CBDIA Board Member Jim DeMesa, MD, MBA Featured in Latest Issue of CBD Health & Wellness Magazine

Pismo Beach, CA, June 1, 2020 – Today MACE Media Group published the latest issue of CBD Health & Wellness Magazine with a cover and feature article devoted to Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA) Board Member Jim DeMesa, MD, MBA, Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals (EHP) President and CEO, and his colleagues.

The issue highlights the development of a novel cannabinoid compound, EHP-101, currently in testing as a treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. DeMesa discussed how this new cannabinoid-derived therapy could significantly impact disease course and potentially achieve the “Holy Grail” of MS by reversing the neural damage caused by the disease.

MACE Media Group CEO Celeste Miranda, who lives with MS, introduces the feature article with a heartfelt note about her experience and how cannabinoids have been instrumental in managing her symptoms. Miranda’s commitment to the cannabinoid industry is a personal one and she is honored to share this research.

“CBDIA exists to bring together leaders in the cannabinoid industry to foster collaboration and growth. Through our publications, we seek to highlight the latest findings from industry leaders and medical professionals and are thrilled to share the cutting-edge research of companies like EHP that are working hard to bring new cannabinoid-based therapies to patients,” noted Miranda.

In the article, Dr. DeMesa discusses years of diligent work led by Eduardo Muñoz, MD, PhD and Giovanni Appendino, PhD to modify and optimize cannabinoid molecules and make them better suited to target certain receptors and biologic pathways throughout the body which are targets for various diseases with unmet medical needs. EHP is currently advancing EHP-101 through clinical trials to assess its treatment potential for systemic sclerosis and MS, and is conducting preclinical work on a second molecule, EHP-102, focused on Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to discuss our work at EHP with the CBDIA community,” said Dr. DeMesa. “Our approach to developing a new treatment paradigm for diseases like MS with unmet medical needs and no cures is based on the convergence of cannabinoids, biology, and science. Our initiation of Phase II is now underway with EHP-101, which is a novel, patented synthetic cannabidiol (CBD) derivative that has demonstrated significant, positive results in pre-clinical and Phase I studies.”

The CBD Health & Wellness team is grateful to Dr. DeMesa’s for sharing his insights with our readers.

About MACE Media Group

MACE Media Group publishes niche cannabis industry trade publications. Its first title, Terpenes and Testing Magazine, was the first industry trade publication devoted to cannabis science. Its newer publications, CBD Health & Wellness Magazine, Extraction Magazine, and TOPICAL Magazine, revolve around the growing CBD and cannabinoid industry to provide news on trending applications, medical research, and updates with laws and regulations.

MACE also produces many trade events that attract dozens of cannabis and mainstream media journalists. Currently, MACE Media Group is producing a tour of CBD expos bringing together thousands of industry influencers, forming the most comprehensive CBD event in the United States.

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The CBD Industry Association (CBDIA) Proudly Welcomes Priscilla P. Agoncillo as its new President of the Board of Advisors

Pismo Beach, CA, May 21, 2020 – The CBD Industry Association (CBDIA) proudly welcomes Priscilla P. Agoncillo as its new President of the Board of Advisors.

Priscilla P. Agoncillo brings a passion for advocacy and abundant experience that will benefit the association and industry at large. As a prominent business advisor serving the cannabinoid industry for over 15 years, Ms. Agoncillo has expertise in business strategy, branding, and business development with a thorough background in banking, private equity, sales and entertainment.

As a cannabinoid advocate, Priscilla has appeared countless times as a public speaker for patient rights, law reform, and cannabis business insight on various newspapers, television, radio programs, and industry conferences.

Ms. Agoncillo served as the Campaign Field Director of Proposition 19, the first initiative to tax and legalize cannabis for the state of California, helping pave the legal pathway for the most significant legal cannabis market in the world. Priscilla also served the California Hemp Association and Foundation advising, conducting R&D and developing some of the first large-scale commercial hemp farms in California. This familiarity and proficiency in cannabis and hemp politics adds serious significance to her role within the CBDIA.

Ms. Agoncillo is Co-Owner of OBL Biodynamic Farms, a multiple award-winning licensed cannabinoid breeding farm & Co-Founder of the Original Breeders League – an organization created to gather top-performing cannabinoid breeders from around the world to collaborate in comprehensive and commercially-driven cannabis and hemp breeding projects. These projects have helped to develop various international companies throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, California, USA.

Ms. Agoncillo currently serves as the Chief Business Officer for Mandara Pharma Inc., a Canadian/Colombian based cannabinoid pharmaceutical company and has helped form and direct a global business strategy spanning across North America, LATAM, Australia and Europe.

“We are very excited and ever thankful for Priscilla’s involvement with the CBDIA,” says the association’s founder, Celeste Miranda. “Her background in business strategy and politics will serve as a solid resource for our members and community. She will make a great leader for our rapidly expanding association.”

Graciela Moreno, Executive Director of the CBDIA adds, “Ms. Agoncillo has vast knowledge in many aspects of the cannabinoid industry and we couldn’t be happier to have her take the reigns as President of the Board. Her insight and expertise are sure to prove tremendously valuable and the intrigue of her international involvement is apparent as the industry develops around the globe.”

Ms. Priscilla Agoncillo intimately understands the needs and trends of the domestic and global cannabinoid industry. As President of the Board of CBDIA, her experience will help guide CBDIA members to establish their businesses successfully in emerging markets, navigate through continually evolving regulations and help members strategically prepare and position their businesses for success within the growing cannabinoid industry through education, advocacy and the CBDIA’s highly esteemed community of cannabinoid professionals.