Why You Should Be Buying OTC Medical Marijuana Company Stocks

Original article found on Huffington Post Here

 

Medical marijuana is a growing industry. It is not only the marijuana growers, dispensaries, and processors that are making a killing. This is an industry full of challenges and risks but is an investment with the potential for great reward.

Challenges arise when any company is looking to enter a new market and entering a highly-regulated industry proves to be even more of a challenge. However, a quick consideration helps one understand that even in the face of adversity, companies providing: insurance, financial services, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries reveal that profits can be gained despite a harsh regulatory environment.

Investing in the medical marijuana industry involves a multitude of risks, and it is why many investors rarely consider having OTC medical marijuana company stocks in their portfolios. Many people believe that most of these companies are unethical or are incapable of generating profits.

Truth remains that while it was hard for medical marijuana businesses to turn a profit in the past, the landscape is now entirely different. What was once a limited income generating opportunity has become one of the quickest growing industries in recent times?

Regardless, the belief that one may have regarding the use of marijuana, one must never allow a golden opportunity such as investing in medical marijuana to pass by. Medical marijuana stocks have a huge profit potential.

In recent markets, Medical Marijuana stocks are appearing to be launching soon. This will result in a breakthrough. Later in this article we will discuss the seven reasons why medical marijuana company stocks can generate excellent returns for investors over the next few years.

Many investors have still to uncover to these reasons for this breakthrough. Your attention in this matter could pave a path for you to get in before the industry takes off and help you be ahead of the curve.

7 Reasons Why Should You Invest In OTC Medical Marijuana Stocks

1. Governmental Shift in Legalization

In 2016, it was believed that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration would reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. Such a reclassification would make it legal in all the 50 US states with a prescription. However, the Obama administration shot down those efforts. Such a reclassification would have been a huge catalyst for OTC medical marijuana company stocks.

Despite marijuana not being reclassified, the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational use in the United States is growing and becoming more acceptable. The number of states legalizing marijuana for either recreational or medical use has been steadily rising since the year 2000.

Maine, Oregon, and California are the only three states that have fully legalized medical marijuana before 2000. However, in recent years over 20 states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. In fact, the number of states that have legalized the use of marijuana in some form has risen to 25.

In 2015, two states, Ohio and Pennsylvania joined the list of states legalizing medical marijuana. In 2016, several states voted on the legalization of marijuana and four states: Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Florida passed medical marijuana measures.

The shift towards the legalization of medical marijuana means that the industry will only grow larger and so will the potential for good returns. Now is the time to invest in this lucrative industry as more states continue legalizing medical marijuana.

2. Increased Governmental Revenue

Governments all over the world thrive on tax revenue, and this is exactly what legal medical marijuana sales provide. If you want to understand what legalizing marijuana can do for revenues all you have to do is look at what happened in 2014 in Colorado and Washington.

Colorado and Washington legalized the use of marijuana and each collected over $70 million regarding tax revenues from the sale of marijuana products. This figure is about two times the revenue that Colorado generated from alcohol taxation. In 2016, Colorado generated over $150 million in marijuana tax on sales just over $1 billion.

It is estimated that the marijuana market in the United States could be easily worth over $30 billion annually by the year 2020. In comparison, the National Football League has an annual revenue of just $10 billion.

The potential for increased revenue means that the industry will only continue growing larger and this can only go in a positive reason for investors to buy in. Even though the regime has changed, it is highly unlikely that government will roll back the gains made in the medical marijuana industry given the revenue that is being generating.

3. Quickest Growing Industry

The marijuana industry is one that is growing rapidly. In 2015, the industry increased by about 17 percent to about $5.7 billion while in 2016 it grew by about 25 percent to about $6.4 billion. This means that legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

The ArcView/New Frontier report summary said that by 2020, legal market sales were forecast to be $21.8 billion

Investing in OTC medical marijuana stocks means that you are getting a slice of this massive, growing, and highly lucrative industry. Identifying and investing in the fastest growing industries has always proven to be a challenge for many investors. Now one can understand that legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries and now time to make the most of investments and get in ahead early on.

4. Widespread Use Of Medical Marijuana

Numerous research studies are being undertaken to consider the medical applications of marijuana besides its traditional use as a painkiller.

Per the findings of some research studies, marijuana can be used to treat a broad range of symptoms, illnesses and diseases including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, Type 2 diabetes, as well as some forms of cancer.

