Alliance Expands HempMedsPX Branding and Marketing Efforts; Direct Marketing Strategy to Generate Increased Consumer Awareness of Non-Psychoactive CBD-Rich Hemp Oil Products
SAN DIEGO, April 2, 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 Medical Marijuana, Inc. and its portfolio of companies – has finalized a strategic marketing partnership with Medical Cannabis Network (MCN). MCN will directly market HempMedsPX™ through its MarijuanaDoctors.com and PotLocator.com brands. The online following of these MCN brands includes more than 6,000 dispensaries, 100,000 opt-in newsletter subscribers, 148,000 “Likes” on Facebook, and 35,000 followers on Twitter. The immediate benefit to Medical Marijuana Inc. is an increase in consumer awareness and an increase in the visibility of the cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents.
“Consumers are demanding quality cannabis products from quality sources,” states Charles Vest, Vice President of Communications for HempMedsPX™. “For individuals and families who are seeking CBD-rich hemp oil, this strategic marketing alignment is coming at the perfect time. While Dr. Gupta’s special was yet another major endorsement of medical marijuana and marijuana-derived CBD oil, we offer an alternative and expect to see an immediate boost in consumer awareness of the non-psychoactive industrial hemp-based CBD oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents. MCN‘s network of brands, leading with Marijuana Doctors.com and PotLocator.com, will help us communicate that the hemp oil products we represent are available to consumers throughout the country without any ‘red tape.’ Consumers have been waiting for an option like this, and we want them to know it’s available right now.”
MCN is the marketing hub for major cannabis brands including, Marijuana Doctors.com, Pot Locator, 420 Petition, Cheeba!, and Strain Brain. This marketing partnership with MCN expands existing HempMedsPX™ branding; specifically, this alliance enables HempMedsPX™ to market to individuals seeking CBD-rich hemp oil who may not be aware that there is a legal CBD alternative if they live in a state that does not permit medical marijuana.
“We are extremely excited to be working with HempMedsPX™ because they offer products that can be distributed among all 50 states,” says John Nicolazzo, COO of Medical Cannabis Network. “Having a nationally branded site like MarijuanaDoctors.com sometimes limits who we can work with because some products can only be sold in the legal states. We have an opportunity here to introduce a CBD-based product to the general public on a mass level and provide a solution to those families in need in the non-legal states to see if CBD-based products are the right option for them.”
“Medical Marijuana Inc. and HempMedsPX™ are completely supportive of all cannabis legalization because we understand the capabilities of the entire plant,” states Michelle Sides, Chief Operating Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. “We are witnessing a global shift in mindsets about the benefits of the cannabis plant—to the extent that even very conservative states and countries are beginning to legalize medical cannabis. Change is coming, but for those living in states and countries where medical cannabis is not yet legalized, we are thrilled to be able to offer our high quality industrial hemp-based products as an alternative. We are able to do this because hemp oil is a legal import in many countries, including the United States.
“We are very proud of our products, and even more proud to be able to offer consumers options when they otherwise would not have any,” concludes Sides.
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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 Company’s exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company. 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
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