Biome Grow Welcomes Former Ontario Minister of Health, George Smitherman as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs


George Smitherman, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

TORONTO, March 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF– We are pleased to announce that Mr. George Smitherman has joined Biome Grow’s executive management as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In this role, George will be leveraging his experience and knowledge in the Canadian health care sector to accelerate Biome’s growth in new operating verticals. His portfolio of responsibilities will include clinical infrastructure in Canada and international markets, domestic retail operations, and international regulatory development work in jurisdictions that are looking to launch medical cannabis programs.

George has served as a Member of the Ontario Legislature for a 10-year period in both opposition and government, where he was appointed Deputy Premier and then Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for 5 years. As a Director of Biome Grow, George has been instrumental with the company since its inception. George will remain a board member while in this role. 

“George is an exceptional addition to our team and has the experience to enhance our global expansion strategy, lead our clinical strategy and retail plans which are expected to be launched in 2019,” said Khurram Malik, Biome Grow CEO. “George’s expertise in health policy and green energy and infrastructure, provides Biome Grow with a unique competitive advantage as we look to enhance the Biome platform in 2019 and beyond.”

For further information, please contact:

Alise Mills
[email protected]
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Cannabis Act; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: Biome’s global expansion strategy, clinical strategy and retail plans, the Cannabis Act and its regulations continuing to exist and operate as expected; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; and the ability to operate the business as expected.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

BIOME GROW acts quickly with 5 new hires through new partnership with Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to Support the Rapid Expansion of its Highland Grow Facility

Pam Glode-Desrochers Executive Director Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Khurram Malik, CEO Biome Grow

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF– After an overwhelming demand for its products in its home province, Biome Grow’s Nova Scotia based brand, Highland Grow, will be dramatically increasing its operations. This is further validation of Biome’s localized approach to building a locally owned and operated brand that offers high quality products specifically created for the local consumer.

As part of this expansion, Highland Grow will immediately be adding twenty-five new jobs. An integral part of this plan is our newly announced Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to develop an innovative job training, skills and employment opportunities program for urban indigenous people in the region.

Within two weeks of signing this MOU, Biome sent the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre a request to immediately assist Biome in filling five new positions to join our Highland Grow’s rapidly growing facility. These first five jobs will be in supply chain logistics, packaging, quality control, and cultivation.

“This partnership offers Biome a unique opportunity to demonstrate its social responsibility as a trusted corporate citizen, and truly be part of the community we operate in – to always be locally owned, locally operated and our products to be locally grown,” said Khurram Malik, CEO, Biome Grow.  “These are stable, long term careers for local people to work in one of the fastest growing and most innovative industries in the world. We wanted to work with The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre from the very beginning to ensure that these opportunities were made available to everyone, specifically to local indigenous communities.”

The three-year partnership will see the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Biome Grow collaborate on Indigenous focused training programs and employment support projects in the cannabis sector.  Job skills in the sector include medical handling and packaging proficiencies, product compliance and cultivation, quality control and analysis, shipping, classification and inventory control systems.

For further information, please contact:

Alise Mills
[email protected] 
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Cannabis Act; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information.  Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning: Highland Grow’s operations, products and sales. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: the Cannabis Act and its regulations continuing to exist and operate as expected; the continued existence and validity of the license granted to Highland Grow; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; and the ability to operate the business as expected.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/21990c78-7e5e-4a51-9f24-733158bebaa0

CBD from Industrial Hemp

Biome Grow announces Memorandum of Understanding to purchase up to 20,000 kg per year of hemp-grown CBD extract from industrial hemp grower CBD Acres.

Toronto, Ontario (February 12, 2019)– Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF) (today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU” or the “Agreement”) providing Biome with preferential access to a high quality and low cost supply of Cannabidiol (“CBD”) concentrate from CBD Acres Manufacturer Inc. (“CBD Acres”).

The MOU is for a period of five years pursuant to which Biome may acquire up to 20,000 kilograms per year of sun-grown, hemp-based CBD extract from CBD Acres using its unique Nano lipid, solventless extraction process.  