Many marijuana-derived drugs currently available in the market are already approved in such countries as Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom. As more research is undertaken in the US, more marijuana-derived drugs could become approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Over 25 US states currently allow for the use of marijuana for medical purposes. However, the FDA has not undertaken many peers reviewed research on the medical applications of marijuana. However, some nonprofits are pushing for the FDA to approve marijuana use for the treatment of PTSD.

The widespread use of medical marijuana is a very powerful reason for investing in OTC medical marijuana company stocks. Medical marijuana companies will only become more profitable as the industry grows and this is good news for you as an investor.

5. The Growth In Investment Options

There are many Over The Counter (OTC) medical marijuana stocks meaning that you have plenty to choose from. As the growth in the legal marijuana industry continues, you can expect more marijuana companies will start going public. Most of these stocks are currently penny stocks that currently trade for less than $5 meaning that you can get involved in the market even if you don’t have a lot of money to invest.

6. Banks Will Start Servicing The Industry

In 2016, the United States Senate approved an addition to a bill that makes it easier for banks to offer services to legal marijuana businesses. Now, marijuana companies operate only in cash since many banks are afraid to do business with them. The new measures would have meant that financial institutions would no longer be afraid to open accounts for businesses that comply with the law.

While the measures did not make it into law, the continued push by legislators to have the marijuana industry recognized as a genuine business will eventually bear fruit especially considering that over 60 percent of the United States population currently lives in an area where marijuana use is legal.

Once the financial institutions start servicing the industry, you can be sure that it will grow exponentially. However, before this happens, one should strongly consider getting into the industry while the prices of the medical marijuana company stocks are still low. This in turn will allow one to maximize returns once the banks start servicing the industry.

7. The Growth In Subsectors

When most people think of the marijuana industry, in general, they think that it solely sells marijuana either for medical or recreational use. However, this is far from true. Some people grow marijuana for various users while some make apps for both users and sellers. Others even sell equipment and tools used in growing and cultivating marijuana.

The biotech space is one of the sectors that will enjoy the most benefit with the increased federal legalization of marijuana use. While the existing laws make it hard to do marijuana research, the continued legalization can allow biotech companies to do research without fearing any legal consequences.

Jon Doukas Managing Partner at Trends Merger & Acquisitions, an M & A firm that has to date brought seven cannabis companies public, states that:

“Medical cannabis or more specifically cannabinoid based clinical research represents one of last remaining frontiers in pharmaceutical development. Studies have shown that modulating the endocannabinoid system may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, neurodegenerative, inflammatory, cardiovascular, liver gastrointestinal, skin diseases, pain, psychiatric disorders, cancer and more. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, there are more than 400 pharmaceutically active ingredients that are produced in varying strains of the plant”.

Jon continues by saying; “These medical cannabis companies doing research in cannabis derived compounds will invariably become the future of new and exciting pharmaceutical products or become take-out candidates by “Big Pharma” seeking a foothold in the space”.

Cross between production and manufacturing

The Manufacturing space is split between 2 areas. THC production and No THC Production. While many believe THC CBD combo is needed, there is a big industry within the CBD with zero THC. CosPro Labs is a CBD Manufacturing facility that has seen growth ten-fold in 2016. CTO & Owner of Hemp Genix and CosPro Labs Marc Normandeau said, “While states are legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, many states still have not. Those states that have medical and recreation still do not have laws around employment and drug testing. People are still afraid to have TCH in their system. There is also enough science backing CBD alone for health benefits. People continue to seek out CBD Oil products with Zero THC. Manufacturing products within the law makes a separation of what a manufacturer focuses on if and until their state legalizes for medical or recreation. However, because of the federal level of marijuana legalities exist and there are still too many laws and concerns especially around cross boarder commerce and production.”

The vastness of the marijuana industry gives investors a wide variety of options in regards to where to investors feel their money is most profitable. Since the marijuana industry dips in all kinds of sectors, it has plenty of room for growth in the future.

Companies to keep an eye on for 2017 and beyond

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Terra Tech Corp (OTC: TRTC) current trade at 0.321 (at close January 20,2017 3:59PM EST)

Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc (OTC: FITX) current trade at 0.0025 (at close January 20,2017 3:59PM EST)

Final Thoughts

Marijuana use has been legalized in over half of the US states. It is highly likely that this trend will continue moving forward. The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been the greatest driving force towards the increased push towards legalization of marijuana in the United States and even other parts of the world.

