CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sugarbud Craft Growers Corp. (TSXV: SUGR, SUGR.WT, SUGR.WS, SUGR.DB) (“Sugarbud” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, as part of the previously announced contract manufacturing agreement (the “Agreement“), it has formally started the final development and qualification of its additive-free, full-spectrum vape cartridges with Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. (CSE: CANN) (“Heritage“).
Under the terms of the Agreement, Heritage will continue to provide Sugarbud with extraction, formulation and production services for the development of its pre-filled vape cartridges utilizing proprietary, additive-free formulations.
“Our high quality, additive-free, full-spectrum vape products contain dried cannabis as the sole ingredient and are a natural and logical extension of our inhaled product strategy. Sugarbud vape products will leverage and embody the quality, consistency, flavour profiles and aromas found in our exceptional craft cannabis flower,” stated Mr. Kondrosky, CEO of Sugarbud.
New cannabis derivative products and formats such as vape cartridges and pens are a rapidly growing segment of the Canadian adult-use recreational market and Sugarbud expects that its high-quality, additive-free vape products will become a significant catalyst for future growth.
“We are confident that our partnership with Heritage will equip Sugarbud to deliver high quality products to consumers with the safety, integrity and exceptional outcomes they demand,” concluded Mr. Kondrosky.
“We are very pleased to be working with Sugarbud on the production of full-spectrum vape cartridge products to support its cannabis 2.0 strategy,” commented Clint Sharples, CEO of Heritage. “As Sugarbud’s manufacturing partner, Heritage will produce high-demand, full-spectrum cannabis oil products using no harmful additives, flavours or carrier oils, and will maintain consistency in the strain profile between Sugarbud’s craft cannabis and the final products.”
The Company expects to apply to Health Canada for an amendment to its sales license to permit the direct sale of cannabis extracts in early Q4 of 2020.
Filing of Q2 2020 Financials
Sugarbud is also pleased to announce the filing of its Q2 2020 unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements (“Financial Statements”) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”). Sugarbud’s Financial Statements and related MD&A are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Sugarbud’s website at www.sugarbud.ca.
“The successful closing of the non-dilutive First Calgary facility and the fully-subscribed Convertible Debenture offering not only significantly improved Sugarbud’s working capital position, but is a clear vote of confidence in the Company’s management and its focused strategy on producing premium select-batch cannabis products,” stated Chris Moulson, CFO of Sugarbud.
“Together with our established lease financing relationship, these financings put Sugarbud on track to deliver on its stated operational and commercial scale-up plans,” concluded Mr. Moulson.
Sugarbud is an Alberta-based, consumer-driven craft cannabis company; focused on the cultivation and production of superior, select-batch, craft cannabis products. Our vision and mission are to become a trusted and well-respected consumer brand – renowned for providing exceptional high-quality craft cannabis products to legal markets by delighting the most discerning of cannabis consumers.
Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. is a vertically integrated cannabis company that owns two Health Canada approved licenced producers, Voyage Cannabis Corp. and CannaCure Corp., both of which also have industrial hemp licenses. Additionally, Voyage recently received its sales license from Health Canada, and Heritage will be launching its own products in the BC, AB, and MB markets in summer 2020, with other provinces to follow. Working under its licenses, Heritage has two additional subsidiaries, Purefarma Solutions, that provides extraction services, and a Medical Services Division which is focused on cannabis based medical solutions. Heritage as the parent company, provides the synergies and resources for its subsidiaries to advance its medical and adult use products and services both domestically and internationally.
Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, and without limitation, this news release contains statements concerning: Sugarbud’s assessment of future plans, operations and cannabis cultivation, including sales, marketing and distribution opportunities; the Company’s ability to remain operating in accordance with developing public health efforts to contain COVID-19; product quality; partnerships, including with Heritage; the development, production and sale of cannabis derivative products, including vape cartridges; applying for an amendment to its sales license to permit direct sale of cannabis extracts; future growth; and the ability to build shareholder value. When used in this document, the words “will,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intent,” “may,” “project,” “should,” and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are founded on the basis of expectations and assumptions made by Sugarbud. Forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties, and although Sugarbud believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: currently contemplated expansion and development plans may cease or otherwise change; production of cannabis may be lower than expected, Sugarbud may not obtain the required approvals from Health Canada, including with respect to an amended sales license; demand for Sugarbud’s products may be lower than anticipated; results of production and sale activities; results of scientific research; changes in prices and costs of inputs; demand for labour; demand for products; failure of counter-parties to perform contractual obligations; failure to maintain consumer brand recognition and loyalty of customers; reliance on relationships with wholesalers and retailers for distribution of products and failure to maintain strategic business relationships; intense competition, including from illicit sources; uncertainty and continued evolution of markets; product liability litigation; reliance on information technology; infringement on intellectual property; failure to benefit from partnerships; sensitivity of end-customers to increased sales taxes and economic conditions; failure to comply with certain regulations; departure of key management personnel or inability to attract and retain talent; actions and initiatives of federal and provincial governments and changes to government actions, initiatives and policies and the execution and impact thereof; the ability to implement corporate strategies; the state of domestic capital markets; the ability to obtain financing; changes in general market conditions; industry conditions and events; the size of the medical marijuana market and the recreational marijuana market; government regulations, including future legislative and regulatory developments involving medical and recreational marijuana; construction delays; risks inherent in the agricultural business, such as insects, plant diseases and similar agricultural risks which can have a significant impact on the size and quality of the harvest of cannabis crops; competition from other industry participants; and other factors more fully described from time to time in the reports and filings made by Sugarbud with securities regulatory authorities. In addition, the Company cautions that current global uncertainty with respect to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on the broader global economy may have a significant negative effect on the Company. While the precise impact of the COVID-19 virus on the Company remain unknown, rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus may have a material adverse effect on global economic activity, and can result in volatility and disruption to global supply chains, operations, mobility of people and the financial markets, which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, inflation, business, financial conditions, results of operations and other factors relevant to the Company. Please refer to Sugarbud’s most recent annual information form and management’s discussion and analysis for additional risk factors relating to Sugarbud, which can be accessed under Sugarbud’s profile on www.sedar.com. Except as required by applicable laws, Sugarbud does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Neither the TSXV nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
PharmaDrug Inc. Closes Transaction to Acquire First Smart Shop in the Netherlands and Now Initiates Major Push to Acquire Best of Breed High Traffic Locations
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 21, 2020) – PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE: BUZZ) (OTC: LMLLF) (“PharmaDrug” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Interrobang Ltd. (doing business as Super Smart) (“Super Smart“) has closed the transaction to acquire the retail establishment specializing in the sale of psychedelic products that was previously announced in the Definitive Agreement signed on August 14, 2020.
Super Smart has commenced a ten-day transition period with the previous owner to co-manage the store and the Company will take effective control on October 1, 2020. The Smart Shop is located in the Town of Tiel, a municipality in central Netherlands, and will serve as an initial platform for Super Smart to build out and refine its new smart shop vision and a springboard to develop its brand and operations. Over the past few months, Super Smart has laid much of the groundwork needed to purchase the first store and as such began developing the organizational structure that will enable the company to make several more purchases and scale up more efficiently. The work includes hiring a country manager, setting up corporate structures, template legal contracts, financial controls and bank accounts.
By taking control of its first store, Super Smart can now start working towards its modern vision for the Smart Shop that will focus on an elevated experience that should improve the current opinion regarding psychedelics amongst the Dutch population. This will include education, micro dosing products and a broader introduction of functional mushrooms. We will also look to work with producers to help modernize the branding of the products sold in our shops.
Our consolidation plans will unify several shops under one collective system. This includes the store design and back end functionality of the stores POS and CRM. This will allow us to collect valuable customer information that will help in creating a unique customer experience for each individual. There will be an important education component with a training program established for all customer facing employees.
Harry Resin, President of Super Smart, commented, “Education will be a foundation upon which our stores will be built. Having worked in the cannabis industry in The Netherlands for more than fifteen years and in California for the last 5 years, I plan on taking my experience in brand building and bringing that to Slim Winkel, our Dutch psychedelic retail concept.”
Acquisition and Store Expansion Strategy
Super Smart is still involved in active discussions with three additional smart shop owners in the Netherlands. While all three of those discussions are still ongoing, Super Smart is waiting to see the impact of the Covid pandemic on their sales to help determine the appropriate price. We believe the current resurgence should contribute to more attractive valuations. Additionally, the company has begun discussions with industry veterans who share in our vision and together we are contemplating opening new stores instead of acquiring existing ones. Vacancies are climbing across the country while rents are dropping in best of breed retail locations. We have already started looking for strategic locations in high traffic areas in top cities and towns. Additionally, management now believes that given the pandemic, it makes more sense to begin an online platform sooner.
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
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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Is Ganja Gurus the New Weedmaps?
Canada’s Authority on Retail Cannabis and Delivery Services to Launch New Programs in Your Area in September 2020.
