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MediPharm Labs Australia Expands Revenue Opportunity On Expanded GMP Licence

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BARRIE, Ontario, Aug. 19, 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, today announced that its Australian operation – MediPharm Labs Australia Pty. Ltd. (“MediPharm Labs Australia”) – has received an important enabling amendment to its Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) Certification and Licence to Manufacture Therapeutic Goods.

The licence expansion, granted under Section 40B of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Australian Government’s Department of Health, provides MediPharm Labs with the ability to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (“API”) derived from cannabis and cannabis intermediates – such as resins, extracts and isolates – as well as medicinal cannabis finished products including oral liquids, soft-gel capsules and oil. This is one of very few licenses of its kind for dedicated medicinal cannabis manufacture in Australia.

MediPharm Labs Australia is poised to service the entire Australian patient population. July was a record month in Australia with over 5560 SAS-B medical cannabis approvals, an increase of 20% from June (4,630). As of 31 July 2020, the TGA approved over 56,000 SAS Category B applications for unapproved medicinal cannabis products(1). At current levels, MediPharm Labs anticipates more than 70,000 patient approvals could be achieved by the end of 2020.

“This licence amendment paves the way for MediPharm Labs Australia to immediately begin using our facility as it was intended: to manufacture the highest quality APIs and finished medical cannabis formulations for our rapidly growing base of customers,” said Warren Everitt, CEO, Asia Pacific, MediPharm Labs. “We are extremely proud of this achievement and the MediPharm Labs Australia team that made it happen as it reflects our longstanding commitment to GMP standards and pharma principles of production.”

MediPharm Labs Australia was certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (“TGA”) as meeting GMP quality standards of practice and secured a Licence to Manufacture Therapeutic Goods in May 2020 and is already generating revenue. MediPharm Labs Australia reported over $600,000 revenue in Q2 2020 from the final packaging of products, originally bulk manufactured in its Canadian headquarters, for sale to Australian customers. As the Company’s Canadian facility was TGA GMP certified in late 2019, MediPharm Labs boasts a global pharmaceutical-quality supply chain that is qualified to serve emerging medical markets internationally.

“Whether we manufacture in Canada or now Australia, or a combination thereof, for our current worldwide demand, MediPharm Labs meets the most rigorous standards set out by established health authorities and this licence update serves as another reminder of that very important fact,” said Pat McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer of MediPharm Labs. “As a multi-jurisdictional GMP-certified producer, licences such as this differentiate us in the marketplace, serve as a door-opener to sophisticated new pharma and consumer packaged goods customer accounts and represent a highly sought after, valuable and irreplaceable asset that we will protect. Now that we have the green light to manufacture a variety of products and formulations in Australia, we intend to make the most of our first-mover advantage.”

MediPharm Labs also holds Australian Office of Drug Control (ODC) Import and Export Licences covering cannabis resin and extracts, bulk medicinal cannabis oil and finished medicinal cannabis products. It received State Licences for cannabis substances from the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, Australia in December 2019 when it completed construction of its manufacturing facility.

MediPharm Labs Australia features multi-phase supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, clean rooms and testing laboratories. The Company also has capabilities to manufacture soft gels, oral liquids and oils and API. It was modelled on the Company’s state-of-the-art facility in Barrie, Ontario.

More Details of the Licence Update

Under the updated licence, MediPharm Labs may manufacture medicinal cannabis finished therapeutic goods intended for: registration in Australia (Registered Therapeutic Goods); Clinical Trial use (excluding labelling activities); and products for export or which are exempt from registration and listing on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods under the provisions of Section 18(1) or Section 19 (1)(a) of the Therapeutic Goods Act. MediPharm Labs Australia may also manufacture API intended for Further Manufacture by other licensed manufacturers.

1)  https://www.tga.gov.au/access-medicinal-cannabis-products-1

About MediPharm Labs

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, MediPharm Labs formulates, develops (including through sensory testing), processes, packages and distributes 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 completed commercialization of its Australian extraction facility which generated its first revenues in H1 2020. MediPharm Labs Australia was established in 2017.

For further information, please contact:
Laura Lepore, VP, Investor Relations and Communications
Telephone: 416-913-7425 ext. 1525
Email: investors@medipharmlabs.com   
Website: www.medipharmlabs.com  

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION:

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, supply of products to Hybrid Pharm for distribution pursuant to the agreement. 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 Labs’ 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.

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Red Light Holland Reaches Distribution Agreement for iMicrodose Packs Plus Agrees to Build out an iMicrodose Media Information Centre (iMIC) with Super Smart’s Location in Tiel, The Netherlands

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 28, 2020) – Red Light Holland Corp. (CSE: TRIP) (FSE: 4YX) (“Red Light Holland” or the “Company“), an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale of its brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, is pleased to announce their iMicrodose Packs (“iMicrodose Packs“) powered by Red Light Holland are expected to be available early October 2020 in PharmaDrug Inc.’s (“PharmaDrug”) wholly-owned subsidiary Interrobang Ltd.’s (doing business as Super Smart) (“Super Smart“) store in Tiel, The Netherlands, as Red Light Holland has reached a distribution agreement with Super Smart.

