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Washington: UW To Host June 14 Conference on Marijuana Policy

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City and state officials, entrepreneurs, attorneys and others will come together June 14 for a day-long conference at the University of Washington on the future of marijuana policy in the state.

The event, co-hosted by the Cannabis Law and Policy Project and UW Professional & Continuing Education, will be held at the UW School of Law and feature 30-plus speakers. The day aims to provide a comprehensive look at current and future regulations governing the retail and medical marijuana industries in Washington and elsewhere.

The conference kicks off with an overview of state marijuana policy from Rick Garza, director of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, and a presentation from Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on policy issues in the city.

Following a discussion about recent litigation in Washington’s marijuana industry and an open panel discussion, the event will break off into three afternoon tracks.

D.C.: Marijuana Industry Women To Kick Off Day Of Capitol Hill Lobbying

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Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Leading Female Cannabis Entrepreneurs, National Cannabis Industry Association Will Highlight Key Issues Affecting Small and Women-Owned Cannabis Businesses

Rep. Jared Polis will join leaders and members of Women Grow, a national network of female cannabis industry professionals, and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room on Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m., to set the agenda for the group’s first-ever Lobby Days.

On February 12 and 13, more than 60 Women Grow members from 14 states nationwide will converge in Washington, D.C., to promote the essential role of small and women-owned businesses in creating a diverse, responsible cannabis industry.

In meetings with Congressional representatives and staff, members will address key industry issues including fair taxation and access to banking.

Who:
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)
Jazmin Hupp, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Women Grow
Taylor West, Deputy Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
Women Grow members from more than a dozen states’ cannabis industries

What:
Women Grow Lobby Days Press Conference

When:
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Where:
Zenger Room
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Fl.
Washington, D.C. 20045

About Women Grow

Colorado: Marijuana Investor Summit Set For April 20-22 In Denver

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Aimed at those looking for guidance through the complexities of the new frontier market of legal cannabis, the Marijuana Investor Summit is scheduled for April 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

According to the presenters, you can "Gain an understanding of the industry, including: the markets, the risks, rewards, opportunities and more" through peer-to-peer networking opportunities and educational sessions designed to help attendees share, learn and invest "in this burgeoning frontier space."

Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to be cannabis industry innovators. Whether you have an existing business or want to start one, this is an opportunity to learn the basics of capital raising and working with investors to grow your business to its full potential.

"Network with peers, investors and service providers and learn how to turn your business dreams into reality," the providers suggest. "Service providers—reach your core demographic at the industry’s most comprehensive investment and networking event."

Featured will be educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking, a trade show, special guest speakers, and a live investor pitch session.

“Investors have a unique opportunity to shape a frontier market,” said David Friedman, publisher of MJINews.com. “We’ve designed the Summit and its corresponding investor and entrepreneur boot camps to help investors understand the risks and rewards of investing in legal marijuana and to help them make informed decisions about their investments.

U.S.: Weed Websites Available! Ganjapreneur Announces New Cannabis Domain Market

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Ganjapreneur, a website dedicated to cannabis business news and culture, has recently announced the launch of their Cannabis Domain Name Market.

“Ganjapreneur is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs in legal cannabis space optimize and grow their business, and ultimately, a great domain name goes a long way to helping them achieve that through a highly visible online presence and strong brand,” said Andrew Rosener, founder and CEO of Ganjapreneur.com.

"With our background in the domain space and understanding of the importance and value of a great domain name for any entrepreneur, a domain market was a clear next step and perfect fit for Ganjapreneur.com," Rosener said. "We plan to launch many more business services in the near future for our audience as well."

The market consists of hundreds of marijuana keyword and brandable domain names available for immediate purchase, sorted by category, type, and price. The market is designed to be a resource for venture capital firms and start-ups looking to get involved in the cannabis industry, and it is launched in partnership with Escrow.com, the leading escrow service for domain name transactions in order to make transactions safe and easy.

U.S.: Exchange Company For Cannabis Industry Called First of Its Kind

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Steve Janjic, CEO of Amercanex, says his company is the first fully electronic marketplace in which licensed wholesale and retail distributors of cannabis can sell, buy or exchange their inventories on a fully disclosed market.

The core function of the marketplace is to ensure fair and orderly transactions, as well as efficient dissemination of price information for any product bought, sold or exchanged on the electronic cannabis marketplace (ECM), according to Janjic.

Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized some form of marijuana use or possession, or are in the process of doing so, according to Janjic.

“The patchwork nature of marijuana legalization on the local, state and federal levels creates problems for buyers, sellers and users,” says Janjic.

“Amercanex has already created solutions to regulate the buying and selling of marijuana in Colorado, which has major implications for the entire country, from capturing lost tax revenues to influencing voters in states where marijuana use is on or coming to ballots.”

Janjic, the former global director of eFX Sales and Distribution for Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s largest institutional brokerage firms, says Amercanex will ensure a completely neutral, non-manipulated marketplace while strictly adhering to and centralizing regulatory and reporting requirements to local and regional regulatory authorities.

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