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London to Host the UK’s Biggest 420 Protest Ever

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THC ® The High Club ® will be hosting the UK’s biggest ever 420 event this weekend, Saturday 20th April, in Hyde Park. The protest is against the unjust laws surrounding the use and possession of cannabis in the UK. Attendees to the free event will be entertained and educated by a variety of acts on the day – the line-up remains largely under wraps but will include music from artists such as Dappy and educational talks from industry leaders. Proceedings will kick off at midday hosted by hip hop artist Clement Marfo, who is recognized for his frequently featured TV anthem ‘Champion’.

Marwan Elgamal, founder of THC ® The High Club ® said, “This year has been huge for the cannabis industry, not just for business but also the law itself. In the UK we’ve seen considerable progression made in regards to medicinal access. To mark what has been an unprecedented year for the cannabis in the UK, we’ve put plans in place for this to be an unforgettable 420. Last year there were around 15,000 people, this year it will be more than double that.”

Amelia Amin, founder of CBD company Endoboxes®, and head of management at THC ® The High Club ® , said, “It’s all part of our duty as a company. We support the liberalisation of cannabis laws that this historic protest demands. It’s a privilege to provide a platform for key members of the UK cannabis community to speak on. It’s our way to engage with the voices of the people and to make sure their collective voices are heard by government.”

The Head Sponsor of Saturday’s festivities is Product Earth®, a well-established leader in the Hemp/Cannabis/CBD industry. Product Earth runs an annual Cannabis trade expo and festival – this year’s expo is on the 23rd-25th August in Warwickshire.

THC ® The High Club ® is the leading cannabis lifestyle brand in the UK, and is known for boldly hosting the biggest 420 to date, building on the foundations laid by UK Cannabis Social Club (UKCSC).

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Hemp Holdouts: Seven States Slow to Reform Hemp Laws After Farm Bill

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Idaho’s state legislative session ended earlier this month with a tinge of disappointment. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support to legalize industrial hemp, the legislature was unable to pass a resolution to relax the state’s hemp ban. Adding to the frustration felt by hemp advocates was the shared inability of both the state’s House and Senate to approve measures legalizing hemp, as they failed to reconcile their competing bills.

That failure could prove problematic over the coming year: Aside from the lost opportunity to take advantage of the socioeconomic benefits afforded by legalization, there remains a heightened legal risk of transporting hemp through the state.

Though the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp federally legal, for the time being it remains codified as a Schedule I controlled substance under Idaho state law. At least one truck driver this year has been arrested by Idaho State Police for transporting hemp, yet charged with trafficking in cannabis. Until Idaho reconciles their laws, many consider the state a dead zone for the hemp industry.

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Phivida Announces the Launch of Wikala’s Private Beta for Its eCommerce Platform

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Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA OTCQX: PHVAF) (“Phivida” or the “Company”) announces the private beta launch of the Wikala eCommerce platform, featuring cannabis accessories from reputable manufacturers.

“The interest in the private beta release has been phenomenal so far and we look forward to working closely with our customers and creating the most trusted cannabis online marketplace in this industry,” says David Moon, CEO of Wikala. “We’ve been working at maximum pace to get to this stage, and it’s encouraging to think that this is only the beginning of where Wikala and Phivida can go.”

Wikala is a stand-alone eCommerce platform that is set to become the first website in the global cannabis and hemp-CBD space to offer independent sellers’ personal storefronts where they can list their goods within an existing marketplace. The private beta signup is still open and the platform will be available for use for a select number of beta users, based on their geography, for the next 55 days. During that time, the Wikala team will monitor user feedback and prepare the software for the next release.

The core features included in the private beta release are a fraction of the company’s ultimate vision, however, they are a necessary first step and include all of the basic features of an eCommerce website, including a product comparison tool that is yet to be seen in the cannabis market.

“The potential of Wikala is in its modularity and the fact that we can develop new creative features quickly and without having to rely on third party software,” continued Mr. Moon. “This allows us to use the Open Beta release to set the stage for the next milestone, which is to open the sellers’ portal and allow individual businesses to open their stores on Wikala.”

Wikala’s next milestone is the public release of the platform, expected on July 15, 2019, which will feature a refurbished design for mobile devices, a coupon system for discounts, advanced smart search and various additional functionalities that provide a glitch-free user experience from shopping to product delivery. The July 15 public launch is expected to be the platform’s Open Beta.

 

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Flower One Upgraded to the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S.

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Flower One Holdings Inc. (the “Company“) (CSE: FONE) (OTCQX: FLOOF), a leading cannabis cultivator, producer and innovator in Nevada,  is pleased to announce that its common shares are now trading on  the  OTCQX® Best Market under the symbol “FLOOF”, having graduated from the  OTCQB® Venture Market.

U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com. Flower One’s common shares continue to trade on its primary exchange, the Canadian Securities Exchange, under the symbol “FONE”.

“Graduating to the OTCQX Market is yet another milestone achieved as we continue to execute our focused growth plan in Nevada,” said Ken Villazor, President and CEO of Flower One. “Our continued success in executing our plan has led to increasing capital market interest in our unique business model, our corporate vision and our future in the U.S. cannabis market. We have witnessed increased U.S. trading volumes since we began trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market, so upgrading today to the OTCQX is a welcome progression offering our shareholders increased cross-border liquidity as well as further increasing our visibility and shareholder exposure in the United States.”

The OTCQX Best Market is OTC Markets Group’s premier market for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies. To be eligible, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, demonstrate compliance with relevant U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure, and have an introduction from a professional third-party sponsor.

“We are pleased to welcome Flower One Holdings to the OTCQX Best Market,” said Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group. “Cross-trading on the OTCQX Market will provide Flower One, a constituent of the Canadian Securities Exchange’s CSE25 Index, with more efficient access to research and trading among U.S. investors.”

“The Canadian Securities Exchange congratulates Flower One on their graduation from the OTCQB Market to the OTCQX Market,” said Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE. “Canadian issuers taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by the OTC Markets Group can see a reduction in their cost of capital through increased U.S. liquidity.”

 

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