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NYC Psychotherapist Hopes More Celebrities Like Madonna “Come Out of the Chemical Closet” about the Transformative Powers of MDMA

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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 13, 2020) –  Charley Wininger and his publisher Inner Traditions are proud to welcome the arrival of his new book “Listening to Ecstasy: the Transformative Power of MDMA” with a virtual book launch event scheduled for Nov 13th. For this “Night of Hope and Healing,” Charley invites celebrities to join psychedelic luminaries Rick Doblin and others in sharing their own personal experiences in a short 30-60 second video testimonial about the positive transformative powers of MDMA (media contacts provided below). If you have a heartwarming story about a transformative MDMA experience, please send a quick self-recorded clip to the media team listed at the bottom of release.

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Charley Wininger, author of a new book about the safe and intentional use of the often-misunderstood empathogen, MDMA.

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71-year-old Charley Wininger’s “Listening to Ecstasy, the Transformational Power of MDMA” is a personal testimonial, discussing an infrequently amplified message: “psychedelics aren’t just for the young and folly.” “Listening to Ecstasy” aims to demystify the previously vilified misconceptions that have clouded productive dialogue around this otherwise misunderstood underground party drug – known as MDMA. Charley Wininger discusses pertinent topics regarding the safe and responsible use of MDMA for personal, social, and even sexual and relationship benefits across the entire adult lifespan.

MDMA has remained a taboo subject but has been thrust into the mainstream lexicon due to recent clinical trials that have indicated beneficial therapeutic uses. Who better to destigmatize and unpack the wonders of this “love drug” (Wininger calls MDMA “super glue for relationships”) than an accredited expert with 50 years of first-hand experience with psychedelics?

In his book, Charley reveals how MDMA has revitalized his marriage, both erotically and emotionally, and describes how pleasure, fun, and joy can be profound bonding and transformative experiences. Revealing MDMA’s versatility in bringing lasting renewal, enjoyment, and inspiration to one’s life, Wininger shows that recognizing the transformative power of happiness-inducing experiences is a tool for both healing and aging with grace.

Interested in a Media Accredited Galley Copy?

Media are invited to reach out in advance to arrange for an Advance Review Copy (*FOR ACCREDITED MEDIA ONLY, for BOOK REVIEWS / GIFT LISTS and inclusions). Please contact alex@alanaldous.com or alana@alanaldous.com directly for this and media accreditation.

Why is there so much buzz around MDMA right now?

With MDMA research trials currently in their third and final phase, some early results show tremendous promise for beneficial therapeutic uses of MDMA. It appears that this long-vilified drug may offer medical benefits for people who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, social anxiety, and depression. His book also discusses how MDMA can help healthy people feel more connected to one another.

If you would like to…

  1. Provide a celebrity video testimonial
  2. Book an exclusive, candid interview with Charley alone or with his wife Shelley, or
  3. Receive a media accredited galley copy of the book

Please reach out to:

Alana Armstrong
Alana@alanaldous.com

Alex Krause
Alex@alanaldous.com

——————-Author Bio——————–

Charles Wininger, LP, LMHC, is a licensed psychoanalyst and mental health counselor specializing in relationships and communication skills. Recognized as “The Love Doctor” by the New York Times and Newsday, he’s been treating couples and individuals in his Manhattan and Brooklyn offices for 30 years. He sits on the board of advisors of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Center for Optimal Living in New York. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Testimonials for “Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA

Tom Robbins, author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, says
“Wininger’s book can throw open cosmic windows in even the most mundane reader.”

Peter Coyote, actor, author, and Zen priest, says
“Reading Wininger’s book, ‘Listening to Ecstasy,’ is like a lovely conversation with a joyful, liberated person. . . He and his wife are having enough fun in their seventies to rid aging of its anxieties.”

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), says
“Listening to Ecstasy shows how Charley and his wife Shelley have used MDMA… to enhance their marriage, build a loving community of fellow travelers, and continually nurture a connection to the joys of life. A true and touching story, Listening to Ecstasy demonstrates how MDMA can be a unique life-enhancing opportunity for healthy people across their entire adult lifespan. It’s filled with great tips for the responsible recreational and celebrational use of MDMA and how it can be used to enrich one’s spiritual journey during these tumultuous times.”

Julie Holland, M.D., editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide and author of Good Chemistry, says
“A deeply personal story from a therapist who is done hiding in the chemical closet. Wininger says, ‘I’ve lived through it all, and now it all lives through me.’ In modeling responsible recreational MDMA use, he not only heals the shame that binds him, he helps to heal us all.”

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PURA 1-for-1 Shareholder Dividend of PAOG Shares on Track

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Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – October 30, 2020) – PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) and Puration, Inc. (OTC: Pink: PURA) today released an update on the process underway for PAOG to issue PAOG shares to PURA shareholders in a dividend distribution.

PAOG acquired a cannabis cultivation operation from PURA earlier this year in a transaction that includes issuing PAOG shares to PURA shareholders. The target distribution ratio calls for PURA shareholders receiving one share of PAOG for every one share of PURA owned.

PAOG has executed two acquisitions in recent months and managed to ramp up and organize acquired cannabis pharmaceutical research assets as necessary to execute a contract prerequisite to developing its acquired cannabis pharmaceutical research assets into an FDA approved drug. PAOG admits the dividend distribution process has lagged behind the acquisition and pharmaceutical development contract efforts. Last week, after completing the pharmaceutical development contract, PAOG management and PURA management committed to rapidly completing the dividend issuance.

