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Global Hemp-based Foods Market 2018-2022

High Demand for Organic Hemp-based Foods to Boost Growth

The global hemp-based foods market is expected to accelerate at a CAGR of over 24% during the forecast period, according to the latest market research report released by Technavio. The growing vegan population and increasing cases of celiac disease are key factors triggering the growth of the market.

 Global Hemp-based Foods Market 2018-2022 provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. It also includes an up-to-date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

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Global Cannabis-Infused Edible Products Expected To Grow +25% CAGR 2018-2022

IRELAND: Analysts forecast the Global Cannabis-Infused Edible Products Market to grow at a CAGR of 25.01% during the period 2018-2022, according to the recently published “Global Cannabis-infused Edible Products Market 2018-2022” report.

Cannabis-infused edible products comprise of liquid edible or a drinkable. It is a cannabis product that comprises cannabinoid compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the cannabis-infused edible products market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of cannabis-infused edible products.

The increasing number of countries decriminalizing cannabis will be a key trend driving the market growth. Several nations have decriminalized the use of marijuana both for recreational and medical purposes. In 2016, Canada legalized the use of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes..

The growing social acceptance of cannabis will drive the market growth. The growing demand and growth of the cannabis market influences the sales and revenues of major corporations. Also, the increasing social acceptance of recreational marijuana and cannabis-infused edible products globally offers high growth opportunities to the vendors.

The report states that the lack of funds and investments in cannabis sector will impact the market growth. Numerous investment organizations decline to provide investment and loans to vendors in the legal cannabis industry. Vendors struggle to increase their profit margins due to lack of support from government organizations and high-interest rates of the private sector.

Companies Mentioned

  • Bhang Corporation
  • Cannabis Energy Drink
  • KIVA CONFECTIONS
  • Mentor Capital
  • VCC BRANDS

Mass Cannabis Control Commission Notice Of Public Meeting May 22

MASSACHUSETTS: In accordance with Sections 18-25 of Chapter 30A of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission.

The meeting will take place at 10:30AM on May 22, 2018 in the Health Policy Commission Conference Room, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA.

CNB_logo_rgb_web-300x139PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

1) Call to Order

2) Chairman’s comments & updates

3) Approval of minutes from previous meetings

4) Executive Director Update
a) Staffing
b) Weekly Update:
i) Priority Certification applications status
ii) License applications status

5) Staff recommendations on priority certification applications

6) New business that the Chairman did not anticipate at time of posting

7) Next meeting date (if known)VIEW CALENDAR

Location

50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston , MA 02110

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Twenty22Many Art Auction

Twenty22Many is a Washington-based Veterans group, born out of the old Medical Marijuana Collective model that preceded recreational cannabis in Washington State.

The mission of the Twenty22Many is “By All Means Necessary – End Veteran Suicide.” Founder Patrick Saint, and other volunteer veterans are committed to raising awareness about the extremely high suicide rates among our military veterans — it is reported that 22 daily suicides occur daily in America.

Patrick and his group of Veteran volunteers turned to Washington State’s newly licensed recreational cannabis community for help. Together, they created the Twenty22Many Veteran Support Depot Program to offer vets a safe haven and access to resources.

If a veteran walks through the door of a participating retailer in need of anything, they will be given a flyer with valuable contact information on it.  Once contacted, Twenty22Many will promptly dispatch a veteran volunteer and resources to that veteran in need.  Twenty22Many Veteran Support Depot Program essentially converts participating I-502 stores into little Veteran hubs all over the state.

I grew up in a military family. Both my father and a sister served in the armed forces, and so I was especially excited to join Twenty22Many at their annual fundraiser as a guest of the founder.  The auction was held at Heylo Cannabis Extractions in Sodo Seattle.

These works are like DMT meet LSD

These works are like DMT meet LSD

The evening started off with an art auction. The featured artist was Adream, whose work is so detailed and inspiring. These works were both colorful and spiritual in some mystical way — like DMT meet LSD.

