Hempcon San Francisco, 2014

Hempcon San Francisco, 2014

In the dusk of early Friday evening, the Cow Palace appeared closed, bunker-like and uninviting, but the people who waited in the ticket line were colorful and alive by contrast. We each paid $25.00 to get in, and a seamless plume of burned and vaporized cannabis products flowed over the many security guards and ticket takers at the door, and once inside I homed in on the source of the cloud, past a couple vendors to a huge sectioned off area and a pair of guards at a gate. The sign read: “Prop 215 area.” The lady explained I needed a medical marijuana endorsement and a stamp to get in, so fear that I may suffer a debilitating episode of the gout gripped me, and I joined the line of folks waiting for medical assessment and subsequent treatment. I filled out the forms and paid $60.00 and had a good conversation with the doctor about Hyperuricemia and the associated benefits of cannabis. He told me to stay hydrated and signed my recommendation.   I shuffled along the crowded rows of eager capitalists: jars and jars of buds, hash oil, an amazing array of edibles and paraphernalia of every description … every aspect of the cannabis business; and vendors talked about their products with varying degrees of personal connection. A woman I met very obviously put her soul into infused coconut butter, for instance, while another vendor sold marijuana leaf socks made in China. But no large corporations were in evidence. The place was mobbed and intensely loud and chaotic and fun. I finally found a quiet corner in the...
Profile: Lynda Cook – Feed Your Head Edibles

Profile: Lynda Cook – Feed Your Head Edibles

Lynda Cook is the proprietor and pastry chef at the Tucson-based, Feed Your Head Edibles. CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke her at Hempcon San Francisco, 2014.       http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/lynda-cook-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...
Profile: Isaac Lappert – Cannabis Creamery

Profile: Isaac Lappert – Cannabis Creamery

Isaac Lappert is President of Cannabis Creamery Ice Cream Company. Working with Cali Labs, Lappert crafts premium quality medicated ice cream. CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with Mr. Lappert at Hempcon San Francisco, 2014 and offers this cannabis industry profile … words and music …       http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/isaac-lappert-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...
Profile: Mark Sicola – Cannabis Merchants

Profile: Mark Sicola – Cannabis Merchants

Mark Sicola is President of Cannabis Merchants, a service that enables dispensaries and marijuana businesses to accept Visa and Mastercard check cards, despite the fact that banks will not process cannabis transactions. The ability to process debit cards helps dispensaries and recreational businesses diminish the risk of keeping large amounts of cash on hand and other marijuana merchant transaction problems. CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with Mr. Sicola on Saturday the 23rd of August, 2014 at the Hempcon conference in San Francisco.       http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mark-sicola-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...
Cannabis Radio News #6

Cannabis Radio News #6

In this edition, Dale Gieringer, Executive Director of California NORML describes the death of the latest effort to reform California’s medical marijuana system. In related news, Michael Green, President of the Fresno Cannabis Association tells us about the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation there. Jeremy Nemeth is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver and conducted the first ever study of marijuana dispensary locations; we discuss. And finally, Craig Jones, executive director of NORML in Canada tells us why marijuana will be a pivotal issue in the upcoming election for Prime Minister. http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/crn-6-final-dwnld.mp3 or download a broadcast quality mp3 of CRN #6. Share...