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Marijuana Company of America Reports 840% Year Over Year Revenue Growth for Year End 2018

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ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire — MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MCOA), a vertically integrated hemp and cannabis corporation, is pleased to announce its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as reported in its annual report on Form 10-K.
2018 Financial HighlightsTotal revenues of hempSMART™ products were $252,135 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, as compared to $26,830 from the prior year, representing a significant 840% increase year over year.Net loss from operations decreased by 82% from $21,262,798 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, to $3,814,949 from the prior year.Gross profit for 2018 increased to $170,885, a 68% gross margin, compared to a gross margin of $12,536 for 2017, a 47% gross margin.SG&A expenses, including non-cash items and one-time transactional expenses, for 2018 decreased substantially by $17,292,265, or 81%, to $3,980,493, compared to $21,272,758 for the prior year.For the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, the Company realized the following other one-time income items: Gain cancellation of debt of $1,500,000 and a gain of $560,000 from the change in value of its trading securities investment in Global Payout. The Company also settled a debt that resulted in a gain of $94,933.Total assets increased by 70% from $1,129,958 in 2017 to $1,919,781 in 2018. This increase is due primarily to the increase in value of the Company’s investment in Global Payout’s stock, which is accounted for using the trading security method of accounting as well as an increase in cash and inventory.Total liabilities decreased by 56% from $11,447,710 for 2017 to $5,053,887 for 2018. This decrease was largely due to the decrease in liabilities related to warrants and joint venture obligations.Cash used by operating activities for 2018 was $2,385,349, compared to cash used for operating activities of $895,743 for 2017. Cash used by investing was $686,458, compared to $1,176,919 for 2017. Cash provided by financing activities for 2018 was $3,181,553, compared to $2,175,007 for 2017.“I could not be prouder of the growth and accomplishments our company and team members achieved in 2018,” said Don Steinberg, founder, chairman and CEO of Marijuana Company of America. “Our industry experienced unprecedented legislative developments, including Canada going full adult use and the Farm Bill passing in the U.S. We are now better positioned than ever to be a leader in the cannabis industry. Not only did we expand our team, but we also launched our hempSMART sales in Europe. We expect to complete and announce our acquisition of a California marijuana manufacturing and distribution license shortly. Upon completion, this acquisition will allow us to capture additional market share, implementing a fully integrated cannabis model that includes cultivation of hemp, distribution and manufacturing of cannabis, and the retail delivery of our new Viva Buds brand.”Jesus Quintero, CFO of Marijuana Company of America, said, “We are very pleased with the strong financial results of 2018. Our financial results were better than many other cannabis public companies in our sector, which are still in the development stage and not yet producing revenue. Marijuana Company of America, through our hempSMART brand, has experienced a dramatic increase in sales, most of which occurred in fourth quarter. This trend is continuing to grow in first and second quarter of 2019. We think our shareholders are going to be very satisfied with the execution of our highly aggressive growth and restructuring plans in 2019.”Further details about the Company’s financial results are available in its annual report on Form 10K, which will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.marijuanacompanyofamerica.com.About Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
MCOA is a corporation that participates in: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products under the brand name “hempSMART™” that target general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreational use; and (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop.
About Our hempSMART Products Containing CBD
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized CBD as a safe and effective drug for any indication. Our products containing CBD derived from industrial hemp are not marketed or sold based upon claims that their use is safe and effective treatment for any medical condition as drugs or dietary supplements subject to the FDA’s jurisdiction.
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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” that are not purely historical and may include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities, and words such as “anticipate,” “seek,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects, the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-12G, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit www.sec.gov.
