Select CBD Line By Cura Now Sold At New Seasons Market’s 21 Stores

OREGON: Select CBD, an industry-leading hemp-derived CBD brand by Cura Wellness, proudly announces its partnership with New Seasons Market to provide products for sale at New Seasons neighborhood grocery stores in Oregon, California and Washington. Customers can purchase Select’s hemp-derived line of Select CBD Drops, Select PETS Drops, Select Muscle Rub and Montel by Select CBD Capsules.

Select CBD products are hemp-derived and contain zero percent THC. The brand pairs naturally extracted essences with CBD rich oil, capturing the synergy between herbs and CBD. Like New Seasons, Select prides itself on sourcing only the best quality local products from local sustainable farmers. Select also tests its products to the most stringent testing standards in the country; namely the Oregon pesticide, residual alcohol, and microbial panel. All products are quality control batch tested at State & Federal levels through The Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) accredited testing labs near our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

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“Cura’s Select CBD products are a natural fit for our wellness department, with their commitment to quality and a clean extraction process,” said New Seasons Market Nutritionist Amanda Nelson. “New Seasons customers can be confident that our Select CBD offerings are locally sourced and made from hemp and essential oils.”

New Seasons customers in Oregon, California and Washington can find the following Cura products at their local store:

  • Select CBD Drops – One of Select’s most popular products, Select CBD Drops contain 1,000 mg of CBD and are infused with herbs and essential oils. Options include Lavender, Lemon-Ginger, Peppermint and Unflavored tinctures.
  • Select Muscle Rub – Select’s newest CBD product is a soothing blend of pure hemp-derived CBD, Aloe, Vitamin E, Tea Tree oil, Menthol and more.
  • Select PETS – Available in Chicken, Bacon, Peanut Butter, Salmon and Unflavored options, Select PETS contains 750 mg of hemp-derived CBD formulated for all animals with endocannabinoid systems.
  • Montel by Select CBD Capsules – Available in a RELAX or ALERT formulation, this line was developed using a unique blend of terpenes, hemp-derived CBD and high-quality bioavailable gel caps.

“What makes this partnership especially exciting for us is the fact that both the Select and New Seasons brands grew from big dreams in Portland, Oregon to companies operating on a larger scale,” said Cura Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “Our organizations’ values are very similar regarding employees, product and culture and it’s so exciting to see Select on the shelves of such a welcoming store.”

Montel Williams’ Lenitiv Scientific And Cura Cannabis Solutions Announce Deal

Lenitiv’s Hemp-Derived CBD Line Launches Nationwide

OREGON: Cura, a leading provider of cannabis oil, has reached an agreement to produce a hemp-derived and a cannabis-derived line for Lenitiv.

Lenitiv’s hemp-derived CBD Capsules are available online and can be shipped widely. The product was developed and formulated by media personality and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) survivor Montel Williams—one of the highest-profile medical cannabis patients in the United States.

Shortly before his diagnosis with MS in 1999, Williams had been on the set of Touched By An Angel filming an episode he guest starred in when his feet “caught fire.” Soon thereafter, Williams was diagnosed and learned that the all-consuming burning sensation in his feet was intractable neuropathic pain. After exhausting traditional remedies, Williams’ MS specialist, a neurologist, suggested he try medicinal cannabis, an idea he initially resisted, until he discovered that medical cannabis made the pain in his feet bearable. The Lenitiv brand benefits from Williams’ nearly two decades as a medical cannabis patient and was designed with his experience in mind.

Cura will produce Lenitiv products, starting with a hemp-derived CBD line, which launches nationwide today. Separately, Cura will produce Lenitiv’s cannabis-derived line which will be available with a number of new products this summer in Oregon and California in compliance with relevant state laws.

Lenitiv CBD Capsules are 100% hemp-derived and contain zero THC. Each bottle contains 30 gel capsules with 50mg of CBD each. Available in two options, Alert is designed to take in the morning, while Relax is designed to consume at night:

  • Alert: Formulated with terpenes known to: aid anxiety, depression; pain management; act as an anti-inflammatory and soothe stress; promote alertness and memory retention
  • Relax: Formulated with terpenes known to enhance mood, promote relaxation and restful sleep, quell anxiety, depression and insomnia; act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

“I’m excited to announce our agreement with Cura,” said David Racz, CEO of Lenitiv Scientific. “When I partnered with Montel to help him make his patient-focused vision a reality, we realized we would need like-minded partnerships that understood and shared the values that underpin it. Cura not only shares that vision but expresses it in their culture.”

Cura’s mission is to become the leading provider of cannabis oil in every market it enters and to become the first cannabis company with a billion-dollar valuation. Known for producing Select, the best-selling cannabis brand on the West Coast (CA/OR/NV, According to BDS Analytics), Cura looks forward to offering new and diverse products to the market through wholesale and white label agreements.

