MJBA Founder David Rheins Picks The Hottest Hemp, CBD, Vape & Culture+ Products Of 2019 At ASD Market Week | Culture+

VIP Panel Will Include Founders of Elixinol, The Blinc Group, Curved Papers and Farmer Tom Hemp Co.

NEVADA: The Culture+ marketplace is exploding, with thousands of new legal hemp, CBD, vape and cannabis-culture products creating consumer excitement and marketplace disruption.

MJBA at ASD

MJBA’s founder and executive director David Rheins, a seasoned marketing executive who learned his chops playing senior roles for Rolling Stone, SPIN, Time Warner AOL, has scoured the country to find The Hottest Hemp, CBD & Culture+ Products of 2019, which he’ll present at the ASD Market Week | Culture+ convention in Las Vegas on Monday, March 18, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Screenshot 2018-12-10 16.46.33These are the products that every retailer must know about – from hemp-based fashions and CBD health and beauty aids, to the latest in vaporizer technology and glassware.

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Following the 45-minute presentation, moderator David Rheins will lead a VIP Panel Discussion with the brand marketers who are building the industries best and most innovative brands, including Elixinol co-founder David Newman, The Blinc Group CEO Sasha Aksenov, Farmer Tom Hemp Co. Founder Tom Lauerman, and Curved Papers Founder Michael O’Malley.

Hemp is projected to be a $22 Billion market by 2012. Get an advanced look at all the hottest products, trends and technologies driving the red-hot Culture+ market.

Registration for the show is available online.

Elixinol Welcomes Hemp Industry Advocate Joy Beckerman As Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison

COLORADO: Elixinol announced Joy Beckerman’s appointment to Elixinol’s team starting January 1, 2019.

In Beckerman’s role as Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, she will advise Elixinol’s executive team on the industry’s changes and ensure Elixinol’s practices continue to meet or exceed the requirements of hemp’s dynamic regulatory framework following the 2018 Farm Bill which federally legalized hemp. In addition, Beckerman will represent Elixinol in national and regional cannabis and hemp industry alliances and memberships, including the Hemp Industries Association, the National Hemp Association, Vote Hemp, and sharing Elixinol’s representation with Gabriel Ettenson at the U.S. Hemp Roundtable.

“We’re proud to announce Joy is joining Elixinol. Joy’s contributions to the U.S. hemp industry, and her decades of advocacy, policy, and regulatory insight, are significant for their longevity, knowledge, and passion,” said Gabriel Ettenson, President, Elixinol.

“We know Joy will be a valuable team member as Elixinol continues to lead the industry with the highest of standards,” he continued.

Beckerman’s extensive industry influence and experience has redefined hemp industry standards and advocacy and will ensure that Elixinol remains an industry leader and leads the hemp industry’s development in best practices and regulatory adherence.

In addition to serving as President of the Hemp Industries Association, a non-profit trade association founded in 1994 that represents over 1,200 hemp farmers and business members in the U.S., Beckerman is also Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Authority, which created the first certification seal program for hemp industry Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Agricultural Practices. She also serves as National Board Member for NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Most recently, Beckerman has served multiple clients as Principal of Hemp Ace International, a New York-based consulting, legal support, and expert witness firm serving the global hemp community. Beckerman’s extensive background in compliance and complex civil litigation support includes high profile corporate cases and multiple multi-million-dollar civil lawsuits.

As a hemp industry leader and internationally renowned educator and public speaker, Beckerman has received accolades from industry organizations for her contributions, including earning her the 2014 “National Hemp Activist of the Year” award from the Hemp Industries Association.

“I appreciate Elixinol’s ‘Do Good, Be Good,’ philosophy which is actively demonstrated through their seed-to-sale quality standards and widely acknowledged support for the important work undertaken by non-profits,” said Beckerman.

“Elixinol has already been a leading voice on regulatory, legal, and manufacturing standards and I look forward to the continued advancement of U.S. hemp and Elixinol’s advocacy and industry leadership,” she continued.

Beckerman will report to Elixinol President Gabriel Ettenson. She will remain on the Boards of leading industry institutions and continue to speak around the globe on hemp’s future and the U.S. regulatory environment.

Historic Times Square Billboard Puts Cannabis & Honeysuckle Mag On High For NYE

NEW YORK: After a landmark year of growth and expansion, the cannabis community will ring in the new year with its first ever Times Square billboard placement. Honeysuckle Magazine, a nationally distributed print and digital publication celebrating audacious women and bringing counterculture to the masses, and its cannabis brand partners will make history by openly advertising on Times Square billboards on one of New York’s busiest and most iconic nights of the year.

Video spots featuring Honeysuckle and its partners will air around 100 times from 5PM on December 31st up to 2AM on January 1st in Times Square, which has become a worldwide symbol of ushering in an auspicious new year. LA-based designers created poppy artistic compilations, spearheaded by chief designer, retro, b (founder and CEO of ARM), chief animator Désha Stewart (creator of Comet Me Bro and Spacegirl and Bark Bark) and animator Aaron Daniel Seigo (Sack of Justice Productions.) These videos also evoke the bold, edgy visual choices that have come to define the publication (retro, b designed the cover and much of the artwork for Honeysuckle’s recent edition ONE, now available at Barnes and Noble nationwide) and celebrate the magazine’s 2018 highlights. Find the billboards along Seventh Avenue at 42nd and 49th Streets.

The spots will mark a public advertising debut for many brands, with focus on minority and women-owned entities such as The WeedHead™, helmed by acclaimed cannabis industry trailblazer Dasheeda Dawson; My Bud Vase, an official selection of the Academy Awards Gifting Suite; and the NYC-based luxury brand Happy Munkey. A full list of participating brands – both in and outside the cannabis sector – is available below.

Honeysuckle’s splashy intro to 2019 comes on the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement to put adult-use cannabis legalization on New York State’s docket. It’s also perfectly timed to get fans of the countercultural publication ready for the upcoming BLACK issue, releasing nationwide in late February. Several brands featured in the billboard campaign will also be part of this groundbreaking edition, a deep dive into African-American culture that examines serious questions around race, historical legacy, arts and entertainment, activism, prison reform, women’s issues, and stories from the street.

Brand partners in the New Year’s Eve Times Square billboard campaign: Cannabis Network Media, Curved Papers, DSGNR DRVG, Elixinol, Happy Munkey, HRTBRK studios, Kelly’s Bar, The WeedHead™, MTracTech, My Bud Vase, Nutrafuels, Restorative Botanicals, retro, b, Your CBD Oils.

Seizure-Plagued-Teen In Coma Approved For Cannabis Treatment On ‘Compassionate Grounds’

AUSTRALIA:  A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved the drug on “compassionate grounds”.

Today, Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne granted the use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States, to be administered by doctors treating Alex Renton in Wellington Hospital.

The 19-year-old has been in the hospital’s intensive care unit since April with a condition causing him to suffer repeated seizures.

The Capital and Coast District Health Board asked the Ministry of Health to approve the use of medical marijuana after all other treatment options had failed.