SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana Inc.'s (OTC Pink:MJNA) 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 continuing the Company's initiative to increase the public's awareness of their cannabidiol (CBD)-rich industrial hemp oil products at Natural Products Expo West March 7-9, 2014. Expo West hosts an estimated 60,000 attendees and HempMedsPX™ will exhibit the world's first line of CBD-rich hemp oil products from booth #1009.
To further increase traffic among retailers and wholesalers who are interested in the CBD-rich hemp oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents, the Company is co-sponsoring Vitamin Retailer Magazine's "20-20 Scavenger Hunt Contest" in honor of the publication's 20th anniversary. Registered attendees must visit Vitamin Retailer Magazine's exhibit # 1209 at "Expo West" for a list of twenty exhibitors to visit – including HempMedsPX's booth, #1009 – in order to qualify for a wide range of prizes. Complete instructions can be found at Vitamin Retailer Magazine's exhibit booth.
"For HempMedsPX™ to be accepted by the American Herbal Products Association as the first CBD-rich hemp oil natural products member company is a major achievement," says Medical Marijuana, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, Michelle Sides. "This recognition is a significant step forward towards expanding the awareness of cannabis-based businesses to mainstream retailers."
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) website lists the following nutraceutical and dietary supplement market estimates:
- The global nutraceutical market is projected to exceed $243 billion by 2015
- The current US nutraceutical market is valued at $17.1 billion
- Dietary supplement sales were $25 billion in 2010
- Thirty-three percent (33%) of adults take supplements on the specific advice of their doctor
"The industrial hemp oil-based CBD nutritional supplements and personal care products that HempMedsPX™ is representing at Expo West are the first of their kind and are readily available in all 50 states," continues Sides. "We look forward to engaging with retailers and wholesalers at Expo West and at the AHPA member reception. We will use these opportunities to further increase consumer awareness of the nationwide availability of CBD-rich hemp oil products."
The award-winning non-psychoactive CBD-rich hemp oil 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 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 Federally Legal Distribution of Medical Marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
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