Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) Issues Update on CBD Patents and Reacts to DEA’s Shift on CBD
DORAL, Florida, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) (“ETST” or the “Company”), an innovative biotech company focused on the cannabidiol (CBD), nutraceutical and pharmaceutical fields, medical devices, and research and development, today provides an update on the progression of its cannabidiol (“CBD”) patents and reacts to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (“DEA”) recent decision to remove certain CBD products from its Schedule 1 list of controlled substances.
As previously announced, ETST will soon launch its two CBD-based nutraceutical formulas – a neuron protector and a breast protector – under the provisory patent. In tandem, the Company is developing a new brand for these two formula patents.
ETST further announces that the Quebec Agrifood Innovation Center (“QAIC”) is finishing the standardization of the formulas. By the end of October, TransBiotech will conduct in vitro testing for the formulas’ biological activities, comparing the level of protection provide by ETST’s hemp oil alone versus its hemp oil with other natural ingredients. These components have been meticulously chosen for their bioactivity.
“The results obtained from TransBiotech will help us understand the mechanism of action of CBD and will open the doors for the research needed to develop revolutionary CDB-based pharmaceutical drugs,” says ETST president and CEO Nickolas Tabraue. “We will provide more details on the progress of these formulas in the near future, as well as an update on the first CBD-based pharmaceutical product we are developing with Bionatus for the treatment of asthma, as announced last year.”
In addition to nutraceutical formulas, ETST’s pipeline also includes CBD-based pharmaceutical formulas. As legalization of cannabis and cannabis-based products continues to spread, ETST expects that its pure hemp oil and new formulas will eventually be sold worldwide. As announced previously, ETST will be a licensed distributor and will work closely with pharmacists and researchers to serve the burgeoning cannabis market.
This expectation is emboldened by the DEA’s recent decision to reclassify FDA-approved drugs that contain cannabis-derived CBD and less than 0.1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as schedule V, the lowest restriction classification. The decision follows the FDA’s first approval of a non-synthetic CBD-based drug to treat rare types of epilepsy.
Once the ruling goes into effect, it could open the door for companies like ETST to develop treatments for other illnesses. The new classification will also render clinical studies with CBD easier to plan.
ETST CEO and Chief Science Officer Dr. Michel Aubé is ecstatic about the changes. “In 2018, we have a much deeper understanding of cannabinoids, cannabinoid-receptors, and the endocannabinoid system than we did decades ago when CBD was classified as a schedule 1 drug. We are pleased to see that the DEA has shifted its stance amid conclusive evidence that CBD is not addictive but has both anti-psychotic properties and the opposite effect of THC.”
ETST plans to share further updates on its CBD patent formulas and CBD-based pharmaceuticals as each progress.
About Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST)
Earth Science Tech, Inc. (“ETST”) offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market. There are positive results in studies on breast cancer and immune cells through the University of Central Oklahoma, in addition to studies through DV Biologics that prove the Company’s CBD oil formulation lowers cortisol and functions as a neuro-protectant, with positive result case studies through key health organizations. ETST formulates, markets and distributes the CBD oil used for its studies to the public, offering the most effective quality of CBD on the market.
To learn more, please visit: www.EarthScienceTech.com
ETST currently has four wholly owned subsidiaries focused on developing its role as a world leader in the CBD space and expanding its work in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors::
Earth Science Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Earth Science Pharmaceutical (“ESP”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Science Tech), committed to the development of low cost, noninvasive diagnostic tools, medical devices, testing processes and vaccines for sexually transmitted infections and/or diseases. ESP’s CEO and chief science officer, Dr. Michel Aubé, is leading the company’s research and development efforts. The company’s first medical device, MSN-2, is a home kit designed for the detection of STIs, such as chlamydia, from a self-obtained gynecological specimen. ESP is working to develop and bring to market medical devices and vaccines that meet the specific needs of women. To learn more please visit: www.EarthSciencePharmaceutical.com
Cannabis Therapeutics, Inc.
Cannabis Therapeutics (“CTI”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Science TechTich i poised to take a leadership role in the development of new, leading-edge cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. CTI is invested in research and development to explore and harness the medicinal power of cannabidiol. The company holds three provisional application patents for a CBD product that is focused on developing treatments for breast and ovarian cancers, as well as two generic CBD based pharmaceutical drugs. To learn more please visit: www.CannabisThera.com
KannaBidioiD (“KBD”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Science TechB that provides a wide variety of products geared toward the recreational space of cannabis. KBD’s unique Kanna and CBD formulation is sold and distributed in CBD-infused vapes/e-liquids products. Kanna and CBD synergistically enhance one another, providing optimal relaxation, an uplifting sensation, enhanced focus and the added benefit of assisting with nicotine reduction therapy. To learn more please visit: www.KannaBidioiDInc.com
Earth Science Foundation, Inc.
Earth Science Foundation. (“ESF”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Earth Science Tech. ESF is in the process of becoming a nonprofit organization to accept grants and donations to conduct further studies and help donate Earth Science Tech’s effective CBD products to those in need. To learn more please visit: www.ETSTFoundation.org
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