Freedom Leaf Names New Chairman Or The Board

NEVADA: The son of U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy PelosI, Paul Pelosi Jr., has joined Freedom Leaf as Chairman, according to a company press release.   Mr. Pelosi will will be charged with overseeing corporate governance, sustainable revenue generation, and investor relations.

Mr. Pelosi is currently Executive Director of the Corporate Governance Initiative (CGI), an organization that is committed to assisting companies adhere to a system of guidelines, practices, and procedures by which a company is directed and controlled. CGI also helps companies create policies to find better balance between the interests of a company’s many stakeholders, such as shareholders, management, patrons, providers, investors, government and the public.

Mr. Pelosi stated, “I will use my influence and best efforts to make Freedom Leaf the foremost advocate and example of corporate governance in the emerging cannabis and industrial hemp business sector. Additionally, I strongly believe that the importance of driving revenue in order to increase the value for the shareholders is an important goal of a company, while still treating all other stakeholders fairly. The Freedom Leaf network is an important tool to provide factual information about the powerful benefits of cannabis. For example, veterans and first responders can develop PTSD and other maladies that result in physical and non-physical pain. The pharmaceutical industry has prescribed opiates to alleviate this pain, but has resulted in the opiate addiction crisis that we are dealing with today. It is almost impossible to withdraw from opiate addiction without some sort of aid, and cannabis seems to be a perfect way to aid in the removal of this addiction. It is also interesting that the states which have legalized medical marijuana are states with dramatically fewer opiate overdose deaths. For this reason I am excited to work with Freedom Leaf to produce factual information and products centered around the benefits of cannabis and CBD.”

Freedom Leaf’s Co-Founder and CEO, Cliff Perry, stated, “I am proud that Mr. Pelosi thinks highly of Freedom Leaf’s prospects and our commitment to the mission of marijuana and hemp legalization. We are looking forward to working closely with Paul to build our company in a way that adheres to the highest standards of Corporate Governance and pursues revenue-enhancing mergers and acquisitions.”

Freedom Leaf To Open CBD Oil Extraction Facility In Las Vegas

NEVADA: Freedom Leaf  today announced that it has agreed to purchase CO2 Supercritical Extraction equipment for legal hemp CBD extraction from NuAxonTech, the producer of world class, large capacity Co2 Supercritical Extraction equipment.

Clifford J. Perry, Freedom Leaf CEO, explained, “As part of our strategic business model, the equipment will be installed in Las Vegas this week and will be used by Freedom Leaf to process locally grown raw (low THC, less than .03) industrial hemp from this year’s harvest into cannabinoid (CBD) extracts for the booming Nevada cannabis/hemp market. It may also be used to process EU Certified rare cannabinoid Hemp from Freedom Leaf’s own newly acquired production facilities in Spain.”

In a previous press release, Perry stated, “With this transformative acquisition in Spain, Freedom Leaf has become a major participant not only in the booming CBD (cannabidiol) industry, but in many other aspects of the global hemp industry. Current product development projects include research into rare cannabinoids, CBD drinks, phytocannabinoid oil, hemp seed oil, hemp fabric for footwear and furniture, etc…”

In addition, the facility will also be used as a showcase for NuAxon’s CO2 Supercritical Extraction equipment. Freedom Leaf is NuAxon’s exclusive global distributor for the cannabis/hemp industry, and it expects prospective buyers from around the world to come to Las Vegas to see how the equipment works.

The Las Vegas Sun reported Friday July 7th that Russell Wilhelm, the Nevada Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program Manager, says the state is setting up the new industrial hemp regulations and hemp production is expected to double in Nevada this year and is projected to keep growing with the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 396, which allows for industrial hemp farming, testing and selling. Last year, Nevada had only 250 acres in production, while Colorado had over 9,000 acres.

“With the passing of SB396, we actually have the opportunity to now start producing industrial hemp seed in the state of Nevada, one, and then two, the other significant opportunity after that is going to be the ability to sell industrial hemp-based products in retail venues in the state,” Wilhelm said.

The Sun quotes a local hemp farmer saying that Nevada needs to beef up its industrial-level processing. Much of last year’s yield went unused, or had to be sent out of state to be processed.

