SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink: MJNA) is pleased to inform shareholders and the general public that Cheryl Shuman, one of the most visible women in the medical cannabis reform movement and brand ambassador to 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. – defends medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) use on Dr. Phil this Friday, October 25th.
Awarded 2013 Activist of the Year at Seattle Hempfest, Cheryl Shuman passionately discusses and defends access to medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products for medical patients of all ages worldwide. Taking a stance on the opposite side of the discussion on the Dr. Phil show is actor and model, Antonio Sabato Jr. Sabato Jr. is campaigning for a new law to ban the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana in homes with children under 18 years of age.
“We support those parents of children with health issues that could benefit from medical cannabis use,” says Cheryl Shuman. “The fact that families are willingly uprooting from their homes to move to states where medical cannabis is legal, just to give their children a fighting chance, is heartbreaking. To make matters even more difficult, medical cannabis families live with the constant threat of prosecution and, in many states, have to worry about having their children taken away by Child Protective Services.
“We commend those cannabis growers who have been helping these families, even as the availability of marijuana-derived CBD oil for medical use has been extremely limited. At the same time, we also need the public to know that there is a readily available legal alternative made from industrial hemp,” states Cheryl Shuman.
“CBD oil is the same whether it comes from marijuana or industrial hemp – they’re both cannabis,” continues Shuman. “One of the major differences is that the level of CBD is naturally higher in industrial hemp.
“The products that HempMedsPX™ represents undergo a proprietary extraction process for CBD-rich industrial hemp oil using only stalk and stem, and literally thousands of hectares of internationally grown industrial hemp. These CBD-rich hemp oil products are ideal for those in the medical cannabis community seeking cannabis oil without the psychoactive effects,” continues Shuman.
HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of the world-renowned 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference “Green Cup” contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate. With CBD-rich hemp oil provided by HempMedsPX™, Cheryl Shuman demonstrated a vaporizer pen on Fox News’ Geraldo at Large program recently.
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 news channel Univision, and both HempMedsPX™ and Cheryl Shuman will be in a future BBC News broadcast to increase awareness of industrial hemp-based CBD to viewers worldwide.
- for people of all ages
- for animals
- legally in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
- through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets
For more information on these CBD-rich hemp oil products contact:
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 internationally. 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
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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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