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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 4, 2022



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On March 4, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Artelo Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) reviewed and approved certain 2022 corporate performance goals (the “2022 Corporate Goals”).  Mr. Gorgas will be eligible to receive an annual bonus based on the achievement of these 2022 Corporate Goals. The 2022 Corporate Goals consist of certain goals related to clinical development weighted at 40%, certain goals related to pre-clinical development weighted at 35%, and certain financial goals weighted at 25%.


Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.


On March 4, 2022, the Board amended Section 1.7 of the Company’s Bylaws, effective immediately (the “Bylaws Amendment”).  The Bylaws were amended to update the definition of a quorum of shareholders at a meeting to 35%.


The Bylaws Amendment is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.01. Other Events.


The Company continues its Cancer Appetite Recovery Study (CAReS), a Phase 1b/2a, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Synthetic Cannabinoid ART27.13 in Patients with Cancer Anorexia and Weight Loss. The results of the Phase 1 stage are intended to determine the most effective and safe dose recommended for the Phase 2 portion of CAReS.  Current tracking suggests complete enrollment anticipated for the planned three dosing cohorts in Phase 1 by the end of first quarter of calendar year 2022 with results to inform dose selection within approximately 6 weeks of the last patient enrolled.   Based on these results, the Company may elect to proceed with an optional fourth cohort of six additional patients set forth in the protocol at a pre-specified and authorized higher dose before determining the dosage for the Phase 2 stage of CAReS.  At present the Company does not foresee ongoing significant impacts due to COVID-19; however, the Company is aware the situation could change, and it is working to mitigate any adverse effects that may materialize due to the pandemic or its aftermath. 


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.


Exhibit No.








Bylaws Amendment.








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






/s/ Gregory D. Gorgas


Gregory D. Gorgas


President & Chief Executive Officer




Date: March 9, 2022