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Namaste Announces Signing of MOU With Marijuana.Ca $N.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:53 AM on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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  • Entered a MOU with Marijuana.Ca, operator of www.marijuana.ca
  • Signing of this MOU represents the further achievement of the Company’s objective to increase site traffic and develop customer data in the Canadian market, a key growth market for the consumption of legal medical cannabis
  • MOU also coincides with the upcoming launch of www.everyonedoesit.ca, which the Company will use to further expand its position in the Canadian market

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Feb. 23, 2017) - Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N)(CSE:N.CN)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ) is pleased to announce that it has entered a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Marijuana.Ca, operator of www.marijuana.ca, a leading educational website that focuses on providing information to legal marijuana consumers about consumption methods, strains, licensed producers, regulations, and the legalization process in Canada. The signing of this MOU represents the further achievement of the Company’s objective to increase site traffic and develop customer data in the Canadian market, a key growth market for the consumption of legal medical cannabis. This MOU also coincides with the upcoming launch of www.everyonedoesit.ca, which the Company will use to further expand its position in the Canadian market.

Pursuant to the terms of the MOU, Namaste will receive site traffic and general customer information from www.marijuana.ca, in exchange for SEO optimization, content creation, and referral fees on the sale of vaporizers, accessories and growing equipment. Namaste will be the exclusive provider of these products to Marijuana.Ca viewers and members. The terms of the MOU will be further expanded upon in a form of binding commercial agreement.

Management Commentary

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, comments: “The signing of this MOU with Marijuana.Ca further exemplifies our strategic focus on enhancing site traffic and becoming one of the leading aggregators of customer information in the vaporizer and cannabis industries. Going forward, we view our unique position within the market will allow us to continue expanding this strategy in Canada and abroad.”

About Marijuana.Ca

Marijuana.Ca is a media company and product platform that focuses on the marijuana space in Canada. Marijuana.Ca is deeply and firmly rooted in educating the public about the importance of marijuana as a medicine and patient access within the Health Canada ACMPR program in Canada. As well, Joshua Melamed, the founder and owner, and the Marijuana.Ca team, strongly support responsible adult recreational use within a legal framework. The website can be accessed at www.Marijuana.ca.

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:

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 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
+ 1 (786) 389-9771
info@namastevapes.com
www.namastetechnologies.com

UPDATE: Tetra Bio-Pharma Reports Approval by Health Canada of its Phase I Trial of dried Cannabis $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:24 PM on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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  • Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 16, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (PPP), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis.

Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers. The CTA was submitted to Health Canada and the research ethics review board in December 2016. On January 3, 2017, the clinical trial received approval from the Institutional Review Board. TPD issued a Letter of Authorization for the conduct of the Phase I clinical trial on February 16, 2017. Algorithme Pharma will be initiating the clinical trial activities in the coming weeks.

²We are very pleased to announce the authorisation of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

“This trial is part of Tetra’s commitment to develop medical Cannabis as a prescription drug for patients. The outcome of this trial is going to have significant implications in medical Cannabis research as it is a first pharmaceutical clinical trial assessing the effects of smoked Cannabis on cognitive function in healthy volunteers” said Mr. Rancourt, Chief Executive Officer

Earlier this month, Tetra and IntelGenx announced the co-development of Dronabinol AdVersa® Mucoadhesive controlled-release tablet for the management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain. The significant advantage of the Mucoadhesive technology was demonstrated in a Phase I clinical trial. The study demonstrated the delayed-release of THC avoids a rapid increase in the blood. ²With both of these products in clinical development, Tetra is on track with its objective to bring Cannabis-based prescription drugs to the market. Both of these products are promising alternatives in the battle for the reduction of opioids and improving quality of life in patients with chronic pain², added Dr. Chamberland.

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.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces Approval by Health Canada of its Phase I Trial of dried Cannabis $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:39 PM on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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  • Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis
  • We are very pleased to announce the authorization of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 16, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (PPP), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis.

Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers. The CTA was submitted to Health Canada and the research ethics review board in December 2016. On January 3, 2017, the clinical trial received approval from the Institutional Review Board. TPD issued a Letter of Authorization for the conduct of the Phase I clinical trial on February 16, 2017. Algorithme Pharma will be initiating the clinical trial activities in the coming weeks.

