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Can Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) Get Some Traction Following Primary Data?

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Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) is another cannabis player to hit the wires with its quarterly financials. This comes at a very important point for the stock on a technical level. Tomorrow will likely be very interesting for GTI, with the key $11 level at stake.

“This was another quarter of solid financial and operational results as we build our foundation for the future. We have been focused on expanding wholesale capacity to meet increasing demand, opening new RISE™ stores and are unwavering in our diligent effort building a world-class team. To support our strong retail pipeline, we added experts to the team in retail operations, real estate, design and construction, and marketing and communications from retail giants such as Nordstrom, Starbucks, Home Depot, Whole Foods, Apple and Nike. We are excited about what’s ahead for RISE™ as we accelerate the growth of this exceptional business,” said GTI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler.

Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTCMKTS:GTBIF) as a producer and distributor of cannabis products including flower, concentrates for dabbing and vaporizing, edibles, and topicals. The company markets its products through third party retailers. It also owns and operates a chain of 50 retail stores under the RISE dispensaries name. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

The company is a national cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary operator, is dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis nationwide while giving back to the communities in which they serve.

As a vertically integrated company, GTI manufactures and sells a well-rounded suite of branded cannabis products including flower, concentrates, edibles, and topicals. The company also owns and operates a rapidly growing national chain of retail cannabis stores called RISE(TM) dispensaries.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has seven manufacturing facilities and licenses for 50 retail locations across seven highly regulated U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs more than 350 people and serves hundreds of thousands of patients and customers each year.

The company was actually also named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

 

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As noted above, GTBIF just announced its quarterly data, in which Q3 revenues increased 344% year-over-year to $17.2 million, quarter-over-quarter revenues increased 26%, EBITDA1 came in at $3.4 million for the quarter, adjusted EBITDA dropped at $0.4 million, net loss came in at $3.3 million, current assets totaled $166.2 million as of September 30, 2018, including cash and cash equivalents of $149.8 million.

In addition, the company has approximately $7.6 million of total debt, $1.5 million of which is due within 12 months. The Company raised gross proceeds of $140.5 million through two bought deal financings, one subsequent to quarter end.

On August 2, 2018, GTI closed a bought deal financing transaction raising $61.7 million, and on October 17, 2018, GTI closed a bought deal financing transaction raising $78.8 million.

That announcement helped to spark a relief rally in a context of recent action that hadn’t really been a happy time for GTBIF shareholders leading up to the release. But things have ended up basically back where they started going back a week. Shares of the stock have powered higher over the past month, rallying roughly 4% in that time on strong overall action.

“We closed on the acquisition of KSGNF to operate in Florida, closed on the acquisition of an extraordinary retail asset in Boston, and are on track to more than double our footprint in the only limited license adult use market in the country with the strategic acquisition of Nevada’s top operator, Integral Associates, announced earlier this month,” Kovler continued.

“All are important milestones as we position the business for long-term success by distributing brands at scale.”

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Kushco Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:KSHB) Reaffirms Its F2019 Revenue Estimate Of Between $145 Million And $150 Million

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KushCo Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:KSHB) has reconfirmed its annual revenue guidance for the fiscal year that ended August 31, 2016, of around $145million to $150 million in sales.

Major milestones and initiatives in 2019

KushCo made significant milestones in fiscal 2019 after it launched several major initiatives. The company rebranded and changed its name to “KushCO Holdings Inc.” with its main operating subsidiary now being Kush Supply Co. It also opened new corporates headquarters in Cypress California.

The company opened a regional distribution center in Taylor Michigan and a product sourcing office in China. The company has enjoyed efficiencies and cost-cutting across its business thanks to the implementation of a new Warehouse Management System across the various warehouse locations.

In a bid to enhance its growth, KushCo joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and partnered with Sungrown and IEKO. This will enable it to provide combustible products to its growing consumer base. They also partnered with CA Fortune to introduce retail services to CBD and Hemp brands. KushCo also secured credit facility with Monroe Capital of around $50 million, which is the first for a cannabis company.

KushCo’s long term strategy focuses on creating more value for its customers

KushCO CEO and Chairman, Nick Kovacevich, stated that besides the significant milestones and the transformative initiatives; they have managed to equally grew their business, thus effectively positioning themselves for success. He said that KushCo’s revenue growth for the fiscal year remained strong.

