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Aurora $ and Namaste $ $NXTTF to Complete Strategic Private-Label Software and Patient Referral Agreements $AERO $CBDS $CGRW $ $GBLX

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


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

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

Private Label Agreement

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

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

Support Services Agreement

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

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

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

Management Commentary

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

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

About Aurora

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

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

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

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

On behalf of the Boards of Directors

Terry Booth

Sean Dollinger

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

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

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Canadian #Marijuana awards show lights up with first-ever gala #MMJ $ $ $MCOA

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:48 AM on Thursday, November 30th, 2017
  • You know marijuana is going mainstream when the list of attendees who reserved tables reads like a who’s who of Canada’s haze of law and accounting firms, including Torys LLP, Dentons, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Bennett Jones LLP, investment dealer Eight Capital and accounting giants KPMG and MNP
By Lisa WrightBusiness Reporter
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

What do you do if you’re a budding awards show trying to create a buzz around Canada’s $8.7-billion cannabis market?

First you weed out the best producers from the very large crop of products out there. Then you book a swanky joint and roll out the red carpet for business types looking to get in on the potential pot of gold surrounding legalization next summer.

The CEO of Lift Co., the online marketplace for the medical marijuana industry that is holding the event, says it was high time for a grass gala to highlight the fourth annual Canadian Cannabis Awards – previously held only online – in an effort to add some legitimacy to the often stigmatized cannabis community.

“It’s really going to be a mini Oscars” of pot, said Matei Olaru of the awards show being held Thursday night at the historic Carlu at College Park.

You know marijuana is going mainstream when the list of attendees who reserved tables reads like a who’s who of Canada’s haze of law and accounting firms, including Torys LLP, Dentons, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Bennett Jones LLP, investment dealer Eight Capital and accounting giants KPMG and MNP.

“These are recognizable names excited to be associated publicly with the industry,” said Olaru.

“The industry has matured enough and there are enough players, so it’s the right time for this,” he added.

In fact they will hand out a whopping 75 awards to producers and numerous other players in the marijuana business during an evening of cocktails and plenty of munchies over a sit-down dinner. The laughs will officially be provided by famed comedian twins The Lucas Brothers of 22 Jump Street and Netflix fame, who will be performing standup before the after party.

Categories range from the traditional — employer of the year, startup of the year, innovator of the year, deal of the year and even lifetime achievement award — to the offbeat, including the best in show of vape lounges, cannabis chefs, desktop and portable vaporizers, top testing lab and best home growing box.

“It’s a way to showcase those achievements,” said Olaru, whose mission is to demystify the continued confusion around the medical marijuana market as it grows like a weed.

For instance pot smoking rapper Snoop Dogg recently partnered with Canadian licensed producer Tweed, which is nominated in multiple categories.

Another sign that legalization is around the corner is Lift landing official support this week from MADD Canada as it develops Canada’s first retail training certification program for frontline staff at cannabis retailers who will have legal storefronts as of July 2018.

“Our experience with alcohol sales has shown that having comprehensive training and responsible service guidelines for front-line staff is crucial to reducing alcohol-related harms, including impaired driving,” says MADD Canada chief executive officer Andrew Murie.

“The same will be true of cannabis retail sales. MADD Canada is pleased to partner with a leader like Lift and support this program, which will ensure that all those involved in the retail sales of cannabis are well-trained about the products, about safe usage guidelines and about social responsibility principles,” he said in a release.


Marijuana Company of America $ Announces #hempSMART 2.0 With New Website and Affiliate Program

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:54 AM on Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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  • Announced a major update of hempSMART™, the Company’s wellness focused Cannabidiol (CBD) marketing and distribution division
  • and its network marketing platform have been completely redeveloped
  • Provides a more user friendly experience to its affiliates and customers

ESCONDIDO, CA–(Sep 7, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company“) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution company, is pleased to announce a major update of hempSMART™, the Company’s wellness focused Cannabidiol (CBD) marketing and distribution division.

The hempSMART website: and its network marketing platform have been completely redeveloped to provide a more user friendly experience to its affiliates and customers, and to also provide users with the comprehensive tools necessary to succeed in the growing $1.9 Trillion Wellness Industry.

The new website and network marketing platform have a significantly improved design, expanded content and a more user friendly e-commerce platform that offers the ability to easily expand due to the flexibility of the business platform it is built on. Affiliate’s will now experience a more effective, reliable and streamlined sales process to rapidly expand the Company’s consumer base and Affiliate success stories.