²We are very pleased to announce the authorisation of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

“This trial is part of Tetra’s commitment to develop medical Cannabis as a prescription drug for patients. The outcome of this trial is going to have significant implications in medical Cannabis research as it is a first pharmaceutical clinical trial assessing the effects of smoked Cannabis on cognitive function in healthy volunteers” said Mr. Rancourt, Chief Executive Officer

Earlier this month, Tetra and IntelGenx announced the co-development of Dronabinol AdVersa® Mucoadhesive controlled-release tablet for the management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain. The significant advantage of the Mucoadhesive technology was demonstrated in a Phase I clinical trial. The study demonstrated the delayed-release of THC avoids a rapid increase in the blood. ²With both of these products in clinical development, Tetra is on track with its objective to bring Cannabis-based prescription drugs to the market. Both of these products are promising alternatives in the battle for the reduction of opioids and improving quality of life in patients with chronic pain², added Dr. Chamberland.

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.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

Marijuana Company of America Transitions into Cultivation and Processing With New Agreement $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:51 AM on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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  • Entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent  while performing due diligence to finalize a joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures, Inc.
  • For the purpose of housing tenant growers engaging in the cultivation, processing and commercial availability of legal marijuana in the State of Washington
  • MCOA will invest up to $1 million in cash in a newly formed entity and receive 50% equity ownership and 50% share in net profits produced by the joint venture
  • Bougainville Ventures, Inc. will contribute its expertise in establishing facilities related to the production, processing and management for tenant growers utilizing an I-502 Tier 3 license, with leased property, established partnerships, licensing agreements and marketing relationships

BONSALL, CA–(Feb 15, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) while performing due diligence to finalize a joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures, Inc. (“BV”) for the purpose of housing tenant growers engaging in the cultivation, processing and commercial availability of legal marijuana in the State of Washington.

Subject to the execution of a final definitive agreement, the terms of the LOI are that MCOA will invest up to $1 million in cash in a newly formed entity and receive 50% equity ownership and 50% share in net profits produced by the joint venture. Bougainville Ventures, Inc. will contribute its expertise in establishing facilities related to the production, processing and management for tenant growers utilizing an I-502 Tier 3 license, with leased property, established partnerships, licensing agreements and marketing relationships.

Donald Steinberg, MCOA President and CEO said, “We are looking forward to getting seed in the ground and ramping up this partnership with Andy Jagpal and Bougainville Ventures. This partnership further strengthens our supply chain and enables MCOA to produce the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.”

“We couldn’t be happier than to have aligned ourselves with the outstanding team at MCOA,” said Jagpal, President of Bougainville Ventures, Inc. “With the management expertise that the highly skilled professionals at MCOA bring, we have insured the certainty of expanding our Washington State Greenhouse Campuses while achieving our revenue and profitability goals.”

This joint venture project is solely for the purpose of cultivation, processing and commercial availability of legal marijuana within the State of Washington only and not beyond its borders.

“As each new partnership is formed, synergistic benefits will develop organically,” said Steinberg. “Our human, agricultural and technical resources will expand with the end result being the ability to cultivate superior products for the cannabis consumer in each state in accordance with their respective laws.”

With more than half of the United States now allowing for some form of legal medicinal or recreational cannabis use, there is an urgent need to establish cutting edge cultivation facilities and programs to service the continually growing demand for cannabis and CBD products.

“Knowing how to manage the many individual cannabis markets effectively and simultaneously will be the key to success for MCOA’s national rollout,” said Steinberg. “By integrating and aggressively harnessing the collective resources of our companies, we are confident that we will be making a significant impact on sales and distribution in Washington State.”

ABOUT BOUGAINILLE VENTURES, INC.
Bougainville Venture Inc. is in the core business of converting irrigated farmland that was traditionally used to grow marginally profitable feed crops, to greenhouse-equipped farmland used to grow luxury crops with a primary focus on marijuana. Bougainville is an agricultural services company that focuses on providing growers with state-of-the-art computer controlled greenhouses and processing facilities. Bougainville offers fully built out turnkey solutions to licensed I-502 tenant-growers and luxury crop growers who will lease the facilities for production and processing. Bougainville does not “touch the plant” and only provides growing infrastructure as a landlord for licensed marijuana growers in the state of Washington. Bougainville has a strong management team with relevant experience and education in place with a focus on build-out and occupancy of its planned greenhouses in Oroville, WA. Strategic plans to expand its land bank, greenhouse campus and I-502 tenant-grower clients are scheduled for expanding operations.

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
888-777-4362
ir@mcoa.club

Tetra Bio-Pharma Closes Up 45% To $1.15 On 10.4 Million Shares Traded $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:57 PM on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

CLOSING ALERT!!!

