In an 8-K filing with the SEC this afternoon, Medicine Man Technologies (OTC: MDCL) announced that it will be acquiring Pono Publications, which publishes “Three A Light”, a step-by-step book on growing indoor top shelf cannabis, and Success Nutrients, Inc. Josh Haupt is the Principal Officer and Director of the two companies. The binding Term Sheet calls for MDCL to issue 7mm shares valued at $12.6mm within the next 90 days, representing 41% of the entire company upon closing.
Medicine Man Technologies is the consulting company that has licensed IP from leading Colorado cannabis company, Medicine Man, which is run by Andy Williams. He is the CEO of MDCL, while Brett Roper serves as COO. The company has 24 active clients in 13 states. The company recently announced a potential acquisition of Capital G Ltd, an Ohio limited liability company and its three wholly owned subsidiary companies, Funk Sac LLC, Commodigy LLC, and OdorNo LLC, in consideration for the issuance of an aggregate of 1.3 million shares of our Common Stock.
Prior to touring Josh Haupt’s cultivation facilities, I had never met an industrial cultivator of cannabis that was better than Medicine Man. Now I have. I believe Josh Haupt and Three A Light TM are hands down the best industrial cultivators of cannabis in the world. I could not be more excited to welcome Pono Publications and Success Nutrients to Medicine Man Technologies.
Andy Williams, CEO of Medicine Man Technologies
The revenue and earnings potential of both products are tremendous. Paired with the leadership and charisma that Josh Haupt will bring to our executive management team and the synergies of our current product and service portfolio, the potential growth on all product and service fronts is exciting.
Success Nutrients began operations in December and generated over $100K sales in July, while Pono Publishing has generated about $400K since December. The combined companies intend to offer existing and future clients of the firm a cultivation improvement offering.
Humbled, MassRoots Continues its Focus on Cannabis Technology and Data; Web Traffic Hits All Time High
DENVER, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the largest and fastest growing technology platforms for the cannabis industry, continues to focus on its core business: building the best technology products it can for cannabis consumers and businesses. The Company, which recently completed its backend migration to Amazon Web Services, expects to introduce several new features over the next four weeks to open new growth channels and potential revenue streams.
Additionally, MassRoots is pleased to report that its Alexa score, a measurement of a website’s traffic, hit an all-time high on May 22, 2016.
Revamped MassRoots for Business Portal
The revamped MassRoots for Business portal consolidates many online marketing functions for cannabis-related business in one central platform. Businesses can schedule posts on MassRoots, Facebook and Twitter; purchase advertising on both MassRoots owned-properties as well as third party digital properties; and view actionable, real-time data from MassRoots and third party sources in easy-to-read formats. We believe this will serve as a solid foundation for future business-related features as we prepare to integrate dispensary point-of-sale data. We expect the revamped MassRoots for Business to launch in early June 2016.
Revamped Dispensary Finder and Features
One of the main reasons people use MassRoots is to find quality dispensaries and products in their area. With our revamped dispensary finder and profiles, our goal is to provide the easiest and quickest way for consumers to do so, while integrating social recommendations to aid consumers in finding the best products. We expect our revamped dispensary finder and profiles to launch in June 2016.
Revamped Discover Page
Based on an analysis on Google Trends, there are currently tens of millions of Google searches every month for cannabis-related terms and questions – consumers, voters, activists and government officials looking for high-quality, reliable information on cannabis. Since launching MassRoots’ web platform in December 2015, we have been able to generate over 2 million page views from hundreds of thousands of unique visitors by indexing the content from our network on Google; however, this is only a fraction of the total searches that occurred during the same timeframe. In order to expand our market share of search results and web traffic, we intend to expand the functionality and content of MassRoots’ discover page to better connect consumers with the information they are looking for. We expect these features to launch in June 2016.
MassRoots is one of the largest and most active technology platforms for cannabis consumers, businesses and activists with 900,000 users. It is proud to be affiliated with the leading organizations in the cannabis industry, including the ArcView Group and National Cannabis Industry Association. MassRoots has been covered by Fox Business, CNBC, Fortune, BBC, Cannabist and the New York Times. For more information, please visit MassRoots.com/Investors.
This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or assets of MassRoots. All information presented herein with respect to the existing business and the historical operating results of MassRoots and estimates and projections as to future operations, the success of events that we are attending, and other information, is based on materials prepared by the management of MassRoots and involve significant elements of subjective judgment and analysis which may or may not be correct. While the information provided herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, MassRoots makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. In furnishing this information, MassRoots reserves the right to amend or replace some or all of the information herein at any time and undertakes no obligation to provide the recipient with access to any additional information.
Certain matters discussed in this announcement contain statements, estimates and projections about the growth of MassRoots’ advertising business, potential partnerships, and our related business strategy. Such statements, estimates and projections may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein include, among others, the success of our advertising initiatives, the continued growth and engagement of our user base, our ability to work with partners of the Company, and unforeseen technical or other problems or issues that could affect the performance of our products or our business. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the SEC, including the Amendment to our S-1 Registration Statement filed on October 29, 2015. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. MassRoots undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The recipient of this information is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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With the legalization of cannabis comes a host of new concerns.
