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ParcelPal Technology (PKG.CN) (PTNYF) Announces 2018 Financial Results

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PARCELPAL (PKG.CN) (PTNYF) ANNOUNCES 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS

ParcelPal Technology Inc. has released its results for fiscal 2018. ParcelPal technology has provided the audited financial statements for the first year ended December 31 st 2018, and has filed the statements on SEDAR. The total audited gross revenue for the fiscal year 2018 is $3,369,630.

2018 Financial Highlights:

  • Total gross revenue up 825% in fiscal 2018 versus the year ended Dec. 31, 2017.
  • EBITA of $1,371,782.
  • Total cash on hand is $2,080,000 with 605,342 in accounts receivables.
  • Gross profits of $802,035, representing a gross profit margin of 24%.
  • Received $1,335,792 from exercising of warrants.

2018 Operating Highlights:

  • Over 300 live locations.
  • Hit milestone of 2,000,000 packages delivered.
  • Launched service in Calgary.
  • Delivered over 2,000,000 packages total.

President and CEO Kelly Abbott, states, “I am extremely pleased with the progress of our operations and our financial position ending in 2018. We will continue to push the business in our current market and strive to engage new markets within the year. Our core operations are stable and contributing to our overall strategic initiatives. We remain well capitalized and well positioned to achieve our goals of expansion and addition of new delivery verticals for the next 12 months.”

Outlook

ParcelPal intends to pursue a number of technology, product and marketing initiatives to continue to drive growth in 2018. The company’s strategic priorities include:

  • Grow monthly reoccurring revenues by engaging new and acquired customers.
  • Grow monthly reoccurring revenues by engaging new and acquired merchants.
  • Continue to launch multiple delivery verticals.
  • Further grow the technology platform and offer ParcelPal on multiple platforms.
  • Broaden our geographic footprint across Canadian cities and build on our current markets in Calgary, Saskatoon and Vancouver.

IFRS

The operational and financial information in this release is based on the consolidated figures in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).

About ParcelPal Technology Inc.

ParcelPal is a technology driven logistics company that connects consumers to the goods they love. Customers can shop at partner businesses and through the ParcelPal technology receive their purchased goods within an hour.

ParcelPal is a technology driven logistics company that connects consumers to the goods they love. Customers can shop at partner businesses and through the ParcelPal technology receive their purchased goods within an hour.  The Company offers on-demand delivery of merchandise from leading retailers, restaurants, medical marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores in Vancouver and soon in major cities Canada-wide.

ParcelPal Website: www. parcelpal . com

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) or any other securities regulatory authority has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release that has been prepared by management.

CSE – Symbol: PKG

FSE – Symbol: PT0

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Contact: Peter Hinam, Investor Relations – peter@parcelpal.com

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains forward looking statements relating to the Proposed Transaction, and the future potential of ParcelPal.  Forward looking statements are often identified by terms such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “plans” and similar expressions.  All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the risk that the Proposed Transaction will not be completed due to, among other things, failure to execute definitive documentation, failure to complete satisfactory due diligence, failure to receive the approval of the CSE and the risk that ParcelPal will not be successful due to, among other things, general risks relating to the mobile application industry, failure of ParcelPal to gain market acceptance and potential challenges to the intellectual property utilized in ParcelPal.  There can be no assurance that any forward looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  

The Company cannot guarantee that any forward looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward looking information.  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.  Forward looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.  The forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will only update or revise publicly any of the included forward looking statements as expressly required by Canadian securities laws.

Copyright (c) 2019 TheNewswire – All rights reserved.

The Company offers on-demand delivery of merchandise from leading retailers, restaurants, medical marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores in Vancouver and soon in major cities Canada-wide.

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New Trends For Marijuana Stocks; How Does Tilray Stack Up?

Joe Samuel

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Marijuana companies have made new innovations for growing and cultivating cannabis. These developments were necessary to provide for the rapidly expanding demand for marijuana. The next logical step for marijuana companies is to improve accessibility for consumers.

Aside from opening more dispensaries, marijuana companies should look in to delivery systems. Delivery allows for a larger range of business along with more potential customers. There are plenty of platforms that deliver many different goods but very few will deliver marijuana.

A Different Side of the Marijuana Industry

One of the most significant limitations for marijuana companies thus far has been the legalization process in the US. While production companies like Tilray have grown, essential niches in the marijuana industry like delivery struggle to expand.

