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SLANG Worldwide to Enter Canadian Market as Investee Agripharm Corp. Obtains Sales Licence

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Firefly Mini, O.penVAPE RESERVE and Bakked Brands to Debut in Q3 2020

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – July 7, 2020) – SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CNSX: SLNG), (“SLANG” or the “Company“), a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with a diversified portfolio of popular brands, today announced that its investee company, Agripharm Corp. (“Agripharm“), has obtained an amendment to its licence from Health Canada that will allow it to sell SLANG-branded cannabis extracts and edibles to authorized retailers in Canada. Agripharm intends to launch the Firefly Mini, O.penVAPE RESERVE and Bakked brands in Canada in the third quarter of 2020, followed by additional brands at a later date.

SLANG owns a 20% equity interest in Agripharm, obtained in exchange for the rights to use the Company’s intellectual property in Canada. SLANG will generate revenue in Canada through the sale of product packaging materials, and also derive longer-term benefits from the ongoing success of Agripharm.

“Canada represents an important growth opportunity for our brands,” said SLANG CEO Peter Miller. “The Canadian market is still taking shape; however, we are encouraged by the progress we’ve seen to date. We are excited to introduce products that have competed successfully for many years in mature markets in the United States, and we believe fill gaps in the current Canadian concentrates market.”

The first SLANG brands to be offered to Canadian consumers will include the following:

  • O.penVAPE: The O.penVAPE brand has a 10-year heritage, and has been ranked by BDS Analytics as the #2 best-selling cannabis brand in the United States since 2014. Its RESERVE cartridges offer a curated selection of top strains available at a competitive price. The RESERVE line uses both botanical and cannabis terpenes to deliver memorable moments to the quality-conscious consumer.
  • Firefly Mini: Firefly is known for simple, elegant design that employs innovative technology to create the best experience for consumers. The Firefly Mini vaporizes oil at an optimal temperature (428 F / 220 C) selected for its ability to express the full range of flavors found in each strain, and to provide a cooler and more comfortable draw.
  • Bakked Dabaratus: Bakked develops innovative product forms that make dabbing easier. The Dabaratus provides a clean, one-click dabbing solution that delivers a consistent dose of high-potency extract, dispensing only what customers need every time.

Agripharm’s facilities in Creemore, Ontario include 13 acres of licensed outdoor grow space and 9,376 square feet of licensed indoor cultivation space, as well as extraction, processing and finished goods capabilities. Agripharm is one of the most experienced cannabis extractors and derivative product manufacturers in Canada, having obtained the country’s first CO2 extraction license in 2015, and has provided services on a white label, private label or toll-processing basis to more than one dozen brands.

The Company expects to begin monetizing and growing it brands in the Canadian market during the third quarter of this year.

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About SLANG Worldwide Inc.

SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a global leader in the cannabis CPG sector with a diversified portfolio of popular brands distributed across the United States. The Company specializes in acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as launching innovative new brands to seize global market opportunities. SLANG is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol SLNG and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 84S. For more information, please visit www.slangww.com.

About Agripharm Corp.

Agripharm is a cannabis producer based in Creemore, Ontario. Founded in 2013, Agripharm is home to the first supercritical CO2 extraction lab in Canada. Agripharm is a joint venture between SLANG Worldwide Inc., Canopy Growth Corp. and Green House Seed Co. Agripharm has exclusive Canadian rights to the intellectual property, strains and brands of Green House Seed Co., one of the preeminent global providers of cannabis genetics, and its sister brand Strain Hunters. Agripharm will also be the Canadian distributor of certain products from SLANG Worldwide’s portfolio of leading U.S. consumer cannabis brands.

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PURA Plows Forward With Farmersville Brands And Stock Dividend

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Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) management today communicated assurance that the company’s Farmersville Brands strategy to include the acquisition of 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas and infused with a $100 million planned investment is moving forward. Management also confirms intentions to promptly execute on the distribution of a previously announced stock dividend. With both coming at the end of the third quarter, management decided to close the quarter before the definitive execution of the property acquisition and the dividend. PURA expects to make prompt definitive moves on both next week. Management is also pleased to highlight the impending initiation of a third production run this year of its EVERx CBD Sports Water in conjunction with ongoing consistent sales in the face of this year’s pandemic challenges.

For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com

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The Top Reasons Lithium Prices Will Soon Spike Higher Again

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Houston, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – The world could run into a massive lithium supply crunch.

Thanks in part to the electric vehicle boom that doesn’t look to cool off any time soon.

In fact, “A global push for EV adoption, helped by government subsidies and incentives, means that demand for lithium is not going away. Companies like Volkswagen, Ford, Mercedes and Amazon having started shifting their focus to electric vehicles,” reports Bloomberg.

According to the Boston Consulting Group, by 2025, EVs could account for a third of all auto sales. By 2030, EVs could surpass combustion engine vehicles with a market share of 51%.

Helping to fuel the boom, Tesla just signed a lithium ore supply deal with Piedmont Lithium.

“The initial five-year agreement implies that Piedmont will supply about a third of its planned 160,000-tonnes-per-year spodumene concentrate produce from its deposits in North Carolina. Both companies have an option to extend the deal for another five years,” added Reuters.

With demand increasing, it’s only a matter of time before lithium prices spike again.

E3 Metals Corp. (TSXV: ETMC) (OTC Pink: EEMMF) Could Be a Big Part of the Lithium Boom

E3 Metals Corp. just hosted the Energy Minister, Sonya Savage, from the Government of Alberta at the Company’s offices in Calgary.

