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StaffStaffApril 10, 2019
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Facility Footprint Increased to 1.6 Million Square Feet, Target Capacity 230,000+ kg per Annum

Next Generation Technology Systems to Result in Further Reduced Production Costs

EDMONTON, April 10, 2019 /AxisWire/ Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) today announced an update on the status of Aurora Sun, the Company’s latest and largest Sky Class facility, which is currently under construction in Medicine Hat, Alberta. To support rapidly growing global demand for high-quality medical cannabis in Canadaand abroad, the facility will be expanded to 1.62 million square feet, representing a 33% increase from its originally planned 1.2 million square feet. With the Sky Class production philosophy proven at Aurora Sky, the Company is confident in projecting an expected production capacity at Aurora Sun in excess of 230,000 kg of high-quality cannabis per annum.

Aurora’s Sky Class facilities are the most technologically advanced in the world. They are not greenhouses, but purpose-built, indoor cannabis grow facilities that create the most optimal growing conditions for cannabis. A sophisticated glass roof, rainwater and snow melt recapture system, and a high-level of technology and automation give Aurora full control over all anticipated environmental and harvest conditions, resulting in the production of consistently high yielding, high-quality cannabis at low-cost.

“Aurora Sun represents the next evolution in our Sky Class facility design, delivering massive scale, low cost production, and consistent, high-quality cannabis,” said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora. “Particularly in newly-opened markets, establishing first-mover position and embedding Aurora’s market share and brand requires a stable and reliable supply of high-quality cannabis for these markets. The increased scale of Aurora Sun reflects our expectations for the long-term growth in global demand, especially the higher margin international medical markets which will be faced with significant supply shortages for the foreseeable future. Sun is also designed with flexibility in mind to enable us to quickly meet changing market demands, particularly as breeding and cultivation technologies evolve and as customer preferences and requirements change.”

Aurora Sun Facility Highlights:

  • 37 growing rooms, each at 32,500 square feet
  • At full operation, there will be more than 1,000,000 plants in various stages of growth in the facility at any given time
  • Increased automation through next generation robotic shuttles to mobilize benches, increasing operational speed and facility efficiency, while allowing for multiple product streams simultaneously
  • Expanded and upgraded facility automation systems for cloning and production, further lowering anticipated production costs
  • Next generation, low maintenance climate management system for superior plant health, yield and cannabinoid potency
  • Upgraded weather readiness design to drive even greater operating efficiencies
  • Additional energy efficiency/energy management via improved implementation of thermal screens
  • Improved GMP/GACP segregation between grow, harvest, and post-production to facilitate faster and most efficient work flow
  • Higher throughput post-harvesting systems, including drying systems, to reduce product time to market

Ground work at the facility is nearing completion, erection of the steel structure is advancing and installation of the glass at Sun is expected to be completed in May 2019. Like Aurora Sky, Health Canada licensing requests have determined that rooms will be available for planting before the entire facility is completed.

Evolved Design

Aurora Sun will be even more technologically advanced than Aurora Sky in a number of ways, including process and technological upgrades that are aimed to increase economic efficiencies and customer-driven flexibility to meet future evolutions in market requirements. While Aurora Sky integrates certain post harvest processing systems, Aurora Sun will be focused solely on the mass scale, hyper-efficient production of high-quality cannabis. Most post-harvest processing will be handled at other facilities, such as Aurora Polaris, the Company’s logistics and derivatives production hub at the EdmontonInternational Airport (see announcement February 12, 2019).

About Aurora

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canadawith funded capacity in excess of 625,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 24 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.

Highly differentiated from its peers, Aurora has established a uniquely advanced, consistent and efficient production strategy, based on purpose-built facilities that integrate leading-edge technologies across all processes, defined by extensive automation and customization, resulting in the massive scale production of high quality product at low cost. Intended to be replicable and scalable globally, our production facilities are designed to produce cannabis of significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and low per gram production costs. Each of Aurora’s facilities is built to meet EU GMP standards, and its first production facility, the recently acquired MedReleaf Markham facility, and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Aurora Deutschland have achieved this level of certification.

