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Debra BorchardtDecember 31, 2019


1933 Industries Inc.  (CSE: TGIF) (OTCQX: TGIFF) announced its first-quarter 2020 financial results for the period ended October 31, 2019. Total revenues for the quarter for 1933 were $3.9 million, down 26% from its previous quarter, mainly due to the decline in market share for vape and distillate sales in the recreational market in Nevada. The company said that vaping accounts for 25% of cannabis sales in Nevada while the nationwide decline was 15% during the first week of September, at the state level, Nevada saw a drop of 32% in vape sales.

The net loss for the quarter was $3.8 million, which was lower than the fourth-quarter net loss of $5.6 million. 1933 said in a statement that the decrease in the net loss was due to company-wide cost-cutting measures in order to cut expenses. “All non-essential consulting services were cut as the company remains committed to achieving profitability and increasing shareholder value. Adjusted EBITDA loss was $1.8 million for Q1 2020 compared to $1.0 million for Q1 2019. Expenses were $5.9 million for Q1 2020 and $4.7 million for the same period in 2019.”

“Company revenues for Q1 2020 were impacted by lower than expected sales from vape products, largely attributed to the rampant use of vitamin E acetate in black market products,” said 1933 CEO Chris Rebentisch. “Despite weakness in this segment, we anticipate a recovery in vape sales across both our AMA and Infused subsidiaries as well as the demand in the supply chain for distillate normalizing in Nevada in early 2020. With over 100+ SKUs across 5 product lines as intellectual property and 8 licensing partners, we believe that our diversified product portfolio and product mix will aid us in sustaining our future growth.”

He went on to add, “Cannabis sales continue to remain strong in Nevada, reaching $639 million in its fiscal year ended June 30, while 80% of sales occur in Clark County, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation figures. Over the last two years of operations, we have built AMA and Canna Hemp into valuable and respected brands, we have attracted the top brand names in the industry as our partners in Nevada, and we are expanding our physical footprint to build a sustainable foundation for growth. Our current cash position allows us to continue our operations, service debenture interest obligations and fund our capital needs. We are confident that we will achieve significant growth in 2020, driven by our expanded cannabis production in Nevada, our near-term entry into the California market, increased distribution into new markets for our Canna Hemp line and the development of products in support of our licensing agreements.”

December Moves

It was a busy month for 1933 even after the quarter ended. The company announced the execution of a two-year licensing agreement AMA and The Pantry Company Inc. in which the company will begin the buildout of a GMP-approved commercial kitchen, to be located in its extraction facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then 1933  announced a second licensing agreement with OG DNA Genetics. The agreement will grant 1933 Industries license to the DNA brand for the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products.

Debra BorchardtJuly 2, 2019


Vertically integrated consumer cannabis company 1933 Industries Inc.  (CSE: TGIF) (OTCQX: TGIFF) delivered its third quarter results for the three months ended April 30, 2019, in Canadian dollars. Revenues of $4.6 million increased 40% over last year’s $3.7 million for the same time period.  The rise was a 28% increase sequentially.

The net loss rose to $7.2 million versus last year’s net loss of $2.9 million. The company attributed the increase in losses to the investment in the company’s consulting arm, Spire Global Strategy. 1933 said that it acquired Spire on the basis of an independent valuation, a strong team, and a solid business plan to provide services to the burgeoning cannabis sector in Canada. The company added that the expected revenue and future market development of Spire were not realized. 1933 said that its strategy has since shifted to consolidate its focus on the nation-wide growth of its consumer branded goods and supporting cultivation and extraction assets, where the value proposition of these sectors to the business provides a better return on investment.

CEO Chris Rebentisch said, “Overall, we are pleased to report strong growth comparatively to our last quarter, driven by rising consumer demand for our AMA cannabis products in Nevada and the impressive growth of our Canna Hemp line throughout the United States, which is one of the largest growing cannabis markets globally. Since becoming a publicly-listed issuer two years ago, we have focused on building one of the most valuable and respected CBD brands in the market and in successfully growing THC market share in Nevada, where we continue to be one of the largest suppliers of wholesale branded products in the State, with a major presence in every dispensary. We have spent significantly on the expansion of our infrastructure to support the future growth of our brands and have increased spending in product development, inventory build-out and sales and marketing efforts”.

Capital Raise

1933 closed a non-brokered private placement of 10,000,000 units at $0.45 per unit for total proceeds of $4.5 million, which was fully subscribed by one investor.  After the end of Q3, the company reported it closed a sale-leaseback transaction for the land and cultivation facility under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company sold the assets for C$14,027,035 or $10,450,000 less various adjustments for title fees, commission, and transfer taxes, which resulted in a net sale price to the company of C$13,328,701 or $9,862,700.

Product Portfolio

1933 has a portfolio of over 250 SKUs of THC and CBD-infused products. It has signed three significant licensing agreements over the period with household brand names such as OG DNA Genetics, Birdhouse Skateboards, and Gotti’s Gold.

