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A LIFE IN A DAY: Dustin Hoxworth: Co-Founder: Cecily Skincare

DUSTIN HOXWORTH is Co-Founder Cecily Skincare, and Business Development & Creative Marketing Consultant at Element Apothec. With the ultimate goal of full Cannabis integration into every aspect of society, Dustin’s enthusiasm and passion are an infectious part of who he is. As a creative entrepreneur, activist, musician, light sculptor, content creator, and 26-year Legacy Cannabis ...

February 16th, 2022|

New York Office of Cannabis Management Cracks Down On Businesses ‘Gifting’ Cannabis

NEW YORK–The head of New York state’s Cannabis Control Board has declared that businesses that are giving away cannabis as a promotion with the purchase of an overpriced T-shirt, lighter or other item are breaking the law. Tremaine Wright who chairs the regulatory body for New York’s Cannabis industry said at last year's CWCBExpo that: ...

February 10th, 2022|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Mitch Pfeifer: CEO: Respect My Region

MITCH PFEIFER is the founder and CEO of leading cannabis and music media platform Respect My Region. With a rich entrepreneurial background in digital marketing, and cannabis, Pfeifer has deep experience in highly regulated industries, localized lead generation, and creates leading-edge content that is always under scrutiny by social media platforms.  Mitch was introduced to ...

February 1st, 2022|

Behind The Scenes: Bespoke Financial: Funding the Future of Cannabis

LOS ANGELES–In a relatively short period of time, Bespoke Financial has established itself as the nation’s first cannabis-focused fintech lending platform.  They’ve been in the news lately because they recently secured a new $125 million credit facility for their clients.  A facility to lend money to cannabis companies of all shapes and sizes. Funding for ...

February 1st, 2022|

Highly Capitalized Announces Its Support For Groundbreaking Women In Cannabis Study

LOS ANGELES– Highly Capitalized are proud to announce they are media sponsors of The WomenInCannabis.Study.  The WomenInCannabis.Study is the most comprehensive primary research ever undertaken on women working in cannabis. This scientific, data-driven study is years in the making. It has been led by Jennifer Whetzel of Ladyjane Branding, along with a coalition of dedicated volunteers & supported by some of ...

January 27th, 2022|

New York Cannabis Industry Leaders Unveil Roadmap To Equitable Cannabis Marketplace

NEW YORK CITY- The New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association is an industry association that represents farmers, processors and other businesses in cannabis. The NYCGPA represent growers, processors, retailers, prospective license-holders, sponsors, and other donors in an effort to ensure that the cannabis industry forming in the wake of legalization is one which benefits ...

January 26th, 2022|

Last Prisoner Project: Rudi Gammo Clemency Campaign: Alert

LOS ANGELES–In 2018, Rudi Gammo was sentenced to 5.5 years in state prison. His crime? Operating a city of Detroit-sanctioned medical dispensary, and allowing the caregivers who supplied the dispensary with medical cannabis to cultivate the plant in his homes.​ The same year Rudi was sent to prison, Michigan residents voted to legalize adult-use cannabis. ...

January 21st, 2022|

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 ...

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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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