In addition to the Company’s rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 15 wholly owned subsidiary companies – MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Aurora Deutschland, H2 Biopharma, Urban Cultivator, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia Labs, HotHouse Consulting, MED Colombia, Agropro, Borela, and ICC Labs – Aurora is distinguished by its reputation as a partner and employer of choice in the global cannabis sector, having invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), Capcium Inc. (private), Evio Beauty Group (private), Wagner Dimas (private), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ) and High Tide Inc. (CSE:HITI).

Aurora’s Common Shares trade on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “ACB”, and are a constituent of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

For more information about Aurora, please visit our investor website, investor.auroramj.com

Neither the TSX, NYSE nor their Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX and NYSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Terry Booth, CEO                               
Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes statements containing certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward looking statements made in this release include: (i) statements regarding the  completion of the facility, (ii) facility characteristics including its size, and cultivation capacity; (ii) statements regarding the rapid growth of international markets, Aurora’s intention to supply those markets, and Aurora’s intention to use products grown at Aurora Sun to supply those markets and the Canadian marketplace; and (iii) information regarding key metrics including predicted production costs. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Certain of the assumptions relied upon include: (i) that the facility as permitted and constructed will meet the design characteristics described in this news release, (ii) that international markets for cannabis will continue to grow, and Aurora will be able to obtain necessary licenses and permits not only for the Aurora Sun facility, but to be able to sell its products in such international markets; and (iii) that the facility will perform in line with Aurora’s past practices and expected design parameters.Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


StaffStaffApril 9, 2019
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Former Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Clinician and Researcher Brings Expertise in Clinical Cannabinoid Therapeutics to Guide Multi-State Cannabis Operator

 

NEW YORK, April 09, 2019 /AxisWire/ Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (CSE: ACRG.U) (OTCQX: ACRGF), today announced the appointment of Corey Burchman, MD as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Burchman will oversee development of an Acreage medical advisory board, assist in developing patient outreach programs, and serve as medical risk mitigator to the company’s product development and innovation. Additionally, Corey will cultivate important relationships with regulatory partners and patient advocacy groups, and drive medical education and engagement throughout the company. Dr. Burchman will report to Chief Operating Officer, Bob Daino.

“Corey is a nationally recognized expert on clinical cannabinoid therapeutics and has chaired multiple national and international conferences on the use of medical cannabis for therapeutic purposes. He is the perfect fit for this critical position and will play an instrumental role in helping Acreage deliver on our mission of bringing safe, affordable cannabis to anyone who needs it,” said Acreage Chairman and CEO, Kevin Murphy

Prior to joining Acreage, Dr. Burchman served as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in Lebanon, NH. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, he directed the Section on Neuroanesthesia, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and the Same Day Surgical Program. Additionally, he was an Attending Physician on the Acute Pain Service. Dr. Burchman also served as Medical Advisor to the Board at Prime Alternative Treatment Center of New Hampshire, a therapeutic cannabis dispensary.

Dr. Burchman is an author of a May 2017 study that found a significant reduction in use of opioids, antidepressants and alcohol for pain, anxiety and sleep among medical cannabis patients in New England. Published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, it remains one of the largest studies of its kind.

On joining Acreage Dr. Burchman said, “In my role as Chief Medical Officer, I hope to bring my experience in clinical cannabinoid therapeutics as the basis for developing strong patient outreach programs, and building relationships with advocacy groups and partners. Working with Acreage allows me to further a theme that has anchored my entire career—patient safety—in an industry that has the capacity to change lives for the better across the country.”

Dr. Burchman received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and his residency and fellowship training at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been actively involved in teaching medical residents, medical research, and administering clinical care for over 33 years. He is a US Navy veteran of 13 years.

