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Vertical Exploration $VERT.ca Ships Additional Wollastonite from St-Onge to BC Bud Depot Cannabis Facilities

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:20 AM on Monday, May 6th, 2019
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  • Shipped an additional 100 Kilograms of Wollastonite from its St-Onge deposit for use at BC Bud Depot ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities
  • The wollastonite will be used as a natural soil additive to enhance overall cannabis plant health and improve cultivation and production
  • Adding wollastonite at an admixture rate of 10-15% to the growth medium will result in significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2019 / VERTICAL EXPLORATION INC. (TSX-V: VERT) (“Vertical” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has shipped an additional 100 Kilograms of wollastonite from its St-Onge deposit for use at BC Bud Depot’s (BCBD) ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities in Vancouver, BC. The wollastonite will be used as a natural soil additive to enhance overall cannabis plant health and improve cultivation and production at BCBD’s facilities.

Peter P. Swistak, president and chief executive officer of Vertical Exploration, commented: “We are very happy to provide this additional shipment of wollastonite to BCBD for use at their Vancouver cannabis facilities, as it further validates the success of the Phase Three cannabis research trials that took place earlier this year at BCBD’s facilities which were announced by the Company on February 5th, 2019. This shipment is also further confirmation of Vertical’s efforts to aggressively move forward with additional test marketing of our high-quality St. Onge wollastonite with a range of cannabis industry companies and producers.”

“We are thrilled to be able to receive an additional shipment of Vertical’s wollastonite to support cannabis cultivation at our ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities,” stated Matthew Harvey, CEO of BCBD. “After being part of the very encouraging Phase Three cannabis trials, I am convinced that adding wollastonite at an admixture rate of 10-15% to the growth medium will result in significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination. I firmly believe that wollastonite, with all of its highly beneficial plant health properties, will be increasingly seen by the cannabis industry as the natural mineral supplement answer because it couples crop protection with product improvement which ultimately means a more natural and healthier product for consumers.”

Vertical anticipates providing further updates on its cannabis testing and marketing efforts in the coming months.

ABOUT VERTICAL EXPLORATION

Vertical Exploration’s mission is to identify, acquire, and advance high potential mining prospects located in North America for the benefit of its stakeholders. The Company’s flagship St-Onge Wollastonite property is located in the Lac-Saint-Jean area in the Province of Quebec.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Peter P. Swistak, President and CEO

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CLIENT FEATURE: $VERT.ca Vertical Exploration – Developing the St. Onge Wollastonite Project $TORR.ca $FA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:29 PM on Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Wollastonite
  • St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit located approximately 90 kilometres Northwest of the city of Saguenay, in St-Onge township, in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, Canada.
  • Wollastonite is a calciuminosilicatemineral that may contain small amounts of iron, magnesium, and manganese substituting for calcium
  • Wollastonite is used primarily in ceramics, friction products (brakes and clutches), metalmaking, paint filler, and plastics.
  • Located close to Saguenay Port and year round shipping access

St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit: Resource Classification

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Utilizing Wollastonite as A Soil Additive

  • Vertical is researching the use of Wollastonite as a soil additive for optimizing marijuana growth
  • Phase Three trials involving cannabis grown with wollastonite (CaSiO3) as a soil additive at BC Bud Depot’s (BCBD) ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities in Vancouver, BC
  • Phase Three trials measured and recorded significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination.
  • In every case the most optimal results occurred with an admixture rate of 10% to 15% wollastonite to the growth medium

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Vertical Exploration is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

CLIENT FEATURE: $VERT.ca Vertical Exploration – Developing the St. Onge Wollastonite Project $TORR.ca $FA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Wollastonite
  • St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit located approximately 90 kilometres Northwest of the city of Saguenay, in St-Onge township, in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, Canada.
  • Wollastonite is a calciuminosilicatemineral that may contain small amounts of iron, magnesium, and manganese substituting for calcium
  • Wollastonite is used primarily in ceramics, friction products (brakes and clutches), metalmaking, paint filler, and plastics.
  • Located close to Saguenay Port and year round shipping access

St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit: Resource Classification

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Utilizing Wollastonite as A Soil Additive

  • Vertical is researching the use of Wollastonite as a soil additive for optimizing marijuana growth
  • Phase Three trials involving cannabis grown with wollastonite (CaSiO3) as a soil additive at BC Bud Depot’s (BCBD) ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities in Vancouver, BC
  • Phase Three trials measured and recorded significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination.
  • In every case the most optimal results occurred with an admixture rate of 10% to 15% wollastonite to the growth medium

