SOURCE: Marijuana Company of America, Inc.

Marijuana Company of America, Inc.

May 10, 2016 07:00 ET

Marijuana Company of America Partners With Cannabis Career Institute to Develop Online Cannabis Education Platform

BONSALL, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA ("MCOA" or the "Company") (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis marketing and distribution company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Cannabis Career Institute ("CCI") to develop a comprehensive library of cannabis and hemp education curriculum online that will be distributed through the Club Harmoneous Success Education Platform.

CCI is one of the oldest and most established cannabis education institutions in the industry. CCI management, staff and network of connections collectively possess the significant industry knowledge and experience that MCOA and Club Harmoneous require to effectively educate patient members on the usage of cannabis as a healthy alternative, as well as on the myriad of business opportunities available in this rapidly emerging industry.

We are in the very early stages of the next major economic revolution. In this shift away from a toxic economy to a sustainable economy, cannabis and hemp are a focal point and education is key. Over the next decade many of the toxic jobs and careers we know today will become obsolete. A significant portion of the workforce will need to be retrained for the new sustainable economy job opportunities that are becoming available. CCI, MCOA and Club Harmoneous will help fill the gap by helping to train employees that will be needed as this new emerging industry continues to rapidly expand.

"With the upcoming changes in California law, people will need something to help with transition," said CCI CEO, Bob Calkin. "We are excited that MCOA has developed this new platform so collectives can convert their members into a down-line that offers a passive income while offering non-exclusivity. It's an innovative way to re-invent the collective/cooperative model. We also recognize the need to train and educate the millions of adults worldwide that are seeking job opportunities in the cannabis industry or treat their various health issues."

CCI and MCOA will jointly develop a suite of online cannabis education curriculum that will extend CCI's successful brick and mortar classes to a much larger demographic of consumers online, both nationally and internationally. This online platform will give consumers who are unable to attend brick and mortar classes the opportunity to participate remotely at their own pace, from anywhere in the world.

The online curriculum being developed will range from entry level topics, such as a general introduction to the cannabis industry, to more in-depth, focused classes on cultivation, dispensary management, edibles, extraction, manufacturing, distribution, compliance, marketing and much more.

"We are privileged to have access to the extensive knowledge and experience that the CCI team offers. We look forward to working closely with them to provide comprehensive cannabis education to Club Harmoneous members," said Mr. Steinberg, MCOA President.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Donald Steinberg"
Donald Steinberg
President & CEO
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About Marijuana Company of America Inc.

Marijuana Company of America ("MCOA") is a publicly traded company headquartered in Southern California. MCOA will distribute marijuana and products related to marijuana as well as CBD and hemp, using a variety of marketing approaches to distribute on a global basis.

About Club Harmoneous

Club Harmoneous (The Club) delivers all of the benefits of cannabis to its members harmoneously. The Club provides a wide range of cannabis products to its members, medicinal, adult use or healthy foods, body care and cosmetics. The Club products are top quality and offered to members at competitive prices with the convenience of home delivery.

Through MCOA's Managed Services, the Company offers Marketing Services designed to increase membership. This is done through an affiliate referral program where members refer new member patients and earn discounts and income from their referrals. The Club Harmoneous Network Affiliate Program breaks down all of the barriers to entry and opens up the industry to individuals who might not find opportunity elsewhere. For a nominal fee, The Club provides training and a platform for those seeking an opportunity to build their own home based cannabis business. For more information go to: http://www.Harmoneous.com.

About Cannabis Career Institute Inc.

Cannabis Career Institute is an innovator in the field of marijuana schools. Established in March of 2009, following on the heels of, and continuing the tradition of, Oaksterdam University, the oldest and most successful marijuana school in the world. With more of a focus on business technique, Cannabis Career Institute, has set the trend by creating a step-by-step method of doing business in the marijuana industry. The guidelines for how to create, brand and market a collective are all presented, along with business management strategies to establish a realistic timeline and budget. The goal of CCI is empower the students by giving them the information they need to succeed in the world of cannabis. Whether they want to start their own medical marijuana delivery service, their own medical marijuana dispensary, their own medical marijuana edibles operation, their own medical marijuana grow-room or even their own medical marijuana school. The additional value of working with CCI is the ancillary benefits such as staffing, mentoring, connections in the industry and the continuing education required to launch a successful business in this rapidly emerging industry. For more information go to: www.cannabiscareerinstitute.com.

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LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Marijuana Company of America Inc. will provide management services that assist legal businesses to cultivate, sell, and distribute hemp and marijuana based products within the legal guidelines of individual states and international markets.

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