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Harvest Entities Reach Agreement with Pennsylvania Department of Health

2019-08-16 13:00:00

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., today released the following response to the Harvest entities’ agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

On August 16th, after concluding negotiations with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, two of our affiliate companies, Harvest of Northwest PA, LLC and Harvest of North Central PA, LLC, will no longer pursue the permits granted to them. This means those entities will not pursue the operational status of their two already constructed facilities located in New Castle and Shamokin. Instead, the remaining Harvest affiliates will focus on the five permits they have been granted, which allows them to open up to 15 dispensaries across the Commonwealth.

On December 18th, 2018, six Harvest affiliates were each granted a dispensary permit by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These six permits were each applied for through separate and distinct legal entities, each bearing some form of the Harvest name along with identical ownership and management for each entity. Each entity moved forward with recruiting employees, building their individual dispensary and planning to become operational.

During the construction of these dispensaries, a question arose by the Department of Health concerning the use of a Small Diverse Business, Environmental Construction Services, Inc. (“ESCI 360”). ESCI 360 was identified in each of the six applications as the General Contractor (GC). Because ESCI 360 was not able to act as a GC for all six of the permitted locations, the Harvest entities transitioned the role of GC to a different contractor without notifying the Department of Health. Despite this error, the Harvest Entities still utilized ECSI 360 as a mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor on all of the dispensaries and paid ECSI 360 the amount specified in the applications.

Rather than engaging in a lengthy legal dispute that would involve all of the Harvest Entities, our affiliate companies, Harvest of Northwest PA, LLC and Harvest of North Central PA, LLC, ultimately determined that not pursuing the permits granted to them would be the best way to ensure that the remaining Harvest affiliate companies get their dispensaries in Pennsylvania operational to serve as many patients as quickly as possible. Consequently, our affiliates will not be opening dispensaries in New Castle and Shamokin where 18 employees will be affected. Having already completed their state required training, we are providing these impacted employees with company-paid services to help them find other employment, which includes a severance payment, resume reviews and access to transition and recruiting agencies. Although this was not an easy decision to make, our affiliates believe it was the best decision for the remaining Harvest affiliated companies, the other employees across the state and country, and most importantly, the patients in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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Grow Up Conference & Expo Announces 2019 Grow Up Awards Nominees

2019-08-16 11:00:42

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Grow Up Conference and Expo announced nominees for its first annual Grow Up Awards Gala taking place on September 12, 2019, in the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The evening celebrates the best in cultivation, science, and manufacturing, as well as highlighting efforts made to further the cannabis industry.

"It's time we celebrated the talented individuals working behind the scenes to ensure the flower (and its by-products) are all above standard," said Randy Rowe, president of Grow Up. "The Grow Up Awards Gala aims to shine a light on the great work happening locally and abroad for our industry."

The evening will be hosted by Comedian & Cash Cab host, Adam Growe, and will feature a performance by the International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin, followed by an induction ceremony into the Grower Hall of Fame for the "Guru of Ganja" Ed Rosenthal.

The nominees for the 2019 inaugural Grow Up Awards Gala, which is sponsored by 3|Sixty Secure Corp, are:

1. Growing


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Therabis debuts new product at largest pet industry trade show in North America

2019-08-16 09:00:53

DENVER, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Dixie Brands Inc. ("Dixie") (CSE: DIXI.U), (OTCQX: DXBRF), (Frankfurt: 0QV), one of the cannabis industry's leading consumer packaged goods ("CPG") companies, today announced a number of new product and marketing initiatives from its pet wellness subsidiary, Therabis LLC ("Therabis").

Therabis, a research-driven pioneer in the broad-spectrum hemp-based pet supplement market, continued its heritage of vet-inspired innovation at SuperZoo 2019, the preeminent national show for pet retailers, announcing the launch of its new Mobility soft chew for dogs. Designed to promote joint health and a healthy inflammatory system in dogs, the new soft chew also showcases the new brand livery and updated packaging unveiled at the trade show and being rolled out across the Therabis portfolio.

In addition to the new Mobility soft chews, Therabis recently introduced a new increased strength Veterinary Formula distributed through Vedco, the nation's largest distributor for vets. The formula features the brand's Mobility and Calming products with higher concentrations of naturally occurring cannabinoids and uses unique active ingredients to help support specific aspects of pet health. Therabis Veterinary Formula is now offered through veterinary hospitals and clinics across the country.