The marijuana industry, in general, is massive, and the medical marijuana industry is a large portion of this industry. If you would like to enjoy a slice of this lucrative industry, you should consider investing in OTC medical marijuana company stocks for the seven reasons discussed here.

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CSA Holdings INC (CSAX.PK) current trade at 0.09 (at close January 20,2017 3:59PM EST)

Canna Security America (CSA) Restructures Leadership With New Investment; Acquires Big Al’s Security Team, LLC

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Aug 18, 2016) – Canna Security America (CSA) ( OTCQB : CSAX ), the leading comprehensive security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry, has entered into an amended and restated settlement with its now-former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Williams. The settlement, which includes Williams’ resignation as CEO, also paved the way for new ownership from three investment groups who now own 50.19% of the Company, as reported in CSA’s 8-K filing [JH1] of August 18, 2016. Capitalizing on the momentum created with the new ownership, and the vision of the board, CSA also acquired Colorado-based physical security firm, Big Al’s Security (Big Al’s). The Board would like to acknowledge the strategic vision of investment banker Jon Doukas working in conjunction with Trends Investments, and Gibraltar Advisors who brought to the table the private investment group that provided the necessary liquidity to drive CSA’s growth. In addition, Mr. Doukas along with the COO Tom Siciliano simultaneously targeted the “Big Al” acquisition as the first step in the pursuit of the Company’s acquisition initiative. Siciliano drove this acquisition of Big Al’s which we anticipate may triple the annual revenues of CSA and provide for greater industry diversification for the services of both Companies.

New Management Team/New Vision

Upon the departure of Dan Williams, CSA’s Board of Directors appointed Tom Siciliano to the position of interim President and Secretary of the Company. Prior to the new appointment, Siciliano served for the last year as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. During this process, Jim Willett was added to the board in February, 2016. Willett most recently served as the majority owner and CEO of the Yakima Company, a waste recycling company servicing southern California.

“In a very short period of time, CSA has turned a significant page in the next chapter of our story,” said Tom Siciliano, acting President of CSA. “With our new owners and a terrific board solidly in place, we have rapidly begun architecting not only a path forward, but a future vision for CSA. Our acquisition of Big Al’s is the first of many proof points that we will offer investors, as well as customers and our employees, regarding our intent to focus on revenue and smart growth/expansion [MC2].”

Acquisition

CSA’s new ownership funding allowed the Company to execute on the first phase of its new strategic plan with the acquisition of Big Al’s Security. The terms of the cash and restricted stock transaction were outlined in an 8-K filed [JH3] by the Company on August 18, 2016.

The acquisition of Big Al’s allows CSA to immediately begin servicing Oregon and Arizona directly as they are licensed and have team leaders on-site, which we believe are ready to expand CSA’s footprint into these states.

Big Al’s physical security services will complement CSA’s existing focus on alarm, video surveillance and access control, to create a comprehensive suite of security services. Collectively, but under the CSA brand, the two companies will create a security services powerhouse for both cannabis-based businesses, as well as those outside of the cannabis industry. Specific to cannabis, the acquisition makes CSA one of the largest and most wide-reaching security companies in the US for an all-cash industry in desperate need of critical security services.

“As a pioneer in Cannabis security since 2009, we have had the great fortune of expanding our footprint to other states like Oregon and Arizona, where there is a need for in-depth knowledge of the industry and its unique security issues,” said “Big” Al Burke, CEO and founder of Big Al’s Security. “As members of the CSA family, overnight we can now offer a far greater suite of services, including CSA’s deep technical infrastructure, to our clients in every state we serve. There are few companies that I would trust our clients with, and even fewer who I believe have the right depth of knowledge and approach to tackle the significant security threats faced by the burgeoning cannabis industry. However, Tom and the team at CSA have proven that they have what it takes to not only serve our existing clients, but to also craft a better future for our collective companies than either of us could achieve separately. We are excited to be new members of the CSA team.”

“We are proud and honored to have reached an agreement with such a dynamic and dedicated group of security professionals,” added Siciliano. “More specifically, the leadership of Al Burke, our new EVP of Operations for CSA, means we get his six-plus years in cannabis security and contacts to help us drive our growth and increase our services. Their team of security professionals, stellar client roster and specialized services are a great complement to CSA’s existing base, affording us greater ability and resources to capitalize on the significant security needs of the cannabis industry as well as the many non-cannabis individuals, businesses, venues, and events who need our services during these trying times.”

