LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Freedom Leaf, Inc., (OTC PINK: FRLF), a budding publishing & multimedia company in the rapidly growing medical/recreational Marijuana & Industrial Hemp industry, is adding an acquisition component to its fully reporting and audited public company.
Freedom Leaf is setting up a Merger and Acquisition department to help new companies enter the legal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp sector. It will not only work at incubating new companies but it will also seek companies to acquire to add to the growth and reach of Freedom Leaf. Currently, Freedom Leaf is in discussions with other media companies in the industry, both print and digital, about merging. Discussions are also underway with a company that provides auxiliary products to the industry. Freedom Leaf expects to conclude negotiations on an acquisition in the next few weeks.
Freedom Leaf attended and exhibited at last week’s very successful Cannabis World Congress & Exposition at the Javits Center in NYC, along with non-profit partner NORML.org. Follow link to read: Gary Johnson, Keith Stroup and Freedom Leaf at CWCB Cannabis Expo NYC.
Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry announced and introduced Plants to Paper, a new company that has filed the patent on the first ever rolling papers & blunt wraps to be produced from Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana to the industry at the Cannabis World Congress & Exposition. A number of companies at the Exposition expressed an interest in licensing the Plants to Paper brand for manufacturing, distributing and selling Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana rolling papers and blunt wraps. Freedom Leaf will be working together with Blue Moon Advisors in incubating the new company by providing the necessary guidance on working within the Cannabis Industry.
Jon Doukas, managing partner at Gibraltar Advisors, is a principal investor in the Cannabis space and had this to say: “Freedom Leaf is uniquely positioned in its role as a leading trade publication to source out those newly emerging start-ups and together with Blue Moon Consortium to incubate the best and the most promising” in the cannabis space.
Freedom Leaf CEO Clifford J. Perry & co-founder Richard C. Cowan have 50 plus years in the movement and have coined Freedom Leaf as The Marijuana Legalization Company ™. “As a result of Richard and my combined tenure, experience and influence as business professionals and renowned activists, Freedom Leaf Magazine and our other digital marketing components and alliances are a funnel that bring new and innovative products and services our way. Freedom Leaf has become the trusted source, the go-to guys, if you will, for guidance, business development, marketing resources & finance,” said Cliff Perry.
Freedom Leaf is the Brand Ambassador for NORML.org, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. With a 45-year history, NORML.org is the oldest, largest and most well-known non-profit in the marijuana and hemp legalization movements. Freedom Leaf is the parallel for-profit company that is creating and implementing mutually beneficial revenue streams in order to empower NORML to spend more time and resources on ending prohibition. Currently, Freedom Leaf is spearheading the NORML Presidential Membership Drive with membership packages that range from a contribution as little as $30 – $150. Enter the Free Sweepstakes to win domestic air fare and accommodations for two for a cannabis tour of Denver, Colorado! Follow this link to the NORML PRESIDENTIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Sweepstakes.
Freedom Leaf is a Founding Executive Blue Moon Advisor; and has developed numerous companies utilizing the valuable resource to entrepreneurs provided by the Consortium and its network of subject matter experts. Blue Moon Advisors of Las Vegas, NV, a Division of Blue Moon Consortium, Inc., provides start up services, compliant business finance documents and marketing presentation materials.
Freedom Leaf works closely with other public companies in the Cannabis Industry such as Hemp, Inc., (OTC PINK: HEMP) which is finishing the Decortication Plant with the only industrial sized Decorticator in the United States. Hemp, Inc., the #1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator through videos on YouTube as described in the “Freedom Leaf Magazine” article “The Return of the Hemp Decorticator” by Steve Bloom.
Another company that Freedom Leaf is working with is Pazoo.com, (OTC PINK: PZOO), a best-in-class laboratory located in multiple states, which tests cannabis and cannabinoids to protect consumers from impurities, contaminants and other irregularities. Freedom Leaf will be featuring an article on Pazoo CEO David Cunic in their July Issue.
Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company ™ is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol (OTC PINK: FRLF). Freedom Leaf is one of the leading go-to resources in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in merger and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation of new marijuana-related companies and spin offs. In addition, the company flagship publication, Freedom Leaf Magazine, The Good News in Marijuana Reform, produces a portfolio of news, print and digital media, websites, and web advertising, for the ever-changing industry. Freedom Leaf Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.
Blue Moon Consortium, Inc. is the parent entity for a group of seven companies that support small and medium sized businesses, (SMB) Entrepreneurs in all areas related to the preparation, presentation, and ultimately, acquisition of business finance instruments. Their network of advisors provide expertise related to business finance and development, including attorneys, accountants, bankers, brokers, coaches, consultants, investors, and marketers. Through the combination of these resources working in concert, the Company prepares and executes business finance documentation and presentation materials for startup businesses and expansions around the world in all industries, sectors, and sub-sectors.
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