Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Join Me At Brunch With Earl Blumenauer And Barney Frank Tomorrow In Portland

Tomorrow I get to do something that I am blown away by – I get to attend a brunch honoring former Congressman Barney Frank at a fundraiser for Representative Earl Blumenauer in Portland. I have admired both men for a long time, and tomorrow I’m lucky enough to see them both in action. I’m very hopeful that Oregon’s marijuana industry will come out in full force to thank these men for all that they have done to support reform over the years. Below is more information about the event,which is hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). You can register

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Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Cannabis Lobby Day At The Oregon Capitol On Monday

Below is an event that is happening at the Oregon Capitol on Monday, via the event’s Facebook page: Come join our rally and let your voice be heard! Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. The free speech event, will feature speakers, music and vendors, will be held from 12pm to 5pm. * Protect the OMMP and continue the fight for patient rights and access to medicine. * Prevent over-regulation of marijuana under M91 by

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
ICBC Is A Stand-Out Cannabis Event Among A Sea Of Conferences

By Don Fitch It seems that everywhere you turn these days there is a another cannabis conference popping up. They seem to be a trend, as of late. One thing we all know about trends is that they don’t last. The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) was one of the first on the scene and is unique in many regards. First, even though it is a business conference, it feels a lot like a rally for cannabis reform. It is somewhere in between a high-end business conference and a progressive-thinking drug policy conference. Secondly, the speakers at the ICBC are bar-none

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Check Out The 2016 NORML Congressional Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director NORML’s 2016 Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for May 23rd and 24th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Whether you’re a longtime activist, young college student, medical marijuana patient or simply just a marijuana consumer and NORML supporter, consider taking the next step and travelling to Washington D.C. to directly lobby Congress in support of

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Feb 022016
 February 2, 2016
The Cannabis Collaborative Conference Starts Tomorrow, Tickets Still Available

I have heard from several people that attended the Cannabis Creative Conference that it was one of the best organized and well run cannabis industry events of all time. The amazing people behind that event are back with a second installment, the Cannabis Collaborate Conference, which starts tomorrow in Portland, Oregon and goes from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The event is very timely, as Oregon begins to fully implement Oregon Measure 91. With recreational marijuana business licenses being issued this year, it’s truly an exciting time for Oregon’s rapidly growing cannabis industry. The Cannabis Collaborative Conference has an amazing

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Feb 022016
 February 2, 2016
Georgia: 4th Annual Cannabis Awareness Day On March 2nd

If you are in Georgia, check out the following event which is taking place on March 2nd from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Georgia State Capital. Below is more information, via the event’s Facebook page: Atlanta GA: Georgia C.A.R.E. Project is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Georgia Cannabis Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol. This event has provided the citizens of Georgia an opportunity to visit the state capitol and talk with their legislators about cannabis law reform. From criminal justice reform to medical cannabis to industrial hemp, Georgia lawmakers will be given an information packet

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Feb 012016
 February 1, 2016
Reminder: FREE Cannabis Career Readiness Workshop In Portland Tomorrow

Oregon is home to some of the best cannabis companies on the planet. It’s a very exciting time to work in Oregon’s industry, especially with full recreational marijuana licenses coming later this year. If you are trying to get into the industry, there is a free job fair and cannabis readiness seminars tomorrow in Portland, Oregon as part of the Cannabis Collaborative Conference. The amazing people at Viridian Staffing are putting it on. There will be people there to help you with your resume, and to provide tips on how to stand out as an applicant in the cannabis industry. It’s

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Feb 012016
 February 1, 2016
Fundraiser To Support Show-Me Cannabis Tomorrow In Denver

This is a reminder that there is a fundraiser for Show-Me Cannabis tomorrow in Denver. The event is being put on by Vicente Sederberg LLC. Below is more information about the event, via the event’s Facebook page: Join us on the evening of Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:30-7:30 PM as we celebrate and support the efforts of Show-Me Cannabis! Show-Me Cannabis is a Missouri-based association of organizations and individuals who believe that cannabis prohibition is a failed policy, and regulating cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol would better control the production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis than does the current

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Jan 302016
 January 30, 2016
Want To Work In The Cannabis Industry? Then Check Out Viridian Staffing At The Cannabis Collaborative Conference!

I would say that the most common e-mail/message that I get from readers involves asking for tips on how to land a job in the marijuana industry. I have people contact me from all over the world asking how they can get in on the most exciting industry on the planet right now. I can’t blame them. Most ‘normal’ jobs are lame, and are hard to get fired up about. But for a cannabis enthusiast, there’s nothing better than the thought of being able to make a career out of something that they have so much passion for. There are

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Jan 292016
 January 29, 2016
Marijuana And Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit

This is a notice of a conference of significance in the medical cannabis field. The Research Summit will be held on March 22-23 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. After viewing the advertisement for the event I question the premise, as the cannabinoid system itself has no adverse effects; the phrasing of the event’s summary implies a bias toward finding harm, a charge that Dr. Sanjay Gupta and other have levied against the NIH and NIDA for some time. The discussions will include a Michigan contingent, as Dr. Christine Rabinak from Wayne

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