Addressing Growing Demand for Legalizing Natural, Medical Cannabis-Derived CBD, HempMedsPX(TM) Introduces Industrial Hemp-Based CBD as Legal, Globally Available Alternative
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 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 joining the discussion and exhibiting at the biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado from October 24-26. HempMedsPX™ VP of Communications, Charles Vest, will discuss the rapidly growing demand for medical cannabis and the issues surrounding its limited availability. Over 1,000 attendees from around the world will be introduced to an alternative at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)-hosted conference: CBD-rich industrial hemp oil that is available in all fifty states and to more than forty countries.
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Cheryl Shuman, brand ambassador for HempMedsPX™, explains, “CBD oil can come from either marijuana or industrial hemp—they are both cannabis.” Shuman is considered to be one of the most visible women in the medical cannabis reform movement and was awarded 2013 Activist of the Year at Seattle Hempfest.
“One of the major differences is that the level of CBD is naturally higher in industrial hemp. The CBD-rich hemp oil-based products that HempMedsPX™ represents are ideal for those in the medical cannabis community seeking cannabis oil without the psychoactive effects,” states Shuman. Advocating global access to medical cannabis and hemp-based CBD products for people worldwide, Shuman appears on Dr Phil Friday, October 25th.
Charles Vest, VP of Communications for HempMedsPX™, explains, “Because of the recent news about the benefits of cannabidiol, there are thousands of families that are seeking this product. We have seen people from infants to seniors suffering needlessly in their quest. We are at the DPA conference to educate and inform participants and exhibitors alike that CBD-rich hemp oil-based products are immediately available. We are encouraged by the increasing support we are receiving from many of the alliance participants and look forward to the next three days of panels and discussions regarding access to hemp-based CBD.”
HempMedsPX™ is taking to market CBD-rich hemp oil products that include:
NEW Cibdex™ CBD-rich hemp oil drops in original and peppermint flavors
NEW Cibaderm™ CBD-rich hemp oil infused skin care and hair care products
Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO)™ hemp-based CBD dietary supplement
CanChew™ hemp CBD mint gum
HempMedsPX™ is also previewing HempVĀP™, a CBD-rich hemp oil that can be used in electronic vaporizer pens, at select tradeshows and events.
HempMedsPX™ continues to educate the general public that the CBD-rich hemp oil products that the company represents are available:
for people of all ages
directly in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
available through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets
HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of the world-renowned 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference “Green Cup” contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate. With CBD-rich hemp oil provided by HempMedsPX™, Cheryl Shuman demonstrated a vaporizer pen on Fox News’ Geraldo at Large program recently.
These products can be purchased directly at:
Real Scientific Hemp Oil
To join the conversation, visit HempMedsPX™ on Facebook and Twitter.
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 seventeen, she had made several television appearances and was offered to appear regularly on The Bob Braun Show on WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, which led to a national recurring segment on PM Magazine. At age twenty-three, Cheryl relocated to Los Angeles to become know as the “Optician to the Stars” and created a new business, Starry Eyes. As CEO of Starry Eyes, Cheryl worked on some of the biggest films, TV, and music properties generating multi-million dollar revenues. This success led to her own show on the QVC network and a mutually rewarding seven-year relationship that included product placement, production and branded entertainment divisions.
In 2006, Shuman was diagnosed with cancer. After years of following failed allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for medical cannabis in the form of raw juice and oils as an alternative. Her success using medical cannabis led her to found the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club. Today, Cheryl is the most visible and recognizable woman in the medical marijuana reform movement, recently receiving the 2013 Activist of the Year Award at Seattle Hempfest. Together Cheryl and Aimee, her daughter and EVP of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., have reached over 100 million viewers worldwide 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 media outlets. Cheryl Shuman is represented by agent Mark Itkin with the prestigious William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information, please visit CherylShuman.com. 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.
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.
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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Medical Marijuana, Inc.
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