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.

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.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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    Raymond Medeiros
    PR and Business Development Director
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    ray@freedomleaf.com
    Freedom Leaf, Inc.
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    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