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Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) Looks to Pounce on Florida’s Cannabis Explosion by Following a Proven Blueprint for Marijuana Success

In the United States market for medical marijuana, two states immediately come to mind as the most developed markets: California and Colorado. But a third state now stands poised to join those two as the next thriving U.S. medical marijuana market.

That state is Florida – a state that voted to legalize medical marijuana back in November 2016 and is projected to see compound annual market growth of 140% through the year 2020.

The red-hot growth now being seen in the Florida market has captured the attention of investors searching for the next high-upside legal marijuana play. One company – a firm with rapidly-growing Florida operations – has an experienced leadership team in place with a proven blueprint for legal cannabis success.

That company is Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) – one of just 13 licensed producers and sellers of medical marijuana in the state of Florida.

 

Bringing Aphria’s Proven Business Model to a Market in the Early Stages of Explosive Growth

 

Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) was initially launched with $25 million in funding from Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH), one of Canada’s leading producers, suppliers and sellers of medical cannabis – a company with a market cap of $2.3 billion.

The purpose of Liberty Health Sciences’ launch was to acquire and operate U.S.-based companies in the medical cannabis market. Liberty is committed to delivering high-quality, clean and safe pharmaceutical grade cannabis to patients.

Aphria Inc. has a widely-recognized reputation as one of the lowest-cost – and most successful – producers in the Canadian cannabis industry…and now Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) is bringing that expertise to the United States.

This makes Aphria the first Canadian cannabis company with a focus on cultivation and distribution to penetrate the U.S. market.

By bringing Aphria’s know-how – and the company’s proven blueprint for success – to Florida, Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) offers investors the rare combination of a proven business model applied to an early-stage, rapidly-growing market.

The proven expertise that Aphria brings to the table with Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS)includes…

  • A history of success in commercial scale greenhouse growing at a low cost thanks to Aphria’s innovative greenhouse methods and technology…
  • A proprietary seed-to-sale certified process with quality control that goes beyond industry standards…
  • Thorough knowledge of regulated industries – including Liberty Health Sciences CEO George Scorsis’ more than 15 years of leadership experience in highly regulated industries such as alcohol, energy drinks and medical cannabis …
  • And proprietary automation and processing methods honed and perfected by Canadian industry leader Aphria Inc.

 

Seizing the Opportunity: How Liberty Health Sciences
(CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) is Quickly Growing
its Florida Operations

 

In recent weeks, Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) has taken significant steps to increase its production capacity in Florida with key acquisitions.

On February 16, 2018 the company announced that it had closed the acquisition of a 387-acre parcel of land in Gainesville Florida that was previously owned by Alico Citrus Nursery, LLC.

This property will become the home of the new Liberty 360 Innovation Campus, with 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art greenhouses and a new 12,000 square-foot processing area for the extraction and refining of cannabis oils.

This acquisition helps to establish Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) as one of the leading medical cannabis providers in Florida.

As recently as July 2017, Liberty Health Sciences had just 11,000 square feet of growing space which could produce 800 kgs of marijuana annually. By comparison, the overall goal – including this new acquisition – is to increase grow capacity to over 200,000 square feet with annual production of over 14,000 kgs by the end of 2019.

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On the distribution side, Liberty Health Sciences announced in January 2018 that it has opened its inaugural medical cannabis dispensary in Florida, strategically located in The Villages, the state’s largest retirement community.

The company is planning to open additional dispensaries throughout 2018 in as many as eleven additional strategic locations throughout the state of Florida.

 

Rapid Growth: Florida Will Soon Surpass Colorado in Marijuana Market Size

 

Why has Liberty Health Sciences focused its initial U.S. efforts in the state of Florida?

According to a report by industry research firm New Frontier Data, Florida’s medical marijuana market is projected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2020.

“Since Florida voters overwhelmingly legalized medical marijuana, the state has experienced a green rush.”

— Palm Beach Post

 

In fact, by 2020, Florida is projected to have a larger medical marijuana market than Colorado’s $1.5 billion projection.

“Florida has the potential to be one of the largest medical markets in the country,” said New Frontier Data Founder & CEO Giadha DeCarcer. “The state is home to the nation’s largest percentage of people 65 and older, a demographic for whom chronic pain is commonplace.”

