Colorado Company to Receive Pioneering Patent Covering Transdermal Formulations of Cannabis

DENVER, May 12, 2016 – Mary’s Medicinals, developer of award-winning cannabis products including the first transdermal cannabis patch, announced that it received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 10, 2016 for its innovative transdermal cannabinoid gel technology.

“We are pleased that the Patent and Trademark Office has approved our application,” said Nicole Smith, founder & CEO, Mary’s Medicinals. “The PTO has only granted an extremely limited number of cannabis-related patents – almost exclusively to major international pharmaceutical corporations, research institutions, and the Federal Government. As a small startup company, securing this protection for our intellectual property and the recognition of the uniqueness of our offerings will bolster our continued leadership in this rapidly growing industry.”

Mary’s Transdermal Cannabinoid Gel Pen provides an easy, accurate and discreet way to consume medical cannabis. Mary’s Medicinals currently offers THC Indica, THC Sativa, CBN and CBD formulations of the infused transdermal gel. Additionally, Mary’s sister company – Mary’s Nutritionals – manufactures a CBD Transdermal Gel Pen that is available to customers nationwide through marysnutritionals.com. Mary’s Nutritionals also offers a formulation of its Gel Pen designed specifically for Pets, and another version made with Charlotte’s WebTM Hemp Oil.

Mary’s Medicinals established itself as one of the most trusted and innovative producers of canna-based products in Colorado and has since expanded to Washington, California, Oregon, Vermont and Arizona – with launches in additional states planned throughout 2016 and 2017. Mary’s was first to offer THCa and CBN products; discovered harvesting techniques for the isolation of CBC, and continues to develop cutting-edge approaches for isolating, manufacturing and delivering medicinal cannabis.

The patent application (U.S. Patent Application Serial No.14/561,091), which is owned by Mary’s Medicinals, was filed on Dec. 4, 2014, by inventor Nicole Smith. Mary’s Chief Scientist, Noel Palmer, Ph.D. is also listed as an inventor. Mary’s Medicinals has additional patent applications filed and pending for its other unique cannabis products.