CannabisNewsBreaks – Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOAD) Announces Completion of Reverse Stock Split

Innovative hemp and cannabis corporation Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA, MCOAD)today announced that it began trading on a split-adjusted basis on September 3, 2019. The company announced its proposal for a 1-for-60 reverse stock split on July 31, 2019. According to the update, the company’s common shares, which previously traded under the ticker symbol “MCOA,” began trading on a post-split basis under the symbol “MCOAD.” This will continue for a period of 20 business days, after which the “D” will be removed, and the symbol will revert back to “MCOA.” The reverse stock split affected all issued and outstanding shares of MCOA common stock without changing the par value, which remained at $0.001 per share. The reverse stock split uniformly affected all stockholders and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in MCOA’s equity. No fractional shares have been issued in connection with the reverse split. Stockholders otherwise entitled to receive a fractional share have instead received one additional share as determined in good faith by MCOA’s Board of Directors.

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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, which targets 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. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com.

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420 with CNW – FDA Seeks More Public Input on International Cannabis Rescheduling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has again announced that it is receiving public comments about the possible reclassification of cannabis in international treaties.

The agency revealed in a federal register notice that it was opening a 30-day comments period on a matter about which it had received comments back in March but the comments period was shorter since the UN was due to meet shortly after to discuss the World Health Organization’s recommendation that marijuana and THC should be reclassified and that CBD shouldn’t be subjected to any international restrictions since it wasn’t addictive and didn’t carry…

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CannabisNewsBreaks – Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) Launches Premium Cannabis Delivery Service

Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, recently hosted a virtual launch party of its premium cannabis delivery service, VivaBuds. “VivaBuds will offer our customers low-cost premium cannabis, fast delivery times and quality customer service,” MCOA CEO Don Steinberg stated in the news release (http://cnw.fm/0g7ZO). An article discussing the company reads, “The establishment of a joint venture with Natural Plant Extract of California (‘NPE’), along with a 20% ownership stake in the company, led to the creation of Viva Buds Inc., a unique, Los Angeles, California-based cannabis delivery service. MCOA’s commitment to the joint venture is evident in a recent news release announcing the acceptance of potential customers during a prelaunch of Viva Buds’ cannabis delivery service in the San Fernando Valley in the Los Angeles area.”

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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, which targets 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. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com.

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Legalization Takes a Step Forward in South Dakota

South Dakota is one of the few states in the U.S. that hasn’t legalized marijuana for either recreational or medicinal use. However, this may change if the recent flurry of activity to certify legalization measures eventually bears fruit on voting day in 2020. One particular ballot measure has recently earned an official explanation written by the state’s attorney general.

This measure is a rather ambitious one because it seeks to legalize medical marijuana, recreational marijuana and industrial hemp, all in one fell swoop.

The recreational use of marijuana would be legalized through an amendment to the state constitution while the state legislature would be mandated to debate and pass laws regulating medical marijuana and hemp.

In his explanation of the measure, Jason Ravnsborg, the South Dakota Attorney General, wrote that the measure seeks to legalize the use, possession, transport and distribution of cannabis by adults who are 21 years old or older. He added that cannabis plants and products produced from those plants may also be permitted under clearly defined circumstances.

Additionally, the department of revenue in the state would issue licenses to businesses that wished to cultivate, manufacture, test or distribute marijuana. Local authorities may opt out of allowing marijuana businesses to operate within their jurisdictions, according to the ballot initiative.

The AG’s explanation also emphasizes that the marijuana measure doesn’t make industrial hemp legal. Hemp can only be legalized once the legislature enacts an enabling law.

The initiative proposes that an excise tax of 15 percent should be levied on all sales of marijuana. This revenue will be used to fund the activities related to regulating the marijuana industry, and what remains will go to education and the general fund from which other state activities or programs are funded.

This explanation is similar to the one that the AG issued with respect to another proposed amendment to legalize medical cannabis in South Dakota.

The attorney general’s office also revealed that a few more measures are awaiting certification by his office. For any of those measures to make it onto the state ballot, the activists behind it must gather at least 33,921 verifiable signatures from voters in the state.

For now, it isn’t yet clear whether the campaigners will rally around one initiative rather than each group of advocates going it alone. Industry experts believe that it would be in the interest of the entire cannabis industry, including players like Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) and Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA), to combine forces and promote one initiative so that the chances of success can be increased in this largely conservative state.

