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MariMed Receives Certificate of Occupancy for Cannabis Facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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NORWOOD, Mass., Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MariMed Inc. (OTCQX: MRMD), a premier cannabis and hemp multi-state operator focused on health and wellness, has received a certificate of occupancy from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts for its new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility.
“ARL Healthcare, our Massachusetts cannabis licensed subsidiary, will now schedule its final state inspection to be cleared to commence full operations of its cultivation, production and dispensary,” said Bob Fireman, MariMed’s CEO. “The state inspection will also include our completed 10,000 sf dispensary located in Middleborough, Massachusetts.”The New Bedford manufacturing facility is part of a 137,000 sf building situated on 17 acres providing for future growth and expansion. This state-of-the-art cannabis production facility will open with 34,000 sf of canopy growing space, which will be processed in its GMP standard production laboratory and commercial kitchen. ARL Healthcare has already run local job fairs and commenced hiring and training some top individuals both in New Bedford and Middleborough, as part of its commitment to these municipalities. It intends to create over 100 new jobs in total in Massachusetts.MariMed will be introducing into the Massachusetts marketplace its top brands and products that have had great success in other state facilities under its management. This will include its flower brand Nature’s Heritage™ with its proprietary genetics and strains; its infused product brands Betty’s Eddies™, and Kalm Fusion™; and its exclusive licensed brands “The Healer,” “Binske,” “Tikun Olam,” “Lucid Moods,” “Dab Tabs” and others. These products will be made in the New Bedford facility and will be sold through company dispensaries as well as distributed to the wholesale market.“We are delighted to be entering into the Massachusetts market with its current shortage of supply,” noted Fireman. “ARL Healthcare is now a wholly owned subsidiary, as we work towards completing the consolidation of our managed licensed clients in multiple states. As such, the revenue from this operation will be reflected in our public company results.”ARL Healthcare under its RMD license, has three permits for dispensaries in Massachusetts. Middleborough will be first to open with the other two currently in the implementation process. The company intends to become one of the largest wholesale producers in Massachusetts to support both the medical and adult use markets and is positioned for great success in Massachusetts.About MariMedMariMed, a multi-state cannabis operator, is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people through the use of cannabinoids and cannabis products. The company develops, owns and manages seed to sale state licensed cannabis facilities which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis infused products and dispensary operations. MariMed has an experienced management team that has produced consistent growth and success for the company and its managed business units.The company is at the forefront of science and innovation through research developed by its lab technicians and medical advisors resulting in industry leading products and brands, including “Kalm Fusion” and “Betty’s Eddies.” These precision dosed products are focused on specific medical symptoms which are licensed and distributed across the country.In 2019, with the enactment of the 2018 US Farm Bill, MariMed formed MariMed Hemp, a wholly owned subsidiary, to leverage its seed to sale cannabis platform and experience into the emerging hemp-based CBD industry. The company acquired a significant stake in Kentucky-based GenCanna Global, a national and international leading cultivator, producer, and distributer of hemp and GMP quality CBD oils and isolates. With this strategic relationship, MariMed Hemp has developed and is marketing a portfolio of CBD brands and products to multiple retailers and direct to consumers both domestically and internationally. MariMed Hemp recently launched its Hemp Engine™ store-within-a-store distribution platform for retailers. It is also actively pursuing other hemp industry business opportunities with genetics, farming, biomass, and new and innovative technologies.For additional information, visit marimedinc.comFacebook: MariMedIncImportant Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This release contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to MariMed Inc. that is based on the beliefs of MariMed Inc.’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events including estimates and projections about its business based on certain assumptions of its management, including those described in this Release. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, among other factors, changes in demand for the Company’s services and products, changes in the law and its enforcement and changes in the economic environment. Additional risk factors are included in the Company’s public filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as “hoped,” “anticipated,” “believed,” “planned, “estimated,” “preparing,” “potential,” “expected,” “looks” or words of a similar nature. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. None of the content of any of the websites referred to herein (even if a link is provided for your convenience) is incorporated into this release and the Company assumes no responsibility for any of such content.            
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CO Gov Polis charts course for CBD and hemp innovation at sold-out AHPA Supplement Congress

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Denver, CO, Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Colorado Governor Jared Polis rallied more than 200 hemp farmers, manufacturers, producers, retailers, and industry professionals during his keynote address to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Hemp-CBD (cannabidiol) Supplement Congress held earlier this month.No stranger to CBD and hemp legislation, Polis called for action for an easier hemp licensing application process, which he says would strengthen agricultural communities.“We know what’s worked to grow our agricultural sectors, and it’s no different for hemp. It’s a big part of our rural economic initiative,” Polis said. “You came to the right place to learn about an industry that is very much, even in Colorado, still in our early days, but more mature than in other states.”Colorado is on the forefront of industrial hemp production thanks to innovative leadership and Polis outlined the newest public-private initiative called CHAMP (Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan). The plan was created to provide in-depth knowledge and information about CBD to other governmental agencies. CHAMP consists of eight focus groups and concentrates on research, development and seed; cultivation; testing; transportation; processing; manufacturing; marketing; banking and insurance. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials also provided an update on efforts to implement hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill.Cara Welch, FDA’s Acting Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Policy Legislation & International Affairs, stressed that the agency has well-established frameworks and regulatory tools for evaluating products under its jurisdiction and the same frameworks and tools are being applied to hemp.“We’re trying to be as transparent and informative as possible on these issues, and to resolve open questions quickly, efficiently, but also thoughtfully,” Welch said. USDA Hemp Program Chief Bill Richmond said that federal authorities are working to provide farmers and state and local regulators with a solution that simplifies interstate hemp commerce and the USDA is wrestling with the Farm Bill’s requirement for a national THC testing protocol.“Our goal is to provide a consistent, easy-to-follow regulatory framework around hemp production,” Richmond said.During the two-day AHPA Congress, hemp industry experts shared preliminary data showing rapid industry growth. Hemp-derived CBD sales ballooned to $238 million, an increase of 57% in 2018 over the previous year, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Hemp acreage under license across the U.S. increased nearly five-fold in the past year from 112,000 acres in 2018 to 480,000 acres in 2019, according to data gathered by advocacy group votehemp.com.“The overwhelming turnout for the first AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress demonstrates this emerging industry’s commitment to becoming a well-regulated industry in order to meet growing consumer demand for legal, safe and high-quality products,” said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. “The industry must navigate rapidly evolving legal, regulatory and financial landscapes and AHPA is taking what it has learned from the well-established herbal industry to provide companies with the expertise and resources needed to ensure the long-term success of this emerging sector of the herbal industry.”More than 100 attendees also participated in half-day workshops covering current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for dietary supplements and regulations for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients for food and supplements.Additional HighlightsGetting to market and hemp supply chain managementA primer on FDA regulation of hemp-CBD supplementsHemp-CBD supplements from the retailers’ perspectiveMedia Coverage Colorado Biz Magazine, August 19, 2019: https://www.cobizmag.com/Trends/Governor-Polis-Establishes-Way-Forward-for-Colorado-Hemp-Industry/Westword, August 17, 2019: https://www.westword.com/marijuana/governor-jared-polis-outlines-colorados-hemp-strategy-11450725NUTRAingredients-USA, August 19, 2019: https://t.co/hegIjedPXW?amp=1 NUTRAingredients-USA, August 20, 2019: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2019/08/20/Brand-development-key-to-success-in-CBD-game###About AHPAThe American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 400 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade. Founded in 1982, AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods. www.AHPA.org
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