Aurora Enlists Shopify for E-commerce Cannabis Platform

Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB) announced an agreement with Shopify (TSX:SHOP) for the creation of an online e-commerce platform distributing medical and recreational cannabis “globally.” As quoted in the press release: Working closely with Aurora Cannabis’ industry-leading software engineering team, Shopify will assist in transitioning Aurora’s current ecommerce site to a new, Shopify-developed platform, improving the customer experience for Aurora’s current medical and future adult consumer use customers. One of the key benefits of the Shopify platform is its rapid and seamless scalability as Aurora executes on its domestic and international expansion strategy. “Selecting Shopify allows Aurora to bring a world-class [e-commerce] solution to our patients and future adult consumer use customers,” said Darryl Vleeming, CIO of Aurora Cannabis Inc. “Shopify’s unique, industry leading platform provides a safe, secure and flexible [e-commerce] site that we can build on as we execute our global growth initiatives and enter new markets.” Click here to read the … Continue reading

Tidal Royalty Corp. Announces Listing on United States OTC Market

Tidal Royalty Corp. (CSE: RLTY.U) (OTC: TDRYF) (“Tidal Royalty” or the “Company”), a leading provider of royalty financing to licensed U.S. cannabis operators, announces that the Company has applied for eligibility to The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) for its shares trading on the OTC Market. DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp (“DTCC”) that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly-traded companies in the United States. DTC eligibility will simplify the process of trading and is expected to enhance liquidity of the Company’s common shares on the OTC marketplace, where Tidal Royalty now trades under the symbol “TDRYF”. The Company is optimistic that it will be fully DTC-eligible in the next two weeks. Tidal Royalty Chairman & CEO Paul Rosen stated: “This visibility on a U.S.-based listing provides us great confidence as we continue to establish our company with the American investment community. Our goal … Continue reading

GTEC Holdings Issued Dealer’s License from Health Canada

GreenTec Holdings (TSXV:GTEC) (“GTEC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Zenalytic Laboratories (“Zen Labs”) received its Dealer’s License from Health Canada on July 13, 2018. On June 26th, 2018, Health Canada’s Regional Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement Team was on-site for a scheduled licensing inspection at Zen Labs. The Zen Labs Dealer’s License was issued 17 days later pursuant to the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – Narcotic Control Regulations. Accordingly, Zen Labs is now classified as a Licensed Dealer. Zen Labs is now authorized to perform analytical testing on cannabis and specific cannabinoids. In addition, Zen Labs intends to apply for amendments to the license to further conduct other activities relating to cannabis. “Obtaining a Dealers License is a major step forward for the GTEC group of companies,” said Norton Singhavon, Chairman & CEO of GTEC Holdings. “The Dealers License will play a … Continue reading

Stem Holdings Begins Trading on the CSE

Stem Holdings (CSE:STEM) announced it started trading its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the CSE) under the ticker symbol “STEM.” As quoted in the press release: Stem is an innovative real estate company, which acquires and improves properties for the cannabis industry. Stem owns multiple licensed cultivation facilities and retail stores in Oregon and Nevada. The Company has also developed partnerships with a number of award-winning cannabis brands. “Listing on the CSE provides Stem access to capital to fund the Company’s strategy for growth and leverage our position as a leader in the cannabis industry,” said Stem’s CEO, Adam Berk. “We are excited to provide an opportunity for global investors to participate in our expansion strategy that focuses on multiple sectors of the market, while still providing value to our current shareholders.” Click here to read the full press release. The post Stem Holdings Begins Trading on the CSE appeared … Continue reading

Golden Leaf Introduces New Products in Nevada

Golden Leaf Holdings (CSE:GLH) announced the introduction of new cannabis concentrate product lines through is Greenpoint Nevada subsidiary. As quoted in the press release: Greenpoint’s product launch includes its Golden Tinctures which are featured in Orange, Cherry, Mint and Strawberry flavors; its Golden Private Stash distillate vape cartridges; and its Golden CBD product lines using Golden Leaf’s best-in-class, cold ethanol extraction processes and proprietary blends of strain-specific terpenes. Greenpoint also uses these techniques for the RSO+GO and Jackpot distillate disposable pen product lines and offers consumers a wide variety of potencies, full spectrum blends, and flavors, and incorporate the highest quality hardware, including reliable ceramic cell vaporizer cartridges. “Cannabis consumers demand and deserve the safest, very best recreational and therapeutic benefits of cannabis oil extracts. Production Greenpoint allows Golden Leaf to bring our proprietary extraction and production methods to Nevada, stay at the forefront of emerging consumption trends, and offer … Continue reading

