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Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) Produces Raw Materials for Numerous Clean-Energy, Advanced Technologies

  • An ever-increasing demand for energy is fueling the focus on sustainable energy solutions.
  • UUUU is proud to produce the raw materials that make numerous clean-energy and advanced technologies possible.
  • Energy Fuels began producing rare earths in 2021, which are used in electric vehicles, renewable energy, batteries and other technologies.

As the world becomes more focused on and committed to clean energy and sustainability, companies in every sector are recognizing the importance of advancing ESG (environmental, sustainability, and governance) priorities. A leading U.S.-based uranium mining company Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) places a high priority on its efforts to produce raw materials that support global clean-energy efforts.

“As the world population continues to grow, there is an ever-increasing demand for energy, and renewable sources are the answer to providing sustainable energy solutions, while also protecting the planet from climate change,” states a TWI article. “The take-up of clean energy is not just happening on a national level as cities and states are also creating policies to increase renewable energy use.

“In the United States, 29 states have set renewable energy portfolios to mandate that a certain percentage of energy consumed should come from renewable sources, and over 100 cities around the world now use at least 70% renewable energy,” the article continued. “The most important aspect of clean energy are the environmental benefits as part of a global energy future.

“While clean, renewable resources also preserve the world’s natural resources, they also reduce the risk of environmental disasters, such as fuel spills or the problems associated with natural gas leaks,” the article states. “With fuel diversification, through different power plants using different energy sources, it is possible to create reliable power supplies to enhance energy security, ensuring there is enough to meet our demands.”

With that as a backdrop, Energy Fuels does much more than just product uranium, which is the fuel for nuclear energy, producing 50% of all clean, carbon-free electricity in the U.S. “Energy Fuels is proud to produce the raw materials that make numerous clean energy and advanced technologies possible, all in the U.S. at the highest global standards for health, safety and environmental protection,” noted UUUU president and CEO Mark Chalmers (https://ibn.fm/nLhFh). In addition to producing uranium, the fuel for carbon- and emission-free nuclear energy, UUUU began operations to recover rare earth elements (“REEs”) in 2021, which are used in electric vehicles, renewable energy, batteries and other clean technologies.

Also worth noting is that, in 2019, the company was the largest U.S. producer of vanadium, which is used in steel, high-strength alloys and grid-scale batteries. Finally, in addition to its efforts to produce material, Energy Fuels is committed to preserving global resources and addressing climate change through industry-leading recycling programs.

Not a company to rest on its laurels, Energy Fuels is also exploring other business opportunities, including evaluation the recovery of medical isotopes for use in emerging cancer therapies from existing process streams.

Energy Fuels is the leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. The company also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and began commercial production of REE carbonate in 2021. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all of its assets and employees are in the United States.

Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: the White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) Project in Wyoming and the Alta Mesa ISR Project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year and has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant, as well as REE carbonate and uranium from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR Project is currently on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR Project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year.

In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels also has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the U.S. and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to UUUU are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/UUUU

DigiMax Global Inc. (CSE: DIGI) (OTC: DBKSF) Offers AI Solution to Improve Company Workforce, Brand and Culture

  • Hiring the wrong individual or placing a good candidate on the wrong team holds dire consequences for organizations.
  • PPI evaluates, improves a company’s workforce, brand and culture by revealing the personality traits and sentiment buried in human expression.
  • With PPI, savvy organizations can make better hiring decisions, reduce employment attrition and improve workplace culture.

Hiring the right talent and personality for a job is vital for employees — and employers — to be engaged and happy in the workplace, yet it can be hard to know when the person and position are perfect for each other. According to a Forbes article, artificial intelligence (“AI”) technology may be just what companies need to make those types of decisions (https://ibn.fm/2kqCo). That’s good news for DigiMax Global (CSE: DIGI) (OTC: DBKSF), an artificial intelligence technology and services company, whose Projected Personality Interpreter can be effectively used by employees to identify the ideal employees.

“Hiring the wrong individual or placing a good candidate on the wrong team holds dire consequences for organizations, including lost productivity and diminished workplace morale,” Forbes reported. “According to the State of the American Workplace report by Gallup Inc., 51 percent of American workers are ‘not engaged’ in their work and an additional 16 percent are ‘actively disengaged’ in their work.

“This dissatisfaction adds up to real money for corporations with Gallup estimating that an actively disengaged employee costs their organization $3,400 for every $10,000 of salary, or 34 percent. Furthermore, in hot job markets, such as the technology sector, employers are also spending heavily on additional benefits such as meals, transportation and fitness facilities. Even with these perks, turnover is high.”

The article went on to discuss DIGI’s Projected Personality Interpreter (“PPI”), originally conceived and launched by Darwin Ecosystems, a company that was acquired by DigiMax late last year (https://ibn.fm/e05oY). Based on the Darwin Analytics Engine, PPI evaluates and improves a company’s workforce, brand and culture by revealing the personality traits and sentiment buried in human expression (https://ibn.fm/V896c).

By leveraging IBM Watson and a customer algorithm that analyzes applicant responses across 52 different traits and compares those scores with a baseline, PPI can provide HR personnel with complete information that supports and guides decision making and removes bias. With PPI, savvy organizations can make better hiring decisions, reduce employment attrition and improve workplace culture.

“Employers can leverage the PPI service to understand if a job applicant has the right mix of personality traits for the role or to work within a specific team,” the article continued. “While many interviews focus on communications skills and previous work history, the PPI measures personality traits such as curiosity, susceptibility to stress and self-discipline levels. In a world that focuses on interviewing for the ‘hard skills’ of a job such as technical proficiency and metrics, it’s been difficult for companies to define interview protocols that uncover skills such as a sense of ethics, cautiousness and cooperation levels.”

Employers aren’t the only ones that can use PPI. The platform is available as an app, enabling users to identify the personality projected by their social media footprint as well as blogs and web pages. Users can even submit student essays, research papers, work reports and executive summaries to measure the personality traits projected (https://ibn.fm/qMfTz).

DIGI is an official IBM Watson partner, reselling or embedding Watson into applications and solutions that it offers. In addition to its deep expertise in AI, DigiMax’s engineering team boasts extensive experience in other key elements including machine learning, neural language processing, big data and cryptocurrency technology.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.DigiMax-Global.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to DBKSF are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/DBKSF

Avricore Health Inc. (TSX.V: AVCR) (OTCQB: AVCRF) Builds Upon Successes with Key 2021 Milestones, Aims for International Growth of POC Lab Testing Model

  • Avricore Health is developing a variety of pharmacy services that provide lab-quality testing for pre-diabetes and cardiovascular concerns
  • The company’s trademarked HealthTab platform makes advanced testing technologies available to partner pharmacies and, through them, to patients at accessible point-of-care (“POC”) locations
  • HealthTab’s partnership with Abbott Diagnostics in Canada also has the potential to expand to virus testing for COVID, RSV, influenza A and B, and strep
  • The company has located the systems in Ontario and British Columbia through an agreement with large national pharmaceutical chain Shoppers Drug Mart, and anticipates expansion to other Shoppers Drug sites with 600 locations established by the end of 2023
  • Avricore also expects to forge agreements that will take HealthTab’s POC testing to pharmacies in the United States, United Kingdom and European Union

Health diagnostics solutions innovator Avricore Health (TSX.V: AVCR) (OTCQB: AVCRF) is celebrating its achievement of key milestones this year, building on its initial agreement with Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart pharmaceutical chain to make its platform technology accessible to patients across the country.

Avricore’s milestones include building an agreement with Abbott Diagnostics to establish in-store kiosks that utilize Avricore’s platform, allowing Avricore to test its platform in pilot stage and roll it out to the ready Shoppers Drug Mart sites.

