Here are the quick hits for March 13, 2018:
Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF) announced the grant of three permits by the Australian Government, Department of Health, for the importation of cannabis into Australia for research purposes. The Permits were granted to the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) at the University of Queensland and allow PACE to import shipments of cannabis plant material for research purposes. Aurora, in turn, has received the required Canadian permits to export the cannabis to PACE. The cannabis will be shipped from Canada by Aurora and used for PreveCeutical’s soluble gel drug delivery research program, which is being conducted by PreveCeutical’s research partner UniQuest Pty Inc. and led by PreveCeutical’s Chief Research Officer, Dr. Harendra Parekh.
Nutritional High International Inc.
Nutritional High. (SPLIF) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 75% interest in cannabis producer Green Therapeutics in the State of Nevada. In conjunction with the acquisition, the company will also purchase certain lands and premises owned by Nevada-based cultivation company Meridian Companies which is utilized by Green Therapeutics. Nutritional High and Green Therapeutics have also entered into a binding lock-up agreement while purchase and sale agreements are negotiated and due diligence is completed.
Aphria (APHQF) announced that it received a license amendment from Health Canada that provides Aphria with additional production space of 200,000 square feet, as part of its Part III expansion at its facility in Leamington, Ontario. This will more than triple the Company’s production capacity of medical cannabis from 9,000 kg annually to 30,000 kg annually.
CannaRoyalty (CNNRF) announced the appointment of Brent Cox to the Board of Directors of Trichome Yield Corp. a subsidiary of CannaRoyalty. Following this board appointment, the board consists of five members, four of whom are independent of CannaRoyalty. Cox is a founding partner of The Inception Companies, a private investment vehicle focused on the global cannabis market, following a number of years at The Yucaipa Companies, where he helped invest and monitor over USD$4.0 billion of private equity transactions. He currently serves on the boards of two successful vertically integrated U.S. cannabis companies, MedMen and The Pharm.
The Hydropothecary Corporation
Hydropothecary announced the addition of three new members to its management team. Roch Vaillancourt (General Counsel), Sonia Isabel (Vice-President of Sales), and Jocelyn Racine (Vice-President of Finance) bring decades of management, financial, business, and legal experience to Hydropothecary as the company strengthens its leadership in the lead-up to the legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis.
TerraTech (TRTC) gave a business update ahead of the company’s earnings. It read as follows:
Company secures $40 million investment, to be made in eight tranches of $5 million over 24 months. Capex to be directed toward the build out of the Company’s cultivation, extraction and retail infrastructure in California, Nevada and New Jersey Capital injection positions the Company to leverage M&A opportunities and ramp its sales and marketing strategy 1 for 15 reverse split to be effected on March 13, 2018, to position the Company for a potential uplisting.