Freedom Leaf Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

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NEVADA: Clifford J. Perry, CEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc.,  “The Marijuana Legalization Company, has announced that Dr. Robert Melamede, Ph.D. and Dr. David J. Barton, MD are joining the company’s new medical advisory board.

Dr. Robert Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he taught and researched cannabinoids, cancer, and DNA repair. 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, along with Richard C. Cowan, FRLF Chairman, co-founded Cannabis Science, Inc., the second publicly traded company in the cannabis sector, and he served as its CEO from 2008 to 2014.

Cowan said, “It is wonderful to have my old friend, ‘Dr. Bob,’ as he is known to so many admirers around the world, join us as we move forward.”

Dr. David J. Barton, MD is a clinician in Pain Medicine and a Medical Political Activist. He has been a physician for over 32 years. He is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine, and became board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine in 2005. Past board certifications include General Surgery (1992) and Plastic Surgery (1995). Dr. Barton is a lifetime member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Present member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Telemedicine Association, the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the Hawaii Medical Association.

Dr. David J Barton served in the United States Army Reserve, General Surgeon, Medical Corp Officer, Major, 1990-1999, with temporary active duty in Desert Storm. Current volunteer Chief Medical Officer of Malama First, LLC; A non-profit organization for the enhancement of healthcare and well-being in Native Hawaiians.

“Freedom Leaf is honored to have these two distinguished scientists become the first members of our new Medical Advisory Board, as we explore the new opportunities for Freedom Leaf, Inc. to develop therapeutic and nutraceutical cannabis and hemp products in the US and internationally with our foreign licensees,” commented CEO Cliff Perry, adding, “Freedom Leaf, Inc. headquarters are in Las Vegas, where marijuana is now fully legal following the Nevada victory in the recent recreational initiative. With 8 states approving either medical or recreational or both on November 8th, there are now even more opportunities in other states that now either have medical and/or recreational marijuana laws or both. Internationally in Europe, Central and South America as well as Australia and Canada, we are seeing major accomplishments in the legality of marijuana which will create even more deal flow and revenue for Freedom Leaf, Inc. and our stockholders.”

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