NA Proactive news snapshot: Albert Labs, Heritage Cannabis, Byrna Technologies, Esports Entertainment, Gevo UPDATE …

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A glance at some of the day’s highlights from the Proactive Investors US and Canada newswires

has announced the appointment of new experts to both its clinical and scientific advisory boards. The Canadian psychedelic drug developer’s boards will support the company’s efforts to develop its proprietary psychedelics-based medicine and conduct accelerated studies on UK patients suffering from cancer-related anxiety. The additions to the clinical advisory board, chaired by professor Jo Neill, bring expertise in psychology, psychiatry, palliative care and oncology. This multidisciplinary team will provide unrivalled guidance, helping progress through its accelerated Real-World Evidence (RWE) trial programme commencing in the UK later this year.

Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp () () has said it is bringing its cannabis products to Quebec thanks to a new agreement with Great White North Growers. The cannabis company signed the deal with GWNG to bring Heritage-branded products including oils, concentrates, flower and its new CBD brand to the province using GWNG’s Health Canada license. Based in Montreal, GWNG produces premium cannabis flowers and derivatives and packages and distributes products for other licensed producers.

Byrna Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:BYRN) () said it conducted its first on-site training program for private security at Pictures Studios, in Culver City, California. The non-lethal technology company held the event to train and certify ‘s security personnel in the safe and effective use of the Byrna less-lethal platform. has equipped its security team with Byrna HD Plus to patrol the 53-acre lot as well as other locations in Southern California.

Esports Entertainment Group Inc () said it has signed a partnership agreement with investment bank Spectrum Gaming Capital and the Indian Gaming Esports Association (iGEA) to provide an impetus to esports adoption among tribal nations and casinos. Under the terms of the agreement, Esports Entertainment Group will be the exclusive provider of esports technology and services to iGEA as it seeks to integrate a full suite of B2C and B2B esports services to tribes and tribal casinos. “Indian Gaming has historically been a key driver of industry evolution, and with our entrance into esports, we plan to keep our nations at the forefront of gaming’s newest trends,” said Oneida Nation’s Ernest Stevens III, who is the CEO of iGEA.

() has announced that Tony Wells has joined the company as general manager/site leader for its future Net-Zero 1 facility slated to be located in Lake Preston, South Dakota. The company noted that Wells brings 30-plus years of operations management, engineering, and business development experience across industries including corn milling, food processing, ethanol, and biodiesel production. He is expected to lead and assemble the organization that will operate the Net-Zero 1 facility.

Jack Nathan Medical Corp () (), operating as , named industry veteran Michael A Pangia its strategic advisor as the company focuses on an aggressive expansion blueprint. Pangia has over 25 years of leadership experience in the financial and technology sector. In his new role, Pangia will provide executive oversight on strategic initiatives while working closely with Mike Marchelletta, who is the co-founder and interim CEO at . Given Jack Nathan Health’s anticipated growth, Pangia will leverage his global capital markets experience to help establish “new relationships that will provide the company with more financial flexibility as it enters the next phase of its growth plans,” said the company.

Endexx Corporation () announced that its recently-released BLESSWELL line of CBD-infused men’s grooming items, in partnership with Grammy Award-winning artist DJ Khaled, is expected to equip men with the tools they need to achieve their healthiest summertime skin and hair. The company said early reviews of the BLESSWELL collection have exceeded expectations, with men finding that the products performs exceptionally well for their daily face, body, and skin care regimens. “Our veteran team of Cosmetic, Consumer Brand, Marketing and CBD specialists have designed a timeless set of hemp-derived skincare wellness solutions that we anticipate becoming a dominant industry line in Men’s Grooming over the next 3-to-5 years.” Endexx CEO Todd Davis said in a statement.

