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Maple Leaf Green World Inc. Provides Update on Its California CBG Hemp Project

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CALGARY, Alberta, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Maple Leaf Green World Inc. (“Maple Leaf” or the “Company”) (NEO: MGW, OTCQB: MGWFF) is pleased to announce that the two (2) renovated greenhouses are complete and fully operational. The land behind the two (2) completed greenhouses has been levelled and prepped for the three (3) additional greenhouses as mentioned in the press release dated March 5, 2020. The three (3) new greenhouses, plus an additional 2,000 sq. ft. greenhouse, had arrived on site as scheduled. Heavy snow falls had delayed construction by about 1-2 weeks but has since resumed. Maple Leaf plans to utilize the 2,000 sq. ft. greenhouse for seed germination, housing mother plants, and crossbreeding strains. The Company’s California team is confident that the four (4) greenhouses will be completed by the end of this week. Furthermore, an additional 10,000 sq. ft. of land has been cleared and levelled for the prospect of adding three (3) more greenhouses, bringing the total greenhouses to nine (9) with a growing capacity of 26,000 sq. ft. Maple Leaf recognizes the popularity and demand for CBG enriched hemp and is preparing for further expansion.
The Company is also excited to announce that 500 seedlings of the popular strain La Crème has been ordered and estimated to be delivered on site within 3 weeks. The supplier is currently germinating the seeds for Maple Leaf and will arrive as 3-4” seedlings to maximize the survival rate during transportation and transplanting. Upon arrival, the plants will be transplanted into the greenhouses to mature for 10 to 14 days. After which, the plants will be propagated by taking approximately 1,000-1,200 cuttings and replanting for a total of 1,500 plants with the extra cuttings placed in the 2,000 sq. ft. greenhouse for cloning.About La Crème CBG StrainLa Crème is a sativa dominant hybrid that emits a low odor and high yielding CBG/CBGa with a 9 to 10 week cycle. It is highly sought after due to its notable 18% CBG concentration with a total of 0.20% THC. Its rich terpene profile embodies both cherry and fruit notes. The cured flowers release a beautiful fresh floral scent that is both pleasant and energizing. The main uses for this strain are hemp cigarettes, health supplements, cosmetics and other skin care products.CBG enriched hemp has been gaining popularity for its perceived medical applications without the psychoactive component. Studies have shown that CBG can improve and/or strengthen the immune system which can provide a major defense against COVID-19.Production Capacity and Market PriceLa Crème is a popular strain due to its high CBG and low THC concentration. The Company intends to harvest either 100% flowers, seeds, or a combination, as there is a tremendous demand for both. The current market prices for cured flowers are between $400 – $800 USD/lb and seeds are approximately $1 USD/seed. With 15,000 sq. ft. of cultivation space, the Company intends to grow 1,500 plants and achieve 3 harvests per year. The Company’s cultivation team estimates that each plant will yield approximately 2 lbs of cured flowers or approximately 10,000 seeds per plant of which 90% will be feminized. The total yearly production is estimated to be approximately 9,000 lbs cured flowers or approximately 1,500 lbs of feminized seeds (1 lb has approx. 27,000 seeds).Health and Safety UpdateMaple Leaf has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure the safety of the community and staff.  The outdoor nature of its Hemp Project in Riverside California does not require the cultivation team to be in close quarters with anyone outside of the Company. The team is still on site and actively working while operating within the guidelines issued by health officials. At this point, the Company is not aware of any member who has come in close contact with anyone who is suspected or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. The Company will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly.Henderson, Nevada UpdateThe Company would also like to announce that the land sale in Henderson has been completed with the proceeds being used to develop its California Hemp Project.For further information and updates regarding the Company, please visit its newly designed website at www.mlgreenworld.com.About Maple Leaf Green World Inc.Maple Leaf is a public Canadian company that focuses on the cannabis and hemp industry in North America. The Company currently has cannabis and hemp projects in British Columbia and California. With over 10 years of extensive greenhouse management experience, the Company applies its eco-agriculture knowledge and cultivation technology to produce contaminant-free cannabis products. Maple Leaf’s long-term objective is to produce cannabis oil and to export its products to approved countries. The Company’s common shares are listed for trading on the Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. under the symbol “MGW” and on the OTCQB market under the symbol “MGWFF.”Forward Looking and Cautionary StatementsThis news release may include forward-looking statements including opinions, assumptions, estimates, the Company’s assessment of future plans and operations, and, more particularly, statements concerning: the Proposed Transaction and the timing thereof; When used in this document, the words “will,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intent,” “may,” “project,” “should,” and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are founded on the basis of expectations and assumptions made by the Company that include, but are not limited to, the timely receipt of all required regulatory and third-party approvals, including approvals from NEO and from the shareholders of Maple Leaf. Forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties, and although the Company believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: regulatory and third party approvals, including approvals from NEO and from the shareholders of Maple Leaf, not being obtained in the manner or timing anticipated; the ability to implement corporate strategies; the state of domestic capital markets; the ability to obtain financing; changes in general market conditions; industry conditions and events; and other factors more fully described from time to time in the reports and filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities. Please refer to the Company’s annual information form (“AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2018 and management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) thereof for additional risk factors relating to the Company. The AIF and MD&A can be accessed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. Except as required by applicable laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.For further information, please contact:Maple Leaf Green World Inc.
Raymond Lai, Chairman, President & CEO
+1(403) 452-4552
rlai@mlgreenworld.com
Billy Bewcyk, V.P. for Business Development
+1(403) 616-4877
wbewcyk@mlgreenworld.com