“When we first began talking to Montel and his team at Lenitiv, we were drawn to their people-focused vision,” said Cameron Forni, Cura’s President and co-Founder. “We’re really excited about this partnership because the values that underpin Lenitiv are synergistic with ours. It’s also an opportunity for us to support and participate in Montel’s advocacy for common sense cannabis reform, and we’re thrilled to welcome Montel and the team at Lenitiv to our family.”

Lenitiv CBD Capsules are available online and ship nationally.

Event Wrapup: CWCBExpo LA

CALIFORNIA:  According to organizers, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, attracted more than 4,000 attendees to the September 7-9, event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Deemed the most professionally run event in the industry, CWCBExpo delivered on-point education, business connections, and helped build mainstream awareness for this burgeoning market.

The CWCBExpo LA featured a Keynote Address by media personality and medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams entitled, “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality.”  During his address he announced the launch of his new company, LenitivLabs.

“I’m really grateful to have spoken at the CWCBExpo.  It’s critically important that those of us on the activism and industry sides of the cannabis movement come together frequently and ask ourselves tough questions about where we’ve been and where we’re going.  We have to always remember that patients like me depend on each of us to be at our best, and in coming together, we have a chance to learn from each other and move forward as one. Given that, CWCBExpo was the perfect place to announce my new venture, LenitivLabs, which will make sure patients are not forgotten as the tide of legalization continues to rise,” said Montel Williams.

 Ted Chung, serial entrepreneur, partner with and business manager of Snoop Dogg, also delivered a Keynote Address at CWCBExpo LA.  In an engaging speech, Chung talked about the effects of commercialization on the cannabis industry with his talk entitled:  “The Revolution Will Be Televised: MERRY JANE and The Art of Cannabis.”

Other top panels included “CTE, Concussion and CBD,” moderated by Academy award-winning singer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge and featuring former pro-athletes Jake Plummer, Lorenzo Neal, Nate Jackson, and Riley Cote.  “Failure is Not Option,” about current policy and impending legislation, brought together speakers from the ACLU, DPA, NORML, Oaksterdam University, and the California Cannabis Industry Association.

The CWCBExpo conference program provided important information on this multi-faceted industry and the many stages involved in building a successful cannabis business as well as the medical benefits of the cannabis plant.  Popular sessions included “The Road to State Licensing;”  “Edibles & Infusions;”  “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand;”  “Racial and Gender Diversity in the LA Cannabis Industry,” and “Can CBD Relieve PSTD;” to name a few.

“CWCBExpo LA had great quality speakers providing pertinent information and knowledge to help bring the cannabis industry to the next level,” said Peter Maguire, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions.

The busy expo floor with a wide breadth of innovative products and services on display featured sponsors Xanders, CW Hemp, Elixinol, SIVA, Advanced Nutrients, and GreenSpoonMarder.   Other exhibitors included Socal Safe, SprayZone.net, Plus CBD Oil, PR0HBTD, GreenBroz, Integra, Oaksterdam University, MJBA, MJHeadline News,  and BioBloom Organics. CWCBExpo LA also had Realm of Caring and Coalition for Access Now as its Advocacy Partners joined with NORML, and Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).

“The CWCBExpo enabled us to educate brands through our marketing panel and develop exciting new business opportunities. It’s the single best event investment of the year,” said Drake Sutton-Shearer, Co-Founder, PRØHBTD Media.

Plans are already underway for the 2017 East and West Coast CWCBExpo events.  CWCBExpo NY will take place June 14-16, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY and CWCBExpo LA is scheduled for September13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.   For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending a CWCBExpo event, www.cwcbexpo.com contact, Christine Ianuzzi, at email: cianuzzi@leexpos.com and phone: 201-881-1602.

Melissa Etheridge To Moderate Sports Panel On CTE, Concussion And CBD At CWCBExpo LA

NEW JERSEY: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award Winning singer-songwriter, will return to the event as Moderator for its thought-leadership panel, “CTE, Concussion and CBD.”  Taking place on Thursday, Sept. 8th, former pro athletes, leading medical researchers and advocates for alternative medicines, will discuss how the use of cannabinoids may help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with CTE and traumatic brain injury. CWCBExpo, September 7-9, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, is the leading event for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries.

“As someone who is passionate about educating people about the real medicinal value of the cannabis plant, I am excited to return to CWCBExpo and moderate this important panel. To have a candid conversation with former NFL and NHL players and to share our experiences and to discuss the research is another positive step forward in removing the negative stigma of cannabis,” said Melissa Etheridge.

