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Marijuana Company of America Announces the Filing of Form 10 Reg Statement with SEC + Apply for QB upgrade $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:16 AM on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Important step in helping the Company to raise the necessary capital to fund its projects and expand its operations, as well as provide more transparent and reliable information to investors
  • Company will apply to upgrade its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB

BONSALL, CA–(May 23, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp company, is pleased to announce that it has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is an important step in helping the Company to raise the necessary capital to fund its projects and expand its operations, as well as provide more transparent and reliable information to investors.

Once the registration statement becomes effective, the Company will apply to upgrade its trading tier with OTC Markets to the OTCQB. Upgrading to the OTCQB is an efficient way to raise the Company’s profile among the investor and broker dealer communities, access greater liquidity, and trade on an SEC-recognized market, removing many of the trading restrictions placed on Pink market securities. The Form 10 filing provides investors detailed and audited information about MCOA‘s operations, including an overview of the business strategies, risk factors and financial statements. This additional and reliable information will help our investors make a more educated investment decisions about the Company.

“Taking steps to become a fully reporting company is yet another way that we are distinguishing ourselves from most of the marijuana public companies that report under the Alternative Reporting Standards on the OTC Pink market,” said Donald Steinberg, CEO of MCOA. “MCOA experienced substantial growth in 2016 and we hope to continue this momentum throughout 2017 as well. Our Form 10 filing and ongoing SEC reporting disclosures through audited annual financial statements, auditor reviewed quarterly financial statements and all material events will provide additional transparency to our shareholders and the investment community on our performance as we grow.”

MCOA‘s Form 10 Registration Statement includes audited financial statements of the business, an overview of the markets and industries in which the Company will operate, details regarding the Company’s management, and competitive strengths, strategies and risk factors. A copy of the Form 10 is available at www.sec.gov under the name of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. Additionally, the Form 10 can be found on the Investors Relations portion of the Company’s website at www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:

MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
Investor Relations
1+(888)-777-4362
IR@mcoa.club

Marijuana Company of America, Inc Announces the Launch of New Website $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:52 AM on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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  • Launched its new corporate website; www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com.
  • Provides shareholders and prospective investors with helpful information to make educated investment decisions. As the Company continues to execute its strategic plans

BONSALL, CA–(May 18, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or “the Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and industrial hemp corporation, is pleased to announce the launch of its new corporate website; www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com.

The new website will provide our shareholders and prospective investors with helpful information to make educated investment decisions. As the Company continues to execute its strategic plans, this new site will be the central hub for information about MCOA and the rapidly emerging cannabis and hemp industry.

Since starting the process to become fully reporting and uplisting to a higher financial exchange, the OTCQB, the Company has been engaging with institutional investors and analyzing meaningful M&A opportunities in the cannabis and industrial hemp marketplaces. This new site will be a useful tool in providing investors with updates on these developments.

MCOA recently engaged Hill and DraKoln Media (“H&D”) to develop the new website and provide marketing and brand management support. MCOA looks forward to capitalizing on H&D’s ability to communicate clearly and concisely with investors and consumers alike. They will develop a strong and lasting presence for the Company’s brands. MCOA will take full advantage of H&D’s ability to reach audiences across a variety of demographics related to our industry and expand our reach into new territory.

“We are very happy to finally be launching our new corporate website. David Hill and the Hill & DraKoln group did a wonderful job on the new site and we look forward to them launching the comprehensive branding and marketing strategy they are developing for the Company,” said Mr. Steinberg, MCOA President & CEO.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Contact:
Marijuana Company of America, Inc
Investor Relations
1+(888)-777-4362
IR@mcoa.club

Tetra Bio-Pharma Files Patent for the Treatment of Cancer and Ocular Disease $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:17 PM on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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  • Submitted a provisional patent application with the U.S. patent and trademark office for a pharmaceutical drug formulation to treat various forms of cancer and ocular disease
  • Global market for cancer drugs has hit US$100 billion in annual sales
  • Could reach US$147 billion by 2018, according to a new report by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 17, 2017) - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:GRPOF), today announced that Tetra has submitted a provisional patent application with the U.S. patent and trademark office for a pharmaceutical drug formulation to treat various forms of cancer and ocular disease.

