 hectares over six different properties.
Lithium Chile’s portfolio in the heart of Chile’s lithium-rich salars includes Salar de Coipasa, Salar de Helados, Salar de Atacama, Salar de Turi Salar de Ollague and Salar de Talar. Surface and near surface salt and brine sampling programs on all properties has been completed. To date, samples of high-grade, near-surface lithium brines at each of these projects are showing excellent chemistry of lithium to potassium and lithium to magnesium ratios. Good chemistry is important as it reduces your overall cost of production. Recent geophysical surveys including T.E.M have been completed on 5 of 6 priority targets and data collected to date has been extremely encouraging.
Lithium Chile has identified multiple high-priority brine target areas at its Atacama and Ollague lithium project areas. These areas display the same geophysical characteristics as the lithium-rich aquifers at Salar de Atacama, home to the world’s largest and highest-grade lithium brine producers. Spanning an area of 1,200 square miles, Salar de Atacama is the world’s third largest salt flat behind Salinas Grandes in Argentina and El Salar de Uyuni in neighboring Bolivia. Exploration drilling and resource definition drilling for these target areas are planned for 2018.
“We are delighted with the discovery of such impressive drill target areas at Atacama and Ollague. The results also follow the recent discovery of a 60km2 target area at another of our top Chilean projects – Helados – where we hope to drill in the second quarter of 2018,” stated President and CEO Steve Cochrane. “We have an aggressive multi-project drill program planned for this year, which includes all three of these exciting projects and we look forward to sharing drill results as they come through.”
Global demand for lithium-ion batteries is expected to surpass US$53 billion by 2024 as governments around the world aggressively seek to ban gas-powered vehicles and major automakers invest billions in new technology and electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. Chile’s mining-friendly jurisdiction offers Lithium Chile a clear, streamlined permitting process that significantly lowers the cost of lithium production to around $1,800/ton as compared to Australia’s $5,000/ton.
Lithium Chile is led by an experienced team with strong Chilean connections. Cochrane’s 36 years of investment industry experience have primarily been focused on the mining sector. During this time, he raised more than US$500 million for a variety of small cap public companies in various businesses and industry sectors including mining.
Terry Walker, P.Geol., vice president of exploration and chief geologist, is a highly experienced geologist. He has spent over 25 years in Chile’s mining industry and is well connected throughout the sector. Walker is co-founder of GeoServicios Piedra Dorada, an exploration and development services company focused on Latin America. He is a Qualified Person for the North American and Australian stock exchanges.
Lithium Chile is well funded and driven by a top-tier team with more than 100 years of combined experience in financing, mining exploration and development in the natural resources sector.
Lithium Chile Inc. (LTMCF), closed the day's trading session at $0.469, up 6.83%, on 20,270 volume with 22 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 50,595 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.4235/$0.97.
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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG)
Green is one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry and is offered to merchants and consumers by Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG). The company’s state-of-the-art system eliminates the need to deal in cash-only transactions and provides licensed providers the only available online bank account that is in full compliance with FinCEN and the Cole Memo. Also today, CannabisNewsWire released a report featuring the company which examines the recent news that the state of New York is hammering out the details of the law which will legalize recreational cannabis in the jurisdiction. One of the issues that has come up for consideration is how that cannabis will be distributed and sold once legalization takes place.
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a first-tier merchant processing cannabis industry pioneer, offering one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry. The company’s state of the art system, which also tracks sales and tax collection, and eliminates the need to deal in cash-only transactions.
Through its robust, closed-loop merchant processing system, the company’s unique “StateSourced” proprietary system enables authorized operation under FinCEN parameters and complies with all regulatory frameworks. StateSourced is tailored to deliver full-spectrum merchant processing services, providing the convenience of modern commercial card processing resources and making it the first operation of its kind geared to the legal cannabis industry.
StateSourced is not a prepaid or gift card, which is an important variable for merchants since standard banking institutions have not offered this form of payment processing to the legal cannabis industry. Federal law still considers marijuana illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, although 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant either for medicinal or recreational uses or both. This restriction has kept financial institutions at bay since most banks are federally insured and haven’t been inclined to venture into the nascent industry.
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions is able to offer its StateSourced card on a state-by-state basis where the card can be used in purchasing product from a legal, authorized vendor, providing a much-needed option for consumers and businesses alike. In another first, the company is collaborating with First Bitcoin Capital Corporation to integrate First Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency ($Weed) with Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions’ StateSourced payment gateway. This collaboration will allow state-licensed marijuana establishments across the nation to accept both StateSourced debit cards and cryptocurrencies such as WeedCoin and Bitcoin.