Avricore’s HealthTab platform (www.healthab.com) is a testing and health data network that draws on data from blood samples and other samples utilizing Abbott’s trademarked Afinion 2 and ID Now instruments to provide lab-quality results to patients in real time. Avricore’s mission is to make such advanced testing technologies available to its partner pharmacies.

Avricore’s efforts to provide access to the testing solution makes it possible for patients to seek out pharmacies in their local neighborhoods, often within walking distance, to gain insights on critical health conditions without the additional delays associated with getting clinic appointment and then having to visit a lab.

Point-of-care testing is poised to become the natural evolution of the medical industry, delivering an alternate route to health management information as pharmacists trained to dispense medications and provide vaccinations add lab testing and results oversight (https://ibn.fm/6QYZe).

After testing its pilot program in Ontario, Avricore added West Coast pharmacies in British Columbia. The company’s successes in those locations have led management to forecast it will set up POC in additional Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada, add other pharmacies in the United States, and continue to expand to the United Kingdom and European Union (https://ibn.fm/HvOVp).

The company has stated it intends to set up its POC health testing kiosks in 600 locations by the end of 2023 (https://ibn.fm/fWW6m). Its site testing is initially just providing services for pre-diabetes and cardiovascular indications, linked to Ellerca Health Corp’s app-based digital platform for chronic disease management to provide better outcomes for patients who are self-managing their illnesses (https://ibn.fm/vp2mG). But the Abbott agreement also paves the way for potential testing and reporting for COVID’s SARS-CoV-2 virus, RSV, influenza A and B, and strep at the ID Now kiosks (https://ibn.fm/f1Baf).

Two key aims of Avricore’s focus on making a range of health innovations available through the community pharmacy are to improve health outcomes for patients and lower overall healthcare costs going forward.

Reducing the cost of routine lab tests may ultimately help reduce costs for insurers. Insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina cut $112 million in laboratory spending in 2020 through better management of the testing, according to a Modern Healthcare report (https://ibn.fm/9dVh9).

“I think we have known that laboratory testing has been a driver of costs for some time,” Blue Cross’s senior medical director over clinical effectiveness, John Campbell, told Modern Healthcare.

“They’re now looking at the small dollar amounts and saying listen, the volume is such here, if we decrease costs by 1 percent, that equals X amount of dollars back to the insurer,” Mick Raich, president of revenue cycle management consulting at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Lighthouse Lab Services, said in the report.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.AvricoreHealth.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to AVCRF are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/AVCRF

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) Set to Launch VapeTV U.S. in a Three-Way Partnership

  • MCOA just signed an LOI with VapeTV UK and Jasleen Enterprises for the launch of VapeTV U.S.
  • This new company is set to offer in-store advertising within retail vape stores
  • It will capitalize on the growing CBD industry and the ever-increasing demand for in-store media advertising in the United States

Marijuana Company of America (OTC: MCOA) has announced the signing of a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) that marks the beginning of the process to form a new in-store advertising brand named VapeTV US, Inc. (https://ibn.fm/lmoux).

VapeTV US will be the product of a three-way partnership among cDistro, Inc, a wholly-owned MCOA distribution company, VapeTV Ltd., a United Kingdom (“UK”)-based advertising company, as well as Jasleen Enterprises LLC, the owner of Vapor Maven, one of the leading online vape shops in the United States.

MCOA, through cDistro, will own 25% of the company and will capitalize on its growing customer database, coupled with Vapor Maven’s over 200 retail locations to push its services.

VapeTV UK has been Europe’s leading provider of in-house media for the vaping industry. Since its inception, it has made a name for itself providing in-store display systems that run paid advertising content within retail vape stores. With the signing of this LOI, VapeTV is excited about its entry into the largely untapped United States market.

