Mass Roots sent out the following release today.
MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, announced today that CannaRegs, Inc. has secured multiple government contracts in California. As previously reported, MassRoots recently entered into definitive agreements to acquire CannaRegs, Inc. (for more information, including the conditions to closing the acquisition, please refer to MassRoots’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2017, as amended on August 28, 2017).
CannaRegs, which provides users with up-to-date access to all cannabis-related rules and regulations from municipal, county, state and federal sources has added Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Yolo County and San Joaquin County to its subscriber base in the last 60 days. This brings CannaRegs up to a dozen government contracts that include the likes of Los Angeles County and the City of Sacramento.
“We are extremely pleased to announce these new contracts, which significantly expand our operations throughout the rapidly-emerging California marketplace,” stated Mrs. Amanda Ostrowitz, Co-founder of CannaRegs. “These agreements allow us to enhance our market presence within California’s $5 billion legal cannabis industry and we expect to generate significant revenues as we execute on these contracts. Going forward, we expect to leverage these new government relationships and our best-in-class technology to capture additional market share and significantly increase revenues.”
In November 2016, California passed Proposition 64 allowing for the full legalization of marijuana. The implementation of this new law has brought with it significant regulatory issues. Oversight relating to water usage, licensing, background checks and safety and education training are just some of the rules in which retailers will need to familiarize themselves.
“These contracts provide strong validation that our planned acquisition of CannaRegs is both timely and valuable,” said Mr. Isaac Dietrich, CEO of MassRoots Inc. “California’s voter-approved Proposition 64, will require new rules and standards for marijuana testing facilities and CannaRegs is positioned to establish itself as a market leader within this developing industry. Management expects CannaRegs to secure similar contracts in the near future.”