The Week In Cannabis: Big Earnings Reports, Biden's Change Of Heart, New Report On Dispensaries

CBD wellness brand Cultivate is set to debut its specialty line of lifestyle enhancement products at this year’s Oregon Hemp Convention June 7-8 at Portland’s Expo Center.

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The following are some of the most interesting cannabis-related stories from this week.

Hannah Genig spoke about the opioid crisis at the SALT Conference with Nicholas Vita, vice chairman and CEO of the medical cannabis company Columbia Care.

Susan Ameel, co-founder and partner of Global Regulatory Risk Advisors, discussed all sorts of regulatory topics, from Florida to the DOJ, in her column, RegTalk.

Headset CEO Cy Scott shared a look back into 4/20 figures and wrote an opinion piece, “420 Cannabis Celebrations Growth Marks The End Of An Era Of Oppression, Incarceration And Shaming.

Michael Miller, the new cannabis editor of LA Weekly and host of the CannaBusiness Podcast, shared his personal cannabis story and a look into the transition of cannabis from a substance to get high with to being one that gets you healthy.

Jeff Siegel published his “Bulls And Bud Of The Week” column, discussing Captiva Verde Land Corp CPIVF's acquisition of Solargram Farms Corporation and cannabis science this week. 

Andrew Ward shared a look into veteran-owned cannabis businesses and cannabis use in pro wrestling.

Check out these and many other cannabis stories in our cannabis portal.

Events Calendar

May 22: Greenhouse Ventures and the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce are hosting Innovation In The Cannabis Industry, from Israel to USA at the Levitt Auditorium at University of the Arts. The event focus on transferring best practices of commercializing technology and research from Israel to the U.S., with a specific focus on implications for the the tristate (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) region. 

For business operators and investors attending the event, host organization Greenhouse Ventures will provide insight into the launch of a new International Commercialization Incubator that aims to position Philadelphia and the tristate region as a landing pad for international startups seeking U.S. market entry. Companies selected to join the Commercialization Incubator will benefit from university research and corporate partnerships, discounted and pro-bono services, as well as assistance navigating complex barriers like banking, immigration, housing and marquee client acquisitions.  

May 23: The Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona (HITA-AZ) will host a monthly networking event open to the public at Modern Grove Views at OdySea in the Desert, in Scottsdale, Arizona. HITA-AZ is the first hemp-specific, non-governmental agricultural organization in Arizona.

May 28-June 1: The Cons is a gathering of three trade and fan shows — the Cam Con, the Cannabis Con and the Inked Con — all under one roof at the SLS South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The Cons 2019 will offer a variety of seminars with top industry panelist, networking parties and performance displays to benefit the industry’s content providers, models and affiliates. While these industries have differences, in many ways they overlap.All three shows are model-driven because they are the true industry ambassadors, which is the core value of The Cons.

May 29: Ansell Grimm & Aaron's Cannabis Law Practice is hosting the CBD-A Conference. This seminar will focus on emerging issues and opportunities surrounding cannabis, blockchain, and capital raises using Regulation D and Regulation A. Find tickets on Eventbrite under the name "CBD-A Conference."

May 30-31: The Concentration Expo is coming to San Diego. Concentration is a cannabis extraction conference and event assembling the entire specialty cannabis extraction and analytical science spectrum in one connected space that’s focused on providing real solutions with proven success.

Attendees will connect firsthand with industry leaders offering tangible ideas and practical applications for all areas of cannabis extraction and analytical science. The conference is a two-day immersive event offering exclusive content and keynote seminars, alongside vetted exhibits and interactive experiences. 

June 7-9: The Women Grow 2019 Leadership Summit is coming to the East Coast. Dr. Chanda Macias, the CEO of the woman-focused organization, will welcome multitudes to her hometown of Washington, D.C., from June 7-8 for the largest cannabis event of its kind.

“We look forward to amplifying our message of cannabis legalization, inclusion and equality here in our nation’s capital,” Macias said. “Being steps away from the U.S. Capitol, where we have witnessed an influx of women assuming leadership positions, is sure to inspire our community as a whole to connect, educate and empower female leaders in this space.”

June 18: Martha Stewart will speak at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Stewart is an example of big brands and high-profile personalities that are entering into the cannabis space as outdated stigma gives way to mainstream growth opportunities.

“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in the lifestyle space with this tailored audience,” Stewart said. “As I begin to collaborate on products for the CBD market, and as the demand for these types of product grows, I’m very interested in the conversations and connections at this event.”

Stewart will be joining Civilized publisher Derek Riedle and Bruce Linton, the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Canopy Growth onstage in a fireside chat June 18 to close the conference. Read more about it here.

June 25: MjMicro, an investor forum that seeks to connect “highly qualified investors with best-in-class and emerging publicly-traded cannabis companies” will debut in New York at the Westin Grand Central. The event is slated to be held four times a year, with future events scheduled for Beverly Hills, West Palm Beach and Seattle.

Photo by Javier Hasse.

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