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U.S.: Northsight Capital Engages Cannabis Investment Bank Viridian Advisors

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Northsight Capital, Inc., a marijuana-related media company, on Wednesday announced that it has engaged Viridian Capital Advisors for financial and corporate advisory services, including investor relations, public relations and capital raises.

Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC is the first Wall Street investment bank and advisory platform dedicated to the cannabis market. Viridian specializes in boutique banking and strategic advisory that provides research, investment banking, investor relations and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector.

Northsight Capital, Inc. is a media company comprised of a portfolio of online marijuana-related websites that are developed and operated by the company. These sites incorporate many aspects of the cannabis industry. The company announced it "intends to provide its audience with a means to stay informed on the industry’s most cutting edge marijuana-related innovations and legislation."

The company’s most dynamic concept, WeedDepot.com, provides consumers with a geo-targeted map directory of medical and recreational dispensaries, head shops, doctors, attorneys and more within the marijuana industry. The Weed Depot app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

"Weed Depot has an entire platform of content suited for every aspect of advertising and marketing to consumers from all businesses in the cannabis industry," according to the company.

U.S.: Former Weedmaps COO Appointed New CEO of Northsight Capital

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Northsight Capital, Inc. on Thursday announced that Bill Lupo, which it called "one of the most seasoned executives in the cannabis space," has accepted the position of CEO and will take over company operations immediately. Lupo will also go on Northsight's board of directors.

Lupo was previously the COO of Weedmaps.com, a leading company in the cannabis space, and COO of Ghost Group, a venture firm concentrating on the marijuana business.

Lupo is an accomplished digital and media veteran with a 15-year track record of leadership, management, growth experience in Fortune 100 and early stage companies, across adtech, search, e-commerce, content, Saas, and mobile models. His B2C and B2B background includes both work in the restructuring field, and growth companies. His experience includes a senior capacity role with Deluxe Corporation's Digital division and growth roles with VC backed companies ($1M-$100M+ by revenue in size), the majority having positive outcomes for investors and stakeholders.

Notable senior operating roles include contributions at Deluxe Corporation as the VP of Small Business & Digital, growing an Internet search based product line into a $100M+ business, with over 600K+ customers. Early on, Lupo was regional sales manager for Yodle, and AltaVista, which was acquired by Yahoo.

Global: Northsight Inks Option To Acquire Spanish Weed Site LaMarihuana.com

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LaMarihuana.com gets 1.3 million monthly visits, has 1.2 million Facebook fans, 53,000 Twitter followers

Northsight Capital Inc. on Monday announced it has signed an exclusive option to acquire LaMarihuana.com, which, according to the company, is "considered the Hispanic community’s leading cannabis portal."

LaMarihuana was founded in 2001 in Spain and currently has more than 1.3 million visits monthly, making it the most visited portal worldwide by the Spanish-speaking community. LaMarihuana has more than 1.2 million Facebook fans and 53,000 Twitter followers.

The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2013, was 54 million people, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. LaMarihuana is a full informational site, with daily news, forums, reviews, business directory, chat, seedbanks, and other relevant information for the cannabis industry.

If the acquisition is completed, LaMarihuana will become a part of the Northsight platform and will work in conjunction with www.WeedDepot.com, Northsight’s leading marijuana dispensary website. As part of the acquisition, Northsight will acquire LaMarihuana’s website and content, customer information and all related technology. Northsight announced that it expects that key members of the current LaMarihuana team headquartered in Spain will stay on with Northsight post acquisition.

U.S.: New Marijuana Industry Site WikiWeed.com Launched

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Northsight Capital, Inc. on Friday announced the launch of their latest marijuana-industry website, WikiWeed.com.

WikiWeed.com is an informational, user-driven Wiki focused on both recreational and medical marijuana topics and information that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.

There is a plethora of words and definitions for and related to marijuana. Topics for WikiWeed.com include everything from encyclopedia definitions about marijuana to slang street terms. All are invited to help edit WikiWeed.com but must first apply to become a moderator, which can be done on the site.

WikiWeed.com currently has more than 350 articles of information and various definitions relating to marijuana. The public is welcome and encouraged to contribute to the site.

U.S.: New Marijuana Industry App Launched By Weed Depot

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Weed Depot has launched its new marijuana industry app that it says allows users to access its huge database of marijuana strains, dispensaries, doctors, head shops, and more.

Weed Depot said its app "makes it possible for users to easily find all sorts of marijuana-related information from any mobile device." The app also consists of listings for national and international businesses that operate in the legal (medical and recreational) marijuana industry.