This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the CSA’s estimated revenues, expenses, and growth. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “anticipate,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, competitive and economic factors, client retention, revenues, personnel costs and other expenses affecting CSA’s profitability, and changes in federal and state law under which CSA and its clients operate. CSA undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Did Sessions Just Endorse Legalization? No Clear Threat to Marijuana Industry; Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF)

Did Sessions Just Endorse Legalization? No Clear Threat to Marijuana Industry; Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF)

Original Publish Marketwire

Yahoo Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/did-sessions-just-endorse-legalization-113000622.html

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 11, 2017) – Clifford J. Perry and Richard Cowan Co-Founders of Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company™” ( OTC PINK : FRLF ), issued a statement today noting that Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions avoided any threats to the marijuana industry, saying only that, “We should enforce the laws as we are able.” Of course, the Federal government has never been able to stop Americans from freeing themselves from marijuana prohibition.

When Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) broached the subject, Sessions failed to provide any real clarity, stating, “Using good judgment on how to handle these cases will be a responsibility of mine. I know it won’t be an easy decision but I will try to do my duty in a fair and just way.”

He added: “One obvious concern is the United States Congress has made possession in every state and distribution an illegal act. If that’s something that’s not desired any longer Congress should pass a law to change the rule. It is not the Attorney General’s job to decide what laws to enforce.”

Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry stated, “Sessions predictably said that it is not the job of the Attorney General to make the laws, but to enforce them,” and that “Congress should pass a law, if that is what the public wants. Clearly, that is what the American people want.”

Marijuana Legalization was the only clear winner in the November elections, and we beat the Drug Warriors in every state except one out of the eight that passed legislation. (In Arizona, we lost with 46.68%, where President Elect Trump won with 49.5%.)

Richard Cowan, a former Executive Director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), said, “After these overwhelming victories for the marijuana movement. No one has a mandate to oppose the will of the people that was so clearly expressed in these elections.”

Clifford Perry, Freedom Leaf CEO, noted that many of the states where the people voted for marijuana reform (in 2016 or before) also have Republican Senators: Alaska (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado (1), Florida (1), where Marco Rubio won reelection with 51.9% and medical marijuana got 71.32%, Maine (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), North Dakota (1). “Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C., allow marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Will they represent their voters or the DEA?” stated Perry.

Moreover, on October 19, Gallup reported that 60% of Americans now support marijuana legalization, whereas President Elect Trump got less than 48% of the popular vote. Nonetheless, there has been a rash of alarmist articles about how the Trump administration might somehow block the clear will of the people.

Mr. Perry also noted that “Freedom Leaf is not directly involved with cultivation or sale of the plant, but we are ‘The Marijuana Legalization Company™,’ and we are here ‘for the duration’ as they used to say in another war.”

About Freedom Leaf
Freedom Leaf, Inc., The Marijuana Legalization Company™, is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol ( OTC PINK : FRLF ). Freedom Leaf, Inc. is the leading go-to resource in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in mergers and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation/acceleration and spin offs of new marijuana/hemp related companies.

Freedom Leaf Inc.’s flagship publication is Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Good News in Marijuana Reform. The company produces a portfolio of news, print and digital multi-media verticals, websites, and web advertising, for the ever changing emerging cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp industry. Freedom Leaf, Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as Freedom Leaf, Inc. or its management “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe the Company’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include the uncertainty regarding viability and market acceptance of the Company’s products and services, changes in relationships with third parties, and other factors described in the Company’s most recent periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K dated June 30, 2016 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

Investor relations information can be found on the Freedom Leaf, Inc. website.

TheDirectory.com Engages Financial and M&A Advisor to Assist With Roll-Up Strategy

TAMPA, FL–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2013) – TheDirectory.com, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : SEEK ) an emerging leader in the Local search space, today announced that it has engaged New Jersey based financial advisory firm Gibraltar Advisors to assist the Company in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and deal structuring.

www.TheDirectory.com Founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Gallagher commented, “As outlined last week in my letter to the stockholders, we’re entering a new growth phase for our Company that’s based on our Build/Buy/Partner strategy. This strategy is partially based on our ability to acquire a potential acquisition candidate and integrate their business seamlessly and expeditiously into TheDirectory.com. We can accomplish this principally because our recoded and redesigned platform allows us to easily facilitate the additional revenues and also because our portfolio of over 1,000 domain names which would cost millions to replicate, cover some of the most important categories in the Local search space. For example, we own the TLD (top level domain) www.Chiropractor.net, the keyword “Chiropractor” alone is worth millions of dollars each and every month on PPC networks like Google AdWords and others. We’ve hired Gibraltar Advisors to assist us in structuring a roll-up strategy and to communicate our value proposition to Wall Street banks and to potential acquisition candidates. Gibraltar brings over 100 years of collective market knowledge and experience to the table.”

