Information Update May 20, 2014
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Plandaí and Cannabis – What is Our Role?
When Plandaí first announced its intention to produce a Phytofare™ Cannabinoid Extract, we were inundated with phone calls and emails—the majority of which wanted to know when and where they could buy some. Since that time, we’ve read different articles and blog posts speculating that Plandaí is growing marijuana on its South Africa plantation and importing its extract to Washington under the Diego Pellicer brand name.
With all of this misinformation out there, we felt it appropriate to “set the record straight” with respect to Plandaí and its involvement in the marijuana industry.
First, Plandaí is NOT presently producing any type of cannabis extract nor are we farming cannabis in South Africa, Washington or anywhere else. There are many reasons for this, but primarily we recognize that cannabis cultivation and extract production is illegal—everywhere—unless you have special permission from the government. Notwithstanding recent legislation in Washington and Colorado, growing, processing, possessing and selling marijuana in any form is still illegal on the federal level. Plandaí has no intention of crossing this line. Internationally, growing marijuana is illegal, especially in South Africa and other countries where we operate.
Initially, our attorneys believed we could set up a lab and begin testing in Washington. We set this process in motion by designing the equipment and reaching out to local scientists and researchers. We then determined that, if followed through upon, our activities could potentially violate federal laws and we immediately halted any efforts to produce an extract in the US.
With that being said, Plandaí believes that cannabis shows great medical potential. Unfortunately, very little testing has been done in a true, double-blind, controlled human clinical environment. Much of what we know is either anecdotal or backed by small lab-scale studies. We have developed the science that will allow us to produce a highly bioavailable cannabinoid complex. This new product should enable us to deliver a clinical dose of cannabinoids directly to human tissue and, theoretically, even cross the blood-brain barrier, enabling us to treat neuron disorders. Without testing, however, this is all theoretical.
Plandaí is actively working with several government agencies in hopes of being granted permission to commence testing our cannabinoid product. Once this permission is received, it will take us about ninety days to set up an extraction lab and produce the first extract. This extract will then be tested for purity and undergo a full chemical profile. Only then will be begin animal studies to determine what, if any, medicinal benefits are present. Favorable lab studies will eventually lead to human clinical trials but, again, only with proper government sanctioning.
We believe that favorable clinical trials will eventually pave the way for government acceptance. Especially for products like Plandaí’s which will have no psychoactive effects. Once we reach that point, we will have several decisions to make: Do we produce an extract locally? Do we license the technology to a third party? Do we farm our own product or purchase from a local grower? We cannot begin to answer these questions until we first have clinical results and then take account of the legal landscape at such future date.
The takeaway for our investors is that Plandaí remains committed to conducting ongoing research with a variety of different plants including cannabis and that this research will go forward as fast as the legal climate permits. Until such time, we remain committed to obeying the laws—federal, state, and international—while we continue to champion for changes to those laws and establish industry standards. We have a fiduciary responsibility to our shareholders to ensure that our company is built on a solid foundation of science, ethics, frugality, and adherence to the laws of the land.
We will continue to keep our shareholders aware of any changes to legislation and any government-approved dispensations we obtain.
Quarterly report December 2013
Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. is a fully reporting SEC company, publicly traded on the OTC Market under the symbol, "PLPL". As such, Business, operational and financial information on PLPL is fully transparent and available to public view. A/S : 500 million confirmed / State of Nevada
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Plandai Biotechnology Names Diego Pellicer Co-Founder and CannabisPioneer Jamen Shively as Vice President of Global Marketing
Recently Appointed Board Member Joins Management Team to Oversee Branding and Product Strategy
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 20, 2014 (Menafn - Marketwired via COMTEX) --Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. (otcqb:PLPL), a producer of highlybioavailable plant extracts for industries including health,wellness, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical, announced today thatJamen Shively, a leading voice in the burgeoning marijuana industryand recently appointed Board Member of Plandai, has been named asVice President of Global Marketing.
As VP-Global Marketing, the company released, Mr. Shively will beresponsible for building brand awareness and marketing strategy forall of Plandai's operations including the Diego Pellicer(R) medicalcannabis line as well as the Phytofare(TM) botanical extracts such asthe Green Tea Catechin Complex and the Limonoid Glycoside Complex.
Roger Duffield, Chief Executive Officer of Plandai, commented on Mr.Shively's new position within the Company, "We're excited to bringJamen fully into the Plandai fold. He did a brilliant job buildingthe Diego Pellicer brand, and we're confident that he will build onthis experience as we launch the first of our products in the comingweeks. Our goal is to become the leading name in highly bioavailablebotanical extracts for both nutraceutical and pharmaceuticalapplications. Jamen has the vision and expertise to help further ustowards that end."
