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Cannabis Hubs Push for Growth (CNFA, GTBIF, TCNNF, LHSIF)

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Expansion continues in the cannabis patch, with organic footprint growth among many of the leaders in the space, even as the pandemic rages on. That expansion takes different forms for different leading names. But the overall picture remains one of high-ROI assumptions.

We look at several of the most active names in the space here, including: Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF), Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS:TCNNF), and Liberty Health Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:LHSIF). Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) just announced it will open Rise Duncansville, its 47th retail location, on June 30. According to the release, profits from the first day of sales will be donated to Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. Green Thumb also donated the first day of profits to the Last Prisoners Project when Rise Chambersburg opened in Pennsylvania earlier this month. “We are grateful to create jobs throughout the state as we continue expanding our retail footprint in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Green Thumb Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “The team is also honored to partner with the Last Prisoner Project on the important work of redressing the past and continuing harms of unjust laws and policies so that victimless cannabis prisoners can walk free.”

Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) bills itself as a company that manufactures and sells various cannabis products in the United States. The company’s cannabis products include flower, concentrates for dabbing and vaporizing, edibles, and topicals. The company markets its products through third-party retailers. It also owns and operates a chain of 50 retail stores under the RISE dispensaries name. The company was actually also named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. It will be interesting to see if the stock can break out of its recent sideways action. Over the past week, the stock is net flat, and looking for something new to spark things. Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) pulled in sales of $138M in its last reported quarterly financials, representing top line growth of 271.9%. In addition, the company is battling some balance sheet hurdles, with cash levels struggling to keep up with current liabilities ($101.8M against $182.5M, respectively).

One key name in the group that deserves some attention is CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp. (CSE:CNFA.CN), a full-service company operating in the hemp industry offering a full range of hemp-related products and services to the consumer wellness market. CanaFarma’s flagship brand is “Yooforic” – ie, like “euphoric”, but with unique spelling – a line of hemp-based CBD-infused products for sale, meeting the highest standards for performance and purity, including gums, tinctures, and creams. 

Even more importantly, the company’s model is driven by a unique marketing model that appears to be growing in terms of traction. Trailing sales and growth are quite strong, and CBD segment is increasingly attractive. We would also note that the hemp-sourced CBD market is growing at an 18.4% Compound Annual Growth Rate (2018-2022), which means it is now outpacing medical and recreational marijuana. This makes sense given that CBD has a much larger total addressable market than does marijuana given that it is not an intoxicant and has the potential to become a mainstream household industry.

 

Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS:TCNNF) just announced the doors of a record 50th location within the State of Florida opened on Friday, June 26th. In other words, one of the fastest expanding distribution forces in the cannabis space is still powering along on a rapid curve.

According to the release, the Ocala location is Trulieve’s 52nd location in the United States, 50 of which are located in the Company’s home state of Florida. Near downtown Ocala, the dispensary supports the Company’s mission to expand and ensure safe, reliable patient access statewide. It also joins Trulieve’s 49 other dispensaries statewide, including in nearby Gainesville, Lady Lake, and Daytona Beach. At approximately 4,400 square feet and with 10 point-of-sale stations, the dispensary will be the Company’s first in Marion County.

Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS:TCNNF) promulgates itself as a company that, through its subsidiary, Trulieve, Inc., engages in the cultivation, possession, distribution, and sale of medical cannabis in the United States.

It offers a suite of Trulieve branded products with approximately 125 SKUs, including nasal sprays, capsules, concentrates, syringes, and cannabis flower in tamper-proof containers for vaporizers, topical creams, tinctures, and vape cartridges.  The company distributes its products to Trulieve branded stores (dispensaries) in Florida, as well as takes orders online and by phone for delivery. As of November 20, 2018, the company operated 21 dispensaries. Trulieve Cannabis Corp. is headquartered in Quincy, Florida. If you’re long this stock, then you’re liking how the stock has responded to the announcement. TCNNF shares have been moving higher over the past week overall, pushing about 4% to the upside on above average trading volume. Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS:TCNNF) managed to rope in revenues totaling $129.2M in overall sales during the company’s most recently reported quarterly financial data — a figure that represents a rate of top line growth of 118.5%, as compared to year-ago data in comparable terms. In addition, the company has a strong balance sheet, with cash levels far exceeding current liabilities ($143.5M against $104.7M).

