DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2017 / AmeriCann, Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN), an Ag-Tech company that is developing sustainable, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation properties, is pleased to announce it has been added to the LD Micro Index as of February 1st, 2017. In addition, AmeriCann is included in the proposed first cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Emerging AgroSphere ETF.
The LD Micro Index is designed to give the most accurate representation of the intraday activity of microcap stocks in North America. Criteria for inclusion can be found at the following link: http://www.ldmicro.com/the-index
The index is market cap weighted and is comprised of approximately 1,000 stocks in the U.S. and Canada. Included stocks have a market capitalization between $50 million and $300 million and an average daily traded value of $50,000 over the preceding 3 months.
LD Micro's David Scher stated, "We have been monitoring AmeriCann for some time now and are truly pleased to see them included in the index. This is a company that has performed incredibly well from a business perspective, as well as an investment perspective."
ETF Managers Group, based in Summit, New Jersey, has filed an initial registration statement for what could be the first cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Emerging AgroSphere ETF. The proposed fund will be focused on medical cannabis and will not invest in any companies that are focused on serving the non-medical marijuana market in the United States, Canada or any other country unless and until such time as the production and sale of non-medical marijuana becomes legal in the United States, Canada or such other country, respectively.
AmeriCann is developing a 53-acre property in Massachusetts (acquired from Boston Beer Company (SAM-NYSE) for $4,475,000 in cash), as the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (the "MMCC"). The MMCC is approved for 1 million square feet and is expected to be one of the largest and most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in the nation.
The regulated cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. The respected Wall Street firm of Cowen & Co recently released a research report projecting dramatic growth for the industry from the current $7 billion nationally to over $50 billion in ten years.
Massachusetts, California, Maine, and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana while Arkansas and North Dakota approved medical cannabis initiatives. Florida voters approved medical marijuana in a landslide with over 71% of the vote. With these election results, over 60% of the US Population now live in states where medical cannabis is now legal.
AmeriCann is a publicly traded Ag-Tech company that is developing and sustainable, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation properties. The Company has over 1,000,000 square feet of facilities in the planning and design stages of development. The Company has designed a proprietary line of cannabis infused products which will be branded and licensed to companies in regulated markets.
AmeriCann, Inc. is a Certified B Corp, an acknowledgment of the company's commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. AmeriCann became the first public cannabis company to earn this respected accreditation. More information about the Company is available at: www.americann.co or follow AmeriCann on Twitter @ACANinfo
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About Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center
The Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center is approved for nearly 1,000,000 square feet of medical cannabis cultivation and processing in Freetown, Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art, sustainable, greenhouse project will consist of multiple planned phases for tenants in the Massachusetts medical marijuana market. AmeriCann's Cannopy System uniquely combines expertise from traditional horticulture, lean manufacturing, regulatory compliance and cannabis cultivation to create superior facilities and procedures.
The first phase of the project consists of 130,000 sq. ft. of cultivation and processing infrastructure. AmeriCann can expand the first phase to approximately 600,000 sq. ft., based on patient demand.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "prospects," "outlook," and similar words or expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may," and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any anticipated results, performance or achievements. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise. For additional uncertainties that could impact the Company's forward-looking statements, please see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016, which the Company has filed with the SEC and which may be viewed at http://www.sec.gov.
SOURCE: AmeriCann, Inc.