Both legal and public opinion of cannabis is changing in America.
Today, in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the possession and sale of cannabis for medicinal and non-medicinal purposes is legal.
Alongside these four states, another 15 are considering legalizing recreational cannabis use.
Washington, DC, legalized the personal use (but not commercial sale) of cannabis in 2015.
And a national survey conducted in 2013 found that 52% of Americans thought marijuana should be made legal.
As the law steadily softens across the country, research into the long-term effects of cannabis is more important than ever.
Cannabis research on the rise
There are few areas of medical investigation as controversial as cannabis research, but previous studies into the social impact of cannabis have yielded contradictory or unclear findings.
Despite these controversies, a study team, led by Magdalena Cerdá at the University of California, recently conducted a thorough investigation into the social and economic aspects of heavy cannabis use.
Alcohol abuse is more likely than cannabis to play a role in events such as traffic accidents and violence. However, when cannabis and alcohol’s effects on relationships, delinquency and education are measured, results are less conclusive.
The number of potential factors to consider are vast, making results difficult to analyze and interpret. These factors include the likelihood of cannabis and alcohol users to abuse other drugs; also, the illegal status of cannabis means that users might be tied to other illegal activities, or incarcerated, both of which have negative consequences unrelated to cannabis itself.
Additionally, heavy cannabis use from an early age might have its roots in underlying psychopathology or preexisting social or economic problems at home.
Cerdá’s research attempts to head off as many of these confounding variables as possible.
A fresh look at the impact of cannabis
The study, published in Clinical Psychological Science, uses data from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study that followed 1,037 New Zealand children from birth until the age of 38.
The financial consequences of cannabis abuse might be worse than alcohol.
The group represented a cross-section of the population and received a maximum of 11 follow-up assessments over the years.
For the current study, the researchers utilized data from 947 individuals.
In total, 18% of participants were considered marijuana-dependent in at least one of the assessments, and 15% were classified as regular cannabis users in at least one assessment.
According to Cerdá, the team found that “regular cannabis users experienced downward social mobility and more financial problems such as troubles with debt and cash flow than those who did not report such persistent use.”
“Regular long-term users also had more antisocial behaviors at work, such as stealing money or lying to get a job, and experienced more relationship problems, such as intimate partner violence and controlling abuse.”
These findings remained constant even after controlling for factors such as childhood socioeconomic problems, lower IQ scores, depression and antisocial behavior in adolescence, lower motivation to achieve, higher levels of impulsivity, criminal convictions and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Alcohol, lesser of two evils?
The results showed that both alcohol and cannabis abusers experienced similar declines in social class; they were both more likely to carry out antisocial behaviors in the workplace and to have relationship problems.
However, the heavy cannabis users were more likely than the alcohol abusers to have severe financial difficulties; for instance, they more regularly reported difficulty finding enough money to enable them to eat.
Moffitt, a psychologist at Duke University and the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, UK, sums up the findings: “Cannabis may be safer than alcohol for your health, but not for your finances.”
These results and others like them are increasingly important as the legal status of cannabis shifts. As Cerdá says:
“Alcohol is still a bigger problem than cannabis because alcohol use is more prevalent than cannabis use. But, as the legalization of cannabis increases around the world, the economic and social burden posed by regular cannabis use could increase as well.”
The researchers are quick to remind readers that their research “does not support arguments for or against cannabis legalization,” their results simply show that “cannabis was not safe for the long-term users tracked” in their study.
Although results from previous investigations have been contradictory, this study has paid particular attention to the detail and offers a deeper insight into the long-term social and financial implications of cannabis abuse.
Further research is sure to follow, and the picture will grow clearer with time. Medical News Today recently covered research investigating cannabis’ effect on the processing of emotions.
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First, Dawn wanted to make it clear that she’s not a doctor. This regimen is based only on what she has personally experienced by treating medical marijuana patients through her safe access point, Choice Wellness. She also wanted to make it clear for this article that she can’t help you get cannabis or cannabis oil, but “if you can get your hands on it, I will teach out what you need to do for your situation.” Buy medical cannabis from our cannabis online store.
Buy medical cannabis online. There are two types of cannabis oil you can use to treat skin cancer, and both can be made at home. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a hot-search topic and if you scroll through Youtube, you’ll see several claims that it has cured some severe cases of skin cancer. However, RSO is traditionally made with isopropyl alcohol, or Naptha, which is a combustible petroleum product found in lighters and napalm. In other words, it’s not the cleanest alcohol solvent on the market, and when we’re trying to eradicate cancer, we want the purest medicine possible. This is where full-extract cannabis oil (FECO) steps in. FECO follows the same steps as RSO, but rather than using iso or naptha, it is made with 190 proof grain alcohol. You can make your own FECO at home by soaking cannabis (preferably high-THC buds) in 190 proof grain alcohol for 30+ days. Some states prohibit the sale of 190 proof alcohol, so in this case you are limited to making RSO. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some states have medical marijuana safe access points where you can purchase cannabis oil and not have to worry about making it yourself. Buy medical cannabis from us for best price available to all first time customers.