AMA signed a licensing agreement with OG DNA Genetics, a globally recognized leading cannabis brand, for the exclusive license to cultivate, manufacture, sell and distribute co-branded cannabis products for a two-year term in the State of Nevada.

Infused announced a partnership with Birdhouse Skateboards™ for the exclusive launch of co-branded hemp and CBD products geared towards the growing action sports market. The collaboration between one of the most respected skateboarding names in the world and Infused aims to develop several co-branded products, including CBD recovery creams and lotions, as well as hemp-only recovery creams and lotions which will be sold under Canna Hemp, Canna Hemp X and Birdhouse Skateboards names.

AMA strengthened its partnership with hip hop artist Kurupt for the launch of Gotti’s Gold in Nevada, an exclusive premium collection of fine cannabis products intended to appeal to adult-users of all demographics, in order to meet the rising demand for cannabis products in the state.

AMA and Infused continued developing and creating unique brands with the launch of Canna Fused, a line infused with CBD and THC in a variety of ratios, featuring vape pens, cartridges, lotions, and lip balms. Infused subsequently launched Endurance and Recovery Elixirs, under the Canna Hemp X™ line of sports action products and engaged professional athlete and mixed martial arts fighter Sarah Moras as a Brand Ambassador and sponsored-athlete.

Debra BorchardtApril 1, 2019



GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: GRWG) reported revenue of $29.0 million or 102% over 2017 revenues of $14.4 million. The company delivered a net loss of $5 million for 2018 a big increase over 2017’s net loss of $2.5 million. Gross profits were $6.4 million for 2018, as compared to $3.3 million for 2017, an increase of approximately $3.1 million or 97%. The company’s same-store sales, in the 4th quarter increased by 12.4%.

Darren Lampert, Co-Founder, and CEO, said, “This was our 5th consecutive year of record growth for GrowGeneration, with revenues growing over 100% year over year. GrowGen is now EBITDA profitable, starting in Q1 2019. We are forecasting 2019 revenue of $52M58M and adjusted EBITDA of $.12$.16 per share for 2019.”

Since the quarter ended, GrowGeneration made the following moves:

  • Q1 2019, acquired certain assets and product trademarks from the 3rd largest hydroponic distributor.
  • Q1 2019, we acquired 3 additional stores, in Denver, COPalm Springs, CA and Reno, NV.
  • Opened stores in Brewer, ME and Tulsa, OK.

Nutritional High

Nutritional High International Inc.  (CSE: EAT) (OTCQB: SPLIF) reported revenue of $6.1 million for the second quarter of 2019 from the sale of Cannabis related products in California primarily via its wholly owned distributor, Calyx Brands Inc. The company also reported a gross profit of $1.5 million, but a net loss of $6.8 million. At the end of January 31, 2019, the company has now recognized a trailing-twelve-month revenue from Cannabis sales of approximately $17.6 million.

Jim Frazier, Nutritional High’s CEO said, “With Q2 2019, we continue to deliver on our results. We have maintained and increased our revenue base in California, while also successfully executing on margin enhancing initiatives. Our plan to expand in other major US jurisdictions are starting to take further shape. Green Therapeutics continues to make strides towards vertical integration in Nevada and we are also laser-focused on expanding our product and commercial footprint in Oregon and Washington.”

The company continues to expand its California product portfolio by signing a letter of intent in January 2019, to purchase a controlling 51% interest in Tres Ojos Naturals, LLC d/b/a SolDaze. In January 2019, the Company entered into a license and trademark agreement with Docklight, LLC of Seattle, Washington, providing Nutritional High the rights to produce, market and sell inhalable cannabis products (whole flower, pre-rolls and oil cartridges) in the state of Washington and Oregon, under the iconic brand Marley Natural, which is the official cannabis brand of Bob Marley. Additional brands secured as part of the Docklight License include Dutchy, Headlight, Irisa, Grail, and Martian Gardens, which together with Marley Natural, are the “Branded Products”. In Washington, Nutritional High will sublicense the rights to manufacture the Branded Products to a locally-licensed facility, while production of Marley Natural will begin in short order in Oregon.

1933 Industries

1933 Industries Inc.  (CSE: TGIF) (OTCQX: TGIFF) reported that for the second quarter FY2019, the company had consolidated revenues of $3,720,993, gross margin of $2,088,740 and a net loss of $2,926,981. 

Mr. Chris RebentischUSA COO and Founder of Infused, said, “Year to date, the Company has experienced a steady 54% growth in sales revenues over the same period last year. Sales in Q2 were lower than in the previous quarter due to the performance of our AMA subsidiary, which experienced slower than expected sales due to challenges with yield and access to supply. We are seeing dramatic increases in yield and quality since appointing an experienced master grower.”

On March 13, the company announced a non-brokered private placement of 10,000,000 units at $0.45 per Unit for total proceeds of $4.5 million and subsequently announced its close on March 15th as the Offering was fully subscribed by one place.

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