Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces Temporary Stock Symbol, DPWWD

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces Temporary Stock Symbol, DPWWD
DPWWD in effect until November 30; Symbol will return to DPWW

SEATTLE (Oct. 31, 2018) – Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWWD), the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced a new and temporary stock symbol DPWWD on the OTC Markets following a successful completion of a 20-to-1 reverse stock split. The reverse split has ensured the company is compliant with the rules and regulations of the OTC Markets: see, Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 17, 2018.

The DPWWD stock symbol will be in effect until Nov. 30. After that date, it will return to DPWW.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWWD through Nov. 30)
Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and management company. In addition to its branded locations in Colorado and Washington, the company actively seeks to develop and manage high-end, turnkey cannabis retail stores. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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CONTACTS: Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com
Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com

WEBSITE: www.diego-pellicer.com

Canada cannabis legalisation: ‘We know the world is watching’

Canada cannabis legalisation: ‘We know the world is watching’

14 October 2018

Ron Throgmartin admits he is “not a marijuana smoker”, but as a businessman he sees an opportunity in commercial cannabis real estate.

He ran his own property firm for 20 years and is now chief executive of Diego Pellicer. The firm develops and leases property for marijuana businesses and has just opened its second US retail outlet with the help of designer Jill Savini, former creative director of the original Apple store.

Ron says he plans to expand into Canada, but he’s “cautious” and sees more earning potential in the larger, neighbouring US market.

“At one point the US will federally legalise cannabis and when that happens, Canada will become an afterthought.”

He also believes legalisation will eventually concentrate industry control into the hands of larger, probably tobacco corporations.

“Their model’s dying so if they don’t find something to transition to they’ll be in trouble.”

So unlike other firms, Ron says he’s in no rush to have weed legalised in the US at a national level.

“[I would like] more time for Diego Pellicer to become a bigger company so we can be a candidate for acquisition from bigger corporations who we can’t compete with.

“I’m always thinking about tomorrow and next year.”

Peek inside a Seattle cannabis tour

Peek inside a Seattle cannabis tour

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There are monastic brewery adventures in Germany and Belgium, and winery tours from Napa Valley to Bordeaux. Welsh cheese treks and Vietnamese street food jaunts beckon the more adventurous. And now, there are cannabis tours, too.

In at least nine states and the District of Colombia, consenting adults over 21 can purchase marijuana for recreational use. (Finding a place to use it is another hurdle, but more on that later.) So the idea of a different sort of vacation was appealing.

Like many adventures these days, mine began with an internet search: “Seattle marijuana tours.”

Seattle’s entertaining Kush Tours popped up — a 3½-hour adventure for $150 plus an Amtrak train ride to get me there. They also offer advice on 420-friendly places to stay, such as the Bacon Mansion, a B&B on Capitol Hill, as well as hotels with smoke-friendly courtyards, if not smoke-friendly rooms. The Bacon Mansion is a convenient 15-minute walk from the new train line that runs from the airport to the University of Washington, with stops in the SoDo — south of downtown — neighborhood.

The tour rendezvous spot was Diego Pellicer, a high-end SoDo marijuana store that looks like a fancy jewelry design boutique, all glitzy glass and tiny sparkles on display. It was super fancy, with gold-wrapped “canagar” Cohiba-sized joints for easily more than a grand, if you really want to get decadent, but offerings for bargain shoppers, as well.

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24-Karat Gold Cannabis Cigars Selling for $10k

24-Karat Gold Cannabis Cigars Selling for $10k

Seattle, WA — June 20, 2018 — /D.M.O. Newswire/ — It is truly an incredible smoke: 28 grams of sought-after Tangie flower, wrapped in solvent-free hash rosin, then covered in a layer of premium cannabis fan leaves, and finally wrapped in a layer of 24-karat, edible gold leaf. Diego Pellicer – Washington today announced that it has sold its first $10,000 cannagar. While the “El Dorado” Gold Cannagar, commissioned exclusively for Diego Pellicer, has just found a connoisseur to savor it, additional custom-made, one-of-a-kind cannagars can be conjured and ordered from Diego Pellicer in Seattle, 2215 4th Ave S.

“Whether they choose to indulge in a luxurious custom-made cannagar as a keepsake, or savor every moment of its smoke, whomever becomes a caretaker of one of these fine cannagars is in for an experience beyond words,” said Alejandro Canto, chief operating officer, Diego Pellicer – Washington. “Our first commissioned ‘El Dorado’ Gold Cannagar flushes the senses with a tangerine orchard from the Tangie flower while the formidable 15-inch-long cannagar ensures 20 hours of pleasure as smokers sparkle their way to bliss.”

