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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.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
With the U.S. House of Representatives passing an amendment last week restricting the DEA from targeting and raiding medical marijuana operations in states where medical marijuana has been made legal (Steve Benen, Rachel Maddow Show, House votes to restrict DEA marijuana raids, June 30, 2014, MSNBC), entrepreneurs are starting to realize that the cannabis industry has finally started.
For the first time in history, Americans seem to be prepared to dive into this new industry with gusto. Gallup Polls showing 58% of the U.S. population surveyed were reported (Art Swift, Gallup Politics, For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana, October 22, 2013, Gallup.com) as supporting the actual legalization of marijuana in America. This seems to signify, on numbers alone, that the people across the nation are ready to embrace cannabis not only as a medicinal product, but also for recreational use. Business minded people are paving the way to make marijuana and cannabis products the newest and latest trending industry with creative and legal planning.
Entrepreneurs and politicians alike have been watching how Colorado’s state sales and tax revenues (Colorado The Official State Web Portal, Colorado Marijuana Tax Data, 2014-March, colorado.gov) have been playing out. As the Colorado government posts information monthly, with over 18 million dollars in reported revenue on their website, both politicians and entrepreneurs are choosing to expand their horizons by creating new ways to get into the marijuana business sector.
During the last few decades, only those who were considered drug dealers, were able to network or learn much about the industry. Those people were often jailed or ridiculed by society and placed within a stereotypical mold that consisted of tie-dyed “stoner” innuendos and even humorous movies like Cheech and Chong’s “Up In Smoke” (Movie, IMDB database, director Lou Adler, writers Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin, Released September 15, 1978, USA) or comedy skits. However, in today’s world, attorneys, brokers, insurance companies, product distribution companies, agriculture businesses, doctors and educational facilities are becoming the leaders who are making headway. Many of the business representatives in the cannabis industry often have college degrees, dress in business attire and make significant amounts of money by providing medical marijuana, cannabis products or hemp products in states where it has been legislated – or by some involvement in the cannabis business world that facilitates the industry as a whole.
This June, in Las Vegas, the International Cannabis Association will be putting on an Exposition that will not be like other conventional marijuana trade shows. The ICA was founded on the principle of helping interested people explore the idea of getting into the cannabis industry. The Mission goals are to establish a foundation network to help entrepreneurs actually get started by providing significant information, while helping to provide a framework for those people to grow and expand their own businesses by effectively learning, networking and communicating with other business professionals.
Cannabis Career Institute partnered up with the ICA for the educational portion of the EXPO and is expected to teach in-depth classes on topics that cover everything from the history of hemp, extraction processing, medical patient information, the endocannabinoid system – all the way to the legal systems currently in place and marijuana infrastructures for businesses within the United States.
Robert F. Calkin began the Cannabis Career Institute, in 2009, after teaching at Oaksterdam University and operating his own medical marijuana delivery service since 1988, in California. He is the author of a best selling cannabis industry handbook, “Starting Your Own Medical Marijuana Delivery Service: The Mobile Caregiver’s Handbook,” published in 2010 and was one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Jack Herer and Chris Conrad (Cannajobs, Meeting of the Minds PDF uploads, 2011, Seattle). Robert Calkin is one of the main speakers and instructors at the EXPO, where he will provide a wide variety of information to audience participants.
Cannabis Career Institute teaches full day classroom workshop seminars across the nation to students looking to get involved in the cannabis industry and has been noted by many news and media sources across the country. Many of CCI students have reportedly gone on to become successful business owners within the marijuana industry and some have even come back to CCI in order to share their experiences to help teach future students. The main focus of CCI is compliance and education in order to help individuals and businesses achieve the best practices and standards within the industry before government regulation begins.
The International Cannabis Association EXPO, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is expected to bring out thousands of interested people over the two day period.
Several highly anticipated Keynote speakers are on the roster, including: Steve Yastrow (Business advisor and author of “Brand Harmony”, “Ditch the Pitch” and “We: The Ideal Customer Relationship”), Barry Shamis (CEO of the management consulting firm; Selecting Winners and author of bestselling systems like “The Small Business Guide to Recruiting and Hiring Success”), Dan Riffle (Director of Federal Policies, MPP.org), Michale Julian (National Business Investigations, Inc. Security Solutions for the Cannabis Industry), Andy Joseph (Apeks Supercritical), Dean Guske (CPA), Kerry Blasdel (Coloradospringscannabiscenter.com), Dr. Gerry Bedore. PhD, MBA (Cannabis State University, author, Socrates Distance Learning Technology Group co-founder, Researcher, Educator and Horticulturist), Robert Calkin (Green Dot Delivery, Cannabis Consultant, Cannabis State University, Green Cures, Inc. and Cannabis Career Institute), Meki Cox (Marketing, Green Cures, Inc., Standards of Cannabis Business, Networking, Ydek.us, Event Facilitator and Instructor), Matthew Abel (Michigan NORML and Attorney of Cannabis Counsel), Casey Keith (Multiple Sclerosis Medical Marijuana Patient, Entrepreneur Activist and Cannabis Career Institute Instructor), Brian Pearson (Valuation Advisors, LLC), David Hargett (Innovative Extractions Owner and Cannabis Career Institute Instructor), Ryan Hurley (Rose Law Group), Lawrence Mishkin (Silver & Miskin Partner), Anthony Fiacchino (Transporting AeroStar Global Logistics, Inc.) and many more.
