Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Even though you […]

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End | Paul Armentano

Massachusetts today became the sixth US state to enact legislation eliminating criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. The law change ends over a century-long policy of criminal cannabis prohibition in the Bay State. Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to criminalize the use of marijuana — a […]

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Cannabis Community Comes Together for Bipartisan ICBC Fundraiser

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Cannabis Community Comes Together for Bipartisan ICBC Fundraiser
The International Cannabis Business Conference kicks off a historic event with a historic bipartisan fundraiser tonight. As the San Francisco Chronicle first reported, the ICBC is hosting a joint (pun intended, I'm sure) fundraiser with Democrat Earl …
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Woman quits job over medical cannabis for son
Medical Marijuana continues to dominate the conversation at the Gold Dome this legislative session – and the debate is sharply divided. Loading… Post to Facebook. Woman quits job over medical cannabis for son Medical Marijuana continues to dominate …
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Cigarette smoke kills. Cannabis smoke? Not so much.
Matthew L. Springer's Feb. 4 letter, “Secondhand marijuana smoke is harmful, just like tobacco smoke,” comparing cannabis (marijuana) smoke to cigarette smoke, is laughable. While cigarette smoke is enough to gag a maggot and cause emphysema, …
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Cannabis Career Institute comes to South Florida to promote jobs and business opportunities in the growing cannabis industry


Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Florida-Supreme-Court-Approves-Medical-Marijuana-Initiative-for-November-Ballot-242255311.html

The first CCI seminar in Florida has forced CCI organizers to expand the classroom facility as Floridians embrace the landmark Supreme Court ruling. As cannabis opportunities increase for individuals and small businesses, CCI plans to schedule more training seminars and events throughout Florida.

Robert Calkin, President and Founder of the Cannabis Career Institute, along with cultivation experts Jason “The Bud Whisperer” Scoby and Gary Maciel, will be in Miami this weekend to conduct a one day workshop about jobs and investment opportunities in the exploding cannabis industry.

On Saturday, February 1, at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, 3900 North West 21st Street in Miami (33142), budding cannabis entrepreneurs are invited to attend a day-long Cannabis Career Institute seminar covering every sector of this evolving industry. Since 2009, CCI has helped hundreds of people start businesses and find jobs growing, selling, manufacturing and servicing the marijuana industry. A variety of marijuana specialists will be presenting their knowledge and expertise and be available for interviews.

“CCI Seminar interest from cannabis-minded businessmen and women all over the country has been tremendous,” said Calkin. “As the cannabis legalization movement continues to envelope the nation, more and more people are seeing the exciting and potentially lucrative business opportunities available. Helping people understand the industry and preparing them to pursue their goals is what we do.”

Registration information can be found at http://cannabiscareerinstitute.com

As seen on NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS among others, the Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) of North Hollywood, California will continue on its nationwide tour with future stops per the following schedule:

Miami – February 1

Los Angeles — February 8

New Hampshire – February 8

Las Vegas — February 15

Philadelphia – February 16

Sacramento – February22

Buffalo – February 22

New York – February 23

Warwick, RI — March 1

Boston — March 2

Piscataway, NJ – April 5&6

Cannabis is an industry that shows robust promise in the current job market. It is estimated that job openings in the cannabis industry have grown over 3,000 percent since 2005. Cannabis-related business ownership has also shown massive growth over the last few years.

“There is no other industry on the planet right now that is growing as rapidly as the cannabis business,” said 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 networking and support group that turns into a valuable and life-long resource.”

Eighteen states plus Washington D.C. have medical cannabis laws and two states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. Eight additional states have medical laws pending. During a conference call with state governors on August 29th, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.    This has launched a nationwide conversation about dismantling cannabis prohibition as many marijuana-friendly municipalities, counties and states are now generating enormous amounts of revenue from taxes and business licensing fees.

Since 2009 CCI has specialized in the business of cannabis, 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.

ROBERT F. CALKIN is the author of STARTING YOUR OWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICE: THE MOBILE CAREGIVER’S HANDBOOK. Mr. Calkin is also a much sought-after cannabis business consultant and a widely- respected lecturer on the subject of creating cannabis businesses. One of the most well-connected businessmen in the industry, Mr. Calkin has helped create literally hundreds of cannabis businesses throughout the continent. He also created his own Green Dot delivery service in Los Angeles in 1988. Mr. Calkin was also a chief organizer of attendees at one of the first Smoke-Ins on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 1976 as well as the Marijuana March to the White House in 1984. As one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer, Mr. Calkin has always been at the forefront of cannabis advocacy. His band Rude Awakening has done numerous concerts benefitting the legalization of marijuana and actively promotes this message on their CDs and promotional materials. He was also asked to be a consultant on the TV show “WEEDS”. He is the professor of Delivery 102 at Oaksterdam University and his book is used as the definitive curriculum on the subject. He founded Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 and Cannabis State University in 2010 and is President and CEO of both. In 2011, Mr. Calkin created Cannajobs, a Monster.com for the Cannabis industry that has been featured on the Drudge Report, the Daily Mail and the New York Times. He is also the host of “Careers In Cannabis” a talk show that features the top names in cannabis business. . Robert Calkin has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CBS News, Varney and Company and featured in articles on Yahoo, Associated Press, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, The Digital Journal, et al.

