Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – August 11, 2020) – Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan”), is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Innocan Pharma Ltd. (“Innocan Israel”) has entered into a manufacturing and distribution agreement (the “Agreement”) with Endless Sky Incorporated (“ESI”), a Canadian large scale Cannabis extractor based in Calgary, Alberta.
Under the Agreement, ESI will serve as the exclusive distributor of Innocan’s CBD products in Canada under a license granted by Innocan. ESI will manufacture Innocan’s CBD products at ESI’s Health Canada licensed facility in Redvers, Saskatchewan. ESI’s manufacturing and distribution rights consist of the Relief and Go CBD Spray and Cream and the SHIR Eye Serum, Face Cream and Night Cream. The Agreement conditional upon ESI receiving Health Canada’s approval no later than December 31, 2020. According to the agreement, ESI shall pay Innocan Israel a cash license fee per Product as well as royalties based on net sales of the Products by ESI.
The Agreement is for a term of 12 months and will be automatically extended for additional periods of 12 months each based on ESI achieving minimum sales targets for the previous 12 months period.
ESI is responsible for meeting all Canadian regulations and registrations.
“Endless Sky is thrilled to exclusively manufacture and distribute Innocan’s SHIR Beauty & Science skin care line as well their Relief & Go topical products in Canada, with the future potential to access additional countries where cannabis regulations permit, and terms agreed by the parties. We believe that Innocan’s patent-pending, CBD-integrated products will be some of the highest quality CBD products to enter the market to date. Israel is well known as the global leader in CBD research and Innocan is leveraging that knowledge with a team of proven experts in the cosmetics, healthcare, sports medicine, and wellness markets. Innocan’s diligent commitment to research and development and its visionary thinking has positioned both companies to be market leaders in the CBD consumer packaged goods products space. The pharmaceutical expertise of Innocan together with Endless Sky’s large extraction capacity and manufacturing capabilities will combine to bring top of the line products to market at scale and price points that will allow for wide market access. This Agreement also positions both companies for CBD deregulation, allowing Endless Sky and Innocan’s CBD products to be further scaled through national retailers at such time. We are very excited to bring these products into the Canadian market in the very near future,” says CEO of Endless Sky, Travis George.
Iris Bincovich, Innocan’s Founder and CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to have found the right party to distribute and manufacture our CBD line of products in Canada. Distributing our CBD line of products is a significant milestone for us, given the importance of Canada to the world of CBD. Collaboration with Endless Sky, one of Canada’s largest extracting companies, will allow us to enter Innocan’s revolutionary wellness brands into the Canadian market”.
About Endless Sky Incorporated:
Endless Sky Incorporated is a Canadian large scale cannabis C02 extractor focusing on Cannabinoids. Endless Sky has a Health Canada standard processing licence which allows production of consumer packaged goods with Cannabinoids as an additive.
With top of market throughput, hemp genetics breeding program, strict QA/QC standards, and EU GMP design, Endless Sky is poised to be a global leader in low cost premium active pharmaceutical ingredients for the health, wellness and beauty markets.
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Innocan Pharma Ltd., is a pharmaceutical tech company that focuses on the development of several drug delivery platforms combining cannabidiol (“CBD”). Innocan and Ramot at Tel Aviv University are collaborating on a new, revolutionary exosome-based technology that targets both central nervous system (CNS) indications and the Covid-19 Corona Virus using CBD. CBD-Loaded Exosomes hold the potential to 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.
The Company signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement with Yissum, 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 plans, together with Prof. Berenholtz, Head of the Laboratory of Membrane and Liposome Research of the Hebrew University to test the Liposome platform on several potential indications. The Company is also working on a dermal product that integrates 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.
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Certain information set forth in this news release, including, without limitation, the effectiveness and safety of the Company’s products, information regarding the markets, requisite regulatory approvals and the anticipated timing for market entry, 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, including expectations and assumptions concerning the anticipated benefits of the products, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and satisfactory completion of requisite production and distribution arrangements. 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. The key risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: general global and local (national) economic, market and business conditions; governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities; and relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, customers, business partners and competitors. There are also risks that are inherent in the nature of product distribution, including import / export matters and the failure to obtain any required regulatory and other approvals (or to do so in a timely manner) and availability in each market of product inputs and finished products. The anticipated timeline for entry to markets may change for a number of reasons, including the inability to secure necessary regulatory requirements, or the need for additional time to conclude and/or satisfy the manufacturing and distribution arrangements. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this news release concerning the timing of launch of product distribution. A comprehensive discussion of other risks that impact InnoCan can also be found in Innocan’s public reports and filings which are available under Innocan’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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ANC Cannabis Now Distributing 34 Street Cannabis Seeds from Coast to Coast
ANC Inc, Alberta’s first licensed micro cultivator, continues their national expansion with approval to supply seeds for the commercial and home grower in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and most recently, New Brunswick.