The International Cannabis Association EXPO will be focusing heavily on networking and business training, high level education and will include a casual cocktail opening where guests will be able to individually meet and greet with Industry Experts on Sunday evening. Dan Riffle of MPP.org as Director of Federal Policies will be available to speak with guests, NORML executives and speakers will be available to provide detailed information. Political Candidates and Representatives will be on hand to discuss their policies and opinions on the Cannabis Industry.
Monday will host a variety of Keynote Speakers in the Main Hall and also includes a large carefully selected group of cannabis business vendors situated in a very business oriented trade-show arena, where guests are invited to learn about these very successful business vendors in the industry and may ask questions of the vendors, purchase vendor products, discuss consulting projects and more. Vendors currently include such professional selections as THCBiz, MPS International, Green Cures, Inc., Intuitive Websites, Kaercher Insurance, Colorado Springs Cannabis Center, Gardening Unlimited, Innovative Extractions, Bulbulyan Consulting Group, CCI and many more.
For the educational portion guests will be able to choose their own classroom selections based on a first come, first served seating process. Cannabis Career Institute will have six individual rooms based on six different topics, and each class will last approximately one hour. These classroom sessions repeat every hour, so that guests can attend in any order they choose and can partake in each class, or repeat classes as desired. Topics include: The Cannabis Hemp Industry, Extractions, Cannabis – A Medicine, Starting a Cannabis/Hemp Business, Legal Environment and The History of Hemp – which cover a wide variety of information under each topic.
With new businesses entering into the cannabis industry daily, there are many companies that have not yet been seen in the public eye at any other convention or trade-show. The ICA would like to welcome Green Cures, Inc. who will be providing their first public display of products and more. Green Cures, Inc. provides botanical distribution of hemp products and expects to provide future CBD products online.
The ICA would also like to welcome the expected future giant of education, Cannabis State University. The people behind CSU are not new to the cannabis industry, however, this will be the first public viewing and the very first opportunity for the general public to discuss CSU with the founders. Cannabis State University is expected to be one of the first fully accredited college in this sector in the United States. Cannabis State University has a full board of educators (Dr. Gerry Bedore, Jr., Ph.D. MBA, “Online Student Success and Completion Rates”, publication Lambert Academic, 2010) who have detailed experience in quality educational facilities and student programs and CSU boasts plans to implement future degree programs for the medical industry, agriculture industry and business industries.
If you are considering joining the cannabis industry or just need to learn more, the ICA EXPO is one trade-show convention that you will not want to miss. The cannabis industry is, indeed, coming to the United States, if you’re paying attention to the data which appears to be backed by Gallup Polls and opinion. While medical marijuana for those who need it may be the first reason most people choose to get involved, the mass potential for job creation and a fresh influx of financial streams are what will keep this new industry going. Don’t fall behind on this industry, gain the information you need, meet the contacts you’ll be required to have and learn as much as you possibly can by attending this unique EXPO hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas on June 22nd and 23rd.
Discount coupons were provided to CCI for members of the Press, CCI students, Family members and friends. Special Code: CCi2014 offers guests $ 300.00 off the general entrance fee and Vendor Discount Code: CCibooth offers businesses a 35% discount on Vendor Booths.
Members of the Press who would like to interview specific members for educational or business information are requested to contact meki(at)cannabiscareerinstitute(dot)com at least three days in advance.
Orem, Utah (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (OTCBB: FVRG), a leading provider of nutritional foods and other healthy products, announced today that June 2014 revenue exceeded June 2013 sales by more than 300%.
“During June 2014, we had another record sales month,” said Jack Eldridge, CFO. “We remain on track to meet or exceed our previously announced revenue guidance of $ 13 – $ 15 million. While many companies are experiencing sluggish sales during the summer months, we continue to grow our revenues for the summer and the remainder of 2014. We are very pleased at how our company message is being received in the market place.”
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 and SolarStrips. 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, 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
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.
Wednesday: The Infowars Nightly News. FEDS Treated Black Friday Boycott As Terrorist Threat. Plus, Secret Service To Track Twitter Users In Real Time.
On this June 04, 2014 broadcast of The Infowars Nightly News. Jakari Jackson Hosts and We Interview Eric Pollitt of GlobalHemp.com to discuss new hemp legislation initiatives. News Covered: FEDS TREATED BLACK FRIDAY BOYCOTT AS TERRORIST THREAT. SECRET SERVICE TO TRACK TWITTER USERS IN REAL TIME. BALTIMORE IMPOSES DAYTIME CURFEW ON ADOLESCENTS. Idaho hometown of newly freed soldier cancels planned celebration. FORMER CBS REPORTER AGREES: MAINSTREAM MEDIA MANIPULATED, CONTROLLED BY ESTABLISHMENT. Full Disclosure: Did Government’s Experiment on Preemies Hide Risks? Tiananmen Square Tank Man: 25 Years Later, His Memory Lives On. BREAKING: BLM TO CEASE BUNDY RANCH OPERATION. Tianamen Square-Boston Gun Rally.
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