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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champions + Legends, an athletic performance supplement brand dedicated to elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and outdoor extremists, is launching a year-long, weekly social media contest for workout enthusiasts. The video-based contest will allow fans a chance to win a weekly $1,000 cash prize for doing what they love – working out and sharing it with the world. Additionally, the creators of the top 10 videos will then have the chance to compete for the grand prize of $25,000 at the Champions + Legends Sixty Second Showdown event. This marquee event will bring together athletes, content creators and other Champions + Legends community members to celebrate the spirit of competition and achievement. Winners will be judged on the athleticism, toughness and intensity of their video submission.
“Champions + Legends knows nothing can deter a true athlete from pursuing their sport,” said CEO, Sonny Mottahed. “We want to see what contestants can achieve when they commit to training as hard as possible regardless of the obstacles they must overcome. By highlighting these athletes and their inspirational videos we hope to encourage others to use this time to focus on positive pursuits.”
Champions + Legends recognizes that simple activities like sports and exercise have been impacted by the new challenges facing our country. As we all enact practices like “social distancing” to help keep us safe, athletes, fitness seekers and the generally health-conscious are needing to rethink their traditional in-gym physical fitness routines and find innovative ways to adapt their training methods at home. Champions + Legends knows a true athlete stops at nothing to reach greatness and it wants to recognize those to whom this opportunity means the most, with a solid reward and social media replay. Participants are asked to showcase their strength and ability by demonstrating how nothing will stop them from pursuing their athletic passions.
All video submissions must be up to one minute in length and showcase both the intensity and ingenuity it takes to train like a champion. Weekly winners will be recognized and cross-promoted across all the Champions + Legends social channels with one grand-prize winner destined to achieve legendary status.
- Register for the contest at: https://recover.championsandlegends.com/contestswwc/
- Upload an up to 60-second video of original content to your social channel of choice (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, etc.)
- Begin your video by clearly indicating this is your submission to the C+L Weekly Warrior Challenge
- Entrants must tag and follow all Champions + Legends social channels
- Must also include the hashtags #WeeklyWarriorChallenge and #roadtoSSS
- Deadline for the 1st Weekly Warrior Challenge submissions is Sunday, April 5th at 11: 59pm ET with the first winner announced the following day on Monday, April 6th
- Subsequent weeks will follow the same submission deadline of Sunday nights at 11: 59pm ET with the weekly winner announced the next day, Monday at 6pm ET
- Instagram: @ChampionsAndLegends
- Facebook: @ChampionsAndLegends
- Twitter: @ChampsLegends
- TikTok: @championsandlegends
About Champions + Legends
Champions + Legends produces CBD based sports supplements for athletic preparation, performance and recovery. Champions + Legends uses CBD as the primary active ingredient in our custom formulated products offering a wide array of benefits for users seeking an edge in dealing with the physical and mental exertion that comes from training. Quality, trust and transparency are core to our company’s ethos, and we go to great lengths to ensure customer satisfaction. All our products are tested using a rigorous six phase testing protocol beginning at the point of harvest for our 100% certified organic hemp oil derived CBD through to final shipment. We are joined in our mission by a team of elite athletes who have achieved Champion and Legend status in their respective sports and remain warriors committed to excellence in all aspects of their lives.
Canadian skincare label Elizabeth Grant recently introduced a new range of products that use hemp oil as a key ingredient, one of which includes the Green Power with Hemp Oil Detox Mask.
The detoxifying mask is made with a variety of green antioxidants, such as spinach, kale, parsley, kale, and spirulina. These ingredients work together to leave the skin feeling smoother, brighter, and more evenly toned, while essential fatty acids and hemp seed oil help to hydrate it. At the same time, the mask reduces the appearance of redness and prevents clogged pores. As a result, the skin is left feeling cleansed, hydrated, and healthy.
The Hemp Oil Detox Mask, as well as the brand’s Green Power creams and serum, are available through the Elizabeth Grant web store.
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On any significant roadway in the Upstate there are indications for shops that offer CBD- oil products. A number of regional services, as well as nationwide retailers, have jumped on the CBD bandwagon to offer it, and more than 100 farmers are licensed to grow hemp in the state– and regulators can hardly keep up with the development.