Gallagher continued, “We’ve already identified several potential acquisition opportunities that would grow our top line in the millions while being immediately accretive to earnings. The key to closing these types of transactions lies in having a quality long term funding partner. We’ve been very impressed by the quality of the firms Gibraltar has already introduced us to in regards to acquisition financing. I firmly believe that as we complete the reporting process and once again become an SEC exchange act reporting Company, Gibraltar will increasingly play a critical role in establishing our brand and assisting us in executing our roll-up strategy.”

Gibraltar advisors Managing Partner Jon Doukas stated: “TheDirectory.com has all the necessary ingredients to become a major player in this space in a short period of time.”

About TheDirectory.com, Inc.

TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local and Vertical Internet search company that owns and operates a network of Locally targeted, category specific, search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com, other sites in the network include:www.Chiropractor.net, www.Therapists.net, www.Dietitians.net and many others. For more information see the Company’s financial statements and related filings on www.OTCMarkets.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are “forward-looking” statements (as defined — Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). TheDirectory.com, Inc. cautions that the statements made in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and no guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from projections in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at time the statements are made.

Freedom Leaf Launches Division to Pursue Mergers & Acquisitions in the Green Rush

Freedom Leaf Launches Division to Pursue Mergers & Acquisitions in the Green Rush

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jun 22, 2016) – Freedom Leaf, Inc., (OTC PINK: FRLF), a budding publishing & multimedia company in the rapidly growing medical/recreational Marijuana & Industrial Hemp industry, is adding an acquisition component to its fully reporting and audited public company.

Freedom Leaf is setting up a Merger and Acquisition department to help new companies enter the legal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp sector. It will not only work at incubating new companies but it will also seek companies to acquire to add to the growth and reach of Freedom Leaf. Currently, Freedom Leaf is in discussions with other media companies in the industry, both print and digital, about merging. Discussions are also underway with a company that provides auxiliary products to the industry. Freedom Leaf expects to conclude negotiations on an acquisition in the next few weeks.

Freedom Leaf attended and exhibited at last week’s very successful Cannabis World Congress & Exposition at the Javits Center in NYC, along with non-profit partner NORML.org. Follow link to read: Gary Johnson, Keith Stroup and Freedom Leaf at CWCB Cannabis Expo NYC.

Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry announced and introduced Plants to Paper, a new company that has filed the patent on the first ever rolling papers & blunt wraps to be produced from Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana to the industry at the Cannabis World Congress & Exposition. A number of companies at the Exposition expressed an interest in licensing the Plants to Paper brand for manufacturing, distributing and selling Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana rolling papers and blunt wraps. Freedom Leaf will be working together with Blue Moon Advisors in incubating the new company by providing the necessary guidance on working within the Cannabis Industry.

Jon Doukas, managing partner at Gibraltar Advisors, is a principal investor in the Cannabis space and had this to say: “Freedom Leaf is uniquely positioned in its role as a leading trade publication to source out those newly emerging start-ups and together with Blue Moon Consortium to incubate the best and the most promising” in the cannabis space.

Freedom Leaf CEO Clifford J. Perry & co-founder Richard C. Cowan have 50 plus years in the movement and have coined Freedom Leaf as The Marijuana Legalization Company ™. “As a result of Richard and my combined tenure, experience and influence as business professionals and renowned activists, Freedom Leaf Magazine and our other digital marketing components and alliances are a funnel that bring new and innovative products and services our way. Freedom Leaf has become the trusted source, the go-to guys, if you will, for guidance, business development, marketing resources & finance,” said Cliff Perry.

Freedom Leaf is the Brand Ambassador for NORML.org, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. With a 45-year history, NORML.org is the oldest, largest and most well-known non-profit in the marijuana and hemp legalization movements. Freedom Leaf is the parallel for-profit company that is creating and implementing mutually beneficial revenue streams in order to empower NORML to spend more time and resources on ending prohibition. Currently, Freedom Leaf is spearheading the NORML Presidential Membership Drive with membership packages that range from a contribution as little as $30 – $150. Enter the Free Sweepstakes to win domestic air fare and accommodations for two for a cannabis tour of Denver, Colorado! Follow this link to the NORML PRESIDENTIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Sweepstakes.