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Materia and Pure Ratios to Launch Award-Winning CBD Topicals into the UK Market

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Materia (“Materia” or the “Company“), a medical cannabis and CBD wellness company focused on the European market, today announced an agreement with Pure Ratios Holdings Inc. (“Pure Ratios”), an award-winning CBD topical manufacturer and subsidiary of 4Front Ventures Corp (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF), to distribute and market its products across Europe.

“Pure Ratios is an innovator, with a best-in-class transdermal patch, rooted in science and natural medicine. We are excited to be their European partner, with plans to launch in the UK as our first market,” said Deepak Anand, CEO of Materia. “The UK is currently Europe’s largest CBD market and consumers are developing brand preference for products they like and trust. The market research we have conducted, including consumer segmentation and brand mapping, has made clear the calibre of partners required for long-term success. With highly differentiated products, proven quality and an established track record with consumers, Pure Ratios fits this profile perfectly.”

Founded in 2015 and based in San Diego, California, Pure Ratios is known for combining holistic wellness concepts with CBD and other cannabinoids. Its award-winning line of CBD topical patches are sold through a network of over 1000 stores across the United States and through their expanding e-commerce and distribution platforms. Under the terms of the agreement, Materia will conduct sales and marketing for Pure Ratios’ hemp-derived CBD topical salve, topical roll-on, lip balm and 96-hour transdermal reservoir patch products. Materia will work directly with wholesalers, retailers, and direct to consumers channels in the UK.

“Our approach of combining modern cannabis science with natural holistic medicine is both unique and effective and that has helped establish Pure Ratios as one of the most reputable CBD brands in the US,” said Chad Conner, Co-Founder of Pure Ratios. “We selected Materia as our partner because they have the commercial acumen and regulatory expertise to help navigate the burgeoning European market opportunity for us to propel Pure Ratios into a leading global wellness brand.”

According to the Centre for Medical Cannabis, UK consumers are spending over £300 million a year on CBD products and the market is forecasted to grow to almost £1 billion by 20251.  Demand for topicals is expected to exceed overall growth in the CBD market with a CAGR greater than 20%1. Key topical formats are balms and gels that are being used for muscle and joint relief, as well as skincare creams. The global CBD skincare market alone is expected to expand at a CAGR of 32.9% from 2019 to 2025, thereby reaching a value of approximately £1.4 billion (USD $1.7 billion) by 20252.

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InnoCan Pharma Collaborate with Recipharm on its CBD Loaded Exosome (CLX) Treatments

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Herzeliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – July 9, 2020) – InnoCan Pharma Corporation (CNSX: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan”), is pleased to announce its collaboration with Recipharm, Israel to synthesize and analyze cannabinoid loaded exosomes.

Recipharm unites more than 30 facilities across 10 different countries offering a range of services, mainly in two different operating areas, pharmaceutical development services and manufacturing services. Recipharm offers seamless tech transfer from Recipharm development facilities and provide commercial supply of a wide range of formulations. Recipharm has over 25 years of experience innovating and developing new technologies and processes for clinical applications. Recipharm’s facility in Israel, offers development services to a wide variety of clients from start-ups to large established companies. Recipharm offers a wide range of GMP-compliant services ranging from manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, pharmaceutical product development and development and manufacturing of medical devices.

Iris Bincovich, InnoCan’s CEO stated: “Working closely with the exceptional Recipharm team will allow InnoCan Pharma to devote efforts with the exosome technology production/loading technology while the work on the cannabinoids themselves will be done at Recipharm.”

Dr. Sylvia Kachalsky, site manager in Israel stated: “We are very exiting to work with InnoCan Pharma on this unique project who has a potential to be applied on large spectrum of different indications. The idea of loading Exosomes with Cannabinoids may open a wide window to different formulations, using the Exosome as a “targeted missile” leading the chosen Cannabinoid to its target.”

