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Nutritional High International Inc (OTCMKTS:SPLIF) Agrees To Sell A Controlling Stake In Calyx Brands Inc To A Strategic Partner

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Nutritional High International Inc (OTCMKTS:SPLIF) signed a non-binding LOI to divest a controlling stake on Calyx Brands Inc to a strategic partner, who is a private equity veteran and cannabis entrepreneur. The strategic partner is engaged in operating the cannabis flower processing/ supply chain Management Company, which is located in California. The terms of the deal include the addition of new business operations for Calyx and the pumping of funds in Calyx. Nutritional High Expects to close the deal in Q2 2020.

How will Calyx benefit from the deal?

Following the sale of controlling stake in Calyx, the strategic partner will invest in the company to meet the ongoing capital needs. The partner will merge his supply management and cannabis flower processing business with the operations of Calyx. Flower products will be distributed through the distribution network of the partner across the state. The strategic partner will make additional contingent payments to Nutritional High after Calyx achieves certain operational milestones for some time. Following the completion of the deal, Nutritional High will hold a minority stake in Calyx.

Chief Executive Officer of Calyx, Dakota Sullivan, said working capital is a need for the distributors to grow their business. He said the deal provides an opportunity to merge the distribution reach with the flower business and supply chain of the strategic partner to create an end-to-end and powerful brand.

Opportunity to grow business

Chief Executive Officer of Nutritional High, Adam Szweras said Calyx will get access to additional capital and add more branded flower products and grow its business. He is excited to enter a deal that will help to achieve a profitable and strong distribution business.

Following the completion of the deal, Nutritional High will focus on brand development and core manufacturing. It will use these strengths to penetrate the existing markets in several states. The company will also explore emerging opportunities worldwide. It will concentrate on the production and commercialization of FLI brands in California.

Chief Financial Officer of Nutritional High, Robert Wilson, said he is pleased to secure a deal with a strategic partner. The deal allows the company to focus on lower capital intensive and higher-margin manufacturing. It expects to achieve positive cash flow and develop and grow the FLI brand.

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Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CWBHF) Forms CW Labs To Strengthen Development Of Innovative High-Quality Hemp Derived Products And Delivery Systems

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Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CWBHF) has formed a new division Charlotte’s Web Labs (CW Labs) to develop innovative high-quality products and delivery systems. It is an expansion of Charlotte’s efforts that focuses on hemp-derived terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and flavonoid compounds.

Tim Orr to head CW Labs

Tim Orr, who is recently hired by Charlotte as Senior Vice President, will head the CW Labs team of internal and external research specialists located in Boulder, Colorado, and Buffalo, New York.

Orr brings three decades of experience

Mr. Orr brings over three decades of experience in product development and commercial roles in life sciences, diagnostics, and medical device industries. His previous stints include management and top executive positions at Abbott Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson.

Mr. Orr said he is pleased to support the scientific discovery and innovation of Charlotte’s by leading CW Labs. The newly formed R&D lab will engage in the development of innovative delivery systems and high-quality products to the trusted and loyal customers of Charlotte. Science is driving the development of new formulations and improving their efficiencies.

Trusted hemp extracts

Charlotte is engaged in the production of trusted hemp extracts in the world. The company advances the science of full-spectrum extracts derived from hemp to express cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabichromine (CBC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other hemp-derived compounds.

CW Labs will help Charlotte in advancing the product line through science-based innovation and facilitates clinical trials. It is already engaged in placebo-controlled and double-blinded human clinical trials involving hemp-derived solutions for the needy in several states. Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte, Deanie Elsner said the formation of CW Labs improves the reach of Charlotte into the safety, efficiency and the science of hemp plant compounds. Deanie further said the launch of CW Labs shows its commitment to lead the innovation and introduce cutting edge solutions using hemp.

Charlotte has completed the audit of the hemp harvest for 2019. Deanie said the company is excited with 2019 harvest, potency and yield levels. It shows the tremendous expertise gained by the company in hemp cultivation over the past six years.

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HempAmericana Inc (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) is a Turnaround Prospect

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Turnaround stories are widely sought and difficult to find, which is why we want to cast a focus on HempAmericana Inc (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) today, as the company positions itself as a long-term beneficiary of the CBD-based products boom – something that has gone undercover so far in 2020 even though it remains possibly one of the most reliably potent large timeframe success stories of the coming decade, according to many prominent analysts.

The big idea here is still unquestionably that of a “mainstreaming” process – the CBD products marketplace is defined by a “small to big” dynamic that is all about a niche product crowd growing into a very widely accepted household goods market. The CBD growth trend that many investors have heard about over the past several years is simply about discovery.

But, even as that process plays out in empirically visible ways, stocks in the space have been carved up due to over-competition.

