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$INMB Reports Positive Preliminary Data from INB03 Phase I Clinical Trial in Cancer

LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 05, 2019 — INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), an immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, reported positive preliminary data today during a presentation at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 7th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit in Boston. INB03 is being developed as part of combination immunotherapy to potentially reverse resistance to treatment.

The Phase I trial is an open-label, dose-escalation trial in patients with advanced solid tumors. Patients received INB03, a novel, second-generation soluble TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitor that works by a dominant-negative technology. Today, positive preliminary data from the first two cohorts were released. These data will be followed by a final report later this year as the company advances the program into a Phase II study.

“The goal of the Phase I study is to determine, in order of priority, the safety of INB03 in cancer patients, the dose of INB03 to take into the Phase II trials in cancer, and evidence of a biologic effect of INB03,” said RJ Tesi, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of INmune Bio. “All of these goals have been met. Using data from this trial, we have begun planning a Phase II trial using INB03 as part of combination immunotherapy in patients with cancer.”

To date, 11 of 12 patients have been enrolled in one of three dosing cohorts of INB03 (0.3, 1.0 and 3.0 mg/kg). Participants were a mix of patients with advanced solid tumors that have progressed after multiple previous lines of therapy. INB03 was given once a week by subcutaneous injection. Safety, INB03 pharmacokinetics and inflammatory biomarkers were followed in all patients.

Preliminary data from patients treated in the first two cohorts are available. Patients included two males and four females, and the average age was 63-years-old. Patients in the study had prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer (two), cholangiocarcinoma and lung cancer, with an average of three previous lines of therapy (range: two to four). INB03 was given for a median of 74 days (range: 12 to 119 days). No drug-related serious adverse events have been reported, and INB03 was well tolerated. Discontinuation of INB03 was due to tumor progression in all patients. INB03 trough drug levels were obtained before each INB03 dose. The target INB03 trough level was reached in three of three patients in the 1.0 mg/kg group. The inflammatory cytokine IL6, a biomarker of soluble TNF function, decreased by more than 50% in half of the patients, suggesting a pharmacodynamic effect of INB03.

About INB03
INB03, a novel dominant-negative TNF inhibitor, is a selective second-generation TNF inhibitor that neutralizes soluble TNF (sTNF) without blocking the function of trans-membrane TNF or TNF receptors. In animal studies, INB03 neutralization of sTNF alters the immunobiology of the tumor microenvironment (TME) to improve tumor killing by decreasing populations of cells in the TME that protect the tumor from the patient’s immune system and immunotherapy – myeloid derived suppressor cells, T regulatory cells and tumor activated macrophages. The unique mechanism of action suggests INB03 may have safety and efficacy advantages over currently approved non-selective TNF inhibitors in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

About INmune Bio, Inc.
INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB) clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapies targeting the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio is developing three product platforms that reengineer the patient’s innate immune system’s response to disease. In addition to INB03, INKmune is a natural killer (NK) cell therapeutic that primes the patient’s NK cells to attack minimal residual disease, the remaining cancer cells that are difficult to detect, which often cause relapse. XPro1595 targets neuroinflammation, which causes microglial activation, neuronal cell death and synaptic dysfunction. XPro1595 is enrolling patients in a Phase I trial in Alzheimer’s disease that is supported by a $1M Part-the-Cloud Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. INmune Bio’s product platforms utilize a precision medicine approach for the treatment of a wide variety of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and neurodegenerative diseases. To learn more, please visit www.inmunebio.com.

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Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of certain events and circumstances may differ materially from those described by the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties.  INBO3 is still in clinical trials and has not been approved and there cannot be any assurance that it will be approved.  The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s ability to produce more drug for clinical trials; the availability of substantial additional funding for the Company to continue its operations and to conduct research and development, clinical studies and future product commercialization; and, the Company’s business, research, product development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange  Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.

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$BHAT Creating Augmented Reality Toys, Games for Youth in China

  • Retail sales of toys and games in China soared from RMB111.8 billion in 2012 to RMB276.6 billion in 2017, registering an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent
  • Favorable Chinese government policies emphasize the research and development of new technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
  • The global trend toward AR and VR products is expected to increase dramatically from 2018 to 2025, with market value projected to reach $767 billion
  • Blue Hat owns an extensive portfolio of proprietary technologies, patents, artwork copyrights, trademarks and software copyrights

Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (NASDAQ: BHAT) is a leading producer, developer and operator of augmented reality (AR) games and smart toys in China for children and young adults ages three to 23. The company’s product line includes interactive educational materials, mobile games and toys with mobile game features. Blue Hat’s mobile-connected entertainment platform enables the connection of physical items to mobile devices through wireless technologies, creating a unique interactive user experience.

The global augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market is expected to thrive over the foreseeable future, according to Market Research Future analysis published February 12, 2019. The report suggests that the AR/VR market value is…

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$INMB Presents Cancer Treatment Immunotherapy at #IDDST 2019

  • INmune Bio attended the 17th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science & Technology in Japan
  • Co-founder and CEO R.J. Tesi and Director of Neuroscience C.J. Barnum both participated in talks about the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of specific medical conditions
  • The congress was a paramount event in the field of immunotherapy, allowing researchers to network, exchange ideas and discuss recent developments

INmune Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), an immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness patients’ innate immune systems to fight disease, presented its innovative cancer immunotherapy, as well as its Alzheimer’s disease drug candidate, during a major immunotherapy industry congress.

