Jul 302015
 July 30, 2015
Women Grow Denver Chapter Celebrates One Year Of Connecting, Educating, And Empowering Cannabis Industry Women

The Denver chapter of Women Grow, a national professional network supporting women leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will celebrate the group’s one year anniversary with a guest speaking program highlighting some of the cannabis industry leaders who made Women Grow possible. The August 6, 2015 networking event, held for the first time at the University of Denver, is sponsored by Kush Kards and will include networking opportunities and a panel discussion with six of Women Grow’s founding members. “Women Grow Denver is honored to welcome our founding members as we celebrate an exciting first year,” says Women Grow

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Jul 292015
 July 29, 2015
Learn How To Build Your Oregon Marijuana Brand At The Cannabis Creative Conference Tomorrow

The Oregon marijuana industry is crowded right now, and getting more and more crowded everyday. There have been a few articles recently published on that topic, and I know it’s a concern for many people that are already in the industry. With recreational marijuana coming online soon, I expect that trend to continue. But don’t despair, you can definitely carve out a spot in the fastest growing industry in Oregon. There are two big keys to success in my opinion, especially for dispensary owners, growers, concentrate makers, and edible companies. The first is having quality products – there’s simply no

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Jul 282015
 July 28, 2015
See CannaGuard Security At The Cannabis Creative Conference This Week

Just about every marijuana based business needs some type of security. Businesses like dispensaries and warehouses need a lot of security. In Oregon, where entrepreneurs are scrambling to open storefronts and industrial gardens, there is a very large need for security. Not only is there a need for obvious security measures such as video cameras and sophisticated door locks, but there is also a huge need for cash transport and armed security guards. Unfortunately for most of the marijuana industry, banks will not open accounts for cannabis businesses. In the rare cases that they do open an account, once it

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Jul 282015
 July 28, 2015
Attend The Women Grow Portland Chapter August Networking Event

Last month I attended my first ever Women Grow event. The event was held by the Portland, Oregon chapter of Women Grow, which is the fastest growing chapter for the organization in the entire country. The event was packed with entrepreneurs and the vibe at the event was nothing short of electric. I met people that own dispensaries, own edible companies, own branding companies, event planning companies, and several other types of businesses that are dedicated to cannabis. Never before had I attended an event in Oregon that provided such a fantastic networking opportunity. The next Portland Women Grow chapter

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Jul 252015
 July 25, 2015
Attend DFW NORML's Texas Marijuana Panel And July Meeting At Live Oak

DFW NORML along with Texas NORML and Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) are excited to announce a special Texas Marijuana Panel during our July Meeting on Saturday 7/25 at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth, TX 76104) from 3-7pm. Topics of discussion include the recently passed CBD bill, political insights learned from the 2015 legislative session, the rights of patients and ideas for the future of marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State. OUR LIST OF PANELISTS INCLUDES: – Representative Marisa Márquez, Democrat from District 77 in El Paso that introduced and fought

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Jul 252015
 July 25, 2015
Attend The Portland NORML July Membership Meeting Today

We’re excited for our next two public membership meetings at the Tony Starlight Room (1125 SE Madison). Join us there at Noon, Saturday July 25, where our guests will be Madeline Martinez, member of the NORML Board of Directors, NORML Women’s Alliance, Director Emeritus of Oregon NORML, and Dru West, author of Secrets of the West Coast Masters. Madeline will be telling us all about the grand opening of the World Famous Cannabis Café (version 3.0). We’ll have an exclusive invitation after our meeting to head down to the new café headquarters and enjoy our marijuana freedom. Dru will be following up last

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Jul 242015
 July 24, 2015
Hear Steven Marks From The OLCC Speak At The Cannabis Creative Conference

This is a truly exciting time to be in the Oregon cannabis industry. Oregon was the second state to legalize medical marijuana, and recently voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Between dispensaries and recreational sales, and all of the ancillary opportunities that go with them, there is so much potential in Oregon right now for cannabis entrepreneurs. Oregon has some of the the best cannabis on the planet, and for far cheaper than other states that have legalized marijuana. Combine that with all of the fun things to do in Oregon, and Oregon is poised to be a national leader in

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Jul 232015
 July 23, 2015
Hear Federal Representative Earl Blumenauer Speak At The Cannabis Creative Conference

I have long admired United States Representative Earl Blumenauer. I am a lifelong Oregonian, and since 1996 I have been very proud to say, and even brag, that Earl Blumenauer is from Oregon. You will be hard pressed to find a federal politician that has stood up for the marijuana community as much as Earl Blumenauer has over the years, which is why I gave him back to back ‘Politician of the Year’ awards for the annual Weed Blog awards (started in 2013). I remember when Jay Smoker got to go to the NORML annual conference in 2010 and got

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Jul 222015
 July 22, 2015
Attend Cannastock 2015 In Kentucky

A reader brought to my attention a very fun event in Kentucky. If you are in the area, I suggest you check it out. Below is more information via the event’s Facebook page: Cannastock is a free admission, 3day, Cannabis Awareness music festival. The festival can not encourage, endorse, or condone any illegal activity. Everyone will be required to sign a enter at your own risk agreement. That will also give everyone a free trial as a Kentuckians for Cannabis Reform(K.C.R.) member. As Cannastock will be a private event for K.C.R. members. The agreement will also include that you recognize

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Jul 202015
 July 20, 2015
Why It May Be A Very Long Time Until The High Times Cannabis Cup Comes To Oregon

Almost exactly a year ago I posted an article openly begging High Times to bring their Cannabis Cup event to Portland, Oregon. It took awhile, but by the end of 2014 High Times announced its intention of doing exactly that. The announcement came shortly after Oregon voted to legalize recreational marijuana. That prompted a followup article which was one of the most joyous articles I’ve ever posted on this blog. For a brief time I was very, very excited. However, as I stated in my original article, finding a suitable location in or around Portland for that type of event was

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