Numinus Wellness Inc () has announced that its subsidiary Numinus Bioscience Inc has filed a provisional patent application in the US for the rapid production process that generates therapeutic products from psychoactive fungi. Vancouver-based Numinus said that its proprietary process “dramatically” increases the production of psychoactive fungi species that contain psilocybin, generating therapeutics that can be used in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. The process also produces other psychoactive compounds and other “beneficial” compounds, including some that Numinus researchers have characterized for the first time in psychedelic fungi, the company added.

() (OTCQB:PLNHF), a leading vertically integrated cannabis company, is gearing to open its new California outpost, the Orange County Cannabis SuperStore Entertainment Complex (P13 OC), which has massive digital screen displays and unique tech-art installations on July 1, 2021. An opening ceremony will take place at P13 OC at 3400 W Warner Avenue Santa Ana, California on July 1 at 10 am PT. The dazzling new SuperStore store will be Planet 13’s second-largest cannabis dispensary after its uber-luxury 112,000-square foot flagship store in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is the biggest cannabis store in the world.

() (OTCQX:FUNFF) is applauding the Senate’s passage of Bill C-218, which would make betting on single games of football, hockey, and other sports legal in Canada. Also known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, the legislation now awaits royal assent to become law. “Today marks a historic milestone in the global gambling industry as Canada has taken a pivotal step forward in legalizing single-event sports betting,” said CEO Scott Burton in a statement. “The legalization of this bill will provide the Canadian economy access to additional employment opportunities, tax revenue, and a safe and regulated platform for betting options.” 

() (OTCMKTS:MVMD) has updated on the company’s recent key strategic achievements, including news the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved a “cornerstone” patent related to the company’s solubilization technology. In a wide-ranging update, the biotech and life sciences company said the patent related to its invention of the Water Dissolvable Macrocyclic Lactone Cyclodextrin Complexes. Dennis Hancock, Mountain Valley MD CEO, said the patent would allow the group “to move forward in securing the global protections necessary across many human and animal health applications without competitive interference”.

. () () () has selected substance use disorder and smoking cessation as the initial target indications for its proprietary psychedelic molecule MYCO-004. MYCO-004 is a patch-delivered tryptamine compound and its properties include short duration (less than two hours), transdermal, precision dosing, and long-term compound stability. Mydecine said it picked substance use disorder and smoking cessation for MYCO-0004 as it addresses the underserved and drastic need for treatment. 

Corp () () (FRA:18P) said it has kicked off a $2.5 million exploration program at its wholly-owned Iron Creek cobalt-copper project in Idaho. The Toronto-based company, which aims to be a sustainable producer of battery materials, said its objective is to “double the size of its resource” over the next two drill seasons as interest grows in a US domestic cobalt supply to support a growing electric vehicle market. Located in the Idaho Cobalt Belt, the Iron Creek project is one of the few primary cobalt deposits in the world. To date, cobalt and copper resources have been defined by drilling over a 900-metre strike extent and the deposit remains open to the east and west along strike as well as down-dip. The Idaho Cobalt Belt contains the largest primary resources of cobalt in the United States, according to the US Geological Survey.

() () (FRA:NPAU) announced it has received funding from the Mitacs Accelerate program to research the anti-depressant effects of an LSD derivative. TD-1048A is a second-generation LSD derivative molecule that could offer therapeutic effects without any psychoactive reactions like hallucinations commonly associated with the psychedelic compound. BetterLife submitted a joint application for funding to the Mitacs Accelerate program with Dr Aguilar-Valles at Carleton University’s Department of Neuroscience to research TD-0148A in preclinical models of depression. 

() () () has described its Phase 1 drill program at the Aureus East project in Nova Scotia as a “resounding success”, which showed the gold system is larger than previously thought. The company began drilling at the project last August and the latest assays come from a nine-hole surface program (all holes hit gold), and the final two holes of an underground program, which confirmed high-grade mineralization. The company was targeting the so-called limb structures at Aureus East and the work has confirmed a “significant” gold system, tripling the depth and identifying over 30 discreet gold horizons to below 900 metres (m), it told investors.