The Farming Enhancement Act of 2018 removed hemp with no more than 0.3%THC concentration from the Set up 1 illegal drug list, which opened the floodgates for CBD merchants to go into the marketplace.
CBD– brief for cannabidiol– is a substance found in both hemp and cannabis plants, which are cousins in the Marijuana sativa family. It’s the exact same compound in both plants, but the legality of it depends on whether it’s originated from hemp, which is legal, or marijuana, which is illegal in South Carolina. Legal CBD should have less than 0.3%of tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) element– that’s the substance accountable for psychoactive impact in users. If CBD has more than that amount, it’s a prohibited substance in the state. Farmers who grow hemp needs to abide by the very same rules and can not grow a hemp plant with THC concentration of more than 0.3%on a dried weight basis.
$244 billion by 2025
The Brightfield Group, a market-research company, approximated the CBD market made $4 billion in 2019, a 562%boost over 2018, and is on track to be a $244 billion market by2025 Just 14%of grownups in the U.S. use CBD items, according to Gallup, so the marketplace has a lot of room to grow.
In the Gallup Survey, of those who stated they use CBD, 40%take the product for discomfort relief. This tracks with what local retailers are stating is a huge factor for its appeal.
” I believe CBD ended up being so popular so rapidly because it does work for a lot of individuals,” said Christy Britt, owner of CBD Farmacy in Greenville. “We can only notify customers what CBD has done for us personally and how customers have received lots of advantages for a variety of issues they have.”
Individuals who have had success with CBD oil claim it helps in reducing anxiety and persistent pain, cramps related to males strual cycles, insomnia, arthritis, and depression. It has actually just been proven to be reliable in treating extreme epilepsy, hence the only FDA-approved drug consisting of CBD is the seizure-reducing medication Epidiolex.
Federal policies prohibit CBD retailers from making blanket declares about the effectiveness of treating medical conditions. In November 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent cautioning letters to 15 business for unlawfully offering CBD in manner ins which breached the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, such as claiming it is a dietary supplement or that it deals with certain diseases. Even so, the FDA recognizes that consumer interest is substantial in CBD and states that it needs to interact with “the market to fill out the understanding gaps about the science, security and quality of a lot of these products.”
‘ A much better alternative’
Britt and her husband ended up being thinking about CBD oil products after using it themselves and seeing positive results with their health. They opened their first shop in 2017 in Taylors, which they offered as an affiliate after opening a 2nd store in Greenville and a 3rd in Columbia.
” Our consumers are looking for a natural, nonaddictive option to their prescription pain medication,” Britt stated. “With the huge opioid epidemic that has a grip on our nation, people are searching for responses and a much better option.”
CBD Farmacy isn’t alone in its fast growth. Simply CBD, a company that opened in the fall of 2018 with a shop in Arlington, Texas, has actually taken off in development. According to a map on the company website, Purely CBD now has 53 stores nationally, including three in the Upstate in Greer, Greenville and Easley.
Franny’s Farmacy is an Asheville, North Carolina-based farm and little organisation that produces seed-to-shelf CBD products.
“[CBD products are] certainly trending, but there will be fallout because many attempted to get in the industry,” Franny Tacy stated. “There are huge distinctions between individuals [and] business that are simply reselling CBD products and those of us who are growing hemp, processing and producing our own items, and providing information throughout distribution.”
A brand-new cash crop
Assisting the boom of the CBD market in South Carolina are the farmers growing hemp plants. In 2017, the state legislated hemp farming and at first gave 20 permits to grow the crop over a total of 256 acres. In 2019, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture given 114 farmers permits. According to Vanessa Elsalah, outreach specialist at the South Carolina Department of Farming, hemp was grown on 3,300 acres in South Carolina.
It’s a labor-intensive, pricey crop that can cost upward of $15,000 an acre to grow, yet has the possible to be successful provided the explosion of the CBD oil market, says the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
” Relatively, growing an acre of strawberries might run a farmer $6,000,” said David DeWitt, hemp program planner at the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.