However, full legalization is inevitable. Legalization will break down the laws restricting interstate trade between states allowing companies like Driven Deliveries Inc. (DRVD) to spread across the US.

Driven Deliveries Inc. (DRVD) is a cannabis delivery service based out of California. While initially limited in California, the company was able to expand into Southern California 2 weeks ago. Driven now controls a strong majority of the Californian marijuana delivery market, one of the largest in the world.

This is one strategic advantage over its marijuana delivery competitors. Because Driven Deliveries (DRVD) has grown within a big market they will have the understanding and ability to grow across the US.  In addition, Driven has been able to expand into the Nevada marijuana market through the Shango Marijuana Dispensary. The Nevada market is worth about $530 million and will allow Driven to practice their integration plans for the future.

President of Driven Deliveries, Brian Hayek, explains, “Our foray into the state, is a result of us leveraging strategic relationships and our proven track-record of providing impeccable service to our expanding client base.  Driven has established strong brand recognition, throughout the western United States, and is currently targeting additional markets to increase its presence on a more national scale.”

A “Household” Marijuana Stock

Tilray is one of the marijuana industry’s leading research and production companies. They are the first GMP-certified medical marijuana producer to provide cannabis flower and extracts to thousands of patients. The company continues to be a leader of the industry.

Tilray’s recent Q1 reports show that they continue to dominate. The company saw an almost 200% increase in revenues year over year. They reported a 3% increase in gross margin and produced double the amount of marijuana compared to last year.

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In addition, they closed their acquisitions of Manitoba Harvest and Natura Naturals this quarter.

“We have made significant progress integrating our recent acquisitions of Manitoba Harvest and Natura Naturals, accelerating our entry into the United States hemp and CBD markets, and increasing our production and manufacturing capacity in North America and Europe…”

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Strong Potential For Marijuana Stocks This Summer? Amazon May Be Responsible

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Ever hear of marijuana stocks? You probably have. The sector for marijuana stocks has exploded, our political landscape sees the legalization of marijuana as a priority, and the projections for the industry are eye-opening, to say the least. A survey by The Associated Press showed 61% of Americans, 76% of Democrats and 54% of Republicans support the legalization of marijuana.

From 1996 to 2019 the number of states that supported the medical use of marijuana increased from 0 to 47 states. Full legality, including recreational, has jumped from 0 to 11 states with more states slowly moving towards full legality.

Although the industry is already experiencing a strong explosion of growth, the market for marijuana still has plenty of room to fill. Given that the political and public climate has warmed up to marijuana legalization the industry will most likely fill that room.

Even with growth, the industry isn’t the easiest to navigate

Regardless of the industry’s support, the financial side can be a bit tricky for marijuana companies. Due to the mass influx of up and coming marijuana companies, diversification in the industry is a real struggle. Product diversification in the industry has been more driven towards the levels of THC or CBD in products which presents legality issues of use for higher level products. Also, the type of consumption allows for diversification. This includes vaping, marijuana-incorporated foods and drinks, and oils.

Another struggle for growing marijuana companies is actually being able to produce the marijuana they plan on using in their products. It is extremely time-consuming to get licensing for cultivating and processing. The most apparent workaround has been for companies to integrate with other companies who have gone through the entire process.

ParcelPal (PKG) (PTNYF) is a company that can help marijuana companies diversify. ParcelPal is an on-demand delivery service that delivers anything a consumer needs. Last month, the company launched its cannabis delivery service in partnership with Kiaro. ParcelPal could give marijuana companies extra customers and sales due to the outreach to consumers not able to access marijuana dispensaries.

An Amazon Connection

ParcelPal holds itself to having the highest standard of delivery services. Amazon and ParcelPal participated in a work order to fulfill deliveries, on behalf of Amazon, in British Columbia, Canada. ParcelPal’s excellence was reflected through Amazon’s recognition, granting them Gold Status due to it becoming one of Amazon’s fastest growing providers and having a near 99% first delivery success rate.

ParcelPal recently welcomed Parm Gill as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the company. Gill is the current Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton. Prior to his work in public service, Parm was involved in several family businesses in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. Parm studied at the Ivey School of Business at Western University, earning his Master of Business Administration degree.

“I am very excited to have Parm join the Advisory Board. Mr. Gill’s knowledge on economic issues and private sector experience will be an asset for ParcelPal moving forward. Mr. Gill has changed criminal law for the better and is always looking for the betterment of safety for all Canadians.”

