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4 10, 2019

ONE Cannabis’ Exhibits New Retail Brand, Unity Rd., at The Franchise Canada Show

2019-10-04T15:15:39-04:00October 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Company Representatives Talk New Brand and Franchise Opportunities in Cannabis at Booth No. 416

NEW YORK – ONE Cannabis Group (“ONE” or “the Company”) will be debuting its new retail brand—Unity Rd.—for the first time at a franchise expo this weekend at The Franchise Canada Show in Toronto.

Taking place October 5 & 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at Enercare Centre (Hall C; Exhibition Place Toronto), the Franchise Canada Show is the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). It offers the opportunity for the surrounding communities to meet face-to-face with leading franchisors, connect with industry experts, attend free seminars, and explore franchise opportunities in every industry and at all investment levels.

ONE Cannabis’ VP of Franchise Development Justin Livingston and Development Coordinator Tiarra Convento will be exhibiting Unity Rd. at Booth No. 416 to seek Master and Regional Developer franchise candidates in Canada as well as single- and multi-unit franchisees in the Northern United States. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Michigan are among the leading states the franchise is planning to develop.

Complimentary tickets to the Franchise Canada Show are available here.

“Everything is lining up,” Livingston said. “The launch of Unity Rd. coincided perfectly with expansion of the Michigan and Massachusetts cannabis markets – not to mention Illinois also opening up for dispensary applications. These three markets in particular are the ones to watch due to their already well-established medicinal customer base, population size and location. If you’ve been thinking of getting into cannabis but hesitating, the time to act is now.”

UNITY RD. IS PRIMED TO REDEFINE THE MODERN CANNABIS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Grounded by current and future cannabis consumer needs, the new store design hosts various innovative features, including a designated store-within-a-store area that blends in with the salesfloor for vendor pop-ups and product features. Another highlight is the open-entry design that pours into a flexible, free-flowing floor plan, eliminating wait times and allowing for both a self-guided approach throughout the store as well as enlightening consultation. Further, the assortment of the highest-quality products is easily shopped by needs (e.g., relief, sleep and pain) as well as new products, best sellers, and seasonal items.

Beyond physical features, the new retail brand is a catalyst for fostering community through the power of cannabis. The Company intensifies the strength of the plant through its neighborly purpose as well as its franchise and social equity programs.

The first Unity Rd. branded stores will open in the first half of 2020 in Denver. The Unity Rd. logo and store prototype image can be viewed and downloaded here.

FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES IN CANNABIS

ONE Cannabis began its franchise program in early 2018 and has multiple agreements signed for development across the United States. The viable, impactful, and sustainable platform creates a smooth path to cannabis entrepreneurship with a level of support that the Company says doesn’t exist elsewhere in the industry. Franchise partners utilize ONE’s award-winning products, deep network of seasoned experts, and turnkey franchise blueprint to enter the complex industry with ease.

The Company partners with both new franchisee investors and existing multi-unit franchisees who are looking to diversify their franchise portfolio. Franchise partner investment costs range from $1 million to $2.5 million, including a $100,000 franchise fee for a single unit or $250,000 for three units. Those interested in becoming a Unity Rd. franchisee should have access to a minimum $750,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees may be owner-operators or passive owners with a designated, experienced manager running operations.

To learn more about the Unity Rd. franchise opportunity, contact Tiarra Convento at tiarra@ocginc.com or visit ocginc.com.

ABOUT ONE CANNABIS GROUP:
ONE Cannabis Group (“ONE” or “the Company”) is a Denver-based, vertically integrated cannabis company that’s making a name for itself as the bridge connecting the two previously disconnected worlds of cannabis and franchising. Across its brands, the Company covers several areas of cannabis-related business functions, including franchising, social equity, cultivation, consulting, real estate, retail operations and technology (point of sale). Denver’s award-winning Green Man Cannabis is among them. Its well-known for its connoisseur-grade craft cannabis and numerous Cannabis Cup wins. Recently, ONE became the first cannabis business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award – a recognition presented to the boldest players driving mergers and acquisitions in franchising. For more information, visit ocginc.com.

27 09, 2019

ONE Cannabis Launches New Retail Brand, Unity Rd., Keeping Community at the Core

2019-09-27T10:32:27-04:00September 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Primed to Redefine the Modern Cannabis Shopping Experience, Unity Rd. Envelopes the Spirit of Cannabis Through a Neighborly Purpose

DENVER – Imagine a place where neighbors from all walks of life can come together in a bright, warm hub that welcomes curiosity. A place that encourages goodwill and embraces an invigorating love for a natural, incredible plant that brings friends together to heal, share, play and create.

