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StaffSeptember 20, 2018


Batu Capital Investments, Cresco Capital Partners and existing investors participate in raise for the largest global cannabis tech company

Denver, CO – September 18, 2018/ AxisWire/ MJ Freeway, the company which invented seed-to-sale technology and has the cannabis industry’s first enterprise resource planning product, announced the completion of its $10 million oversubscribed Series C financing. The financing, which will accelerate MJ Freeway’s growth in advanced technological build-outs, centered around increasing new product features for businesses and governments. The round was led by Batu Capital Investments, a tech-focused multi-family office managed by Emery and Evan Huang. Cresco Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in the cannabis industry, also participated significantly.

“The industry is maturing rapidly and needs software that can handle increasing complexity, with state-of-the art functionality and data security,” said Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder & CEO of MJ Freeway. “With adult-use permitted in 9 states and medical in 30 states, MJ Freeway is uniquely enabled to support regulation at every level. Indeed, we are — and have been — the backbone upon which the cannabis industry is built. We thank our new and existing investors for realizing the tremendous importance of our enterprise.”

“MJ Freeway’s technology is vastly superior to other offerings in the marketplace. It supports the full range of cannabis business operations – from cultivation to manufacturing to dispensary – with the industry’s first fully-integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) product, MJ Platform,” said Emery Huang, Senior Partner of Batu Capital. “We believe MJ Freeway is the market innovator and will maintain its market dominance through a clear technological edge over the competition.”

“Cresco Capital Partners has made significant investments in the cannabis space since 2015, and we believe MJ Freeway is the clear leader in the cannabis supply chain management SaaS market, positioned for dominance,” said Matt Hawkins, Managing Principal at Cresco Capital Partners. “The company’s innovative product line and experienced management team led to our decision to invest in MJ Freeway’s unparalleled tech platform.”

About MJ Freeway

MJ Freeway® is the largest global cannabis technology company having tracked more than $10B in sales with clients in Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Switzerland, and the United States in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 2010 by technologists creating tech specifically for cannabis businesses, MJ Freeway’s tracking software includes patent-pending inventory control and grow management applications to streamline workflow and increase efficiency. MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems software solution enables governments to track cannabis plants from seed-to-sale and ensure patient, public, and product safety. MJ Freeway also offers a complete suite of professional consulting services for cannabis businesses.  For more information, visit mjfreeway.com.

About Batu Capital

Batu Capital is a multi-family office managed by Emery and Evan Huang. We look for opportunities in cryptocurrency, cannabis, and big data that constitute either game-changing technologies or are late-stage/pre-IPO enterprises that have built wide economic moats.

About Cresco Capital Partners

Cresco Capital Partners is a private equity firm that is focused on investing exclusively in the legalized cannabis space. The firm has deployed over $25MM in the industry since 2015 and is currently raising their second fund.  Fund II has made six (6) investments thus far and will close its raise at $50 million.  Led by an experienced team of private equity professionals, the firm’s principals have over 20 years of investment experience collectively within the legalized cannabis industry. 

Media Contact:

Jon Goldberg
KCSA Strategic Communications
Tel. 212.896.1282
Email: jgoldberg@kcsa.com


StaffSeptember 5, 2018


Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications Interviews Danny Moses of “The Big Short” About the Opportunities, Risks and Future of Cannabis

NEW YORK, September 5, 2018/AxisWire/ In 2007-2008 the U.S. housing market crashed and a few, very prescient investors were able to “short” the market and make a killing.  One of these traders, Danny Moses, featured in Michael Lewis’ book The Big Short  has pivoted from housing to cannabis and has since called this nascent market “The Big Long.”

Moses will be interviewed at the closing session of the first annual Green Market Summit on September 14, 2018 in New York City by Lewis Goldberg, Managing Partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, the largest investor and public relations firm operating in the cannabis industry.  

Hosted by the Green Market Report, the cannabis industry’s premier financial news organization, the one-day event will feature exclusive data and economic analysis focused on five key sectors in the industry: Banking, International Trade, Retail, E-Commerce and Seed-to-Sale Tracking. The interview will close the event and take place from 4:00 – 4:50 PM.