Red Light Holland has also reached an agreement with Super Smart to build and set up an iMicrodose Media Information Centre (“iMIC“) in Super Smart’s Tiel location, expected to be ready before the end of 2020.

“Super Smart’s vision and iMicrodose’s vision truly align,” said Todd Shapiro, CEO and Director of Red Light Holland. “Both companies are focused on educating, informing and modernizing the psychedelic industry within the Netherlands. We are very excited to soon have another store where our product is sold to expand our exposure and marketplace. Equally as important, we are proud to set up our first iMicrodose Media Information Centre – iMIC – where we plan on eventually providing Super Smart with our Virtual Reality Headset where consumers can truly learn about our iMicrodose packs and the origins of the product, as well as hope to receive important customer feedback, as we want to give all consumers a voice for important information gathering and responsible-use feedback via our planned iMIC activation.”

“Red Light Holland has definitely already taken initial steps to modernize the industry, in the Netherlands, and we are so pleased to reach an agreement to house their responsible use product in our Tiel, Location, expected in Early October, 2020,” added Dan Cohen, CEO of PharmaDrug. “Together we want to elevate the industry, educate consumers and intelligently target all Adult Demographics for potential increased sales via new customers with an informational, technological and modern approach.”

Super Smart’s Tiel location is located in Central Netherlands and is the only smart shop within a 75 kilometre radius. iMicrodose Packs powered by Red Light Holland are expected to be in Smart Shop’s Tiel store in October, 2020.

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About Red Light Holland Corp.

The Company is an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale (through existing Smart Shops operators and an advanced e-commerce platform) of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, in accordance with the highest standards, in compliance with all applicable laws.

For additional information on the Company:
Todd Shapiro
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Tel: 647-204-7129
Email: todd@redlighttruffles.com
Website: https://redlighttruffles.com/

About PharmaDrug Inc.

PharmaDrug Inc., is building an international controlled substance and natural medicine company with a focus on Europe. PharmaDrug Inc., owns 80% of Pharmadrug GmbH, a German medical cannabis distributor, with a Schedule I European Union narcotics license allowing for the importation and distribution of medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany and throughout the EU. The Company also owns 100% of Super Smart, an early-stage retail company focused on consolidating the fragmented Dutch smartshop market. Smartshops are retail establishments in The Netherlands that specialize in the sale of psychoactive substances including psychedelic truffles.

For further information, please contact:
Daniel Cohen, Chairman and CEO

dcohen@pharmadrug.co
(647) 202-1824

Forward-Looking Statements

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control.

Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “will continue”, “will occur” or “will be achieved”. The forward-looking information and forward- looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, anticipated timeline with respect to iMicrodose products being available in Super Smart’s Store in Tiel and Red Light Holland and the anticipated timeline of the build out of the iMic, and Red Light’s plans to offer Virtual Reality Headset. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward- looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements. In particular, there is no guarantee that iMicrodose products will be in Super Smart’s Tiel Location by October, 2020, nor are their guarantees that their Media Information Centre will be activated before the end of 2020. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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MariMed Announces Participation at Canaccord Genuity’s US Cannabis Symposium on September 30, 2020

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NORWOOD, Mass., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MariMed Inc. (MRMD:OTCQX) (the “Company” or “MariMed”), a leading multi-state cannabis and hemp operator focused on health and wellness, today announced that the Company’s CEO, Bob Fireman, and CFO, John Levine, will present at Canaccord Genuity’s US Cannabis Symposium on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET on Track 1.

Additionally, MariMed’s management will participate in investor meetings during the conference to discuss the Company’s consolidation strategy and growth trajectory. Investors interested in meeting with management should contact Canaccord representative Nadine Miller at nmiller@cgf.com.

Bob Fireman, Chief Executive Officer of MariMed, said, “MariMed’s growth is accelerating, as we continue to expand our adult-use consumer market share throughout the U.S. and launch innovative new products across our growing number of retail locations. We look forward to sharing some of the reasons behind our increased cannabis revenues and other recent accomplishments, at this leading industry event hosted by Canaccord.”

This one-day event will feature senior management teams representing every facet of the U.S. cannabis industry; including multi-state operators, technology providers, brand owners, hemp producers, oil extractors and ancillary products businesses.

To be added to the email distribution list, please email MRMD@kcsa.com with “MRMD” in the subject.

About MariMed:
MariMed Inc., a multi-state cannabis operator, is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people through the use of cannabinoids and cannabis products. The Company develops, owns, and manages seed to sale state-licensed cannabis facilities, which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis-infused products, and dispensary operations. MariMed has an experienced management team that has produced consistent growth and success for the Company and its managed business units. The Company is at the forefront of science and innovation through research developed by its lab technicians and medical advisors resulting in industry-leading products and brands, including “Betty’s Eddies™”, “Nature’s Heritage™”, “Bourne Baking Co.”, and “Kalm Fusion”. These precision dosed products are focused on specific symptoms and conditions and are licensed and distributed across the country.

