Dec 182014
 December 18, 2014
Troy Dayton, At The Forefront Of Cannabis Advocacy And Industry

It is an understatement to say that Troy Dayton has been, and is, at the forefront of the cannabis industry. Dayton’s experience spans the gamut from advocacy to industry as much as anyone and he has been a leader of the cannabis movement as we have moved from outside rabble-rousers to the political mainstream to America’s latest growth industry. Troy was one of the first volunteers for the Marijuana Policy Project, has been one of the organization’s top fundraisers and now serves on the board of directors, helping direct the influential organization. He was a co-founder of Students for a

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Dec 172014
 December 17, 2014
Travel Guru And Marijuana Activist Rick Steves Heads To California

Many people know Rick Steves from his travel books, TV show or radio program. He is a self-made business man who has a serious following among folks interested in travel. Recently, Steves has become one of the more prominent marijuana law reform advocates in the country. I will always be grateful for his 10-city tour across Oregon has he urged Oregonians to vote yes on Measure 91 and legalize marijuana for all adults. Steves ventured to Oregon on his own dime, as he didn’t expect any payment from the campaign. He earned great media for marijuana legalization as he spoke

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Dec 092014
 December 9, 2014
The Leaf Online: SF Conference Sets Tone For Future Cannabis Industry

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) does a great job mixing both activism and business to put together a lineup of speakers that will help move marijuana legalization forward while also helping cannabis entrepreneurs succeed in the business world as well. We here at The Weed Blog have always promoted businesses that give back to the cannabis community, so it is great to see the ICBC feature travel guru Rick Steves, who traveled across Oregon on his own dime to campaign for legalization and the Drug Policy Alliance’s Ethan Nadelmann, who helped fund Oregon’s Measure 91 and has been at

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
See Ethan Nadelmann At The International Cannabis Business Conference

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) pulled out all of the stops for their first conference last September in Portland and their next event in San Francisco in February is shaping up to be another fantastic conference. I have not hid my fandom for Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, as I have been urging our readers to vote for him in the “Most Influential” category at the upcoming Cannabis Business Awards. Nadelmann is simply the point man for the marijuana movement and his pleas to the cannabis industry need to be heeded. It is imperative that those benefitting

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Dec 032014
 December 3, 2014
Show Me Cannabis Repeal Day Party In Saint Louis This Friday

By John Payne We will host our Repeal Day Party this Friday, December 5, at the Mad Art Gallery at 2727 S. 12th Street in Saint Louis. December 5 is the anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition, a.k.a. Repeal Day, so it will be a 1920’s themed party with an open bar, and jazz and blues performed by Miss Jubilee. Plus, the venue was converted from an art-deco jail and police station, so it’s actually a place where they jailed people for violating alcohol prohibition. The venue also serves as a reminder of the human rights violations at the

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Dec 022014
 December 2, 2014
International Cannabis Business Conference To Be Held In San Francisco

February Event Builds Upon Successful Portland, Oregon, Conference and Will Provide Crucial Information and Networking Opportunities For Businesses and Entrepreneurs Looking to Succeed in the Emerging Cannabis Market Marijuana wasn’t legalized in Oregon last September, but that didn’t stop entrepreneurs from planning for the business opportunities that would result from the passing of Measure 91 in November. The International Cannabis Business Conference is looking to bring savvy businesspeople to San Francisco to educate attendees on current California business opportunities while keeping an eye on the possible expansion of opportunities as California is certainly on the shortlist of states looking to

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Dec 022014
 December 2, 2014
Attend New Approach Idaho's First Meet And Greet Event

New Approach Idaho is seeking to reform Idaho’s marijuana laws, which are some of the worst in the nation. If you live in Idaho, I strongly encourage you to attend New Approach Idaho’s first ever meet and greet event. Looking at traffic numbers to this blog, 104,737 people from Idaho have visited this blog. If everyone of them got active in Idaho, getting on the ballot would be a lock. Do your part! Details are below: CALLING ALL IDAHO CANNA-ACTIVISTS!!!! The repeal of Alcohol Prohibition in the United States was accomplished with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the

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Dec 012014
 December 1, 2014
Reminder: Vote For Ethan Nadelmann For The 2014 Cannabis Business Awards

I wrote an article last week urging readers to vote for Ethan Nadelmann for the 2014 Cannabis Business Awards. Ethan is being nominated for the ‘Most Influential Individual’ category. Considering how much Ethan Nadelmann and his organization the Drug Policy Alliance have done for marijuana reform, I think it’s an easy decision. On Wednesday December 10, 2014, the Cannabis Business Awards will be held in Denver, Colorado. There are several categories, with several nominees, and again, I’m urging all TWB readers to vote for Ethan Nadelmann for ‘Most Influential Individual.’ You can vote at this link here, and I urge

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Nov 292014
 November 29, 2014
2014 High Times Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Entries

If you are like me, than you love looking at pictures of marijuana flower and marijuana hash. That was the biggest reason why I purchased High Times magazines back in the day. Sure, I read the articles too. But mainly I just wanted to look at pictures of frosty nugs and dank hash. Below are videos showing the entries for the 2014 High Times Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. Enjoy:

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Nov 282014
 November 28, 2014
Attend The 2014 Cannabis Business Awards

The marijuana industry is growing at a rapid pace. There is an event coming up early next month that will celebrate the achievements of marijuana industry leaders. If you would like to attend, click on the link at the bottom of this article. Below is more information about the event. I’m urging all TWB readers to vote for Ethan Nadelmann for ‘Most Influential Individual.’ You can vote at this link here, and I urge you to vote early and often. I don’t know if you can only vote once, or once a day, or what the limit is, so vote as many

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