A Weed Depot spokesperson said that they are “working to develop even more functionality and information into the app in the future” so that it becomes the “go-to app for anything marijuana-related.” They want the app to become “the world’s destination for marijuana information.”

The company plans to incorporate a marijuana jobs section, marijuana press releases section, marijuana-infused recipes section, and more into the app.

Businesses can get listed on the Weed Depot app and website for under $200 per month, according to the company. Weed Depot and its sister businesses, listed on The Marijuana Companies’ website (www.TheMarijuanaCompanies.com), in the marijuana industry help to make it one of the largest marijuana industry advertising network platforms currently available.

The Weed Depot app can be downloaded for free on Google Play and on the iTunes App Store.

Weed Depot is owned and operated by Northsight Capital, Inc. (OTCBB: NCAP).

U.S.: Northsight Capital Acquires 420careers.com and MJbizwire

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Northsight Capital, Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has acquired two marijuana industry businesses: www.420careers.com, a marijuana industry job search website, and www.MJbizwire.com, a press release distribution and publication service designed for marijuana industry businesses.

420careers.com provides a place for marijuana-related businesses to post their available marijuana industry jobs and to browse job-seekers’ resumes, and job-seekers can browse and apply for marijuana jobs and post their resumes for employers to view, free of charge. Employers can upgrade their job postings to a Featured Job listing for $25, which gets highlighted on 420careers.com’s homepage.

MJbizwire is a press release distribution and publication service exclusively for marijuana industry businesses. MJbizwire is continually building partnerships with marijuana industry websites and magazines, as well as with media publications, that can republish the press releases distributed to them via MJbizwire. Businesses can choose from multiple press release distribution pricing plans on MJbizwire.com.

With the acquisitions, Northsight Capital, Inc. also brought on Colby Ayres, formerly the director of marketing for Hemp American Media Group, to assist with the expanding portfolio of websites for Northsight's marijuana industry businesses.

Northsight Capital, Inc. is comprised of a portfolio of online marijuana-related businesses that are being developed and operated by the company. These sites will incorporate many aspects of the marijuana industry.

U.S.: Marijuana Rating Website RateMyStrain.com Launches

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Northsight Capital, Inc. on Thursday announced the launch of what it called "the first marijuana strain rating website," www.RateMyStrain.com. The site offers a free service where anyone can discreetly search, rate, review, discuss, and learn about the medical or recreational effects of more than 750 marijuana strains.

RateMyStrain.com also allows users and dispensaries to post their own new strains on the site for others to see and review.

Legalized marijuana industries (medical and recreational) are so new and rapidly expanding that people are often unfamiliar and uninformed of all the effects that come from using different marijuana strains, whether for recreational or medical purposes.

RateMyStrain.com says it provides users with one of the largest online libraries of marijuana strains that will allow them to search for strains based on: strain type (indica, sativa, hybrid), strain name, effects, rank, medical or recreational usages, and more.

Another feature on RateMyStrain.com is the “Suggest a Strain” option, which allows users to suggest a marijuana strain to be added to RateMyStrain.com’s library of marijuana strains. This feature is vital in the swiftly developing marijuana industries where dispensaries are constantly growing their own exclusive, one-of-a-kind marijuana strains.

RateMyStrain.com is a sister site to www.WeedDepot.com. Cannabis industry businesses will be able to cross-advertise on both sites.

U.S.: Celebrity Cannabis Chef Payton Curry To Join MarijuanaRecipes.com

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Celebrity chef Payton Curry will be taking charge of an upcoming cannabis cooking website featuring infused foods, MarijuanaRecipes.com announced on Wednesday.

The site is set to launch "in the very near future," according to parent company Northsight Capital, Inc. MarijuanaRecipes.com will link to the company's cannabis industry website and mobile phone app, "WeedDepot," delivering content including directions, information, articles and ratings for medicinal and recreational users of cannabis.

Chef Curry has been seen on many popular TV programs in the Phoenix area, including Fox News, Good Morning America, and others. A restaurant owner, Curry has also given instructions on television for the proper use of medical marijuana in the cooking process, and has held local cannabis cooking classes for hundreds of participants.

In addition to developing the marijuana recipes site, Chef Curry will be doing live and video cooking classes, which will be available on www.MarijuanaRecipes.com and www.WeedDepot.com, with worldwide streaming video.

WeedDepot is designed to attract cannabis consumers and to appeal to cannabis related businesses in all 50 states. Cannabis related businesses will be able to advertise and deliver content to consumers through this robust platform set to launch the week of September 4, 2014.

"Northsight does not handle, grow, distribute, sell or manufacture cannabis or cannabis related products," the company notes in a prepared statement.

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