EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radient Technologies Inc. (“Radient” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: RTI; OTCQX: RDDTF), a global commercial manufacturer of high quality cannabinoid-based ingredients, formulations and products, is pleased to announce a total financing package of up to CAD $15,400,000 through the issuance of up to $10.4 million of unsecured convertible notes (the “Notes”) and up to $5 million of unsecured debentures (the “Debentures”).
$10.4 Million Note Financing with Institutional InvestorRadient has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (the LOI”) with an institutional investor to subscribe for up to CAD $10,400,000 of convertible notes (the “Notes”). Attached to the Notes will be share purchase warrants with the terms described below (the “Warrants”).The Notes and accompanying Warrants shall be issuable in separate tranches (each a “Tranche“). The Notes shall be convertible into, and the Warrants shall be exercisable for, common shares (“Common Shares“) in the capital of the Company, at prices to be determined at the closing of each Tranche.The Company shall issue the Notes in the principal amount of $2,000,000 for the two initial tranches (the “Initial Tranche“) and shall issue Notes in the principal amount of $800,000 for each subsequent Tranche (each, a “Subsequent Tranche“) based on a liquidity multiple and, in respect of each Tranche, accompanying Warrants, as described herein. The subscription price for each Note is 95% of its face value and the Notes shall bear no interest and the maturity date of the Notes shall be for a month.The conversion price of the Notes will be based on the closing volume weighted average trading price at the time preceding signing. The First Tranche and each Subsequent Tranche will also include Warrants exercisable for a period of one year for such number of Common Shares as is equal to 30% of the total commitment The exercise price of the Warrants will be determined at each closing and will be priced at a minimum 5% premium to the applicable conversion price for such Tranche.There will be no maintenance fees paid and an 8% commitment fee will be paid in shares for the total commitment. The closing of this transaction is subject to due diligence, regulatory approvals including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) and execution of definitive documentation.CAD $5 Million Debenture FinancingIn addition to the above, Radient announces a CAD $5 million non-brokered debenture financing (the “Debenture Financing”). The Debentures are unsecured and have an interest rate of 15% per annum. The Debentures will mature on the date that is the 12-month anniversary from the Closing Date (the “Maturity Date”). The Company will issue to the Debenture holders such number of common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) equal to 50% of the principal value of the Debentures. Each Warrant will be exercisable into one common share of the Company at an exercise price of CAD $0.70 per share and have a 24-month expiry from the Closing Date. The Debenture Financing is expected to close in tranches and is subject to TSXV approval.The Company plans to use the proceeds from the both financings for growth initiatives and for general working capital purposes. Denis Taschuk, President & CEO of Radient commented, “We are pleased to have this financing along with the sale/leaseback in place as it will allow us to continue along our current growth trajectory, which includes the completion of the building construction of our 89,000 sq ft Edmonton III facility. In addition, the access to working capital that this financing provides gives us a strong foundation as we continue to accelerate our ‘Cannabis 2.0’ initiatives.”Corporate Update:Cannabis 2.0 InitiativesAs the Canadian Cannabis industry prepares for Cannabis 2.0 product introductions the Company is well placed to support industry participants through its own product offerings. Within the Company’s near-term product pipeline is a range of intermediate, white-label, and formulated offerings to support prospective customers’ Cannabis 2.0 initiatives. These offerings range from resins and high purity distillates to stable infusions and emulsions, all of which enable the development of food and beverage, vaping, and personal care products both at large and “craft” scale. The initial intermediate products from this pipeline are expected to launch in February 2020, followed by additional oil and oil capsule products, THC concentrates, and topical products over the subsequent two to three months.Sale-Leaseback TransactionFurther to the news release dated January 14, 2020, Radient is pleased to announce progress on the sale leaseback transaction. This is part of an asset-backed financing incorporating both the land and buildings and equipment financing. As per the binding LOI previously announced on January 14, 2020, 223801 Alberta Ltd (the “Purchaser’) will purchase the land and buildings comprising the Company’s Edmonton I, II and III facilities (the “Land’) for approximately CAD $20 million. Due diligence is substantially complete and the parties are proceeding to finalizing definitive documentation. The Company continues to work on arranging additional equipment financing (the “Equipment Financing”) that was initially announced in Radient’s press release dated November 29, 2019. The Equipment Financing is expected to incorporate the equipment contained within the Edmonton I, II, and III facilities that will include equipment upgrades for high purity distillates, resins, downstream finishing and processing. Radient will update shareholders when the terms of this Equipment Financing have been finalized. The purchase and sale agreement is expected to close in calendar Q2, 2020.About Radient
Radient Technologies is a commercial manufacturer of high quality cannabinoid based formulations, ingredients and products. Utilizing a proprietary extraction and downstream processing platform that recovers up to 99% of cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, Radient develops specialty products and ingredients that contain a broad range of cannabinoid and terpene profiles while meeting the highest standards of quality and safety. Please visit www.radientinc.com for more information.SOURCE: Radient Technologies Inc.Caitlin Cheadle, Director of Communications: firstname.lastname@example.orgForward Looking Information:
This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, without limitation, statements regarding the closing of the proposed Note and debenture financings and the sale and leaseback transaction, the growth of the Company’s business operations; the construction of the Company’s facilities; the Company’s ability to grow its business in the cannabis sector and the Company’s future plans. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Radient, as the case may be, to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although Radient has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Radient does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.
Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry Advocates for Equitable Financial Treatment
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – March 27, 2020) – The regulated cannabis industry has recently united to address a critical issue it has faced since its inception: a lack of equitable access to banking services and financial support. The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to fix this while demonstrating that cannabis is an essential product.
We commend the individuals and organizations that have been vocal in their support for the cause: Don Davies (MP), Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (MP), Scott Reid (MP), Dan Sutton (Tantalus Labs), The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Cannabis Council of Canada. Their lobby efforts have been directed towards the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Bill Morneau P.C., M.P. (Minister of Finance), and Navdeep Bains P.C., M.P. (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry), in an attempt to influence federal decision makers.
In solidarity, Alan Aldous has created an educational website to highlight the positive contributions to the Canadian economy, www.LegalTender.ca. We have also organized a coalition of industry experts, associations, and companies to advocate for change, including the Cannabis Council of Canada, NORML Canada, the British Columbia Independent Cannabis Association, the Ontario Independent Cannabis Association, the Alberta Cannabis Micro Licence Association, and The Cannabis Conservatory.
“The cannabis industry is doing its best to provide Canadians with an uninterrupted supply of legal cannabis, but it is not immune to the effects of COVID-19. Cannabis businesses deserve access to the same financial support being made available to other industries. Cannabis sector jobs are just as worthy of protection as any other,” says Trina Fraser, a prominent cannabis industry lawyer at firm Brazeau Seller Law.
In just one day, hundreds of Canadians have signed this urgent petition (https://bit.ly/2QKvwTQ) advocating for equitable treatment by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Federal Government of Canada. We are thrilled by the response so far, and encourage hard-working Canadians to sign, share, and have their voices heard.
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REPEAT – AgraFlora Organics’ GTA Facility Receives Amendments Necessary to Launch CBD Business
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (Frankfurt: PU31) (OTCPK: AGFAF) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Sustainable Growth Strategic Capital Corp. (“SGSC”), a federally licensed cannabis company based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), has received Health Canada approval to commence extraction at its licensed facility pursuant to an amendment to its Standard Processing License. SGSC also holds Standard Cultivation and Medical Sales Licenses issued pursuant to the Cannabis Act.
SGSC has been actively engaged in the Canadian CBD business, working with partner farmers to optimize the harvest to hemp-crops to maximize the efficiency of subsequent CBD extraction. In March, SGSC commenced a trial extraction (the “Trial”) of hemp-biomass which will be extracted using third-party extraction services and sold as a combination of CBD Crude Oil, CBD Distillate and CBD Isolate to Canadian purchasers. If the Trial yields favourable results with respect to product quality, efficiency and margin SGSC intends to move quickly with a second production cycle of up to 1,300 KG of high-quality hemp biomass containing CBD concentrations over 8%.The current SGSC facility is designed to facility up to 250,000 kg of biomass extraction capacity utilizing chilled ethanol for primary extraction followed by distillation and/or isolation. SGSC intends to use the Trial and subsequent third party extraction cycles to properly design and size its in-house extraction capacity to maximize the profitability and return on capital invested. Once built, SGSC intends to improve its profitability by reducing the cost of extraction, purification and fulfilment by bringing those processes in-house. About AgraFlora Organics International Inc.AgraFlora Organics International Inc. is a growth oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry. It owns an indoor cultivation operation in London, ON and is a joint venture partner in Propagation Services Canada Inc. and its large-scale 2,200,000 sq. ft. greenhouse complex in Delta, BC. The Company is also retrofitting a 51,500-square-foot good manufacturing practice (“GMP”) edibles manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. AgraFlora has a successful record of creating shareholder value and is actively pursuing other opportunities within the cannabis industry. For more information please visit: www.agraflora.com.ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSBrandon Boddy
Chairman & CEO
T: (604) 398-3147 The CSE and Information Service Provider have not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this release.Forward-looking Information Cautionary StatementExcept for statements of historic fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to delays or uncertainties with regulatory approvals, including that of the CSE. There are uncertainties inherent in forward-looking information, including factors beyond the Company’s control. There are no assurances that the business plans for AgraFlora Organics described in this news release will come into effect on the terms or time frame described herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties that could affect financial results is contained in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators, which are available at www.sedar.com.