The new hempSMART Affiliate sales and distribution method is designed to ensure that our Affiliates play a leading role in the rapidly emerging Cannabidiol (CBD) movement within the Wellness Industry. The Company is in ongoing discussions about expanding internationally into multiple countries in 2018.

“The solid foundation that our new system and online platform offers will enable our Affiliates to fully utilize their abilities to grow their organizations in the U.S. and globally. Our team is in place, our products are being well received in the market, and we are in an industry that is experiencing exponential growth. We are building a strong foundation of technology, products and a strategic marketing plan that is designed to offer great benefits to our Affiliates who are the key to our success. We look forward to a robust and exciting time for our company,” said CEO, Donald Steinberg.

About Marijuana Company of America, Inc.

MCOA is a corporation engaged in business including, but not limited to: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD under the brand name “hempSMART™”, that targets general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreations use; and, (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry, as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop.

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” which are not purely historical and may include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities and words such as “anticipate”, “seek”, intend”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects, the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-12G, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit

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Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
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Cannabix Technologies is Well-Positioned to Capitalize on Anticipated Marijuana Legalization in Canada and United States $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:27 AM on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


  • Later this fall, voters in California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts will decide whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use
  • Cannabix Technologies Inc. is developing a point of care device that would be similar to alcohol breathalyzers and would be used at the roadside to collect evidence of marijuana impairment
  • This tool would also be useful in testing employees for on the job sobriety

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Oct. 4, 2016) – Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE:BLO) (CSE:BLO.CN) (OTC PINK:BLOZF) (the “Company”) Later this fall, voters in California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts will decide whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. The Canadian Liberal government also recently announced plans to introduce legislation legalizing marijuana in the spring of 2017. The Canadian government has set up a Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, chaired by the Honourable Anne McLellan and spearheaded by Mr. Bill Blair, MP, current Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, to consult with experts across the country to learn how to best legalize and regulate marijuana.

More recently in Canada, the Liberal government has just wrapped up a several month feedback program asking Canadians about their opinions on marijuana legalization and how the government should enforce laws against those who operate outside the legal limits, such as marijuana impaired driving.

With the pending legalization of marijuana, law enforcement agencies across North America and the world are grappling with the issue of marijuana impaired driving. Law enforcement has done a commendable job in enforcing alcohol impaired driving in North America and society has also come to frown on alcohol impaired driving. Alcohol impaired driving is enforced with sophisticated breathalyzers that collect evidence of impairment and criminal charges have a high likelihood of resulting in conviction.

Unlike alcohol impaired driving, society is still unsure of how to address marijuana impaired driving and many jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies are trying to determine how best to administer the issue of “drugged driving”.

In addition to marijuana impaired driving, employers are also concerned with employees that may be impaired by marijuana. These workplace issues could be particularly concerning when heavy machinery is involved and safety is paramount.

Cannabix Technologies Inc. is developing a point of care device that would be similar to alcohol breathalyzers and would be used at the roadside to collect evidence of marijuana impairment. This tool would also be useful in testing employees for on the job sobriety.

Cannabix Technologies‘ Marijuana Breathalyzer

Cannabix Technologies has been a first mover and leader in the development of a marijuana breathalyzer. The company debuted its most recent beta prototype in July. With a Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS) mass spec setup, the company is developing a tool that would be capable of accurately detecting THC concentrations at levels found in breath samples.

Cannabix Technologies‘ breathalyzer would determine whether someone has consumed THC within the two hours preceding the test. This test would be unlike saliva or urine testing which can result in positive tests days after consumption of THC. The Cannabix Breathalyzer would consequently provide a critical measure of “recency” to avoid implicating drivers that are no longer high.

Cannabix is in the final stages of completing its “Beta 2.0” device and expects to have a pilot test ready device for scientific trials for later this fall. The trial testing would be conducted to prove the accuracy and sensitivity of the Cannabix Breathalyzer, and the results would be used to apply for a court accepted device certification by the Minister of Justice in Canada and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Authority in the U.S.

Mr. Kal Malhi, President of Cannabix, stated, “Our generation is in the midst of a monumental shift in the legislation and societal views on marijuana use. Like the economic opportunity that alcohol legalization provided in the last century, impending marijuana legalization is providing an immense economic opportunity for investors in the marijuana sector.”

We seek Safe Harbor.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

– Kal Malhi, President, Cannabix Technologies Inc.