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Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Evolves Business Model For Cannabis Market

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Evolves Business Model For Cannabis Market

Reverse stock split ensures listing compliance as company implements new business strategies

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

October 4

SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW) the premium marijuana brand and management company, today announced a 20-to-1 reverse stock split. The reverse split will ensure that the company is compliant with the rules and regulations of the OTC Markets: see, Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 17, 2018. With the pending implementation of the reverse stock split, the company can fully execute its new, easily scalable business model, positioning DPWW for quick expansion into 29 additional states that have legalized some form of marijuana use. The reverse stock split is subject to approval of the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (“FINRA”).

“No doubt. The cannabis market has changed significantly since the inception of Diego Pellicer,” said Ron Throgmartin, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “We’ve seen shifting trends in cultivation operations, retail stores and products. We know this sector and we continue to evolve our business model to dominate in a more competitive market. Diego Pellicer’s licensed stores continue to experience sales growth in the country’s most aggressive retail markets by leveraging management’s extensive industry expertise and the premium Diego brand.”

Next Level Business Model: Premium, Trusted Brand
The Diego Pellicer model has evolved from a lease-based, landlord business into a national premium branding, licensing and royalties model. A significant advantage of this model is the ability to rapidly expand to new markets, establishing upscale company stores and offering the finest-quality products. The new model also includes developing exclusive, branded cannabis products that will be available at company stores and beyond its branded retail locations.

Diego Pellicer Management Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. that launched in August, provides turnkey operations including management expertise, personnel, technology, branding and marketing for any existing or future cannabis store in the United States. This ensures a consistent, luxury brand that customers can trust no matter their location.

Already, Diego Pellicer Management Company has proven successful. The Company negotiated additional rental income with its existing stores, increasing cash flow. This cash flow position reduces the need to borrow capital for operations making it possible for Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. to focus on expanding the brand.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW)
Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and management company. In addition to its branded locations in Colorado and Washington, the company actively seeks to develop and manage high-end, turnkey cannabis retail stores. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACTS:              

Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com

Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com

WEBSITE:

www.diego-pellicer.com

SOURCE Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

Bites from the Big Apple: vegan brunch and legal highs

Bites from the Big Apple: vegan brunch and legal highs
by Sarah Kennedy, New York
1 October 2018, 9:51am

The brunch, the ear buds, the bi-coastal workwear…consume the city like a native New Yorker and get ready for cannabis luxe.
The high life

Cannabis oil products low in psychoactive THC are already popping up in clubs, coffee shops and new store MedMen – the ‘Starbucks of weed’– on Fifth Avenue, as the city gears up for legal change.
“We will be searching out locations in New York,” says Ron Throgmartin, CEO of premium West Coast cannabis stores Diego Pellicer. When the time comes, New Yorkers can expect some pretty exciting shopping: this summer, Diego Pellicer sold a gold leaf “cannagar”, or cannabis cigar, for a stratospheric $10,000.

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Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Launches Diego Pellicer Management Company

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Launches Diego Pellicer Management Company

Wholly owned subsidiary to provide opportunity for increasing revenue

SEATTLE (Aug. 2, 2018) – Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW), the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced that it has formed Diego Pellicer Management Company. The new company will license the upscale Diego Pellicer brand to qualified operators and receive royalty payments, while providing expertise in retail, product and manufacturing from Diego’s accomplished management team with extensive industry experience.

“The cannabis market is evolving and so must Diego Pellicer Worldwide,” said Ron Throgmartin, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “Diego Pellicer Management Company provides an opportunity for Diego Pellicer Worldwide to develop an increasing revenue stream through licensing and royalties, while ensuring that carefully selected operators get the support they need for profitability and success using the Diego branding and retail system.”

Taking Cannabis Retail to the Next Level

By elevating the customer experience, ensuring the product is deserving of the Diego Pellicer premium branding and maintaining competitive pricing, Diego Pellicer is establishing itself as the leader in the upscale market in the rapidly expanding cannabis space for licensed tenants and their customers with discerning tastes.

Diego Pellicer Management Company is actively seeking to work with licensed operators who are enthusiastic and qualified to ensure the brand’s high caliber products, merchandising mix, assortment and world-class customer service.

From retail build-outs tapping an architecture system created by renowned architect Michael Rotondi, FAIA, and branding developed by original Apple store creative team member Jill Savini, each operator will be set up for success. In addition, operators will have ongoing access to employee training, store operations and expertise to help them navigate each state’s cannabis regulations.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW)

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and retail development company. DPWW develops and leases legally compliant real estate, including turnkey cultivation and processing facilities as well as high-end, branded retail stores to licensed marijuana operators. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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CONTACTS:

Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com

Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com

 

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces Expansion In Colorado

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces Expansion In Colorado

Company to bring world-class marijuana shopping experience to second location in Denver

DENVER (July 24, 2018) – Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW) the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced that it has secured a second store location in Denver, the former Colorado Wellness dispensary located at 2057 S. Broadway. Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. will license the Diego Pellicer brand to the store and develop the location in the same upscale style to which Diego clients are accustomed.

