SOURCE: American Green, Inc.

October 01, 2014 08:21 ET

American Green Taps One of the Country's Preeminent Medical Cannabis Attorneys

Jerry Chesler Joins American Green Staff as Vice President - Cannabis Operations and General Counsel

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - American Green, Inc (OTC Pink: ERBB) (PINKSHEETS: ERBB) announced today that it has hired Jerry Chesler, a preeminent Arizona and New York medical marijuana business attorney. He will join American Green as its General Counsel and Vice President - Cannabis Operations. Jerry's experience and connections in the marijuana industry along with his proven track record while in private practice, will allow American Green to further expand its business nationwide. 

According to Stephen Shearin, American Green's president, "Mr. Chesler will play a key role in our new MMJ Managed Services division as well as become an integral part of our overall business. Having Jerry in-house with his long list of industry contacts and national reputation as a cannabis speaker is a big win for American Green."

The addition of Mr. Chesler enables American Green to provide a full suite of consulting and advisory services to MMJ industry participants including, but not limited to, MMJ compliance, application preparation, and license acquisition. Arizona's MMJ program requires structuring nonprofit businesses designed to operate in a highly regulated environment. Recently, Illinois modeled its MMJ program after Arizona's, and Florida has indicated it will do the same should its MMJ referendum passes. 

Arizona is among the most regulated MMJ states and, unlike other western states, had no unregulated MMJ program prior to passage of its voter referendum. This has made Arizona a model for future MMJ states and a magnet for serious investment. Mr. Chesler's extensive experience with MMJ law policies and procedures gives American Green a decided competitive advantage which will complement its planned expansion into other states.

When asked for comment, Mr. Chesler said, "I have loved my cannabis business practice for the past four years and would have been very happy to continue that. But the opportunity to join an industry leader like American Green, right here in Arizona, was simply too attractive to pass up. I believe we will be able to accomplish great things in medical and adult-use cannabis distribution, product development, branding and intellectual property. We will do this by working with legal cannabis companies who simply don't have the resources or expertise to pursue these areas. We are living through a very exciting point in history right now, and I look forward to helping American Green end the damage caused by 75 years of destructive cannabis prohibition."

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MORE ABOUT AMERICAN GREEN, INC.

American Green became the first publicly-traded medical marijuana dispensary brand in the world, back in 2009 and currently owned by over 50,000 certified shareholders. The Company is keenly focused on developing, retailing, branding, and establishing commercial cultivation solutions under its proprietary American Green name along with our partners and clients who are licensed retail medical marijuana dispensaries. American Green believes that the renewal of the legalized cannabis industry in the United States will aid in getting our economy back on its feet through increased employment in all related sectors -- retail, real estate, contracting, farming and more. Additional revenues, fueled by taxing cannabis sales, and the decreased cost of housing prisoners who are no longer in prison for possession of cannabis should contribute to the renewal. Hard work and a clear vision propel American Green into the future. The centerpiece of our company is ZaZZZ, our unique automated vending solution designed specifically around American Green's licensed proprietary patented technology.

For a complete summary of all American Green products and initiatives, please refer to our website's front page.

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