TORONTO, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: MEDIF) (FSE:MLZ) (“MediPharm Labs” or the “Company”) a global leader in specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cannabis extraction, distillation and derivative products, is pleased to announce that it has received from escrow the remaining half, net of certain fees, of the $37,822,500 in gross proceeds from the Company’s June 8, 2020 private placement (the “Offering”). All dollar amounts in this news release are in Canadian dollars.
“We are pleased to have received the remaining portion of this strategic capital positioning us with increased financial strength and flexibility to deliver on longer-term opportunities with larger pharmaceutical and CPG companies and accelerate our entrance in international markets,” said Pat McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer, MediPharm Labs. “We are building on our global customer partnerships and market share, providing international distribution expertise and delivering innovative products and brands. We remain excited to expand our participation across a range of clinical trials that offer potential upside towards future development of cannabis-based prescription RX products and products that can be registered in various global jurisdictions. We look forward to creating value for all shareholders as we build out our capabilities to drive future sustainable growth.”
On June 8, 2020, the Company received the initial $18,911,250 in proceeds of the Offering, net of certain fees, in connection with the placement of a $20,500,000 unsecured convertible note (the “First Note”) and a warrant (the “First Warrant”) to purchase up to 3,601,427 common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”). The remaining $18,911,250 in proceeds of the Offering were placed in escrow in connection with the placement of a subscription receipt (the “Subscription Receipt”) entitling the holder to receive, upon satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions including shareholder approval (“Shareholder Approval”), a further $20,500,000 unsecured convertible note (the “Second Note” and, together with the First Note, collectively, the “Notes”) and a further warrant (the “Second Warrant” and, together with the First Warrant, collectively, the “Warrants”) to purchase up to 3,601,427 Common Shares.
After receipt of Shareholder Approval at the Company’s annual and special shareholders’ meeting held on August 5, 2020, (i) the Company received from escrow the remaining proceeds of the Offering, net of certain fees, and (ii) the Subscription Receipt was converted into the Second Note and the Second Warrant. The Second Note and the Second Warrant have identical terms to the First Note and First Warrant described in the Company’s June 8, 2020 press release.
The Offering remains subject to final approval of the TSX. The Notes and the Warrants and any underlying securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period, ending on October 9, 2020.
The terms of the Notes and Warrants described herein are qualified in their entirety by the Company’s documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About MediPharm Labs Corp.
Founded in 2015, MediPharm Labs specializes in the production of purified, pharmaceutical quality cannabis oil and concentrates and advanced derivative products utilizing a Good Manufacturing Practices certified facility with ISO standard built clean rooms. MediPharm Labs has invested in an expert, research-driven team, state-of-the-art technology, downstream purification methodologies and purpose-built facilities with five primary extraction lines for delivery of pure, trusted and precision -dosed cannabis products for its customers. Through its wholesale and white label platforms, they formulate, consumer-test, process, package and distribute cannabis extracts and advanced cannabinoid-based products to domestic and international markets. As a global leader, MediPharm Labs has completed commercial exports to Australia and is nearing commercialization of its Australian Extraction facility. MediPharm Labs Australia was established in 2017.
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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 of 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 to, among other things, the receipt of TSX approval. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the inability of MediPharm Labs to obtain adequate financing; the delay or failure to receive regulatory approvals: and other factors discussed in MediPharm Lab’ filings, available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. Except as required by law, MediPharm Labs assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change.
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.
For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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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.
Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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