That said, the sweeping bear market that has ravaged the space has driven many of the less well-founded names into oblivion. Naturally, that’s the point of a bear market: to burn up the excess fat, leaving a leaner, meaner industry to more efficiently monetize the total base of industrial and intellectual capital. It’s the essence of a market-based system.

In this case, HempAmericana Inc (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) is one of the survivors.

As is always the case in such circumstances, the survivors are very deeply undervalued at this point – they’ve been through the ravages of the bear. They’ve been stripped down to nothing. But, at the same time, they’ve also survived to tell the tale. That alone makes them worth a very serious measure of attention. The survivors of a focused bear market in a specific sector often historically represent some of the most powerful opportunities. They are the babies that almost, but not quite, got thrown out with the bathwater. And those are some underpriced babies.

HMPQ belongs to that thematic group right now. The stock is trading at bargain-basement levels in sub-penny territory. But it has real operations and a first-class extraction and production facility in Maine, with ramping resources and a path of very likely tangible top-line growth over the coming period of months. While shareholders of the company may have heard that sentiment before, there are reasons to see this moment as different – as more urgently promising.

 

Spring is in the Air

In HMPQ’s case, business is picking back up, and the company has reportedly stored up an inventory of top-tier products that is ready to be monetized. The company has also just launched its new ecommerce platform to help with that process, complete with an active payment processor capable of taking major credit and debit cards seamlessly, which is a major accomplishment.

“The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with an improved ease of use and functionality while allowing customers to see the wide variety of full-spectrum CBD oils the Company offers. We upgraded the website with our customers in mind, the site includes more information about our products such as our COAs, to help buyers find the right CBD product they need, and to instill better Confidence in this age of uncertainty,” stated Company CEO Sal Rosillo.

Note, according to its most recent release, the company wasn’t able to process orders due to a change in Policy with the PayPal Platform not allowing Hemp related product sales. The company has retained an Industry-leading payment processor that accepts payment for Hemp products. The company is very pleased to have been approved to accept credit cards through First Direct Financial.

That’s an enormous plus. The company’s web presence is live and active, and first-rate. And it has the capacity to do business with customers in convenient terms. In this case, that’s a biggie.

HempAmericana Inc (OTCMKTS:HMPQ) bills itself as an emerging player in the hemp-based CBD marketplace. The company also researches, develops and sells products made of industrial hemp, in addition to carrying out other non-hemp based products but intends to focus primarily on the potential for hemp.

In essence, anything that can be made with plastic can be made with industrial hemp and HempAmericana plans to fill the growing need and demand for hemp-based products within the United States. The company also intends to explore other possible business avenues relating to the legal use of the Cannabis plant.

But the big one right now is clearly about establishing scaling growth in its CBD-based products segment. There is every reason to believe we may be witnessing the roots of that right now, and in concert with the roots taking hold for an overall bottoming of the cannabis, hemp, and CBD market as a whole.

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Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRGF) Inaugurates A Medical Dispensary – The Botanist In Spring Hill, Florida: Larissa Herda Resigns From The Board of Acreage

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Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRGF) inaugurated The Botanist in the Spring Hill, Florida. It is the first medical cannabis dispensary of Acreage in the state. The company now holds consulting and management services and other accords that include pending takeovers for thirty-two operational dispensaries in thirteen states that comprise fourteen The Botanist branded dispensaries. Acreage invests in cannabis industries.

The Botanist Brand

The Botanist Brand, which is developed by Acreage, is a product and retail brand with deep roots in wellness and health. It helps individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles using the holistic power of cannabis. The Botanist provides a wide gamut of products derived from cannabis. It also features a retail design – the science meets nature, which is reminiscent of the nineteenth-century botanist laboratory. The Botanist in the Spring Hill boasts its signature green foliage wall and a private consultation room and provides an environment for enthusiasts like you to know about the healing properties of cannabis plants from the trained specialists in patient-care.

Larissa Herda resigns from the board

According to a communiqué from Acreage, Larissa Herda has relinquished as a member of the board. Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Acreage said the company conveyed thanks for her exceptional services all along its journey since joining the board in November 2018 and wished success in her future endeavors.

Closes previously announced credit facility

Acreage has successfully closed the previously announced credit facility of $100 million. It has drawn $21 million from this credit facility. The subsidiary of Acreage – IP Borrower has also borrowed $22 million from IP Investment Company LLC.

Acreage has agreed to make monthly payments at an annual interest of 3.55% on the first advance, 1.85% on the second advance, and 1.55% for the third advance for the first year. It will negotiate interest rates for the second year. IP Borrower provides a guarantee for the credit facility. It will also provide security of $22 million from the loan transaction. The amount of $22 million will be blocked in the account as a safety to the Institutional lender.

The Borrower needs to provide cash collateral to draw the balance amount of $78 million. However, the institutional lender will not hold any security in the subsidiaries of Acreage or Acreage.

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