Public Awareness Expands Through Community Outreach, Live Presentations, and Mainstream Media Appearances
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2014 (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 accelerating the Company's strategic plan to educate the public on benefits of cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil dietary supplements, personal care, lifestyle, and anti-aging products. The Company kicked off the new year by actively engaging thousands of consumers through consumer-based events and mainstream media coverage.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) estimates that the anti-aging market will be worth $292 billion globally by 2015. Already 10% of the world's population is aged 60+, and that age group is expected to represent 22% of the world's population by 2050. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was awarded United States Patent #6,630,507 for CBD and other cannabinoids in 2003. Certain cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties.
To increase awareness of CBD as an antioxidant, HempMedsPX™ was invited to participate in the San Diego Union-Tribune (U-T)'s 5th Annual Successful Living Expo on Saturday, February 1st. As a premier sponsor, HempMedsPX™ will significantly increase visibility of their CBD-rich hemp oil products to a 55-and-older demographic. Last year, the conference drew 10,000 attendees. Pre-expo messaging will reach more than 350,000 U-T Sunday newspaper subscribers and approximately 70,000 U-T email subscribers through print and online advertising respectively. HempMedsPX™ will also participate in a live appearance on U-T TV prior to the expo to promote their appearance.
During the expo, the Company will host a 45-minute presentation, 'What's the buzz about CBD?' covering hemp history, hemp-based CBD oil, and anti-aging topics. Representatives from the Company will be on-hand to answer questions about CBD-rich hemp oil products from their trade show exhibit booth as well. The 5th Annual U-T Successful Living Expo is open to the public and admission is free. For show details, visit: http://www.utsandiego.com/living-expo/
HempMedsPX™ believes in giving back to the community as an outreach partner and supporter of local San Diego businesses, which is why the Company recently became a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Membership benefits include access to high caliber community events that engage top business leaders and elected officials in the region. Communications with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's membership base grants HempMedsPX™ access to nearly 13,000 new contacts to help increase awareness of cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil products. HempMedsPX™ will support the business community as the exclusive award sponsor at the Chamber's 143rd Anniversary Celebration on February 25th. The Anniversary Celebration will host more than 1,000 of the region's top business executives and elected officials. HempMedsPX™ is scheduled to exhibit at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business "After 5" monthly mixer in March, and will host the next business mixer in April. Each mixer draws around 300 of the organization's members and influential community leaders.
Additionally, Moriah Barnhart has been in the mainstream news informing the public about her three-year-old daughter Dahlia, who suffers from a rare brain condition, and their campaign for "Dahlia's Law." Moriah and Dahlia were featured recently on multiple news channels in San Diego and Los Angeles, including ABC, Fusion TV, and Reason TV. Moriah hopes to continue speaking out about her daughter's experience with the industrial hemp-based CBD oil dietary supplement, Real Scientific Hemp Oil, and to increase awareness of its legal availability in all 50 states for individuals and parents in search of CBD oil.
HempMedsPX™'s primary message to the public is that industrial hemp-derived CBD is non-psychoactive, is readily available online, and is legal in the USA and more than 40 countries. For more information on CBD-rich hemp oil products, visit:
HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of both of the world-renowned 2013 High Times Cannabis Cups and the 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference "Green Cup" contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate.
To join the conversation about industrial hemp-based CBD, 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 international 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.
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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Investor relations contact:
Stuart T. Smith
Medical Marijuana, Inc.
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Source: Medical Marijuana Inc