In April 2012, the joint venture by Sanammad Foundation and Medical Marijuana, Inc. resulted in Medical Marijuana acquiring a 50% stake in the new company and creation of CanChew Biotechnologies. CanChew Biotechnologies created a wholly owned subsidiary, CannaGum Marketing Group, for the purpose of marketing and selling CanChew gum.
"Announcing the world's first patented cannabinoid chewing gum is a major victory for the industrial hemp and cannabis industry," states Stuart Titus, PhD and CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. "We are thrilled that after many years of hard work, our team has successfully received a U.S. Patent for Chewing Gum Compositions Comprising Cannabinoids. For consumers, chewing gum is well accepted socially. Since chewing gum is a food, potentially this may be considered a functional food with convenient delivery mechanisms for various ingredients."
CanChew is a unique, patented, award-winning cannabinoid release chewing gum. The company said it is non-habit forming, non-prescription, and available in all 50 states. The gum is free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and kosher.