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Hollister Biosciences Inc. $HOLL.ca $HSTRF Announces an Increase in Private Placement to $6.5 Million $CRON $GTBIF $INDS $META.ca $FAF.ca $WEED.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:46 PM on Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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  • Announced that it has entered into an amended letter of engagement with Eight Capital, pursuant to which Eight Capital, acting as sole bookrunner and lead agent, has now agreed to offer for sale, together with a syndicate of agents 17,810,000 Special Warrants of the Company on a “best efforts” private placement basis, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Special Warrant of $0.365 for total gross proceeds of up to $6,500,650
  • Each Special Warrant shall be automatically exercisable into units of the Company, as described below. Each Unit shall consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2021 — Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE:HOLL, OTC:HSTRF, FRANKFURT:HOB) (“ Hollister ” or the “ Company ”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amended letter of engagement with Eight Capital, pursuant to which Eight Capital, acting as sole bookrunner and lead agent, has now agreed to offer for sale, together with a syndicate of agents (together with Eight Capital, the “ Agents ”), 17,810,000 Special Warrants of the Company (the “ Special Warrants ”), on a “best efforts” private placement basis, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Special Warrant of $0.365 (the “ Issue Price ”) for total gross proceeds of up to $6,500,650 (the “ Offering ”).

Each Special Warrant shall be automatically exercisable into units of the Company (the “ Units ”), as described below. Each Unit shall consist of one common share of the Company (a “ Share ”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each full warrant, a “ Warrant ”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Share at a price of $0.50 per Share for a period of 46 months following the Closing Date.

Each Special Warrant shall be automatically exercisable, for no additional consideration, into Units on the date (the “ Automatic Exercise Date ”) that is the earlier of: (i) the date that is three business days following the date on which the Company either (A) obtains a receipt from the applicable securities regulatory authorities (the “ Securities Commissions ”) for a (final) short form prospectus qualifying distribution of the Units underlying the Special Warrants (the “ Qualifying Prospectus ”); or (B) files a supplement to a (final) short form base shelf prospectus qualifying the distribution of the Units underlying the Special Warrants (the “ Qualifying Supplement ”), and (ii) the date that is four months and one day after the Closing of the Offering.

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Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Initiates Pre-Clinical and Behavioural Studies on its RHO Phyto™ Formulary with University of Guelph and Provides Research and Management Team Updates $WEED.ca $CL.ca $HEXO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:07 AM on Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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  • Updated and amended its collaboration with Dr. Jibran Khokhar, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, and initiated prioritized pre-clinical studies on the RHO Phyto formulations that are commercialized in Canada and Colombia.
  • Additionally, the Company provides an update on research projects with the University of Toronto and Thompson Rivers University as well as a change to its management team.

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2021– Avicanna Inc. (“ Avicanna ” or the “ Company “) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products has updated and amended its collaboration with Dr. Jibran Khokhar, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, and initiated prioritized pre-clinical studies on the RHO Phyto formulations that are commercialized in Canada and Colombia. Additionally, the Company provides an update on research projects with the University of Toronto and Thompson Rivers University as well as a change to its management team.

Initiation of pre-clinical studies on RHO Phyto in collaboration with University of Guelph

Further to Avicanna’s previous announcement regarding Dr. Khokhar’s research team at the University of Guelph being awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (“ NSERC ”) Alliance grant focused on the neurobiological underpinnings of cannabis toxicosis with the aim to evaluate Avicanna’s formulations in the treatment of cannabis-induced toxicosis, the project is now being expanded. The expansion of the project includes pharmacokinetic and behavioural testing of Avicanna’s RHO Phyto™ formulations as well as studying their efficacy in alleviating neuropathic pain and addiction. The data generated from the research will help guide Avicanna’s clinical development, including the pharmaceutical and real-world evidence studies related to the RHO Phyto formulations, and will provide additional information to health care practitioners who are recommending and prescribing the products in several markets.

