Marco Guerrero Named Vice President of Latin America for Marijuana Company of America Inc.

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marijuana Company of America Inc. ("MCOA" or the "Company") (OTCQB: MCOA), an emerging company and leader offering unique exposure to the global cannabis sector, today announces that it has named Board Member Marco Guerrero as vice president of the company’s hempSMART™ Brazil and hempSMART™ Uruguay subsidiaries.

“We are excited to have Marco take on this role and propel us to a higher level of international production and distribution opportunities,” stated Jesus M. Quintero, CEO of MCOA. “Marco is an excellent board member, and we have full confidence in his ability to help drive MCOA's global expansion. His expertise in Latin America in particular strengthens our ability to distribute our Premium CBD and hemp-derived hempSMART™ product line for the first time in Brazil, a country with a population of over 212 million consumers and there are 652 million consumers throughout Latin America.”

Marco Guerrero holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a post graduate degree in controllership from Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie, Brazil. He studied in the UK and worked for several years in the USA with Chubb, QBE and Marsh & McLennan before becoming co-founder of Truster Brazil, a highly reputable reinsurance company specializing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Marco is a trusted advisor who can ensure our success as we navigate our way through Latin America,” Quintero added. “His extensive professional experience is rooted in the reinsurance industry, medical and business communities in both Uruguay and Brazil. This will serve us well as we have initiated our efforts in communicating directly with medical professionals about bringing our products to Latin America.”

Uruguay has a population of over 3.6 million consumers and was the first country in the world to legalize recreational and medical cannabis. Although CBD is legal in Brazil and Uruguay, access to quality products in these markets remains challenging for consumers due to low quality and/or prescription requirements. The HEMPsmart™ Brazil and HEMPsmart™ Uruguay subsidiaries will include manufacturing and distribution to alleviate these challenges.

MCOA is also applying for status in a "Free Trade Zone" which allows the entity exemption from local, sales and exportation tax. MCOA stands to benefit from a more cost-effective structure for the products manufactured and sold to MCOA from the newly formed subsidiary. This will help to enhance the profitability of the U.S. parent company and reduce the tax burden of the overall consolidated group.

“I am honored to help lead and contribute to the Company’s overall business development and international growth strategy,” said Guerrero. “Jesus and the rest of the management team have built a culture with people and products that are truly special. This team is laser-focused on thoughtful execution and building sales while maintaining a genuine interest in meeting the needs of consumers seeking affordable quality CBD products.”

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About Marijuana Company of America Inc.

MCOA is an emerging company and leader offering unique exposure to the global cannabis sector. The Company recently repositioned itself from Research & Development to reflect certain market opportunities identified by Management to a new revenue producing driven Cannabis Marketing Company with focus on sales & marketing of “hempSMART™” premium proprietary botanical legal hemp-based CBD (cannabidiol) products.

MCOA’s hempSMART™ offers an extensive full line of premium CBD organic products that are scientifically driven and double lab tested to ensure purity and potency. The Company will direct the sale of its products to wholesalers, distributors, medical community, online e commerce consumer platform, and a proven network affiliate marketing program. The Company recently announced launched international sales, production, and marketing expansion.

About hempSMART Products Containing CBD

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized CBD as a safe and effective drug for any indication. Our products containing CBD derived from industrial hemp are not marketed or sold based upon claims that their use is safe and effective treatment for any medical condition as drugs or dietary supplements subject to the FDA's jurisdiction.

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