Cannabis Business Hopefuls Flock To Tacoma For CannaCon

WASHINGTON:  The new marijuana laws in Washington are driving new innovation in business. Thousands of cannabis hopefuls are flocking to the CannaCon held at the Tacoma Dome to share ideas and get their names out in this new industry.

Organizers have called the CannaCon 2014 event a home and garden show with a twist. Participants might not be able to sell or smoke marijuana, but they can find elements for edibles or new innovations related to this relatively new industry, where innovators are already seeing growth.

The 2014 CannaCon brings together more than 100 vendors that are catering to the cannabis industry, from soil producers and hash oil extractors to growing rooms. Businesses can both share ideas and sell products.

“Basically CannaCon is your first business-type expo where you’re just doing business; no smoking, no doing live music, no activism or all that and that the public is allowed to come into,” said organizer Bob Smart.

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. CEO Gary Johnson To Be Keynote Speaker At CannaCon Cannabis Expo

WASHINGTON:  Cannabis Sativa, Inc.  announced today that its President and CEO Gary Johnson will be featured as the keynote speaker at the CannaCon Cannabis Expo being held from Aug. 14 – 17, 2014 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Johnson will provide the keynote speech on Saturday August 16th at 3:00 p.m.

CEO Johnson is the former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Johnson won the governorship of New Mexico in 1994 as an upstart Republican candidate, making a name for himself over the course of his time in office as a libertarian-minded conservative. He’s been active in libertarian causes, including marijuana legalization since leaving office. Johnson was the Libertarian party’s nominee for president in 2012. When he joined CBDS in July 2014, Johnson received national media attention from numerous news organizations, including CNBC, the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post, reporting on his appointment as CEO.