Maple Leaf Green World Inc.

June 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Maple Leaf Retains Aslan Ross Consulting Inc. (Mr. Ivan Ross Vrána) as Advisor

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - Maple Leaf Green World (TSX VENTURE:MGW) ("Maple Leaf" or the "Company") announces the Company has retained Aslan Ross Consulting Inc. and its principal, Mr. Ivan Ross Vrána, as advisor to assist the Company in becoming a Licensed Producer under Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ("MMPR") and establishing its related operations.

In 2008, Mr. Vrána worked with Health Canada leading the policy team that developed the MMPR program that replaced the prior MMAR program. In 2012, he left Health Canada to start Aslan Ross Consulting, which helps organizations formulate plans and interacts with the Canadian government.

Mr. Vrána will consult to the Company in connection with its proposed MMPR application; provide insights and advice about strategy; develop communication strategies; interact with government officials; provide intelligence regarding the state of the application with Health Canada; and provide general information about the state of the MMPR in Canada, particularly given the recent court actions and uncertainties.

"We are excited to be working with one of the pioneers of Health Canada's MMPR program from the start," said Maple Leaf Green World President and CEO Raymond Lai. "Mr. Vrána's expertise will prove invaluable in helping us prepare applications, respond to concerns, and ultimately secure an MMPR license in a timely matter and ultimately generate long-term value for our shareholders."

There is no assurance that the Company will be qualified to obtain requisite licences and if so, will be able to obtain regulatory approvals for such licences. Additionally, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to acquire the required financing, assets or personnel to become a grower of medical marijuana, if licensed to do so.

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About Maple Leaf Green World Inc.

Maple Leaf is a Canadian company that focuses in the agricultural/environmental industry with three main areas of activity:

  1. Eco-Agriculture - it pursues several projects around the world. In China, it is focused on growing value-added tree seedlings and nursery products that assist with anti-desertification.
  2. Renewable Energy - it pursues various renewable energy projects around the world, including Yellowhorn in China which would provide valuable Yellowhorn seeds and ultimately oil from such seeds for the manufacture of bio-diesel fuel and premium healthy cooking oil.
  3. Canadian MMPR - It pursues opportunities within the medical cannabis industry. Through an agreement with Woodmere Nursery Ltd., it's currently seeking a Canadian MMPR licensed producer status to grow medical cannabis in Canada for domestic consumption and export to approved countries.

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