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MONUMENT, Colo., May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ilustrato Pictures International, Inc. (OTCPK: ILUS) announced today the next steps for the Company will be to change its name to Red Creek Diversified Holdings Corporation along with a symbol change in the near future.  Red Creek will be focused as a Diversified Consolidated company aligned with Global Strategic Partners and will structure the Company to benefit immediate and long-term stock appreciation.
Red Creek Diversified Holdings Corporation will become a fully reporting company with a broad-based oriented vision that includes companies that have passed beyond startups and proof of concept which are capable in creating on-going revenues. Some of the selected opportunities spaces will be mainstream or emerging industries that Red Creek will introduce to the stake holders such as Cannabis Properties, Real Estate Underling Assets, Lease Backs on Equipment, Construction Products.The Company’s intent is to rapidly transition into these industries as Red Creek’s immediate and long-term strategic plans.Red Creek’s core values are to have a team of participants that always attempt to perform at the highest levels. The Company will align with an already existing team in place of various consultants and entrepreneurs that have combined decades of experience.Red Creek looks to partner with like-minded investors who wish to share in the growth of this dynamic industry, and management believes there is significant investor interest and demand for such opportunities.About ILUS (to be renamed Red Creek Diversified Holding Corporation):The strategy of ILUS is to acquire, align or consolidate with revenue producing companies and real estate assets. The plan is to diversify by acquiring companies that have a proven track record in industries that have great potential for growth and profits. Our website www.redcreekreserve.com will be updated as we execute the strategic plan.Safe Harbor Act: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic business conditions and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.Contact:Investor Relations:         
Jack Eversull, President
The Eversull Group, Inc.
972-571-1624
jack@theeversullgroup.com 

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MariMed Receives Certificate of Occupancy for Cannabis Facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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NORWOOD, Mass., Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MariMed Inc. (OTCQX: MRMD), a premier cannabis and hemp multi-state operator focused on health and wellness, has received a certificate of occupancy from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts for its new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility.
“ARL Healthcare, our Massachusetts cannabis licensed subsidiary, will now schedule its final state inspection to be cleared to commence full operations of its cultivation, production and dispensary,” said Bob Fireman, MariMed’s CEO. “The state inspection will also include our completed 10,000 sf dispensary located in Middleborough, Massachusetts.”The New Bedford manufacturing facility is part of a 137,000 sf building situated on 17 acres providing for future growth and expansion. This state-of-the-art cannabis production facility will open with 34,000 sf of canopy growing space, which will be processed in its GMP standard production laboratory and commercial kitchen. ARL Healthcare has already run local job fairs and commenced hiring and training some top individuals both in New Bedford and Middleborough, as part of its commitment to these municipalities. It intends to create over 100 new jobs in total in Massachusetts.MariMed will be introducing into the Massachusetts marketplace its top brands and products that have had great success in other state facilities under its management. This will include its flower brand Nature’s Heritage™ with its proprietary genetics and strains; its infused product brands Betty’s Eddies™, and Kalm Fusion™; and its exclusive licensed brands “The Healer,” “Binske,” “Tikun Olam,” “Lucid Moods,” “Dab Tabs” and others. These products will be made in the New Bedford facility and will be sold through company dispensaries as well as distributed to the wholesale market.“We are delighted to be entering into the Massachusetts market with its current shortage of supply,” noted Fireman. “ARL Healthcare is now a wholly owned subsidiary, as we work towards completing the consolidation of our managed licensed clients in multiple states. As such, the revenue from this operation will be reflected in our public company results.”ARL Healthcare under its RMD license, has three permits for dispensaries in Massachusetts. Middleborough will be first to open with the other two currently in the implementation process. The company intends to become one of the largest wholesale producers in Massachusetts to support both the medical and adult use markets and is positioned for great success in Massachusetts.About MariMedMariMed, a multi-state cannabis operator, is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people through the use of cannabinoids and cannabis products. The company develops, owns and manages seed to sale state licensed cannabis facilities which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis infused products and dispensary operations. MariMed has an experienced management team that has produced consistent growth and success for the company and its managed business units.The company is at the forefront of science and innovation through research developed by its lab technicians and medical advisors resulting in industry leading products and brands, including “Kalm Fusion” and “Betty’s Eddies.” These precision dosed products are focused on specific medical symptoms which are licensed and distributed across the country.In 2019, with the enactment of the 2018 US Farm Bill, MariMed formed MariMed Hemp, a wholly owned subsidiary, to leverage its seed to sale cannabis platform and experience into the emerging hemp-based CBD industry. The company acquired a significant stake in Kentucky-based GenCanna Global, a national and international leading cultivator, producer, and distributer of hemp and GMP quality CBD oils and isolates. With this strategic relationship, MariMed Hemp has developed and is marketing a portfolio of CBD brands and products to multiple retailers and direct to consumers both domestically and internationally. MariMed Hemp recently launched its Hemp Engine™ store-within-a-store distribution platform for retailers. It is also actively pursuing other hemp industry business opportunities with genetics, farming, biomass, and new and innovative technologies.For additional information, visit marimedinc.comFacebook: MariMedIncImportant Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This release contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to MariMed Inc. that is based on the beliefs of MariMed Inc.’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events including estimates and projections about its business based on certain assumptions of its management, including those described in this Release. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, among other factors, changes in demand for the Company’s services and products, changes in the law and its enforcement and changes in the economic environment. Additional risk factors are included in the Company’s public filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as “hoped,” “anticipated,” “believed,” “planned, “estimated,” “preparing,” “potential,” “expected,” “looks” or words of a similar nature. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. None of the content of any of the websites referred to herein (even if a link is provided for your convenience) is incorporated into this release and the Company assumes no responsibility for any of such content.            
All trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media & Investor Contact
Ronald Both or Jonathan Leuchs
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Tel (949) 432-7566
MRMD@cma.team
 

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CO Gov Polis charts course for CBD and hemp innovation at sold-out AHPA Supplement Congress

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Denver, CO, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Colorado Governor Jared Polis rallied more than 200 hemp farmers, manufacturers, producers, retailers, and industry professionals during his keynote address to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Hemp-CBD (cannabidiol) Supplement Congress held earlier this month.No stranger to CBD and hemp legislation, Polis called for action for an easier hemp licensing application process, which he says would strengthen agricultural communities.“We know what’s worked to grow our agricultural sectors, and it’s no different for hemp. It’s a big part of our rural economic initiative,” Polis said. “You came to the right place to learn about an industry that is very much, even in Colorado, still in our early days, but more mature than in other states.”Colorado is on the forefront of industrial hemp production thanks to innovative leadership and Polis outlined the newest public-private initiative called CHAMP (Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan). The plan was created to provide in-depth knowledge and information about CBD to other governmental agencies. CHAMP consists of eight focus groups and concentrates on research, development and seed; cultivation; testing; transportation; processing; manufacturing; marketing; banking and insurance. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials also provided an update on efforts to implement hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill.Cara Welch, FDA’s Acting Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Policy Legislation & International Affairs, stressed that the agency has well-established frameworks and regulatory tools for evaluating products under its jurisdiction and the same frameworks and tools are being applied to hemp.“We’re trying to be as transparent and informative as possible on these issues, and to resolve open questions quickly, efficiently, but also thoughtfully,” Welch said. USDA Hemp Program Chief Bill Richmond said that federal authorities are working to provide farmers and state and local regulators with a solution that simplifies interstate hemp commerce and the USDA is wrestling with the Farm Bill’s requirement for a national THC testing protocol.“Our goal is to provide a consistent, easy-to-follow regulatory framework around hemp production,” Richmond said.During the two-day AHPA Congress, hemp industry experts shared preliminary data showing rapid industry growth. Hemp-derived CBD sales ballooned to $238 million, an increase of 57% in 2018 over the previous year, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Hemp acreage under license across the U.S. increased nearly five-fold in the past year from 112,000 acres in 2018 to 480,000 acres in 2019, according to data gathered by advocacy group votehemp.com.“The overwhelming turnout for the first AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress demonstrates this emerging industry’s commitment to becoming a well-regulated industry in order to meet growing consumer demand for legal, safe and high-quality products,” said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. “The industry must navigate rapidly evolving legal, regulatory and financial landscapes and AHPA is taking what it has learned from the well-established herbal industry to provide companies with the expertise and resources needed to ensure the long-term success of this emerging sector of the herbal industry.”More than 100 attendees also participated in half-day workshops covering current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for dietary supplements and regulations for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients for food and supplements.Additional HighlightsGetting to market and hemp supply chain managementA primer on FDA regulation of hemp-CBD supplementsHemp-CBD supplements from the retailers’ perspectiveMedia Coverage Colorado Biz Magazine, August 19, 2019: https://www.cobizmag.com/Trends/Governor-Polis-Establishes-Way-Forward-for-Colorado-Hemp-Industry/Westword, August 17, 2019: https://www.westword.com/marijuana/governor-jared-polis-outlines-colorados-hemp-strategy-11450725NUTRAingredients-USA, August 19, 2019: https://t.co/hegIjedPXW?amp=1 NUTRAingredients-USA, August 20, 2019: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2019/08/20/Brand-development-key-to-success-in-CBD-game###About AHPAThe American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 400 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade. Founded in 1982, AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods. www.AHPA.org
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Next Green Wave Successfully Completes First Premium Cannabis Harvest

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. (CSE: NGW) (OTCQX: NXGWF) (“Next Green Wave”, “NGW” or the “Company”) announces that it has successfully completed its first premium cannabis flower harvest and hit all major milestones to become fully operational this month. All 14 flower rooms have now been stocked with plants, 6 of which are in the flowering stage nearing harvest. This future output will allow the Company to execute on its four revenue segments; nursery, cultivation, extraction and product distribution.
