Maine ready to legalize recreational use of cannabis

white-widow-strainAs everybody knows, in Maine citizens will decide on recreational marijuana legalization in November 2016. A very important ballot, because it would legalize adult use and possession up to 2,5 ounces.
Announcement has been given last April from Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, and now campaign to legalize marijuana is growing day by day.
Last 27th of June Matthew Dunlap declared that the initiative to regulate marijuana will appear on the state ballot as question n.1; and that’s because usually first question gets more votes having an higher chance to be approved.

Cannabis legislation in Maine is currently a little outdated: law criminalizes use and possession of marijuana, while many other US states are approving permissive laws. The proposed law contained in ballot as question n.1 would allow in Maine possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age; ballot also talks about the opportunity to allow cultivation, distribution, testing and sale of marijuana subject to state regulation and taxation.

Issue of taxation is very important because it’s believed that cannabis legalization would represent a great business for the state of Maine. This because other US states that already legalized recreational use of cannabis are experiencing a great economic growth.

There are many companies involved in legal pot industry. As for example Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, also known for producing videos describing the different and most famous cannabis strains as Barney’s Farm, Dutch Passion, White Widow and many others.
According to Leafly and its parent company, cannabis legalization in a state with prohibition laws, as the state of Maine is, would generate a great business: this year fledgling industry is expected to generate 7 billion dollars. By 2020 the amount could be 220 billion dollars.

This prediction is based on specific industry analysis and could be real if states with prohibition laws, as Maine is, would knock down their regulations. Beside that, for the industry of legal cannabis it would be important to ensure a clear regulation, that should be the same in all states: this because states where recreational use is allowed have problems with their laws, which are still in conflict with federal prohibition on cannabis cultivation and consumption.

For all these reasons there is still reluctance by some investors in being involved in legal marijuana industry. If they succeed in overcoming those issues, legal marijuana could become one of the richest industries in Usa, and with no doubts in Maine, where farmers who are now limited under medical marijuana system could have access to a larger market after legalization of recreational cannabis.

Global Hemp Group Announces Consulting Agreement with Green Dot Consulting, Inc.

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2015

GLOBAL HEMP GROUP INC. is pleased to announce it has entered into a mutual consulting agreement with Green Dot Consulting, Inc. (“GDC”), of Burbank, California, an experienced leader in cannabis industry education; data analytics; legislation; product & business development; extractions, genetics and more. The GDC team has a long and successful track record building brands like Cannabis Career InstituteTM, CannaTrendsTM, CannaJobsTM and many others.

The agreement calls for Green Dot to consult with GHG on the expansion of its business model into the medical cannabis industry and associated projects. Similarly, GHG will consult with Green Dot on its expansion into the hemp industry and associated projects.

Initially GHG will consult for Cannabis Career Institute (“CCI”) on expanding curriculum to include coursework on hemp economics, business opportunities; building materials, food & nutrition, cultivation, genetics, processing, bio-composites, etc. GHG staff will be hired to speak at CCI classes on the business of hemp and the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the hemp industry. In addition, Green Dot is gearing up for several cultivation facility construction projects that they intend to build with hemp materials. GHG will consult on the design, materials selection and sourcing, construction, automation, optimization and management of these facilities.

Global Hemp Group has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries regarding consulting on medical cannabis related projects as the industry continues to rapidly expand. With this agreement in place, the Company now has a strong partner in Green Dot Consulting that enables it to pursue a wide range of projects in the medical cannabis spectrum.

Robert Calkin, CEO of Green Dot, Inc. stated: “One the major concerns surrounding the cannabis industry is that indoor production of marijuana already has an enormous carbon footprint and we’re just getting started. We are proud to partner with a company whose main focus is to reduce the amount of energy used in the cultivation and extraction process. The cost per gram of cannabis nationwide will be directly impacted by the choices we make now in these crucial areas of savings. Whole markets will fall in the future if these concerns aren’t addressed.”

“To partner with a strong, experienced company like Green Dot, led by cannabis industry pioneer Bob Calkin, is a privilege and holds tremendous value for our Company,” said Charles Larsen, CEO of Global Hemp Group. We are looking forward to getting started on projects that both companies already have queued up that will provide a consistent stream of revenues for both parties as GHG expands its business model. The relationship with CCI will produce a steady flow of new business consulting projects from the entrepreneurs that attend CCI classes to educate themselves before launching their own canna-business.”