Backed by 25 years of veterinary experience Dr. Stephen M. Katz founded Therabis with the goal of relieving some of the most common pet ailments with the proven benefits of natural ingredients. Each Therabis product is formulated with only the best nutritionally rich and naturally derived ingredients. The broad-spectrum hemp-infused supplements combine naturally occurring cannabidiol, green-lipped mussel and specific vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C and chromium for dogs and L-Taurine for cats. These fast-acting, powerful supplements are easy to administer and target specific conditions including joint mobility, anxiety and skin irritation.

"Throughout the years, Therabis continues to receive wonderful responses about our indication-specific formulas from satisfied consumers sharing their heart-warming success stories about their pets' improved health," said Bob Rubin, President of Therabis. "Hearing this positive feedback from people who buy our products is so fulfilling – there's no better feeling than knowing we are making a difference in the lives of these animals and their owners."


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1933 Industries Grants Stock Options and Cancels Extraordinary Meeting of Debentureholders

2019-08-16 08:00:30

VANCOUVER, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - 1933 Industries Inc. (the "Company" or "1933 Industries") (CSE: TGIF) (OTCQX: TGIFF), a vertically integrated cannabis consumer packaged goods company, announces the grant of 6,800,000 incentive stock options to its directors, officers, consultants and employees pursuant to the Company's stock option plan.  The options are exercisable for a period of three years at a price of $0.35 per share and will vest over a three-year period.

Further to the Company's announcement that it would hold a meeting of debenture holders holding 10% unsecured convertible debentures with an expiry date of September 14, 2021 ("Debentures"), the Company has determined not to pursue the amendment to the Debentures and is therefore cancelling the meeting scheduled for August 28, 2019.  The payment of interest will be made in cash.

The Company reminds holders of warrants expiring on August 16, 2019 of the deadline today.

About 1933 Industries Inc.  1933 Industries Inc. is a vertically integrated, brand-focused cannabis company with operations in the United States and Canada. Operating through two subsidiary companies, the Company owns leading cannabis brands as well as licensed cannabis cultivation, extraction, processing and manufacturing assets. With the goal of delivering natural wellness, our award-winning proprietary portfolio of brands include: AMA flower and AMA concentrates, CBD-infused Canna Hemp™, Canna Hemp X™, and Canna Fused™. Partners under licensing agreements include Denver Dab Co., Birdhouse Skateboards™, Gotti's Gold and Kurupt Moonrocks. The Company owns 91% of Alternative Medicine Association, LC (AMA), and 100% of Infused MFG.

About Canna Hemp™ Canna Hemp™ CBD Relief Cream was named "Best Topical" by Leafy's Best in State: The Top State Specific Products and Experiences of 2018. http://www.cannahemp.com  https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/best-in-state-2018-nevada-cannabis


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SLANG Worldwide Announces Second Quarter 2019 Conference Call Details

2019-08-16 08:00:00

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CNSX: SLNG), (Frankfurt: 84S), ("SLANG" or the "Company"), a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods company with a robust portfolio of renowned brands distributed across 2,600 stores in 12 US states, today announced details of its planned release of second quarter 2019 financial results.

The Company expects to file its Q2 2019 results on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 after the close of financial markets. Management will host an investor conference call on August 28, 2019  at 8:30am EDT to discuss the results.

Conference Call Details


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 8:30 am EDT


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Trulieve Continues Expanding Patient Access with Latest Florida Location

2019-08-16 07:00:30

As state surpasses 250,000 patients, Trulieve's latest storefront offers residents in Clearwater Beach direct access to relief

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL & OTCQX: TCNNF) ("Trulieve" or "the company"), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, opened the doors of a new Clearwater Beach location on Friday, August 16th. The new storefront marks another milestone as the company's 31st physical Florida location opens its doors and expands access to patients in Clearwater Beach.

"When we were getting started back in 2016, Clearwater was our second store. Just over three years and 28 stores later, our Clearwater location remains one of our busiest dispensaries in the state with a patient base that has remained loyal and committed through the growing process. Having the opportunity to open a dispensary in nearby Clearwater Beach enables us to serve those loyal patients by providing an additional option for meeting their medical needs," said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers. "Since day one, our mission has been to ensure patients across Florida have access to high-quality, safe, and effective relief and this new Clearwater Beach location will continue to support that mission."