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions president and CEO Jeremy Roberts and his executive team are working with state lawmakers to introduce legislation in an effort to address the growing problems in banking for the medical cannabis industry. For companies in the emerging legal cannabis industry, where retail and non-retail transactions such as vendor payments and payroll are almost exclusively paid for with cash, the solutions offered by StateSourced can help businesses avoid the inherent risks associated with a cash-intensive sector. Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has also signed its first StateSourced contract with a Las Vegas-based vertically integrated marijuana establishment.
“We’ve completed our transition from development stage to revenue stage,” says Roberts. “We have just started our business development efforts and the market is responding very well. We anticipate having many more, similar releases.”
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions provides end-to-end management across multiple systems for medicinal marijuana operations. The company solves the fragmentation problem experienced by many of these rapidly growing companies by identifying tools that are important to dispensaries and customizing those tools to meet the specific needs of this unique industry.
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG), closed the day's trading session at $0.021, off by 9.48%, on 452,363 volume with 41 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 451,387 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.017/$0.092.
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American Premium Water Corp. (HIPH)
American Premium Water Corp. (OTC: HIPH) announced the development of a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-infused beverage prototype based on the company’s proprietary hydro-nano technology. Upon the official launch of the finished product, American Premium Water will be the first company on the market to begin offering a hydro-nano-infused THC beverage (http://nnw.fm/2bSWG).
American Premium Water Corp. (HIPH), headquartered in Playa Vista, California, is a diversified holding company, manufacturer, distributor and marketer of branded consumer products. HIPH, the acronym for “Hi-Power of Hydro,” maintains a portfolio of subsidiaries catering to the health-conscious consumer and luxury fashion brand connoisseur. The company’s two main pillars focus on the development of health and beauty biotech, dedicated to unlocking the power of hydrogen and nanotechnologies. Paired with cannabidiol or “CBD” in a unique beverage, the technology is proving to be a significant health and wellness option for astute consumers.
Among the company’s holdings are:
- LALPINA Hydro beverages mix hydrogen with nanotechnology into consumer beverages that combine the best of health, nutrition and fitness to deliver short and long-term therapeutic health benefits. LALPINA Hydro utilizes atomic molecular hydrogen, or diatomic hydrogen, which converts antioxidants in the body to H2O to further enhance hydration, which helps increase endurance, reduce lactic acid and melt away fatigue. Over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrate hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models.
- LALPINA Hydro CBD is a technically superior CBD-infused beverage. Using hydro and nanotechnology, LALPINA Hydro CBD encapsulates water molecules with cannabidiol molecules, making them infinitely more bioavailable and accelerating delivery to the body’s cells and tissues. Each bottle of LALPINA Hydro CBD contains 3 million nanograms of CBD free from the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). HIPH is the first to introduce a hydro-nano CBD-infused beverage on the market, which is a more effective delivery mechanism for administering CBD into the blood stream than traditional beverages or oils, with up to a 90 percent higher absorption rates.
The company recently signed a distribution agreement for its subsidiary, LALPINA Hydro CBD, to sell its beverages to two SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) e-commerce channels: SingleSeed.com and DIGSHydro.com. SING is a technology and investment company with a portfolio that includes mobile payments, blockchain solutions and ancillary cannabis services. HIPH will drop ship its product to the customers.
HIPH CEO Ryan Fishoff said the e-commerce arrangements “could bring in excess of a million of revenue over the life of the agreement.” The agreement serves as a pillar of the company’s e-commerce distribution strategy, driving awareness and impressions for the LALPINA brand.
In addition, HIPH seeks to market emerging fashion brands and leverage its relationship with classic retail partners while incorporating disruptive blockchain technologies to expand its retail footprint with the following:
- Gents, a producer of luxury hats and other fine accessories and apparel, was acquired in September 2017. Gents is distributed across many luxury retail outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and other high-end channels. The company added the Worthy streetwear brand to its portfolio in June 2018.
- HIPH also acquired the license to operate the FashionCoinX exchange, a blockchain exchange focused on creating utility tokens for the fashion industry, and created THRD Coin, a multi-branded utility rewards token that is also the first token to be traded on the exchange. The company is leveraging its retail footprint and expertise in the fashion and apparel space with the burgeoning blockchain sector.
American Premium Water Corp. (HIPH), closed the day's trading session at $0.05335, off by 3.00%, on 11,870,290 volume with 547 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 17,013,048 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0035/$0.1319.
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