Biome Grow announces Memorandum of Understanding to purchase up to 20,000 kg per year of hemp-grown CBD extract from industrial hemp grower CBD Acres. In this picture: Khurram Malik, CEO, Biome, Asta Dvorak, Co-CEO, CBD Acres, Mark Gobuty, Co-CEO, CBD Acres

CBD Acres is founded by Canadian hemp farming pioneer, Mark Gobuty, who is also the founder of the Peace Naturals Project, Canada’s first Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations licensed cannabis grower.  CBD Acres is currently working with 4,500 acres of hemp farmland in Canada, including 1,000 acres of organic grow, which it expects to produce volumes that are equivalent to a 180 million square foot indoor cannabis production facility under the Canadian Cannabis Act.

“Through this Agreement Biome is demonstrating a cannabis company can offer significant quantities of high-quality product at industry disrupting economics with a made in Canada product.  This can also be accomplished without spending substantial capital to build internal production facilities. Moreover, Biome will now be in a position to supply both its domestic and international customers with affordable medicinal and therapeutic products based on CBD in the volumes that are required.”

“CBD Acres is thrilled to have the visibility of a long-term partner for its bulk products business entering the market in the second half of 2019, and more importantly a strategic partner focused on commercialization in key medical-CBD markets, allowing CBD Acres to focus on growing and extraction innovation as well as its consumer products business,” said CBD Acres CEO Mark Gobuty.

Biome is considered a “related party” to CBD Acres as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) on the basis that Jacob Capital Management Inc., a significant shareholder in the capital of the Company, is also a significant shareholder in the capital of CBD Acres. However, due to the service-type nature of the arrangement with no commitment or obligation for Biome to utilize the service provided by CBD Acres or to acquire an asset or assets from CBD Acres, the MOU is not considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under MI 61-101.

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For further information, please contact:

Alise Mills

[email protected]

778-928-0267

www.biomegrow.com

 

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s ACMPR; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

 

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information.  Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning the MOU and the production of CBD by CBD Acres. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: Biome making a determination to purchase services or acquire products pursuant to the MOU, CBD Acres’ ability to supply such services and products and Biome’s and CBD Acres’ ability to obtain and retain all necessary regulatory licenses, permits and approvals to produce and sell cannabis and generally operate its business.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, among other things: a failure to obtain or delays in obtaining the required regulatory licenses, permits, or approvals; changes to legislation; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; crop failure; labour disputes; increases in labour and/or construction costs; rising energy costs; an inability to access financing as needed; and general economic downturn.

Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Biome Grow announces supply and production agreement Newfoundland and Labrador

Watch footage from our announcement in Newfoundland.

Nova Scotia’s Highland Grow secures second purchase order with the NSLC

Antigonish, Nova Scotia (January 16, 2019) – Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the“Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF) and its Nova Scotia based brand Highland Grow Inc. (“Highland Grow”) has secured a second purchase order with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (“NSLC”) in less than a week.

The second shipment associated with this new purchase order will be left at the Highland Grow facility Tuesday morning and is expected to be on store shelves later this week. Through this shipment Highland Grow will introduce a fourth genetic offering into its local market and will continue to expand its genetic and product offerings throughout 2019.

Highland Grow successfully delivered its first shipment of finished product grown and packaged specifically for the local consumers in Nova Scotia to the NSLC on January 10th. It is the company’s understanding the products in the first shipment were received well and sold quickly. Biome would like to thank the NSLC for highlighting its products as locally sourced through premium in-store positioning and related initiatives.

“The future of Nova Scotia’s cannabis market is looking very bright,” said Khurram Malik, CEO of Biome Grow. “We anticipated that consumers would be exploring the cannabis retail market looking for not only diverse offerings, but locally produced cannabis products and we were right. We believe this further validates Biome’s mission to execute a localized approach.”

About Highland Grow Inc.

