NewLeaf Brands Inc. (CSE: NLB) (OTC: NLBIF) (FSE: 0NF) (“NewLeaf Brands” or the “Company“) a parent company operating innovative product divisions in the Naturally Sourced Therapies (NST) space, is delighted to provide its shareholders with a review of the recent milestones the Company has reached.
On April 9th, NewLeaf Brands’ wholly-owned subsidiary, We Are Kured, LLC (“Kured”) had launched its new CBD flower pre-rolled joints. The response from consumers was swift and overwhelmingly positive, with the Company now expecting to expand its distribution footprint within the United States to keep up with the high consumer demand.
Subsequently, on April 23rd, NewLeaf Brands had signed a share swap agreement with Levee Street Holdings, LLC (“Levee Street”) to purchase 50% of Levee Street for CAD $450,000 in common shares. Greg Kassanoff founded Levee Street to infiltrate the “alternative” beverage space, which includes CBD products and is the founder of Levee Street Holdings, LLC, Pioneer Wine & Spirits, LLC, & CEO of Mexcor Pioneer Wine & Spirits (“MPWS”). The latter, MPWS, has thousands of existing retail and restaurant relationships throughout the state of Texas with infrastructure to support various distribution efforts. Overall, Mr. Kassanoff’s vast network of accounts and relationships have been instrumental in deploying NewLeaf Brands’ suite of products into accounts all over the state of Texas and the Company expects to provide shareholders with further exciting updates in the very near future.
As the Company continues to seek novel routes for growth, Joshua Bartch, CEO of NewLeaf Brands said, “The whole team has been working around the clock to become a market leader in the various sectors the Company operates in, including the mushroom, hemp and cannabis space, and with our recent successes, we believe it’s time to review these updates with our dedicated shareholders.”
On April 29th, NewLeaf Brands had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mydecine Group (“Mydecine”), a Colorado headquartered company. Mydecine is a vertically integrated company engaged to utilize the vast medicinal, health and wellness capabilities of the plethora of compounds found in various varieties of mushrooms and the overall many uses of fungi. Founded by Damon Michaels and Rob Roscow, the Company, through its three wholly-owned divisions, “Mydecine Farms”, “Mydecine Wellness”, and “Mydecine Labs” aims to be an industry pioneer in the cultivation, processing, product development, and research and development of the many beneficial and exciting compounds and other uses that are found in various varieties of fungi from all around the world. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire team, NewLeaf Brands expects to announce earth shattering updates on the progress of Mydecine Group in the near future.
Not yet content with the stature of its cannabis and CBD business, NewLeaf Brands had signed a definitive agreement dated May 5th, 2020 with Trellis Holdings Oregon, LLC (“Trellis”) to acquire 37.5% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Trellis Holdings Oregon Op LLC (“Trellis”) from David Joshua Bartch and Benjamin Martch (the “Vendors”) by way of a share exchange (the “Transaction”), as was previously announced on February 6th, 2020. Trellis holds various licenses with the OLCC in the state of Oregon and operates in both the medical and recreational cannabis markets, maintaining an 11-acre recreational cultivation property in Southern Oregon and operating a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Trellis has also recently applied for an additional license to increase its outdoor canopy cultivation capabilities by 40,000 sq. ft. while its greenhouse space was granted an additional 10,000 sq. ft. Overall, the Company expects to issue additional tantalizing updates on Trellis in the near future.
Subsequently, on May 11th and 12th, 2020, NewLeaf Brands appointed Damon Michaels to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Robert Roscow to the position of Chief Science Officer (CSO), respectively. Prior to Ebbu’s USD $429 MM acquisition by Canopy Growth, Mr. Michaels managed Ebbu’s day-to-day operations, including oversight of production, R&D, HR, compliance, supply chain, marketing and business development while also providing guidance for strategic business practices and strategy. Robert Roscow, on the other hand, was involved in running the world’s first cannabis genomic editing lab, focused on cannabinoid yield improvements, filing patents, establishing a cannabis tissue culture lab, and support of drug development team with statistical analysis and experimental design for Ebbu’s proprietary formulations. Since Mr. Michaels appointment, he has been incredibly active in the Company, utilizing his vast network of relationships and bringing his operational knowledge to the team while Mr. Roscow has spearheaded NewLeaf Brands’ biotech strategy through various partnerships and relationships that the Company expects to announce extremely soon, and which will put the Company drastically ahead of its competitors.
