Bluetooth Technology Makes It Easy For Beltone To Go Hands-Free In Rhode Island

June 6th, 2018

TV STORY:  Our Client, Beltone New England was once again featured in a story about the New Rhode Island Hands-Free Driving Law.  Mark Zarrella explains how Beltone Hearing Aids are Bluetooth compatible.

You Can Always Go Hands Free with Beltone Hearing Aids!

June 4th, 2018

TV STORY:  Our Client, Beltone New England was featured in a story about the New Rhode Island Hands=Free Driving Law and how Beltone Hearing Aids are Bluetooth compatible.


90-Year Old Receives The Gift Of Hearing !

May 29th, 2018

TV STORY:  Our Client, Beltone New England was featured in a story when their 90-year-old patient Elizabeth Lapham received new hearing aids from The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation.






Beltone Trust Provides Remote Care For Patients

May 17th, 2018

TV STORY:  Our client, Beltone New England was featured in a story on WABI TV about the new Beltone Trust Hearing Aid:



Canada’s Namaste makes acquisitions, posts record sales 

May 4th, 2018

Our Client Namaste Technologies was featured in a story by The Cannabis Daily Record


Canada’s Namaste makes acquisitions, posts record sales 

Vancouver, Canada — Namaste Technologies is being hailed a as the Amazon of the Cannabis space as it is now the world’s largest e-commerce seller of cannabis hardware globally. The company sold a record $2.2M in one month this past November, operates in over 20 countries, has 32 websites and has staff speaking nine languages.

Recent sales are up from $300k/month. Their stock has also gone up close to 20x in value since going public just over two years ago.

Namaste Technologies has been able to achieve this parabolic growth by acquiring 3 other e-commerce cannabis companies and improving their conversion rates, doing many partnership and JV deals with many of the major marijuana and vape producers.

With Namaste’s global presence and innovative technology, it’s able to stay on track and ahead of the competition with new developments as a leading innovator within the cannabis industry.

The company uses the most innovative technologies including applications of machine-learning algorithms which users’ on-site behavior to better predict which products to display, creating a better experience and dramatically improving conversion rates.

The company’s most recent success was in the launch of a virtual patient portal called NamasteMD (, whereby individuals can consult with doctors or nurse practitioners via a mobile application to obtain medical cannabis prescription through an online video consultation.

NamasteMD is available on Apple and Google Android devices and offers a simple solution for patients to acquire their prescriptions without having to visit a doctor or clinic. NamasteMD’s team of doctors and nurse practitioners offer the highest level of care for their patients and offer services including strain recommendations, prescription renewals and transfers to other providers.

Namaste, will soon be launching its online marketplace for medical cannabis at The company has achieved great success in becoming the largest marketplace for cannabis hardware and peripherals and fully intends to do the same for medical cannabis. The launch of Cannmart in the Canadian market represents the first step for the company as a proof of concept.

Namaste will utilize its site traffic along with NamasteMD to convert patients and connect them through to Cannmart. On Cannmart’s website, patients will have access to the largest and most diverse range of medical cannabis products. The Canadian market represents only one small component of the company’s global reach. Namaste’s management team will pursue the same strategy in international markets like Australia and Europe to become an all-encompassing cannabis marketplace offering patients not only the best quality products but also industry leading customers and patient services.

Namaste also recently announced nominations to its board of directors including Branden Sparks, former CIO of SpaceX and ‘right-hand-man’ to Elon Musk as well as Laurens Finstra of Google’s prized self-driving car division, Waymo.

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Amazon of Cannabis’ Namaste Plans for Explosive Growth in Canada

May 3rd, 2018

Our Client Namaste Technologies was featured in a story by Retail Insider


By Mario Toneguzzi

Vancouver-based Namaste Technologies Inc. has been described as the Amazon of the cannabis space.

It calls itself the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally, distributing vaporizers and smoking accessories through 24 ecommerce sites in 20 countries and with distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile.

Now it is poised for further growth into cannabis sales.

KORY ZELICKSON                                              SEAN DOLLINGER

Kory Zelickson, co-founder and COO of Namaste Technologies Inc., said Namaste, which began in 2014, recently acquired Cannmart Inc. – an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations Production License applicant.

“We’ve created the first application in Canada that’s available for download on your iPhone or Android device called Namaste MD which is 100 per cent virtual patient acquisition,” said Zelickson.

“We’re the first company to fully digitize patient acquisition in compliance with Health Canada’s standards and regulations. We’ve created a portal where people can book a consultation . . . and through a video conference on their phone get their prescription. And then what we’re doing, instead of having those prescriptions for a particular patient go straight to a grower directly, we’re going to be one of the first retail businesses where we’re actually under our licence with Cannmart going to be buying in bulk from different providers and creating a marketplace for cannabis where a patient can come to source their cannabis from one location and have access to multiple providers from domestic growers and also internationally-imported cannabis too.”


