AACSED Endorses The Republic of Kosovo for Recognition at the United Nations

Arab African Council on Socioeconomic Development

The Republic of Kosovo with more than 111 countries recognizing so far is set for 90%+ recognition in 2019 at the UN

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Recognize The Republic of Kosovo !”

— Dr. Mohamed Zayed

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, December 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Chairman of the Arab African Council on Socioeconomic Development (AACSED) a regional council of experts supporting initiatives of the United Nations the Arab League and many other International and domestic organizations announced today that they Support Recognition for the Republic of Kosovo and Lobby countries to accept the status worldwide.

Dr. Mohamed Zayed – Chairman of the AACSED and Mr. Fatah Ahmed of the Fatah Foundation (A security and development think tank in London) recently organized a delegation to Mozambique where it is expected the Government there will grant recognition to the country of Kosovo during a celebration on January 20th 2019 and other countries are on board to join the 111+ countries that already recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

Several meetings are scheduled for visits by the Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister,
Mr. Behgjet Piccoli during 2019 organized through the Arab African Council for Socioeconomic Development (AACSED)

The AACSED is an organization of Experts who promote Socioeconomic Development in the Region and Abroad and support Government and Private sector with Technical and other assistance without charge.

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2018: A breakthrough year for Veganism & Animal Rights

Go Vegan World Research Ad

Go Vegan World New Year Ad

Landmark Ruling for Tortured Laboratory Animals one of the successes for Go Vegan World campaign group in 2018.

Animal experimentation is the stuff of nightmares. We should not support it, any more than we should support killing other animals for food or any other use.”

— Sandra Higgins, Founder & Director, Go Vegan World

MEATH, IRELAND, December 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2018 has been a very successful year for the campaign group Go Vegan World. They used the year to display thousands of ads throughout Ireland, the UK as well as internationally. The group claims that the ads educate the public about the animals we use, prompting them to research the issues for themselves and supporting them to go vegan with a free vegan guide.

As we enter 2019 the group’s activity shows no signs of letting up with more than two thousand ads showing on buses, billboards and streets across the UK and Ireland. The campaign includes a new ad that questions the notion of personal choice with photos of farmed animals next to the statement ‘it’s not a personal choice when someone is killed: use plants, not animals.’

The group, renowned for its fact-based advocacy, attracts a lot of public attention both from members of the public as they become aware of how other animals end up as food, clothing and even in our cosmetics and cleaning products, as well as attention from the industries that profit from using other animals. Unsurprisingly those industries have complained about the ads in an effort to silence and stymie the group’s efforts.

Following on the success of the group’s win in 2017, when the advertising watchdog approved the ‘milk is inhumane’ advert despite complaints from the dairy industry, they made another breakthrough in 2018 when the same watchdog approved the claim that animal research is torture.
The Advert and Complaint

The ASA decision followed a complaint about a Go Vegan World public information advertisement on a UK bus featuring a mouse holding onto a human hand, accompanied by the text “They Trust Us, We Torture Them for Research”.

A medical scientist asserted that it was misleading to say that we torture animals for research, because “scientific” research is regulated in the UK. However, Go Vegan World provided the ASA with evidence of the torture of millions of animals through research in the UK every year, even according to official statistics and legislative definitions.

The Ruling

The ASA agreed with Go Vegan World that there was sufficient evidence to support their use of the word “torture”.

Commenting on the finding, Sandra Higgins, Director of Go Vegan World, stated

“Animal experimentation is the stuff of nightmares. We should not support it, any more than we should support killing other animals for food or any other use.

Research shows that most people disagree with frivolous experiments that cause harm, but many believe that experiments conducted on animals in the UK are necessary to address life-threatening human conditions; that is not the case. In fact, most experiments are unreliable because the results are not applicable to humans. Many of them are conducted for frivolous reasons and lack scientific validity. A 2017 analysis by the British Medical Journal cited a “systematic failure” to faithfully report the results of animal tests in order to secure funding and permission for human trials. Even in cases where there is a benefit to humans, we are morally obliged to find alternatives that do not involve using other animals.”

