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Phytotech Medical to update on merger plans

PhytoTech Medical (ASX:PYL) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX pending an update on the company’s merger with MMJ Bioscience Inc, and a capital raising.

In March this year PhytoTech entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the issued capital of MMJ Bioscience Inc., a Canadian-based multinational vertically integrated medical cannabis company.

Shareholder approval was received on 29 June 2015.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Tuesday 28th July 2015, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

 

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PhytoTech Medical eyes cannabinoid MS clinical studies for oral capsules

Medical cannabis company PhytoTech Medical Limited (ASX:PYL) is advancing towards clinical studies for its unique oral capsules to treat pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.

The poor water solubility of THC and CBD compounds has always been an issue and this trial will seek to increase the oral bioavailability through use of capsules.

The company has submitted key documents to the Institutional Review Board and National Clinical Trial Committee in Israel to start Phase 1 clinical studies with its tetrahyrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) oral capsules.

Submission of Clinical Study Protocol and Investigative Brochure is a key milestone indicating its advanced development stage and readiness to start studies.

The Phase 1 study will be a single-centre, randomised, crossover study to compare the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics in healthy volunteers of the two new oral THC and CBD formulations, when administered as single doses.

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Phytotech Medical granted trading halt by ASX

PhytoTech Medical's (ASX:PYL) shares are in pre-open following the ASX granting the company a trading halt.

Phytotech requested the halt pending an update on the company’s proposed merger with MMJ Bioscience Inc.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Thursday 9th April 2015, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

 

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MMJ Group launches $5 million raising to take advantage of opportunities

MMJ owns a portfolio of listed and unlisted companies along the cannabis value-chain.

Positively, eligible MMJ directors intend to participate in the SPP

() has this morning revealed a share purchase plan (SPP) to raise up to $5 million through the issue of shares priced at 11 cents.

Eligible shareholders on the register as of yesterday (5:00pm AWST Thursday 13 February) will be able to subscribe for up to $30,000 worth of new shares.

The funds raised will be primarily applied towards investment in existing and new cannabis and hemp businesses, operating expenses and general working capital.

Notably, the SPP offer price of 11 cents represents a 51% discount to MMJ’s net tangible asset (NTA) value per share post-tax as at 31 January 2020.

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MMJ Group Holdings makes progress in cannabis investment strategy

The company has accumulated a pool of around 16,000 investors and shareholders funds of about A$90 million.

Investments are sourced across the cannabis value chain from growing to extraction of oils

() (OTCMKTS:MMJJF) is making inroads as it seeks to capitalise on considerable interest in the emerging global cannabis industry through strategic investments.

As such, it is the only ASX-listed investment company offering Australian investors the opportunity to invest in unlisted and listed cannabis-related businesses locally and offshore.

In the last 12 months MMJ has converted from a cannabis operational company into a listed investment company.

READ: MMJ Group focuses on shareholder returns with venture capital approach to global cannabis sector

In this short timeframe it has accumulated a pool of around 16,000 investors and shareholders funds of about A$90 million with most investments being offshore and predominantly in Canada.

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MMJ Group focuses on shareholder returns with venture capital approach to global cannabis sector

MMJ is the only ASX-listed investment company offering Australian investors the opportunity to invest in unlisted and listed cannabis-related businesses locally and offshore.

MMJ has $26 million in cash on hand

() has developed a portfolio of minority investments in the global cannabis industry, posting strong net returns of 44% for the financial year to April 30, as well as 32% for the quarter and 7% for the month.

Aiming to capitalise on the emerging industry through investments in cannabis-related sectors, the company has made 15 primary acquisitions and 8 sales of investments to date.

A strong cash position of $26 million will continue to provide capital for MMJ to exclusively invest in the burgeoning industry.

The company has also taken advantage of recent improvements in Canadian-listed cannabis markets to further boost its cash reserves, cancelling an equity raising announced in February.


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MMJ Group invests in Canadian manufacturer of vape pens and cartridges

Aiming to capitalise on the pending legalisation by the Canadian Federal Government of concentrates and vaporisers in October 2019.

() has invested C$2.5 million for a 7.3% shareholding in Volero Brands Inc, a private company based in Canada which owns and manufactures the Flyte brand of vape pens and cartridges.

Volero is building a state-of-the-art extraction and production facility that will produce vaporisers, concentrates and topical solutions.

The facility is expected to be completed in Q3 2019 and will be designed to generate a revenue of more than C$100 million per annum.



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MMJ Group reveals NTA nearly double that of market cap

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MMJ is a global cannabis investment company with a portfolio of listed and unlisted holdings.