Hemp has the possible to be a cash crop that is not only utilized for the CBD oil industry. Even though rates for CBD items are holding or ticking up, DeWitt said farmers are having a hard time with selling their current crops since of the absence of processors in the state and the abundance of hemp.
” In 2018, hemp was selling for $40 to $50 a pound, and just in the last couple weeks, I have actually had farmers inform me they were provided less than $10 a pound,” DeWitt said.
Both farmers and CBD makes are looking ahead to prospective guidelines coming from both state and federal governments as they attempt to catch up.
” The CBD market continues to grow and will have to end up being managed for customer safety and to develop guidelines for running business,” Franny Tacy stated.
Stats about CBD in South Carolina
- Epidiolex, which is used to deal with severe epilepsy, is the only FDA-approved CBD drug product.
- According to the state Department of Farming, 3,300 acres were dedicated to growing hemp in 2019, a 1,189%boost from 2018.
- CBD items derived from hemp are legal; hemp and cannabis come from the exact same plant species, Cannabis sativa, but they differ in concentrations of THC, according to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture
- CBD hemp-derived items will not provide users a high because of their low THC level, according to Particles, a monthly peer-reviewed clinical journal
- CBD hemp oil items on the marketplace need to run out than 0.3%THC, as defined by the 2018 Farm Bill
- According to a South Carolina Department of Agriculture report, 114 hemp farmers were authorized by South Carolina in 2019, a 465%increase from 2018.
- Sixteen hemp-farming authorizations were issued in 2019 to Upstate farmers, according to the South Carolina Department of Farming.
- South Carolina forbids food with CBD to be produced and offered in the state.
- The approximated expense to grow an acre of hemp, according to the South Carolina Department of Farming, is $10,000-$15,000
- According to a 2019 Gallup Poll, 13%of Americans in the South say they use CBD products.
- The CBD market is predicted to reach $244 billion by 2025, according to a 2019 report by the Brightfield Group, a consumer-insights and market-intelligence company for the CBD and marijuana industries.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Featured in Reuters Coverage Highlighting the Impact of COVID-19 on Cannabis Industry
SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States that launched the world’s first-ever cannabis-derived nutraceutical products, brands and supply chain, announced today that the Company’s CEO Dr. Stuart Titus was featured in global financial news outlet Reuters discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the cannabis industry.
The March 25, 2020, Reuters article entitled “As customers hoard pot brownies, North American weed firms see lockdown boost,” provided coverage of a recent surge in cannabis sales during the COVID-19 pandemic and quoted Titus as saying: “We have seen stockpiling in Canada by consumers who have snapped up products from LPs (licensed producers).”
According to the article, cannabis retailers in both the U.S. and Canada are seeing a sharp increase in sales, including a 50 percent spike across “key U.S. markets” from March 16 to March 22 alone.
“Cannabis sales have increased substantially in Canada in recent weeks with some cannabis retailers even reporting growth of 80 to 100 percent,” Titus said.
The article was picked up by several leading global news outlets, including:
About Medical Marijuana, Inc.
We are a company of firsts®. Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) is a cannabis company with three distinct business units in the non-psychoactive cannabinoid space: a global portfolio of cannabinoid-based nutraceutical brands led by Kannaway® and HempMeds®; a pioneer in sourcing the highest-quality legal non-psychoactive cannabis products derived from industrial hemp; and a cannabinoid-based clinical research and botanical drug development sector led by its pharmaceutical investment companies and partners including AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. and Kannalife, Inc. Medical Marijuana, Inc. was named a top CBD producer by CNBC. Medical Marijuana, Inc. was also the first company to receive historic import permits for CBD products from the governments of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Paraguay and is a leader in the development of international markets. The company’s flagship product Real Scientific Hemp Oil has been used in several successful clinical studies throughout Mexico and Brazil to understand its safety and efficacy.
Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s headquarters is in San Diego, California, and additional information is available at OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.medicalmarijuanainc.com. To see Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s corporate video, click here.
Shareholders and consumers are also encouraged to buy CBD oil and other products at Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s shop.
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