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Focusing on education and networking is working for Sun Spot CBD company

SunSpot is a two year-old San Francisco-based retail company that specializes in providing quality cannabinoid products. It’s a sister company of Sacred Sun, which was founded by Reggie Wise several years ago. Sacred Sun is a topicals company that primarily sells through dispensaries, online, at events, and at Sun Spot. In 2023, Wise is looking …

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Cannabis professionals look ahead to 2023, while expressing gratitude for developments in 2022

Challenges in the cannabis industry are numerous, but we’re encouraged by entrepreneurs coming up with new creations and business services in this fast-growing industry. Now that we’re looking forward to more positive changes in 2023, it’s good to reflect on some exciting developments in 2022.  From President Biden’s actions of pardoning all federal cannabis possession …

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Peoples Reaction from Biden Pardons

OCHBS supporters react to President Biden’s announcement to pardon federal marijuana prisoners and start rescheduling process

President Joe Biden has pardoned all Americans who have been convicted at the national level of possessing small amounts of marijuana. Officials estimate about 6,500 people with federal convictions for simple possession of marijuana will benefit. No one is currently in federal prison solely for possession of marijuana. Most convictions occur at the state level. …

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Lo Friesen focuses on education and transparency at her Heylo cannabis extracts business

By Tait Manning Lo Friesen is the founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis Extracts, a cannabis extracts processor based in Seattle, Washington. When this entrepreneur from Northeast Ohio started her business at age 25, it was among the very few woman-owned extraction brands in the cannabis industry – making her among the youngest business owners …

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OCHBS Announces Medical Marijuana Forum in Cleveland on Oct. 1 & 2

The Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit offers cannabis experts, health & wellness advocates, legislators, and business leaders at the IX Center in Cleveland. It now includes a medical marijuana forum too. Cleveland, Ohio – The Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit is a two-day event aimed at educating the general public about the health …

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HBK is finding accounting opportunities in the Cannabis industry nationwide

HBK Cannabis Solutions is a team of cannabis industry subject matter experts within HBK CPAs & Consultants.  HBK is among the first accounting firms to specialize in the cannabis industry. The firm has worked with entrepreneurs in all industry segments—cultivators, processors, and retailers—from a single facility to multi-location and vertical operations. Their team counsels owners, …

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Traumatic brain injury and cannabis: A nurse’s story

Nikki Lawley went from being an active pediatric nurse to becoming a patient after suffering from a brain injury four years ago at age 46. Based in Buffalo, N.Y, she is now a passionate advocate for cannabis. Nikki Lawley became a passionate advocate for the cannabis plant after a traumatic brain injury changed her life …

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Evolved Profits expense recovery firm offers ways to help cannabis companies

Marc Freedman is the co-founder and managing partner at Evolved Profits LLC. He is a certified expense reduction consultant and currently serves as the company’s chief cost evaluator. Freedman has worked as a business consultant for more than 40 years, but for the last decade, his company has focused on expense education and recovery. The …

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Retired NFL Player appreciates CBD for pain relief

Reggie Smith, is a Chicago-area businessman, speaker, and retired NFL player. He’s also a former national board member[ and Chicago chapter vice president of the National Football League Players Association. He’s a business development executive for Primus, Inc. who started looking into CBD as a possible business venture. Instead, what he found along the way …

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Cannabis reform supporters to participate in Ohio Lobby Day on 4/20

Pricilla Harris talks about the importance of advocating for marijuana legislative reform. She is the executive director of Sensible Movement Coalition and the lobbying director of NORML Appalachia Ohio. Both organizations are hosting “2022 Lobby Day” at the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on 4-20, a day known as the international cannabis smoking day. The goal …

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