– Platinum is a premium cannabis brand with a current annualized revenue run rate in excess of US $70,000,000 with EBITDA between 25%-30% without forward synergies of an additional estimated 7%-10%– Platinum Vape products, including vapes, packaged flower, edibles and pre-rolls are sold at over 700 retailers in Michigan, California and OklahomaTORONTO, July 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (CSE: RWB and OTC: RWBYF) (“RWB” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) to acquire a group of California-based companies operating under the name Platinum Vape (“Platinum Vape” or “Platinum”) with an expected closing in the current quarter.The acquisition of Platinum Vape is the first acquisition by RWB since going public and also marks RWB’s entry into California, furthering the Company’s strategic plan of expansion. Platinum Vape are purveyors of a full product line of premium cannabis products sold at over 700 retailers throughout Michigan, California and Oklahoma boasting an 84% rating (4.2/5) on WeedMaps.com.Platinum was started 9 years ago by father and son duo, George and Cody Sadler. Fresh out of college, Cody convinced his Father to embark on what has become a storied journey ever since. Based on the principles of quality, hard work and customer service, they grew the business with no outside investors into one of the most successful and storied brands in the space today. With the success came numerous media stories and appearances with some of the most notable pieces being:Blazing Sadlers: The Incredible True Story Of A Cannabis Family (GreenentrEpreneur.com)George Sadler Cofounder Of Platinum Vape Gets Gnarly With 5 Questions (Forbes.com)This ‘Band of Brothers’ Works Together to Channel Cannabis Profits to Wounded Veterans (LeafReport.com)Family-run Platinum Strikes Gold in the Cannabis Market with Financial Discipline (NewCannabisVentures.com)Brad Rogers, Chairman & CEO of RWB, commented: “George and Cody, the founders and operators of Platinum Vape, are visionaries in the cannabis market and have done an incredible job in building the pre-eminent vape company in the United States through commitment to quality, education, and the communities they serve. One of the things that struck me is the balance they have achieved in running a profitable successful business, which will add tremendously to RWB’s top and bottom lines, while maintaining their commitment to supporting social issues, both financially and through awareness with the REACT program they established. As part of the RWB family, I look forward to supporting the growth of Platinum and the tradition of excellence established by Platinum and the incredible people that have made them a success.”George and Cody Sadler, Founders of Platinum Vape, commented: “We at Platinum Vape are excited to have done such an amazing deal to integrate PV into the RWB family. Cody and I have been building the business for nine years so far and feel that RWB is the best place to continue not only the growth of PV for us, but for our family as well. We couldn’t be happier with our decision.”The Platinum Vape FamilyA photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/07c21646-2843-4260-ae35-919f7c089c93Vape CartridgesPlatinum Vape offers a wide range of disposable and reusable vape cartridges as well as pods in a variety of strain-specific flavors and effects.ChocolatesPlatinum Vape’s cannabis-infused chocolates are carefully crafted, palate driven creations that check all the right boxes. By combining the skills of a sophisticated chocolatier with seasoned cannabis experts, they were able to create a multi-faceted high that satisfies both your experience and your taste buds.GummiesPlatinum Vape’s Gummy Coins are not your average infused treat. Meticulously crafted on candy traditions of its German origins, each uniquely flavored gummy provides a delightfully chewy experience. Their reusable tins are filled with 20 Gummy Coins that contain 5mg THC, thus promoting convenience and portability.Packaged Flower and Pre-rollsPlatinum Vape’s indoor grown cannabis flower is cultivated to an unprecedented level of perfection. Their farming partners are masters at their craft to ensure cannabis flower that is unprocessed, pesticide-free, and lab tested. The traditions of growing, cutting, drying and curing are never rushed resulting in optimal consistency and high-potency cannabis. Available in both jars and pre-rolls, we categorize our strains under three effects: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid.In the CommunityPlatinum uses its products to support a variety of social causes. Its REACT vape line uses the same cartridges and oils as its Platinum Vape products, but a portion of the proceeds goes to different charities. Thus far, the company has worked with organizations that support animal rescue, breast cancer awareness, suicide prevention, veterans, children’s hospitals, world hunger and LGBTQ pride.Terms of the TransactionUnder the terms of the LOI, RWB and the securityholders of Platinum Vape will enter into a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”) pursuant to which RWB will acquire all of the ownership interests in Platinum Vape and Platinum Vape will become a wholly owned subsidiary of RWB in exchange for a total cash payment of US$35 million, consisting of US$7 million in cash payable at closing, a further US$13 million in cash payable within 120 days of closing and a US$15 million convertible note, only convertible after 12 months, payable on the third anniversary of closing. Additionally, the selling securityholders of Platinum Vape will be entitled to receive up to a further US$25 million on the first anniversary of closing, contingent on Platinum Vape achieving certain financial milestones.Entering into the Definitive Agreement and closing of the transaction are conditional on satisfactory due diligence as well as other conditions customary in transactions of this nature, including receipt of regulatory approvals. The Company expects to sign the Definitive Agreement in August and close the transaction in September of 2020.About Red White & Bloom Brands Inc.The Company is positioning itself to be one of the top three multi-state cannabis operators active in the U.S. legal cannabis and hemp sector. RWB is predominately focusing its investments on the major US markets, including Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, and Florida with respect to cannabis, and the US and internationally for hemp-based CBD products.About Platinum VapePlatinum Vape is a conglomeration of cannabis companies with a passion to perfect an oil that is powerful, consistent, and desirable. It all begins with selecting the finest plants for extraction. Platinum Vape’s farming partners are masters at their craft, ensuring a pesticide-free, high-potency cannabis flower. With its core values of honesty and transparency, Platinum Vape takes pride in bringing their superior range of products to its family of consumers in Michigan, Oklahoma and California.For more information about Red White & Bloom Brands Inc., please contact:Tyler Troup, Managing Director
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PURA Plows Forward With Farmersville Brands And Stock Dividend
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.
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The Top Reasons Lithium Prices Will Soon Spike Higher Again
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
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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