Partnership allows for both companies to stake a claim in the expanding $532 billion beauty industry with the most advanced and only clinically backed CBD skin care line;
Product line synergistically combines natural ingredients with CBD in advanced and proprietary formulations that have completed 3 cosmetic human clinical studies all achieving positive endpoint results, making H&W products the only cannabinoid consumer product line with human safety and efficacy data
TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (CSE: RWB) (OTC: RWBYF) (“RWB” or “Red White & Bloom”) and Avicanna Inc. (“Avicanna”) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement for the exclusive distribution of Avicanna’s advanced and clinically backed CBD-based cosmetic and topical products Pura H&W™ by RWB in the US and certain other markets.
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The $532 billion beauty industry continues growing rapidly and new trends such as the introduction of CBD cosmetics is anticipated to establish a strong market presence in markets that permit retail sales such as the United States. The Pura H&W branded products utilize CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which allows for cosmetic designation and retail sales.
The launch of this innovative and premium CBD product line will leverage the growing use of online platforms for shopping; including Pura H&W’s own e-commerce platform, third party e-commerce channels, “big box” retailers and the existing commercial infrastructure of RWB in the United States.
Brad Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer of RWB, stated: “This Agreement with Avicanna reflects our desire to seek out and provide the highest quality products available in the market. These formulations stand head and shoulders above anything else in the category and from our research it’s the most compelling, evidence-based product that retailers will feel confident listing and consumers can feel confident and comfortable using for their skin care needs.”
Under the agreement, which has an initial five-year term, RWB will exclusively distribute the Pura H&W™ brand and certain other white label brands at RWB’s direction. Having been developed by researchers and collaborators from world class medical and academic institutions, the Pura H&W™ line of products has been developed through a scientific and evidence-based approach. This approach in product development has allowed Avicanna to synergistically combine natural ingredients with CBD in advanced and proprietary formulations that have completed 3 cosmetic human clinical studies. Product development is always commenced with the consumer in mind and specific needs are addressed through analysis in observational as well as interventional clinical studies. Avicanna’s CBD infused cosmetics and topicals equip RWB with the opportunity to set the standards with advanced research and development for CBD cosmetics and GMP manufacturing.
The 3 cosmetic clinical studies were completed on Avicanna’s formulations targeted at cosmetic factors associated with aging, acne-prone skin, and eczema-prone skin. The successfully completed studies involved 156 patients that were tested for both safety and certain derma-cosmetic endpoints, including hydration and excess oil production. The results of all three studies achieved positive results in the endpoints with no adverse effects, making these products part of one of the only cannabinoid consumer product lines with human safety and efficacy data.
Aras Azadian, CEO of Avicanna, commented: “After years of R&D and clinical development of what we believe is the most advanced line of CBD skin care products, we are thrilled to have partnered up with the team at RWB, who provide an ideal partner for Avicanna and the Pura H&W line of products. We believe their access and expertise in the US market through commercial and retail channels will allow the Pura H&W branded products to reach their potential as the leading skin care brand.”
Terms of the agreement
RWB will pay Avicanna an upfront licensing free in the amount of two hundred fifty thousand Canadian dollars (CAD$250,000) in cash, along with minimum purchase requirements for the rights to be the exclusive distributor of Avicanna’s Pura H&W branded cosmetics products in the US. Under the agreement, RWB also has the right to purchase Avicanna’s cosmetics products for distribution into the US and certain other territories under brands of RWB’s choosing. The initial product offerings under the agreement will include body and face lotions, cosmetic creams, gels and serums, as well as soaps and bath bombs.
To the knowledge of the Company, it carries out its operations in compliance with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates.
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.
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About Avicanna Inc.
Avicanna is an Ontario, Canada based corporation focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products through its two main business segments, cultivation and research and development.
Avicanna’s two majority-owned subsidiaries, Sativa Nativa S.A.S. and Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., both located in Santa Marta, Colombia are the base for Avicanna’s cultivation activities. These two companies are licensed to cultivate and process cannabis for the production of cannabis extracts and purified cannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Avicanna’s research and development business is primarily conducted out of Canada at its headquarters in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre, JLABS @ Toronto. Avicanna’s scientific team develops products, and Avicanna has also engaged the services of researchers at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto for the purpose of optimizing and improving upon its products.
Avicanna’s research and development and cultivation activities are focused on the development of its key products, including plant-derived cannabinoid pharmaceuticals, phyto-therapeutics, derma-cosmetics, and Extracts (defined as plant-derived cannabinoid extracts and purified cannabinoids, including distillates and isolates), with a goal of eventually having these products manufactured and distributed through various markets.
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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.
For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com
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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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