Global Awareness of Availability Expands, Reaches 361 Million BBC World News

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 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.—that BBC World News is airing a feature with Cheryl Shuman on Friday, October 25. Shuman will be introducing industrial hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD)-rich oil health and wellness supplements supplied by HempMedsPX™ to a worldwide viewing audience of 361 million.

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Charles Vest, VP of Communications for HempMedsPX™ states, “It took years for our parent company to ensure that CBD-rich industrial hemp oil products are legally available to all. With recent news about the benefits of cannabidiol, thousands of individuals are actively seeking information on this product. We are honored that the BBC World News is addressing this rapidly growing global interest by airing a feature with Cheryl Shuman and the CBD-rich oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents. Being featured by BBC World News is an extremely positive achievement for the company. It is also a major milestone in our strategic plan to increase global awareness of the immediate availability of CBD-rich hemp oil products.”

During the feature, Cheryl Shuman demonstrates HempVAPCBD-rich hemp oil in an electronic vaporizer pen as well as CanChew™ sugar free, non-GMO, all natural hemp CBD chewing gum. HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of the 2013 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference “Green Cup” contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate.

Cheryl Shuman is considered to be one of the most visible women in the medical cannabis reform movement and was awarded 2013 Advocate of the Year at Hempfest in Seattle. Cheryl Shuman found her passion in the cannabis movement in 1996. She has worked as an activist and has been a legal cannabis patient ever since. She credits cannabis therapy with helping her through cancer and injuries from two car crashes.

HempMedsPX™ was recently featured on Hispanic television network, Univision. Cheryl Shuman recently appeared on Fox News’ Geraldo at Large program with HempVAPCBD-rich hemp oil in an electronic vaporizer pen. Cheryl Shuman is advocating medical cannabis and promoting industrial hemp-based CBD as a legal, globally available alternative for people worldwide on Dr. Phil, also airing Friday, October 25th.

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
  • for animals
  • directly in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
  • available through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets

These products can be purchased directly at:

HempMedsPX™
http://www.HempMedsPX.com
866.273.8502

HempVAP™
http://www.hempvap.com
866.273.8502

Real Scientific Hemp Oil™
http://RealScientificHempOil.com 
866.273.8502

Cibdex™
http://www.cibdex.com
866.273.8502

To join the conversation, visit HempMedsPX™ on Facebook and Twitter.

About HempMedsPX

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.

FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER

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.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE

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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