Escondido, CA — (March 12, 2018) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, is pleased to announce the official launch of Convenient Hemp Mart, LLC’s “Benihemp” branded CBD products at ASD Market Week, one of the largest business-to-business trade shows in the world.

Convenient Hemp Mart has developed a collection of Benihemp branded, sample sized products for consumers including topicals, tinctures, and edibles packaged in 1-day, 2-day, and 30-day supplies. The target markets are convenience stores, smoke shops, gas stations and similar types of retail businesses where CBD commerce has a greater likelihood of generating sales from the impulse buyer at the register.

Visit the Convenient Hemp Marts Website at www.ConvenientHemp.com

Convenient Hemp Mart is officially launching the Benihemp product line at ASD Market Week (www.asdonline.com) in Las Vegas, NV. ASD is a comprehensive business-to-business trade show for retail merchandise that annually hosts 45,000 buyers from over 90 countries, representing major department stores, convenience stores, gift shops, grocery stores, and other retail stores. Out of the 45,000 attending the show, 98% of the attendees have purchasing power, and the average buyer spends a total of $82,500 on product orders per show. Benihemp will be located in the lower south hall at booth SL2449.

MCOA has invested $100,000 into Benihemp in exchange for a 25% equity stake in Convenient Hemp Mart, LLC.

Donald Steinberg CEO of MCOA stated “Marijuana Company of America is excited for the opportunity to diversify product distribution into retail markets across the country. We believe in the Convenient Hemp Mart team and their ability to successfully launch Benihemp at ASD.”

“We are eagerly looking forward to the unveiling of the Benihemp brand at this ASD Marketplace event. With the ever-growing Convenience store marketplace hitting a new record of over 140 billion dollars in annual sales last year, we believe this is the perfect place to present the first industrial Hemp derived products developed specifically for this market. Our team has worked very diligently for the launch of the Benihemp brand and are all thrilled that it has finally come to life,” said Sam Girges of Benihemp.

About Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
MCOA is a corporation which participates in: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products under the brand name “hempSMART™”, that targets general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreations use; and, (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry, as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop.

About Our Benihemp Products Containing CBD
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized CBD as a safe and effective drug for any indication. Our products containing CBD derived from industrial hemp are not marketed or sold based upon claims that their use is safe and effective treatment for any medical condition as drugs or dietary supplements subject to the FDA’s jurisdiction.

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MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
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