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7 Small Cap #Cannabis Companies That Will Benefit From Increased #Marijuana Legalization In The United States $AVCN.ca $HBOR.ca $HOLL.ca $INNO.ca $SPDR.ca $TBI.ca $TCAN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:10 AM on Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Despite the collapse of marijuana and cannabis related stocks in the last 18 months, there is no denying that Cannabis related products are going to go through a paradigm shifting, parabolic growth stage around the world over this decade for the following reasons: 

1.     Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum around the world. 

2.     Momentum is primarily driven by the realization that cannabis may have a range of medicinal, therapeutic and wellness applications. 

3.     It is the most widely cultivated, consumed and trafficked drug worldwide (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). 

So what is this going to translate into? 

The global cannabis market size was valued at $US 10.6 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $97.5 Billion by the end of 2026, a CAGR of 32.92% (Fortune Business Insights

WHY WILL THIS TIME BE DIFFERENT? 

Big promises, big IR budgets, big hype …. Big Letdown. 

That pretty much sums up the last cycle of Cannabis related companies that focused on speed, stories and stock prices rather than the one simple but important thing they should have been doing – building a real business. 

Investors will remember that the same thing happened during the dot-com era.  As with the cannabis collapse over the last 18 months, what followed back in 2000 was a long period of mourning in which many investors had sworn off tech stocks, just as they have with cannabis stocks today. 

But it wasn’t long until tech investors dusted themselves off and realized tech was here to stay – but this time they were only going to focus on real companies with real businesses.  What we got was Amazon, Google, Linkedin, Facebook and then the rest was history. 

US LEGALIZATION IS ACCELERATING 

After postponing a proposed September vote, the full U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote in December on a bill that would effectively legalize marijuana federally by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. 

According to Politico, the House Democratic leadership is preparing for a vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019. In addition to legalizing marijuana federally, the legislation would allow states to continue to choose how to regulate a commercial MJ industry. 

Democrats in close elections balked at voting on the MORE Act in September amid concerns that voters might question the importance of legalizing marijuana when Congress had failed to agree on a coronavirus aid package. 

But in the November election, five more states legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, and a recent poll shows cannabis legalization is more popular than ever. 

Big cap marijuana stocks have already seen significant gains 

Meet the 8 new small cap marijuana horsemen of the next leadership group that are firing on all cylinders (in alphabetical order).  

Avicanna (AVCN :TSX) (AVCN : OTCQX) ( 0NN: FSE) is a vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global marketplace.

When we say vertically integrated, we mean it. Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products as follows:

1.  The company has a full line of high end CBD based skin care products serving the consumer retail segment with Canadian distribution through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, as well as global distribution later this year.  These are the only known CBD cosmetics backed by clinical trials. 

2.  Avicanna’s superior medical cannabis line also features products distributed through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, the online arm of Canada’s largest drugstore chain. In addition, the company recently received certification and authorization for the sale of pharmaceutical cannabinoid products with medical prescriptions in Colombia.  

3.  Avicanna also hosts a full pipeline of Pharmaceuticals in various stages of trials to address Dermatology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain and Oncology. Three of the company’s products are already as far as phase 2.  

AND… if that is not enough …  

4.  Avicanna’s Colombian cultivation division hosts 500,000 Sq ft of low cost and USDA certified organic Cannabis Cultivation. The company recently Made History As The First Ever Export Of Feminized Hemp Seeds From Colombia To The United States. 7,000,000 Seeds For $380,000, with an additional 75,000,000 Seeds Available For Export In Several Pending Transactions. 

For more information about the company, please check out the Avicanna HUB on AGORACOM.  

Harborside (HBOR: CSE), (HSDEF: OTCQX) has generated over $400,000,000 (NOT a typo) since its inception in 2006.  We thought that would get your attention.

What Do They Do?

HBOR is a California-focused, vertically integrated, fully licensed cannabis company with its business consisting of three primary segments:

1. Retail Dispensaries

2. Wholesale

3. Cultivation and Processing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Founded in 2006. One of the oldest and most respected cannabis retailers in California
  • Awarded one of the first six medical cannabis licenses in the USA
  • Operations have generated over $400M in cumulative sales since inception
  • Retail operations command 3% of California’s entire retail market

Q3 REVENUE ($USD)

  • ·        $19.6M +43%  vs. Q3 2019

9 MONTHS ENDED SEPT. 30, 2020

  • ·        $50.4M + 33% vs 2019

OTHER Q3 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21.2% Sequential Revenue Growth, with Record Gross Revenues and Continued Positive Adjusted EBITDA of $4.5 million
  • Strong Combined Gross Margin of 54.7% (1) Driven by Improved Harvest Yields and Higher Wholesale Volumes
  • Expects Full Year Gross Revenues of Approximately $61 Million – $63 Million with Adjusted EBITDA of 8-10%

For more information about the company, please check out the Harborside Inc  hub on AGORACOM.

Hollister Biosciences Inc. (HOLL:CSE) (HSTRF:OTC) (HOB: FRANKFURT) is a multi-state cannabis company with products in 230 dispensaries throughout California and over 80 dispensaries throughout Arizona, translating into the following great success:

REVENUES  $USD

  • Q1 +317%  YoY to $862,000
  • Q2 +3685% YoY to  $8,500,000
  • Q3 +5081% YoY to $12,500,000

TOTAL Q1/Q2/Q3

  • REVENUE             $21.8M

With the recent passage of Proposition 207 – legalizing the cultivation, sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the state of Arizona Hollister is extremely well positioned to capitalize. This can best be summed up by quote of Venom Extracts Founder below:

“Seeing recreational Cannabis legalized in the state is an encouraging sign and is hopefully another step toward federal legalization. It should lead to increased tax revenue and job creation. The recreational cannabis market in Arizona could be valued at up to US $760 million by 2024 1 , significantly expanding the total addressable market for Cannabis in the state. We look forward to making our product line available to both the medical and recreational end user.” Shared Jacob Cohen , Founder of Venom Extracts, Hollister’s 100% owned subsidiary based in Arizona

On September 23rd, 2020, Venom achieved the first revenue milestone by generating in excess of CDN$30,000,000 of revenue calculated from January 1 st , 2020

In addition to organic sales, Hollister has several high-level partnerships that demonstrate how trusted the Company is within the industry, including:

For more information about the company, please check out the Hollister Biosciences Inc. hub on AGORACOM.

Innocan Pharma Corporation (INNO: CSE) (IP4:FSE) is developing the pharmaceutical guided missile to defeat coronavirus lung infections. The company specializes in the development of new drug platforms which combine unique properties of Cannabinoids.

3 Fully Operating Divisions For Investor Diversification

Innocan has 3 fully operating divisions to address the market for Cannabis products.  As a Cannabis investor, why limit yourself to a Company with just one specialty, when Innocan offers you exposure to both the exploding world of cannabis pharma, as well as, a portfolio of patent-pending and launch ready consumer health products.

  1.  PHARMACEUTICAL – THE GUIDED MISSILE – Revolutionary technology targeting lungs infected with coronavirus or other viral infections.
  2. CONSUMER RETAIL – DERMA COSMETICS – A premium derma cosmetics brand, manufacturing has commenced with distribution agreements in place.
  3. OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) PRODUCTS FOR PAIN RELIEF – patent-pending CBD pain relief brand received FDA technical validation.

Global Manufacturing / Distribution Agreements

  • Endless Sky Inc. a Canadian large scale Cannabis extractor (Manufacturing and Distribution – Canada)
  • Swiss CBD provider Cloud 9 Switzerland LLC (Distribution – Italy and Switzerland)
  • Active Therapeutics Ltd of Lancashire, United Kingdom (Distribution – UK and Ireland markets)

Superior Management Team

In the small cap world, the jockey(s) that drive the horse are just as important as the horse itself.  The InnoCan Leadership Group Is Incomparable In The Small Cap World, Comprised Of Leading Israeli Pharmaceutical Executives including:

  • Executive Chairman (Ron Mayron) was the CEO Of Teva Israel, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world
  • Co-Founder & VP Business Development (Yoram Drucker) was the Founder of 2 NASDAQ Companies (Pluristem & Brainstorm)
  • Chief Technology Officer (Nir Avram) is a former member of the pharma innovation team at Perrigo, producer of OTC consumer goods and specialty pharma.
  • Chief Executive Officer (Iris Bincovich) has a proven track record in opening global markets, having managed hundreds of successful transactions in OTC, cosmetics and dermatology.

Together they have built one of the most formidable teams in the small cap cannabis world

For more information about the company, please check out the Innocan Pharma Corporation hub on AGORACOM.

Spyder Cannabis Inc. (SPDR :TSXV) is a Cannabis, Vape and CBD retailer with three retail business units.

  1. SALE OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS – The Company has TWO cannabis dispensaries currently in operation. The first being a location in Calgary, Alberta and the second in Niagara Falls. Both dispensaries are located in busy commercial hubs. The management team is currently evaluating several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint.
  2. SALE OF HEMP CBD (US) Company is also pursuing the sale of Hemp based CBD products from locations in the USA.
  3. SMOKING CESSATION PRODUCTS IN ONTARIO The company sells electronic cigarettes, E-juice and accessories for the “vape” business from five Canadian retail locations; Woodbridge, Scarborough, Pickering, Niagara Falls and Burlington, Ontario. Spyder has established itself as a savvy retailer.

For more information about the company, please check out the Spyder Cannabis  hub on AGORACOM.

Thoughtful Brands, Inc. (TBI: CSE)( 1WZ1: FWB)( PEMTF: OTCQB) is a global natural health products and eCommerce technology company that is operating at full throttle. 

  • Acquired eCommerce retailers with combined total sales of approximately $29,000,000 with an EBITDA of approximately 12.5%.
  • Current customer base of over 200,000 customers with additional leads of over 600,000 potential new customers
  • Enhanced eCommernce solution through Unified Funding’s software which facilitated over $350 million in consumer transactions (CAD $93.8 million) in 2019 from more than one million paying customers.
  •  Low-cost production will be vertically integrated into retail brands to achieve up to 20x margin increase.

We’ll let these revenue numbers speak for themselves.

  • August 2020 CAD $3,809,000
  • July 2020 CAD $2,340,000
  • June 2020 CAD $2,712,000

The above represents an increase of 19%, over the same period in 2019.

QUARTERLY REVENUE $CAD

  • Q1 $7,600,000 Growth
  • Q2  $12,800,000 Growth 

TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE  $20,400,000
  •  GROSS PROFIT  $2,154,357

The company has its sights set on European expansion through a joint venture with Franchise Cannabis Corp. The company will now sell and market Franchise-manufactured CBD, hemp and cosmetic products in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and the UK, utilizing its eCommerce platform.

The company also completed acquisition of Verrian, which owns and operates a 110,000-square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Radebuel, Germany. This acquisition will assist the company in tapping into the burgeoning market for psychedelics as Verrian specializes in developing psychedelic derived medicines for treatments for addictions, including opioids and alcohol.

In Addition, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American CBD Extraction Corp. and its Kentucky-based wholly owned subsidiary East Kentucky Extractions, LLC. the Company will gain access to an abundance of hemp biomass in Kentucky, and own a fully equipped and licensed 41,000 square foot facility that can process more than 1,200 pounds of hemp per day.

For more information about the company, please check out the Thoughtful Brands hub on AGORACOM. 