Reflective of the beautiful and rugged northern Nova Scotia terrain, Highland is a local Cannabis grower near Antigonish that is Biome Grow’s first licensed producer under Canada’s Cannabis Act.

Highland Grow is the first of Biome Grow’s facilities licensed for production and sales. Highland Grow’s production facility has a total footprint of 6,500 square feet and resides on 19 acres of farmland. Additionally, Biome Grow continues to grow in Atlantic Canada with more facilities under development, bringing the total footprint to 174,500 square feet in this region.

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For further information, please contact:

Alise Mills
[email protected]
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

 

About Biome

 “From our strategic investments into regional footprints which position us for global expansion, to our partnerships in research and development, Biome Grow is changing the way you see cannabis companies.”

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Cannabis Act; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws.These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information.  Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”,“anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning: Highland Grow’s sales license from Health Canada and finished product to be distributed in Nova Scotia. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: the Cannabis Act and its regulations continuing to exist and operate as expected; the continued existence and validity of the license granted to Highland Grow; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; and the ability to operate the business as expected.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Biome Grow subsidiary, Highland Grow secures purchase order with NSLC and sends first shipment of finished product

Antigonish, Nova Scotia (January 10, 2019) – Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the“Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF) is pleased to announce its Nova Scotia-based subsidiary, Highland Grow Inc. (“Highland Grow”), has secured its first purchase order with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (“NSLC”). The first shipment of finished product grown and packaged specifically for consumers in Nova Scotia is expected to be received by theNSLC later today.

This is the first shipment of what the Company expects to be regular deliveries to the NSLC. The first shipment consists of three genetic varieties well suited to the tastes of the local market. Highland Grow anticipates expanding its genetic and product offerings with subsequent shipments starting later this month.Through this first allotment of products, the Company will be looking to validate its localized approach to its domestic market, which in this case will also be supported by special positioning of its products in NSLC retail locations.

Today’s announcement is the culmination of our professional expertise and experience in the cannabis market and the Company’s localized approach to building provincial brands which serve the unique requirements of its local cannabis consumers.

“As a team of proud Nova Scotians, we are excited to see the first shipment being delivered from our locally established facility to the Nova Scotia consumer,” said Frank MacMaster, President ofHighland Grow. “Biome and Highland Grow are preparing to meet the unprecedented increase in demand and do our part to eliminate the current supply shortage in our home Province, and throughout Canada’s legalized cannabis market.”

About Highland Grow Inc.

Highland Grow is the first of Biome Grow’s facilities licensed for production and sales. Highland Grow’s production facility is located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, it has a total footprint of 6,500square feet and resides on 19 acres of farmland. Additionally, Biome Grow continues to grow in Atlantic Canada with more facilities under development, bringing the total footprint to 174,500 square feet in this region.

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For further information, please contact:

Alise Mills
[email protected]
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: TheBack Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in NovaScotia under Canada’s CannabisAct; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws.These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information.  Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”,“anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved.More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning: the expected timing associated with the first shipment of product, the timing associated with subsequent shipments of product, future genetic and product offerings and the overall demand in the Province and Canada. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: the Cannabis Act and its regulations continuing to exist and operate as expected; the continued existence and validity of the license granted to Highland Grow; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; and the ability to operate the business as expected.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Biome CEO Khurram Malik Talks Atlantic Canadian Business Strategy on Midas Letter

Biome Grow Inc (CNSX:BIO) CEO Khurram Malik talks about the challenges of being a newly listed cannabis company competing with established industry leaders.

Biome Announces OTCQB Listing

Toronto, Ontario (January 2, 2019) – Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF) is pleased to announce that it will commence trading on the OTCQB® from January 2, 2019. OTC Markets Group has also approved Biome’s stock to trade under the new stock symbol BIOIF.

Khurram Malik CEO said: “We are excited to upgrade Biome’s US listing to the OTCQB Venture Market. This is an important step and milestone for the Company as it aims to increase its presence among American retail and institutional investors. This move will provide investors with additional liquidity and increased trading capacity.”

