US firm Medical Marijuana has acquired a 50% stake in CanChew BioTechnologies and plans to launch a marijuana chewing gum in the US this October.
The CanChew gum will be marketed as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) product offering health and wellness benefits, such as pain management.
Medical Marijuana claims it is the first cannabinoid based chewing gum to hit the market.
The CanChew product line will enter retail stores in Colorado, California, Arizona and Washington DC by the end of the year.
An international roll-out is expected at a later date with clinical development in Europe planned in the fourth quarter of 2012.