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StaffStaffOctober 28, 2020
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Lucky Box Club announced the launch of their “Seasonal Collections”, featuring pre-curated Lucky Boxes filled with California’s favorite cannabis brands.

The quarterly releases are available for one-time purchase and feature products perfect for the season for $199.

“The great thing about the Winter Collection Box is that it features a curated assortment of brands and products that offer a really, fun unboxing experience. We work with craft and hard- to-find brands to curate a unique experience for our members,” said co-founder Eliza Maroney.

Featured brands in the upcoming Winter Collection include House of Saka, Pure Vape, Mellows, Somatik, Panacea, Weekenders, lolo, Garden Society, Z’s Life, and Cannabolish.

Each box also comes with our seasonal zine featuring product information, editorial content, recipes, and “the Magic in the Box.”
As a licensed delivery service, Lucky Box Club also offers on-demand delivery in addition to its premium cannabis subscription program.

Lucky Box Club Subscription and Seasonal Collection Boxes and products are available for delivery in the greater Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area.

Founded by canna-couple Eliza and Luke Maroney in 2017, Lucky Box Club is the oldest, fully-licensed, continually run cannabis subscription box company in California (and potentially the world).

“We started Lucky Box Club to fill a need for busy, sophisticated cannabis consumers and newcomers alike. People don’t always have time to stop by the dispensary and discover new brands,” said Luke Maroney. “LBC is about giving our members exactly what they want… they set their preferences and we deliver awesome products. It’s cannabis, smarter. Whether it’s a top-notch flower or the best new edible on the market, you’re going to love what’s in your box.”

Lucky Box Club customers can sign up for a monthly cannabis subscription box via the company’s website and receive premium and craft cannabis products delivered right to their doorstep each month. Upon signup, customers set their cannabis preferences and only receive products from the categories they’ve selected. Not into concentrates or edibles? Not a problem.

You only receive products from the categories you select. After discovering a great new product, customers can also reorder products a la carte. Lucky Box Club offers a monthly box at $149/mo, a 3-month Trial subscription at $349, and a pre-curated Seasonal Collection Box at $199 for one-time purchase.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehOctober 22, 2020
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Women Grow, the largest professional network for women in the cannabis industry, is uncertain if their annual Leadership Summit will return in 2021.
“We’re still uncertain if we will return next year. When we considered the risk and our protocol is everyone’s safety is first. Yes, we are a business but our community is important to us,” said Gia Morón, President of Women Grow. “But with no Leadership Summit this year, we had to come up with other creative ways to stay engaged so we shifted to social media LIVE talks. Meet them where they are,” said Morón.
In March at the start of the pandemic, the company shut down all of its Signature Networking Events (SNE) before lockdowns began. The shift to social media joined Women Grow with the ranks of their peers but it was during the lockdown the company launched its #adulthomeschooling program.
Women Grow took all the elements it used at its SNE and applied it through various education options.
“We wanted to keep our community engaged just as they would at SNE or summit except virtually. We’ve partnered with some amazing companies like Green Flower Arcview, Curaleaf, and M4MM with more partnerships to come. The idea of a virtual conference is still on the table but we’re still in talks,” said Morón.

StaffStaffOctober 13, 2020
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Drop Delivery, the all-in-one cannabis delivery management solution, raises $1M through equity crowdfunding.

The Drop Delivery platform offers advanced technology that empowers cannabis retailers with their white-labeled mobile app, a dashboard to manage inventory, dispatch and driver logistics, automated marketing tools, and a built-in digital loyalty program.

“We are extremely excited to have raised capital through equity crowdfunding,” said Drop Delivery’s CEO, Vanessa Gabriel. “We have always wanted to offer the opportunity for people to join us on this journey. This route was a better fit for us than traditional capital. “

Drop Delivery was the first company to raise $1 million on the crowdfunding platform Equifund. Funds from this round will be used for product development, accelerate sales efforts, and fuel expansion into new markets in 2021.

Equity crowdfunding has been fully legal since 2016, and it allows a business to secure capital from unaccredited investors in the United States. Like with any investment, crowdfunding is a risk, but those who provide capital can stand to profit if the business succeeds.

Drop Delivery is the first all-in-one delivery management platform designed to help cannabis retailers safely – and compliantly – sell cannabis products, collect digital payments, handle supply chain management, and manage last-mile delivery. It provides retail cannabis companies with a fully branded solution to grow their business and re-engage customers.


StaffStaffSeptember 22, 2020
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El Planteo, a Spanish-language media outlet dedicated to delivering news on cannabis, hemp, CBD, psychedelics, gender issues, ecology, investing, local culture, trends, and more, announced its official launch in partnership with Benzinga, a dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content, coveted by Wall Street’s top traders.

