Dr. Gregory Smith MD, MPH, Chief Medical Cannabis Advisor for Callitas Health, Releases New Book on THCV

CINCINNATI, OH, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Callitas (CSE:LILY) (OTCQB:MPHMF) (FWB:T3F2), (the “Company” or “Callitas”), an integrated clinical-stage pharmaceutical development and OTC consumer goods marketing company, announced that its Chief Medical Cannabis Advisor Dr. Gregory Smith MD, MPH has released a new book. Aimed at patients and caregivers, “CBDPlus” explores the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and the benefits it can offer.  

“I wrote my first book for patients, to empower them and their caregivers to use CBD oil for a variety of conditions,” said Dr. Smith. “This new book is also geared toward patients, educating them with practical advice on using THCV.” 

Like CBD oil, THCV comes from hemp and has been shown to suppress appetite, blocking hunger receptors and stopping the dopamine release our bodies experience when we see or smell food. “THCV can actually stop the hormone that makes our stomachs grumble and it makes food less appetizing,” said Dr. Smith. “It has huge potential to help patients with pre-diabetes and weight issues.” 

“The release of Dr. Smith’s new book is great for the entire industry, helping to position cannabis-related products in a positive light,” said James Thompson, Interim CEO and President. 

Other positive news for the industry came from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration last week, when it clarified the ban on cannabinoids. The new directive from the DEA better clarifies the Controlled Substances Act, allowing the sale of products which “fall outside the [Controlled Substances Act] definition of marijuana (such as sterilized seeds, oil or cake made from the seeds, and mature stalks) are not controlled under the CSA.” 

Additionally, a federal bill signed this week, the “right-to-try” law, gives terminally ill patients the right to seek alternative treatments, including cannabinoid-related treatments. 

“The clarification from the DEA and the new right-to-try bill tremendously help the cannabinoids industry,” said Mr. Thompson. “They open up doors for cannabinoid-related products and technologies.” 

About Callitas Health: Formed in early 2015, Callitas Health Inc. is an integrated clinical-stage pharmaceutical development and OTC consumer goods marketing company, focused on developing innovative technologies for weight management, female sexual health and wellness, cannabis delivery technologies and other proprietary drugs. In addition to its recent acquisitions of C-103, a reformulation of Orlistat, Extrinsa and assets from 40J’s LLC, the Company successfully launched ToConceive in North America as a clinically proven option for couples struggling with the inability to conceive (www.toconceive.com), and is in the research and development and business development process for its other OTC products, CannaMint strips and orphan drug technologies. For more information visit www.callitas.com.

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