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Annie Nelson and #Willie Reserve at Women Grow Meet Up in Denver

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

www.freedomleaf.com
by:  Gia Moron

On February 1-2, more than 500 people gathered at the Westin Hotel in Denver for the fourth annual Women Grow Leadership Summit. The theme, “Change-Transition-Evolution,” addressed shifts in the cannabis industry.

Speakers included 12-year-old patient Alexis Bortell, who’s among the plaintiffs in a suit to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act; medical-marijuana pioneer Alice O’Leary; Michelle Dumay, a courageous mother who gave an emotional talk about being an African-American Muslim woman that treats her daughter’s seizures with cannabis; and Annie Nelson, wife of Willie Nelson and proprietor of Annie’s Edibles.

TED-style “Lightning Talks” drew the likes of Hope Wiseman, the youngest African-American dispensary owner (Mary and Main in Capitol Heights, Md.) in the country; Caela Bintner, who discussed the #TimesUp movement and sexual harassment in the workplace; Dasheeda Dawson, who segued from her show-stopping hip-hop dance (a Summit first) to a discourse on facing adversity; Lynnette Shaw, one of California’s first dispensary owners; and Cannabis Cultural Association’s Jake Plowden, Nelson Guerrero and Joe Bondy.

One of the most popular breakout sessions, “Know the Law to Joint Rolling Sessions with Jane West,” had the whole room fashioning joints and spliffs (see photo of Nelson and Lauren Rudick above). Another session offered advice on “Investing and Raising Capital for Your Cannabis Business.”

Women Grow CEO Kristina Garcia announced the following leadership changes: Dr. Chanda Macias is the new chair of the Board of Managers. She’s a former research specialist for Colgate Palmolive Company and current CEO of National Holistic Healing Center in Washington, D.C. Cofounder Jane West stepped down as chair, but will remain on the board. The seven-seat board also includes Garcia and Jazmin Hupp, with three seats open.

In addition, the organization is expanding into several new markets and will soon launch the Women Grow TV channel on twitch.tv in partnership with LOOT Interactive. This spring and fall, we’ll be connecting with colleges and universities across the country for a series of “Women Grow Campus Talks.”

Our goal is to continue to support and build the next generation of cannabis leaders while forming stronger relationships inside and outside of the industry by creating unique strategic partnerships. “The 2018 theme truly tied into the heart of the direction of which we’re taking the company,” Garcia stated, “Women Grow is an important organization for women in cannabis today and we must keep pushing the envelope forward.”

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Annie Nelson at WomenGrow Leadership Summit in Denver

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

The Cannabist Willie Nelson Interview

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Sorry for the ads, and that it plays automatically.  I can’t figure out how to turn that auto-play off.

Willie Nelson’s marijuana brand expanding

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

www.thecannabist.com

DENVER — Capital raises in the marijuana industry appear to be continuing unabated since the issuance of the Sessions Memo on Jan. 4.

Country music star Willie Nelson’s cannabis company joined the marijuana funding fray Wednesday with the announcement of a $12 million raise for expansion into new markets.

Nelson’s company, GHC Inc., plans to enter the California market with its Willie’s Reserve brand during the spring of 2018, according to GHC spokeswoman Tia Mattson.

GHC already has products available in Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Washington state.

The company raised the $12 million in a convertible note, Series B funding.

According to Mattson, the round was led by a network of high-net worth individuals, institutional investors and two cannabis-focused venture capital firms, Tuatara Capital and Hypur Ventures.

The $12 million raise brings GHC’s total raise to nearly $30 million, Mattson said. She added that GHC is confident that a new upcoming funding round aimed at hitting $40 million “will go quickly” based on “current investor enthusiasm for the market.”

Aside from funding the California expansion, GHC will use the raise to:

— Expand the company’s edibles line in Washington state.

— Launch an edibles product line in Colorado.

— Add “premium sun-grown cannabis” to its product offerings from “sustainable outdoor grows” in Colorado and Washington state, Mattson said.

Information from: Marijuana Business Daily

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#6630507

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Yes, it’s true: The US government holds the patent on marijuana #6630507!  AND they collect some serious tax revenue from state-legal cannabis businesses—including Willie’s Reserve. Yet the DEA continues to fight a senseless war on a plant.

In the last year nearly, 5,000 people raised their hand on the hashtag #6630507 to raise awareness about this hypocrisy. Raise your hand with Willie Nelson and post a picture with the hashtag #6630507 to spread the word.

— Micah Nelson

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, “Wacky Tobacky”

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

www.countryrebel.com

Looks like Toby Keith had a change of heart about never smoking “Weed With Willie Again”! Staying true to his gift of penning upbeat country songs with a speck of southern humor, Keith debuted his latest single “Wacky Tobaccy” dedicated to that infamous green plant, and who better to co-star in a music video for such a song than Willie Nelson?

“Wacky Tobaccy is a slogan, a saying that’s been around forever and no one has ever put it in a song,” says Keith according to The Music Universe. “When we were working on it, somebody asked if the saying has ever been written in a song and I said, ‘no, but they will now.’ We recorded it and shot the video in Nashville. We got a cameo from Willie Nelson. We have a long-standing friendship. It’s fortunate that we got him. ‘Wacky Tobaccy’ is written to the screws, and it fits in with what we do every night with the party crowd.”
Keith filmed the hilarious music video on his tour bus with his fellow bandmates before the country music legend emerged from the bathroom surrounded by a cloud of smoke. Nelson picked up his guitar and immediately started jamming out with the boys before the crew indulged in pizza and hot wings. 

The country superstar cowrote “Wacky Tobaccy” with longtime collaborator Scotty Emerick in form of one of his “bus songs.”
You can watch the hilarious video below. 

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Willie’s Reserve in Washington

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Willie Nelson, “Marijuana is the best medicine.”

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

“We Legalized It” (first)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

www.willienelson.com

Colorado was the first US state to legalize marijuana, wear this shirt in honor of this 420 victory!

Chillin with Willie, in Seattle

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “It’s All going to Pot”

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Willie’s Reserve Vendor and Launch Party in Vancouver, WA (July 1, 2017)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Saturday, July 1 at 2 PM6 PM

Greenhead Cannabis
2815 St. John’s Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 9866198661