JASON SCOBY

Known nationwide as “The Bud Whisperer”, Jason Scoby has opened and managed dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries. With his amazing ability to assess the quality and origin of any marijuana strain, Jason sets a standard that all dispensary personnel will want to emulate.

GARY MACIEL

Gary Maciel has been growing marijuana for over 40 years. An expert in energy efficiency and master of innovation, his ability to customize grow spaces is unrivaled.

From outdoor, green house, light deprivation green house, light deprivation supplemental green house controlled environment, indoor hydroponics, aireoponics, soil and soiless drip and flow systems, aquaponics ebb and flow, rockwool and soil, deep water culture, bubble flow, flood and drain, drain to waste and vertical grows – and using lighting and fertilizers of all types — Gary currently oversees more than 30 medical marijuana grow operations all over the United States.

He frequently lectures at Cannabis Career Institute seminars about advanced grow techniques. Ideal for the home closet grower or warehouse operations, Gary’s advice will help increase current yields or develop a strategy to diversify your yield.

Gary’s teaching philosophy is simple — make growing easy to do. Students can expect to learn how to improve yield, taste, potency, duration of effects and perpetual growing as well as valuable insights concerning harvesting, drying, curing and preparation for short and long term storage.

Gary Maciel, Grow Expert with the Cannabis Career Institute, is taking his decades of expertise in this field to the public in what is unquestionably a growth industry within our sluggish economy.

For more information, contact:

Gary Lane

Marketing Director

818.669.5363

glane(at)cannabiscareerinstitute(dot)com







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Cannabis Career Training Comes to the Nations Capital June 27-28

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WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

On June 27-28, 2015, Oaksterdam University – the nation’s only recognized cannabis college – will bring to Washington, DC, the city’s first certified career training program for candidates seeking to enter the legal cannabis industry. The two-day event, to be held at the Capital Hilton located at 1001 16th Street, NW, is sponsored by local cannabis entrepreneur Ben David Sheppard and his portfolio of cannabis companies, MD Canna-Care & Cultivation, House of Jane and Jane’s Brew Gourmet Coffees teas and other fine edibles.

The training will provide participants with the critical information they need to pursue a cannabis career, from opening a dispensary or delivery business, to structuring a legal cannabis entity, understanding their legal rights under the District’s and other states’ laws, bud tending, vending and more. The Washington, DC, certification program is a good testing ground for Oaksterdam as it eyes Washington, DC, as a potential headquarters for its planned East Coast campus.

When the District of Columbia approved Initiative 71 last November, it made possession of marijuana legal in the city. Officials estimate that the local marijuana economy could become $ 130 million annually. And, CannaInsider has estimated that states with legal cannabis laws will create over 200,000 new industry jobs in 2015 alone.

“The District of Columbia has positioned itself as a leader in the legal marijuana movement, and we are proud to bring our deep bench of industry knowledge and experience to help DC’s and other East Coast cannabis industry pioneers grow their careers and emerging businesses,” said Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University. “Congress may throw roadblocks in DC’s way, but legal cannabis, marijuana jobs and opportunities are here to stay.”

“As a business owner who calls Washington home and an owner of House of Jane, a cannabis-infused beverage company geared towards patients, I know how important it is to create an industry that is responsible in its approach and in its commitment to patients and consumers,” said Sheppard. “We’re dedicated to training a workforce that is committed to product quality, health and safety – and that’s why we’ve built a relationship with Oaksterdam University. We want to give Washington, DC, and every state the confidence to support medical marijuana and cannabis legalization.”

To register for the two-day training, please visit http://www.Oaksterdam.com/dcseminar. Space is limited and early bird registration rates end May 31.

If you are a member of the media and would like to obtain a press pass, schedule an interview with an executive or need additional information, contact Marichelli Hughes at 202.715.3906 or marichelli(dot)hughes(at)720strategies(dot)com.

