Novus Acquisition and Development, Corp. (OTC Markets: NDEV),
the nation's first healthcare insurance carrier in the medical cannabis field and property and casualty sector, today announced its completed health coverage footprint for medical marijuana (MMJ) in California.
Novus' revolutionary MMJ health plan now covers approximately 110 cities across the state with its relationships with 20 dispensaries. For a complete list of cities and coverage, please visit:http://www.getnovusnow.com/nmg/california.
Frank Labrozzi, Novus' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "This milestone of our Provider Network (dispensaries and/or delivery services) in 100+ cities in California is significant representation of how we built our health insurance infrastructure. The Golden State represents 50% of the cannabis market with close to 1,000,000 registered patients averaging over $300 per month per cannabis transaction. Achieving this significant task puts Novus in a position of no longer turning down any patients for not having a Provider to service their geo-region."
With Proposition 64 on the ballot this November, all signs are pointing to a 60% approval by California voters. With a GDP of $2.5 trillion per annum, California has the economy that ranks eighth in the world, with marijuana being one of the biggest businesses. An approval would have a tremendously positive impact on Novus, as Proposition 64 imposes an excise tax on retail sales of recreational marijuana at 15% of sales price, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves resulting in a total retail sales tax of over 20%. However medical marijuana patients will receive an exemption on the taxation leaving Novus patient/members savings of 45% -50% on their monthly med purchases, based on $300 per month, with a minimum annual saving of $1,620 per patient. Drawing consumers ever so closely to medical benefit packages that Novus possess.
Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. (NDEV), through its subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc. and WCIG Insurance, provides health insurance and related insurance solutions within the wellness and medical marijuana industries in states where legal programs exist. Novus has positioned itself to gain market share within many lines of insurance business within and outside of the MMJ sector.