“We are excited to initiate the U.S. market version of the highly successful and lucrative VapeTV business. By launching with Vapor Maven’s nearly 200 retail locations and by leveraging cDistro’s active customer database of more than 65,000 retail vape stores in the U.S., we anticipate an accelerated delivery of VapeTV advertising content to U.S. customers,” noted Mike Shaw, the Founder of VapeTV UK.

VapeTV US comes in the wake of the growing competition among thousands of individual vape, smoke, and CBD brands trying to push themselves in the market. This competition is driving up the demand for in-store media advertising, an opportunity that VapeTV plans to capitalize on going forward.

This move aligns with MCOA’s commitment to diversifying its product and services, given its strategic investments within the cannabis THC, hemp, and CBD industries.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to MCOA are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/MCOA

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) DehydraTECH(TM) Drug Delivery Technology Finding Multiple Medical Applications

  • Lexaria intends to undertake its most ambitious study yet – HYPER-H21-4 – as it pursues regulatory approval for DehydraTECH-CBD for potential use as a treatment for hypertension
  • HYPER-H21-4 will build on successes witnessed in initial human hypertension studies
  • The company, which has a fully funded R&D budget, recently announced new R&D programs covering multiple conditions, including dementia, diabetes, and rheumatoid disease
  • Lexaria is committed to improving lives and lessening deaths through its patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology

With a fully-funded research and development (“R&D”) budget, Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX), a global leader in enhancing the speed, efficacy, bioavailability, and brain absorption of orally-delivered fat-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) through its patented DehydraTECH(TM) drug delivery technology  is embarking on new programs as well as extending ongoing ones as it pursues regulatory approvals and entry into different market sectors.

In January 2022, Lexaria expects to report blood pressure findings from its third human hypertension study, HYPER-H21-3, building on the successes of the first two human studies, HYPER-H21-1 and HYPER-H21-2, that evidenced effective, sustained, and safe blood pressure reduction with DehydraTECH-CBD.

The company will also be expecting approval from the Independent Review Board (“IRB”) for the study protocols around its fourth hypertension study. Described as the most ambitious study Lexaria has ever undertaken, HYPER-H21-4 will comprise 60 volunteers aged between 45 and 70 years, some of whom will be given three 150 mg doses of DehydraTECH-CBD daily for six weeks, while a subset will be given a placebo control. The extended duration is intended to enable the company to collect important data by monitoring the prolonged use of DehydraTECH-CBD and will investigate the potential for longer-term health benefits.

“Outcomes from this study could support Lexaria’s goals related to pursuit of regulatory approvals for DehydraTECH-CBD for potential use as a treatment for high blood pressure,” said Lexaria CEO Chris Bunka in a recent press release (https://ibn.fm/t9dFj).

Notably, HYPER-H21-4 is just one of the many planned studies slated for 2022. Others include HOR-A22-1, a pharmacokinetic (“PK”) study to evaluate DehydraTECH’s ability to improve the delivery characteristics of estrogen; DEM-A22-1, an efficacy modeling study to evaluate DehydraTECH-CBD with and without nicotine for the potential treatment of dementia; RHEUM-A22-1, an efficacy modeling study to investigate the ability of DehydraTECH-CBD to potentially affect the treatment of rheumatoid disease; and DIAB-A22-1, an efficacy modeling study to explore DehydraTECH-CBD’s ability to potentially impact treatment of diabetes (https://ibn.fm/JCvyu).

In addition to fulfilling Lexaria’s goal to enter into new, different multi-billion-dollar markets, the four animal studies will mark the company’s push to help patients living with these conditions, some of which are potentially fatal.

According to the World Health Organization (“WHO”), diabetes was the ninth leading cause of deaths globally in 2019, having claimed an estimated 1.5 million lives (https://ibn.fm/AwduP). Additionally, WHO ranks dementia as the seventh leading cause of death among all diseases and a primary cause of dependency and disability, majorly among the elderly (https://ibn.fm/BLUjc).

