Thursday 9/13: Activists, Educators & Entrepreneurs Gather For MJBA Cleveland Meetup

OHIO: Leading professionals in Cleveland’s nascent cannabis industry will gather for an evening of information, professional networking and community this Thursday, September 13th, at the offices of Meyers Roman for the bi-monthly Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Cleveland Meetup.

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Featured speakers this month include Theresa Daniello, TDCANN Institute; Steven Baden, Meyers Roman; Arleen Crider, Nurse-Herbalist, Educator, and Clinical Informatics Specialist, PLUS Special GUEST Jeremy Miller, Las Vegas Hempfest; and Arleen Crider, Nurse-Herbalist, Educator, and Clinical Informatics Specialist at Cleveland School of Cannabis.

Attorney Steven Baden will serve as the evening’s emcee.  Nurse-Herbalist Arleen Crider, who helped to develop curriculum for the Cleveland School of Cannabis’ Medical program as well as teach Patient Navigation and Dispensary Operations courses. will be speaking on the importance of medical professionals to have basic understanding of the Endocannabinoid System, with or without the application of plant-based cannabinoids.

Featured speaker Theresa Daniello began orienting Ohio’s Republican leadership to cannabis in 2012, and collaborated nationally with multiple organizations to help implement policy requiring health care professional education in medical cannabis legislation and regulations.

Guest speaker Jeremy Miller is a longtime medical cannabis activist and promoter.  Along with support from Seattle Hempfest, Jeremy is bringing Hempfest to Las Vegas on November 3&4th.   He’ll be speaking with the Cleveland community about getting involved as speakers, sponsors and vendors at Viva Las Hempfest.

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Attendance at MJBA Meetups is FREE for all MJBA Business Members and qualified guests.  RSVP is requested.

MJBA Launches Ohio Chapter June 12th, Interest High As September 8th Deadline Approaches

OHIO: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), a leading national trade association for participants in the legal cannabis industry and publishers of the MJ News Network, will host its debut meetup in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the midwest leg of it national “CannaFest Destiny” educational tour that includes stops in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

The professional networking event will be held at the law offices of Meyers, Roman on June 12th, 6:30-9PM.  Featured speakers will include Michael O’Malley, founder of Curved Papers; Michelle Blank, President and Robin Ann Morris, Founder & CEO of the MaryJane Agency; Steven Baden, Attorney-At-Law, Meyers, Roman; and MJBA founder David Rheins.

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Medical marijuana became legal under House Bill 523 on September 8th, 2016. Under the bill, administered by The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board, will be able to purchase and use medical marijuana. It’s taken the state two full years to roll out the program, keeping patients and caregivers, along with would-be participants in the legal mmj industry, waiting and frustrated.

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Interest in legal cannabis, one of the fastest growing segments in our economy and a major engine for both job creation and tax revenue generation, has never been higher.  Michelle Blank, President and Robin Ann Morris, Founder & CEO of the MaryJane Agency, decided to organize the Cleveland meetup because they wanted to create a Business Forum for leaders in Ohio’s Cannabis community to gather and collaborate in a professional environment.  “We are so excited to be affiliated with bringing MJBA to  Ohio and feel this is a great avenue for Principals in this area to learn from each other and grow their businesses,” Ms. Blank said.

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Steven L. Baden, Attorney at Law featured presenter, and venue host for the group’s inaugural meetup commented, “Being involved with helping MMJ businesses take root and thrive in Ohio fits perfectly with MJBA’s mission and is why I’m part of getting MJBA established in Ohio.”

The MJBA was instrumental in the establishment of Curved Papers,” Michael O’Malley told MJ News Network. “We joined as business members in Denver in January 2015, where we introduced Curved Papers to Colorado’s cannabis industry leadership, and we are honored to be able to participate in the launch of the MJBA Cleveland and MJBA Ohio communities.  We’ve grown and prospered through our association with the MJBA, and are proud to serve as National Sponsors, traveling across the country on this “Cannafest Destiny” tour.

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“As a native midwesterner, born and raised in Indiana,  I’m thrilled to be able to come back home and help Ohio’s nascent cannabis business community,” said David Rheins, MJBA founder and executive director. “We look forward to helping to shape common market standards, providing market intelligence, and developing best ethical business practices for all participants in the emerging legal marijuana industries.”

Attendance at the June 12th MJBA Cleveland event is FREE to MJBA Members and qualified industry professionals and caregivers.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot here.