Freedom Leaf is a Founding Executive Blue Moon Advisor; and has developed numerous companies utilizing the valuable resource to entrepreneurs provided by the Consortium and its network of subject matter experts. Blue Moon Advisors of Las Vegas, NV, a Division of Blue Moon Consortium, Inc., provides start up services, compliant business finance documents and marketing presentation materials.

Freedom Leaf works closely with other public companies in the Cannabis Industry such as Hemp, Inc., (OTC PINK: HEMP) which is finishing the Decortication Plant with the only industrial sized Decorticator in the United States. Hemp, Inc., the #1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator through videos on YouTube as described in the “Freedom Leaf Magazine” article “The Return of the Hemp Decorticator” by Steve Bloom.

Another company that Freedom Leaf is working with is Pazoo.com, (OTC PINK: PZOO), a best-in-class laboratory located in multiple states, which tests cannabis and cannabinoids to protect consumers from impurities, contaminants and other irregularities. Freedom Leaf will be featuring an article on Pazoo CEO David Cunic in their July Issue.

About

Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company ™ is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol (OTC PINK: FRLF). Freedom Leaf is one of the leading go-to resources in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in merger and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation of new marijuana-related companies and spin offs. In addition, the company flagship publication, Freedom Leaf Magazine,The Good News in Marijuana Reform, produces a portfolio of news, print and digital media, websites, and web advertising, for the ever-changing industry. Freedom Leaf Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.

Blue Moon Consortium, Inc. is the parent entity for a group of seven companies that support small and medium sized businesses, (SMB) Entrepreneurs in all areas related to the preparation, presentation, and ultimately, acquisition of business finance instruments. Their network of advisors provide expertise related to business finance and development, including attorneys, accountants, bankers, brokers, coaches, consultants, investors, and marketers. Through the combination of these resources working in concert, the Company prepares and executes business finance documentation and presentation materials for startup businesses and expansions around the world in all industries, sectors, and sub-sectors.

Gibraltar Advisors provides a full range of services for publicly held microcap corporations, as well as privately held companies with a desire to go public. We specialize in working with companies whose market capitalization is $100 Million and under.

Gibraltar Advisors is a boutique advisory services firm with a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate finance and securities from both the business and legal perspectives, including investment banking and advisory, corporate reorganizations, recapitalizations, structured (debt) refinancing, mergers and acquisitions (including reverse mergers), and corporate spinoffs.

Our team offers decades of experience in successfully funding and growing emerging companies and taking these companies to the next level in growth and market niche.

Based on our team’s unique individual experience and business success our focus is on two core areas:

  • Corporate finance with an emphasis on debt-to-equity restructurings and equity credit lines.
  • Corporate advisory services with an emphasis on going public strategies (including S-1 registrations and reverse mergers), finance and capital markets, market support, M&A, and spin-offs.

Our emphasis is providing a complete solution for companies seeking to go public and public companies looking for additional capital for growth.

By getting involved in the overall operation of our client’s business, we are able to contribute the greatest value: fine tuning a company’s business model and creating a sound financial structure. The primary mission of Gibraltar Advisors is to: “empower companies to compete in the public market by providing them the necessary tools to become successful”.

CONTACT:
Raymond Medeiros
PR and Business Development Director
Phone: 415-601-1974
ray@freedomleaf.com

Freedom Leaf, Inc.
3571 East Sunset Road Suite 420
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

Freedom Leaf, Inc. Moves Forward With Trends Investments on Acquisition Strategy

Freedom Leaf, Inc. Moves Forward With Trends Investments on Acquisition Strategy

Trends Investments, Inc. Has Been Retained by Freedom Leaf, Inc. to Target Acquisition Candidates Within the Cannabis Hemp Sector

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jul 27, 2016) – Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF) announced today that Jon Doukas and Clinton Greyling of Trends Investments, Inc. have identified a number of acquisition targets in the CannaBiz media space. Trends Investments, Inc. has been retained by Freedom Leaf, Inc. to specifically target a select number of media acquisition candidates within the cannabis and Industrial hemp sector. Jon Doukas has stated, “Freedom leaf is the premier media property in the cannabis and industrial hemp sector, with the knowledge base and contacts that Freedom Leaf has, it is a logical progression for the company to begin acquiring assets to further enhance their world-wide demographic reach within the emerging industries. We further believe that aside from its premier media properties, beginning with Freedom Leaf Magazine, the company can ultimately develop a substantial portfolio of cannabis businesses.

