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Another Week in the World of Cannabis: June 24th, 2016

Cannabis is emerging from the shadows of prohibition. Every week, there are advancements in many fields related to cannabis. Cannabis Reports will be re-capping the weekly events of the cannabis community and industry, so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

NCIA Overview

The National Cannabis Industry Association hosted a very successful three-day event in Oakland this week, including a keynote speech by California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. He discussed the trends involving legitimacy and legalization for the cannabis industry, and warned that the battle for recreational cannabis in California is far from over.


There were many informative sessions throughout the week, as well as an exhibition floor with nearly 150 vendors displaying everything from cultivation hardware to accounting software and many things in between. Cannabis Reports will be publishing a complete overview of the NCIA event soon.

Congress Shoots Down Three Cannabis Policy Bills

Marijuana.com has reported that Congress released the Department of Veterans Affairs spending bill that did not include protections for veterans seeking cannabis options through the VA hospital system.


Additionally, Congress blocked a bill that would have provided a layer of protection for financial institutions taking business payments from the cannabis industry.


Finally, Congress blocked a measure Tuesday that would have allowed Washington D.C. to implement a regulated cannabis market. Despite cannabis being recreationally legal in our nation’s capital, Congress has refused any advancements in a structured industry.

Colorado Report Shows Teen Use Has Not Increased

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a report on Monday that shows child and teen use of cannabis has not increased over the four years since recreational cannabis became available in Colorado.


Class Action Lawsuit Against Michigan Laboratories and Regulators

A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and a number of other law enforcement groups that claims state laboratories were altering tests and filing faulty results that would indicate synthetic THC was present in seized cannabis products. Synthetic THC raises the criminal punishment to a felony.


Cannabis Businessman Denied Life Insurance

Derek Peterson is the CEO of Terra Tech Corp, one of the nation’s most established cultivation operations. Terra Tech is affiliated with several brands, including Blüm in Oakland, and is also one of the pioneer companies to offer stock options.


Mr. Peterson runs a successful and compliant business, so he was certainly surprised when Mutual of Omaha denied him a life insurance policy. While it is not clear why Mutual of Omaha did not grant the policy, a poorly-edited letter was received by Mr. Peterson that suggests the insurance company feared reprisal from an unnamed government agency.

Derrick Morgan Second NFL Player to Publicly Support Medical Cannabis

Derrick Morgan, linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, has become the second active NFL player to openly support medical cannabis research. Eugene Monroe, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, was released last week by the organization.

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Many people criticized the Ravens’ organization who claimed that cutting Monroe was purely a “football move.” The Tennessee Titans drafted Derrick Morgan in the first round of the 2010 draft, and have stated that Morgan is a valuable asset to the team.

Upcoming Cannabis Events


THC Fair – (Fairbanks, AK: June 25)

You’ll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in the amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, prop 91 and more!


Cannabis Charity Open – (Denver, CO: June 26)

Premium Pete’s Cannabis and High Rollers dispensary are partnering with The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine to host the Cannabis Charity Open benefiting the Denver Colorado AIDS Project (DCAP).

As part of an industry born by the will of the voters, they feel it is important to give back to our community. By sponsoring the charitable golf tournament in Denver, they hope to help those affected by HIV/AIDS to live healthier, more comfortable lives.


Pueblo Cannabis Society – (Pueblo, CO: June 27)

The Pueblo Cannabis Society is a new, Pueblo-based discussion forum that will monitor the social, economic and cultural impacts of legal cannabis on our marvelous little corner of Colorado. All members of the Pueblo community are invited to participate.


How Cannabis Works in the Body – (Online: June 28)

Topics to cover: What happens in your body when you ingest cannabis, and why it could change the face of medicine forever? How cannabis interacts with your endocannabinoid system to produce healing and balance? How and why different terpenes influence each person differently? How to discover which strains and cannabis methods are best for your unique constitution? How cannabis can be used to treat specific symptoms and diseases that plague our society?


Kyoto Hemp Forum – (Kyoto, Japan: July 2)

No matter in which region or country you live, what jobs or businesses you are involved in, whether you are rich, or poor, or whatsoever, the changes you are facing from global industrial pollution are real. As long as we depend on toxic energy that is killing us, there is no sustainable future. It is time to be utilize Hemp as the leading biomass energy provider.

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Find Cannabis Reports at the High Times Cannabis Cup in San Francisco, June 18-19

The High Times Cannabis Cup is returning to San Francisco on June 18th and 19th, and this year is set to be incredibly exciting. High Times hosts these competition and expositions all around the world, and each event sees thousands of patients and enthusiasts in attendance. Tickets are available now at CannabisCup.com.

