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Marapharm Ventures Inc. announces that the taxable transaction required by the State of Nevada to apply to cultivate and sell recreational cannabis is completed

Marapharm announced May 25, 2017 that the final and approved license in the State of Nevada allows it to grow and to sell cannabis and to purchase plants from other licensed growers. Plants will be purchased immediately. Accordingly, in addition to the license to grow and sell medical marijuana, this license is now positioned to make application for recreational marijuana licensing. To qualify for this, a license holder is to complete a taxable transaction on or before May 31, 2017.

Marapharm announces that the taxable transaction has been completed May 26 2017 and that the State excise tax has been paid. The license now qualifies to submit an application for a recreational cultivation license and the application has been officially submitted.

Marapharm has paid $95,000 to the City for business licenses and fees and $45,000 to the State as a prepaid approval fee.


Marapharm has 300,000 square feet of medical marijuana licenses for its land and facilities in WA and NV. About three years ago, Marapharm applied in Canada to Health Canada for a MMPR (production and sales) license and has passed the necessary security clearances. The application is currently in the in-depth screening process. In September 2016, Health Canada contacted Marapharm with a provision to amend its application to allow for the new regulations, ACMPR.

Marapharms common shares are publicly traded in Canada, under the ticker symbol “MDM” on the Canadian Securities Exchange, and in the United States, under the ticker symbol “MRPHF” on the OTCQB, and in Europe, under the ticker symbol “2M0” on the FSE.

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