 

Liberty Health Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:LHSIF) just announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with licensed California adult use and medicinal cannabis company HONEY, one of California’s largest full service companies, to supply all of Liberty’s dispensaries with the company’s full assortment of branded products. According to the release, in 2012, HONEY revolutionized the cannabis industry by becoming the first producer in the world to market distilled cannabis oil in vape cartridges. Today, they provide authentic, full spectrum oil in vape cartridges, applicators, and caps to legal dispensaries and delivery services.

Liberty Health Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:LHSIF) frames itself as a company that engages in the production and distribution of medical cannabis primarily in the State of Florida. It has a strategic partnership with Veterans Cannabis Project to support various research projects focused on the treatment of service related trauma with cannabis derived products; and partnership with AdaViv Inc. to enhance production of cannabis. 

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Liberty Health Sciences was established to own and operate medical marijuana licenses in the United States. To date, the company owns one of 14 licenses issued in the state of Florida as well as 50.1% interest in a provisional processing license and a provisional dispensary license, both in Ohio. Liberty has also made an investment in a provisional medical license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The stock has suffered a bit of late, with shares of LHSIF taking a hit in recent action, down about -11% over the past week. Over the past month, shares of the stock have suffered from clear selling pressure, dropping by roughly -11%.  Liberty Health Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:LHSIF) generated sales of $17.8M, according to information released in the company’s most recent quarterly financial report. That adds up to a sequential quarter-over-quarter growth rate of 10.4% on the top line. In addition, the company is battling some balance sheet hurdles, with cash levels struggling to keep up with current liabilities ($25M against $25.5M, respectively).

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Skylight Health Group Inc (OTCMKTS:SHGFF) Inks A Deal With A Leading Clinical Research Group – ClinEdge

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Skylight Health Group Inc (OTCMKTS:SHGFF) signed a deal with ClinEdge in April 2021. The deal allows the company to offer sponsored trials to Massachusetts-based primary care practices.

Besides promoting clinical research, the pact shows the value of the diversity of Skylight in healthcare services in the US.

Full suite of services

With more than 10 years of experience in partnering clinical research (CR) sites with research sponsors, ClinEdge offers a full suite of support services for the clinical research institutions, sponsors, and CROs.

Its main target is developing and improving service lines at affordable rates besides ensuring accuracy and timeliness of administering CR. The company’s established relationships with Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and industry sponsors promote the successful generation of leads for clinical trials.

The company closely works with CR sites to receive CR trials from reputed and experienced industry sponsors. CR Manager of Skylight, Alisha Garibaldi, said entering pacts with partners like ClinEdge shares its vision on promoting quality CR that benefits the patients and improves its growth. It also ensures the growth of the healthcare systems in the US on a large scale.

He further said the company is excited to enter a deal with ClinEdge, which provides unparalleled experience in the CR.

The experience of ClinEdge allows the teams at Skylight to engage in CR trials that investigate a wide gamut of indications beginning with Massachusetts-based clinical sites. It allows Massachusetts-based patients to participate in clinical trials and enjoy new therapies, vaccines, and treatments.

Contributes to the medical sciences community

Skylight, which knows the value of clinical research, intends to offer the best care to its patients besides contributing to the medical sciences community at large. After achieving success at Massachusetts CR, the company intends to replicate the same across the US by expanding partnerships.

The clinical trial opportunities that ClinEdge will bring comprise post-traumatic stress disorder, COVID-19, arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension. Skylight will offer trial opportunities to its existing patients and individuals interested in taking part in the CR.

Skylight will earn up to $15,000 for each patient trial. It will offer a stipend to the patients who took part in the clinical trial for their efforts and time.

Skylight will report Q4 2020 and full-year earnings on April 20, 2021.

