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Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RMHB) Signs Manufacturing Agreement For CBD-Infused Chocolates

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Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RMHB) has announced that the signing of an agreement with Holt Michigan’s “How Sweet It Is Fudge and Candy Company” for the manufacture of CBD-infused hard candies, chocolates as well as baked products for distribution across the US.

Rocky Mountain to control 51% interest of Sweet Rock

According to the agreement organized with two members, Rocky Mountain High Brands is expected to be the managing member of 51% interest of “Sweet Rock, LLC.” It will consolidate the LLC’s operations into Rocky Mountains High Brand’s financial statements. The other member that will own the remaining 49% will be Lenny Cusenza’s Sweet Ally, Inc. that also owns How Sweet It Is.

The focus of Sweet Rock is to create, manufacture and distribute hemp-derived CBD infused hard candies, chocolates, and baked products. The edibles shall be produced using high-quality chocolate that offers a healthy and enjoyable means of consuming CBD.  Sweet Rock and How Sweet It Is will sign a manufacturing agreement that will enable Sweet Rock to capitalize on the already established distribution channels across the country.

First product expected in six weeks

Rocky Mountain CEO and President Michael Welch said that the agreement represents a significant milestone of the company’s growth strategy and also it offers a solid foundation for the growth of market value for shareholders. He added that the company’s investment in Sweet Rock cements its competitiveness as well as the addition of revenue.

The CEO said that they are planning to launch a product line of mid-level hemp-derived CBD edibles as well as other products. The first product that the company will produce is in confections which shall be ready for the market in the next four to six weeks.

The president and owner of How Sweet It Is Lenny Cusenza stated that the hemp-derived CBD-infused Chocolate market is expected to be lucrative based on the available figure. For instance, between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018 sales of chocolate edibles grew by 166% while that of CBD chocolate grew by 530% which show a lot of potential. In 2019 growth of the CBD chocolate market is expected to grow even further.

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Cannabis Control Commission Approves ARL Healthcare, A Subsidiary Of Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD), To Begin Cannabis Operations In Bedford

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Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in Massachusetts gave its nod to ARL Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of Marimed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD), to begin operations at Middleborough based Dispensary and production and cultivation facility in New Bedford. The company has hired the staff and would begin the operations at a Dispensary in Middleborough, and Bedford under the trademark ‘Panacea Wellness’ in the coming weeks.

Introduces Betties Eddies, and Kalm Fusion

Chief Operating Officer of Marimed, Tim Shaw said the company is pleased to receive approval to inaugurate cannabis operations. Armed with this approval, the company will unveil genetics and strains under the brand ‘Nature’s Heritage’ in the emerging markets like in Massachusetts. Marimed would launch Kalm Fusion, Betties Eddies, and the licensed brands: Tropizen, Tikun Olam, Binske, and The Healer in the Massachusetts markets.

Enrolls 60,000 patients in the medical program

Marimed enrolled more than 60,000 patients in the state medical program. In Massachusetts,  recreational sales are estimated at $500 million in 2019. According to Brightfield Group project analysts, the annual sales of recreational cannabis would touch over $2 billion by 2023. The demand for medicinal cannabis would reach $125 million by the year 2023.

Bob Fireman, Chief Executive Officer of Marimed, said its panacea wellness dispensary in Middleborough will improve the retail experience of cannabis patients supported by digital libraries and educational programs. Digital tablets facilitate ordering faster and improve sales. He further said the company will introduce its family of products across the state and cannabis patients will enjoy great products.

Highlights of Q3, 2019

Marimed has posted an increase of 231% in revenues in Q3 2019. The company derived revenues of $11.22 million from licensing fees, and management fees, and real-estate income. It has signed a licensing accord with Binske Brands for seven states. The company has appointed Jonathan Rider as the CIO. Marimed has also roped in Philip Frankenberg as President to head Hemp Product division. The major retailers would embrace the HempEngine CBD Product platform.

Marimed completed the takeover of Illinois based cannabis facilities. The company would include revenues generated from Massachusetts and Illinois in Q4 2019 results.

