Nonprovisional Patent Application for Cannabis-Based Therapies

GB Sciences Files a Nonprovisional Patent Application for Cannabis-Based Anti-Inflammatory Therapies Including Arthritis, Asthma, Eczema and More

LAS VEGAS, February 5, 2018/PR Newswire/–GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) has filed a nonprovisional patent application to protect its cannabinoid-containing complex mixtures for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. The new patent application claims the benefit of GB Sciences’ provisional patent previously filed on February 1, 2017; plus, additional data describing their mechanism of action and further supporting their claims. Inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, represent a serious health burden in the US with over $200 billion spent annually. New cannabis-based therapies could significantly help both patients and society.

Filing this nonprovisional patent signifies our passage to the next phase in the development of these cannabis-based anti-inflammatory compounds, which have the potential to alleviate patient suffering,” explains Dr. Andrea Small Howard, Chief Science Officer of GB Sciences, Inc. “We look forward to commercializing the multiple disease-specific anti-inflammatory formulations in this patent application through different channels; including one potential pharmaceutical formulation that may be applied to an orphan indication and another with a nutraceutical-compliant formulation. GB Sciences also plans to develop a series of distinct anti-inflammatory formulations for sale in cannabis dispensaries. Development through different regulatory pathways and sales channels allows us to get some of these therapies to patients quicker and to implement a diversified sales strategy.”

“GB Sciences is committed to developing products that improve peoples’ lives and new anti-inflammatory products are needed as these conditions increase in prevalence,” said John Poss, CEO and Chairman of GB Sciences, Inc. “Providing our patients with cannabis-based products that are designed for dispensary sales will benefit patients in the near term.”

About GB Sciences, Inc.

GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is a diverse cannabis company, focused on standardized cultivation and production methods; as well as biopharmaceutical research and development. The Company’s goal is creating safe, standardized, pharmaceutical-grade, cannabinoid therapies that target a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about GB Sciences, Inc., go to: http://gbsciences.com.

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Note:  Although the Company’s research and development activities are not illegal, the production and sale of cannabis products violate federal laws as they presently exist.

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GB Sciences, Inc., 3550 West Teco Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89118

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Tom Arcuragi, EVP, tom@gbsciences.com