Cynthia Salarizadeh, Author at Green Market Report

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Located along the central coast of California you’ll find farms of berries, lettuce, and garlic. That is, until you hit Sparx Cannabis in Monterey County. The family-owned and vertically-integrated cannabis lifestyle company has recently announced the acquisition of multiple licenses that allow the company to cultivate and distribute cannabis and cannabis-derived product across the state of California.

Who is Sparx Cannabis?
Sparx Cannabis sets out to be the premium flower producer for the everyday cannabis consumer. Dedicated to being a leader in the industry, the company plans to do so by implementing multiple unique and sustainable practices throughout its technologically-advanced and solar-powered greenhouses.

“We have some of the most advanced technologies and greenhouses on our Sparx Cannabis properties, and these licenses will help us not only create and grow our products but distribute it statewide,” said Sparx Cannabis Co-founder Chandler Halpern. “We have incredible locations in one of the most fertile areas in the entire country to grow and greenhouses that are unlike anything that has been built on the central coast of California. With these licenses, we are planting our flag in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.”

With the distribution licenses, Sparx Cannabis plans to sell various high-quality sativa and indica-based products through dispensaries state-wide.

Environmentally-controlled automated cannabis facilities

Sparx Cannabis has over 100,000 square feet of cultivation space that is divided between two environmentally-controlled automated cannabis facilities. The first, Harkins Grow, is currently in the fifth harvest and each harvest has been producing approximately 600 pounds of high-quality cannabis flower. At Harkins Grow, the facility also has the ability to produce clones.   

At this cultivation site, the 3,800 plants are trimmed by hand to ensure the high standards Sparx Cannabis has for its products is met. The site also utilizes state-of-the-art drying containers that are able to dry the product more efficiently than other methods on the market.

Sparx Farms is the second sustainable cultivation site the lifestyle cannabis company operates. This location has one of the newest state-of-the-art greenhouses and over 10,000 clones. The company plans to harvest every two weeks.

Along with producing quality cannabis flower for California, Sparx Cannabis has a commitment to the community. The company looks forward to creating jobs in the Monterey County and adding open positions to the booming industry. According to a recent report more than 10,000 jobs will be added to California’s cannabis market in 2019.

The Sparx Cannabis Plan for the Future

Sparx Cannabis Co-founder and President Jared Helfant said, “The newly acquired licenses for cultivation and distribution will allow Sparx Cannabis to truly expand our presence in the cannabis sector with the high-quality cannabis flower that we strive to provide to our customers. With these licenses we have acquired, we are excited to demonstrate to the cannabis community the quality of our products and further establish our everyday cannabis lifestyle brand.”

In addition to producing high-quality cannabis for the everyday consumer, the company wants to eliminate the stigma that has followed the industry for decades. They plan to do so by being a community-focused company that strives to be as eco-friendly as possible. They are proud to be one of the first farms to have technologically-advanced greenhouses and state-of-the-art LED lighting that provides the highest-quality nutrients for the plant.

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehApril 24, 2019
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New Leaf Data Services, LLC (NLDS), the cannabis and hemp industry’s only independent Price Reporting Agency, has officially launched a pricing vertical for hemp called Hemp Benchmarks®.  It is now collecting, assessing and reporting on the wholesale price of biomass, dry flower, clones, seeds, crude hemp oil, refined hemp oil and CBD isolate.

As hemp is considered the future for the cannabis plant as a global commodity, the launch of this platform is a major step in the right direction. This signals to Wall Street that the commodity is ready for prime time trading.

“With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last year, the hemp market is poised for massive growth with unprecedented interest from farmers, processors and consumers, fueled in part by the extraordinary demand for CBD-based products. Industry participants will be seeking price transparency to analyze and navigate what we believe will be a dynamic and chaotic market as the projected supply and demand for hemp and hemp derived end-products comes into focus over the next few years.” said Jonathan Rubin, CEO of NLDS. “We are pleased to offer the market another independent reference benchmark to support strategic, operational and investment related decisions.”

These new assessments expand NLDS’ portfolio of benchmarks, which include more than eighty weekly benchmarks covering the wholesale price of cannabis in legal U.S. and Canadian markets through its Cannabis Benchmarks® division.

“We expect volatile hemp and CBD markets until supply and demand reach an equilibrium,” noted Rubin. “Price Reporting Agencies play a critical role in managing risk associated with volatile markets, enabling buyers and sellers to transact with confidence, support fundamental analysis by investors and equity analysts, and provide definitive benchmarks for commodity traders.”

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehApril 23, 2019
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CNBC’s Tim Seymour To Interview Peter Miller, CEO of Slang Worldwide

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /AxisWire/ After a major success at the One World Trade Center in NYC, The Green Market Summit brings its financial and business acumen to Chicago on May 7, 2019 with keynote speaker Tim Seymour of CNBC’s Fast Money.

Hosted by the Green Market Report, the cannabis industry’s premier financial news organization, the one-day event will feature exclusive information on finding jobs in the cannabis industry, building a national cannabis brand, insight into the business of vapes, the pricing of hemp ahead of a futures market, investing in women-led cannabis companies and important updates for the Chicago market. The keynote interview between Tim Seymour and the CEO of Slang Worldwide, Peter Miller, will take place from 11:00 to 12:00 PM.

“Green Market Report has seen the early signs that Illinois will be a major force in the cannabis industry” said Green Market Media Co-founder and CEO, Debra Borchardt. “Instead of waiting until after it happens, we want to be a part of the beginning. This conference will bring together the companies that see the promise of Chicago’s cannabis future and the residents and investors that will make it a success.”

The keynote interview will explore Miller and the SLANG team’s track record of best selling brands, global distribution and strategic partnerships and the future for brands in the industry. SLANG Worldwide, the leading portfolio of cannabis consumer packaged goods, sells some of the best performing cannabis products in the US’ largest legal markets and has worldwide distribution including 12 US states.

“As Illinois voters continue to support full cannabis legalization, the size of the market already makes it one of the larger growth opportunities in the industry,” stated Tim Seymour of Seymour Asset Management & CNBC. “I am very excited to be talking to some of top companies and leaders in the state at the Green Market Summit in Chicago on May 7th.”

Peter Miller is a cannabis industry veteran and was the co-founder of Mettrum Health Corp., which, in 2017, was sold to Canopy Growth Corporation for aggregate consideration of approximately $430 million. Tim Seymour is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Seymour Asset Management (SAM).  He is a recognized voice within the investment community as a trader and market strategist on CNBC and was recently added as a Board Member at cannabis packaging company KushCo Holdings Inc.

“As Chicago is home to some of the world’s most enduring consumer brands, I am thrilled to discuss SLANG Worldwide’s winning brands and distribution strategy at Green Market Summit’s inaugural Chicago event,” said SLANG Worldwide CEO Peter Miller. “Cannabis is a massive and ever-evolving market opportunity; Green Market Report is sure to inspire Chicago’s business community with dynamic conversations.”

Join the industry’s leading financial minds and public as well as private companies as they review the economic landscape of the cannabis industry.

Located in downtown Chicago at the UBS Tower on One North Wacker Ave, the event is made possible through event partnerships with Cresco Labs, Treehouse Global Ventures, Cresta Management, MMLG Brands, NewLeaf Data, and KCSA Strategic Communications. Following the Summit, there will be a private event featuring music by Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller in the stunning Winter Garden. This dramatic space is an 85 foot tall glass atrium featuring a the “Gem of the Lakes” bronze statue and fountain.

Tickets for the event and early bird pricing are still available, but spacing is limited. For more information, please visit: www.GreenMarketSummit.com or www.eventbhang.com/event/the-advanced-economic-state-of-cannabis/23

WHAT:Green Market Summit: The Advanced Economic State of Cannabis

WHEN: May 7, 2019

WHERE:UBS Tower One North Wacker, Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

AboutGreenMarketReport:

The Green Market Report (GMR) is headquartered in the Financial District of New York City with an office in Los Angeles. GMR is poised to be the center for trustworthy business, financial and economic news and intelligence. The site offers coverage on financial matters including news briefs on business, cultivation, and extraction, cannabis company stock prices, and wholesale cannabis pricing. For more information, please visit www.greenmarketreport.com or email info@greenmarketreport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GreenMarketRpt.

MediaInquiries

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Green Market Media

Cynthia@salarmediagroup.com

(856) 425-6160


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PORT RICHEY, FL, April 2, 2019 /AxisWire/ — Garyn Angel, CEO and founder of MagicalButter and inventor of the award winning MB2e botanical extractor, “MagicalButter machine,” was honored by High Times Magazine for his contributions shaping the global cannabis industry. This is the second year in a row Angel has been named High Times’ 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis.

