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William SumnerApril 29, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for April 29, 2019

On The Site

Aleafia Health

Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: ALEF) (OTC: ALEAF) reported that its 2018 total revenue was $3.3 million versus zero in 2017. The pro-forma combined Aleafia Health and Emblem revenues in 2018 were $11.3 million an increase of 327% over a combined Aleafia Health and Emblem 2017 revenues of $2.7 million. Still, the company delivered a net loss from operations in 2018 of $9.7 million.

Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth Corporation  (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) announced a key milestone in establishing its Hemp Industrial Park in the Southern Tier region of New York State. It has secured a 308,000 sq. ft. facility on a 48-acre property in Kirkwood, NY. The company said that design development would begin immediately with construction expected to start this summer.

Origin House

Canada-based Origin House (once known as CannaRoyalty Corp.) (CSE: OH) (OTCQX: ORHOF) reported its fourth quarter and year-end results ending in December 2018 in Canadian dollars. The fourth quarter saw revenues of $7.9 million an increase of 638% over last year’s $1.1 million for the same time period. The net loss for the quarter was $6.1 million.

In Other News

Charlotte’s Web Holdings

Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. (CSE: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF) has a new CEO. The company announced today that Adrienne “Deanie” Elsner would sign on as its Chief Executive Officer effective May 15, 2019.  Elsner previously served as President of Kellogg’s $3 billion Snack Business Unit. Before joining Kellogg, Elsner worked at the Kraft Foods Company and held various leadership positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Elsner was also named by Forbes as one of the 50 Most Influential Global CMOs. “Deanie’s appointment is timely and aligns perfectly with our corporate evolution from the early stage organization we were just two years ago into a professionally managed public company with top-tier executive talent,” said Hess Moallem, current President and CEO of Charlotte’s Web. Moallem will stay on with the company in an advisory position.

New Leaf Data Services

New Leaf Data Services (NLDS), and the Cannabis Mercantile Exchange (Cannamerx) have signed a data-sharing agreement, upon which Cannamerx will provide NLDS with real-time data generated by its international cannabis and hemp trading platform. NLDS will incorporate the platform into its Cannabis Benchmarks® and Hemp Benchmarks® wholesale price assessments. NLDS will help Cannamerx market its international wholesale cannabis & hemp products auction platform, which includes informing its business partners and subscribers about the benefits of using Cannamerx platform. “We are pleased to have entered into this agreement with Cannamerx, which will expand and deepen the wholesale pricing data that is the foundation for our institutional grade Cannabis Benchmarks and Hemp Benchmarks,” commented NLDS CEO Jonathan Rubin.

Cannara Biotech

Cannara Biotech (CSE: LOVE) (FRA: 8CB) has announced its financial results for the three month and six-month periods ended February 28, 2019. Cannara ‘s revenue for the three-month period was $518,438 and for the six-month period was $1,036,881. The net loss for the three month period was $4,011,926 or $0.01 loss per share. The net loss for the six-month period was $6,317,152 or $0.01 loss per share. The company also raised $37,375,268 via private placement in exchange for 207,640,375 common shares. “Financially, Cannara is very solid, with all costs associated with Phase one construction fully funded and most stabilized operating costs offset by lease revenue,” said Lennie Ryer, CFO of Cannara. “Built for the long run, the next few quarters will be eventful as we complete construction and advance towards the goal of ongoing revenues from our state-of-the-art production and processing facility.


William SumnerApril 24, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for April 24, 2019.

On The Site

Cresco Labs

Chicago-based Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF) released its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2018. The fourth quarter revenue was $17.0 million, an increase of 411% over last year for the same time period and up 33% sequentially. The company trimmed its net losses to $2.6 million versus the net loss of $3.0 million for 2017 fourth quarter. The quarter’s pro forma revenue was $22.5 million.

Federal Legalization – Then What?

