PBS NewsHour Features Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Discussing Hemp's Future in the U.S. and the Government Shutdown's Effect On It
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2019
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that it has garnered news coverage in national news publication PBS NewsHour.
A Jan. 8, 2019, article on the 2018 Farm Bill and the government shutdown entitled, "Why Hemp Could Take Off (and How the Shutdown is Fueling Uncertainty)" features an interview with Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus discussing how the current government shutdown is making it harder for farmers and hemp businesses alike to operate under the new legislation passed for hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill passed in late December. The bill legalizes hemp federally and takes it off the list of controlled substances in the U.S.
"We're very pleased to be included in the ongoing conversation about the potential for exponential growth of the hemp industry in the U.S.," said Titus. "We hope that farmers will soon be able to complete the necessary guidelines to be able to begin harvesting hemp across the nation."
The article outlines how the 2018 Farm Bill established guidelines for hemp farmers to begin growing legally throughout the U.S., but now, because of the government shutdown, the Department of Agriculture has been closed and hasn't been able to process and approve these new hemp cultivation plans.
In the article, Dr. Titus is quoted saying: "Many growers had initially hoped to meet all the necessary federal guidelines by late February, to allow enough time to plan crop rotations and source seeds. Seeds are generally planted starting in April, and harvesting takes place in the months of September and October. The shutdown has thrown that timeline off."
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About Medical Marijuana, Inc.
We are a company of firsts®. Our mission is to be the premier cannabis and 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 details on Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s portfolio and investment companies, visit www.medicalmarijuanainc.com.
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Medical Marijuana, Inc. does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). These companies do grow, sell, and distribute hemp-based products and are involved with the federally legal distribution of medical marijuana-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
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