May 11 In Portland: “Don’t Go Up in Smoke” —Workplace Law for Canna-Businesses

For years it has been rumored that Monsanto was developing genetically modified cannabis in advance of federal legalization.

OREGON:  As the cannabis industry expands, so do the number of workers in weed.  Managing a rapidly expanding organization can present a myriad of challenges for any new business, and business operators in the heavily-regulated licensed marijuana industry face additional complexities.  Employment law and the legal cannabis industry is the topic of  “Don’t Go Up In Smoke,” Read the full article…

Melissa Etheridge To Moderate Sports Panel On CTE, Concussion And CBD At CWCBExpo LA

Melissa Ethridge to Speak at CWCBExpo LA

NEW JERSEY: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that Melissa Etheridge, Grammy and Academy Award Winning singer-songwriter, will return to the event as Moderator for its thought-leadership panel, “CTE, Concussion and CBD.”  Taking place on Thursday, Sept. 8th, former pro athletes, leading medical researchers and advocates for alternative medicines, Read the full article…

Hemp Industry Expert To Speak At Thurston County Committee Meeting

“The growing demand for hemp could make it an important crop for Thurston County farmers,” Beckerman said in a news release.

WASHINGTON: The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee will host a speaker from the Washington Hemp Industries Association on Thursday. Joy Beckerman will talk about the latest state and federal legislation affecting hemp, as well as industry and global economic trends concerning the sale and production of hemp. “The growing demand for hemp could make it an Read the full article…

Hempstalk Marijuana Festival Already Denied Permit For 2015 Waterfront Event In Portland

Even after legalization, blacks are more than twice as likely as whites to be charged with public use of marijuana.

OREGON: Portland parks officials waited until the day after Oregon’s historic vote to legalize recreational marijuana to mail a letter to organizers of Hempstalk Festival, the free annual event to push for marijuana and hemp legalization. The letter wasn’t a congratulatory note to founder Paul Stanford. It was a firm denial of his request to hold the 2015 Hempstalk Read the full article…

Athens Georgia Rally To Support Marijuana Reform Scheduled For April 28th

During the rally, Bell hopes to bring attention to the harm marijuana prohibition is causing in the state. Guest speakers from various organizations also will participate.

GEORGIA: A rally to show public support for marijuana law reform will be hosted by the Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Athens City Hall on College Avenue. Georgia CARE Director James Bell more than 30,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in Georgia each year, which diverts resources Read the full article…

Seattle Company Wants to Set World’s Largest Joint Record at Hempfest

Seattle company seeks to make record books with world's largest joint

WASHINGTON: Recreational marijuana company (who knew there was such a thing?) Prohibition Brands will attempt to construct a 1,000 gram marijuana cigarette at Hempfest this year, according to company President Brian Laoruangroch.

Seattle Company Wants to Set World’s Largest Joint Record at Hempfest

Seattle company seeks to make record books with world's largest joint

WASHINGTON: Recreational marijuana company (who knew there was such a thing?) Prohibition Brands will attempt to construct a 1,000 gram marijuana cigarette at Hempfest this year, according to company President Brian Laoruangroch.