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Primo Nutraceuticals $PRMO.ca and Dan Duquette, Former MLB Executive, Sign Definitive Agreement to Capitalize on Primo Receiving an MDEL License from Health Canada and announces Stock Option Grant

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
  • Further to the Letter of Intent with Duquette Consulting LLC referred to in the Company’s news release dated September 1, 2020 the Company has signed a Sales & Marketing Agreement to consummate the transaction
  • Primo expanded into the Canadian Medical Devices and personal protective equipment (“PPE”) markets, the Company pursued and was granted a Medical Device Establishment License
  • Primo and Duquette Consulting will work towards securing contracts and purchase orders for PPE equipment that includes N95 surgical masks, KN95 masks and surgical masks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 24, 2020 — PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC. (CSE: PRMO) (OTC: BUGVD) (FSE: 8BV) (DEU: 8BV) (MUN: 8BV) (STU: 8BV) (“Primo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to the Letter of Intent (the “LOI”) with Duquette Consulting LLC (“Duquette Consulting“) referred to in the Company’s news release dated September 1, 2020 the Company has signed a Sales & Marketing Agreement to consummate the transaction.

As Primo expanded into the Canadian Medical Devices and personal protective equipment (“PPE”) markets, the Company pursued and was granted a Medical Device Establishment License ( MDEL ) . The Company must comply with the regulations of Health Canada relating to manufacturing, importing, distributing and selling medical devices in Canada in order to receive a MDEL. Primo has demonstrated to Health Canada that the Company has met the regulatory requirements mandated of a MDEL license holder.

Primo and Duquette Consulting will work towards securing contracts and purchase orders for PPE equipment that includes N95 surgical masks, KN95 masks and surgical masks. Primo intends to acquire any and all additional necessary licensing and will take any additional steps required to import and/or distribute all four classes of medical devices in Canada, which include nitrile gloves, face shields, surgical gowns, respirators and testing kits.

TERMS OF THE TRANSACTION

The Sales & Marketing Agreement was made effective as of the 9 th day of September 2020.

Primo, a reporting issuer on the CSE was required to obtain an MDEL license from Health Canada to authorize the parties to sell and distribute PPE products for government contract purposes and to commercialize any related opportunities. To consummate this relationship Primo Nutraceuticals Inc., obtained the following approvals;

  1. a Government Procurement number; 806756235PG0001
  2. an Interim COVID-19 site license number; COV0950 and
  3. a Medical Device Establishment License number; 14815 .

Primo will assist Duquette Consulting in bidding on government tenders in Canada.

P PE Distribution Market worth $28.9 Billion by 2025 in North America and E.U

The North America and Europe distribution market for PPE is expected to reach US$28.95 M by 2025.

About Dan Duquette & Duquette Consulting LLC

Dan Duquette is a twice named Major League Baseball (MLB) Executive of the Year and former Executive Vice-President of the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager of the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers.

Duquette Consulting entered the PPE market by sourcing and selling products and supplies at a government & state level to help in the fight against COVID-19, securing, shipping and recently delivering over 5 million masks to the State of Maryland.
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200727005153/en/Duquette-Consulting—State-Maryland-PPE-Fulfillment

Stock Options Granted

In addition, the Company has granted a total of 2,300,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants under the Company’s stock option plan, which was approved by the Company’s board of directors. The incentive stock options (the “Options”) are exercisable at $0.15 per share and will expire on September 25, 2021. Following this option grant the Company has 2,300,000 Options outstanding.

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc.

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (“Primo” or the “Company”) is dedicated to funding the rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and non-cannabis natural health products in Canada and the United States. Primo has invested in several brands and is pursuing partnerships with retailers and distribution companies in Canada and the United States. Primo’s management is in the process of building a corporate road map to further vertically integrate the Company, specifically by way of the “Primo” & “Thrive,” brands and a selection of curated partner brands. Most recently Primo announced that it has received its Natural Product Number (NPN) and it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC.

Andy Jagpal

Andy Jagpal
President and Director

For further information, please contact Zoltan, IR Representative at: 604-722-0305, or; [email protected] .

