Scythian Biosciences Corp. (the “Company” or “Scythian”) (TSX-V:SCYB) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:SCCYF) announced today that the Company has signed an agreement to extend its previously announced letter of intent to acquire MMJ International Investments Inc. (“MMJ”), the sole shareholder of ABP S.A. (“ABP”), an Argentina-based pharmaceutical import and distribution company pursuing medical cannabis opportunities in South America. The agreement extends the deadline for negotiating and entering into a definitive agreement with MMJ from April 30, 2018, to May 11, 2018. The proposed acquisition of MMJ remains subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”).
Stock Option Grant
The Company also announces the grant of 100,000 options to Roger Rai, a director of the Corporation. The options were granted at an exercise price of $4.70 for a period of five years following the date of grant. One third (1/3) of the options vest as of the grant date, another one third (1/3) of the options vest as of the first anniversary following the grant date and the remaining one third (1/3) of the options vest as of the second anniversary following the grant date.
About Scythian Biosciences Corp.
Scythian is a research and development company committed to advancing prevention and treatment efforts for concussion and traumatic brain injury with its proprietary cannabinoid-based combination drug therapy.
Scythian’s mission is to be the first accepted drug regimen for the treatment of concussion. Scythian is partnered with the University of Miami and its neuroscientific team to conduct pre-clinical and clinical trials of its drug regimen. Through the Company’s collaborative efforts with the university, Scythian has access to the university’s extensive network of experts in the fields of traumatic brain injury and concussion. These connections provide Scythian with the ability to conduct its clinical studies at world-class facilities by widely recognized medical professionals.
Scythian has initiated its international expansion by launching additional cannabis-related activities across the globe. These significant endeavours complement the Company’s research and development efforts to enhance the many medical applications of cannabis.
Scythian is evaluating several strategic initiatives and pursuing partnerships with local cultivators, pharmaceutical import and distribution entities and universities in North America, South America, the Caribbean and beyond. This comprehensive approach positions Scythian as a potential global frontrunner in the research and development of medical cannabis.
Scythian Biosciences Corp.
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