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November 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Latin America Embraces Hemp-based CBD Oil -- CFN Media

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2016) -  CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article discussing the growing legal acceptance throughout South and Central America of cannabinoid-based medicines, and the leading role that Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) plays throughout the region.

As slow as the United States might be in realizing the medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), companies like Medical Marijuana Inc. have demonstrated they are on the forefront of research, production and distribution of legal cannabis products. Latin American countries have taken a much more progressive stance in endorsing such products and politicians worldwide are quickly realizing that legalizing marijuana could reduce crime and help patients suffering from a variety of conditions. With the global tide turning, this progression will create significant opportunities for companies operating in the burgeoning Latin American cannabis industry.

Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay have all recently legalized, or announced the intention to legalize, some form of cannabis use. In February 2016 Mexico's regulatory authority, COFEPRIS, approved the legal import of Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (MJNA's product) for two young girls suffering from severe epilepsy and the program soon expanded to all qualifying citizens with refractory epilepsy.

Currently, the Brazilian government has approved the import of hemp-based CBD oils for epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and chronic pain, including migraine headaches. Patients with a doctor's prescription and approved import documentation can legally purchase Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ products from HempMeds Brazil - an affiliate of Medical Marijuana Inc.

Medical Marijuana Inc. also provides shareholders with exposure to its other portfolio companies like HempMeds, Dixie Botanicals, Kannaway and CanChew Biotechnologies. Further, the company has invested into two upcoming early-stage biotech enterprises, including AXIM Biotechnologies where MJNA owns a 45% stake.

The company looks forward to leveraging this experience in the United States as cannabinoids become more widely accepted. While the FDA doesn't allow specific medical claims to be made, researchers have demonstrated a wide variety of potential benefits for cannabinoids across conditions ranging from Alzheimer's disease to certain types of cancers. The ongoing progress made by researchers could eventually make way for these kinds of claims to be made.

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About CFN Media

CFN Media (CannabisFN) is the leading creative agency and media network dedicated to legal cannabis. We help marijuana businesses attract investors, customers (B2B, B2C), capital, and media visibility. Private and public marijuana companies and brands in the US and Canada rely on CFN Media to grow and succeed.

About Medical Marijuana Inc.
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 http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com.

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