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News from CannTrust Holdings, Aurora Cannabis ,THC BioMed Intl , iAnthus Capital Holdings podcasts

Delta, Kelowna, BC - October 18, 2018 ( Newswire), a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, release today's edition of its series, potcastsCM - cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insight from thought leaders and experts.
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Good afternoon and welcome to another Potcast - following Cannabis news, stocks to watch as well as insights from thought leaders and experts.
Today we will be looking at announcements from CannTrust Holdings Inc. trading on the TSX as TRST, Aurora Cannabis Inc. trading on the TSX as ACB, THC BioMed Intl Ltd. trading on the CSE as THC and iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. trading on the CSE as IA.
CannTrust Holdings Inc., one of Canada's leading licensed producers and most trusted brands for medical cannabis, and Kindred, a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Breakthru Beverage Group, have finalized their exclusive partnership. Kindred will represent CannTrust's cannabis products to the Canadian adult consumer market for recreational use and utilize the insights from its sister-company, Breakthru Beverage Canada, to deploy a state-of-the-art route-to-market platform for CannTrust.
CannTrust is a leader in the cannabis industry, a federally regulated licensed producer and a proudly Canadian company, has led the Canadian market in producing standardized cannabis products since 2014. Started as Canada's only pharmacist-founded medical cannabis producer, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry. This new nation-wide agreement with Kindred, and recently announced agreements with 9 provinces positions CannTrust to be a leader in Canada's recreational cannabis market.
Canadians from coast-to-coast will have access to CannTrust's standardized cannabis products with the new recreational legislation and launch of four recreational brands - liiv, Synr.g, Xscape, and Peak Leaf available only in BC.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced today that its common shares have been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"), and will commence trading effective the open of markets, October 23, 2018.  Aurora's shares will trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol "ACB", the same symbol the Company's common shares currently, and will continue to, trade under on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Existing shares of Aurora, which previously traded on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol "ACBFF", will now trade on the NYSE.
"Our NYSE listing represents another important milestone that reflects our commitment to all stakeholders as we continue advancing domestic and international growth initiatives, which includes expanding our base of global institutional and retail investors," said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora. "Aurora has rapidly developed into a globally mature organization with industry leading and technologically advanced production facilities available to produce at unprecedented scale to meet the growing demand for high-quality cannabis both in Canada and abroad. We are also uniquely committed to leveraging our deep knowledge base to further scientific research into medical applications of cannabis, and developing novel, higher-margin product offerings that strongly differentiate Aurora from our competition.
THC BioMed Intl Ltd. announced that three of the Company's strains and pre-rolls have been on the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch online store's "Best Selling" list on Our THC Hybrid flower and THC Hybrid Pre-Rolls took the number one spots for their categories throughout the launch day.
iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. and MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE: MPX) announced today that both companies have signed an arrangement agreement pursuant to which iAnthus will combine with MPX in an all-stock transaction with offered equity consideration to MPX shareholders valued at $835 million before giving effect to MPX International and assuming all of MPX's dilutive securities are exercised prior to the completion of the transaction. The Agreement represents the first public to public merger transaction in U.S. cannabis history.
The Agreement provides that MPX shareholders will be entitled to receive 0.1673 common shares of iAnthus for each common share of MPX held (the "Exchange Ratio"), representing a consideration of approximately $1.28 per MPX common share, a premium of 30.6% based on the closing price of iAnthus and MPX common shares on October 17, 2018. In addition, each MPX shareholder will receive common shares of the newly formed MPX International which will hold all of the non-U.S. businesses of MPX. MPX International will apply to list on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "CSE") with the listing to occur contemporaneously with closing of the transaction.
The combined company, excluding MPX International, will encompass operations and cannabis licenses in 10 states that will permit iAnthus to operate 56 retail locations and 14 cultivation/processing facilities. As a result of the transaction, iAnthus will add retail and/or production capabilities in Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, California and Massachusetts. These additional licenses complement iAnthus' existing assets in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado, and New Mexico, forming super-regional footprints in both the eastern and western United States.
Finally, yesterday marked the first day of recreational sales of cannabis across Canada and many online stores saw heavy traffic and the selling out of much of their product. The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission's non-medical online cannabis store received 1,040 cannabis orders and more than 4,000 orders by 11:00 a.m. local time with the website seeing more than 61,000 unique visits to the site since midnight with 10,000 of those occurring in the first hour of operation.
In Ontario Premier Doug Ford told the provincial legislature that the website had already handled more than 38,000 orders since it launched.
Shopify Inc. said the government-operated online cannabis stores that are powered by its software have been seeing more than 100 orders per minute. The Canadian e-commerce company said the websites, including those of Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, have processed "hundreds of thousands" of orders since the drug was legalized.
Though sales were high on Day 1 of legalization the supply and demand framework still have much to be desired as does the brick and mortar operations, specifically in BC who has only one retail location in Kamloops at the moment.
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