- Created on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 19:50
- Written by Las Vegas Newstrip
Las Vegas, Nevada - Marijuana: doctors, lawyers and politicians are talking about it. Even New York Senator, Diane Savino, who is pushing for policy change to allow medical use in her state. The International Cannabis Associationbased business at the Hard Rock Hotel & Resort this Sunday, June 23rd through Monday, June 24th.
From understanding cannabis history to laws, security compliance, accounting, operations, and more, attendees will also be mentored by active leaders in this rapidly emerging industry.
Hemp: more than 25,000 products can be made from this versatile cannabis plant and imports totaled $500 million according to the Hemp Industry Association. Bred to be virtually non-existent in THC, consuming hemp cannot make someone “high” like marijuana. Textiles date back to 7,000 BC. It was so much a part of America’s history that, at one time, one could pay taxes with hemp. Included in the passing of the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the “Farm Bill,” but limited to states with existing hemp laws, industrial hemp can only be cultivated in small parcels for marketing research through upper educational institutions. It is no wonder that Kentucky is making headline news for growing hemp legally for the first time since World War II.
Cannabis: the oldest yet possibly the newest “big business” innovation. Legislators are talking about making medical use legal and Colorado and Washington are the first recreational adult use states. Bringing this plant to the domestic economy creates jobs, positively impacts the economy and even creates new tax collection for states that legalize it. As this useful plant becomes less taboo, enterprising individuals are looking to capitalize on it.
Guest speakers at the “Green to Green” conference come from a wide range of businesses including:
- physical security and video surveillance
- accounting software
- point of sale equipment
- payment solutions
- legal firms
- industry consultants
- insurance agents
- industry-specific media
- educational institutions
- national policy reform organization
- fashion apparel
- CO2 extraction for botanicals
- safe storage and display cabinet makers
- essential oils
To attend the International Cannabis Association’s “Green to Green” conference, admission is available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-cannabis-expo-networking-educational-conference-tickets-10746574293?ref=ebtnebregn
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