Israel Begins Cannabis Exports to Meet Unmet Medical Needs — CFN Media
Seattle, Washington–(Newsfile Corp. – March 27, 2020) – CFN Media (OTCQB: CNFN), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the legalized North American cannabis industry announces publication of an article discussing how Israel has shipped the first cannabis export to the UK, marking a new era in Israeli cannabis.
Israel has long been an international center for cannabis research. THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and CBD, the plant’s predominant non-psychoactive ingredient, were first isolated and defined by Israeli researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in the early 1960s. Research continued there in the following decades, and the Israeli government has contributed greatly to the country’s prominence in the global cannabis industry.
In Israel, medical cannabis is legal while recreational use remains technically illegal, though the government decriminalized recreational use to some extent in 2017. Government agencies provide funding for cannabis research. In January 2019, the government passed a law to allow exports of medical cannabis, though the first export was announced a year later in January 2020. With that recent development, the table appears set for growth in the Israeli cannabis market.
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Unmet Need in Europe
BOL Pharma is the Israeli company that announced the first export from the country, with a shipment destined for centers that specialize in the treatment of children with epilepsy and autism in the United Kingdom. The company’s CEO, Dr. Tamir Gedo, stated, “This is truly welcome news and a real breakthrough for the Israeli medical cannabis market. The Israeli cannabis industry has a huge competitive edge in the global arena, compared to many countries trying to enter the cannabis sector… Further opening of the market to exports will enable Israel to become a world leader in the coming years.”
The UK legalized medical cannabis in late 2018. Since then, patients have had a hard time getting prescribed treatments in a timely fashion, with most of the supply coming from foreign countries but facing restrictive regulations. As a result, in early March 2020, the UK government announced a change in import restrictions designed to increase the flow of timely medicinal products to registered patients.
This dynamic is common throughout Europe, with countries adopting medical programs without the infrastructure, both regulatory and physical, to provide supply to its own patients. Israel, with its strategic location combined with governmental commitment to the industry, is in prime position to pick up some of the slack.
Isracann Biosciences Poised to Move
Isracann Biosciences Inc. (CSE: IPOT) (OTC: ISCNF) is an Israeli-based cannabis company poised to enter both the Israeli domestic and the European export cannabis markets. The company is advancing its fully-funded 230,000 sq ft hybrid greenhouse cultivation project while also advancing a partnership with a late stage project consisting of approximately 200,000 sq ft of greenhouses located on over 880,000 sq ft of agricultural land. In conjunction with the cultivation projects, Isracann is developing European distribution channels while ensuring that all aspects of its business, from cultivation through processing and manufacturing, comply with European Union GMP regulations necessary for international trade.
While laying the groundwork for an extensive European export operation, the company is certainly not foregoing the burgeoning domestic opportunity in Israel. The country, as of late 2019, had about 46,000 registered patients. Isracann expects this number to roughly double by the end of 2020, by which time the company hopes to be harvesting and distributing products.
The company recently announced a joint venture agreement with two near-term farm operations in the Sharon Plain region of Israel. The IMC-compliant farms operate under preliminary cannabis nursery and cultivation licenses and are preparing to commence planting within weeks with 160,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse canopy on two million sq. ft. of private land. The move paves the way for the company to ramp up sales faster than it expected and could help drive near- and long-term shareholder value.
In a recent two-part interview with CFN Media, Isracann Biosciences CEO Darryl Jones outlined the company’s strategy, assets, and partnerships. He talked about some of the advantages inherent in the Israeli market (ideal climate for cultivation, regulatory environment, advanced research, widespread domestic use, proximity to Europe, etc.).
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The very first medical cannabis shipment from Israel to the UK marks a new era in the promising Israeli cannabis industry. With the country’s government backing research and development efforts, as well as implementing rules to encourage growth of the industry both domestically and internationally, Israel has cemented its place as a leader for the global cannabis market. The year ahead promises to be pivotal for both the industry in general, and for Isracann Biosciences in particular as the company executes its vision of a comprehensive farm-to-consumer cannabis company. Keep an eye out as the plan unfolds.
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