ABOUT ACREAGE HOLDINGS
Headquartered in New York City, Acreage is the largest vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in the U.S. with respect to the number of states with cannabis related licenses, according to publicly available information.  Acreage owns licenses or has management services agreements in place with license holders to operate in 19 states (including pending acquisitions) with a population of more than 172 million Americans, and an estimated 2022 total addressable market of approximately $14 billion in legal cannabis sales, according to Arcview Market Research.  Acreage is dedicated to building and scaling operations to create a seamless, consumer-focused branded cannabis experience.  Acreage’s national retail store brand, The Botanist, debuted in 2018.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information, including, for greater certainty, statements regarding expanding our industry-leading footprint, rolling out a national brand, pending legislation, opening of new cannabis markets and the commencement of Oklahoma operations in 2019. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects Acreage’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Acreage and on assumptions Acreage believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: market acceptance and approvals. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Acreage to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; general capital market conditions and market prices for securities; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; the actual results of future operations; competition; changes in legislation affecting Acreage; the timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; and lack of qualified, skilled labor or loss of key individuals. A description of additional assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Acreage’s disclosure documents, such as Acreage’s listing statement filed on November 14, 2018, on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Although Acreage has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the expectations of Acreage as of the date of this news release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. However, Acreage expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities law.  The Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

Investor Contact:

Steve West
Vice President, Investor Relations
Investors@acreageholdings.com
646-600-9181

Media Contacts:

Howard Schacter
Head of Communications
h.schacter@acreageholdings.com
646-600-9181

 

 


StaffStaffApril 9, 2019
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RELEAF APP PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS TO RECEIVE CERTIFICATIONS, COACHING, AND CONSULTATIONS

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania /AxisWire/ – Releaf App, the real-time data collection tool providing patients, businesses, and medical professionals with efficacy insights regarding their use of cannabis as-a-medicine, has introduced a new app update to provide patients and app users with the ability to book appointments with certified doctors, health coaches, and wellness consultants across the United States and Canada.

The Releaf App is a free app available for download in the Apple Store or on Google Play. The new “Book a Consultation” feature gives patients and app users direct access to doctors and medical cannabis coaches who are certified and available on-demand for appointment bookings virtually, or physically depending on the user’s state or region. With this new feature, patients can compare different cannabis certification groups and seamlessly engage with medical cannabis professionals who can directly consult with app users based on locality.

Leading telemedicine companies like Heally are partnered with Releaf App to provide patients with advice, guidance, and certifications from medical professionals in states like California, New York, Maryland, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and across Canada. For patients or app users in other areas of the United States and Canada, Heally’s certified doctors can also provide general consultations and health coaching that does not result in a recommendation or patient certification.

“I am thrilled that Releaf users will be able to connect with Heally’s certified doctors, right from the app,” said Greg Rovner, CEO of Heally. “With so many new and exciting cannabis products entering the market, it makes sense to provide customers with accurate medical information and real-time advice to ensure they’re buying the right products for their needs. This partnership will undoubtedly drive better outcomes for cannabis patients.”

Releaf App CEO, Franco Brockelman, plans to make additional telemedicine partners and geographic territories available through the app within the coming weeks. “Releaf App continues to be the best free tool for patients to track, learn from, and improve their use of medical cannabis and we’re now developing new in-app solutions to further empower patients to more confidently approach cannabis as medicine,” says Brockelman. “Heally shares our patient-focused approach and has a similar mission to improve cannabis healthcare, so it made a lot of sense to form this partnership and expand the services and support we each provide patients”.

Releaf App plans to announce additional app updates in 2019 aimed at closing the data-feedback loop that exists between grower-processors and licensed producers, retail operators, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and cannabis consumers. Download the Releaf App in the Apple Store or on Google Play today. If you are interested in being a Releaf Affiliate contact the Releaf App team at contact@releafapp.com.

About Releaf App

MoreBetter is a big data company providing information as a service and answers as a service solutions to inform and educate patients, businesses, and medical professionals on the efficacy of cannabis as-a-medicine. MoreBetter empowers patients, business, and healthcare professionals in the supply chain with actionable data-backed insights that cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers use to track and improve industry standards and procedures. MoreBetter collects real time consumer reported treatment outcomes and product effectiveness data via a free mobile app. MoreBetter’s mission is to close the data feedback loop that exists between consumers, businesses, healthcare professionals, and researchers regarding medical cannabis.

About Heally

Heally connects consumers, licensed medical professionals and natural alternatives into one ecosystem. Using Heally, one has the ability to visit with a doctor online, and purchase the most effective wellness products for their needs.