High Hampton Engages Leading Global Greenhouse Design Firm Aurora Larssen Projects Inc. for Design and Support of CoachellaGro Cannabis Cultivation Facility

High Hampton Holdings Corp (CSE:HC) (“High Hampton”) and Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) are pleased to announce that High Hampton has engaged with globally leading hybrid greenhouse engineering and design consultancy Aurora Larssen Projects Inc. (“ALPS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora, for the design of its cannabis cultivation facility at CoachellaGro, near Palm Springs, California. With the recently awarded Conditional Use Permit (CUP) (see High Hampton press releases from May 3 and June 7, 2018), High Hampton now enters an active construction phase at CoachellaGro, and ALPS will advise the Company on aspects of design, engineering and the construction of its facilities. Larssen Ltd (“Larssen”), now ALPS, was acquired by Aurora as a dedicated hybrid greenhouse design and consulting arm for its global operations. Led by renowned engineer Thomas Larssen, ALPS has set the industry standard in high-tech, automated, environmentally controlled cultivation facilities for over 30 years and … Continue reading

NanoSphere Health Sciences’ Brand Evolve Formulas Partners with Former NHL Star Jeff Friesen

NanoSphere Health Sciences (CSE:NSHS), the biotech firm behind the groundbreaking NanoSphere Delivery System, has announced that its cannabis brand Evolve Formulas will partner with Jeff Friesen, former NHL player and marijuana advocate, in a campaign to educate athletes about the benefits of cannabis as a natural health supplement. Jeff Friesen and Evolve Formulas NanoSerum Jeff Friesen is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. In 2003, he won the Stanley Cup and cemented his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Friesen, in his years of professional athleticism, experienced multiple injuries and broken bones. He discovered cannabis as a beneficial healing supplement during this time and began advocating for the use of marijuana by athletes for training and recovery programs while avoiding the negative side effects of pain killers and prescription drugs. Through this new partnership, Friesen and Evolve Formulas will work together to promote cannabis as a method of pain management, relaxation, … Continue reading

Canntab Engages Industry Leader Lorne Gertner as Consultant

Canntab Therapeutics Limited (CSE:PILL) (“Canntab” or the “Company”), a leader in the development of the cannabis in tablet or capsule form, is pleased to announce that it has engaged Lorne Gertner, one of the world’s foremost investors in the cannabis industry and one of its trailblazing pioneers, as a strategic consultant.  Mr. Gertner has significant experience on the boards of a number of publicly traded cannabis companies, including Hiku Brands Company, and has developed a global network of contacts in the cannabis industry along with a deep understanding of retail distribution, both of which Canntab hopes to leverage as it positions itself for expansion into international markets. Mr. Gertner is a serial entrepreneur with experience in start-ups, IPOs, fashion, retail, architecture, real estate, and finance. Mr. Gertner is a co-founder and former chairman of PharmaCan Capital Corporation (MMJ.V), cofounder of Tokyo Smoke and the current Chairman of HG2 Capital Corp., an … Continue reading

Cannvas Signs Strategic Data and Analytics LOI Within Hemp Sector

Cannvas MedTech (CSE:MTEC), a leading business technology company within the cannabis space, and Natures Hemp Inc. (“Natures Hemp”), a biotechnology  and  consumer  products  company  focused  on  unlocking  the  true value of the hemp for both B2B and B2C markets, are pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent “LOI”  (the “Agreement”), to negotiate, in good faith, a data analytics agreement, for which Cannvas will provide industry insight and analytical modelling capabilities to Natures Hemp business models and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). “Natures Hemp is on the leading edge of the emerging hemp economic eco-system and recognizes the importance of consumer data and both market and industry analysis as a core component and key driver of its business models,” said Shawn Moniz, Chief Executive Officer, Cannvas MedTech Inc. “Truly knowing your customer is invaluable when applying a targeted approach to high value customer-based segments within your industry. Companies like Natures … Continue reading

BLOCKStrain Announces Change of Directors

BLOCKSTRAIN TECHNOLOGY CORP. (TSXV:DNAX) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that, effective as of July 13, 2018, the Company has appointed James Carter as a director of the Company. Mr. Carter is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 45 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. From 1998 to 2017, Mr. Carter served as Vice President of an NYSE-listed company focused on merchant banking activities, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and debt restructuring and risk management. Mr. Carter has particular experience with North American and European capital markets. In connection with Mr. Carter’s appointment, Konstantin Lichtenwald as resigned as a director of the Company. The Company thanks Mr. Lichtenwald for his service to the Company and wishes him the best for his future endeavors. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS “Robert Galarza” Robert Galarza Chief Executive Officer and Director About BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V: DNAX.V) has … Continue reading