Sandra Higgins of Go Vegan World commented on the ruling:

“Most people are against torturing animals. If we are opposed to torture, we should refuse to support it. If we buy products that have been tested on other sentient animals or that contain “ingredients” taken from their bodies, we are paying others to use and kill them for us.
For the most part, it is very easy to find products that are vegan friendly. However, at the moment our law requires that all medication be tested on animals. This must be changed. Experimentation on animals is morally wrong, does not produce useful data for humans and there are excellent alternatives that do not involve torturing other animals.”

Go Vegan World comments that “this independent, legal finding substantiating our ad is hugely significant for animals used in laboratories and for the rights of all animals used as objects for human ends.”
Sandra Higgins, Director, Go Vegan World at info@goveganworld.com.Tel: 00353872325832

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Advertising Company Refuses to run Vegan Ads on Dublin Bus and Irish Rail

Dairy Takes Babies ad on Exterion Media UK bus

Go Vegan World accuses Exterion Media Ireland of preferential concern for the Irish dairy industry over the right of the public to the facts about animal use.

Exterion Media has a preferential concern for the Irish dairy industry over the rights of the public to the information in the Go Vegan World ads.”

— Sandra Higgins, Founder & Director, Go Vegan World

DUBLIN, IRELAND, December 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the third year running, Exterion Ireland, the only company that carries ads on bus and trains in Ireland, is refusing to run Go Vegan World ads providing the public with information about the dairy industry.

Go Vegan World launched its animal rights and vegan education advertising in Ireland three years ago. It now runs ads across the UK as well as internationally. It is currently running a massive campaign consisting of more than 2000 ads for Christmas and New Year in Ireland and the UK. The ads feature sheep, pigs, turkeys and cows with messages such as: “Veganism = Recognising Me as Someone, Not Something”; “Defenceless & Innocent Yet We Kill Them”; “It’s Not A Personal Choice When Someone is Killed”, and “Dairy Takes Babies from their Mothers”. The group states that the aim of the ads is to remind people that the animals we eat, wear and use in other ways are capable of physical and psychological feelings and, as a result, we do not have the right to use or kill them. The ads refer people to the free vegan guide available through their website.

The ads feature on buses, street signs, billboards and in print outlets owned by several advertising companies.

However, some ads were rejected by Exterion Media, the company contracted by Dublin Bus and Irish Rail to sell advertising space on buses and in train stations. The ad in question featured a mother cow and her calf and the statement “Dairy takes babies from their mothers.” The same ads are published by other Irish advertising companies and by Exterion Media in the UK.

Exterion has failed to-provide specific reasons to Go Vegan World for refusing to run the ad, citing only very broad grounds, “Might adversely affect the interest of the site owner” and “Might result in Exterion Media being in breach of any of its contractual obligations to a site owner,” but refusing to provide any specifics.

Go Vegan World founder and director, Sandra Higgins, notes that the Irish dairy industry runs large ad campaigns through Exterion Media in Ireland. She says that “the refusal to carry Go Vegan World ads referring to dairy points to a very unhealthy situation wherein the only company carrying ads for Irish Bus and Rail appear to have a preferential concern for the Irish dairy industry over the right of the public to the facts contained in our ads.”

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Stonehill’s 1% for the Community Program Sponsors the Nature Coast Biologic Station & Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory

Stonehill announced today that it has become a sponsor of the Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory.

Thousands of people make their living through aquaculture and coastal tourism. Stonehill is happy to help in the efforts to conserve and protect this valuable resource.”

— Doug Pace, Founder and CEO of Stonehill

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stonehill announced today that it has become a sponsor of the Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory. The Nature Coast Biologic Station is located on Cedar Key and is a joint venture between the University of Florida and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. It is focused on enhancing the conservation and sustainability of natural resources throughout the Nature Coast using collaborative research, enhanced public engagement, field-based courses, and hands-on training workshops.

The Nature Coast spans the Big Bend of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and contains one of North America’s most pristine coastlines. The Nature Coast Biologic Station and Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory are the only university land-based marine laboratories for 259 miles of coastline, lying between the Marine Lab at Florida State University in Panacea, Florida and the university of South Florida’s lab in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The sponsorship was underwritten by Stonehill’s 1% for the Community program. The program allocates 1% of Stonehill’s total revenue to causes that make for a healthier, smarter, or cleaner future. Over the last 12 months the program has made donations to the University of South Florida Stroke Research Fund, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation, the Lions Eye Institute Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Tampa Airfest.

