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California cannabis entrepreneurs will earn $5.2B in revenue in 2018 as recreational use becomes legal there. The state of California will collect about one billion dollars in accompanying marijuana taxes.
ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaInvestor Magazine (www.cannainvestormag.com), the leading industry investment magazine for cannabis investors, analysts, executives, entrepreneurs, and financial media, features three private companies in its November 2017 magazine issue (https://joom.ag/G1SL) — Healing Budz, Inc., Blue Cord Farms, Inc., and 500 N 3rd St., LLC.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative researchers and scientists, pharma experts, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge about the burgeoning medical cannabis industry at CannaTech UK, Britain’s first-ever international Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation curated specifically for the UK and European markets.
PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 100 high net-worth investors from around the world will gather in Palm Beach at the Arcview Investor Forum next week to consider opportunities from dozens of promising cannabis companies in a “Shark Tank” like format.
Several dozen people have expressed interest in manufacturing or distributing medical marijuana products under Iowa’s new law, despite strict limits on what they would be able to sell, a state administrator said Wednesday.
As the Ohio Department of Commerce prepares to give licenses to medical marijuana growers, some entrepreneurs want the state to restrict licensees to only those who live in Ohio. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows the Department of Commerce to grant licenses to 12 large growing operations and 12 small growing operations.
Entrepreneurs, investors and career seekers are eager to navigate California’s newly legalized recreational cannabis market and the California Cannabis Business Expo is ready to show current and future stakeholders the way on its opening day at the Sheraton Marina Hotel in San Diego on March 5, 2017.
More than 200 high-net worth investors from around the world, eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather at Loews Hollywood Hotel for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.
On Dec. 22, 2016, Oregon’s Portland City Council voted unanimously to amend its marijuana business regulations, creating a license for marijuana retail couriers.
Are you an entrepreneur eager to fund your cannabis business? Needless to say, banks are not going to be your first choice. How can you raise capital legally and then bank the money you make?
Conferences for entrepreneurs eager to break into the cannabis industry have popped up with astonishing frequency in Philadelphia since April, when Gov. Wolf signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
The Wild West of weed is on fire with entrepreneurial opportunities. Potpreneurs across America are legally growing, curing and cooking the skunky stuff in record numbers. As those who cultivate and sell the plant grow, so do the offshoot businesses sprouting up around them.
Legalization of recreational weed would generate an estimated $1 billion in additional taxes per year.
NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Navigating frontier markets successfully requires the right guide. Successful guides must be not just the best and the brightest, but the boldest, as they go where others have not trekked before. Meet the venture cannabists—the early adopters who blazed the cannabis trail—at the Cannabis Growth Capital Summit on June 15, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City.
BOULDER, Colo., May 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Longtime entrepreneur Patrick O’Malley today announces Good Life Colorado, a cannabis-industry program that provides entrepreneurs space to develop products in a licensed MIP (Marijuana Infused Products facility) to develop a wide range of THC products.
OAKLAND, Calif., April 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steve DeAngelo, just named one of the Top 7 most Powerful Marijuana Industry Leaders by Fortune Magazine, is making his decades of cannabis expertise globally available with a new series of online courses produced by Green Flower Media.
LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kush Bottles, Inc (OTCQB: KSHB), America’s premier supplier of packaging solutions, supplies and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, announced today that they will host a contest for entrepreneurs with a prize worth up to $500,000.
NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a keynote speaker for the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, taking place in Miami, Florida from May 4-7, 2016.
On March 18, 2016, CanopyBoulder announced that it had raised a $2 million fund to invest in two classes of startups for its business accelerator program in 2016.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Branding Group announced a new educational content hub this morning, called the Marijuana Branding Academy.
Speakers at a cannabis conference in Portland say the industry should model itself after the organic food movement’s growth and quality.
The cannabis industry is quickly becoming a magnet for female entrepreneurs.
With the California Cannabis Business Expo hitting San Francisco March 3-5, 2016, here are 11 tips for hacking your cannabis expo experience so you can build your network and expand your knowledge.
TEL AVIV, Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative Israeli researchers and scientists, high tech experts and “Start-Up Nation” entrepreneurs have fused their knowledge and skills to develop cutting edge expertise that will be on display at Israel’s first International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation.
CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — 2016 will be a pivotal year for investing in legal marijuana. The Feb. 2 Boot Camp for Investors and Entrepreneurs, produced by the Marijuana Investor Summit in conjunction with Signal Bay and the Cannabis Collaborative Conference, will be held at the Portland Expo Center.
