Cannabis Expert Joins BreedIT’s Scientific Advisory Board
April 29th, 2014
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BreedIT Corp. (OTC: BRDT), developer of cutting-edge agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, recently announced the addition of Dr. Alan Shackelford to its Scientific Advisory Board. With extensive experience in the cannabis market, Dr. Shackelford will be focused on improving the number and stability of cannabis varieties that have distinct medical applications.
“To have a practicing physician with vested experience in prescribing medical cannabis as a treatment option for certain patients, who is also an experienced consultant, on our board, is key to its diversification,” said Itschak Shrem, Chairman of BreedIT Corp. “This diversification of expertise and insight will be instrumental as we move the company forward.”
After completing post-graduate training at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Shackelford moved to Colorado and established a private practice caring for patients with a variety of serious medical conditions. He found patients expressing a growing interest in the potential use of cannabis to treat these conditions and began an in-depth review of the medical literature to support it.
Dr. Shackelford has since become one of the leading authorities on the medical uses of cannabis. He was invited to advise legislators and governmental agencies on the medical uses of cannabis, and has taken a leading role in formulating regulatory guidelines for emerging medical cannabis programs, as one of the most experience clinicians in the new field of cannabinoid medicine.
Leveraging this experience, BreedIT Corp. aims to develop proprietary cannabis seeds with optimized CBD/THC levels for medical treatments using its innovative agro-breeding software. These seeds could be trademarked and licensed to medical cannabis growing operations providing doctors with the best strains in the market, with unparalleled quality and consistency thanks to its software solutions.
Shares of BreedIT Corp. are trading up 2.7% in early trading and is trading up more than 170% so far this year.
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