SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that Raúl Elizalde, President of subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico, was recently featured in several international news publications about his speaking engagement at the World Health Organization Drug Scheduling Convention on Psychotropic Substances in November 2017.
Elizalde, who's campaign to help his epileptic daughter legalized cannabidiol (CBD) in Mexico, discussed how the substance is non-psychoactive, non-addictive and has no negative side effects. He shared his story about how CBD changed his family's life for the better and how the World Health Organization's recommendation has the potential to change many more lives across the globe.
News publications Elizalde was featured in include:
"We couldn't be prouder to have Raúl representing the Medical Marijuana, Inc. portfolio of companies and to have our mission of increasing access to CBD featured in coverage on such prominent media outlets," said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. "We believe that Raúl had a significant impact on the World Health Organization's recommendation not to schedule CBD and we're thankful that the media continues to view him as an important cannabis industry icon. Medical Marijuana, Inc. continues to be a leader for the industry, and the future is very bright indeed."
About HempMeds® Mexico
HempMeds® Mexico is a Mexico-based company that made history by being the first company to receive a COFEPRIS federal government import permit for the cannabis product RSHO-X™ for a medical indication. HempMeds® Mexico plans to work directly with the Mexican government to safely and legally provide access to CBD hemp oil products. For more information, please review the company's website at: http://www.hempmeds.mx.
About Medical Marijuana, Inc.
We are a company of firsts®. 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 details on Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s portfolio and investment companies, visit www.medicalmarijuanainc.com.
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