ONE Cannabis Group (“ONE” or “the Company”), a multi-state franchisor and vertically integrated cannabis operator, is making this place a reality with the launch of its retail brand: Unity Rd.

Grounded by current and future consumer wants and needs, Unity Rd. is set to redefine the modern cannabis shopping experience. A few highlights include:

  • An open-entry design that pours into a flexible, free-flowing floor plan that eliminates wait times and allows for both a self-guided approach throughout the store as well as enlightening consultation.
  • A designated store-within-a-store area blends in with the salesfloor for vendor pop-ups and product features.
  • Lifestyle posts are used across the length of the store to tell the brand’s story, including the founding a decade ago as Green Man Cannabis, journey to Unity Rd. and creating change through its Social Equity & Economic Development (SEED) program.
  • Each store has its own localized art wall created by a nearby artist as well as an iconic landscape image that spans the ceiling.
  • The vast variety of the highest-quality products are easily shopped by needs (e.g., relief, sleep and pain) as well as new products, best sellers and seasonal items.

Beyond physical features, at its core, the new retail brand is a catalyst for fostering community through the power of cannabis.

“We began this journey years ago as a simple company that grew a product we believed in for people it mattered to,” said the Denver-based Company’s CEO and Co-Founder Christian Hageseth, who founded Green Man Cannabis in 2009, which is the foundation of the retail franchise brand. “We were inspired by the medicinal power of cannabis to provide a healthy, natural alternative to pharmaceuticals, and put our heart and soul into the business – striving to be the very best for our clients, our co-workers, and our community. And while we continued to learn and grow, we wanted something more. A bigger dream. A bigger promise. That promise is Unity Rd.”

COO Mike Weinberger added, “With the launch of Unity Rd., our franchise and social equity partners are better positioned to stand out in the clouded marketplace and truly breathe the essence of what we stand for. Cannabis is a natural plant with near unlimited use as a medicinal healer, unquestionable command as a force for social goodwill, and unprecedented potential as a tool of economic empowerment that should be inclusive and accessible to all. Together, we need to embrace the power of the giving plant and focus on what it can do to help bring some balance back to society.”

ONE intensifies the strength of the plant through its franchise and social equity programs. These viable, impactful, and sustainable platforms create a smooth path to cannabis entrepreneurship with a level of support that the Company says doesn’t exist elsewhere in the industry. Franchise and SEED partners utilize ONE’s award-winning products, deep network of seasoned experts, and turnkey franchise blueprint to enter the complex industry with ease.

The Company began its franchise and social equity programs in early 2018 and has multiple agreements signed for development across the United States. The first Unity Rd. branded stores will open in the first half of 2020 in Denver, with store designs and a full brand launch projected to be unveiled at MJBizCon this December in Las Vegas.

The Unity Rd. logo and store prototype image can be downloaded here.

ABOUT ONE CANNABIS GROUP:
ONE Cannabis Group (“ONE” or “the Company”) is a Denver-based, vertically integrated cannabis company that’s making a name for itself as the bridge connecting the two previously disconnected worlds of cannabis and franchising. Across its brands, the Company covers several areas of cannabis-related business functions, including franchising, social equity, cultivation, consulting, real estate, retail operations and technology (point of sale). Denver’s award-winning Green Man Cannabis is among them. Its well-known for its connoisseur-grade craft cannabis and numerous Cannabis Cup wins. Recently, ONE became the first cannabis business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award – a recognition presented to the boldest players driving mergers and acquisitions in franchising. For more information, visit ocginc.com.

18 07, 2019

ONE Cannabis Builds Midwest Franchise Presence

2019-07-18T14:02:42-04:00July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Franchisor Signs Agreement with Entrepreneurial Team in Missouri; Company Executives to Meet with Prospective Chicago Franchisees July 17-19 at the Arcview Cannabis Investor Forum

DENVER – On the heels of another Midwest state legalizing cannabis, the industry’s preeminent franchisor is making moves and building its presence in the region with expansion into Missouri and several deals in the works in Illinois as well as other states across the country.

ONE Cannabis (“ONE” or “the Company”), a multi-state franchisor and vertically integrated cannabis operator, announced today that it has entered into management consulting agreements with Missouri residents for development of the franchise in the Saint Louis, Missouri area.

