The Opportunity

A $100 billion dollar industry is emerging:


The inevitable legalization of marijuana will create multiple billion dollar companies. Emerald Ocean has cultivated many of these companies and now endeavors to consolidate the industry.

Emerald Ocean will acquire companies through vertical integration, own and operate the "Starbucks" and "Bacardi" of the marijuana industry, and be the first to market on many key industry verticals. We will operate in and control a majority portion of the retail, wholesale, products, and technology sectors of the marijuana industry.

California legalization is coming in 2016. Much like the Kennedys who invested 5 years before the end of prohibition, the time to execute is now.

Our Management

Doug Francis


Doug Francis is an entrepreneurial visionary and established growth executive. Doug entered the marijuana space in 2007 with his start-up Canna-Centers, which quickly grew to the largest cannabis physicians group in the country. Concurrently, he served as COO of Weedmaps and bootstrapped the company, eventually merging the two and forming Ghost Group, where he currently serves as president.

A SoCal native, Doug attended Chapman University in Orange, with a BS in Business Administration in 2001. He lives in Orange County wth his wife and four kids.

Justin Hartfield


Justin Hartfield, a serial entrepreneur, founded Weedmaps.com in 2007 and currently serves as the CEO. Through Justin's leadership, Weedmaps grew to become the most widely known and valuable brand in the marijuana space today. Justin serves on the board of NORML, MPP, and many other policy groups.

A SoCal native, Justin attended University of California, Irvine, earning a BS in Computer Science in 2004. He lives in Orange County with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Bonni Goldstein

Medical Doctor

In 2008, Dr. Bonni Goldstein developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend. Since then, she has been evaluating both adult and pediatric patients for use of medical cannabis. Dr. Goldstein has been recognized for her contributions to many patient support programs, including the Cancer Support Community, Southern California Prosthetics, and Pediatric Epilepsy. She is currently the Medical Director of Canna-Centers, a medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions.

The Market

Marijuana is already a billion dollar industry, and Emerald Ocean is poised to shape its future.

No other company has the marketing power to launch, grow, and sustain the biggest brands in the space.

Expertise In Policy

Emerald Ocean drives policy initiatives at all levels of government.

Emerald Ocean's management team is currently driving policy initiatives in California for Legalized Marijuana in 2016 and locally, including private consulting in Southern California.

Cities continually solicit our guidance for help with establishing responsible marijuana programs. Emerald Ocean is known to have the most complete data on the industry, allowing municipalities a glimpse into their local market in real-time.

The power to guide government regulations is core to any emerging marijuana company. Our direct consultative relationships will result in numerous first mover opportunities and licenses. Our skill in this forum, coupled with deep marijuana industry knowledge, puts our brands first.

The Future

Emerald Ocean Capital is positioned to capitalize on all new investment opportunities and emerging industries within the legal marijuana industry.

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