Prof. Dani Offen stated: “The development of the CLX- CBD loaded Exosome is very challenging but holding huge potential. Working with Recipharm will allow me and my team to be concentrating and putting all efforts at the Exosome production/characterization/loading side of the development process while knowing the analysis work is been done in one of the best labs we could chose. We are working with Recipharm in close collaboration on the development of this exiting technology and looking forward to achieve the milestones as we planned.”

About Innocan Pharma

The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Innocan Pharma Ltd. (“Innocan Pharma Israel“), is a pharmaceutical tech company that focuses on the development of several drug delivery platforms combining cannabidiol (“CBD“) with other pharmaceutical ingredients. Innocan and Ramot at Tel Aviv University are collaborating on the development of a new exosome-based technology that targets both central nervous system indications and the COVID-19 coronavirus. CBD-loaded exosomes may hold the potential to provide a highly synergistic effect of anti-inflammatory properties and help in the recovery of infected lung cells. This product, which is expected to be administrated by inhalation, will be tested against a variety of lung infections.

Innocan Pharma Israel has entered into a worldwide exclusive research and license agreement with Yissum Research and Development Company, the commercial arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to develop a CBD drug delivery platform based on a unique-controlled release liposome to be administrated by injection. The Company, together with Prof. Berenholtz, Head of the Laboratory of Membrane and Liposome Research of the Hebrew University, plans to test the liposome platform on several potential indications. The Company is also working on a dermal product integrating CBD with other pharmaceutical ingredients as well as the development and sale of CBD-integrated pharmaceuticals, including, but not limited to, topical treatments for relief of psoriasis symptoms as well as the treatment of muscle pain and rheumatic pain. The founders and officers of Innocan have commercially successful track records in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors in Israel and globally.

About Recipharm
Recipharm is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry employing almost 9,000 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, pharmaceutical product development and development and manufacturing of medical devices. Recipharm manufactures several hundred different products to customers ranging from big pharma to smaller research and development companies. Recipharm’s annual turnover is approximately Euro 1.1 Billion. The company operates development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

For further information, please contact:

Innocan Pharma Corporation
Iris Bincovich, CEO
+972-54-3012842
info@innocanpharma.com

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Caution regarding forward-looking information

Certain information set forth in this news release is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Innocan’s control. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Innocan.

Forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this news release. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this news release. A comprehensive discussion of other risks that impact Innocan are available under Innocan’s profile at www.sedar.com.

Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information. Innocan Pharma does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

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TransCanna Announces Launch of Lyfted Apparel Line

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 8, 2020) – TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (“TransCanna” or the “Company“) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary Lyfted Farms Inc. announces the launch of Lyfted Apparel line.

Lyfted Farms is thrilled to announce the launch of its own exclusive line of t-shirts, hoodies, caps, and other apparel and branded items. Lyfted Farms has contracted local artists to produce over 15 new designs that reflect the vibes of authentic California cannabis culture.

The new items can be found at www.lyftedfarms.com/apparel or on Instagram @lyftedfarmsapparel

Lyfted Farms has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Raymond Willis, Founder, and CEO of Kingpin Skateboard and Apparel, to market and promote the new Lyfted Apparel line. Raymond brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry and favors exciting and creative ways to share the brand with a broader audience.

“I really love doing fun promotions where not only do you get to purchase the brands you love but also get to be a part of something bigger. Our first promotion for Lyfted Apparel will hit this month and feature a raffle the winner of which will spend an afternoon with Bay-Area Rapper Nump!” stated Raymond Willis.

In addition, the Company announces that it has entered into a Consulting Services Agreement with 1236686 B.C. Ltd. Pursuant to the Agreement, 1236686 B.C. Ltd. will provide consulting advice and services in connection with the development and operation of the corporate and financial affairs of the Company, its subsidiaries, and its affiliates. The Company will issue to 1236686 B.C. Ltd., 400,000 common shares for a deemed value of $296,000.

Additionally, the Company has elected not to renew the contract for its CFO, Michele Pillon. It is pleased to announce that Gary Khangura, CPA will act as “Interim” Chief Financial Officer as the Company seeks to recruit a Chief Financial Officer with a firm understanding of the cannabis industry in the California Marketplace. The Company thanks Ms. Pillon for her work during the Covid19 pandemic and assisting the Company in completing its audit during the extended deadlines.

The Company announces the resignation of Stephen Giblin as a director of the Company. Mr. Giblin has been appointed to the Company’s Advisory Board, the Company thanks Mr. Giblin for his time served.

About TransCanna Holdings Inc.

TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a California based, Canadian listed, Company building cannabis-focused brands for the California lifestyle, through its wholly-owned California subsidiaries.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.transcanna.com or email the Company at info@transcanna.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Bob Blink, CEO
604-349-3011

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