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 Goes Dutch: Licenses Brand To The Netherlands

NEVADA: Freedom Leaf  is going Dutch. The publicly traded cannabis media company has entered into an exclusive license with a Netherlands-based concern for use the Freedom Leaf Brand, including the right to publish Freedom Leaf Magazine in Dutch in the Netherlands.

According to a company press release, Freedom Leaf, Netherlands, BV will also distribute branded products and services and will identify emerging opportunities to bring under the Freedom Leaf umbrella in the US and the Netherlands.

Mr. Mario Louis Sylvester Lap is the Managing Director of Freedom Leaf, Netherlands, BV. Mr. Lap is a graduate from Open Universiteit Nederland, BS, Law and currently has affiliations with the following organizations: Drugtext Foundation, Foundation on Drug Policy and Human Rights & MLS LAP BV, RJM and MJR Holding Companies.

Freedom Leaf co-founder and 45 year Marijuana Legalization Activist Richard C. Cowan said of his relationship, “I have known Mario Lap for over twenty years, and there is no one in Europe who knows the drug reform world better than Mario.”

Freedom Leaf, Inc. has drawn interest from potential overseas licensees seeking access to its brand, its editorial content, ability to put on events, along with premium products and services under its banner. “We’re a magnet to attract mergers and acquisitions, incubation of new companies and spinoffs,” said Cliff PerryCEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc. “Our news, media, entertainment platforms and other properties raise awareness for investors and seed more potential deals.”

Freedom Leaf is in talks to license its brand, products and services in three additional European countries. “The negotiations continue to be very positive,” Perry said. “We’re in discussions with two additional companies in what promises to be a meaningful endeavor to speed our growth.” The license will allow licensees to market and publish Freedom Leaf Magazine in their countries, while offering website advertising, products, business and consulting services, seminars, musical festivals and other branded products and services.

“The finalization of these International contracts will substantially benefit Freedom Leaf, Inc.’s shareholders through revenue and an overseas footprint,” Perry said.

With its flagship publication, Freedom Leaf’s presence has been felt nationally as it eyes more success while approaching the milestone of one million copies in circulation by 2017. Teaming up with NORMLssdpWomenGrow, and MJBA and with hundreds of thousands of activist marketers spreading “The Good News in Marijuana Reform™,” Freedom Leaf taps into the emerging industry’s cutting edge information, innovation and legislation around cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp, as well as the latest arts, fashion, financial and lifestyle trends.

Freedom Leaf Magazine Gives Back To Las Vegas

NEVADA:  Clifford Perry, CEO and Publisher of Freedom Leaf Magazine, was part of the Las Vegas Business Coalition group that delivered a $1,500 donation to the local Toys-For-Tots on December 17, 2014.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman was on hand to accept the donation. She also got a copy of the free magazine and welcomed Freedom Leaf Inc. to the Las Vegas business community.

“Mayor Goodman was thankful for our dedication to educate the public about cannabis and hemp legalization as well as regulation and compliance,” said Perry.

Nevada recently licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and is considering recreational sales through a 2016 ballot initiative.