TransCanna (TCAN:CSE) (TH8:FSE) owns a 196,000 square foot cannabis Facility, the largest known fully licensed cannabis facility in California.

  • CAD $24.9M  Revenue Run Rate from 10,000 sq.ft  test facility
  • CAD $90M Annual Revenue expected from first full year of production at Fully Licensed Daly Street Facility.
  • Acquired two California companies,
  • High-end award winning edible producer Soldaze
    • Premium indoor cultivator and distributer Lyfted Farms
  • Lyfted Farms products sold in select Cookies Locations – The most recognizable name in high-end Cannabis.
  • 2019 California Cannabis sales over $3B, industry currently fragmented 
  • Direct to dispensary model, cutting out the middleman

 REVENUES  $CAD

  • Q1  $906,000
  • Q2  $4,300,000

 TOTAL Q1 AND Q2

  • REVENUE     $5,206,000    
  • GROSS MARGIN $1,920,000

OFF-TAKE AGREEMENTS

·       The Company has secured multiple off-take agreements in anticipation of late Q1 production coming out of the Daly facility

REVENUE GUIDENCE

  • ·         Company’s internal gross revenue target for the 2020 fiscal year ranges from CAD$12,000,000 up to CAD$14,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $600,000 up to $700,000)
    On track to achieve this benchmark
  •            Company maintains its guidance for a gross revenue target of CAD$55,000,000 to CAD$75,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $6,600,000 up to $9,000,000) for the fiscal year 2021.
  •            This revenue guidance is only for phase one of four in the Daly facility

·          For more information about the company, please check out the TransCanna hub on AGORACOM.

Thanks for reading and discovering these great small cap cannabis companies.  Please be sure to visit the AGORACOM Small Cap Cannabis Gateway often to stay up to date with new companies at:

https://agoracom.com/portal/Small-Cap-Marijuana-Cannabis-Stocks

CLIENT FEATURE: Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF A Revenue Generating, Canadian Vertically – Integrated Biopharmaceutical Company $WEED.ca $TLRY $HARV.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:39 PM on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Avicanna (AVCN: TSX) (AVCN: OTCQX) (0NN: FSE) is a vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global marketplace.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • $882K in revenue, an increase of 24% from Q2-2020,
  • Double-digit growth quarter over quarter from Q4-2019
  • Reached a major milestone with the launch of certain products from its RHO Phyto product line in Canada and further diversified its revenue streams.

When we say vertically integrated, we mean it. Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products as follows:

1.  The company has a full line of high end CBD based skin care products serving the consumer retail segment with Canadian distribution through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, as well as global distribution later this year. 

2.  Avicanna’s superior medical cannabis line also features products distributed through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, the online arm of Canada’s largest drugstore chain. In addition, the company recently received certification and authorization for the sale of pharmaceutical cannabinoid products with medical prescriptions in Colombia. 

3.  Avicanna also hosts a full pipeline of Pharmaceuticals in various stages of trials to address Dermatology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain and Oncology. Three of the company’s products are already as far as phase 2.

AND… if that is not enough …

4.  Avicanna’s Colombian cultivation division hosts 500,000 Sq ft of low cost and USDA certified organic Cannabis Cultivation. The company recently Made History As The First Ever Export Of Feminized Hemp Seeds From Colombia To The United States. 7,000,000 Seeds For $380,000, with an additional 75,000,000 Seeds Available For Export In Several Pending Transactions.

Hub On AGORACOM / Corporate Profile

AGORACOM Small Cap 60: Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Medical #Cannabis Trusted By Physicians and Clinicians $TRUL.ca $ACB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:06 PM on Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Aras Azadian Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avicanna discusses the company’s medical cannabis which is trusted by physicians and clinicians. Azadian states, “Only 5% of physicians are currently prescribing Cannabis.” He continues to explain that the medical community has been skeptical of Canadian Licensed producers. Avicanna provides medical and only medical, this bodes well with the medical community.

Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Announces Pricing of Public Marketed Offering of Units $WEED.ca $TLRY $HARV.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:05 PM on Friday, November 13th, 2020
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  • Company intends to issue the Units at a price of $0.85 per Unit for gross proceeds of a minimum of $5,000,000 and a maximum of $7,000,000 . Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant
  • Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $1.20 per share at any time for a period of 36 months following closing of the Offering.

TORONTO , Nov. 13, 2020 – Avicanna Inc. (” Avicanna “, or the ” Company “) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) is pleased to announce that it has priced its previously announced marketed public offering (the ” Offering “) of units (the ” Units “) of the Company. The Company intends to issue the Units at a price of $0.85 per Unit for gross proceeds of a minimum of $5,000,000 and a maximum of $7,000,000 . Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (each a ” Common Share “) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each full warrant, a ” Warrant ” and collectively the ” Warrants “). Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share (each a ” Warrant Share “) at a price of $1.20 per share at any time for a period of 36 months following closing of the Offering.

The Offering is being conducted on a “best efforts” basis by a syndicate of agents led by Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., as lead agent and sole-bookrunner, and including Beacon Securities Limited and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (collectively, the ” Agents “).

The Company has granted the Agents an option, exercisable in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the Agents, at any time for a period of 30 days from and including the closing of the Offering, to purchase from the Company up to an additional 15% of the Units sold under the Offering, on the same terms and conditions of the Offering to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes (the ” Over-Allotment Option “). The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised by the Agents to purchase additional Units, Common Shares, Warrants or any combination thereof.

The Offering will be completed on a “best efforts” basis through the Agents (i) by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in the Canadian Jurisdictions (ii) on a private placement basis to “accredited investors” meeting ‎one or more ‎of the ‎criteria in Rule 501(a) of ‎Regulation D (” Regulation D “) ‎under the United States Securities Act of 1933 , as amended (the ” U.S. Securities Act “) pursuant to Rule 506(b) ‎of Regulation D and/or ‎Section ‎‎‎4(a)(2) thereof and similar exemptions under ‎applicable state securities ‎‎laws, ‎Qualified Institutional ‎Buyers in the United States pursuant to the registration exemptions provided by Rule 144A of the US ‎Securities Act, and (iii) outside Canada and the United States on a basis which does not require the qualification or registration of any of the Company’s securities under domestic or foreign securities laws.

The Offering is expected to close on or about December 3, 2020 , or such other date as the Company and the Agents may agree. Closing of the Offering is subject to customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the execution of an agency agreement and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the securities regulatory authorities and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for product development, working capital and general corporate purposes.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States . The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About Avicanna Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Stay Connected

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information contained in this press release may be identified by the use of words such as, “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “project”, “estimate”, “outlook” and other similar expressions. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including expectations and assumptions regarding the terms, timing and potential completion of the Offering, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and the use of proceeds from the Offering.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of manageme nt’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors relevant in the circumstances, including assumptions in respect of current and future market conditions, the current and future regulatory environment; and the availability of licenses, approvals and permits. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to current and future market conditions, including the market price of the common shares of the Company, the delay or failure to receive regulatory approvals, and the risk factors set out in the Company’s annual information form dated April 15, 2020 , filed with the Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .

Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Announces Overnight Marketed Public Offering of Units $WEED.ca $TLRY $HARV.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:38 PM on Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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  • Announced that it has filed and has been receipted for a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities commissions in Alberta , British Columbia , Manitoba , Ontario and Saskatchewan in connection with a marketed public offering of units of the Company
  • Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant
  • Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share (each a ” Warrant Share “) at any time for a period of 24 months following closing of the Offering
  • Final pricing of the Units, the Warrant exercise price and the determination of the number of Units to be sold pursuant to the Offering will be determined in the context of the market prior to the filing of the final short form prospectus in respect of the Offering

TORONTO , Nov. 12, 2020 – Avicanna Inc. (” Avicanna “, or the ” Company “) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) is pleased to announce that it has filed and has been receipted for a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities commissions in Alberta , British Columbia , Manitoba , Ontario and Saskatchewan (the ” Canadian Jurisdictions “) in connection with a marketed public offering (the ” Offering “) of units (the ” Units “) of the Company.

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (each a ” Common Share “) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each full warrant, a ” Warrant ” and collectively the ” Warrants “). Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share (each a ” Warrant Share “) at any time for a period of 24 months following closing of the Offering. Final pricing of the Units, the Warrant exercise price and the determination of the number of Units to be sold pursuant to the Offering will be determined in the context of the market prior to the filing of the final short form prospectus in respect of the Offering. The Offering will be conducted on a “best efforts” basis by a syndicate of agents led by Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., as lead agent and sole-bookrunner, and including Beacon Securities Limited and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (collectively, the ” Agents “).

The Company has granted the Agents an option, exercisable in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the Agents, at any time for a period of 30 days from and including the closing of the Offering, to purchase from the Company up to an additional 15% of the Units sold under the Offering, on the same terms and conditions of the Offering to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes (the ” Over-Allotment Option “). The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised by the Agents to purchase additional Units, Common Shares, Warrants or any combination thereof.

The Offering will be completed (i) by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in the Canadian Jurisdictions (ii) on a private placement basis to “accredited investors” meeting ‎one or more ‎of the ‎criteria in Rule 501(a) of ‎Regulation D (” Regulation D “) ‎under the United States Securities Act of 1933 , as amended (the ” U.S. Securities Act “) pursuant to Rule 506(b) ‎of Regulation D and/or ‎Section ‎‎‎4(a)(2) thereof and similar exemptions under ‎applicable state securities ‎‎laws, ‎Qualified Institutional ‎Buyers in the United States pursuant to the registration exemptions provided by Rule 144A of the US ‎Securities Act, and (iii) outside Canada and the United States on a basis which does not require the qualification or registration of any of the Company’s securities under domestic or foreign securities laws.

The Offering is expected to close on or about December 3, 2020 , or such other date as the Company and the Agents may agree. Closing of the Offering is subject to customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the execution of an agency agreement and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the securities regulatory authorities and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for product development, working capital and general corporate purposes.

The preliminary short form prospectus is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States . The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About Avicanna Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Stay Connected

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information contained in this press release may be identified by the use of words such as, “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “project”, “estimate”, “outlook” and other similar expressions. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including expectations and assumptions regarding the terms, timing and potential completion of the Offering, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and the use of proceeds from the Offering.

Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of manageme nt’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors relevant in the circumstances, including assumptions in respect of current and future market conditions, the current and future regulatory environment; and the availability of licenses, approvals and permits. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to current and future market conditions, including the market price of the common shares of the Company, the delay or failure to receive regulatory approvals, and the risk factors set out in the Company’s annual information form dated April 15, 2020 , filed with the Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .

SOURCE Avicanna Inc.

Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update $WEED.ca $TLRY $HARV.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:05 AM on Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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  • Another double-digit increase in revenue quarter over quarter as the company continues to execute on its business plan to commercialize its brands in different geographic markets and product segments.
  • Successful launch of the RHO Phyto line of advanced medical cannabis products nationwide in Canada in partnership with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
  • Good Preparation Practices certification and authorization by the National Institute for Drug and Food Surveillance (“INVIMA”) for the sale of compounded pharmaceutical products to service medical prescriptions of individual patients in Colombia.

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2020 –Avicanna Inc. (“Avicanna” or the “Company) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products announces results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Aras Azadian, Chief Executive Officer of Avicanna, commented “We are thrilled to report the tremendous progress our team continues to make in our commercialization and research efforts. During the third quarter, we were able to demonstrate the superiority of our technologies and products with several strategic commercial partnerships but also with an incredibly successful launch of our medical products in the Canadian market.”

