Benzinga’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Capital Conference to Draw Key Players in the Burgeoning Industry

FLORIDA: North America’s leading cannabis entrepreneurs and investors will flock to beautiful Miami, Florida, Jan. 15-16, 2019, for the second annual Cannabis Capital Conference, hosted by premier financial media outlet Benzinga. This highly-anticipated event sets the standard among cannabis conferences, offering unparalleled access and seamless interaction between the entrepreneurs who are establishing highly promising companies and the investors whose capital will fuel their efforts.

Cannabis Capital Conference

Returning to present at the event once again are top investors like CNBC’s Tim Seymour, Jon Najarian and New Cannabis Ventures founder Alan Brochstein. They will speak alongside some of America’s leading CEOs, who are expertly guiding today’s standout cannabis companies to success.

“Benzinga’s Cannabis Capital Conference brings together the crème de la crème of the cannabis world,” said Neal Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Benzinga. “Benzinga has long presided as a financial media leader, offering broad coverage relative to the cannabis space. We now bring that standout expertise to a live setting where entrepreneurs and investors can network, forge deals and learn from today’s top cannabis influencers, policymakers and innovators. No other cannabis conference facilitates the level of access or the seamless interaction between cannabis investors and entrepreneurs that the Cannabis Capital Conference provides.”

Tickets for the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference are on sale now and can be purchased online. Investors can qualify for free passes by emailing bzcannabis@benzinga.com.

The Cannabis Capital Conference will kick off Jan. 15 with an exclusive, invitation-only cannabis executive retreat. This C-suite event will be held exclusively for cannabis operators and executives. Discussion topics will include post-legalization Canada, the next steps for legalization in the United States, 280E and more. That evening, a general admission networking event will take place for all conference participants.

On Jan. 16, the Cannabis Capital Conference will get into full swing with a full day of engaging panels, exclusive investor presentations, speed networking and more. The second day represents the perfect opportunity to make deals and learn from policy makers, influencers and trailblazers.

Platinum Highlife Tours: Luxury Travel For 6.7 Billon Cannabis Market

FLORIDA: ML Capital Group,  has announced the launch of Platinum High Life Tours, a luxury tour operator serving the burgeoning $6.7 billion global cannabis market. Today’s announcement comes just 10 days after the Company announced a strategic acquisition to take a 25% interest in  Colorado Highlife Tours, with the option of acquiring an additional 24% percent stake in the Colorado-based cannabis tourism company.  MLCG also recently announced that the Company’s existing luxury tour operation and flagship brand, Platinum Tours of Maui, realized a 25% increase in first-quarter revenue over 2016, following on an equally impressive 29% increase from 2015 to 2016.

Platinum High Life Tours will serve the discerning cannabis tourist, with custom itineraries around the world, 5-star accommodations, fine-dining and more. The company will soon announce its first bespoke tour in Jamaica, which will include exclusive plantation tours and cannabis dining experiences in the global home of cannabis culture.

MLCG is also developing and implementing custom technology products and services for Platinum High Life with the goal of creating a truly distinctive client experience.

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FLORIDA: Miami Beach’s mayoral election has attracted the kind of star power and money that has come to be expected of the million-dollar sandbar.

Former President Bill Clinton has dropped by, and eclectic Virgin Group CEO Sir Richard Branson has weighed in. More than a million bucks in campaign expenditures have been made in the fight to become mayor of this brand-name city of 90,000. [Read more…]