- Mike Haridopolos, former president of the Florida State Senate, joins advisory board
- Green platform still at the core of REFG’s operations
- Strategically expanding through seed-to-sale services
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC: REFG) recently announced the addition of Mike Haridopolos, former president of the Florida State Senate, to the company’s advisory board. Haridopolos brings a wealth of experience, education and national respect to the board. He is a former college professor of political science and history, has authored three books on politics and has served in both Florida’s House and Senate. Jeremy Roberts, CEO of REFG, and Curt Bramble, the advisory board’s chair, both expressed their excitement.
In a news release, Roberts stated, “With his experience working on Florida’s legislation, working to solve the prescription drug crisis and his experience in politics cross the nation, he helps us expand our footprint and will help us achieve our corporate objectives.” He joins an already strong advisory board consisting of former Oregon State Sen. Bruce Starr, former U.S. vice presidential Libertarian candidate James Gray, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Curt Bramble, current president pro tempore of the Utah State Senate (http://nnw.fm/XqL1D).
REFG is a first-tier merchant processing cannabis industry pioneer, offering one of the first and only comprehensive card processing operations of its kind to serve the state-sanctioned medical marijuana industry. The company’s state of the art system tracks sales and tax collection, eliminating the need to deal in cash-only transactions. Bank support is often limited or non-existent due to federal regulations that are still in place. REFG’s “Green” platform allows merchants to sign up for these unique services online while guaranteeing FinCEN compliance.
While payment solutions remain at the core of REFG’s services, the company continues to strategically expand through diversified services that promise higher product quality in a seed-to-sale model. The company is working to acquire land and licenses in three states to grow industrial hemp through its newly acquired Colorado-licensed SpeedyGrow. It is looking at properties for purchase in Vermont, and has acquired 40 acres in Utah for the purpose of growing industrial hemp. Through SpeedyGrow, REFG is partnering with local Colorado hemp farmers and providing SpeedyVeg, an organic soil accelerator, to maximize crops. Once harvested mobile hemp CBD extraction labs are being deployed to the farms. These labs improve processing efficiency, reduce energy consumption, eliminate redundant costs and provide a higher level of control over product quality. These farms are either owned and operated by REFG or have entered into processing agreements with the company. Once the CBD is extracted, merchant clients can utilize the Green platform for a one-of-a-kind client management and payment solution.
The addition of Haridopolos to REFG is one of many strategic moves to diversify, grow and better serve the cannabis industry.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Take.Green
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