The Company’s first harvest has passed strict California category three compliance testing and received a Certificate of Analysis (COA)* free of any microbial, mycotoxins, pesticides, heavy metals and foreign materials. All the strains tested met premium quality industry standards for sale in California. The lack of licensed premium flower for sale in California opens the door for producers to take advantage of the underserved market.Highlights:First premium cannabis harvest is ready for saleAll 14 flowering rooms are stocked6 rooms are in the flowering stage (approx. 70 days from flowering to harvest)  Multiple rooms will be ready for harvest in September 2019Several dispensaries and wholesalers are awaiting NGW product  All Company operations at Facility A fully licensed**The Company’s next yield is expected in the coming weeks and will be processed for sale and distribution through the Company’s SDC Branding House (WEARESDC) and partner brands; Loki the Wolf Dog, Carey Hart, King Louie, Sketchy Tank, Junkyard LA, Toy Machine Skateboard, OSS, Thorn St. Brewing and No Jumper.“This is a significant turning point for the company. The NGW team has worked steadfast to get the facility built, operating and into revenue, and bring our premium products and brands to market as quickly as possible, kickstarting the beginning of our evolution. We are appreciative of our supportive stakeholders and we look forward to a strong future – one in which we are confident will be rewarding.” -stated Mike Jennings, CEO.Watch the full drone footage of the facility here: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5c1a71ca-144e-40bd-aa48-ff2734458e0d
In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the following changes to its senior leadership team:Mr. Mike Jennings has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer coincident with his role as Chief Operating Officer. As one of the Company’s founders, Mike is ideally acquainted with all aspects of the operation and is well suited to lead the Company through its next phase of operations and earnings.Mr. Matt Jewell, the Company’s VP of Finance, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. He has spent the last several years assisting companies in emerging industries in the State of California scale from a financial reporting, treasury, Human Resources, legal and operational perspective. Before joining Next Green Wave 14 months ago, Mr. Jewell spent the initial years of his career at KPMG where he gathered his base knowledge of financial reporting, tax, compliance, process and control implementation.Mr. Ryan Lange, SDC’s Co-Founder, has been appointed as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Ryan is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in creative arts, digital media and cannabis. Ryan’s work has been featured on the Today Show, High Times, US Weekly, People Magazine, Dr. Oz, Forbes and GQ among many others. Ryan has collaborated on and launched major branding campaigns for some of the most successful corporations in the country including Nike, Apple Music, Harmless Harvest, Carhartt and Home Depot.All three team members were instrumental to Next Green Wave’s rapid development over the last year and will continue to lead the company through this exciting next stage of growth.The following incidental corporate appointments have also been made:Paul Chow, Glen Harder and Mike Jennings have been appointed to the Company’s Audit Committee.Monita Farris has been appointed as Corporate Secretary.About Next Green Wave
NGW is a fully integrated premium cannabis producer with 8 legacy brands and over 45 products through its subsidiary WEARESDC. Based in Coalinga, California the company owns and operates a state-of-the-art cultivation facility and is currently expanding operations on the cannabis zoned property it is situated on. NGW has a seed library of over 120 strains which include multiple award-winning genetics and cultivars and is developing its nursery cloning operations with bio-tech leader Intrexon. The company also has an investment in OMG to provide it with further access to distribution throughout Colombia.  To find out more visit us at www.nextgreenwave.com or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
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** For details please reference news release dated May 23, 2019.
On behalf of the board,For more information regarding Next Green Wave, contact:
Caroline Klukowski
VP Corp. Development
Tel: +1 (778) 589-2848
IR@nextgreenwave.com
Next Green Wave Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, are “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risk factors included in certain regulatory filings, including without limitation dependence on obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals, including acquiring and renewing state, local or other licenses and any inability to obtain all necessary governmental approvals licenses and permits to complete construction of all proposed facilities in a timely manner; actual operating risks such as the risk of fire, pests and theft; engaging in activities which currently are illegal under US federal law and the uncertainty of existing protection from U.S. federal or other prosecution; regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. state-law legalization, particularly in California, due to inconsistent public opinion, perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry, bureaucratic delays or inefficiencies or any other reasons; any other factors or developments which may hinder market growth; NGW’s limited operating history and lack of historical profits; reliance on management; undue reliance on social media influencers to drive product sales; NGW’s requirements for additional financing, and the effect of capital market conditions and other factors on capital availability; competition, including from more established or better financed competitors; and the need to secure and maintain corporate alliances and partnerships, including with customers and suppliers. Readers are encouraged to the review the section titled “Risk Factors” in NGW’s prospectus. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Although NGW has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. NGW no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, even if new information becomes available as a result of future events, new information or for any other reason except as required by law.
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