SOURCE: Altitude Organic Corporation

May 25, 2011 09:17 ET

Altitude Organic President, Brian Cook, Comments on Gov. Jan Brewer's Actions, the Feds, and Medical Marijuana in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Altitude Organic Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ERBB), a leading national, publicly-traded medical marijuana company, today released important comments from the company's president, Brian Cook. Mr. Cook's comments come in light of actions taken late yesterday by Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, who requested a delay in the implementation of the state's voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The governor is seeking additional clarification from the federal court and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the legality of state laws allowing medical cannabis and whether state employees who follow clear and unambiguous state laws could face federal charges as they go about implementing the state's voter-approved initiative.

President Brian Cook exclaimed, "As a pioneer in this industry, I always believed the task ahead for Altitude Organic Corporation was going to be a major undertaking because true innovation is often associated with a high degree of risk. It's time we begin to speak clearly regarding this issue. Although our medical marijuana management company does not, itself, cultivate or retail cannabis to patients, we do offer unbridled professionalism, implementation strategies, state & federal tax compliance, job creation, and national economic recovery throughout the new cannabis industry."

Brian Cook continues, "Cannabis happens to be the only drug of which I'm aware that has no overdose amounts associated with it, yet it is more illegal than cocaine. Marijuana's current legal prohibitions defy all reason. Cannabis is a schedule I narcotic and cocaine is a schedule II narcotic prescribable for medical purposes under federal law. The current classification of cannabis makes no logical (or even legal) sense."

Mr. Cook concludes, "Altitude Organic Corporation works every day to guide entrepreneurs seeking to open new Arizona businesses while they utilize the local Arizona workforce and help to create dramatic Arizona economic benefits as soon as Gov. Brewer receives clarification regarding the right of Arizona to roll out its current, sane, and well-thought-out medical marijuana program. Arizona can take the lead in this exciting undertaking by seeking to clarify the divergent and often-conflicting federal medical marijuana policies. When accomplished, Gov. Brewer and Arizona will be in a position to create a 'win-win' situation throughout the state. As a company intent on establishing the standards for medical marijuana dispensaries, Altitude Organic Corp will now use this additional time to facilitate and enhance additional affiliate relationships."

Altitude Organic recent board of advisor appointment

John G. Stoessinger, Ph.D. (Harvard), a prize winning author of ten leading books on world politics, has been the recipient of the distinguished Bancroft Prize for History for The Might of Nations, Nations at Dawn: China, Russia and America, and has served as Acting Director for the Political Affairs Division at the United Nations. Dr. Stoessinger is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, lecturing extensively throughout the world, and serves as Distinguished Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego and is a visiting lecturer at the University of California, San Diego. Recently, the Council on Foreign Relations has called on the US government to entertain serious drug reforms, including allowing states to experiment with marijuana legalization, as part of an effort to get a handle on violent Mexican drug trafficking organizations.

Altitude Organic recent board of director appointment

Colleen Manley is the founder of Phoenix, Arizona Manley Law. Colleen is a 4th generation AZ, Phoenician. She is a trust lawyer and partner in Goodson, Manley, Forakis. Colleen has been a member of the Arizona State Bar and admitted to the United States District Court since 1985. In 1986, she was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association in good standing. Colleen holds the coveted "AV" rating, the highest rating, and her firm also holds the "preeminent" status. She is an owner and current board of director of Trans High Corporation, the founder of High Times and High Times Medical Marijuana Magazine. Colleen is active in the community as well. She is a past president of Arizona Clean and Beautiful; a member of the National Charity League; a founding member of the Board of Regents of Golden Karma Awards; a founding member of Our Power of Community Circle; past Director of ESCOM; past member of the North Central Parenting Association and volunteers for local Arizona charities.

ABOUT ALTITUDE ORGANIC CORPORATION

Altitude Organic Corporation (www.altitudeorganix.com) provides independently owned retail dispensaries in Colorado, California, and Arizona business support services, while also acting as a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs looking to enter the multi-billion dollar burgeoning industry of legal cannabis. Altitude Organic Corporation has launched its new management company strategy in Arizona. The company can manage, staff, consult, and provide uniquely branded products and concepts to medical marijuana dispensaries using a limited liability agreement. The company recently launched Doctor MMJ (www.doctormmj.com) -- a medical marijuana doctor referral service. Visit www.altitudeorganicmedicine.com or www.altitudeorganix.com today.

NOTES ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission reports and filings. Certain statements contained in this release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created by that Act. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as estimates, anticipates, projects, plans, expects, intends, believes, should and similar expressions and by the context in which they are used. Such statements are based upon current expectations of the Company and speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which they are made.

Contact Information

  • Company and Contact:

    Mr. Brian Cook
    Altitude Organic Corporation
    14220 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 139
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    P - 480-443-1600
    info@altitudeorganix.com