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November 09, 2010 15:16 ET

Marijuana Set for Legalization in Israel, Announced Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: PCIO)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) is proud to announce and acknowledge the decision of the Israeli Health Ministry committee on medical marijuana for recommending last Wednesday that Marijuana be added to the list of medicinal drugs. The next step is to form an inter-ministerial committee to resolve open questions. If the recommendation is accepted by the ministry it should be available in pharmacies in Israel within six months.

Medical Marijuana committee head and, until recently, the sole authorized medical marijuana prescriber in Israel, Dr. Yehuda Baruch, made the recommendation saying that Medical Marijuana is helpful for multiple sclerosis, patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, and for the relief of chronic pain. Baruch said the announcement is just the latest step in Medical Marijuana's march to acceptance in Israel. Up until September, only Dr. Baruch had been authorized to prescribe Medical Marijuana. But the Health Ministry announced that month that five more doctors will be allowed to prescribe.

The number of Israelis who have been prescribed Marijuana may be as high as 2,000. A Health Ministry official estimated that, with the lessening of the prescribing bottleneck, the number could increase to 5,000 by year's end and tens of thousands in the future.

420 RESORTS

Marijuana, Inc. is currently developing "Hemp Harbor," a unique 420 friendly destination of education and recreation on the shores of Clear Lake, CA which will be offering classes in many 420 related topics including marijuana cultivation in a "hands-on" classroom taught by seasoned northern California growers. Hemp Harbor also features dining and water sports in a marijuana friendly environment as well as a hemp boutique selling an entire array of hemp products, including those from Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s newest division "The Hemp Network" (www.thehempnetwork.com/marijuanainc) and (http://www.marijuana-incorporated.com). Initial planning for a series of hotel purchases is being considered and negotiations for the first one are currently underway. The proposed resort hotel would be marijuana friendly and contain a restaurant and large outdoor entertainment area and will be in close proximity of Hemp Harbor, and a place for students from around the country to stay while taking classes and enjoying other activities at Hemp Harbor.

THE HEMP NETWORK

Marijuana, Inc. is one of the largest and one of the first distributors in "The Hemp Network," a multi level marketing division of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com). The Hemp Network offers hemp based products that are legal in all 50 states, can be found in most health food stores and currently boasts over 6,100 Independent Hemp Consultants in over 1,100 cities in the US. (http://www.thehempnetwork.com/marijuanainc).

About Marijuana, Inc.

Marijuana, Inc. is one of the first and most prolific distributors in "The Hemp Network." The Hemp Network is a division of one of our sister companies, Medical Marijuana, Inc. Marijuana, Inc. invites those who would like to capitalize on this fast growth industry to become a part of The Hemp Network by logging onto http://www.thehempnetwork.com/marijuanainc and clicking "join now." Marijuana, Inc. is also the first public company to develop "420" friendly resorts, through the acquisition of a new division. The company continues to market the world's most expensive coffee, like the one described in the movie with Morgan Freeman, "The Bucket List," and this Civet Coffee will be available in the company's "420" resorts when they open in the first or second quarter of 2011.

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