Freedom Leaf’s CEO, Cliff Perry, stated, “We believe that Trends Investments, Inc. will be a key component in the future growth of the Company.”

Freedom Leaf, Inc. would like to announce a new addition to the executive team. Mr. Charles Mui has been hired as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Charles has over 14 years experience in the direct sales and internet marketing industries. His role consists of developing revenue sources for the company through selling advertising, development of merchandise and expansion of internet properties.

Freedom Leaf’s CEO, Cliff Perry, emphasized, “With Mr. Mui’s deep understanding of product creation, human integration, internet technology and software development we look forward to releasing cutting edge products and services to the emerging cannabis/hemp industry. Furthermore, we believe this addition to the team will dramatically increase Freedom Leaf’s presence online becoming a contender in the meta data gathering arena. With over a decade in the cannabis hemp sector, Charles has produced nutritional product brands for many private and publicly traded companies. The combination of skills, vast business network and passion for this industry makes us very proud to have Charles Mui on board to lead the company through several important business initiatives. My reward is to be surrounded by like-minded individuals like Charles that have seen and are developing the vision of Freedom Leaf.”

The ultimate goal of the Company is to bring the treasures of the plant to the people of the world,” Charles Mui, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

About
Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company ™, is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol (OTC PINK: FRLF). Freedom Leaf is one of the leading go-to resources in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in merger and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation of new marijuana-related companies and spin offs. In addition, the company flagship publication,Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Good News in Marijuana Reform, produces a portfolio of news, print and digital media, websites, and web advertising, for the ever-changing industry.Freedom Leaf, Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.

Freedom Leaf is a Founding Executive Blue Moon Advisor; and has developed numerous companies utilizing the valuable resource to entrepreneurs provided by the Consortium and its network of subject matter experts. Blue Moon Advisors of Las Vegas, NV, a Division of Blue Moon Consortium, Inc., provides start up services, compliant business finance documents and marketing presentation materials.

Blue Moon Consortium, Inc. is the parent entity for a group of seven companies that support small and medium sized businesses, (SMB) Entrepreneurs in all areas related to the preparation, presentation, and ultimately, acquisition of business finance instruments. Their network of advisors provide expertise related to business finance and development, including attorneys, accountants, bankers, brokers, coaches, consultants, investors, and marketers. Through the combination of these resources working in concert, the Company prepares and executes business finance documentation and presentation materials for startup businesses and expansions around the world in all industries, sectors, and sub-sectors.

Safe Harbor Statement:
This update includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as Freedom Leaf, Inc. or its management “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe the Company’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • CONTACT:
    Raymond Medeiros
    PR and Business Development Director
    Phone: 415-601-1974
    ray@freedomleaf.com
    Freedom Leaf, Inc.
    3571 East Sunset Road
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

Canna Security America Begins to Trade as Public Company

DENVER, Dec. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Security America (CSA) (OTCBB: CSAX) the leading comprehensive security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it has completed its merger and begun to trade as a public company.

With over 450 permitted facilities having CSA security systems installed across multiple states, all achieving a 100% licensing approval rating, Canna Security America (CSA) is recognized as the gold-standard in security services and technology for the cannabis industry. As a national leading security firm, CSA knows where risk points exist for cannabis businesses, and how to tailor services to ensure maximum loss prevention and legal compliance. As security industry experts headquartered in Denver Colorado, CSA has expanded its operations to serve the increasing number of state licensed cannabis cultivators, processors, infused products manufacturers, and retailers in over 15 U.S. states. By assisting Colorado regulators in drafting the security requirements in 2009, Canna Security America (CSA) was also able to seamlessly enter the Washington market and position itself as the first comprehensive national security solutions provider for the cannabis industry.

Dan Williams, CEO of Canna Security America (CSA) stated, “As our business continues to grow and expand to multiple states and an increasingly diverse set of clients, it is critical that we have access to the proper capital to support and fund this growth. This is why we chose Gibraltar Advisors to take us public and best position us in the capital markets. I would like to recognize and thank Jon Doukas, from Gibraltar Advisors, for his invaluable assistance in helping to guide CSA through this process.”