To learn more about what this news means to the shareholders visit:

www.primonutraceuticals.com
www.twitter.com/Prmoinc
www.thrivecbd.com
www.mariannacorp.com
www.dcppe.net

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

Spyder #Cannabis $SPDR.ca Announces Opening of Calgary Cannabis Dispensary $CGC.ca $TLRY $APHA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:32 PM on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
  • Announced that its Calgary Cannabis dispensary located at 140-104 58 Avenue SE, will be open for business effective Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • “The Spyder team is excited to commence operations at its second location and bring its best of class customer service and retail experience to one of Calgary’s busiest commercial hubs,” stated Dan Pelchovitz, the company’s CEO.
  • Company is also currently looking at several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint

Vaughan, Ontario–(September 23, 2020) – Spyder Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: SPDR) (“Spyder” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned associated applicants, The Green Spyder Inc. and Spyder Cannabis Subco Inc., is pleased to announce that its Calgary Cannabis dispensary located at 140-104 58 Avenue SE, will be open for business effective Saturday, September 26, 2020.

“The Spyder team is excited to commence operations at its second location and bring its best of class customer service and retail experience to one of Calgary’s busiest commercial hubs,” stated Dan Pelchovitz, the company’s CEO.

The company is also currently looking at several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint.

About Spyder Cannabis Inc.

Spyder is a Cannabis, Vape and CBD retailer that operates in jurisdictions where the products are federally legal in both Canada and the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a retailer involved in the development of three retail business units. The first is the sale of Cannabis products, the second is the sale of Hemp CBD in the United States only, the third is the sale of smoking cessation products in Ontario.

For more information, please contact:
Dan Pelchovitz
905-265-8273

Cautionary Statements

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.

This news release includes statements containing certain ‘forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (‘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.

VIDEO: Primo Nutraceuticals $PRMO.ca Discusses Receipt of Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada, Pivots to PPE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:55 PM on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (PRMO:CSE) (BUGVD: OTC) (FSE: 8BV) dedicated to funding the rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and non-cannabis natural health products in Canada and the United States. 

Primo has recently invested in several brands and is pursuing partnerships with retailers and distribution companies in Canada and the United States. 

Primo’s management is in the process of building a corporate road map to further vertically integrate the Company, specifically by way of the “Primo”  & “Thrive,” brands and a selection of curated partner brands. 

Most recently Primo announced that it has received its Natural Product Number (NPN) and it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada. 

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

VIDEO – Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Grows Revenues 130%, Patient Visits 125% And Becomes Cash Flow Positive $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:03 PM on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Sometimes, you just have to let the numbers speak for themselves.  With 165,000 patients, Empower Clinics (CBDT:CSE) (EPWCF:OTCQB) has a database that almost every medical cannabis and CBD company would kill for … but then these numbers came in for the first two quarters:

Revenues $USD 1.7M vs $745,000 = 130% Gain

Patient Visits 12,400 vs 5,500 = 125% Gain

CBDT has now delivered growth in 4 successive financial reports (Q4, FY 2019, Q1 and Q2), so it is safe to say that superstar CEO Steve McAuley can officially claim victory on the turnaround he inherited in 2019.

But he is far from done.

CBDT also just announced the potential acquisition of an 8,000 sq ft lab in Dallas (they do everything big over there) that can process 2,000 COVID-19 tests per 8 hour shift.  At an average price of ~ $USD 90 per test, the clinic could represent $USD 180,000 in revenue PER SHIFT.  However, until this acquisition closes, we’re not going to focus on it too much – but that could happen as early as next week.  

Moreover, CBDT has to actually fill that capacity, which McAuley says he is working on right now with some enterprise sized discussions taking place as we write. Can he pull it off?  First consider what he has already accomplished after inheriting a catastrophe of a company.  Secondly, McAuley, is Six Sigma certified under the quality initiative of legendary GE (General Electric) Chairman Jack Welch. We’ve never seen a Six Sigma certified CEO in the Canadian small cap markets. Never …. which explains how McAuley has been able to guide Empower Clinics through the most disruptive retail environment in recent history and turn it into significant growth … and gives us optimism about this acquisition.

Watch this amazing interview.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. $PRMO.ca receives Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:35 AM on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
  • Announced it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (“MDEL”) from Health Canada
  • MDEL is a license issued to companies for the activities of manufacturing, importing and distributing (selling) of all four classes of medical devices for human use in Canada
  • These classes include; nitrile gloves, N95 surgical masks & KN95 masks, surgical gowns, respirators and testing kits to name a few

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 16, 2020 — PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC. (CSE: PRMO) (OTC: BUGVD) (FSE: 8BV) (DEU: 8BV) (MUN: 8BV) (STU: 8BV) (“Primo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (“MDEL”) from Health Canada.

The MDEL is a license issued to companies for the activities of manufacturing, importing and distributing (selling) of all four classes of medical devices for human use in Canada.

These classes include; nitrile gloves, N95 surgical masks & KN95 masks, surgical gowns, respirators and testing kits to name a few.

The MDEL license is issued by Health Canada’s Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch (ROEB) based on an attestation that the establishment meets all of HC’s MDEL regulatory requirements.

