The Daily Hit is a recap of cannabis business news for August 16, 2022.
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Verano Revenue Rises But Misses Estimates
Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, with revenue increasing 12% to $224 million versus the same time period in 2021. The company also trimmed its net losses to $10 million from last year’s net loss of $30 million. Read more here.
Greenlane Revenue Drops, Looks to Sell KushCo
Greenlane Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNLN) slumped in trading Tuesday morning with company revenue dropping, as it moves to offload its packaging division — KushCo — in order to reinvest in its brand houses and find more profits. The smoking accessory e-commerce platform reported financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2022. Read more here.
InterCure Beats on Earnings, Revenues Rise Amid Global Expansion
InterCure Ltd. (NASDAQ: INCR) (TSX: INCR.U) posted positive results despite barely missing revenue expectations, as the company looks to further its international reach and shore up its new-found partnerships. The Israeli-based cannabis company — also known as Canndoc — reported its financial report card for the second quarter ending June 30, 2022. Read more here.
Halo Shores Up Losses as Revenue Rises
Halo Collective Inc. (NEO: HALO) (OTCQB: HCANF) posted mostly positive results with revenues ticking up over the quarter — illustrating the west-coast operator’s pursuit to shave losses and pay down debt. The company announced its financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2022. Read more here.
The Parent Company Revenues Fall as Losses Persist
After the market closed on Monday, TPCO Holding Corp. (OTCQX: GRAMF) posted results that missed expectations as the company restructures and recovers from record losses. The west-coast cannabis company delivered its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2022. Read more here.
Fieldtrip Health is Now Reunion Neuroscience
Field Trip Health has changed its name to Reunion Neuroscience Inc. (TSX: FTRP) (Nasdaq: FTRP) and reported its fiscal first quarter 2023 results for the period ending June 30, 2022. Reunion reported expenses of $5 million and a net loss of $13 million. The increase in net loss from the prior year primarily reflected the company’s focus on investing in RE104 which recently began its Phase 1 clinical trial, as well as increased public company costs. Read more here.
Psychedelic Companies Grapple With Next Steps
The emerging psychedelics industry is stuck with a sort of default business model that goes something like this: build a team of entrepreneurial-minded C-suite people, add a few qualified medical people, get a patented psychedelic molecule or compound to test and develop, build a research and development operation, then begin the clinical trials as quickly as possible while keeping antsy investors believing in the long-term value of the tenuous business journey that you and they have all embarked on. Read more here.
IN OTHER NEWS
Indiva Limited (TSXV: NDVA) (OTCQX: NDVAF), a Canadian producer of cannabis edibles and other cannabis products, is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the second fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022. Read more here.
Item 9 Labs Corp.
Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) —a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator that produces award-winning products—today reported its fiscal third quarter operating and financial results for the nine months ended June 30, 2022. Read more here.
AmeriCann Inc. (OTCMKTS: ACAN), a cannabis company that develops state-of-the-art cultivation, product manufacturing and distribution facilities, announced the release of financial and operational results for its fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2022. The company achieved a significant increase in year-over-year quarterly net income and revenue, with both being records for the company for the quarter ending June 2022. Revenue increased over 36% for the quarter ended June 2022 relative to the quarter ended June 2021, an increase of $213,188. Quarterly gross margins were 98.5%. Read more here.
Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) today announced an agreement remains in the works that is anticipated to result in a cash infusion within the next 90 days. Management expects the cash infusion to fuel a transition of the company’s overall cannabis market strategy. The marijuana cultivation license recently announced by PURA’s sister company, North American Cannabis Holding’s Inc. (OTC Pink: USMJ) has triggered an overall initiative for PURA and USMJ to evolve their respective cannabis market strategies to take advantage of the license and to adapt to the latest market conditions. Read more here.
Optimi Health Corp.
Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI) (OTCQX: OPTHF) (FRA: 8BN), a Canadian-based company licensed by Health Canada to produce natural, scalable, and accessible psychedelic and functional mushrooms for transformational human experiences, has received permission from Health Canada to manufacture and distribute additional psychedelic substances, most notably MDMA, under the amended terms outlined in its June 20, 2022 application to Health Canada. Read more here.
Psycheceutical Bioscience, Inc., Vici Health Sciences
Psycheceutical Bioscience, Inc. (OTC: BWVI), a bioscience company developing cutting-edge technologies for the next generation of mental health treatment, announced that it has entered into an exclusive option that provides Psycheceutical an opportunity to acquire a majority equity stake in Vici Health Sciences. The total exercise price under the option would be approximately $10.5 million, which would be paid part in cash and part in equity. Read more here.
N2 Packaging Systems LLC
N2 Packaging Systems LLC, a sustainable packaging company which uses engineering and proprietary packaging technologies to protect and preserve CBD and cannabis products, today announced 44.5% year-over-year growth in the first half of 2022. N2’s growth was driven by 16 new business accounts across the United States and around the world, including Israel and Jamaica. Read more here.
The National Association of Cannabis Businesses
The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), a cannabis industry self-regulatory organization (SRO), has announced that it will convert from a for-profit corporation to a not-for- profit organization later this year. Originally launched in June 2017, as a for-profit corporation, the mission of the NACB has been to support the compliance, transparency, and growth of cannabis businesses in the U.S. Read more here.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Teamsters Joint Council 25 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that they have entered into a joint agreement that will give Teamsters Local 777 exclusive jurisdiction for organizing cannabis workers in the state of Illinois. The agreement is a huge step forward towards the union’s efforts to organize the rapidly expanding industry. Read more here.
Metrc, a provider of cannabis regulatory systems in the U.S., announced a new contract with the State of Alabama to support the regulation of its medical cannabis market. This marks Metrc’s 23rd government contract to date and sixth so far in 2022. Read more here.