The Cannabis Reports team loves to cover the Cannabis Cup for a number of reasons. Hundreds of brands, cultivators, and dispensaries take great care to set-up their booths, which creates an environment of exploration and discovery for the patients who show up. Check out our past coverage of the Cannabis Cup, most recently in San Bernardino, CA.


The educational opportunities presented by High Times are also highly anticipated. The cannabis industry is evolving rapidly, and Cannabis Reports spends a lot of energy documenting these shifts so that patients and businesses alike can see the trends that will affect us all.


Jay and Jacob of Cannabis Reports will be at the Cow Palace covering the event on both Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you would like to participate in our process of interviewing businesses and attendees.

Who Else is Going to Be at the Cow Palace This Weekend?

High Times knows how to throw a fun event, which is clearly evident since they booked Big Gigantic to perform at the San Francisco Cannabis Cup.


Everyone interested in cannabis is encouraged to attend such an enlightening and entertaining event. But don’t just take our word for it! Check out what others are saying about the upcoming Cannabis Cup.

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Meet David Drake and Cannabis Reports at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland, June 20-22

The Third Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo is coming to Oakland next week. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting the event at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Monday June 20th through Wednesday June 22nd.

You can use the code “Reports15” for 15% off of event tickets.


This NCIA event is one of the most industry-centric conferences for cannabis business owners. Over 3,000 operators are expected to attend, including growers, retailers, product manufacturers, and ancillary businesses.

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NCIA has also organized over 150 expert speakers, including scheduled keynotes to be delivered by California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and cannabis icon Steve DeAngelo, founder of Harborside Health Center.

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Part of the incredible success of these NCIA summits is the organization of cannabis topics to be discussed over the three-day event. The six educational tracks to be discussed next week are:

  • Money, law and your business
  • Running your CannaBusiness
  • Emerging topics in the cannabis industry
  • Cultivation and processing
  • Policy and reform
  • Medical applications of cannabis

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Come Meet the Cannabis Reports Team at Booth 97

Cannabis Reports is incredibly excited to participate with the other wonderful cannabis companies that will be displaying their brands on the expo floor. Our team hopes to answer any questions about the ways Cannabis Reports can dramatically help cannabis businesses push their brand to new heights.


You can find our founder and CEO David Drake, along with other members of the team, at Booth #97 throughout the exhibition sessions.


NCIA Exhibit Times:

  • Monday (June 20th): 5pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday (June 21st): 8am-7pm
  • Wednesday (June 22nd): 9am-3pm

Come stop by our booth to explore how cannabis genetics, intelligent tracking systems, and market data can be combined to elevate the technological accomplishments for any cannabis company. Besides valuable information, the Cannabis Reports team will also be distributing freebies like stickers, lighters, and educational booklets with industry data.

David Drake Joins CannaBrand for the Marketing Panel

David Drake, founder and CEO of Cannabis Reports, will join Matt Bell, Devon Richardson and Megan Carr of Cannabrand for the panel titled: “Innovative Marketing Solutions as Cannabis Goes Mainstream.”


Cannabrand is a Denver-based marketing agency that helps cannabis companies with their complete brand strategy. The panel will take place on Monday June 20th, from 1pm to 3:30pm in Junior Ballroom 1 on Level 2.

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Drake intends to compliment the marketing expertise offered by Cannabrand with technological advice for brands that want to distinguish themselves from the industry norm, which is typically behind other consumable industries.

NCIA Oakland Event Details

Cannabis Reports will be one among many wonderful exhibitors. The NCIA Business Summit and Expo is a fantastic opportunity for like-minded companies to connect with one another and discuss opportunities for “cross-platform pollination.”


In fact, that term was coined by Uwe Blesching, PhD and author of The Cannabis Health Index, a comprehensive analysis of clinical cannabis research. Blesching has been instrumental in helping Cannabis Reports expand our dataset of clinical studies, with over 620 different studies and their relation to over 130 different conditions, symptoms, and diseases.

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Uwe Blesching will be attending the event and signing copies of his book on June 22nd from 9:30am to 9:45 am at Booth #200, the NCIA Bookstore booth.

Come Say Hello to the Cannabis Reports Team

Come Say Hello to the Cannabis Reports Team

David Drake and the Cannabrand team will be an enlightening panel, although attendees should also strive to hear from other cannabis experts on topics like data, conservancy, intellectual property, and investor relations.


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