“Transformational growth is on the horizon for the Midwest, and the players who are going to win are the ones who take the opportunity to prepare for entry now and look to the guidance and support of a seasoned franchise to help navigate the complicated rules of cannabis market entry,” said ONE Chief Operating Officer Mike Weinberger, who has nearly two decades of franchise industry experience. “Think of legalization as the gunshot that kicks off a race – you have to wait for the signal to start, but that doesn’t mean you show up without your shoes.”

ONE CANNABIS PRESENTS FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY AT CHICAGO’S FIRST CANNABIS INVESTMENT EVENT SINCE ILLINOIS LEGALIZATION

ONE Cannabis will be presenting its franchise opportunity in Chicago July 17-19 at the Arcview Cannabis Investor Forum – an exclusive event for institutional and accredited investors interested in the cannabis space. In addition to meeting with prospective franchisees at the ONE Cannabis booth, Weinberger will be giving a 20-minute presentation on Friday, July 19 at 11:20 a.m. CT about the ONE Cannabis franchise opportunity.

He will also be speaking on a panel Friday at 9 a.m. CT titled, “Bigger is Better: Scale to Success.” The discussion will highlight how multi-state & international operators execute ambitious business plans, the challenges and rewards of scaling across state & international borders, in what instances vertical or horizontal integration is desirable and outlook on industry consolidation. Weinberger will share how franchising can be utilized as a vehicle to drive growth, and how the franchise model can be adapted to meet the needs of cannabis applicants nationwide.

“If you’re entering cannabis as an industry newcomer, partnering with a franchise [ONE Cannabis] puts you worlds ahead of the competition,” Weinberger said. “Rather than figuring everything out on your own, you have a proven playbook in hand that has been tried and tested in legal cannabis for over 10 years, as well as a partner who are invested in your success and guiding you every step of the way. Cannabis is complicated. We simplify it for our franchise partners so they can focus on scaling and enhancing their investment.”

Several key company players will be present at the Arcview Cannabis Investor Forum. Interested parties can apply to attend the event at http://events.arcviewgroup.com/chi19/#reserve, or contact Tiarra Convento at tiarra@ocginc.com to set up an introductory meeting.

ONE CANNABIS LEADS CANNABIS FRANCHISING IN NORTH AMERICA

ONE Cannabis began franchising in early 2018 and currently has five franchise agreements signed for Colorado development, as well as several agreements in the works in other states and in Canada with different entrepreneurial teams. The company expects to add a dozen corporate and franchise locations in 2019 in multiple states. Recently, ONE Cannabis became the first marijuana business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award. This recognition is presented to the boldest players driving mergers and acquisitions in franchising.

ONE Cannabis team members have decades of experience in the legal cannabis industry, franchising and operations. ONE franchisees gain access to this knowledge – including operational systems, standard operating procedures, depth of resources, exclusive award-winning products and hundreds of vetted business relationships as well as national brand recognition and marketing support.

IDEAL FRANCHISE PARTNERS

The Company partners with both new franchisee investors and existing multi-unit franchisees who are looking to diversify their franchise portfolio. Franchise partner investment costs range from $750,000 to $2.5 million, including a $100,000 franchise fee for a single unit or $250,000 for three units. Those interested in becoming a ONE Cannabis franchisee should have access to a minimum $750,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees may be owner-operators or passive owners with a designated, experienced manager running operations.

To learn more about the ONE Cannabis franchise opportunity, contact Tiarra Convento at tiarra@ocginc.com or visit ocginc.com.

ABOUT ONE CANNABIS:

ONE Cannabis is a Denver-based multi-state producer and retailer of cannabis, and the preeminent franchisor in this nascent, fast-growing industry. The company’s cutting-edge franchise model stems from its deeply entrenched footprint as an early entrepreneur in cannabis. The franchise has more than a decade of proven cannabis operation with an unusual expertise in franchise innovation that aims to set the standard for an industry that could eventually expand nationwide. Through its franchise opportunities and Social Equity & Economic Development (SEED) program, ONE eases the industry’s barrier to entry, making cannabis entrepreneurship more feasible to a broader group. For more information about the ONE Cannabis franchise opportunity, visit ocginc.com.