The 17th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science & Technology, held on July 26 in Japan, brought together several immunotherapy industry leaders and…

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$PBIO Provides Proprietary Benchtop UST Instrument to Ohio State Scientists

Pressure BioSciences (OTCQB: PBIO), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based technology and products to the worldwide life sciences and other industries, recently provided a working benchtop Ultra Shear Technology (“UST”) instrument to scientists at The Ohio State University. An article further discussing the company reads, “Dr. Edmund Y. Ting, senior vice president of engineering at PBI, sees the company’s collaborative research in this space with Ohio State University as a game changer for the food-science industry. PBIO recently delivered a working benchtop UST instrument to Ohio State scientists who are studying pressure and shear effects on pathogen inactivation, stability and quality of food. . . . ‘We believe our proprietary UST platform can be used to make the higher quality, more nutritious, longer-lasting foods that consumers now demand,’ Dr. Ting stated in a news release. ‘The UST-based benchtop instrument — together with the larger-scale, floor-model, higher-capacity instrument we are now developing — will be used to generate the fundamental food-science quality and safety-validation data that we believe will enable future process adoption by industry and acceptance by the regulators.’”

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About Pressure BioSciences Inc.

Pressure BioSciences (OTCQB: PBIO) is a leader in the development and sale of innovative, broadly enabling, pressure-based solutions for the worldwide life-sciences industry. The company’s products are based on the unique properties of both constant (i.e., static) and alternating (i.e., pressure cycling technology, or “PCT”) hydrostatic pressure. PCT is a patented-enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to safely and reproducibly control biomolecular interactions (e.g., cell lysis, biomolecule extraction). PBIO’s primary focus is in the development of PCT-based products for biomarker and target discovery, drug design and development, biotherapeutics characterization and quality control, soil and plant biology, forensics and counter-bioterror applications. Additionally, major new market opportunities have emerged in the use of the company’s pressure-based technologies in the following areas: (1) the use of its recently acquired PreEMT technology from BaroFold Inc. to allow entry into the biologics-contract, research-services sector, and (2) the use of its recently patented, scalable, high-efficiency, pressure-based Ultra Shear Technology (“UST”) platform to (i) create stable nanoemulsions of otherwise immiscible fluids (e.g., oils and water) and (ii) prepare higher-quality, homogenized, extended shelf-life or room-temperature stable, low-acid liquid foods that cannot be effectively preserved using existing nonthermal technologies. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.PressureBiosciences.com.

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$TGODF Successfully Renews Health Canada Licences for Ancaster Site Until 2022

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has successfully renewed its Health Canada licences for the Company’s Ancaster, Ontario facility until August 2022.  As per the Cannabis Regulations, these licences authorize TGOD to cultivate, process and sell cannabis from its Ancaster site.

“From day one, the entire team at TGOD placed a strong focus on ethics and compliance. These core values have been paramount to our success,” commented Brian Athaide, CEO of TGOD. “Our team continues to work diligently as we ramp up production and execute our business plan.”

TGOD is in the process of completing its third building at Ancaster, a state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse. Completion is expected by the end of the month, bringing the facility to a total size of 166,000 square feet with an annual production capacity of 17,500 kgs; TGOD is also seeking an eGMP certification to allow for global exports, as laws and regulations permit.

About The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (US: TGODF) is a publicly traded, premium global organic cannabis company, with operations focused on medical cannabis markets in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as the Canadian adult-use market. TGOD also has organic hemp CBD oil operations in Canada, and through its wholly owned subsidiary HemPoland distributes premium hemp CBD oil in the EU. The Company grows high quality, certified organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. TGOD’s products are laboratory tested to ensure patients have access to a standardized, safe and consistent product. TGOD has a planned capacity of 219,000 kgs and is building 1,643,600 sq. ft. of cultivation and processing facilities across Ontario, Quebec, Jamaica and Denmark.

TGOD’s Common Shares and warrants issued under the indenture dated November 1, 2017 trade on the TSX under the symbol “TGOD” and “TGOD.WT”, respectively.

For more information on The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., please visit www.tgod.ca.

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$GGBXF Announces Acquisition Closing of Florida-Based Spring Oaks

COLUMBUS, OH, Aug. 1, 2019 – Green Growth Brands, Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) (“GGB” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Spring Oaks Greenhouses, Inc. (“Spring Oaks”),  per the terms detailed on July 29, 2019.

The closing of this acquisition brings GGB’s ability to operate dispensaries up to 47 across three key states: Nevada, Massachusetts and Florida.

About Green Growth Brands Inc.
Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company’s brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, and Meri + Jayne. The Company also has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman™ Brand to develop a line of CBD-infused personal care products designed for active wellness. Already driving the strongest sales per square feet in the cannabis industry, GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S., its CBD presence at ShopSeventhSense.com, in malls across the country and at DSW shoe stores—and that’s just the beginning. Learn more about our vision at GreenGrowthBrands.com.

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Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements contained in this release, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to execute on its growth strategy, the Company’s vision to become a multi-state operator with retail stores exceeding certain financial thresholds, is made as of the date hereof and the Company is not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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$CNPOF $RIV Health Canada Approval for Radicle’s Production Facility Expansion

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX.V: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) this morning announced that its portfolio company Radicle Medical Marijuana Inc. has received Health Canada approval for its production facility expansion project. According to the update, the approval effectively doubles Radicle’s production footprint, significantly increasing its yearly capacity to 6,000 kilograms. “We are thrilled with the continued growth happening at Radicle,” Canopy Rivers President and CEO Narbe Alexandrian said in the news release. “The cannabis industry is showing many similarities to the craft beer movement, where local, artisanal operators are succeeding in securing loyal and robust customer followings. Radicle is thriving within this craft segment, and is raising the bar when it comes to its unique strains offered under the Gage brand. We see no slowdown in consumer demand for premium products and brands, and this Health Canada approval will help Radicle better supply high quality craft cannabis to both the medical and adult-use markets.”