During an inspection by Health Canada, MDEL license holders must demonstrate to Health Canada that they meet the regulatory requirements attested to, having in place related medical devices that they intend to import and/or distribute (sell) in Canada.

Richard Cindric, CEO of Primo comments:

“Obtaining a Medical Device Establishment License is a milestone and a key step towards accessing the MDEL market share through the sale of already Health Canada approved commercialized devices. We have seen an increase in demand for PPE and medical devices since the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced. Receiving the MDEL license allows for more efficient, convenient and cost effective delivery of PPE and medical devices to Canadians including institutional markets and those managed by Federal and Provincial governments.”

Joel DeBellefeuille, Director of Primo comments: 

“The team has been working feverishly over the last few weeks focusing solely on delivering important catalysts. This one is definitely a major game-changer!”

About Primo Nutraceuticals Inc.

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (“Primo” or the “Company”) is dedicated to funding the rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and non-cannabis natural health products in Canada and the United States. Primo has invested in several brands and is pursuing partnerships with retailers and distribution companies in Canada and the United States. Primo’s management is in the process of building a corporate road map to further vertically integrate the Company, specifically by way of the “Primo”  & “Thrive,” brands and a selection of curated partner brands. Most recently Primo announced that it has received its Natural Product Number (NPN) and it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC.

Andy Jagpal

Andy Jagpal
President and Director

For further information, please contact Zoltan, IR Representative at: 604-722-0305, or; [email protected].

To learn more about what this news means to the shareholders visit:

www.primonutraceuticals.com
www.twitter.com/Prmoinc
www.thrivecbd.com
www.mariannacorp.com
www.dcppe.net

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

TransCanna $TCAN.ca Subsidiary Opens Bank Account with California Based Credit Union $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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  • Announced that Lyfted Farms Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary) has opened two banking accounts with a local California credit union based in Modesto, California
  • Credit union has agreed to open accounts to service both the Lyfted Farms licensed cannabis commercial activity and a second account for the Higher Standard Apparel Co., which merchandises Lyfted Farms Brand [email protected]
  • Lyfted Farms payroll and payments to vendors will now be dispatched through conventional banking methods via the credit union account and will require less time and expense to process

Vancouver, British Columbia–(September 10, 2020) –  TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (XETR: TH8) (“TransCanna” or the “Company”) TransCanna announces that Lyfted Farms Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary) has opened two banking accounts with a local California credit union based in Modesto, California.

The credit union has agreed to open accounts to service both the Lyfted Farms licensed cannabis commercial activity and a second account for the Higher Standard Apparel Co., which merchandises Lyfted Farms Brand [email protected]

The accounts are being opened to full-service all financial business needs after more than a year of due diligence on the part of the financial institution, including on-site visits to Lyfted Farms facilities, and will be operational by September 15th, 2020. Lyfted Farms payroll and payments to vendors will now be dispatched through conventional banking methods via the credit union account and will require less time and expense to process.

“We are pleased to be working with a local California based credit union as our financial services provider,” says Bob Blink, TransCanna CEO. “The organization has been servicing this community for decades and was founded by agricultural producers who, like us, live and work here, so we look forward to working with a respected organization that has the same level of appreciation for our market and our community as we do.”

Blink adds that the Federal prohibition on cannabis on the mainstream/non-credit union banking system has put a strain on legitimate businesses and that conducting large transactions in cash, as many licensed cannabis companies are forced to do, is a cumbersome and less secure process.

“Our growth is making banking a greater necessity with every passing day,” says Blink.”

The opening of the accounts represents historic firsts for both Lyfted Farms Inc., to have access to traditional banking services, and for a local California-based credit union to have a cannabis-based business client.

The Company further announces it has granted a total of 200,0000 incentive stock options to consultants involved in the development of the Company’s operations. The options are exercisable for a period of one year from the date of grant at an exercise price of $1.06 per common share in the capital of the Company.

The stock options are being granted pursuant to the terms of the Company’s stock option plan and are subject to regulatory approval.

About TransCanna Holdings Inc.

TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a California based, Canadian listed Company building cannabis-focused brands for the California lifestyle through its wholly-owned California subsidiaries.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.transcanna.com or email the Company at [email protected] .

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Bob Blink, CEO
604-349-3011

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws or forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs regarding future events of management of the Company. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or “occur”. This information and these statements referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation estimates and forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations for growth and the commencement of operations of the Company’s Daly facility.

The forward-looking information in this press release is based upon certain assumptions that management considers reasonable in the circumstances, including that operations will commence at the Company’s Daly facility in Modesto, California, as and when expected.

