National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Hosts Online Voting to Fill Fourteen Open Board Positions
SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to announce that executives from two of its subsidiaries have been recognized as Board of Director nominees by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Michael Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Managed Services’ new company, MPS International (MPSI) and HempMeds™ board member, Michael Julian, are both running for election. Online voting is open to NCIA member companies through May 16th at midnight.
“The founders of our country, who crafted one of the only constitutions in world history that hasn’t been re-written, grew, sold, bought and traded hemp (cannabis) products,” states Michael Julian. “Through decades of propaganda, one of the cannabis plants, ‘marijuana’ has since been added to the list of Schedule I controlled substances. Our legislators are beginning to see just how foolish this is, but more can and should immediately be done to make cannabis (‘marijuana’ and hemp) completely legal for growth and cultivation in the U.S.”
The NCIA focuses on three key elements: protecting legitimate cannabis businesses, banking access for those businesses, and fair tax policy. The organization is actively leading a coordinated effort to ensure the cannabis industry is treated fairly under federal law.
“Hemp products are making a comeback as indicated by $500 million in annual imports,” Julian continues. “I firmly believe that returning to domestic cannabis cultivation will have a profoundly positive fiscal impact on our economy. From industrial hemp alone there are more than 25,000 products that can be produced through new businesses, resulting in much-needed, massive job creation for this country. The tax revenue from Colorado’s legalization of medical and recreational ‘marijuana’ is a direct indicator to law makers of how much our country can stand to benefit from legalizing the whole plant.”
Voting NCIA member companies must log-in to access online ballots and can cast one vote each for up to eleven nominees. There are twenty four in the field of 2014 Board nominees including nine incumbents.
“America is ready for cannabis legalization and luckily we have an organization like NCIA to push that agenda. I am willing to contribute my time and efforts to making this a reality, and this is the reason why I am running for the NCIA Board of Directors,” Julian concludes.
HempMeds offers mainstream marketing, sales, customer service, and logistics for the cannabis industry. HempMeds is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) and the exclusive master distributor for Medical Marijuana Inc. In addition to handling sales and distribution, HempMeds is the communication hub for the Medical Marijuana Inc. portfolio of companies.
MPS International (MPSI) is a consulting firm that provides security consultative services to business and individuals in the legal cannabis industry. When security officers are needed, MPSI contracts exclusively with MPS Security to provide uniformed security management and officers.
MPSI was created as a specialized division of MPS Security. With over 46 years of experience providing professional security services, MPS Security is uniquely qualified to bring high quality security management and security solutions to the new and growing cannabis industry. Our professional experience and qualifications are helping to legitimize the expanding cannabis industry by reducing crime and assisting legal businesses and individuals to operate in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. For details, visit www.Security-MPSI.com
About Wellness Managed Services
Wellness Managed Services provides management support and services to cooperatives, collectives, health and wellness facilities, dispensaries, and medical clinics throughout North America. The services offered range from practice management to product distribution and more. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive array of clinically-supporting health and wellness products and services which will attract patients while providing for a fully operational, profitable enterprise. We seek to provide facilities and patients alike with the latest in quality products and support services that will serve the health and wellness community. For more info, click here.
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
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