Palm Beach, FL October 1, 2020 The global CBD and CBD oil market revenues are projected to continue to rise significantly in the coming years. Increasing consumer preference for various cannabidiol infused products such as capsules, cannabis oil, beverages, beauty and skincare products, gummies, and dog treats is further anticipated to drive the CBD oil and CBD consumer health market. Cannabidiol can enter the body in several ways such as vaping, ingesting, smoking, and through the skin. Growing adoption of cannabidiol to manufacture medical drugs and personal care products in states where cannabis is legal is positively impacting the market growth. The legalization of cannabis-based products has provided a remarkable opportunity for the end-user industries to expand. The growing number of research activities, increasing awareness regarding synthetic cannabidiol, and rising strategic investments by companies are expected to contribute to the overall growth through 2027.  Mentioned in today’s commentary include Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), Sativa Wellness Group Inc. (CSE: SWEL), Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (TSXV: NSP) (OTCQB: NSPDF), Aphria Inc . (NASDAQ: APHA) (TSX: APHA), Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N) (OTCQB: NXTTF).

Reports from Grand View research have addressed both the CBD and CBD oil markets in optimistic reports. One such report said that the global cannabidiol market was valued at USD 4.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% from 2019 to 2025. The demand for cannabidiol (CBD) for medical and wellness purposes is high due to its healing properties, which is the key factor driving the growth of the market. Moreover, growing product adoption and utilization owing to government approvals is a major factor anticipated to drive the demand for cannabidiol infused products. Cannabidiol has become the latest consumer trend, which is a result of the increasing number of social media influencers promoting the benefits of cannabis, marketing initiatives by the industry participants, and growing application areas. Subsequently increasing product options such as skincare, cosmetics, haircare, intimate lubricants, pharmaceuticals, gummies, pills, infused beverages, and other products are also driving the market for cannabidiol.


Sativa Wellness Group Inc. (CSE:SWEL) Breaking News:  Sativa Wellness Group Inc. (previously, Stillcanna, Inc.) Announces Closing of Transaction with Sativa Group Plc. and Resumption of Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange – Sativa Wellness Group Inc. (formerly, Stillcanna Inc.) (CSE:SWEL) (“Sativa” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to news releases dated September 10, 2020 and September 18, 2020, following the closing of the Company’s acquisition, through a scheme of arrangement, of Sativa Group Plc (the “Transaction”) the common shares of the Company will resume trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) at the market open on September 30, 2020. Trading will resume on the CSE under the new symbol “SWEL”. The Company will be listed for trading on the AQSE Growth Market (the “AQSE”) in the United Kingdom (the “UK”) on Thursday, October 1, 2020 under the new symbol “SWEL” and expects to be quoted on the over-the-counter (the “OTC”) market in the United States and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (the “FSE”) shortly.

The Company would like to sincerely thank shareholders for their patience and support during the trading halt. The Transaction was subject to requisite legislative and exchange regulatory approvals in both the United Kingdom and Canada.

Going forward, Sativa is now a true vertically-integrated European seed-to-consumer cannabidiol (“CBD”) wellness company. The Company manages the cultivation of raw materials, owns extraction, packaging and testing facilities, and has developed and marketed leading consumer brands. This complete supply chain custody model ensures that retail and wholesale customers receive pharmaceutical grade CBD products they can trust.

“We are thrilled to have completed the process of combining our two businesses to form a leading European CBD Wellness company”, stated Henry Lees-Buckley, CEO of Sativa. “Discerning consumers demand very high quality and compliant products and we believe the best way to ensure the Company is able to fulfill this demand is to have management control throughout the entire production, manufacturing and distribution process. The regulatory environment in the UK and Europe are also rightly demanding companies achieve new compliance standards such as the UK FSA Novel Foods accreditation. We expect our products will be validated by the UK FSA by the March 2021 deadline”, added Henry.

In addition to the commercial operating activities, a wholly owned subsidiary “Sativa Cultivation and Extraction Ltd” holds a Controlled Drug License for the cultivation, production and possession of high THC content cannabis in the UK for medical research as part of the Company’s partnership agreement with King’s College London to research the impact of cannabinoids on inflammation and respiratory conditions. Read more news announcements for SWEL at: https://sativawellnessgroup.com/category/press-releases/

In other active company news in the markets this week:

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE :ACB) (TSX: ACB) recently announced its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 ended June 30, 2020.  “As reported in our September 8, 2020 business update, our Q4 demonstrated progress in rationalization of SG&A and cash burn along with continued leadership in both Canadian and international medical. However, Aurora has slipped from its top position in Canadian consumer, a market that continues to support material growth and opportunity,” stated Miguel Martin, recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aurora. “My focus is therefore to re-position the Canadian consumer business immediately. We look to expand beyond the value flower segment, leverage our capabilities in science and product innovation and put our effort on a finite number of emerging growth formats. This entails prioritizing our San Rafael, Aurora and Whistler premium brands in flower, pre-rolls and vapor, which will be shortly followed by strategic marketing and innovation efforts in concentrates and edibles.”

Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (TSXV: NSP) (OTCQB: NSPDF) recently announced they have signed an exclusive sales and distribution agreement for an extensive line of plant-based, meat alternative products, with one of Australia’s most popular plant-based manufacturers.  Naturally Splendid has come to terms with BettaLife Global Food Solutions of Australia for the exclusive sales and distribution rights for Canada, for a wide range of plant-based, meat alternative products. The Company has also been granted sales and distribution rights to access the United States market.

Additionally, Naturally Splendid has confirmed adequate line processing time with the manufacturer to meet current needs into Q2 of 2021. The companies have begun discussions on building out a manufacturing facility in Canada to meet anticipated consumer demand for these market disrupting products.

Aphria Inc . (NASDAQ: APHA) (TSX: APHA), a leading global cannabis company, recently announced it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement (the “Agreement” ) with Canndoc Ltd. (“ Canndoc “), a subsidiary of InterCure Ltd., one of Israel’s largest and most established medical cannabis producers.  Under the terms of the Agreement, Aphria will supply Canndoc with dried bulk flower over a two-year period, with the option to extend for two additional terms of two years each, and an option for an additional year after that if the parties agree to terms.  During the first two-year term and each additional term, if applicable, the Company will provide Canndoc with 3,000 kgs. of bulk dried flower, which will be processed into finished product, co-branded under the Aphria and Canndoc brand names, and sold exclusively within the Israeli market.

Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N) (OTCQB: NXTTF), a leading online platform for cannabis products, accessories, and responsible education, recently provided a corporate update with regards to a change in management and the settlement of an outstanding claim to the benefit of Company shareholders.

The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Slava Klems, CPA, CA, as interim chief financial officer as of October 31, 2020. Ms. Klems succeeds Annie Holmes who is leaving Namaste to pursue other opportunities, concluding her role as chief financial officer on October 30, 2020.  I would like to welcome Ms. Klems to the position of interim chief financial officer for Namaste,” said Meni Morim, CEO of Namaste Technologies. “She has an impressive background in corporate finance with experience in technology and platform integration and has shown an incredible business acumen since joining the Company. I look forward to working with Ms. Klems as we seek to drive Namaste forward. Additionally, I would like to thank Ms. Holmes for her work at Namaste and her assistance with the seamless transition to Ms Klems over the next few weeks.”

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Donation will benefit veteran-focused organizations and nonprofits, including all TruVet Program partners

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) (“Trulieve” or “the Company”), a United States -based leading medical cannabis company, announced today a donation for all TruVet Program partners year-to-date in honor of Veterans Day. A total of $15,000 representing a portion of the November proceeds from the Company’s limited-edition Freedom Pre-Roll product, will be shared among program partners, which are veteran-focused organizations andor nonprofits.

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Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aurora Cannibas, Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (NYSE:ACB) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired Aurora securities between February 13, 2020, and September 4, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: www.bgandg.comacb

This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aurora Cannibas, Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (NYSE:ACB) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired Aurora securities between February 13, 2020, and September 4, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: www.bgandg.comacb

This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Hill Street Beverage Company Inc. (TSXV: BEER) (“Hill Street” or the “Company”) reported its first quarter results for period ended Sept 30, 2020. A complete set of financial statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis has been filed at www.sedar.com. All dollar figures are quoted in Canadian dollars.

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Signed LOI for CAD$23 million sale to Ionic provides shareholder value

Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“Lobe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received and signed a non-binding letter of intent dated November 30, 2020 with IONIC Brands Corp. (“Ionic”) for the proposed sale to Ionic of certain assets held by Lobe related to Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation Inc. (“Cowlitz”) (the “Transaction”). Cowlitz is one of the top five licensed cannabis producersprocessors located in Washington State.

The assets being sold to Ionic may include, but are not limited to, the assignment of all property leases relating exclusively to Cowlitz’s business, the assignment of Lobe’s option agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cowlitz, and the assignment of other contracts and rights related exclusively to Cowlitz including service contracts and equipment leases (the “Assets“).

