BOUGAINVILLE VENTURES INC. (CSE:BOG, OTCP:BUGVF, FRA:8BV, DEU:8BV, MUN:8BV, STU:8BV) (“Bougainville” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide a corporate update to shareholders and the investment community at large. The following information will provide an overview of the status and progress on each of the ventures the Company has initiated over the past year.
Oroville WA, Marijuana Production & Processing Farm – Active – Tenant Starts Processing
Further to the production and processing approval from the WSLCB announced in the Company’s news release dated September 13, 2019 the Tier 3 Oroville property tenant will postpone the production of marijuana until the spring of 2020 and will focus on the processing of marijuana first. The tenant is currently sourcing premium marijuana through its wholesale market contacts to produce pre-roll marijuana cigarettes. In addition the 28 kg of CBD oil produced from the Oregon hemp farm will be sold to the Oroville tenant for further processing and packaging.
Newburg, Oregon Hemp Production & Processing Farm – Active – Mid-Harvest
Further to the Company’s news release dated October 1, 2019, the Company is pleased to announce that the harvesting of the 10 acres is going well and is 50% completed. The wet biomass cultivated every week is shipped to the drying facility located in Eugene, Oregon. The harvest is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month and may be completed prior to that date. The Company will provide further updates on the status of the harvest as it moves closer to completion.
Letter of Intent with USA Hemp to Process 298 Acre – Active– Under Construction
Further to the letter of intent (“USA Hemp LOI”) with USA Hemp announced in the Company’s news release dated July 17, 2019,the Company’s Subsidiary Worm Casting Farms Inc. (“Worm Casting Farms”) signed a LOI with USA Hemp to process its hemp derived wet biomass from its 298 acre hemp farm in Oregon State. A 15,000 sq. ft. pre-fabricated metal building is set to be delivered in the next couple of weeks. A 15,000 sq. ft concrete slab foundation has been completed and is awaiting delivery of the pre-fabricated metal structure. Upon completion of construction the Company will be able to begin processing the 298 acre hemp farm pursuant to the USA Hemp LOI.
Production Agreement with California Co-Packing Company – Set to Begin
The Company is pleased to announce it is moving forward with the Co-Packing Company, which is a fully-licensed cannabis co-packing and bottling company located in California that operates to GMP standards, further to the Production Agreement announced in the Company’s news release dated July 23, 2019, (the “Production Agreement”) with a Co-Packing Company to produce and process a dedicated line of Cannabidiol derived (“CBD”) products.
Pursuant to the Production Agreement the Co-Packing company has agreed to provide product development, manufacturing, and distribution of the Company’s CBD blended MCT Oil tincture products for assistance with anxiety, energy and sleep deprivation. A minimum SKU order is1,000 gallons or 56,000 units, which will be distributed to nutraceutical and natural health product retail markets via the “Thrive Wellness Brand”.
Project 470 Acres Ltd., Hemp Farm – Postponed
Further to the letter of intent (“LOI”) with Project 470 Acres Ltd. (“470 Acres”) announced in the Company’s news release dated April 25, 2019 the Company has decided to postpone the development of the hemp farm in Saskatchewan. The Company effected this postponement so as to concentrate efforts and resources on the development of the Oregon hemp farm, which already has a license to produce and process hemp, and is well-positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning hemp processing opportunity in Oregon. The Company’s board of directors will re-visit the project early next year to determine its feasibility moving forward.
Mountain Mellow Alberta locations –Delayed
Further to the letter of intent (“LOI”) with Mountain Mellow Inc. (“Mountain Mellow”) announced in the Company’s news release dated April 25, 2019 the Company had entered into a non-binding letter of intent (the “Mountain Mellow LOI”) dated April 12, 2019, to acquire a 25% ownership interest in five (5) Mountain Mellow Alberta locations in exchange for cash and common shares of Bougainville Ventures. The Mountain Mellow LOI has been delayed due to current stage of AGLC approval for two (2) prime retail locations in the Province of Alberta. Further updates will be announced as information is made available.
ESEV – CBD Energy Drink Formulation–Canceled
Further to the Israeli sponsorship research agreement announced in the Company’s news release dated May 14, 2019 the Company’s management has decided to cancel the sponsorship agreement due to logistical issues. The Company’s board of Directors have approved the terms of a Contract Production Agreement announced in the Company’s news release dated July 23, 2019, (the “Production Agreement”) with a Co-Packing Company to provide product formulation and development, manufacturing, and distribution of our dedicated line of Cannabidiol derived (“CBD”) products which include the proprietary CBD blended the Company acquired from the Island Biopharma Inc., acquisition. To learn more about what this news means to the shareholders visit https://marketnewsfirst.com/bog-news, as well as the Company’s website located at http://bougainvilleinc.com/.
About Thrive Nutrition Products Ltd.
Thrive Wellness is a distributor of premium hemp and natural health products with operations currently in Canada and the USA. Thrive specializes in the development, marketing and distribution of cannabinoid products refined into their own natural health product brand. The company was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia and is the first of its kind with national retail distribution in Canada. Thrive has achieved $2,500,000 CDN in sales through retail distribution, its’ e-commerce website and their relationship with Nutrition House, Canada’s leading Natural Health Product franchise. Founded in 1979 the company began franchising in 1993 and now operates over 45 retail stores, located in high profile shopping centers across Canada, and in the USA. www.nutritionhouse.com
About Bougainville Ventures, Inc.
Bougainville Ventures Inc. is dedicated to rapid growth in production, processing, retail and branding of cannabis and cannabis related products. Currently the company provides strategic capital to the thriving cannabis cultivation sector through ownership and development of commercial real estate properties. We offer fully built out turnkey facilities equipped with state-of-the-art growing infrastructure to cannabis growers and processors. Also, the Company is focused on building a strong presence in the hemp industry with the objective of extracting cannabinoids in both Canada and the United States. Along with our flagship Hemp project in Oregon State and the Greenhouse campus in Washington State, the Company has proprietary formulas for cannabis edibles, topical, and tinctures.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
BOUGAINVILLE VENTURES INC.
Andy Jagpal, President and Director
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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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
Adding to its existing presence on the west coast of the United States, all five KOIOS™ flavours and all four Fit Soda™ flavours will be carried in Metropolitan Market stores beginning on Monday, March 22, 2021. Serving the Seattle-Tacoma area (population 3.87 million), Metropolitan Market is one of five chains under its parent firm Good Food Holdings, which has a total of 51 stores in California, Oregon, and Washington State.
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.