Apr 302016
 April 30, 2016
Join NORML In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! You can check out the full itinerary here. Day one will include panel discussions on a variety of topics, including the prospects of marijuana law reform in the 114th Congress, the ongoing experience with legalization in Colorado, Washington, and other states, and post prohibition concerns for marijuana consumers. Throughout the day attendees will hear policy experts from NORML, the Marijuana Policy Project, Americans for Safe Access, the National Cannabis Industries Association, and many others NORML’s Conference seminar

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
'Sports Cannabis' To Take Center Stage At ArcView Event In Portland Next Week

I know a lot of people that play sports and/or exercise regularly. I used to play sports quite a bit before I was diagnosed with arthritis in my foot. I still exercise though, as should everyone. It’s estimated that over 125 million adults play some type of sport and/or exercise regularly. That number just includes adults, and when compared to the overall population of America (estimated to be about 318 million people of all ages), it becomes even more relevant. That’s why I think the ‘sports cannabis’ movement is going to be such a big deal, both for the cannabis

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Apr 262016
 April 26, 2016
Cannabis Industry Social W/ Tobias Read May 9

Members of Oregon’s cannabis industry will meet with Oregon Treasurer candidate Tobias Read on May 9th in Portland. Two of the biggest issues facing Oregon’s cannabis industry today (and America’s industry for that matter) are lack of banking access and the need for tax reform (280e). That’s why it’s important that Oregon voters choose the right person for the job, which I personally feel is Tobias Read. I will be out of town when the social takes place, otherwise I would absolutely be there. Below is more information, via the event’s Facebook page: Please join us for a social hour

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Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
Tomorrow At Interphex - From Seed To Solution With Leaps In Cannabis Progress

The largest pharmaceutical manufacturing conference is taking place this week in New York. The conference is called Interphex. I am not a fan of the pharmaceutical industry, which I have made clear over the years. That is largely due to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry pushes harmful substances, and historically ignores the medical properties of whole plant cannabis. I’m happy to say that there will be a cannabis presence at the event, which I think will be good for people to hear. There’s going to be a presentation called ‘Medicine Authenticity: From Seed to Solution with Leaps in Cannabis

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Apr 242016
 April 24, 2016
Attend NORML Congressional Lobby Day 2016 Next Month

Today I attended the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference. One of the speakers that I heard from, which is one of my favorites, was Leland Berger. He has fought for cannabis reform for all the right reasons for about as long as I’ve been alive. I don’t know exactly who would be on my ‘cannabis activist Mt. Rushmore’ but I know for sure Lee Berger would be on there. During his panel speech he gave a shout out to NORML, and talked about how important NORML’s advocacy has been for cannabis consumers. Next month is NORML’s 2016 Congressional Lobby Day. Below

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Apr 232016
 April 23, 2016
All Tickets To The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Include Access To VIP After Party

I am very excited today, because today is the beginning of the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference. Technically the conference itself takes place tomorrow, but there is a VIP reception tonight with Dr. Carl Hart, which I’m sure will be followed by fantastic networking opportunities and exploration missions around the Eugene, Oregon area. For those that have never been to Eugene before, it’s an amazing town full of cannabis history. Like I always say, Jack Herer lived there for a reason! I personally plan on going to my two favorite spots in Eugene – Skinner’s Butte and Cheeba Hut! I have

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Apr 212016
 April 21, 2016
Tickets Are Still Available For The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference This Weekend

I have lived in Oregon my entire life. I couldn’t picture myself living anywhere else. Admittedly, I haven’t traveled everywhere and consumed marijuana all over the globe, but I can say that anywhere I have traveled (All over the Western United States) I have never seen marijuana as good and as cheap as it is in Oregon. Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana, the second to legalize medical marijuana, and in 2014 legalized recreational marijuana. It’s an amazing time to be a cannabis consuming Oregonian. It’s also an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. But with the good

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Apr 212016
 April 21, 2016
Grow For Vets Staging A Cannabis Giveaway For Veterans In Portland, Oregon

While America’s legal marijuana enthusiasts are taking time this week to mark 4/20, the national holiday that celebrates all things cannabis, the Portland, Oregon chapter of Grow For Vets is preparing for the group’s latest cannabis give-away event, in the hope of bringing positive changes to Veterans’ lives. On Sunday, April 24th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT, Grow For Vets will be giving away free cannabis gift bags to its members – as well as Veteran non-members and civilians – who register online for the event at GrowforVetsOregon.org. The give-away, at Portland’s Refuge PDX center, is just the

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Apr 202016
 April 20, 2016
Get 20% Off The 2016 Cannabis Business Summit When You Buy On 4/20

I am a big fan of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). They employ a lot of activists, in addition to their stellar industry advocacy, and that’s something that I respect a lot. To me, that means that they know their stuff. It’s one thing to just be a wanderer, floating from one industry to the next. It’s a completely different thing to have had a passion for cannabis for a long time, to have fought for it when it wasn’t fashionable to do so, and to continue to fight for it. That’s what it takes to make an impact

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Apr 202016
 April 20, 2016
What Are The Best 420 Events In 2016?

Every year on social media I ask readers and friend to send me events. This year I didn’t receive as many as in the past, I think in large part because 4/20 falls on a Wednesday this year. Also, some events were cancelled due to various reasons. But there are still some great events going on, from both a celebration and activism standpoint. I will personally be in Portland, Oregon, celebrating the holiday with some old friends and some new ones (I’m coming for you LeVaun, it’s celebration time!). Below are the events that I was invited to/sent, along with

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