The global market for cancer drugs has hit US$100 billion in annual sales, and could reach US$147 billion by 2018, according to a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. According to Transparency Market Research, the global ophthalmic drug market is expected to reach US$21.6 billion by 2018 due to high incidence of eye-related disorders amongst geriatrics. The provisional patent aims to protect new pharmaceutical combinations of cannabinoids and terpenoids to inhibit a specific signaling pathway, known as Hedgehog (Hh), and their use to combat human diseases.

“Filing of this provisional patent marks the launch of an innovative and exciting project that could not only impact patients suffering from a variety of human diseases, but also further Tetra’s interests in developing and commercializing novel cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs,” said Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer of Tetra. “The rationale forming the basis for this project is well founded and our research team has extensive scientific experience in the Hh field. We look forward to quickly advancing the project through key academic collaborations, with the ultimate goal of developing multiple pharmaceutical treatments.”

Background Information:

Hh signaling is a critical developmental molecular signaling pathway and inappropriate over activation of Hh is causal in several types of human tumors, including medulloblastoma, basal cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and multiple forms of leukemia, as well as liver, stomach, small cell lung, prostate, and breast cancers. Hh signaling also regulates the formation and remodeling of blood vessels, and aberrant blood vessel growth is implicated in several human diseases. The eye is particularly vulnerable to dysfunctional angiogenesis and neovascularization, such as in the case of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, neovascular glaucoma, retinal vein occlusion and retinopathy of prematurity, where inappropriate ocular blood vessel growth often leads to irreversible blindness if left untreated.

Currently, there are few clinically approved treatments for Hh-pathway-dependent cancers and drug resistance remains a major hurdle. As well, current treatment approaches to neovascular and angiogenic ocular disease are insufficiently effective and have significant adverse effects. Thus, there is a large need to develop novel therapies to treat human cancers and ocular disease related to blood vessel growth. Recently, cannabinoids have emerged as novel and potent inhibitors of the Hh signaling pathway and terpenoids have been shown to modulate the effects of cannabinoids through an undefined mechanism. Tetra looks to capitalize on these recent findings by filing a provisional patent for the use of cannabinoids in combination with terpenoids to treat Hh related cancer growth and aberrant blood vessel growth in the eye. Securing a provisional patent and achieving the freedom to operate is an important first step in the realization of this project.

About Tetra-Bio Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(OTCQB:GRPOF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance 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 legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(514) 360-8040 Ext. 203
edward@tetrabiopharma.com

Namaste Signs Agreement With Peeks Social to Promote and Sell Vaporizers in Peeks Platform $N.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:12 AM on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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  • Signed a marketing agreement with Peeks Social Ltd. (“Peeks”) (TSX VENTURE:PEEK)(OTCQB:KEEKF)
  • To promote Namaste’s product offering as a preferred vendor on its iOS and Android Apps
  • Namaste and Peeks will work with strong social influencers actively involved in the network and supportive of the medical cannabis industry to promote certain brands of products selected by Namaste

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 17, 2017) -

Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company“) (CSE:N)(CSE:N.CN)(CNSX:N)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCQB:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a marketing agreement (the “Agreement“) with Peeks Social Ltd. (“Peeks“) (TSX VENTURE:PEEK)(OTCQB:KEEKF) in order to promote Namaste’s product offering as a preferred vendor on its iOS and Android Apps. Namaste and Peeks will work with strong social influencers actively involved in the network and supportive of the medical cannabis industry to promote certain brands of products selected by Namaste. Namaste products will be promoted through these influencers and available for sale on Peeks’ platform. Peeks is a high growth social media platform that appeals to Namaste’s target demographic of consumers.

