GB Sciences Obtains Exclusive License for Patented Oral Thin Film Technology Containing Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Ingredients
Oral thin films provide a convenient and accurate delivery system with increased bioavailability of cannabis active ingredients for patients
LAS VEGAS, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:GBLX) today announced it has obtained an exclusive license to formulate, manufacture, and sell cannabis-infused oral thin films through its MME-licensed subsidiaries and affiliates GB Sciences Louisiana, LLC, GB Sciences Nevada, LLC, and GB Sciences Las Vegas, LLC, under US Patent Number 10,265,362 B2 issued April 2019.
GB Sciences’ new oral thin films will be sold in Louisiana and Nevada, reflecting the company’s commitment to providing advanced medical cannabis products. Oral thin films are rapidly gaining popularity due to their efficacy, convenience, and discreteness, and sales are increasing rapidly in major cannabis markets including California and Colorado.
“Securing this patented technology will allow us to get our patent-pending active pharmaceutical ingredients into the hands of patients in Louisiana and Nevada right away. This is great for patients, who have access to an entirely new way to consume precisely-dosed cannabis without the potential drawbacks of other delivery systems. And nobody else has this technology – making it a good mechanism for GB Sciences to further monetize its considerable intellectual property portfolio,” explained John Poss, CEO and Chairman of GB Sciences, Inc.
“Oral thin films are very effective, easy to use, and have many advantages over other delivery systems on the market. We can precisely dose each strip, and patients who can’t swallow will have no problem taking these,” said Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer and Director of GB Sciences. “The active ingredients in cannabis, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, are more bioavailable via oral thin films because they’re absorbed directly by the cells in the mouth, then pass into the bloodstream. That means quicker delivery and more complete dosing, without some of the negatives associated with edibles.”
“Incorporating this technology into our Louisiana operations is consistent with our approach of providing effective delivery systems, offering product options, and putting the patients first,” said John Davis, President of GB Sciences Louisiana, LLC.
GB Sciences’ oral thin films will be infused with either cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some will contain defined ratios of CBD:THC, and others will contain proprietary active ingredients developed to target specific conditions, such as chronic pain or inflammation, from GB Sciences’ intellectual property portfolio.
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.
About Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (“LSU AgCenter” or “AgCenter”) is an institution under the supervision and management of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (the “LSU Board of Supervisors”). The AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts Agricultural and Renewable Natural Resource-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.
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