As a versatile solution with multiple benefits, DehydraTECH is protected by a robust portfolio of 23 granted patents (currently) and more than 50 pending patents. The technology works by combining APIs with long chain fatty acid oils such as high oleic sunflower oil. The product is then added to food/carrier particles before undergoing a dehydration synthesis procedure. The final step entails rendering the final form factor of the drug as a liquid or powder.

According to Lexaria, “DehydraTECH works symbiotically with existing physiological systems to enable improved and more rapid absorption into the bloodstream and brain tissues” (https://ibn.fm/mRofm).

Through its focus on improving how APIs enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier delivery methods, Lexaria remains committed to improving lives and lessening deaths associated with heart disease, cigarette smoking, and, with the new R&D programs, diabetes, dementia, and more.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to LEXX are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/LEXX

NECANN – The Illinois Cannabis Convention Comes to Chicago

Date: December 4-5, 2021

Venue: Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Saturday, December 4th: 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, December 5th: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Onsite Box Office hours begin at 9:00 a.m. each day.

Cannabis cultivators, dealers, businesses, and enthusiasts are invited to attend the NECANN Illinois Cannabis Convention in Chicago, on December 4-5, 2021. Operating since 2014, NECANN events are touted as one of the largest cannabis events that are constantly expanding. The NECANN events attract a huge number of members from the Hemp, MMJ and Cannabis industries.

The success of the NECANN events is attributed to the exhibitors and attendees. Anden, Columbia Care, Green Mountain Energy, and a host of other eminent start-ups will be present at this rapidly expanding convention. Participants can gain immense knowledge about the latest trends in the cannabis industry from the influencers and distinguished speakers as well as the exhibitors displaying their products and services at the NECANN Chicago.

NECANN aims to bring the stalwarts of the cannabis industry under one roof at the Chicago convention. With the approval of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act in 2019, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana sales through legislation. Illinois is estimated to produce between $2 and $4 billion in annual income from recreational sales. Since legalization, Illinois is earning an average monthly revenue of $40 million from recreational cannabis sales. Do not miss out on this phenomenal opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in the marijuana industry in this region!

NECANN offers a wonderful arena to small industries, start-ups and new cannabis growers and dealers to discover new business prospects and build networking ties with established cannabis companies and investors. In addition to the exhibit hall, there will be four full programming tracks running each day (medical, business, opportunity, social equity & justice), where attendees can learn the latest trends and technologies in the marijuana industry.

The Illinois Cannabis Convention is expected to witness the largest crowd of the local medical cannabis market as well as players foraying into the new adult-use recreational market. This convention presents the best B2B and B2C platform for cannabis businesses in the state, and for those trying to carve a niche in the Illinois marijuana spectrum! In addition, this convention serves as an education platform for those interested in learning more about the vital medical marijuana program in Illinois.

For more information, visit https://ibn.fm/2h0NN

Simply Sonoma Inc. Developing High-Quality, All-Natural CBD-Infused Beverages for Entry into Growing Market

  • CBD-infused beverages market expected to make over $14,600 million by the end of 2026
  • CBD beverages are becoming more popular as cannabis-infused goods become legalized across the United States and around the world
  • Simply Sonoma has two CBD-infused beverages on the docket: an alcohol-free, CBD wine product and a low-carb, low-sugar CBD sparkling product

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is gaining the attention of enthusiastic cannabis consumers around the world. The list of products that contain CBD is growing, with one of the most popular new products being CBD-infused beverages. Simply Sonoma, a company committed to offering CBD products for the environmentally conscious consumer, is branching out into the beverage space with an alcohol-free, CBD wine product as well as low-carb, low-sugar Pinot Noir/CBD sparkling product.

“The global CBD-infused beverages market was valued at around USD$3,400 million in 2020 and is expected to make over USD$14,600 million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of approximately 27.5% between 2021 and 2026,” reported Facts and Factors (https://ibn.fm/D3gas). “The market for CBD-infused drinks is largely driven by the rising authorization and certification for recreational cannabis in countries, such as the United States and Canada.

