CannaVest Corp. Announces Hire of Nutritional Expert, and Evidence-Based Dietary Supplements Authority, Stuart Tomc, to Spearhead Consumer Health Education and Product Development

Former Global Educator for Nordic Naturals™, Joins CannaVest Corp. As Vice President Of Human Nutrition

LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - CannaVest Corp. (OTC BB: CANV), a global hemp company focusing on the procurement and wholesale of the hemp plant extract cannabidiol (CBD), and the development, marketing and sale of end consumer products containing CBD, announces the hire of Stuart Tomc, the former Global Educator and Spokesperson for Nordic Naturals™. Mr. Tomc is a nutritional expert on the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids and an authority on evidence-based dietary supplements. As the lead spokesperson for CannaVest and its Vice President of Human Nutrition, Mr. Tomc will help the company carry out its mission to educate consumers on the myriad nutritional benefits of CBD and industrial hemp and will spearhead the company's penetration into the CBD and hemp-based nutritional end-consumer products market. He will also assist in building the CannaVest Corp. advisory board with connections to doctors and scientists outside the hemp and cannabis fields.

"Our goal at CannaVest Corp. is to build on the traction we've gained in the wholesale CBD market place, and to increase our efforts to educate consumers on the many benefits of CBD," said Michael Mona, Jr., President and CEO of CannaVest Corp. "The best way to do that is to bring on experts who are uniquely qualified to meet evolving consumer and market needs. Stuart has an unparalleled track record in the dietary supplement and natural products industry, and we're confident he will take our offerings to the next level."

Coming from Nordic Naturals™ where he lectured on the need to correct the global Omega 3 deficiency, Mr. Tomc is an authority on the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids on human health. He states that he has joined CannaVest Corp. at the time when "CBD awareness is today, where Omega 3 awareness was 20 years ago." He continues by saying, "CBD is the botanical equivalent of Omega 3, with multiple mechanisms of action to support human and animal health, and it is poised to be the most celebrated and effective natural compound introduced to the dietary supplement industry in years." Mr. Tomc says he envisions new categories of dietary supplements based on CBD and the proteins fibers, and anti-oxidant, anti-microbial alternatives derived from the seeds and stalks of agricultural Hemp.

"The world desperately needs safe and effective botanical alternatives to help keep healthy people, healthy. With the opportunity of an unlimited supply of wild, non-GMO, non-solvent, C02 extracted compounds from hemp, the current trends in the dietary supplement industry will be met exactly where consumer demand now stands."

Mr. Tomc said he also "looks forward to working with Dr. Joshua Hartsel, and the CannaVest Laboratories team, and to assist building the CannaVest advisory board with connections to doctors and scientists outside the hemp and cannabis fields."

As a global nutrition educator, industry insider, and radio personality, he has 4,000 radio show appearances, including appearances on Intelligent Medicine with Dr. Ronald Hoffman, almost weekly segments on Let's Talk Nutrition with Dr. Michael Garko, and as a regular guest on Doug Kaufmann's Know The Cause, as well as on NPR, and Fox News Chicago. He has presented at over 250 natural health and product shows, and has lectured across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and in Ireland and the UK on the benefits of Omega 3 nutrition. Mr. Tomc was a member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, and The American Oil Chemists' Society. He is also known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative health.

Mr. Tomc says, "[m]y personal mission is to ease the suffering of others and this is the single most exciting opportunity I have ever been given to fulfill this mission."

About CannaVest Corp.

CannaVest Corp. (OTCBB:CANV), located in Las Vegas, Nevada, focuses on the procurement and wholesale of the hemp plant extract cannabidiol (CBD), and the development, marketing and sale of end consumer products containing CBD, which is refined into its own PlusCBD Oil™. Additionally, it resells raw industrial hemp product to third parties, acquired through supply relationships in Europe. Additional information is available from or by visiting

About CannaVest Laboratories, LLC (A Division of CannaVest Corp.)

CannaVest Laboratories a division of CannaVest Corp. (OTCBB:CANV) based in San Diego, California, facilitates cutting edge research on and develops pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food products, containing cannabidiol (CBD) oil; and is the developer and manufacturer of CannaVest's own award winning pharmaceutical-grade PlusCBD Oil™. For more information visit:

About US Hemp Oil, LLC (A Division of CannaVest Corp.)

US Hemp Oil, LLC, a division of CannaVest Corp., located in San Diego, California, provides seed procurement, cultivation, processing, and production consultation; and equipment, to support U.S. farmers, researchers and businesses to cultivate and process industrial hemp in the US. USHO, plans to build seed-processing mills and bring hemp based products to market. For more information, please visit:

Contact: Selah Abrams, 1-404-660-4561,

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