“Conservation of the gulf coast is very important to the state of Florida,” said Doug Pace, Founder and CEO of Stonehill. “Thousands of people make their living through aquaculture and coastal tourism. Stonehill is happy to help in the efforts to conserve and protect this valuable resource.”

About Stonehill
Stonehill is a strategy and innovation consultancy. As recognized experts in Design Thinking, Customer Experience, and Business Intelligence, Stonehill helps companies to identify opportunities, create change, and accelerate growth. Our teams consist of an innovative blend of creative, strategy, technology, and change management experts, giving us the ability to unite the functional silos of business in the common objective of creating differentiated customer experiences. Stonehill has been recognized by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce as a finalist for Startup of the year, the US Chamber of Commerce as a Finalist for Emerging Business of the Year, Great Agencies as one of the Top Business Intelligence Consultants in the United States, and CIO Review Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising Performance Management Providers.

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New drone regulations put Zuppa’s growth plans on fast track; to raise USD 10 million

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It has raised USD 1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, December 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New drone regulations put Zuppa’s growth plans on fast track

Company planning to raise about USD10 million funds in the next few months to fuel its expansion plans.

Already raised USD1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia

Mumbai, December 27: Drone manufacturer Zuppa is planning to raise about USD10 million funds over the next few months to fuel its expansion plans. The company’s plans comes after the Union government recently came out with new regulations on the use of drones by private citizens by lifting a 2014 ban.

Zuppa, owned by Chennai-based Sree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (SSAI), plans to use the funds to scale up its existing products that have been developed using its proprietary technology and penetrate existing markets.

The expansion plans include developing newer applications for its core drone technology and service the jump in demand for its AIS 140 compliant Vehicle Tracking and Telematics Systems (VTS), which are mandated by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) as well as among automobile OEMs.

Zuppa’s founder Sai Pattabiram said, “Our bankers have identified few VCs and strategic investors and we look at closing the funding round in the next two quarters and the company has already raised USD1 million from IndiaNivesh Special Situations and Growth Fund and MapMyIndia, a GPS navigation and tracking solution provider.”

Pattabiram said that the company is now ready to expand in its core drone manufacturing space after the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) came out with the new set of regulations which came into effect from first of this month. The regulation classifies remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drones as nano, micro, small, medium and large drones along with the do’s and dont’s of flying these drones.

He added that “Zuppa designs and manufactures its drones in India and also have a global patent for their drone technology. The company is a process of manufacturing an aeroplane-like drone (about one meter in length) that can be used to map larger areas in a shorter time and can be used in mapping and monitoring agricultural lands. Pattabiram said such drone can monitor 1000 acres of land in just one flight.”
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had come out with a new set of regulations in August this year and the same has come into effect from December 1. The Company is actively engaging with Civil Aviation authorities being the only manufacturer of Drones in India to ensure successful implementation of the regulations and the future of the drone industry in India.

About Zuppa:
Sree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (SSAI), was founded in the year 2008, by a father-son duo, Sai Pattabiram and Venkatesh Sai. The Company has developed embedded tech products based on its own proprietary patented technology and aims to increase the efficiency and reliability of various traditional embedded electronic systems in the industry.
SSAI has successfully developed various applications by adapting its’ proprietary cutting-edge drone technology including:
• GPS land Levellers
• Vehicle Tracking & Telematics Systems (VTS)
• Industrial IoT and data transmission Solution
• Low-cost Genset Automation System for remote operation of Diesel Gensets

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Ipe Decking USA Prepares for 2019 Deck Season Bombardment

Ipe Decking

Ipe decking popularity not dying anytime soon as no other real or synthetic material offers a better lifespan, resistance or durability.

Ipe decking grows in popularity every year. Unless you can find a better decking material that will not change anytime soon.”

— Samuel Jex

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ipe decking prices rose in 2018 to an all-time high as demand for the exotic hardwood has skyrocketed. It is mainly popular due to its lifespan and natural resistance to elements like bugs, decay, and mold. When we talk about lifespan we are not talking about a couple of years. But compared to many other kinds of wood we are talking Ipe is lasting over 50 years longer than "competing" woods and synthetics. There is not much competition when you get down to the real numbers.

I recently read an article titled "WHY IPE HAS FALLEN OUT OF FAVOR WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGNERS". I am not sure where that declining in a market is supposed to be. Because we only see more and more interest in Ipe all the time. However, where they voice concern over the sustainability of Ipe logging. Saying that people that are "environmentally conscious" shouldn't use Ipe. While the sentiment is certainly heard, they never actually address the #1 reason for deforestation which is beef. They clearcut vast amounts of forest to be able and raise cows, for leather and beef primarily. In fact logging for in a study conducted over 5 years, they concluded that Logging (not just Ipe specifically) accounts for less than 3% of deforestation. While cattle ranching accounts for 65%-70% of deforestation. So if you want to be "environmentally conscious" you might think about trading in those leather shoes and jacket not buying an inferior deck.

Being environmentally conscious is important, especially in today's age. But let's talk about the environmental ramifications of using a plastic synthetic deck that can not be recycled. Did you think about the byproduct or natural resources of making that synthetic material? What if you stay with a real wood and logging lumber that has 1/10th the lifespan as Ipe. This means you would have to use the natural resources 10 times more for things like gas for logging, shipping, trucking and installing 10 times to one as opposed to Ipe. Or 10 times more forest for another species of wood to be cut down.

In closing this article, we will say that Ipe Decking USA is committed to the environment. However, we also are realistic and know that you have to make a deck out of something. Pretending you are doing the environment a favor by trading one potential problem with another doesn't do the environment any good. Ipe Decking USA plants 5 trees for every order in South America. While this is a small gesture, planting trees to replace trees is certainly a good start.

We do not anticipate any decline in the Ipe market anytime soon. Ipe is really a beautiful and special wood that lasts a lifetime.

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A Fight to the Death Between Cannabis and Beer

Is CBD the salvation for the beer industry, including craft beer?

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, December 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. cannabis industry is quickly changing as many younger Americans are finding that cannabis is more appealing than liquor and beer.

A Yahoo News poll indicated that the majority of the 55 million American recreational cannabis users in 2017 were millennials. The report stated that most of these millennials used cannabis socially, with only 25 percent using cannabis alone. Millennials are also drinking far less alcohol than their parents and grandparents generations. An annual survey by Monitoring the Future found that the number of college students who drank alcoholic beverages daily decreased to 4.3 percent in 2017, a drop of more than four percentage points from the 6.5 percent of college students who used alcohol daily in 1980.

The trend of declining alcohol sales is likely to continue, with a beneficiary being the new market for legal cannabis. Adult-use or recreational cannabis was a $6 billion annual industry in 2016. A report by the Wall Street firm, Cowen and Co., indicted as state-legal cannabis spreads to additional states, the U.S. cannabis industry will increase 700 percent to $50 billion in annual legal sales by 2026. What’s significant is that this $50 billion of annual sales is only slightly less than the $58 billion annual market for alcohol.

High Pressure Zone, in a report titled, “ Cannabis: How marijuana is joining spin classes, pressed juice and craft beer as a lifestyle brand,” has reported that to attract millennials cannabis companies must evolve to become lifestyle companies. The report also stated that lifestyle brands succeed because they seamlessly fit a product to a person’s lifestyle, rather than forcing a lifestyle to change to fit a product.

But not all the buzz about millennials and their cannabis use is about the growing legal cannabis market. As a generation, millennials generally have been drinking less even before the recent legal cannabis revolution. The shift to cocktails, wine, and craft beer is definitely a key aspect of the millennial culture. Many millennials have been moving away from mass market alcohol, including “volume beer” to less expensive beer such as Budweiser BUD, or Coors TAP. Cocktails and wine are also beneficiaries of this trend.

A 2017 study by the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University indicated that in U.S. counties that had legalized cannabis programs, purchases of wine and beer decreased by 15 percent. This is a disturbing trend for the wine and beer industries and should be a wakeup call.

Beer, wine and spirits producers who fail to react to these trends are taking the risk of watching the revenues of their brands decreasing annually as the use of cannabis increases. Not content to sit on the sidelines, some major beer producers have taken action, but many others have been content to sit on the sidelines.