COVID-19 drug candidate project update

The research collaboration with the University of Toronto on the development of a drug candidate to treat lung inflammation caused by COVID-19, with funding support from an NSERC Alliance grant and a MITACS Alliance grant, is complete. The peer-reviewed grants were focused on the development of a cannabinoid formulation to be used for further research on COVID-19. The physical and chemical characterization of the optimized cannabinoid formulation is complete, which included its stability and drug release properties in relevant conditions.

COVID-19 and anti-inflammatory related research collaboration with TRU with non-dilutive funding

In partnership with Avicanna, Dr. Kingsley Donkor and collaborators from Thompson Rivers University (” TRU ”), will be evaluating naturally derived cannabinoids and candidate formulations for their efficacy to modulate the receiving receptor of COVID-19 (angiotensin-converting ACE2 gene expression). This project will focus on elucidating the mechanism of action of novel prophylactic nasal and oral cannabinoid products for humans that target ACE2 viral gateways. Candidate formulations, once identified, will be evaluated for anti-inflammatory effects in human-derived lung tissue models. The research with TRU is supported by an NSERC grant and a MITACS Internship.

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Innocan Pharma $INNO.ca Successfully Completes Large Scale Production of Exosomes $IN.ca $AXIM $LABS $CRDL.ca $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:15 PM on Thursday, January 14th, 2021
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  • Announced the successful completion of a large-scale production of exosomes
  • Innocan’s CBD Loaded Exosome (CLX) Therapy project led by Prof. Offen demonstrates the capability of having reliable large-scale production of exosomes and is an important milestone in the CLX Therapy development process.
  • Innocan managed to perform the production of trillions of exosomes in a short period of time in a 3-dimensional bioreactor, and that may lead to economic large scale exosome production for the CLX.
  • This achievement is expected to pave the way for larger tests and studies.

Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta–(January 14, 2021) – Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (OTC Pink: INNPF) (the “Company” or “Innocan“), is pleased to announce the successful completion of a large-scale production of exosomes. Innocan’s CBD Loaded Exosome (CLX) Therapy project led by Prof. Offen demonstrates the capability of having reliable large-scale production of exosomes and is an important milestone in the CLX Therapy development process. Innocan managed to perform the production of trillions of exosomes in a short period of time in a 3-dimensional bioreactor, and that may lead to economic large scale exosome production for the CLX. This achievement is expected to pave the way for larger tests and studies.

“Innocan is now one of a few public companies in the exosome’s science field. Although we are still in the development stage of the CLX platform, large scale exosome production capabilities are a significant proof of advantage and capability for Innocan, as part of the path to commercialization,” said Iris Bincovich, founder and CEO of Innocan.

Innocan Pharma together with Tel Aviv University, Prof. Offen and his team, are developing a new revolutionary cell therapy – based technology, loaded with CBD (Cannabidiol), designed to target coronavirus infected lung cells and central nervous system diseases. The CLX Therapy holds the potential to provide a highly synergistic effect of anti-inflammatory properties and help in the recovery of infected lung cells. This product is planned to act as a “guided missile” to the infected lungs, combining the cell healing properties of exosomes and the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. $HOLL.ca $HSTRF Provides Update on Q4 2020 Performance Including CDN $14.93 Million in Revenue With an Estimated CDN $2.53 Million in EBITDA a YoY Revenue Increase of 3215% from Q4 2019 $CRON $GTBIF $INDS $META.ca $FAF.ca $WEED.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:44 AM on Friday, January 8th, 2021
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  • For the period beginning October 1 st , 2020 and ending December 31 st , 2020, Hollister reports that it generated record quarterly revenue of CDN$14.93 million and CDN$2.53 million in EBITDA from its product line of pre-rolls, concentrates, distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, tinctures and vape products.
  • “We are very pleased with our ability to deliver record quarterly revenue in such a challenging market environment. We attribute our revenue growth to further penetration of the California and Arizona dispensary networks and successful new product launches with our joint venture partners. Sales of cannabis related products continue to show resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to continue this positive momentum into 2021” stated Alex Somjen , President.

VANCOUVER, BC , Jan. 7, 2021 – Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL) (OTC: HSTRF) (FRANKFURT: HOB) (the ” Company “, ” Hollister Cannabis Co .” or ” Hollister “) a diversified cannabis branding company with products in over 280 dispensaries throughout California , and over 90 dispensaries throughout Arizona , is pleased to provide an update on its Q4, 2020 performance.

