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Women of Cannabis Conference Comes To Las Vegas November 13, 2018

Includes A Full Day of Networking, Collaboration and Empowerment While Addressing Issues and Progress

NEVADA: While women have a higher representation in executive positions in the marijuana industry than in corporations in general in the country, their numbers are being reduced as more state legalize recreational pot.  In an effort to empower more women entrepreneurs, Women of Cannabis will be hosting Women of Cannabis Conference, a full-day conference taking place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Enclave in Vegas.

13+ Speakers, 400+ Attendee’s, 10+ Exhibitors, and 1 Life Changing Event.

WHAT:                      Women of Cannabis Conference

WHEN:                     November 13, 2018 — 9am. -5pm.

WHERE:        The Enclave in Vegas, Venue is the Enclave in Vegas.  –  

5810 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, 89119

702-747-9900

WEBSITE:     www.womenofcannabisconference.com

According to conference organizer, Stacy Thompson, “It is time to rise up and lift each other in this industry!  Together we are limitless! Our goal is to focus on networking and close collaboration with female driven organizations and entrepreneurs, while addressing women’s empowerment and progress in the cannabis industry.”  The full-day event is open to all women and men and tickets are still available.

womenThe Speaker roster for the 2018 Women in Cannabis conference include:

Wanda James 

Founder of Simple Pure Dispensary

Navy Veteran

Industry Thought Leader

Managing partner at the Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI)

 

Dr. Dina

Co-Founder  

AHHS Dispensary

Lessons from a Business Pioneer

Co-Founder OGG Collective

Consultant on Netflix’s Disjointed

 

Larisa Bolivar

Co-Founder  

TCMS Global

Recognized Colorado Cannabis Pioneer

Executive Director of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition

 

Renee Gagnon

CEO  

Hollyweed Canada

CEO / Thunderbird Biomedical Inc

Founder/CTO- GTP Financial Services

Founder FroZen Dirt Media Cannabis conference

 

Stacy Thompson

Founder

Canna Closet

CEO Nubo Botanicals

Founder of Women of Cannabis Conference

 

Kalee Hooghkirk

President Illinois

Hemp Association

– Co-Owner of Entourage Clinical Service

– Co-Founder of Midwest Medicinals

 

Medical & Patient Panel

“We have an amazing panel of pioneers in medical cannabis sharing their personal stories and progress through legalization,” promises Thompson. The medical panel moderated by Nichole West, with guest speakers, Dr. Sue Sisley from Patients of out Time,  Heather Sobel, RN Founding Member of the Cannabis Nurse Network, and Juhizie Monteiro, RN from Ask Nurse Juhlizie.  Joining the panel will be special guest speaker Sierra Riddle, a mother who defied medical authorities and fought to give her son, affected by cancer, cannabis oil.

420MEDIA, full service digital marketing agency dedicated to the Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD industry has been named Media sponsor for the event. Event sponsors include, Indiva Advisors LLC, TCMS Global, Entourage Clinical Services, VRXLabs, CannaCloset, Evergreen Organix and NUBO Nubotancials.

Medical Cannabis Education: The Healing Power of Knowledge Comes To TV

CALIFORNIA – AK Ventures, a social purpose corporation servicing the cannabis industry, has announced its latest media project, ”Medical Cannabis: The Healing Power of Knowledge”, a 30-minute series that the company intends to distribute via the major television broadcast networks like CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox.

According to company founder Kerri Accardi, the show is intended to inform and educate mainstream TV viewers on cannabis, cannabis healing, and the emerging cannabis industry as a whole.   Featuring interviews with interesting guests, topical discussions, politics, investigative journalism, health and sports medicine, planned segments will include cannabis industry notables Dr. Sue Sisley, Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, nurses Heather Manus, Marcie Cooper, Juhlzie Monteiro of Cannabis Nurses Magazine; attorneys Ken Sobel and Michael Minardi; botany expert and founder of the nonprofit Haleigh’s Hope Jason Cranford; business pioneers Chloe Villano, Cloverleaf University; MJBA founder David Rheins, and Vivian McPeak, founder Seattle Hempfest, “the longest running protestival in the world.”

“We will learn from Veterans Roger Martin and Michael Kravitz and their work on PTSD, The Silver Tour’s Robert Platshorn and his expertise on senior’s health and cannabis,” Accardi said.  “The audience is also introduced to the emotional story of 15 year old medical refugee and Crohn’s survivor / thriver Coltyn Turner and his family.  There will be surprise celebrity and athlete appearances as they stop by to show their support for cannabis education.  The airwaves have never seen anything like this.”