“The Diego Pellicer model works. We’ve developed a system for marijuana retail success that’s rooted in solid management experience along with a cutting-edge branding and architecture system that is adaptable to each market as we expand,” said Ron Throgmartin, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “With our existing locations in Denver and Seattle experiencing double- and triple-digit growth, we look forward to making this newest location another winning success.”

The new store will feature an innovative, customized design along with fresh Diego Pellicer branding, crafted by original Apple retail store creative team member Jill Savini and world-class architect Michael Rotondi, FAIA. Colorado Wellness will remain open for business during the remodeling, with the new Diego Pellicer store opening in the first quarter of 2019.

“Diego Pellicer is synonymous with quality,” said Neil Demers, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer – Colorado. “This newest location will feature our knowledgeable and welcoming staff, premium product that sets us apart from the rest, along with an innovative and inviting shopping environment that will raise the bar for cannabis retail. We can’t wait to service this community in the same great fashion as our location on Alameda Avenue.”

Forward-Thinking, Innovative Design

Diego Pellicer is a premium brand in an emerging market, providing an opportunity to pioneer new concepts at retail. The Broadway location will be consistent with current branding, yet unique to the location.

Two leaders in architecture and design, Rotondi and Savini are bringing their progressive ideas to Diego Pellicer cannabis retail and branding. World-renowned architect Rotondi is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has built a legacy as an architecture educator at Arizona State University and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, of which he was a co-founder and later became its second director. Rotondi’s Los Angeles-based firm RoTo Architects is the official architecture agency of record for Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

Rotondi’s award-winning projects include: upscale retail stores on the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive working with famed fashion designers Leon Max and Sonia Rykiel; the first mall in Dubai City U.A.E, re-envisioning the Ibn Batutta Mall; and, high-profile, celebrity driven restaurants Nicola, 72 Market Street and Kate Mantilini in California.

Teaming up with Rotondi is creative trailblazer Jill Savini. Savini began her career at Apple working on creative for the first Mac and was the creative director on the original team that developed the Apple retail store. Savini works with other prominent brands such as DocuSign and Marriott’s Renaissance Hotels as well as fast-growing start-ups including the organic, plant-based food company Forager Project. As head of corporate branding for Diego Pellicer she is responsible for ensuring a consistent look and branding across retail locations.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW)

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and retail development company. DPWW develops and leases legally compliant real estate, including turnkey cultivation and processing facilities as well as high-end, branded retail stores to licensed marijuana operators. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACTS:        Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com

Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com

Neil Demers, Diego Pellicer Colorado, 720-937-9073, neil@diego-pellicer.com

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Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces A $700,000 Capital Injection

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. Announces A $700,000 Capital Injection

Major company investors recommit to company’s growth


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SEATTLE, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW), the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced that it has received $700,000 in additional capital from two major investors. The new infusion of money will support business expansion and represents a strong continuing commitment from the company’s investors to the growth of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc.

“As the marijuana market continues to evolve and grow, including the recent legalization of cannabis in California, so do real estate, branding and management opportunities for Diego Pellicer Worldwide,” said Ron Throgmartin, chief executive officer, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “With our new premium branding guidelines and a proven formula for success with our retail tenants, this fresh capital will open new doors for Diego Pellicer Worldwide in the expanding cannabis retail environment.”

The capital injection was made possible by restructuring the investors’ equity and debt through returned shares and recast notes. It comes on the heels of two successful, branded retail tenant locations in Seattle and Denver that are consistently experiencing double- and triple-digit year-over-year growth. By elevating the customer experience, maintaining competitive pricing and ensuring the product on the shelf is deserving of the Diego Pellicer brand, Diego Pellicer retail locations have effectively honed in on the premium market for customers with discerning tastes.

About Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: DPWW)

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. is the premium marijuana brand and retail development company. DPWW develops and leases legally compliant real estate, including turnkey cultivation and processing facilities as well as high-end, branded retail stores to licensed marijuana operators. When federally legal, DPWW is positioned to become a national, vertically integrated marijuana company. To learn more about how to become a branded Diego Pellicer retailer, cultivator or investor visit www.Diego-Pellicer.com.

Safe Harbor Statement 

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACTS:
Suzanne Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-247-3079, suzanne@fedorukinc.com
Nello Gonfiantini, Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., 775-690-2188, nello@diego-pellicer.com