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420 with CNW – Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Turns Around and Decides to Back Marijuana Legalization Drive

Last week, we reported that Regulate Florida, an advocacy group campaigning to put marijuana legalization on the 2020 state ballot had gathered enough valid votes to get the Supreme Court to review the language of their petition and that John Morgan, the personal injury lawyer who had bankrolled an initiative to legalize medical marijuana had declined to support the current push to legalize recreational marijuana saying that in his opinion, Florida wasn’t ready for such a shift. Now the lawyer has made a 180-degree turn and has decided to put his weight behind efforts to make adult-use marijuana legal in the state in 2020.

Initially, John Morgan had opted to back an initiative to raise the minimum wage in Florida rather than support attempts to get a measure on recreational marijuana voted on during the next elections.

However, the lawyer wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he was too old to care (about what critics think) and that he believed that marijuana should be legal in Florida. Morgan said that he believes that there is time and money to push for legalization through a ballot measure and now that he had helped to gather sufficient signatures to put the minimum wage issue on the ballot, he would now turn his attention to marijuana legalization.

The self-appointed “pot daddy” wrote that his change of mind came about after marijuana industry leaders who had the financial muscle to get marijuana legalized sooner rather than later approached him and asked for his involvement.

John Morgan admitted that while getting a measure approved for inclusion on the ballot will be very hard, such an initiative will pass with overwhelming support once the matter is up for a decision on Election Day.

Morgan was tightlipped about the identity of the “industry leaders” who contacted him, but one of the legalization campaigns is being spearheaded by a lobbyist who is on the payroll of MedMen, a medical marijuana dispensary chain.

Any measure that is included on the ballot must get at least 60 percent voter approval before the constitution can be amended. In 2014, Morgan backed a move to have medical marijuana legalized but that campaign only garnered 58 percent support, which was just shy of the proportion needed to amend the constitution.

For now, analysts believe that industry participants like Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) and MustGrow Biologics Corp. (CSE: MGRO) could be relieved that the experienced marijuana campaigner has jumped into the fray even if he hasn’t yet decided which particular campaign he intends to join.

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420 with CNW – Study Finds Legalized Recreational Cannabis a Danger to Alcohol, Not Tobacco

The recent wave of adult-use marijuana legalization across the U.S. has the potential of generating $22 billion in annual sales, but not everyone is thrilled about this development. New research that will soon be published in the Marketing Science journal shows that the alcohol industry is likely to take a hit once marijuana is legalized.

The research was done by Pengyuan, an assistant professor at the Terry College of Business (University of Georgia). He worked with Guiyang Xiong from Syracuse University.

The duo analyzed online search data taken from one of the leading web portals based in the U.S. In total, they crunched the numbers on 120 million ad impressions and 28 million anonymous searches done using this portal. The data in question covered the period January 2014 to April 2017.

The research revealed that the number of online searches done for alcohol reduced by almost 11 percent while the searches for tobacco and its products saw an increase of 8 percent.

The tobacco and alcohol industries are worth a total of $300 billion in the U.S. alone. While these two industries have been vehemently opposed to the legalization of cannabis, this research shows that the tobacco industry would be well advised to revisit their opposition to legal marijuana since opposing the advance of cannabis isn’t in their best interest.

However, the alcohol industry is justified (from an existential point of view) to oppose the onward march of legal marijuana across the country since a law legalizing marijuana at the federal level would see a major decline in the sales of alcohol. The industry therefore has to think fast and come up with ways to retain their customers if they want to retain as much of their market share as possible.

Interestingly, while this research revealed that the legalization of adult-use marijuana in a state causes 17 percent more adults to conduct online searches on marijuana, the number of people who are less than 19 show a reduced interest in marijuana (or at least they perform fewer online searches on the substance).

This again serves to dispel another perception that the legalization of recreational cannabis causes a spike in the interest shown in the substance by minors. Policymakers may therefore need to revisit their positions if they based any decisions they made upon a presumption that there will be an uptick in the number of people who show interest in the drug yet they aren’t of age.

These findings seem to make sense because pollsters have pointed out severally that many adults would opt for recreational marijuana rather than alcohol since pot doesn’t come with hangovers, weight gain and the other effects of consuming alcohol on a regular basis.