About Canna Security America (CSA)
Founded in Denver, Colorado in 2009, Canna Security America (CSA) is the leading security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry. Growing from 6 to 29 employees in the last twelve months, their security consultants tailor site and budget-specific electronic video surveillance, access control, and perimeter security systems to each client’s requirements. Their security consultants and executives have worked directly with state lawmakers and regulators since its inception to ensure their regulatory knowledge is second to none. CSA has an unparalleled reputation for quality and dependability with customers who have endorsed CSA’s growth in this sector.

For more information please visit http://www.cannasecurity.com

The Cloverton Group: A division of CSA
In 2015, CSA announced the release of their new physical security solutions division, The Cloverton Group, offering armored transport, armed and unarmed guards, comprehensive background checks, and risk management services. The Cloverton Group’s guards are fully licensed and insured, and have a law enforcement or military background. Their new fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been up-armored with the latest bullet-resistant technology, are GPS tracked, and equipped with the a 4-point camera system that transmits live streaming footage to their command center. This guarantees total traceability from pickup to drop-off and has become the standard for high-level banking compliance within the cannabis industry.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, such forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, technical advances in the industry as well as political and economic conditions present within the industry. We do not take any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or developments after a forward-looking statement was made.

Contact Information
Investor Relations
Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
212-485-0284
hphillips@viridianca.com

Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF) Launches US and Inter Territorial Licensing to Spanish and Dutch Companies

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LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Dec 20, 2016) – Clifford J. Perry, CEO and Co-Founder of Freedom Leaf Inc., The Marijuana Legalization Company™ ( OTC PINK : FRLF ), announced today that the company has launched a new territorial licensing program for both the U.S. and internationally.

Freedom Leaf CEO Clifford J. Perry explained, “Following up with the early success of selling FRLF Licenses to companies in The Netherlands and the Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal), Freedom Leaf is now making Freedom Leaf licenses available within the United States and in other countries where there are viable marijuana legalization movements.”

Under the new licensing program, licensees will distribute the FRLF magazine within their territory. The magazines distributed within their territory will have a section that is devoted to local Cannabis news and local ads. Licensees will have editorial discretion as to the local portion of the magazine, subject to approval by FRLF, which will enable them to include articles in the magazine of particular relevance to the local reader and to supplement content provided by Freedom Leaf. They will also have pages within the local section of the magazine that are reserved for them to sell to advertisers, and licensees will receive a Freedom Leaf Press Credential, which should be useable within the license territory.

Additionally, licensees will have the right to host Freedom Leaf events, sell Freedom Leaf branded merchandise, such as hats, shirts, jewelry, backpacks, sandals, etc., and sell a number of potential Freedom Leaf services to local clientele, including Cannabis-related consulting services, the provision of industry-related speakers for meetings, seminars and conferences, classes about the medical usage of Cannabis, classes on entering the Cannabis industry, and holding musical concerts and festivals.

The cost of regional or state license will vary depending on the population of the individual territory covered by that license. Licensees will be able to sell sub-licenses to major metropolitan areas within their territory on terms acceptable to Freedom Leaf.

The license program is intended to provide income opportunities for both the licensee and Freedom Leaf. Products, services, conferences, sub-licenses and seminars will be provided to the licensees at wholesale pricing, and royalties will be paid to Freedom Leaf on all sales made within the license territory.

Currently, Freedom Leaf, Inc. is in discussions with companies or individuals in 3 states who have expressed an interest in the potential acquisition of a Freedom Leaf license. This is without any significant marketing efforts as of yet. Based on preliminary interest in these local licenses, we anticipate significant revenues to result from our new licensing program within the next two years.

Freedom Leaf is also in discussions with additional companies in other countries that have expressed an interest in acquiring a Freedom Leaf license.

About Freedom Leaf
Freedom Leaf, Inc., The Marijuana Legalization Company™, is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol ( OTC PINK : FRLF ). Freedom Leaf, Inc. is the leading go-to resource in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in mergers and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation/acceleration and spin offs of new marijuana/hemp related companies.

Freedom Leaf Inc.’s flagship publication is Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Good News in Marijuana Reform. The company produces a portfolio of news, print and digital multi-media verticals, websites, and web advertising, for the ever changing emerging cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp industry. Freedom Leaf, Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements,” as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements using the words “may,” “will,” “hope,” “anticipate,” “intend” or similar words are forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management’s current expectations. The economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors identified in the Company’s previous filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements in this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor relations information can be found on the Freedom Leaf, Inc. website.