Dawn begins by explaining that each patient’s situation is incredibly unique. The treatment regimen depends on what kind of cancer the patient has, if they have been subjected to any western treatment, and of course their unique personal biology. I learned there is a wide range of different cancers that actually require various forms of treatment. Dawn made me realize how difficult it is to cure your cancer with cannabis if you don’t have access to an educated guide. Buy medical cannabis from us for best price available to all first time customers.
Western treatment for cancer, such as chemo and radiation, can cause some serious damage that needs to be repaired before cannabis treatment can begin. If you have been subjected to radiation or chemotherapy, Dawn recommends a high-CBD cannabis oil suppository to eradicate all the radiation in your body. This may not be the most pleasant experience, but it’s a necessary step if you have been subjected to radiation, or else the cancer will just keep stubbornly coming back.
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What You’ll Need:
- High-THC Full-Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) or Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
- Calendula Oil
- Place a drop of Calendula oil on a small piece of gauze. (The Calendula oil helps push the cannabis oil into your skin)
- Apply the high-THC cannabis oil directly on your affected skin so that you cover the cancer spot completely with the oil.
- Cover the cannabis oil with the calendula-infused gauze and slap the band-aid on top.
- Change out and replace every 1-3 days.
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Dawn has seen this procedure heal countless skin cancer patients without exposure to destructive procedures such as radiation. Through her patient trials she has found some treatments that don’t work, which I want to go through, briefly. Dawn has experienced that CO2 oil, a more expensive option to RSO or FECO, does not have the same healing effects as alcohol-based extracts. Buy medical cannabis from us for best price, available to all first time customers. She wasn’t sure why she wasn’t getting the same results until she looked into the chemistry behind CO2 oil production and found that the process actually changes the molecular structure of the THC cells. “Essentially, it’s not pulling the same package off of the plant,” Dawn says. She also warns of the hemp-based CBD products you can find online. Dawn, like many medical marijuana experts, believe wholeheartedly in the entourage effect – meaning the medicinal qualities of marijuana are most powerful when working all together. In other words, CBD alone is not as effective as CBD working together with THC.
Cannabis is a powerful medicine and this is just one example of it’s many healing properties. It’s easy to feel trapped in a corner with the treatment options that western medicine offers but from Dawn’s experience with a little weed, some grain alcohol and a bit of patience, you can eradicate skin cancer with a plant in a safe, natural way. Buy medical cannabis from us for best price, available to all first time customers.
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“Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller,” said the great traveler Ibn Battuta.
This statement couldn’t be truer of traveling through Canada. We have an enormous country geographically and with that “embarrassment of acreage” comes a widely diverse population, spread across great distances but still sharing the common traits of what it is to be Canadian.
Now with upcoming legislation that will allow the country to sell recreational MJ nationwide, the opportunity for cannabis enthusiasts to see the great white north is upon us, and tour companies are planning to roll out “cannatourism” packages as soon as legally possible.
One such company based in BC, CannaTour, is billed as “The number one leading tourism agency that provides individuals with access to the Canadian cannabis industry in its entirety.” Ashley Moore is the Customer Service Manager and Sales Rep and she is confident that this is going to be big. “We are born and raised residents of BC and have access to growers, producers, dispensaries, and other amazing experiences.” Moore wants the tours to reflect the diverse country of Canada by introducing travelers to the men and women of the cannabis community.
Moore has been getting ready to provide her services on a broader scale once legalization is in place and she has seen increasing interest in marijuana tourism. “The demand for tourism in Canada, in general, is exploding, the cannabis tourism scene is also growing fast in terms of suppliers who want to work with us and the customer lists we are gathering. At the end of the day, millions of people around the world will visit Canada for tourism, and many of them will want to try cannabis and use our service.”
Moore is restricted in her activities to a certain extent, but not for long. “What we offer [right now]is somewhat VIP in the sense that we do things that can be considered a ‘grey area’ [in the eyes of the law]. Clients will get to tour cannabis growing operations, experience production facilities for Co2 oil, etc., tour the dispensaries in Vancouver or Toronto on an air conditioned bus, tons of outdoor activities like mountain biking, fishing, hiking, skiing all done while using cannabis.”
They’re also helping educate people on the new marijuana industry coming to Canada and assisting interested entrepreneurs who want to enter the cannabis business. “We will offer packages to meet business owners if a client’s desire is to enter the Canadian cannabis industry, we help with networking and sending people in the right direction.”
So the preparation continues for Ashley and her team as well as others looking to offer travel packages to cannabis lovers, and she is excited to expand once Trudeau opens the doors. “Right now we are offering some exclusive tours to hand selected clients. When legalization takes place, we will open that up slowly to a wider audience using what was said above in the context of tourism. Over time, we hope to be a liaison for those interested in Canadian cannabis and those who want to experience tourism here.”
No matter who you are or where you came from, as long as you are not a member of ISIS you will be welcomed in Canada. For those of us who love to travel (and that is most of us) the only thing better than visiting a new destination, would be if you were able to do it with your friend Mary Jane. Barring any red tape issues from the feds, by next year that will be our reality.