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Plandai Biotechnology Inc (OTCMKTS:PLPL) Seeking More Cultivation Opportunities And Research Potential

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Plandai Biotechnology Inc (OTCMKTS:PLPL) has announced that it is exploring new opportunities in the cannabis industry. The company is also in the process of developing its first and full-profile as well as non-psychoactive cannabis extract.

Developing full cannabinoid profile

In a statement, issued by the Chief Operating Officer Callum Cottrell-Duffield, the company said that it is now fully concentrated on production of full-profile, non-psychoactive cannabis extract product. He noted that the synergies that come with the full cannabinoid profile will offer a final product that has a lot of potential in the market.

Psychotropic properties

The statement further stated that according to previous research, cannabis, in its natural state does not have psychotropic properties. The process of heating and drying cannabis starts a reaction on THC-A and THC-B precursors and transforms them into psychoactive THC.

The company says that its method of extraction uses sonoluminescence and not super-critical extraction. This way, it does not lead to any drying or heating after the molecules become stable. The end product has full potential of cannabis and not just CBD. Additionally, the resulting product does not have any side effects.

Callum says that they are very hopeful that their product will have similar high levels of bioavailability, just like the company’s other products. He says the company’s other products have 15 times greater absorption into the blood system.

Focusing on Nutraceutical Cannabis Opportunities in the international market

In other news, the company has announced that it is shifting its attention to developing the presence and competiveness of its full-profile, non-psychoactive cannabis extract in the international nutraceutical market. It is projected that the global nutraceutical or wellness products market will reach $302,306 million by 2022 from $184,092 million in 2015.

The market is also expected to grow by 7.04% between 2016 and 2022. Recently, a number of innovations and findings of function-specific antioxidants have been done, which are expected to create new opportunities in the international market. The company is very hopeful that it’s highly bioavailable, full-profile, non-psychoactive cannabis extract will be major players in the new market.

Cannabis is certainly an emerging innovation in the sector. This explains why many countries like Italy, Israel, Greece, Denmark, Chile, Canada, Australia and Argentina are rapidly accepting cannabis to be used for medical purposes.

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GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) Reports $148.2 Million In Revenues In Q4 2020

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GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) reported $148.2 million (up 35.83% YoY) in total revenues in Q4 2020. Its full-year revenues are $572.2 million.

CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals, Justin Gover, said the company is pleased to report strong performance in 2020. It is on the backdrop of a significant surge in Epidyolex sales by over 70% last year despite the ongoing coronavirus. The company expects to realize strong growth in 2021 by improving performance in Europe and the US.

Phase 3 clinical studies of nabiximols

GW commenced the Phase-3 clinical study of nabiximols for the treatment of MSS (multiple sclerosis spasticity). To fulfill its commitment given to the patients to develop medicines to address the unmet needs, the company is advancing its robust and diverse neuroscience pipeline using clinical-stage and preclinical stage pipeline candidates.

Signs an accord with Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc

GW Pharmaceuticals entered an exclusive agreement with Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) on February 3, 2021. Under the agreement, Jazz will acquire GW Pharmaceuticals for $7.2 billion. The deal is subject to the nod of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales and the shareholders of GW Pharmaceuticals and will close in Q2 2021.

Epidyolex to treat Tuberous Sclerosis Complex related seizures

GW Pharmaceuticals announced the receipt of positive opinion for its type II variation application for Epidyolex from EMA (European Medicines Agency) CHMP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use). Epidyolex will be used to treat seizures related to TSC (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex) for patients aged two years or older.

The condition TSC causes tumor growth in vital organs like the heart, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and eyes of your body. It is easily diagnosed in childhood. Over 90% of the patients with TSC usually experience Epilepsy. Around 60% of those patients with seizures do not respond to traditional Epilepsy medicines. The positive opinion from CHMP brings GW Pharmaceuticals a step closer to provide a life-improving treatment with its Epidyolex.

Several patients in Europe are suffering from this debilitating health condition. GW Pharmaceuticals innovative medicine – Epidyolex is an alternative treatment to control seizures adequately. CMO of GW Pharmaceuticals, Volker Knappertz, said the company is excited to demonstrate the potential of Epidyolex in patients with seizures-related TSC.

