Medical Marijuana Inc.'s HempMedsPX Retains Medical Marijuana Industry Icon
Cheryl Shuman as a Brand Ambassador
Shuman and HempMedsPX(TM) Participate in Ohio Rights Group (ORG) Tour October
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
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
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
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:
ohave no psychoactive effects
oare available for people of all ages
oare available for animals
ocan be purchased directly in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
oare currently available through dispensary and non-dispensary outlets
These products can also be purchased directly at:
Real Scientific Hemp Oil
"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.
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 exclusivemaster 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
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
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.
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
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.
CONTACT: Investor relations contact:
Stuart T. Smith
Medical Marijuana, Inc.
Toll Free: 888-OTC-MJNA (888-682-6562)
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