Q4 2020 Update

For the period beginning October 1 st , 2020 and ending December 31 st , 2020, Hollister reports that it generated record quarterly revenue of CDN$14.93 million and CDN$2.53 million in EBITDA from its product line of pre-rolls, concentrates, distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, tinctures and vape products. The Company cautions that revenue and EBITDA figures have not yet been audited and are based on reports prepared by management.

“We are very pleased with our ability to deliver record quarterly revenue in such a challenging market environment. We attribute our revenue growth to further penetration of the California and Arizona dispensary networks and successful new product launches with our joint venture partners. Sales of cannabis related products continue to show resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to continue this positive momentum into 2021” stated Alex Somjen , President.

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Thoughtful Brands $TBI.ca Announces Binding Letter of Intent for Reverse-Takeover of Franchise Cannabis $APH.ca $GBLX $PFE $ACG.ca $ACB.ca $WEED.ca $SHRM.ca $RVV.ca $NOVA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:02 PM on Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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  • Franchise Cannabis, a leading European medical cannabis company, to complete public listing with strategic expansion into other cannabis markets.
  • Combined company will be well positioned to expand product offerings and distribution channels in the US and Europe.

Thoughtful Brands Inc. (“TBI“) (CSE:TBI)(FSE:1WZ1)(OTCQB:PEMTF) and Franchise Cannabis Corp. (“FCC“) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a binding letter of intent (the “Letter of Intent“), dated January 6, 2021, to consummate a going-public transaction for FCC involving the reverse-takeover of TBI (the “Transaction“).

The Transaction will involve the acquisition of all of the outstanding share capital of FCC by TBI, with the resulting Canadian reporting company being listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE“) under the name “Franchise Cannabis Corp.” (the “Resulting Issuer“). The Transaction is expected to be highly-accretive as both companies look to build on their complementary expertise to grow their respective businesses within the United States and Europe.

RESULTING ISSUER FOOTPRINT

Following completion of the Transaction, the Resulting Issuer, through its operating subsidiaries will have two German medical cannabis distribution businesses, a registered cannabis genetics subsidiary in Denmark, cultivation and strategic supply agreements on three continents, and a rapidly growing pharmaceutical distribution business with sales to over 18 countries combined with a high revenue CBD eCommerce platform. In addition, the Resulting Issuer will have a US based CBD extraction facility. Together TBI and FCC remain devoted to building on the growing pharmaceutical distribution platform in Europe while expanding sales channels through its regulated medical cannabis business in Europe and the consumer-focused CBD eCommerce division in North America and expansion to Europe. Management believes the combined companies’ assets are synergistic as they combine expertise and access to the two largest medical cannabis and consumer CBD markets, being the United States and Europe.

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TransCanna $TCAN.ca Subsidiary Exceeds 30% THC In Independent Test $VFF.ca $ACB.ca $CGC.ca $GTII.ca $TEQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:35 AM on Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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  • Announces record THC test results achieved via data driven process improvements at wholly owned subsidiary Lyfted Farms.
  • Recent testing by a State certified, third party laboratory confirmed total THC to be 31.3% and total cannabinoids at 41.43% for the Lyfted Farms’ Garlic NoodlesTM cannabis flower, both are record levels for Lyfted Farms indoor cultivation team.
  • Notably, total flower yield also increased by 17%.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(January 7, 2021) – TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FSE: TH8) (“TransCanna” or the “Company”) announces record THC test results achieved via data driven process improvements at wholly owned subsidiary Lyfted Farms.

Recent testing by a State certified, third party laboratory confirmed total THC to be 31.3% and total cannabinoids at 41.43% for the Lyfted Farms’ Garlic NoodlesTM cannabis flower, both are record levels for Lyfted Farms indoor cultivation team. Notably, total flower yield also increased by 17%.

Systematic, data driven process enhancements to multiple facets of the genetics-to-harvest cycle have resulted in superior test results for total THC, total cannabinoids, and yield metrics.