The Transaction is subject to several closing conditions, including but not limited to: (i) satisfactory due diligence by both Ionic and Lobe; (ii) completion of a definitive agreement with binding terms and conditions for the Transaction, including finalization of the specific Assets that will be sold and certain Cowlitz assets that may be retained by Lobe; (iii) all respective directors and officers of Lobe and Ionic entering into support agreements for the Transaction; (iv) approval by the boards of directors of both Lobe and Ionic; (v) the completion of a share consolidation by Ionic on a minimum of one new Ionic common share for every four and a half (4.5) old Ionic common shares (the “Ionic Consolidation“); (vi) the conversion of all Ionic debentures (with principal amount of approximately CAD$14.7 million) into a secured equity or a similar instrument (“Debt Conversion“); (vii) completion of a concurrent financing by Ionic for gross proceeds of at least US$2 million (the “Ionic Concurrent Financing“); (viii) Ionic having all cease trade orders issued against it lifted(2); (ix) Ionic applying to the CSE for requalification and qualifying for listing and resumption of trading(2); and (x) the receipt of all required shareholder and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the CSE. Following the closing of the Transaction, Ionic’s board of directors is expected to be comprised of five (5) members and Lobe will have the right to appoint two (2) directors to the Ionic board.

The sale price for the Assets shall be a minimum of CAD$23 million, payable through the issuance of Ionic post-consolidation common shares (being approximately 49% of Ionic’s estimated $47 million capitalization post-restructuring (after giving effect to the Ionic Consolidation and Debt Conversion)), prior to giving effect to the Ionic Concurrent Financing. Following the closing of the Transaction, it is expected that the Lobe will own approximately 49% of Ionic’s common shares, on a post-consolidation and pre-Ionic Concurrent Financing basis. Ionic is expected to have a minimum total capitalization valuation of CAD$47 million, pre-Ionic Concurrent Financing.

As previously announced, Lobe has been pursuing strategic alternatives for Cowlitz, aimed at maximizing its value to the Company. Cowlitz reported over US$14.6 million in gross sales revenues for the nine month period ended September 30, 2020, according to data provided on reports to the Washington State Department of Revenues(1). Lobe generates revenues through licensing and leasing agreements in place with Cowlitz.

Ionic is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange(2) (the “CSE“) (CSE: IONC) and is a growing US-based cannabis company that focuses on premium cannabis products with current operations in Washington and Oregon. Ionic has completed a number of strategic synergistic acquisitions since 2019 aimed at growing revenues as a multi-state operator, and increasing their overall product lines and intellectual property portfolio. Ionic’s strategy has been focused on building a regionalized multistate operation of cannabis brands in the Pacific Northwest markets with an eye to expansion into other recreational markets and aggressive national expansion.

John Gorst, CEO of Ionic said, “We are excited about this opportunity to expand our presence in Washington State. Cowlitz has tremendous brand presence and following in Washington State, which we feel is a natural fit, complementing our existing operations. The combination will make us one of the largest premier cannabis companies in the Pacific Northwest markets. The acquisition of the Cowlitz Assets will represent a complimentary synergistic acquisition that achieves our goal of operational expansion and growth of our product portfolio.”

“The proposed transaction with Ionic is accretive to both parties, successfully meets our M&A initiatives and keeps Lobe active in the cannabis and overall transformation psychedelic medicine space,” states Tom Baird, CEO of Lobe. “The Transaction provides Lobe with significant ownership and board presence in Ionic. With its already significant operations in Washington State and Oregon, we feel Ionic’s proposed product expansion initiatives together with the addition of the Cowlitz Assets can lead to aggressive growth.”

About Ionic Brands Corp.

Ionic is dedicated to building a regionally based multi-state consumer-focused cannabis concentrate brand portfolio with strong roots in the premium and luxury segments of vape concentrates and edibles. The cornerstone brand of the portfolio, IONIC, is the #3 vaporizer brand in Washington State and has aggressively expanded throughout the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The brand is currently operating in Washington and Oregon. Ionic’s strategy is to be the leader of the highest-value segments of the cannabis market.

About Lobe Sciences Ltd.

Lobe is a growth-oriented research, technology & services company that provides financial, management, IP and branding support to businesses. The Company operates a portfolio of companies focused on developing transformational medicines and applies refined strategies to help partner companies reach their full potential. Based in Vancouver, BC, Lobe Sciences creates value through acquisitions and development of assets, products and technologies by leveraging its scientific, engineering, branding and operational expertise supported by strong capital markets acumen.

For further information please contact:

Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Thomas Baird, CEO
info@lobesciences.com
Tel: (949) 505-5623

THE CSE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS RELEASE.

Disclaimer for Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future operations of the Company and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expects” and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including statements regarding the future plans and objectives of the Company, the Company’s expectations surrounding its development of treatments and/or therapeutics for mTBI and PTSD, the proposed Transaction and terms with Ionic and estimated capitalization of Ionic and share value to Lobe, Ionic having its cease trader orders lifted and resumption for trading on the CSE, future sales and expected revenues of Cowlitz and enhancing its value to the Company, are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulations. Readers are cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of the forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including changes to the regulatory environment; and that the current Board and management may not be able to attain the Company’s corporate goals and objectives. As a result, the Company cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date of this news release and the Company does not intend to update any of the included forward-looking statements except as expressly required by applicable Canadian securities laws.

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