About Oaksterdam University

Oaksterdam University, based in Oakland, CA, is an internationally recognized cannabis college. It is our mission to provide quality training for the cannabis industry. Over 20,000 students have already passed through the O.U. curriculum since the school was opened in November 2007. As a groundbreaking new place to learn, Oaksterdam University is a forerunner in training those people interested in a career in the cannabis industry. For more information, visit http://www.oaksterdamuniversity.com.

About House of Jane

House of Jane, based in San Jose, CA, is a not-for-profit collective providing quality, cannabis-infused beverages for patients. It aims to be the preeminent cannabis innovator, leveraging a national team of industry leaders to promote responsible legalized and regulated cannabis consumption. As a mutual benefits entity, House of Jane strives to create awareness within the industry and governments and develop environmentally friendly, safe and tested products. For more information, visit http://www.houseofjane.com.







Marijauana School Cannabis Career Institute comes to Florida, California and Pennsylvania

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(PRWEB) December 07, 2014

The Cannabis Career Institute is teaching eager business entrepreneurs in Florida, Pennsylvania, and California. Classes will be held on December 14th in Orlando at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, Philadelphia at the Clarian Hotel and Conference Center, and San Diego at the California Hampton Inn. Classes run one day from 9-7 with a one-time entry fee that grants access to all classes offered nationally.

In the 2014 fall elections Fox announced Florida missed the 60% needed to pass the medical marijuana program. This does not deter advocates from fighting for legalization nor companies using this time to become established. Pennsylvania is on the waiting list for the legislative vote for medical legalization, however a draft medical marijuana program has been created outlining the basic elements. As seen on NORML’s website California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996 and looks to legalize recreational use within the next two years.

Instructors cover what it takes to run certain cannabis companies such as dispensaries, growing operations, baking edibles and more. Each class adheres to the state in which it is being taught addressing the unique laws on hemp and cannabis. Following the East Coast Cannabis Expo in New York City CCI has gained more supporters such as Governor Diane Savino who sponsored the event and spoke on the many benefits medical marijuana would provide for the country.

The North Hollywood based Cannabis Career Institute has been teaching thousands of entrepreneurs skills needed to succeed in the marijuana industry. Facilitators with years of experience in the business will teach students the basic start up of a company including marketing, business models and relevant laws and regulations. CCI has spoken to NBC, CBS and Huffington Post among many others about how their classes have spread nationally offering the first seminars of their kind.

CCI continues to expand working with other advocacy groups offering information at classes, conventions, and online. To enroll into the institute there’s a one time all access fee of $ 299 with classes year around nationally. For more information and scheduling please call Robert Calkin 240.338.8785 or email: kimmoffattcci(at)gmail(dot)com To find out more about Cannabis Career Institute go to the website for details: http://www.cannabiscareerinstitute.com







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Marijuana School Comes to San Diego

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(PRWEB) January 03, 2015

On January 11th in California the Cannabis Career Institute will be teaching a marijuana business class. The seminar will take place in San Diego at the Hampton Inn in San Diego. Classes run all day from 9-7 with access to other classes nationwide. The end of prohibition is near entrepreneurs aren’t wasting any time.

CCI aims to focus their lessons on the business side of the cannabis industry as it becomes more and more defined. The institute provides education in the political history of the plant, current laws and regulations in each state and endless business strategies. CEO Robert Calkin has had over 25 years of experience in the industry and has talked to CBS, The Examiner, and SF Weekly among others about the marijuana industry and how his school is creating the leaders of this new age end of prohibition. Being the first of its kind in America CCI strives to personalize the experience for each student by assisting in building a custom plan.

California has had legal medical marijuana longer than any other state in America. In 1996 voters legalized possession and cultivation of cannabis through Proposition 215. In 2004 the Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMA) was authorized by Legislature laying out a clearer system with more rules on how much medicine a patient may possess, how the herb may be grown and a voluntary identify verification process. Mostly recently cannabis concentrates were cleared for medical use under the Compassionate Care Act opening many more doors to the industry.

The Cannabis Career Institute was created in North Hollywood with facilitators who combined their years of experience in the industry to create the best possible educational program. Calkin has created many cannabis businesses including Green Dot Delivery and Cannajobs while also playing a huge had as an advocate in the American Hemp Council and multiple Smoke-In’s in Washington DC. Along with other experienced mentors, students will have access to any answers along their path to success.

CCI continues to expand working with other advocacy groups offering information at classes, conventions, and online. To enroll into the institute there’s a one time all access fee of $ 299 with classes year around nationally. For more information and scheduling please call Robert Calkin 240.338.8785 or email: kimmoffattcci(at)gmail(dot)com To find out more about Cannabis Career Institute go to the website for details: http://www.cannabiscareerinstitute.com







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