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Blueberries Medical Provides Corporate Update

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TORONTO, April 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blueberries Medical Corp. (CSE: BBM) (OTC: BBRRF) (FRA: 1OA) (the “Company” or “Blueberries”), a Latin American producer of medicinal cannabis and cannabis-derived products, is providing the following update on the Company’s recent operating activities.In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide an update on our activities at Blueberries. Blueberries has a well-prepared supply chain that is positioned to minimize disruption. Our continued focus on the health and safety of our employees and consultants, the safety of our operations, and the safety of the communities in which we live, and work remains paramount. To minimize this risk, the following actions have been taken in accordance with local and international health authority recommendations:Instituted remote working practices for staff where possibleImplemented rigorous preliminary screenings processes at all operational locationsSpecial arrangements at operational facilities have been implemented to maximize social distancingAny employees or contractors showing potential symptoms shall be placed into self-isolation for 14 daysRestriction and tracking of all employee travelThe Company has made preparations in case the situation were to evolve which includes business continuity emergency measures and a care-and-maintenance plan. The Company has reduced non-critical expenditures and will remain prudent in maintaining its strong financial position and net working capital position. Agricultural and extraction operations, critical to the business of the Company, will be undertaken in the most efficient and optimal way possible with health and safety held paramount. The Company continues to monitor the situation very closely and will provide further updates as needed.“Our number one priority is the health and safety of all stakeholders and their families. Our team has taken significant measures to ensure we remain safe and are continuing to work towards advancing our business in preparation of our sector, overall economy and financial markets returning to normal levels,” stated Camillo Villalba, Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to take appropriate and decisive measures to protect our teams, our facilities, and our ability to minimize disruption in our operations.”About Blueberries Medical Corp.
Blueberries is a Latin American licensed producer of naturally grown premium quality cannabis with its primary operations ideally located in the Bogotá Savannah of central Colombia and operations currently being established in Argentina. The Company is led by a specialized team with proprietary expertise in agriculture, genetics, extraction, medicine, pharmacology and marketing. Blueberries is fully licensed for the cultivation, production, domestic distribution, and international export of CBD and THC-based medical cannabis in Colombia. Blueberries’ combination of leading scientific expertise, agricultural advantages and distribution arrangements has positioned the Company to become a leading international supplier of naturally grown, processed, and standardized medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products.
Additional information about the Company is available at www.blueberriesmed.com. For more information, please contact:Ian Atacan, Chief Financial Officer
iatacan@blueberriesmed.com
Tel: +1 (416) 562 3220
Jessika Angarita, Pacta Relations
angarita@pactarelations.com
Tel: +1 (305) 877 4710
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward looking statements relate, among other things, to: commencement of commercial production of CBD-dominant oils and products in 2020, successful implementation of full GMP standards at its extraction facility to allow for additional export potential to international markets, achieving additional milestones in 2020 as contemplated, or at all, ability to expand distribution networks, ability to expand and upgrade the Company’s cultivation facilities in Colombia, internal expectations, expectations regarding the ability of the Company to access new Latin American and international markets, the ability to attract and retain new customers, and future expansion plans including development of the cultivation, production, industrialization and marketing of cannabis for commercial and scientific purposes.
Impact of COVID-19 on Outlook
Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”), the Company’s risk profile has increased, notably due to the following: a potential curtailment or total shut down of operations by Government; potential of an employee falling ill and causing a disruption to the operations; the ability to procure and transport critical supplies and parts to the facilities; and the ability of the Company to access to logistical means to generate revenues. If any of these events were triggered, the result could be a delay, postponement or shutdown of the operations for an undetermined period. To minimize this risk, the following actions have been taken: a policy has been instituted supporting employees to work from home where practical; preliminary screenings at facilities, any employees or contractors showing potential signs of COVID-19 will be asked to go into self-isolation; special arrangements at the facilities have been implemented to maximize social distancing. The Company is treating the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak very seriously. A care-and-maintenance plan has been prepared and would be executed in the event of an outbreak at one of the facilities. The Company has entered into a cash preservation mode; all non-critical expenditures have been deferred for the foreseeable future. Should the COVID-19 cause a prolonged interruption of operations, this could impact the Company’s ability to secure financing required to progress the implementation of its strategy and/or could result in an impairment of asset values.
These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; expectations regarding the size of the Colombian and international medical cannabis market and changing consumer habits; the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business objectives; plans for expansion; political and social uncertainties; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on cultivation, production, distribution and sale of cannabis and cannabis related products in Colombia, Argentina and elsewhere; and employee relations. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.Additional information regarding the Company, and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s business are contained under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Listing Statement dated January 31, 2019 filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Yield Growth Announces Manufacturing of Plant-Based Deodorant