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CV Sciences, Inc. Expands Operations with New Production and Warehousing Facility to Support Worldwide Growth Opportunities

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Facility Expansion Increases Hemp CBD Oil Production and Warehousing/Fulfillment Capacity by More Than 500 Percent
SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products through its industry-dominating brand, PlusCBD™ Oil, today announced the expansion of its operations with a new production and warehouse facility.The 45,500 square foot facility will expand the Company’s capacity for hemp CBD oil production, warehousing and fulfillment by more than 500 percent to meet growing retailer and consumer demand for PlusCBD™ Oil products.  The facility, located in San Diego, is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will support CV Sciences’ U.S. and international expansion opportunities.“Our recently announced U.S. hemp sourcing initiative combined with this facility and capacity expansion positions CV Sciences for continued rapid domestic growth, while ensuring we are well-positioned to capitalize on the international opportunities we are currently exploring,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer.  “The distribution of PlusCBD™ Oil products into national retailers in the Food, Drug and Mass (FDM) channel is growing significantly, yet we are still in the early stages of growth. Despite more than doubling the number of stores carrying our industry leading products to 4,591 stores in the first six months of this year, we see a significant runway for additional growth, including increasing our domestic and international store count, as well as broadening product SKUs with our retail partners.”On July 10, 2019, CV Sciences announced the commencement of its domestic hemp sourcing initiative, including a commitment to more than 500 acres of U.S.-based hemp production for 2019.  This new supply of U.S. produced hemp-based CBD will be extracted through CV Sciences’ domestic supply chain partners and refined at the Company’s San Diego production facilities, broadening the Company’s global supply chain and raw material supply while reducing transportation and logistics costs.Dowling continued, “CV Sciences is the first hemp CBD company to achieve self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in accordance with stringent U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety guidelines.  Our relentless commitment to regulatory leadership as well as product safety, quality and efficacy through scientific evidence has established confidence and trust with retailers and consumers.  Expanding our GRAS raw material supply capability builds on our strong foundation to make PlusCBD™ Oil products available to more consumers around the globe.”About CV Sciences, Inc.CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) operates two distinct business segments: a consumer product division focused on manufacturing, marketing and selling plant-based CBD products to a range of market sectors; and a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics utilizing CBD. The Company’s PlusCBD™ Oil is the top-selling brand of hemp-based CBD on the market, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in San Diego, California.  Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMERThis press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.CONTACT INFORMATION:Investor Contact:
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MustGrow Biologics Corp. Featured in Exclusive NetworkNewsWire Broadcast

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkNewsAudio – MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO), an agricultural biotech company developing and commercializing a portfolio of natural biopesticides and bio-fertilizers, today announces the broadcast of its exclusive audio interview with NetworkNewsAudio (NNA), a NetworkNewsWire (NNW) solution that delivers clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness in the investment community.
The interview can be heard at http://nnw.fm/WDud1.MustGrow president and CEO Corey Giasson joins NNW host Stuart Smith in a discussion about the company’s novel, proprietary technology that utilizes organic components refined from the mustard seed to provide high-quality organic solutions for growers facing soil borne diseases and pests such as nematodes in their greenhouses and fields.“We’re an agriculture biologics company that has an innovative technology which uses the mustard seed,” Giasson explains. “We take the mustard seed and extract the natural compounds from that mustard seed, concentrate them, and with them they can be used as a natural bio-fumigate or biopesticide in the food and vegetable industry as well as potentially in the cannabis industry.”Nematodes, or microscopic worms, are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of nematodes, many of which are parasites of insects, plants or animals. Most plant-parasitic nematodes feed on the roots of plants, damaging the root system and reducing the plant’s ability to absorb water and nutrients.MustGrow’s technologies provide nematode control that is equal and often superior to synthetic alternatives, resulting in elevated yields and increased returns for the grower. The global economic impact of soil-borne nematodes is estimated at nearly $100 billion in lost crops per year. The company’s initial product was produced in granular form and sold to growers in the fruit and vegetable space, specifically to strawberry growers, Giasson says.“Our second-generation technology is in liquid form and is more concentrated,” he adds. “We are looking forward to getting the regulatory approval to start selling that into the market.”MustGrow’s potential application for cannabis production shows that when its product is used as a pre-plant/pot soil treatment, it may significantly help control many soil-borne diseases, pathogens and pests, including nematodes, fusarium, rhizoctonia, and botrytis (gray mold) that affect the cannabis plant. Giasson notes that “a lot of the funguses that affect the strawberry plant also affect the cannabis plant.”The company’s management team and advisory board is stacked with experts in the agriculture biotech industry and vertical biologics, along with renowned experts in the cannabis space such as Tom Flow, founder of The Flowr Corporation. MustGrow recently announced closing of a non-brokered $1.2 million private placement with those funds already dedicated to developing and commercializing its patented technology, finalizing formulations and conducting field tests on cannabis