These forward-looking statements involve numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties associated with the forward-looking information in this news release include, among others, dependence on obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals, including state, local or other licenses and any inability to obtain all necessary governmental approvals licenses and permits to complete upgrades to its Daly facility in a timely manner; engaging in activities which currently are illegal under U.S. federal law and the uncertainty of existing protection from U.S. federal or other prosecution; regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. state-law legalization, particularly in California, due to inconsistent public opinion, perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry, bureaucratic delays or inefficiencies or any other reasons; any other factors or developments which may hinder market growth;; reliance on management; and the effect of capital market conditions and other factors (including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic) on capital availability; competition, including from more established or better financed competitors; and the need to secure and maintain corporate alliances and partnerships, including with customers and suppliers.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Empower Clinics $CBDT.ca Expands COVID-19 Testing Programs by Commencing RT-PCR Testing $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:56 AM on Thursday, September 10th, 2020
  • Commenced COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), testing through its Sun Valley Health operations in Arizona, using RT-PCR test kits and laboratory test processing by Kai Medical Laboratory in Dallas, TX., the recently announced proposed acquisition target by Empower
  • programs are part of a “Back to Work” and “Back to School” initiative supported by a variety of outbound marketing campaigns including new Facebook ads, text message & email campaigns and outbound call-center campaigns targeting businesses, universities & colleges, sports teams or organizations where effective social distancing could be difficult.

VANCOUVER BC / September 10, 2020 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) today announces it has commenced COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), testing through its Sun Valley Health operations in Arizona, using RT-PCR test kits and laboratory test processing by Kai Medical Laboratory in Dallas, TX., the recently announced proposed acquisition target by Empower.

The programs are part of a “Back to Work” and “Back to School” initiative supported by a variety of outbound marketing campaigns including new Facebook ads, text message & email campaigns and outbound call-center campaigns targeting businesses, universities & colleges, sports teams or organizations where effective social distancing could be difficult.

RT-PCR Testing can be booked via: https://www.sunvalleyhealth.com/covid-19-test-book-now/

Currently Kai Medical Laboratory has the capacity to complete in excess of 2,000 RT-PCR tests in one eight-hour shift by utilizing its Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12k Flex testing machine.

“Launching our RT-PCR testing programs utilizing the capability of Kai Medical Labs gives us the ability to access massive testing volume not only in Arizona, but nationwide in the U.S.” said Steven McAuley, Empower’s Chairman & CEO. “Our team at Sun Valley Health has created numerous strategic marketing campaigns to drive awareness and testing volume, leveraging our supply chain improvements with increased profit margins.”

Many schools and universities are now requiring students and teachers to provide RT-PCR testing results prior to returning to campus. Our nasal or throat swab RT-PCR testing program allow students and teachers to quickly be tested and receive results from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), accredited laboratory in only 24 – 48 hours.

Businesses need a stable workforce, and must be quick to isolate employees with any symptoms. Our RT-PCR testing allows employees to be tested quickly and receive results within 24 – 48 hours, giving the employee and the employer the opportunity to activate non-contagious employees and safely return to work!

Travelers are also discovering demands to get a RT-PCR test and provide the result upon check-in at the airport. The reports are required to be no more than 3 days old. Our testing program provides accurate results within 24-48 hours, giving the patient a document that can make the difference in being able to travel.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-testing.html
https://www.wsj.com/articles/universities-plan-robust-covid-19-testing-for-returning-students-11594812937

An RT-PCR assay is a viral molecular test to detect active infection directly in a patient’s RNA genetic sequence. An RT-PCR swab test is considered the gold-standard for testing & diagnosing active viral infections and should be used for anyone who has symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19. These tests are renowned for high sensitivity and high specificity.

(CLIA) The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing.

USA COVID-19 Data as at September 9, 2020
TOTAL CASES: 6,310,663
TOTAL DEATHS: 189,147
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 262,971

ARIZONA as at September 9, 2020
CONFIRMED CASES: 204,239
PROBABLE CASES: 1,806
TOTAL CASES: 206,045
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 3,703
CASES/100K: 2,873
DEATHS/100K: 72

TEXAS as at September 9, 2020
TOTAL CASES: 641,791
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 24,458
CASES/100K: 2,236
DEATHS/100K: 47

ABOUT EMPOWER

Empower is a vertically integrated health & wellness company with a network of corporate and franchised health & wellness clinics in the U.S. The Company is focused on helping patients improve and protect their health, through innovative physician recommended treatment options. The Company has launched Dosed Wellness Ltd. to connect its significant data, to the potential of the efficacy of alternative treatment options related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) therapies, psilocybin and other psychedelic plant-based treatment options. The Company provides COVID-19 testing services to consumers and businesses as part of a four-phased nationwide testing initiative.

