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StaffMarch 30, 2020
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for March 30, 2020.

On The Site

Cronos Group

Good luck making sense of Cronos Group Inc. (CRON.TO) (CRON.TO) 2019 fourth quarter and full-year business results. The company said it will restate its unaudited interim financial statements for the first, second and third quarters of 2019. The icing on the earnings cake was that it will also reduce revenue for the three months ending March 31, 2019, by C$2.5 million and the three months ended September 30, 2019, by C$5.1 million.

HEXO

HEXO Corp. (NYSE: HEXO)  reported a staggering net loss of C$289 million for fiscal 2020 second-quarter ending January 31, 2020. The net revenue for Hexo increased by 17% to $17 million from $14.5 million in the first quarter. The earnings are reported in Canadian dollars.

The loss from operations for the quarter was $289.4 million, compared with a loss of $60.6M in the prior period. The company said that excluding non-cash write-downs and impairment charges in the quarter, the adjusted net loss was ($23.2M) compared with ($34.0M) in Q1’20. This was basically one of those kitchen sink quarters. The company just tossed everything but the kitchen sink into the loss column and just ripped the bandaid off.

Champignon

Medicinal mushroom company Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tassili Life Sciences Corp. in an all-stock deal. Tassili will receive 16 million shares, which is roughly C$7.3 million.

The acquisition will expand Champignon’s preclinical trial pipeline, as well as its aggregation of broad intellectual property related to the development of novel psychedelics therapeutics and their delivery systems, targeting multiple pathological psychological diseases.

Tassili working to develop effective psilocybin-based therapeutics for the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The company is doing this in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and physicians at the University of Miami.

Cannabis Consistency

According to Vividata’s National Cannabis Consumer Study, 70% of consumers are not sure they know the difference between THC and CBD. Moreover, quality remains the top criterion in selecting a cannabis product for purchase. How are companies setting the standards for quality and how are we researching consumers to understand their experiences with cannabis products accurately and ethically? This post explores the manufacturing and research standards to consider when conducting research studies with cannabis.

In Other News

TerrAscend announced it will open its award-winning Apothecarium branded dispensaries in 2 PA locations – Lancaster and Plymouth Meeting – in order to serve Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients. The Plymouth Meeting location will even have PA’s first drive-through pick up to allow patients to access their medicine while maintaining social distancing. TerrAscend currently supplies its products to 65 of the 76 dispensaries in the state. To service increased demand for its wholesale business, TerrAscend has recently tripled its cultivation footprint and has hired 30 new positions at its 140,000 square foot facility. The Company continues to actively recruit employees for cultivation and manufacturing, as well as the new Apothecarium retail outlets.

Elixinol has launched a worldwide rebrand and an innovative new line of wellness products designed to build upon its existing consumer trust and knowledge about CBD. “We know that this is an unprecedented time. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic and it is impacting many people, and while this rebrand has been in the works for some time, we believe our products are more important than ever now as we continue to serve consumers around the globe and focus on people’s health and wellness,” said Stratos Karousos, CEO of Elixinol Global.

Grenco Science (G Pen), the leader in advanced technology cannabis vaporization, announced a brand partnership with B Real, the critically acclaimed artist, Cypress Hill frontman and cannabis entrepreneur behind Dr. Greenthumb’s Dispensaries. The historic partnership represents a revolution in cannabis retail and product development as the two pioneers in music and cannabis collaborate on the global line of G Pen advanced technology vaporizers, introducing iconic co-branded product offerings and fully integrating the G Pen line into Dr. Greenthumb’s Dispensaries with custom build-outs in California. I would love to talk to you further about G Pen and the exciting partnership with B Real!


StaffJanuary 28, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for January 28, 2019.

On The Site

SLANG Worldwide

Slang will be going public this week on Tuesday on the Canadian Securities Exchange in an IPO with an implied market value of $541 million using the ticker SLNG. The company was previously known as Fire Cannabis Inc. Slang is a combination of National Concession Group, better known as Organa Brandsand Firefly vape pens. Organa is based in Denver, CO and is best known for its product called O.penVAPE. In addition to the O.penVAPE line, Organa makes the Magic Buzz cannabis beverages, District Edible gummies and a line of dab products called Bakked.

