SAN DIEGO, Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTCQB: MNTR) announces it has initiated funding for its GlauCanna venture for the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of glaucoma patients. Mentor will provide funding and business management for any commercial development and holds an 80% interest. Dr. Robert M. Mandelkorn, an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma, holds 20% and provides the medical leadership for the venture. Dr. Mandelkorn is a patent holder and has authored or contributed to thirty-seven professional articles and five books in the glaucoma or related fields.
Mentor CEO, Chet Billingsley explains, “All current medicines in the $2.4 billion glaucoma market act on the same receptor family to reduce the intra-ocular pressure. Once that receptor is saturated, no further progress is made and pressure often increases again, destroying vision. Surgically installing valves in the eye or drilling out drainage pathways with a laser also often have time limited effectiveness. By leveraging the alternative receptor pathway of certain cannabis components Dr. Mandelkorn has observed a 40% reduction in intra-ocular pressure, back into the normal range, amongst patients that had otherwise saturated their existing eye medicine effectiveness. In an illustrative layman’s example, a patient at the limit of other medication effectiveness had vision with corrected glasses reduced to 20/200 because of glaucoma damage. After a particular two week medical marijuana regime, the vision improved to 20/50 with observed tissue healing.”
“One of GlauCanna’s first steps will be the completion of its dose response curve study which Mentor Capital is now funding,” says Billingsley. “I look forward to presenting some of the medical results at forums within the cannabis community, while Dr. Mandelkorn introduces some of the impressive cannabis results to medical community.” Dr. Mandelkorn concludes, “We look forward to delivering the great promise of medical marijuana in the treatment of glaucoma patients and are most pleased to be working with Mentor Capital, Inc. on this exciting venture.”
About Mentor Capital: The Company seeks to come alongside and assist private medical marijuana and cannabis companies and their founders in meeting their liquidity and financial objectives, to add protection for investors and to help incubate private cannabis companies. Additional important information for investors is presented at: www.MentorCapital.com .
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Chet Billingsley, CEO
Mentor Capital, Inc.
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