Third Quarter Highlights

  • The Company continued to make strides in its strategic commercial initiatives, leading to an increase in revenue of approximately 24% from Q2-2020, continuing the trend of double-digit growth, quarter over quarter from Q4-2019. In addition, the Company was able to reach a major milestone with the launch of certain products from its RHO Phyto product line in Canada and further diversified its revenue streams. Below is a summary of the revenue trend over the last four quarters.
  • Avicanna launched the first product of its RHO Phyto branded line of medical cannabis products on the Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ (“Shoppers”) platform on August 12, 2020. As of the date of this MD&A, Avicanna has launched its oil drops and sublingual sprays, for a total of four SKUs, through the Shoppers online platform, which offers nationwide service to Canadians.

  • Certain of the RHO Phyto products are participating in the Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence study (“MC-RWE study”) at the University Health Network (“UHN”). This first-of-its-kind Canadian study is led by Dr. Hance Clarke, Director of Pain Services at Toronto General Hospital, and will examine the efficacy of a select group of medical cannabis products including Avicanna’s RHO Phyto line of products on patient reported outcomes of pain, sleep and anxiety. This specific study is aligned and in parallel with Avicanna’s comprehensive clinical program of other real-world evidence studies involving the RHO Phyto products and clinical trials on its pharmaceutical pipeline with world-class, Toronto-based medical institutions.

  • The Company hosted its third annual symposium, “Medical Cannabis 2.0”, through a virtual format on July 21, 2020. The presentations focused on the evolution of medical cannabis including the Avicanna led advancements in R&D for novel cannabinoid delivery forms and formulations. Presenters including Dr. Ruth Ross (Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and Dr. Hance Clarke (Staff Anesthesiologist, Director Pain Services, Director Good Hope Ehlers Danlos Clinic, Medical Director of The Pain Research Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto). Over 1,000 participants attended the symposium.

  • The Company announced on September 14, 2020 that through Avicanna LATAM S.A.S., the Company’s pharmacy in Bogota has been certified with Good Preparation Practices and authorized by INVIMA for the sale of compounded pharmaceutical products to service medical prescriptions of individual patients in Colombia. This is the final step in the Company’s fully integrated seed to patient business model in Colombia, which includes cultivation, extraction and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products for the emerging medical market of 50 million people.

  • Avicanna announced on July 24, 2020 that its research collaborators had received two independent peer-reviewed grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (“NSERC”). In addition to a recent MITACS award, Dr. Christine Allen, a Professor at the University of Toronto, was awarded an NSERC grant for development of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical formulations for the treatment of COVID-19 induced lung inflammation. Avicanna further expanded its existing neurobiological research collaboration with Dr. Jibran Khokhar, a Professor at the University of Guelph, with a 2-year NSERC grant to investigate the neural basis of cannabis-induced toxicosis. The NSERC grants are being used to expand the investigators’ collaborative research with Avicanna at little to no additional cost to the Company.

  • Avicanna and Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (“RWB”) entered into a distribution agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) on August 11, 2020, for the exclusive distribution of Avicanna’s hemp-based CBD derma-cosmetic and topical products, branded as Pura H&W™, by RWB in the United States and certain other markets. Under the Distribution Agreement, which has an initial five-year term, RWB will exclusively distribute the Pura H&W™ brand and certain other white label brands at RWB’s direction. In exchange for this exclusivity, RWB is required to pay Avicanna an upfront exclusivity fee in the amount of CAD$250,000 in cash, along with minimum purchase requirements for the rights to be the exclusive distributor of Avicanna’s Pura H&W branded cosmetic products in the US. Under the Distribution Agreement, RWB also has the right to purchase Avicanna’s cosmetic products for distribution into the United States and certain other territories under brands of RWB’s choosing. The initial product offerings under the Distribution Agreement includes body and face lotions, cosmetic creams, gels and serums, as well as soaps and bath bombs.

  • The Company issued an aggregate of 1,952,410 units (the “August Units”) at a price of $1.40 per August Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $2.7 million on August 18, 2020. Each August Unit was comprised of one Common Share and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant, each whole warrant exercisable into one Common Share at a price of $2.00 per share until August 18, 2022, subject to acceleration rights.

  • The Company announced on August 24, 2020 that it completed exports of CBG and CBD isolates into the USA and CBD isolate into Germany. The Company also commenced a pilot tracking system for the export of its active pharmaceutical ingredient products in partnership with TruTrace Technologies Inc.

  • The Company announced on September 4, 2020 that it completed further exports of CBD water soluble formula into the USA and CBD-based cosmetics into the United Kingdom. The Colombian Ministry of Health also granted SMGH a commercial and industrial fabrication quota to produce psychoactive THC derivatives.

  • The Company announced that it entered into an agreement with a US distributor partner on September 29, 2020, whereby the Company plans to develop certain hemp-derived cannabinoid-based products, including sublingual and sustained release tablets intended for the sleep market for such US distributor. Under the agreement, the Company is developing the intellectual property that forms the basis of the products for a development fee. The Company will receive an ongoing royalty payment based on the gross revenue of the products, and the Company will have the opportunity to supply cannabinoid for the manufacture of the products.