“As the cannabis industry continues to mature and tap into the capital markets for growth capital, investors need to understand the risks and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that are available, ” said Mr. Goldberg. “Danny Moses is one of the most recognized traders on Wall Street. This interview will provide valuable insight and forecasts by one of the greatest trading minds to those interested in the cannabis industry.”

“Cannabis represents one of the largest opportunities for investment, but it is also a minefield considering it is still federally illegal,” explained Danny Moses. “Banking and capital are the two biggest obstacles to investment in the industry. However, these risks present a greater return for those smart enough to take advantage.”

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

Located in the Financial District of New York City at One World Trade Center, the event is made possible through a partnership with TheStreet and the Marijuana Policy Group. The keynote speaker will feature TheStreet’s Jim Cramer, who will interview Brian Athaide CEO of The Green Organic Dutchman.

Tickets for the event and early bird pricing are still available, but spacing is limited. For more information, please visit: www.GreenMarketSummit.com

WHAT: Green Market Summit: The Advanced Economic State of Cannabis
WHEN: September 14, 2018
WHERE: One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007

About KCSA Strategic Communications

KCSA is a fully integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, shareholder communications and social media, with expertise in cannabis, financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, digital media and energy. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm’s clients are its best references. For more information, please visit http://www.kcsa.com/ or https://www.kcsa-cannabis.com/

Communications Contact:

Anne Donohoe

KCSA Strategic Communications








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.



Phil Carlson / Elizabeth Barker

KCSA Strategic Communications


(212) 896-1233




Jamil Myrie To Manage Development, Execution of Retail Operations for Nation’s Largest Cannabis Company

New York City, June 18, 2018 /AxisWire/ Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (www.acreageholdings.com), the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporation, announced the hire of Jamil Myrie as the Head of Retail Operations. Myrie brings deep experience in expansion, strategic partnership development, and operational efficiency from leadership roles at GrandVision NV and For Eyes, both national optical retail chains. In his new role he will be responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of Acreage’s rapidly growing retail portfolio.

Myrie, a Harvard graduate, spent the past 18 years leading retail development and expansion. Most recently, he worked with GrandVision NV, a leading global optical retailer, to drive a North American expansion strategy across one thousand retail locations. Myrie spent over 16 years at For Eyes, a national optical retail chain, leading real estate, strategic planning, asset management and operations. He was also in charge of maximizing operational efficiency through and after For Eye’s 2015 acquisition by GrandVision.

In his new role as Head of Retail Operations, Myrie will manage Acreage’s rapidly growing retail portfolio spanning 12 states and growing. Acreage, which is on track to become the world’s leading cannabis company, is focused on providing safe, predictable and affordable cannabis through vertically integrated operations, including cultivation, processing and dispensing. In addition to managing portfolio acquisitions, Myrie will be leading the development, launch, and management of an innovative multi-state retail brand concept that Acreage will be announcing later this year.

On Myrie, Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy said, “Jamil’s skillset and professional experience enable him to keep pace with Acreage Holdings’ growth strategy. He brings a unique understanding of complex industries and changing regulatory landscapes. Acreage is committed to maximizing the consumer experience within the cannabis industry and Jamil will play a critical role in ensuring that our vision is developed and implemented to the highest level.”

On his new position, Jamil Myrie added, “I am humbled and excited to join the best team in the industry. Working with Acreage offers a rare opportunity to have a voice in the national conversation around cannabis. Leading the retail operations will enable me to leverage my professional experience to maximize expansion efforts and operational efficiency with a relentless focus on the consumer experience.”


Acreage Holdings is a vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in states where either medical and/or adult use cannabis is legal.  Headquartered in New York City and currently operating in 12 states, Acreage owns cultivation, processing and dispensary operations and has among the largest footprints of any cannabis company in the U.S.  The company is focused on building and scaling the best-in-breed operations and creating the best consumer-focused cannabis experiences and brands in the space.

