Founders Blog

Yes on 91, Oregon's Legalization Measure

Oregon is poised to be the next state to legalize marijuana through a measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Please join Ellen Flenniken in this recorded webinar, the Director of Finance for Yes on Measure 91, for a briefing on the campaign strategy and the national implications of Oregon's campaign. Ellen discusses the fine print of the measure and answers questions for folks interested in entering the industry in Oregon.



Here is the link for the TV ad as well:http://voteyeson91.com/yes-91-launches-first-tv-spot-ad-blitz/

 

Alaska & Nevada Marijuana Legalization Efforts

On October 7th, Rob Kampia, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization dedicated to making progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws, presented on two critical initiatives. Mr. Kampia discussed the importance of Alaska’s Measure 2 on the November 4th ballot, which will legalize and regulate marijuana.

Mr. Kampia also briefs the efforts by The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to qualify a measure to legalize marijuana in Nevada for the November 2016 ballot. MPP foresees 2016 to be an important year for the cannabis industry, so gaining ballot support and momentum now is vital.




About Rob: Rob Kampia co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995 and has served as its executive director ever since. Rob is the architect of most of the state-level marijuana laws that have been enacted in the United States since 2000 Rob grew up in Harleysville, Pennsylvania; graduated valedictorian of his high school class in 1986; served three months in a county jail in central Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1990 for growing marijuana for personal use; was elected student body president of Penn State University in 1992; and graduated with honors from Penn State University in 1993 with a major in Engineering Science and a minor in English.

Loyalty Rewards for Patients and Customers

Improve patient and customer retention with Loyalty Rewards from MJ Freeway.

Studies across a number of industries have revealed that the cost of keeping an existing customer is around 10% of the cost of acquiring a new one. In addition to great customer service and quality product, rewarding people for their loyalty gives them reason to keep coming back. In this webinar, learn how to use MJ Freeway’s Loyalty Rewards to foster lasting relationships with your patients and/or customers by offering points for purchases that accrue overtime. Discover how to create limited timeline rewards for birthdays or holiday offerings to improve retention and satisfaction. 

 

Infused Product Choices, Technology, Safety & the Future

Join Ralph Morgan, COO of O.penVAPE, for a discussion about the various types of infused products in the market currently, including: edibles, tinctures, beverages, sprays and topicals. He will speak to his experience with supercritical fluid extraction and give advice to those thinking about manufacturing infused products. Learn the innovative and safe extraction techniques and benefits of these approaches. Ralph will also discuss the risks, rewards and politics related to the medical and adult-use markets. Don’t miss this informative webinar!

About Ralph Morgan: Ralph Morgan has founded and is a partner in several medical and recreational cannabis based businesses. Late in 2009, Ralph and his wife Heidi Morgan became fascinated of the profound medicinal efficacy of MMJ and opened a retail location in Denver Colorado called Evergreen Apothecary. They quickly recognized an unmet demand in the market for consistent, safe and organic products that served as healthier alternatives to smoking cannabis. From this unmet demand Organa Labs was born.

Ralph is the founder and a partner in Organa Labs, a marijuana infused products manufacturer that specializes in super critical fluid extraction (SFE), a partner in Bakked a premier infused products manufacturer in Colorado and O.penVAPE, a leading brand in Cannabis.



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A Note from our Founders, Amy & Jess

On their recent trip to Spain

Amidst the fast-paced growth of the industry here in the U.S., we were excited to travel to Spain in July to visit with our Spanish clients and see firsthand how the cannabis climate is thriving in Europe. Spanish operations accept donations, similar to California’s business model, but in Spain you become a member of a cannabis club, where you can use cannabis legally on the premises. We ventured to a few private clubs, obtained memberships, and assessed the scene. Some are calling Barcelona the new Amsterdam, as over 160 clubs have opened their doors in the past two years. Overall, we were impressed by the professionalism, diversity, and friendliness of the employees and club members in clubs we visited in Barcelona and Madrid.

New regulations will be released soon in Barcelona, as it moves toward a more structured model. Although many club operators and club members are worried about what the new regulations will bring, they are also looking forward to stepping out of the gray area in which they currently operate.

As we continue to expand, we wanted to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ to all of you for supporting us through the years. We’re excited for the future!

To view photos of Jessica & Amy’s trip, click here.