“We noticed a lack of good financial content related to emerging industries and progressive topics in the Spanish-speaking world. Being from Argentina, I felt like we had to be pioneers in this space, providing a young readership in Latin America and Spain with information on business, finance, and culture,” said Javier Hasse, CEO, and Co-Founder of El Planteo. “We want to engage our readers with interesting, diverse content, while also empowering them to build their own businesses and invest in others.”

With a potential adult-use market of over 500 million people, a patient population close to 5 million, and low production costs, Latin America is quickly becoming one of the most significant cannabis markets in the world. According to a 2018 study by Prohibition Partners, the combined adult-use and medical cannabis market in Latin America is expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2028. El Planteo is headquartered in Argentina, with offices in Detroit and Los Angeles. The outlet is bridging the gap in knowledge and technology between first-world countries and developing nations in regards to sustainability and green alternatives.

Recognizing the importance of this rapidly developing market, Benzinga teamed up with cannabis journalist and best-selling book author Javier Hasse, who currently serves as Managing Director of Benzinga Cannabis, to create a platform where Latin American readers and entrepreneurs can stay up to date about industry news and trends, culture, investing tips, and much more more.

“When we brought up the idea of expanding into the Spanish-language market, Javier mentioned he had a project of his own that needed funding. After analyzing the idea, market potential and necessary budget, we decided this would be a great course of action to supplement our larger Spanish offering through Benzinga España, with a more locally-focused media outlet, El Planteo,” added Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick.

Initially released as a beta test, El Planteo has proven to be extremely successful, with very strong traffic (doubling consistently month over month over the last six months) and a large amount of content, both original and translated from a long list of media partners around the world.

El Planteo’s content has been republished on Benzinga, High Times, Forbes Argentina, Investing.com, Ámbito Financiero, Flipboard, Yahoo, and others. Content partners include Benzinga, DoubleBlind Magazine, Confident Cannabis, Goldleaf, Pick Up The Fork, Flowertown, Green Market Report, Aunt Zelda’s, The Medical Cannabis Community, Weedmaps, The Cannigma, Hoban Law Group, Cannabis & Tech Today, and others.

Green Market Report provides some content to El Planteo.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 18, 2020
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Haus of Jane announces Women in Plant Medicine Virtual Summit! to be held on September 30, 2020. The online event brings together women working in the stigmatized plant medicine industry to build community, network for business and inspire political activism. Tickets are on sale now: http://hausofjane.com

“By bringing women together on a global level we have the opportunity to make our voices heard politically, find the support we need in growing our businesses and strengthen the women’s movement at home,” Kyra Reed, Co Founder, Haus of Jane. ‘The event will be packed with opportunities to network, make friends and build community.”

What: Haus of Jane is hosting women in a virtual environment that facilitates networking, education and engagement on a dynamic platform.
When: September 30, 2020 –10 am PT to 6 pm PT
Where: Online, sign up now: http://hausofjane.com

Guests will find a DJ on the Main Stage, Salons type group networking and over 30 presentations to learn about how women in plant medicine are advancing the industries in which they work.

“Whether you are new to plant medicine as a career and you’ve been leading the charge against prohibition for decades, you’ll find inspiration, new information and a community of like minded women to explore how plant medicine can heal the world,” added Reed.

Haus of Jane Co-Founder, Lisa Snyder, adds, “It is imperative as women that we take this opportunity to strategize and unify with an intentional desire to connect with like minded individuals who support global health and the well-being of all humans on this planet.”

Many well-respected industry leaders are showing resounding support for the Haus of Jane community including White Buffalo SpiritMCS Accounting ServicesCannasitePotencyACS LaboratoryNternal / XternalClark Howell & Barbari.

“The Women In Plant Medicine Summit is produced and curated by women working in cannabis with the goal of creating a virtual conference that fosters conversation, establishes unity among women in the industry and informs with real, raw presentations on science, policy and what it means to be a woman working in stigmatized plant medicines,” explained Snyder. “Whether you’re new to plant medicine as a career or you’ve been leading the charge against prohibition for decades, you’ll find inspiration, new information and a community of like minded women to explore how plant medicine can heal the world.”

Haus of Jane is an events series focused on creating networking experiences for women in cannabis. Founded as a collaboration between Women Empowered in Cannabis and Tokeativity.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 16, 2020
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National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) 2020, the third annual week of awareness across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with criminal records will take place September 19-26, 2020

Adapting to address COVID-19 health and safety concerns, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its vital work through a mix of online and in-person clinics, workshops, and events – featuring crucial supportive services including pop-up food pantries and voter registration at select locations.