ABOUT Kai Medical Laboratory

Kai Medical Laboratory is a high-complexity CLIA and COLA accredited Laboratory that provides reliable and accurate testing solutions to hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, and employer groups. Kai Medical Laboratory offers a wide array of testing services ranging from hematology to hormone testing, endocrinology, toxicology, and immunology. These tests are done under the supervision of its well-qualified and highly experienced scientists, medical professionals, and pharmacists. https://www.kaimedicallaboratory.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACTS:

Investors: Dustin Klein
Director
[email protected]
720-352-1398

Investors: Steven McAuley
CEO
[email protected]
604-789-2146

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release.Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the proposed acquisition of Sun Valley; the proposed transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Sun Valley’s franchise model; the anticipated date of closing of the acquisition and the occurrence thereof; and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2019 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company’s products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse affect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

July #Cannabis Sales Surge in 5 Western States – SPONSOR: Hollister Biosciences $HOLL.ca $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APHA $CRON.ca $OGI.ca $FAF.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:08 PM on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

SPONSOR: Hollister Biosciences Inc. (HOLL:CSE) A vertically integrated Cannabis company with products in 230 California dispensaries, over 80 dispensaries throughout Arizona, joint ventures, licensing agreements and partnerships with Global brands. Revenue generated for the three-month period ended June 30th, 2020 was USD $8.47 million. Learn More

July Cannabis Sales Surge in 5 Western States

  • In July 2020, cannabis sales for state licensed retailers and delivery services reached $334.4 million, growing 15 percent from the trailing month and 26 percent compared to July 2019.
  • Year to date, sales in California have reached $1.9 billion, a 14 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019.
A Detailed Look at Cannabis Sales in California, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada

Data provided by BDSA indicates that cannabis sales continued their robust expansion in 5 Western states. During July, the eleventh month after the onset of the vaping crisis and the fifth month of the pandemic impacting the market, sales across the five markets totaled $842.8 million, up 12% from June, which sequential increases of 2% in May and 14% in April. March had spiked to $666.0 million from $579.9 million in February as customers purchased cannabis ahead of store closures and concerns about limitations on access, so clearly cannabis sales are back on track. With the near-term effects of the pandemic now behind us, it’s clear that cannabis demand is surging, even in relatively mature markets, like Oregon and Colorado. Nevada continued to recover as tourism slowly returns, with sales growing 23%. California stood out with 15% sequential growth, while Colorado expanded 13%. Oregon sales climbed 6% and Arizona by 3%, but both of these states had meteoric growth from a year ago. July had one more day than June, which has the effect of adding 3% roughly.

Overall sales growth from a year ago among the five Western markets ranged from 26% in California to as high as 54% in Arizona. Nevada has been impacted by the tourist slowdown but still grew 37% from a year ago. Oregon continued its strong growth, rising 44%, while Colorado grew 35%. Concentrates represented 22-37% of sales by market, below the 26-38% share of sales last August before the vaping crisis hit.

Here is a closer look at each market, as detailed by BDSA:

Arizona

In July 2020, cannabis sales in Arizona’s medical dispensaries reached $94.2 million, growing three percent from June and over 54 percent compared to the previous July. Year-to-date through July, sales have reached $589.2 million, increasing by $194.5 million and 49 percent compared to the same period last year.

Flower sales accounted for nearly 48 percent of overall revenue for the month with $44.8 million in sales, growing one percent from June. Pre-rolled Joints, which are tracked as a separate category, accounted for just under four percent of revenue with $3.5 million in sales. Compared to the previous July, Flower sales increased by 52 percent and Pre-rolled Joints increased by 83 percent.

Concentrate sales accounted for about 37 percent of overall revenues with sales totaling $34.6 million in July, increasing six percent from the trailing month. Vape products, the largest segment of the Concentrates category, generated $21.8 million in sales, accounting for 63 percent of the Arizona Concentrates market and over 23 percent of sales across all categories. Compared to July 2019, sales of Dabbable Concentrates grew by 92 percent, while Vape sales grew by 46 percent.

The Ingestibles category accounted for nearly 11 percent of sales in July with $10 million in revenue for the month. Compared to July 2019 and June 2020, sales in the category grew by 47 percent and by four percent, respectively. In July, the $9.3 million in sales from Edibles generated nearly 93 percent of Ingestibles sales overall, while Sublinguals made up the remaining seven percent. Compared to the previous July, Edibles sales increased by 59 percent and Sublingual sales decreased by 30 percent.

