William Sumner, Author at Green Market Report

William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 23, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 23, 2019.

On the Site

Why Canopy Growth’s Deals May Not Translate Into Gains for CGC Stock

Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) moved higher after announcing a deal with its investment arm, Canopy Rivers (OTCMKTS: CNPOF). This offers some relief to CGC stock, which had returned to levels not seen since before they announced their buyout intentions on Acreage Holdings (OTCMKTS: ACRGF). Unfortunately, Canopy Growth stock seems to need more.

In Other News

TerrAscend

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Revenue was $14.6 milion, up from $5 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $7.2 million, up from a loss of $7.1 million in the last quarter. “Our sales in Canada continue to be strong, driven by demand from provincial distributors and consumers,” said Michael Nashat, TerrAscend’s CEO. “We are building industry-leading cultivation and processing capabilities. Our Mississauga facility was recently GMP certified by the German authorities – the only such certification granted in the last year – and exports to the EU will commence this quarter.”

MedMen Enterprises

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) (FSE: A2JM6N) announced that it has been advanced an additional $80 million in accordance with a $250 million secured convertible credit facility with Gotham Green Partners. The company has issued additional convertible senior secured notes to the lenders with a conversion per subordinate voting share of the company equal to $3.29 per share.

Tilray

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda. (Tilray Portugal) has received manufacturing licensed and a Good Manufacturing Practices certification for its Biocant Park manufacturing facility in Cantanhede, Portugal. “This licensing and certification marks a critical milestone for our growth in Portugal and Europe,” said Sascha Mielcarek, Tilray Managing Director, Europe. “The next phase of GMP certification will allow us to utilize the full capacity of our multi-faceted facility and continue to serve more patients in-need.”

Green Thumb Industries

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF) announced that it has closed a $105 million senior secured non-brokered private placement financing through the issuance of senior secured notes. The notes will mature on May 22, 2022 and will bear a annual interest rate of 12%, with an option for GTI to extend the date by an additional 12 months. “Strategic capital allocation is fundamental to the business and this financing strengthens our balance sheet at an attractive cost of capital for our business and shareholders,” said GTI Founder and CEO Ben Kovler. “We are well-positioned to capitalize on the attractive market opportunities in front of us. The proceeds will fuel our aggressive growth plans for faster route-to-market in key markets like New Jersey, as well as pursue expansion opportunities that broaden the reach of our brand portfolio.”

 


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 22, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 22, 2019.

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Green Market Report Stock Index Releases 2019 Q1 Summary Report

The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s most trusted source for credible in-depth financial and economic reporting, today released its 2019 Cannabis Company Index Q1 Summary Report. The report can be downloaded at GreenMarketReport.com/reports.

A Simple Guide To Making An Investment In Marijuana Stocks

As well as advances in the treatment of pain relief and other medical symptoms, and the cultural aspects which surround recreational use, there is now a growing investment industry around marijuana. In fact, investing in marijuana stocks represents a great opportunity for even the greenest (pun intended) investor. Here are all the things that potential investors need to know.

Organigram Holdings

Due to investor demand, Organigram Holdings Inc. CEO Greg Engel decided to move the company’s exchange listing to the NASDAQ Marketplace. It is one of the few Canadian cannabis companies that the NASDAQ has allowed to list for trading. Engle and CFO Paolo De Luca spoke with Green Market Report on the day the company joined the NASDAQ.

In Other News

Horizons ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management Inc. announced the launch of the BetaPro Marijuana Companies 2x Daily Bull ETF (HMJU) and the BetaPro Marijuana Companies Inverse ETF (HMJI). HMJU will provide leverage exposure to the North American MOC Marijuana Index, while HMJI will provide inverse exposure. “HMJU and HMJI will be the fourth and fifth ETFs we offer that provide exposure to Marijuana equities.” said Steve Hawkins, President and CEO at Horizons ETFs. “HMJU and HMJI are higher-risk ETFs that will give Canadian marijuana equity investors the opportunity to potentially generate returns in both positive and negative markets in the Marijuana sector.”

Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX: Weed) (NYSE: CGC) announced it has finalized its acquisition of This Works, a skincare and well-being company with a customer base in 35 countries, in an all-cash transaction for C$73.8 million. Post-acquisition, This Works CEO, Dr. Anna Persaud, will continue to run business operations for the company. “As a leading wellness brand and a pioneer in sleep beauty products, we are passionate about the opportunity CBD offers beauty consumers,” said Persaud. “Canopy Growth will provide the expertise, research, scientific rigour and quality assurance that will allow This Works to drive the agenda in wellness beauty’s ever-evolving market.”

MPX International

MPX International Corporation (CSE: MPXI) (OTC: MPXOF) announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of the Swiss CBD brand HolyWorld SA for C$13.38 million. Under the agreement, MPXI issued HolyWorld shareholders   25,252,830 common shares of the company at a price of C$0.53 per share. Roughly 80% of the issued shares will be placed in voluntary escrow and will be released pending the fulfillment of certain conditions. If the terms are not met by June 30, 2021, the shares will be released to MPXI for cancelation.


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 21, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 21, 2019.

On the Site

New Regime Will Impact Aphria Stock

No one who follows Aphria Inc. (NYSE: APHA ) stock should have been surprised that the company’s president, Jakob Ripshtein, resigned on May 14. Ever since interim CEO Irwin Simon was appointed Independent Chair of Aphria’s board in December,  it was only a matter of time before Simon, the entrepreneurial founder and former CEO of Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN), would play a more prominent role at the Canadian cannabis company.

Australis Capital

Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) entered into an asset purchase agreement with Green Therapeutics, LLC and affiliated companies, to acquire its Tsunami, Provisions, and GT Flowers cannabis brands in a deal valued at $8 million. The deal is expected to close in late 2019.

In Other News

Innovative Industrial Properties

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced that it had closed the acquisition of a property containing two buildings totaling approximately 266,000 square feet of industrial space for $13 million. IIP has also entered into a long-term, triple-net lease agreement with a subsidiary of Green Leaf Medical, LLC (Green Leaf Medical). Green Leaf Medical has already redeveloped roughly 103,000 square feet of the space for medical cannabis cultivation and processing.

Body and Mind

Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM) (OTC Pink: BMMJ) has closed a previously announced private placement offering. M Partners Inc. acted as lead agent on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters, which included PI Financial Corp. Body and Mind sold 11,780,904 units of the company at a price of C$1.25 per unit for gross proceeds of C$14.72 million. “The financing was originally planned for gross proceeds of up to CAD$10 million and we are extremely pleased with the increased interest which will allow us to accelerate our growth as a multi-state operator,” commented Body and Mind Director Robert Hasman.

48North

After the markets closed yesterday, 48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: NRTH) released its financial results for the three and nine month period on March 31, 2019. Revenue for the quarter was C$689,000 and C$4.3 million for the nine months period. EBITDA was C$78,000 for the quarter and C$696,000 for the nine month period. The net loss for the nine month period was C$3.3 million.

Medicine Man Technologies

Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (OTCQX: MDCL) today announced the release of their financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Year-over-year, revenue grew by 63% to approximately $2 million. Driving much of this growth was an increase in product sales, which rose from $459,335 to $1.5 million. The net loss for the quarter was $2.9 million. “With the recent progress of HB19-1090 and the strong overall momentum within the cannabis industry, we came in this quarter with record revenues and strong sales from our products division,” said Andy Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Medicine Man Technologies. “Looking ahead, we have several significant events that include our pending acquisitions of Medicine Man Denver and MedPharm Holdings, LLC, which will put us on a major growth trajectory and create compelling value add for our shareholders.”


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 16, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 16, 2019.

On the Site

Supreme Cannabis

The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) is acquiring Canadian-based Blissco Cannabis Corp. (CSE: BLIS) (OTCQB: HSTRF) in an all-stock deal valued at C$48 million. Supreme would be buying all of Blissco’s stock. Blissco Cannabis is a Canadian wellness cannabis brand based in British Columbia and a multi-licensed processor, cultivator, and distributor of premium cannabis.

SOL Global

SOL Global Investments Corp.  (CSE: SOL) (OTCQB: SOLCF) has entered into letters of intent to acquire California-based ECD, Inc., which operates as Northern Emeralds in a deal valued at $120 million. The purchase price will be satisfied by the issuance of common shares in CannCure Investments Inc. and the deal is expected to close on or before August 1.

United Australia- A National Push for Medicinal Cannabis

In recent years, there has been a colossal national push by both the Australian public and the medical industry for the Australian government to recognize and support the numerous medical benefits offered by medicinal cannabis therapy.