StaffStaffApril 9, 2019
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Cartagena, Colombia, April 9, 2019 /AxisWire/ Today, Expo Cannabiz Business Conference 2019 organizers announced additional details about the Conference’s international schedule of speakers and sponsors in anticipation of one of the year’s largest American cannabis events, attracting attendees and investors from North and South America to Hotel Cartagena and the Cartagena Convention Center May 9-11, 2019. The Expo promises unparalleled networking, education, investment, and business opportunities, with a variety of tiered attendance options available.

The three-day weekend event, held in the beautiful Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia, has two key components: a cannabis investor forum scheduled throughout the day on May 9, followed by a two-day business conference May 10-11.

The Investor portion of the Expo, to be held at Hotel Cartagena, features a Cannabis Investing Forum and Investor Pitch Contest with awards; networking opportunities throughout the day, including during the breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks; keynote speakers, guest speakers, speaker panels, and industry sessions; as well as special access to cannabis investment experts for all attendees. This daylong event promises special opportunities and is particularly relevant to new and aspiring business owners, venture capitalists, angel investors, wealth managers, financial planners, and accredited investors. A selection of attendance passes is available, including bundled passes for all events, as well as pre-approved investor passes (free of charge) for the May 9 investor program.

The Expo Cannabiz Business Conference segment of the Expo on May 10-11 at the Cartagena Convention Center includes a full slate of leading cannabis business leaders on its speaker agenda. Among those scheduled to speak is former Mexican President Vicente Fox, now a drug-legalization activist in Latin America with an eye toward supplying cannabis products to emerging markets in Latin America. Fox is a board member of and advisor to Khiron Life Sciences Corp., which is poised for extensive sales throughout Latin America this year. The Toronto-based company recently partnered with Colorado-based Dixie Brands with plans to market products utilizing cannabis grown in four South American countries; marijuana activist and business leader Steve DeAngelo, a well-known cannabis-industry leader and commentator in the United States, DeAngelo is known as “The Father of the Cannabis Industry” and is owner and founder of Harborside, a leading dispensary in California; alternative agriculture and holistic health-industry expert Jennifer Sanders, a Harvard Business School graduate with private equity expertise. Sanders is a founder of CNS Equity Partners and an avid philanthropist. In 2018, she made the largest cannabis medical research donation in North America to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cannabis Research Initiative through her company, AURA Ventures.

 

Attendee and exhibitor space are limited. Register today at https://www.expocannabiz.com/#/index.

For additional information, contact Brad Turner at (310) 663-1434; brad.turner@expocannabiz.com.


StaffStaffApril 3, 2019
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PORT RICHEY, FL, April 2, 2019 /AxisWire/ — Garyn Angel, CEO and founder of MagicalButter and inventor of the award winning MB2e botanical extractor, “MagicalButter machine,” was honored by High Times Magazine for his contributions shaping the global cannabis industry. This is the second year in a row Angel has been named High Times’ 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis.

Angels invention, The MagicalButter MB2e, is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. In 2012, Angel also founded the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a unique, non-profit charity dedicated to uplifting medical refugees. The organization provides financial assistance to patients in need of specialized medical treatment, most recently donating MB2e machines to medical marijuana patients in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“The top 100 of anything is an incredible honor, but High Times 100 Most Influential—when it’s the hottest industry in the world—really inspires us to work harder and continue to deliver products that our customers really love,” says Angel. “The DIY edibles market has really just begun, and MagicalButter is confident we’ll expand the shelf space we’ve created.”

MagicalButter’s groundbreaking products are distributed across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Port Richey, Florida, based company has spurred a global edible DIY market through providing consumers and patients with the tools and knowledge to decarboxylate, extract, infuse, create and store edibles and medibles at home.

Every year, The High Times 100 celebrates the 100 most influential people in the cannabis world, from entrepreneurs and activists to entertainers, politicians, cultivators and more.

