VANCOUVER, July 18, 2018 -- /D.M.O. Newswire/ -- Namaste Technologies Inc. ("Namaste" or the "Company") (TSXV:N) (FRANKFURT:M5BQ) (OTC:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed an e-commerce and technology services agreement (the "Agreement") with BlissCo Cannabis Corp Inc. ("BlissCo") (CNSX:BLIS) (FRA: GQ4B:GR), whereby Namaste will provide services including access to Namaste's technology platforms, software integrations and e-commerce services including those powered by Namaste's e-commerce artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Findify.io.
Under the terms of this Agreement, Namaste will leverage its proprietary technology platforms to develop an innovative online marketplace in partnership with BlissCo to enhance BlissCo's patient experience. BlissCo is a Canadian licensed producer and distributor of high-quality medical cannabis that operates an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") cultivation facility based in Langley, BC.
Namaste has developed industry-leading technology platforms which bring significant value to both the Company and the cannabis industry. This Agreement with BlissCo represents Namaste's ability to enhance the consumer experience for its own customers and those of its industry peers.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Namaste will assist BlissCo in enhancing its online platform by utilizing Namaste's suite of innovative technologies including;
Comprehensive audit of BlissCo's e-commerce platform.
Enhancement recommendations to improve the user experience.
Software integrations including AI and machine learning through Findify.io.
Customization of Namaste's telemedicine application, NamasteMD.
E-commerce development services including programming and IT.
Access to same-day delivery service through Pineapple Express Inc.
Blissco will compensate Namaste for services with 210,000 common stock options. Each option will have an exercise term of up to three (3) years.
Namaste is also pleased to announce that President and CEO, Sean Dollinger will join BlissCo's board of directors. Namaste believes support from its management team will bring value to BlissCo's board in areas of technology and e-commerce.
Namaste is focused on the development and acquisition of innovative technologies that will have a significant impact on the cannabis industry. As legalization of medical and recreational cannabis evolves globally and cannabis prices consolidate, Namaste will focus on technology and e-commerce innovations that can offer significant value to the Company and its industry peers. As many companies focus on cultivation, Namaste is establishing its position as a leader in e-commerce and technology in the cannabis industry.
Damian Kettlewell, President and CEO of BlissCo comments; "By signing this partnership with Namaste, we are building yet another layer within the BlissCo Ecosystem that will enhance our connection with customers. This direct connection will provide a critical feedback loop to continuously improve our offerings, cultivate relationships and truly understand our customers. Providing a great experience is paramount for us and this technology gives us the tools we need to deliver that seamlessly."
We're also very pleased to have Namaste's CEO Sean Dollinger join our board of directors and feel that Sean will bring great value and insight to our board and we look forward to expanding our relationship with Namaste in the future.
Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments; "We're very proud to be partnering with Blissco and offering these services. We truly feel that the technology we're developing will bring great value to others as well. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be breaking ground in exciting areas of technology including AI and machine learning within applications in the cannabis industry. Our technology platforms, like NamasteMD can also help all Canadians with more convenient access to medical cannabis from the comfort of their home.
We're proud to be able to offer these platforms to partners and enhance their patient's consultation and buying experience. We're certainly looking forward to working with Blissco and their team who we believe are aligned with Namaste's values and have great respect for their management team. Namaste will continue to create and acquire innovative technologies both domestically and abroad.
I'm honored to have the opportunity to join BlissCo's board of directors and hope to provide significant value to their team in my role."
About BlissCo Cannabis Corp.
BlissCo Cannabis Corp. (CSE: BLIS) (FRA: GQ4B) is an ACMPR licensed producer and future distributor of ultra-premium cannabis. The company sits at the heart of an international ecosystem and is focused on the success of its domestic and global partnerships.
BlissCo leverages the latest technology and is continuously developing its network of top-tier industry experts to drive the success of its brand and channels, moving premium Canadian cannabis to local and international markets.
BlissCo is backed by an experienced team that is deeply in tune and integrated with industry partners and BlissCo's future patients and customers.
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste Technologies is Your Everything Cannabis Store™. Namaste operates the largest global cannabis e-commerce platform with over 30 websites in 20+ countries under various brands. Namaste's product offering through its subsidiaries includes vaporizers, glassware, accessories, CBD products, and the company will soon be selling medical cannabis in the Canadian market, subject to approval by Health Canada.
Namaste has developed and acquired innovative technology platforms including NamasteMD.com, Canada's first Health Canada compliant telemedicine application, and in May 2018 the Company acquired a leading e-commerce AI and Machine Learning Company, Findify AB. Findify uses artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize and personalize a consumer's on-site buying experience. Namaste is focused on leveraging its cutting-edge technology to enhance the user experience throughout its platforms. Namaste will continue to develop and acquire innovative technologies which will provide value to the Company and to its shareholders as well as to the broader cannabis market.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
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