The company is well-funded with $25 million in cash

() has calculated its unaudited net tangible assets (NTA) as 40.01 cents post-tax as at April 30, 2019.

The NTA of a company is used as a valuation metric and with MMJ shares trading on the ASX at 23.5 cents, the share price represents a 70% discount to MMJ’s NTA.

At the beginning of the year, MMJ’s post-tax NTA was calculated at 22.35 cents illustrating the growth in NTA to date in 2019.


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MMJ Group Holdings targets newsflow with portfolio-market capitalisation appreciation plan

MMJ’s portfolio includes investments in cannabis companies

MMJ Group Holdings Ltd () (OTCMKTS:MMJJF) securities have gained 5.25% on highlighting it is carrying $25 million cash and plans to close the gap between its asset value and market capitalisation with a performance driven-approach investors hope will help build portfolio and shareholder value.

The cannabis investment company has started a campaign to present its investment case to shareholders, with chief financial officer Jim Hallam detailing the company’s investments in a finance interview earlier this week.

MMJ shared a summary of Hallam’s comments with the market yesterday in an investment update after the CFO profiled both the company’s investments and upcoming investment management approach in the interview on Monday.

Share price trades at a discount to net asset value

MMJ’s cash holdings of about $25 million compare favourably to its market capitalisation which was 4.55% or about $2 million higher overnight at $52.93 million.

The group’s net asset value is about $92 million, putting last night’s market cap at about 57% of net asset value.

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MMJ Group Holdings completes sale of unit to Harvest One Cannabis for C$8 million

The Australian company sold PhytoTech Therapeutics to the Canadian cannabis supplier for C$1 million in cash and 8,326,695 ordinary shares

The number of shares issued in the deal between cannabis companies Harvest One and MMJ was based on the buyer's 10-day volume-weighted average price as of October 11

Cannabis company MMJ Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:MMJ, OTCMKTS:MMJJF) said Tuesday that it completed the sale of PhytoTech Therapeutics Ltd to (CVE:HVT, OTCMKTS:HRVOF) for C$8 million in cash and stock.

Under the deal, Vancouver-based Harvest One paid C$1 million in cash and issued 8,326,695 ordinary shares to Sydney-based MMJ.

READ: Valens GroWorks signs cannabis supply deal with Harvest One Cannabis

The number of shares, according to MMJ was calculated based on the 10-day volume weighted average price as of October 11, which was C$0.84067.

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd received C$20,000 in cash and 166,534 of the shares. MMJ retained the balance of C$980,000 in cash and 8,160,161 shares.

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MMJ Phytotech CEO will outline medicinal cannabis strategy at CEO Session

The company has this week entered into a cannabis concentrate program agreement with a Canadian company.

Jason Conroy will present at the CEO Session in Sydney on October 22

() has an active strategy in the medicinal cannabis sector which chief executive officer Jason Conroy will outline at the Proactive CEO Sessions in Sydney on Monday, October 22.

The company recently confirmed the disposal of subsidiary PhytoTech Therapeutics Ltd (PTL) to (), which led to suspension from the ASX.

READ: MMJ PhytoTech applies for ASX re-quotation, Canadian cannabis investment enters distribution agreement

A re-quotation application has been made, which also incorporates a change of name to MMJ Group Holdings Limited.

This week the company has confirmed that its investment Inc (TSX-V:LABS) entered into a cannabis concentrate program agreement with ().

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MMJ PhytoTech applies for ASX re-quotation, Canadian cannabis investment enters distribution agreement

TSX Venture Exchange-listed MediPharm Labs Inc will have its medicinal and recreational products distributed by a large-scale licensed producer.

MMJ is a global cannabis investment company with a portfolio of minority holdings.

() has confirmed its investment  Inc (TSX-V:LABS) has entered into a cannabis concentrate program agreement with ().

MMJ’s investment in MediPharm amounts to CAD$5 million, comprising 5.88 million shares at 85 Canadian cents per share and 2.94 million warrants exercisable at CAD$1.20 a share by October 2020.

 

The company has also confirmed it has made the relevant re-quotation application to the ASX after its shareholders confirmed the disposal of MMJ subsidiary PhytoTech Therapeutics Ltd on October 5 and MMJ went into suspension.

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MMJ PhytoTech positioned to become 'the Berkshire Hathaway of cannabis’

MMJ Phyto Tech Ltd () chief executive officer Jason Conroy speaks to Proactive Investors about the cannabis investment company’s global portfolio of assets and strategic approach to the cannabis sector.

“We invest up to about $5 million per investment across the cannabis value chain and across different stages of investment, either early-stage venture capital, seed capital, through to growth funding and pre-IPO funding.

