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We acquire and merge with small, mid-size and development stage companies focused on the marijuana industry.

Our company is an incubator for cannabis operations looking to go public. 

The company has incubated rapidly growing cannabis businesses with the opportunity of being a controlled subsidiary of a publicly held company that focuses on capital raise, management selection, financial planning, restructuring, marketing/sales support, and strategic mergers and acquisitions.

The owners and management team of a private expanding marijuana company will now be able to generate value ownership by being common shareholders of our public company, Marijuana Strategic Ventures, Inc. (MSVI).

In addition, acquisitions by MSVI will offer employees, investors and existing shareholders an alternative exit strategy for the time earned and the capital invested into their emerging company.  MSVI is immersed in a vibrant business, and creation-oriented environment where the company has access relationships with top SEC attorneys, accounting firms, investment bankers, and qualified management teams.

Team Management

James Hancock

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Hancock has garnered recognition serving in numerous senior positions as a turnaround and merger and acquisition specialist throughout his 40-year career.

He’s all about making his clients money. His career has taken him from Texas, to New York to California where he ran or owned several different types of companies. He has been President, CEO, COO, and VP of Sales & Marketing within public and private companies in financial services, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and payment processing industries.

Most recently, as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Global Payout, Inc., a publicly traded company on the OTC markets from 2010 to 2018, Hancock worked within the financial services industries as a program manager and payment processor for prepaid card programs, where he is most proud of launching nearly 40 companies nationally and internationally, custom-designed, prepaid debit card programs.

Hancock has a vast amount of knowledge of the public company industry and due to his experience and reputation, he has access to a network of top SEC attorneys, accounting firms, investment bankers, and qualified management teams. Besides being a creative, forward-thinker, Hancock also shares his lessons learned from the past which has proven to be most helpful to his clients.

Hancock earned a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law, San Diego, and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He served in the U.S. Army holding the rank of E-5, and today when he’s not working and Zooming with clients, Hancock plays golf, tennis, sails, and runs.

Donald Steinberg

Consultant & Board of Directors Member

Don Steinberg has been at the forefront of new business concepts many times, and now brings a lifetime of experience to Marijuana Strategic Ventures, Inc., that will serve to benefit the company in a myriad of ways. In the 1980’s Don developed stock option analysis and trading programs. This led to his management of floor traders on multiple options exchanges and gave him the knowledge and insight he needed to successfully take other companies public.

In the early 90’s, he co-founded Globalcom 2000 and entered into the prepaid phone card business, which at that time was an almost unknown market. Globalcom 2000 became one of the largest phone card companies in the United States, as well as its fastest growing. In 1994, Don developed an interest in the telecom “Callback” business, and co-founded One World Communications. He subsequently traveled the world, opening up 187 training centers in only 9 months, and created the world’s largest International MLM global sales force selling telecom services.

In 2006, Mr. Steinberg formed Club Vivanet as an International MLM, selling a variety of services. In 2008, he merged Club Vivanet with a publicly traded company. In 2008, Don recognized the emerging opportunities in the Medical Marijuana industry and changed the name of Club Vivanet to Medical Marijuana Inc., which became America’s first publicly traded company in the Marijuana industry. In 2011, he successfully managed the acquisition of Medical Marijuana Inc. and the transition to new management.

In 2015, Don founded Marijuana Company of America and placed it onto the OTC markets. He resigned from that company in 2019 to pursue other interests.

Don has vast experience in building and managing start-up companies, managing public company compliance, and spent years managing floor operations on various stock exchanges. Mr. Steinberg has had a life-long career in international sales and marketing, with over 40 years of experience developing and running successful businesses. Using this breadth of experience, Don will provide guidance for the Company, and is actively involved in its future and growth.

Robert Hymers


Robert, with several years of both tax and auditing experience at Ernst & Young ("EY"), LLP, worked in the firm’s core assurance practice performing audits of public and private companies, specifically in the real estate industry. He was a member of EY's National Tax Group (FS0) for several years. At EY he provided tax services to REITS, private equity firms, hedge funds, film production companies and banks. He specializes in partnership taxation. In addition, he has a broad range of experience, including ASC 740 tax provision audits, REIT compliance, preparation of 1120, 1065, and 1120S returns, M&A tax advisory work, multi-state tax compliance and international tax consulting.

He is the founding Managing Editor of CSUN's The Tax Development Journal and one of nine professionals to be appointed to a newly formed Cannabis Advisory Taxation Taskforce (CATT) by Fiona Ma (candidate for California Treasurer in 2018) to help the California state law-makers develop and enhance new cannabis tax laws and regulations.

Robert is the managing partner of Pinnacle Tax Services, Inc. and specializes in providing tax and accounting services for a host of different industries.

Going Public

An acquisition merger is the cheapest and fastest way to get your company public. This process is the express train to get your company trading on an exchange.

  • Private company’s management, investors and shareholders seeking quicker exit strategy and greater liquidity.
  • It is less time consuming and a less costly alternative to the initial public offerings (IPO’s).
  • Greater flexibility in terms of financing alternatives by using a public company.
  • Subsidiary companies of a Parent Public Company can be spun off into their own public company after 1-2 years via an S1 Offering and share exchange.
  • A successful acquisition merger can increase the value of a private company’s stock.
  • We will create a Senior-Preferred class of stock to ensure your voting control of your company.


The Company Team Management has experienced and accomplished goals with several companies
that have gone public and delivered successful returns to their investors and shareholders.

Douglas Emmet

Electromedical Technologies Inc.
$30M Market Cap

Eco Innovation Group
$10M Market Cap

Medical Marijuana, Inc.
$242M market cap

Marijuana Company of America
$54M market cap

Global Payout, Inc.
Global Trac Solutions, Inc.

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We will begin discussions for an immediate acquisition and merger.
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