Donation of Industrial Hemp Seeds by USHO, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of CannaVest Corporation, Facilitates Planting of First Ke

   Donation of Industrial Hemp Seeds by USHO, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of
  CannaVest Corporation, Facilitates Planting of First Kentucky State Pilot
   Project, and First Legal US Industrial Hemp Field, Since 2014 Farm Bill

Details Of the First US Industrial Hemp Grow, Revealed At Kentucky's Murray
State University Press Conference

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --After a delay in other Kentucky State
industrial hemp pilot projects, due to the widely publicized DEA seizure of
imported industrial hemp seeds, it was announced yesterday at a Murray State
University (MSU) Press Conference, that US Hemp Oil (USHO) and its Parent
Company, CannaVest Corporation, (OTC: BB CANV), had donated seeds to
facilitate the commencement of Kentucky's first successful State industrial
hemp pilot project at MSU, and also the first legal industrial hemp field in
the US, since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, that allows for cultivation
under existing State statutes.

CannaVest Corp - The World's Leading Industrial Hemp Supplier.

It was revealed, at the Press Conference that the first legal US Industrial
Hemp field was in fact planted more than three weeks ago on May 12, while the
Kentucky Department of Agriculture was suing the DEA for seizing the imported
seeds under a separate law in place since 1970 that says no one can import
hemp seeds without getting a permit. USHO and CannaVest's donated seeds "were
sent quietly without publicity directly to the Head of the Kentucky Department
of Agriculture, James Comer's office, weeks ago," said USHO VP, Chris Boucher,
who represented the companies at the Press Conference.

After Kentucky sued the DEA, the LA Times reported that, the two sides agreed
to a compromise with the help of a federal judge, who granted Kentucky a
drug-importer permit.

USHO's Chris Boucher, was originally contacted by, Dan Caudill, co-owner of
Caudill Seed Company, and one of the Pilot Programs partners, to assist in
locating seeds for one of five planned State pilot projects. Because Parent
Company CannaVest's mission is to educate the public on the health benefits
and sustainability benefits of industrial hemp, the companies agreed to donate
the seeds, and will work to create a hybrid Kentucky seed for farmers, Chris
Boucher said.

USHO and CannaVest, subsequently had contact with James Comer's office, when
they arranged to ship the seeds directly to the Agricultural Department. It
was confirmed at the conference by the department that CannaVest's seeds
reached two other planned pilots through the Department, one that was
affiliated with Kentucky State University and Homegrown by Heroes military
veteran farmer program that will study the cultivation of Kentucky Heirloom
hemp seed in Eastern Kentucky, and one affiliated with the University of
Kentucky, located in Eastern Kentucky that will focus on cultivating
cannabinoids for medical research purposes. The Murray State project, will
cultivate European seed for the purposes of studying hemp fiber.

US News reported that the pilot projects intend to help gauge the economic
potency of industrial hemp cultivation for the State. And James Comer related
that research "will bring industrial hemp back to Kentucky and with it new
jobs and new farm income." And that the pilot projects will "help us recover
much of the knowledge about industrial hemp product that has been lost since
hemp was last grown in Kentucky." The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's
website indicates that the KDA will work with the Kentucky Office of the
Attorney General (OAG) to pursue a blanket waiver that will allow Kentucky
producers to grow for commercial purposes.

Of Kentucky, the nation's leading hemp-producing state in the mid-19th
century, CannaVest President and CEO, Michael Mona Jr. says, "We stand behind
and support Kentucky, and American farmers who are looking for crop diversity,
and viable commercial agricultural alternatives. CannaVest, and USHO, look
forward to continuing our support, as we begin to grow this new domestic

Beyond seed procurement and consultation on cultivation, Cannavest Corp and US
Hemp Oil plan to provide full agricultural solutions to process raw hemp
material, and to distribution bulk wholesale hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp
protein powder and CannaVest will continue to bring industrial hemp products
to the mainstream market place.

Chris Boucher, stated that he will continue to consult for USHO, and work with
the Kentucky Agriculture Department and Murray State University, on the Pilot
Project. "It's a historic day for the US, for USHO, for CannaVest, and for
myself as well," Boucher, a twenty-year Hemp industry veteran said. He was the
Founder and CEO of one of the first hemp product companies in the US in the
early 1990's, and Co-Founded the Hemp Industries Association, one of the first
Hemp business Associations in the US in the early 1990's. In addition, he has
the distinction of being the first to grow a legal pilot field at the USDA
research facility in Imperial Valley, CA, in 1994. This year marks the
twenty-year anniversary of that accomplishment.

Other pilot partners who were represented at the Press Conference are: Murray
State University's Dean Hutson School of Agriculture, Dr. Tony Brannon, the
Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Organic Program Manager, and Industrial
Hemp Program Coordinator, Adam Watson, and Carl Gering, Seed Division
Operations Manager, of Caudill Seed.

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 or by visiting

About US Hemp Oil
US Hemp Oil seeks to develop the United States industrial hemp industry. The
company is dedicated to the procurement, processing, marketing and
distribution of bulk wholesale hemp seed, hemp oil, protein, food and hemp
body care products. US Hemp Oil is determined to bring hemp products into the
mainstream by creating greater public awareness of and media exposure for the
exceptional nutritional profile of hemp and the environmental benefits of
growing industrial hemp. For more information, please visit:

To learn more about this Cannavest and US Hemp Oil, please contact:
Chris Boucher
2688 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. B, Las Vegas, CA 89146
Office: 866-290-2157

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