Accardi, founded AK Ventures in the memory of her much loved aunt, who died in 2013.  “We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to share this information and education in a fun filled, visually appealing, entertaining way with the support of mainstream media.”

As point of clarification, CBS is not producing or sponsoring this project.  It is AK Ventures that is producing the program and is seeking sponsors to fund the purchase of the airtime across multiple markets in the country.

The opportunity that AK Ventures has created for the cannabis community truly is unprecedented. In Accardi’s words,  “We are creating her-story in history!  We are proud to announce Lelehnia DuBois, founder of Humboldt Grace and Michael O’Malley, Curved Papers for becoming a first- to – market sponsor to support the end of prohibition.”

AK Ventures is offering ethical cannabis related and other supportive companies the historic opportunity to be a part of it, giving them the chance to help support cannabis education in North America.   Sponsors will be integrated throughout the programming.

Highlights From The National Cannabis Summit in Denver

COLORADO: The first National Cannabis Summit, the inaugural show from MJ Conferences’ Bruce and Andy Passen, was held October 12-13th at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Approximately 500 Cannabis Industry Professionals gathered for the first-time trade event, most to attend an impressive lineup of panelists and speakers, including: Andrew Freeman, Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado; Dixie Elixirs CEO Tripp Keber; Privateer Holdings founder Brendan Kennedy; Paul Campbell, Leafly; Nurse Heather Manus; 420 Investor Alan Brochstein; Dr. Sue Sisley, and the MJBA’s David Rheins.

Event Producers Bruce and Andy Passen

Event Producers, MJ Conferences’ Bruce and Andy Passen

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Was Big Pharma Behind Colorado’s Rejection Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD?

COLORADO:  Washington’s voters legalized recreational marijuana the same day that Colorado’s did, but so far that state has been far behind Colorado in creating the infrastructure for the new industry.

Far behind in most ways, that is: Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed, but Washington will be approving PTSD on July 24.

In making its decision, the Colorado board cited a lack of sufficient scientific evidence proving the plant’s effective treatment of PTSD — but Sue Sisley begs to differ. She’s the Arizona physician who’s been researching the effect of marijuana on veterans suffering from PTSD, and had been awarded a $2 million grant from Colorado for a study that’s gained the approval of the FDA — but that study continues to be on hold, since the fed-approved facility has not been able to produce the requested strains of cannabis.

Medical Marijuana Supporters Host Patient Education Event

ILLINOIS:  Patient numbers have been low so far in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A daylong event planned Saturday in Chicago aims to answer questions for patients who’ve been on the fence.

Americans for Safe Access-Illinois and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago are co-hosting the event.

A $25 workshop for patients and caregivers will be followed by a free forum for military veterans.

Speakers include Dr. Sue Sisley, an Arizona psychiatrist and a co-investigator on an upcoming study of marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Colorado Honors Axed Arizona Professor With $2M Grant Nomination To Study Pot’s Effects On PTSD

COLORADO:  After an uncertain few months, Colorado has welcomed a once-shunned marijuana researcher with open arms.

Dr. Sue Sisley, who was controversially fired from her teaching position at the University of Arizona in July, has been nominated for a $2 million grant from the Rocky Mountain state to continue her medical research.

The pot pioneer — who has expressed suspicion that it was political influence that resulted in her abrupt termination — had up until now feared that her study of marijuana’s effects on post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, would be long halted without a lab.

With the generous grant, awaiting a board’s Dec. 17 approval, Sisley’s study into the potential benefits, specifically for U.S. veterans, could go on.

 

Arizona Health Officials Have Last Word On Medical Pot For PTSD

ARIZONA:  The Arizona Department of Health Services has until July to accept, modify or reject a ruling saying post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers are eligible for medical marijuana use.

Last December, state health department Director Will Humble denied adding PTSD to the list of qualified diagnoses for cannabis use. Medical marijuana advocate group Arizona Cannabis Nurse Association appealed that decision, and Administrative Judge Thomas Shedden has sided with them.

“Judge Shedden took a compassionate approach and was willing to listen to both patient experience and physician experience, and that is why this judgement is so sensible…because he is doing the right thing by our veterans,” said Sue Sisley, a doctor and lead researcher of a University of Arizona study looking into medical marijuana and its effects on PTSD patients.

For years, she said, veterans with PTSD have been turning to cannabis to manage their symptoms.

“They have been using the plant successfully,” she said. “Unfortunately, because of the fact that it is illegal in the state to utilize marijuana for PTSD, these vets continue to function in the shadows…”