Valens GroWorks Corp. (CSE:VGW)(CSE:VGW.CN) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of A. Tyler Robson, currently a director of the Company, as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Robson also continues as Director of Operations of Valens Agritech Ltd., the Company’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary in Kelowna, B.C.
Rob van Santen, CEO of Valens GroWorks Corp., commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of someone of Tyler’s calibre to strengthen our senior management team, particularly as we focus on the set up, expansion and management of our growing Canadian and U.S.-based commercial interests. Tyler has a strong track record in all aspects of efficient, high quality, commercial marijuana cultivation, holds a B.Sc. degree in biology with a strong interest in cannabis as sports medicine, and brings significant entrepreneurial initiative to help drive our growth objectives.”
The Company also reports that it has issued a convertible unsecured note (the “Note“) to a non-arm’s length lender, a company controlled by an outside director of the Company (the “Lender“), for an aggregate principal amount of $500,000. The CEO of the Company has personally guaranteed the prompt, punctual and full payment of the Note when due. Note proceeds will be used for the purposes of meeting Company acquisition and expansion obligations and for general corporate purposes.
The Note will mature in one year and bear interest at 10% per annum from the date of funds advance until the earlier of: the date the Note, together with all accrued interest, is repaid in full, and the date of completion of the Option Exercise (as defined below).
Prior to the date of closing of the next corporate financing (the “Financing“), the Lender has the option but not an obligation to exchange all or part of the Note and accrued interest (the “Option Exercise“) into common shares of the Company (“Common Shares“) under the same terms and conditions as, and as a participant in the Financing. The Lender accepts the risk that the Financing may not be completed. Any Common Shares issued will be subject to restrictions on transfer and other alienation that may be imposed by regulatory authorities and underwriters.
In accordance with an Executive Services Agreement, the Company has indemnified and holds harmless the CEO for any liability incurred by him by reason of his execution of any personal guarantee for the Company’s benefit (including but not limited to personal guarantees in connection with office or equipment leases, commercial loans or promissory notes).
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About Valens GroWorks Corp.
Valens GroWorks Corp is a Canadian Securities Exchange listed company with two pending proposed acquisitions in progress (see our February 9, 2017 news release).
The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Valens Agritech Ltd. (“VAL“), is a post-inspection applicant (see our January 13, 2017 news release) awaiting the granting of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence for the cultivation and processing of marijuana. Based in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, VAL anticipates participation in clinical trial programs researching the efficacy of medical cannabis, and seeks to capture a broad spectrum of medical marijuana users, as well as recreational users once legalized, in pursuit of its ambitious farm to pharma objectives.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
VALENS GROWORKS CORP.
Robert van Santen, Chief Executive Officer
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Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco” or the “Company”), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today its participation in the following investor conferences:
- Needham 2nd Annual Virtual Cannabis Conference – March 3 rd , 2021 – Management will participate in virtual one-on-one meetings.
- 33rd Annual Roth Conference – March 15 th -17 th , 2021 – Charlie Bachtell, CEO and Co-Founder, will participate in a Fireside Chat and management will later participate in virtual one-on-one meetings on April 7 th .
- Stifel Multi-Sector Conference – April 21 st , 2021 – Management will participate in virtual one-on-one meetings.
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Green Thumb Industries Continues Community Investment Initiatives with Scholarships and Expanded Partnerships to Promote Diversity in the Cannabis Industry
Green Thumb Industries, a leading cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ Dispensaries, is expanding key partnerships and creating scholarships earmarked for those from communities most impacted by the war on drugs as part of its corporate social responsibility program. The scholarships will be granted to a total of four students for programs at the Cleveland School of Cannabis in Ohio and Olive-Harvey College in Illinois. Additionally, Green Thumb will continue its support of Cabrini Green Legal Aid and partner with the North Lawndale Employment Network in Chicago as part of ongoing collaborations that include financial support, volunteerism and awareness initiatives.
Building on the foundation of Green Thumb’s LEAP initiative, which provided pro-bono support for social equity license applicants in Illinois and which will soon offer business incubator resources to newly awarded social equity entrepreneurs, these impactful partnerships mark a critical next step in prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cannabis industry.
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Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios”) is pleased to announce that the full range of five flavours of its KOIOS ™ nootropic beverages can now be purchased at all grocery stores operated by Jensen’s Foods (“Jensen’s”), a long-established family-owned grocery chain operating in the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs areas of Southern California. In a press release dated February 19, 2021 the Company announced another chain-wide placement of KOIOS ™ nootropic beverages on the west coast of the United States with Market of Choice in Oregon. With this placement of KOIOS ™ in Jensen’s supermarkets, the Company’s beverage products are now carried in approximately 180 retail stores on the west coast, out of a total of more than 4,000 retail stores nationwide.
Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“Lobe” or the “Company”) announces that Philip Young, CEO and Director, and Maghsoud Dariani, Chief Science Officer will be presenting on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 5:45 pm EST at “The Gold Standard in Psychedelic Investment, Psychedelic Capital Virtual Investment Conference”, a platform showcasing the top companies, latest IPOs, newest opportunities, and deepest industry insights.
As a presenting sponsor, the Company will connect directly with some of the earliest moving investors in the psychedelic industry and reach an audience of 2,000+ investors. Presentations are 30 minutes in length, with 10 minutes allocated to a one-on-one Q&A session with the audience.
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The role that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have played in the expansion of Canadian companies across the globe has been monumental for the growth of the cannabis industry. Now the space has reached a critical point as the demands of the US market increase.