NEW FOUNDATION GETS GOVERNMENT APPROVAL TO DO RESEARCH ON THE MARIJUANA PLANT. 
 
 

                                PRESS RELEASE 
 RE:   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS PUBLIC BENEFIT FOUNDATION THE OK TO DO MARIJUANA RESEARCH. 
DATE:   FEBRUARY 3,1997 
CONTACT: Richard M. Davis, (310) 442-9073 



World Cannabis Foundation (WCF) founders Richard M. Davis and Brenda R. Kershenbaum, of Los Angeles, California, announce the approval by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax deductible, tax exempt non-profit public benefit corporation.  In a letter dated December 20, 1996, the WCF (IRS CASE NO. 956326127) was granted tax exempt and foundation status. Open to education and scientific research, the WCF was founded in response to the world-wide resurgence of the plant Cannabis sativa (the plant's botanical name), both as hemp (for paper, textiles, biofuels, plastics, fiberboard, food, etc.) and as medical Cannabis (marijuana). 
The recent passage of medical Cannabis initiatives in California and Arizona, point up the necessity of education, review, and research in this most misunderstood area of Cannabis use. WCF will initiate and support scientific research into the myriad aspects of Cannabis sativa in agriculture, in industry and the economy, in medicine, and in the environment, both in the U.S. and overseas. Mr. Davis is curator of the Traveling USA Hemp Museum.  Ms. Kershenbaum provided the financial backing to publish "The Emperor Wears No Clothes," the first book of the modern hemp movement. The World Cannabis Foundation is now accepting tax deductible donations, payable to WCF, at:  

                                World Cannabis Foundation  
                                12021 Wilshire Blvd.   Suite 356  
                                Los Angeles, CA 90025  
                                        (310) 442-9073 
 

  
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