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Vertical Exploration is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

$VERT Vertical Exploration Completes Successful Drilling Program at St. Onge Wollastonite Deposit $TORR $FA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:46 AM on Monday, March 18th, 2019
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  • Twenty-three (23) drill holes totaling 1,784.0 metres were completed in less than two weeks of drilling (see Figure 1 & Table 1).
  • Twenty (20) drill holes intersected high-grade wollastonite zones, confirming excellent continuity and correlation with the thickly mineralized zones intersected by previously reported historical drill holes.
  • Sixteen (16) drill holes intersected high-grade wollastonite zones right up until the end of the hole, which are all open at depth.
  • A total of 1,107.5 meters of high-grade wollastonite mineralized core length was intersected, representing approximately 62% of all drilled core length.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 18, 2019 / VERTICAL EXPLORATION INC. (TSX-V: VERT) (“Vertical” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a successful diamond drilling and sampling program on its advanced stage St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit located approximately 90 kilometres Northwest of the city of Saguenay, in St-Onge township, in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, Canada.

The primary goal of the 2019 drilling program, which consisted of seven (7) drilling sections (see Figure 1, Sections A-G), was to establish an additional measured mineral resource of approximately 5 million tonnes of crude wollastonite. The pit constrained mineral resources at the St-Onge Wollastonite deposit, as previously reported in the Company’s August 2, 2018 news release, comprises an NI 43-101 compliant resources totaling 14 million tonnes at 36.61% Wollastonite in the measured and indicated class using a cut-off grade of 30% Wollastonite (7.1 million tonnes at 36.20% in measured and 6.9 million tonnes at 37.04% in indicated), and 17.9 million tonnes at 40.25% in the inferred class (rounded numbers). The NI 43-101 Technical Report was prepared by GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. (‘GMG’).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2019 DRILLING CAMPAIGN

  • Twenty-three (23) drill holes totaling 1,784.0 metres were completed in less than two weeks of drilling (see Figure 1 & Table 1).
  • Twenty (20) drill holes intersected high-grade wollastonite zones, confirming excellent continuity and correlation with the thickly mineralized zones intersected by previously reported historical drill holes.
  • Sixteen (16) drill holes intersected high-grade wollastonite zones right up until the end of the hole, which are all open at depth.
  • A total of 1,107.5 meters of high-grade wollastonite mineralized core length was intersected, representing approximately 62% of all drilled core length.

In total, nine hundred thirteen (913) drill core samples of approximately 1.5 metres in length, including samples ranging from less than one 1.0 metre in length and up to a maximum of 2.5 metres in length, were collected for laboratory assaying. Eighty-one (81) of the 913 drill core samples were quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) samples, including mineralized certified samples, blank samples and duplicate samples.

Peter P. Swistak, President and CEO of Vertical Exploration, commented: ”I am very pleased with the speed of completion and overall success of this 2019 drilling program. The mineral data obtained from the program will now allow the Company to further update its NI 43-101 Technical Report and continue to aggressively move forward with its plans to begin the quarry permitting process on its St-Onge-Wollastonite Deposit.”

Complete drilling results for the 23 hole program will be announced when received.

The diamond drilling program has been supervised by Jean-Paul Barrette P. Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 contracted by Magnor Exploration Inc., and responsible for reviewing and approving the technical contents of this press release as they pertain to the St-Onge-Wollastonite property.

ABOUT VERTICAL EXPLORATION

Vertical Exploration’s mission is to identify, acquire, and advance high potential mining prospects located in North America for the benefit of its stakeholders. The Company’s flagship St-Onge-Wollastonite property is located in the Lac-Saint-Jean area in the Province of Quebec.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Peter P. Swistak, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770

Table 1: List of 2019 drill holes and wollastonite skarn intervals intersected

Figure 1: Location of historical and 2019 drill hole collars

SOURCE: Vertical Exploration Inc.

CLIENT FEATURE: AppliedBioSciences Investment In JUUL Labs Pays Dividend $WMD.ca $CGRW $APH.ca $GBLX $ACG $ACB $WEED.ca $HIP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:20 PM on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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OTCQB: APPB

  • Received a capital distribution of $186,000 from its investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL).
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) invested $12.8bn (35%), valuing JUUL at $38 billion.
  • JUUL is one of the fastest growing companies in the US, growing revenue to over $1 billion in a few short years.

