Cheryl Shuman, Medical Cannabis Industry Icon & Brand Ambassador for Medical Marijuana Inc.'s HempMedsPX, Defends Medical

Cheryl Shuman, Medical Cannabis Industry Icon & Brand Ambassador for Medical
Marijuana Inc.'s HempMedsPX, Defends Medical Cannabis Use on Dr. Phil This
Friday, October 25th

Shuman Advocates Access of Medical Cannabis and Hemp-Based Cannabidiol (CBD)
Products for People Worldwide; Actor and Model Antonio Sabato Jr. Campaigns
Against Access for Families With Children Under 18 Years of Age

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC
Pink:MJNA) is pleased to inform shareholders and the general public that
Cheryl Shuman, one of the most visible women in the medical cannabis reform
movement and brand ambassador to 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.—defends
medical cannabis and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) use on Dr. Phil this Friday,
October 25^th.

Awarded 2013 Activist of the Year at Seattle Hempfest, Cheryl Shuman
passionately discusses and defends access to medical cannabis and hemp-based
cannabidiol (CBD) products for medical patients of all ages worldwide. Taking
a stance on the opposite side of the discussion on the Dr. Phil show is actor
and model, Antonio Sabato Jr. Sabato Jr. is campaigning for a new law to ban
the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana in homes with children
under 18 years of age.

"We support those parents of children with health issues that could benefit
from medical cannabis use," says Cheryl Shuman. "The fact that families are
willingly uprooting from their homes to move to states where medical cannabis
is legal, just to give their children a fighting chance, is heartbreaking. To
make matters even more difficult, medical cannabis families live with the
constant threat of prosecution and, in many states, have to worry about having
their children taken away by Child Protective Services.

"We commend those cannabis growers who have been helping these families, even
as the availability of marijuana-derived CBD oil for medical use has been
extremely limited. At the same time, we also need the public to know that
there is a readily available legal alternative made from industrial hemp,"
states Cheryl Shuman.

"CBD oil is the same whether it comes from marijuana or industrial
hemp—they're both cannabis," continues Shuman. "One of the major differences
is that the level of CBD is naturally higher in industrial hemp.

"The products that HempMedsPX™ represents undergo a proprietary extraction
process for CBD-rich industrial hemp oil using only stalk and stem, and
literally thousands of hectares of internationally grown industrial hemp.
These CBD-rich hemp oil products are ideal for those in the medical cannabis
community seeking cannabis oil without the psychoactive effects," continues

HempMedsPX™ represented the winner of the world-renowned 2013 High Times
Cannabis Cup and 2013 Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference "Green Cup"
contests for Highest (hemp) CBD Concentrate. With CBD-rich hemp oil provided
by HempMedsPX™, Cheryl Shuman demonstrated a vaporizer pen on Fox News'
Geraldo at Large program recently.

Cheryl Shuman found her passion in the cannabis movement in 1996. She 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 featured on Hispanic news channel Univision, and both
HempMedsPX™ and Cheryl Shuman will be in a future BBC News broadcast to
increase awareness of industrial hemp-based CBD to viewers worldwide.

The CBD-rich hemp oil products that HempMedsPX™ represents are available:

  ofor people of all ages
  ofor animals
  olegally in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries
  othrough dispensary and non-dispensary outlets

For more information on these CBD-rich hemp oil products contact:


Real Scientific Hemp Oil


To join the conversation, visit HempMedsPX™ on Facebook and Twitter.

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 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:

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 internationally. 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 or by

About Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman's TV reality started at age three with Charles Kuralt. By age
seventeen, she had made several television appearances and was offered to
appear regularly on The Bob Braun Show on WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, which led to
a national recurring segment on PM Magazine. At age twenty-three, Cheryl
relocated to Los Angeles to become know as the "Optician to the Stars" and
created a new business, Starry Eyes. As CEO of Starry Eyes, Cheryl worked on
some of the biggest films, TV, and music properties generating multi-million
dollar revenues. This success led to her own show on the QVC network and a
mutually rewarding seven-year relationship that included product placement,
production and branded entertainment divisions.

In 2006, Shuman was diagnosed with cancer. After years of following failed
allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for medical cannabis in the form of
raw juice and oils as an alternative. Her success using medical cannabis led
her to found the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club. Today, Cheryl is the most
visible and recognizable woman in the medical marijuana reform movement,
recently receiving the 2013 Activist of the Year Award at Seattle Hempfest.
Together Cheryl and Aimee, her daughter and EVP of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., have
reached over 100 million viewers worldwide 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 media outlets.
Cheryl Shuman is represented by agent Mark Itkin with the prestigious William
Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information, please visit To contact Cheryl Shuman directly, call (310) 779.4797 or
Aimee Nicole Shuman, EVP, at (310) 779.1535.


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to
diagnose, treat or cure any disease.


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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.

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