“Furthermore, because of the increasing incidence of numerous respiratory disorders, there is a growing movement away from smoking cannabis and adopting healthier edible options, which is pushing the market growth,” the article continued. “Furthermore, the common accessibility of CBD-infused drinks such as coffee, fruit punch, cannabis cola, tea, and other CBD-infused beverages across various legal marijuana outlets further augments the global industry.”

Noting that CBD is the second most common active component in cannabis, the article observed that the substance is an important component of medicinal marijuana. “Despite the fact that CBD is a component of marijuana, it has no hallucinogenic effects on the human mind. ‘In people, CBD displays no effects suggestive of any misuse or dependency potential,’ according to a World Health Organization report. To date, there has been no evidence of public health issues linked to the use of pure CBD and its derivatives.”

F&F reported that CBD beverages are becoming more popular as cannabis-infused goods become legalized across the United States and around the world. “CBD’s appeal has been fueled by its expanding availability combined with a growing health trend, with more and more people opting for ‘better-for-you’ alternatives to sugary drinks. CBD-infused drinks of various types provide a great alternative, with health advantages to boot, because CBD beverages are sourced from a natural source.”

Simply Sonoma prides itself on using natural sources for the ingredients it uses. The company has contracted with Sonoma Biologics, a premium hemp cultivator, to grow its strains. The company also has access to some of the best grapes in the world, which Simply Sonoma is using to formulate its CBD-infused grape products. The company has two CBD-infused beverages on the docket: an antioxidant, alcohol-free, CBD wine product and a low-carb, low-sugar Pinot Noir/CBD sparkling product.

Simply Sonoma is a different kind of natural company. The company is committed to creating high-quality products using all-natural, organically sun-grown, plant-based ingredients. In addition, because the company is committed to minimizing its carbon footprint, it operates off the grid, relying on solar power.

For more information, or to invest in Simply Sonoma, visit the company’s website at www.SimplySonoma.org.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to Simply Sonoma are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/Sonoma

Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (CSE: RWB) (OTCQX: RWBYF) Adding to its Growing Retail Presence with Rapid Developments in Florida

  • Red White & Bloom Brands is building a multi-state operation in the cannabis and hemp industries through state subsidiaries focused on markets in Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona and California
  • The company is now rapidly building up its cultivation and retail operations in Florida, advancing from regulatory approval in the state last month to the startup of growing activity to supply existing and soon-to-open dispensaries in four cities from Miami to Daytona Beach and across to Spring Hill
  • Florida is on the verge of a “massive medical marijuana boom” as the pain-conscious retirement community grows and residents’ attitudes overwhelmingly favor openness toward legal medical marijuana
  • Red White & Bloom is also putting together a strong retail cannabis position in Michigan and Florida

Multistate cannabis sector operator Red White & Bloom Brands (CSE: RWB) (OTCQX: RWBYF) is off to a quick start in building its high-quality flower resource for product inventory at dispensaries throughout Florida.

Red White & Bloom expects to launch growing operations in 30 modular pods at its Apopka, Florida cultivation location by Dec. 1, adding 19,200 square feet of production expected to deliver $30 million in annual revenues to the company. The pods were approved by the state health department’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (“OMMU”) with licensing granted just before Halloween and five are already in use for plant growth while the remainder are being fast-tracked for output, according to a Nov. 4 news release (https://ibn.fm/13yLA).

Red White & Bloom is a retail cannabis brand builder focused on Florida ahead of a “massive medical marijuana boom” expected to sweep the state as prohibitionist policies recede (https://ibn.fm/nEZQV).

“We have nurtured our strains to produce high quality flower in the Florida climate while producing high yields, industry-leading THC percentages and superior terpene content,” Jim Frazier, the general manager of Red White & Bloom’s Florida cultivation subsidiary, stated in the news release. “The grow pods provide us with speed to market capabilities which are needed for RWBFL to meet and exceed expectations for generating profitable revenue early in 2022.”

