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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:05 PM on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Aurora $ACB.ca and Namaste $N.ca $NXTTF to Complete Strategic Private-Label Software and Patient Referral Agreements $AERO $CBDS $CGRW $APH.ca $GBLX

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:19 AM on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

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  • Namaste will provide CanvasRx with a customized, CanvasRx-branded version of NamasteMD
  • Namaste will provide CanvasRx with a two-year exclusivity period for the private label version of NamsteMD.com in Canada

EDMONTON and VANCOUVER, Jan. 2, 2018 – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste”) (CSE: N) (FRANKFURT: M5BQ) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF) today announced the signing of a binding term sheet towards a final Private-Label Software Agreement (“Private Label Agreement”), whereby Namaste will provide Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CanvasRx Inc. (“CanvasRx”) with a customized version of Namaste’s patient acquisition tool, NamasteMD.com (“NamasteMD”),  as well as desktop and mobile applications for Google Android and Apple iOS platforms. The companies have 30 days to complete a final agreement.

Private Label Agreement

NamasteMD is an online telemedicine platform for patient consultation and registration, bringing together Namaste`s tested technology platform, including certain proprietary authentication technologies, as well as consultation, education and medical document issuance processes. Under the terms of the Private Label Agreement:

  • Namaste will provide CanvasRx with a customized, CanvasRx-branded version of NamasteMD
  • Namaste will provide CanvasRx with a two-year exclusivity period for the private label version of NamsteMD.com in Canada
  • Namaste will initially provide the application for both the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms
  • CanvasRx will require their own doctors and/or nurse practitioners to operate the platform
  • Commercial terms of the agreement are not disclosed
  • In consideration of Aurora’s assistance for the future optimization of NamasteMD, Namaste has issued Aurora 500,000 stock options, exercisable at $3.35 per common share for 48 months, vesting quarterly over 12 months.

Support Services Agreement

In addition, the companies have also signed a non-binding, non-exclusive Letter of Intent to complete a final Consultation & Support Services Agreement (“Consultation Agreement”), whereby Namaste will provide patient referral services to Aurora, where applicable under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes (“ACMPR”) regulations. Under the terms of the Consultation Agreement:

  • Namaste shall provide certain patient-focused education and strain selection services, as well as assistance in preparing the requisite paperwork (Medical Documentation) for registering patients with Aurora
  • The Agreement is non-exclusive for a one-year term
  • Namaste shall provide the services under the agreement on preferential terms to Aurora
  • Commercial terms of the Consultation Agreement are not disclosed

The agreements further strengthen the strategic ties between the two companies, who already collaborate on eCommerce (sale of Namaste-sourced, curated selection of vaporizers through Aurora website, utilizing Namaste’s technology platform), and the distribution of BC Northern Lights products. Once completed, the new agreements will provide Namaste with recurring revenues through the private label platform, while Aurora will be the only licensed producer able to offer Namaste`s streamlined online patient acquisition platform under its own (CanvasRx) brand.

Management Commentary

“NamasteMD provides an innovative and efficient extension to our industry-leading in-person cannabis counseling and education services provided through CanvasRx,” said Terry Booth, CEO. “The new platform will enable us to extend our industry leading patient care to areas where we currently have no physical presence. This will allow us to leverage the strength of both the CanvasRx and Aurora brands, without having to commit to substantial investments in brick and mortar facilities. Namaste is a trusted partner with whom we already successfully collaborate on two promising initiatives, and we look forward to extending our partnership based on innovation and customer care excellence.”

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste added, “We are thrilled to have Aurora, the industry’s most innovative and dynamic Licensed Producer, as our preferred strategic partner. Our drive to innovate meets the cannabis industry`s need for reliable technological solutions to improve operational efficiencies and expand the customer experience. We are very proud to be aligned with Aurora’s team, and look forward to executing on our ongoing collaboration.”

About Aurora

Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, known as “Aurora Mountain”, a second 40,000 square foot high-technology production facility known as “Aurora Vie” in Pointe-Claire, Quebec on Montreal’s West Island, and is currently constructing an 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, as well as is completing a fourth facility in Lachute, Quebec through its wholly owned subsidiary Aurora Larssen Projects Ltd.

In addition, the Company holds approximately 17.23% of the issued shares in leading extraction technology company Radient Technologies Inc., based in Edmonton, and is in the process of completing an investment in Edmonton-based Hempco Food and Fiber for an ownership stake of up to 50.1%. Furthermore, Aurora is the cornerstone investor with a 22.9% stake in Cann Group Limited, the first Australian company licensed to conduct research on and cultivate medical cannabis. Aurora also owns Pedanios, a leading wholesale importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union, based in Germany. The Company offers further differentiation through its acquisition of BC Northern Lights Ltd. and Urban Cultivator Inc., industry leaders, respectively, in the production and sale of proprietary systems for the safe, efficient and high-yield indoor cultivation of cannabis, and in state-of-the-art indoor gardening appliances for the cultivation of organic microgreens, vegetables and herbs in home and professional kitchens. Aurora’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol “ACB”.