During this visit, the government announced it has assembled a five-member panel of experts from the metals and mining industry whose strategic advice will help government unlock the province’s vast mineral potential, including lithium. The panel will support the province in its efforts to diversify its economy and become a world leader in mineral resource production.

“We are very happy to host the Minister of Energy at our offices today. This announcement solidifies the province’s commitment for the development of critical minerals. E3 Metals is on the forefront of lithium development in Alberta, a critical mineral that can be produced on the backbone of the oil industry. Alberta has a skilled energy labour force already in place that is well positioned to support an emerging minerals sector,” said Chris Doornbos, President and Chief Executive Officer of E3 Metals.

“As E3 Metals works to commercialize lithium production in Alberta, we are excited to participate in this broader effort to position Alberta as an international player in a world increasingly focused on battery materials,” he added.

In addition, according to Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta, “We (the Alberta government) need to take bold action to diversify our economy by exploring… minerals. Our government’s efforts will support the development… of the mineral sector including the ground breaking work that is being done by Alberta companies such as E3 (Metals). Our ultimate goal (is to become) a global destination for mineral investment exploration and development.”

The announcement by the province complements the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration, which focuses on securing and developing critical mineral supply chains. Lithium, graphite, cobalt and rare earth elements, all of which play an important role in the production of lithium-ion batteries and the energy storage sector, are listed as critical minerals. To date, many other developed economies have put in place a critical minerals strategy including the European Union, Japan, Korea and Australia.

For more information, visit the company’s website at https://www.e3metalscorp.com

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PAOG Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research Initiative Gains New Traction

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Sandusky, Ohio–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) today indicated plans to reveal new information on the Company’s initiative to expand its cannabis pharmaceutical treatment research beyond its current focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

In a media interview scheduled for release on Friday, October 2nd, PAOG Jim DiPrima will highlight a new pharmaceutical cannabis research expert resource engaged by the company to bring new industry recognized expertise to move PAOG’s cannabis pharmaceutical asset forward.

On July 30, 2020, PAOG acquired RespRx from Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC Pink: KALY). RespRx is a cannabis treatment under development for COPD derived from a patented cannabis extraction method – U.S. Patent No. 9,199,960 entitled “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING THE CANNABIS PLANT.”

In an initial scientific evaluation as a treatment for COPD, RespRx has demonstrated effecting significant increases in respiration rate, tidal volume and inspiratory air flow rate. Overall data from the evaluation demonstrated that RespRx can significantly improve inspiratory lung functions in instances of moderate pulmonary fibrosis.

With RespRx now in house, PAOG has engaged multiple new experts from both the university and commercial medical research community to evaluate the RespRx formula, the formulation process and the test results.

The expert evaluation has reviewed RespRx in conjunction with other publicly available cannabis treatment research. Two studies in particular, both of which highlight the research behind GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabinoid treatments, shed light on PAOG’s wider opportunity stemming from RespRx, the process to derive RespRx and the clinical trials to date behind RespRx.

One of the two studies is focused on CBD and the other on THC. The research seems to indicate CBD has both an impact on hyper-immune responses that might result in conditions like a cytokine storm which impacts many COVID-19 patients, and positive stimulation of immune responses that fight bad cells. The THC report seems to validate its ability to relieve pain, but it also indicates immune response manipulation capabilities to include anti-inflammatory reactions and the stimulation of immune responses to fight bad cells.

CBD Research – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7173676/

THC Research – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219460/

In summary, existing publicly available cannabis treatment research further supports the research findings behind RespRx, and at the same time, the publicly available research sheds light on the expanded potential of PAOG’s RespRx overall technology.

The growing body of cannabis research is building convincing evidence behind how specific cannabinoids can beneficially impact specific immune responses. The research behind RespRx demonstrates how the process to derive RespRx can be manipulated to target specific cannabinoid extractions. Accordingly, as advancing cannabis research unveils further evidence behind how specific cannabinoids beneficially impact specific immune responses, PAOG is optimistic that it can utilize its overall cannabis extraction process to effectively derive formals with high concentrations of target cannabinoids. Hence, PAOG sees a more broad future of developing cannabis treatments beyond COPD.

In conjunction with PAOG’s acquisition of RespRx, the company also recently acquired a hemp cultivation business from Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) to develop a proprietary cultivar to support PAOG’s cannabis pharmaceutical treatment objectives.

PAOG has announced plans with PURA to expand upon PAOG’s hemp cultivation business to develop a proprietary hemp cultivar. PAOG and PURA are partnering on PURA’s Farmersville Brands initiative.

PAOG’s Farmersville cultivar development operation will include a lab and an environmentally controlled indoor growing facility. PAOG is working with current cultivars to evolve and produce an ideal plant with full spectrum, high CBD yields to support ongoing RespRx development and to support future CBD pharmaceutical developments.

PAOG is exploring opportunities to engage with university research in partnership with its hemp cultivar development initiative.

PURA recently announced a year long initiative to transition PURA from a CBD sports beverage manufacturer into a hemp conglomerate built on lifestyle brand with a broad CBD consumer products reach, and a leading industrial hemp initiative. The brand name is Farmersville Brands and as part of their strategy, PURA has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) agreement to acquire 72 acers of agricultural property in Farmersville, Texas. PURA’s year long initiative includes plans to see the Farmersville Brand strategy infused with a $100 million investment.

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