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Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF to Expand Access to Its Advanced and Evidence-Based RHO Phyto Medical Products Through Provincial Retailers Across Canada $WEED.ca $CL.ca $HEXO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:52 AM on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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  • Expanding from the successful launch in medical-only channels in partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, Avicanna will now offer RHO Phyto™ nationwide through provincial retailers
  • RHO Phyto products will include its advanced formulary of sublingual sprays, oil drops and topicals through retail sales channels estimated at $3 billion dollars* in Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2020 — Avicanna Inc. (“Avicanna” or the “Company“) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products, announces that the full formulary of RHO Phyto products will be available through retail channels in early 2021 in Canada.

A successful proof of concept and partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers

During the past four months, the RHO Phyto medical formulary has experienced an incredibly successful launch with overwhelming positive support by the medical community including 300 prescribers and 20 clinics. RHO Phyto sales have increased 100%+ month over month in all product categories. The early results show the product formulary key demographics are 55% women, 47% are 51-75 years of age and 90% of consumers are 30+ years old. Avicanna will remain exclusive to Medical Cannabis by Shoppers for medical/prescription use and intends to increase its current commercial SKU’s from 4 to 10 in 2021.

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Expansion to retail sales to provide consumers with low barrier access to the same industry leading formulary of medical cannabis products

It has become evident that many consumers who seek cannabis for medical purposes are not going through medical channels, with nearly 44% purchasing from legal storefronts (adult-use). According to the 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey, 76% of medical cannabis users do not have a medical document – such as a prescription – from a healthcare professional. The ease of access to store-fronts and systemic barriers to connecting with a health care professional who may provide a medical document have continued to impact medical user numbers year over year, which have remained largely the same around 350,000 active registered medical users in Canada since 2018*.

Aras Azadian, Avicanna’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The existing stigma around medical cannabis and the barriers to obtain a medical document make it particularly challenging for some patients to access medical cannabis through the appropriate channels with the support of a health care practitioner. We believe that by expanding the RHO Phyto portfolio into retail sales channels we will provide consumers with easier and low barrier access to standardized medical products they seek. For a biopharmaceutical company like Avicanna, this expansion of our medical products into retail channels is in many ways similar to accessing over-the-counter medical products.” Aras Azadian, the companies Chief Executive Officer.

RHO Phyto product attributes and retail sales strategy

The advanced and standardized products are offered in various doses of CBD, THC and THC-Free formulations to provide consumers with a range of inhalation-free cannabinoids-based solutions. The advanced formulations are developed and optimized by Avicanna to provide enhanced absorption versus basic MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil formulations while providing a consistent experience with a pleasant taste and smell. The RHO Phyto products are delivered with accurate dosing which also allows for easy titration and dosing by consumers.

Avicanna’s RHO Phyto strategy to leverage retail sales channels is consistent with the company’s vision to provide education and safe delivery of its products through evidenced-based training and education to the consumers, retailers and the medical community. Avicanna aims to establish RHO Phyto as the doctor recommended brand within the cannabis industry and has initiated several pre-clinical and real-world evidence clinical trials on the products with leading Canadian medical institutions.

*source: Statistics Canada

About Avicanna Inc.

Avicanna is a diversified and vertically integrated Canadian biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products for the global consumer, medical, and pharmaceutical market segments.

Avicanna is an established leader in cannabinoid research and development, which it primarily conducts at its R&D headquarters in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre, JLABS @ Toronto, Canada and in collaboration with leading Canadian academic and medical institutions. In addition to its developing pharmaceutical pipeline, Avicanna’s team of experts have developed and commercialized several industry leading product lines, including:

  • Pura Earth™ or Pura H&W™: an advanced and clinically tested line of CBD consumer derma-cosmetic products; and,
  • RHO Phyto™: an advanced line of medical cannabis products containing varying ratios of CBD and THC currently available nation-wide across Canada in partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™, a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart. RHO Phyto is the first strictly medical formulary of advanced “Cannabis 2.0” products, containing oils, sprays, capsules, creams, and gels, all 2 developed with scientific rigour, manufactured under GMP standards and supported by pre-clinical data.

