Cannabidiol (CBD)-Rich Hemp Oil Commerce Sites Independently Doctor-Verified

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to announce to investors and the general public that HempMedsPX™ — a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. and the exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company for CannaVest Corp. and Medical Marijuana, Inc. — has recently been approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted™.

CanChew
The world's first hemp CBD-packed gum
Cibdex
Naturally flavored CBD hemp oil herbal supplement
Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO)
The world's first natural, award-winning highest concentrate alternative cannabis oil
Cibaderm
The first ever hemp cannabidiol (CBD) personal care line

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To earn certification, HempMedsPX™ passed a strict application process that involves careful doctor evaluation of their websites and any products or services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include fair pricing and return criteria, reasonable medical claims, easy-to-locate customer service, and protection of sensitive customer data, among criteria.

The entire process promotes consumer safety surrounding health products and services, and helps HempMedsPX™ strengthen trust in their brand as an online dietary supplement business.

HempMedsPX™ is now eligible to display a web seal of approval on their commerce websites, which provides an easy, highly visible way for customers to verify legitimacy before making a purchase. This protects customers as well as business owners by elevating and recognizing moral business practices and accountability. This achievement is a direct reflection of the extensive quality control (QC) measures undertaken by the CannaVest/PhytoSPHERE team.

The following HempMedsPX™ sites received the Doctor Trusted™ certifications:

Testing Certification Process and Standards

HempMedsPX™ is extremely pleased to have achieved the Doctor Trusted™ certification, as it serves as an extension of our rigorous internal testing and certification process. Our process starts with non-GMO seed stock from our government-approved and certified seed bank. The seeds undergo independent testing before being provided to farmers with government permits allowing them to grow our proprietary hemp cultivars.

The plants are then tested once a month for the first three months and then once a week thereafter to maximize omegas, CBD, CBG, CBN and other cannabinoid levels. THC levels are also checked, which is required by law to ensure they do not exceed legal limits. The plants are tested at harvest, pre-oil production, during oil production, and then prior to shipping — all of which is required by law.

PhytoSPHERE Systems further test in the US prior to the filtration and decarboxylation processes, and then again at pre/post manufacturing. Products are then randomly selected for spot checks to round out the quality assurance process.

Quality Assurance From Seed to Sale:

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US Lab Testing

We use highly regarded and certified testing centers for our products which are listed below:

Medical Marijuana, Inc. is extremely delighted with the progress that has been made in the standardization of testing in our quality assurance (QA) and quality control processes by the CannaVest/PhytoSPHERE team. Knowing that our customers receive products of the highest quality is our number one priority.

HempMedsPX™ recently represented the CannaVest prototype product, CBD Simple, at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup Competition in Amsterdam, taking top honors for Highest CBD Concentration at the annual event. This impressive achievement was preceded by winning both the 2013 Seattle High Times Cannabis Cup and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference "Green Cup" for highest CBD. These types of accolades demonstrate the team's commitment to expertise and product quality.

For more information about HempMedsPX™, visit the company online at www.hempmedspx.com. To learn more about consumer protection through Doctor Trusted™, visit their website at www.doctortrusted.org.

About HempMedsPX

HempMedsPX™ offers mainstream marketing, sales, customer service, and logistics for the cannabis industry. HempMedsPX™ is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) and the exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company for CannaVest Corp. (CANV) and Medical Marijuana Inc. In addition to handling sales and distribution, HempMedsPX™ is the communication hub for the Medical Marijuana Inc. portfolio of companies.

About Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Our mission is to be the premier cannabis and hemp industry innovators, leveraging our team of professionals to source, evaluate and purchase value-added companies and products, while allowing them to keep their integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to create awareness within our industry, develop environmentally-friendly, economically sustainable businesses, while increasing shareholder value. For more information, please visit the company's website at: www.MedicalMarijuanaInc.com

About PhytoSPHERE Systems

PhytoSPHERE Systems is a global phytocannabinoid biotechnology company based in San Diego, California with an exclusive license for use by CannaVest Corp. (OTC:CANV). The company utilizes advanced cultivation methods and state-of-the-art processing technology leading to development of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food products.

PhytoSPHERE Systems, the manufacturer of the CBD-rich hemp oil used in Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), has developed special cultivars (similar to "strains") that produce hemp that is especially rich in CBD, making it possible for PhytoSPHERE to offer all-natural products with high concentrations of hemp-based CBD. For more information, visit: PhytoSPHERESystems.com

About CannaVest Corp.

CannaVest Corp. is in the business of investing and developing hemp-based cannabinoid companies. CannaVest Corp. also develops, produces, markets and sells end-consumer products to the nutraceutical industry containing the hemp plant extract, cannabidiol (CBD). Additionally, the company resells — to third parties — raw product acquired by CannaVest Corp. pursuant to the company's international supply relationships. CannaVest Corp. seeks to take advantage of an emerging worldwide trend to re-energize the production of industrial hemp and to foster its many uses for consumers. Cannabinoids (cannabidiol/CBD) are natural constituents of the hemp plant, and CBD is derived from hemp stalk and seed. Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting CannaVest.com.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Medical Marijuana, Inc. to be materially different from the statements made herein.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Medical Marijuana, Inc., CannaVest Corp., and HempMedsPX do not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). These companies do grow, sell and distribute hemp-based products and are involved with Federally Legal Distribution of Medical Marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.

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Source: Globe Newswire (December 19, 2013 - 9:01 AM EST) 

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