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MedMen Announces Florida Expansion, Opens First Location in West Palm Beach

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Enterprises Inc. (“MedMen” or the “Company”) (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF)
today announced its expansion into Florida with the opening of a retail
location in West Palm Beach at 539 Clematis Street. MedMen expects
retail locations in Key West and Orlando to follow.

Florida is the third most populous state with a robust medical cannabis
program serving over 200,000 qualified patients. Of the 15 new locations
MedMen plans to open across the U.S. in 2019, 12 will be in Florida,
where the Company is licensed for up to 35 retail locations.

“MedMen looks forward to serving Florida’s medical marijuana patients
with a consistent, professional and elevated dispensary experience that
is the hallmark of MedMen retail,” said Co-founder and Chief Executive
Officer Adam Bierman.

MedMen will offer a selection of over 53 products, including MedMen’s
own suite of in-house brands: [statemade], LuxLyte and MedMen that cater
to specific patient needs.

Results from a recent MedMen survey revealed the need for patient
cannabis education. In this survey of over 3,000 current and potential
cannabis users conducted by quantitative research firm Smith Geiger,
results showed Floridians are excited about the potential for cannabis
in their state: 88 percent agree there are significant therapeutic
benefits to cannabis and 75 percent believe cannabis has the potential
to positively change lives. However, only 27 percent feel well educated
regarding cannabis and more than 20 percent of potential buyers don’t
feel sufficiently informed to choose the correct product in a
dispensary. More than 10 percent of the sample was Florida residents.

“Our research shows many patients in Florida feel they need guidance
when they walk into a dispensary. As we expand patient access to the
benefits of cannabis, our goal is to help educate our customers before
they buy,” said Nick Hansen, MedMen’s director of government affairs for
the Florida region. “When a patient enters a MedMen store they will be
immediately welcomed by highly-trained staff ready to answer every
question and helping them find the best product for their needs.”

MedMen store associates undergo rigorous and comprehensive training.
Additionally, MedMen employees immerse themselves in the local community
by personally introducing the brand to local businesses and residents.
The Company supports local and statewide community groups, such as The
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and Epilepsy Florida.

“Before day one, MedMen has already shown its commitment to the
community and we’re thrilled to welcome them to West Palm Beach,” said
Dennis Grady, chief executive officer of The Chamber of Commerce of the
Palm Beaches. “Now that MedMen has opened its doors, patients in our
community will have greater accessibility to the high-quality services
and products that they deserve.”

MedMen’s 7,550 square-foot West Palm Beach location is located at 539
Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Store hours are 8:00 a.m. –
9:00 p.m.

MedMen is the most recognizable cannabis retailer in the U.S. known for
the high design aesthetic and welcoming environment of its iconic
stores. It has received numerous awards, including being recognized
as “Best Cannabis Dispensary” by West Hollywood Magazine and OC Weekly,
a top-10 dispensary in Los Angeles by High Times, a top-10 store in New
York by Chain Store Age, GreenState’s leading dispensary for “Excellence
in Services,” and one of Green Entrepreneur’s 100 Cannabis Leaders in
2018. Additionally, MedMen was recognized for its positive economic
impact in Clark County, Nevada, which declared October 8 as “MedMen Day.”


MedMen is a cannabis retailer with operations across the U.S. and
flagship stores in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. MedMen’s mission
is to provide an unparalleled experience that invites the world to
discover the remarkable benefits of cannabis because a world where
cannabis is legal and regulated is a safer, healthier and happier world.
Learn more at

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking information”
within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may
also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements”
within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
information and forward-looking statements are not representative of
historical facts or information or current condition, but instead
represent only MedMen’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or
objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and
outside of MedMen’s control. Generally, such forward-looking information
or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not
expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”,
“intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or
variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that
certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or
“will be taken”, “will continue”, “will occur” or “will be achieved”.
The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained
herein may include, but is not limited to, information concerning the
contemplated use of proceeds of the Offering.

By identifying such information and statements in this manner, MedMen
is alerting the reader that such information and statements are subject
to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may
cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements
of MedMen to be materially different from those expressed or implied by
such information and statements. In addition, in connection with the
forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in
this press release, MedMen has made certain assumptions.

Among others, the key factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
information and statements are the following: inability to locate
suitable acquisition targets; delays in opening new or renovating
existing retail locations; higher than expected costs to construct,
renovate and operate retail locations; delays in opening new or
expanding existing cultivation and production facilities; higher than
expected costs to construct, expand and operate cultivation and
production facilities; adverse changes in the public perception of
cannabis; changes in consumer demand for cannabis; decreases in the
prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets in
which the Company operates; adverse changes in applicable laws; adverse
changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including
those related to taxation; increasing costs of compliance with extensive
government regulation; changes in general economic, business and
political conditions, including changes in the financial markets and in
particular in the ability of the Company to raise debt and equity
capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; risks related
to licensing, including the ability to obtain the requisite licenses or
renew existing licenses for the Company’s proposed operations;
dependence upon third party service providers, skilled labor and other
key inputs; risks inherent in the agricultural and retail business;
intellectual property risks; risks related to litigation; dependence
upon senior management; and other risks disclosed in the Company’s
public filings including its short form prospectus dated November 28,
2018 (including the documents incorporated by reference therein). Should
one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize,
or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or
statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from
those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed,
estimated or expected.