It is fascinating to step back and observe how the mindset of many in the cannabis industry seems to work. Let’s think through a couple of scenarios and have a peek at the landscape in a post-legalization world. Let’s begin with the following

After the Drama, Where Is Aphria Headed Now?

Even in a space with as much excitement as marijuana stocks, Aphria (NYSE:APHA) stood out for having as much drama as a cable TV show. After all the excitement, what’s next for APHA stock? And have the company’s recent moves made it investable again, or is Aphria only appropriate for the most steel-nerved traders?

In Other News

Grown Rogue

Grown Rogue International Inc. (CSE:GRIN) (OTC: NVSIF), a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator, announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to acquire Decibel Farms, Inc., an organic cannabis producer and processor. Under the terms of the transaction, the acquisition will be structured as a tax-free merger and shareholders of Decibel will receive $2 million. Decibel owners Shawn Bishop and Buddy Wilson will join Grown Rouge as Vice President of Manufacturing and President of Sales, respectively.

Aphria

Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA)(NYSE:APHA) announced that it has closed a $300 million private placement offering to institutional investors. The initial investors exercised their option to purchase an additional $50 million in notes, making the deal worth $350 million. The notes are senior unsecured obligations of Aphria with an interest rate 5.25% per year, payable semiannually on June 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning on December 1, 2019. The notes will mature on June 1, 2024.

TerrAscend

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER)(OTCQX: TRSSF) today released its financial results for the fourth quarter ending on December 31, 2019. Revenue for the quarter was $5 million, up from $1.8 million in the previous quarter. Net loss was $11.7 million or $0.13 per share. The company has $21.7 million in cash and cash equivalents. “We are pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter and have laid the groundwork for success in 2019,” said Michael Nashat, CEO of TerrAscend, in a statement. “We are experiencing strong sales momentum in Canada and are making substantial progress towards becoming a leading US multi-state operator.”


William SumnerApril 22, 2019
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It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for April 22, 2019.

On The Site

CannTrust

Ontario-based CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST) (NYSE: CTST) reported preliminary estimates for the quarter ending  March 31, 2019, with net revenue expected to be approximately $17 million, an increase of 116% versus the $7.8 million for the same time period in 2018. CannTrust also announced that it had begun an underwritten public offering of $200 million common shares, in which approximately 85% of the common shares are to be sold in the offering by the company and about 15% of the common shares to be sold in the offering by certain shareholders.

FDA Public Hearing On Hemp – Uncle Sam Wants You To Talk

The FDA is however finally allowing the public to weigh in, with the announcement of a Public Hearing to take place on May 31, 2019. What’s more, is that the Agency is allowing submission of public comment until July 2, 2019 and seems to earnestly want feedback from the hemp industry.

In Other News

PAX Labs

PAX Labs Inc., a consumer technology company that specializes in cannabis vaporizers, announced that the company had raised $420 million in equity financing from institutional investors, including Tiger Global Management and Tao Capital Partners. Pax Labs is best known as the vaporizer company from which the popular e-cigarette brand Juul originally spun off of. Speaking with Tech Crunch, a Pax Labs spokesperson said that the post-money valuation of the company is now $1.7 billion.

Cannabis One

Cannabis One Holdings Inc. (CSE: CBIS) announced that is executed three definitive agreements to acquire certain assets of the Nevada-based cannabis brand house Evergreen Organix. The agreements include the acquisition of cultivation and manufacturing licenses in the state of Nevada, intellectual property rights, product formulations, logistic operations, etc…The president of Evergreen Organix, Jerry Velarde, will also join Cannabis One as Chief Marketing Officer following closing. “Having already established a reputation centered around brand quality and consistency in the minds of cannabis consumers – we are now excited to jointly announce the contribution of our Evergreen Organix suite of brands, which includes the substantial cultivation and manufacturing infrastructure we have been building since 2015 in the Nevada marketplace, to Cannabis One’s growing ‘House of Brands’,” Velarde said in a statement.