With ongoing clinical trials on its derma-cosmetic (branded as Pura Earth or Pura H&W), medical cannabis (branded as RHO Phyto) and a pipeline of pharmaceutical products, Avicanna’s dedication to researching the important role that cannabinoids play in an increasingly wider scope of products has been at the core of the Company’s vision since its inception. Furthermore, Avicanna’s commitment to education is demonstrated through its annual medical symposium, the Avicanna Academy educational platform, and the My Cannabis Clinic patient program through its subsidiary company.

Avicanna manages its own supply chain including cultivation and extraction through its two majority-owned subsidiaries, Sativa Nativa S.A.S. and Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., both located in Santa Marta, Colombia. Through these sustainable, economical, and industrial scale subsidiaries, Avicanna cultivates, processes, and commercializes a range of cannabis and hemp cultivars dominant in CBD, CBG, THC, and other cannabinoids for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Avicanna’s Avesta Genetica program specializes in the development and optimization of rare cultivars for commercial production along with feminized seeds for global export. In June 2020, Avicanna made history with a shipment of hemp seeds to the United States of America by completing the first ever export of hemp seeds from Colombia.

SOURCE Avicanna Inc.

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For more information about Avicanna, visit www.avicanna.com, call 1-647-243-5283, or contact Setu Purohit, President by email at [email protected]

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information contained in this press release may be identified by the use of words such as, “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “project”, “estimate”, “outlook” and other similar expressions, and includes statements with respect to the ability of the Company to manufacture any of the products, and the ability of the Company to sell any of the products in retail channels in Canada. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors relevant in the circumstances, including assumptions in respect of current and future market conditions, the current and future regulatory environment; and the availability of licenses, approvals and permits.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to current and future market conditions, including the market price of the common shares of the Company, and the risk factors set out in the Company’s annual information form dated April 15, 2020 and final short form prospectus dated November 27, 2020, filed with the Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .

The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

Hollister Biosciences Inc.’s $HOLL.ca $HSTRF Direct to Consumer #Cannabis Delivery Platform, Dreamy Delivery Launches 2nd Depot in Sacramento, California $CRON $GTBIF $INDS $META.ca $FAF.ca $WEED.ca $ALID

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:41 AM on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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  • Announced the launch of its 2nd fulfillment depot for its direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery platform, Dreamy Delivery
  • Company soft launched Dreamy Delivery to friends and family in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California , to ensure a seamless customer experience in early Q4 of 2020.
  • The Company has expanded the Platform, with Dreamy now successfully delivering to legal cannabis consumers in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California and now Sacramento , California.

VANCOUVER, BC , Dec. 22, 2020 – Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL) (OTC: HSTRF) (FRANKFURT: HOB) (the ” Company “, ” Hollister Cannabis Co. ” or ” Hollister “) a diversified cannabis branding company with products in over 280 dispensaries throughout California , and over 80 dispensaries throughout Arizona , is pleased to announce the launch of its 2nd fulfillment depot for its direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery platform, Dreamy Delivery (” Dreamy ” or the ” Platform “).

The Company soft launched Dreamy Delivery to friends and family in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California , to ensure a seamless customer experience in early Q4 of 2020. The Company has expanded the Platform, with Dreamy now successfully delivering to legal cannabis consumers in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California and now Sacramento , California. The Company hopes to launch Dreamy in the Central Coast of California by early Q1 of 2021 with the ultimate goal of delivering Cannabis statewide.

Carl Saling , CEO of Hollister , shared, “Very excited to have opened our 2nd direct to consumer delivery depot in record time, allowing us to serve legal adults in the Sacramento Area . This furthers our quest to be a dominate direct to consumer delivery platform in California .”

Website: www.dreamydelivery.com

About Hollister Biosciences Inc.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. is a multi-state cannabis company with a vision to be the sought-after premium brand portfolio of innovative, high-quality cannabis & hemp products. Hollister uses a high margin model, controlling the whole process from manufacture to sales to distribution or seed to shelf. Products from Hollister Biosciences Inc. include HashBone, the brand’s premier artisanal hash-infused pre-roll, along with concentrates (shatter, budder, crumble), distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, vape products, and full-spectrum high CBD pet tinctures. Hollister Cannabis Co. additionally offers white-labeling manufacturing of cannabis products.  Our wholly-owned California subsidiary Hollister Cannabis Co is the 1st state and locally licensed cannabis company in the city of Hollister, CA birthplace of the “American Biker”.

Website: www.hollistercannabisco.com

The CSE, nor its regulation services provider, does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “project”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 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 News 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 .

Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Expands Distribution Network in South America Through Commercial Partnerships in Ecuador and Commercial Export of Feminized Seeds to Uruguay $KHRN.ca $TRUL.ca $VFF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:39 AM on Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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  • Partnership with Alliancepharma Technologies S.A., one of Ecuador’s largest pharmaceutical companies, will take advantage of the upcoming cannabis regulations to allow for the registration and distribution of several of Avicanna’s consumer and pharmaceutical products across Ecuador
  • Distribution agreement with Spenta S.A., an Ecuadorian cosmetic distributor, for the distribution of its derma-cosmetic product line branded as Pura Earth TM
  • Successful registration and export of CBD and CBG dominant feminized seeds to Uruguay from Colombia

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2020 — Avicanna Inc. (“ Avicanna ” or the “ Company “) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an importation and distribution agreement with Alliancepharma Technologies S.A. (“ Alliancepharma ”) for the distribution of Avicanna’s advanced and clinically supported medical and pharmaceutical formulations in Ecuador. Avicanna has also entered into an agreement with Spenta S.A. (“ Spenta ”), an Ecuadorian cosmetic distributor, for the distribution of its Pura Earth branded derma-cosmetic product line nationwide. As part of its commercial expansion plans, Avicanna has also completed an export of feminized seeds to Uruguay from its majority-owned cultivation subsidiary, Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S. (“ SMGH’ ) in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Avicanna’s exclusive agreement with Alliancepharma will take advantage of the upcoming Ecuadorian regulations of cannabis-based products and allow for the registration and commercialization of Avicanna’s advanced cannabinoid-based consumer and pharmaceutical products in the Ecuadorian market. The product offerings include Avicanna’s deep tissue topical formulations marketed as consumer products in addition to several pharmaceutical products that are intended to be registered as indication specific drugs and natural medicines. Alliancepharma, a part of the Naturex group and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Ecuador, is expected to leverage its in-house distributionand commercialization capabilities as well as its network of nation-wide pharmacies to bring Avicanna’s products to consumers all over the country upon the regulations in Ecuador coming into effect.

“We are very excited to enter the Ecuadorian market with the first cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products with the support of a world class partner such as Avicanna Inc. This partnership strengthens our commitment as pioneers and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, offering innovative phyto-therapeutic solutions to continue improving the quality of life of our patients.” Stated Diego Vega, International Business Development Director of Alliancepharma.

Avicanna’s Pura Earth branded derma-cosmetic products are expected to enter the Ecuadorian market through Spenta’s distribution nationwide network of pharmacies, beauty retailers and e-commerce platforms. The agreement with Spenta coincides with an initial purchase order of several SKU’s which is expected to be exported from Colombia in Q1-2021. This will become the second South American market after Colombia in which the Pura Earth branded derma-cosmetic products will be available for sale. The derma-cosmetic formulations, which synergistically combine natural ingredients with hemp-derived CBD, have been developed through a rigorous scientific and evidence-based approach that includes positive results from the completion of 3 cosmetic human clinical studies.

As part of the Company’s commercial expansion plans, Avicanna’s majority owned subsidiary, SMGH, has completed the registration of its CBD and CBG dominant genetics in Uruguay and a commercial export of feminized non-psychoactive cannabis seeds to Uruguay. This marks three countries in which Avicanna’s seeds are currently commercially sold including the United States and Colombia. As a global cannabis and hemp cultivation industry begins to emerge, Avicanna’s industry leading genetics program seeds business unit is well positioned to be a reliable supplier of high quality seeds.