I also attended a glass blowing event earlier, hosted by Weekend Unlimited, Jerome Baker Designs and Leafly. Jason Harris of JBD Glass graciously donated a wonderful JBD bong to Patrick and Twenty22Many for auction at the evening event.

 

Jason Harris of JBD Glass so graciously donated a wonderful JBD bong to Patrick and the Twenty22Many.

Jason Harris of JBD Glass so graciously donated a wonderful JBD bong to Patrick and the Twenty22Many.

I was given the extreme honor to present Patrick with a Challenge Coin. In the military, challenge coins are often offered to visiting dignitaries or guest of a unit or platoon.  This particular coin was given to me by Four-Star General “Skip” Dreps, a well-known Veterans advocate who works with the Disabled Veterans of the Pacific Northwest. General Dreps is a good friend of Jake The Professor who always jumps at the chance to help his fellow brothers in arms.

Thank you to Heylo Canbabis Extractions, the Space Shuttle, and Twenty22Many for helping us understand the needs of the veterans community and offering us an opportunity help.

Patrick Saint and Twenty22Many need our support to carry out this very important mission. I invite you to work with us to reduce suicide rates within the Veterans community.  Please reach out to Twenty22Many in Olympia to participate in this life saving program.

 

Global Medical Marijuana Market – Industry Trends & Updates (2016-2022)

IRELAND: The global medical marijuana market in 2016 was USD 12.67 billion and will reach USD 33.41 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 17.53% during the forecasted period, according to a new report, the “Global Medical Marijuana Market – by Medical Indications, Mode of Administration, Region – Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Industry Trends and Updates (2016-2022).

Medical Marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. The two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant are THC and CBD, which are used as medications for increasing appetite, reduce nausea, decreasing pain, inflammation (swelling and redness), and muscle control problems.

The global medical marijuana market is mainly driven by the use of marijuana in treatment of various diseases and government support for legalizing it for medical purposes. The growing prevalence of cancer and increasing interest amongst researchers regarding the use of medical marijuana in cancer treatment are some of the factors responsible for driving the medical cannabis market over the coming years. On the other hand, regulations related to marijuana usage in the countries are restraining the growth of the market.

2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.

Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Englanders get involved in this amazing growth opportunity.   With over 5,000 attendees, 150 industry exhibitors, and 100+ local and national speakers, this will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever in the Northeast.

NECANN_GreenBlackProgramming for the event will feature four separate tracks covering all aspects of the industry:

  1. Cannabis careers, businesses, and investment opportunities
  2. Marijuana as Medicine
  3. Live demos on growing, cloning, processing, and more
  4. An “Education Village” hosted by MassCan/NORML where attendees can get information and advice in a one-on-one setting on all industry-related topics.  Also new this year will be a live “Shark Tank” style Canna-Pitch Slam where local entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of cannabis industry investment professionals.

Speakers include a variety of leaders in the cannabis industry including:

  • Rob Kampia, – Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Scott Greiper – President, Viridian Capital Advisors
  • Rob Hunt – Partner, Tuatara Capital 
  • Nichole Snow – Executive Director, Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance
  • Beth Waterfall – Chair of Women Grow: Boston
  • Nic Easley – Founder/CEO, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C) 

“Over the last 12 months, huge progress has been made towards the normalization of cannabis use in New England and around the country, said Marc Shepard, co-founder of NECANN.  “With legalization spreading throughout the region, we’re excited to be hosting the essential networking hub for local businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet and grow, while also providing much-needed knowledge and resources for medical marijuana patients and advocates,” Shepard concluded.

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Attendees at the event will get the opportunity to network with the over 150 local and national Cannabis Industry businesses, talk with doctors and health care providers, explore investment & career opportunities, connect with advocacy groups, see the latest developments in lighting, soil, and growing equipment, and purchase a huge variety of the latest smoking, vaping, and storage accessories.