 

Florida Medical Marijuana Market At a Glance
Population:20.6 million
Market:$1.6 billion by 2020
QualifyingPatients:6.06 million (30%)
RegisteredPatients:90,464 (up 300%+ over last 6 months)
OrderingPhysicians:>1,246
No. ofLicenses:13
Dispensaries:25 dispensaries / license (only 31 locations currently statewide
Legal Product Scope:Cannabis Oil, Edibles andTransdermals

 

But as Florida’s cannabis market grows, early-stage producers must scramble to expand quickly in order to establish a sizeable market share.

This creates a scenario where companies with strong leadership – and excellent capitalization – have a clear advantage.

Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) has the unquestioned knowledge and leadership of the Aphria Inc. team – an advantage no other U.S. producer can claim. And as for capitalization, the company has a strong balance sheet with available cash in excess of $20 million.

 

Liberty’s Experienced, Capable Management Team Provides an Unrivaled Advantage in the U.S.

 

Liberty Health Sciences holds an unmatched advantage over other U.S. cannabis producers when it comes to proven leadership.

That’s because the executives leading this company have a track record as industry leaders – establishing low-cost operations thanks to Aphria’s innovative methods and technology.

Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) is led by:

 

George Scorsis – CEO and Director

George Scorsis brings over 15 years of leadership experience to the Liberty team having led companies to rapid growth within highly regulated areas such as alcohol, energy drinks and, most recently, medical cannabis. Scorsis served as the President of Red Bull Canada and was instrumental in restructuring the organization from a geographical and operational perspective, growing the business to $150 MM in revenue. In that role, he also worked closely with Health Canada on guidelines regulating the energy drink category. Most recently, Scorsis was with Mettrum Health Corp as President and was fundamental in shaping MettrumTM&MettrumOriginalsTM. Under his leadership, the company was acquired for $430 M. Scorsis is a proven leader dedicated to providing results in business growth and development and brings a wealth of CPG experience to this exciting, burgeoning industry.

Rene Gulliver – CFO

Experienced C-Suite leader Rene Gulliver brings over 30 years of experience in finance, business development, and operations to Liberty Health Sciences. Before joining the team, Rene worked with Dream Global REIT as their CFO where the business grew from $1.4 billion in assets to just over $2.8 billion through acquisitions. Working with the capital markets in Canada and Europe, he was responsible for raising the funds to support this growth while maintaining acceptable capital ratios. Before his tenure at Dream Global REIT, Rene was CFO of the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield where he was responsible for financial oversight in the United States, Canada, South America and Mexico. Prior to these roles, he held senior positions at a First Service company as well as Royal LePage, where he was responsible for restructuring those organizations. His financial career started at PwC as part of their Mergers and Acquisitions group, focusing on international transactions.

 

Board of Directors

Vic Neufeld – Co-Founder, CEO, Aprhia

Vic Neufeld is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aphria. Mr. Neufeld is the former CEO of Jamieson Laboratories (“Jamieson”) Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements, herbs and botanical medicines. Mr. Neufeld brings 15 years of experience as a chartered accountant and partner with Ernst & Young and 21 years as CEO of Jamieson. During his tenure with Jamieson, the company went from $20 million in annual sales to over $250 million and expanded the company’s distribution network to over 40 countries, building Jamieson to a globally recognized brand name.

John Cervini – Co-Founder, VP Infrastructure & Technology, Aphria

John Cervini, Aphria’s Co-Founder, comes from fourth generation growers in southwestern Ontario with hydroponic agricultural experience. Together with his father and brother, Mr. Cervini helped established Lakeside Produce, a leader of North America sales and marketing companies selling fresh produce from Canada to multinational retailers throughout North America. Mr. Cervini has significant experience in greenhouse growing technology and has also overseen greenhouse expansions to California and Mexico. Mr. Cervini’s focus on improved efficiencies, healthier quality and the latest research studies helped him create an industry leading food safety program.

Aaron Serruya – Partner of Serruya Private Equity (SPE)

Aaron Serruya began his career at age nineteen as a co-founder of YogenFrüz. Aaron was also involved at various levels, in Coolbrands® and Kahala Brands®. Having over three decades of experience in the retail franchising sector, in addition to his position as a Managing Director at SPE, Aaron is currently the President of International Franchise Inc. (home of global brands such as YogenFrüz®, Pinkberry® and Swensen’s® Ice Cream), which has over 4,500 frozen yogurt and ice cream franchises worldwide, in over 50 countries. Aaron’s operational expertise is a driving force of his strength, which includes strategic planning, quality control, and marketing. Aaron specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions.

