Mar 302015
 March 30, 2015
Hear Josh Stanley, Founder Of Citiva Medical, Speak At The Spring Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

Josh Stanley is a pioneer of the Colorado medical marijuana industry. Josh Stanley founded Citiva Medical with , the first true medical marijuana clinic in Colorado. Josh founded the medical clinic after he found relief himself in medical cannabis. His story is powerful. One of his favorite hobbies is hang gliding. As he says, he was really good at flying it, but not very good at landing it. That led to back surgeries, which led to the use of opiate-based painkillers. Like many Americans, he became addicted to the painkillers. During what he calls ‘a very dark time in his life,’

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Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015
Hear Doug Leighton, Co-Founder Of Dutchess Capital, Speak At The Spring Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

Everyday of the week I get e-mails and messages on social media from people trying to pitch a marijuana business idea that they have. Sometimes it’s an invention, sometimes it’s a service, often times it’s a website, and often times it’s just people trying to tout their cultivation skills and they want someone to invest with them. For a very long time, there were no big investors in the marijuana industry because they were turned off by the lack of structure and questionable legalities of the opportunities available. My how times have changed. There are investors from all kinds of

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Mar 272015
 March 27, 2015
Tommy Chong To Headline Michigan Hash Bash

Tommy Chong, half of the famous marijuana-themed comedy duo Cheech and Chong, has been announced as the headline speaker at this year’s Hash Bash celebration April 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hash Bash is the largest protest advocating marijuana law reform in Michigan. The Bash, and its companion celebration, the Monroe Street Fair, drew an estimated 8,000 people last year. “We are so proud to have Tommy Chong attending the Hash Bash and Monroe Street Fairs this year,” said longtime Fair coordinator Charlie Strachbein, who is a principal in the BDT Smokeshop chain, the primary sponsor of Chong’s appearance in

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Mar 262015
 March 26, 2015
Portland NORML Membership Meeting Moved To Oregon Hemp Convention

Below is a post from the Portland NORML Chapter. If you are at the Oregon Hemp Convention this weekend, make sure to stop by and tell them hello (I need to get one of those shirts!): Our regular monthly membership meeting is this Saturday at High Noon.  We’re excited to be holding our meeting at the Portland Expo Center at 2060 N Marine Drive as part of the Oregon Hemp Convention.  We will have some great speakers on the topic of industrial hemp and some updates on the latest bills at the legislature and our efforts regarding them, plus our

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Mar 262015
 March 26, 2015
Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group To host Third Annual National Conference In DC

The country’s leading medical marijuana advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), will hold its third annual national Unity Conference, “Wellness is Winning,” in Washington, D.C. on March 27-31, 2015. The conference will highlight medical and legal experts, policymakers, and a wide array of workshops and panels focusing on scientific research, strategic planning, and skills building. On Tuesday, March 31st, ASA will host a press conference at 11am, followed by a lobby day with hundreds of patient advocates. What: Third Annual National Unity Conference, “Wellness is Winning” When: March 27-31, 2015, including a press conference at 11am on March 31st

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Mar 252015
 March 25, 2015
Attend The Women Grow Portland Chapter Launch Event

Women are extremely important to the future of the cannabis industry. For a long time men have dominated the marijuana world, but that is changing. More and more women are entering the cannabis space and I couldn’t be happier. There is a new national organization dedicated to women in the marijuana industry called Women Grow. Women Grow is starting chapters all over the country, including in Portland, Oregon. The Portland chapter of Women Grow is having a launch event that I highly encourage women to attend if they live in the area and are either in the industry already, or

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Mar 242015
 March 24, 2015
Attend The Texas NORML 2nd Annual Putt-N-Puff Spring Fling

I really like playing miniature golf, and I also like supporting marijuana reform. If you are like me, and live in Texas, I highly encourage you to attend Texas NORML’s 2nd annual Putt-N-Puff Spring Fling. Below are more details via the Facebook event page: TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! You wont want to miss this. Texas NORML is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Putt-N-Puff Spring Fling. Come and enjoy a day of golf, live music, vendors and a great day at the legendary Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt Golf Course located at 807 Paisley Drive, Spicewood, Texas 78669. The purpose of this

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Mar 192015
 March 19, 2015
Recap Of The 2015 OMMBC In Eugene, Portland's Next

It was a great honor to have played a part in the 2014 International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Portland, Oregon, the top “Marijuana Event of the Year” by the great folks at The Weed Blog, and conference organizers worked hard to top the Portland ICBC in both San Francisco with the 2nd ICBC and last weekend in Eugene at the 3rd Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC). Personally, I think that the OMMBC gave all of the other conferences a run for their money, if not the best one yet. The 2014 Portland ICBC was before Oregon know whether

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Mar 182015
 March 18, 2015
Ladybud Magazine: Classin' Up The Joint Anniversary Event

Ladybud Magazine has been around for almost two years now. I am a big fan of their site because it is ran by women from the marijuana world, and women are vital to this movement. Ladybud Magazine has a heavy focus on activism, which is something that I value very much. There are a lot of marijuana websites out there that don’t do nearly enough to support reform. Ladybud is putting on a two year anniversary party. If you can make it, I encourage you to go. It will be a lot of fun, and you will be surrounded by

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Mar 172015
 March 17, 2015
Join Me At The Spring 2015 Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

The day after the historic 2012 election I was very fortunate to be invited to the first ever National Marijuana Business Conference. It was literally one of the best experiences in my entire life. The event was put on by Marijuana Business Daily, and was attended by the who’s who of the marijuana world. I met Adam Eidinger there and he told me that he was trying to legalize marijuana in Washington D.C., which he did. I got to learn from industry leaders who spoke such as Steve DeAngelo and Troy Dayton. I was joined at the event by Anthony

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