Since initiating the joint rapid dividend completion effort, PAOG has filed to redomicile the company to Wyoming and increase the authorized number of shares in order to have the necessary inventory to execute the dividend distribution. PAOG has also engaged the services of the company’s transfer agent to manage the dividend distribution of PAOG stock to PURA shareholders. Once the move to Wyoming is complete, PAOG will file with the necessary financial regulatory authority to finalize the dividend details. PAOG anticipates a definitive dividend distribution announcement will be forthcoming within the next two weeks.

PAOG is excited to make PURA shareholders also PAOG shareholders.

The developing PAOG and PURA partnership includes PAOG participating in PURA’s new hemp lifestyle brand strategy, called Farmersville Brands and headquartered on a 72-acre property currently under contract for acquisition by PURA. In conjunction with PAOG’s newly acquired cultivation business, PAOG plans to build a pharmaceutical grade, indoor hemp cultivation operation and lab on PURA’s Farmersville property.

Look for more information coming soon from both PURA and PAOG.

For more information on PAO Group, visit www.paogroupinc.com.

For more information on Puration, visit www.purationinc.com.

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor:

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.

Contact:
Puration, Inc.
Brian Shibley,
info@aciconglomerated.com
(800) 861-1350

PAO Group, Inc.
Jim DiPrima
888-272-6472
info@pao.group

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Early Warning Report in Connection with the Sale of 5,500,000 Subordinate Voting Shares of Green Thumb Industries Inc.

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Chicago, Illinois–(Newsfile Corp. – October 30, 2020) – On October 29, 2020, RCP23, LLC (the “Seller”), a private investment holding company controlled by Benjamin Kovler, CEO and Chairman of Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF) (the “Issuer”), sold 5,500,000 Subordinate Voting Shares of the Issuer (the “Transferred Shares”) to a third-party qualified institutional buyer at a purchase price of C$19.25 per share in a private transaction. Prior to the sale, at Seller’s request, the Issuer converted 54,805 Super Voting Shares and 49,448 Multiple Voting Shares of the Issuer previously held by the Seller into an aggregate 10,425,300 Subordinate Voting Shares per the terms of the Issuer’s Articles of Incorporation, as amended.

Following the sale, Mr. Kovler, together with his joint actors, holds beneficial ownership or control or direction over 183,254 Super Voting Shares, which represent 56.5% of the class, 0 Multiple Voting Shares, and 5,068,016 Subordinate Voting Shares, which represent less than 2.9% of the class. Each Super Voting Share carries 1,000 votes and is convertible into one Multiple Voting Share and each Multiple Voting Share carries 100 votes and is convertible into 100 Subordinate Voting Shares (each of which carries one vote).

For further information, please contact Investor Relations, Green Thumb Industries Inc., InvestorRelations@GTIgrows.com, Phone: 310-622-8257.

This press release is issued pursuant to National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues, which requires an early warning report to be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) containing additional information with respect to the foregoing matters. A copy of this report may be obtained by contacting Investor Relations, Green Thumb Industries Inc., InvestorRelations@GTIgrows.com, Phone: 310-622-8257.

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Special Guests and Lovers of Psychedelics Are “Coming Out of the Chemical Closet” to Celebrate New Book about MDMA — Register For Virtual Book Launch

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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 30, 2020) –  Charley Wininger and his publisher Inner Traditions are welcoming the arrival of his book “Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA” with a free virtual night of storytelling on Nov 13th, 7:00 PM (Eastern Time). Members of the press are invited to join this unique event. To register click link HERE.

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Charley will be joined by several psychedelic luminaries, and hosted by comedian Sarah Rose Siskind. They will share intimate, touching and humorous stories about a time their lives were transformed by the often misunderstood underground party drug, MDMA.

In his book, “Listening to Ecstasy” Charley reveals how MDMA has enhanced his marriage both erotically and emotionally, and describes how pleasure, fun, and joy can be profound bonding and transformative experiences.

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“This is also the story of how my wife and I entered a forbidden world of drug users, and found it to be enchanted. MDMA opened up our lives to new friends, fun, and freedom. It’s also helped us navigate the aging process as we transitioned from middle age into our sixties and seventies.” – Charley Wininger

Wininger’s writing and personal narrative shows how MDMA can be a tool for healing and connection. This is why this particular psychedelic compound is being studied to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Phase 3, peer-reviewed trials taking place at research sites in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, 2020). At the current pace, MDMA will be a prescription medication in the U.S. by 2023.

In a recent Forbes article, Charley referred to MDMA as “super glue for relationships“. He and his wife are open to giving candid interviews about how MDMA helps to strengthen their connection.“It can help you connect with yourself, with your loved ones and with the world at large, [which] is especially important now when we live in a time of isolation and fear.” – Charley Wininger (Forbes)

Members of the media

  1. Check out the Charley Wininger Media Kit for quotes and downloadable images
  2. Book interview with Charley before launch (Nov. 13th)
  3. Request media review copy of Listening to Ecstasy

Please reach out to:
Alana Armstrong
Alana@alanaldous.com
Alex Krause
Alex@alanaldous.com

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