Global Cannabis Applications Corp. (“GCAC” or the “Company”)(GCAC) (CSE:APP, FRA:2FA, OTCQB:FUAPF), a leading developer of innovative data technologies for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with One System One Solution (“OS2”) a joint venture of TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation (“TheraCann”) and TKS Ventures dba The Tokes Platform (“TKS”), to establish the infrastructure, technology and services required to create a sustainable supply chain and ecosystem for the cannabis industry. The parties will combine resources to provide software and services comprising a total solution for cultivators, distributors, medical patients & practitioners and regulators.
OS2 is building the world’s first fully integrated genetics-to-patient (fully seed-to-sale) Enterprise Relational Software Program (“ERP”), market place, commodity exchange & financial transaction compliance suite fully integrated with a blockchain. The ERP, previously known as the TheraCannSYSTEM, has been deployed as a Web based solution to support vertically integrated industrial cannabis cultivation, processing, packaging, quality assurance, and secure facilities around the world for over 5 years. Current client engagements include locations in Europe, North and South America and Australia. TKS Ventures owns and operates the Tokes Platform, a crypto-asset built on the WAVES blockchain that serves as a means for cannabis businesses to conduct commercial transactions.
OS2 will contribute the ERP (ISO 17025, 2005) and Safe Quality Food compliant Web based software. TKS will contribute expertise and talent related to cryptocurrency economic modelling, and access to the TKS Payment Gateway. TheraCann International will also contribute access and utilization of its patented Bio-Tagging tracking technology. GCAC will contribute its strain specific user and patient feedback, registry database, mobile applications, digital reward system for collecting user and clinical data and artificial intelligence algorithms.
“TheraCann has been providing our ERP solution to Cannabis cultivators around the world for 5 years, helping them improve return on investment, streamline cultivation and processing, improve quality and comply with local regulations, we partnered with TKS to add a cryptocurrency payment solution and full blockchain integration and are now developing a biometric tracking technology,” said Richard Goodman, President of OS2. “This MOU with GCAC adds the critical expertise and technology in collecting and using clinical and patient data with a cryptocurrency reward system.”
“Working with OS2 will accelerate the development of the Citizen Green Community. Together we will establish competitive advantages that position us to be the leader in providing a total solution to the growing global cannabis industry,” said Brad Moore, CEO of GCAC. “The MOU combined with our recently closed financing and addition of partners in the cryptocurrency space, provides GCAC with critical resources to implement our plans.”
About TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation
Founded in 2004, TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation offers a one-stop, full-service solution for the International cannabis marketplace. TheraCann provides business, technology and industry experts who apply advanced technology and help clients design, build and run their cannabis businesses. With nearly 3.5 million square feet of cannabis operations under management by 2019 and the successful launch of ground-breaking Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Aeroponic cultivation systems and patented genetic tracking and diversion prevention systems, TheraCann provides cannabis-related businesses with solutions to fit their regulatory requirements. More information about TheraCann is available at www.theracanncorp.com.
About Tokes Platform
The Tokes Platform is a digital currency and software development company focused on the legal cannabis industry. Tokes’ core initiatives include a blockchain-based e-payment solutions, industry agnostic point-of-sale software, as well as compliance and provenance management through a dedicated ERP seed-to-sale application. The ERP enables external developer integration through a modular design and improves regulatory compliance through transparency of payments and supply chain management. More details about the company available at www.tokesplatform.org
About Global Cannabis Applications Corp.
Global Cannabis Applications Corp. is a global leader in designing, developing, marketing and acquiring innovative data technologies for the cannabis industry. The Citizen Green platform is the world’s first end-to-end – from patient to regulator – medical cannabis data solution. It uses six core technologies: mobile applications, artificial intelligence, regtech, smart databases, blockchain and digital reward tokens, to qualify candidates for clinical studies. These technologies facilitate the proliferation of digital conversations by like-minded people in the medical cannabis community. Managed by digital and cannabis industry experts, GCAC is focused on viral global expansion by providing the best digital experience in the cannabis market.
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CanBud Distribution Corporation Closes 2M Second and Final Tranche of its Oversubscribed Private Placement Offering
CanBud Distribution Corporation (CSE: CBDX) (FSE: CD0) (“CanBud” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the final tranche of its oversubscribed non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $4,730,000 (the “Offering”).
The Corporation issued a combined total of 39,409,346 units (each a “Unit“) at price of $0.12 per Unit, with each Unit comprised of one common share in the capital of the Corporation (each a “Common Share“) and one common share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.22 within 24 months of the closing of the Offering (the “Warrant Term“), provided, however that if the closing price of the Common Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE“) (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) is $0.25 or greater per Common Share for a period of five (5) consecutive trading days at any time after the closing date of the Offering, the Corporation may accelerate the Warrant Term such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is 30 days following the date a press release is issued by the Corporation announcing the reduced warrant terms.
Thoughtful Brands Inc. (CSE:TBI)(FSE:1WZ1)(OTCQB:PEMTF) (the “Company” or “Thoughtful Brands) announces that the letter of intent with Franchise Cannabis Corp. (“FCC”), previously announced in January, has been terminated. The previously announced European joint venture with FCC will continue and allow the Company to launch and tailor its products to European consumer demands
In connection with termination of the merger transaction with FCC, the Company has agreed to pay FCC $100,000 in cash and to issue FCC 5,000,000 common shares of the Company at a deemed value of $0.05 per share. The common shares will be subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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Strategic sale of non-core assets by Lobe adds non-dilutive capital and shareholder value
Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“Lobe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce, further to its press release dated February 23, 2021, that it has completed the sale to Ionic Brands Corp. (“Ionic Brands”) of Lobe’s non-core cannabis assets relating to Washington-based Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation Inc. (“Cowlitz”) held by Lobe’s subsidiary vendor, Green Star Biosciences Inc. (the “Transaction”).
Seattle Area Grocery Chain Metropolitan Market to Begin Carrying KOIOS and Fit Soda on March 22, 2021
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Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios”) is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, March 22, 2021, Koios’ entire line of canned beverage products will be sold at all locations of Metropolitan Market, an urban format supermarket chain in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington State. In Q1 2021, the Company announced multiple placements of its beverage products with regional grocers in markets on the west coast of the United States including Market of Choice in Oregon Jensen’s in Southern California and major natural grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Market which has a substantial west coast presence with over one third of its locations (360+ stores across 23 states) in California as well as Washington State 1 . The Company has also recently announced other developments relating to its expansion efforts being undertaken in 2021 such as an in-house beverage canning facility and distribution agreements with regional and national wholesale partners.