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through e-commerce sites in 26 countries and with 5 distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, US, Canada and Germany, and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets, including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., a Canadian based late-stage applicant for a medical cannabis distribution license (under the ACMPR Program) is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian medical cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.

On behalf of the Boards of Directors

Terry Booth

Sean Dollinger

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

This news release includes statements containing certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Aurora and Namaste are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

Neither TSX or CSE, nor their Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of Toronto Stock Exchange and CSE) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Deal-Making in the #Cannabis Industry Hits an All-Time High: What It Means for #Marijuana Stocks $TBP.ca $N.ca $MCOA $ATT.ca $ABCN.ca $ACG.ca $ACB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:12 AM on Monday, November 27th, 2017

Could more deals mean more dollars for marijuana stock investors?

  • If it seems like there’s been a spurt of deals and potential deals going on in the cannabis industry lately, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening.
Keith Speights
Nov 27, 2017 at 9:16AM

Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF) scored what was probably the most highly publicized deal with large beverage company Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) buying a 9.9% stake in the Canadian marijuana grower for $245 million. But Canopy has also forged other agreements with smaller companies both before and after the Constellation partnership.

More recently, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) launched a takeover bid for CanniMed Therapeutics. Aurora had wanted CanniMed’s board of directors to agree to an acquisition proposal made last week. When the board failed to respond, Aurora moved forward with its unsolicited takeover attempt.

Major deal-making in the cannabis industry is hitting an all-time high. Here are three ways it impacts not just the parties involved but marijuana stocks in general.

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1. Acceptance of the cannabis industry

While it’s true that more people have accepted legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana than ever before, the cannabis industry hasn’t entirely been viewed as part of the mainstream economy in the past. I think Constellation Brands’ partnership with and investment in Canopy Growth changes that significantly.

Constellation Brands isn’t a small fish in the pond. The company is a member of the S&P 500 and has a market cap of $43 billion. Its decision to partner with Canopy Growth amounted to an endorsement of the cannabis industry — at least in Canada. However, Constellation’s move could also lead to greater acceptance of the cannabis industry in the U.S.

The company’s CEO, Rob Sands, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, that Constellation thinks that legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. is “highly likely, given what’s happened at the state level.” Although Constellation Brands is echoing the stance taken by Canopy Growth of only selling marijuana in markets where it’s legal at a federal level, the prospects of future legalization throughout the U.S. can only be helped by a major company like Constellation making a big investment in a marijuana grower.

2. Acceleration of more deal-making

There have been plenty of deals that haven’t received quite as much attention as Constellation’s investment in Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis’ takeover attempt of CanniMed. For example, Canopy Growth recently acquired small Canadian medical marijuana grower TerrAscend. Earlier this month, Aurora increased its stake in Hempco Food and Fiber to more than 50%.

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There’s something of a “me, too” factor when mergers and acquisitions activity picks up. Companies that haven’t been making big deals can be spurred to action in fear of missing out.

Canopy Growth is currently the biggest marijuana grower in Canada. I have no doubt that its size made a difference in Constellation Brands choosing Canopy Growth as a partner. But Aurora Cannabis could become the largest marijuana grower (at least in terms of market cap) if its attempt to buy CanniMed is successful.

Just imagine what’s going through the minds of the executives running other major marijuana growers in Canada. If you’re the CEO of MedReleaf (NASDAQOTH:MEDFF) or Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), you have to at least be thinking about making some deals of your own.

In fact, MedReleaf recently announced a stock offering that will generate $100.5 million. What will this money be used for? The company intends “to finance the acquisition and/or construction of additional cannabis production and manufacturing facilities in Canada as well as in other jurisdictions with federal legal cannabis markets.” In other words, expect an acceleration of deal-making in the cannabis industry.

3. Attraction of more investors

My view is that deal-making in any industry attracts more investors to stocks in that industry. I see it happen frequently in the bopharmaceutical world, where the possibility of mergers and buyouts tends to bring some individual investors off the sidelines. I suspect that’s what is happening already and will only pick up in the months ahead.

There are several factors that could contribute to this. Size matters for many investors who are leery of putting their money into companies that are small. Deals also make headlines, and therefore bring the involved stocks to the attention of more investors.

Another key reason why I suspect the recent deals for marijuana stocks could attract more investors is the bandwagon effect. That’s especially applicable with Constellation Brands’ investment in Canopy Growth. Some individual investors are likely to think, “If a big company like Constellation thinks it’s a good investment, it probably is a good investment.” I’m not saying that line of thinking is necessarily correct, but I’d bet plenty of people have similar thoughts.

Adding it all up

So what does all of this mean for marijuana stocks in general? It should be good news.

Smaller companies could find themselves takeover targets of somewhat larger companies, just like the situation with CanniMed and Aurora Cannabis. Relatively larger companies like Aurora, Aphria, and MedReleaf could attract the attention of other alcoholic beverage makers not wanting to be left behind by Constellation Brands in a potential cannabis-infused beer market.

