It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for March 28, 2019.
On the Site
CannTrust Holdings Inc.
Sales are up, but profits are on the decline for CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CTST) as the company releases their financial results for the fourth quarter and year ending on December 31, 2018.
SAFE Banking Act Advances As Committee Votes For Approval
The House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. Currently, Federal law prohibits banks from providing banking services to cannabis companies since cannabis is illegal despite some states legalizing cannabis.
In Other News
MJIC Inc. announced today that it would change its name to ManifestSeven. The company is rebranding itself as part of its preparation to go public in Canada in the first half of 2019. “Our new name – ManifestSeven – speaks to the evolution of our company and the destiny of legal, compliant cannabis in the United States,” said Sturges Karban, ManifestSeven’s Chief Executive Officer and Director. “As we prepare to enter the public markets, we are already seamlessly integrating fully compliant operations across California, creating the cannabis industry’s first omnichannel distribution and retail superhighway. Our name change speaks to our ambition to continue growing in California and other markets as they legalize across other states.”
Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) announced that the company has added product information numbers (PINs) to 78 medical cannabis products. The PINs are meant to help track insurance coverage for medical cannabis patients. Patients hoping to submit health insurance claims to third party providers will be able to specifically identify the products they use, which in turn will theoretically help speed up the coverage process.
Flower One Holdings Inc.
Flower One Holdings Inc. (CSE: FONE) announced that it has closed its previously announced public offering of unsecured convertible debenture units of the company. Issuing 50,000 units as a priced of $1,000, the company raised $50 million. The net proceeds of the offering will go towards working capital, general corporate purposes, finishing the development and construction of a production facility in Nevada, and the payment of outstanding notes.
Newstrike Brands Ltd.
Newstrike Brands Ltd. (TSXV: HIP) announced that it will invest $5 million in Green Tank Technologies, a manufacturer of cannabis vaporizer hardware and technology. “. Our strategic investment in Green Tank puts us in a strong position to become a preferred supplier of end-to-end vape solutions to the adult use recreational market,” said Mark E. Burton, Chief Strategy Officer, Newstrike Brands.