About Green Dot Consulting, Inc.

Green Dot is a multi-faceted company with a vast national network that includes cannabis scientists, medical specialists, new-product developers, cultivation and cannabis-industry experts, labor management consultants and more. Green Dot offers a complete solution, providing consistent access to hybridized cannabis strains, customized specific cannabinoid products to the cannabis business industry while maintaining highly experienced, trained industry experts, detailed cannabis data management, labor force management and highly sensitive formulations from high performance labs and grow facilities.

About Global Hemp Group Inc.

Global Hemp Group, Inc. is a publicly traded holding company founded in 2012. It is headquartered in British Columbia, Canada with base operations in Southern California and South Africa. The Company is acquiring and/or joint venturing with companies across all sectors of the hemp and cannabis industries in an effort to build a “soil-to-shelf” portfolio of complimentary companies that will enable GHG to capture cash flow, revenues and value from its acquisitions and establish a far greater collective valuation than GHG or the individual companies would have on their own. The Company performs comprehensive research and analysis on companies in these industries, both public and private, seeking acquisition and joint venture opportunities with experienced experts in the industry. GHG portfolio companies operate synergistically, enabling greater efficiencies, profitability and value through the economies of scale created from operating as a cohesive group. The Company also provides consulting services, from agronomics and technology to product development and distribution. In addition, GHG provides brokerage services to hemp and cannabis producers, processors, manufacturers and distributors.







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ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporations November 2014 Sales Increase 190%

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Pleasant Grove, Utah (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (OTCBB: FVRG), a leading direct marketing company and provider of health-centered products, announced today that November 2014 revenue exceeded November 2013 sales by more than 190%.

“Last year the company saw a decline in sales from October to November. We are pleased to report November 2014 revenues stayed consistent with last month, again exceeding $ 5.8 million. The company remains on track to report a new record in quarterly sales and expects to finish the year within the guidelines of the most recent guidance of $ 56-60 million. We have had a tremendous year of growth and expect to see that growth continue during 2015. We expect to issue 2015 guidance shortly, but preliminary projections are indicating revenue growth for next year to exceed 50%. Along with the growth in number of new members and new logistical delivery solutions, as well as new products, we believe ForeverGreen will continue to have a positive impact all over the world,” said Jack Eldridge, CFO.

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes an expansive line of all natural whole foods and products to North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and South America, including their new global offerings, PowerStrips, SolarStrips and BeautyStrips. They also offer Azul and FrequenSea(TM), whole-food beverages with industry exclusive marine phytoplankton, the Versativa line of hemp-based whole-food products, immune support and weight management products, Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula, TRUessence(TM) Essential Oils and Apothecary, 24Karat Chocolate(R) and an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners and personal care products.

http://www.forevergreen.org

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” and involve both known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such uncertainties include, among others, certain risks associated with the operation of the company described above. The company’s actual results could differ materially from expected results.







Legalizing industrial hemp- Reasons why

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Cannabis Career Institute To Conduct All Day Seminar in Boca Raton This Saturday To promote Jobs and Business Opportunities In The Growing Cannabis Industry

Burbank, California (PRWEB) February 06, 2015

Earlier this week, Cannabis Career Institute announced a partnership with the Global Hemp Group (GHG) that will significantly broaden the educational spectrum for CCI students. Specifically, GHG will provide its hemp industry-leading expertise in expanding the CCI curriculum to include coursework on hemp economics, business opportunities, building materials, food & nutrition, cultivation, genetics, processing, and bio-composites.

GHG staff will soon be scheduled to speak at CCI classes on the business of hemp and the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the hemp industry.

“CCI Seminar interest from cannabis-minded businessmen and women all over the country has been tremendous and with our new affiliation with the Global Hemp Group, it will only increase,” said Robert Calkin, CEO and Founder of Cannabis Career Institute. “As both the cannabis and hemp legalization movements continue to envelope the nation, more and more people are seeing the exciting and potentially lucrative business opportunities available. Helping people understand these vibrant, vanguard industries and preparing them to pursue their goals is what we do.”