Lucas Nosiglia, President of Avicanna LATAM, commented: “We continue to demonstrate leadership across the LATAM markets and validate our diverse business model which is dedicated to quality cannabinoid products across the full value chain. We are optimistic about the opportunity in LATAM markets as we continue to see the regulations and business opportunities evolve and believe our medical and scientific superiority combined with our sustainable and economical costs positions us at the forefront of this emerging sector.”

To the knowledge of the Company, it is in compliance with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates.

About Avicanna Inc.

Avicanna is a diversified and vertically integrated Canadian biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products for the global consumer, medical, and pharmaceutical market segments.

Avicanna is an established leader in cannabinoid research and development, which it primarily conducts at its R&D headquarters in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre, JLABS @ Toronto, Canada and in collaboration with leading Canadian academic and medical institutions. In addition to its developing pharmaceutical pipeline, Avicanna’s team of experts have developed and commercialized several industry leading product lines, including:

  • Pura Earth™ or Pura H&W™: an advanced and clinically tested line of CBD consumer derma-cosmetic products; and,
  • RHO Phyto™: an advanced line of medical cannabis products containing varying ratios of CBD and THC currently available nation-wide across Canada in partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™, a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart. RHO Phyto is the first strictly medical formulary of advanced “Cannabis 2.0” products, containing oils, sprays, capsules, creams, and gels, all 2 developed with scientific rigour, manufactured under GMP standards and supported by pre-clinical data.

With ongoing clinical trials on its derma-cosmetic (branded as Pura Earth or Pura H&W), medical cannabis (branded as RHO Phyto) and a pipeline of pharmaceutical products, Avicanna’s dedication to researching the important role that cannabinoids play in an increasingly wider scope of products has been at the core of the Company’s vision since its inception. Furthermore, Avicanna’s commitment to education is demonstrated through its annual medical symposium, the Avicanna Academy educational platform, and the My Cannabis Clinic patient program through its subsidiary company.

Avicanna manages its own supply chain including cultivation and extraction through its two majority-owned subsidiaries, Sativa Nativa S.A.S. and Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., both located in Santa Marta, Colombia. Through these sustainable, economical, and industrial scale subsidiaries, Avicanna cultivates, processes, and commercializes a range of cannabis and hemp cultivars dominant in CBD, CBG, THC, and other cannabinoids for use as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Avicanna’s Avesta Genetica program specializes in the development and optimization of rare cultivars for commercial production along with feminized seeds for global export. In June 2020, Avicanna made history with a shipment of hemp seeds to the United States of America by completing the first ever export of hemp seeds from Colombia.

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The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. $HOLL.ca $HSTRF Signs Exclusive Agreement with Easyriders to Design, Manufacture and Produce a National Cannabis Product Line $CRON $GTBIF $INDS $META.ca $FAF.ca $WEED.ca

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Landmark Deal Establishes Iconic Pairing of Cannabis and Motorcycle Cultures

  • As part of Easyriders’ 50th-anniversary celebration, the Company signed an exclusive agreement with Hollister Biosciences to introduce a national line of cannabis products that embody the biker spirit and ethos.
  • It is anticipated that the new line will make its debut next month with pre-rolls and mini pre-rolls, followed by a cannabis tattoo balm that’s applied directly to the skin after new ink, with a full line of products coming in 2021.

VANCOUVER , Dec. 15, 2020 – Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL ) (OTC: HSTRF ) ( FRANKFURT : HOB ) (the ” Company “, ” Hollister Cannabis Co. ” or ” Hollister “) has its roots in the birthplace of the American biker, and Easyriders has been the definitive voice of motorcycle culture for half a century. As part of Easyriders’ 50th-anniversary celebration, the Company signed an exclusive agreement with Hollister Biosciences to introduce a national line of cannabis products that embody the biker spirit and ethos.  It is anticipated that the new line will make its debut next month with pre-rolls and mini pre-rolls, followed by a cannabis tattoo balm that’s applied directly to the skin after new ink, with a full line of products coming in 2021.

The Company feels the market potential for these products is significant, but so is the cultural significance considering the two companies involved.