Presently, Trulieve operates 30 other dispensaries throughout the State of Florida, including nearby locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, and Bradenton. As part of the company's mission to provide safe, reliable access for patients statewide, Trulieve will continue opening stores as the patient registry and demand grows.

In stores and online, patients will find Florida's largest selection of THC and CBD products, available in a variety of delivery methods, including smokable cannabis, concentrates, tinctures, topical creams, vaporizers, and more. Trulieve also offers home delivery statewide for patients unable to make it to a physical store, in addition to its 31 dispensaries in locations across the state from Pensacola to Miami.


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The Green Organic Dutchman Completes First Shipment to Ontario Cannabis Store

2019-08-16 07:00:00

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the "Company" or "TGOD") (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF), a leading producer of premium certified organic cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has completed its inaugural shipment to the Ontario Cannabis Store, marking the Company's entrance into Canada's recreational market. Ontario consumers will soon be able to experience TGOD's acclaimed Unite Organic dried flower, the Company's high THC signature strain, which will be available on www.ocs.ca as well as at select retail locations across the province.

"We are thrilled to introduce Unite Organic dried flower to Ontario adult consumers. Launched earlier this year with our Grower's Circle, Unite Organic was highly praised by medical patients.  Our small pilot confirmed that market demand for premium certified organic cannabis exceeds available supply," commented Brian Athaide, CEO of TGOD.  "Today's milestone gets us one step closer to achieving our vision of becoming the world's leading brand for premium certified organic cannabis in both medical and recreational segments.  We look forward to continuing to expand our distribution network as we ramp up production in the months ahead."

In a recent study conducted by Hill & Knowlton, over 50% of recreational consumers stated that it is important that their cannabis be organic. TGOD's cannabis is grown in the Company's proprietary living soil, in accordance with all-natural principles and without irradiation. The Company's growing process is also certified organic by both Pro-cert and ECOCERT, two leading organic certification bodies, providing consumers with a safe, consistent, and enjoyable cannabis experience.

Initially available to a small group of medical patients called the Grower's Circle, TGOD recently opened sales to medical patients across the country. The Company has also signed supply agreements with Alberta and British Columbia.


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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canopy Growth to donate $100,000 to Forest Ontario to help plant millions of trees/

2019-08-16 07:00:00

KEMPTVILLE, ON and SMITHS FALLS, ON, Aug. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation is pleased to invite you to attend a cheque presentation at Ferguson Tree Nursery in Kemptville, Ontario. Seeing a need to step up to support our environment, Canopy Growth has proudly offered to donate $100,000.

Canopy Growth is looking forward to celebrating a new partnership, highlighting the important work done by Forests Ontario, and showcasing Ferguson Tree Nursery.

During the program, there will be an opportunity for you to address those in attendance, including Mark Zekulin, Canopy Growth CEO, Hilary Black, Canopy Growth Chief Advocacy Officer, the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario, and Ed Patchell, CEO of Ferguson Tree Nursery.

Kemptville, ON Date: August 16, 2019 Time: Event begins at 10:00 am EST. (Media asked to arrive early) Location: 275 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON RSVP: If you're planning on attending, please RSVP with D'Arcy McDonell (darcy.mcdonell@canopygrowth.com)

SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation


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/R E P E A T -- From Revolution to Evolution: Cannabis Culture 50 years later/

2019-08-16 07:00:00

Cannabis, Woodstock and the crowd that started it all align again

SMITHS FALLS, ON, Aug. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music history, with over 400,000 revelers celebrating peace and music together during a three-day historic event known as "Woodstock".

Multi-generational stars were born with performances that will live on in cultural history. It was the beginning of a new counterculture of rebellion based on peace and love. As the music played on for 12 hours a day, the celebration turned into the coming out party for another cultural force: cannabis.

Now, 50 years later, the crowd that started it all has become one of the most important, influential and educated consumer groups in the legal cannabis market—the 55+ Boomers.

As this group reflects on a half-century of cannabis culture, they are uniquely qualified to share their insights and opinions on how the plant and the industry have changed, improved and impacted our communities over time.


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