Agreement Terms

  • Peeks will provide a marketing & sales program through multiple social influencers on Peeks
  • Peeks will include Namaste within featured categories on Peeks
  • Namaste will provide samples to high traffic social influencers in the Peeks platform
  • Namaste will participate in Peeks Offer Box Program
  • Namaste will set up and operate its own Peeks channels
  • Namaste will share the Peeks platform through Namaste’s social media channels
  • Namaste will add the Peeks logo to its website (with call-to-action)
  • Namaste will set up intro videos on the main Namaste Peeks channels

About Peeks

Peeks is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “PEEK” and on the OTCQB under the symbol “KEEKF”. Its principal activity is the development of social media and social commerce products and services for use by consumers and businesses, with a focus on mobile (iOS and Android) products. The Peeks head office is located at 184 Front Street East, Suite 701, Toronto, Canada, M5A 4N3.

Management Commentary

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “We are very happy to have signed this agreement with Peeks Social. We have seen an overwhelming response from strong social influencers in the platform that are wanting to get involved with promoting Namaste products. We are working closely with the Peeks management and operations team to build out the Namaste channel and scheduling for promotional videos in the platform.”

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 ecommerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Sean Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer

Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below:

www.namastetechnologies.com

www.namastevaporizers.com

www.namastevaporizers.co.uk

www.vaporseller.com

www.everyonedoesit.com

www.everyonedoesit.co.uk

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. 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, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Namaste Technologies Inc.
Sean Dollinger
Chief Executive Officer
+1 (786) 389 9771
info@namastevapes.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma Strengthens Management Team $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:34 PM on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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  • Appointment of Robert Bechard to the position of Vice President, Finance and Business Development
  • Brings more than 20 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry having worked for two lifescience venture capital funds, a pharmaceutical R&D management firm, a drug delivery company, and as a consultant to the biotech industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 10, 2017) - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTCQB:GRPOF), today announced that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Robert Bechard to the position of Vice President, Finance and Business Development, effective today, May 10, 2017.

Mr. Bechard brings more than 20 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry having worked for two lifescience venture capital funds, a pharmaceutical R&D management firm, a drug delivery company, and as a consultant to the biotech industry. As Vice President of Finance and Business Development, Mr. Bechard will be responsible for leading the charge on business development as it relates to the pharmaceutical side of the business and managing the financial side of the company.

During his tenure at RBC Lifesciences Funds I&II, Mr. Bechard was a member of the Senior Management team that delivered top quartile returns in two separate funds. RBC Lifesciences. During his 12-year term as a venture capitalist Mr. Bechard, made numerous investments, sat on the boards of more than 25 life science companies and was actively involved in the negotiation of numerous strategic alliances, partnerships, and outright sales to both pharmaceutical and biotech companies. As a Board member he played an active role in the negotiation of numerous exits and was also actively involved in taking several companies public in Canada and the U.S. In his two operating roles, he was instrumental in contributing to the growth of two companies actively involved in developing pharmaceuticals. As a consultant to the biopharmaceutical industry Mr. Bechard provided start-up companies with assistance in the areas of fundraising, business development and corporate development.

“We are most pleased to welcome Bob to the team as we are focused on building Tetra as a leading bio-pharmaceutical organization,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “Mr. Bechard has built great relations over his career in the pharmaceutical industry which will open new opportunities to further expand our product pipeline through partnerships as we build Tetra into a global leader in pharmaceutical cannabis.”