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Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRDF) Appoints Steve Goertz As CFO: Will Report Q4 2020 Results On March 9, 2021

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Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRDF) appointed Steve Goertz as a Chief Financial Officer with effect from April 2, 2021. The new recruitment is on the backdrop of the resignation of CFO – Glen Leibowitz.

Glen increases turnover to $115 million

Glen played a vital role in positioning Acreage as a key player in the cannabis industry. He will stay with the company for some time to ensure the smooth transformation of financial activities. CEO of Acreage, Peter Caldini, said Glen is instrumental in improving the company’s annual revenues to $115 million from just a little lower than $10 million.

Steve will contribute over 25 years of experience

Steve brings over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, capital markets, and financial markets in many industries. His previous roles include CFO in SGSCO. He also worked as CFO at Goeasy Ltd and transformed it to NBFSO (Non-bank financial services organization) from hard goods’ retail business.

Steve also gained significant expertise in cannabis capital markets when working at Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp for 14 months. Peter said he is pleased to welcome Steve to Acreage, and he is ideal to lead accounting and financial functions. Steve will play a key role in supporting the growth strategies of Acreage.

Agreed to sell Florida operations

High Street Capital Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of Acreage, entered a pact to sell common and issued common shares of Acreage Florida Inc. The company will mobilize $60 million from the proposed sale to Red White and Bloom Brands, Inc.

Acreage Florida’s assets include a processing facility, a license for operating medical marijuana dispensaries, a cultivation facility based in Florida. Sanderson, Florida-based property, is also included in the sale.

Peter said the company’s decision to divest Florida operations will concentrate on core markets and turn to profitability. It will also make ways for cash generation in the long term.

Peter further said the company can strengthen its balance sheet and expedite the expansion of cultivation projects. The initiative will also help it inaugurate additional dispensaries to sell adult-use cannabis in states like New Jersey and Illinois.

Acreage will publish Q4 2020 and full-year revenues on March 9, 2021. The company will also host a conference call at 8:30 AM EST on March 2021.

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InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INM) Reports Tolerability And Strong Safety Data For INM-755 In Q2 2021

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InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INM) achieved several risk-mitigating and value-adding milestones in IntegraSyn production approach and therapeutic programs. Eric A. Adams, CEO of InMed, said the company now possesses tolerability and strong safety data for its INM-755. In 2021, the company will use this data to commence efficacy and safety trials in patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

INM-755 to cure Epidermolysis Bullosa

InMed reported topline results from the Phase 1 clinical study (study 101) of INM-755-101-HV on November 25, 2020.

The company conducted a double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized phase 1 clinical trial to examine the tolerability and safety of INM-755 cream on 22 healthy patient’s skin over two weeks. No serious adverse effects or systemic effects are reported on the skin of volunteers during the trial.

InMed reported topline results of Study 102 that involves INM-755 cream on January 8, 2021. Study 102 is conducted on eight adult volunteers for two weeks. In the clinical study, the cream is applied to epidermal wounds. No adverse or serious effects are reported in the clinical study.

With positive data obtained from the Phase 1 clinical study involving INM-755 cream, InMed is preparing to apply for a phase 2 clinical trial to examine the efficacy and safety in patients with EB in H1 2021. The company will commence patient enrollment for the Phase 2 clinical trial in H2 2021.

Secures a global and exclusive license

InMed secured a global and exclusive license for its MiDROPS eyedrop delivery technology from EyeCRO LLC. It is targeting topical and effective administration of cannabinoid variants, cannabinoids, and analogs to the eyes of patients. It helps to cure ocular diseases like glaucoma.

Mobilizes $8 million

InMed mobilized $8 million by issuing 1.78 million shares, each at $4.5 to the public on November 16, 2020. The company also entered a pact on February 5, 2021, to issue common shares, each at $4.5, to institutional investors to generate funds of $4.5 million. It will use the proceeds for general corporate needs, clinical development programs, and working capital needs.

InMed narrowed the net loss to $2.243 million in Q2 2021 from $2.49 million in Q2 2020.

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