In Other News

Elev8 Brands

Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTCMKTS: VATE) announced the release of their financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Revenue for the quarter was approximately $166,000, which is nearly half of all the revenue the company generated in 2018 ($372,000), and gross profit was roughly $126,576. The net loss for the quarter was approximately $50, 704. “This is an extremely exciting time to be in business,” said Ryan Medico, CEO of Elev8 Hemp Inc. “We are so thrilled to be where we are today and to have achieved so much. These CBD-infused beverages have become the catalyst for exponential growth this year. We are currently working with a few distributors, but our team has 11 new distributors in our sales process. As a result, it’s very likely we will see revenues double in the second quarter.”

Helix

Helix TCS, Inc. (OTCQB: HLIX) announced that they have filed their financial results for the first quarter of 2019. Revenue for the rose by 199% to $3.37 million. The gross margin was 43% ($1.45 million). “Due to the many delays in licensing and program go-lives that the industry saw in 2018, we anticipate 2019 to realize some of the massive potential of key emerging markets, such as the state of California, in addition to a plethora of new markets coming online and beginning to shape their own legal programs,” said Zachary L. Venegas, Executive Chairman and CEO of Helix TCS, Inc. “Our business strategy is built such that our revenue will continue to grow organically alongside the expansion of the industry, which we look forward to maintaining as 2019 progresses.”

Veritas

Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT) (OTC: VRTHF) (Frankfurt: 2VP) announced that it is taking steps to restructure its wholly owned subsidiary Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. (CTL). According to the company, the restructuring is necessary because of both permanent and temporary cutbacks of the number of staff CTL. Senior members of CTL’s research will remain with the company, and Dr. Michael Walker and Dr. Andrew Hagel will lead the restructuring.

Green Growth Brands

Green Growth Brands, Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) announced that it has completed the buyback and cancellation of 27.3 million common shares of the company held by GA Opportunities Corp. for C$89 million, or roughly C$3.26 per common share. “We are pleased to have completed our buy back of the shares previously held by GA Opportunities,” said Peter Horvath, CEO of GGB.  “While we continue to focus on the rapid expansion of GGB, the opportunity to repurchase these shares well below the current market price immediately and directly increased shareholder value.”


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 15, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 15, 2019.

On the Site

CNBC’s Tim Seymour Goes One On One With SLANG’s CEO Peter Miller

Miller talks about the early days of cannabis legalization in Canada, the fast growth of SLANG and new products being launched by Firefly. Watch Now

Illinois’ Cannabis Rules Dissected at the Green Market Summit

The Governor of Illinois recently released details of the state’s proposed rules for adult-use cannabis. The Green Market Summit had organized a panel that took place just days after the announcement in Chicago. Watch Now

The Green Organic Dutchman

After the markets closed yesterday, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCMKTS: TGODF) reported their first quarter financial results for the period ending on March 31, 2019. Quarter-over-quarter revenue rose by 28% to $2.4 million. Much of that revenue was generated from the recently acquired HemPoland. The company experienced a net loss of $14.1 million.

In Other News

Aurora Cannabis

Late yesterday, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB) announced their third quarter financial results for the period ending on March 31, 2019. Net revenue was $65.14 million, up from $54.17 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $36.6 million, down from $45.52 million in the previous quarter. The company incurred a loss of $158.35 million.

Cannara Biotech

Cannara Biotech (CSE: LOVE) (OTCQB: CNBTF) announced today that it has commenced trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market under the symbol “CNBTF”. “Cannabis and hemp-CBD markets are global markets, with customers, vendors and investors domiciled across all major industrial nations,” said Zohar Krivorot, President and CEO of Cannara. ” Having a listing in the U.S. not only provides easier access for U.S. and international investors to our story, it supports our mission of being a North American premium provider of health and wellness products in large and growing product categories.”

1933 Industries

1933 Industries Inc. (CSE: TGIF) (OTCQX: TGIFF) announced that its subsidiary, Alternative Medicine Association, has completed a sale and lease back for its cannabis cultivation facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The purchase price for the transaction was $10.45 million, which the company has received minus a $500,000 hold back to be released upon the completion of the facility and issuance of permanent occupancy permits, and a $250,000 hold back to be released upon issuance of state and local permitting for the facility. The transaction included a lease-back agreement for 10 years, with an option to renew for two additional five year periods.

