ADELANTO, Calif. (news release) — What if there was a medication that is so unique it would work for people who are diabetic who don’t want to take insulin shots? Or for people taking ibuprofen or Benedryl…or if someone didn’t want to use an EpiPen?
That medication may exist and will soon be mass produced in Adelanto by Lifestyle Delivery Systems (LDS). Described as revolutionary, LDS’ “CannaStrips™” may very well change the way medication is dispensed.
“LDS will soon be delivering marijuana medicine in a revolutionary way that has never been done before to people without them smoking it, without eating it,” said Brad Eckenweiler, LDS Chief Executive Officer. “This is new, everything we’re doing is like nothing else.”
LDS and CSPA Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 19 at its facility on Commerce Way in Adelanto, the second ribbon cutting of a medical cannabis facility in the city in two weeks. Dispensing with the traditional red ribbon for a roll of actual non-medicated CannaStips, city officials and LDS leaders hosted tours and lunch for close to 100 people.
CSPA Group President, Jerry Davis, came to Adelanto close to three years ago and was a steady voice in its medical marijuana movement, attending every council meeting, becoming involved in charitable and enrichment activities, and gaining the respect of the community.
“I came here for a business opportunity, but I found much more. I truly care about the people in this community, and I am proud to call many of them my friends,” said Davis. Permits in hand, Jerry sought a joint venture partner who shared not only his business vision but his commitment to the community as well.
After an arduous search, Jerry met LDS CEO, Brad Eckenweiler, and he knew the search was over.
When LDS joined with CSPA Group almost two years ago, they took an empty 20,000 square foot building and using solely Adelanto talent, made significant—and costly—improvements in order to house equipment so high tech that photographs were not permitted during the tours.
“Some of the equipment is proprietary while some uses patented technology,” said Eckenweiler. Even though the facility is state-of-the-art and automated, when fully operational the business is expected to create up to 30 full-time position, 15 part-time positions and eventually generate millions of dollars in annual tax revenue for the city.
“Our Council and residents can’t be more proud to have such a unique state-of-the-art facility in our community,” said Rich Kerr, Adelanto Mayor. “It’s exciting to see how many medical cannabis operations are becoming reality,” he added.
When asked why the company chose Adelanto, Eickenweiler stated, “This business couldn’t happen anywhere else because no other city has all the ordinances that Adelanto has…dispensary, cultivation, nursery and we need them all because we’re doing pharmaceutical grade products.” LDS plans also include a nursery on site that will be operational in two months.
Eickenweiler says the CannaStrips™ was originally developed for kids with cancer. However, doctors and parents didn’t want them smoking it or eating medical cannabis. As a result, LDS created the answer; CannaStrips™. CannaStrips™ are taken sub-linqually and dissolves in the patient’s mouth. In addition, CannaStrips™ won’t affect the patients liver or make them sick.
“While we create patent pending CannaStrips, our competition basically creates fruit roll-ups. The downside with our competition is that very little of it will go through your mucous membrane because the saliva in your mouth basically creates a barrier. It protects you from that…you can’t swish alcohol around in your mouth and get drunk otherwise mouthwash would get you drunk,” said Eickenweiler. “In contrast, CannaStrips™ works in a matter of seconds or minutes.”
Eickenweiler states the reason CannaStrips™ is produced in a pharmaceutical grade environment is because the material with LDS’ formula breaks down mucous membrane for up to a minute or two, that barrier that your saliva creates and allows that medicine in the CannaStrips to go directly into the bloodstream when taken between the cheek and gum. Patients can use a much smaller dose and always know what dose they’re getting, the effect will always be the same and consistent, and the material, lasting up to six-hours, will always be the same.
“Lifestyle Delivery Systems is a publicly traded company on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE: LDS), is also traded on the OTC Markets (OTCQB: LDSYF) and thirdly, traded on the German Frankfurt Exchange,” according to Jim Pakulis, LDS President.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to make a significant, positive difference in the beautiful Adelanto community, and at the same time honor our commitment to our shareholders and investors to do everything in our power to become a dominate entity in the California medicinal cannabis marketplace.”
On a side note, Adelanto resident Shad Boyd was credited with having significant influence bringing LDS to Adelanto.
“For all intents and purposes we would not have come to Adelanto, we didn’t know about Adelanto,” said Eickenweiler. “Shad is the person who came down to Orange County, met with Jerry Davis and because of his passion and foresight, convinced Davis to come by telling him “you have to meet Adelanto.”
Lifestyle Delivery Systems intends be in production in October and generating revenue either October or November at the latest.