California

BDSA sales reporting for the month of July reflects the state market of 699 licensed dispensary locations and 306 delivery operators.

In July 2020, cannabis sales for state licensed retailers and delivery services reached $334.4 million, growing 15 percent from the trailing month and 26 percent compared to July 2019. Year to date, sales in California have reached $1.9 billion, a 14 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019.

Sales from Flower generated $136.2 million in July 2020, accounting for nearly 41 percent of overall revenues. Compared to the trailing month and July 2019, Flower sales grew by 17 percent and 53 percent, respectively. Pre-rolled Joints, which are tracked as a separate category, accounted for nearly 11 percent of overall July revenues, with $35.6 million in sales.

Concentrates were the second-largest revenue category in July 2020, reaching $101 million in sales and accounting for over 30 percent of total revenue. Compared to the trailing month and July 2019, sales increased by 13 percent and by four percent, respectively. The $76 million in Vape sales accounted for over 75 percent of the Concentrates category and 23 percent of the month’s overall sales revenue.

In July 2020, Ingestibles generated $50.8 million in sales, increasing by 11 percent from the trailing month. Compared to July 2019, sales of Ingestibles grew by nearly 21 percent. Edibles contributed 86 percent of Ingestibles revenue, while Sublinguals made up the remaining 14 percent. Compared to July 2019, the Edibles and Sublinguals categories grew by 32 percent and declined by 22 percent, respectively.

Colorado

July 2020 was another milestone for the Colorado cannabis market. Sales in Colorado’s adult-use and medical dispensaries reached a combined $226.8 million, growing 13 percent from June. Compared to the previous July, sales increased by nearly 35 percent. Adult-use sales grew by 33 percent from July 2019 while medical sales grew by 41 percent. Year-to-date through July, combined channel sales have reached over $1.2 billion, increasing 22 percent from the same period last year.

In July, Flower sales accounted for over 47 percent of total monthly revenues, totaling at $107.2 million. Flower sales increased nearly 11 percent from the trailing month and grew 56 percent from the previous July. Year-to-date sales have increased by 40 percent in the category over the same period last year. Pre-rolled Joints, which are tracked separately from Flower, generated $13.2 million in sales for July 2020, growing 31 percent from July 2019 and increasing 17 percent from the trailing month.

The $66.5 million in Concentrate sales during July 2020 represented an 18 percent increase from the previous year and 15 percent growth from the trailing month. The category accounted for over 29 percent of revenue for the month. Vape products, the largest segment within the Concentrates category, reached $32.9 million in July sales, increasing 19 percent compared to June and four percent from the previous July, respectively. The Vape category accounted almost 50 percent of Concentrates’ revenue and 15 percent of overall sales for the month.

In July 2020, sales from Ingestibles generated $34.7 million, a 27 percent increase from July 2019. Compared to the trailing month, sales in the category grew by 17 percent. Edibles generated $32.7 million in monthly sales revenue, contributing over 94 percent to category sales and 14 percent of total revenue for the month. Sublinguals made up the remaining six percent of Ingestibles sales, totaling $1.9 million for the month.

Nevada

In July, Nevada dispensaries generated $82 million in sales. Compared to July of 2019, sales grew by 37 percent and by nearly 23 percent compared to the trailing month. Year-to-date through July, sales have reached $421.9 million, growing by six percent compared to the same period last year.

Flower sales accounted for nearly 54 percent of overall July 2020 sales. Sales in the category reached $44.1 million for the month, growing 27 percent from June. Pre-rolled Joints, tracked separately from Flower, accounted for nearly 11 percent of July sales, with $8.8 million in revenue. Compared to July 2019, Flower and Pre-rolled Joints sales have increased by 75 percent and by two percent, respectively.

Concentrate sales in July reached $18.3 million, accounting for more than 22 percent of overall revenue for the month. Compared to the trailing month as well as to the previous July, category sales increased by 17 percent. Vape products, the largest segment in the Concentrates category, generated $13.3 million for the month, contributing nearly 73 percent to Concentrates revenue and over 16 percent to total monthly sales.

Sales in the Ingestibles category accounted for 11 percent of all revenues, totaling $9.1 million in July sales and growing by about seven percent from the previous year. Compared to June, category sales grew by 17 percent. Edibles made up 90 percent of the Ingestibles category, reaching $8.2 million in July revenue, and Sublingual sales contributed the remaining ten percent.