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About Canopy Rivers Inc.

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers works collaboratively with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC) to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents will be provided with opportunities to work with Canopy Growth and collaborate among themselves, which Canopy Rivers believes will maximize value for its shareholders and foster an environment of innovation, synergy and value creation for the entire ecosystem. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.CanopyRivers.com.

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$TGODF 420 with CNW – Federal Court Orders DEA to Explain Cannabis Research Block

A federal court has ordered the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to file a written response to a lawsuit filed by a research company seeking for an explanation about the status of the applications submitted to the DEA by entities that expressed interest in growing research-grade marijuana.

In 2016, the DEA called for applications from interested parties that wished to be licensed to grow marijuana for research purposes in order to supplement what was available from the only licensed facility at Mississippi University.

To date, the DEA doesn’t appear to have taken any action regarding the processing of those applications which were submitted years ago.

Researchers from the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) therefore went to court to compel the DEA to explain why additional manufacturers of research-grade cannabis haven’t been licensed since 2016 and yet the products currently available from Mississippi University are woefully inadequate in terms of quality and quantity.

In fact, research done on the products from Mississippi found that qualitatively, the marijuana availed to researchers by the licensed grower was closer to industrial hemp that being similar to the marijuana available at licensed dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal.

SRI, one of the entities which submitted an application to grow marijuana for research purposes, now wants the courts of law to resolve the matter of the DEA dragging its feet on making a decision on the applications submitted.

The D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals seems to agree with the research group and has written an order to the DEA asking the agency to submit a response, in less than 7,800 words, to the petition filed by SRI. The court has given the federal agency 30 days within which to submit their response.

In a press statement, SRI contends that the actions or inactions of the DEA are counter to the spirit of the Controlled Substances Act, and harms the interests of SRI as well as the veterans who would benefit from the research that SRI wants to conduct on the therapeutic effects of marijuana on people suffering from PTSD.

SRI further argues that everyone, including the federal government, agrees that independent marijuana research is needed, so there is no reason why the DEA continues to stonewall companies which are interested in conducting this needed research.

Attorney General William Barr took office in February with the promise that he would look into the status of the applications before the DEA from entities that wished to grow and manufacture marijuana products for research purposes. However, he too has done nothing on the matter, just like his predecessor Jeff Sessions.

Industry analysts believe that the entire marijuana industry, including players like The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) and The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), will be following this lawsuit closely since the outcome could make it easier for reliable research to be done on the medicinal effects of cannabis, or any other area of interest on this plant.

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$BHAT Finalizes Strategic Agreement to Equip Schools with Smart AR Tech

  • A strategic partnership is expected to enable Blue Hat to modernize classrooms across Guangzhou, China
  • Through the agreement, Blue Hat will begin the development of augmented reality solutions for the education sector
  • VR and AR are prominent in China, where both the government and provincial authorities are encouraging the introduction of technological initiatives in the field of education

Chinese augmented reality software developer Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (NASDAQ: BHAT) announced on April 30 the finalization of a strategic agreement with Guangdong Family Periodicals Group.

Through the partnership, the two enterprises will work toward the development of innovative educational solutions that feature Blue Hat’s innovative technologies, as the company detailed in…

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$YGYI CLR Roasters Hires Industry Veteran Omar Peraza

Youngevity International (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading multi-channel lifestyle company operating in three distinct business segments, this morning announced that its CLR Roasters has hired 35-year industry veteran Omar Peraza to lead the company’s food service expansion. According to the update, Peraza holds a global view of all aspects of the coffee industry, and his key areas of expertise include sales, sales management, service operations, institutional and office coffee sales, route sales, fleet management and major contract negotiations. “We are very excited to add Omar Peraza to our team here at CLR Roasters,” Ernesto Aguila, president and founder of CLR Roasters, said in the news release. “It is not often you can add a seasoned veteran of this caliber to your team and we are enthusiastic about his capabilities, experience and the relationships we anticipate him bringing to our company.”

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About Youngevity International Inc.

Youngevity International Inc. is a multi-channel lifestyle company operating in three distinct business segments, including a commercial coffee enterprise, a commercial hemp enterprise and a multi-vertical omni direct selling enterprise. The company features a multi country selling network and has assembled a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity; YGYI offers products from the six top-selling retail categories, including health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry and innovative services. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.YGYI.com

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$INMB Co-Founder and CEO to Present at Cambridge Healthcare Institute’s 7th Annual

INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), an immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, this morning announced that its Co-Founder and CEO RJ Tesi, M.D. will present at the Cambridge Healthcare Institute’s Seventh Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit. The event is taking place in Boston from August 5 through August 9, 2019, and Dr. Tesi’s presentations will include “Targeting Soluble TNF to Improve Efficacy of Combination Immunotherapy,” “Next-Generation Immunotherapies,” and “Targeting ‘Protector’ Cells of the Innate Immune System.” “We are committed to helping treatment-resistant patients by advancing the clinical development of combination therapies and other effective cancer treatments,” Dr. Tesi said in the news release. “I am delighted to have the chance to present with some of the most prominent leaders in the immuno-oncology community.”