  • During the quarter, the Company incurred general and administrative (G&A”) expenses that total $2,954,438. While the Company’s G&A expenses did marginally increase from the previous quarter, there were several expenses incurred that were one time in nature. Below is a summary of the adjusted EBITDA of the Company over the last four quarters, indicating its continued improvement.
 Q1 2020Q2 2020Q3 2020
Revenue260,903709,468881,956
Adjusted EBITDA*(3,063,524)(3,641,496)(2,608,063)
 
* Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP measure. Please refer below for a reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Subsequent to quarter end, on November 2, 2020, the Company closed a non-brokered convertible debenture financing, pursuant to which it issued convertible debentures (the “Debentures”) with an aggregate Face Principal Amount (as defined below) of $1,100,000 (the “Debenture Financing”). The Debentures bear interest at 8.0% per annum and will mature on the date that is 12 months from the ‎date of issuance, with the first year of interest payable in advance on the date of ‎issuance and capitalized and added into the principal amount (such aggregate amount being, ‎the “Face Principal Amount”). With these funds the Company was able to strengthen its balance sheet and provide the necessary working capital to make a large commercial push in the first quarter of 2021.

Summary of Operations ($CDN)

 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,
2020
September 30,
2019
September 30,
2020
September 30,
2019
     
   $$
Revenues881,9564,9431,852,32745,537
Impairment on inventory(612,105)(612,105)
Inventory Production Costs expensed to Cost of Sales(439,099)(673,387)
Fair value changes in biological assets included in inventory sold(37,818)(607,370)
Unrealized gain/(loss) on changes in fair value of biological assets(1,103,910)723,361
General and administrative2,954,4385,673,5409,064,84312,604,022
Share-based compensation839,954262,4982,455,9161,982,066
Depreciation and amortization419,914326,9831,259,742512,100
Impairment of goodwill2,520,3823,207,227 
Total Expenses(6,734,688)(6,263,021)(15,987,728)(15,098,188)
Other income (loss)378,51272,748(2,117,968)473,646
Net loss before taxes(7,667,152)(6,185,330)(17,422,870)(14,579,005)
Net loss after taxes(7,667,152)(6,185,330)(17,422,870)(14,579,005)
Weighted average number of Common Shares outstanding – basic and diluted26,566,91521,830,15325,348,33019,298,899
Loss per share – basic and diluted(0.35)(0.33)(0.82)(0.84)

Summary of Balance Sheet ($CDN)

  As at September 30, 2020As at December 31, 2019
    
Assets $$
Cash 101,088441,757
Amounts receivable 2,442,4881,202,924
Prepaid assets 652,287704,632
Biological assets 233,644117,367
Inventory 2,084,4141,484,371
Right to use asset 392,516539,710
Property and equipment 19,951,26522,622,322
Intangible assets 10,504,18211,063,900
Derivative asset 1,501,0343,780,000
Investments 7272
Goodwill 3,207,227
Total Assets 37,862,99045,164,282
Liabilities and Equity   
Amounts payable 4,815,1325,177,634
Due to related party 4,952,1243,319,116
Convertible debentures 757,400715,626
Derivative liability 23,434
Lease liability 417,975555,339
Term loan 
Deferred revenue 3,074,7523,323,518
Deferred tax liability 2,173,8342,173,834
Total Liabilities 16,191,21715,288,501
Shareholder’s equity 21,671,77329,875,781
Total Liabilities and Shareholder’s Equity 37,862,99045,164,282

About Avicanna

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

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

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

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

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

SOURCE Avicanna Inc.

Stay Connected

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (each such statement a “forward-looking statement”).  Such forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only Avicanna’s current beliefs and assumptions regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Avicanna’s control. Generally, such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “will continue”, “will occur” or “will be achieved”. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained herein may include,  the Company’s revenues to continue to increase through fiscal 2021, the Company’s anticipated activities and results of its various commercial initiatives, its availability and sufficiency of working capital, the anticipated growth of the Company’s business in the first quarter of 2021 and the anticipated further development and improvement of products by the Company.

By identifying such information and statements in this manner, Avicanna is alerting the reader that such information and statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Avicanna to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such information and statements. In addition, in connection with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, Avicanna has made certain assumptions.

Among others, the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information and statements are the following: decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets in which the Company operates; adverse changes in applicable laws; adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets ; risks related to licensing, including the ability to obtain the requisite licenses or renew existing licenses for the Company’s existing and proposed operations; dependence upon third party service providers, skilled labor and other key inputs; risks inherent in the agricultural and retail business; intellectual property risks; risks related to litigation; dependence upon senior management; and the other risks disclosed in the Company’s long form final prospectus dated July 8, 2019 and the Company’s annual information form dated April 15, 2020. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected.

Although Avicanna believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

TransCanna $TCAN.ca Announces Five Year Deal with Fresca LLC $VFF.ca $ACB.ca $CGC.ca $GTII.ca $TEQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:26 AM on Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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  • Lyfted Farms has entered into a 5-year agreement with Fresca LLC to promote and co-brand premium indoor cannabis flower
  • The resulting new retail SKU’s have surpassed several prior sales velocity records for Lyfted Farms
  • Sales velocity has long been a key indicator for demand and viable results demonstrating the products are well positioned

Vancouver, British Columbia–(November 12, 2020) – TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (GSE: TH8) (“TransCanna” or the “Company”) announces the collaboration of Lyfted Farms with Fresca LLC; breaks sales velocity records.

Lyfted Farms has entered into a 5-year agreement with Fresca LLC to promote and co-brand premium indoor cannabis flower. The resulting new retail SKU’s have surpassed several prior sales velocity records for Lyfted Farms. Sales velocity has long been a key indicator for demand and viable results demonstrating the products are well positioned.

This collaboration highlights the marketplace power of California’s most authentic indoor cultivator combined with the Fresca Brand and distribution channels into the world-famous Cookie’s, Lemonade, and Dr. Greenthumb stores.

Bob Blink, founder of Lyfted Farms and CEO of TransCanna, shares that, “The opportunity to bring Lyfted Farms reputation for consistently high quality indoor cannabis flower into the Fresca Brand and the Cookie’s retail distribution system is exciting and will enable us to showcase the production capacity of the Daly Facility.”