Oregon

In July 2020, cannabis sales in Oregon’s medical and adult-use dispensaries reached a combined $106 million. Compared to the trailing month, sales in the Oregon market grew by about six percent, while compared to July 2019, sales grew by 45 percent overall. Year-to-date sales in Oregon have reached $620.3 million, growing by 39 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

Sales of Flower generated $50.3 million in July 2020, accounting for 47 percent of overall revenues. Compared to the trailing month, Flower sales grew by four percent, and compared to July 2019, sales increased by 65 percent. Pre-rolled Joints, which are tracked as a separate category, accounted for nine percent of overall revenues with $9.8 million in sales.

Concentrates generated $27.7 million in July sales. Compared to the trailing month and July 2019, sales in the category increased five percent and just over 25 percent, respectively. Vape products, the largest segment in the Concentrates category, generated $15 million in July, contributing over 54 percent of Concentrates sales and more than 14 percent of total monthly revenue.

In July 2020, Ingestibles generated over $14.6 million in sales, a nine percent increase from the previous month and nearly 25 percent compared to July 2019. Edibles, which made up 83 percent of the Ingestibles category and more than 11 percent of overall monthly sales, generated $12 million in July 2020.

For readers looking for a deeper look at cannabis markets across these five states and more, including segmentation by additional product categories, brand and item detail, longer history, and segmentation by product attributes, learn how the BDSA GreenEdge Platform can provide you with unlimited access to the most accurate and actionable data and analysis.

Source: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/july-cannabis-sales-surge-in-5-western-states/

VIDEO – Hollister $HOLL.ca Reports Record Q2 Revenues With $8.47M From 300+ Dispensaries In California and Arizona $WEED.ca $CGC $ACB $APH $CRON.ca $OGI.ca $FAF.ca

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Hollister Biosciences (HOLL:CSE). is a multi-state operator with multiple, high-quality products that are now carried in 230 of California’s 600 dispensaries, where it also claims California’s #1 hash infused pre-roll “HashBone” + another 80 Arizona dispensaries with some of the best concentrate in the State.  

But given the state of disappointment in the Cannabis industry over the last 15 months, none of that would mean anything without actual results shareholders and the industry could celebrate.  In that regard, Hollister does not disappoint with Q2 numbers coming in as follows:

  • RECORD REVENUE of $US 8.47M, compared to $200,000 last year and representing an increase of 4,170%
  • NET INCOME of $300,000, compared to a loss of $2.1M, representing a turnaround of $2.4M over last year 

There isn’t a small cap cannabis company that would not cheer for these results – if that was all they had.  These numbers are a company maker.   But Hollister is set to continue growing on several fronts, including a Direct To Consumer model and further big expansion in California.  

Watch this incredible interview with President Alex Somjen.   

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Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. $PRMO.ca and Dan Duquette Former MLB Executive Enter into Letter of Intent for the Development of a Global Supply of #PPE products & Primo Hand Sanitizer

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:50 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
  • Entered into a Letter of Intent with Duquette Consulting LLC (the “LOI”), a company owned by Dan Duquette.
  • Dan Duquette is a twice named Major League Baseball (MLB) Executive of the Year and former Executive Vice-President of the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager of the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers
  • Dan Duquette has joined forces with Primo Nutraceuticals to partner in the development, sourcing and the global supply of personal protective equipment products including Primo’s hand sanitizer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 01, 2020 — PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC. (CSE: PRMO) (OTC: BUGVD) (FSE: 8BV) (DEU: 8BV) (MUN: 8BV) (STU: 8BV) (“Primo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Duquette Consulting LLC (the “LOI”), a company owned by Dan Duquette. Dan Duquette is a twice named Major League Baseball (MLB) Executive of the Year and former Executive Vice-President of the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager of the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Duquette). Dan Duquette has joined forces with Primo Nutraceuticals to partner in the development, sourcing and the global supply of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) products including Primo’s hand sanitizer.

In June 2020 Primo received its first shipment of its lemon hand sanitizer and immediately began sending out samples to procurement departments, receiving positive feedback regarding the quality of the product. Duquette Consulting & their affiliates will help Primo in marketing the hand sanitizer via their partnership channels, marketing brochures & e-commerce sites exposing the Company’s products on a global scale. As Primo is expanding into the Canadian market the Company must have an MDEL (Medical Device Establishment License) to comply with the regulations of Health Canada relating to companies seeking to sell, distribute, manufacture or import medical equipment in Canada. Primo and Duquette Consulting will work towards securing the necessary licenses required to sell nitrile gloves, N95 surgical masks & KN95 masks and gowns. The Company is extremely focused on developing the right partnerships that will encourage the Company’s growth into the market sector of health and wellness. Primo is extremely optimistic that building these strategic types of relationships will prove fruitful for the Company and its shareholders in the very near future.

