Cannabis Science (CBIS) Applauds U.S. Congress on Moving to Legalize Hemp Cultivation and Research; Calls Today for Final Senate Passage of Farm Bill and President's Signature into Law

Feb 04, 2014, 08:52 ET from Cannabis Science, Inc.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis-based pharmaceutical development and related consulting operations, is pleased that the U.S. Congress and President Obama appear positioned to approve the first federal law to legalize hemp cultivation and advanced research on a federal level, creating unprecedented opportunities for the Company to pursue patient-based pharmaceutical solutions for patients.

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives approved the "farm bill" that contains a provision for certain cultivation of industrial hemp for research in a number of U.S. states.  The Senate is expected to approve the measure as soon as today, and President Obama has declared that he will sign the bill into law, changing the legal landscape for the entire hemp industry. 

"As hemp and cannabis both come from the same plant, federal movement on liberalization of hemp cultivation and research will positively impact Cannabis Science's opportunities for pharmaceutical research and development of cannabis and cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products for patients.  The House has approved the bill, and the Senate is expected vote in favor of it today or tomorrow, with near certain approval from the President.  The Company is formulating its strategy for this regulatory opening to more quickly bring pharmaceutical products to market for the benefit of patients in need," said Chad S. Johnson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Endocan Corporation.

About Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc. takes advantage of its unique understanding of metabolic processes to provide novel treatment approaches to a number of illnesses for which current treatments and understanding remain unsatisfactory. Cannabinoids have an extensive history dating back thousands of years, and currently there are a growing number of peer-reviewed scientific publications that document the underlying biochemical pathways that cannabinoids modulate. The Company works with leading experts in drug development, medicinal characterization, and clinical research to develop, produce, and commercialize novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment for illnesses caused by infections as well as for age-related illness. Our initial focus is on skin cancers and neurological conditions.

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