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Medical Marijuana Inc. Interview

Medical Marijuana Inc. is leader among Cannabis companies. They've been around a long time and have played pivotal roles in the legalization of cannabis throughout countries worldwide. We have tried Medical Marijuana Inc.'s products and are huge fans of their Real Scientific Hemp Oil product line.

Recently, the opportunity to interview Medical Marijuana Inc. arose and we eagerly jumped at the chance:

What is Medical Marijuana Inc.’s origin story? Is there a personal experience with CBD, or something else?

Medical Marijuana Inc: Ten years ago, the founders of Medical Marijuana, Inc. started the company with the mission of normalizing the medical and wellness use of cannabinoids, improving the experience of medical cannabis patients, and supporting the booming cannabis industry.

Along the way, the company created a new, legal way to consume cannabidiol (CBD), and established a global pipeline of top quality hemp oil and its derived consumer products.

In March of 2009, Medical Marijuana, Inc. became the first company entirely within the cannabis business space to be traded on public stock markets, trading under the ticker symbol MJNA.

In 2012, the company launched the first nationally available CBD products in the U.S. with its Dixie Botanicals® and HempMeds® product lines. It was the first time that consumers across the U.S. could legally enjoy the benefits of non-psychoactive CBD from hemp.

Since then, Medical Marijuana, Inc. has achieved many “firsts”, becoming the first company to have its CBD products approved as a medicine in Brazil, the first company to legally sell CBD in Mexico and has pioneered CBD sales in many other countries across Europe.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. was also the first company to have its CBD products listed in the Prescribers’ Digital Reference, a well-known resource used by physicians across the country, and was one of the first to receive a Certification Seal from the U.S. Hemp Authority.

Is there a guiding philosophy to Medical Marijuana Inc.? What values are embodied by MMI as an organization?

Medical Marijuana Inc: Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s mission is to normalize the medical and wellness use of cannabinoids, improve the experience of medical cannabis patients, and support the booming cannabis industry. The company hopes to do this by dedicating itself to educate people around the world on the many potential benefits of CBD and dispel the many misconceptions about its effects. In addition, Medical Marijuana, Inc. creates Triple Lab Tested™ products that have set an industry standard for quality and safety.

Can you tell us about your team? Who are the people making Medical Marijuana Inc. products?

Medical Marijuana Inc: Dr. Stuart Titus, a 10-year cannabis industry veteran and wellness expert, is the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. Dr. Titus has been involved in all aspects of the medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries as he also oversees a robust portfolio of subsidiary and investment companies. Through his leadership, Medical Marijuana, Inc. became the first company to deliver cannabis brands across U.S. state lines and international borders and Dr. Titus personally helped lead and win legislation battles for the importation of CBD in dozens of countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and many European nations. He spoke at the FDA Hearing in May 2019 to help the agency begin to form regulations on how CBD will be regulated in the U.S.

Handing sales growth and operations for the company is Blake Schroeder, who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. He is also the CEO of Kannaway®, one of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s distribution subsidiaries. His key areas of expertise are international team development, maximizing financial performance, multifunctional collaboration, brand marketing, product licensing, strategic planning and execution, communications, negotiation, direct selling, pricing, market growth and strategy implementation. Since Schroeder became CEO of Kannaway®, the Company’s revenues have grown from $2 million in annual sales to nearly $70 million in annual sales.

Would you tell us about your flagship product line - Real Scientific Hemp Oil? What makes it so special?

Medical Marijuana Inc: Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO) is HempMeds’ pure non-GMO hemp oil, unmodified and sourced straight from the hemp plant. RSHO is extracted from hemp cultivated free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides in the foothills of Northern Europe. An excellent source of cannabidiol (CBD) without the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), RSHO is sold as a dietary supplement, RSHO is available for purchase and shipment to your front door in the U.S. and more than 40 countries internationally.

The products include:

RSHO™ Green Label:

The Green Label is the closest RSHO formulation to the organic makeup of the natural hemp plant. Because we do not decarboxylate this oil after it is extracted from the hemp plant, the oil is kept in its raw form. That means that the cannabinoids present in the oil are still in their acidic form. Higher in cannabidiolic acid or CBDa than CBD, Green Label is good for those looking to draw on the effects of these unadulterated phytocannabinoids.

RSHO™ Blue Label:

Containing the same pure CBD hemp oil as the Green Label, the Blue Label RSHO™ has been decarboxylated to change the molecular structure of the cannabinoids, maximizing its content of CBD. Containing around 17% CBD, depending on the batch, it is a great source of CBD without sacrificing the oil’s vital amino acids while keeping the unfiltered chlorophyll that provides more than a dozen essential vitamins and minerals.

RSHO™ Gold Label:

Like the Blue Label RSHO™, our Gold Label product is decarboxylated to provide the maximum possible concentration of CBD, approximately 24% per batch. It is also put through an additional state-of-the-art filtration process to remove excess plant material, waxes, and chlorophyll, giving the oil a distinctive color and refined taste.

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RSHO-X: The first CBD hemp oil product of its kind, RSHO-X™ is one of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s most popular selling supplements. Since RSHO-X™ contains the smallest trace amounts of THC, it has become the CBD supplement of choice for parents of small children, first responders, competitive athletes, or anyone subject to a drug test. It meets the rigid drug testing restrictions set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

To many people, CBD is still a new product. What would you say to first-time CBD shoppers who aren't sure where to start?

Medical Marijuana Inc: Start low and start slow. Try a variety of products and figure out what works best for you. Take a small amount and see how it makes you feel. Make sure that the products that you’re consuming are safe and accurately-labeled. You can check to see if they have a certificate of analysis for each product and also look to what safety and accuracy testing they conduct.

Big thank you to Medical Marijuana Inc. for their time and this interview. Head over to Medical Marijuana Inc. Online Store to try some of their standard setting products.