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This press release contains forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company, such as final development of a commercial or prototype product(s), successful trial or pilot of company technologies, no assurance that commercial sales of any kind actually materialize; no assurance the Company will have sufficient funds to complete product development. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) risks regarding protection of proprietary technology; (iii) the ability of the Company to complete financings; (v) the ability of the Company to develop and market its future product; and (vi) risks regarding government regulation, managing and maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the Company’s public announcements and filings. There is no assurance that the marijuana breathalyzer business will provide any benefit to the Company, and no assurance that any proposed new products will be built or proceed. There is no assurance that existing “patent pending” technologies licensed by the Company will receive patent status by regulatory authorities. The Company is not currently selling commercial breathalyzers. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Cannabix Technologies Inc.
(604) 551-7831

Marijuana Company of America Launches HempSmart Brand and Begins Manufacturing Its First Proprietary CBD Brain Health Product $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:12 AM on Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  • First HempSmart branded CBD based product called “HempSmart BRAIN,” has entered manufacturing process;
  • Formulated to promote brain health;
  • Combines nootropic benefits with the additional benefits offered by CBD;
  • Shipments expected by September 30, 2016


MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution company, and its subsidiary (H Smart, Inc.) are pleased to announce the launch of the HempSmart brand and line of products. The first HempSmart branded CBD based product called “HempSmart BRAIN,” formulated to promote brain health, has entered the manufacturing process and is expected to ship by September 30, 2016.

This is a “first-of-a-kind, patent pending” new product that combines nootropic benefits with the additional cognitive enhancing benefits offered by CBD. Our team has developed a unique proprietary product with a water-soluble CBD base to enhance bioavailability that includes supporting ingredients that are proven cognitive enhancers.

With the expected release of the HempSmart BRAIN product next month, our marketing team is gearing up for an upcoming pre-launch. This pre-launch will enable management to access demand prior to the actual ship date and adjust the manufacturing pipeline accordingly.

“Over the years, I have successfully launched several new products into the marketplace. I feel this product line will absolutely surpass any product rollout I have done before. With the team we have in place, I am confident in a strong U.S. rollout, followed up by a global outreach,” said Mr. Steinberg, MCOA President.

The Company will initiate the pre-launch program approximately two weeks prior to the expected ship date of HempSmart’s BRAIN product. The HempSmart Division will utilize the growing Direct Sales industry as the method of product education and sales to consumers. Active participants in the direct sales program at HempSmart will be able to participate in a competitive, transparent and potentially lucrative compensation package in which members are rewarded for their sales and team’s performance.

“After more than 30 years in the Health and Wellness Industry, I can attest that these ultra-pure, all natural products will forever change the paradigm of nutritional supplementation. Backed by solid science, HempSmart technology harnesses the powerful synergy of premium bioavailable ingredients. Pairing the compelling benefits of legal organic hemp with other scientifically validated organic & highly bioavailable botanicals raises the bar in the nutritional supplement world,” said Paula Vetter, a seasoned and highly respected Certified Herbalist that serves as Chair of MCOA’s Medical Advisory Board.

Regarding the new product launch, Justin Davis, M.D., a member of the Company’s Medical Advisory Board stated, “As a physician and an athlete, I believe strongly in the optimization of mind and body. The HempSmart BRAIN product has the some of the most potent and beneficial ingredients to be found in a single formulation, and is my personal choice in my quest to protect and promote my own neural function.”

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Donald Steinberg”
Donald Steinberg
President & CEO

About Marijuana Company of America, Inc.

Marijuana Company of America (“MCOA”) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Southern California. MCOA will distribute marijuana and products related to marijuana as well as CBD and hemp, using a variety of marketing approaches to distribute on a global basis.

About HempSmart

The HempSmart brand represents MCOA’s non-THC, hemp derived, product line. All HempSmart products are formulated with a cannabinoid base that is derived from hemp and has less than a .3% THC content.

About Club Harmoneous

Club Harmoneous (The Club) delivers all of the benefits of cannabis to its members harmoneously. The Club provides a wide range of cannabis products to its members, medicinal, adult use or healthy foods, body care and cosmetics. The Club products are top quality and offered to members at competitive prices with the convenience of home delivery.

Through MCOA’s Managed Services, the Company offers Marketing Services designed to increase membership. This is done through an affiliate referral program where members refer new member patients and earn discounts and income from their referrals. The Club Harmoneous Network Affiliate Program breaks down all of the barriers to entry and opens up the industry to individuals who might not find opportunity elsewhere. The Club provides training and a platform for those seeking an opportunity to build their own home based cannabis business. For more information go to:


This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. to be materially different from the statements made herein.


Marijuana Company of America, Inc. will provide management services that assist legal businesses to cultivate, sell, and distribute hemp and marijuana based products within the legal guidelines of individual states and international markets.

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Donald Steinberg
President & CEO