It would be interesting to know what industry players like Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) and Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP)  are planning to do in response to the likely spike in the opposition of the alcohol industry once the findings of this research are released and the fears of the alcohol industry are confirmed.

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420 with CNW – Congress Considers Stopping Denying Veterans Home Loans Due to Cannabis Industry Work

The House Rules Committee of Congress is going to consider an amendment this week that seeks to stop the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from denying the home loan requests of veterans who derive all or part of their income from work in state-legal marijuana industries.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) filed the measure that, if passed, will be attached to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Previously, it wasn’t known to the public and lawmakers that the VA had a policy of denying any home loan application of a veteran who worked in a marijuana company in a state where the industry is legal. However, one constituent of the mover of this amendment drew the attention of the lawmaker to this issue early this year and Clark immediately started working to correct this practice.

In May, Rep. Clark spearheaded a move to get lawmakers to sign a letter addressed to the VA on this unfair policy. In their letter, they noted that a significant number of veterans work in the marijuana industry and more will join them as more states legalize the industry.

The bipartisan group of legislators urged the VA to acknowledge and clarify that veterans will not be denied their benefits just because of the industry in which they work.

At about the same time, the House Appropriations Committee wrote a report highlighting the lack of clarity on the rules of the VA on home loans for veterans who work in the state-legal cannabis industry. The panel went ahead to impose a 180-day deadline within which the department should clarify what its official position on this issue is.

Clark’s amendment has language to the effect that the VA will not use a veteran’s employment in a state-legal cannabis business as a basis to determine the suitability of that person for a housing loan.

Last month, another Congressional committee approved another amendment to the spending bill of the Department of Defense. That amendment permitted the reenlistment of members even if they had used or been convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses while off-duty.

However, the VA has a history of pushing against any pro-marijuana amendments that come up for discussion, and the latest amendment filed by Rep. Clark is likely to get the same treatment. It would be enlightening to know what the different industry players like MustGrow Biologics Corp. and Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) would suggest as a way to get around this brick wall of VA resistance to marijuana policy reform.

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420 with CNW – It’s Official, Illinois is 11th to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

As had been widely expected, Gov. J.B Pritzker yesterday (June 25) signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois. This makes the state the 11th to legalize marijuana fully, joining the likes of Colorado and California.

When this new law takes effect on Jan 1, 2020, adults 21 and older will be allowed to possess up to 30grams of marijuana and non-residents will be permitted to possess a maximum of 15grams.

The signing ceremony marked the fulfillment of a pledge Gov. Pritzker made when he was campaigning for office. He promised to see the swift legalization of recreational marijuana in order to bring needed revenue to the state, correct historical wrongs occasioned during the futile war on drugs and also shift scarce law enforcement resources to more serious crimes.

This law makes Illinois the first state to legalize recreational marijuana legislatively while creating a comprehensive framework for sales across the state. The other state (Vermont) which took this path just stopped at passing a law that created an agency to work out the details of full implementation.

Until legal sales start at the beginning of 2020, it will still be illegal to possess marijuana unless one is registered on the state’s medical marijuana program.

On the market side, the legalization law creates a first-of-its-kind mechanism through which people from impoverished communities will be helped to participate in the legal cannabis industry. This help will come in the form of fee waivers, low-interest loans and other forms of preferential treatment for “equity” applicants. A portion of all revenue generated from the marijuana industry will also be reinvested in impoverished communities in order to revive their economies.

Police departments have been jittery ever since the law was drafted, and their stiff opposition led to the dropping of a provision which would have seen residents allowed to grow up to five plants for recreational use. This opportunity now went to medical marijuana cardholders who weren’t initially allowed to grow marijuana for their own use.

Police departments are now worried that it will be hard for them to stay on top of people driving under the influence of marijuana since there isn’t reliable technology to test for impairment.

Meanwhile, hopes were high among advocates that New York and New Jersey would also legalize marijuana legislatively this year but the plans in those states fizzled out during spring. There is almost no doubt among cannabis industry analysts that the whole industry, including Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) and Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP), has heaved a collective sigh of relief that the momentum of state-level legalization hasn’t stalled completely.

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420 with CNW – Mississippi Medical Cannabis Ballot Measure Close to Attaining Signature Target

Activists in Mississippi have revealed that they are about to reach the required number of voter signatures in order to see an initiative about medical marijuana included on the ballot in 2020.

