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
Real Scientific Hemp Oil http://RealScientificHempOil.com 866.781.3083 "The right relationship is everything. Working with Charles Vest and HempMedsPX™ these past few weeks, it was evident immediately that it was a perfect fit in terms of values, integrity, and personality. The addition of this company to our portfolio of brands elevates the community as a whole in stature, adding prestige and thus creating a positive 'halo' around the company. The value of our ability to provide global celebrity and media exposure for the company and products is priceless," said Cheryl Shuman. 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 17 she'd been in several television appearances and was offered to host a twice-weekly regular show on WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that led to a segment on 'PM Magazine.' At age 23, Cheryl relocated to Los Angeles as the personal optician to Michael Jackson and created a new business Starry Eyes. In Hollywood with Starry Eyes, she worked on the biggest films, TV and music properties generating revenues of $22 million within 36 months. This led to her own show on the QVC Network and a mutually rewarding 7-year relationship expanding to include product placement, production and branded entertainment divisions. In 2006 Shuman was diagnosed with cancer, and after years of following failed allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for medical cannabis (raw juice and oils grown on a California farm) as an alternative. Having successfully used medical cannabis, she subsequently founded the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, became the face of medical cannabis and is most visible woman in the medical marijuana reform movement. Cheryl received the 2013 Activist of the Year award. Together Cheryl and Aimee, her daughter and EVP of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., have reached over 100 million viewers 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 international media outlets. Cheryl Shuman is represented by agent Mark Itkin with the prestigious William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information visit http://www.cherylshuman.com or, 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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