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Cannabis Entrepreneur Profile: Judson Hill: Head of Revenue: Bespoke Financial

LOS ANGELES–Judson Hill didn’t start out on the financial side of the cannabis industry—despite being the second team member to join California’s massive cannabis lender, Bespoke Financial.  As a 'native' of the fashion industry, Judson’s hands-on sales knowledge working in start-ups and building brands has empowered Bespoke’s mission to resonate and connect with cannabis entrepreneurs ...

January 13th, 2022|

New Global Coalition Launches to Secure Rescheduling of Psilocybin Under 1971 UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances

Today marks the launch of the International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI), a global coalition working to promote and secure a rescheduling of psilocybin under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. Psilocybin is the active constituent in what are commonly known as 'magic mushrooms', a naturally occurring chemical compound that is increasingly seen as highly ...

January 12th, 2022|

Leaders Across California Cannabis BIPOC & Legacy Farming to Rally At State Capitol Jan. 13

OAKLAND– In response to Governor Newsom's January 10  release of the 2022 California state budget - in which he and his Administration promise tax reform and to better support California's small licensed operators - a coalition of stakeholders representing the two populations most harmed by the War on Drugs plan to descend upon Sacramento's Capitol ...

January 11th, 2022|

Clark Hill’s Roy Sexton Appointed President-Elect of 2022 Legal Marketing Association Board

DENVER–The Legal Marketing Association (LMA), which represents thousands of legal marketing and business development professionals around the globe, announced that Roy Sexton has been appointed President-Elect to the 2022 LMA Board of Directors. His appointment becomes effective January 1, 2022. Sexton is the director of marketing at Clark Hill, where he helps lead marketing, branding, ...

January 5th, 2022|

Five Vicente Sederberg Attorneys Included in 5280’s List of ‘Denver’s Top Lawyers 2022’

DENVER — Five attorneys from Vicente Sederberg LLP are included in 5280 magazine's list of "Denver's Top Lawyers 2022," which was released over the weekend. Founding partners Christian Sederberg and Brian Vicente were recognized for the seventh consecutive year, while partner Shawn Hauser, who chairs the firm's hemp and cannabinoids practice, was recognized for the sixth consecutive year. Partner Jessica Scardina, ...

January 5th, 2022|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Elana Goldberg: CEO: Cannigma

ELANA GOLDBERG is the CEO of The Cannigma. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she currently lives in Israel with her husband, two kids and a neurotic dog. She has 15 years of experience developing online content products, including publications such as JPost.com, Goodnet.org, and Top10.com, and is passionate about delivering clear, compelling messages that ...

January 6th, 2022|

Dalwhinnie Farms Names New Chief Executive Officer

Ridgway, CO–Dalwhinnie Enterprises, LLC, the Ridgway, Colorado based cannabis purveyor, names Brandon Barksdale as Chief Executive Officer. The Dalwhinnie family of companies includes the Dalwhinnie Farms vertically integrated luxury cannabis brand, Shift Cannabis, Ridgway Hemp Company, and the Dalwhinnie Farms destination boutique in Aspen. With years of experience advising a variety of cannabis companies from small ...

December 1st, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Sebastian Casalenuovo: Cannabis & Psychedelics Industry Personalities

SEBASTIAN CASALENUOVO works at Vicente Sederberg, LLP (VS). His professional journey within the legal field, before joining VS in 2019, spanned over eleven years and included work as an executive assistant at California cannabis business specialty law firm Frontera Law Group, and as a Field Support Specialist with the records retrieval team of premier nationwide ...

November 22nd, 2021|
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The Harvest Ball 2021 Announces “Emerald Sessions,” Emerald Cup-Approved Cannabis, Psychedelic, Educational Panels AND Conversations Powered By Social Club TV

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA - Harvest Ball (www.theemeraldcup.com) is excited to announce a diverse schedule of thought leaders, advocates, educators and experts for “Emerald Sessions,'' powered by Social Club TV (www.thesocialclub.tv). The Emerald Cup will take place on December 11 and 12, 2021, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. This year, the two day event celebrates the ...

November 17th, 2021|

Patrick Atagi Named President and CEO of NIHC

WASHINGTON - The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) Board of Directors announced that Patrick Atagi has been named President and CEO of the hemp industry's only Washington, D.C.-based trade association. The NIHC continues to grow with new staff and leadership. Members, industry partners, hemp associations, and international partners will meet with Atagi on November 14-16th ...

October 28th, 2021|

Las Vegas Braces For Cannabis Week: October 18th-23rd

LOS ANGELES–The competing MJBizCon and MJ Unpacked conferences & expos make Las Vegas the center of the world for cannabis businesses for one week. “Cannabis Week” runs from October 18th to 23rd, and is expected to draw an enthusiastic audience looking for the latest innovations in the cannabis and hemp industries after the prolonged pandemic-driven ...

October 18th, 2021|
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Hall of Flowers Makes Splashy Return to Santa Rosa

Hall of Flowers entrance. Photo credit: Hall of Flowers Hall of Flowers, the premier B2B cannabis show for California brands and buyers, made a triumphant return on September 22 and 23. Held at the Sonoma Country Fairgrounds, the event was one part tradeshow one part industry reunion. For many, it marked the return ...