Biome will continue to trade on the Canadian Stock Exchange under its existing symbol BIO.

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Cannabis Act, Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island; and Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

For further information, please contact:
Alise Mills
[email protected]
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking statements and information concerning the listing of the Company’s shares on OTCQB. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Biome Grow receives new consumer sales amendment from Health Canada for its Nova Scotia brand, Highland Grow

Toronto, Ontario (December 17th, 2018) – Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTC: ORTFF) is pleased to announce its Nova Scotia-based subsidiary, Highland Grow Inc.(“Highland Grow”), has received its sales authorization via an amendment to its existing license from Health Canada under the Cannabis Act. This authorization will allow Highland Grow to sell cannabis products to end consumers through appropriate medical and recreational cannabis channels, dramatically increasing product availability. The sales authorization will position Biome Grow to serve the rapidly growing domestic and international cannabis markets.

“Biome Grow has been steadfast in its focus on a regional business strategy and building provincial brands that can serve the unique requirements of its local cannabis consumers. This new amendment marks the complete transition of Biome to a commercial cannabis enterprise in the Canadian market,” said Khurram Malik, CEO of Biome.

Finished product grown and packaged specifically for our customers in Nova Scotia is ready to be delivered. Highland Grow looks forward to completing the final distribution steps with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (“NSLC”) to get this product into the hands of its local customers as soon as possible.

“The Highland Grow team has been working hard to achieve this important milestone. The company is looking forward to doing its part to eliminate the current supply shortage in our home province,” added Frank MacMaster, President of Highland Grow.

About Highland Grow Inc.

Reflective of the beautiful and rugged northern Nova Scotia terrain, Highland is a local Cannabis grower near Antigonish that is Biome Grow’s first licensed producer under Canada’s CannabisAct.

Highland Grow was granted its Grow License from Health Canada pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) on December 1, 2017.

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For further information, please contact:
Alise Mills
[email protected]
778-928-0267
www.biomegrow.com

About Biome

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’sCannabis Act; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”,“anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerning: Highland Grow’s sales license from Health Canada and finished product to be distributed in Nova Scotia. Such forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome, including, among other things, assumptions and expectations with respect to: the Cannabis Act and its regulations continuing to exist and operate as expected; the continued existence and validity of the license granted to Highland Grow; changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis; and the ability to operate the business as expected.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Biome Receives DTC Eligibility

Toronto, Ontario (December 13, 2018) – Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (OTC: ORTFF) (FSE: 60TA) announces that it has secured The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) eligibility for its shares traded in the United States under the symbol ORTFF. The Company’s common shares traded on the OTC Market in the United States, under the symbol “ORTFF” are DTC eligible, effective December 13th, 2018. The “DTC” will facilitate electronic settlement of transfers of its common shares in the United States. This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash, and thus accelerates the settlement process for certain investors.

Khurram Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Biome states: “We are very pleased to have obtained DTC eligibility. Biome is registering its shares with DTC as a fundamental step towards establishing the company with the American investment community. This electronic method of clearing securities expedites the receipt of stock and cash, and thus accelerates the settlement process for investors and brokers, enabling the stock to be traded over a much wider selection of brokerage firms. The DTC’s electronic settlement of our shares is critical to having an effective market.”

The “DTC” is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies in the United States.  DTC eligibility will simplify the process of trading and is expected to enhance liquidity of the Company’s common shares on the OTC marketplace.

About Biome  

Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical CannabisCorporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province ofNewfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia underCanada’s ACMPR; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward‐looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”,“scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward‐looking statements and information concerningDTC eligibility and the process associated with shares trading in the UnitedStates under this methodSuch forward-looking statements and information reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Biome with respect to DTC eligibility and electronic settlement of transfers in the United States.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Biome, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

For further information:
Khurram Malik,
Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Biome Grow
(416)-875-8395
[email protected]

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