Angels invention, The MagicalButter MB2e, is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. In 2012, Angel also founded the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a unique, non-profit charity dedicated to uplifting medical refugees. The organization provides financial assistance to patients in need of specialized medical treatment, most recently donating MB2e machines to medical marijuana patients in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“The top 100 of anything is an incredible honor, but High Times 100 Most Influential—when it’s the hottest industry in the world—really inspires us to work harder and continue to deliver products that our customers really love,” says Angel. “The DIY edibles market has really just begun, and MagicalButter is confident we’ll expand the shelf space we’ve created.”

MagicalButter’s groundbreaking products are distributed across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Port Richey, Florida, based company has spurred a global edible DIY market through providing consumers and patients with the tools and knowledge to decarboxylate, extract, infuse, create and store edibles and medibles at home.

Every year, The High Times 100 celebrates the 100 most influential people in the cannabis world, from entrepreneurs and activists to entertainers, politicians, cultivators and more.

About MagicalButter

MagicalButter is an entirely new category of products. The MagicalButter machine MB2e is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor designed for creating recipes infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. Most important are the amazing benefits of certain plants people all over the world are discovering can be used to enrich their health. MagicalButter products are consistently affordable, easy to use, made from premium quality materials, and offer peerless customer service from TeamMB. As a team, we own the company, we design the products, we use them, we truly care about quality and about each customer—and our fans tell us it shows in the personalized attention they receive. Together We Win. https://www.magicalbutter.com


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In an announcement released on AxisWire, 710 Security LTD, a fully-integrated cannabis security firm with offices in Colorado, Ohio and Michigan unveiled the news that it had officially acquired Leif Alert, a company headquartered in Evergreen, Colorado that provides custom security systems in homes and commercial cannabis facilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Lief Alert Owner, Chris Boyd, will now join 710 Security as the Chief Operating Officer.

“I am extremely excited to work with Chris Boyd again. I had the pleasure of working with him right before Amendment 64 passed. He has a vast knowledge and understands the regulated struggles we face every day,” said David Beckett, Founder of 710 Security.

Since its inception, Lief Alert has positioned itself as a reputable cannabis security company, securing facilities in Colorado, Michigan and Oregon for Viola Extracts, Simply Pure, Starbuds, Bonfire Cannabis, A Cut Above and Dark Horse Genetics.

“I knew and worked with David for a small dealer in Denver for a few months before the industry started. How ironic that ten years later we are back together taking on America with the most experience in the cannabis industry hands down,” said Boyd. “His team is what I’ve needed for a few years now. I am now driven more than ever to make 710 Security highly successful.”

With the restructuring, 710 Security also added Ryan Shields as the Vice President of Operations. Shields has worked with Beckett for the past several years.

“Ryan has really become an amazing asset. 710 Security would not be able to provide the high level of service or support without his dedication and perseverance,” said Beckett. “Adding these guys to the team will allow us to focus on quality over quantity during our nationwide expansion strategy.”

“Teaming up with David and Chris, in addition to our combined years in the industry will allow us to provide a leading, innovative service to the cannabis industry nationally,” said Shields.

710 Security has worked with clients from more than 20 different states and  works for cybersecurity experts, speaking with manufacturers on how to best protect customer data and intellectual property within the cannabis space. 710 Security’s work is not exclusive to the cannabis industry. It also caters to projects like FEMA construction camps and classified clients in the government arena. With offices currently in Colorado, Michigan and Ohio, 710 Security is the process of opening a fourth office in Florida.

In an interview with Benzinga on the transaction, Jamie Cooper of Cannabiz Connection explained that “It’s great to have security experts like 710 Security bringing their experience and service into the Michigan market. The entire state is on the cusp of a massive cannabiz explosion and working with experienced companies is incredibly important.”

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehNovember 7, 2018
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SANTA ROSA, CA – November 7, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Emerald Cup(the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today that Willie Nelson will be honored as the recipient of an honorary award at the 15thannual cannabis celebration. The award will be given during a ceremony taking place on December 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. The 2018 Emerald Cup will mark Nelson’s first-ever appearance at a large-scale cannabis event.