The real key to the company though is Organa Labs, the part of the company that houses its custom extraction process. The company earns royalty payments through its ability to turn other company’s cannabis products into premium vape pens.

Organigram

Organigram Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: OGRMF) reported its first fiscal 2019 quarter results with net sales for the three months ending November 30, 2018, of $12.4 million, up 419% from $2.4 million in Q1’2018.  Sales rose 287% sequentially as the impact of legal adult use sales in Canada continues to be felt on the income statement. Net income for the quarter was $29.5 million, or $0.195 per share on a diluted basis versus a net loss of $(1.2) million, or $(0.012) per share in Q1’2018. It was also a big jump sequentially from the fourth quarter net income of $18.0 million, or $0.152 per share on a diluted basis.

Israel

Where Israeli firms once bought farms abroad to serve other markets, frustrated by a domestic ban on exports from Israel itself, this is now all set to change. The Middle East state is set to pass a law allowing exports of medicinal cannabis, the Finance Ministry said last week, as the county ramps up its attempt to woo more investment and bolster state coffers. The bill passed its third reading in the Israel parliament in December and is now waiting for the cabinet and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sign it into law. The legislation allows the export of medicinal marijuana cannabis to countries that permit its use after receiving licenses from the health regulator.

In Other News

Driven Deliveries, Inc., (DRVD), previously, Results Based Outsourcing Inc. (RBOS)  announced that FINRA  has completed its review of the company’s ticker symbol change and established that the company will now trade on the OTC under the new stock ticker symbol “DRVD.” Additionally, the common stock has been assigned a new CUSIP number of 26209D105, in connection with their previously announced name change.

Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: NINE)  has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its 50% interest in the Delta West extraction facility to Westleaf Inc. (TSX-V: WL). Westleaf has agreed to issue an aggregate of 5,600,000 common shares in the capital of Westleaf in consideration for the acquisition of Delta 9’s 50% interest in the project. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur on or about January 31, 2019.

Innovative Properties Inc. d/b/a Nabis Holdings (CSE: NAB) (OTC: INNPF) has entered into a binding letter of intent to invest in a 70% interest of Hivemind Refinery, an established wellness product line of CBD-based wellness products in the United States. The investment into HIVEMIND expands Nabis’ investment portfolio to CBD edibles, water, drops, lotions, and other CBD wellness products across the spectrum and will fall under the Company’s lifestyle brand.

Village Farms International, Inc.  (TSX:VFF) (OTCQX: VFFIF)  announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada the sixth amendment to the cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC (the Delta 3 facility). This amendment permits Pure Sunfarms to expand its cannabis production area by approximately 138,000 square feet to a total of approximately 825,000 square feet.  With this amendment, the entirety of the first three quadrants of the 1.1 million square foot Pure Sunfarms facility is now licensed for cultivation. The newly licensed area is expected to be fully planted and in production this week.

 


Debra BorchardtDecember 18, 2018
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for December 18, 2018.

On The Site

Tilray Inc.

Tilray Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) entered into an agreement with Sandoz AG, which is a part of the Novartis group, to increase the availability of high-quality medical cannabis products across the world. In the agreement, Sandoz AG will support the global commercialization of Tilray’s non-smokable/non-combustible medical cannabis products. Tilray and Sandoz AG may co-brand certain non-smokable/non-combustible products. Tilray may supply non-smokable/ non-combustible medical cannabis products and license rights to and from Sandoz AG in relation to such products. Both companies may also partner to leverage best-in-class knowledge to educate pharmacists and physicians about medical cannabis products.

Italy

Competition in Italy is heating up following a slew of major investments from Canadian firms seeking to expand their European cannabis footprint in a burgeoning market.

On December 6, Toronto cannabis investment vehicle Canopy Rivers pumped $17m into CanapaR Italy, an Italy-based organic hemp production and processing platform, taking its total shareholding to 49.9 percent as part of a $25m investment.

TriGrow Systems

MJ is switching its existing, vertically-integrated Denver facilities, as well as enabling its new ones in Las Vegas, to a method powered by TriGrow Systems that will standardize and automate the cultivation process. A combination of custom software and specialized hardware is resulting in consistent results from plants. This customization even extends to proprietary nutrients that are blended for specific strains as well as to optimize plant growth.

