LAKE ELSINORE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Aja Cannafacturing, Inc. (OTCQB: AJAC), announced today it has appointed its first new member to its Board of Directors since changing its company name and trading symbol and subsequent transition to a new business model of providing technologies, products and services to the medical cannabis and commercialized hemp industries.
Mr. Kendall A. Smith will join the Aja Cannafacturing Board effective September 22, 2014. Mr. Smith is currently the founder and co-owner of Smith & Ramsay, LLC, a Nevada-based company that specializes in flavoring and aroma extraction services in the food, beverage and vaporizer and e-Cigarette/eVapor industries.
Mr. Smith's drive for community activism and wellness education prompted his research and entry into the medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries. For the last 13 years the major portion of his career has focused on patient consulting and caregiving research. Mr. Smith has become recognized in the industry due to his expertise in component extraction, breeding and genetic seed cultivation. Mr. Smith has been an active volunteer with the Nevada Children's Center, the Clark County School District, and 3Square.
Mr. Smith stated, "I believe that the revival of industrial hemp is going to be the largest agricultural push in the United States. Its diversity is quite promising in areas like medicine, food, fuel and building materials, just to name a few. Hemp is positioned to become a game changer and make a positive impact in these world markets. Hemp can have a significant impact on this country's economy as well as the quality of life for all of us."
CEO Scott Plantinga added, "As we have announced, our goal is to become recognized in the industry as a genetics cultivation leader and experts in medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp extraction processes. The caliber of expertise that Mr. Smith brings to the Board of Directors emphasizes our commitment to those goals and assists Aja Cannafacturing in positioning itself towards achieving those milestones."
Mr. Plantinga continued, "A groundswell is imminent into the exponentially expanding markets due to the federal 2013 Farm Bill recently signed in to law by President Obama. We believe the impetus provided from the cultivation of hemp will potentially expand exponentially so we will continue to build out a team of committed, industry-wide recognized leaders like Mr. Smith."
About Aja Cannafacturing, Inc.
Aja Cannafacturing, Inc., First and foremost our focus is on being the pioneering force in the cannabis industry by the select breeding and cultivation of application-specific, proprietary cannabis seed. Through these methods, Aja Cannafacturing seeks to maximize the potential of every harvest. Becoming a leading supplier of raw cannabis material for industry specific applications such as building materials (Hempcrete), automotive (biofuels), plastics (healthcare) and textiles (fabrics), among others, positions Aja Cannafacturing at the forefront of a new domestic industrial revolution.
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