Nelson, a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force with a six-decade career and over 200 albums, is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of CrazyRed Headed Stranger, and Stardust. As a longtime cannabis activist, he has been an advocate for both the consumption and legalization of marijuana and is the creator of his own recreational cannabis companies, Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy. The Emerald Cup will also honor Nelson by renaming the annual award to the Willie Nelson Award for future honorees.

In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul and headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW. Nelson, a Texas native with a long and well-known career as a singer, songwriter, author, poet and actor, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music—making him the first-ever country artist to receive the distinguished award.

“We have a great deal of respect and admiration for Willie, who is graciously allowing the Cup to honor future individuals with an award that will remain in his name,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup. “An unwavering ability to stand true in his beliefs and refusal to accept society’s rigid set of rules are only part of what makes Willie the perfect individual to be recognized as a hero to the cannabis world.”

Past honorees of the award include Pebbles Trippet, Eddy Lepp, Valarie Corral, Jack Herer, Ed Rosenthal, Tony Serra, Dennis Peron, Debby Goldsberry, Martin Lee, Mikki Norris, Chris Conrad, Fred Garner, Dale Geringer and Steph Sherer.

The Emerald Cup has grown into one of the largest, most influential cannabis events of the year and features a highly-curated experience for cannabis enthusiasts from around the world. Beyond its headlining musical acts, this year’s lineup features a variety of presentations from industry experts, artists and educators. Attendees will also have access to an array of exhibitors and retailers offering food, products and entertainment. Additional musical acts and artists will be announced over the coming weeks.

The annual cannabis celebration, taking place on December 15 through 16, will also continue its careful and elaborate judging process, which spans across multiple categories including flowers, concentrates, edibles, CO2 cartridges, topicals and a range of CBD categories. The contest intake dates run from October 15 to November 18, 2018.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Emerald Cup website, as well as ticket retailer Eventbrite. Weekend passes start at $120 and attendees must be over the age of 21. This year’s event will be a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within cannabis culture.

 

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 15thAnnual Emerald Cup

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday December 16, 2018

Time: Doors open at 10 a.m. PST

Venue: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Address: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Admission:Varies // Weekend Pass Starts at $120

Age restrictions:21+

 

Purchase Links: 

General Admission
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

About The Emerald Cup

The Emerald Cup was created in 2003 to advance the concept of sustainable and organic cultivation through competition between the finest sun-grown organic cannabis. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

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Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com/ cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehOctober 22, 2018
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LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 22, 2018 /AxisWire/ urban-gro, Inc, a leading systems integrator and agriculture technology firm serving commercial cultivators around the world, will be presenting its new Soleil Environmental Control systems, powered by TGC, at the 2018 California Cannabis Business Conference in Anaheim on October 22-23. The systems, the Soleil Spark and Soleil Ray, are the newest additions to the Company’s Soleil Sense + Control technology line—one of the most advanced cultivation systems available today.
These plug-and-play systems are ideal for California cultivators with facilities up to 10,000 sq. ft. Offering complete control for grows, the Soleil proprietary control system doesn’t require complicated programming—users simply use the intuitive touchscreen interface to control nutrient and water delivery, capture environmental data, and control facility lighting. The skid-mounted Spark and Ray batch systems fit through a standard 60″ doorway for easy setup and can feed up to 4 and 10 nutrient zones, respectively.
Accessible from anywhere, the Soleil Sense + Control systems improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficiencies by using high-density wireless sensor networks to deliver actionable, data-driven microclimate intelligence.
“urban-gro’s Soleil Sense + Control technology systems help cultivators of all sizes maximize crop quality and yield while reducing operational costs. With the expansion of our Soleil line to include the Soleil Spark and Ray, we are able to effectively deliver the same technology used in large-scale cultivations to smaller and mid-size grows around the world,” said Brad Nattrass, CEO and Co-Founder at urban-gro. “All eyes are on California as an adult-use state and national leader in cultivation. We have a sustained commitment to servicing the cultivation community, providing best-in-market products and services to this thriving marketplace.”
urban-gro experts will be on hand at Booth #211 for a demo of the Soleil Spark system and to answer questions regarding Soleil technology and urban-gro’s systems integration solutions.
ABOUT URBAN-GRO
urban-gro is a leading systems integrator and agriculture technology firm focused on serving commercial cultivators around the world. The company’s ag tech division, Soleil Technologies, delivers data-driven micro climate intelligence using high-density sense and control technology to improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficiencies. urban-gro helps cultivators achieve sustainable scalability via innovative solutions that drive down costs, increase economic yield and reduce environmental impact.  By combining its design and integration services, industry-leading suite of cultivation equipment and crop management products, and proprietary technology solutions, urban-gro provides integrated solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators to efficiently manage and optimize their cultivation operations.  urban-gro is recognized as one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing systems integration and agricultural technology companies. Visit www.urban-gro.com and soleiltech.ag to learn more. Follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.
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This press release may contain forward looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those anticipated or expected, including statements related to the amount and timing of expected revenues and any payment of dividends related to our financial performance, expected income, distributions, and future growth for upcoming quarterly and annual periods. These risks and uncertainties are further defined in filings and reports by us with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among other matters, we not be able to sustain growth or achieve profitability based upon many factors including, but not limited to, general market conditions. Reference is hereby made to cautionary statements set forth in our most recent SEC filings. We have incurred and will continue to incur significant expenses in our expansion of our existing and new service lines, noting there is no assurance that we will generate enough revenues to offset those costs in both the near and long term.  Additional service offerings may expose us to additional legal and regulatory costs and unknown exposure(s) based upon the various geopolitical locations where we will be providing services, the impact of which cannot be predicted at this time.
Press Contacts:
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KCSA Strategic Communications
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Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 5, 2018
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 5, 2018 – Athletes for CARE (A4C), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support and raise awareness about the many challenges they face, announced today that Emily Paxhia has joined its Board of Directors.

