SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 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 the first cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil company to be accepted by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) for membership. In addition to membership, HempMedsPX™ is a sponsor of the AHPA's 2014 events and will market the HempMedsPX™ brand and cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil products to more than 300 industry-leading member companies throughout the year. The AHPA is the nation's oldest non-profit trade association that is primarily focused on the herbs, botanicals, and herbal products industry.
"We appreciate the generous support from HempMedsPX™ in 2014," said AHPA Chief Operations Officer Devon Powell. "The laws and regulations for cannabis products are rapidly changing which makes it critical for interested parties to partner and actively support the creation and implementation of responsible practices that will enable companies to meet consumers' growing demand for access to safe cannabis products."
AHPA members include the natural products industry's leading grocers, processors, and manufacturers. Since 1982, the AHPA has promoted responsible commerce of herbal products and works to ensure that consumers have a broad range of choices from herbs/herbal and botanical products to health-related products including: foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and personal care products.
"Our membership in the AHPA – a global organization that promotes world-class natural product brands – brings immediate validation that the consumer landscape is changing and becoming more accepting of cannabis-based products," says HempMedsPX's VP of Communications, Charles Vest. "Our AHPA membership will also significantly increase public awareness about the time and efforts we have made to ensure that HempMedsPX™ customers always have safe, standardized, and premium quality industrial hemp-based CBD products."
The first event on the 2014 AHPA calendar that HempMedsPX™ is sponsoring is the Member Meeting and Breakfast March 6th at the Hilton Anaheim from 7:30am–11:45am. The keynote address will be given by Vincente Fox, the former President of Mexico, who will share his insight and his experience in farming, transportation, and his extensive experience in the private and public sectors. HempMedsPX™ will display marketing materials related to CBD-rich hemp oil products throughout the breakfast. The Company will showcase all the brands they represent during the associated industry trade show, Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center.
On February 9, HempMedsPX™ continued to establish the Company's brand recognition by representing the winner of the globally-renowned 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup competition in Los Angeles for Highest CBD Concentrate. This extremely competitive international judging event featured entries by the most prominent growers, breeders and producers of cannabis and cannabis products. Other significant industry accolades include first place awards for Highest CBD Concentrate at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup competition in Amsterdam, the 2013 Seattle High Times Cannabis Cup, and the 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference "Green Cup" contests.
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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 businesses. 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. does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). The company does grow, sell and distribute hemp-based products and are involved with the federally legal distribution of medical marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
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