MassRoots' (OTCQB: $MSRT) Dispensary Finder to List Only State-Licensed Dispensaries
Company pledges to be in full compliance with California and other state regulations; Aims to build long-term relationships with state-licensed businesses
DENVER - April 4, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTCQB:MSRT), a leading technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, today reaffirmed its long-standing policy to list only state-licensed dispensaries on its platform. Recently, California's Bureau of Cannabis Control has requested that online services cease listing unlicensed dispensaries operating in violation of state cannabis regulations. Several prominent online dispensary finder services have chosen to ignore this guidance from state regulators and continue to list unlicensed dispensaries.
"We believe that operating in full compliance with state cannabis regulations is crucial to creating long-term, sustainable shareholder value and building confidence with consumers as well as local, state and federal regulatory organizations," stated MassRoots Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich. "Other services that continue to drive traffic to unlicensed dispensaries are punishing businesses that have invested significant time and resources to gain compliance with state regulations. We view this as an opportunity to build long-term relationships with compliant dispensaries that we believe are the future of the cannabis industry."
In the coming weeks, MassRoots is expected to introduce its revamped business portal and dispensary finder. Only dispensaries that compensate MassRoots a minimum of $199 per location per month will be listed on the dispensary map and have access to its comprehensive business portal. ArcView Market Research estimates there are roughly 1,700 dispensary locations in the United States currently, growing to around 2,500 over the next 18 months.
MassRoots, Inc. is one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry. Powered by more than one million registered users, the Company's mobile apps empower consumers to make educated cannabis purchasing decisions through community-driven reviews. With a significant market share of medical cannabis patients in certain markets and more than 35,000 shareholders, the Company believes it is uniquely positioned to best serve the needs of the cannabis industry. For more information, please visit MassRoots.com/Investors and review MassRoots's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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