About Tetra Bio Pharma:

Tetra Bio Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE: TBP) (OTCQB: GRPOF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance 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 legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(343) 689-0714
edward@tetrabiopharma.com

Marijuana Company of America Invests in Global Payout’s MoneyTrac $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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  • Announced an investment of $250,000 in exchange for 15% of MoneyTrac Technology, Inc.
  • Subsidiary of Global Payout (OTC: GOHE)
  • Investment will serve as an excellent resource for MTT in their current objective of establishing the MoneyTrac Technology payment platform

BONSALL, CA–(May 3, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce an investment of $250,000 in exchange for 15% of MoneyTrac Technology, Inc. (“MTT”), a subsidiary of Global Payout (OTC: GOHE).

This investment will serve as an excellent resource for MTT in their current objective of establishing the MoneyTrac Technology payment platform as a major competitor within the alternative banking sector, and more specifically be leveraged in their efforts to extend their marketing campaign to cannabis-related companies who are at the core of MTT’s target market.

In addition to this investment from MCOA, MTT is also pleased to announce that its Board of Directors (“the Board”) has approved the appointment of MCOA CEO, Don Steinberg as a board member with the intention of diversifying their Board through his invaluable experience and knowledge in the early-stage development of companies, and overseeing MCOA shareholder’s investment into MTT.

In addition to his current role at MCOA as founder, CEO and director, Mr. Steinberg was also the founder of Medical Marijuana Inc., the first publicly traded marijuana company in 2009.

“We are pleased and appreciative of the confidence and enthusiasm MCOA has demonstrated with this investment, and we are committed to leveraging it in the most effective manner possible in this all-important stage of our development,” said MTT CEO, James Hancock. “We are also thrilled to welcome Mr. Steinberg to our Board as his experience extends to every corner of business development and operations, from company offerings, product and service management, and to the implementation of strategic marketing campaigns. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with him on several projects over the last decade and look forward to the expertise and energy he will bring to our Board,” Mr. Hancock further remarked.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to join Mr. Hancock and Ms. Vanessa Luna on the MoneyTrac Board. The electronic payment and compliance features available through the MTT technology platform are the solutions many sectors of our Cannabis industry have been looking for, and I look forward to providing the MTT Board with guidance and support to help move their objectives forward in the most effective way possible,” said Mr. Steinberg.

About Marijuana Company of America (MCOA)
Marijuana Company of America (“MCOA”) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Southern California. MCOA will distribute marijuana and products related to marijuana as well as CBD and hemp, using a variety of marketing approaches to distribute on a global basis.

ABOUT MONEYTRAC, INC.
MoneyTrac Technology, Inc. (www.moneytractechnology.com) is a pioneer in offering a full-service solution for alternative banking and electronic financial solutions and provides all aspects of financial technology including E-Wallet and mobile apps services for businesses and companies in various “high-risk” industries. MoneyTrac’s technology platform allows for its clients to access their financial information from anywhere in the world, in addition to providing tracking and compliance to help them manage and control the flow of all revenue through their business.

ABOUT GLOBAL PAYOUT
Since the Company’s inception in 2009, Global Payout, Inc. (www.globalpayout.com) has been a leading provider of comprehensive and customized prepaid payment solutions for domestic and international organizations distributing money worldwide. In 2014, Global introduced its first online payment platform called the Consolidated Payment Gateway (CPG), which allowed its enterprise clients to transfer money to international bank accounts, mobile accounts, and prepaid card accounts. The development of the CPG became the foundation for the introduction of its new, state of the art FINTECH payment system in 2017, for both online and mobile applications to allow account holders to maximize an expanded suite of financial services and minimize operational costs. Global will continue to offer their FINTECH payment system to many vertical markets for support of foreign currency exchange and digital currency, including ongoing support of the banking industry and international governments.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

Contact:
Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
IR@mcoa.club

Namaste Announces DTC Eligibility $N.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:13 AM on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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  • Secured DTC Eligibility by The Depository Trust Company for its shares on the OTCQB Venture Market effective April 21, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 25, 2017) - Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company“) (CSE:N)(CSE:N.CN)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCQB:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that it has secured DTC Eligibility by The Depository Trust Company (“DTC“) for its shares on the OTCQB Venture Market (“OTCQB“) effective April 21, 2017. DTC is a subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation DTCC, and manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies. Securities that are eligible to be electronically cleared and settled through the DTC are considered “DTC eligible”. This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash, and thus accelerates the settlement process for investors trading the Company’s shares on the OTCQB.

Management Commentary

Mr. Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, comments: “We are very pleased to have obtained DTC eligibility. This will greatly simplify the process of trading and exchanging our stock in the United States. In the last year, we have developed significant US commercial operations and view being able to trade on the OTCQB as an important aspect of developing a following with US investors. With DTC eligibility, it will be much easier for investors to be part of our growing Company.”

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 e-commerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market, and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Sean Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer

Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below:

www.namastetechnologies.com

www.namastevaporizers.com

www.namastevaporizers.co.uk

www.vaporseller.com

www.everyonedoesit.com

www.everyonedoesit.co.uk

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. 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, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents, which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Namaste Technologies Inc.
Sean Dollinger
Chief Executive Officer
+1 (786) 389 9771
info@namastevapes.com

Namaste Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cannmart Inc. and Announces Conference Call $N.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:16 AM on Monday, April 24th, 2017

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  • Signed a definitive agreement  with Cannmart In whereby Namaste will purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of CannMart
  • In 2014, CannMart submitted its application to Health Canada to become a “sales only” licensed producer of medical cannabis

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 24, 2017) -

Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company“) (CSE:N)(CSE:N.CN)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCQB:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement“) with Cannmart Inc. (“CannMart“) whereby Namaste will purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of CannMart, a late stage applicant under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “ACMPR“). In 2014, CannMart submitted its application to Health Canada to become a “sales only” licensed producer of medical cannabis (the “ACMPR Application“).

The acquisition of CannMart represents a strategic decision for Namaste to leverage its strength in e-commerce and logistics in becoming a leader in retail distribution of medical cannabis in Canada. The rationale for the acquisition includes but is not limited to:

  • Expansion of Namaste’s product offerings, with the ability to sell both vaporizers and consumables from one location. Namaste aims to be a one-stop-shop for medical cannabis consumers in Canada.
  • Namaste’s ability to market and brand medical cannabis products to its 50,000+ dataset of Canadian consumers.
  • Namaste launching a Canadian warehouse in the CannMart facility in order to process both vaporizer and medical cannabis shipments, medical cannabis packaging, filling for pod-based vaporizers, and distribution for other brands of medical cannabis products.
  • Namaste’s ability to provide same day delivery within the Greater Toronto Area and next day delivery within Canada.

CannMart’s ACMPR Application

CannMart’s ACMPR Application and proposed business model are unique in the industry, as CannMart has applied only to sell, and not produce, medical cannabis. Under this model and subject to obtaining a licence from Health Canada, CannMart would have the ability to purchase wholesale medical cannabis from other licensed producers and sell to individual patients in accordance with the ACMPR.

The ACMPR Application has completed the “security clearance” stage and is currently in the “review” stage of the licensing process. CannMart’s proposed facility is a 4,000 sq. ft. industrial building located in Etobicoke, Ontario (the “Facility“). Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company will assume all of the going forward liabilities and obligations of CannMart, including the remaining build-out costs needed to prepare the Facility for the final stages of the licensing process and the pre-licensing inspection.

Terms of the Agreement

The terms of the Agreement are as follows:

  • Valuation of CannMart at $3.55M CAD;
  • $50,000 CAD in cash to the vendors was paid on April 6, 2017;
  • $2,500,000 CAD worth of Namaste common shares will be issued to the vendors on closing; and
  • $1,000,000 CAD worth of Namaste common shares will be issued to the vendors upon certain milestones.

The common shares of Namaste issued in connection with any milestones will be issued at a price of $0.2884 per Namaste common share.

Closing of the transaction is anticipated to be on or about April 28, 2017.

