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Medical Marijuana Inc.’s HempMedsPX Launches Strategic CBD Hemp Oil Product Awareness Campaign

HempMedsPX™ Creates Awareness of Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp-Based Oil Health and Wellness Supplements and Food Products

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to inform shareholders 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. – is actively increasing awareness of cannabidiol CBD hemp-based oil health & wellness supplements and food products through a variety of mediums including: news media (TV, radio, print), social media, trade shows, brand ambassadors, and grassroots organizations.

“Every successful business needs a clear vision, purpose and a strategic plan. We are excited to announce the current components of our multi-phased approach to educating the public on hemp CBD,” said Charles Vest, VP of Communications for HempMedsPX™.

This awareness campaign is intended to educate the general public that CBD hemp oil products:

  • have no psychoactive effects found in medical marijuana/THC
  • are available for people of all ages
  • are available for animals
  • can be purchased directly in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
  • are currently available through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets.

HempMedsPX is taking to market CBD hemp oil health and wellness supplements and food products that include:

  • CanChew™ hemp CBD gum in cool mint that is sugar free, all natural, kosher and non-GMO
  • Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO)™ hemp-based CBD dietary supplement.

HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of the world-renowned 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup award and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference “Green Cup” contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate. These products can be purchased directly at:

HempMedsPX
http://www.HempMedsPX.com
866.273.8502
Real Scientific Hemp Oil
http://RealScientificHempOil.com
866.781.3083
The company is currently doing market testing of the following CBD hemp oil health and wellness supplements and food products as well:

  • Cibaderm™ CBD hemp oil infused body wash, shampoo, conditioner and salve
  • Cibdex™ CBD hemp oil drops in original and peppermint flavor available in a choice of 100mg and 500mg concentrations
  • HempVĀP™ CBD hemp oil that can be used in electronic vaporizer pens

Television awareness campaigns began with a feature by top ranked Hispanic news broadcast Univision http://bit.ly/1hqgWpb. In an effort to bring visibility of the company and brands to radio, media and film, Cheryl Shuman- known as the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana” and 2013 Advocate of the Year- was exclusively retained by HempMedsPX™ as a strategic brand ambassador. Cheryl’s daughter and Executive Vice President of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., Aimee, is an expert in Pediatric Palliative Care and will also be included inHempMedsPX™’s hemp CBD awareness campaigns.

For the first time, Fox News’ Geraldo at Large program featured a CBD hemp oil supplied by HempMedsPX™ in a vaporizer pen. Cheryl Shuman and HempMedsPX™ are also reaching a global audience in an upcoming feature by the BBC. HempMedsPX™ will feature RSHO™ and other popular hemp CBD products in documentaries.

HempMedsPX™ will represent their current product lines at the following industry trade shows and events:

Over the past month, HempMedsPX™ explained the benefits of hemp CBD at the following major industry trade shows:

  • High Times Medical Cannabis Cup: Seattle WA Sept. 7-8
  • New York Wholesale Expo: Sept. 8-9
  • International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference: Ft. Lauderdale FL Sept. 22-23
  • Natural Products Expo East: Baltimore, MD Sept. 25-28
  • Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference: Sept. 29
  • Miami Wholesale Expo: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

The list of grassroots campaigns that HempMedsPX™ has supported and is considering support of grows daily. These organizations represent thousands of online (blog, social media) followers and include:

  • Autism One
  • Hope4Harper
  • MMM Report Magazine
  • Ohio Rights Group (ORG)
  • Moms for Marijuana International

To address the needs of the market, HempMedsPX™ is constantly augmenting internal staff with new team members in the following areas:

  • Web Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Inside and Outside Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Product Endorsement Representatives
  • Strategic Media and Product Placement Representatives

As this strategic plan is implemented, HempMedsPX™ invites the public and shareholders to visit us at future trade shows and events to see the latest advances in the hemp CBD industry and the innovative products that HempMedsPX™ represents.

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. (OTC: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 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 supply relationships in Europe. 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.

About Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman’s TV reality started at age three with Charles Kuralt. By age 17 she’d been in several television appearances and was offered to host a twice-weekly regular show on WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that led to a segment on ‘PM Magazine.’ At age 23, Cheryl relocated to Los Angeles as the personal optician to Michael Jackson and created a new business Starry Eyes. In Hollywood with Starry Eyes, she worked on the biggest films, TV and music properties generating revenues of $22 million within 36 months. This led to her own show on the QVC Network and a mutually rewarding 7-year relationship expanding to include product placement, production and branded entertainment divisions. In 2006 Shuman was diagnosed with cancer, and after years of following failed allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for endocannabinoids as an alternative. Having successfully used medical cannabis (raw juice and oils grown on a California farm), she subsequently founded the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, became the face of medical cannabis and is most visible woman in the medical marijuana reform movement. Cheryl received the 2013 Activist of the Year award. Together Cheryl and Aimee, her daughter and EVP of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., have reached over 100 million viewers while appearing on such mainstream shows as CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, the Katie Couric Show, The View, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, Fox Business News and many other international media outlets. Cheryl Shuman is represented by agent Mark Itkin with the prestigious William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information visit http://www.cherylshuman.com or, to contact Cheryl Shuman directly, call 310.779.4797 or Aimee Nicole Shuman, EVP at 310.779.1535

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.

CONTACT: Investor relations contact:
Stuart T. Smith
SmallCapVoice.Com, Inc.
P. 512-267-2430
info@smallcapvoice.com

Corporate Contact:
Medical Marijuana, Inc.
Toll Free: 888-OTC-MJNA (888-682-6562)
www.medicalmarijuanainc.com
www.facebook.com/mjnainc

Source: Globe Newswire (October 10, 2013 – 9:00 AM EDT)
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