Mr. Shively stated, "I could not be more pleased to come aboardPlandai, first as a Director and now as a full-time member of themanagement team. Plandai is uniquely positioned in that it has noreal direct competition -- no one else in the market is selling highbioavailability plant extracts. Consumers are starting to demand morefrom their vitamins and supplements and asking to what extent are thebillions of dollars being spent on such products actually increasinghealth and wellness. My role with Plandai, as I see it, is to educatethe consumer that they need to demand more from their supplementswhile also telling the Plandai story. We have a unique opportunitywith Plandai's technology to fundamentally change how we addresswellness, health and prevention through natural, botanicalsolutions."
He added, "I am also extremely excited about the application ofPlandai's technologies to cannabis, which I believe willrevolutionize the application of cannabis to preventive andtherapeutic health, under the Diego Pellicer brand. This is theopportunity of a lifetime for me and for my colleagues at Plandai tochange the world by improving the health and wellness of mankindthrough 100% natural plant extracts. We are unlocking the potentialof nature's plant nutrients for humans and animals alike."
Jamen Shively, age 45, has a background in engineering and marketing,with specialties in artificial intelligence, the modeling andoptimization of complex networks, and the creation and positioning ofnew categories of products and services. Jamen co-founded DiegoPellicer Inc. in 2012 and built the brand from zero to the #1 mostrecognized brand of cannabis in the world in less than one year.Prior to founding Diego Pellicer, Jamen was a Corporate StategyManager for Microsoft from 2003 to 2009, where he focused on thecreation and development of new categories of software products andonline services. Preceding his Microsoft career he headed ShivelyInternational Inc., which built and operated both cybercafes andeducational computer centers in Mexico. Just prior to founding DiegoPellicer Inc., Jamen founded and headed the online marketplace forthe specialty food industry, Findood, winning first place in theNorthwest Entrepreneur Network's First Look Forum Competition for thetop new startup in 2010. Jamen completed his undergraduate work atU.C. Berkeley in Civil Engineering, and did graduate work at M.I.T.and U.C. Berkeley in Civil Engineering and Materials Science. He is aFellow of the National Science Foundation.
February 14, 2014 09:00 ET
Marijuana Entrepreneur Jamen Shively Goes Public With Plandai Biotechnology, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2014) - If Plandaí Biotechnology (OTCQB: PLPL) investors liked the idea of Diego Pellicer co-founder Jamen Shively working with the company from the outside, then they'll love the idea that he's now on the inside of this public biotech. Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft executive turned marijuana entrepreneur, has gone public being named to the Board of Directors at Plandaí.
His experience at Microsoft alone makes this a great business move, but the media's attraction to Shively's confident approach to capturing 40 percent of the worldwide marijuana market makes his addition inside any public company a really big deal. Hopefully Plandaí is prepared for the media frenzy that is likely to occur when the national press that showed up en masse to his 2013 press conference, learns of Shively's appointment to the Board.
Plandaí recently completed a deal with Diego Pellicer, Inc. that allows it to market its Phytofare™ Cannabis extracts under the Diego Pellicer Gold brand, so it makes a lot of sense to Roger Duffield, CEO of Plandaí, to have Jamen Shively spearheading that branding process from inside the company. "Jamen brings a wealth of experience in both engineering and branding to Plandaí not to mention his bold leadership in the Cannabis field."
It's that bold leadership that makes Shively so attractive to the media and his "first to mind" approach will keep him in the headlines as the marijuana debate unfolds. With headlines like: "Ex-Microsoft Employee Is Going Big In The Marijuana Business," "Jamen Shively, Former Microsoft Manager, To Launch 'Premium Marijuana' Business In Washington," and "Ex-Microsoftie Jamen Shively Is Building A Marijuana Empire," Shively is clearly proving his point.
The man some are calling the "Bill Gates of Cannabis" has the attention of the media and can likely command a microphone or writer just about any time he wants. For Plandaí and its investors, Shively's not a bad guy to have around your public company, especially in a burgeoning market.
And, this is exactly what Duffield understands as his company looks to move into production and sales of its Cannabis extracts. The CEO said, "As a member of Plandaí's Board, Jamen will be instrumental in helping shape our corporate policy and direction as we move from being a research company into production and sales in the coming months."
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............................... " Ray Dirks Research is projecting price targets for Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. of $1.00 for the Short Term (6 to 9 Months) and $3.00 for the Long Term (1 to 3 Years)." http://www.goldmanresearch.com/Search.html?ordering=&searchphrase=all&searchword=plandai ................................ "As commercialization and further testing occurs, the shares should approach the $2.00 level in 2013." http://www.otcjournal.com ..................".....I've always had a 2013 price target on PLPL of $1.00. Based on the last 10 days, it looks like I'll be right on this one. I hope you own PLPL."
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