Columbia Care Granted Licenses Across America

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the most rigorous and selective state-run medical marijuana application processes to date, Columbia Care, through its affiliates, was awarded an unprecedented number of additional provisional licensing approvals, further cementing its reputation as one of America's premiere providers of medical cannabis products and services.

Columbia Care's affiliate in Massachusetts, Patriot Care Corp., has been awarded two additional provisional medical cannabis certificates of registration, including the only Registered Marijuana Dispensary provisional registration in Boston, MA. Having already been awarded one provisional registration in Lowell, MA, the company received its third provisional certificate in Greenfield, MA making it the only company to receive three such approvals from the state. "We are honored that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved Patriot Care for three provisional licenses across the state," said Bob Mayerson, CEO of Patriot Care.  "We bring significant expertise to this important market and will work hard to ensure that we live up to the confidence that the State has placed in us."

In addition, after a highly selective process, the State of Nevada awarded Columbia Care's affiliate, Great Basin Care, seven provisional medical cannabis registration certificates for three dispensaries (Las Vegas, Clark County and Henderson), two cultivation facilities and two provisional manufacturing licenses. 

Through its affiliates, Columbia Care has been vetted and selected by regulators to administer medical cannabis programs in four highly regulated states and now oversees a portfolio of six operating dispensaries and cultivation facilities with 12 more provisional licenses at various stages of development in highly-regulated, medical markets.

"We are grateful and humbled by the trust and confidence regulators and communities have given us. Every member of our team is committed to providing compassionate and professional care to patients who suffer from severe and debilitating illnesses," said Nicholas Vita, CEO of Columbia Care. "Our mission is to provide products and services that will improve people's lives across the country."

Columbia Care is currently a market leader in Arizona and Washington D.C. in addition to its Massachusetts and Nevada operations. The company has been lauded for its high standards and for its commitment to research, including its proprietary national patient registry and partnerships with several leading clinical research institutions.

About Columbia Care
Columbia Care's mission is to provide patients a natural way to alleviate their suffering and improve their lives. Its goal is to be the industry leader in compliance, research, innovation, social responsibility and education and to consistently exceed its patients' and partners' expectations. Columbia Care is philanthropic in its communities and committed to working in partnership with local and State leaders, law enforcement, medical/healthcare providers and patient advocacy groups to ensure communities benefit from their presence and involvement.

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