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California Cannabis Cafe: Cuisine + Cannabis Infused Products

California Cannabis Cafe: Cuisine + Cannabis Infused Products

As cannabis goes mainstream in the United States, it was only a matter of time until cannabis-infused products began appearing on restaurant menus. A California company is claiming to be the first to capitalize on this concept.

Lowell Farms, a California grower of premium organic cannabis has announced the opening of “Lowell Cafe”. The restaurant advertises “farm fresh food”, with a selection of cannabis-infused products available on the menu to enhance the dining experience. It officially opens its doors in September.

Cannabis + food. A natural combination.

Cannabis is a known appetite stimulant. This was described in the Prohibition era simply as “the munchies”. It’s more than urban legend.

Cannabinoids (the active ingredients in the cannabis plant) are produced naturally within the human body. Mother’s breast milk contains cannabinoids.  They are passed to infants during breast feeding to stimulate their appetite.

What restaurant would not want to offer its patrons a selection of safe, natural appetite stimulants to compliment their menu?

From the other side of the fence, people pay a premium price to go out to dine at a nice restaurant. Why not spend a few more dollars on some cannabis treats that will likely make you savor the experience even more?

Lowell Cafe is very explicit that it doesn’t infuse its own dishes with cannabis. That is not (yet) legal under current cannabis regulations in California – or elsewhere. But it may very well appear soon on the horizon.

Cannabis is completely safe. It provides numerous health-promoting properties in addition to appetite stimulation. If it’s suitable (and safe) to “infuse” into mother’s breast milk, it’s clearly safe enough to add (responsibly) to restaurant dishes.

We currently season dishes with spices to enhance their flavor. It’s a natural extension of this to “season” dishes with cannabis – to enhance our enjoyment of those flavors. Alternately, instead of drinking wine with a meal, restaurant patrons may decide to start adding a cannabis-infused beverage.

Eat, drink, and be merry.

Adding a little cannabis can go a long way in enhancing the dining experience.
 

Published at Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:25:08 +0000

Here’s How to Reduce the Cost of Cannabis for Consumers

Here’s How to Reduce the Cost of Cannabis for Consumers

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Published at Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:00:00 +0000

RE Botanicals and Palmetto Harmony Announce Merger

RE Botanicals and Palmetto Harmony Announce Merger

Boulder, Colo. (August 19, 2019) – PRESS RELEASE – Strong advocates of organic and regenerative farming, RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary and Palmetto Harmony, a provider of organically cultivated natural essential life oils, have announced a stock merger between the two companies.

The merger of RE Botanicals and Palmetto Harmony was born from a chance encounter at the Victory for Hemp party celebrating the passage of the Farm Bill where the brands’ founders, John W. Roulac and Janel Ralph, discovered their shared passion for the hemp plant’s ability to regenerate the Earth and human body. A natural partnership, the merger brings new resources to both companies that allow for enhanced innovation and efficiencies which will ultimately increase accessibility to unique, USDA certified-organic CBD products.

RE Botanicals has grown retail distribution from four doors in November 2018 to over 1,200 doors and will be expanding their offerings of organic hemp-derived CBD products, both at retail and direct to consumer. Both companies now have the platform and resources to explore additional growth opportunities including private label, white label and bulk.

“This merger accelerates RE Botanicals’ mission to regenerate healthy soils and the Earth through organic and regenerative farming, while expanding our product offering of USDA certified-organic hemp CBD to support our consumers’ wellness,” says 20-year hemp industry veteran and environmental advocate, Roulac, the brand’s founder and Chief Hemp Officer. “Along with regenerative ag, hemp has fantastic potential to sequester carbon in the soil, reversing climate change in the process. Our combined companies are now more competitive in the marketplace, while moving the standards higher for the burgeoning hemp industry.”

Both brands will continue to offer the highest-quality, USDA certified-organic products. The combined company will operate as RE Botanicals, Inc. with the leadership team driving expansion plans for the individual brands. Ralph will become chief operating officer and oversee the hemp growing and manufacturing facility in South Carolina. The new entity aims to shake up the hemp industry by combining their powerful knowledge of organic, regenerative agriculture and deep commitment to ethical, safe formulations to scale rapidly.

“I started Palmetto Harmony in 2015 to improve the quality of life for my special needs daughter. That is why Palmetto Harmony is so passionate about producing safe, quality products.” says Ralph. “We focused primarily on growing and manufacturing the highest quality organic products while building trust with consumers through transparency and integrity. RE Botanicals shares these same values and that is why we are honored to be partnering with such an ethical company.”

Acknowledging each company’s strengths, Palmetto Harmony provides RE Botanicals with greater control of the supply chain, significant reduction in cost of goods and a nimbleness for innovation and scale. While Palmetto Harmony now has increased access to the network Roulac has built over his two decades of hemp innovation, which also yields access to a sophisticated sales and marketing team with extensive experience powering CPG growth.

BIGR ventures, who contributed seed funding to RE Botanicals, sees this merger of two powerful brands who share a unifying vision, as an opportunity to further support and help shape the exploding CBD market. BIGR’s managing partner, Carole Buyers says of the merger, “This is truly a meeting of like-minded and purpose-driven companies. One of the reasons that we invested in RE Botanicals so early in their growth phase is that we believe in the work that founder John Roulac is doing in the agriculture space. Uniting with Palmetto Harmony increases their footprint as a brand and opens them up to exciting new opportunities as product manufacturers. We’re excited to see where their continued growth takes both brands.”

Immediate post-merger plans include preparing Palmetto Harmony for growth and retail-ready product line building upon their loyal woman centric brand offerings. RE Botanicals will also leverage the synergies to ensure price competitiveness and provide further transparency into the growing and manufacturing of their organic hemp CBD products. Leadership expects the partnership to generate additional jobs at both their South Carolina and Colorado headquarters over the coming year.

