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Citation Growth Corp. to Proceed with Virtual AGM Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

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Calgary, Alberta, Las Vegas, Nevada and Desert Hot Springs, California–(Newsfile Corp. – March 31, 2020) – Citation Growth Corp. (CSE: CGRO) (OTCQX: CGOTF) (“Citation” or the “Company”), a licensed multi-state cannabis cultivator, producer and retailer, has confirmed it will go ahead with the previously announced Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on April 23rd at 1:30 p.m. MST; however, due to persisting issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGM will be conducted as a live web broadcast to shareholders rather than being held in person.

“We believe that it’s important to proceed with the AGM as planned,” confirmed CEO Erik Anderson, “but due to the unprecedented effect of COVID-19, we will be forced to host the AGM via video webcast rather than in person. We feel this is the safest and most corporately responsible decision to make at this time and we’re excited to share our progress with our shareholders.”

Citation’s Voting Instruction Form (“VIF”) has been mailed out by Computershare for shareholders to vote by mail, phone or by Internet on or before 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. As part of the webcast, arrangements are being made to allow for a Question and Answer period during the virtual AGM.

In related news, Citation has confirmed the appointment of Shane Dungey to its Board of Directors and is excited by the new relationships he brings from the capital markets space. Mr. Dungey was announced to Citation Board on March 12, 2020 and will be present to take questions at the AGM.

Citation also announces it has completed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 2,783,793 unites at $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $417,569. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant is exercisable into one common share at an exercise price of $0.22 per share for a period of eighteen months expiring September 30, 2021. The warrants are subject to an accelerated expiry date if the trading price of the Company’s common shares closes at or above $0.50 per share for a period of ten consecutive trading days. The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for general working capital purposes. All securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a four month hold period expiring July 31, 2020. The Company will continue to raise additional capital for specific growth projects in the second and final tranche of this financing.

Management has also released an asset-backed debt financing to the market, which will raise growth capital for their Apex facility in North Las Vegas using the existing land and buildings as security. Citation plans to upgrade the grow lights in each flower room and also expand their extraction lab to run 24/7 under two cross-over shifts daily and seek out toll processing arrangements with other local cannabis cultivators in the state.

“This initiative is our largest short-term opportunity to grow revenues substantially,” commented Anderson. “The Diamante Extraction Lab is world class and we look forward to realizing its full potential as we process our own cannabis biomass and also work with other local cultivators to bring high-end 2.0 products such as vape pens, concentrates and extracts to the Nevada market.”

In light of COVID-19, Citation is pleased to report that no interruptions to its operations in Nevada and California have occurred. Sales have been strong at both the wholesale and retail levels due to increased demand in medical and recreational cannabis products. Citation’s proprietary technology and organic growing platform for medical cannabis increases the beneficial medical ingredients in the cannabis plant and removes any secondary negative aspects of man-made chemical compounds, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides, which have been clearly shown as a source of disease-causing DNA corruption.

“The vast amount research indicates that cannabis is one of the safest consumable natural medicative herbs known to mankind,” said Dr. Josef Tyls. “The incredible fit between elements of the cannabis plant and the human endocannabinoid system allows for maximum benefit for healing and minimizes adverse secondary reactions and/or negative by-products which would impede the healing processes.”

Citation’s organic methodology encompasses a recycling design that allows for water recapture, soil remediation, thermal remediation and minimal venting where undesirable waste products and smells are mitigated. The closed loop environmental processes allow for the maximum benefit to the crops while minimizing loads upon nature, while producing the highest quality medical cannabis.

Over the coming months, Citation management plans to share more information about the organic methodologies and technologies deployed by its scientists and growers.

About Citation Growth Corp.

Citation Growth Corp. (CSE: CGRO) (OTCQX: CGOTF) is a publicly traded company that has been investing in the development of medical and recreational cannabis products since 2014. Citation has expanded its operating portfolio to include cultivation, production and retail offerings in our key North American legal jurisdictions Nevada, California, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.citationgrowth.com.

For Further Information:

Erik Anderson, President and CEO
1-877-438-5448 Ext. 713
eanderson@citationgrowth.com

Cannabis Industry Involvement:

The Company owns marijuana licenses in California and Nevada. Marijuana is legal in each state; however, marijuana remains illegal under United States federal law and the approach to enforcement of U.S. federal law against marijuana is subject to change. Shareholders and investors need to be aware that federal enforcement actions could adversely affect their investments and that the Company’s ability to support continuing U.S.-based operations and its access private and public capital could be materially adversely affected.

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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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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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