The CEO indicated that the company is currently in a better position, and they are excited about it. He said that KushCO currently has the right people, customer base as well as a growth strategy to enable them to expand. Kovacevich affirmed that they are growing and executing because of the work they have put in establishing a foundation and their optimal long-term strategy, focusing on the creation of value to customers.

Cannabis businesses are partnering with KushCo because of the value they present. Kovacevich stated that they would continue doing everything to create more value for customers and remain key to their success.

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The Wait Is Over For MedMen Enterprises Inc.’s (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) Proposed Acquisition Of PharmaCann

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MedMen Enterprises Inc. (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) has announced the expiry of the waiting period concerning the proposed acquisition of PharmaCann under the HSR Act. The expiry of the waiting period under the act fulfills the condition necessary to finalize the transaction.

Acquisition to enhance MedMen’s geographical footprint

MedMen CEO and co-founder, Adam Bierman stated that this is a significant step in the cannabis industry. He said that he was optimistic that it would open the way for other companies in what is seen as a highly dynamic and acquisitive industry.

The CEO further affirmed that MedMen had created a desirable footprint which has positioned its brand among the best in the biggest cannabis market in the globe. He added that the acquisition of PharmaCann would make MedMen be even a bigger brand for consumers. With the acquisition, MedMen now doubles the number of states where it currently holds licenses. This further extends the company’s geographic footprint as well as creates a massive opportunity for MedMen shareholders. Bierman concluded by saying that they are delighted they are almost closing the transaction.

MedMen entered an agreement to acquire PharmaCann last year

The company announced in December last year that it had entered into a definitive business combination deal to acquire PharmaCann. In March this year per the HSR Act, the companies received a “Second Request” from the Antitrust Division in the Department of Justice. On August 9 PharmaCann and MedMen confirmed significant compliance with the request for additional information. The waiting period, according to the HSR Act expired on September 9, 2019. The period automatically extended for 30 days following the declaration of substantial compliance by the companies with the Second Request.

According to the terms of the transaction, PharmaCann stockholders will receive around 168.4 million shares of the combined company. This will be based on MedMen’s fully-diluted outstanding shares as of June 29, 2019. However, the total stock is subject to adjustment depending on the company’s fully-diluted outstanding stock as of the date of closing the transaction.  

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Valens Groworks Corp (OTCMKTS:VGWCF) Enters Five Year Contract With Iconic Brewing For Production Of Cannabis-Infused Beverages

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Valens GroWorks Corp (OTCMKTS:VGWCF) has announced that it has signed a binding five-year white label cannabis beverage deal with Iconic Brewing’s cannabis division. Iconic Brewing is one of Canada’s best innovative beverage companies.

Iconic Brewing to produce 2.5 million cannabis-infused beverages

The white label contract requires Valens to provide Iconic with formulation services, top quality extracts, as well as SoRSETM emulsion solution for its cannabis-infused drinks. On its part, Iconic Brewing will have the obligation of branding and marketing the final products across Canada.

According to the terms of the agreement, the company should produce at least 2.5 million cannabis-infused beverages over five years. There is an option of expanding the partnership with new product offerings soon.

Valens CEO, Tyler Robson indicated that the partnership with Iconic Brewing is a major milestone for Valens. This is because Iconic Brewing is among the fastest-growing beverage companies in eastern Canada, and therefore they will be vital in helping Valens in the creation of a new product line of cannabis-infused beverages.

Valens and Iconic Brewing seeks to leverage each other’s strength in production

Robson lauded the ability of Iconic Brewing to formulate and predict trends which he said are second to none. This is evident from the success of their current beverage products enjoy. Their offerings include Picnic Wine Co, Liberty Village, Cottage Springs Vodka Soda, and Cabana Coast. The CEO added that for Valens to service the agreement, it will employ its proprietary emulsion solution SoRSETM Technology. The technology creates oil-based ingestible products as well as beverages that offer a steady experience with quick onset and offset.

Iconic Brewing’s head of cannabis division, Cole Miller stated that they were delighted to partner with Valens to create a new product line of cannabis-infused drinks. He affirmed the company’s unwavering dedication to enhancing the safe and reliable experience for new cannabis users through their low dosage and unparalleled product education. He added that with the proprietary emulsion technology of Valen, they are ready to deliver their promise of creating the world’s best cannabis-infused beverages.

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