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About INmune Bio, Inc.

INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB) clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapies targeting the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio is developing three product platforms: two products that reengineer the patient’s innate immune system’s response to cancer and one product to treat neuroinflammation that is currently focused on Alzheimer’s disease. INKmune is a natural killer (“NK”) cell therapeutic that primes the patient’s NK cells to attack minimal residual disease, the remaining cancer cells that are difficult to detect, which often cause relapse. INB03 inhibits myeloid derived suppressor cells (“MDSC”), which often cause resistance to immunotherapy, such as anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors. XPro1595 targets neuroinflammation, which causes microglial activation and neuronal cell death. INmune Bio’s product platforms utilize a precision medicine approach for the treatment of a wide variety of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and chronic inflammation. To learn more, please visit www.INmuneBio.com.

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$GNPX Initiates First Phase of Branding Lead Drug Candidate

Clinical-stage gene therapy company Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX) this morning announced it has initiated the first phase of branding its lead drug candidate, Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy, and has completed and submitted non-proprietary drug name selections to the American Medical Association’s United States Adopted Names (“USAN”) Council. According to the update, Genprex will, upon receipt of USAN feedback expected later this year, submit its non-proprietary drug name selections to the World Health Organization for International Nonproprietary Names (“INN”) status. By mid-2020, the company expects to obtain an approved non-proprietary drug name. “Developing and obtaining regulatory approval of a non-proprietary drug name is a requirement for bringing our lead drug candidate to market,” Genprex Chairman and CEO Rodney Varner said in the news release. “We’re one step closer to achieving this regulatory milestone. An approved non-proprietary drug name will also make our lead drug candidate more widely recognizable to clinicians and physicians and most importantly, to patients living with non-small cell lung cancer.”

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About Genprex Inc.

Genprex, Inc. is a clinical stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients, based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities. Oncoprex has a multimodal mechanism of action whereby it interrupts cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com.

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$CNPOF $RIV Cannabis Edibles Market Projected to Quadruple in U.S. and Canada to $4.1 Billion

Palm Beach, FL – July 31, 2019 – A recent article from Green Entrepreneur quoting an ArcView report discussed the impending growth of the CBD edibles markets and its eventual superiority over smoked marijuana in terms of users and revenues. Observers have for quite a while have been seeing this rise in edibles coming. In 2017 in both the U.S. and Canada edible revenues were only $1 billion but they have since moved at a rapid pace and have become mainstream, garnering a massive new audience. ArcView said: “Legal cannabis-derived edible products, from candy and chocolate to infused beverages, is a sector worth watching over the next few years,” the report stated. Other highlights from their report were that Edibles are projected to grow from 12 percent to 14 percent of the total cannabis market by 2022, while flower drops from 50 percent to 36 percent and that edibles’ share of the total cannabis market has already more than doubled, from 5.4 percent in 2011 to the current 12 percent.   Active companies in the industry making moves to ready that include:  IONIC Brands Corp. (OTC: IONKF) (CSE: IONC), Origin House (OTCQX: ORHOF) (CSE:OH), MedMen Enterprises Inc. (OTCQX: MMNFF) (CSE: MMEN), Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTCPK: TCNNF) (CSE: TRUL), Canopy Rivers Inc. (OTCPK: CNPOF) (TSX-V: RIV).

Another report from BDS Analytics added that the place where these increased edibles will be sold will be/has been in dispensaries. They projected that overall, CBD sales are expected to surge to $20 billion by 2024; up substantially from the $1.9 billion in 2018. They track current and ongoing retail sales as well as consumer behavior. Retail tracking and forecast models include products sold through licensed dispensaries, pharmaceuticals and in general market retail, encompassing the full CBD market.

IONIC Brands Corp., (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) BREAKING NEWS:  IONIC Brands is pleased to announce that PharmaCann LLC’s (“PharmaCann”) Illinois dispensaries are exclusively launching Zoots Cannabis Infused Edibles and will be available this month, providing consistent relief for medical cannabis patients.

Verilife dispensaries, owned and operated by national vertically integrated cannabis operator PharmaCann, will offer drops, chews and energy shots from the Zoots line of products.  “Zoots is an ideal fit for Illinois medical cannabis patients seeking relief through a premium edible product that delivers consistent and reliable results,” said Brett Novey, Chief Operating Officer for PharmaCann. “We are excited to offer Illinois patients access to the Zoots line of premium edible products initially through our Verilife branded dispensaries, with plans to extend this offering to patients throughout the entire state of Illinois via our extensive wholesale network.”

For PharmaCann, quality was a vital factor when choosing Zoots for its Illinois dispensaries. What sets Zoots apart is its proprietary Cypress Extraction System®, which delivers a cannabis extract that is pure, consistent, and developed specifically for use as a premium-quality food ingredient. The developers of Zoots also have extensive experience in food processing and, as a result, all Zoots products are manufactured according to the FDA’s guidelines for food safety.  “Zoots has a strong reputation for its dedication to excellence, as does PharmaCann, making for a great partnership,” said Michael Devlin, co-founder of Zoots. “Our brand and products are built on a promise of providing high-quality and safe products.”

