SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC Pink: MJNA) and 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. – proudly announces that FOX 5 News San Diego featured the non-psychoactive industrial hemp cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents in their recent news segment entitled, "Healing with Hemp."
An American hemp industry pioneer and VP of Product Development, Chris Boucher, was interviewed by Fox 5 News reporter Heather Ford. Boucher stated that the passing of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (known as the "Farm Bill"), portends an "agro-economic explosion" when it comes to industrial hemp in America. When Ford asked Boucher why some people consider hemp a "superfood," he answered: "There is no other plant in the plant kingdom that has the profile of hemp's omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids and protein. As the public becomes more educated on hemp, more people are going to want to use it." Twenty years ago this year, Boucher was the first to legally farm industrial hemp in the US since the 1950s. From food, clothing, fuel, paper, building materials, and more, industrial hemp has many practical everyday uses that would benefit local economies nationwide.
John Hicks III, MD addressed the recent news about parents using CBD to help with their children's seizures. He told Fox 5 viewers that, "Research shows several mechanisms to control seizures from glutamate release [to] calcium levels in cells. That's excitation [and] if you want to control that, you can start to calm things down and ought to be able to reduce the number of seizures." When asked about how CBD may help with eczema, Dr .Hicks explained, "CBD helps to heal that because it is an immune modulator and research shows it calms the immune system."
"We sincerely appreciate the extensive feature story, 'Healing with Hemp' by FOX 5 News. The Company's CBD-rich hemp oil dietary supplements and personal care cosmetic products offer consumers natural hemp based CBD that supports nutritional health and beauty. We are very happy to see that the public is rapidly being educated on the value of industrial hemp generally and as it relates to health and beauty products industry sectors," states Michelle Sides, COO of Medical Marijuana Inc.
"Healing with Hemp" also demonstrated how some of HempMedsPX's customers are getting creative with the ways in which they add CBD-rich hemp oil products to their daily routine. In the news segment, a local smoothie shop, Vitality Café, added Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) – a super concentrated CBD-rich hemp oil from HempMedsPX™ – and Cibdex™ peppermint tincture drops into organic artisan smoothies created by the café's owner, David Fabricius, using all non-GMO ingredients.
When it came to addressing industrial hemp's non-psychoactive properties, Fox 5 News anchor Raoul Martinez stated, "There's been a lot of negative connotations [about hemp] and I think were clearing that up." Fox 5 News reporter Heather Ford wrapped up the segment stating, "No 'highs' here – just a lot of health."
The award-winning non-psychoactive industrial hemp-based CBD products that HempMedsPX™ markets and distributes are legal and available to consumers in all fifty states and in more than forty countries. For more information on CBD-rich hemp oil products, please visit:
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.
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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 Federally Legal Distribution of Medical Marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
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