TBP:CSE CLOSES UP 45% ON 10.44 MILLION SHARES TRADED!

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Close: $1.15 Up: $0.36

Percentage: +45% Volume: 10.44M Shares 

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. Receives Notice of Authorization from Health Canada for the Conduct of its Clinical Trial with its PPTGR topical product $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:44 AM on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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  • Received a Notice of Authorization from the Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, for its planned clinical trial for PhytoPain Topical Gel Relief
  • Being developed as a locally administered therapeutic for the treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

OTTAWA, ONTARIO-(Feb. 1, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PPP”), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain and other medical conditions announces that it has received a Notice of Authorization from the Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, for its planned clinical trial for PhytoPain Topical Gel Relief (“PPTGR”), being developed as a locally administered therapeutic for the treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain (“CIPN”).

CIPN is a common adverse effect of cancer therapy and a frequent reason why cancer patients stop their treatment early. For some patients, the severity of the symptoms can be reduced by lowering the dose of chemotherapy or temporarily stopping it. In other patients the symptoms of CIPN may last for months or years after the cancer therapy has stopped. CIPN symptoms are managed using the same analgesics used to manage other types of neuropathic pain. Some of these analgesics also cause intolerable side effects in patients. The use of a topical counterirritant may help reduce the symptoms of CIPN and avoid exposing some patients to oral neuropathic pain analgesics.

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.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
Phone: (514) 220-9225

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
André Rancourt
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (343) 689-0714

Tetra BioPharma Enters into a Clinical Research Partnership with Sante Cannabis, Quebec’s Leading Medical Cannabis Institution $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:10 AM on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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  • Entered into a clinical research partnership with Santé Cannabis
  • Santé Cannabis will be working with PPP to develop the late phase clinical trial protocols that will be used to obtain substantial evidence of the safety and efficacy of PPP001 required for a new prescription drug approval from Health Canada and the USA Food and Drug Administration
  • Ground-breaking trials seek to receive the first approval for a Canadian-manufactured cannabis-based prescription medication

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Jan. 23, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PPP“), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“TetraBio” or the “Company” or “TBP“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a clinical research partnership with Santé Cannabis. Under the partnership, Santé Cannabis will be working with PPP to develop the late phase clinical trial protocols that will be used to obtain substantial evidence of the safety and efficacy of PPP001 required for a new prescription drug approval from Health Canada and the USA Food and Drug Administration (“FDA“). These ground-breaking trials seek to receive the first approval for a Canadian-manufactured cannabis-based prescription medication.

Santé Cannabis is a private clinic specialized in the clinical application of medical cannabis for the treatment of pain and other chronic and terminal health conditions. The clinic’s team of physicians and support staff has unparalleled experience in the assessment and monitoring of medical cannabis patients. Santé Cannabis is the leading medical cannabis research institute in the province of Québec and the primary recruitment site for the province-wide Quebec Cannabis Registry. “Our clinic has provided services to almost 2,000 patients referred by over 1,500 physicians across Québec,” states Erin Prosk, Director of Santé Cannabis. “It is clear that both the medical community and the Quebec patient population are in desperate need of information about the potential benefits and risks of medical cannabis treatments. The status of medical cannabis as an unapproved treatment dissuades many physicians from writing a prescription and requires patients to pay for treatments out of pocket. Of the 2,000 patients that we have seen, there is not one who is not burdened by this financial barrier.”

Dr. Antonio A.L. Vigano, MD, MSc, will lead the Santé Cannabis team to administer the Phase II-III clinical trials in close collaboration with Dr. Irina Kudrina, MDCM, CCFP, CSP, and Santé Cannabis Medical Director Dr. Michael Dworkind, MD, CCFP, FCFP. Dr. Vigano is an attending physician in the Supportive and Palliative Care Service at the McGill University Health Centre and an Associate Professor in the McGill University Department of Oncology. He is the Director of the McGill Nutrition and Performance Laboratory and the Cancer Rehabilitation (CARE) Program. Dr. Vigano has assessed and followed approximately 400 patients during his 18-month tenure at Santé Cannabis. “It has become clear that medical cannabis can be a critical complementary therapy for the treatment of pain,” states Dr. Vigano. “Administering these late phase clinical trials is necessary to rigorously validate the efficacy and tolerability that I observe every day with my patients at Santé Cannabis. If specific medical cannabis products and protocols such as that we will design for PPP001 can withstand the pharmaceutical approval process, it cannot be denied as a valid pain therapy. Cost-coverage should be a logical next step.”

