Founders Blog

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.

 

Community Connections

Just out this week, check out MJ Freeway’s brand new release! It features Community Connections - designed to save you time and streamlines communication with your vendors.

Do you do business with other companies using MJ Freeway? If you’re part of the MJ Freeway community, simplify your purchasing and reorder processes with automatic purchase orders, inventory level notifications, and reorder notices. Available now for all MJ Freeway clients. Read details about the release below and watch our educational webinar.

Vendor Connections
- Streamline your workflow by authorizing vendors who also use MJ Freeway to automatically generate purchase orders in your MJ Freeway account.

Inventory Level Notifications
- Create email alerts to send to a specific person when stock levels fall below your pre-set thresholds.

Reorder Notices - Automatically generate and send emails to vendors to request products when inventory runs low.

Oregon: Ready to start a new micro-industry

Periodically, we like to offer the campaigns for state-wide medical or adult-use initiatives a platform to share an update with our readers. Please enjoy this update provided by New Approach Oregon on the upcoming Oregon adult-use initiative. If you are involved in a state-wide campaign for your area and would like to provide an update in a future MJ Freeway newsletter, please contact us!

Update from Anthony Johnson, Chief Petitioner

It’s an exciting time for the Oregon cannabis community. The state enacted a regulated medical dispensary program and is poised to legalize cannabis for all adults this November.

New Approach Oregon, the campaign to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana like beer and wine, has a great chance of winning this November. The measure allows for home cultivation, does NOT include a per se DUI provision and will establish a cannabis industry similar to the state's microbrewery industry. 


Success for the measure in 2014 will end the arrest of more than 12,000 Oregonians every year, and will help continue the momentum for states working to legalize in 2016. The campaign just released its first commercial and can use your help. Please visit our website to join, donate and spread the word about this important campaign.

Portland will be hosting the first International Cannabis Business Conference on September 13th & 14th. Speakers include: blogger Andrew Sullivan, Steve DeAngelo, author Doug Fine, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Ed Rosenthal and many more. You can buy tickets and get more information here.

Oregon has a history as a trailblazer and 2014 is just adding to that reputation. You can stay up to date by visiting our website now.

Webinar: Pre-pack or Weigh on the Spot?

Do you pre-pack or weigh on the spot? Interested in learning about other techniques for packaging and sales? Trying to decide what method might work best for your operation?

Hear from one of Colorado’s experienced dispensary managers during this webinar, ‘Pre-pack or Weigh on the Spot?’ Join Ryan Cook of The Clinic to find out more about how pre-packing flower or weighing flower on the spot for sale can affect workflow and patient/customer satisfaction. Learn from this industry expert about how The Clinic's choice has impacted their business model, internal operations, patient/customer interaction, and product management.

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