Constellation Brands, the North American distributor of Corona beer, the first major brewer to get involved in the cannabis industry invested $4 billion in the Canadian cannabis company, Canopy Growth. The company described their decision to invest in the industry as an offensive move rather than as a defensive strategy. In describing the cannabis market, Constellation’s CEO, Robert Sands, stated, “It became evident to us that the whole market, all channels, all forms, is going to be explosive.” Top executives of Constellation Brands and Canopy Growth have publicly stated that they believe that the legal market for cannabis products will eventually be a $200 billion annual business and that it could disrupt up to $500 billion across multiple sectors.

In August, Molson Coors Canada, a subsidiary of the multinational Molson Coors Brewing company, announced a joint venture with the Canada-based cannabis producer HEXO Corp. to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market. In announcing the direction, Molson Coors Canada’s CEO, Frederic Landtmeters, indicated that Canada’s cannabis market could be a $10 billion annual industry and that cannabis-infused beverages could represent 30 percent of that market. He was also quoted as saying, “We decided as a business that we did not want to be a spectator as this new market opened up. And we clearly wanted to be a participant.”

What does all of this mean for craft brewers? Not only are large brewers seeing the impact of cannabis on their sales, but craft brewers are also being impacted. Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer recently stated, “Beer sales are way down right now. They’re in the toilet. And craft beer is down, premium beer is down. And I blame a lot of it on cannabis.” Taffer also stated, “Craft beer has lost its luster. The small boutique brewers have lost their luster and the beer category is in big trouble.”

While craft beer production is still increasing in the United States, its growth rate has declined. In 2017, 165 craft brewers ceased operations.

But, cannabis is providing a tremendous opportunity for many craft brewers to innovate. While U.S. legal and regulatory considerations will not allow for a beer infused with the psychoactive cannabinoid THC any time soon, many beer producers, including craft brewers, may be able to infuse their beer with the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, or produce non-beer beverages with CBD.

CBD has become America’s coolest ingredient in food and drinks, and CBD infused beverages have become part of the trend in wellness beverages. Many bars are now offering CBD infused drinks or CBD shots as an addition to drinks. CBD infused beverages are definitely part of the trend in wellness beverages.

The Canada-based investment bank, Canaccord Genuity projects that the annual market for cannabis-infused beverages could be valued at $600 million in the next four years, with CBD-infused beverages reaching $260 million of that amount by 2022. The firm also indicated that revenue from cannabis-infused beverages would outpace the demand for cannabis products in general, resulting in 20 percent of the market for cannabis edibles by 2022.

Last week President Trump signed the “Agricultural Improvement Act” (the “Farm Bill”)…(Full News Release: https://bit.ly/2PXfq6b )

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The Farm Bill’s Delegation of the Regulation of CBD to the FDA: The Impact on a New Legal Industry

The FDA will slow what could have been America's fastest-growing new industry

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, December 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — U.S. growers of hemp and producers of hemp-derived products, including CBD, were ecstatic when President Trump signed the “Agricultural Improvement Act” (the “Farm Bill”) into law. My conclusion is that it’s premature to “crack open the champagne.”

The Farm Bill retained a role for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived products. These include both the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD as well as marijuana and marijuana-derived products that include the psychoactive cannabinoid THC.

In the past, the FDA has refrained from regulating marijuana products produced under state-legal regulatory regimes and avoided regulating CBD-derived products produced from hemp. Because of the media attention regarding the benefits of CBD and now the passage of the Farm Bill, the FDA is now forced to get involved.

Immediately after the Farm Bill was signed into law, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement clarifying the agency’s policy regarding cannabis-derived products, including hemp-derived products that contain CBD.

The FDA statement included, “In short, we treat products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds as we do any other FDA-regulated products – meaning they’re subject to the same authorities and requirements as FDA-regulated products containing any other substance.”

While the FDA indicated that they intended to hold public forums regarding hemp and CBD policies, the agency also stated, “…the FDA will advance new steps to better define our public health obligations in this area. We’ll also continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to consumers.”

A complication is the FDA’s approval in June of G.W. Pharmaceutical’s Epidiolex as a drug for the treatment of epilepsy. Epidolex is a pure form of CBD and is specifically recommended for the treatment of seizures associated with two types of epilepsy. Since it is now classified as a drug, FDA policies state that CBD can not be sold as a food additive nor for health, wellness or therapeutic purposes.