October 6th, 2021|Tags: |

Justin Bieber Is Teaming Up With ‘Peaches’ Cannabis Joints

LOS ANGELES–Canadian singer Justin Bieber is launching a new cannabis brand, teaming up with a company to peddle pre-rolled joints that he’s calling "Peaches," a nod to one of his most successful recent songs. The Los Angeles-based recreational-pot company Palms Premium announced its partnership with Bieber on Monday on Instagram, calling the product a "limited ...

October 5th, 2021|

Vicente Sederberg Expands Service Offerings in Michigan With Addition of Ann Arbor-based Partner Travis Copenhaver

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Leading local cannabis attorney Travis Copenhaver joined national cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg LLP as a partner this month as the firm significantly expands its service offerings across Michigan. Copenhaver focuses his practice on cannabis business licensing, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance. He advises new and existing medical and adult-use marijuana companies on initiating, developing, ...

October 5th, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Thomas O’Neill: The Butter Baron of Cannabis

THOMAS O'NEILL is a Canadian cannabis entrepreneur. After years of work in the commercial broadcast sector, and a brief stint teaching media at Humber College, Thomas created The Butter Baron brand; a company focused on cannabis edible production. In 2018, Thomas ran for mayor of Toronto, looking to build a more welcoming city for the ...

September 27th, 2021|

AF Life Sciences Announces Strategic Brand Partnership with Global Cannabis Advocate, Cheech Marin

DENVER - Today, AF Life Sciences announced a Strategic Manufacturing, Marketing, and Global Distribution Partnership with Cheech Marin, an actor, writer, comedian, and cannabis advocate who came to fame in the comedy and movie scenes in the 1970s. AF has entered into an agreement to produce and distribute "Cheech's Stash" CBD products, as well as ...

September 21st, 2021|
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Hall of Flowers, California’s Uniquely Hip B2B Trade Show, Returns

OAKLAND–On September 22 and 23, thousands of cannabis buyers, producers, and media will descend upon the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa for the return of Hall of Flowers. This must-attend event, celebrating its fourth iteration, showcases the best that brands have to offer while simultaneously providing unique education and networking opportunities to California’s industry ...

September 20th, 2021|
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SKYMINT To Become First-Ever Cannabis Sponsor Of ArtPrize

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - SKYMINT, is now the first cannabis company to sponsor ArtPrize, Michigan's internationally renowned art competition and festival that takes place over the course of 18 days (Sept 16 - Oct 3) at more than 100 indoor and outdoor venues located within the ArtPrize District of Grand Rapids. "Since our inception, SKYMINT ...

September 15th, 2021|

Passion For the Plant: A Tribute to Frenchy Cannoli

Legendary hash maker and cannabis icon Frenchy Cannoli had a larger-than-life spirit, one that was taken away from this world too soon. The beloved educator, craftsman, and father passed away on July 18th due to complications from surgery, according to an announcement made by his wife Kimberly the following day.  But his legacy will live ...

August 31st, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Emily Hackman: Cannabis Business Licensing Specialist

EMILY HACKMAN joined Vicente Sederberg in 2017 and is a Licensing Specialist on Vicente Sederberg's California licensing team, managing licensing and land-use projects for operators obtaining both local and state licenses.  Emily also assists with regulatory and licensing considerations on merger and acquisition deals. In her licensing and regulatory work, she has worked with over ...

August 29th, 2021|

Item 9 Labs’ Cannabis Cup Win Marks 9 Top Podium Placements

  PHOENIX– Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) , a vertically integrated, cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator today announced that it has earned two podium finishes in Arizona's first-ever High Times Cannabis Cup. Item 9 Labs, the Company's premium cannabis product brand, earned first place in the "vape pens" category with its Black and Blue ...

August 25th, 2021|

The Parent Company Appoints Troy Datcher to Serve as New Chief Executive Officer

SAN JOSE–  TPCO Holding Corp. (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), a vertically-integrated cannabis company, today announced that it has appointed Troy Datcher to serve as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept 8th. Datcher's historic appointment represents the first time a Black CEO will lead a major public U.S. cannabis organization.  Current CEO Steve Allan will continue ...

August 17th, 2021|

Goodness Growth Holdings Appoints Josh Rosen to Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS–Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF), a physician-led, science-focused cannabis company and IP incubator, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Josh Rosen (main picture) to its Board of Directors, bringing the number of directors to seven. Josh Rosen is Managing Partner at Bengal Capital, and former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ...

August 13th, 2021|

New Urbn Leaf Dispensary CEO Ed Schmults Bolsters Leadership Team

SAN DIEGO– Urbn Leaf, a cannabis retailer led by CEO Ed Schmults (main picture), announced a bolstered leadership team ''accelerating the underlying business, sharpening consumer experiences, and positioning the company for future growth.'' Schmults, a seasoned executive with three decades of experience leading world class brands, recently joined Urbn Leaf as chief executive, previously serving ...

August 12th, 2021|
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