“Since 2017, ANC Cannabis has been forming a company built around the belief that we can create quality product that is accessible to everyone while also providing educational support and services to our consumers,” said Tairance Rutter, ANC Inc.’s VP Business Development and Marketing. Adding, “At ANC we are motivated by a passion for quality product and support for the entire growing and cultivation community. We believe that everyone, no matter their background or experience, should be able to grow their own quality cannabis plants.”
ANC is first and foremost a genetics company committed to developing the highest quality products possible. ANC is currently focused on seeds for the consumer and commercial market, with plans to release flower for retail sale in the late fall of 2020. The company has been approved for a processing licence so they can process their own product. The company has additional long-term plans to sell flower, likely in the form of pre-rolls sourced from the genetics they will be offering consumers as seed stock. This approach will allow consumers to experience the product before deciding on a cultivar. This will be part of a larger program the company calls the “Know Before You Grow” service, which will also include access to an online platform offering genetics-specific tips for home growers. ANC Inc’s VP of Research and Quality Control, Thomas Facciolo, is excited to provide answers for all our home growers’ questions.
“ANC continues to expand at a rapid pace, and we are elated to have reached the milestone of national distribution, spanning across Canada, from the West Coast in British Columbia to the East Coast in New Brunswick,” said ANC Inc President, Clayton Bordeniuk. Adding, “this is just the beginning for ANC.”
ANC has developed hundreds of different genetics that are ready for the recreational market including Fruity Hoops, Pink Lemonade, Pineapple Express, Power Kush, Triple Scoop, Bubba Kush 2.5, Chocolate Cake, Double Chocolate, 34 ST Cookies, Bubba Cheese and Sorbet 33. Each strain offers a different genetic make up, with a wide range of THC concentration, and different flowering periods, appropriate for a variety of climates for indoor and outdoor growers alike.
Better Plant Sciences Subsidiary NeonMind Signs Psilocybin Supply Agreement for Clinical Trials
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 29, 2020) – Better Plant Sciences Inc. (CSE: PLNT) (OTCQB: VEGGF) (FSE: YG3) (“Better Plant“) or (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that its majority owned subsidiary NeonMind Biosciences (“NeonMind“) has entered into a definitive agreement with Psygen Labs Inc. (“Psygen“) for the supply of psilocybin for NeonMind’s planned preclinical, and clinical trials to study the use of a drug product including Psilocybin for the treatment of food cravings and anxiety. The agreement was signed on September 28th, 2020.
Figure 1: Better Plant Sciences Subsidiary NeonMind Signs Psilocybin Supply Agreement for Clinical Trials
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Psygen is currently acting as broker between NeonMind and a licensed dealer of restricted drugs (the “Licensed Dealer“). The Licensed Dealer holds a dealer’s licence issued under Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations (a “Dealer’s Licence“). The Supply Agreement provides that Psygen will supply the psilocybin directly once Psygen holds a Dealer’s Licence. Psygen currently has a pending application for a Dealer’s Licence.
“Psilocybin is known to activate serotonin receptors,” says Dr. William Panenka, lead scientific advisor to NeonMind. “As a neurotransmitter, serotonin helps to relay messages from one area of the brain to another. Serotonin is responsible for some of the drivers which govern eating. We are very interested in furthering studies to test various dosing regimens for NeonMind to see the effects that psilocybin may have on the serotonin receptors that regulate food cravings.”
“Psygen’s mission is to fill a supply gap for restricted drug substances and restricted drug products for use in clinical trials and in pre-clinical research,” says Danny Motyka, CEO of Psygen Labs Inc. “We have brokered supply of various restricted drugs for pre-clinical studies and clinical trials through our relationship with a Licensed Dealer. Psygen is currently building out a commercial manufacturing facility designed for high-volume output of psychedelic drug substances and drug products, filling a niche in the evolving psychedelic medicine ecosystem. Today these psychedelic drug substances are classified as restricted drugs, meaning no recognized medical use in Canada, and we are playing our part in moving those substances to the controlled drugs schedule of the Food and Drug Regulations or otherwise providing compliant access to psilocybin and other psychedelics.”
In December 2019, NeonMind filed a U.S. provisional patent application in the United States for the invention relating to therapeutic administration of psilocybin to provide weight loss benefits and potential treatment or regulation of diabetes, and regulation of blood glucose, and to reduce susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, chronic renal failure, sleep apnea, asthma, and certain forms of cancer.