Supreme Cannabis

The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) announced today that it is launching a cannabis genetics company and has pledged to invest approximately $14 million to develop a research facility for the new company. Named Cambium Plant Sciences, the company will focus on researching and developing new cannabis strains for the adult-use and medical markets, as well as health and wellness applications. Dr. Alan Darlington, who previously served as Director of Special Projects for Supreme’s subsidiary 7ACRES, will lead Cambium as General Manager.


William SumnerMarch 12, 2018
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Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB) (ACBFF) announced that it would be added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index, effective on March 19, 2018. The S&P/TSX Composite Index serves primarily as the gauge for the Toronto Stock Exchange and is comprised of some of the largest companies in Canada, as defined by market capitalization and liquidity. Inclusion on the S&P/TSX Composite Index will help open the company up to broader financial opportunities, such as index tracker funds.

“Inclusion in the index just over two years after commencing commercial operations is a reflection of our exceptional pace of growth and shareholder value creation, and a testament to the Aurora Standard, which represents excellence in execution and customer care,” said Aurora CEO, Terry Booth, in a statement. “This latest milestone will further expand our retail and institutional investor audience and further enhance Aurora’s liquidity, as we continue to execute diligently on our global expansion strategy.”

The company also announced today the resignation of its company Director, Joseph del Moral, who will pursue non-cannabis related business interests. del Moral has also resigned as the CEO of CanvasRx. Despite his resignations, del Moral will provide assistance during the transition period and will continue to serve as an adviser to the company.

Aurora Expands Into Europe

As Aurora continues to shore itself up in Canada, the company has also begun to expand into the European market. At the beginning of the year, the company announced a joint venture with the Danish firm Alfred Pedersen & Son to begin selling cannabis in Europe under the name Aurora Nordic.

Though Canadian law forbids cannabis companies from holding interests in US-based cannabis market, where cannabis is still federally illegal, the same is not true for Europe, where cannabis enjoys varying degrees of legality.

Aurora Nordic will focus on cultivating and selling cannabis in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, through Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary Pedanios GmbH. Upon finalization of the agreement, the company will commence construction on an ALPS (Aurora Larssen Projects Ltd) designed, 1,000,000 square foot, fully automated cannabis production facility.

 


William SumnerMarch 2, 2018
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CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TRST), a licensed medical cannabis producer, announced today that is has been granted approval to commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), effective March 5, 2018. Shares of the company will continue to trade under the symbol TRST.

Recently the company was awarded a Health Canada Sales License for the 250,000 square foot Phase 1 expansion of its 46 acre Niagara Region cannabis production facility.

As part of its listing on the TSX, the company will voluntarily delist itself from the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), effective by the close of trading on March 2, 2018.

“Graduating to the TSX reflects the amazing progress we have made since listing on the CSE in August last year and represents yet another important milestone for CannTrust as we continue our successful journey as one of Canada’s leading cannabis companies” said Eric Paul, Chief Executive Officer of CannTrust, in a statement.

InMed Gains Conditional Approval

In related news, InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IN), a pre-clinical biopharmaceutical company specializing in cannabinoid-based medicines, announced today that it had been granted conditional approval to list its shares on the TSX.

“Graduating to the TSX is a significant accomplishment for InMed,” said Eric A. Adams, CEO and President of InMed, in a statement. “This milestone furthers our corporate goal of securing a leadership position in this high-growth sector. InMed is one of only a few pure-play cannabinoid biopharmaceutical companies to be trading on one of the world’s senior stock exchanges.”

Final approval of the listing remains dependent on the company fulfilling certain customary listing conditions by May 29, 2018. This would include a divestment in any assets held in the United States cannabis industry; where cannabis is still federally illegal. One company, Aphria Inc., has already begun to divest from the US market, and more are sure to follow as Canada prepares launch recreational cannabis sales later this year.

Like CannTrust, InMed will voluntarily delist its from the CSE once granted final approval. Shareholders will not have to change their stock certificates or take any further action.


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