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02.01.16 – Recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $1 billion in 2015

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See below link to a recent article on the continued growth of the legal marijuana market. Sales of recreational cannabis  is currently legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. Medical cannabis is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Seven states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont, are slated to decide on recreational legalization this year, and Florida, Ohio, Missouri and Pennsylvania will vote on medical legalization measures.

Recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $1 billion in 2015

11.04.15 – Canna Group, Inc. Announces Launch of Sugar Leaf Capital Fund I LLC

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​Canna Group, Inc., leading consultants to the cannabis industry, today announced the formation of Sugar Leaf Capital Fund I LLC (“Sugar Leaf”), a private equity firm formed to invest in emerging growth companies within the cannabis sector.  Sugar Leaf will have offices in California and Chicago, Illinois.

Sugar  Leaf’s investments will typically be in the form of equity and it may  participate in  or  create  a  number  of  debt  or  debt-like  investments  as  appropriate.  Sugar Leaf’s primary investment focus will be early stage businesses enabling the cannabis industry, but which are generally ancillary to the production or processing of the plant and not subject to state regulations.  Key areas of interest include: Financial, Payments & Banking; Grow Systems, Agriculture & Operations; Software, Digital & Internet; Chemistry, Science & Genetics; and Business Services.

The Fund will be a committed capital fund and will only be available to accredited investors and qualified purchasers. The Fund’s objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in early-stage companies servicing the cannabis industry.

Canna Group, Inc. and its team, Grant Rollin (Partner), Aaron Silverman (Partner) and ChrisMacaluso (Industry Advisor) will be active with the Fund in addition to Michael Gruber(Partner), Amy Boyet (Principal), Michael Guerra (Principal), Achint Prabhat (Principal), and Glen Anderson (Industry Advisor).

The Fund has partnered with Rainmaker Securities LLC, a licensed general securities Broker/Dealer and a FINRA/SIPC member firm.

“We are proud of the Fund’s launch,” said Grant Rollin, Canna Group, Inc.’s Chairman.  “The team assembled brings a deep combination of investment and cannabis sector expertise to nurture and develop high growth businesses. Sugar Leaf has the unique opportunity to attract high quality deals, and execute quickly in the rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry.”

About Canna Group, Inc.

Canna Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that consults in the development of sound strategy, writes business plans, provides expert consultation in enterprise value grow facilities producing the highest quality cannabis available, prepares licensing applications, provides advice on management of dispensaries, offers in-depth educational courses, creates brands and licensing opportunities and offers proprietary industry-related software, invests in cannabis businesses, and generally mentors companies in the industry.

About Rainmaker Securities LLC

Rainmaker provides a variety of services to issuers of private securities and investors satisfying the needs of two primary constituencies; emerging growth issuers; and emerging growth private companies looking to engage new markets, raise expansion capital, or find M&A partners.  Rainmaker provides expertise on the proper structure, pricing, and distribution strategy necessary to successfully place equity, debt, and/or hybrid securities, with Rainmaker’s extensive network of institutional and private investors.