Created for athletes by athletes, A4C strives to assist athletes both on and off the field by offering educational programs and services built specifically to help them overcome many of the issues they may be struggling with. Additionally, A4C helps fund and commission research initiatives designed to benefit athletes directly.

“We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our board and we look forward to her contributions,” said Anna Valent, Executive Director at Athletes for CARE. “Emily is a born leader with a keen understanding of management and oversight. Her proven track record of excellence will prove invaluable as Athletes for CARE continues to advocate, educate, and support both current and former professional athletes.”

Ms. Paxhia is a co-founder and a managing director at Poseidon Asset Management, an investment management company that invests exclusively in the legal cannabis industry. As a managing director, she works closely with her partners to create consequential deal structures and ensure that proper governance is carried out at the company level. Ms. Paxhia has also served on the Board of Directors at the Marijuana Policy Project, one of the most preeminent cannabis advocacy organizations.

“From chronic pain to depression, today’s athletes face a host of debilitating issues once they leave the field of competition and Athletes for CARE has been instrumental in helping them overcome these challenges,” said Ms. Paxhia. “I am deeply honored to join this highly distinguished board and assist in its noble goal of creating a community where all athletes, regardless of their sport, can find support and assistance as they search for new passions and purpose in life after a career in sports.”

About Athletes for CARE

Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity, and purpose in life after a career in sports. A4C was founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing critical health issues facing athletes and the public at large. For more information, please visit athletesforcare.org.

 

Media Contact:

Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

Cynthia@kcsa.com

 


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Part 4 of 8 of the 2018 Cannabis Trends: Welcome to Hollyweed

Another emerging trend in the cannabis industry is the growing level of comfort between Hollywood and cannabis. Although it’s no secret that many Hollywood stars have been known to indulge in cannabis use from time to time, most have been reluctant to publicly open up about their affinity for cannabis. But now that recreational cannabis is legal in California, it seems like every celebrity with even a modicum of fame is rushing to cash in on the legal cannabis industry.

Before recreational cannabis became legal in California, there were already a handful of daring celebrities that launched their own cannabis brands.

As an ardent medical cannabis advocate, Montel Williams was one of the first celebrities to dive feet first into the cannabis industry. In 2016, Williams launched the medical cannabis lifestyle brand Lentiv; which sells hemp-based CBD supplements and cannabis oils.

Melissa Etheridge was also one of the first celebrities out of the gate; in 2014 she released her own brand of cannabis wine called Know Label. Although marketed as a wine, Know Label is technically classified as a tincture as current California law forbids the selling of products that mix alcohol and cannabis.

To the surprise of no one, Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong launched their own cannabis brands; Leafs by Snoop and Chong’s Choice.