Gilbert Milam Jr., aka “Berner” @berner415, Founder and CEO of Cookie’s, notes “The owners of Fresca helped innovate Bay Area culture when I was growing up through music…when they mentioned to me about starting a cannabis brand…I recommended that they find a quality indoor cultivator and I think Lyfted Farms is the perfect partner for them. We look forward to carrying their brand onto our shelves and watching their Statewide expansion.”

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
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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.

#Cannabis #Pharmaceuticals Market: Rise in investments by #pharma companies in #CBD to drive the market – SPONSOR: Avicanna $AVCN.ca $AVCNF $CARA $GWPH $TBP.ca $CRBP $PCLO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:04 PM on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

SPONSOR: Avicanna (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) is a Canadian vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global market place. When we say vertically integrated, we mean it.  Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products.  As a Cannabis investor, why limit yourself to a Company with just one specialty, when Avicanna offers you exposure to the entire vertical. Learn More.

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  • Cannabis-based products or the medical marijuana has orchestrated new avenues in the pharmaceuticals industry
  • Pharma companies, small and big, have plowed investments in cannabidiol (CBD), particularly
  • The inroad made by CBD and CBD-based products is unarguably daunting, riding on the wave of staggered legalization of marijuana
  • The game-changing potential that cannabis has made pharma companies nurse new aspirations by setting their sights in the cannabis pharmaceuticals market

Unsurprisingly, some pharma companies for instance, Insys Therapeutics, put robust opposition to legalization of marijuana. The regulatory status on the CBD is markedly unclear and lack worldwide consensus, for instance, differs from state to state in the U.S., and from nation to nation. Nonetheless, over the years there is a clear surge in interest of pharma companies in medical marijuana, given the medical conditions where cannabis hold incredible potential.

FDA-approved CBD-based drugs will stridently see an increase, expanding the horizon in the CBD market. One of the most recalcitrant diseases CBD-based products in cannabis pharmaceuticals market hold potential, as body of preclinical studies have reiterated, is Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).

A new study on the cannabis pharmaceuticals market scrutinizes the investment potential of some of the aforementioned trends and the ways in which those will shape the growth dynamics during 2020 – 2030.

Cannabis Pharmaceuticals Market: Key Trends

The shape of the cannabis pharmaceuticals market is expected to be molded by the changing dynamic of the regulatory landscape. A large part of negative public perception of cannabis products has been associated with the recreational use of TSH, a key psychoactive element of cannabis. However, as things have begun to change, the global medicinal industry will intensify its efforts in harnessing therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

The cannabis pharmaceutical industry will see new vistas opening up from expanding array of studies that will provide scientific backing of CBD. This is particularly in relation to the safety and uncontested claims of safety. Further, as regulators will treat different categories of cannabis-based product differently and suitably, the risk benefit profile of cannabis pharmaceuticals will become clearer. The scientific rigor for evidence-based medicine will expand the potential of the market and pave way for research in purified cannabidiol.

Two areas where the industry nurses tall hopes in the cannabis pharmaceuticals market are in reducing opioid epidemic, and in managing some of the hard-to-treat conditions such as some cancers. Stakeholders also appreciate the potential of medical cannabis for aesthetic and medical dermatology.

Cannabis Pharmaceuticals Market: Competitive Analysis and Key Developments

The cannabis pharmaceuticals market has seen numerous big shot companies testing new waters in medical marijuana, and making strategic moves to this end. Research units of a few top pharma companies have made moves toward commercializing cannabinoids for medical use. A recent example is research being made by Avicanna for Johnson & Johnson, and by Vapium for Grenco Science.

Another company, notably a spin-off of Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc. has upped its cannabis-related patents. These developments will undoubtedly strengthen the pipeline of cannabis-related drugs, unlocking new prospects in the cannabis pharmaceuticals market. In the course of time, more start-up companies will ramp up their efforts in patenting Cannabis-based tablets and products.

Another behemoth that is making giant stride in the cannabis pharmaceuticals market is Teva Pharmaceuticals. The company recently announced formally that it has entered into distribution deal with cannabis company Canndoc.

Cannabis Pharmaceuticals Market: Regional Assessment

North America has seemed to garner incredible revenue potential among all key geographies in the cannabis pharmaceutical market over the past several years. The groundswell of interest in medical marijuana is circumscribed by favorable regulations in some quarters, notably in parts of the U.S. Intense discussion among industry stakeholders about the taxing and labelling of cannabis-based medicinal products will cement the potential of the regional market. They are keen on increasing the profitability of marijuana-based products. Another promising region is Europe, expanding on the back of rise in investments by pharma companies in CBD.

Read More: https://www.biospace.com/article/cannabis-pharmaceuticals-market-rise-in-investments-by-pharma-companies-in-cbd-to-drive-the-market-/

TransCanna $TCAN.ca Provides Corporate Update – Production Capacity of Lyfted Farms Facility is Currently Sold-Out Until March, 2021 $VFF.ca $ACB.ca $CGC.ca $GTII.ca $TEQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:22 AM on Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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  • Final license achieved July 2020
  • 16,000 sq ft Distribution Space open for business in Q4
  • Contracts in place with much larger farms than the Company were able to service out of the smaller facility (16,000sq ft vs. 1,250 sq ft)
  • Build-out for cultivation has begun
  • The first harvest from cultivation in Daly expected in Q1
  • “Phase 1” Daly canopy sq. ft. capable of generating $30M + USD/year in cultivation revenue alone
  • In combination with increased Distribution capacity on track for 2021 rev target of $60M+ out of this facility

Vancouver, British Columbia–(November 2, 2020) – TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FSE: TH8) (“TransCanna” or the “Company”) is very pleased to provide a corporate update:

  • Lyfted Farms Products are in High Demand and Selling Out
  • Lyfted Farms Secures Multiple Off-Take Agreements
  • Q4 Revenue Guidance
  • Crop Management Business Launched
  • Daly Facility Update

Product Update

Lyfted Farms flower is one of a very few branded indoor cultivation companies that routinely delivers on customer expectations for quality. This is reflected in the caliber of the retail stores that carry Lyfted Farms and by customer demand for our products. Lyfted Farms genetic library is fully capable of delivering new strains seasonally and has evolved into a trend-defining marketplace leader where other cannabis entities watch and emulate our products. Material process improvements have resulted in larger “nugget” sizing, increased THC levels, and a more robust curing cycle yielding better taste and aromatic profiles. These changes have had a positive effect on the pricing structure, with a 66% increase in wholesale pricing and a 100% increase in gross margins.

