Escondido, CA – (August 22, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing company, is pleased to announce that it has retained Craig A. Brand, Esq., The Brand Law Firm P.A. (TBLF), and his cannabis consulting team to provide specialized legal support.

The Brand Law Firm, P.A. is a specialized law firm focused on complex business, banking and investments in the cannabis and hemp industry with national and international clients spanning across all sectors of the industry.  From cultivation and extraction to landlords, dispensaries, product development, taxation and banking to compliance and more, TBLF provides industry expertise and is a leading source of knowledge, skill and experience in the cannabis and hemp industries. The Brand Law Firm and its legal, affiliate and consulting teams have more than 75 years of defense and industry experience, training and knowledge.

Craig A. Brand, Esq. and TBLF will provide MCOA with legal support in the areas of general corporate compliance, cannabis and hemp related matters regarding licensing, applications import/export, state, national and international government relations, regulatory analysis and compliance, securities, taxation, product and brand development, as well as introductions to the top product and service providers in the industry.

“We are very fortunate to have an attorney like Craig Brand and his team at The Brand Law Firm advising the Company in all legal matters. Having an experienced legal team led by Craig to guide us will give our Company team confidence in knowing we will always be compliant,” said CEO Donald Steinberg.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” which are not purely historical and may include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities and words such as “anticipate”, “seek”, intend”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects, the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-12G, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit www.sec.gov.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica