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U.S.: The Marijuana Show Returns For Season 3; $20 Million Available To Ganjapreneurs

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Season Three breaks records with $20 million available to ganjapreneurs in capital investment

The cannabis industry is anticipated to grow to $17.5 billion by the year 2020, and the first-ever reality show about investing in cannabis is looking for the next crop of ganjapreneurs to join winners who have already offered over $18 million in investments, and brought a cannabis car, a major Hollywood “stoner comedy”, a cannabis advertising agency, and a line of CBD-infused dog bones to the market.

Emerging and established ganjapreneurs with new business ideas or budding companies are invited to audition for season three of the critically acclaimed TV series The Marijuana Show, dubbed the “Shark Tank for Ganjapreneurs,” for an opportunity to receive guidance and capital to take them to the next level. The newest season is breaking records, offering $20 million in investment capital, beating out network juggernaut “Shark Tank” and offering more investment money to a contestant than “Shark Tank” ever has.

This season celebrity American entrepreneur, author and CEO of Rush Communications Russell Simmons joins the roster as an advocate for the show. “A lot of people who are innovative and can figure out ways to build out brands, looks like that’s a market they should get in,” Simmons said.

Florida: Marijuana Business Conference Coming To East Coast May 9-11

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The publishers of Marijuana Business Daily will host their annual Spring Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, May 9-11.

"This is going to be an epic year for the cannabis industry after a nearly two-year lull in state initiatives being passed," said George Jage, president of Marijuana Business Daily. "Starting with Pennsylvania becoming the 24th state to allow medical cannabis, there is also a surge of state ballot initiatives in place that will open more medical and recreational markets come November.

"Most notably, we are going to see a big change in the center of gravity of the industry from being West Coast focused to nationally focused with major markets in the Midwest, New England and Mid-Atlantic regions opening for business," Jage said.

The Marijuana Business Conference & Expo will host more than 200 exhibitors and 60 speakers. Attendance is expected to exceed 3,000 entrepreneurs, executives, and major private investors from all 50 states, Canada and Europe, according to organizers.

All seven key industry sectors will be fully represented, according to the sponsors: dispensaries and recreational retailers, wholesale growers, professional and financial services, infused product makers, private equity investors, ancillary products and tech, and testing labs.

Nevada: Ralph Nader To Keynote Fall Marijuana Business Conference In Las Vegas

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Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is keynoting Marijuana Business Daily's 4th Annual Fall Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, to be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino November 11-13 in Las Vegas, it was announced on Thursday.

Ralph Nader has been honored by Time Magazine as "One of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century." Many of Nader's most significant triumphs, including consumer rights, open government and more humane business practices, are fully integrated into our daily lives.

He helped create the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act amongst many other political accomplishments.

Nader plans to deconstruct complex problems and illustrate solutions heading into the future during his keynote address.

The Fall Marijuana Business Conference & Expo will host more than 4,000 entrepreneurs, major investors and business leaders along with 200+ exhibitors.

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Colorado: Sipp Industries Enters Cannabis Space With Plasma Lighting Sale

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SIPP Industries, Inc., a conglomerate corporation that specializes in technology, import and export of commercial and consumer products, on Tuesday announced the initial sale of Sipp's Advanced Plasma Lighting (APL) to a strategic partner located in Colorado involved with the commercial development of cannabis grow operations.

"This initial order will be evaluated by our partner in the Colorado market to determine potential and feasibility for larger scale deployment in excess of 100 Sipp lights over the next 6-12 months," said Sipp CEO Syman Vong. "It is our mission to be the leader in consulting large scale commercial grow operations seeking higher efficiency lighting solutions with a focus on key recreational markets such as Colorado.

"Advanced Plasma Lighting is still in its infancy and we are taking a consultative approach to larger scale engagements that wish to test Sipp APL technology for proof of concept and beyond," Vong said.

In comparison to other grow lighting systems plasma can save up to 50 percent in energy consumption while significantly decreasing or eliminating the need for costly ventilation systems. More importantly, plasma lighting is the only technology that provides the fullest spectrum available which enhances the quality of the grow operation from vegetation to flowering stages compared with HID, HPS, and LED lighting systems, according to Sipp Industries.

Illinois: Desktop Cannabis Potency Measurement System To Be Unveiled At Marijuana Business Expo

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Sage Analytics, developers of portable laboratory quality cannabis potency measurement systems, on Wednesday announced that they will introduce their newest product, the Luminary™ Beacon, at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo, to be held in Chicago, May 19-21.

Unlike any other product on the market, according to Sage, "the Beacon provides instant, on-the-spot feedback, and is expected to be a vital tool toward standardization in cannabis potency profiling, and accuracy in consumer information and labeling."

"The Luminary™ Beacon is a small, portable desktop system that is simple to use in any location and requires little training to obtain on-site, instantaneous, laboratory-grade accurate measurement of THC, CBD, and CBN," the company's press release states. "Unlike gas chromatography (GC) or high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the Luminary™ Beacon uses optical spectroscopy (light) to instantly measure the potency of cannabis products at the molecular level.

Spectroscopy offers a number of distinct advantages over alternative methods, according to Sage Analytics: It is portable and can be used virtually anywhere, it is easy to use and requires just minimal training to become proficient, requires no toxic chemicals for preparation or analysis, and it leaves the sample intact for future use.

Illinois: 'Freakonomics' Author To Keynote Marijuana Business Conference In Chicago

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Bestselling author Steven Levitt is scheduled to keynote Marijuana Business Daily's Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, to be held at the Chicago Hilton May 19-21.

Levitt's book, Freakonomics, spent eight years on the New York Times bestseller list, selling more than five million copies.

A tenured economics professor at the University of Chicago, Levitt believes in order to fix or change the world, you first have to understand it. He sifts through data for revelations that help everyone from banks to professional athletes see new connections and opportunities.

Now, Levitt is applying his enormous curiosity to the future of the legal cannabis industry.

More than 2,000 marijuana entrepreneurs and major investors are expected to attend Levitt's keynote at the Spring show.

Registration:
Spring 2015 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

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Nevada: MariMed Advisors Acquires License, Assets of DispensaryPermits.com Consulting

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Giving away “100 Tips on Entering MMJ Industry” at National Marijuana Business Conference, Las Vegas, Nov. 12-14

Worlds Online subsidiary MariMed Advisors and DispensaryPermits.com have joined forces to provide the medical marijuana (MMJ) industry with their proven end-to-end blueprint for success. MariMed Advisors has acquired the exclusive license and assets of DispensaryPermits.com, a consulting firm for medical marijuana license advisory services.

“This is a natural marriage for both of our organizations,” stated Thom Kidrin, CEO of WORX. “DispensaryPermits brings a well-established reputation of licensing success and a feeder network of entrepreneurs and medical marijuana license applicants seeking expertise and support of medical license applications.

"Once licenses are obtained, our experienced MMJ professionals located throughout the U.S. are ready to step in to assist with financing, dispensary and cultivation expertise, build out, training, and ongoing support to ensure the facilities are producing high quality product as quickly as possible,” Kidrin said.

The MariMed/DispensaryPermits.com team is celebrating last week’s State of Nevada award of provisional medical marijuana permits to two MariMed/DispensaryPermits.com application services clients at this week's Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 12-14.

“We’re thrilled to continue our successful record with permit applications and integrate with MariMed to create replicable models of excellence,” remarked Sara Gullickson, DispensaryPermits executive director.

U.S.: G FarmaLabs Strikes Deal With MedMen To Bring Marijuana Products To New Markets

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Both Companies to Exhibit at the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas from Nov. 12 to 14

G FarmaLabs, a producer and processor of cannabis products, on Friday announced that is has entered into a production agreement with MedMen, a full service cannabis management firm. G FarmaLabs officials said the company "will bring its full line of award winning cannabis infused products to MedMen’s offerings as the management company gears up for a substantial footprint in the two newest cannabis markets, Nevada and Illinois."

“While the marijuana industry has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years, there still remains a frustrating amount of regulatory hurdles that make expanding a marijuana producing and processing company a challenge,” said Ata Gonzalez, founder and CEO of G FarmaLabs. “With this unique partnership, which took a tremendous amount of time and effort to structure, G FarmaLabs is able to expand nationally, while MedMen is able to offer its clients the best cannabis products on the market.”

This announcement marks the latest in a number of big announcements for both companies, both of which will be exhibiting at the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas from Nov. 12-14.

For G FarmaLabs, in early October, the company announced a Private Offering to raise $5 million in capital for a stake in the future of the company’s California territory.

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