Zelickson said the concept is a unique one in Canada because a lot of the medical cannabis market works where patients go directly to a grower.

“There’s no marketplace at this point. So that will be something very unique. The MD is the patient acquisition portal we’ve been launching already and starting to acquire patients,” he said.

“Namaste focuses a lot on the ecommerce site. So we said to ourselves we want to start getting involved in the direct sale of cannabis. Our interest wasn’t into cultivating. We see ourselves more like Uber. We have the service. We’re selling cannabis but we’re never going to possess it. We want to be very hands off. We don’t want to cultivate. We want to focus on the technology side.”

He said the company will be leveraging all its technology currently in place for its ecommerce platform into cannabis sales.


“So our focus in the cannabis market in Canada for now is going to be on acquiring patients at a very accelerated rate because we have a tool that no other company has to acquire patients as fast as we can. We’re going to be leveraging all of our data, all of our technology towards that end,” said Zelickson.

Namaste acquired Cannmart as a late-stage ACMPR applicant, with the intention of creating Canada’s most expansive marketplace for medical cannabis. It currently operates one of the largest global ecommerce platforms for cannabis delivery devices and plans to leverage its technology and consumer data with the end goal of acquiring medical patients.

NamasteMD will serve the company as a patient acquisition tool, allowing patients to connect with doctors and nurse practitioners in a safe and secure online environment from the comfort of their homes. NamasteMD was designed to streamline the patient onboarding process in comparison to traditional brick-and-mortar clinics.

Its vision is to become an all-inclusive online cannabis marketplace and create a platform that consolidates many of the best product offerings by the top ACMPR Licensed Producers in Canada.

“This important milestone represents an incredible achievement for Namaste and its shareholders. Receipt of the ACMPR Production License not only validates Namaste’s strategy but it serves as a critical component of the Company’s anticipated growth moving forward.  We are very proud to have met our goal of receiving our ACMPR medical cannabis Production License from Health Canada as we look to explore the tremendous opportunities that exist in the Canadian cannabis market,” said Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, in a statement.

The company said sales for the second quarter of 2018 were $5.6 million, representing a $3.7M or 195 per cent increase quarter-over-quarter. Gross profit for the second quarter was $1.9 million, representing a $1.2 million or 150 per cent increase quarter-on-quarter. For the first six months of the year, the company had sales of $10.6 million, representing a $6.6 million or 165 per cent increase year-on-year. Gross profit for the first six months was $3.6 million, representing a $2.1M or 140 per cent increase year-over-year. The gross profit increase relates primarily to the growth in revenue outside the United States, it said.


Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary has 37 years of experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, city and breaking news, and business. For 12 years as a business writer, his main beats were commercial and residential real estate, retail, small business and general economic news. He nows works on his own as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training. Email:






The Future Of Blockchain!

April 27th, 2018

TV INTERVIEW:  Our client, Jonathan Bahai, Founder of Exeblock, was interviewed on Category 5 Technology TV about the future of Blockchain.



Blockchain Allows For Digital Fundraising

April 10th, 2018

ONLINE STORY: Our client, Exeblock was interviewed for an online story by Digital Journal.



A new decentralized application has been launched from eXeBlock Technology Corp. This enables businesses to easily launch global fundraising campaigns with 50/50 Labs. Jonathan Bahai, Founder of eXeBlock explains more.

According to the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report, 72 percent of the 5,352 non-government organizations surveyed accept website donations, only 1 percent accept Bitcoin, and only 3 percent have a Digital Wallet.

This means that early adopters of cryptocurrencies should gain an advantage in a fundraising landscape that is increasingly competing for new donors. Given that as the number of registered charities increases, so does the cost of fundraising. This results in the need for new engagement tools.

eXeBlock are developing a tool for non-profits to engage with cryptocurrency donors. With this, organizations, teams and charities can expand the reach of the traditional 50/50 draw to engage with a wider audience. To discover more, Digital Journal spoke with the company’s founder, Jonathan Bahai.

Digital Journal: How does the eXeBlock technology work?

Jonathan Bahai: With the technology, and via a few clicks, draws can be scheduled to run during the big game or at a signature event. Just send notifications to your followers and 50/50 Labs does the rest.

Users can easily download the app, buy tickets and monitor the progress of the draw. The winning ticket is chosen by a random number generator, and the proceeds are split between the winner and the sponsor by our smart contracts.

DJ: The technology is based on Daps. What are these?

Bahai: DApps are similar to the mobile apps you use everyday, except that the invisible back end runs on a decentralized public blockchain instead of a trusted 3rd party. Bitcoin is technically a DApp, but the blockchain community tends to use the term to refer to the new generation of mobile apps such as CryptoKitties. DApps have several advantages over traditional apps, including tighter security, total transparency to users, and the ability to store value.