ParcelPal President and CEO Kelly Abbott

Wait…Amazon? Really?

Let’s expand on the Amazon situation here. The reason is that it could mean something monumental for both the companies engaged with Amazon and for the cannabis industry at large. Amazon potentially could use its Whole Foods Market subsidiary as a hub to sell marijuana products!

John Macket, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, expressed, “If cannabis is ever passed in Texas, chances are good that grocery stores will be selling that too. You just never what happens over time with markets. They change and evolve.” Mackey has been consistent on his view of marijuana legalization, supporting it all the way back in 2013.

Of course, Amazon is seen as a behemoth spanning across multiple industries. Yet, it still has some difficulties to face in the marijuana industry. Although there is widespread support for marijuana, the drug isn’t legal federally or in some states yet.

Needless to say, for logistics companies like Amazon and delivery companies like ParcelPal, the opportunity ahead could be slated to “delivery” real revenue opportunities in the not too distant future.

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Driven Deliveries, Inc. (DRVD) Enters $530 Million Nevada Cannabis Market

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SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Driven Deliveries, Inc., (DRVD), the world’s first publicly traded cannabis delivery company, announced today that it has successfully launched operations in Nevada with Shango Marijuana Dispensary, one of the most successful stores in the State.  The new endeavor provides Driven with a monumental opportunity to serve Las Vegas, the largest market in the State with massive tourism, and a central launch point for additional markets throughout Nevada.

The Nevada cannabis market has been growing at a rapid pace.  Nevada retailers sold approximately $530 million worth of medical and recreational cannabis in 2018*.  The $44.1 million in monthly revenue represents a 35% increase, when compared to monthly revenue in 2017. According to New Frontier and Arcview Market Research, annual legal cannabis sales in the state are projected to grow to an estimated $629.5 million by 2020.

Shango Premium Cannabis is the leading medical and recreational medical dispensary license holder, grower and manufacturer in multiple states across the country. The Company currently owns cannabis-related licenses in Oregon, Washington and Nevada, with expansion plans that include retail, manufacturing and product distribution in Michigan, New Jersey and California in the cannabis market and nationwide for its CBD products. Shango is vertically licensed to create a full range of award-winning cannabis products, including flower, extracts and cannabis-infused edibles, produced by expert cultivators and processors in Oregon, Nevada and Washington.

“Management is thrilled with our entrance into the white-hot Nevada cannabis marketplace,” stated Mr. Brian Hayek, President of Driven.  “Our foray into the state, is a result of us leveraging strategic relationships and our proven track-record of providing impeccable service to our expanding client base.  Driven has established strong brand recognition, throughout the western United States, and is currently targeting additional markets to increase its presence on a more national scale.”

“This is a great opportunity for Shango Las Vegas to partner with Driven to add a delivery service for our customers who are looking for quality products delivered on demand,” said Mr. Brandon Rexroad, Founder and CEO Shango. “We look forward to working with a premier name such as Driven as we continue to expand our outreach to the emerging Nevada marketplace.”

About Driven
Driven Deliveries, Inc. is the first publicly traded cannabis delivery service operating within the United States.  Founded by experienced technology and cannabis executives, the Company provides on-demand marijuana delivery, in select cities where allowed by law.  Driven provides the legal cannabis consumers the ability to purchase and receive their marijuana in a fast and convenient manner.  By 2020, legal cannabis revenue in the U.S. market is projected to hit $23 billion.  In leveraging consumer trends, and offering a proprietary, turnkey delivery system to its customers, management believes it is uniquely positioned to best serve the needs of the emerging cannabis industry and capture notable market share within the sector.  For more information, please visit https:// GoDriven . com/ and review Driven’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

*https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=1mprnHoKs2LR3q62Be6iLEttTWBm5GUCcmOybjjMEv_zhYxGJOKzJWPZwJWWJ6VAr4roXj2EJBwpSW-uOZshvRDR1eV01ztyxBpUdydhPu65a-bqu_xVN3WV6sOoYoYeiiVJzelnZUcGeZrX4bTlzmH3pzHHdjXMQb58DRf7nJvmAPi96Y5qI6TjmxgkpF7S

Contact
Brian Hayek, President
1 (888) 322-4449
IR@GoDriven.com 
www.godriven.com 

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