Despite the media attention regarding CBD and its health and medical benefits, it’s unlikely that the FDA will allow CBD products other than those have been approved by the agency as drugs to be sold. This would likely apply to both those sold in the state where they are produced,as well as those sold interstate. However, the possibility exists that the same CBD-derived products will be able to be sold, without therapeutic claims, not as CBD, but as hemp oil, phytocannabinoid-based hemp oil or something similar. This assumes that the FDA determines that these products are safe.

Regarding food products, including drinks that include CBD, it’s likely that the FDA will take the position that they can not be marketed either within the state borders where they are produced or interstate until their safety as food additives are demonstrated based on FDA regulations.

Based on current FDA regulations, it’s likely that the most efficacious pathway for allowing CBD-derived products to be sold will be as food supplements and not as health, wellness or nutritional supplements. But, it is unlikely that these products will be able to state that they contain CBD, but more than likely could be marketed as hemp-derived oil, phytocannabinoid-rich oil or something similar.

Since the FDA Statement was issued immediately upon the signing of the Farm Bill, it’s likely that the agency will relatively quickly clarify its policies on CBD-derived products.

Congress intended to fully legalize hemp as a new agricultural crop. Unfortunately, because of the wording of the Farm Bill, hemp, which had the potential to be the fastest and most lucrative new American crop will not provide the financial profit farmers nor CBD producers anticipated.

Author: Jeffrey Friedland (jeffrey@jeffreyfriedland.com)

Jeffrey Friedland is an author, speaker and thought leader on the cannabis industry. His emerging latest book, Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant is available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.

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The FARM Bill Propels Big Winners in Cannabis Stocks



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KENMORE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Will it be Cannabis cultivators (OTCPK: HEMP), (OTCPK: KALY), and (OTCPK: PURA), or Media Mogul (OTCPK: CBMJ) or major coffee company (OTCPK: BCCI). All are attractive depending on your tolerance for risk or specific investing objectives.

The FARM bill is as real as real gets. We take a good look as to who stands to benefit the most, which companies are providing investors with unparalleled returns, and those few who will likely benefit in the near and long-term beyond what could have been predicted without this historic legislation.

First, let's show the dynamic shifts that are possible by a couple of companies who stand to benefit and whose investors have already placed what is likely to be the majority of the bets that will be made.

One highly watched yet potentially overbought company that has been a fairly quiet prior to the inevitability of the FARM Bill (OTCPK: HEMP) has had explosive gains, Despite OTCMarkets issuing a Warning that (OTCPK:HEMP) may not be making material information publicly available, and designating it the second to worst classification STOP SIGN. They have maintained a constant buzz towards the end of 2018. Anticipation will probably carry this over into 2019. With the Farm Bill passing in both the House and Senate, Hemp, Inc. being a bi-coastal processing giant in the industrial hemp industry should benefit tremendously provided the president seals the deal. (HEMP) is probably a safe bet for near-term gains however the majority of explosive gains have likely been achieved already.

Another Company literally rising from the ashes based on some current activity is Kali-Extracts Inc. (OTCPK: KALY ), an extraction company. Significantly more alarming, OTCMARKETS has given the worst of all designations to (OTCPK: KALY) a Caveat Emptor Skull and Crossbones. This indicates proven criminal activity and sanctions either enforced or likely. Nonetheless, they have seen staggering volumes and a very sharp increase in share price despite having been seriously delinquent in their filings and suffering from actionable malfeasance to the point of being given the usually fatal Skull and Crossbones designation by www.otcmarkets.com. (OTCPK: KALY) has made very recent efforts to become current and announced a partnership with fellow explosive stock Puration Inc. (OTCPK: PURA). PURA reported recent sales in December 2018 reaching the $1 million mark. The company seems to be making the right business decisions by following up a record sales month and although it may be slowing down, it certainly has the attention of astute investors.

On the other extreme, companies like (OTCPK:PURA), (OTCPK:CBMJ), and (OTCPK:BCCI) have all achieved OTCMARKETS highest tier certifying full compliance and the highest level of current disclosure.

One of today's major players in the cannabis industry is CBMJ. Canna Broadcast Media/LoudMouth News (OTCPK: CBMJ) https://cannabroadcastmedia.com/ is a premier cannabis broadcasting company and is set to benefit significantly with the passing of the FARM Bill.

