BONSALL, CA–MCOA, (Marketwired – Mar 22, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution company, is pleased to announce that it has completed due diligence and entered into a binding joint venture agreement with GateC Research, Inc. (“GCR”) for the purpose of engaging in the cultivation of legal marijuana in Adelanto, California.
The terms of the agreement include that MCOA will invest cash and stock in a newly formed entity, and receive a 50% equity and share in the net profits produced in the joint venture in Adelanto, California, where GCR owns a permit for cultivation.
A three-person board of managing members will oversee operations of the newly formed entity. GCR will contribute its expertise in marijuana cultivation, as well as establish partnerships and licensing agreements that will enable the legal cultivation of marijuana in the State of California.
Donald Steinberg, MCOA President and CEO, commented, “We are excited to work with the GateC Research, Inc. team, and we look forward to strengthening our supply chain pipeline in California. We have some very exciting marketing ideas to implement as regulations allow.”
“Our partners have managed many successful and legally compliant cultivation projects in California and we are looking forward to expanding our operations with MCOA’s assistance into Adelanto County and starting a cultivation model that we intend to successfully replicate with MCOA,” said Adam Agathakis, an Officer of GateC Research, Inc.
This joint venture project is solely for the purpose of cultivation, processing and distribution of legal marijuana within the State of California only and not beyond its borders.
GATEC RESEARCH, INC.
GateC Research, Inc. is a California based Mutual Benefit Corporation that has secured a permit to grow medical marijuana in Adelanto County. The Company’s principals are successful pioneers in the California and Washington state medical marijuana industry that have successfully owned and operated numerous successful pre-ico dispensaries and cultivation facilities. Eddie Manolos is an advisor of GateC Research and has been on MCOA’s advisory board since early in 2016.
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