IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2017) - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce that its expansions plans are well underway as it has signed agreements to acquire and officially open the first Cannabis Science PRE ICO Medical Marijuana dispensary, in Los Angeles, California.
"Attaining this first PRE ICO Dispensary in L.A. is a huge step for Cannabis Science as it opens the door to speed up our planned expansion in the Los Angeles area and eventually California statewide," stated Cannabis Science Inc., President & CEO, Co-Founder, Mr. Raymond C. Dabney. "This is a prime example of our resilient and aggressive negotiations to acquire multiple pharmacies across the Los Angeles area. Finalizing this acquisition is just the first step of many that Cannabis Science will be taking to establish a statewide presence, with a nationwide future goal.
"As we acquire these dispensaries our first initiative for some of them is to enlarge, enhance and convert each location into the Cannabis Science Brand, with Grand Openings showcasing Cannabis Science products and quality Cannabinoid products and accessories for the patients, doctors, and the consuming public. Each location will allow for easier access and a better selection of products for the consumers. Products will range from pills, creams, extracts, sprays, tinctures, edibles, balms, patches, oils, and even merchandise. Not all products in the dispensary will be just from Cannabis Science, as we will be showcasing products from other respectable, regulated brands," stated Cannabis Science Inc., President & CEO, Co-Founder, Mr. Raymond C. Dabney.
Cannabis Science has been working diligently toward launching this very important phase of growth. The Company is looking to open a number of locations throughout California in phase one through acquisition or partnering with existing compliant PRE ICO dispensary locations, as well as the complete build-out of brand new locations. Each location will be selectively picked, allowing for CBIS to create successful and effective dispensaries. This is one of many planned vertical integration strategies well underway at CBIS.
Partnering with Universities allows for the cultivation and research of cannabinoid products derived from cannabis or industrial hemp, while dispensary expansions allow for efficient circulation of in-house manufactured products. By working in many divisions, CBIS has a goal of creating a self-sustaining model of getting these Cannabinoid products to the patients, the consumers. The upcoming relaunch of its online Patient Access Center will help do just that on a nationwide scale. The Company has created an information exchange for cannabinoid research and information sharing, as well as online access to legal dispensaries and various cannabinoid products, thus giving CBIS the ability to monitor the efficiency and quality of its products and services, while tracking usage, reviews, and availability of all cannabinoid products on the market with direct real-time information from the patients themselves.
About Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc. takes advantage of its unique understanding of metabolic processes to provide novel treatment approaches to a number of illnesses for which current treatments and understanding remain unsatisfactory. Cannabinoids have an extensive history dating back thousands of years, and currently, there are a growing number of peer-reviewed scientific publications that document the underlying biochemical pathways that cannabinoids modulate. The Company works with leading experts in drug development, medicinal characterization, and clinical research to develop, produce, and commercialize novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment for illnesses caused by infections as well as for age-related illness. Our initial focus is on cancers, HIV/AIDS, and neurological conditions. The Company is proceeding with the research and development of its proprietary drugs as a part of this initial focus: CS-S/BCC-1, CS-TATI-1, and CS-NEURO-1, respectively.
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 words such as "anticipate," "seek," intend," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," or similar phrases may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 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. Safe Harbor Statement. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a 'safe harbor' for forward-looking statements. Certain of the statements contained herein, which are not historical facts are forward looking statements with respect to events, the occurrence of which involved risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may be impacted, either positively or negatively, by various factors. Information concerning potential factors that could affect the company is detailed from time to time in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cannabis Science, Inc.
Dr. Allen Herman
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Cannabis Science, Inc.
Mr. Raymond C. Dabney
President & CEO, Co-Founder