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Harvest Health & Recreation Opens 9th Dispensary in Arizona, Cementing Largest Market Share in Home State

February 12, 2019

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2019--Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.  ( CSE: HARV, OTC Q: HRVSF ), a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., announced the opening of its 9 th medical marijuana dispensary in the third largest U.S. cannabis market: Arizona. The new Harvest retail, located at 13631 North 59th, Glendale, is now serving patients.

With 16 vertically integrated licenses, 11 open dispensaries, two cultivation facilities and one processing facility, Harvest has the largest footprint in Arizona.

Since 2013, Harvest’s Arizona dispensaries have won numerous awards for the best medical marijuana dispensary, as well as for its proprietary medicinal cannabis products and strains. The new Glendale location will serve patients and caregivers with valid Arizona medical marijuana cards, offering the highest quality state-approved and lab-tested products, including vape products, concentrates, topicals, tinctures, flower, edibles such as infused food or beverages, patches, CBD and more. Harvest’s trained staff will be onsite to answer patient questions about the various cannabis product treatment options. As one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state operators in the U.S., Harvest currently holds licenses for 86 dispensaries, 23 cultivation facilities, and 22 processing facilities across the country.

“Arizona is one of the largest medical marijuana markets in the U.S., and we are thrilled to continue our momentum building and operating award-winning dispensaries right here at home,” said Harvest Founder and CEO Steve White. “As the largest operator in our home state, we hold ourselves to the highest patient, product, staff and operating standards. We look forward to continuing working with legislators and law enforcement to help lead sensible policies that protect patients’ rights, brings access to life-changing medicine and benefits communities as Arizona’s medical marijuana program matures into one of the premiere medical markets in the world.”

About Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. is one of the first consistently profitable, vertically integrated cannabis companies with one of the largest footprints in the U.S. Harvest’s complete vertical solution includes industry-leading cultivation, manufacturing, and retail facilities, construction, real estate, technology, operational, and brand building expertise — leveraging in-house legal, HR and marketing teams, along with proven experts in writing and winning state-based applications. The company has more than 525 employees with proven experience, expertise and knowledge of in-house best practices that are drawn upon whenever Harvest enters new markets. Harvest’s executive team is comprised of leaders in finance, compliance, real estate and operations. Since its founding in 2011, Harvest has grown its footprint every year, has been ranked as the third largest cultivator in the U.S. and currently owns licenses for more than 130 facilities across the U.S. Harvest shares timely updates and releases as part of its regular course of business with the media and the interested public. For more information, visit: https://www.harvestinc.com/.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of Harvest with respect to future business activities. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect” or similar expressions and include information regarding: (i) expectations regarding the size of the U.S. cannabis market, (ii) the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business objectives, (iii) plans for expansion of Harvest, and (iv) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects Harvest management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: the potential impact of an announcement of a going public transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and in particular in the ability of the Company to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws; or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; the inability to locate and acquire suitable companies, properties and assets necessary to execute on the Company’s business plans; and increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation. This forward-looking information may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of Harvest and market conditions.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although Harvest has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Harvest does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

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