The company’s two cultivation centers in Florida are working aggressively to supply existing and soon-to-open dispensaries with needed product. The final phase of Red White & Bloom’s strategic rollout in the state involves bringing its 113,000-square-foot indoor growing facility in Sanderson online, about 120 miles northwest of the Apopka location.

The OMMU released a survey of the market this year that states 89 percent of Floridians who responded to its questions think adults should be allowed to legally use medical marijuana, and as more pain-weary senior citizens seek the Florida sunshine the number is likely to increase (https://ibn.fm/K6Tug).

As a company aiming to become one of the top three multi-state operators active in the United States’ legal cannabis and hemp sectors, Red White & Bloom is also seeking toe-hold in the recreational adult use market in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Arizona and California, and across of international opportunity fields for hemp.

The company received adult recreational use prequalification status from Michigan in September and authorization to market itself to a population of about 10 million people through 18 dispensaries (eight of which are already operating), four cultivation facilities indoors and outdoors, and “significant company-owned real estate holdings,” according to the company’s Sept. 7 statement (https://ibn.fm/VbA0Q).

“In only its second full year of adult-use sales, Michigan’s legal cannabis market is emerging from the pandemic ripe with opportunity. With a run-rate behind only California and Colorado, Michigan’s early 2021 sales have put the state on pace to not only break the $2 billion sales threshold but, also blow right past it,” CEO and Chairman Brad Rogers stated.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.RedWhiteBloom.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to RWBYF are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/RWBYF

StraightUp Resources Inc.’s (CSE: ST) (OTCQB: STUPF) Exploration and Expansion Program, A 2021 Outlook

  • StraightUp marked 2021 with strategic opportunities in the United States and Peru
  • These projects were selected by management based on past exploration and proven reserves in these regions
  • 2021 also marked the year StraightUp up-listed to the OTCQB Venture Market in the United States
  • StraightUp is optimistic about 2022

For the 2021 fiscal and calendar year, StraightUp Resources (CSE: ST) (OTCQB: STUPF) set out on an aggressive asset acquisition plan, coupled with an exploration program that would be the highlight of the year. Thus far, it has acquired the West Cat Mine in Nevada, along with the Ferdinand Gold Project and Bear Head Gold Project, both located in western Ontario (https://ibn.fm/kPFqY). However, these acquisitions do not aptly represent its commitment to maximizing shareholder wealth as its aggressive exploration program.

StraightUp, at the beginning of the year, broke down its 2021 exploration program into four elements:

  1. Historical data review, compilation, and interpretation
  2. Examining historical drill core (ENDM core library, Red Lake)
  3. Geological mapping and sampling
  4. Geophysical surveys

The objective was to add new 2021 data to enhance interpretations, locate prime locations for drilling holes and conduct soil sampling to inform the company’s investment decisions and guarantee a return on its investment. This exploration program was firmly founded on science, mainly SGH soil sampling, primitive-mantle normalized trace element geochemistry, and geophysical surveys, among others (https://ibn.fm/90yBO).

So far, these efforts have allowed StraightUp to acquire prime properties with tremendous potential to maximize shareholder wealth. It has also allowed the company to expand its market reach, with its entry into the American market with the West Cat Mine acquisition in Nevada and the Peruvian market with the exclusive rights to purchase of the Mallay silver mine.