Freedom Leaf Launches FLI Agency: Inks Los Marijuanos

NEVADA: Clifford J. Perry, CEO and Co-Founder of Freedom Leaf, announced today that the company has launched the FLI Agency, a full service marketing and talent agency and has signed the popular band, Los Marijuanos, which it calls the “House Band of the Marijuana Legalization Movement”.™

The new agency, a wholly owned division of Freedom Leaf, Inc., will be headed by Charles Mui, FRLF’s VP of Marketing. Charles owned and operated a successful marketing and creative agency for over a decade and brought his book of business and expertise to drive revenue to the freedom leaf family of products and services. The FLI Agency is developing a marketing program for Los Marijuanos merchandise at www.PonyBoyStuff.com, as well as business management and booking for the popular band. For booking or merchandising inquiries about Los Marijuanos contact: PonyBoyStuff@FreedomLeaf.com

Perry added, “I am very pleased and excited to have signed Rafael Ochoa a/k/a/ Pony Boy to the Freedom Leaf Family. Pony Boy has been a dedicated marijuana and hemp advocate for decades after meeting and inspired by the famous Hemp Advocate Jack Herer, who wrote The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Pony Boy, and Los Marijuanos, are a strong social media influencer with over 1.5 million followers. FRLF’s commitment to Los Marijuanos is also a part of Freedom Leaf’s growing involvement in the huge Hispanic market and our media partnership with the largest Hispanic website headquartered in Spain La Marihuana. Freedom Leaf’s Spanish licensee, Freedom Leaf Iberia, is prominently represented in the Spanish music scene.”

Los Marijuanos was formed in Chicago IL. The members are a revolving trio with front man Pony Boy as the anchor to the group. The group quickly became an attraction in the Hispanic, hip hop and marijuana advocate communities. Los Marijuanos made a name for themselves performing at lowrider shows, hemp legalization rallies and festivals. The group released their first album Puro Pleito/Pure Drama on Sept, 24, 1999.

After the success of Pure Drama, Los Marijuanos released their 2001 follow up entitled “The Smoke Out”. Once again Los Marijuanos satisfied their audience with tales of all things green. With appearances by Chicago artists Psycho Drama, Triple Darkness, Disco & Vibe and nationally syndicated radio host Mancow Muller “The Smoke Out” became an instant hit.

Los Marijuanos are modern Day Hemp Freedom Fighters. Preaching the legalization vibe everywhere they go! Their music can be defined as “good get high music” by their legions of fans worldwide. Their music is for the patients, the growers, the care givers, hemp believers, smokers and the tokers as well as the weed sellers all over the world.

FLI Agency will be handling the creative development of new materials for Pony Boy and Los Marijuanos. With the graphic design, video production and marketing resources at FLI Agency Freedom Leaf Inc. will be focusing on attracting more artist to further its influence within cannabis culture.

Freedom Leaf Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

NEVADA: Clifford J. Perry, CEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc.,  “The Marijuana Legalization Company, has announced that Dr. Robert Melamede, Ph.D. and Dr. David J. Barton, MD are joining the company’s new medical advisory board.

Dr. Robert Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he taught and researched cannabinoids, cancer, and DNA repair. Dr. Melamede is recognized as a leading authority on the therapeutic uses of cannabis, and has authored or co-authored dozens of papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects. Dr. Melamede, along with Richard C. Cowan, FRLF Chairman, co-founded Cannabis Science, Inc., the second publicly traded company in the cannabis sector, and he served as its CEO from 2008 to 2014.

Cowan said, “It is wonderful to have my old friend, ‘Dr. Bob,’ as he is known to so many admirers around the world, join us as we move forward.”

Dr. David J. Barton, MD is a clinician in Pain Medicine and a Medical Political Activist. He has been a physician for over 32 years. He is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine, and became board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine in 2005. Past board certifications include General Surgery (1992) and Plastic Surgery (1995). Dr. Barton is a lifetime member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Present member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Telemedicine Association, the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the Hawaii Medical Association.

Dr. David J Barton served in the United States Army Reserve, General Surgeon, Medical Corp Officer, Major, 1990-1999, with temporary active duty in Desert Storm. Current volunteer Chief Medical Officer of Malama First, LLC; A non-profit organization for the enhancement of healthcare and well-being in Native Hawaiians.

“Freedom Leaf is honored to have these two distinguished scientists become the first members of our new Medical Advisory Board, as we explore the new opportunities for Freedom Leaf, Inc. to develop therapeutic and nutraceutical cannabis and hemp products in the US and internationally with our foreign licensees,” commented CEO Cliff Perry, adding, “Freedom Leaf, Inc. headquarters are in Las Vegas, where marijuana is now fully legal following the Nevada victory in the recent recreational initiative. With 8 states approving either medical or recreational or both on November 8th, there are now even more opportunities in other states that now either have medical and/or recreational marijuana laws or both. Internationally in Europe, Central and South America as well as Australia and Canada, we are seeing major accomplishments in the legality of marijuana which will create even more deal flow and revenue for Freedom Leaf, Inc. and our stockholders.”