Communications Contact:

Lewis Goldberg / Jon Goldberg

KCSA Strategic Communications



Company Contact:

Harris Damashek

Acreage Holdings

Chief Marketing Officer






Denver, June 8, 2018 /AxisWire/ Medicine Man Technologies Inc. (MDCL) (“Medicine Man Technologies” or “Company”), one of the United States’ leading cannabis branding and consulting companies today provided a significant update regarding new client as well as other elements associated with our corporate development.

Since its last update in mid-April, the Company is pleased to announce that one of its two Ohio dispensary clients has won a license, three clients in Pennsylvania having just completed their filings of cultivator/processor applications in mid-May, a cultivation client in Arkansas, a cultivation client in Canada, a cultivation client in California, and two clients in Michigan. The Company is also beginning to field multiple qualified inquiries from groups in Oklahoma, Missouri, and New Jersey for which it is confident new clients will be onboarding once regulatory elements are better defined.

Andy Williams, Chairperson of Medicine Man Technologies’ Board of Directors stated, “We are pleased with our continuing expansion into new states as well as growth in our existing client base both here in the US and internationally. We were once again impressed with the quality of new leads generated as the result of our participation in the MJ Business NEXT conference (www.mjbizdaily.com) held this past month in New Orleans where Mr. Roper, our CEO was a featured presenter and participant in the invitation-only, CEO Executive Summit.”

The Company is pleased to announce it has just raised an additional $1.0M in equity through a Board approved extension of its existing Regulation D offering to a single accredited investor and will be closing out this funding option in the very near future.

Joshua Haupt, Medicine Man Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer stated, “Based upon the depth and strength of our management team’s experience, we are actively preparing to take advantage of various qualified plant touching opportunities nationally and internationally as we to work expand our core business. As we noted in our mid-April press release, we are in the final stages of due diligence in consideration of partnering with a publicly traded Canadian LP License holder for the exclusive deployment of both our nutrient line as well as our cultivation intellectual property with a focus on the Micro-Cultivator and Micro-Processor license types in Canada. We are confident that such operators utilizing our combined guidance will enjoy the lowest cost of operations as they take advantage of our proven indoor cultivation practices to produce quality and tested safe Cannabis related products.”

Brett Roper, Medicine Man Technologies’ co-founder, and CEO commented, “I am very disappointed with this week’s veto of HB 18-1011 by John Hickenlooper, one that would have allowed fully reporting public companies to hold Cannabis licenses here in Colorado. The bill, which passed with the overwhelming support of our legislature earlier this year would have provided greater transparency as well as substantially improved access to capital allowing Colorado entrepreneurs to continue to lead the industry.

Mr. Roper continued, “With this veto Colorado based businesses will be forced to continue to sit on the sidelines while observing extraordinary investment in, strong economic growth of, and robust valuations evolve in Canada as well as internationally of Cannabis industry related businesses. We believe that the next Colorado Governor will have a favorable business perspective coupled to a more comprehensive understanding of our industry when this opportunity reappears on next year’s legislative agenda. Medicine Man Technologies continues to be optimistic that this form of transparent ownership will become a reality in the near future, allowing Cannabis Businesses to continue to thrive here in Colorado as well as nationally.”

Lastly and certainly not least, congratulations to our friends to the north as the passage of C45 now only requires amendment reconciliation in the House of Commons. We tip our hats to our Canadian friends and wish them well in their new adult use initiative’s deployment!

Established in March 2014, the Company secured its first client/licensee in April 2014. To date, the Company has provided guidance for several clients that have successfully secured licenses to operate cannabis businesses within their state. The Company currently has or has had active clients in California, Iowa, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, Germany, and South Africa. We continue to focus on working with clients to 1) utilize its experience, technology, and training to help secure a license in states with newly emerging regulations, 2) deploy the Company’s highly effective variable capacity constant harvest cultivation practices through its deployment of Cultivation MAX, and eliminate the liability of single grower dependence, 3) avoid the costly mistakes generally made in start-up, 4) stay engaged with an ever expanding team of licensees and partners, all focused on quality and safety that will “share” the ever-improving experience and knowledge of the network, and 5) continuing the expansion of our Brands Warehouse concept through entry into industry based cooperative agreements and pursuing other acquisitions as they prove suitable to our overall business development strategy.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 on our common and preferred stock, statements 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 the Company 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, the Medicine Man Technologies may not be able to sustain growth or achieve profitability based upon many factors including, but not limited to, general stock market conditions. Reference is hereby made to cautionary statements set forth in the Company’s 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.