On Jan. 6, 2016, MassRoots (OTCQB: MSRT) announced that it will be featured in the History channel’s documentary, “The Marijuana Revolution,” premiering on Jan. 11, 2016, at 9 p.m. EST.
The Arcview Group, perhaps the country’s best known cannabis investor group and the number one source of deal flow for the industry, has announced a new entrepreneur pitch session for Feb. 1-2, 2016.
The stoner image is sometimes addressed from the investing arena as if it were the stepchild, or the sibling that didn’t go to college. But is this really accurate, not to mention ignoring a very large market?
The burgeoning cannabis sector is often compared to the gold rush, especially the lesson that the picks and shovels were where the real money was made. There are a few other comparisons too, and misconceptions.
HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The state-by-state legalization of cannabis is one of the most exciting changes to our society in modern history, but at the same time it is very complex. Rapid change, federal illegality, stigma, and confusing regulations contribute to difficulties in identifying and connecting with legitimate entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers.
The Marijuana Investor Summit delivered quality educational sessions to more than 200 entrepreneurs and investors at the recent Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sept. 16, 2015.
At the local level, Women Grow provides the opportunity for cannabis entrepreneurs to meet and exchange ideas.
Lori Ferrara wasn’t deterred when she walked into her first ArcView meeting and found herself the only female investor among 80 men. She recalls being a little intimidated but took them on “one-by-one” and ended up being the organization’s first female investor.
Cannabis entrepreneurs may underestimate the potential for debt financing, a topic that will be explored in detail by Scott Jordan, Director of Business Development for Dynamic Funding at the Marijuana Investor Summit on Sept. 16 in Los Angeles.
Kush Bottles, a maker of bottles, papers and containers, appears on Inc. Magazine’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. And lest you think Kush is bringing up the rear because, well, it’s marijuana-related, think again—the five-year-old company is 774th on the list, good for the top 15 percent.
As of early August, CanopyBoulder Spring Class companies have raised nearly $3 million in seed financing, and more is on the way. But don’t think that raising money or investing money is easy—it is not.
In the cannabis market, entrepreneurs also face the challenge of myriad regulations in a quickly changing market. But the cannapreneurial journey itself, win or lose, is being embraced by media companies.
Entrepreneurs help create and define an industry and can start at surprisingly humble levels, like a garage. Some are storefront businesses, and some may even start on wheels like the pushcarts so ubiquitous on Manhattan’s streets.
Entrepreneurs don’t always know what qualifies as a fungible asset. And they’re not aware that many emerging businesses can gain access to finance fairly easily if their business has the right components.
The upcoming Cannabis Creative Conference, slated for July 29 and 30 at the Oregon Expo Center in Portland, has added an Investment Forum on July 28 to help investors and entrepreneurs profit in the newly legalized marijuana industry. The forum is presented by the Marijuana Investor Summit.
CHICAGO, July 15, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Join us July 28 in Portland for a reprise of the Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camps for investors and entrepreneurs.
The business of selling marijuana legally—for medical and recreational purposes—is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.
As Legalization 2.0 hits its 18th month stride, women are increasingly making their presence felt in every level of the business and regulatory space.
On May 6, 2015, Colorado legislators approved a measure that appears to ease restrictions on out-of-state investment in marijuana businesses.
Less than a year ago, Canary, a mobile marketplace startup, was referred to as the “Uber for marijuana.” The company was founded to cater to medical marijuana patients who were not always in close proximity to a dispensary, or who had trouble getting around due to illness.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — eCann, Inc. is today announcing a new platform for investors looking to get into the legal cannabis industry. “The Cannabis Investor Summit,” the brainchild of Eddie Miller, Lawrence Michelson and Boris Tsibelman, will showcase the investment opportunities and benefits of investing in the Cannabis industry with an emphasis on the transparency of a cloud-based environment.
Canopy, a Boulder-based incubator for pot entrepreneurs, is the first of its kind, reports CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen.
Oregon’s recreational cannabis market will become legal on July 1, 2015, but some would-be entrepreneurs and investors still don’t even know if they are eligible to participate.
CHICAGO, May 13, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Investors representing in excess of $500 million met with the best minds and businesses in the legal cannabis industry at the nation’s first Marijuana Investor Summit, recently held in Denver.