SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2018 — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC:MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that Raul Elizalde, President of subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico, has been promoted to President, Latin America for the company.
Elizalde, who joined Medical Marijuana, Inc. and HempMeds® Mexico in June 2017, was an active medical cannabis advocate prior to joining the Company because of his fight to gain access to CBD hemp oil for his daughter Grace, who suffers from epilepsy. Elizalde’s fight led to the legalization of medical cannabis in Mexico.
“We are proud of Raul’s many accomplishments over the past six months and we felt that it was time to give him more responsibility as our global operations continue to rapidly expand,” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. “Since joining our organization, Raul has not only helped us grow our thriving Mexico market, but has also been a global voice for the Company to spread awareness regarding why CBD should be considered a supplement that can provide therapeutic benefits to people around the world.”
“I’m honored to be a part of the leading cannabis company and look forward to aggressive expansion of our company throughout Latin America,” said HempMeds® President, Latin America, Raul Elizalde.
In Nov. 2017, Elizalde was invited to speak to the World Health Organization at the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. There, he presented evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive and does not have any side effects, eventually leading to the committee’s recommendation not to schedule CBD as a drug.
Elizalde is also the founder of not-for-profit organization Por Grace Foundation, which he established to ensure families receive the right to health care and access to CBD hemp oil and to advocate for medical marijuana legalization in Mexico.
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