 

7 Reasons Why Investors Should Consider Adding Shares of Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF)

 

Investors in search of high-upside opportunities in the U.S. legal marijuana market would be wise to consider the forecasts of strong growth in Florida over the next two years.

Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) has a number of factors that make the stock worthy of investor consideration, including…

 

  1. Florida Marijuana Boom – Projections are calling for explosive growth in Florida’s legal marijuana market – with some estimates forecasting compound annual growth of 140% per year through 2020.
  2. Early Stage Opportunity – Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS); (OTCQX: LHSIF) is one of just 13 licensed producers and sellers of medical marijuana in Florida’s relatively young market. The company has moved aggressively to expand production and open its initial dispensary to establish its position in this burgeoning market.
  3. Well Capitalized – The company has a strong balance sheet – with more than $20 million in cash on hand as of February 2018.
  4. Proven Blueprint – Liberty Health Sciences is following the same path to success that Aphria honed and perfected in Canada. The company is focused on becoming the leading cultivation and distribution network through low-cost production and high-end dispensaries.Continuous focus on quality and production standards appropriate to any medical product.
  5. Experienced Management – The company’s leadership team includes industry leading executives who have built low-cost producers in Canada along with extensive experience in highly regulated industries.
  6. Eye on Expansion into Other States – Now that Liberty Health Sciences has established a successful business in Florida, the team has proven that they can replicate their success into other states. It would be very easy for them to enter into additional medical states and take a leadership position.
  7. Legislative Protection – On March 23, 2018 the United States Congress passed an appropriations bill which included the Rohrabacher-Leahy Amendment, restricting the Department of Justice from interfering with the rights of patients and medical cannabis companies operating in compliance with State laws. This legislation marks a significant reversal in Federal policy since the January 4 2018 memorandum issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and restores the protections that January memorandum had threatened, allowing companies such as Liberty Health Sciences to continue pursuing their U.S. growth strategies.

 

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Pots. Stocks. Watches……..

Nothing really new here, short of a quick breakdown of my “preferred” in all categories, so….ya that’s right. Pots, stocks and watches. You got a problem with that? Now now…..

It all comes together if / when you recognize the corelations.

Let’s start with pots.

For me its very simple. You buy the absolute best pots you can afford, and take care of them. They can last you a lifetime.

My personal favourites are “Le Creuset”.

Founded in 1925, Le Creuset Cookware Company has come to be known for its production of high quality and individual enameled pots and pans. The first of their products was a covered casserole (called a cocotte).

As the company grew, it became increasingly popular. As such, Le Creuset started adding to its line. After World War II, the company continued making cookware – even proceeding to export all over Europe and to the United States.

Le Crueset Pots

Le Crueset Pots

Here are a couple of reasons why I love the cookware they sell:

– It is durable

– It heats food evenly and perfectly

– You’ll have an easy time with the cleanups due to the enameled coating

– It looks amazing

– It is of a high quality

– It can be used with ceramic, induction, electric, and gas ranges

– The flat bottom will sit well on your cook top/stove

– It comes with porcelain enamel coating that won’t absorb flavors or odors

– The lids are designed to seal in flavor and moisture

– The knobs are heatproof (up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit)

– It’s heavy, meaning you should be able to turn off a casserole or soup 30 minutes before it’s due and the food will continue cooking within the retained heat of your pot.

These pots are absolutely amazing. I highly recommend them.

Now Stocks…..

These days markets are on fire with just about everything under the sun going up. Tech stocks have taken a reasonable pullback and its fine time to just get back into the market and start buying.

These days I’ve been buying several low share price Canadian stocks, as well as keeping an eye on oil as well the usual high flyers such as Tesla and Apple.

Watches

No brainer here. I am the proud owner of a Breitling Super Avenger II.

Avenger and Super Avenger timepieces from Breitling are two great self-winding mechanical chronographs that have the capability to withstand substantial water pressures, up to 300 meters. These diving timepieces come from the series that includes exceptional products for divers, both mechanical and with Superquartz movements.

Unsurprisingly, since it is the case for the entire palette of Breitling’s products, the faces of Avenger and Super Avenger are guarded with cambered sapphirecrystals that were treated to be anti-reflective on both sides.