Dr. Irina Kudrina is a McGill-certified pain physician and an attending physician and head of the chronic pain services at the Queen Elizabeth GMF-U and Assistant professor and clinician-researcher at the McGill University Department of Family Medicine. “At present, medical cannabis has already become an important medicine in the fields of oncology, chronic pain, neurology and others. In a clinical review* published in Journal of the American Medical Association (2015), Harvard-based researchers highlighted its use in some medical conditions as being supported by high quality evidence. In Canada, the efforts by regulatory, medical, and pharmaceutical bodies and by the patient advocacy movements have been targeting multiple structural, legal and information barriers still prevailing from the times when long-term high dose opioid therapy was prescribed to chronic pain patients despite its chronic toxicity effects and without high quality evidence for such use. While the clinical use of medical cannabis remains a stigmatized and poorly researched option for some medical conditions, sufficiently large-scale late-phase clinical trials on efficacy, safety and tolerability of medical cannabis are long overdue. These studies might open the door for another class of medications in an attempt to fill the current significant gap for more long-term pharmacological options.”

*(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26103031)

PPP entered into this partnership because of Santé Cannabis’ unique expertise and dedication to a pharmacovigilance approach in medicine. The clinic has established clinical practices that help minimize adverse effects in patients and will help design the treatment protocols for the Phase II-III studies. According to Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, “Adequately designing a late phase clinical trial for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of inhaled Cannabis requires clinical teams experienced in handling the administration of Cannabis by inhalation to patients. The medical experts of Santé Cannabis complement the scientific and medical experts of our Clinical Advisory Board and provide PPP with an exceptionally solid foundation for the clinical development of Cannabis products as prescription drugs.”

Once authorized by Health Canada, Santé Cannabis will be recruiting participating physicians and patients from the Montreal area throughout 2017. For more information, please contact the clinic by email at info@santecannabis.ca.

About Santé Cannabis:

Santé Cannabis is Québec’s only medical clinic and resource centre dedicated to the clinical practice and research of medical cannabis treatments. Since opening in November of 2014, physicians at Santé Cannabis have assessed almost 2,000 patients referred by more than 1,500 physicians across the province of Québec. Santé Cannabis currently administers several clinical study protocols, including the Québec Cannabis Registry in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and in accordance with the regulations of the Collège des Médecins du Québec.

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.
Andre Rancourt
Chief Executive Officer
(613) 421-8402

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Ryan Brown
VP Business Development and Communications
(613) 421-8402

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Andre Audet
Executive Chairman
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Tetra Bio-Pharma CSO Discussing Task Force Recommendations, DEA — CFN Media $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:58 AM on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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  • Exclusive interview covering the effect recent Canadian Cannabis Task Force recommendations and DEA actions could have on Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
  • United States government has permitted individual states to legalize the drug, but the Drug Enforcement Administration recently cracked down on cannabidiol (CBD) makers and President Trump’s cabinet picks are opponents of legalization

SEATTLE, WA–(Jan 17, 2017) – CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an exclusive interview and story covering the effect recent Canadian Cannabis Task Force recommendations and DEA actions could have on Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: GRPOF) (CSE: TBP) as the company continues development of smokable marijuana as treatment for a variety of conditions.

The United States government has permitted individual states to legalize the drug, but the Drug Enforcement Administration recently cracked down on cannabidiol (CBD) makers and President Trump’s cabinet picks are opponents of legalization. In Canada, voters approved the nationwide legalization of cannabis with the election of Prime Minister Trudeau, but the framework governing the program is only now starting to become clear.

Tetra Bio-Pharma has already started down the pharmaceutical path by undergoing clinical trials for medical cannabis in its natural form. The company believes that smokable marijuana may provide patients with a better natural alternative to synthetic cannabinoids and extracts. With the large number of existing users, the company also has access to a lot of data to support its clinical studies.

In the interview, Tetra’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Guy Chamberland, points out that medical cannabis patients are keen on receiving reimbursements since they cannot afford regular access without it. At the same time, physicians have been hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis without robust clinical trials demonstrating both safety and efficacy. These demands could lead to a much more ‘pharmaceutical’ approach than existing medical cannabis programs.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. Announces New Appointment of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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  • Announced the nomination of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, MD, FRCPC, to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board
  • Board is comprised of experts in clinical research, pain management, cancer, and neurological product drug development

(TORONTO, ONTARIO  Jan. 11, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PhytoPain Pharma” or “PPP“), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), is pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, MD, FRCPC, to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. The board is comprised of experts in clinical research, pain management, cancer, and neurological product drug development. The nomination of Dr. Chamberland, M.D., to its Advisory Board will provide critical guidance on PPP’s clinical development program with regards to the safety of cannabis drug products and the potential mental health risks associated with the consumption of marijuana.