Edmonton, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – September 21, 2020) – Ganja Gurus is thrilled to announce they will be entering the Canadian market in September 2020 to provide services where others have recently failed. First impressions indicate an understanding of what is important to their consumers today. Not only are they able to satisfy the needs of their market, but in Accordance with their Mission Statement, they intend to give back to the community that has helped bring them to where they are today.
Moving forward from September 2020 Ganja Gurus intends to excel in the following for their consumers. Declan Stone, Co-Founder, “Choice and charity is our Motto. We will provide listings for dispensaries, retail storefronts, accessory shops, delivery services, mail order marijuana, local shops, head shops, accessories, etc.” As experienced users ourselves we understand the need to browse and appreciate the market when making our selections. Stone continues, “Having access to the big box stores enables us to meet your needs in any situation, but we want to go a step further for our consumers.”
They will not limit their users to certain retailers, instead allowing any licensed retailer to have a listing in the hope that the extra choice will allow for you to try something new, and support someone local. By joining the GanjaGurus community you gain the ability to help with the growth of companies who you may not hear of otherwise, and who greatly appreciate your support. Ultimately the choice lies in your hands, which is the beautiful thing when seeing the available options.
This supporting mentality does not stop there however. They are willing to take actions and not just use words. When you make the choice to use Ganja Gurus in selecting your next order, you are also choosing to side with a company actively giving back to their community. At Ganja Gurus they will be transparent in their charity actions. Stone concludes, “A portion of revenues generated through the site will be given directly to local charities, while another portion will be spent towards local advertising companies in order to give back to the communities that support us.”
If you would like more information regarding the launch of Ganja Gurus please contact The Ganja Gurus Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Red Light Holland Grants Exclusive Access to a Prominent Canadian Production Company and Film Crew to Document the Company in the Netherlands
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 21, 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 that it has granted a prominent Canadian production company and film crew exclusive access to provide video coverage of the activities of the Company and its Chief Executive Officer, Todd Shapiro, within the Netherlands, leading up to the Company’s previously announced iMicrodose product launch party (the “iMicrodose Launch Party“), scheduled on September 25, 2020, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Filming commenced on September 20, 2020 in Horst, the Netherlands (the location of the Company’s production and distribution facility) and will continue through to the iMicrodose Launch Party, covering, among other things, the iMicrodose brand, and the production and distribution facility.
“I’m so grateful for this production company reaching out and offering to document our journey. There’s a ton of hard work that is going on behind the scenes and if all goes according to plan – this will be another piece of earned Media, which hasn’t cost Red Light Holland a dime, to potentially highlight our Company, our tireless efforts and our iMicrodose brand to a much bigger widespread audience,” said Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, Todd Shapiro. “Out of respect to the production company’s intellectual property rights, which play a huge role in stimulating innovation and creativity – in this case focusing on Red Light Holland’s early magic truffles production facility, our iMicrodose product launch in the Netherlands, and our expected iMicrodose Launch Party – we’ve mutually agreed to hold off on providing more information for now. However, we look forward to sharing more details in early 2021 about this great exposure opportunity… Now let’s just hope my mug doesn’t get left on the cutting room floor!”
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:
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.
Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are often identified by terms such as “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “potential”, “believe”, “intend” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Readers are further cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such forward-looking statements (including, but not limited to, the assumption that (i) the Company will be able to execute on its business plan, and will receive one or multiple licenses, permits, and authorizations from time to time necessary to execute on its business plan, (ii) the Company’s financial condition and development plans do not change as a result of unforeseen events, (iii) there will continue to be a demand, and market opportunity, for the Company’s product offerings, (iv) the Company will be able to establish, preserve and develop its brand, and attract and retain required personnel, (v) the Company will be successful in offering for sale the iMicrodosing packs as contemplated, on the terms and within the timelines anticipated by the Company, (vi) current and future economic conditions will neither affect the business and operations of the Company nor the Company’s ability to capitalize on anticipated business opportunities, (vii) the magic truffles currently being grown by the Company will be ready for harvest and distribution within the timelines anticipated by the Company, and (viii) the production company will commence and complete video coverage of the Company as contemplated, on the terms and within the timelines anticipated by the Company), although considered reasonable by management of the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and result in actual results differing materially from those anticipated, and as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements, forward-looking financial information and other metrics presented herein are not intended as guidance or projections for the periods referenced herein or any future periods, and in particular, past performance is not an indicator of future results and the results of the Company in this news release may not be indicative of, and are not an estimate, forecast or projection of the Company’s future results. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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