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Aug. 18, 2021, 6:00 a.m. EDT

High Tide Announces Addition to the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF

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CALGARY, AB, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") /zigman2/quotes/222662325/delayed CA:HITI -3.20% /zigman2/quotes/201958100/composite HITI -2.27% /zigman2/quotes/206848902/delayed DE:2LYA -5.86% , a retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and distribution of consumption accessories, today announced that as per the recently disclosed listing of holdings available on its website, the Company's shares have now been included in the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF /zigman2/quotes/204332491/composite MJ -2.94% .

"We are very pleased to have our shares included in the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF which is the first U.S. and world's largest ETF to target the global cannabis industry," said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer of High Tide.  "This is the third new ETF listing for High Tide in the three months since our shares began trading on NASDAQ and once again demonstrates that High Tide's commitment to operational execution is paying off," added Mr. Grover.

Grant of Options

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a grant of 66,666 options to officers, employees, and consultants of the Company pursuant to the Company's option plan. Each option entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company upon vesting.

About High Tide Inc.

High Tide is a retail-focused cannabis company enhanced by the manufacturing and distribution of consumption accessories. The Company is the most profitable Canadian retailer of recreational cannabis as measured by Adjusted EBITDA [1] , with 91 current locations spanning Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  High Tide's retail segment features the Canna Cabana, Meta Cannabis Co., Meta Cannabis Supply Co. and NewLeaf Cannabis banners, with additional locations under development across the country. High Tide has been serving consumers for over a decade through its established ecommerce platforms including Grasscity.com, Smokecartel.com, Dailyhighclub.com, and Dankstop.com and more recently in the hemp-derived CBD space through CBDcity.com and FABCBD.com as well as its wholesale distribution division under Valiant Distribution, including the licensed entertainment product manufacturer Famous Brandz. 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. Key industry investors in High Tide include Tilray Inc. /zigman2/quotes/226578748/delayed CA:TLRY -3.99% /zigman2/quotes/209129655/composite TLRY -4.15% and Aurora Cannabis Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203734337/delayed CA:ACB -4.27% /zigman2/quotes/210559470/composite ACB -4.07% .

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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, Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 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.

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1Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure.

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SOURCE High Tide Inc.

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