The Company then announced that Mydecine had begun work to build an ecosystem of resources targeted at unlocking the potential of fungi for human wellness as well as the build out of a specialty mycology lab in Denver, Colorado. The lab will serve Mydecine’s needs for the study, selection and cultivation of valuable and rare fungal products and will incorporate state of the art analytical chemistry, molecular biology, next-gen sequencing, and tissue culture. However, since the May 19th announcement, the scope of the project has increased drastically, and the Company intends to announce further updates on its progress in the near future.
Then, on May 21st, NewLeaf Brands signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with MindLeap Health Inc. (“MindLeap”) pursuant to which NewLeaf Brands will acquire, by way of share exchange, 100% of all of the issued and outstanding securities of MindLeap, an arm’s length company. MindLeap is an advanced telemedicine digital health platform that helps people connect with mental health specialists that can empower them to thrive and develop habits for a healthy mind. While the NewLeaf Brands team has already made it through the due diligence phase, it is currently working on definitive negotiations, with the transaction expected to close soon.
The next day, May 22nd, a broker private placement led by Canaccord Genuity saw great success, as the offering closed and was heavily oversubscribed on the same day that it was opened. NewLeaf Brands is proud to have the full support of the Canaccord team and expects a long and fruitful relationship to develop between the two entities.
Lastly, on May 26th, the Company had appointed Dr. Aubrey Oliver ND, RBT to be its newest advisor. Dr. Oliver is a Jamaican registered Functional Holistic doctor and a graduate of Ashford University in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In recent years, Dr. Oliver was the Coordinating Physician with Caribbean Clinical Research Associates on the first clinical research of its kind which dealt with CBD oil, nano liposome, and alcohol-based forms to find out the absorbency efficacy on healthy cells. Now, Mr. Oliver is spearheading the Company’s efforts to establish various resorts in the Caribbean country to house its unique and advanced psilocybin retreats. Partnering with industry’s top minds and authorities to bring project to fruition, NewLeaf Brands expects to issue numerous updates on the progress of these efforts soon.
Overall, NewLeaf Brands continues to position itself with an eye on the future, adding key personnel and business entities to its ever-growing cache of capabilities. And, in addition to thanking its loyal shareholders, the Company intends to share its crucial developments in the near term.
Innocan’s Over-The-Counter Pain Relief Spray Receives FDA’s Technical Validation for Marketing in the USA
Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – July 13, 2020) – Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (the “Company” or “Innocan“), is pleased to announce that it has received notice from the FDA that Innocan’s over-the-counter Relief & Go Pain Relief spray product has successfully received technical validation and approval to commence marketing in the USA. Innocan’s pain relief formulation contains a combination of Magnesium oil, Methyl salicylate, Menthol and CBD. The Relief & GO Pain Relief spray is designed to target pain-related muscle and provide relief for joint pain. The unique formulation is administered with a simple dose of spray, roll-on or lotion.
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“We are excited to receive the approval from the FDA to market our flagship pain relief product in the USA” Iris Bincovich, co-founder and CEO of Innocan states and she continues: “This represents the Company’s ability to develop and practice breakthrough technologies to create new CBD based products for the growing pain relief market.”
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine chronic pain affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide, and research by Prescient & Strategic Intelligence reported that “Chronic Pain Treatment Market to Reach US $105.9 Billion by 2024”.