In connection with the transaction, Clarus Securities Inc. provided advisory services to Namaste and received consideration of $10,000 in cash and will receive 1,040,222 common shares of Namaste upon satisfaction of the milestones outlined in the Agreement.

Conference Call

Namaste will be holding a conference call at 8:30 AM on Tuesday April 25th to discuss and answer questions regarding the acquisition of CannMart and other business items. The call will be led by Namaste’s CEO Sean Dollinger and CFO Philip van den Berg.

NOTE: In order to join this conference call:

  • Participant toll free dial in number: 844-862-1432.
  • Enter EVENT PASSCODE 7865624.

Management Commentary

Mr. Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, comments: “We are very excited to announce our signing of the definitive agreement with CannMart. This acquisition will open the door for Namaste to use our expertise with e-commerce and online marketing in order to sell medical cannabis through our existing platform and to our Canadian customers. We see this as a great vertical for Namaste, not only to retail medical cannabis online, but to also utilize our strength in logistics and shipping to offer a one-stop-shop for all medical cannabis related products in Canada. Our facility will be equipped for distribution, as well as packaging for other medical cannabis products. We see this acquisition as the start of Namaste’s effort to expand in consumables sales, not only in Canada but also in other regions in which Namaste operates.”

Option Grant

On March 29, 2017, the Company granted 2,850,000 stock options to employees, contractors and consultants of the Company. The options have an exercise price of $0.26 per share for a term of five years.

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 e-commerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market, and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Sean Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer

Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below:

www.namastetechnologies.com

www.namastevaporizers.com

www.namastevaporizers.co.uk

www.vaporseller.com

www.everyonedoesit.com

www.everyonedoesit.co.uk

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. 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, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents, which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Namaste Technologies Inc.
Sean Dollinger
Chief Executive Officer
+1 (786) 389 9771
info@namastevapes.com
www.namastetechnologies.com

Namaste Signs Services Agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation $N.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:01 AM on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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  • building on a previously announced MOU, the Company has entered into a services agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation
  • Namaste’s database consists of approximately 300,000 customers that generate upwards of 600,000 site visits monthly
  • Approximately 28,000 of these monthly site visits are generated from customers residing in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 20, 2017) - Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company“) (CSE:N)(CSE:N.CN)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCQB:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that, building on a previously announced MOU, the Company has entered into a services agreement (the “Agreement“) with Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy“). This Agreement represents the execution of Namaste’s strategic objective to actively migrate medical cannabis consumers to a licensed producer. Namaste’s database consists of approximately 300,000 customers that generate upwards of 600,000 site visits monthly. Approximately 28,000 of these monthly site visits are generated from customers residing in Canada.

The purpose of the Agreement is to outline the responsibilities of each of Namaste and Canopy with respect to the provision of education and awareness regarding safe and legal access to medical cannabis. Namaste’s responsibilities include, but not are limited to: providing information on its websites and blogs outlining how to obtain medical cannabis from legal licensed producers including details on what is legally required under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Management Commentary

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, comments: “Our Company has successfully built one of the largest and most global client relationship databases in the cannabis industry and we view broadening our strategic alliances to the benefit of our customers and shareholders. Consistent with our strategy to partner with leading companies that hold themselves to the highest standards, Canopy represents the ideal partner for us to roll-out this strategy alongside. Going forward, we see multiple opportunities to expand this strategy globally.”

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 e-commerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Sean Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer

Further information on the company and its products can be accessed through the link below:

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. 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. Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to several factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

Namaste Technologies Inc.
Sean Dollinger
Chief Executive Officer
Direct: +1 (786) 389 9771
info@namastevapes.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma & Aphria Announce Plans for the Joint Distribution of Dried Medical Cannabis in the Maritime Provinces & Quebec $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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  • Announced plans today for the joint distribution of dried medical cannabis in the maritime provinces and Quebec
  • Enter into a joint supply agreement, with Aphria supplying dried medical cannabis under its ACMPR license, and Tetra packaging the product using the manufacturing process developed for its in-progress clinical drug trial for PPP001

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 19, 2017) - Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra”) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTCQB:GRPOF) and Aphria Inc. (“Aphria”) (TSX:APH) (OTCQB:APHQF), announced plans today for the joint distribution of dried medical cannabis in the maritime provinces and Quebec.