“There is no other industry on the planet right now that is growing as rapidly as the cannabis business,” added Gary Lane, CCI’s Sales and Marketing Director. “If someone is looking for a career in marijuana or wants to learn how the industry works, the one-day CCI workshop is an excellent primer. Not only does one receive valuable instruction and information but what also usually happens is a “class-bonding” dynamic.

More often than not, students of each of the classes form their own networking and support group that turns into a valuable and life-long resource.”

Cannabis Career Institute specializes in teaching would-be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of starting up a cannabis business.

CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business. Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail, providing students with many choices to fit their career goals and lifestyle.

Cost for the one day seminar, that also allows for students to attend any future class for free, is $ 349 and includes a seminar manual. CCI is scheduled to return to Boca Raton on Saturday, April 11.

As seen on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, the Huffington Post, and more, Cannabis Career Institute was the first cannabis seminar training program ever offered and is the most successful of its kind.

CARLOS JOSE ANGEL HERMIDA, M.B.A.

One of the most educated and well versed professionals in the cannabis industry, Carlos is dedicated to instilling a sense of professionalism within the medical cannabis industry. (http://cubancarl.com/)

Equipped with a dynamic business skill set, Carlos holds a Master in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University, as well as graduating Valedictorian with a Certificate in Horticulture from Oaksterdam University. In addition, he also holds multiple Bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Business Management, Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Carlos has worked as a budtender for Nirvana Wellness Center in San Jose and has been a cannabis educator since February of 2014. He was Senior Professor at Medical Marijuana Tampa and now teaches for the Florida Cannabis Coalition and Cannabis Career Institute.

Carlos does freelance business consulting and he currently holds a position as Operations Manager for Common Bond Collaborative in Ybor City, Florida. Common Bond is a business incubator that focuses on building start-up companies in the Cannabis and Eco-Friendly sector of business. (http://cbcgo.com/)

Carlos is also a bit of an activist as well. He is co-founder and Deputy Director for Central Florida NORML where he dedicates much of his time fighting for the rights and freedom of Floridians.

(http://www.centralflnorml.org/)

For more information, contact:

Gary Lane

818.669.5363

glane(at)cannabiscareerinstitute(dot)com







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Cannabis Career Institute To Conduct All Day Seminar In NYC This Saturday To Promote Jobs and Business Opportunities In The Growing cannabis Industry


(PRWEB) February 06, 2015

Earlier this week, Cannabis Career Institute announced a partnership with the Global Hemp Group (GHG) that will significantly broaden the educational spectrum for CCI students. Specifically, GHG will provide its hemp industry-leading expertise in expanding the CCI curriculum to include coursework on hemp economics, business opportunities; building materials, food & nutrition, cultivation, genetics, processing, and bio-composites.

GHG staff will soon be scheduled to speak at CCI classes on the business of hemp and the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the hemp industry.

“CCI Seminar interest from cannabis-minded businessmen and women all over the country has been tremendous and with our new affiliation with the Global Hemp Group, it will only increase,” said Robert Calkin, CEO and Founder of Cannabis Career Institute. “As both the cannabis and hemp legalization movements continue to envelope the nation, more and more people are seeing the exciting and potentially lucrative business opportunities available. Helping people understand these vibrant, vanguard industries and preparing them to pursue their goals is what we do.”

Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, California, found that the U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in 2014 to $ 2.7 billion, up from $ 1.5 billion in 2013.

“There is no other industry on the planet right now that is growing as rapidly as the cannabis business,” added Gary Lane, CCI’s Sales and Marketing Director. “If someone is looking for a career in marijuana or wants to learn how the industry works, the one day CCI workshop is an excellent primer. Not only does one receive valuable instruction and information but what also usually happens is a “class-bonding” dynamic.

More often than not, students of each of the classes form their own networking and support group that turns into a valuable and life-long resource.”

Cannabis Career Institute specializes in teaching would-be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of starting up a cannabis business.

CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business. Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail, providing students with many choices to fit their career goals and lifestyle.

Cost for the one day seminar, that also allows for students to attend any future class for free, is $ 349 and includes a seminar manual. CCI is scheduled to return to New York on Saturday, April 11.

As seen on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, the Huffington Post, and more, Cannabis Career Institute was the first cannabis seminar training program ever offered and is the most successful of its kind.

Also scheduled to speak at the seminar – John Nicolazzo, Principal of Marijuana Doctors (https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/) and Will Kuss, Cannabis Patient and Grow Expert.







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