LexaGene Holdings Inc () () (FRA:5XS2) announced that Meridian Veterinary Capital LLC in Dallas has purchased a MiQLab system. The system will be used by the emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals that Meridian supports, with locations across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment and development firm that provides custom building solutions for animal health professionals. LexaGene said Meridian purchased a MiQLab to reduce the turnaround time for diagnostic testing so that the company’s veterinary partners can make evidence-based medical care decisions soon after seeing a sick pet.

Inc () () (FRA:LKY) said it sees the potential for bulk tonnage mineralization at the Macuche area of its Fortuna property in Ecuador after receiving trench sample results. In a statement, the resource company said that a 20-metre (m) long hand-dug trench and 20 samples had returned an average of 0.33 grams per ton (g/t) gold from systematic 1m by 0.50m panel samples.

 () (OTCMTKS:BABYF) (FRA:0YL) said its newly-launched plant-based protein shakes for kids have reached Amazon.com’s top positions in hot new releases in the baby and toddler nutritional shakes category as of June 20.  Else shakes are made from new protein recipes derived from whole organic almonds, buckwheat and tapioca, which comprise 95% of the product’s composition. 

Corp () has signed a collaboration agreement with PharmaChoice Canada for the implementation of its Medical Cannabis Management System (MCMS) in more than 900 independent pharmacies across Canada. Under the agreement, Pathway said PharmaChoice will be introducing the MCMS service first to more than 250 pharmacies in Ontario under the PharmaChoice, PharmaChoix, and Rx HealthMed banners and then expanding into the balance of locations in Canada throughout the remainder of 2021. Pathway said the joint initiative has two components — the first consisting of Pathway providing its accredited continuing education course “Cannabis and Patient Care for Pharmacists”, which trains pharmacists in patient assessments and current prescription reviews for contraindications. 

Gold Mines Canada Inc () () (FRA:1QB1) has begun an induced polarization (IP) resistivity survey at its wholly-owned Champagne gold project near Arco, Idaho. The ongoing IP survey is part of a larger, previously announced 2021 field program. will also complete IP line 6 from its 2020 test program, as well as two additional lines. Defining IP line 6 is described as essential to fully outlining the large IP anomaly that was discovered in 2020 and will be needed to plan further drilling on the southern part of the target.

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation () () (FRA:G6A) said it plans to start drilling at its Rosales copper project in Chile in August this year after a positive transient electromagnetic (TEM) surface geophysical survey at the property. The survey has thrown up a high priority target, which is an anomaly measuring 850 by 500 metres (m), with its shallowest part being estimated at around 100m depth. A second large conductive anomaly lies around 500m to the southeast, and is open to the south. Following the TEM survey, Golden Arrow commissioned a 440 line-kilometre (km) ground magnetic survey throughout the project to detect possible porphyry targets at depth. This is earmarked for completion by the end of June.

Plurilock Security Inc () (OTCQB:PLCKF) announced it has secured a contract worth US$190,000 with a US federal agency under National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), a US Government-Wide Acquisition Contract Vehicle (GWAC). Plurilock said it will provide the US federal agency with nearly 2,000 solid-state storage devices, used to boost performance for existing computer hardware.

Silver Ltd () (OTCMKTS:SLRRF) (FRA:8SR), the prospect generator, told investors it had optioned out its Legal Tender high-grade silver prospect in Nevada to QLM Royston Hills LLC, which can buy all the property for US$430,000 over four years. The asset lies 62 kilometres (km) northwest of Tonopah and sits in the Republic Mining District, a silver-gold epithermal camp, which produced briefly in the early 1900s.

Jack Nathan Medical Corp () (), operating as , named industry veteran Michael A Pangia its strategic advisor as the company focuses on an aggressive expansion blueprint. Pangia has over 25 years of leadership experience in the financial and technology sector. In his new role, Pangia will provide executive oversight on strategic initiatives while working closely with Mike Marchelletta, who is the co-founder and interim CEO at . Given ’s anticipated growth, Pangia will leverage his global capital markets experience to help establish “new relationships that will provide the company with more financial flexibility as it enters the next phase of its growth plans,” said the company.

