May 262016
 May 26, 2016
2nd Memorial Day Walk To Remember In Lansing

In the absence of a Memorial Day parade in the city of Lansing, area veterans and activists will hold a walk from the Capitol steps to Adado Park in resemblance of the fallen and the lost. The City of Lansing chooses not to hold any sort of honors or ceremony to honor our nations fallen on Memorial Day; there is a small honor ceremony the Saturday before Memorial Day. Veteran Dakota Serna hopes to rekindle the meaning of Memorial Day to the citizens by honoring the dead on the day they were given so many years ago. The Walk will feature a

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May 232016
 May 23, 2016
Attend The Minority Cannabis Business Association Networking Rally In Portland Next Month

The need for diversity in the cannabis industry is great. That’s why I support the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA). MCBA is holding a networking rally next month. Below are the details, via the event’s Eventbrite page: Join MCBA and local cannabis leaders and government officials at the first MCBA Networking Rally. This event is for everyone who’s interested in learning more about the cannabis industry, including: Cannabis business ownership State of the Oregon cannabis market Job opportunites, preparation and employers Medicating and wellness with experienced cannabis medical professionals Cannabis criminal record expungement After the education, there’s networking with cannabis business

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May 222016
 May 22, 2016
Attend The Sensible Celebration At NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit

I love Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Please show them some love next month if you are attending the Cannabis Business Summit (which you should be!). Below are details, via the event’s Facebook page: Enjoy a night of drinks and dancing to benefit Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the 4000-member international network of students dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. Kick off NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit by celebrating the young leaders of the drug policy reform movement. This event is made possible with the generous support of our host committee. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://ssdp.org/events/hosts/ or contact

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May 222016
 May 22, 2016
MILegalize May 20 Rally A Success

A Friday rally drew more than 100 people to the steps of the State Capitol Building in support of the MILegalize campaign, which intends to put the issue of legalized marijuana on the ballot in Michigan during the November 2016 general election. The campaign must turn in petition signatures by June 1. MILegalize has announced via press releases that they’ve collected more than 300,000 signatures from Michigan residents. Although that number is far in excess of the approx. 253,000 valid signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, MILegalize Chair Jeff Hank explained that does not guarantee the campaign has gathered

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May 222016
 May 22, 2016
NBA Champion John Salley On The Smokebox With BReal

It’s no secret that I am a big basketball fan. I watched John Salley growing up when he played in the NBA, and what he did to the Portland Trailblazers during the 1990 NBA Finals is unforgivable. But with that being said, John Salley has been an outspoken supporter of reforming marijuana laws in professional sports, and came out in defense of current NBA player Kevin Durant when Kevin Durant was seen dropping some cannabis on the ground before getting into a vehicle. John Salley is one of a growing number of former athletes to come out in support of

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May 212016
 May 21, 2016
Tomorrow: Don't Miss Day 2 Of The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit started today, streaming live on the internet for the world to see for free. I was not able to watch all of the event (which took place from 9 am to 5 pm PST), but the parts that I was able to catch were outstanding. I also followed the event on social media, and there was a ton of positive feedback, which is what I expected. Green Flower Media, which is putting on the virtual event, always does amazing work. They take a very professional, polished approach to their projects and I am

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May 212016
 May 21, 2016
United Patients Group Conference Panel To Discuss Opiate Dependency, Brain Injuries, And How Cannabis Can Help

When someone gets hurt, chances are they are prescribed some type of painkiller or are directed to get an over the counter pain reliever to treat their injury/injuries. That was the case each time that I got hurt and had to see my doctor, usually for something that required x-rays. Every time they would try to push pills on me, and would scratch their heads when I said that I didn’t need any. ‘I’ll get it figured out,’ I would always tell my doctor, and he would always question what that meant. I would always smile and leave. Cannabis is

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May 202016
 May 20, 2016
This Weekend: Check Out The Panels At The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit takes place this weekend. It’s a completely free (yes, FREE!) event that will be live streamed over the internet, and is being put on by Green Flower Media. If you like cannabis, you will like this event which will feature dozens of 22-minute presentations by leading cannabis industry experts. All types of topics will be covered, from tips on how to get a cannabis industry license to the future of the cannabis industry and many things in between. The event is going to be live streamed on the internet (again, for FREE!), so

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May 182016
 May 18, 2016
MILegalize Calls All Petitioners To The Capitol Steps On May 20 For Final Rally

The submission date for petitions to place ballot questions before voters during this year’s general election is June 1, and the MILegalize group is calling for a final major rally at the Capitol Building in Lansing on May 20. The gathering will serve to round up all signed petition sheets from around the state, express gratitude for the efforts made by ordinary citizens in this extraordinary effort, and to provide direction for moving the campaign forward. “Meeting with our volunteer army on the steps of the state Capitol Building is special, because that’s where we launched the petition drive on

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May 172016
 May 17, 2016
NCIA Hosts The 3nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit In Oakland June 20-22

The National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national trade association representing the businesses of the legal marijuana industry, will hold its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland, CA,June 20-22, 2016, at the Marriott City Center. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver the policy keynote address on Tuesday, June 21. Newsom, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, is a key supporter for marijuana reform and legalization and a high-profile advocate for the benefits of embracing a legitimate cannabis industry. Numi Organic Tea CEO and co-founder Ahmed Rahim will deliver the business keynote on

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