Here’s a quick look at mine:

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So there is it….in a nutshell if you do all right picking decent stocks well………you just might be able to afford the pots and watches.

 

Buy The Dip – Next Week Rips Higher

It’s been a real tricky one here folks. The pullback…..the volatility in general but….

For those of you with dry powder, the daily cycle has now most certainly confirmed a “new daily cycle” ( as of Wednesday ) so…..I’d be a buyer here this morning – seeing markets down pre-market could be a nice little opportunity.

Don’t let the jobs data phase you. It’s the same bullshit / phoney baloney U.S economic recovery we’ve been hearing about for what – years now? Don’t let the data get in your way – just buy stocks here “again” and keep a watchful eye on the highs.

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                                                          american gorilla buys the dip

Stock Market Bottom – Extended Crypto Cycles

Ok ok…don’t get too excited all right? Please….

You as a stock trader / investor obviously………looking for some kind of direction / light at the end of the tunnel / idea of the future / means to make a decision. Fair enough.

As suggested earlier –  the volatility ( in my view ) certainly indication of something larger…..something looming…something ominous.. something – unknown.

Something you just can’t put your finger on  ( or more likely – “are unwilling to do so” ) as “you” as well  – see it so clearly.

Something’s not right. You know it. Your gut knows it. I know you know it. You know that I know – you know it. Son of a bitch ‘eh?

cryptos ready to go

            cryptos ready to go

Simply put. I see the daily cycle in both stocks as well cryptos as being “extremely stretched” ( some 50 days now ) with thought in mind that……as the algo’s change ( from buy to sell ) the bumps in the road get larger….the time between cycles get wider….”everything” starts pushing you to the limits of your psychological ability to “hang in there” and keep trading / soldiering on.

We will now push to new highs ( or very, very close ) in equities……and cryptos will rebound.

It will be at this point ( near the all time highs in equities ) that I challenge your psychological being once again……

Consider equities topping out at this point ( near new highs / possibly a notch higher ) then some incredible instance where billions fall out of equities markets, only to land on every coin / crypto they possibly can at rock bottom prices.

Sector rotation? Can you consider cryptocurrencies a sector yet? ( 300 billion dollar market cap at present..hmmmm….) Guess it’s just a fad.

Tulips baby….cryptotulips.

 

 

 

Time Travel – Stock Markets – Cryptos ‘n Space

Time travel is a bitch you know….

You feel as though you’ve only been gone for a second yet…. on return soon realize things have really changed. I mean like………really changed.

It’s been a fairly long time…and I apologize for that. Travelling the cosmos in search of new technologies is an arduous task yet incredibly satisfying when you hit your mark. Unfortunately this time I’ve come back to Earth somewhat empty handed, realizing that for the most part……seemingly…Earth itself is the current “hot bed of activity” with respect to new technologies and advancement.

What do you know eh?…..now if only we could stop killing each other, and perhaps slow the rate of environmental destruction to a crawl – maybe there’s a chance Elon gets a few of his supporters up to Mars before Trump nukes Korea. Bravo Elon….you’re on the right track brotha.

As I said….things have changed quite dramatically since my last visit.

Looking into markets, I continue to invest heavily in cryptocurrencies as ( if you don’t quite get the full picture – totally understandable and not unlike the vast majority of people ) this being the point exactly.

We stand on the cusp of a new era. A new beginning. A fresh start for those a generation behind, where “old money” still struggles with the concept. Totally understandable. It’s wild. It’s nutty……but it “is” the future, and it “will” change the face of our current economic system. There is incredible opportunity here so please….don’t sell yourself short. You can do it. You can learn this. You’ll get it. I promise.

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space-gorilla

Litecoin. Research it. Bitcoin…will inevitably become a “store of value” much like gold exists in our current paradigm. Understand it. Tron/TRX  is a token out of China that I have 100% confidence will provide 100X returns over coming years ( yes I said years ) so throw that on your radar as well. Justin Sun ( Tron’s creator ) is the protegé of Jack Ma ( I bet you know what Alibaba is no? ) so imagine when these guys put a few more deals together. Tron gonna fly.

