LAS VEGAS, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our” or “we”) announced today the June 7, 2018 publication of the toxicology and safety results of an extract from the base raw materials used in its market leading PlusCBD Oil™ consumer products. The Company contracted respected scientific and regulatory consulting firm, AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc, to conduct the battery of toxicological studies to investigate the safety of oral consumption of the Company’s hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil and to support a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Independent Conclusion.

The monumental study entitled, “An Assessment of the Genotoxicity and Subchronic Toxicity of a Subcritical Fluid Extract of the Aerial Parts of Hemp” concluded that the test article was non-mutagenic, non-clastogenic and non-genotoxic. The toxicological assessment is the first known published data of its kind since the 1980 Rosenkrantz et al.’s publication with respect to toxicology data on CBD, Cannabichromene and hashish oil. The battery of GLP/OECD compliant studies is a major contribution in advancement of the science of hemp-derived CBD.

The investment in this toxicological assessment demonstrates CV Sciences’ commitment in furthering the science behind the ingredient. AIBMR’s Chief Scientific Officer, John Endres, ND, comments, “Until today, there have been no comprehensive toxicological safety assessments completed on hemp CBD oil for 38 years. The completion and publication of these safety studies on this ingredient in a peer-reviewed academic journal specializing in toxicology is a monumental step forward in putting competent and reliable science behind a product. The public should applaud this effort as well as the time and expense it required.”

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Dowling, echoed this sentiment. “We are thrilled to advance phytocannabinoid science and are very pleased with the safety results from this landmark study. This is an important milestone in our pursuit of GRAS status,” he remarked. “As an organization, our commitment to safety remains paramount. We look forward to setting the bar for all hemp extract manufacturers in the market and encourage them to conduct similar toxicological assessments on their own base raw materials.”

About CV Sciences, Inc.
CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:CVSI) operates two distinct business segments: a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics utilizing synthetic CBD; and, a consumer product division focused on manufacturing, marketing and selling plant-based CBD products to a range of market sectors. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada and San Diego, California.  Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.

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