About MagicalButter

MagicalButter is an entirely new category of products. The MagicalButter machine MB2e is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. Most important are the amazing benefits of certain plants people all over the world are discovering can be used to enrich their health. MagicalButter products are consistently affordable, easy to use, made from premium quality materials, and offer peerless customer service from TeamMB. As a team, we own the company, we design the products, we use them, we truly care about quality and about each customer—and our fans tell us it shows in the personalized attention they receive. Together We Win. https://www.magicalbutter.com

Media contact:

Zoe Wilder
zoe@zoewilder.com


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PORT RICHEY, FL, April 2, 2019 /AxisWire/ — Garyn Angel, CEO and founder of MagicalButter and inventor of the award winning MB2e botanical extractor, “MagicalButter machine,” was honored by High Times Magazine for his contributions shaping the global cannabis industry. This is the second year in a row Angel has been named High Times’ 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis.

Angels invention, The MagicalButter MB2e, is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. In 2012, Angel also founded the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a unique, non-profit charity dedicated to uplifting medical refugees. The organization provides financial assistance to patients in need of specialized medical treatment, most recently donating MB2e machines to medical marijuana patients in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“The top 100 of anything is an incredible honor, but High Times 100 Most Influential—when it’s the hottest industry in the world—really inspires us to work harder and continue to deliver products that our customers really love,” says Angel. “The DIY edibles market has really just begun, and MagicalButter is confident we’ll expand the shelf space we’ve created.”

MagicalButter’s groundbreaking products are distributed across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Port Richey, Florida, based company has spurred a global edible DIY market through providing consumers and patients with the tools and knowledge to decarboxylate, extract, infuse, create and store edibles and medibles at home.

Every year, The High Times 100 celebrates the 100 most influential people in the cannabis world, from entrepreneurs and activists to entertainers, politicians, cultivators and more.

About MagicalButter

MagicalButter is an entirely new category of products. The MagicalButter machine MB2e is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. Most important are the amazing benefits of certain plants people all over the world are discovering can be used to enrich their health. MagicalButter products are consistently affordable, easy to use, made from premium quality materials, and offer peerless customer service from TeamMB. As a team, we own the company, we design the products, we use them, we truly care about quality and about each customer—and our fans tell us it shows in the personalized attention they receive. Together We Win. https://www.magicalbutter.com


StaffStaffApril 1, 2019
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Liberty Health Sciences Selects Sprout For CRM and Marketing Platform and Opens 12th Dispensary in Florida

April 1st, 2019 / BOSTON, MA / AxisWire / – Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) announced today it has expanded their relationship with Sprout, an all-in-one CRM & marketing platform for the cannabis industry, and has deployed their software across 12 Florida dispensaries. Liberty is using Sprout to build one of the largest consumer databases of medical marijuana patients in Florida and to automate its and marketing while driving online orders and in-store purchases.

“Sprout has played a significant role in our growth and is a true technology and data partner. We were looking for a more robust enterprise solution for marketing and CRM and Sprout has proven their ability to deliver on that need”, stated Liberty’s Marketing Manager.

Sprout’s all-in-one CRM, marketing and customer loyalty software combines database management with smart filtering technology making it easy for Liberty to send personalized multi-media text messages and emails to their patients.

Jaret Christopher, CEO of Sprout, commented, “Liberty Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing vertically-integrated cannabis operators in Florida and a great company to work with. We are privileged and excited to help them achieve their patient acquisition and growth objectives.”

About Liberty Health Sciences Inc.

Liberty is the cannabis provider committed to providing a trusted, high quality cannabis experience based on our dedication and genuine care for all cannabis users and a focus on operational excellence from seed to sale and beyond. Liberty’s measured approach to expansion opportunities maximizes returns to shareholders, while keeping consumers’ well-being at the forefront of what we do. For more information, please visit: www.libertyhealthsciences.com.

About Sprout

MembersRSVP, LLC flagship technology, Sprout, is an all-in-one CRM, marketing and customer loyalty platform designed for dispensaries and cannabis brands. Sprout’s easy-to-use CRM and marketing software automates some of the core functions for dispensaries and CPG companies. Sprout clients typically achieve 10x return on their marketing spend to acquire and retain medical and recreational customers. For additional information visit: www.sprout.online.