Created in hand-crafted small batches, the edibles are made with Cypress Extract™ of cannabis paired with unique flavor blends. The product line offered by PharmaCann includes:

  • ZootDrops—Cannabis infused concentrates in Relaxation Blend and High-Energy Blend (100mg THC per bottle)
  • ZootBlast—Cannabis infused energy shots (available in 10mg and 30mg THC per bottle)
  • ZootChews—Cannabis infused gummies in Sour Apple, Wild Berry, Sour Lemonade and Watermelon (5mg THC each; 100mg THC per package—also available in CBD blends)

PharmaCann has Illinois dispensaries in Arlington Heights, Evanston, North Aurora, Ottawa and Romeoville, as well as an extensive wholesale network spanning the entire state. Each of PharmaCann’s dispensaries will offer Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Edibles, with plans to roll out Zoots statewide through its wholesale partners.   Read this entire announcement  for IONC at:     https://www.financialnewsmedia.com/news-ionc/   

Additional industry related developments from around the markets:

Origin House (CSE: OH.CN) (OTCQX: ORHOF) recently announced that it has divested its 5.1% equity interest (the “Interest”) in Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC (“AltMed”) for total consideration of US$6 Million. As Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco”) is prohibited under state law from acquiring additional positions in the Florida market, this divestment was a pre-closing condition to the Company’s previously announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which Cresco has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Origin House.

“With one of the final conditions to closing the Arrangement with Cresco now complete, we look forward to proceeding to drive value for shareholders as a combined company, upon the expiration of the anti-trust waiting period,” commented Marc Lustig, Chairman and CEO of Origin House. “The sale of the remaining AltMed interest marks a significant milestone in the continued process whereby Origin House has monetized non-core holdings resulting in both substantial returns for shareholders and additional cash that has fueled the Company’s growth.”

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN.CN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) recently announced that MedMen pre-roll singles and multipacks are available for purchase at its recently-opened West Palm Beach location. Available strains include “White Widow,” “Bubblegum OG,” and “Dr Who.”  To bring these products to the West Palm Beach community, the Company’s state-of-the-art cultivation and production facility located in the city of Eustis completed its first harvest of smokable flower in the state of Florida.

“Medical cannabis patients in Florida have fought long and hard to have smokable flower as an alternative for pain relief, and we are proud to offer them access to it,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen Co-Founder and CEO. “We look forward to continue working with regulators to bring safe, regulated and high-quality flower to other Florida communities where MedMen will operate in the future.”

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL.CN) (OTCPK: TCNNF), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, recently announced the appointment of Peter T. Healy to its Board of Directors.  With continuing growth of the Company in Florida and the expansion of operations into new U.S. states, the addition of Peter Healy broadens the knowledge and experience base of Trulieve’s Board of Directors and further supports the execution of the Company’s strategic vision.

“We are very pleased to welcome Peter to the Trulieve Board,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “Having advised a number of boards of public and private companies alike, and with a proven track record in financing, M&A, and cross-border listings, Trulieve will benefit from the unique knowledge and perspectives that Peter offers as we continue to bring high-quality products and an industry-leading customer experience to cannabis markets throughout the United States .”

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX-V: RIV) (OTCPK: CNPOF) recently announced that its 49%-owned joint venture, PharmHouse Inc.  (“PharmHouse”), has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada. PharmHouse will be immediately commencing operations in 190,000 sq. ft. of licensed nursery infrastructure and plans to ramp up the entire 1.3 million sq. ft. ultramodern greenhouse before the end of 2019 to deliver low-cost and high-quality cannabis and cannabis derivative products to the Canopy Rivers ecosystem of partners, both domestically and internationally.

“This is a significant corporate milestone for Canopy Rivers. We believe the PharmHouse platform to be the epitome of value creation for our shareholders, and exposure to this project represents an investment opportunity only available through Canopy Rivers,” said Narbe Alexandrian, President and CEO of Canopy Rivers”

 

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$BHAT Announces Closing of IPO

XIAMEN, China, July 31, 2019 via NetworkWire – Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology (“Blue Hat”) (NASDAQ: BHAT), a producer, developer and operator of augmented reality interactive entertainment games and toys in China, announces the closing on July 30, 2019 of its underwritten initial public offering (“IPO”) of 2,000,000 ordinary shares priced at $4 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions, resulting in gross proceeds of $8,000,000 before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. Blue Hat raised the proposed deal size from 1,800,000 shares as reflected in the original registration statement by filing an additional registration statement for the registration of additional shares to accommodate the upsizing. The offering was conducted on a firm commitment basis. All of the ordinary shares were offered by Blue Hat.

The ordinary shares were approved for listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market and on July 26, 2019, commenced trade under the ticker symbol “BHAT.”

ViewTrade Securities Inc. (“ViewTrade Securities”), a global provider of brokerage, investment banking, corporate, advisory and trading platform services, acted as the sole book-running manager and sole underwriter for the offering.

Blue Hat has granted ViewTrade Securities a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 ordinary shares at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments, if any.

A registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-230051), including a prospectus relating to the offering, was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and on July 25, 2019, was declared effective by the SEC, and a registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) (File No. 333-232840) which increased the number of registered shares from 2,250,000 to 2,500,000 became effective upon filing with the SEC. The offering of the ordinary shares was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained on the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) and may also be obtained from ViewTrade Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 7280 W Palmetto Park Rd, Suite 310, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, or by email at ib@viewtrade.com. Please indicate your request for a prospectus.

Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents Blue Hat has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about Blue Hat and the offering. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology

Blue Hat, headquartered in Xiamen, China, is a producer, developer and operator of augmented reality interactive entertainment games and toys, including interactive educational materials, mobile games, and toys with mobile game features. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.bluehatgroup.net.

About ViewTrade Securities Inc.

