The New Cannabis Science President & CEO Dr. Melamede Reports FDA Progress Plans And New Management Team Objectives for its Cannabis Formulations.SAN FRANCISCO -- Cannabis Science Inc. (NASD NASD
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Dr. Melamede, states, "I wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to assemble my own management team to progress the outstanding formulations we have to immediately target and immobilize im·mo·bi·lize
1. To render immobile.
2. To fix the position of a joint or fractured limb, as with a splint or cast.
im·mo critical illnesses worldwide through the FDA and other government regulated distribution channels."
Richard Cowan, Cannabis Science CFO, who also remains on the Board with Dr. Melamede, added, "I think that Dr. Melamede's extensive contacts in the scientific community, where he is greatly respected, and his collaborative management style will make it much easier for the company to recruit the talent that is needed to accomplish our goals while progressing our substantial list of formulas including pioneering methods for developing, producing and commercializing a variety of effective whole plant cannabinoid cannabinoid /can·nab·i·noid/ (kah-nab´i-noid) any of the principles of Cannabis, including tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, and cannabidiol.
n. based pharmaceutical products using certified organic production methods to ultimately produce certified organic products."
In keeping with both the historic medical uses of cannabis and the new scientific understanding of how cannabinoids Cannabinoids
The chemical compounds that are the active principles in marijuana.
Mentioned in: Marijuana work, there are numerous multi-billion dollar markets globally that will be addressed with Cannabis Science formulations. The Cannabis Science cannabinoid formulations can target a wide-variety of serious needs such as:
1. Chronic pain, to reduce or eliminate patients' dependence on opiates.
2. Neuropathic pain, related to spinal cord injuries, as well as conditions such as AIDS/HIV and the side-effects of its medications, etc. for which opiates are not very effective.
3. Neuro-muscular disorders, such as MS.
4. Respiratory inflammation, related to both infections such as avian flu and to immune imbalance such as asthma.
5. The control of numerous cancers and their metastasis.
6. Cancer, including pain management, control of nausea resulting from chemotherapy as well as loss of appetite loss of appetite Medtalk Anorexia, see there related to the disease itself
7. Digestive illnesses, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Disorder characterized by frequent passage of gastric contents from the stomach back into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn, coughing, frequent clearing of the throat, and difficulty in swallowing. (GERDS), Crohn's Disease and irritable bowel syndrome irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), condition characterized by frequently alternating constipation and diarrhea in the absence of any disease process. It is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, especially in the lower left quadrant, bloating, and flatulence. .
8. Dermatological irritations and infections such as MRSA MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. See MARSA. (flesh eating disease).
9. Sleep disorders.
In each of these areas, cannabis has been proven to work, so we will have targeted formulations, which the Company plans to release via one or more of the four types of pharmaceutical product categories targeted:
1. Possible over-the-counter Pharmaceutical Products:
a) Non-Prescription Drugs (With disease specific claims)
b) Nutraceuticals (No disease specific claims)
2. Possible Prescription Pharmaceutical Medications:
a) Psychoactive psychoactive /psy·cho·ac·tive/ (-ak´tiv) psychotropic.
Affecting the mind or mental processes. Used of a drug. Medications
b) Non-Psychoactive Medications
Dr. Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the City University of New York The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: [kjuni]), is the public university system of New York City. . Dr. Melamede is recognized as a leading authority on the therapeutic uses of cannabis, and has authored or co-authored dozens of papers on a wide variety of scientific subjects. Dr. Melamede also serves on the Advisory Board of The Journal of the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine, and the Scientific Advisory Board Medical of the Marijuana Policy Advocacy Project, as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of Americans for Safe Access Americans for Safe Access is based in Oakland and is the largest member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens working to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic uses and research. .
About Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc. is at the forefront of medical marijuana research and development. The company works with world authorities on phytocannabinoid science targeting critical illnesses, and adheres to scientific methodologies to develop, produce, and commercialize phytocannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products. It is dedicated to the creation of cannabis-based medicines, both with and without psychoactive properties, to treat disease and the symptoms of disease, as well as for general health maintenance.
This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. A statement containing works such as "anticipate," "seek," intend," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," or similar phrases may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. Some or all of the events or results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company's reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based drugs. Cannabis Science, Inc. does not undertake any duty nor does it intend to update the results of these forward-looking statements.