Series of National Debates in Mexico Sponsored by Medical Marijuana, Inc. and Historic Approval for RSHO-X(TM) as the First-Ever Legal Cannabis Product for Import Helped Lead to Historic ChangeSAN DIEGO, CA , Apr 22, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- One person can make a difference. Unifying the voices of families and patients in need of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil access in Mexico is dedicated and loving father of Grace: Raul Elizalde. On Thursday, April 21, Elizalde joined Mexico's President Enrique PeAa Nieto at a conference recapping the findings of the National Debate on Marijuana Use. The discussion took place in Mexico City outside the offices of the Ministry of Public Health.
There, Elizalde recounted his arduous battle to allow his daughter, Grace, access to cannabis oil. Elizalde's story inspired other families to fight for the right to import cannabis oil, such as the family of 11 Year-Old Alina Maldonado Montes de Oca whose father, Abelardo Maldonado Constantino, battled in court and eventually won the first-ever federal government import permit for Medical Marijuana, Inc. (otc pink:MJNA)'s Real Scientific Hemp Oil-Xa"c (RSHO-Xa"c).
Major coverage of Abelardo's winning of that first-ever import permit included:
- Azteca News
- CNN Expansion
Families in Mexico are now able to import Real Scientific Hemp Oil-Xa"c (RSHO-Xa"c) from Medical Marijuana, Inc. (otc pink:MJNA) with a government-issued permit. Their efforts have paved the way for all others seeking CBD hemp oil in Mexico to do the same.
Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s HempMedsA sponsored and participated with Elizalde and the Por Grace Foundation in multiple public forums including the National Debates on Marijuana Use advocating for medical cannabis access in Mexico. The forums took place from January through April of this year including a cross-border discussion with representatives from the U.S. government. There, Elizalde and the Por Grace Foundation dedicated their time and efforts to explaining why so many families would benefit from both medical marijuana and hemp CBD oil access.
"We are extremely grateful to the Elizalde family and their time and understanding of the need for hemp CBD oil as well as full-spectrum cannabis for healthcare options," states Dr. Stuart Titus, Chief Executive Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. "Raul speaks from his heart and is passionate about providing the best possible quality of life for his daughter, Grace, and others throughout Mexico. The Elizalde family's tireless efforts to access cannabis for medical purposes has clearly resonated with President Nieto and impacted his decision to begin the process of medical marijuana legalization in Mexico."
Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, April 19, Mexico's President Nieto addressed the United Nations at UNGASS. There he is quoted as saying, "I give voice to those who have expressed the need to update the regulatory framework to authorize the use of marijuana for medical and scientific ends." President Nieto will sign and send to Congress an initiative to reform laws allowing marijuana use for medical and scientific purposes.
Titus concludes, "From a historic perspective, there simply is no denying the fact that cannabis was been used as long ago as 2737 B.C. by Emperor Shen Neng of China as a tea for the treatment of gout, rheumatism, malaria and, even memory. As the saying goes, `History repeats itself.' We sincerely appreciate the tireless efforts of Raul, the Por Grace Foundation, and applaud President Nieto and residents of Mexico for coming to the beneficial and life-changing conclusion to allow full-spectrum medical cannabis (marijuana and hemp) access for all of Mexico."
Medical Marijuana, Inc. is a "Company of Firsts" that took nearly a decade and millions of dollars of infrastructure to establish and streamline a standardized commercial system to support the world's first and largest CBD hemp oil pipeline. MJNA recognizes and appreciates the dedication of its investors who believed in the vision of hemp CBD oil access worldwide. Medical Marijuana, Inc. is currently exporting its hemp CBD oil brands into more than forty countries. For more information on MJNA, visit the Company's website atwww.medicalmarijuanainc.com.
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The following files are available for download: -- Raul Elizalde, father of Grace and founder of the Por Grace Foundation, at MexicoaEURa"cs final debate on marijuana use. -- President Nieto addresses Raul Elizalde, father of Grace and founder of the Por Grace Foundation, at MexicoaEURa"cs final debate on marijuana use.
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