ThursdayJan 18, 2018 9:00 am

Cannabis Conundrum Fuels Possible Advantage for Industry Sub-sectors

NetworkNewsWire Coverage: Cannabis stocks just got whipsawed. The sector soared after the New Year when California legalized recreational marijuana. The following day the sector sank when the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the federal policy of non-interference with qualifying state marijuana laws, known as the Cole Memorandum. Mr. Sessions’ action sent shivers of uncertainty and confusion throughout the cannabis industry. At the heart of the conundrum is what to do about the millions of people who rely on non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) as part of their personal care and wellness regimen. The hemp-based CBD sector looks to be the possible…

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ThursdayJan 18, 2018 9:00 am

Repeal of Cole Memo Raises Concerns, Opportunities for Cannabis Industry

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Shortly after cannabis enthusiasts and investors celebrated California’s January 1, 2018, rollout of legal recreational marijuana sales to adults, the federal government reversed its course on marijuana policy, calling for tighter enforcement of marijuana laws. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 policy that offered some protections from federal prosecution for the cultivation, distribution and possession of cannabis in states where the highly regulated plant is legal (http://nnw.fm/7h5KR). Sessions’ decision ushered in a deeper freeze to the banking dilemma facing cannabis retailers, who have found themselves relying primarily on cash transactions since cannabis…

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ThursdayJan 18, 2018 9:00 am

Expectations for 2018 on Blockchain Applications in the Energy Industry

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: The excitement generated by the potential use of blockchain technology in many industries has been slow to reach the energy sector. However, indications are that 2018 could see several companies in the field adopting the revolutionary technology, which could substantially transform the energy industry’s markets and processes. Several companies in the oil and gas industry are already looking to incorporate blockchain technology in their business processes, including Petroteq Energy Inc. (TSX.V: PQE) (OTCQX: PQEFF) (PQEFF Profile), British Petroleum p.l.c. (NYSE: BP) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (OTC: RYDAF). Information technology companies servicing the energy industry, including IBM…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 3:04 pm

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) Caps a Year of Achievement by Doubling Revenues

Portfolio of hemp-derived CBD products Opening of new production facilities New subsidiaries, acquisitions and joint ventures Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTC: ETST) is celebrating another year of accomplishment. In 2017, the company churned out a series of advancements that included the launch of new subsidiaries and products and an acquisition, along with entry into marketing, manufacturing and distribution agreements. It also commenced pre-launch human trials of a new product designed to join the fight against opioid addiction. As a result, 2017 revenues were almost twice as much as in 2016. Now, even though the stock is trading at around $1.00,…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 2:19 pm

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (REFG) Breaking the Cannabis Payment Logjam

State-sanctioned cannabis businesses forced into cash-only operations due to federal conundrum Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has alternative for cannabis banking that solves cash handling issues Company’s proprietary system breaks logjam and provides businesses with competitive advantages As the scientific evidence of the medical efficacy of marijuana has mounted, multiple states have begun to legalize its use. Ignoring antiquated federal strictures, 29 states now permit medicinal use, with eight states allowing recreational use, and more states are expected to expand legalization this coming year. The acceptance of marijuana throughout the nation has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry, yet it has also…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 1:17 pm

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) Boosts Investor Relations Revenue, Eyes Profitability in FY2018

CIIX records sharply higher investor relations revenue in 1Q2018 and FY2017 as it expands program offerings for branding clients In FY2018, company will focus on new cryptocurrency division as it increases commitment to bitcoin education and hosts bitcoin ATM in lobby of its San Gabriel, California, headquarters Warren Wang, CEO of CIIX, sets goal of profitability in FY2018 ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX) remains diverse, but it has realigned and set a goal of profitability in FY2018 as it increases its core investor relations revenues and offerings while reaffirming its educational services in its cryptocurrency division and its commitment to bitcoin…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 9:00 am

Investors Turn to Producers to Capitalize on Lithium Growth

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Without a commodities market for lithium, investors wanting to get a share of this rapidly growing segment of the energy industry are wise to keep an eye on lithium producers. For lithium mining companies like Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTCQX: STLHF) (STLHF profile), the increased interest in metal supply from the U.S. place it on watchlists occupied by larger peers like Liberty One Lithium Corp. (TSX.V: LBY) (OTCQB: LRTTF) (FRANKFURT: L1T), Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX: NMX) (OTCQX: NMKEF) (FRANKFURT: N0T), eCobalt Solutions (TSX: ECS) (OTCQX: ECSIF) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM). Lithium…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 9:00 am

Investor Interest in Blockchain Rising as Additional Applications Become Evident

NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Investor interest in blockchain technology continues to rise, as additional applications have now arisen. Various industries have begun researching ways to implement blockchain technology including: finance, cyber security, supply chain management, voting, government, and healthcare. Many major companies have recently seen their stock shares soar, as the news broke about the addition of blockchain technology to their business models, thus indicating a major trend among investors. One company that is particularly active in applying Blockchain technology to a wide-range of industries including entertainment, sports, finance, energy infrastructure, healthcare and gaming is Victory Square Technologies, Inc. (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF)…

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WednesdayJan 17, 2018 9:00 am

Standout Canadian Players Foster ‘the Cannabis Lifestyle’

NetworkNewsWire Coverage: Canada’s impending legalization of recreational marijuana has triggered a surge in investment activity as investors lean toward Canadian companies as a less-risky entry point into the broader cannabis industry. With unprecedented product demand on the horizon, consumers trends are shifting toward the pursuit of the “cannabis lifestyle,” rich in a wide range of high-quality retail products, accessories and experiences. This emerging marijuana-centered subculture has the potential to drive incredible opportunity for companies like premium cannabis lifestyle brand DOJA Cannabis Ltd. (CSE: DOJA) (OTC: DJACF) (DOJA Profile), as well as cannabis producers and service providers such as Nutritional High…

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TuesdayJan 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Teewinot Life Sciences is “One to Watch”

Holds 6 U.S. patents covering biosynthesis of cannabinoids, including first U.S. issued patent to create water-soluble cannabinoids Aggressively seeking intellectual property patent protection in key countries worldwide Able to manufacture kilogram quantities of 18 naturally occurring cannabinoids through biosynthetic processes Canadian subsidiary holds controlled substances license from Health Canada Teewinot Life Sciences is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of synthetic biology and advanced formulation for the production and implementation of cannabinoid-based therapies. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Teewinot is a global leader in the formulation, manufacturing and delivery of products containing cannabinoids, cannabinoid prodrugs, and cannabinoid analogs. The…

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