“I’ve been with the company for about 6 months now and my vision for the company is really just to turn it into the of cannabis.

“Our model is built around backing very experienced management teams who understand the space but also understand old-fashioned things like operating cash-flow and how to calculate risk-adjusted returns and manage their business in an appropriate way.”

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MMJ Phytotech invests into major Canadian medical cannabis company

The C$5 million investment gives MMJ a 6.9% interest in MediPharm Labs Inc.

MMJ has a diversified portfolio of cannabis sector investments

Ltd () has invested C$5 million for a 6.9% basic shareholding in MediPharm Labs Inc, which owns Canada’s largest medical cannabis oil production facility.

MMJ is a global cannabis investment company with a diversified portfolio of cannabis sector investments.

READ: invests into global cannabis lifestyle brand

It has made a number of recent investments with Ontario-based MediPharm Labs representing the ninth.

As well as the production facility supporting 100,000 kilograms of annual dry cannabis processing, MediPharm owns a majority share in MediPharm Labs Australia.

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MMJ PhytoTech invests into global cannabis lifestyle brand

The company listed on the ASX in January 2015 priced at 20 cents.

Shares in the company last traded at 31 cents

Ltd () has invested C$0.7 million for a 12.7% shareholding in Bien Ventures Ltd, a private Canadian intellectual property, branding and licensing company.

MMJ is a global cannabis investment company with a diversified portfolio of cannabis sector investments.

Bien is MMJ’s seventh investment.

Powders that can be added to food or drink

Bien is focused on exploiting the intellectual property (IP) for its formulation and brand of soluble, odourless and flavourless micro-dosed CBD and THC powders.

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MMJ PhytoTech Ltd sees new opportunities from simpler medicinal cannabis regulation

An important proposed change for MMJ’s largest investment, Harvest One Cannabis Inc.

The new change will eliminate duplication in approval processes

Limited () is expected to benefit from the New South Wales government’s new plan to simplify access to medicinal cannabis for doctors and patients in the state.

Instead of both the Commonwealth and NSW Health overseeing the approvals, the state will now rely on a single clinical assessment by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

This key change will eliminate duplication from the current approval process and substantially shorten the time between application and approval for doctors in NSW to prescribe medicinal cannabis to their patients.

Significantly, this is an important proposed change for MMJ’s largest investment, Harvest One Cannabis Inc (CVE:HVT), which currently supplies CBD (cannabidiol) capsules to approved patients in Australia.

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MMJ PhytoTech eyes new opportunities in the Australian medicinal cannabis sector

The federal government is planning to allow the export of medicinal cannabis products from Australia.

The company is selling cannabidiol capsules globally

() is actively assessing a number of Australian-based strategic investment opportunities in the medicinal cannabis sector, aimed at leveraging the company’s cannabis expertise.

The company’s shares are trading circa 9% higher intra-day at $0.58 after the health minister Greg Hunt outlined the government’s plan to allow the export of medicinal cannabis products from Australia.

MMJ through its 59%-ownership in Harvest One Cannabis Inc (CVE:HVST), has already commenced the supply of its Satipharm CBD (cannabidiol) capsules to approved patients in Australia.

Currently selling cannabidiol capsules globally

Satipharm CBD capsules are manufactured by Satipharm AG (wholly-owned by Harvest One) and are currently sold throughout key regulated cannabis markets globally.

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MMJ PhytoTech calls for trading halt

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The halt will remain in place until Wednesday 13th December 2017.

The company's shares are in pre-open

's () shares have been placed in pre-open this morning following the ASX granting the company a trading halt pending details of a material investment.

MMJ is focused on becoming a large-scale cannabis producer, targeting direct supply to the growing Canadian medical and recreational markets.

The company controls operations across the entire medicinal cannabis value chain through its ~59% interest in Harvest One Cannabis Inc (TSXV:HVST).

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MMJ PhytoTech enters collaboration

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The halt will remain in place until Tuesday 14th November 2017.

The company's shares are in pre-open

() is preparing to outline an investment and collaboration arrangement, with the ASX granting the company a trading halt to finalise.

MMJ owns 59% of Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V:HVST).

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Tuesday 14th November 2017, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

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MMJ PhytoTech has shares halted pending medical cannabis update from Canada

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The halt will remain in place until Tuesday 17th October 2017.

The company's shares are in pre-open

The company’s subsidiary, Harvest One Cannabis Inc, is preparing details regarding the status of its application for a sales amendment to its cultivation license granted under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

MMJ is focused on becoming a large-scale cannabis producer, targeting direct supply to the growing Canadian medical and recreational markets which will have an estimated combined value of C$8-9 billion by 2024.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Tuesday 17th October 2017, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

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