In May 2020, NeonMind completed the design of a preclinical trial to confirm that psilocybin is an effective treatment for weight loss and food cravings (the “Trial“). In July 2020, the scientific investigator chosen to lead NeonMind’s preclinical trial submitted a Section 56 Exemption application to Health Canada for the use of psilocybin in the Trial. An exemption must be granted and a final agreement entered into with the laboratory before the Trial can begin.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults or 39% of adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Grandview Research projects that the global weight management market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.3% from 2019 to 2025 to reach USD $442.3 billion by 2025.
About Psygen Labs Inc.
Psygen is a privately held company based in Calgary, Alberta. Psygen specializes in synthetic manufacture of psychedelic drug substances and drug products. Psygen provides non-exclusive access to GMP compliant psychedelic drug substances and drug products for clinical trials, therapeutic applications and pre-clinical studies. Psygen has entered into a number of definitive agreements for ongoing supply of drug substances and is positioned to be a lead supplier in the emerging commercial market for psychedelic drug substances and drug products. Psygen has sponsored a Licensed Dealer who holds a license for the manufacture, sale, import, export, and analysis of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, DMT, 2C-B, and mescaline. Chemists working with Psygen currently operate from a manufacturing laboratory at the University of Alberta. Psygen has applied to Health Canada for a Dealer’s License that will allow Psygen to manufacture, possess, sell, import, export, research, develop, and analyze psychedelic drug substances and drug products. Psygen is currently building out a 6,000 square foot lab capable of large-scale synthesis, formulation and distribution of the above and additional psychedelics to a GMP standard. Psygen intends to be the leader in psychedelic medicine supply chain solutions and is committed to supporting the renaissance in use of psychedelics for research and clinical treatment of a wide variety of mental health issues.
About NeonMind Biosciences Inc.
NeonMind is engaged in research and development of products that use medicinal and psychedelic mushrooms to optimize human health and performance. The company is launching a line of coffees infused with health optimizing medicinal mushrooms including reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane and turkey tail mushrooms. NeonMind is also engaged in research into developing a psilocybin (psychedelic mushroom) based product for weight loss and has applied for a Section 56 Exemption to begin preclinical trials to study its pending psychedelic medicine patents. NeonMind owns 18% of Translational Life Sciences Inc. Better Plant Sciences owns approximately 69% of the issued and outstanding stock of NeonMind.
About Better Plant Sciences Inc.
Better Plant develops and acquires intellectual property and other assets related to plant-based products and therapeutics. Through its integrated business model, Better Plant develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes plant-based products. It has over 200 proprietary wellness formulas at various stages of commercialization, including over 20 proprietary products that are now for sale via eCommerce or brick-and-mortar retail stores. It operates websites and oversees eCommerce and Amazon sales for over 200 JUSU plant based products for body, baby and home and has announced it will acquire all JUSU Bar Inc. assets. Its majority-owned subsidiary NeonMind Biosciences Inc. is launching a line of coffees infused with health optimizing medicinal mushrooms including reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane and turkey tail mushrooms. NeonMind is also engaged in research into developing a psilocybin (psychedelic mushroom) based product for weight loss and has applied for a Section 56 Exemption to begin preclinical trials to study its pending psychedelic medicine patents.
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CGOC Announces Management Changes and Director Appointment
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 28, 2020) – Cannabis Growth Opportunity Corporation (CSE: CGOC) (“CGOC“, or the “Company“), a cannabis focused investment corporation with both public and private cannabis holdings, announced today that Paul Andersen, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer replacing Sean Conacher, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Phillip Millar has been appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer and Michael Johnston will replace Mr. Andersen as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary and has also been appointed as a director of the Company. Each of the foregoing changes are effective immediately.
Mr. Millar has extensive experience in the North American Cannabis market as a senior executive. His legal and military training brings a refreshing perspective to a market that values integrity, accuracy and reliability. The Company’s board of directors believes that Mr. Millar’s strategic vision and ability to synergize and coordinate multiple stakeholders towards a shared mission will add value to shareholders.
Mr. Johnston is a CPA, CA, and is currently the chief financial officer of Minsud Resources Corp., a mineral exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. From November 2015 to April 2018, he was the CFO of Canada House Wellness Group Inc., a Canadian cannabis company that currently produces medical grade cannabis and operates several clinics across Canada
CGOC is an investment corporation that offers unique global exposure to the emerging global cannabis sector. CGOC’s main objective is to provide shareholders long-term total return through its actively managed portfolio of securities, both public and private, operating in, or that derive a portion of their revenue or earnings from products or services related to the cannabis industry.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company. These forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in those forward-looking statements and information. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: risks associated with the Company’s business plan and matters relating thereto, and risks associated with the Company’s investments and financial objectives, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the Company’s public filings on SEDAR. Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.
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