The global e-cig and vaporizer market is one of the fastest growing consumer markets

  • Recently valued at $9.0 billion and
  • Expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.6% and reach $49 billion by the end of 2024,

About Applied BioSciences Corp.
Applied BioSciences Corp. (www.appliedbiocorp.com), is a diversified company focused on multiple areas of the medical, bioceutical and pet health industry. As a leading company in the CBD and Pet health space, the company is currently shipping to the majority of US states as well as to 5 International countries.  The company is focused on select investment, consumer brands, and partnership opportunities in the recreational, health and wellness, nutraceutical, and media industries.

About Trace Analytics Inc.
Trace Analytics Inc. is a leading cannabis science and technology company with significant footprints in lab testing, research and development and licensing. Trace Analytics was started by a group of scientists who specialized in analytical chemistry, genetics and molecular biology.  The focus of the team is to ensure compliance with public safety standards and end user safety. Trace Analytics is in the process of expanding throughout the United States, and globally. With the goal of helping the rest of the world adopt “best practices” in cannabis and hemp testing, the company also provides expert consulting services to legislators and regulators in many countries, states and municipalities around the world. For more information, please visit: http://traceanalytics.com

Contact
Email: [email protected]  or [email protected]

To be added to the Applied BioSciences email distribution list, please email [email protected] with APPB in the subject line.

Official Website:www.appliedbiocorp.com / www.traceanalytics.com

Brands:
www.remedishop.com
www.herbalpet.com
www.canagel.com

Follow us:
Facebook @remedicbd & @HerbalPetMeds
Instagram @remedishop & @herbal_pet
Twitter @remedishop & @herbal_pet

Link to AppliedBioSciences Hub

FULL DISCLOSURE: Applied BioSciences is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

Applied Biosciences $APPB Receives Distribution from Investment in JUUL Labs $HTIM $WMD $JUUL

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:28 AM on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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  • Received a capital distribution of approximately $186,000 from its investment in JUUL Labs
  • Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) invested $12.8bn in vaping company Juul Labs, a (35% stake) valuing JUUL at $38 billion
  • The global e-cig and vaporizer market is one of the fastest growing consumer markets and has been recently valued at $9.0 billion and expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.6% and reach $49 billion by the end of 2024
  • APPB has a market cap of $15m US & 10m S/O

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied BioSciences Corp. (OTCQB: APPB), a diversified cannabinoid therapeutics company focused on the medical, bioceutical and pet health industries, announced that has received a capital distribution of approximately $186,000 from its investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL).   The company has made strategic investments in select companies they believed to be innovators in the consumer space.  The investment remains on the balance sheet under Equity Investments, but the company has begun a strategic review of options for the remaining equity stake. 

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) on December 20, 2018 announced it had invested $12.8bn in vaping company Juul Labs, a 35% stake valuing JUUL at $38 billion.  Howard Willard, Altria’s CEO said in a statement that the move was an effort to “prepare for a future where adult smokers overwhelmingly choose non-combustible products over cigarettes.” 

JUUL has become a success story and one of the fastest growing companies in the US, growing revenue to over $1 billion in a few short years.  Their brand has become synonymous with vaping and the e-cigarette market. 

The global e-cig and vaporizer market is one of the fastest growing consumer markets and has been recently valued at $9.0 billion and expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.6% and reach $49 billion by the end of 2024, according to Research Nestor (www.researchnester.com).

The company continues to make select investments in companies that can help shape the product roadmap and development of new products and potential partnerships.

About Applied BioSciences Corp.
Applied BioSciences Corp. (www.appliedbiocorp.com), is a diversified company focused on multiple areas of the medical, bioceutical and pet health industry. As a leading company in the CBD and Pet health space, the company is currently shipping to the majority of US states as well as to 5 International countries.  The company is focused on select investment, consumer brands, and partnership opportunities in the recreational, health and wellness, nutraceutical, and media industries.

About Trace Analytics Inc.
Trace Analytics Inc. is a leading cannabis science and technology company with significant footprints in lab testing, research and development and licensing. Trace Analytics was started by a group of scientists who specialized in analytical chemistry, genetics and molecular biology.  The focus of the team is to ensure compliance with public safety standards and end user safety. Trace Analytics is in the process of expanding throughout the United States, and globally. With the goal of helping the rest of the world adopt “best practices” in cannabis and hemp testing, the company also provides expert consulting services to legislators and regulators in many countries, states and municipalities around the world. For more information, please visit: http://traceanalytics.com

Contact
Email: [email protected]  or [email protected]

To be added to the Applied BioSciences email distribution list, please email [email protected] with APPB in the subject line.