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Choom Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CHOOF) Receives A Permit To A Retail Location In Kitsilano, Canada: Applies For A License To Open Cannabis Store in British Colombia

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Choom Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CHOOF) has received a developmental license to open a retail location in Kitsilano, Vancouver. President of Choom, Corey Gillon, said the company is excited to bring the experience of Choom Cannabis to Kitsilano, which supports cannabis culture.

Applies for recreational cannabis store license

Choom needs the approval of the Board of Variance from Vancouver City to operate a retail cannabis store that sells recreational cannabis. The company also applied for a license to inaugurate recreational cannabis store in British Columbia’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Health Canada awards production licenses

Choom holds a stake of 9.8% in Sitka Weedworks. Health Canada has awarded two processing and production licenses to Sitka Weedworks. Armed with these licenses, Sitka would engage in the sale and manufacture of cannabis products that include edibles, capsules, vaporizer pens, pre-rolls, and dried flower. Sitka produces 2,200 plants. It plans to lease more cultivation spaces to fifty-three cannabis micro cultivators. The company would deliver craft cannabis to the legalized cannabis market in Canada.

Gets a development license in Vancouver BC

Choom has received a development license for a retail location in Vancouver, BC at 191 W.2nd Ave. Corey said the company is excited about securing a location for the flagship store in Vancouver City.

It gives an opportunity for the company to start a retail store in the Olympic City, which is now transformed into a dynamic and vibrant community. Choom is pleased to offer the topnotch retail experience to the visitors and residents of this vibrant community.

Choom has opened stores in Brooks, Drumheller, and Westlock in September 2019. The company already secured 78 leases of retail locations. It has completed six locations and progressing with the construction of ten stores. Choom already lodged 50 applications for the stores.

Appoints new CEO

Choom has announced the appointment of Corey Gillon as Chief Executive Officer. He will take charge as CEO on December 1, 2019. The appointment is subject to the approval of regulators. The current Chief Executive Officer – Chris Bogart will take the role of President from December 1, 2019. It is part of the company’s strategy to become a major cannabis retailer nationwide.

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WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) Completes Harvest Of Outdoor Crop At Strathroy Facility: WeedMD Receives A License To Sell Cannabis Products

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WeedMD Inc (OTCMKTS:WDDMF) harvested cannabis outdoor crop on 27 acres at Strathroy facility, Ontario. It has to undergo processing and curing to eliminate harsh compounds and excessive moisture while retaining cannabinoids and terpenes. The company plans to harvest premium quality cannabis on 200 acres next year.

Enters commercial extraction operations

WeedMD has commenced the commercial extraction operation at the Aylmer facility. Health Canada awarded a license to allow WeedMD to manufacture and market topicals, edibles, and cannabis concentrates.

Chief Executive Officer of WeedMD, Keith Merker, said the company achieved a milestone by completing the outdoor harvest. Sitting with large amounts of cannabis, WeedMD sells the dried and other forms of cannabis in value-added formats in the coming days and quarters. It will emerge as a leader in the sale and production of cannabis extracts under economical production of the dried flower, and extraction business at the Aylmer facility.

CX Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WeedMD, is capable to process 26,000 kgs of biomass every year with the recently commissioned extractor. The company will install the second Q-90 extractor rated for high throughput efficiency of CO2 in December 2019. It will install another two extractors next year. The annual extraction capacity at CX Industries would be 200,000 kgs of biomass. CX Industries and WeedMD would introduce innovative cannabis 2.0 products in January 2020 for Canadian customers.

Data-driven efficiency and transparency

WeedMD is added to the subscriber base of Strainprint Technologies. The company operates a 158-acre outdoor and greenhouse facility situated in Ontario. The annual production capacity of the greenhouse of WeedMD is over 20,000 kgs. The company also harvests an additional 20,000 kg of biomass at its Strathroy based outdoor cultivation platform that is based on 27 acres.

Senior Vice President (Marketing and Sales) of WeedMD, the main aim of working with Strainpoint is to ensure data-driven efficiency and transparency in the cannabis industry. It leverages the technology of Strainprint to bring high-quality cannabis products to the market.

WeedMD would announce Q3 results on November 28, 2019. CEO would host a conference call to discuss earnings at 10 AM on the same day.

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