VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N), (FRANKFURT:M5BQ), (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) would like to reaffirm its commitment to operations exclusively within medical or recreational cannabis legal jurisdictions. Further to the Company’s Nov 28, 2017 press release, and in lieu of the recent rescission of the Cole Memorandum by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Namaste’s position on staying out of the US cannabis market remains firm. The Company would like to express very clearly that it does not hold any US assets nor does it intend on participating in any US operations or investments. Namaste is highly focused on the expansion of its Canadian operations through the launch of its online medical cannabis marketplace. Management will have no involvement in operations or investments in any illegal jurisdictions which present any risk to the Company and/or its shareholders.
On January 12, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) issued a statement following the rescission, whereby the CSA gave notice that it would re-examine its disclosure-based policy in relation to Canadian cannabis companies with any US operations or investments. Namaste believes that the CSA’s statement is in-line with the Company’s position and short-term outlook on the cannabis market in the United States.
Namaste will continue to focus on expansion of its international operations in progressive, legal markets by leveraging its technology and existing databases of cannabis consumers in countries around the world. Namaste, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“Cannmart”) is developing an online marketplace for medical cannabis that will offer patients the largest variety of product sourced from domestic and international producers. The launch of Cannmart is significant to Namaste, as the Company intends to follow the same strategy in other legal markets where it has established a strong presence.
Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “We’re very pleased to have divested our US assets and operations. Namaste will continue focusing its efforts on progressive, legal markets like Canada and emerging legal cannabis markets like Australia and will remain uninvolved with any US cannabis operations until there are major changes to US federal laws.”
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through e-commerce sites in 26 countries and with 5 distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, US, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., a Canadian based late-stage applicant for a medical cannabis distribution license (under the ACMPR Program) is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian medical cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.
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