crops.MustGrow’s biopesticide has U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and Canadian PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Agency) labels as an approved organic solution and is seeking approval to add cannabis as an accepted use.About MustGrowMustGrow is an agricultural biotech company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of patented natural bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers, including its patented signature mustard-derived biologics. Targeting the fruit and vegetable and the cannabis industries, MustGrow has designed a U.S. EPA and Canadian PMRA approved organic solution that uses the mustard seed’s natural defense mechanisms to protect plants from pests and diseases.To learn more, please contact the Company at 1 (306) 717-1128 or visit: www.mustgrow.caAbout NetworkNewsAudioNetworkNewsAudio (NNA) , a NetworkNewsWire (NNW) Solution, allows you to sit back and listen to market updates, CEO interviews and a Company AudioPressRelease (APR). These audio clips provide snapshots of position, opportunity and momentum. NetworkNewsAudio (NNA) can assist your company by cutting through the overload of information in today’s market, NNA brings its clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness. NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is where news, content and information converge. NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is a comprehensive provider of news aggregation and syndication, enhanced press release services and a full array of social communication solutions. As a multifaceted financial news and distribution company with an extensive team of journalists and writers, NNW has the unparalleled ability to reach a wide audience of investors, consumers, journalists and the general public with an ever-growing distribution network of more than 5,000 key syndication outlets across the nation.For more information, visit: www.NetworkNewsAudio.comPlease see full terms of use and disclaimers on the NetworkNewsWire website applicable to all content provided by NNW, wherever published or re-published: http://NNW.fm/Disclaimer.Forward-Looking StatementsThis release contains 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. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in the company’s SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.Corporate Communications:NetworkWire (NW)
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Greenlane Granted Second Patent for Pollen Gear™ Child-Resistant SnapTech® Bags

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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greenlane Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNLN) (“Greenlane”), a leading distributor of premium vaporization products and consumption accessories, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted the Company its second patent for Pollen Gear’s child-resistant SnapTech® Bags used by leading cannabis brands such as MedMen, Organigram and Farma.
Pollen Gear™, the leading producer of premium, customizable and patented child-resistant packaging solutions, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenlane following its January 2019 acquisition.  Prior to the acquisition, Greenlane was the exclusive global distributor of Pollen Gear products and the companies have a proven track record of bringing industry leading products that promote product safety and responsible consumption to legal cannabis markets.United States Patent Numbers D843,225 and D807,197 cover Pollen Gear’s snap-locking mechanism, which provides cannabis brands with ASTM child-resistant solutions to the ever changing packaging compliance landscape.  This new patent adds to Greenlane’s existing global portfolio of more than 100 patents and patent applications directed across all Pollen Gear container technology, which includes over 30 patents and patent applications for the trendsetting Hi-Line™ jar, a now iconic design that is virtually synonymous with premium cannabis.“The integration of Pollen Gear’s award-winning team of designers and engineers into our business has accelerated our product development and innovation, allowing Greenlane to bring our customers a higher quality of service and a wider array of packaging solutions,” said Aaron LoCascio, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Greenlane.  “With this new patent for Pollen Gear’s SnapTech Bags, our customers can be assured that they are using packaging that has been tested at 100% child-resistant effectiveness, ensuring product safety and responsible consumption, while preserving the quality of their cannabis products and brands. We look forward to providing further updates on our packaging innovations as we bring more solutions to market and capitalize on this growth opportunity.”Pollen Gear is a leading supplier of premium child-resistant packaging to the cannabis industry and is credited with creating the category. Founded in 2015, Pollen Gear creates unique packaging solutions, with a focus on recyclable and sustainable materials. Pollen Gear was recognized as a Top 100 Cannabis Company in 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine.About Greenlane Holdings, Inc.Greenlane (NASDAQ: GNLN) is a leading distributor of premium vaporization products and consumption accessories in the United States and has a growing presence in Canada. Greenlane’s customers include over 7,000 independent smoke shops and regional retail chain stores, which collectively operate approximately 11,000 retail locations, and hundreds of licensed cannabis cultivators, processors and dispensaries. Greenlane also owns and operates one of the most visited North American direct-to-consumer e-commerce websites in the vaporization products and consumption accessories industry, Vapor.com, a unique e-commerce platform which offers convenient, flexible shopping solutions directly to consumers. Through Greenlane’s expansive North American distribution network and e-commerce presence, Greenlane offers a comprehensive selection of premium vaporizers and parts, cleaning products, grinders and storage containers, pipes, rolling papers and customized lines of premium specialty packaging. Following the passage of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“The Farm Bill”) in February 2019, Greenlane commenced distribution of premium products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol in those states in which the distribution and sale of such products are authorized by, and can be affected in compliance with, applicable state laws and regulations.Media Contact:
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