ViewTrade Securities is a U.S.-registered broker dealer providing brokerage, trading, investment banking & advisory services for U.S. retail investors and B2B to major financial institutions worldwide, including some of the largest institutions in their domestic markets. ViewTrade Securities’ Investment Banking Division offers capital raising and advisory services to growth-oriented companies both domestically and in emerging markets.

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$LXRP Summarizes DehydraTECH(TM) Technology Licensees

Biotechnology company and drug delivery platform innovator Lexaria Bioscience (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) today reported on its existing technology licensees that have entered definitive contracts to use its revolutionary DehydraTECH(TM) absorption technology within their existing and emerging brands. “The first half of 2019 delivered a period of unprecedented achievements for Lexaria. We signed more license agreements than ever before in our Company’s history, many of which were larger in scope than anything previous,” Lexaria Chief Executive Officer Chris Bunka said in the news release. “We also launched our brand-new business division Lexaria Nicotine which is disrupting nicotine delivery methods that already attracted one of the world’s largest nicotine companies, which has licensed our technology.”

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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. licenses disruptive, patented-delivery technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and has patents granted in the United States and Australia for utilization of its DehydraTECH delivery technology. Lexaria’s technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates, more rapid delivery to the bloodstream, and important taste-masking benefits for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.

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$GGBXF Posts Updated Terms to Spring Oaks Acquisition

Green Growth Brands (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF), a lifestyle-oriented cannabis company, on Monday announced an amendment to the share purchase agreement dated June 3, 2019 with Spring Oaks Greenhouses, Inc. Per the amended agreement, GGBXF will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Spring Oaks. According to the amendment, the purchase price of $54,650,000 will be comprised of a previously paid deposit of $1,350,000; a cash payment of $2,000,000 at closing, subject to certain adjustments acknowledged in the agreement; a cash payment of $3,000,000 due on August 31, 2019; the issuance of 7,133,297 common shares of GGBXF to the owners of Spring Oaks representing a total of $17,100,000 at a price of $2.39 each; the issuance of 8,094,210 additional common shares to the owners of Spring Oaks representing a total of $14,000,000, at a price of $1.72 each; the issuance of a two-year convertible secured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $11,400,000 that will bear interest at a rate of 15%, payable after the first year, and with a 24 month maturity date from closing and a conversion rate equal to $2.39; and the issuance of a one-year convertible secured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $5,800,000. The one-year note will bear interest at a rate of 15%, simple interest, per annum, and has a maturity date of 12 months following the date of closing. At the option of Spring Oaks, the one-year note is convertible on the maturity date into common shares of GGBXF at a conversion rate of $1.72. The shares issued as part of the purchase price are subject to a lock-up agreement for 20 months following the date of closing, to be released in increments of 1/20 over that time period. In addition, GGBXF will pay a fee of $500,000 to Jeremy Giles in connection with the anticipated closing. The fee will be comprised of a cash payment in the amount of $250,000 and the issuance of common shares totaling $250,000, priced at $1.72 each. GGBXF and Giles are expected to enter into a consulting services agreement for governmental relations services.

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About Green Growth Brands

Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company’s brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, and Meri + Jayne. The company also has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman(TM) Brand to develop a line of CBD-infused personal care products designed for active wellness. Already driving the strongest sales per square feet in the cannabis industry, GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S., its CBD presence at ShopSeventhSense.com, in malls across the country and at DSW shoe stores—and that’s just the beginning. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.GreenGrowthBrands.com.

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$PBIO Bold Entry into CBD Market with Next-Gen Nanoemulsification Platform

  • PBIO’s proprietary Ultra Shear Technology (UST) platform achieves the long sought-after ability to create truly water-soluble CBD oil that can provide optimized bioavailability
  • CBD sales are projected to reach $89 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 37 percent (2018-2024 forecast period)
  • Analysts predict that the biggest short-term challenge for CBD businesses will be oversaturation and stiff competition in the marketplace; companies producing the highest-quality, most bioavailable CBD products are expected to earn top customer loyalty

Finding success in the lucrative yet ultra-competitive CBD industry is a daunting challenge for businesses in the space, with oversaturation in the marketplace being a real concern. The cannabis market was valued at $14.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $89.1 billion by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 37 percent during the forecast period, according to Mordor Intelligence (http://nnw.fm/fR3cA). CBD manufacturers may find tapping into this booming trend to be short-lived if their CBD offerings don’t stand up to consumers’ expectations that the products they purchase are as beneficial as advertised.

Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO), a leader in the development and sale of high pressure-based instruments, consumables and related services for the global life sciences and other industries, has developed a novel, proprietary process that has…

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$OGI Five of the Top Hemp Stocks to Watch in 2019

Palm Beach, FL – July 30, 2019 – With the passage of the Farm Bill, hemp will see a significant catalyst for growth. It could see even more growth once the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduces federal hemp rules in August 2019, speeding previous plans to roll out the guidelines by 2020.  Along the way, it may just create a $39.4 billion market, says Markets and Markets, strong growth from a $10.3 billion valuation in 2018.  That’s opening a wide range of opportunity for companies including MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (OTCQB:MYMMF) (CSE:MYM), OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:OGI) (TSX-V:OGI), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB)(TSX:ACB), CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CTST), (TSX:TRST) and PharmaCielo Ltd. (OTCPK:PHCEF) (TSX-V:PCLO).

MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE:MYM)(OTCQB:MYMMF) BREAKING NEWS: MYM Nutraceuticals just announced it has finalized the acquisition of 50% of BioHemp Naturals, a licensed hemp cultivator in the business of cultivating and distributing CBD-rich hemp biomass to licensed producers in Canada. BioHemp co-founder, Len Atkinson, has joined the MYM management team as Global Hemp Project Manager.  BioHemp’s founder has been growing hemp since 2015 and developed unique harvesting methods and standard operating procedures which meet all Health Canada testing requirements for hemp. BioHemp is expanding its hemp operations to cultivate 450 acres this 2019 season. Working with BioHemp, MYM is hoping to expand cultivation to 3,000 acres of CBD-rich hemp for the 2020 grow season. To date, MYM and BioHemp have purchase agreements in place totaling over $33 million.

“Finalizing the acquisition of 50% of BioHemp Naturals and engaging Mr. Atkinson as MYM’s Global Hemp Project Manager is another positive move in the restructuring of MYM to become a global player in the cultivation, extraction, and distribution of CBD-rich hemp,” said Howard Steinberg, CEO of MYM.  In exchange for 50% of BioHemp Naturals, MYM will pay a total of $2.5 million cash (in two tranches) and 6,000,000 common shares in the capital of MYM.  For more information on MYM, please visit:  https://www.mym.ca/

 

Other cannabis-related developments from around the markets include:

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSXV:OGI) (NASDAQ:OGI) just announced its financial results for the third quarter ended May 31, 2019.  “We continued to report strong sales in our third quarter and now have distribution in all ten provinces. In our fiscal year to date, we have generated strong operating and financial results, placing us among the leaders in the Canadian industry. While we saw a temporary reduction in yield per plant in Q3 due to temporary changes in growing protocols, not only have our yields returned to historical levels, but we have seen a meaningful increase in average cannabinoid levels in harvests to date in Q4” said Greg Engel, Chief Executive Officer. “We have seen adult recreational cannabis sales highly correlate to the presence of physical retail stores based on a comparison of the provinces in Canada. The Canadian market is positioned to grow significantly with more retail stores opening – particularly in the two most populous provinces of Ontario and Quebec – and the upcoming legalization and availability of edibles and derivative products.”

“We expect to remain a national market leader by maintaining our track record of meeting supply commitments and delivering high-quality product to our customers. Our experienced team continues to de-risk our edibles and derivative strategy in order to be ready to launch the most popular cannabis product forms upon legalization. We are very excited for fiscal 2020 which should build upon an already successful 2019. By the first half of fiscal 2020, we expect to benefit from record harvests of high-quality indoor-grown dried flower, the sale of a variety of vape pen products as well as our initial edible product forms. The Canadian market will be much more mature from a distribution and retail perspective with Ontario anticipated to have three-times the current number of stores by October 2019 and Quebec planning to more than double its retail presence by March 2020 and with Alberta continuing to grow its already leading number of retail distribution points.”

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) (TSX:ACB) just received Health Canada licenses for outdoor cultivation at two Canadian sites. The new sites in Quebec and British Columbia will be used for cultivation research to develop new technology, genetics and intellectual property in order to drive sustainable, high-quality outdoor production. Aurora purposefully chose the outdoor sites because they represent two different growing environments. The company will conduct research on cultivation techniques to further excel at growing cannabis in varying climate conditions and will examine approaches to environmentally sustainable cannabis agriculture. The newly-named Western facility will be called Aurora Valley and is a 207-acre operation in Westwold, British Columbia. The Eastern facility, a 21,000 square foot operation at the Aurora Eau facility in Lachute, is the first approved outdoor grow operation for cannabis in Quebec. Aurora Valley is expected to be planted shortly and Aurora Eau has already been planted.

The two sites are an extension of the scientific research Aurora will be conducting at its new Comox facility, which will be ready in the fall of 2019. The Comox facility consists of a 21,000 square foot indoor grow facility and a 10,500 square foot laboratory. This unique research centre will be home for Aurora’s plant breeding team designed to create new cannabis cultivars with improved growing characteristics for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. “Aurora believes in innovative operations and intensive research and we’re applying our approach to outdoor grown cannabis,” said Aurora CEO Terry Booth. “Our team plans to use these areas to ensure we are able to consistently grow the high-quality cannabis Aurora has become known for around the world. We’re proud to be a Canadian company and this is a further commitment to research and job creation in Canada.”

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST)(NYSE:CTST) just announced immediate senior management changes and other interim actions based on the ongoing investigation being undertaken by a special committee of its board of directors. The investigation into the Company’s non-compliance with Health Canada regulations and ancillary matters uncovered new information that has resulted in a determination by the Board to terminate with cause CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto.  In addition, the Board of Directors demanded the resignation of the Company’s Chair Eric Paul and he complied.  Effective immediately, the Board has appointed Special Committee Chair Robert Marcovitch to the role of interim CEO and he will step down as a member of the Special Committee. “Our first priority is to complete the remaining items of our investigation and bring the Company’s operations into full regulatory compliance.  Implementing the necessary changes is essential to the interests of our medical patients, customers, shareholders and employees,” said Mr. Marcovitch. “CannTrust has a number of strengths it can draw upon to reset and rebuild, including industry-leading research, innovation and intellectual property.”

PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV:PCLO)(OTCPK:PHCEF) announced that it has completed the necessary permitting process required to enable Colombia’s first commercial export and sale of non-psychoactive (CBD) isolate.  The extensive process fulfils the extensive and final regulatory obligations required, including individual approvals by the Colombian Ministries of Health and Justice, in order to commence product exportation.  With this prerequisite accomplished, the Company will begin the process of confirming a series of international business relationships and configuring inaugural commercial shipments of high-grade medicinal CBD isolate, with a purity certificate of analysis (COA) of 99+% and meeting all other strict quality control standard requirements established by the Colombian government.  “Enabling product delivery to customers is one of the most exciting and memorable moments for any company, and we are thrilled about this accomplishment,” said David Attard, CEO of PharmaCielo Ltd. “This specific point in time not only distills the vision, hard work, dedication and commitment of our team, but also signifies the transition of PharmaCielo from a founding stage into a mature company with the infrastructure of production, distribution and sales operations that can deliver high-quality products to its clients.”

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$GGBXF Announces Updated Terms Related To Its Acquisition Of Florida-Based Spring Oaks

COLUMBUS, OH, July 29, 2019  – Green Growth Brands, Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) (“GGB” or “the Company”) today announced that it has executed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Share Purchase Agreement  (the “Agreement”), dated June 3, 2019, with Spring Oaks Greenhouses, Inc. (“Spring Oaks”), pursuant to which GGB is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Spring Oaks.

Pursuant to the Amendment, the purchase price for the shares of capital stock of Spring Oaks of US$54,650,000 (C$72,039,630), subject to certain post-closing purchase price adjustments, shall be satisfied by GGB at closing through a combination of: (i) a previously paid deposit of US$1,350,000 (C$1,779,570); (ii) a cash payment at closing of US$2,000,000 (C$2,636,400), subject to certain adjustments identified in the Agreement; (iii) a cash payment of US$3,000,000 (C$3,954,600) due on August 31, 2019; (iv) the issuance of 7,133,297 common shares of GGB (the “Consideration Shares”) to the owners of Spring Oaks representing an aggregate amount of US$17,100,000 (C$22,541,220) at a price of US$2.39 (C$3.16) per Consideration Shares; (v) the issuance of 8,094,210 common shares of GGB (the “Additional Consideration Shares”) to the owners of Spring Oaks representing an aggregate amount of US$14,000,000 (C$18,454,800), at a price of US$1.72 (C$2.28) per Additional Consideration Shares; (vi) the issuance of a two-year convertible secured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of US$11,400,000 (C$15,027480) (the “Two-Year Note”); and (vii) the issuance of a one-year convertible secured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of US$5,800,000 (C$7,645,560) (the “One-Year Note”).

The Two-Year Note shall bear interest at a rate of 15%, payable after the first year, and shall have a maturity date of 24 months following the date of closing.  The Two-Year Note shall be convertible, on the maturity date, at the option of Spring Oaks, into common shares of GGB at a conversion rate equal to US$2.39 (C$3.16) and shall be secured by the Spring Oaks assets. The One-Year Note shall bear interest at a rate of 15%, simple interest, per annum, and shall have a maturity date of 12 months following the date of closing.  The One-Year Note shall be convertible, on the maturity date, at the option of Spring Oaks, into common shares of GGB at a conversion rate of  US$1.72 (C$2.28), representing the closing market price of a GGB common share on the CSE on the trading day immediately prior the date hereof.  The One Year Note shall be secured by the Spring Oaks assets.  Both the Consideration Shares and the Additional Consideration Shares shall be subject to a lock-up agreement for 20 months following the date of closing, to be released in increments of 1/20 over that time period.

In connection with the anticipated closing, GGB will pay a fee (the “Fee”) of US$500,000 (C$659,100) to Jeremy Giles in full satisfaction and settlement of certain finder services performed on GGB’s behalf.  The Fee will be paid through (1) a cash payment in the amount of US$250,000 (C$329,550) and (2)  the issuance of common shares of GGB in the aggregate amount of US$250,000 (C$329,550), priced at US$1.72 (C$2.28), representing the closing market price of a GGB common share on the CSE on the trading day immediately prior to the date of this announcement. GGB will also enter into a Consulting Services Agreement with Mr. Giles for governmental relations services.

About Green Growth Brands Inc.
Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company’s brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, and Meri + Jayne. The Company also has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman™ Brand to develop a line of CBD-infused personal care products designed for active wellness. Already driving the strongest sales per square feet in the cannabis industry, GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S., its CBD presence at ShopSeventhSense.com, in malls across the country and at DSW shoe stores—and that’s just the beginning. Learn more about our vision at GreenGrowthBrands.com.

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$INMB Research Highlights Strategy in Fighting Cancer with Body’s Own Natural Cells

  • California-based INmune Bio is developing therapies to battle cancers and Alzheimer’s disease by more effectively engaging the body’s own natural defenses
  • Research published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal shows a mechanism by which scientists can track and strategize natural killer cell promotion as an innate physical response to cancer in lieu of other pharmaceutical inducements
  • INmune Bio’s INKmune product, derived from the cell line used in its research, naturally targets “residual disease” cells that may survive other cancer treatments and revitalize themselves to create a relapse of cancer

The battle to marshal naturally occurring cells within the human body to destroy cancerous tumors has gained new intelligence that appears to strengthen an immunotherapy strategy employed by clinical-stage biotechnology company INmune Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB). The encouraging report arises from research on tumor-primed vs. cytokine-primed human natural killer (NK) cells, published in June in peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE (http://nnw.fm/5yNeD).

“We are delighted to be sharing these data describing the unique molecular pathways triggered within human NK cells upon priming with INmune Bio’s own INB16 (INKmune) cell line,” INmune Bio co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mark Lowdell, who co-authored the…

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