“The Guru of Ganja,” Ed Rosenthal To Speak In Nashville Oct. 5th

TENNESSEE: 7 Point Farm and Apothecary is pleased to present “The Guru of Ganja,” Ed Rosenthal, scheduled for October 5 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center’s South Hall (located at 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, Tenn.). Rosenthal is the world’s leading cannabis horticulture authority, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer. His books have sold well over a million copies and his most recent edition of”Marijuana Grower’s Handbook” has revolutionized the field. Co-founder of High Times magazine, Ed also penned the much loved and long-running cannabis column “Ask Ed: Your Marijuana Questions Answered.” The New York Times described Mr. Rosenthal as “the pothead’s answer to Ann Landers, Judge Judy, Martha Stewart and the Burpee Garden Wizard all in one.” Limited tickets remain for the event for $25 (general admission), available through Eventbrite, by clicking HERE. Doors open at 5 p.m. 

An advocate for both cultivation and legalization for both recreational and medicinal cannabis use, Rosenthal has served as expert witness for numerous federal, state, and civil marijuana cases and is passionately active in cannabis education and developing policies of civil regulation within the United States and Europe. He is the founder of many successful, socially responsible cannabis organizations including Quantum 9, a marijuana consulting and technology company, Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Educational Fund (a 501(c)(3)), the International Cannabis Business Conference and The Wonders of Cannabis Festival. He also serves on the faculty of Oaksterdam University, the leading trade school for the cannabis industry. Rosenthal’s efforts have help to shift public opinion on the use of marijuana. 

Rosenthal will discuss societal trends, cultivation, usage, legalization, cannabidiol (CBD) benefits, and more at this one-night-only event, presented by 7 Point Farm & Apothecary, a leading wholesale and retail supplier of quality CBD products, now approved for legal use in the state of Tennessee. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, please visit the Eventbrite link, HERE. For more information on 7 Point Farm and Apothecary, please visit 7pointfarm.com.

Cannabis Industry Mover And Shaker Party? MJBA Ambassador At Large Is There

By Jake Dimmock,MJBA Ambassador-At-Large

WASHINGTON: Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a special celebratory gathering of the movers and shakers of Washington’s Legal Cannabis Industry. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe, 
and hosted by Jared Mirsky, CEO and founder of cannabis digital agency Wick & Mortar, the “Movers and Shakers” celebration marked Wick & Mortar’s (originally Online Marijuana Design) fifth anniversary.  Jake the Professor made the scene in my capacity as Ambassador-At-Large for the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA).  Great work if you can get it.

Jake and HarleyThe party was a veritable Who’s Who of Industry VIPs, including the Pacific Northwest’s very own David Tran and his crew at Dope Magazine , who were celebrating their acquisition by High Times Magazine.  Other notables included JJ Walker, who runs and operates the new Cannabition Museum in Las Vegas —  home of the 24′  world’s largest functioning bong, Bongzilla, created by Jerome Baker Designs. If you are into weed go see the Cannabition Museum next time you visit Las Vegas.  

Wick & MortarThe very well known grower and author of Marijuana Growers Guide and co-founder of High Times Magazine, Ed Rosenthal was there!  Many of the old school cannabis growers used Ed’s grow guide to make decision about what new grow equipment we needed. We were assured by Ed, the next thing we needed to do for bigger buds was buy more grow equipment!

Also in attendance was the lovely Cheryl Shuman, aka the Martha Stuart of pot. Cheryl is an original cannabis branding pioneer who has inspired many of today’s cannabis influencers, and women of weed.

Tony Greenhand renowned professional joint roller (yeah, it’s a thing) dazzled the party with a turtle shaped masterfully-rolled jay.  Everything was going great until the fire alarm went off. Next thing you know, the Seattle Fire Department arrives just in time to make sure all the movers and shakers were safe.  Strange thing, nobody knows why the fire alarm malfunctioned. Weird right? Everything turned out fine of course, and like the old saying goes, “It ain’t a good party until the authorities arrive.”

The Marijuana Users Bill Of Rights

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In mid-August I attended Seattle Hempfest. It was the first Hempfest since the implementation of I-502, which passed by popular vote in 2012 and “legalized” marijuana in the State of Washington. What Washington has is not legalization and it is clear to me we must define what legalization really means to users of marijuana through a Marijuana Users Bill of Rights before any more legalization laws of this kind pass.

This year’s festival was probably the lamest one held in Seattle since the end of the Drug War. It was a marijuana festival with only two small designated consumption areas and although there were no cops around, most people (with the exception of yours truly) didn’t light up in public areas. Instead people snuck behind vendor tents, lit up backstage or down by the water – out of sight – remembrances of high school past. All the result of I-502.

Don’t let anyone say this is legalization. Nothing is legal except possession of under an ounce of store-bought marijuana.