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Hollister Biosciences Inc., the creator of California’s #1 hash-infused pre-roll HashBone, joins a global group of cannabis’ biggest stars for an unprecedented live web broadcast on one of the world’s “highest” holidays to feed hungry families during the global coronavirus pandemic.  

VANCOUVER, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL, OTC: HSTRF, FRANKFURT: HOB) (the “Company” or “Hollister“) – through its Hollister Cannabis Co division, has become an official brand partner of Farechild Events’ Chronic Relief 4/20 fundraiser. 

An extraordinary line-up of game-changing cannabis personalities, activists, actors, musicians, athletes, journalists and brands have banded together for Chronic Relief – a ground-breaking free telethon live-web broadcast, with 100% of all funds raised via donation given to Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund (501c3). This virtual event has been established to help the Feeding America network of food banks as they support communities and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Households facing hunger may be more susceptible to the virus, further contributing to the demands placed on food banks. Your donation will enable food banks to serve the most vulnerable members of the community and our neighbors in need, during this difficult time.

Uniting the global cannabis community in celebration of 4/20 by bringing entertainment, words of encouragement, and the giving spirit to those in need; famed cannabis event producers Dave Tran and James Zachodni of Farechild Events, Seattle-based Atomic Studios, lifestyle brand/canna-marketing company Dab Star and award-winning branding agency Wick & Mortar, along with others, come together to support those facing hunger as a result of COVID-19. 

The cannabis community has embraced Chronic Relief en masse by supporting the upcoming event through a wide array of platforms in an effort to ignite passion in the American people showing that cannabis cares and is here to feed your body and mind. Brands and companies who have offered to support include: Sensi Magazine, Marijuana Venture Magazine, Cannabis Club TV, Cannabis Talk 101, PufCreativ, Enlighten, Cannabis & Tech Today, Pot Brothers At Law, Cannacon, Cannabis Now Magazine, Happy Munkey, Leaf Magazine, Haze Radio, Revel, Hempfest, Dab Tabs, Futurola, 420 Games, NECann, Respect My Region, Cannabis Alliance, Daily Leaf, Sound Cultivation, LA Cannabis News, Dip Devices, My Cannabis Accountant, Scynce LED, and Chapter 2.

“We’re at the threshold of an extreme moment of need in our human existence,” said Dave Tran, organizer of the event and one of the executive producers of the Chronic Relief broadcast. “There’s countless families who are surviving this crisis hungry, scared and unsupported. We have the network, we have the passion, we have the technology to raise awareness. Most importantly Feed America needs the funding to do their incredible work during this crisis. The support we’ve received from the cannabis media and industry community is remarkable. James and I’s phones are blowing up with everyone asking, ‘What can I do and how can I help?’ We hope our viewers all over the country will do the same on 4/20.” 

Farechild Events further shared about this event: “In our current state of uncertainty, we know it’s essential to unite as a community to offer strength and optimism during this international crisis. The cannabis industry was built on the giving spirit and if there has ever been a time to harness the strength of the cannabis community, it’s now. Let’s come together to support those facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19. 

We have the opportunity to make this 4/20 the most iconic celebration in our community’s history. There is no better time than the present for the cannabis space to make a lasting impact where it matters most. As all major 4/20 celebrations have been cancelled, we have the opportunity to leverage our partnerships and vast network of supporters to capture a large audience of virtual cannabis enthusiasts in support of a virtuous cause. Cannabis consumers and advocates are looking for a way to connect with their peers on 4/20 and Chronic Relief is the answer.  

In the spirit of legendary fundraisers like the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Chronic Relief looks to bring many of the same aspects of the time-honored tradition, but in a virtual world where viewers can join a live-stream. The event will act as a platform to raise money for charity with 100% of all funds raised via donation during broadcast will be given to Feeding America (501c3). A donation link will be visible on the live-stream screen. In addition to the opportunity to donate to feedingamerica.org, viewers can expect to see video segments from artists, influencers and celebrities.  Live musical performances and interviews with influencers will stream live from our Seattle-based studio in a true variety-show format. It will be a 4/20 to remember.”

The CEO of Hollister Biosciences Inc, Carl Saling, shared: “We are honored to be part of Chronic Relief 4/20. So many families are struggling right now and we all must step up and do our part to help.  Hollister Cannabis Co has been making and donating hand sanitizer all over the community.  This event is an opportunity to come together and really do some good.”

Chronic Relief 4/20 is taking place on Monday, 4/20/20 from 12-5PM PST. For more information and to RSVP for this remarkable live-stream fundraiser, please visit farechild.com. 

The Team Behind Chronic Relief

Farechild Events is the premier event production platform focusing on the cannabis industry.

www.farechildevents.com 

Feeding America is a not for profit. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America, wherever they are. Every dollar raised from the COVID-19 response fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the US. You can help make sure we can be there for our neighbors in need during this time of uncertainty. www.feedingamerica.org  

Atomic Studios is our broadcast studio partner and is located in Seattle’s South Lake Union. The studio is designed for live stream productions and includes cameras, lighting, graphics, audio, replay, and the best team in the Pacific Northwest to make it happen. www.atomicinfotech.com 

Wick & Mortar is the award-winning cannabis-focused branding and content marketing agency. Their core services include branding, strategy, copywriting, packaging design, packaging production, and website design. Additional services include marketing consulting, photography, videography, and advertising. For over 10 years, Wick & Mortar has brought a plethora of experience, deep-rooted relationships and polished presentation to some of the most recognized projects in the cannabis industry. www.wickandmortar.com 

About Hollister Biosciences Inc. 

Hollister Biosciences Inc. is a multi-state cannabis company with a vision to be the sought-after premium brand portfolio of innovative, high-quality cannabis & hemp products. Hollister uses a high margin model, controlling the whole process from manufacture to sales to distribution or seed to shelf. Products from Hollister Biosciences Inc. include HashBone, the brand’s premier artisanal hash-infused pre-roll, along with concentrates (shatter, budder, crumble), distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, vape products, and full-spectrum high CBD pet tinctures. Hollister Cannabis Co. additionally offers white-labeling manufacturing of cannabis products. 

Our wholly-owned California subsidiary Hollister Cannabis Co is the 1st state and locally licensed cannabis company in the city of Hollister, CA birthplace of the “American Biker”.

Website:  www.hollistercannabisco.com 

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “project”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this News Release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com

SOURCE Hollister Biosciences Inc.

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