As sales channels start to open up for CBD products the media properties and ad agencies needed to advertise these products to the masses will take a significant amount of time to catch up with the legal aspects of airing the advertising. CBMJ is already able to provide access to mainstream media to cannabis companies including CBD products through developed relationships as a content provider to traditional broadcast television networks and to the more than 700 terrestrial (over the air) radio stations making it the immediate choice for companies wishing to advertise their CBD products. Unlike some other stocks, CBMJ is not well known, and has not been overbought, yet has the potential to be the biggest winner of them all.

One of the biggest winners could actually be a non-cannabis sector company. You just cannot ignore that Baristas Coffee Company (OTCPK:BCCI) who has one of the most prolific reputations for extremely wild runs, just became the first major coffee company to endorse and dive into the CBD coffee space. They announced a partnership with privately held infusion technology leaders "Flower Power" to bring the world high-end CBD coffee. The fact that Baristas is a known performer in the market, is one of the 10 most recognized coffee companies in the US, and that they are very strongly aligned with their distribution partner Amazon, make this a company that deserves to be considered when evaluating how best to take advantage of the FARM Bill. Couple that with their uncanny ability to get their products featured during NFL Games, and that their CBD coffee will be the first CBD coffee advertised at the Superbowl and this could be a very very FARMtastic 2019!

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Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard takes important step forward with regulatory design paper

Detailed design intentions include ~11% carbon intensity reduction for liquid fuels by 2030, addressing 75% of the 30 MT overall GHG reduction target

The consultations made clear that the reductions can be met with proven technologies currently operating at commercial scale around the world.”

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada released today the Regulatory Design Paper reflecting a year of intensive consultation on the national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The CFS will be implemented in 2022 for the liquid fuel stream, and in 2023 for gaseous and solid fuel streams, with 30 MT of annual reductions from all streams by 2030.

The CFS design includes the following key elements.
• Liquid fuels – of which transportation consumes 80% – will shoulder 23 MT of the 30 MT CFS total, with reductions to come from clean fuels such as biofuels, electric vehicles, renewable natural gas and hydrogen
• Reductions will also come from refinery improvement and upstream projects under protocols to be developed
• Cross-steam credit utilization, early period credit generation, and carry-forward of unmet credit obligations are amongst the additional compliance flexibilities for obligated parties
• A compliance credit market system to support clean fuel credit generation, trading, and regulatory compliance
• Canada’s Renewable Fuel Regulations’ volumetric mandate will be incorporated into the CFS at existing levels (5% in gasoline, 2% in diesel)
• Indirect land use changes will not have a carbon intensity factor, but measures will be adopted to protect against adverse environmental impacts

Advanced Biofuels Canada released the following comment by President Ian Thomson. “Our federal government has kept the promise that this would be a modern, flexible regulation using a proven, cost effective approach. Many stakeholders said that transportation was the logical place to find the majority of reductions, and the CFS design follows that recommendation. The design addresses a number of concerns expressed by fossil fuel producers, with a range of compliance options. The consultations made clear that the reductions can be met with proven technologies currently operating at commercial scale around the world. The CFS design sends a compelling signal to the global clean fuels and investment sectors that Canada is prepared to widely deploy these technologies in the decade ahead.”

“Further, expanding use of clean fuels gives consumers more choice at the pump and creates economic benefits both in cities and rural communities across Canada. Our abundant, sustainable resources can produce low carbon, advanced biofuels from agricultural and forest biomass and a variety of diverse waste streams.”

To complement the CFS, Advanced Biofuels Canada and other advocates have called for the federal government to work with industry to develop a Clean Fuels Plan to ensure that the economic benefits of the CFS are realized in Canada. A multi-year initiative would support domestic production and distribution of low carbon fuels and put Canada on the path for continued reductions after 2030. Alignment of carbon pricing and fuel taxation with the CFS objectives would be a core element of this plan.

Thomson added, “In the heated debate about how best to move to a much lower carbon economy, what is often missed is that BC, California, and others have been on this path for almost a decade, expanding their economies while using low carbon fuels with negligible impact on fuel costs. These regulations work; they’re smart because they increase market competition and, with improved clean fuel and clean vehicle options, consumers are the winners.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with 13 billion litres of worldwide capacity and rapidly expanding investments in Canada to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new clean growth investments. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

The clean fuel standards regulatory framework can be accessed at: http://www.advancedbiofuelscanada.ca/cfsregdesignpaper

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