Aug 312015
 August 31, 2015
Earl Blumenauer To Speak At The Women Grow Portland Chapter September Event

I have been to a few Women Grow Portland Chapter events, and they have all been outstanding. My wife attended the last event with me, and she asks me almost everyday now when the next one will take place. The next Women Grow Portland Chapter event is taking place this Thursday (September 3 from 6-9 pm at Jacobsen Salt 602 SE Salmon St Portland, OR 97209), and there is a very special guest. One of my personal heroes Earl Blumenauer will be speaking at the Women Grow event. Earl Blumenauer is of course one of Oregon’s federal Representatives to Congress, and

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
George Zimmer To Keynote At The Cannabis World Congress And Business Expo In Los Angeles

You may recognize the name George Zimmer from his commercials for his company, Men’s Wearhouse. He ends every commercial with, ‘You will love the way you look, I guarantee it.’ I have pointed out to a lot of people that are not necessarily cannabis supporters that George Zimmer is. I always first establish who he is, and that he’s very successful and recognizable. Everyone I talk to can agree that he has an impressive track record. Then I hit them with the ‘you know he supports cannabis reform too, right?’ The look on some people’s faces are priceless. I can

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
Hear Ashley Preece-Sackett Speak At The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference

I have had the pleasure of meeting Ashley Preece-Sackett at a couple of Women Grow events in Portland, Oregon. She is a very fun person, with a never-ending passion for cannabis. Her lab, Cascadia Labs, is considered to be one of the most reputable cannabis testing laboratories in Oregon. Marijuana testing is not only here to stay, it’s going to be mandatory going forward for any medical (has been for awhile) and recreational marijuana that is to be sold at outlets. So if you are a grower, or you are a dispensary owner, or for that matter if you just

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Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015
Check Out Growers Supply At The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit

Growing marijuana is one of the most rewarding and fun things that a person can do. I grew marijuana for a long time prior to moving to some places that weren’t conducive to my garden needs. There just nothing quite like waking up in the morning and checking on the plants, and checking on them after getting home from work or errands. They truly become part of your everyday life, which is something that I think every marijuana grower will be quick to agree with. More and more people are growing marijuana everyday it seems like. I definitely know that’s

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Aug 292015
 August 29, 2015
Portland Hempstalk Will Return To Portland After A Lengthy Battle

Hempstalk has been a part of the Oregon marijuana scene since the very first Hempstalk in 2005. Whenever I go to events in other states, Hempstalk is usually the Oregon event that they are most familiar with that is dedicated entirely to cannabis. The Oregon Country fair is another one that comes up a lot, but that event is not geared towards cannabis, although it’s very popular with cannabis consumers. The City of Portland has taken issue with previous Hempstalk events due to the open consumption of marijuana at the event. The consumption didn’t cause any harm, but even in

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Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015
Marijuana TV Commercial Airs In Eugene And Medford After Portland Rejects It

I think that it is well known that Portland, Oregon is one of, if not the, most liberal city in America. Virtually everything is tolerated there, and in many ways Portland is a leader in marijuana culture and in the marijuana industry. The late great Jack Herer owned a headshop (which is still there and ran by his family) in Portland for a reason. With that being said, marijuana discrimination still occurs in Portland. Case in point is the refusal by a Portland media outlet to air a TV commercial for the upcoming Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference. Per Marijuana Politics:

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Aug 262015
 August 26, 2015
Hear Sam Tracy From 4Front Advisors Speak At The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit

I have never been shy about how much I admire Students for Sensible Drug Policy and its members, both current members and alumni. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has produced so many elite activists and cannabis industry members that it would take forever to list them all. All of them started as activists and many of them have made the natural transition into the emerging cannabis industry. Because they started as activists, they tend to know the rules and regulations surrounding cannabis compliance in more states than most attorneys do, and since they represent the demographic that most cannabis

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Aug 262015
 August 26, 2015
Discounted Early Bird Registration For The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Ends Friday

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference is coming to Portland, Oregon next month. There’s two main reasons why attending this event will be different then past events I have attended. The first is that this event will be right before recreational marijuana sales start in Oregon on October 1st. This event is very timely in that regard, as there is a lot to learn, both about the rules surrounding recreational marijuana, and to learn what plans people have for the new era of the marijuana industry in Oregon. The other thing that makes this different is that it’s being held

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Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
Second Annual Oregon Cannabis Classic Charity Golf Tournament Is Sept. 4th

I absolutely love it when cannabis events benefit charity. It’s a win for everyone involved. Even if you don’t play golf that often, I think that this event will still be very fun to participate in. I tip my hat to The Greener Side in Eugene for putting on this event. See below, via the event listing on Facebook: Oregon’s Cannabis Classic is a charity golf tournament for the Oregon Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society: https://www.msoregon.org/ The Oregon Cannabis Classic will be held at beautiful Mallard Creek in Lebanon Oregon. This event is a great opportunity to get out

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Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
Melissa Etheridge To Keynote At The Cannabis World Congress And Business Exposition In Los Angeles

Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award Winning singer-songwriter, will be a Keynote speaker during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Her much anticipated Keynote Address will take place on Thursday, September 17th at 2pm. The CWCBExpo in LA is the leading event for the legalized and medical marijuana industries. “I was extremely honored to be asked to speak at the CWCBExpo because as a Cancer survivor, who discovered the unparalleled medical benefits of cannabis during my recovery, I feel very passionate about helping to remove the

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