High Tide Featured at Three Major Conferences in January
January 9, 2019

CALGARYJan. 9, 2019 /CNW/ – High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (CSE:HITI) today announced that senior executives of the Company are featured speakers at the AltaCorp – ATB 7th Annual Institutional Investor Conference in Toronto, Ontario from January 8-10, 2019 (“AltaCorp Conference”), at the Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Industry Day in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, January 10, 2019 (“Lift & Co. Expo”) and at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami, Florida from January 15-16, 2019 (“Benzinga Conference”).  Being invited to communicate the High Tide story and comment on the current cannabis industry to a sophisticated audience of investors is a testament to the Company’s achievements since 2009.

At the AltaCorp Conference, Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer, was invited to participate in a retail-themed panel of senior executives all leading businesses at the forefront of their industries in Canada and the United States, also including Harborside, MedMen Enterprises and Planet 13 Holdings.  At the Lift & Co. Expo, Nick Kuzyk, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Capital Markets, has been invited to participate on a finance and investing-themed panel that also includes representatives from Alterna Bank, TSX Venture Exchange and The Yield Growth Corp.  At the Benzinga Conference, Andy Palalas, Chief Revenue Officer, has been invited to provide a presentation about the Company to an audience of institutional and retail investors, the media, as well as public and private cannabis-related companies.

Since being listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the stock symbol “HITI” on December 17, 2018, High Tide is quickly becoming recognized as a proven operator with a decade of experience that is generating significant cash flows in the nascent legal cannabis industry. “Creating awareness among investors of High Tide’s unique and established business is a high priority as a newly public company”, said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As the decriminalization and deregulation of cannabis gains traction around the world, the Company is positioned to continue capitalizing on the manufacturing, wholesale distribution and retail sales of smoking accessories globally and the retail sale of cannabis products in Canada.”  High Tide’s executive leadership team embraces the opportunity to communicate directly with retail and institutional investors.

About High Tide Inc.

High Tide is an Alberta-based, downstream cannabis corporation focused on the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products. It is a vertically-integrated company in the Canadian cannabis market, with portfolio subsidiaries including RGR Canada Inc., Famous Brandz Inc., Kush West Distribution Inc., Smoker’s Corner Ltd., Grasscity.com, Canna Cabana Inc. and the majority of KushBar Inc. High Tide’s strategy as a parent company is to extend and strengthen its integrated value chain, while providing a complete customer experience and maximizing shareholder value.

Representing the core of High Tide’s business, RGR Canada Inc. is a high-quality and innovative designer, manufacturer and distributor of cannabis accessories. Famous Brandz Inc. is a dominant manufacturer of licensed lifestyle accessories, through partnerships with celebrities and entertainment companies including Snoop Dogg and Paramount Pictures.  Famous Brandz’ products are sold to wholesalers and retailers around the world. Founded in 2009 and approved by the Canadian Franchise Association, Smoker’s Corner Ltd. is Canada’s largest counter-culture chain with 19 locations, five of which are being converted into Canna Cabana locations. Kush West Distribution is in the process of becoming a cannabis wholesaler in the province of Saskatchewan. Based in Amsterdam since 2000, Grasscity.com is the world’s preeminent and most searchable online retailer of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products with approximately 5.8 million site visits annually. With the deregulation of recreational cannabis for adult use across Canada, Canna Cabana Inc. is in the process of becoming a sizeable retail brand through a modern concept with a sophisticated yet playful customer experience, while KushBar Inc. is a retail concept that will also be focused on the valued Canadian cannabis consumer.

For more information about High Tide Inc., please visit www.hightideinc.com and its profile page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. Such information and statements, referred to herein as “forward-looking statements” are made as of the date of this news release or as of the date of the effective date of information described in this news release, as applicable. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current estimates, predictions, expectations or beliefs regarding future events. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as “outlook”, “expects”, “intend”, “forecasts”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “projects”, “estimates”, “envisages, “assumes”, “needs”, “strategy”, “goals”, “objectives”, or variations thereof, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “can”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms or similar expressions, and other similar terminology) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, including but not limited to the ability of High Tide to execute on its business plan and that High Tide will receive one or multiple licenses from Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis, British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch or the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority permitting it to carry on its Canna Cabana Inc. and KushBar Inc. businesses. High Tide considers these assumptions to be reasonable in the circumstances. However, there can be no assurance that any one or more of the government, industry, market, operational or financial targets as set out herein will be achieved. Inherent in the forward-looking statements are known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements contained herein are current as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, High Tide does not have any obligation to advise any person if it becomes aware of any inaccuracy in or omission from any forward-looking statement, nor does it intend, or assume any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances. Any and all forward-looking statements included in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement, and except as otherwise indicated, are made as of the date of this news release.

SOURCE High Tide Inc.

For further information: please contact Nick Kuzyk, Chief Strategy Officer & SVP Capital Markets at High Tide Inc.; Tel: (403) 265-4207; Email: [email protected]; Web: www.HighTideInc.com.