As legalization spread throughout the country, becoming more of a question of when than if, more celebrities have come out of the woodwork. Willie Nelson has Willie’s Reserve, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop recently teamed up with the cannabis dispensary chain MedMen, and Whoopi Goldberg has Whoopi & Maya.

Not every cannabis loving celebrity wants to start their own brand, however, some just want to consume it. For those famous folk, a whole host of high-end luxury cannabis brands have started to take Hollywood by storm.

To start, the boutique hotel group Standard International has teamed up with the edibles maker Lord Jones to open a retail cannabis shop in the lobby of the Standard Hollywood, located on Sunset Boulevard. Once open, the shop will be stocked with high end cannabis products; both edible and smokeable.

During this year’s Academy Awards, the artisanal cannabis distributor Flow Kana became the first cannabis brand to hand out cannabis gift bags at the awards ceremony. Each bag contained several pre-rolled joints and jars of cannabis.

While stoner comedies have been a staple of Hollywood for decades, the same cannot be said of television; that is, until the last couple of years. The web series High Maintenance, which centers on a cannabis delivery man in New York, was picked up by HBO in 2016 and has been met with rave reviews.

Similarly, the streaming giant Netflix has already produced two cannabis-centered television shows, Disjointed and Cooking on High. Although neither show has been met with particularly favorable reviews, the fact that its subject matter is no longer controversial demonstrates the far reaching mainstream appeal of cannabis.

For all intents and purposes, cannabis has gone mainstream in Hollywood. In the short-term future, look for more celebrities entering into the cannabis industry, either with their own brand or as a partner with an existing company. Most of these brands will either fail commercially or simply fail to distinguish themselves; although the brands that lean into the luxury market will have a better chance of survival. Expect to see more awards shows and elite events embrace cannabis and don’t be surprised when joints become as common as a glass of champagne.

In the long-term, however, expect to see cannabis become boring. With more celebrities coming out about their cannabis use, more television shows about cannabis being produced, and more cultural institutions generally embracing cannabis; smoking a joint will no longer be seen as cool or edgy or anything other than normal.

You can download the 2018 Cannabis Trend Report for free by clicking here.


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Toronto, Ontario, July 9, 2018 /AxisWire/ CordovaCann Corp. (OTCQB:LVRLF) (“CordovaCann” or the “Company”), a leading cannabis-focused consumer products company, is pleased to announce that the Company has received conditional approval to list its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”). Final approval is subject to the completion of customary listing requirements of the CSE, including receipt of all required application documentation. A date for the listing and posting for trading of CordovaCann’s common shares will be determined upon the CSE’s confirmation of all conditions being met.

Mr. Taz Turner, Chairman & CEO of CordovaCann stated, “The receipt of conditional approval for listing on the CSE is an important milestone for the Company. We look forward to receiving final approval as listing on the CSE will allow CordovaCann to gain access to the capital markets in Canada, expand the Company’s shareholder base and improve liquidity for its investors.”

To be added to the Company’s distribution list, please email cordova@kcsa.comwith “Cordova” in the subject line.

About CordovaCann Corp.

CordovaCann Corp. (formerly LiveReel Media Corporation) is a Canadian-domiciled company focused on building a leading, diversified cannabis products business across multiple U.S. jurisdictions. CordovaCann primarily provides services and investment capital to the processing and production vertical markets of the cannabis industry.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management’s views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. The Company cannot provide assurances that the matters described in this press release will be successfully completed or occur or that the Company will receive final approval for the listing of its common shares on the CSE. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: global economic and market conditions; the war on terrorism and the potential for war or other hostilities in other parts of the world; the availability of financing and lines of credit; successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; changes in interest rates; management’s ability to forecast revenues and control expenses, especially on a quarterly basis; unexpected decline in revenues without a corresponding and timely slowdown in expense growth; the Company’s ability to retain key management and employees; intense competition and the Company’s ability to meet demand at competitive prices and to continue to introduce new products and new versions of existing products that keep pace with technological developments, satisfy increasingly sophisticated customer requirements and achieve market acceptance; relationships with significant suppliers and customers; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the Company’s public filings on EDGAR and SEDAR. The Company undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s EDGAR and SEDAR filings.

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of Company securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 

Contact:

Phil Carlson / Elizabeth Barker

KCSA Strategic Communications

cordova@kcsa.com

(212) 896-1233

 



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