 


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 15, 2019
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After the markets closed yesterday, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCMKTS: TGODF) reported their first quarter financial results for the period ending on March 31, 2019.

Quarter-over-quarter revenue rose by 28% to $2.4 million. Much of that revenue was generated from the recently acquired HemPoland. The company experienced a net loss of $14.1 million, down $4 million from the previous quarter. Management attributes these losses to continued preparation for commercial cannabis production and its preparations to enter the adult-use market next year.

Quarterly Highlights

The company is on schedule with the construction of production facilities in Hamilton, Ontario and Valleyfield, Quebec. Approximately $46.9 million in investment is dedicated to the sites’ construction.

Close to the end of the quarter, TGOD launched Growers Circle, which sells medical cannabis directly to patients in Canada. The company did not record any revenue from the venture in the first quarter as the bulk of orders were shipped in April. However, revenues should appear on the financial results for the second quarter.

As of March 31, 2019, the company has a balance sheet of $224.4 million of cash and restricted cash, which will be used to fund the expansion of production facilities, operating costs, and international growth.

On May 15, 2019, TGOD management held a conference call to go over in detail the company’s financial results, and playback of the call can be listened to here for up to one week.

“Q1 results are continued proof that we are delivering on our business plan with executional excellence,” said Brian Athaide, CEO of TGOD. “The Company is now bringing to market high quality, premium certified organic cannabis flower and hemp-derived CBD oils. With the construction of the Hamilton facility nearing completion and our flagship Valleyfield facility on track, TGOD will soon be able to sell at scale in Canada and rapidly grow the organic segment that is currently being significantly under-served by the market.”


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 10, 2019
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t found that perfect gift for Mom yet, don’t fret. There’s still plenty of time to find something that will make Mom smile, and if she happens to be cannabis friendly, then you are in luck. Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas and discounts for the canna-mom in your life:

Popular Cannabis-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

According to the cannabis analytics firm Headset, the most popular cannabis-friendly Mother’s Day gift are not your traditionally popular cannabis products like oil or extracts. Instead, the company sees a surge of interest in edible or topical products in the days leading up to the holiday. On Mother’s Day, cannabis tea, coffee and cocoa sales rise by about 50%. Sales of bath salts, soaks, and scrubs increase by around 20%.  Even pre-rolls see an uptick of sales by approximately 7%.

Thinking about buying Mom topical cannabis products? You might be on the right track. According to the wholesale cannabis e-commerce platform LeafLink, the overall market share of topical surges by 306% on Mother’s Day. The most popular topical brands on the platform are:

  1. Muscle Freeze CBD – Mary’s Medicinals, CA
  2. Body Balm – Nordic Goddess, CO
  3. Extra Strength Dragon’s Balm – Medicine Farm (Distributed by Pharmer’s Market), OR
  4. SYNERGY CBD Relief Balm – Dixie, CO
  5. Extra Strength Relieving Creme – Apothecanna, CO
  6. 1:1 Transdermal Compound – Mary’s Medicinals, CO
  7. Body Balm – Wrangler’s Relief, CO
  8. Extra Strength Relieving Creme – Apothecanna, CA
  9. Cannabis Infused Salve – Mary Jane’s Medicinals, CO
  10. CBD+ Healing Stick (Warming) – Wildflower, WA
A Cannabis Gift for the DIY Mom

If your mother likes to take a hands-on approach to things, or simply has a green thumb, A Pot for Pot might have what you’re looking for. A Pot for Pot is a company that sells DIY cannabis grow kits. The kits, which come in either two or five gallons, has everything you need to grow your own cannabis minus the seeds themselves. However, to make up for the lack of seeds, each kit comes with a seed discount coupon.

Mother’s Day Discounts

If you love saving money almost as much as you love your mother, then you might want to take a look at these two Mother’s Day discounts. Urban Juve, a hemp-based health and wellness brand, is offering 20% off their Anti-Aging Serum when you purchase any face moisturizer. All you have to do is use the code UJMOMS.