Media Inquiries:

Sprout – All-in-One CRM & Marketing Platform
David Schachter
david@sprout.online
(401) 580-2898


StaffStaffMarch 28, 2019
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March 28, 2019 – TORONTO, CANADA/AxisWire/ Green Tank Technologies, (“Green Tank” or the “Company“) a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-performance vaporization hardware is pleased to announce the completion of its Series A round of financing. The company, launched in 2016 by brothers Dustin and Corey Koffler, secured the CAD $14 million in funding with continued support from existing investors, including Green Acre Capital, coupled with strong demand from new investors including a cornerstone investment by Newstrike Brands, a leading Canadian licensed producer whose strategic partners include Canada’s iconic musicians The Tragically Hip.

The funding comes at a pivotal time for Green Tank, with anticipated revised cannabis regulations coming into effect in late 2019, permitting the legal sale of vapes across Canada. The Company, which experienced annual revenue growth of nearly 300% in 2018, is now working with over 130 brands in the United States and international markets and has signed partnerships with over a dozen licensed producers in Canada including some of the largest in the country. Green Tank also recently announced the launch of a new certified child-resistant vaporizer cartridge, designed exclusively for the cannabis industry. The capital raise will be used to help the Company scale operations, accelerate product innovation, and attract top talent.

According to BDS Analytics, vaping is rapidly becoming the number one cannabis consumption method for recreational and medical use in the United States. In California, vape as a category accounts for roughly 30% of all legal cannabis sales. The appeal of vaporizers, whether it be the discretion they offer, their convenience or the easy entry point they are to new cannabis users, represents a growing trend in the marketplace. Consumer demand, led by vaporizers, is propelling concentrates toward an estimated $8B in retail sales in 2022, outpacing growth in traditional flower sales. Vape sales are expected to hit $6.5B in the same timeframe.

“This financing will enable Green Tank to capitalize on new opportunities on a global scale. It will allow us to achieve our innovation goal of producing the highest performing vape technology on the market and to become the premiere B2B solution for our brand partners around the world,” said Corey Koffler, Green Tank Technologies Chief Operating Officer.

“Our strategic investment in Green Tank underscores our vision of building a premier consumer brand for the adult recreational market, with significant emphasis on the vape category,” said Mark E. Burton, Chief Strategy Officer, Newstrike Brands. “We expect vape products to be a significant part of our overall revenue profile and we are excited to be working closely with Green Tank to design and deliver highly innovative vaporization hardware specifically designed to work seamlessly with our unique cannabis extracts.”

About Green Tank Technologies

Green Tank Technologies designs, develops and manufactures innovative, high-performance vaporization hardware exclusive to the cannabis industry. The company is committed to providing licensed producers and extractors with state-of-the-art vaporization technology, engineered specifically for each brand’s extract formulations.


StaffStaffMarch 14, 2019
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Groundbreaking Sponsorship Opportunity for Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Brands to Reach A Massive Audience

New York, NY – March 14, 2019 /AxisWire/ 420MEDIA, a NYC and Seattle based woman-owned digital marketing and media agency serving the legal cannabis industry, working with Emmy-nominated producers have announced the summer premiere of two original series. Movers and Shakers, introduces audiences to innovators, artists, creators, entrepreneurs in technology, science, manufacturing and design behind cannabis, the number-one growing industry in the world.

The Movers and Shakers series is an educational and entertaining trip spotlighting both men and women who are changing the way audiences view, partake and cure with the oldest medicinal herb on the planet: cannabis.

The second series, “5thQuarter”, hosted by former super bowl champion and cannabis advocate Marvin Washington is about athletes and what happens after the game.

According to the series creators, these two groundbreaking series will present an unprecedented opportunity for cannabis, hemp, and CBD brands to reach massive exposure alongside the influencers in cannabis with commercial placement that will live in the series.

