HempMeds, A Medical Marijuana, Inc. - Hemp CBD Oil Subsidiary, Named Title Sponsor at Hope4Harper's "Run4Hope" 5K Fundraiser for CDKL5 Epilepsy Research

HempMeds Celebrates Harper's Life Achievements and Helps Raise Funds for CDKL5 Seizure Research

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HempMeds® is proud to announce it will be this year's title sponsor of Hope4Harper's 4th Annual "Run4Hope" 1-Mile Kids Fun Run & 5K that takes place Saturday, September 12 at Andy Brown Park East in Coppell, TX (260 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019). The organization raises funds to research Cyclin Dependent Kinase Like 5, CDKL5, epilepsy and seizure-related disorders. HempMeds® is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) and the exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company.

"We are thrilled to support Hope4Harper's research efforts as this year's title sponsor at the Run4Hope Fun Run & 5K," states Andrew Hard, Spokesperson for HempMeds®. "Through the love of her parents, care givers and support network, Harper has achieved incredibly challenging activities at just five years of age. She exudes the definition of 'giving hope' to others here and around the world."

At two weeks of age, Harper Elle Howard was overcome with seizures. Her parents scoured the country searching for a doctor who could tell them what was happening. Dustin and Penny Howard heard the words "CDKL5" and "no known cure." They reflect, "It was simply unacceptable. We were committed to doing everything we could to improve Harper's quality of life."

CDKL5 is a rare and debilitating seizure disorder that presents itself in the first few months of a child's life. The condition had only been diagnosed 300 times globally prior to Harper's diagnosis. Since then, the number of children diagnosed with CDKL5 has doubled. Those living with CDKL5 suffer from a wide array of health issues – leaving them with the inability to talk, walk or feed themselves. Many are confined to a wheelchair.

Penny continues, "In 2013, Dustin and I saw a documentary on cannabidiol or 'CBD' that was derived from the 'marijuana' plant. We were hopeful but Texas wasn't a medical cannabis state at that time. Moving away from our family and support group to a medical marijuana state simply isn't an option so we searched for alternatives. We were thrilled to see how easily accessible CBD oil from hemp was through HempMeds®."

The hemp oil products with CBD from HempMeds® are non-psychoactive compared to THC, the compound found in the marijuana plant that is known for being psychoactive.

Penny continues, "With the understanding that Harper couldn't get 'high' or 'stoned' from the CBD hemp oil, we gave it a try. The rest, as they say, 'is history'." 

In spite of the conditions associated with CDKL5, Harper has overcome unbelievable obstacles and is continuing to achieve incredible achievements.

Hard continues, "This year, Harper is attending Run4Hope as the National American Miss Texas Princess Cover Girl! As if that achievement isn't impressive enough, others should know that Harper's life journey is a catalyst that helped to change Brazil's cannabis laws. We're not talking about a town or even a city – her life story helped change an entire country! There is much to celebrate at this year's Run4Hope Fun Run and 5K. We hope that many others in the Dallas community join us in the celebration as we recognize the impact that Harper has had in her state, country and around the world."

Medical Marijuana Inc. and HempMeds® do not make any medical claims on any of their products, but offer federally legal, whole-food sources of cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil to consumers around the world. 

About HempMeds

HempMeds® offers mainstream marketing, sales, customer service, and logistics for the cannabis industry. HempMeds® is a corporate portfolio company of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) and the Company's exclusive master distributor and contracted marketing company. In addition to handling sales and distribution, HempMeds® is the communication hub for the Medical Marijuana Inc. portfolio of companies.

About Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Our mission is to be the premier 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 more information, please visit the company's website at: www.MedicalMarijuanaInc.com.


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