After hosting a series of four smaller successful events in 2015 (over 10,000 attendees), the New England Cannabis Network held its first event at the Hynes in 2016, attracting over 4,000 attendees from all over New England and beyond.

Registration for the event can be purchased online at www.necann.com.  A limited amount of tickets will also be sold on-site on the days of the shows.  The full programming schedule is available at  www.necann.com/programming.

Location

  • Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Hours

  • Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 23, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

*- Box office closes one hour prior to Show closing each day.

Admission

  • Patients, Advocates, Caregivers (PAC)
  • One Day Registration: $20 online, $25 onsite
  • Two Day Registration: $30 online, $35 onsite
  • Business, Investment, Career (BIC)
  • One Day Registration: $50 online, $60 onsite
  • Two Day Registration: $75 online, $85 onsite

*Must be 18+ to attend NECANN.  Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.  ID is required.

NO smoking, vaping, dabbing, etc. ANYWHERE at the Hynes Convention Center.

 

New England’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston’s Hynes Convention Center April 22nd-23rd

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 3rd Annual New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 22nd and 23rd. With over 5,000 attendees, 150 industry exhibitors, and 100+ local and national speakers, this will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever in the northeast. With medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this expo focuses on helping New Englanders get involved in this amazing growth opportunity.

Programming for the event will feature three separate tracks covering all aspects of the industry:

(1) Cannabis careers, businesses, and investment opportunities, (2) Marijuana as Medicine (3) Live demos on growing, cloning, tinctures, and more. There will also be an “Education Village” hosted by MassCan/NORML where attendees can get information and advice in a one-on-one setting on all industry-related topics.

This year’s event will also feature the premier of the New England Growers Cup, the region’s first ever competition for legal recreational cannabis home-growers. A live Awards Show will recognize winners in 13 categories including flower, extracts, edibles, vape pens, and non-solvent hash. Also new this year will be a live “shark-tank” style Canna-Pitch Slam where local entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas live to a panel of cannabis industry investment professionals.

Attendees at the event will also get the opportunity to network with the over 150 local & national Cannabis Industry businesses, talk with doctors & health care providers, explore investment & career opportunities, connect with advocacy groups, see the latest developments in lighting, soil, and growing equipment, and purchase a huge variety of the latest smoking, vaping, and storage accessories.

After hosting a series of four smaller successful events in 2015 (over 10,000 attendees), NECANN hosted its first event at the Hynes in 2016, attracting over 3,500 attendees from all over New England and beyond. The legalization of recreational cannabis use in both Maine and Massachusetts last November will bring an enormous increase in national attention to the region in 2017. “Over the last 12 months, huge progress has been made towards the normalization of cannabis use in New England, and around the country.  With legalization spreading throughout the region, we’re excited to be hosting the essential networking hub for local, businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet and grow, while also providing much-needed knowledge and resources for medical marijuana patients and advocates” said Marc Shepard,

Co-Founder of NECANN. “For anyone who is interested in seeing the true scope of this industry, including the opportunites and enormous potential, this is the place to be.”

The convention is 18+ (children under 18 must be accompanied by adult), and no smoking or vaping is allowed in the building. Registration for the event can be bought online at: www.NECANN.com.  A limited amount of tickets will also be available at the Hynes on the days of the shows.

Full Programming Schedule: www.necann.com/programming

Green Flower Media Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit Is May 21-22

CALIFORNIA: Green Flower Media has tapped 30 successful cannabis entrepreneurs, experts, and investors for its Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit, scheduled to take place online on May 21-22, 2016.

Green Flower’s Max Simon expects more than 15,000 people to log into the free seminar, which will be live-streamed to a global audience in real time.