For those of you living in Colorado, The Green Solution (TGS) is offering a buy-one get one 50% off deal for all of their NectarBee Heal Line products; like their Fine Lotion, which is made with a 5:1 THC to CBD ratio and a blend of essential oils. TGS is also offering a complimentary stemmed flower and a comeback cash voucher redeemable for $10 off a purchase of $25, pre-tax, to moms shopping on Mother’s Day. However, the vouchers are only redeemable between May 19 and May 22.

In addition to these discounts, cannabis providers across North America will most likely be offering discounts and deals this Mother’s Day, so be sure to check with your local dispensary as well! Just remember that it does not really matter exactly what you get your mom for Mother’s Day, what really matters is the thought and love you put into it.


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 9, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 9, 2019.

On the Site

Cronos Group

Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) reported financial results in Canadian dollars for the first quarter ending March 31, 2019, with net revenue rising 129% to $6.5 million from $2.9 million for the same time period in 2018. The rise in revenue was due to the addition of adult use sales in Canada. Net revenue increased 15% sequentially from $5.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

3 Ways to Buy Into Marijuana Stocks Without the Risk

Sure, these stocks won’t rise as much as some of the pure marijuana stocks. But, you know what? They won’t fall as much either and they’ll still be able to reap potential billions in revenues derived from cannabis. With that, here are the 3 top partners of the marijuana stocks and why you should focus on them.

Arcadia Biosciences

Just two months after announcing the launch of Arcadia Specialty Genomics™, a new cannabis-dedicated division of agricultural crop improvement, the company has released images of its first crop of sun-grown, Hawaiian hemp. Arcadia’s new cannabis unit, cultivates six Hawaiian hemp strains on its 10-acre Hawaiian facility.

In Other News

Charlotte’s Web Holdings

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF) announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering 7 million common shares at C$20 per share. The offering should raise approximately C$140 million. As the shares are being sold by current shareholders, the company will not receive the proceeds from the offering. The selling shareholders have additionally granted underwriters a 30-day option to purchase another 15% of the common shares offered in the proposed public offering. Canaccord Genuity Corp. will act as the sole bookrunner for the offering.

Alternate Health

Alternate Health Corp., (CSE: AHG) (OTCQB: AHGIF) is looking to expand into Latin America. Today the company announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Oltecate Enterprises, a COFEPRIS-licensed Mexican CBD distributor. Under the agreement the parties will establish a Mexican corporation with the name of Alternate Health Latin America S. de. R. L. de. C.V. (“AHLA”). Alternate Health will own 55% of the company and Oltecate will own 45%. Upon closing, Federico Cabo, owner of Oltecate Enterprises, will receive 1,500,000 common shares of Alternate Health.

Terra Tech

Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) announced its financial results for the third quarter ending on March 31, 2019. Year-over-year, revenue for the quarter declined from $8.6 million in 2018 to $7.4 million. Management credited the decline in revenue to higher tax levels in the state of California, which depressed sales figures. Nevertheless, the company’s net loss for the quarter also declined, falling from $12.2 million in the first quarter of 2018 to $5.1 million. Likewise, the gross margin grew from 36.2% to 54.4%.

Neptune Wellness Solutions

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets of SugarLeaf Labs, LLC and Forest Remedies LLC, a registered North Carolina-based commercial hemp company providing extraction services and formulated products, for $150 million. Included in the acquisition is a 24,000 square foot hemp production facility capable of producing 1.5 million kilograms of hemp annually. Under the agreement, Neptune will pay $12 million in cash and $6 million in common shares upon closing. Depending on the fulfillment of certain milestones, Neptune will pay an additional $132 million over the next three years in a combination of cash and common shares. The transaction is expected to close on or around July 31, 2019.


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 9, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 8, 2019.

On the Site

CalCannabis: Why Such a Debacle?

We were prompted to write this article by Joe Kukura’s article “Pot Growers Nipped in the Bud by Bureaucratic Bungle.” We agree with the article. CalCannabis created a gigantic debacle with its licensing of cultivators. However, a more accurate statement is, “CalCannabis is a gigantic blunder.”

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In Other News

Nug

Nug Inc. announced today that it has raised $15 million in a Series A Funding round. Nug initially set out to raise $10 million but the offering was oversubscribed and the company raised an additional $5 million. The company will use the proceeds from this fundraising round to expand its manufacturing, distribution and branding capacities. “This latest capital infusion represents an ongoing phase of aggressive growth for NUG and is indicative of an auspicious future, validating our team’s relentless ambition and commitment to developing top notch products, innovative services and technology,” said Dr. John Oram, CEO and Founder of NUG.