I think these and other Canadian marijuana stocks should go higher in the coming months. This won’t be driven entirely by mergers and acquisitions, though. Legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada in 2018 will be the biggest catalyst.

At the same time, investors shouldn’t throw out all the traditional rules of investing in stocks. Look at the underlying businesses, growth prospects, and valuations before investing in any stock. After all, the most important deal is the one that requires you to put your own hard-earned money at stake.

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Invested in Aurora Cannabis $ACB.ca ? Check out today’s news. Namaste $N.ca to commence Vape sales through Aurora website #vapes #vaping

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:51 PM on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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  • World’s Largest E-Commerce B2C Vaporizer Company
  • September ’17 Sales of C$1.2m Representing a 132% Year-On Increase
  • Revenue for AUG 31 2018 expected $24.9 million
  • Owns 26 e-commerce stores in 20 countries
  • Distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • Aggressively expanding into manufacturing and wholesaling
  • Product acquisition agreement announced with Aphria Inc.
  • Announced Start of Vaporizer Sales through Aurora Website

Are you an investor in Aurora Cannabis $ACB.ca ? Check out recent news regarding supply agreement with Namaste $N.ca #Vapes #Vaping

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:40 AM on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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  • World’s Largest E-Commerce B2C Vaporizer Company
  • Record Monthly Sales in August of C$1.43M
  • Revenue for AUG 31 2018 expected $24.9 million
  • Owns 26 e-commerce stores in 20 countries
  • Distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • Aggressively expanding into manufacturing and wholesaling
  • Product acquisition agreement announced with Aphria Inc.

Aurora Cannabis $ACB.ca and Namaste $N.ca Announce Strategic Hardware Supply Agreement #MMJ

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:57 AM on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • Announced that the companies have signed an exclusive hardware supply agreement for the Canadian market
  • Aurora, through its website and mobile app, will offer a specially curated selection of industry-leading vaporizers, which will be sourced from Namaste
  • Will be providing these products to Aurora customers via next day delivery across Canada, and same day delivery to customers in the Greater Toronto Area, which has a population of nearly 6.5 million people

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28, 2017 — Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N) (FRANKFURT:M5BQ) (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) and Aurora Cannabis (“Aurora”) (TSX:ACB) (OTCQX:ACBFF) (Frankfurt:21P) (WKN:A1C4WM) today announced that the companies have signed an exclusive hardware supply agreement for the Canadian market. Pursuant to the agreement, Aurora, through its website and mobile app, will offer a specially curated selection of industry-leading vaporizers, which will be sourced from Namaste.

Under the terms of the agreement, Namaste will establish a direct inventory feed to both Aurora’s online shop and its mobile app, providing Aurora customers with access to a range of medical grade vaporizers and other innovative products that are supplied through Namaste’s platform.

Namaste will be providing these products to Aurora customers via next day delivery across Canada, and same day delivery to customers in the Greater Toronto Area, which has a population of nearly 6.5 million people. Namaste will also provide Aurora with back-office support, including the handling of returns and warranty claims.

“This partnership is great for our clients and for Aurora, as it significantly broadens our product offering to customers, while requiring no capital outlay on our part,” said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora. “The global cannabis markets are showing increasing momentum towards smoke-free options, and we are excited to meet this growing demand by offering a preferred selection of Namaste-sourced vaporizers that meet the Aurora Standard. Furthermore, offering a broader selection of high-quality ancillary products is an important element in our strategy to position Aurora for the adult consumer market, strengthening our brand in preparation for legalization in 2018.”

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, said “We believe that this agreement, the first of its kind for us, will dramatically increase our market reach in Canada and be accretive in nature. The Aurora Standard continues to set the benchmark for product quality and customer service, and Aurora has created one of the strongest brands in the global cannabis sector. We anticipate generating further traction for our best-in-class product offering, and we intend to leverage this model through securing similar agreements in other countries around the world.”

The global legal marijuana industry is rapidly becoming a multi-billion-dollar market, and Namaste aims to capture significant market share in the ancillary hardware segment of the sector. Through strategic partnerships with leading companies such as Aurora, Namaste, which year to date has already shipped in excess of 100,000 units, expects to expand its reach and increase its market share.

About Aurora

Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, known as “Aurora Mountain”, is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Montreal’s West Island.

In addition, the company holds approximately 9.6% of the issued shares (12.9% on a fully-diluted basis) in leading extraction technology company Radient Technologies Inc., based in Edmonton, and is in the process of completing an investment in Edmonton-based Hempco Food and Fiber for an ownership stake of up to 50.1%. Furthermore, Aurora is the cornerstone investor with a 19.9% stake in Cann Group Limited, the first Australian company licensed to conduct research on and cultivate medical cannabis. Aurora also owns Pedanios, a leading wholesale importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union, based in Germany. Aurora’s common shares trade on TSX under the symbol “ACB”.

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
Direct: +1 (786) 389 9771
Email: info@namastevapes.com

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.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.

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