2 07, 2019

ONE Cannabis Stacks Leadership Team, Adding Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations and Director of Communications

2019-07-02T12:48:26-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Colorado Cannabis Franchisor to Fill Dozens of Positions Over Next Six Months

DENVER, CO – ONE Cannabis (“ONE” or “the Company”), a multi-state producer & retailer of cannabis and the industry’s preeminent franchisor, announced today the addition of three new members to its senior leadership team, naming Frank Knuettel as Chief Financial Officer, Kacy Sindel as Director of Operations, Cultivation and Jayne Levy as Director of Communications. These key hires, plus more than three dozen employees the Company expects to hire within the next six months across the corporate and store level, will increase the employee count to more than 100 by year-end.

“ONE Cannabis is experiencing a breakout year,” said Christian Hageseth, CEO and chairman of ONE Cannabis. “With the transformational growth we are expecting in 2019, we’re bringing on experienced professionals that can keep up with that pace and have proven track records of success. These most recent hires exemplify the quality of professionals that will allow ONE Cannabis to stand apart in an increasingly crowded, rapidly-expanding and competitive industry.”

Hageseth added, “As the cannabis industry has finally gone mainstream, it remains incumbent upon companies operating within the sector to attract professionals that bring to bear experience gained through their roles in traditional industries.”

New CFO will Play Integral Role in Next Phase of Company Growth

In naming Frank Knuettel as Chief Financial Officer, Hageseth noted, “ONE will have a sasquatch-sized footprint in the U.S. market before long. We’re relying on Frank’s extensive finance background and experience as CFO for multiple public companies to help us redefine the retail experience for cannabis users.”

Prior to joining ONE Cannabis, Knuettel served in various roles for MJardin Group, Inc. (OTC: MJARF), most recently as Chief Strategy Officer, and previously as CFO, where he managed the company’s public listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange and helped orchestrate the acquisition of GrowForce. Prior to joining MJardin, Knuettel was CFO at several public companies, including Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS), a hydrometallurgical lead recycling operation, and Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA), a patent licensing and enforcement business. Prior to joining Marathon, Knuettel served as the CFO of IP Commerce, Inc., a SaaS-based electronic payment platform. Additionally, Knuettel has held numerous board positions, at both public companies and non-profit institutions.

Director of Operations, Cultivation Will Advance Data Processes to Streamline Cultivation

In his role as Director of Operations, Cultivation, Kacy Sindel will be responsible for overseeing the operational buildout of ONE Cannabis’ cultivation and processing facilities as well as implementing enhanced data processes to increase and streamline the Company’s production capabilities. Sindel has over two decades of manufacturing and production experience including five years working in the cannabis industry. In his 22 years at Designers Choice Cabinetry, he helped grow the business nine-fold, from $2 million to $18 million in annual revenue. His cannabis experience started with Maggie’s Farm in Colorado, where he overhauled their pen and paper operation into a fluid, electronic data-capture model – streamlining the process from harvest to store. Sindel will be tasked with forging strategic relationships with cultivation partners across North America to ensure ONE franchisees have access to the best product available.

Director of Communications Expands Company’s Franchise Industry Experience to Nearly Five Decades

Jayne Levy joins ONE Cannabis as Director of Communications. Prior to joining the Company, Levy founded Pink Tree Creative, where she led public relations efforts for ONE Cannabis over the past 18 months, spearheading communications surrounding the Company’s franchise opportunities. Prior to launching Pink Tree Creative, Levy spent nearly a decade working in franchise-focused communications where she executed PR efforts for more than 70 companies across 20 different industries. As chief point of contact and business liaison, Levy’s franchise experience and PR acumen are a tremendous value-add for the company, as it works to build its franchise system and integrate cannabis into the everyday life of consumers nationwide.

For more information about ONE Cannabis or career opportunities, visit http://ocginc.com/. ONE Cannabis stock images, company logo and executive headshots can be downloaded here.

ABOUT ONE CANNABIS:

ONE Cannabis is a Denver-based multi-state producer and retailer of cannabis, and the preeminent franchisor in this nascent, fast-growing industry. The company’s cutting-edge franchise model stems from its deeply entrenched footprint as an early entrepreneur in this emerging industry. The franchise has more than a decade of proven cannabis operation with an unusual expertise in franchise innovation that aims to set the standard for an industry that could eventually expand nationwide. Through its franchise opportunities and Social Equity & Economic Development (SEED) program, ONE eases the industry’s barrier to entry, making cannabis entrepreneurship more feasible to a broader group. ONE Cannabis CEO and co-founder Christian Hageseth was named an “Industry Trailblazer” by High Times magazine and has chronicled his legal cannabis journey in his book: Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business. For more information about the ONE Cannabis franchise opportunity, visit ocginc.com.