CBD events, Valentine’s Day gift guides, CBD for Pets, and hemp legalization lead Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s top stories in the news this week.
Here are the biggest headlines from the Medical Marijuana, Inc. family of companies from this past week, featuring the latest developments and achievements from our portfolio of companies.
HempMeds® Featured in Forbes Coverage of Canadian Cannabis
A recent article published by Forbes looked at the first three months of countrywide cannabis legalization in Canada, focusing on topics like cannabis-infused edibles, supply shortages, cannabis tourism, and trending product categories like CBD products.
“CBD, or cannabidiols, are, in a word…everywhere. Creams, coffee, vapes, chocolate, bath bombs, and even pet products feature CBD now, making it the trendiest of cannabis’ 80-plus chemicals,” the article reads. “Some critics are calling it the next Bitcoin or avocado toast.”
Medical Marijuana, Inc. was the first company in the U.S. to create and distribute hemp-derived CBD products nationwide. When the legal cannabis industry launched in Canada in October of 2018, Medical Marijuana, Inc. introduced our popular Real Scientific® and Dixie Botanicals® brands to the Canadian market.
“Cannabis oils in a 1:1 (one part CBD to one part THC) formulation are currently very popular in Canada, and there is a shortage of products with this formulation in the provincial cannabis retail outlets,” Todd Morrow, president of HempMeds told Forbes. “We are looking forward to taking advantage of this 1:1 popularity later this year when Health Canada approves edibles and higher concentrate products for the legal market. We think these products will be extremely sought-after when that happens.”
You can learn more about HempMeds® here.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Shares CBD Expertise at Pair of Events
The CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc., Dr. Stuart Titus, first presented at the first Joyworks Wonders Speakers Series. This speaker event was hosted with the goal of sharing innovative wellness topics with the Joyworks local community.
The first event of the series, featuring Dr. Titus, was scheduled for January 22, 2019, at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s hometown of San Diego, California.
“It’s an honor to be invited to take part in this new speaker series,” said Dr. Titus of the event. “Participating in local events is a priority for the company, and I hope that my presentation will help more people understand the importance of cannabis in their everyday lives.”
According to the article, “the speaker series was designed to encourage dialogue in a listening audience on topics that matter.” News of the event was picked up by San Diego’s The Coast News.
“My goal for this monthly event is to really broaden awareness,” Janet Lawless Christ, the founder of Joyworks said in the newspaper. “CBD oil is such a relevant topic these days, I thought this was an ideal time to engage a discussion to an astute audience led by Dr. Stuart Titus, one of the most regarded icons in the industry.”
Also in the news was Dr. Titus’s participation once again at a CBD Symposium sponsored by Success Partners. At this event, Dr. Titus was joined by Kannaway CEO Blake Schroeder. Coverage of this event was published by Direct Selling News.
“We are honored to be invited back to speak to discuss the benefits and challenges of entering the CBD market,” said Dr. Titus of the event. “The event is a great opportunity for the company to network with other leaders in the CBD industry and showcase the many exciting projects and developments that our portfolio of companies is currently spearheading.”
Medical Marijuana, Inc. Products Featured in Gift Guides and Reviews
This week, the International Business Times included Dixie Botanicals® Energy Chews as part of its Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. These energy chews are formulated with B vitamins, caffeine, and CBD for a low calorie, balancing alternative to coffee and energy drinks.
“If you’re looking to really surprise your significant other this 2019 holiday season, we’ve got 13 unique gift ideas the No. 1 woman in your life is sure to love,” the article reads. Dixie Botanicals® Energy Chews are featured in the gift guide alongside premium products like Korbel champagne, AKG headphones, Fork & Melon’s skincare, and more.
Then, Medical Marijuana, Inc. anti-aging skin care line Cannabis Beauty Defined was included in an USA Love List product guide showing the website’s favorite CBD beauty products. The article, titled “10 CBD Beauty Products You Should Get To Know”, featured the top names in CBD-infused skin care, a trending ingredient growing in popularity in the global beauty market.
Finally, Best Hemp for Health published a positive review of Dixie Botanicals® Kicks Sour Apple Energy Chews. The website gave Dixie Botanicals® Kicks a score of 9.5 out of 10 and listed no negative aspects of the product.
You can read the full review here.
Dr. Titus Interviewed About Future of Cannabis and CBD
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus was interviewed this week by Growers Network.
The interview spanned a number of topics, including the creation of Medical Marijuana, Inc., the challenges and rewards of being in the CBD industry, and the current direction the industry is taking. Dr. Titus also revealed what investors should know before investing in cannabis companies.
When asked what he is most excited about for Medical Marijuana, Inc., Dr. Titus said, “We love the international expansion, and this has been something our company has been at the forefront of. Many of us think about history as something we read in books and we learn to try to pass classes in school, but some of us have lived it and when you’ve seen some of the amazing things that have happened in our industry just the over the past few years.”
Dr. Titus also touched on the top quality source of our hemp, our non-toxic, GRAS extraction process, and our carefully formulated line of products, before closing the interview with his insights into cannabis industry investments.
Read the full review here.
You can read more about Medical Marijuana, Inc. and our family of companies here.
Phyto Animal Health CEO Interviewed
Phyto Animal Health founder and CEO Ian Quinn was interviewed by a pair of media outlets this week that explored the potential of CBD products for pets and livestock animals.
Quinn was first interviewed this week for the Veterinary Viewfinder podcast. Veterinarians and podcast hosts Ernie Ward and Cyndie Courtney, along with registered veterinary technician Beckie Mossor, were joined recently by Quinn to review the current legal and regulatory status of CBD, discuss where veterinary professionals can find the latest clinical research regarding CBD and animals, and provide answers to many of pet owners’ most pressing questions.
Quinn also shares the background behind the start of Phyto Animal Health, the work he has done with veterans, the donations of time and money given to animal rescues, and the sustainability of hemp as a source for commercial products.
You can listen to Quinn’s full Veterinary Viewfinder interview here.
Next, Quinn sat down with The Cannabis Reporter for an interview exploring the immense potential of hemp for pets as an effective alternative to harsher drugs and a sustainable source of commercial products.
The interview, titled CBD & Man’s Best Friend: Why Kind People Say Healthy Pets Make a Happy Planet, looked at Phyto Animal Health’s grassroots efforts to promote the use of CBD for animals, the sustainable benefits of Phyto Animal Health hemp products, research being done on the therapeutic benefits of CBD for animals, and ways Phyto Animal Health gives back to the animal community by donating CBD products and volunteering time with animal rescue organizations.
You can listen to the full interview with Ian Quinn below:
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