Published at Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:10:00 +0000

5 Best Practices for Retail Staffing in Cannabis

5 Best Practices for Retail Staffing in Cannabis

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Published at Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Marijuana Stocks Newsletter – August 16, 2019

Marijuana Stocks Newsletter – August 16, 2019



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Published at Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:15:27 +0000

The Supreme Cannabis Company (SPRWF) (FIRE) Pulling Away From Peers, Guides Up to $180 Million in 2020 Revenue

The Supreme Cannabis Company (SPRWF) (FIRE) Pulling Away From Peers, Guides Up to $180 Million in 2020 Revenue



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Published at Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:25:28 +0000

Illinois Expands Medical Cannabis Program, New Mexico to Decide on Medical Marijuana Overhaul: Week in Review

Illinois Expands Medical Cannabis Program, New Mexico to Decide on Medical Marijuana Overhaul: Week in Review

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – PRESS RELEASE – The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., a producer of certified organic cannabis, has announced 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 percent 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.

Published at Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

1933 Industries Inc. (TGIF.CN) (TGIFF) Grants Stock Options and Cancels Extraordinary Meeting of Debentureholders

1933 Industries Inc. (TGIF.CN) (TGIFF) Grants Stock Options and Cancels Extraordinary Meeting of Debentureholders



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Published at Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:03:04 +0000

Supreme Cannabis (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) Provides Guidance for Positive Fourth Quarter 2019 and Fiscal 2020

Supreme Cannabis (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) Provides Guidance for Positive Fourth Quarter 2019 and Fiscal 2020

  • Anticipates net revenue of approximately $19 million and positive Adjusted EBITDA1 for Q4 2019.
  • Forecasts net revenue for fiscal 2020 to be between $150 million and $180 million, and positive Adjusted EBITDA1 for fiscal 2020.
  • The Company will not pursue potential share consolidation approved at 2018 annual general meeting.

 
TORONTO – August 13, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (“Supreme Cannabis” or the “Company”) (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) today announced its expected revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019 and provided guidance for fiscal 2020. Supreme Cannabis’ expects to release the Company’s audited fourth quarter and annual results on September 17, 2019.

The Company anticipates that revenue from the fourth quarter will be approximately $19 million net of excise tax. Based on preliminary results, fourth quarter 2019 revenue is expected to mark an increase of approximately 449% over Q4 2018 revenue ($3.55 million) and is expected to be an approximately 97% increase over Q3 2019 revenue ($9.9 million), thereby expecting to nearly double revenue quarter over quarter (see graph). Supreme Cannabis expects continued revenue growth throughout 2020 as 7ACRES scales production, new and higher-margin products are introduced, and additional brands begin generating material revenue. As a capital-efficient operator, Supreme Cannabis also anticipates reporting positive Adjusted EBITDA1 on a consolidated basis for fourth quarter 2019.

“Our Company has taken deliberate steps to grow in a focused, responsible and compliant manner, building a strong core business and an authentic brand and then expanding into new lines of business and international markets,” said Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of Supreme Cannabis. “In a sector dominated by headlines, our measured approach to capital deployment and brand-building sets us apart. We believe our preliminary results demonstrate the strength of our business during an inflection point within the industry, path towards profitability and continued disciplined growth. Looking forward, we remain focused on building our portfolio of premium consumer experience driven brands.”

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Published at Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:16:50 +0000

Agraflora Organics International Inc (OTCMKTS:AGFAF) Reveals Plan To Acquire Eviana Health Corporation

Agraflora Organics International Inc (OTCMKTS:AGFAF) Reveals Plan To Acquire Eviana Health Corporation

Agraflora Organics
International Inc (OTCMKTS:AGFAF)
, an international firm that mainly
focuses on cannabis growth has announced a plan to take over Eviana Health
Corporation.

The company revealed that it plans to present an offer to Eviana
Health Corporation’s shareholders for the purchase of the firm’s outstanding
and issued common shares. Agraflora also revealed that its offer will allow
Eviana Health shareholders to receive Agraflora’s common shares as part of the
exchange.

Agraflora is prepared to give 1.694915 of its common shares
to Eviana shareholders at $0.50 for every Eviana share. Additionally, Agraflora
is prepared to strike a deal at $0.295 as the share price for its stock as on
August 9 this year.

Eviana shareholders have an incentive to entertain the offer
because it provides a 49.25% premium on the market price. It also provides them
with access to a cannabis company that boasts of higher trading volumes and is
also heavily focused on growth. Agraflora is expected to hold talks with Eviana
over the next few days and will remain listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange if
the takeover goes through.

Agraflora signs CBD
distribution and commercialization Letter of intent

Agraflora announced on August 8 that it signed a non-binding
letter of intent for the commercialization and distribution of CBD. The company
revealed that it signed the deal with one of the largest food retailers in
Canada, known as the Canadian Food Retailer.

Agraflora opted to engage with Canadian Food Retailer about
the commercialization and distribution plans because it has a robust network of
physical stores. The terms of the letter of intent indicate that the two
companies will sign a Supply and Consulting deal, through which Canadian Food
Retailer will receive packaged CBD-infused goods from Agraflora.

“We are elated to announce that this prominent Canadian Food Retailer has selected AgraFlora as a potential partner of choice for CBD commercialization and distribution,” stated Agraflora CEO, Brandon Boddy.

The CEO pointed out that his company was an attractive pick
for Canadian Food Retailer because it has the right manufacturing capabilities,
human capital, and assets. The company also boasts of ample scaling capacity
for its manufacturing processes.

Published at Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:04:44 +0000