SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary HempMeds Mexico® has received permission from Mexico's health authority COFEPRIS to import their flagship product Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™) to treat a patient for their pain associated with cancer treatments and for their general well-being.
The patient, a 44-year-old woman suffering from Stage 5 breast cancer, has received the COFEPRIS permission in order to treat pain she has experienced as a result of Chemotherapy. This approval comes nearly one year after HempMeds Mexico® received the first-ever permit from the federal government of Mexico to import a cannabis product from the U.S. into Mexico, after developing the zero-THC hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product RSHO-X™ to meet specific requirements laid out by Mexico's health authority.
"We applaud and wholeheartedly stand by the decision made by COFEPRIS to approve this import permit for this consumer in Mexico," said Dr. Stuart Titus, Chief Executive Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. "The decision made by Mexico to allow our subsidiary's product to be imported represents progressive thinking toward the resolution of rehabilitation problems experienced by post-chemotherapy patients. In the U.S., we see many progressive doctors prescribe medical cannabis for consumers suffering post chemotherapy challenges involving; pain, nausea, vomiting, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite and depression. We believe the potential restorative and rejuvenative benefits of CBD will soon be proven by medical science – but consumers and their anecdotal evidence points toward these benefits. Mexico's government and regulatory authorities are starting to recognize some of the potential benefits of cannabis/cannabinoid based therapeutics for the overall health and wellness of its people."
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HempMeds® is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) and the Company's exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company, handling sales and distribution.
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Medical Marijuana Inc. does 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 the federally legal distribution of medical marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.