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Alternative Medical Enterprises, LLC has been awarded patents for the United States and European Union for its Medical Cannabis Encapsulation Technology and Trademark on EnCaps™. EnCaps Products are an expanding product line at the 23 MÜV™ Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Florida and at the flagship Arizona dispensary in Phoenix.

“Patents are extremely difficult to earn in the cannabis industry,” said Mike Smullen, Chairman and CEO of AltMed Entreprises. “These patents validate our ongoing investment in research and development while also establishing intellectual properties that can be protected. It also further bolsters our award winning MÜV Medical Cannabis brand which has become synonymous with quality and consistency.”

MÜV EnCaps technology is available in a growing number of MÜV products and formulations including MÜV Transdermal Patches (THC, CBD and 1:1 ratio), Tinctures (THC, CBD and 1:1), Transdermal gels (THC, CBD and 1:1) as well as Capsules (THC, CBD and 1:1). The same patented formulation is also part of the newly launched MÜV Health over the counter hemp-derived CBD product line

EnCaps products are for patients who prioritize a smoke-free delivery method that is both long-lasting and fast-acting. The MÜV EnCaps process makes cannabinoids water-soluble and therefore more readily absorbed within the body. This dramatically improves both onset time and overall bioavailability, creating a more effective product.

Brief Summary of the patent protected and trademarked EnCaps™ technology:

  • The term encapsulation refers to a small sphere which contains THC, CBD, and terpenes that are enveloped within the interior
  • Creates better absorption of transdermal and tincture formulations
  • Provides faster and long-lasting relief for patients

“These techniques have been widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to improve the efficiency and efficacy of products,” said Todd Beckwith, AltMed Director of Corporate Affairs. “This formulation innovation simply delivers more effective and faster-acting effects that will continue to clearly differentiate the MÜV Products line from others.”

About MÜV™

The MÜV™ brand of medical cannabis infused products launched in Arizona in 2016 and quickly gained international attention and recognition. MÜV Dispensaries by AltMed Florida was formed a year later through the partnership of AltMed Enterprises and Plants of Ruskin, a multi-generational Florida agricultural leader. Through continual research and development, MÜV has received multiple patents for its award-winning MÜV Products line that provides quality, consistent and reliable medical cannabis products to patients at all 29 locations (one in Arizona, 28 in Florida, and more added each month). Patients are encouraged to place reservations online at for in-store pickup, order for delivery, or visit any one of the 27 MÜV Dispensaries for alternative medical cannabis medicine you can trust.

About Plants Of Ruskin, LLC – D.B.A. AltMed Florida, LLC

With a focus on quality and attention to detail, Plants of Ruskin has more than 35 years of experience in providing seedlings to farmers for vegetable and medical product production. Plants of Ruskin founders, the Dickman Family, are 4th generation farmers with a long history of working in conjunction with the University of Florida, including an endowed chair specifically dedicated to plant improvement.

About AltMed Enterprises

Alternative Medical Enterprises, LLC, headquartered in Sarasota, FL and doing business as AltMed Enterprises, is a fully integrated medical cannabis company that brings compassion, community engagement and pharmaceutical industry precision to the development, production and dispensing of medical cannabinoids.

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