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OPIOID AWARENESS Government Bodies to Reexamine Stance on CBD and Cannabis Regulations. Legislators, physicians and industry experts continue to discuss a forward-thinking national healthcare strategy

American Society of Cannabis Medicine Joins Legislative Leaders on Capitol Hill. Focusing on the Future of Medical Cannabis. Legislators, physicians and industry experts continue to discuss a forward-thinking national healthcare strategy. WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 -- The American Society of Cannabis Medicine (ASCM) continued a national dialog by bringing stakeholders together at the Capitol Hill Club for more in-depth discussions to guide a national legislative strategy for the future of cannabis medicine and its signiďŹ cant impact on United States healthcare.

This benchmark leadership program featured nationally and internationally renowned speakers and presenters for a solid solutions forum. The discussions highlighted leading-edge information about sweeping changes affecting the national healthcare landscape. The overarching issue was the advent of cannabis as a mainstream healthcare treatment. With nearly three dozen states introducing cannabis into their healthcare equation (and more coming) engaging an appropriate national dialog is timely. The program was designed to bring the medical perspective to the forefront and help federal policy makers understand the merit and appeal driving this sweeping adoption.

"Members of the American Society of Cannabis Medicine met with Legislative Leaders for a significant discussion," said Garnett Meador, ASCM Executive Vice President. "Today's program provided a robust dialog that produced a series of move-forward ideas and plans. We were very pleased to have had extensive discussion about veterans issues and research."

In addition to the significant dialog, the American Society of Cannabis Medicine also released a white paper entitled, "Medical Cannabis — Overcoming Opioid Addiction and Managing Pain." In addition to the participants, the white paper will be distributed to all other members of Congress not in attendance.

"These types of events are very important as the dialog about the serious medical applications continues to grow," said Dr. Annabelle Manalo ASCM Board Member and leading medical cannabis researcher. "It was very encouraging to see such a distinguished group engaged at this level. Focusing on the significant potential health and wellness benefits and need for quality research sparked a first of a kind set of discussions. This is the type of dialog needed to bring medical cannabis to its full potential as a pillar of United States healthcare."

American Society of Cannabis Medicine is the national voice for physicians who understand the value of cannabis as a part of national healthcare imperatives. ASCM is a professional society that sets standards for its members. We are committed to the safe and professional use of cannabis as a treatment. ASCM's multiple initiatives—including the Patient Excellence Program, and the National Prescription Registry—set a standard for professional physicians. ASCM provides current and trusted information for legislators, industry leaders and community stakeholders.

Government Bodies to Reexamine Stance on CBD and Cannabis Regulations NEW YORK, April 3, 2019 (Financial Buzz) -- The upward momentum of the cannabis industry has recently prompted government bodies to reconsider the legality of the plant. In particular, many nations and government agencies are exploring the cannabidiol or CBD marketspace. The U.S. currently has the largest impact on the CBD market, however, countries such as Canada and regions across Europe are also contributing to the overall growth of the industry. Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-based drug, Epidiolex, which is used to treat epilepsy in children. Shortly after, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration delisted certain CBD-based products off the Schedule 1 list, which marked the first time a cannabis-based product was removed from the list. Now, the FDA is expected to hold a public hearing on May 31st, 2019 to potentially legalize CBD within foods and drinks. The FDA is looking to receive insight on CBD's safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate its manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sales. A major reason why CBD has been outpacing the rest of the cannabis industry is that it does not provide any psychoactive effects, unlike THC. Compared to its counter component, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD is known to contain less than 0.3% THC, which is an insufficient amount to cause psychoactive effects on consumers. Furthermore, CBD also offers consumers positive therapeutic effects, causing many medical institutions and countries to adopt CBD legislation to treat specific medical conditions such as cancer and chronic pain. In combination with the growing adoption of CBD and its development, the CBD marketplace is positioned to become a prominent global industry. According to data compiled by

Brightfield Group, the hemp-derived CBD market is expected to reach USD 22 Billion by 2022. NutraLife Biosciences, Inc. (OTC: NLBS), Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (OTC: CBWTF) (TSX-V: XLY), Invictus MD Strategies Corp. (OTC: IVITF) (TSX-V: GENE), Nightfood Holdings, Inc. (OTC: NGTF), United Cannabis Corporation (OTC: CNAB)

One of the biggest barriers currently blocking the cannabis industry's growth is the lack of clinical trials and research. The FDA normally requires clinical trials that have more than thousands of participants in order to provide accurate and efficient data. However, due to insufficient funds and investments, research within the industry hasn't developed as quickly as anticipated. Despite the hindrance, organizations are continually advancing research within the cannabis market. For instance, the UC Center for Medicinal Cannabis has been at the forefront of advancing cannabis-related science and clinical benefits. The organization has conducted or is expected to conduct various studies such as cannabis treatment for bipolar disorder, severe autism, psychosis, and anorexia. Compiled positive data from researches are expected to heavily bolster the industry, which could potentially lead more countries to legalize cannabis. "CBD is the most promising drug that has come out for neuropsychiatric diseases in the last 50 years," said Dr. Esther Blessing, an assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine via The New York Times, "The reason it is so promising is that it has a unique combination of safety and effectiveness across of very broad range of conditions."

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