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Innocan Pharma Ltd. (“Innocan Pharma Israel”), 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. CBD-Loaded Exosomes hold the potential to provide a highly synergistic effect of anti-inflammatory properties and 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 on a worldwide exclusive license agreement with Yissum, the commercial arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop 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 integrating 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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TransCanna Receives State-Wide Operating License
Now owns largest known fully licensed cannabis facilities in California
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 11, 2020) – TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FSE: XETR) (“TransCanna” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lyfted Farms, Inc. (“Lyfted”), was successfully granted a Type 11 ‘Distributor’ license by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control for its 196,000 square foot Daly Avenue Facility.
This long-anticipated milestone marks the completion of all state and local licenses required for the Company to begin operations at its flagship cannabis processing facility in Modesto, California.
This state-wide license represents Lyfted’s most major milestone to date in meeting the distribution and production capabilities needed to meet the escalating demand for its products in the world’s largest cannabis market. The license was granted after three levels of approvals were achieved at the county and state level and will allow for the commencement of packaging, transport, wholesale, pre-roll assembly, labeling, testing, contract packaging (white-labeling), and of course distribution of cannabis products to all licensed retailers across the state.
“This is the most exciting development in our history and what everyone has been working towards,” says Bob Blink, TransCanna CEO. “Being granted a license at the state level is a long, costly, and complex process, and one that requires navigating and understanding a complex regulatory process. It’s a significant barrier to entry for most companies, so this marks a huge turning point for us. We are delighted to have achieved our biggest goal to date and excited to be able to better serve the demands of the California cannabis market.”
The Company is currently completing upgrades to the flagship Daly Facility. Commercial cannabis activities are expected to commence at Daly August 2020, via the deployment of a 16,000 square foot cannabis distribution center (Phase 1). To date, Lyfted has been able to process in excess of $1M USD/month in wholesale cannabis transactions out of a distribution space of 1,000 square feet from its Jerusalem Court facility. These upgrades will mean the Company now has 16,000 square feet of distribution space at its disposal as of August 2020.
“This exponential increase in capacity is incredibly exciting for investors,” says Blink, adding the Company has been focused on building out its wholesale and distribution business while awaiting its final license. “Having processed a million dollars’ worth of product out of a single one-thousand square foot facility, we are anticipating significant growth now that our 196,000 square foot operation is online.”
Lyfted anticipates hiring up to 250 full-time employees at the flagship site with a strong focus placed on social equity and a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities it serves and operates in.
About TransCanna Holdings Inc.
TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a California based, Canadian listed company building cannabis-focused brands for the California lifestyle, through its wholly-owned California subsidiaries.
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PURA Cannabis Cultivation Spinoff and Dividend Breaking News Update
Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – July 10, 2020) – Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) now has the following update to the press release published this morning about the management buyout of a separate public company that will in turn purchase PURA’s cannabis cultivation spinoff in exchange for common stock scheduled to close today. The management buyout has been executed by all parties. The purchase is scheduled to be funded on Monday. The management/owner team plans to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (the formal announcement was previously expected on Monday, but to ensure funding is complete first, the announcement is now scheduled for the next day).
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The common stock issued in exchange for the PURA spinoff is intended to be issued to PURA shareholders in a dividend distribution.
NCM Biotech, a subsidiary of Kali-Extracts (OTC Pink: KALY) will also be acquired and merged with PURA’s cannabis spinoff.
The management team purchasing control of the target public company is expected to confirm the planned acquisitions of PURA’s cannabis cultivation company and KALY’s NCM Biotech in the announcement now scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
PURA’s cannabis cultivation operation is thriving. The operation has recently purchased and relocated to a new property from its former leased property. Texas lawmakers have recently implemented hemp friendly farming regulations and in so doing, universities within the State of Texas have initiated hemp farming research programs. PURA’s cannabis cultivation spinoff has initiated a number of joint research applications with Texas universities.
NCM Biotech is focused on medical research and the development of treatments derived from its patented cannabis extraction process. See a recent research report on CBD extracts derived from NCM Biotech’s patented extraction process: Journal of Cannabis Research.
For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com
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