() () (FRA:OAY3) has appointed John Gammon as a new director to its board. The battery metals explorer said Gammon has four decades of experience in mineral exploration and management, including international positions with Falconbridge and the Assistant Deputy Minister Mines and Minerals with the Government of Ontario. Following his retirement, Gammon continued as an industry consultant to the sector, governments and universities. 

Vendetta Mining Corp. () has announced a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units at a price of $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of $500,000. Each unit will be comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant exercisable for three years at a price of $0.07 per share.  Net proceeds from the financing will be used to advance the development of the Pegmont Lead-Zinc project and for general working capital. The private placement is subject to the approval of the TSXV and the securities will be subject to a four-month hold period under securities laws. Finder’s fees of up to 7% cash or 7% shares may be payable in this private placement.

() (FRA:O4T1) (OTCQBMARVF) said it has received OTC approval to begin trading under its new symbol MARVF at today’s market open, June 24, 2021. The Company’s common shares will also continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MARV and on the Frankurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 04T1.

() said the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to its non-brokered private placement announced May 13, 2021, which will see the issue of 9,222,000 shares at a purchase price of 11 cents per share, together with 4,611,000 share purchase warrants with an exercise price of 18 cents for a two-year period with 38 placees.

() () has announced that all five nominees listed in its 2021 management information circular were re-elected as directors at the company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Rouyn-Noranda, Québec. At the meeting, Globex’s shareholders also appointed MNP LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants as Globex’s auditor. In addition, Globex’s shareholders adopted a resolution in the form annexed as Schedule A to the 2021 management information circular approving an extension of five years to the term of stock options held by four insiders of the corporation on a vote by ballot.

(CVE:TBI) has said that Bradley Charles Smith and Clifford Starke have resigned from the company’s board of directors effective immediately. The company added that it would like to thank Smith and Starke for their efforts and wishes them success in their future endeavours.

Corp () President Wayne Cockburn and his team joined Dani Lipkin, director of Global Business Development at , to celebrate the company’s new listing on TSX Venture Exchange and close the market today. Pathway Health is one of the largest providers of out-of-hospital pain management services in Canada.

. () (OTCMKTS:STRFF) has announced the voting results from its Annual General and Special Meeting held on June 23, 2021. Each of the resolutions approved at the meeting were described in detail in the company’s Management Proxy Circular dated May 10, 2021, and available on the company’s website at starroyalties.com

(), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that () (OTCQX:WPNDF), a provider of ‘all-in-one’ digital marketing solutions that empower businesses to achieve success online, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTCQB Venture Market. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Graduating to the OTCQX Market marks an important milestone for companies, enabling them to demonstrate their qualifications and build visibility among US investors. “We are delighted to have been granted an approval to trade on the OTCQX Best Market only weeks after commencing trading on the OTCQB Venture Market. Our graduation from the OTCQB Venture Market to the OTCQX Best Market marks an important milestone in the Company’s history,” said Ali Tajskandar, chairman and CEO of Wishpond. “The OTCQX Best Market is the highest market tier of OTC Markets, and we believe trading on the OTCQX will enhance the visibility and availability of the Company’s shares to US investors.”

(), the operator of financial markets for 11,000 US and global securities, has announced that (OTCQX:ESBS), the holding company to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Empire State Bank, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market and has today upgraded from the OTC Pink market. The OTCQX Market enables banks to maximize the value of being a public company by providing transparent trading and easy access to company information for shareholders. To qualify for OTCQX, community banks must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. Philip Guarnieri, chief executive officer of ES Bancshares commented: “We are pleased to become a member of the OTCQX Market and look forward to the many benefits. Our strategic vision for the Company looks towards increased visibility and transparency for shareholders and potential investors.” Thomas Sperzel. president & chief operating officer of ES Bancshares added: “Shareholder and investor communications is a priority, and we look forward to providing details of the Company’s achievements via the OTCQX market.”