CannLabs, Inc. (OTCQB: CANL), a solutions provider with intellectual property, proprietary cloud-based analytics, and scientific methods to serve the cannabis industry, recently announced a series of moves that help to solidify its position within the rapidly growing U.S. cannabis industry, which some analysts believe will reach $2.57 billion in size in 2014.*

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the recent strides that the company has made towards building long-term shareholder value.

New Leadership

On July 15, 2014 CannLabs announced the addition of industry leaders and management experts to its executive team to support the company’s growth plans. This included naming Mr. Mark C. Mirken as Chief Executive Officer; CannLabs founder, Genifer Murray named President; Steve Kilts assumed an expanded position as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategist; and Mark Rogers, who was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“We are excited that Mark has accepted the chief executive role with CannLabs,” said CannLabs Founder and President Genifer Murray. “As we embark upon our expansion, and research and development, the time was right to bring in a seasoned executive with public company experience. I look forward to working with Mark, Steve, and Mark to build a world-class team and further enhance our leadership.”

Read the full press release discussing these appointments:

Core Services Continue to Grow

As the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) continues to rollout testing requirements for infused edibles and other products, CannLabs has been preparing to manage the process with minimal interruption to clients.   On July 14th, the company announced that its team is ready to help marijuana infused product makers (MIPs) ensure that they meet these mandated requirements, including the new homogeneity testing.

“We are prepared and ready to support our clients with this new process,” said CannLabs Laboratory Director Heather Despres. “We’ve increased our team and our proprietary customized work-flow software will allow us to manage the added data content easily without any delays to our most important asset – our customers. We’re here to ensure that all state guidelines are met and customers are safe.”

Read the entire press release discussing the new requirements:

CannLabs Commences Trading Under New Ticker Symbol

CannLabs announced that its ticker symbol would be changing from “SDSPD” to “CANL” on July 11th in order to complete its move to a publicly traded company. While these changes have taken some time to be updated across many financial portals and brokerage firms, the move represents another step towards creating long-term brand awareness and shareholder value for investors.

“We are happy to start trading under the new symbol which is directly reflective of our name and business,” said CannLabs Founder and President Genifer Murray. “Shareholders, clients, and the broader investment community will be able to recognize the ticker and [it] is another step in creating brand awareness and shareholder value.”

Read the entire press release announcing the ticker change:

Looking Ahead

CannLabs is uniquely positioned within the cannabis testing space to offer many more ancillary services to the industry including consulting and research. This is strengthened further given management’s extensive experience and existing operations. Investors in established companies like GW Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: GWPH) or relatively new companies like Cannabis Sativa Inc. (OTCBB: CBDS) may want to take a closer look at the company given its near-term catalysts and unique market exposure.

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