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Florida: Cannabis Investment Conference Set For Fort Lauderdale June 8

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The Viridian Cannabis Investment Series is coming to Fort Lauderdale, in what is being billed as "the first-ever cannabis investment conference in the state of Florida."

The conference, entitled "Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk," will explore opportunities and risks associated with a growing multi-billion-dollar industry.

Presentations and networking sessions will feature leading companies, investors, scientists, and thought leaders from some of the fastest growing industry sectors, including Real Estate, Security, Biotech, Cultivation & Retail, AgTech, Lab Testing, Consumption Devices, Infused Products, and Digital Media.

“In November 2016, Florida voters will have a second opportunity to vote for legalized medical marijuana,” said Scott L. Greiper, Viridian’s founder and president. “We thought it was the ideal time to bring the Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference to Florida, the first such investment conference in the state, and showcase some of the leading companies and thought leaders in the cannabis marketplace.”

U.S.: The Marijuana Show Kicks Off Season Two

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'Shark Tank' for Ganjapreneurs': More Than $10 Million Offered From Five Accredited Investors

Fresh off auditions, The Marijuana Show—coined the “Shark Tank for Ganjapreneurs” and the first-ever reality show about investing in cannabis—is set to film its second season focused on creating the next Marijuana Millionaires.

With 20 contestants, and access to over $10 million in investment capital, the show has expanded tremendously since kicking off its first season in 2014. This season will profile mostly established cannabis entrepreneurs pitching accredited investors.

Winners will have access to millionaire mentors, celebrities, distribution, financing, and can utilize the show’s extensive global marketing platform to expand their businesses.

The show shoots in Denver in mid-October. Investors will be pitched business plans including the first cannabis car since the Model T Ford, CBD vodka, technology from a former Microsoft executive, a Hollywood Cannabis Movie, dispensaries in Hawaii and Baltimore, a banking solution, and CBD dog bones created by a 10-year-old CEO and his mother who is a nurse.

Contestants come from Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Seattle, Florida, Nevada and Israel.

Season Two investors include:

• Scott Greiper, president/founder, Viridian Capital Advisors: The first and leading provider of investment banking, market intelligence and corporate advisory services to the Cannabis marketplace.

U.S.: Northsight Capital Engages Cannabis Investment Bank Viridian Advisors

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Northsight Capital, Inc., a marijuana-related media company, on Wednesday announced that it has engaged Viridian Capital Advisors for financial and corporate advisory services, including investor relations, public relations and capital raises.

Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC is the first Wall Street investment bank and advisory platform dedicated to the cannabis market. Viridian specializes in boutique banking and strategic advisory that provides research, investment banking, investor relations and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector.

Northsight Capital, Inc. is a media company comprised of a portfolio of online marijuana-related websites that are developed and operated by the company. These sites incorporate many aspects of the cannabis industry. The company announced it "intends to provide its audience with a means to stay informed on the industry’s most cutting edge marijuana-related innovations and legislation."

The company’s most dynamic concept, WeedDepot.com, provides consumers with a geo-targeted map directory of medical and recreational dispensaries, head shops, doctors, attorneys and more within the marijuana industry. The Weed Depot app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

"Weed Depot has an entire platform of content suited for every aspect of advertising and marketing to consumers from all businesses in the cannabis industry," according to the company.

New York: Viridian Capital Hosts 'First Ever' NYC Cannabis Investor Briefing

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An entrepreneurial investment opportunity in a new industry is unfolding as more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana. “Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk," on June 18 in New York, will explore and discuss the opportunities and risks in this growing multi billion-dollar industry.

Hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors, which describes itself as "the first investment banking and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market," this invitation-only morning briefing is open to attendees of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo). Taking place June 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York, the 2nd Annual CWCBExpo is the largest business event on the East Coast for the cannabis industry, according to organizers.

“The legal Cannabis industry is not just a social movement, but also a business and financial revolution, with the industry generating $2.7 billion in sales in 2014 and more than 300 public companies in the sector,” said Scott Greiper, president of Viridian Capital Advisors. “With this opportunity, however, come risks that are particular to the nature of the cannabis industry.

"This briefing, taking place in Wall Street’s backyard, will provide a tutorial about how to identify investment opportunities in the sector while properly managing risk,” Greiper said.

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