ESCONDIDO, Calif., May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. ("MCOA" or the "Company") (OTC:MCOA), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, is pleased to announce that its Washington based Joint Venture with Bougainville Ventures, Inc. has completed the setup of 10,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space. The greenhouse is pending the completion of inspection, which is the final step needed before commencing cultivation.

The first 10,000 of a 30,000 square foot facility has been fully erected and is ready for inspection this week along with the newly installed security system. The construction crew is currently focused on installing the wiring and mounting panels, plugs and switches, the HVAC system and fans. The Company expects that the final inspection of the security and greenhouse construction will be sometime this week. Once the inspection is approved, the tenant grower will be allowed to occupy the space and begin growing.  

Donald Steinberg, MCOA CEO said, "As landlords we are looking forward to providing a turnkey property to the first of hopefully many licensed tenants in Washington. Providing a turnkey facility for tenant growers is an ideal cultivation environment for tenants with minimal start-up capital and consistent rental income for MCOA.”

Once the 30,000 sq. ft. facility is fully built-out, it will have the ability to house approximately 4,000 plants.

About Marijuana Company of America, Inc. 
MCOA is a corporation which participates in: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products under the brand name "hempSMART™", that targets general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreations use; and, (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry, as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop.

About Bougainville Ventures, Inc. 
Bougainville Venture Inc. is in the core business of converting irrigated farmland that was traditionally used to grow marginally profitable feed crops, to greenhouse-equipped farmland used to grow luxury crops with a primary focus on marijuana. Bougainville is an agricultural services company that focuses on providing growers with state-of-the-art computer controlled greenhouses and processing facilities. Bougainville offers fully built out turnkey solutions to licensed tenant-growers and luxury crop growers who will lease the facilities for production and processing. Bougainville does not "touch the plant" and only provides growing infrastructure as a landlord for licensed marijuana growers.

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For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:

MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
NetworkNewsWires/MCOA

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