In Other News

Terra Tech Corp.

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: GLH) (OTCQB: GLDFF)  said that it has decided not to pursue a potential transaction with Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC). Golden Leaf and Terra had previously announced the signing of their nonbinding letter of intent on November 5, 2018.

This follows the explosive lawsuit filed last week by a  Reno, Nevada woman who is suing Terra Tech (TRTC) and claiming fraud. Loeb Hegerich became a co-owner of a Blum dispensary in midtown Reno. Loeb claims that Terra Tech’s financials weren’t audited as claimed and that funds were commingled with other joint ventures. In addition, there were numerous other claims about financial misdeeds. Loeb said she hasn’t received any money from the investment.

The lawsuit describes various financial mishaps by CEO Derek Peterson and claims that the CFO Michael James has been involved in three companies that resulted in total shareholder wipeouts.

Terra Tech issued a statement that strongly denies these allegations and said it would like to highlight that these are only allegations by a business partner which have not been proven. The company maintains that, after a full vetting of relevant facts, Terra Tech will be fully vindicated.

MJardin Group, Inc.

MJardin Group, Inc. (CSE: MJAR) announced its first medical cannabis research investment to fund two studies on the benefits of cannabinoids on epilepsy and schizophrenia. Beginning in the first quarter of 2019, the studies will be conducted in Salamanca, Spain for a period of one year, in collaboration with Salamanca University and the Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y León – two of the leading institutions globally for the scientific research of the nervous system and its diseases.

Weekend Unlimited Inc.

Weekend Unlimited Inc. (CSE: YOLO) announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Chu to the role of President and CEO. As an Executive and Entrepreneur, Mr. Chu brings over 25 years of success across a variety of industries including CBD cannabis, technology, hardware/software, food and beverage, energy, telecommunications, hospitality, and real estate.


StaffDecember 13, 2018
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for December 13, 2018.

On The Site

Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV)  has formed a joint venture with Aina We Would (AWW), LLC for a real estate investment vehicle that plans to provide funding to purchase cannabis-related real estate assets. In addition to a Harvest subsidiary, AWW is made up of two family offices, Aina Advisors LLC and Stadlen Family Holdings, LLC.

Aina and Stadlen have both committed to fund or arrange up to $100 million to fund projects for the joint venture. The statement said that AWW plans to buy, develop and finance new construction projects, engage in land purchases, capital improvements and sale-leasebacks to Harvest and other operators in the cannabis industry.

HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO) (OTC: HYYDF) reported its financial results for the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year with gross revenue of  C$6.7 million versus last year’s C$1.1 million for the same time period. The revenue figure includes C$5.2 million from legal adult-use cannabis sales during the first two weeks of legalization.

Still, the company delivered a net loss of C$14.7 million versus last year’s net loss of C$381,000. Hexo said that the increased loss was mainly due to higher expenses needed for expanding the scale of the operations as it prepared for the legalization of the adult-use market and the realization of stock-based compensation expenses in line with the increased headcount and market share price value of the company.

In Other News

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) completed the acquisition of all the assets of California-based cannabis-infused baked goods brand GOOD CO-OP, INC. pursuant to the terms of an asset purchase agreement among the Company, Plus Products Holdings Inc., GOOD and the GOOD security holders’ agent. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company issued 357,464 subordinate voting shares to the shareholders and holders of simple agreements for future equity of GOOD at a valuation of approximately CAD$2,030,000. Of the 357,464 subordinate voting shares issued, 323,451 subordinate voting shares are subject to an earn-out as previously disclosed in the Company’s press release of December 3, 2018.

Treez closed its acquisition of Washington-based traceability software, Mister Kraken, which is used by more than 130 burgeoning cannabis producers and manufacturers in Washington state. Treez will be re-branding the Mr. Kraken product as Grow Treez.

Khiron Life Sciences Corp.  (TSXV: KHRN), (OTCQB: KHRNF) completed its acquisition of the Latin American Institute of Neurology and the Nervous System (“ILANS”). ILANS is one of the most respected, fastest growing, and largest health service network providers in Colombia and Latin America.


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