StraightUp also made a significant move to expand its access to investors by up-listing to the OTCQB Venture Market in the United States (https://ibn.fm/urNtt). It comes just in time as the company grows its asset portfolio, opening its doors to millions of investors within the United States, particularly as it plans to execute on its next phase of growth. In addition, the company hopes to benefit shareholders through increased trading liquidity through this move, ultimately adding more value for them and their investment. Over the past year, the company has made some important gains and its management has expressed optimism for the 2022 financial year in growing shareholder value.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.StraightUpResources.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to STUPF are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/STUPF

Friendable Inc. (FDBL) CEO Robert A. Rositano Jr. Discusses Fan Pass Platform Past, Present, and Future with The Hype Magazine

  • Rositano Jr. is looking for the Fan Pass Live artist platform to expand its global reach and become a household name in the near future
  • The live interview put Fan Pass into the spotlight and introduced the platform to Hype’s estimated audience of 300,000 readers and its social media following of over 484k on Instagram and over 189k on Twitter
  • Rositano Jr. made it clear during the interview that great things are planned from Friendable for the Fan Pass platform in the new year

Music has always found a place in the lives of Robert A. Rositano Jr. and his brother (and business partner) Dean. Growing up, Dean was a touring musician, and as a family, the Rositanos have always been enchanted by artists and the music industry. In a recent interview with The Hype Magazine, Rositano Jr., the CEO of Friendable (OTC: FDBL), sat down for a live discussion with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Doby, to discuss his company’s innovative artist streaming platform, from inception to plans for the future (https://ibn.fm/Vu4bs).

The Hype Magazine has an audience reach of over 300,000, with 484k followers on Instagram and over 189k Twitter followers. The company is hoping to use this interview and the fan base of The Hype Magazine to extend the exposure of the Fan Pass platform and its offering to both fans and artists.

“First, I’d like to thank our team at Lobeline Communications for seeking out this industry-specific opportunity to share the Fan Pass story, platform, and opportunity with the music artist community. The traction and attention received by the company since onboarding the Lobeline team have been very apparent as we collectively continue elevating our brand and making strides on many levels,” explained Rositano Jr.

The interview presented informative talking points, spanning the history of past applications and the birth of the Fan Pass platform to what the company’s vision for five years in the future might look like. The Rositano brothers began working with artists before the concept of live streaming even existed. The vision eventually turned into “America’s Biggest” in 2005. Artists would record music in a San Francisco studio, where it would be archived onto a website. A $5k pool would be offered each month and given to the winner of what Rositano Jr. referred to as “an offline battle of the bands.” The platform only lasted 90 days before another company acquired it but never fulfilled its full potential after being sold.

Fan Pass was already in the works long before the pandemic reared its ugly head. In fact, the pandemic forced the company to regroup and figure out how they could retarget the entire platform to better serve the artists and fans who were suffering because of it. Even with all of the new features that have been released this year, Rositano Jr. hinted about several opportunities coming with 2022.

One of these opportunities involves artists being included on playlists through partnerships with celebrities – but Rositano Jr. remained tight-lipped on the matter, saying that he was not ready to disclose any more details about it at this point. Doby also asked about Fan Pass going global, to which Rositano Jr. responded that the platform is currently #70 in Vietnam, so going international is certainly an opportunity they plan to explore in the coming months.

As for the future, Rositano Jr. has high hopes for the Fan Pass Live artist platform. Five years from now, he wants to see Fan Pass become a household name with hundreds of thousands of artists launching their careers and earning revenue through the platform. The Friendable CEO hopes that even though venues are beginning to reopen, artists will be willing to augment their tours to include virtual performances, if for no other reason than to accommodate those who are hesitant to go to a live performance or those who can’t afford the traditional VIP experience.

He concluded by saying it was very exciting to be interviewed by a publication that truly understands the music industry, musicians, and more specifically, indie artists, like The Hype Magazine does. “We intend to continue nurturing a relationship that expands beyond this initial interview, as indie artists are seeking a solution that brings recognition, builds fan bases, drives revenue, and, ultimately, launches careers,” Rositano Jr. underlined. “We believe Fan Pass is the solution. A new year is upon us shortly, and we have lots in store as we continue to build on our success.”

For more information, visit the company’s websites at www.Friendable.com or www.FanPassLive.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to FDBL are available in the company’s newsroom at http://ibn.fm/FDBL

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