N.E.W. 2020 clinics will cover all 5 regions of the U.S., representing states including California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. Besides record clearing services, legal advice, and education, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its mission to restore individuals and communities through wraparound services focused on key areas of relief exposed by the ongoing pandemic, including reparative justice, voting rights, housing, and food insecurity.   N.E.W. 2020 is made possible by Canopy Growth Corporation, local sponsors, partner organizations, and a tireless community of grassroots organizers working directly with disenfranchised communities.

“Our year-round work never stops, and we are determined to use this week to inspire communities to take action, clear records, and restore the rights of some of the 77 million justice-impacted people in the U.S.,” says LaTorie Marshall, the founder of National Expungement Week.

N.E.W. is a permanent assistance network for marginalized communities nationwide, which has helped over 1,000 people start to clear or seal convictions on their records. More than 3,000 people have also received related social services offered at N.E.W. clinics and events, including employment resources, voter registration, and health screenings. Since its launch in 2018, the grassroots network has generated a public benefit of over $10,000,000.  

N.E.W. 2020 is powered by people of color, supported in full solidarity by Cage-Free Repair, and brought to communities through a dedicated group of community organizers and activists.  The collective advocates for uniform legal relief laws and automatic expungement policies nationwide and raises awareness for the 44,000 legal and socioeconomic barriers that exist for the disenfranchised.  Though not cannabis-specific, mitigating the impact of the War on Drugs is a key focus, as it works to put marginalized communities directly in touch with valuable services and resources.  N.E.W. has also created an online toolkit to further their expungement efforts year-round.

N.E.W.’s partnership with Code For America continues in a number of forms in 2020.  Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking (September 12, 2020) will focus on the social safety net, and those efforts will be amplified by the wraparound services offered at N.E.W. events one week later. In time for one of the most consequential election cycles of a generation, N.E.W. 2020’s push for voter registration also coincides with National Voter Registration Day, which takes place on September 22, 2020. 

For more information on N.E.W. 2020, including a full list of locations and events,  please visit www.nationalexpungementweek.org

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 16, 2020
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Latina-owned Indiva Advisors LLP will join an elite roster of accounting firms and representatives on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (NCDI).

The NCDI was formed in 2012 to be diversity and inclusion advocates in the accounting profession. The team at Indiva Advisors has broken its own barriers when it comes to diversity and inclusion and looks forward to using its extensive experience to champion minority advancement in the field. Indiva Advisors holds the “small CPA firm” seat on the 2020 roster.

Managing Partner Jessica Velazquez, CPA

Managing Partner Jessica Velazquez, CPA said that she and her team are “proud and honored of this appointment and to serve in this seat,” and that “Representation matters.” She explained that she is looking “forward to advocating for women and minorities on the NCDI” as she has done throughout her career.

Indiva Advisors LLP is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. Their mission is to transform the expertise and understanding of the evolving cannabis industry into innovative, value-added solutions for those they work with.


StaffStaffSeptember 15, 2020
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Cannabis is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, employing thousands of workers and generating billions of dollars in sales revenue. Nevertheless, federal law still considers the industry an illicit market, making it difficult for even the most successful of cannabis brands to raise money. One of the ways the cannabis industry has adapted to this frustrating reality is through Shark Tank-style pitch events where companies pitch their brand to interested investors.

One such event is Retail Alchemy. Hosted by the cannabis-focused brokerage firm Cannabis10x, the event offers to open their “inner sanctum of investors” to a host of cannabis brands hoping to secure critical funding and win the ever-coveted Cannabis Crown. 

The pitch contest will take place in two stage. The first event, scheduled to take place on September 16,2020, will feature 40 cannabis brands, selected by Cannbis10x founders Jason Tropf and Holly A. Ford, who will have two minutes to make their pitch to judges. From there, the Top 15 brands selected by the judges will go on to the finals, scheduled to take place on September 26, 2020.

In addition to high net-worth investors and hungry cannabis brands, Retail Alchemy will feature cannabis legend Cheechr Marin, who will deliver the keynote address along with Tropf and Ford. While any event featuring Marin promises to include his signature style of comedy, Tropf says that events will deliver more than just laughs. 

“Pitch events like Retail Alchemy are always a lot of fun, but there’s more to it than that,” says Tropf. “The cannabis industry has an unprecedented opportunity to empower the public and raise our collective consciousness, and that’s something we take seriously.”