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Can B Corp (OTCMKTS:CANB) Takes Over Talents And Assets Of Hemp Derivative Development And Manufacturing Group

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Can B Corp (OTCMKTS:CANB) took over a hemp derivative development/ manufacturing group’s talent and assets. Botanical Biotech LLC, its newly created subsidiary, will be its R&D and extraction facility based in Florida.

Can B will use Botanical Biotech, which President – Bradley Lebsock will be headed for developing and implementing its innovative pharmacokinetics technology. Botanical Biotech will also partner with emerging and global brands in developing innovative products/ solutions for wellness benefits.

Botanical Biotech engages in optimizing plant-based formulations to provide bioactive compounds and offers a consistent experience for the consumers in the long term. It will improve the solubility and absorption of bioactive compounds using various strategies.

Botanical Biotech’s expertise allows manipulating the molecules and offering economic formulations together with articulating the distinct value propositions of a formula using its communications and marketing teams.

Expertise in extracting hemp isolate

The Botanical Biotech team is experienced in extracting hemp isolate into CBN, CBG, and other cannabinoids. CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating cannabinoids and provide anti-inflammatory effects to your body. They will not create any high and offers only health benefits.

The CEO of Can B, Marco Alfonsi, said the company is thrilled to bring Bradley’s team under one umbrella and use their scientific approach to develop innovative products besides the existing products. Botanical Biotech’s science-based technology and product development expertise help Can B’s proprietary brands as well as Pure Health Products manufacturing facility based in WA.

Mobilizes $2.8 million

Can B generated $2.8 million cash through a debt financing deal from an institutional investor. The company will use these funds to pay all the convertible notes outstanding as of today. It will also use a certain portion of the funds and Reg A offering for working capital needs to promote growth in 2021.

Can B has started its operations in 2021 with an enhanced zeal. The company developed a vertically integrated platform to control its products from seed-to-sale offering high-quality products to the consumers in the previous year.

Its Pure Health Products expects to achieve GMP certification in Q1 2021. Pure Health Products also secures new white label clients.

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Tinley Beverage Company Inc (OTCMKTS:TNYBF) Ships First Batch Of Third Party Products From Its Long Beach, California Based Facility

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Tinley Beverage Company Inc (OTCMKTS:TNYBF) shipped its first batch of third-party products manufactured at its Long Beach, California-based facility. Also, a leading cannabis and cannabidiol beverage brand – Good Stuff Beverage Co will move its natural tonics production to Tinley’s facility.

Good Stuff’s classic flavors comprise a new and terpene-infused formula. It will demonstrate the launch of high dose and strain-specific tonic.

Its product line comprises the Original Honey Lemonade, Sativa Energy, and Indica Calm. Consumers can use a resealable bottle cap to take an exact dose and sip easily.

President (West Coast USA) of Tinley, Rick Gillis, said any company usually faces challenges in manufacturing fruit-infused drinks while ensuring shelf stability and quality. Its team of food process and quality experts and specialized production equipment will play a vital role in delivering the required stability and consistency for this fruit-derived brand.

The cannabis community in California has well-accepted the products of Good Stuff. Therefore, they will love to receive enhanced formula-based products from Good Stuff.

Co-founder of Good Stuff, Daniel Grim, said Good Stuff Beverages is an excellent Tinley value proposition. The custom-built equipment and talented team of Tinley will help Good Stuff in its scalability.

Distribution boost through retail in Alberta

Tinley said its product distribution continues to improve through enhanced retail stores in Alberta. It also receives requests from provincial buyers for cannabis products.

According to a communiqué from local agents, the company received commitments or listings for its ready-to-drink cocktails and Beckett’s non-alcoholic spirits at 30 retailers across Alberta. The company is excited to receive reorders within one week of the initial listings.

Raises $850,000

Tinley raised a capital of $850,000 through a non-brokered private placement of 2.125 million units at $0.40.

Manufactures zero-calorie sparkling drinks

Tinley is pleased to announce that its Long Beach facility will manufacture Calexo’s four preservative-free juice beverages and zero-calorie sparkling drinks.

Innovative cannabis blended sparkling waters, which are branded as Watercolors, will be blended with 5mg THC and natural botanicals in a 12oz bottle. It is developed for those looking to replace alcohol.

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