DJ: What are the advantages of eXeBlock technology to non-profits?

Bahai: 50/50 Labs harnesses the security, simplicity and transparency of blockchain technology, bringing your fundraising campaigns to a whole new generation of donors.

DJ: Why should charities consider this ‘new technology’ approach?

Bahai: The charities around the world that are first to adopt technologies like 50/50Labs are most likely to be the ones who will remain relevant in the hearts and minds of current and upcoming generations who demand nothing less than total fairness and transparency and only a blockchain solution will deliver that.

DJ: Where are you with the development?

Bahai: eXeBlock is currently in the final stages of development of its first DApp, 50/50 Labs, which was launched on TestNet in January 2018. This DApp is based on the 50/50 draw concept, where an non-profit organization sells tickets for a few dollars each, and the proceeds are split between a single winner and the sponsor.

50/50s are popular at sporting events in North America, with some regularly raising hundreds of thousands of dollars per draw for charities.

DJ: How will non-profits set up the system?

Bahai: With eXeBlock’s new DApp, any group with a lottery license will be able to set up and run a global 50/50 draw with a few clicks. 50/50 Labs is a white label product for charities, sports teams and other non-governmental organizations to engage with a wider audience. 50/50 Labs offers easy auditability for charities, while participants benefit from the transparency of blockchain.


NamasteMD Launches as Digital Marketplace for Canada’s Medical Marijuana Patients

April 4th, 2018

Our Client Namaste Technologies was featured in a story by Cannabis Dispensary.


NamasteMD Launches as Digital Marketplace for Canada’s Medical Marijuana Patients

As the cannabis sector evolves quickly, e-commerce nudges its way into the market.

March 28, 2018
Eric Sandy

Namaste Technologies is quickly expanding its profile as a digital marketplace for medical marijuana delivery systems, and it’s keeping pace with evolving regulations in Canadian business sector. This month, the company formally launched NamasteMD in Canada to help medical patients access legal medical marijuana.

The intent was to design a platform to address patients’ interests in obtaining medical marijuana as easily as possible, while Canadian lawmakers round the final few months of regulatory preparation ahead of the country’s legal adult-use market.

But as those legislators hammer out the details behind marijuana retail sales, medical marijuana dispensaries are stuck in a legal gray area. Illicit dispensaries operate all over the country, but patients flout the law each time they enter and make a purchase. Sean Dollinger, CEO of Namaste Technologies, says that the natural end-around for the Canadian medical marijuana market is e-commerce and telemedicine.

“People can get cannabis any way they want, right?” he says. “Whether from an illegal dispensary or buying from a friend, et cetera. We think it’s really important that if somebody wants to go through the effort of getting cannabis legally, we find a way to get it to them legally and then be able to offer the support through a social worker … because it’s still a drug at the day and we want everybody to have an amazing user experience.”

The platform provides a three-step process: an application, a consultation with a nurse practitioner and formal recommendation.

“NamasteMD allows for somebody to visit our website and instantly get a prescription for free for medical cannabis,” he says.

Already, hundreds have signed up for the service; Dollinger anticipates 1,500 sign-ups in April.

“In 2018, it’s important that we offer variety,” Dollinger says. “Who are we to determine: Do you want an organic product, do you want a non-organic product? Do you want high THC, low THC? Our job is to bring the most products possible to the end user and then crate a marketplace where you can give feedback.”

In December, Namaste signed a deal with Greenlane, an order fulfillment service. It was a critical agreement, giving Namaste the consumer-facing structure of its ecommerce platform.

Greenlane services approximately 9,000 independent retailers. This month, the company acquired its competitor, VaporNation. That deal further extends Namsate’s inventory. “We’ve been hard at work and steadily growing for over 13 years now; in the past couple of years we have really pulled ahead of our competition and with this acquisition we have sprinted ahead even further,” Greenlane CEO Aaron LoCascio said in an emailed statement.

Looking ahead, Dollinger intends on continuing Namaste’s trend of almost weekly acquisitions and partnership agreements. His company was hailed as “the Amazon of the cannabis sector” by this month.

“We’ve seen brick-and-mortar continuously fail,” Dollinger says. “Obviously, e-commerce is the future. I think when rec does go live, people are going to love that experience of going into stores. It’s going to be new, it’s going to be fun. Once that kind of wears off and you’re waiting in line for half an hour … I think with e-commerce you can have a reliable source and know what you’re getting and that it’s going to show up the next day. I think that e-commerce ends up dominating that space as we’ve seen happen over and over again in the general retail side.”

Top photo courtesy of Namaste






Namaste Technologies CEO Interviewed on the CashColorCannabis Podcast

April 4th, 2018

Podcast Interview:  Our client, Sean Dollinger CEO of Namaste was interviewed on the CashColor Cannabis Podcast.