LONG BEACH, CA, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Emerald Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: EMBI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing bioengineered cannabinoid-based therapeutics to address global medical indications, today announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has conducted a scientific review of the chemical structure of cannabidiol-­valine-hemisuccinate (CBDVHS) and determined that CBDVHS is not a regulated chemical nor controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act.

“This is a welcomed finding by the DEA.  Their decision may help us expand the network of clinical testing sites, permit a greater cross-section of patients to participate in studies of this drug, as well as speed the initiation of clinical trials,” said Brian Murphy, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Emerald Bioscience, Inc. “Emerald is planning to study this analog of CBD for potential use in managing diseases affecting the eye, particularly those that compromise the functioning of the optic nerve, leading to vision loss.”

About Emerald Bioscience, Inc.

Emerald Bioscience is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Long Beach, California, focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of bioengineered cannabinoid-based therapeutics for significant unmet medical needs in global markets. With proprietary technology licensed from the University of Mississippi, Emerald is developing novel ways to deliver cannabinoid-based drugs for specific indications with the aim of optimizing the clinical effects of such drugs while limiting potential adverse events. Emerald's strategy is to clinically develop a number of proprietary biosynthetic compounds, alone or in combination with corporate partners.

Emerald Bioscience is part of the Emerald Group, which comprises multiple companies focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products providing wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.

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CONTACT
Emerald Bioscience Investor Relations
Emerald Health Sciences
Karam Takhar
Email: ktakhar@emerald.life
Phone: 604-961-1766

Douglas Cesario
Chief Financial Officer
Email: doug@emeraldbio.life 
Phone: 949-336-3437