Jun 292015
 June 29, 2015
Day One Recap Of The 2015 Cannabis Business Summit

Day One of the National Cannabis Industry Association‘s (NCIA) 2nd Annual National Business Summit has begun in Denver, Colorado. With the cannabis industry now being dubbed as the fastest growing industry in the United States, the race is on for entrepreneurs and investors to carve our their slice of the market. It’s not just hedge fund managers and corporate CEO’s who are getting in on the action. It seems that everyone and their Auntie is getting into the cannabis industry these days. With marijuana now a topic of national attention, entrepreneurs are looking for a way to differentiate themselves from

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Jun 272015
 June 27, 2015
Seattle HEMPFEST Exports Its Protestival To New Cities, States

Seattle Events, producers of the renowned Seattle HEMPFEST protestival for the past 24 years, announced licensed HEMPFEST® events in Oregon and Nevada, with more to come. For more than two decades, Seattle HEMPFEST has developed a brand and model of “Protestival” to educate the public on cannabis issues and promote legalization initiatives, in a unique atmosphere mixing grassroots activism and a music festival. This successful model is now being officially licensed and emulated in several other cities and states, as legalization efforts spread nationwide. “We’ve had great success in Seattle”, says Vivian McPeak, Executive Director of Seattle Events, “with media

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Jun 242015
 June 24, 2015
Tickets Are Still Available For The 2015 Cannabis Business Summit

One of the biggest marijuana industry events of the year is occurring June 30-July 1 in Denver. The event is the 2015 Cannabis Business Summit, and it’s hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association. When it comes to marijuana industry advocacy, the National Cannabis Industry Association is as influential as it gets. So it’s not coincidence that just about everyone I know in the industry is attending the event. The Weed Blog doesn’t get to too many industry events, and we will be sending a group there to network and cover the event. There are still tickets available for the

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Jun 202015
 June 20, 2015
Presidential Candidate Rand Paul To Hold Reception At Marijuana Industry Event

It wasn’t that long ago that expressing support for marijuana reform was considered to be political suicide. That’s not to say that there weren’t political candidates that supported marijuana reform in the past, because there certainly were. However, those candidates were considered to be so far in the minority that they were on the fringe at best. That all changed in 2012. In 2012 two states legalized marijuana, and the game changed forever. Zoom forward to 2015, and candidates are not only expressing support for reform, they are trying to push legislation that will help the industry too. At the

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Jun 192015
 June 19, 2015
Attend The July Women Grow Bend Chapter Event

I am a very, very big fan of the organization Women Grow, which I’m sure loyal readers know by now. Most of the people that I know that are involved with Women Grow are from the Portland Chapter, but there are chapters all over the country, led by very talented women from the cannabis industry. I just learned that there is a chapter in Bend, Oregon, which is where my dad lives. I love Bend, and I have always felt that Bend is underrated when it comes to the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is growing everyday in Bend, with

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Jun 182015
 June 18, 2015
The 2015 Missouri Cannabis Conference Is Next Week

By Amber Iris Langston The statewide Missouri Cannabis Conference is just around the corner! Please join Show-Me Cannabis and Missouri NORML next weekend — Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27 — for a time of education, networking, and fighting for justice. Reception at the Rieger Hotel Friday kicks off with an intimate gathering of Show-Me Cannabis Board members, special guests Mary Lynn Mathre and Tom Mundell, and some of our most important supporters at the historic Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, located at 1924 Main Street in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. The evening will feature heavy appetizers

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Jun 162015
 June 16, 2015
Cannabis Means Business At The Cannabis World Congress And Business Exposition In New York

What: 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York (CWCBExpo) When: June 17-19, 2015 Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 38th Street & 11th Avenue New York, NY www.cwcbexpo.com Why: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) in New York is the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry. For three days and all under one roof, CWCBExpo in NY features education, information, and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry. Billed as the American “green rush,” the cannabis industry is projected to reach more than $30

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Jun 132015
 June 13, 2015
The 2015 Cannabis Business Summit And Expo Is Coming To Denver

I get e-mails and social media messages every day from people asking for advice about the growing marijuana industry. They want to know the trends, who to seek advice from, and opinions about their business ideas. I tell all of them the same thing – go to a reputable marijuana industry event. Sure, you can spend long hours trying to hunt down all of the marijuana industry leaders from various sectors, and trying to get them to respond to questions. However, I think you will find that most of the people that have the best advice are hard to reach

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Jun 122015
 June 12, 2015
Steve DeAngelo, Thousands To Attend NorCal High Times Cannabis Cup

HIGH TIMES is returning to San Francisco for its sixth NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup on June 20th and 21st. This year San Francisco’s historic Cow Plaza will be the site of the Cup, just as it was in the inaugural NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup in 2010 – the first US-based Cannabis Cup in history. Over 20,000 cannabis enthusiasts will attend and 300 booths set up for the two-day celebration. Bay Area icon Steve DeAngelo will receive the HIGH TIMES Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Ceremony on June 21st. DeAngelo has a record four decades of activism and advocacy in

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Jun 102015
 June 10, 2015
Next Portland NORML Meeting Features Grow Clinic w/Dru West

Join us on Saturday, June 27, at High Noon at the Tony Starlight Showroom for our next public Membership Meeting. You’ll get to meet Dru West, the author of “Secrets of the West Coast Masters” and one of the most acclaimed cannabis cultivators in the world. Dru will explain how to get your newly-legal (as of July 1) four-plant household marijuana garden started and take your cultivation question. We’ll also be presenting information on what exactly is legal in marijuana starting July 1 and how we differ from Washington and other legal states. As always, the public is invited to attend.

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