Mentor Capital Acquires $1.0 Million of GW Pharmaceuticals, Plc \\ Debt-free Cannabis M&A Leader Deploys Part of $2.5 Million in New Cash

SAN DIEGO, Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTCQB: MNTR) announced it has taken a $1.0 million position in the stock of GW Pharmaceuticals, Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) a United Kingdom based group developing a portfolio of cannabinoid prescription medicines. Mentor Capital, Inc. CEO, Chet Billingsley explains his investment analysis, “During the last few months Mentor has seen a rapid and continuing expansion in investable cash and we wanted to get more of that working for us in the also rapidly growing medical marijuana sector in a general up market for stocks. GW Pharma is somewhat isolated from the political uncertainty in much of the domestic cannabis market because it is both medically focused while internationally based and marketed.”

 

Mentor reports that it held $2.5 million in cash prior to this week’s GW Pharmaceutical stock purchase and its 7,500 shareholders held an additional $11 million in long-term warrants that have been the ongoing source of its investment cash. Mentor’s preferred involvement is with larger and private pre-IPO medical marijuana companies that Mentor can help operationally prepare for the public market and finance, sometimes working with institutional partners seeking public liquidity.  As such, Mentor is not an Investment Company under the 1940 Act.

 

About Mentor Capital: The Company seeks to come alongside and assist private medical marijuana and cannabis companies and their founders in meeting their liquidity and financial objectives, to add protection for investors and to help incubate private cannabis companies. Additional important information for investors is presented at: www.MentorCapital.com .

 

This press release is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of offers to purchase, securities.

 

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For further information contact:

 

Chet Billingsley, CEO
Mentor Capital, Inc.
(760) 788 – 4700