SAN DIEGO, April 14, Apr 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is pleased to announce its newest subsidiary, aNew Chocolate, LLC (“aNew Chocolate”), that manufactures the world’s first cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil-infused chocolate bars. The first aNew Chocolate product will be unveiled at the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, Colorado April 19-20 at the Denver Merchandise Mart located at 451 East 58 Ave. Denver, CO 80216.
“Consumers are driving a major hemp revival in the United States,” says Michelle Sides, Chief Operating Officer of Medical Marijuana Inc. “Part of this is due to the growing demand for functional, natural, and organic foods. On a nutritional level, hemp is a superstar. Hemp protein is recognized by consumers as a ‘super food’ that contains all the essential amino acids, and hemp oil is touted for being rich in healthy omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids. The news media’s ongoing coverage of CBD is further driving demand for products with hemp oil and natural, hemp-based CBD in them. This is an absolutely perfect time for aNew Chocolate to bring the world’s first CBD-rich hemp oil-infused chocolate bars to market.”
Research indicates that domestic organic food sales are growing in popularity and that through 2018, the U.S. chocolate industry will reach estimated sales of $19.3 billion with innovations in dark and milk chocolate propelling the growth.
“aNew is a play on words,” continues Sides. “It signifies both a resurgence as well as a first-of-its-kind product. aNew Chocolate’s first release is an organic, vegan dark chocolate bar that includes goji berries and is infused with natural CBD-rich hemp oil. This is a delicious treat that is also a healthier snack option for people of all ages. Additional information and products will be made available very soon.”
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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). The company does 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.