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Contact: Robert DiVito


MARINA, CALIFORNIA – Element 7 opened its newest retail cannabis store in the heart of
Monterey County over the weekend. Located on Reservation Road, Element 7 Marina is
Element 7’s newest dispensary to open in California, and the first licensed cannabis
business to open in the City of Marina.

After scoring a perfect 100% score in the application process and being one of three
operators issued a permit in 2020, Element 7 worked diligently to complete building works
at the former Taco Bell office site, transforming the building into Marina’s first licensed
cannabis dispensary, launching ahead of STIIIZY and Pacific Roots to commence
operations in the City.

Element 7 will host its Grand Opening launch on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August from
9am to 10pm daily, with ribbon cutting ceremonies to take place at 10am on August 28.
The event will feature a range of promotions, giveaways, limited edition drops, local food
vendors, and entertainment through the day.

With market-leading products and a lively premium in-store experience that engages the
senses, Element 7 Marina is focused on bringing great products at affordable prices to
the local community as well as tourists visiting the stunning California coastline and
nearby attractions that include Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, and
Santa Cruz.

As Robert DiVito, Founder and CEO of Element 7 explains, “We’re proud to launch
Element 7 in Marina, further expanding our footprint across local communities in
California. We can’t wait to start servicing the patients and customers of Marina that
have had to drive to dispensaries in other communities since cannabis was legalized. The
menu we have selected for Marina includes some of the State’s leading brands as well
as our favorites from across California. We’re especially proud to deliver on our promise

of bringing craft brands to Marina from our operations in Humboldt – that’s not just smart
for business but it’s helping small farmers in Northern Californian communities take their
products to other parts of California which has been a driving force in our company vision
since we started Element 7 in 2018.”

Today’s cannabis customer wants to educated, entertained, and engaged. Element 7
focuses on each of these three aspects to create an inviting retail environment where
products are perfectly curated, integrated and displayed. Senses are engaged across
the full spectrum to create a shopping experience that is uplifting and memorable. As
DiVito further explains, “We’ve tried to create an immersive retail environment that is
different to what the rest of the market is doing. We want to be disruptive both in our
approach to how we manage our operations and the immersive experience we deliver
to our customers.”

Element 7 Marina marks the 3rd business Element 7 has opened in 2021 alongside Element
7 South San Francisco and Element 7 Rio Dell. After being open for only 6 weeks, Element
7 Rio Dell was recently named as Runner Up in the ‘Best of Humboldt 2021’ for new
cannabis dispensaries, as voted by readers of the North Coast Journal.

Marina was identified by Element 7 as an ideal location for expanded operations in
California. As Tony Raffoul, General Manager, adds, “Monterey County and nearby
Santa Cruz are home to some of the world’s top cultivators and cannabis brands. We
want to continue to collaborate with the industry as much as possible and we felt that
opening our next Element 7 store in Marina was a further statement of how we want to
be as locally relevant as possible, but also how we want to work with the industry driving
collaborations, innovation, and new thinking in the industry.”

Element 7 is currently under construction on its next 4 operations scheduled to open in
2021 – retail dispensaries will be launched in Firebaugh, Mendota, Chula Vista, and Port
Hueneme within the next 4 months.


Element 7 is California’s local cannabis retailer – with a footprint spanning California, our
business is built on the pillars of education, social justice, and being local. Element 7 is
focused on the emerging and changing cannabis customer and does this by breaking
down barriers, addressing industry uncertainty, and proactively working to address and
correct the misnomers that are often associated with the industry. In its newest campaign,
Element 7 is focused on encouraging Californian’s to get out, stay active, and explore
the amazing natural and diverse habitats of California which resonates with its ambition
to open Element 7 stores across the State. Explore Your Elements.

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