Multi-State, Vertically Integrated National Cannabis Company Joins Over 3,100 Arizona Businesses and 20,000 Arizonans in Nation’s Largest Equality Pledge

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., today announced it has signed ONE Community’s UNITY Pledge, a concerted effort by Arizona businesses and individuals to advance workplace equity and equal treatment in housing and public accommodations for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their allies. Harvest is the first large cannabis company to sign the LGBTQ equality effort created by ONE Community, a member-based coalition of Arizona businesses and individuals dedicated to growing Arizona’s economy and improving the community.

Taking the UNITY Pledge demonstrates Harvest’s continued commitment to be an active member of the ONE Community, as well as a positive partner for the residents, economies and organizations it serves.

“Our company has been and will always be a place where everyone is welcome – no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. Taking the UNITY Pledge is an important step in ensuring everyone who walks through our doors feels safe and welcome,” said Harvest Chief Executive Officer Steve White. “We are proud to have signed this pledge along with the other Arizona businesses that like us see the irrefutable importance of inclusion.”

With every store opening, Harvest deploys resources to not only ensure all employees, patients and customers feel welcome, but it works to make certain those communities feel supported through the company’s various charitable initiatives. In addition to its work with ONE Community, Harvest supports additional Arizona organizations including Havasu Community Health Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona and its Camp Candlelight initiative, Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America, American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer Phoenix and Flagstaff fundraisers, Cancer Support Community of Arizona, Americans for Safe Access and Justa Center.

About Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically-integrated cannabis company. Subject to completion of announced acquisitions, Harvest will have one of the largest footprints in the U.S., with rights to more than 210 facilities, of which approximately 130 are retail locations, and more than 1,695 employees across 18 states and territories. Since 2011, the company has been committed to expanding its Harvest House of Cannabis retail and wholesale presence throughout the U.S., acquiring, creating and growing leading brands for patients and consumers nationally and continuing on a path of profitable growth. Harvest’s mission is to improve lives through the goodness of cannabis and is focused on its vision to become the most valuable cannabis company in the world. We hope you’ll join us on our journey: https://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 combined 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 ability of Harvest to develop Harvest's brand and meet its growth objectives, the ability of Harvest to complete planned acquisitions that are accretive to it's revenue, the ability of Harvest to obtain and/or maintain licenses to operate in the jurisdictions in which it operates or in which it expects or plans to operate; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and in particular 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.

Contacts

Media Contact:

Alex Howe, Head of Corporate Communications

Investor Contact:

Christine Hersey, Director of Investor Relations