KELOWNA, BC - 10/19/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
Laguna Blends Inc. (CSE: LAG) (OTC: LAGBF) (Frankfurt: LB6A.F) (the “Company” or “Laguna”) announces former NFL Super Bowl Champion and hemp and CBD advocate Marvin Washington as a Laguna Blends brand ambassador and consultant.
Washington is a former professional football player, a defensive end in the National Football League for eleven seasons, 1989–1999. He played for the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos.
Under the terms of the branding and consulting agreement Marvin will leverage media and social media to promote the Laguna brand and Laguna’s related products.
."Laguna Blends is a change maker," states Marvin Washington, 11-year NFL veteran, Super Bowl champion and cannabis advocate. "In order to make lasting change and create growth in the cannabis industry, education is crucial. Laguna Blends is well equipped to educate the masses on the truth about hemp and cannabinoids worldwide. I am truly honored to align with this fast-paced international organization and look forward to sharing my experience with Laguna Blends' affiliates."
Stuart Gray, CEO of Laguna Blends said, I am ecstatic to announce Marvin Washington as a brand Ambassador and Consultant. Marvin has a diverse background in sports, finance and is an expert and credible voice on the health and medical benefits of hemp and CBD related products. In addition, Marvin’s core values align with the Laguna brand”
Recently Laguna announced a Letter of Intent with Carlsbad Naturals CBD Bottled Water Company to Acquire up to 60% Equity Interest and Exclusive Licenses in a Transaction Valued at $1.8 MM USD. Washington consumes and endorses the Carlsbad Naturals brands of CBD water. www.cbdnaturals.com
About Marvin Washington
Marvin Washington is a retired NFL player who played a total of eleven years with three teams: The New York Jets, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Denver Broncos 1998 Super Bowl winning team and was voted by Sports Illustrated as the 36th best N.Y. Jet of all-time.
Washington has gone on record discussing contact and “collision” sports based on first-hand experience. A voice for former NFL players in the NFL’s concussion lawsuit, Washington addresses the truth about the outcome as well as the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Washington openly discusses the effects of head injuries, and is actively educating to the public and news media about existing and potential new research that validates the use of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid - cannabidiol (CBD) - to proactively address neuroprotection.
Washington speaks at industry events about “whole plant” legalization, cannabis vs. opioid addiction, diversity business opportunities, and how cannabis plays a role in sports at all levels. Washington continues to advocate that cannabinoids as neuroprotectants “make the game safer” and can protect professional, recreational and youth athletes without any psychotropic effects or impact on performance.
Groups that Washington has addressed include: sports (recreational, youth, collegiate and professional), military service members, military veterans, and individuals battling concussions and brain injury around the world.
A graduate of Idaho University, Washington is also a 2004 inductee into the University of Idaho Vandal Sports Hall of Fame. He is a Dallas native who is involved with several charities and sits on the Board of Texas Can Charter School. He has three children, two sons; Evan, Isaiah and a daughter; Sydney. His oldest child, Evan Washington, is following in his father’s football footsteps.
Marvin Washington now works for William Small Wealth Management Group as a Financial Advisor; primarily serving individuals with a select number of Professional Athletes in the NFL and NBA. He has 10 years of experience working in the financial Services field – more specifically in financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning.
About Laguna Blends Inc.
Laguna is a marketing company that generates retail sales through independent affiliates. Affiliates market Laguna’s products on an online platform in the USA and Canada. In addition, Laguna is seeking joint venture, acquisition and wholesale distribution opportunities in the hemp and CBD industry. Laguna is planning international expansion into Asia and Europe in 2017.
Functional Beverage Products
“Caffe” is an instant, “just add water” hot coffee beverage that is infused with both whey and hemp protein. With 2 grams of protein in every serving, Laguna’s proprietary product packs a powerful protein punch. Caffe, contains Instant coffee, whey protein hydrolysate, hemp protein, natural flavors.
“Pro369” is a single serving, “on-the-go,” plant based, instant, hemp protein that is served cold and comes in 4 delicious flavors. Pro369 is water soluble and can be directly mixed in water, added to milk, almond milk or coconut milk. Pro369 can also be blended in a shake or smoothie. Pro369 is also a source of Omegas, 3, 6 and 9 and contains ginseng.
Laguna Blends has been granted approval from Health Canada for four powdered Pro369 flavours: Chocolate Banana, Mixed Berry and Vanilla Caramel and Tropical Powder. Pro369 contains Hemp protein, natural flavors, stevia, and American ginseng.
The Minister of Health from Health Canada has granted Laguna a product license along with a Natural Product Number (“NPN”) for all four of the Pro369 Flavours. They are all listed under the same NPN.
CannaCeuticals, CBD Skin Care Products
“CannaCeuticals” Swiss heritage is at the core of Canna’s revolutionary skincare products. It’s pure, cosmeceutical-grade CBD extract hails from the crisp, clean air of Switzerland, but Canna’s heritage goes much further than that. Swiss culture is known for its precision and perfectionism, and CannaCeuticals radiates that same standard in every formula it produces. Canna’s team of formulators are made up of chemists and product developers that analyze every detail, sourcing ingredients from all ends of the earth to create the most balanced, highly efficacious, anti-aging CBD skincare products in the world.
CannaCeuticals CBD7 anti-aging skincare products incorporate cannabidiol (CBD), a superior antioxidant and a potential anti-inflammatory agent, both of which are significant in anti-aging. Canna’s Swiss heritage influences a sense of unity in its products, and it combines CBD with other essential anti-aging ingredients to create formulas that pack a powerful punch.
Clinical trials were conducted by BioScreen Testing Services, Inc., a third party FDA approved lab located in the USA. The test subjects that used the Cannaceutical facial serum noticed a 100% overall improvement of the skin appearance within a two-week period.
Laguna has signed a distribution agreement with ISO International, LLC, a transaction under which Laguna has acquired the exclusive right to market, promote and distribute seven CBD skin care products of CannaCeuticals of California, USA (“Canna”)
Hemp has long been recognized by the health and nutrition industry as a super food, cited in many publications as a balanced source of all ingredients required to achieve health and wellness.
What is Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in abundance in the hemp plant. Hemp genetics are naturally rich in cannabidiol as well as other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and phytochemicals. Cannabidiol, and all the other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, were patented by the United States Government in 2003 as neuroprotectants and antioxidants.
None of the statements contained in this news release are health claims and the FDA has not evaluated these claims. Laguna’s products and proposed products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
HempOmega® is an environmentally sustainable, vegetarian source of Omegas 3 and 6 that boasts a superior nutrient profile. A water soluble, homogenous, powdered ingredient, it can be easily integrated and/or manipulated, with no unpleasant taste or chemical contamination – opening up entirely new product formulation opportunities. Hemp Omega’s greater ability to endure the digestive process delivers unmatched bioavailability, thereby maximizing its potential health benefits.
The Company currently sells its products through its independent affiliates in the USA and Canada.
HempOmega® is a Trademark owned by Naturally Splendid Enterprises, Ltd. and is used under license by Laguna Blends Inc.
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