Easyriders magazine debuted shortly after the groundbreaking 1969 film Easy Rider in which Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper portray bikers traveling across the American Southwest. Similarly, Hollister Biosciences is based in Hollister, California , home to an infamous 1947 biker rally that birthed the outlaw biker image and inspired the Marlon Brandon film The Wild One . Cannabis, which had developed its own outlaw culture a few decades before, became a staple among bikers in the late ’60s onward. As epitomized in the pages of Easyriders, this vibrant biker culture grew beyond its outlaw origins to inspire an independent spirit that embraces exploration, Americana and the sense of freedom that only comes from riding.

This is a culture that accepts nothing less than total authenticity. That includes its choice in cannabis, and that is why Hollister Biosciences and Easyriders were destined to take this ride together. From their historic roots in biker culture to their embrace of its visual iconography, these companies will offer the first truly authentic cannabis products for one of the most iconic cultures in modern American history.

“My vision for Hollister has always been to pay homage to the amazing biker culture that has permeated the global landscape over the past few decades by combining it with amazing cannabis products,” says Carl Saling , the Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Hollister Biosciences. “Easyriders is one of the most iconic and recognizable global biker brands. We are proud to be their exclusive cannabis partner, and we look forward to producing a truly authentic experience across the cannabis SKUs we develop and distribute across America.”

Hollister Biosciences, whose products are currently found in nearly 300 dispensaries in California and more than 80 in Arizona , takes a seed-to-shelf approach that carefully scales up small-farm style production that meets the highest quality standards. As part of the new agreement, the company will introduce Easyriders pre-rolls and tattoo balms into the California market in early 2021 with a full line of products to follow. Like an eastbound ride on Route 66, Arizona comes next, and the rest of the American markets will follow.

Pepper Foster, President of Easyriders, stated, “My vision for Easyriders has been to pay homage to the 50 years of this iconic magazine and to Joe Teresi who launched Easyriders in the late 1960s. The first magazine hit the stands in June 1970 , and 50 years later, we are proud to carry the torch, expanding upon that yen to be devoid of restraint by taking a broader look at what it means to be a biker in the 21st century while staying connected to our original roots. In continuing our commitment to authenticity, we are proud and excited to partner with another iconic brand, Hollister . We invite you to take the ride with us. Ride hard. Ride fast.”

The terms of the deal are; 2-year exclusive agreement on all cannabis products in the US with an 80:20 net revenue split in favour of Hollister with options to renew for subsequent terms.

About Easyriders

In 1970, Easyriders established itself as a platform for motorcycle enthusiasts to immerse in the rugged, on-the-road lifestyle championed by the counterculture movement and greats like Steve McQueen , Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper . Issues of civil rights, the Vietnam War (and ensuing protests), political scandal and the emerging generation gap fueled our obsession with wind-swept freedom and ingrained Easyriders with its overarching sense of rebellion.

More than a magazine, Easyriders is a lifestyle.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we are shifting with the times and expanding the brand to encompass exclusive, major-label product collaborations; insider events and music festivals; and a quarterly coffee table–style book — that’s four thick issues per year jam-packed with gorgeous photography and feature stories.

With a nod to our roots in independence, passion and freedom, and with newfound emphasis on international travel, design and entertainment, Easyriders has flown full throttle into a new era. Join us as we embark on this next journey.

About Hollister Biosciences Inc.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. is a multi-state cannabis company with a vision to be the sought-after premium brand portfolio of innovative, high-quality cannabis & hemp products. Hollister uses a high-margin model that controls the whole process from manufacture to sales to distribution for what’s best described as seed-to-shelf cannabis. Products from Hollister Biosciences Inc. include HashBone, the brand’s premier artisanal hash-infused pre-roll, along with concentrates (shatter, budder, crumble), distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, vape products and full-spectrum high CBD pet tinctures. Hollister Cannabis Co. additionally offers white-labeling manufacturing of cannabis products. Our wholly owned California subsidiary Hollister Cannabis Co is the first state and locally licensed cannabis company in the city of Hollister, California , birthplace of the “American Biker.”

Website: www.hollistercannabisco.com

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