As for Forex……well. My long-term predictions on the “ultimate demise of the U.S dollar” are obviously coming to fruition. This dog has been tanking now for months ( nailed it / killed it / banked coin ) and to be honest…….I’ve completely lost interest. There is no debate. The U.S Dollar will continue to fall, and with the advent of cryptocurrencies….likely harder / faster than originally suggested.

You can STILL short USD – like……Monday morning.

Stocks are insane…..I’m not touching them with a ten foot laser beam as…..the volatility ( -724 type days ) is a larger indication of the Wall St. machines “slowly” switching the algos to “sell”. Cover your asses….keep profits / hang on to cash and stop considering “this will go up forever” – cuz it won’t. Catch what you can over coming months but…….I’m 100% out of stocks….short of the continued rise in Canadian marijuana companies.

It will take a single headline these days ( Trump impeachment ?? ) to wipe out every single nickel you’ve made over the past year so…….take heed. Party on.

 

 

 

 

 

A Day ‘er Two Early So What? – Cryptos Bottom!

I’ve got little to add……the crypto space has now bottomed with Bitcoin retracing to the full 61.8 Fib mark.

For those of you “chickens” still not interested in getting a Crypto Account – you can research the stock symbol GBTC – Bitcoin Investment Trust – I just bought 10k at 11.75

This thing will move up as bitcoin does.

Have atter….I’m off to binance.com to purchase more Tron at .04 cents

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Crypto Space To Bounce – Bitcoin and All

The recently created futures contract in Bitcoin expired here on January 26th..so the Wall St boys should be “about done” with the crypto beat down ( so they can just buy lower ).

This coupled with the Chinese new year “spending splurge” ( where millions of people across Asia and the rest of the planet dump assets in order to send money home or buy ceramic cats ).

An interesting set of circumstances don’t you think? With concerns over Korean crypto exchanges sprinkled on top this has all compounded into the most serious pullback we’ve seen EVER!

BUY TIME!

cryptos ready to go

cryptos ready to go

The question begs…..do you believe in crypto currencies or not? Seriously……do you BELIEVE in crypto currencies or not?

Pullback complete…..Ripple good, Litecoin good…Bitcoin good. Everything good!

 

 

Kong Buys More Cryptos! – Tron and Cardano

Ok so here’s the deal.

You’re seeing all this activity in the big cryptos such as Ripple, Bitcoin and Ethereum still doing very well. But! – You can’t find a way to get in on ALL THESE OTHER ALT COINS with incredible technology and incredible potential, such as TRON and CARDANO.

I have a work around for both Canadians and U.S visitors as I have endured endless hours researching to get this right.

If you are Canadian…first start an account at QuadrigaCX via this link:

https://www.quadrigacx.com/?ref=i0ruy4u1f38r3ux68p6dq99g

This account can easily be connected to your Canadian bank account. Very low fees and extreme ease of use. You can then buy the biggies such as ETH, BTC and LTC – IN CANADIAN CURRENCY! Excellent!

Once you’ve got some skin in the game / BTC purchased…..you can then go through the simple process of transferring to other platforms such as GDAX.com and Binance.com

I’ve just bought a shit load of both TRON ( TRX/USD ) as well CARDANO ( ADA/USD ) as both these coins / technologies have far more upside potential than the now “dated Bitcoin”. Great coin….but these smaller companies have now improved the technology so significantly……Bitcoin has opened the flood gates, but won’t be the worlds adopted platform.

Kong Celebrates A Little Early

Kong Buys TRON and CARDANO

 

 

Check Your Heads – Cryptos Up – USD Tanking

Let’s count the days since calling “short USD at will”.

Check yer levels and check your heads – this thing is going “full retard” ( please forgive the movie / quote reference – I didn’t say it….I don’t agree with it but just said it anyway – Movie: Tropic Thunder = hilarious)

Count the days since suggesting to buy Lite Coin…..Xmas MORE THAN PAID FOR!

Your News Years Resolutions: ( not mine )

  1. Start Crypto Currency account. ( Kong will advise ).
  2. Stop worrying ( starting a crypto account will take care of this )
  3. Mentally prepare for one of the most exciting years of your life.

Anyone got a problem here?

We don’t sit idle. We don’t “wait”.

We go easy make nice……..but we move forward!

Kong Strong

Kong Strong

Hope you all had a merry ho ho ho.

Get bent if you’re not back at the charts.

It’s time to get to work.