Kerri Accardi, the series creator of Movers and Shakers in Cannabis and CEO of 420MEDIA, said “We are ecstatic to present a historic opportunity for cannabis brands to get beyond the four walls of a trade show, conference, or a page in a magazine. Being featured in these series will give industry sponsors digital assets with promotion and PR like they’ve never experienced. This will change people’s perceptions about cannabis and bring brands to market at a fraction of the cost or pain of trying on their own. Now we’re offering cannabis, hemp and CBD brands the opportunity to reach the people that really need their products and services. It’s time! “

Breaking Barrier by Air on Prime Time 

The 420MEDIA team has already broken through the advertising barriers facing cannabis brands. Last year, the agency launched a media blitz campaign, that aired on a number of :30 commercial spots during prime-time programming on stations including BRAVO, Discovery and the History Channel in the greater LA market.   The agency broke new ground in 2019 when the firm managed to air its cannabis education ads during the much-coveted Super Bowl LIII broadcast. Featuring the Rastafarian Senator who led the fight for legal cannabis in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the spot is the first in a series for the cannabis online TV network Hmm Did You Know (HDYKshowcasing prominent voices from the cannabis industry and community.

A total of twelve :30 commercial spots aired during Super Bowl LIII programming on the USVI CBS affiliate, marking the first broadcast of a cannabis-centric public service announcement during NFL programming. The roll out also included airing during the 91stAcademy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science Oscar telecast, in both the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

About 420MEDIA
420MEDIA, a women-owned digital marketing agency with offices in New York and Seattle offers a unique combination of full-service digital marketing services, media distribution, and industry expertise. Our team’s experience allows 420MEDIA to provide the full range of services necessary to effectively craft and execute marketing strategy in the cannabis sector. To see our recent reel and our advertising packages, please visit http://www.420media.us

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact:

Lisa Beckerman

lisa@420MEDIA.us

425-420-0585

 

Links to videos:

5thQuarter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnsotju76J4&feature=youtu.be

 

FOR VIDEOS: 

“5thQuarter” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnsotju76J4&feature=youtu.be

“Movers and Shakers in Cannabis”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNjkKl2f3eY


StaffStaffMarch 13, 2019
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Systems Design and Building Design Solutions Provide Fully Integrated Building Efficiency and Optimization

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – March 13, 2019/AxisWire/ urban-gro, a leading cultivation systems integrator and agricultural technology company for commercial cannabis cultivators, announces the acquisition of Denver-based Impact Engineering Inc., a full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (“MEP”) design and engineering company that has operated in the cannabis industry for the last four years as “Grow2Guys.”

By combining strengths, urban-gro and Grow2Guys will deliver value to investors and commercial cultivators through a tightly integrated design and engineering focus on high-performance cultivation facilities. The acquisition allows urban-gro to engage stakeholders earlier in the design process and offer the market a united team highly experienced in the end-to-end design and delivery of optimized cultivation and building systems.

“Investors and commercial cultivators tell us that they value our coordinated efforts,” says urban-gro CEO Brad Nattrass. “By combining urban-gro’s smart design and technology with Grow2Guys’s experience in building engineering solutions, we are strengthening our delivery of high-performance cultivation facilities.”

“Having provided mechanical engineering solutions for over 300 cultivation facilities, we are proud to combine our expertise with urban-gro’s agricultural solutions to ensure cultivators’ systems needs are harmonized with the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. This joining of forces is a testament to the maturation and legitimization of the cannabis industry,” says Brian Zimmerman. President and founder of Grow2Guys. “We look forward to providing investors and commercial cultivators with a holistic approach to the design of both cultivation and building systems.”

While urban-gro has acquired Grow2Guys for coordinated building and cultivations systems design, the Company will continue to work with and develop new relationships and collaborate with regional MEP engineering firms across North America. Grow2Guys will not compete directly with other MEP firms with which urban-gro has a relationship.

ABOUT URBAN-GRO

urban-gro, Inc. is a leading systems integrator and agriculture technology firm focused on serving commercial cultivators around the world. The company’s ag tech division, Soleil Technologies, delivers data-driven micro climate intelligence using high-density sense and control technology to improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficacies. urban-gro helps cultivators achieve sustainable scalability via innovative solutions that drive down costs, increase economic yield and reduce environmental impact.  By combining its design and integration services, industry-leading suite of cultivation equipment and crop management products, and proprietary technology solutions, urban-gro provides integrated solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators to efficiently manage and optimize their cultivation operations.  urban-gro is recognized as one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing systems integration and agricultural technology companies. Visit www.urban-gro.com and www.soleiltech.ag to learn more.

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