Social Equity programs for the cannabis industry…

This is a constant conversation in the thriving cannabis industry.  Are the programs only for economic challenged areas where cannabis is state legal?  Are the programs only for persons of color with the desire to venture into the cannabis industry?  Will the programs include women only based ownerships?  What are the benefits for investing in the social equity programs?  Will the programs influence more professionals to invest in the cannabis industry?  Will the corporate giants be the only answer to the social equity programs?

What are the answers?                                                                   


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Another Country Adopts Medical Cannabis -Denmark

By January 1, 2018, medical marijuana will be allowed to be sold legally in Denmark. The Parliament supported the decision to allow it, and they are even talking about allowing people to grow marijuana in Denmark.

About 13 companies have sought for permission from Lægemiddelstyrelsen, the medicines authority to grow marijuana although parliament has not yet approved it. It seems to be the beginning of a new era although we are still far from talking about people growing their own Indica plant.

The spokesperson for Dansk Folkeparti regarding health issues, Liselott Brix told DR Nyheder that marijuana is quite expensive but when companies are allowed to grow it in Denmark, the price will come down.

There will be a four-year trial period for the legalization of marijuana to evaluate things. About 22 million kroner has been budgeted for this. After the four-year trial period, a decision will be taken on whether to make the legalization permanent or not.

Lars Tomassen, the head of Danish Cannabis which is one of the companies that have applied to grow medical marijuana explained that when companies are allowed to grow marijuana, the price will come down. He said that every patient spends about 2000-6000 kroner monthly to get medical marijuana treatments but this price will go down by at least half in the future.

Lars Tomassen explained that the major goal is to help people get better treatments and get free from sicknesses before making profits. This will help to save a lot of lives and ease the suffering of others. Companies are already getting prepared for 2018 and hopefully a lot of patients will benefit from this.


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Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Ignites Los Angeles

Los Angeles was ignited for the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center this week.  The CWBE Team produced another cannamazing experience for new and veteran cannabis attendees.  

For the newbies, the CWBE provided the complete spectrum of the cannabis industry from seed to sale, accounting, merchandising, distribution, legal, staffing, security, finance, workshops and seminars from experts in the cannabis industry.

Seasoned veterans of the cannabis industry were treated to cannamazing new evolving technology of the industry along with the enhancing workshops and seminars from many of their peers in the industry.

With representation from Canada and China, the CWBE created the International Pavilion  This area will continue to grow as the CWBE opens the door for the USA Cannabis Industry to collaborate with the World Cannabis Industry!

Icing on the cake at this year's CWBE was DIVERSITY!  Yes, the seminars and workshops included many topics and areas of discussion for diversity in the cannabis industry.  

Hands in the air, thumbs up, high five and a chest bump, the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition was cannamazing!

If you missed the opportunity to attend this year, then mark your calendar today for the 5th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition - Los Angeles September 26-29, 2018!

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Seattle HempFest Announces Cannamazing Partnership!

Seattle HEMPFEST® Partners with HD Analytics for increased Consumer Advocacy 


SEATTLE -- With many reports of improper testing and labeling in the Washington state cannabis industry, (1) recent intervention from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (2) and whistleblowers calling for product recalls (3), Seattle HEMPFEST is partnering with HD Analytics to increase consumer advocacy and open/fair/ethical standards to cannabis product testing and labeling.


Seattle HEMPFEST is working directly with industry watchdogs like Dr. Jim MacRae to ensure fair and open testing which, combined with a customer advocacy campaign, should help restore trustable labeling to the industry, and truly safe products to recreational and medical consumers in Washington state. 


“In keeping with HEMPFEST’s community values model, we are expanding our mission to include quality assurance in an effort to protect the best interests of the patient and recreational cannabis community,” says Cyril Bouanna, Seattle HEMPFEST board member nd project manager.  “Safe, quality cannabis and cannabis products are an essential component of the legal recreational and medical markets.”






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The 26th annual Seattle HEMPFEST “protestival” will feature four stages of political speech and musical support (featuring roughly 200 guest speakers and musical performances). In addition, HEMPFEST boasts more than 350 arts, crafts, food, and informational vendors, a gigantic “circus tent” with panel discussions, and on Main Stage Saturday, an hour-long indigenous tribute to the Standing Rock struggle in North Dakota.                 


2017 Seattle HEMPFEST is scheduled for Friday Noon - 8 p.m., Saturday and Sun, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 19, 20 at Myrtle Edwards Park and Centennial Park, Pier 70.

There is a $10sSuggested donation for the event.



A Cannabis Conversation with Los Angeles Police Officers

You never know who you just may have lunch with on a sunny day in Southern California when dining outside on the patio at a local eatery.  Today, I had an unexpected lunch with two Los Angeles Police Officers and it was cannamazing! The conversation was definitely about the cannabis industry in Los Angeles.  Our conversation could have lasted for hours on end, but of course the officers received a work related call that ended our cannamazing conversation.  Let me share just a bit of our conversation piece in this blog...

While waiting for my car to be serviced at a local garage near the USC campus, I decided to have lunch at one of the eateries on Figueroa Blvd. With such a beautiful day in So Cal, I decided to dine on the patio. Minutes after I had sat down, two police officers came out to the patio to dine also.  The two officers needed seating, so I suggested a table for two next to me.  I was wearing a Cannabis Talk Show LIVE tee shirt proudly as I ate my cannamazing salad!  The officers had sat down and started to enjoy their lunch as well... All of a sudden, I broke the grub session and intervened with a question to the police officers.  My question to the officers, " Since the cannabis movements towards legalization, do you think crime has decreased or increased in Los Angeles?  The response from the officers did surprise me... The common answer from both officers was that it depends on the geographical areas of Los Angeles.  For almost an hour we enjoyed a lengthy conversation about the cannabis industry in Los Angeles.  The officers shared some cannamazing information with me, so the next time you have the opportunity to have a candid conversation with law enforcement, DO NOT HESITATE, as a matter of fact, start the conversation and just let it flow... Oh yeah, DO NOT FORGET TO let law enforcement know your APPRECIATION for their work to PROTECT and SERVE!

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