Tropf goes on to say he expects Retail Alchemy to carry on the success that previous events organized by Cannabis10X has enjoyed. Earlier this summer, Cannabis10x hosted another pitch event which attracted a collection of investors worth a collective trillion dollars and an international audience spanning 14 countries. 

 


StaffStaffSeptember 12, 2020
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New Jersey: Ballot Advocacy Using Banner Planes

  • New Jersey votes on cannabis legalization in less than two months and entrepreneurs are getting creative to get-out-the-vote.
  • Educational events company Accelerate Cannabis is flying planes over the Jersey Shore to redirect public attention to advocacy groups and legalization messaging.
  • The State only has a handful of fully-vertical MSO’s currently and legalization will open the market to the industry at-large.

In less than two months, New Jersey voters might start a chain reaction on the East Coast to legalize cannabis and create a fertile market sandwiched between New York and Philadelphia – that is, if nothing goes wrong for advocates clinging to a close polling margin.

“It’s so easy to get trapped just talking to people on our side,” said Ellie Siegel, producer of Accelerate Cannabis events and lead sponsor for the Aerial Advocacy Campaign, “we needed a way to reach millions in the State with clear reasons why they should ‘Vote Yes’ and to tell everyone they know to make it down-ballot to the referendum.”

With social distancing in effect, Siegel sees this campaign as a way for businesses to reach both everyday voters and industry actors, “webinars and virtual conferences don’t tend to attract newcomers in the same way and as New Jersey becomes one of the hottest markets in the world, our mission has been to educate and create a sophisticated network of service providers and advocates who are ready for expansion.”

From 500 ft in the air, six feet of separation seemed to matter less as visitors flocked to the Jersey Shore over Labor Day Weekend. Accelerate Cannabis is flying a banner again this Saturday to keep the momentum going and hopes to continue mass market advocacy as the season changes.

Supporters of the Aerial Advocacy Campaign include Longview Strategic, an industry consulting firm focused on licensing and expanding emerging markets, as well as Women Grow, a female-led cannabis networking community, and Trichome Analytical, a local testing lab in the State. “We are all coming together to draw attention to the advocacy efforts of #NJCAN2020,” Siegel continued, “this coalition has been formed by people who have dedicated their careers to trying to get legalization right and we want the public to turn to them for information and resources about the ballot question.”

The campaign also links to Headcount’s Cannabis Voter Project, a multi-tiered effort through the entertainment industry to get-out-the-vote. With fewer venues, concerts, and live events offering spaces for mass market advocacy, people are finding new ways to support the legalization message and remain socially distant.


StaffStaffAugust 18, 2020
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In another move away from tobacco and toward the healthier alternative of hemp CBD,  Boldt Runners Corp. (the “Company”), the exclusive licensee of Cannadips CBD, the Original Smokeless Dip Pouch with CBD, announced the appointment of former Altria senior executive, Peter Diatelevi, as Chief Executive Officer.  

Peter Diatelevi

As Diatelevi takes his place as CEO, the Company’s co-founder Case Mandel will move into an operational role as President and will continue to lead product innovation within the organization.  Mandel has also been appointed Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and will continue to oversee the direction of the product and brand.

Diatelevi has over twenty years’ experience leading field sales and sales operations at Altria Group, Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco manufacturer.  During his time at Altria, Diatelevi has held various senior executive roles, including Vice President Region Sales and Vice President of Sales Operations. His responsibilities included customer service and supply chain logistics, trade marketing, sales analytics, sales infrastructure, and state and trade relations.  In addition, Diatelevi was instrumental in leading the strategic analysis and creation of Ste Michelle Wine Estates’ future operating plans.

“As a co-founder it is an honor to be at a stage in the business where you have the opportunity to hire someone with over 20 years of tobacco and CPG experience on a national scale,” said Mandel. “I am excited to hand off CEO duties to Peter and work alongside him as the President of the Boldt Runners.  Peter is the right person for the job, and I am confident in his ability to execute the plan and take this company to the next level.”

Skilled at evaluating organizational and operational efficacy, and implementing solutions that improve ROI, Diatelevi will be instrumental in helping the Company complete its $5 million Series A fundraising round, of which to date, the Company has raised $3 million. The funds will go toward hiring experienced CPG executive talent, enhancing in-house manufacturing, and executing the go to market strategy at both retail and online.

“I am honored to be leading the Boldt Runners Corporation and joining such an amazing team.  In this evolving product space, the Cannadips brand is off to a great start.  We are extremely fortunate to have outstanding partners that bring strong operational expertise and a true spirit of innovation.  I look forward to driving the future success of the Cannadips brand and technology platform.”

 



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