Once the organizers submit that list of signatures, the Secretary of State will go through it and certify that each of the signatures belongs to a valid voter in the state. The organizers have emphasized that they will not stop once they reach the minimum number of signatures required. Instead, they will keep gathering more until the submission deadline in September is reached. The extra signatures will serve as an insurance policy just in case some of the signatures collected are deemed invalid. So far, about two-thirds of the required number of signatures have already been collected.

State law requires that if the petition is to be included on the ballot, it must be supported by at least 86,185 registered voters across the state. Additionally, the law also sets minimum numbers of signatures that have to be collected from each of the Congressional Districts in Mississippi.

The initiative for which signatures are being collected seeks to create a law under which patients suffering from debilitating conditions can consult their doctors and obtain a recommendation to use medical marijuana.

22 qualifying conditions, including PTSD, cancer, chronic pain and epilepsy have been suggested as conditions for which patients can use medical marijuana. Patients who get recommendations from their doctors and are registered by the state will be eligible to buy a maximum of 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis within a two-week window.

Currently, the state only allows a limited number of patient categories to use CBD oil to manage their health conditions. This oil has to be purchased from a few highly regulated suppliers whose products have been subjected to rigorous testing at the National Center for Natural Products Research.

The NCNPR is based at the University of Mississippi where the only federally approved manufacturing facility for research-grade cannabis is based.

If the medical marijuana initiative makes it onto the ballot and gets the approval of voters, the Department of Health will be responsible for establishing and regulating a more robust system through which patients can access medical marijuana.

The steps taken to get medical marijuana on the ballot in Mississippi follow the regional trend which has seen several states make marijuana law reforms. Texas has decriminalized marijuana possession and passed a bill to expand its medical cannabis program. Similarly, Alabama’s legislature recently passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana while Georgia also expanded its medical marijuana program.

According to analysts, the positive changes in this region of the U.S. could signal to industry players like MustGrow Biologics Corp. and Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) that the entire country may soon embrace marijuana policy reform.

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420 with CNW – French Medical Marijuana Experiment Starting Soon After Enabling Law is Passed

On May 28 this year, the French Senate passed a bill paving the way for marijuana to start being used therapeutically in the country. The health ministry is yet to give its approval to this law, but once it does, an experiment lasting two years will be launched to analyze the effects of marijuana on pain relief.

Patient groups put the estimate of people who would be eligible to access marijuana for pain at about 300,000-1,000,000 people. A committee is evaluating the measures which have been designed to implement the medical cannabis experiment. This committee will release their findings on June 26.

The experiment is likely to get underway in a few weeks, but the biggest challenge which will be faced is how to set up a supply chain for the industry. Initially, medical cannabis will be imported from countries where it is legal and produced to internationally acceptable standards.

As medical cannabis is imported, locally licensed producers will be busy at work setting up cultivation facilities in greenhouses or highly controlled fields. The sunlight, humidity and temperature will all be closely monitored and controlled in this unconventional agricultural undertaking.

The growers selected will be required to meet the EU rules on how to grow medical cannabis whose quality is consistent.

Medical marijuana will not be a bonanza for all who wish to use it. Physicians will only prescribe it if a patient hasn’t benefited from all the available pain treatments in the country. Of special interest will be people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, some forms of epilepsy and patients undergoing palliative care.

When addressing the French Senate at the beginning of the debate on the medical marijuana bill, Senator Esther Benbassa revealed that the list of conditions for which medical marijuana could be prescribed is likely to be expanded in future to include more ailments.

Some senators, especially those from the Republican Party, fear that the medical marijuana program is being used as a Trojan horse in a bid to legalize recreational marijuana. Advocates disagree and assert that medical marijuana cannot be abused for recreational purposes since the two uses require different forms of cannabis. For example, the advocates say that therapeutic-grade marijuana is low in THC, so recreational users cannot get the psychoactive effects which they require to address their needs.

Marijuana advocates welcomed the new bill and hope that the way will be opened for exploring other purposes for which marijuana can be used. These include wellness products like supplements, oils and cannabis-infused vitamins.

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) and Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) welcome France into the fold of countries which are benefiting from the medicinal effects of marijuana.

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