Abacus Health Products

Abacus Health Products, Inc. (CSE: ABCS) announced that it has raised $34.5 million through a bought deal offering of 2,464,450 units of the company, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. A syndicate of underwriters, including Eight Capital, GMP Securities LP, Cormark Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and Paradigm Capital Inc. led the offering. The company intends on using the proceed from the offering for general working capital, increase international distribution of products, and to ramp up its marketing and sales programs to seek to increase retail pharmacy store locations from 1,100 to over 10,000.

Tilray

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) said today that it plans to make an investment of $32.6 million to increase the company’s Canadian cannabis production manufacturing footprint from 1.1 million to 1.3 million square feet across three facilities located in Leamington, Ontario; London, Ontario; and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The investment is expected to create around 100 news jobs.


William SumnerWilliam SumnerMay 8, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for May 7, 2019.

On the Site

Investors Are Bullish On Cannabis, According to KCSA Survey

Investors are feeling bullish about the cannabis industry, according to a new survey released by KCSA Strategic Communications. Titled the Cannabis Investor Survey, KCSA polled over 250 retail cannabis investors about their investments and outlook on the legal cannabis industry in the United States.

Illinois Releases Plan For Full Legalization

This past Saturday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released the plan for full cannabis legalization which is set to begin on January 1, 2020. Companies that currently had medical cannabis licenses would get a jump on other companies with regards to applying for licenses. According to the plan, new licenses for dispensaries would begin on May 1 and processors, craft growers and transporters would begin licensing on July 1. It wouldn’t be until late 2021, that the next round of businesses would receive licenses.

Long-awaited German Tenders Handed to Specialist Trio

White smoke emanating from Germany’s medical agency signals the wait is over to find out which firms have been awarded medicinal cannabis tenders for Europe’s top market. Two Canadian firms, Aphria, and Aurora Cannabis and Germany’s Demecan have won out, it has emerged. The three companies will split a four-year tender to grow 10,400kg between them. Aphria won five of the 13 lots, with Aurora Cannabis and Demecan handed five and three lots respectively.

In Other News

MJardin

MJardin Group, Inc. (CSE: MJAR) (OTCQX: MJARF) today released their fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2018. Revenue for the year was $27.5 million. Adjusted net loss from operations was $27.4 million and adjusted EBITDA was $12.2 million. “2018 was a year of significant change in the company as we expanded in to another US state, entered the Canadian market via acquisition, and became a publicly traded company on both the CSE and OTC,” remarked Adrian Montgomery, MJardin Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO. “In addition, we have restructured our corporate size and organization to better integrate and align with our core business goals in both countries.”

Heritage Cannabis

Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. (CSE: CANN) announced that it has closed a $17.3 million bought deal offering, selling approximately 32.6 million units of the company at a price of $0.53 per unit. Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half of one common shar purchase warrant. Proceeds from the offering will be used to increase extraction capacity and follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies, new domestic and international opportunities, working capital and general corporate purposes.

TerrAscend

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) announced that it has completed the book-build for its previously announced upsized private placement. The gross proceeds from the offering totaled $52 million. The company is issuing common shares in the private placement at the previously announced price of C$7.64, which is a 5% discount from Monday’s closing price.

Cronos Group

Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) announced that is has opened a cannabinoid device R&D facility in Israel. Dubbed Cronos Device Labs, the facility will feature a 23-member team and is comprised of product designers, mechanical, electrical and software engineers, and analytical and formulation scientists. “The launch of Cronos Device Labs is an exciting next step on our journey to become a leader in cannabinoid innovation,” said Cronos Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Gorenstein. “Vapor is already one of the most popular forms of cannabis consumption, and we see a clear opportunity for Cronos Group to introduce the next-generation of vaporizer products designed specifically for cannabinoid formulations.”

Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) announced the launch of Spectrum Therapeutics, a new global brand that will encompass all of the company’s ongoing commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations , and Bionorica SE-founded C3 Cannabinoid Compound Company. Spectrum will be involved with the production and distribution of full-spectrum and single cannabinoid medical cannabis products; education, resources and support for patients and healthcare practitioners; as well as pre-clinical and clinical research and the development of cannabinoid-based medicines.



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