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Oregon Sold $11 Million In Marijuana The First Week Of Legalized Recreational Sales

Category: News | Posted on Fri, October, 9th 2015 by THCFinder

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Oregon Cannabis Connection

After a full week of legal marijuana sales to adults in Oregon, the numbers have completely blown Washington and Colorado out of the water! Even being the first to legalize, Colorado’s first week of $5 million dollars in sales paled in comparison to Oregon’s $11 million. And…Oregon has HALF the population of Colorado!

According to the Oregon Retail Cannabis Association, the state’s dispensaries sold an estimated 11 million dollars in cannabis the first week, equaling a quarter of what the state expected to be sold in an entire year. The state estimated tax revenues of only $9 million dollars for the entire year of 2017, which amounts to about 40 million in total sales statewide. By October 7th, just one week in, Oregon sales show just how badly they underestimated the popularity of cannabis.

“We’re seeing about 500 people a day,” Nectar owner Jeff Johnson told KGW TV in Portland, showing the huge numbers of people waiting to buy recreationally.

“There for awhile, towards the end we were thinking we might have to close the doors because we weren’t getting any kind of steady business,” Rachel Clerk, an employee at Fresh Buds, also told KGW.

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Canadian Feds Threaten Medical Cannabis Crackdown

Category: News | Posted on Fri, October, 9th 2015 by THCFinder

Vancouver's BC Compassion Club Society and 12 other area cannabis dispensaries are waiting for clarification from Canada's federal government following a threat to call in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)—unless they close their doors. 

John Conroy,  the Compassion Club's attorney, told local News 1130 that he wrote back to Health Canada after they received the threatening letter last month, asking them "to comply with the duty to act fairly that falls upon all administrators when they are going to take action that could adversely affect anyone." 

Vancouver recently became the first Canadian city to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, which remain officially barred under federal law. The city now has about 80 such operations, with the Compassion Club noted for being the flagship outfit.

Conroy, of the Vancouver-based Cannabis Rights Coalition, fears a replay of the spate of RCMP raids that occurred after the Compassion Club first opened 20 years ago.

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Blaze a Trail: The Strategy of Thought Leadership

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

cash-in-bisThere’s no questioning it anymore: the media landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years.


Your local newspaper used to have real clout; now, nearly everyone you know gets their breaking news from Facebook and Twitter. Even appearing on television seems to have lost its lustrous appeal as more individuals and families cancel their cable subscriptions in favor of streaming services and online news. Getting attention in this media environment can be complicated - and expensive.


In the world of business-to-business communications, it used to be enough to attend networking and trade-specific events, have a sharp company website, and if you’re really tech-savvy, to have Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles set up for your brand, as if to say, “If people need us, they’ll simply go online and find us.” These tactics are no longer enough if you want to seriously market your product or services to other businesses - and for such a complex problem, the reason why is rather basic.


Think about what marketing, advertising and public relations are, at their core. You and your company have a basic message to get out: “buy our product/service.” However, there is always a classier and more thoughtful way to persuade your audience, and that’s by telling a real, genuine story.


People are hardly ever interested in buying the first product they see; trust needs to be built first, especially in B2B sales where each party wants to be absolutely sure they’re getting the best deal or partnership, a company whose views align with theirs, and with no messy strings attached.


What better way to build trust than by introducing yourself and offering up useful information about your industry, or even a dose of entertainment? When it comes down to it, another businessperson considering your website doesn’t really want to know more about the products. They want to know about you and what makes the company special, in your words.


This is “thought leadership.” The most sought-after speakers for national trade shows and conferences, the most buzzed-about companies and innovative products, all have one thing in common: they unabashedly put themselves out there. Knowing what makes you different from the competition is one thing, but being able to communicate that takes courage, and a little strategy.


Creating content on a company blog is a great start. Leadership can impart their expertise in the field, and even company interns can share what they’ve learned by working there. This, however, takes time and money to keep up and promote on the right social media channels, and your team will have to be ready with new content monthly or even weekly.


Investing money into a PR or marketing agency is still a popular (and ever-evolving) strategy, but in an industry like ours, where regulations are grey and stigma still runs deep, there are myriad obstacles to getting media attention. Print or online news coverage in your local daily is nice, but not effective for getting in-depth about your cannabis products and services - it can make mainstream readers uncomfortable. In  Colorado, where cannabis is recreationally legal, network cable TV is resisting any marijuana advertising on the airwaves. Even online, it’s no free-for-all. You may have already noticed that Facebook rarely accepts cannabis-related pages or ads for promotion, and the same is true with Google and search engine optimization (SEO) methods.


When putting a marketing plan together, maximum return on investment should be the ultimate goal. As a business owner and thought leader in your field, making the decision of what type of media you will invest in is one of the most important choices you can make for your brand.


Why is Forbes considered by many as the pinnacle of business reporting? They were the first to really go in-depth and interview CEOs and other powerful businesspeople, telling the unheard story behind the world’s powerhouse companies. Hence, why Forbes is still a reputable print and online publication today, even while other news outlets are crumbling under the pressure to go digital. Forbes created more than just business stories - it created thought leaders.


Cashinbis provides this same service for the cannabis industry specifically. We want to help elevate your business - not because it benefits us, but because it lifts up the entire cannabis movement when we all share stories of our success.


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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, October, 8th 2015 by THCFinder


Is North Korea 420 Friendly?

Category: News | Posted on Thu, October, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

north korea marijuanaNorth Korea is home to one of the most oppressive governments of the Earth today. In the country, there is absolutely no private ownership, and everything belongs to the state. It is estimated that 150,000 to 200,000 people live within prison camps. There is an approved haircut list. And narcs are planted throughout the country to report suspected citizens of possible criminal behavior.

However, these narcs have nothing to do with marijuana (but they will certainly get you on hard drugs). North Korea doesn’t consider marijuana a drug at all, and is completely legal in the country. That’s right. I can repeat that: marijuana is completely legal in the country of North Korea.

In fact, the plant isn’t considered a taboo, and grows along the sides of the roads throughout the country, which marijuana grows naturally in the Korean Peninsula (perhaps why it developed into a cultural norm). With that, visitors to the country report that people will smoke it freely anywhere throughout the town.

So perhaps these prohibitionists are onto something. Do we really want to live in North Korea? Because if we legalize marijuana recreationally, we will no doubt live in a country like North Korea. First, they give us our marijuana. Then they take our guns, and then all of our private property is seized. (I think this is needless to say, but just in case this is only sarcastic).




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