SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to inform shareholders and the general public that HempMeds™ – a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana Inc. and the exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company for Medical Marijuana, Inc. – is the top sponsor of Hope4Harper‘s 3rd Annual “Run4Hope” 1 Mile Kids Fun Run & 5K takes place Saturday, September 6th at Andy Brown Park – East, 260 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019.
At the age of two weeks, Harper Elle Howard’s body was overcome by seizures. It took her parents nine additional months of scouring the country to find a doctor who could tell them what was happening to their infant. “Hearing the words, ‘CDKL5’ and ‘no known cure’ were simply unacceptable,” explains now four year-old Harper’s mother Penny Howard. The family honored their daughter by doing everything possible to improve her quality of life while dedicating their efforts to supporting seizure-related research.
CDKL5, a rare genetic seizure disorder that typically presents itself in the first few months of a child’s life, has been diagnosed only 300 times globally at the time of Harper’s diagnosis. Since that day in 2011, the number has doubled. Those living with CDKL5 suffer from a wide array of health issues leaving them with the inability to talk, walk or feed themselves. Many are confined to a wheelchair.
Open to all avenues of therapy for their daughter, Penny continues, “In 2013, Dustin and I saw a documentary on cannabidiol or ‘CBD’ that was derived from the ‘marijuana’ plant. Seeing what it did for children with seizures, we were hopeful. However, ‘marijuana’ isn’t an option in Texas nor was moving away from our family and support group to a medical marijuana state. We searched for alternatives and were thrilled to see how easily accessible alternative CBD-rich hemp oil nutritional supplements are through HempMeds™.”
The CBD-rich hemp oil in products from HempMeds™ is non-psychoactive compared to THC, the compound found in the ‘marijuana’ plant that is known for being psychoactive. Penny continues, “With the understanding that Harper couldn’t get ‘high’ or ‘stoned’ from the hemp alternative, we felt it was definitely worth a try. We then began including the all-natural Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) nutritional supplement in her daily routine.”
One year later, Penny reports, “We have a very big surprise to share with Hope4Harper’s supporters at the 3rd annual “Run4Hope” event this year!”
Michelle Sides, Chief Operating Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. states, “While we fulfill the Company’s primary mission of bringing CBD-rich hemp oil products to consumers worldwide, our simultaneous mission is supporting non-profit organizations including Hope4Harper. We are extremely thrilled to be able to sponsor and attend Hope4Harper‘s 3rd annual ‘Run4Hope‘ event and celebrate this courageous little girl and her family’s journey living with CDKL5. We hope that the public can join us in this annual celebration. If you cannot, please visit the Hope4Harper website to learn more about their mission.”
Medical Marijuana Inc. and HempMeds™ do not make any medical claims on any of their products, but offer federally-legal, whole-food sources of cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil to consumers. For more information on CBD-rich hemp oil products, please visit:
HempMeds™ offers mainstream marketing, sales, customer service, and logistics for the cannabis industry. HempMeds™ is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) and the Company’s exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company. In addition to handling sales and distribution, HempMeds™ 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.
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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 is 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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