Joining Etheridge on the “CTE, Concussion and CBD” panel are Nate Jackson, former Denver Bronco and writer; Jake Plummer, Medical Marijuana Advocate and former pro-bowl quarterback; Lorenzo Neal, Co-Host, Morning with Chad, Joe & Lo, 95.7 The Game and former all star fullback; Heather Jackson, Realm of Caring; Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and Riley Cote, Hemp Heals Foundation and former NHL player.  This high-profile panel takes place Thursday, September 8th at 2:30 pm PST.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa back at CWCBExpo LA.  Last year as a Keynote Speaker, she captivated our attendees with her authentic and powerful message about the benefits of medicinal marijuana and why we need to make it accessible to anyone who may benefit from its use,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director for CWCBExpo.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.  She began her distinguished musical career in 1988 when she stormed onto the American rock scene with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.  Her popularity continued to rise with hits such as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992.   Her fourth album, Yes I Am in 1993, featured the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.  In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, that included hit single, “I Want to Come Over,” and earned her the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

A cancer survivor, Etheridge has publicly spoken about the medicinal value of cannabis in her recovery and has launched her own line of canna-products including a marijuana-infused wine.

The “CTE, Concussion and CBD,” presented by CW Hemp, is part of a powerful line-up of top speakers and relevant content that encompasses the entire spectrum of the cannabis industry and includes celebrities, sports icons, and experts discussing the  the value of medical marijuana and business opportunities in the legalized industries.

CWCBExpo LA Keynotes include Montel Williams, media celebrity and advocate, and Ted Chung, entertainment and marketing entrepreneur.

CWCBExpo LA will have more than 60 educational sessions covering everything from “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand” to “Can CBD Relieve PTSD,” with Col. Phillip Blair, MD.  There will also be another Thought Leadership Panels on “Failure is Not an Option” with policy experts and industry leaders discussing the forthcoming Prop 64 (AUMA) initiative on the California ballot in November and the opportunities it will create are also part of the educational agenda.

All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits, featuring hundreds of cannabis innovations, taking place September 8th and 9th.  An After-Expo Networking Event, open to all badged attendees, will take place on September 8th, with a special screening of the short stoner comedy film: “Recalculating.”  A bonus day has been added on Saturday, September 10th with another Add-On Workshop and California’s largest industry Career Fair, hosted by Vangst Talent.

Pre-registration rates for CWCBExpo LA can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com.

Montel Williams to Keynote Cannabis World Congress Los Angeles

NEW JERSEY: Montel Williams, media celebrity and medical marijuana advocate will deliver a Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, in Los Angeles, California.  Taking place Sept. 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the leading trade show and conference on the West Coast for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries.

Montel Williams Keynote entitled, “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality,” will take place, Thursday, Sept. 8th at 2:00 pm.    His important speech will focus on why, with the tide turning on the issue of full legalization, it is critical to not forget patients who have very specific needs with respect to cannabis, including strains that are less profitable in the marketplace.

“It’s clear that the regulatory landscape is beginning to adapt as the number of states that have enacted cannabis reform grows. It’s an exciting time for those involved with the cannabis reform movement, but it is important that we all move forward together and that means not leaving patients behind” said Williams.

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an Emmy Award winning television personality whom Americans invited into their homes for more than 17 years. He is a decorated former naval officer, inspirational speaker, author, entrepreneur and advocate for patients worldwide.

Williams has been involved in many major initiatives aimed at helping others. His Living Well campaign and brand encourages and supports people trying to live their best lives with a focus on their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial health.

“We are thrilled to have Montel Williams deliver a Keynote at CWCBExpo LA.  This is a pivotal year in legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, and Montel’s personal story of medical marijuana use and advocacy will be inspiring to attendees,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, of CWCBExpo events.

In addition to Williams’ Keynote, CWCBExpo LA will have more than 60 educational sessions covering everything from “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand” to “Endocannabinoid System & Cannabinoid Therapeutics.” Thought Leadership Panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD” with top athletes and “Failure is Not an Option” with policy experts and industry leaders discussing the forthcoming Prop 64 (AUMA) initiative on the California ballot in November and the opportunities it will create are also part of the educational agenda.

New sessions added include “Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Opioid Addiction Epidemic with Cannabis” featuring one of the nation’s premier pain management specialists, professional athletes, and cannabis advocate for Native Americans. “Impact of Legalization on Your Business,” will feature Leafs by Snoop, Casa Verde Capital, Flower Shop and MERRY JANE.

All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits, featuring hundreds of cannabis innovations, taking place September 8th and 9th.  An After-Expo Networking Event, open to all badged attendees, will take place on September 8th, with a special screening of the short stoner comedy film: “Recalculating.”  A bonus day has been added on Saturday, September 10th with another Add-On Workshop and California’s largest industry Career Fair, hosted by Vangst Talent.