Although MedMen believes that the assumptions and factors used in
preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking
information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be
placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee
can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will
prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such information and statements.
Key assumptions used herein are that the market for acquisition targets
does not materially change and that development costs remain consistent
with budgets. The forward-looking information and forward-looking
statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of
this press release, and MedMen does not undertake to update any
forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are
contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable
securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking
information and statements attributable to MedMen or persons acting on
its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.

SOURCE: MedMen Enterprises


Allison McLarty
Vice President,
Corporate Communications

Stéphanie Van Hassel
President, Investor Relations

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Cambodia Junior National Canoe Team Members to Visit Japan as Part of Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sixteen members of the Cambodia junior national canoe team are scheduled to visit Japan from September 17–25 as part of the Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019 promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

We invite the group to enjoy canoe-related tours and lectures in Tokyo, and then to visit Ishikawa Prefecture to participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament, joint practice with the Japan national team, a social gathering with high school students, and other activities, all in an effort to promote personal exchange between Japan and Cambodia through sports. Our aims with these activities are to effectively share the appeals of Japan and to further promote the future development of the sports industry in Cambodia and friendly relations between Cambodia and Japan.

We hope that participants in this program will proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to Cambodia.

For reference: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatchees take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Tuesday, September 17

Arrive in Japan, orientation, lecture by the Japan Canoe Federation, etc.

Wednesday, September 18

Tour Sea Forest Waterway, etc.

Thursday, September 19

Travel to Ishikawa Prefecture

Courtesy visit to the Komatsu City Office

Joint practice with the Japan national team

Friday, September 20

Visit Komatsu Ltd.

Social gathering

Saturday, September 21–Monday, September 23

Participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament

Tuesday, September 24

Travel to Tokyo

Presentation of outcomes, etc.

Wednesday, September 25

Depart Japan


Inquiries about the program

JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + East Timor Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department

Contact: Junji Mise (Mr.), Yutaka Shintani (Mr.)

TEL: +81-3-6737-9447

Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)


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CommerceWest Bank Supported Caterina’s Club and Provided Warm Meals, Affordable Housing, and Job Training Assistance to Low-Income Families

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) supported Caterina’s Club and provided warm meals, affordable housing and job training assistance to low-income families throughout Southern California. Caterina’s Club “Feeding Kids in America” program feeds over 25,025 children a week. The “Welcome Home” program provides qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.

Chef Bruno Serato commented, “It’s time to stop talking about it and do something about it.” He continued, “Thank you all so much for supporting Caterina’s Club, the children, and families we serve. This year’s gala wouldn’t be a success without grand supporters such as CommerceWest Bank. Thank you!”

Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, stated, “A lot of families take for granted how meaningful it is to sit down and have a nightly dinner. It is disheartening to think of, especially when thousands of children in our community go to bed hungry, without an adequate roof over their head.” He continued, “We are excited to be able to help Chef Bruno Serato provide warm meals and affordable housing to underprivileged children and low-income families in our community.”

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California. The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and cash management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”


Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO

Work Phone: 949-474-5278 (Media Only)

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Cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to modernize the kitchen and increase property value.

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CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen renovations have one of the highest returns on investment compared to other home renovations. A modern, updated kitchen will add value to a property and make it more attractive to buyers. The largest financial component of a kitchen renovation is the cabinetry.

“Homeowners can experience huge savings on their kitchen renovation when they choose cabinet painting over a full cabinet replacement,” said Chris White of New Look Cabinets in Calgary. “Cabinet painting can make the kitchen look like new, at a fraction of the cost.”

The best advice is to hire Calgary cabinet painters for this project, but homeowners can attempt to DIY cabinet painting. Here are some instructions on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

  1. Choose paint: Choose a paint that will best adhere to your cabinet material and give lasting durability. You should also consider what paint colour will best suit your home’s overall design and your personal taste.
  2. Prepare the kitchen: Before starting, remove everything from the kitchen and cabinets that might get in the way.
  3. Remove cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware: Take everything off the cabinet boxes and label it for easy reassembly.
  4. Clean and sand the surfaces: Wipe down all surfaces with a grease-removing cleaner. Then lightly sand all doors, drawer fronts and side panels. Remember to wipe off the dust afterwards.
  5. Prime and paint the cabinets: You can choose to paint them using a brush, compressor and paint gun, or have them painted by Calgary cabinet painters in a professional spray shop. Be sure to apply a primer and allow it to completely dry before putting on the top coat.

Homeowners should be aware that cabinet painting is a time consuming, detail-oriented job. If you are not comfortable with your ability, or you do not have enough time to complete the job properly, you should consider hiring professional cabinet painters.

“We have the experience, skills and equipment to get the job done efficiently and with seamless, professional results,” said White. “If you can’t commit the time, it is well worth the money to have your kitchen cabinets painted by a professional company.”

New Look Cabinets & Interiors is a RenovationFind Certified Painting Company in Calgary. They specialize in interior painting, as well as cabinet painting, cabinet refinishing and furniture refinishing. They offer superior workmanship, excellent customer service and are passionate about every project they work on. For more information, or for help with your next paint job, visit


Chris White


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