To be added to our distribution list, please email, MDCL@kcsa.com with MDCL in the subject line. For more information, visit us at … www.medicinemantechnologies.com , www.threealight.com or www.successnutrients.com




Phoenix,  June 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ 4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), a leading investment and management firm in the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and President Kris Krane, has been elected to serve a third term on the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Board of Directors.

The NCIA is the cannabis industry’s largest and most influential trade association, representing the interests of its more than 1,500 members.

Mr. Krane was first elected to his first two-year term on the NCIA’s board in 2014. The board consists of 18 elected directors, plus the executive director, and has oversight over the association’s strategic direction and budget.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on the NCIA board for a third term. The next few years will be some of the most critical the cannabis industry has faced, as we are likely looking at our best opportunity ever to make changes at the federal level on critical issues like banking and 280e reform, and possibly even to end federal marijuana prohibition,” Mr. Krane said. “Those of us who have worked on this issue for decades recognize how crucial the upcoming years will be for this industry and it is imperative that organizations like NCIA be well be a leading, well-funded body that is focused on the task at hand.”

Mr. Krane has been a leader in the cannabis industry for more than 20 years, first on the advocacy side, serving as associate director of NORML from 2000-2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) from 2006-2009. In 2011, he co-founded 4Front, which quickly earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most successful consulting companies. He also serves on boards of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, and is a Trustee of SSDP. He also writes a regular column for Forbes, and co-hosts the popular Marijuana Today podcast.

About 4Front
4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”) is a leading investment and management firm in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partnership relationships. Led by a group of professionals with experience in finance, real estate, manufacturing, and multi-location retail and hospitality operations, 4Front has invested heavily to assemble a comprehensive collection of management skills and hands-on operating expertise that can support the rapid operational growth opportunity being afforded by the increased legalization of cannabis across the United States as well as internationally. For more information, visit the website.

Media Contacts
Anne Donohoe
KCSA Strategic Communications




KCSA Strategic Communications’ Todd Fromer Moderated “Cannabis and the Capital Markets” Panel

New York, June 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ Todd Fromer, Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications, a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and social media,  moderated a panel at last week’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York City.

CWCBExpo is one of the largest business-to-business trade show events for the cannabis industry, with cannapreneurs, investors, media and other stakeholders from all over the country in attendance. The panel,  “Cannabis and the Capital Markets”, was in the Banking & Finance track of the conference and featured industry leading executives: Nick Kovacevich, CEO of Kush Bottles, George Allen, President of Acreage Holdings and Todd Harrison, Chief Investment Officer of CB1 Capital Management.

“Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and the lack of access to traditional capital is a hurdle that even the savviest of executives find challenging,” said Mr. Fromer. “Our goal with this discussion was to understand how real-world cannabis companies are not only surviving in today’s highly-regulated environment, but are actually accessing the capital markets and thriving.”

The panel highlighted several key takeaways when it comes to investing in cannabis:

As with any investment strategy, it’s important to diversify your holdings in cannabis
To that end, investors should take note that cannabis is now a global market and investors should also consider emerging markets like Australia and Canada as well as the U.S. in order to create a broader cannabis portfolio.
When it comes to cannabis, the healthcare implication is paramount. States start out with medicinal use and extend into adult use, but investors should educate themselves about the science of cannabis and consider its broader impact on the healthcare marketplace.
U.S. valuations remain very attractive in part because of the federal schedule 1 status of cannabis.
“The prevailing opinion of the panel was that governance matters,” continued Mr. Fromer. “Looking at this era is similar to the beginning of the dotcom era and the telecommunications boom. There will be a lot more failures than there are successes, and it’ll be critical for investors to do their due diligence and understand who and what they’re investing in.”

About KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA Strategic Communications is a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy, cannabis and public services companies. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm’s clients are its best references. For more information on the KCSA Cannabis Practice or “The Green Rush,” the company’s 30-minute weekly podcast on the business of cannabis, please visit our website. Or find us on the following social channels:

Twitter: @KCSA_Cannabis

Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis


Anne Donohoe

KCSA Strategic Communications



StaffMay 31, 2018


New York, May 31, 2018 /AxisWire/ – KCSA Strategic Communications, an integrated public relations, media relations, social media, and investor relations agency, today announced its Virtual Investor Conference focused on the cannabis industry will take place on Thursday, June 7. Current presenting companies include Aurora Cannabis Inc., Golden Leaf Holdings, iAnthus Capital Holdings, Khiron Life Sciences Corp., Kush Bottles Inc., Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. and Terra Tech Corp.

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/0618pr

Pre-registration is suggested to save time.  There is no fee for participants to log in, attend live presentations or ask questions.

The event will feature live webcast presentations by senior executives from a range of leading publicly-traded companies operating in various stages of the cannabis industry – including cultivation, commercial activity and provision of support services to the sector. They will discuss their businesses and investment stories and answer questions from investors. Investors will be able to interact directly with the presenters and other participants, as well as watch pre-recorded materials, download annual reports, investor kits, surveys and other information from a virtual “exhibit hall.”

The order of presenting companies is as follows:


Presentation Time

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV: KHRN)

10:00am – 10:30am ET

Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: MDCL)

10:30am – 11:00am ET

Kush Bottles Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB)

11:00am – 11:30am ET

iAnthus Capital Holdings (OTCQB: ITHUF | CSE: IAN)

11:30am – 12:00pm ET

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (OTCQB: ACBFF | TSX: ACB)

12:00pm – 12:30pm ET

Golden Leaf Holdings (OTCQB: GLDFF | CSE: GLH)

12:30pm – 1:00pm ET

Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC)

1:00pm – 1:30pm ET

“The legal cannabis industry is one of the most dynamic and fast growing markets of the past decade. As it continues to evolve we are witnessing several shifts in the market, including increased consolidation in certain territories, adult-use legalization across more and more U.S. states and the anticipated introduction of adult-use sales in Canada later this year. Our presenting companies, which collectively touch every stage of the cannabis supply chain from seed to sale, and have operations across the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America, will discuss these trends, and shed light on their individual strategies to build successful, sustainable cannabis businesses,” said Phil Carlson, Managing Director, KCSA Strategic Communications.

The Cannabis Virtual Investor Conference is made possible by a partnership between KCSA Strategic Communications and VirtualInvestorConferences.com.  Cannabis companies interested in presenting are encouraged to contact Phil Carlson pcarlson@kcsa.com 212-896-1233 to reserve a presentation time.

About KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA is a fully integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, shareholder communications and social media, with expertise in cannabis, financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, digital media and energy. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm’s clients are its best references. For more information, please visit www.kcsa.com or https://www.kcsa-cannabis.com/




Event Will Feature Cannabis Industry’s Most Respected Experts, Speakers, Artists,

With Prominent Musical Acts and Entertainment

Santa Rosa, CA – May 24, 2018/AxisWire/  The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”)(www.theemeraldcup.com), one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, has opened ticket sales for the 2018 event, taking place December 15th and 16th at the Sonoma County Fairground in Santa Rosa, California. Cannabis enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to attend and celebrate the vibrant culture of the cannabis community.

This year’s Cup will feature more acclaimed musical acts, more presentations from experts, artists, and educators across the industry, product and flower judging across multiple categories, and incredible food, vendors, products, and entertainment. The headlining performances and many educational panels and discussions will be announced over the coming months.

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup said, “We couldn’t be prouder that The Emerald Cup has grown into one of the most impactful cannabis events of the year. It’s truly a forum and a celebration for anyone who is passionate about cannabis—from the growers to the patients to the vendors and the performers— and it captures all the elements that make our culture so special. We look forward to welcoming this year’s attendees and celebrating what cannabis means to this community.”

This year is the 15th running of the annual event, which was created in 2003 to promote the concept of sustainable and organic cultivation through competition between the finest sun-grown organic cannabis. 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 truly be a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within cannabis culture.


The 15th Annual Emerald Cup

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

Time: Doors open at 10am 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

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages




Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram



Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com / cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

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