“Patient safety has been a driving force since the creation of PPP. The use of cannabis has been associated with several important safety issues including potential psychiatric-related events. As a company focused on creating scientific data these risks, as well as others, must be adequately assessed and quantified in a clinical environment. The addition of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC, to our team of accomplished scientific and clinical experts will help us ensure that these potential adverse effects of consuming cannabis will be adequately assessed in our clinical development program and these potential risks will be appropriately communicated to both physicians and patients”, stated Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs.

ABOUT Dr. Gilles Chamberland

Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC – Director Professional Services, Medical Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, Université de Montréal.

Dr. Chamberland received a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke, a doctorate in medicine from the Université de Montréal, a diploma in psychiatry from the Université de Montréal, and a diploma of advanced studies in biological and medical ethics of the René Descartes University in Paris. In 2012, he earned the Distinguished Fellow from the Canadian Psychiatric Association and, by 2015 the American Psychiatric Association gave him the same professional recognition. He received a diploma in the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry in 2013 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chamberland has a vast experience in clinical management of patients suffering from various psychiatric conditions including marijuana induced-psychosis. He is also a well-known author and expert witness in the field on psychiatry.

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

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More than $1 billion of marijuana sold in Colorado in 2016 $TBP.ca $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:23 PM on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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  • Last year, the marijuana industry created 18,000 full-time jobs and generated $2.39 billion in economic activity in the state.
  • Recreational and medical cannabis shops have sold more than $1 billion of marijuana and related products so far in 2016, already surpassing last year’s total of $996,184,788

(CNN) It’s always 4/20 somewhere — at least in Colorado. The state’s marijuana shops have reached a massive new milestone: $1 billion in legal, regulated sales in the first 10 months of 2016.
Voters legalized marijuana in Colorado back in 2012, but the dispensaries didn’t open until 2014Last year, the marijuana industry created 18,000 full-time jobs and generated $2.39 billion in economic activity in the state.

And the boom is still growing. According to new data from the state’s Department of Revenue, recreational and medical cannabis shops have sold more than $1 billion of marijuana and related products so far in 2016, already surpassing last year’s total of $996,184,788.

Attorney Christian Sederberg, partner at Vicente Sederberg, played an integral part in Colorado’s Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana in the state. He is estimating that sales of pot will reach $1.3 billion by the end of this year, which could have a total economic impact of over $3 billion.
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“This milestone continues to show that the cannabis industry in Colorado is an engine of growth for the economy, a job creator, and one of the biggest industries in the state,” Sederberg told CNN. “People were consuming cannabis before, but now they are buying it from tax-regulated businesses that are benefiting the economy. This has replaced an underground, illegal market.”
Sederberg says that marijuana has become one of the largest industries in Colorado, and certainly the fastest growing.
“From 2015 to 2016, there has been a 53% increase in retail sales and a 9% increase in medical sales,” he said. “Medical sales are growing at a much slower rate, but recreational sales will continue to grow in the double digits.”

All-time high

Marijuana sales in Colorado hit an all-time high in September 2016, generating $127.8 million, according to The Cannabist, a Colorado-based news site covering the industry. But October’s numbers are still sizable: Shops sold nearly $82.8 million of recreational cannabis and $35 million of medical marijuana.
Colorado has three different taxes on recreational marijuana — a standard 2.9% sales tax, a special 10% sales tax, and a 15% excise tax on wholesale transfers, which go towards schools. The state collected just over $6 million from the excise tax, bringing the yearly total to $49.7 million, The Cannabist tallied.
Of that, the first $40 million will go towards school construction projects, and any additional tax revenue from the excise tax will go directly to the state’s public school fund.
In this past election, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine all approved legal sales of recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana is now legal in more than half of US states. In total, marijuana sales could expand the national market to $21 billion by 2020. That is up from $5.7 billion last year and an expected $7.9 billion this year.
But in the eyes of the federal government, marijuana is still an illegal substance. The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.
Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/13/health/colorado-marijuana-sales-trnd/