Maple Leaf Green World announced that they have engaged Mr. Brian Patterson, Marc Montoya, and Dillon Patterson to develop a medical Marijuana growing operation plan in California, U.S.A., as part of the company's business strategy.
The medical marijuana business in California is estimated about $1 Billion a year according to L.A. Weekly magazine. With 23 States having already legalized marijuana for medical purpose, the potential market for medical marijuana in U.S. is tremendous, and Maple Leaf's management feels this is the good time to enter the U.S. market.
Mr. Brian Patterson will be heading the team in developing a sound business plan for Maple Leaf. He holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from San Diego State University. He was involved in developing Real Estates before 2009 and since then he has been concentrated on developing and building coldframes (greenhouse without heating system) for medical Marijuana in California. He is also the executive producer on a documentary about medicinal cannabis called " American Drug War 2 - Cannabis Destiny" in 2012. Patterson has spent over 100 hours interviewing cannabis doctors in the U.S. in making the film and investigating the medicinal properties of the plant. He has also attended multiple conferences held throughout the US with doctors and nurses regarding the endocannabinoid system and he also has extensive knowledge of how the different THC and CBD cannabinoids in combination with their terpenes profiles affect the human body through the CB1 and CB2 receptor system in the human body.
Mr. Marc Montoya will be the Chief Grower for the U.S. growing operation. He is a Certified Honors Graduate from Oaksterdam University of California's Advanced Course Curriculum in Horticulture and Canabusiness in 2010. He has over 10 years of extensive Indoor/Outdoor greenhouse experience in growing Marijuana with high success rate in propagation management, advanced techniques practitioner in all aspects of Plant Husbandry, and extensive knowledge of IPM solutions. He is also accredited with 3rd Place Hybrid Category (Platinum OG) 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup, Los Angeles.
Mr. Dillon Patterson will assist Mr. Montoya in managing the U.S. growing facility. He has attended the California State University at Fullerton for a degree in Bacholer of Art - Business Administration from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, he began a new career in Horticulture and Cannabis. He has extensive practical experience in managing greenhouse operation and in all aspects of cultivating and processing Marijuana.
Maple Leaf has also retained the services of a law firm in California that is well versed in the law and regulations regarding medical marijuana in that State. This law firm will assist the Company in applying all the necessary permits and licenses from the State of California and setting up a proper business structure in order to make this a legitimate and sustainable venture.
"While Health Canada still deliberates our MMPR application, this will be the good time to enter the much larger U.S. market. We are excited to have a team of expertise to join us, not only to spearhead the U.S. operation, but also to assist us to set up the shop when we get the MMPR license. " said Maple Leaf Green World President and CEO Raymond Lai. "This team's expertise and networking will help us to start up the U.S. operation in a very timely manner and ultimately generate revenue for the Company in the near future."