For additional information, visit marimedinc.com.

Important Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
This release contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to MariMed Inc. that is based on the beliefs of MariMed Inc.’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events, including estimates and projections about its business based on certain assumptions of its management, including those described in this Release. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, among other factors, changes in demand for the Company’s services and products, changes in the law and its enforcement and changes in the economic environment. Additional risk factors are included in the Company’s public filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as “hoped,” “anticipated,” “believed,” “planned, “estimated,” “preparing,” “potential,” “expected,” “looks” or words of a similar nature. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. None of the content of any of the websites referred to herein (even if a link is provided for your convenience) is incorporated into this release and the Company assumes no responsibility for any of such content.

All trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact
Jon Levine, CFO
MariMed Inc.
Tel (781) 559-8713

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KCSA Strategic Communications
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PharmaDrug’s Super Smart Reaches Distribution Agreement with Red Light Holland for iMicrodose Packs and for Red Light Holland to Build out an iMicrodose Media Information Centre (iMIC) with Super Smart’s Location in Tiel, The Netherlands

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 28, 2020) –  PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE: BUZZ) (OTC PINK: LMLLF) (“PharmaDrug” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Interrobang Ltd. (doing business as Super Smart) (“Super Smart“) has reached a distribution agreement with Red Light Holland Corp. (CSE: TRIP) (FSE: 4YX) (OTC:TRUFF) (Red Light Holland”) for Red Light Holland’s iMicrodose Packs (“iMicrodose Packs“). The iMicrodose Packs are expected to be available in Super Smart’s first Slim Winkel store, located in Tiel, in early October 2020.

Red Light Holland has also definitively agreed to build and set up an iMicrodose Media Information Centre (“iMIC”) in Super Smart’s Tiel location, expected to be ready before the end of 2020.

“Super Smart’s vision and iMicrodose’s vision truly align.” Said Todd Shapiro, CEO and Director of Red Light Holland. “Both Companies are focused on educating, informing and modernizing the psychedelic industry within the Netherlands. We are very excited to soon have another Store where our product is sold to expand our marketplace. Equally as important, we are proud to set up our first iMicrodose Media Information Centre – iMIC – where we will eventually provide Super Smart with our Virtual Reality Headset where consumers can truly learn about our iMicrodose packs and the origins of the product, as well as receive important customer feedback, as we want to give all consumer’s a voice for important information gathering and responsible use feedback via our iMIC activation.”

“Red Light Holland has definitely already taken initial steps to modernize the industry in the Netherlands and we are so pleased to house their responsible use product in our Tiel location, expected in early October 2020.” Added Daniel Cohen, CEO and Chairman of PharmaDrug. “Together we want to elevate the industry, educate consumers and intelligently target all Adult Demographics for potential increased sales via new customers with an informational, technological and modern approach.” 

Super Smart’s Tiel location is located in Central Netherlands and is the only smart shop within a 75 Kilometre radius. iMicrodose Packs powered by Red Light Holland are expected to be in Super Smart’s Tiel store in October 2020.

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About Red Light Holland Corp.

The Company is an Ontario-based corporation positioning itself to engage in the production, growth and sale (through existing Smart Shops operators and an advanced e-commerce platform) of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, in accordance with the highest standards, in compliance with all applicable laws.

For additional information on the Company:

Todd Shapiro
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Tel: 647-204-7129
Email: todd@redlighttruffles.com
Website: https://redlighttruffles.com/

About PharmaDrug Inc.

PharmaDrug Inc. is building an international controlled substance and natural medicine company with a focus on Europe. The Company owns 80% of Pharmadrug GmbH, a German medical cannabis distributor, with a Schedule I European Union narcotics license allowing for the importation and distribution of medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany and throughout the EU. The Company also owns 100% of Super Smart, an early-stage retail company focused on consolidating the fragmented Dutch smartshop market. Smartshops are retail establishments in The Netherlands that specialize in the sale of psychoactive substances including psychedelic truffles.

For further information, please contact:

Daniel Cohen, Chairman and CEO
dcohen@pharmadrug.co
(647) 202-1824

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED NOR DOES IT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results of the Company. Forward looking statements in this press release relate to the integration of the Smart Shop business, anticipated volume growth in the Company’s German business and the introduction by the Company of its own brand of medical cannabis. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be correct. We assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. The Company’s securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or “U.S. Persons”, as such term is defined in Regulations under the U.S. Securities Act, absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in the United States or any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein, such as, but not limited to dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; the ability to locate additional supply of medical cannabis, owning interests in companies or projects that are engaged in activities currently considered illegal under United States federal law; changes in laws; limited operating history, reliance on management, requirements for additional financing, competition, hindering market growth; regulatory and political change. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

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