Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA)

Tip on: November 17, 2021

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTC: MCOA) operates and invests in the cannabis sector directly. The company’s diverse operations include cDistro, one of the THC, hemp & CBD cannabis industries’ fastest growing distribution companies; hempsmart™, a premium CBD company; and VBF Brands Inc., a cannabis nursery cultivation facility in Salinas, California, that is a cultivator and distributor utilizing its own growing systems to produce desirable cannabis clones.

MCOA continues to grow its business while remaining fiscally conscious and further establishing itself in the legalized cannabis THC, hemp & CBD industries by offering unique exposure to the global cannabidiol sector. The company intends to continue to leverage its premium brand hemp-based products with investments in and collaboration with existing and new strategic partners.

Marijuana Company of America offers investors the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp industries.

During the summer of 2021, the U.S. witnessed the introduction of the most comprehensive cannabis reform ever proposed at the federal level, as well as ongoing state-level liberalization. The investments MCOA has made will position the company to drive the expected strongest revenue growth in the company’s history.

MCOA strives to develop a comprehensive selection of synergistic companies that provides consistent value to its shareholders. Furthermore, its vertically integrated business model provides companies and partners with the best opportunities for rapid growth. It is MCOA’s attention to detail in producing premium products and adhering to the best business practices that distinguish it among the leaders of cannabis products in the global marketplace.

MCOA is building a portfolio of investments and joint ventures that represent the highest integrity and professionalism in the legal cannabis and industrial hemp markets. MCOA is a model for entrepreneurs and businesses that share its common goals and philosophies of not only creating value for investors but also creating an environment for businesses to improve the quality of life of customers through sustainable alternatives to many products currently on the market.

Partnerships and Investments

MCOA has partnered with and invested in a portfolio of companies operating in the cannabis sector. These include:

Cannabis Global Inc.

Cannabis Global Inc. (OTC: CBGL) is an emerging force in the cannabis marketplace with growing product and intellectual property portfolios. CBGL is marketing and producing Comply Bag™, an innovative solution for cannabis storage, transport, and tracking, and is also the developer and marketer of the Hemp You Can Feel™ brand.

Eco Innovation Group Inc.

Eco Innovation Group Inc. (OTC: ECOX) works with inventors and other professionals to nurture and catalyze the most innovative and impactful products and services and deliver those innovations to market. ECOX is dedicated to developing and commercializing successful products.

MCOA’s investment supports Eco Innovation’s cutting-edge extraction technology. ECOX’s extraction processes utilize a proprietary formulation to extract valuable bioactive compounds from cannabidiol (CBD) combined with plant-based materials to create a fluid and cost-effective output.

Together, both companies are positioned to identify and accelerate the development of new varieties of hemp-based products and distribute them worldwide.

Natural Plant Extract

MCOA owns a direct investment interest in Natural Plant Extract (NPE), which operates a licensed cannabis manufacturing and distribution business in Lynwood, California. NPE holds a Type 7 California manufacturing and distribution license, allowing for cannabis product distribution anywhere in the State of California.

Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

hempsmart™

hempsmart™ is a CBD company focused on creating and promoting the most effective, best tasting, and highest quality products on the market.

In 2021, hempsmart expanded into the global marketplace and announced a rebrand that featured a fresh take on its packaging and a social media campaign to engage customers via Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and more, which has now generated a new loyal group of followers.

hempsmart premier products include its Smart Drops (CBD Drops), Neuro Smart (Patented Brain Pills), and Smart Cream (Pain Cream) brands. These organic, plant-based products help to manage anxiety, pain and insomnia, without the inclusion of THC.

cDistro

cDistro distributes CBD brands, along with smoke and vape shop-related products, to wholesalers, c-stores, specialty retailers, and consumers in North America.

cDistro was chosen as one of the first to distribute Marley One, the first global functional mushroom brand, in collaboration with the Bob Marley Family.

The initial product offering will include a range of functional mushroom tinctures, including species such as cordyceps, lion’s mane, chaga, reishi and turkey tail, that offer a range of unique health and wellness benefits, from immunity and gut health to cognitive function and sleep enhancement.

VBF Brands Inc.

MCOA recently completed the acquisition of VBF Brands Inc., a fully licensed marijuana cultivator and distributor based in Salinas, California. VBF utilizes its own growing systems to produce desirable cannabis clones that are designed to assist growers by reducing uncertainty and enhancing the likelihood of a successful cultivation harvest. Cannabis clones carry the exact same genetic potential as their mother plants and have similar cannabinoid and terpene profiles when grown properly.

This subsidiary will immediately work toward increasing production at its Salinas facility, which also offers exponential growth potential with other nearby properties that MCOA has an option to participate in as part of the acquisition.

Market Outlook

Ongoing changes in U.S. state government policies toward cannabis are expected to cause demand for legal marijuana to surge. In addition, the number of indications for which medical marijuana is prescribed continues to increase. These factors are expected to rapidly boost legal sales of cannabis products. Furthermore, an anticipated federal legalization of medical marijuana in the U.S. will increase opportunities for this market.

According to a Grand View Research report, the global legal marijuana market was valued at $9.1 billion in 2020. Market size is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 26.7 percent from 2021 to 2028. That would put the market value at roughly $30 billion by 2025.

The report cites the growing number of countries that are legalizing cannabis as a driver for surging demand. It also points out the use of medical marijuana for various ailments is gaining momentum worldwide. Medical marijuana is prescribed for patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. The demand for cannabis oil is also increasing rapidly, especially among countries with legalized medical marijuana.

Management Team

Jesus Quintero is the CEO and Chairman of MCOA. From January 2013 to September 2014, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Brazil Interactive Media Inc. Since 2011, he has served as a financial consultant to several multimillion-dollar businesses in South Florida. He has extensive experience in public company reporting and SEC/SOX compliance and held senior finance positions with Avnet Inc., Latin Node Inc., Globetel Communications Corp., and Telefonica of Spain. His prior experience also includes positions at Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University and is a certified public accountant.

Investment Considerations
  • The VBF acquisition is expected to be accretive to MCOA’s revenue and EBITDA forecasts for 2022.
  • The company launched new subsidiaries in Brazil and Uruguay to distribute its hempsmart premium product line in Latin America.
  • The company recently launched a new social media marketing campaign via Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.
  • The global legal marijuana market was valued at $9.1 billion in 2020 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 26.7 percent from 2021 to 2028, putting the market value at roughly $30 billion by 2025.
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