Duquette Consulting entered the PPE market by sourcing and selling products and supplies at a government & state level to help in the fight against COVID-19, securing, shipping and recently delivering over 5 million masks to the State of Maryland in the United States (the “U.S”). Duquette Consulting partnered with Crowley Worldwide (www.crowley.com) a large logistics conglomerate with over USD $2 billion in annual revenue, offering services to the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other state and federal agencies in the U.S.; top medical equipment suppliers, with financial backing by Citibank. A Duquette Consulting press release is located at the following link: https://dcppe.net/case-study/

The strategic partnership contemplated in the LOI is extremely beneficial for Primo, opening the doors to potential massive orders for the Company’s hand sanitizer worldwide. With the recent issuance of a Government Procurement number to Primo by the Canada Revenue Agency and the LOI with Duquette Consulting LLC, Primo could soon be able to bid on government tenders not only for hand sanitizer, but for N95 surgical masks, KN95 masks, nitrile surgical gloves and gowns. All PPE products would meet the certification standards of the market place including the FDA, CDC, MOD and NIOSH approval requirements.

Richard Cindric, CEO of Primo comments:“We are excited to partner with Mr. Duquette. Together we will provide our line of hand sanitizer to Dan’s already established PPE supply chain processes and distribution network of companies across the U.S.A. and abroad.”

Andy Jagpal, President of Primo comments: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Mr. Duquette to develop a global supply chain of personal protection equipment. We look forward to working with Dan and his team.”

Dan Duquette, CEO Duquette Consulting LLC comments: “Our new partnership with Primo contemplated in the LOI will afford Duquette Consulting the opportunity to broaden our offerings to those in need of PPE.  Our recent success in supplying the State of Maryland with over five millions NIOSH approved Surgical Masks is a prime example of our ability to meet the need of institutional buyers who are looking for both quality products from a reputable firm who can deliver in an expedient and cost effective manner. As well as adding in our ability to finance our transactions is a significant differentiator that separates us in the PPE marketplace.”

Joel DeBellefeuille, Director of Primo comments: ”I’ve known Dan for a few years now and I couldn’t be happier to continue working and collaborating with him on amazing deals and partnerships. This is a major plus for Primo and its shareholders. Dan is an extremely influential person with a network of people spanning the globe.”

About Dan Duquette

Dan Duquette is a MLB veteran (Major League Baseball) Executive whose leadership built winning teams and enterprise value of club and media assets over an 18 year career. Successfully executing plans to immediately turn around the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles as entertaining teams to grow fan base, improve revenues, expand market share and improve content distribution. He is also the founder of the Dan Duquette Sports Academy. He has twice been named the Major League Baseball Executive of the Year by Sporting News in 1992 with the Expos and in 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles.

About Duquette Consulting LLC

Duquette Consulting is a management consulting company. With the advent of the worldwide pandemic, we have focused our efforts to help combat the effects of COVID19. In doing so, we established a network of international companies and entities who specialize in supporting the emergency management community in times of crisis. As part of our covid-19 initiative, Duquette Consulting manages and coordinates the procurement and acquisition for both the public and private sectors, domestically and internationally of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Our partnership has banking relationships that allow Duquette Consulting’s Partnership group the ability to finance large scale supply of PPE items such as masks, gloves and gowns. Our products are of the highest quality and meet the certifications standards of the marketplace including the FDA, CDC, MOD, and NIOSH approval requirements.

About Primo Nutraceuticals

Primo Nutraceuticals Inc. (“Primo” or the “Company”) provides strategic capital to the thriving cannabis cultivation sector through ownership and development of commercial real estate and farm friendly properties. Primo is dedicated to funding the rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and cannabis related products in Canada and the United States. Primo has invested in several brands and is pursuing partnerships with retailers and distribution companies in Canada and the United States. Primo’s management is in the process of building a corporate road map to further vertically integrate the Company, specifically by way of “Primo” branded retail outlets – offering “Thrive,” “Primo,” and a selection of curated partner brands. The Company possesses proprietary formulas for cannabis edibles, topical, and tinctures. Primo is focused on building a strong presence in the hemp industry with the objective of extracting and selling cannabinoids (CBD) products in both Canada and the United States.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

PRIMO NUTRACEUTICALS INC.

Andy Jagpal

Andy Jagpal
President and Director

For further information, please contact Zoltan, IR Representative at: 604-722-0305, or; [email protected].

To learn more about what this news means to the shareholders visit:

www.primonutraceuticals.com
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www.thrivecbd.com
www.mariannacorp.com
www.dcppe.net

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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