Official Website:www.appliedbiocorp.com / www.traceanalytics.com

Brands:
www.remedishop.com
www.herbalpet.com
www.canagel.com

Follow us:
Facebook @remedicbd & @HerbalPetMeds
Instagram @remedishop & @herbal_pet
Twitter @remedishop & @herbal_pet

Vertical Exploration $VERT.ca Announces Wollastonite Research and Development Results

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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  • Successful completion of Phase Three trials involving cannabis grown with wollastonite (CaSiO3) as a soil additive
  • Phase Three trials BCBD measured and recorded significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination.
  • Optimal results occurred with an admixture rate of 10% to 15% Wollastonite to the growth medium

VANCOUVER, BC / February 5, 2019 / VERTICAL EXPLORATION INC. (TSX-V: VERT) (“Vertical” or the Company”) is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase Three trials involving cannabis grown with wollastonite (CaSiO3) as a soil additive at BC Bud Depot’s (BCBD) ACMPR-licenced Research and Development facilities in Vancouver, BC. The positive Phase Three trials build on the success of Phase Two Trials, which included samples of marijuana grown with 15% wollastonite from the Company’s St. Onge project being entered in an international growers’ competition, winning first place overall for Best Flower at the August 2018 Kootenay Cannabis Cup in Cranbrook, BC. (see October 2, 2018 news release.)

In the Phase Three trials BCBD measured and recorded significant improvements in root mass, powdery mildew control and pest elimination. In every case the most optimal results occurred with an admixture rate of 10% to 15% wollastonite to the growth medium. Most notably, powdery mildew, the most common fungal blight to affect Cannabis sativa, was virtually undetectable with wollastonite admixture above 10%. An admixture above 10% wollastonite also correlated with sharp reductions in the presence of thrips and fungus gnats, insect pests with a sub-soil life phase in which the wollastonite crystals lacerate and impale their soft bodies. At a microscopic level, wollastonite’s needle-like structure penetrates soft-bodied insect larvae and pupae, interrupting the life cycle without the use of pesticides. Wollastonite’s unique properties also allow it to break down into calcium, magnesium and silicon in a highly bio-available form that balances soil PH throughout the growth cycle – this allows the cannabis plants to uptake silicic acid and promotes strong cell walls that better resist insect feeding and spore penetration, supporting increased growth and elevated product yields.

“We recorded a dramatic elevation of overall health among plants grown with wollastonite,” stated Matthew Harvey, CEO of BCBD. “The wollastonite group produced consistently low levels of powdery mildew — little to none – appearing later in the growth cycle. Roots, meanwhile, showed extreme vigour, growing dense and white with no sign of yellowing. Root health indicates a plant’s ability to resist disease and to support high yields of high-quality of finished marijuana.

According to Mr. Harvey the findings of the Phase Three BCBD wollastonite study indicate a major financial implication for the cannabis industry, where a trend towards cultivation of expansive plant canopies creates a powerful incentive for effective and efficient methods of crop protection and production.

As Mr. Harvey explained, “Large-scale cultivators need every tool at their disposal to improve plant health and avoid crop losses – a 10% to 20% loss in crop production due to a preventable outbreak of a destructive fungal pathogen can equate to millions of dollars of lost product. Companies that take crop protection seriously are looking for cost-effective soil additives that not only nourish plants but build resilience against the pests and pathogens that threaten profits. Our findings show wollastonite to be a critical tool for both cannabis crop protection and top-end production in a market where quality is of vital importance. It is no longer acceptable to spray fungicides on marijuana: natural prevention is the key and wollastonite is the answer.

Vertical’s CEO Peter Swistak commented: “We are very excited by these excellent Phase Three results which prove that wollastonite is a very appealing natural growing additive for the cannabis industry because it couples crop protection with product improvement, resulting in a more natural and healthier product for consumers.”

With the highly successful completion of these Phase Three cannabis trials at BCBD, Vertical is now moving aggressively forward with its plans to test market its high-quality St. Onge wollastonite to both micro-producers and large-scale cannabis companies. Vertical believes that the cannabis industry offers significant revenue potential for the company and anticipates providing further updates on its cannabis testing and marketing efforts in the near future.

ABOUT VERTICAL EXPLORATION

Vertical Exploration’s mission is to identify, acquire, and advance high potential mining prospects located in North America for the benefit of its stakeholders. The Company’s flagship St-Onge Wollastonite property is located in the Lac-Saint-Jean area in the Province of Quebec.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Peter P. Swistak, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

SOURCE: Vertical Exploration Inc.