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 9, 2020) – The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE: BOSS) (OTCQB: BOSQF) (FSE: YG3) is pleased to announce that it has completed an initial 5,000 product run of a new deodorant SKU for plant-based brand, Antler.

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“I am proud of our accomplishments in manufacturing plant-based products,” says Yield Growth Chief Executive Officer Penny White. “The timing is right for a high quality men’s plant-based wellness line, and we are pleased to be able to manufacture the highest quality products for Kingdom Brands.”

Kingdom Brands retained Yield Growth to manufacture the deodorants, which is part of a full plant-based men’s wellness collection under the Antler brand. Yield Growth completed production of Antler Deodorant as a white label for Kingdom Brands this month. This long-lasting, all natural, plant-based, aluminium-free deodorant is especially well suited for sensitive skin, is packaged to comply with U.S. and Canadian retail regulations, and can be sold directly to consumers via e-commerce.

There are no parabens, sulphates or aluminum in the Antler deodorant, which is vegan friendly and gluten free. The ingredients include a mix of hemp seed oil, coconut oil and shea butter base, which are all rich in fatty acid. Also incorporated are vitamins and antioxidants known to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated for a soothing and softer skin texture, mixed with sodium bicarbonate, a natural and safe mineral to neutralize odor causing bacteria.

According to a report by Future Market Insights, the global aluminium-free deodorant market is estimated at around US$1.2 billion in 2019, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 10% from 2019 to 2029.

About The Yield Growth Corp.

The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE: BOSS) (OTCQB: BOSQF) is a phytoceutical and consumer packaged goods company that develops and acquires intellectual property and other assets related to plant-based products and therapeutics, and develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes plant-based products that improve lives. It has over 200 proprietary wellness formulas at various stages of commercialization, including over 20 products that are now for sale through e-commerce or brick and mortar retail stores. It owns the plant-based skin care brand Urban Juve, which is currently launching several hand sanitizer products, and it owns wellness brands Wright & Well and Jack n Jane. Yield Growth owns almost 20% of plant based wellness and clothing brand company Kingdom Brands, which is launching plant based products for men. It has 14 patent applications for its extraction method and product formulations and filed in what the Global Wellness Institute reports is a $4.2 trillion-dollar global wellness market. It is developing natural health products, including sunscreen, pain balm, and skin topicals to fight and ward off infectious diseases. Its majority owned subsidiary NeonMind Biosciences Inc. is launching a line of medicinal mushroom products and is developing intellectual property in the emerging area of psychedelic medicine. The Yield Growth management and advisory team has deep experience with global brands including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Skechers and Aritzia.

Investor Relations Contacts:

Penny White, President & CEO

Kevan Matheson, Investor Relations

invest@yieldgrowth.com

1-833-514-BOSS 1-833-514-2677

1-833-515-BOSS 1-833-515-2677

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the contents of this news release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward looking statements”) under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates, forecasts, beliefs and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: risks related to the development, testing, licensing, brand development, availability of packaging, intellectual property protection, reduced global commerce and reduced access to raw materials and other supplies do to the spread of the Coronavirus, the potential for not acquiring any rights as a result of the patent application and any products making use of the intellectual property may be ineffective or the company may be unsuccessful in commercializing them; and other approvals will be required before commercial exploitation of the intellectual property can happen. Demand for the company’s products, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties, delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals where applicable, and the state of the capital markets. Yield Growth cautions readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements provided by Yield Growth, as such forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future results or performance and actual results may differ materially. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Yield Growth expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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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

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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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