Off-Take Agreements

The Company has secured multiple off-take agreements in anticipation of late Q1 production coming out of the Daly facility. Shareholders will be given greater detail in subsequent news releases when all material details are finalized. As a result of the status of these agreements, the Company has tremendous confidence it will achieve or exceed its stated 2021 revenue targets.

Contracts with the likes of renowned retail partner Cookies, where Lyfted Farms currently has five sku’s in stores, provides the additional benefit of cost savings by not requiring a large in-house sales team or paying expensive 3rd party commissions, which are common in the Cannabis Sector.

Revenue Guidance

Lyfted Farms products produced out of the Company’s smaller Lyfted Farms facility continue to sell out and exceed sales expectations. Due to the increased capacity of the first 16,000 sq ft of distribution space in the Daly facility, the Company anticipates its Fourth Quarter to be its strongest of the year. The Company’s internal gross revenue target for the 2020 fiscal year ranges from CAD$12,000,000 up to CAD$14,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $600,000 up to $700,000). The Company is on track to achieve this benchmark.

With the opening of the Daly facility, associated off-take agreements, high demand for sales, and a strong distribution division, the Company maintains its guidance for a gross revenue target of CAD$55,000,000 to CAD$75,000,000 (with anticipated net profits from sales of $6,600,000 up to $9,000,000) for the fiscal year 2021. This revenue guidance is only for phase one of four in the Daly facility with phase one construction costs estimated to be CAD$3,172,500.

“With a significant portion of the year spent on submitting and obtaining licenses, we expect investor attention to shift to our 2021 performance. Our goal has always been to drive shareholder value through incremental sales contracts and quality products. This focus has us well-positioned to begin the build-out of the Daly building and scale our business,” States Bob Blink, company CEO. “I am very proud of how the team has come together through unprecedented events both globally and in our own back yard. 2021 will be a very exciting year for the Company.”

Crop Management Services Division

On October 8, 2020, the Company announced Lyfted Farms’ crop services management division (LFCSMD) first facility would come online January 1, 2021. This initiative is on schedule and will begin generating an additional revenue stream for the Company over and above the already thriving cultivation and distribution divisions. The first payments to LFCSMD are set to commence December 1, 2020. LFCSMD allows the Company to further monetize its genetic catalogue and further the Company’s reputation within the industry as best in class cultivators and operators. Additionally, this allows the Company to build out its supply chain — feeding its growing fulfillment and white-labeling business and maximizing efficiencies within the Daly Facility.

Daly Facility Update

The licensing and engineered build-out of the Daly Facility continues to be the core strength for the company. The amalgamation of a number of California’s strongest cannabis brands coming into the largest and most efficient facilities in the State is a truly powerful combination.

Updates at a glance:

  • Final license achieved July 2020
  • 16,000 sq ft Distribution Space open for business in Q4
    • contracts in place with much larger farms than the Company were able to service out of the smaller facility (16,000sq ft vs. 1,250 sq ft)
  • Build-out for cultivation has begun
  • The first harvest from cultivation in Daly expected in Q1
  • “Phase 1” Daly canopy sq. ft. capable of generating $30M + USD/year in cultivation revenue alone
  • In combination with increased Distribution capacity on track for 2021 rev target of $60M+ out of this facility

Other Highlights

Smaller Lyfted Farms Facility has outperformed expectations.

  • Production capacity of Lyfted Farms facility is currently sold-out until March, 2021
  • Average sales price per gram has increased from $5.70/gram to $8.57/gram, or +66% (increased demand and collaboration/co-branding) & 100% increase in gross margin
  • Average total harvest weight per room is trending up

Summary

Company performance and development of our team and human capital has been extraordinary. With the current global pandemic and wildfires in California, the Company has experienced many challenges over the past six months. The dedication and commitment by team members have given TransCanna stability and galvanized the opportunity for significant growth in the near term.

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
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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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Avicanna (AVCN :TSX) (AVCN : OTCQX) ( 0NN: FSE) is a vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing various cannabinoid-based products for the global marketplace.

When we say vertically integrated, we mean it. Avicanna has 4 fully operating divisions to address the entire market for Cannabis products as follows:

1.  The company has a full line of high end CBD based skin care products serving the consumer retail segment with Canadian distribution through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, as well as global distribution later this year. 

2.  Avicanna’s superior medical cannabis line also features products distributed through Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, the online arm of Canada’s largest drugstore chain. In addition, the company recently received certification and authorization for the sale of pharmaceutical cannabinoid products with medical prescriptions in Colombia. 

3.  Avicanna also hosts a full pipeline of Pharmaceuticals in various stages of trials to address Dermatology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pain and Oncology. Three of the company’s products are already as far as phase 2.

AND… if that is not enough …

4.  Avicanna’s Colombian cultivation division hosts 500,000 Sq ft of low cost and USDA certified organic Cannabis Cultivation. The company recently Made History As The First Ever Export Of Feminized Hemp Seeds From Colombia To The United States. 7,000,000 Seeds For $380,000, with an additional 75,000,000 Seeds Available For Export In Several Pending Transactions.

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