Expert Talks include:

  • Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center – “The Future Of Cannabis”
  • Emily Paxhia, Poseidon Asset Management – “5 Crucial Investment Lessons From One Of The Most Prolific Cannabis Investors In The World.”
  • Kris Krane, 4front Advisors – “Discover the exciting licensing opportunities in emerging cannabis markets.”
  • Francis Priznar, ArcView Group – “Designing your perfect pitch – Hitting notes cannabis investors need to hear.”
  • Reggie Gaudino, Steep Hill – “How to protect yourself and cannabis from the inevitable entry of big pharma and big agriculture.”
  • Patrick Rea  ,Canopy Boulder – “How to find your unique niche in the cannabis industry.”
  • Julianna Carella, Auntie Dolores / Treatibles – “How to build a cannabis products company the right way.”
  • Aeron Sullivan, Tradiv – “How to open up more and better distribution channels for your cannabis products.”
  • Luke Stanton, Frontera Law – “How to avoid the most costly legal mistakes that happen every day in cannabis business.”
  • Meg Sanders, Mindful – “Why it’s the right time for entrepreneurs and executives to enter the cannabis industry now.”
  • David Drake, Cannabis Reports – “The technology and software you need to run a highly efficient and compliant cannabis business.”
  • Roy Bingham, BDS analytics – “The data about what cannabis consumers are actually buying at dispensaries.”
  • Amy Pointsett, MJ Freeway – “Better, faster, easier ways to operate a fully compliant cannabis company.”
  • Scott Greiper, Viridian capital – “Follow the money: The 12 sectors of the cannabis industry where investment dollars are going.”
  • Chuck Rifici, Nesta Co. – “Business lessons learned from one of the world’s largest cannabis cultivators.”
  • Paul Benhaim, Elixinol – “The wide-open business opportunities in Hemp.”
  • Max Mantrose, Trichome Institute – “Budtenders: 7 things they should know about patient care and cannabis products but often don’t.”

The complete list of speakers and topics can be found here:

Chelan Community Meeting About Plain Marijuana Farm; Jan 22nd

WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent to the Napeequa Winery.

The time for public testimony at the Planning Commission will be limited. To maximize the impact of information we can provide to the Commission and minimize duplication, members of the community who have been active in tracking this proposed activity would like to meet with all interested members of the community on January 22nd to prepare for the January 27th Planning Commission meeting.

Jerry Jennings of Plain will bring the community up to date on the facts regarding the proposed  “pot grow” in Plain and what the proposed Ban of the Production and Processing of Cannabis in unincorporated Chelan County will mean to all of us going forward.  Understanding they cannot be asked to take an advocate role or argue for us, it is hoped that law enforcement will be present to help community members understand the ramifications of this proposal for our community.  It is hoped that the meeting will bring community members together to organize what must be said and present it in a constructive, positive way to help the County know our concerns as they formulate future zoning restrictions and regulations regarding I-502.

The public meeting to prepare for the County hearing will be held at the Ponderosa Lodge at Mountain Springs Lodge on Chiwawa Loop Road at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 22nd.

 

“Star Leaf” Screens August 22nd at Seattle’s Egyptian Theatre

WASHINGTON: If stoner sci-fi is your cup of tea, a new independent film from Titan Sky Entertainment — Star Leaf   —  may be just what you seek.  Debuting Saturday, August 22nd at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle Washington, and shot on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, this sci-fi thriller follows three friends who search for a forest of extra-terrestrial marijuana hidden deep in the Olympic Mountains – hoping for an out-of-this-world-high that can cure PTSD.

Things start to get strange when a forest ranger mysteriously shows up at their late-night campfire with tales of alien visitors and odd animal behavior in the forest. And when one couple breaks the Star Leaf “code of conduct,” the evil aliens guarding the plant begin to stalk them.

Local filmmaker Richard Cranor penned, directed and plays a supporting role in a film that challenges traditional views of marijuana and PTSD. The film co-stars Russell Hodgkinson and Julian Gavilanes of Sy-Fy’s Z-NATION and features actual “Star Leaf” marijuana plants developed by Ohana Farms to help in PTSD treatment.

The movie begins at 11:55pm – part of the ongoing “Midnight Movie” screenings hosted by the Egyptian and SIFF’s Visiting Programs series.   SIFF ticket sales are available here: http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/star-leaf