MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Relevium Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:“RLV”; OTCQB:“RLLVF”; Frankfurt: “6BX”) is pleased to announce the national screening of Weed the People across eight Canadian cities on January 15, 2019.

Relevium Technologies, in partnership with Executive Producer Ricki Lake, Director Abby Epstein and Cannakids.org, will be conducting a nation-wide screening of Weed the People, a compelling, emotional and educational film that explores the potential benefits of medical cannabis oils for pediatric applications.

The film follows the journey of five families dealing with children suffering from cancer and the introduction of cannabis oil to treat their children following the failure of conventional treatments. The families in the documentary pursue the use of cannabis alongside conventional treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, revealing thought-provoking outcomes that support further research and exposing the legal contextual hurdles faced by these parents as they pursue lifesaving alternatives for their children.

Relevium Technologies recently announced the exclusive license from Cannakids’ to introduce medical cannabis formulations, SOPs and branding into the Canadian market to pursue pediatric applications and support ongoing research.

Tracy Ryan, the CEO of CK Properties and its brand Cannakids, and her family are one of the five families described in the film, which also tells the story of her motivation to enter into the medical cannabis business to support her daughter’s battle against cancer.

Aurelio Useche, CEO of Relevium Technologies stated:

The film is an amazing journey into the potential opportunities of complementing traditional treatments for Cancer and other illness in Pediatric patients.” 

Mr. Useche stated further: 

“We at Relevium are committed to introduce and further develop these possibilities, which is why we feel everyone should attend the screening of this amazing documentary, a film that not only opens a potential door for hope for patients and their families, but also further validates the legalization of Cannabis in Canada by the Canadian Government and by our prime minister Justin Trudeau.”

Relevium Technologies would like to invite our shareholders, industry leaders, the general public as well as the medical and scientific community to the national screenings which will take place in eight (8) Canadian cities on January 15, 2019 as follows:

 Toronto:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Yonge-Dundas and VIP
10 Dundas St E #402, Toronto, ON, M5B 2G9, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6782 
 Vancouver:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
International Village Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6N9, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6783 
 Montreal:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin Cinemas
350 Rue Émery, Montréal, QC, H2X 1J1, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6784 
 Ottawa:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
SmartREIT, Ottawa, ON, K1V 1J6, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6785 
 Calgary:
January 15th, 2019 @ 6pm
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
Eau Claire Market, Calgary, AB, T2P 4R5, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6787 
 Edmonton:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
South Edmonton Common, Edmonton, AB, T6N 1K5, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6786 
 Winnipeg:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP
2190 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1S6, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6788 
  Halifax:
January 15th, 2019 @ 7pm
Cineplex Park Lane
Park Lane Mall, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R4, Canada
 Tickets: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6789

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About Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake

The makers of the film, Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake have produced and directed ground-breaking documentaries including The Business of Being Born, Sweetening the Pill, The Mama Sherpas and now Weed the People.

Abby Epstein is a film director and producer, and an award-winning play director.  Prior to her film work, Abby directed theatre productions of “RENT” and “The Vagina Monologues.”

Ricki Lake is an American film actress and television host best known for her starring role in the original movie “Hairspray” and for her daytime talk show, “The Ricki Lake Show” which aired for 11 seasons until 2005.  The show returned in 2012 and resulted in Ricki winning an Emmy.

About Relevium Technologies

Relevium is a publicly-traded company that operates in the health and wellness industry, including legal cannabis, with a primary focus on online distribution. The principal business of the Company is the identification, evaluation, acquisition and operations of brands and businesses in the Health and Wellness markets and medical cannabis. The Company pursues its business strategy through an acquisition and partnership model in a holistic approach to encompass a wide range of health and wellness consumer products. Relevium operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries:

BGX E-Health LLC (BGX): Based in Orlando, Florida, BGX markets dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, sports nutrition and cosmeceuticals primarily through its Bioganix® brand portfolio in the US and Europe. Relevium’s brands such as Bioganix® are sold at some of the world’s largest retailers including such as Walmart.com and Amazon.com.

The Company’s strategy for growing its brands includes expanding its product offering, adding new distribution channels and developing partnerships that add value through exclusive ingredients. BGX is currently testing a complete line of dietary supplements derived from Cannabis with an initial focus on hemp derived, whole plant organic extract rich in CBD (cannabidiol). The product line will be marketed through its brand LeefyLyfe® and will be sold first in Europe and then North America. The Company uses cannabinoids and ingredients that have achieved GRAS status (generally accepted as safe) to create brands that are sold via wholesale channels, retail channels and online distribution.

Biocannabix Health Corporation (BCX): Based in Montreal, Quebec, BCX is an entrepreneurial venture to establish a vertically integrated research based medical cannabis company in the Nutraceutical space.

 

Featured image courtesy of WeedThePeople.