Tetra and Aphria will enter into a joint supply agreement, with Aphria supplying dried medical cannabis under its ACMPR license, and Tetra packaging the product using the manufacturing process developed for its in-progress clinical drug trial for PPP001. The formulation and packaging will be completed by Tetra, under its CDSA dealer’s licence, at its New Brunswick facility. Based on the success of the venture, Tetra and Aphria may expand into other provinces. The venture is preparing to initiate its commercial operations early summer 2017 with revenues commencing in Tetra’s third quarter of 2017 and Aphria’s first quarter of 2018.

“This commercial venture is an important decision for Tetra shareholders as it will start generating revenues this summer which will be invested back into developing PPP001 as a prescription pharmaceutical,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. “Tetra will be accelerating its manufacturing and quality studies as required by the U.S. and Canadian prescription drug and controlled substance regulations. The investment in this research will be offset by sales revenues generated under the ACMPR.”

“The commercial venture between Tetra and Aphria will enhance Aphria’s brand visibility and distribution of our high-quality medical grade cannabis into the maritime provinces and Quebec, as we look to meet the commercial demand for PPP001,” said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria Inc. “As a leading Canadian licensed producer, it was important for us to work with an organization that shares our focus on pharmaceutical-grade quality assurance and control. Tetra’s emphasis on developing products driven by patient needs and scientific research and development makes them the perfect partner in this important next step for Aphria.”

Tetra and Aphria have invested in the development of its PPP001 drug and will continue to invest to bring PPP001 to market in both Canada and USA as the first prescription drug using dried cannabis. The corporations have developed a high quality dried cannabis product and would like to make it available to physicians under the current ACMPR program. The quality and clinical research studies completed to date would be integrated into a joint Continuing Medical Education program for physicians and pharmacists. Tetra and Aphria have concluded that there is demand for an evidence-based approach in medical cannabis and the two companies intend on using their pharmaceutical approach to help patients. The venture will also be commercializing devices for the inhalation of medical cannabis.

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTCQB:GRPOF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

About Aphria:

Aphria Inc., one of Canada’s lowest cost producers, produces, supplies and sells medical cannabis. Located in Leamington, Ontario, the greenhouse capital of Canada. Aphria is truly powered by sunlight, allowing for the most natural growing conditions available. We are committed to providing pharma-grade medical cannabis, superior patient care while balancing patient economics and returns to shareholders. We are the first public licenced producer to report positive cash flow from operations and the first to report positive earnings in consecutive quarters. For more information, visit www.Aphria.com.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance 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 legislation.

Forward-looking statements – Aphria Inc.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS – APHRIA: 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 in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to internal expectations, estimated margins, expectations related to the completion of this project, its revenue and gross margin expectations, expectations for future growing capacity and costs, the completion of any capital project or expansions, any commentary related to the legalization of marijuana and the timing related thereto, expectations of Health Canada approvals and expectations with respect to future production costs. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; marketing costs; loss of markets; future legislative and regulatory developments involving medical marijuana; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; the medical marijuana industry in Canada generally, income tax and regulatory matters; the ability of Aphria to implement its business strategies; competition; crop failure; currency and interest rate fluctuations and other risks.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Readers are further 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. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
edward@tetrabiopharma.com
(343) 689-0714

Aphria Inc.
Nina Godard
Edelman
nina.godard@edelman.com
416-455-6324

Aphria Inc.
Vic Neufeld
President & CEO
1-844-427-4742