SOURCE: Cannabis Science, Inc.

Cannabis Science, Inc.

March 14, 2016 13:43 ET

Cannabis Science Moves Forward Clinical Drug Development With Confidence as GW Pharma Announces Positive Results With Its CBD-Based Epilepsy Formulation

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, applauds the recent success of GW Pharmaceuticals in their phase three testing of a CBD-based product designed to treat patients with a rare form of epilepsy.

The successful trials in Europe help pave the way for companies like Cannabis Science to move forward with their own testing in Europe and in the United States. It will also allow for a quicker regulatory process due to more research being made available for regulators and more experience with these types of treatments.

"We couldn't be happier with GW Pharmaceutical's success today. As these positive results continue to be found in pivotal studies, public and regulatory perception opens up to the effectiveness of CBD in treating disease, both physically and mentally," said Cannabis Science, Inc. President & CEO, Co-Founder, Raymond C. Dabney.

Cannabis Science is working diligently to continue testing and providing limited rollouts for its own CBD-based treatment products in California at the moment. On the heels of GW Pharmaceuticals' success, the company is more confident than ever in its planned wide-scale rollout, which will include a wider array of near term clinical drug development programs in California, possibly Washington, and the Netherlands.

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, HIV/AIDS, and neurological conditions. The Company is proceeding with the research and development of its proprietary drugs as a part of this initial focus: CS-S/BCC-1, CS-TATI-1, and CS-NEURO-1, respectively.

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