SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 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. – is honored to announce that HempMedsPX™ has retained Cheryl Shuman as a brand ambassador. Cheryl Shuman is considered to be one of the most visible women in the medical cannabis reform movement and was awarded 2013 Activist of the Year at the Seattle Hempfest.
HempMedsPX™ represents, markets and distributes cannabidiol ( CBD)-rich hemp oil dietary supplements and food products that have no psychoactive effects. "This strategic alliance with Cheryl Shuman and HempMedsPX™ is a win-win for the medical cannabis industry," states Charles Vest, VP of Communications for HempMedsPX™ "This is an unparalleled alliance that brings the powerhouse of media recognition and the premier hemp-based CBD product distributor together for the single purpose of educating the world on the value of CBD-rich hemp oil. We are extremely optimistic that this will have a global impact on the industry."
Cheryl Shuman states, "Just like Pauline Sabin organized her lady friends of society in the 1930's to overcome alcohol prohibition, my daughter Aimee & I have had the good fortune to be the most visible women in the media at the forefront of the cannabis industry. The world is witnessing the beginning of the end of the prohibition of cannabis and hemp. Our mission to 'rebrand' and redefine the image of a modern cannabis consumer works hand in hand with the most professional brands in the industry.""The alliance will kick off with the focus on maximizing the health benefits of hemp-based CBD without the psychoactive effect most consumers associate with 'getting high'. Working with HempMedsPX™, the leading hemp-based CBD product marketing company, is a perfect fit for us to educate the masses on just how far the industry has come with quality products in a Madison Avenue-worthy package. The alliance puts HempMedsPX™ first in line for all celebrity media product placement opportunities in film, television, music and lifestyle media," says Shuman. Shuman continues, "My plan is to make these hemp-based CBD products the 'star' by introducing their health benefits to my celebrity and media connections. I plan to implement an aggressive product placement campaign in all of the top media, films and television shows. As both an investor and business expert, I'm 100% confident that we will quickly dominate the market in sales and media exposure." Charles Vest will join Cheryl Shuman for the Ohio Rights Group (ORG) ten-day, forty-stop tour. They will participate in press conferences, present to audiences, and attend both private and public events and fundraisers in the cities of Detroit, Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Oberlin and Cleveland. Cheryl Shuman found her passion in the cannabis movement in 1996, 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 on top ranked Hispanic news channel Univision http://bit.ly/1hqgWpb . With CBD-rich hemp oil provided by HempMedsPX™, Cheryl Shuman demonstrated a vaporizer pen on Fox News' Geraldo at Large program last week. HempMedsPX™ and Cheryl Shuman will be in a future broadcast on BBC News to increase awareness of the benefits of hemp-based CBD to viewers worldwide. HempMedsPX™ represented the winners of the world-renowned 2013 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup award and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference "Green Cup" contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate. The CBD-rich hemp oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents:
- have no psychoactive effects
- are available for people of all ages
- are available for animals
- can be purchased directly in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
- are currently available through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets