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      July 20, 2017

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      633 West Fifth St
      Los Angeles, California 90071

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      Blunt Talk: "The Future of Cannabis"

      You're invited to an evening of “Ted” style presentations by cannabis professionals, an open Q+A, and an awesome raffle. Did we mention Tacos? Blunt Talks are “Ted” style presentations given by innovators of the cannabis industry who want to share their knowledge so we can grow together!  With the passage of Proposition 64 (legalization of recreational marijuana use), the California cannabis industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth! There are more businesses, brands, products, and services than ever before, and now is your chance to learn from a few that are really changing the game! Whether you’re a professional looking to transition careers into the cannabis industry, a canna-professional looking to keep up to date with whats going on, or a business owner that is looking to add talent to your team, this installment of Blunt Talk will prepare you! Location: 3rd floor of the Promenade, next to the Cheese Cake Factory.  FORMAT Eat tacos. Drink beer. Make friends.  Hear short, TED-style talks from cannabis professionals. Have a chance to win cool swag. Ask some questions. Win more swag, eat more tacos. SPEAKERS Kimberly Dillon, VP of Marketing at Papa & Barkley.Topic: "The Changing Cannabis Consumer" Kimberly Dillon is the Vice President of Marketing at Papa & Barkley, a line of cannabis topicals and tinctures that focuses on pain relief and pain management. She has worked at several Blue Chip companies like Proctor&Gamble, the NFL, and Accenture. She left the corporate world, ten years ago and has raised millions of dollars for startups around the world and has developed growth strategies for digital brands such as YouTube stars Smosh, Scooter Braun’s Bkstg, and the SIRI spinout Desti.  She has spoken at a number of key conferences including TedWoman, SXSW, Lean In and was named of the top leaders to watch in tech by the Huffington Post.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles, where she performs standup comedy in her free time and is working on her 42nd passport stamp.  Seibo Shen, CEO of VapeXhale.Topic: "Do's and Dont's of Canna-Entrepreneurship" After a successful career in various revenue generating roles in the Silicon Valley and having 4 successful exits (Data.com, Successfactors, E2open, Yammer), Seibo Shen founded VapeXhale in 2010 and has served as CEO since the company’s inception. An active leader in the vaporizer community, Seibo works closely with VapeXhale’s product team to shape the technology behind the company’s products. The approach behind VapeXhale’s flagship product “The Cloud” was Seibo’s original concept, a technology that won five best product awards its first year on the market. Seibo received a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to VapeXhale, Seibo worked as integral part of the sales team at four successful companies in the Silicon Valley, including Jigsaw, Successfactors, E2open, Yammer, and Fliptop. Seibo spent the early part of his career as a stuntman and background dancer for various artists, such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Mortal Kombat, Bush and The Grinch. Justin Lascelle, Co-Founder of High5 Management Group, Former Creative Director (UX/UI) for Weedmaps.Topic: "Large-Scale Design Systems in Digital Products" Justin Lascelle is a Designer who's been creating user-centered digital interfaces since 2007. Brands like MusclePharm, RED DIgital Cinema, and Weedmaps have trusted him to twiddle their knobs and push their buttons. Currently, Justin helps Cannabis brands through the application of high-tech strategy. He also despises writing in the 3rd person, and hopes you'll forgive him just this one time. Lindsay Kirk, Founder of Prism Farms.Topic: "Females in Cannabis: A Female Founders Prospective" Lindsey Kirk is the founder of Prism Farms, California’s first branded CBD preroll. She enjoys sharing the benefits of cannabis, particularly CBD, with others. For nearly three years, Lindsey has been a brand ambassador for industry leader KIVA Confections. Prior to Kiva Confections, Lindsey worked as a freelance marketer for a number of small businesses in the New Orleans area. Joshua Shelton, Co-Founder of Green Street Agency.  GET A CHANCE TO WIN SOME COOL SWAG FROM: CANNDESCENT believes in personal excellence and helping individuals achieve their best self.  The company cultivates ultra-premium cannabis flowers that average 22%-33% THC content in fully licensed, indoor facilities. CANNDESCENT’s branded flowers pair exceptional product quality, state-of-the art cannabis science, and informative product names— Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect, and Charge--so consumers can easily navigate to their desired outcome or mood state.  Consumers purchase CANNDESCENT’s products through California dispensaries and delivery services that value CANNDESCENT’s professional management, reliability, purity, and product quality. The Emerald Exhange: Will be raffling off a 2 day GA pass (value $175) which includes entry to event, giveaways, business, educational and wellness programming. You can check out their lineup on the website which is updated weekly with new additions and follow them on facebook.com/theemeraldexchange and instagram @emeraldexchange for the latest. "Travel to a land where medicine makers still flourish via the Emerald Exchange. Enriching the economy of culture, wellness, wisdom and abundance through our community farmer's market, business networking, creative interactive spaces, healing rituals and plant medicines." Tylt Products will be raffling off their new FlipStick portable charger! (back by popular demand)Milo Confections: "Milo makes products for patients that want a better edibles experience. Our mission is to bring the benefits of cannabis to any lifestyle."Ritual Vapes: "Our company's focus is to make vaping a whole new experience to patients, from selecting our flowers to packing, everything is done to ensure the final product is always above expectations."Pura Vida Health is a holistic cannabis brand focused on creating organic plant-based edibles and pesticide-free prerolls for today's health conscious cannabis consumer.Awakened Topicals: "It is my sincere hope, that by making the best topical products available, you too will be awakened to the miraculous healing power of plant medicine"Prism Blends: "From non-psychoactive, restorative blends to those looking for a more traditional THC experience with the added health and wellness benefits of CBD, PRISM Blends pre-rolls are crafted to enhance every spectrum of life." To Whom It May: "Marvelous, meticulously hand-crafted cannabis chocolates, brought to life as smooth, nutty truffles, and bold, boozy bonbons. Enticing, enlivening, and unforgettable, our fabulous flavors don only dark chocolate, the finest of ingredients, and oh-so-lovely intellects... you'll see!"GRASSFED and The Art Of Edibles share a similar mission: to help de-stigmatize cannabis by using the full potential of the plant and providing a sophisticated way to consume it in curated social setting with like-minded individuals. We believe cannabis should be used to enhance and engage the world, rather than disconnect. Mondo: "Introducing Mondo, an all natural dissolving cannabis powder, that mixes into your food and drinks for a DIY edible (Dose it Yourself!). Elevate your mood, naturally" +MORE!!! SPECIAL THANKS TO:Massroots MJ Hybrid Solutions is an online sales training and educational platform that develops cannabis retail professionals to be able to meet the consumers' needs while increasing business profitability. With a focus on people, we provide a unique training solution that sets us apart. Expert DOJO is a one stop shop for startups to receive Investment, advice, and specialist help in all areas of your business growth.  Their 12 step accelerator is unlike any other program available and gives you direct access to specialists in branding, design, business planning, product fit, strategic planning, web development, growth hacking and so much more.  Join their platform for free business advice, referrals and workshops - https://expertdojo.com   For details on all startup options email brian@expertdojo.com cb1media: The Digital Marketing Agency for Cannabis.CANNDESCENT marries the mastery of cannabis cultivation with the canvas of a consumer’s life.  Consumer's ask themselves how they would like to feel and select one of Canndescent's 5 effects - Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect and Charge. The company grows only ultra-premium, pesticide-free flower that averages 22-33% THC in fully licensed, indoor facilities. Each employee has an ownership stake in the company, is paid a fair wage and receives benefits.Paragon helps talented individuals find their place in the cannabis industry. If you're a business that needs to hire, a professional looking for a new career, or have any questions at all, email team@joinparagon.us GrassPass: The ClassPass of Grass. GrassPass is world’s first cannabis membership app for any budget or lifestyle. Once you're a member, simply choose a dispensary in the app, make a reservation for free cannabis, and go. VapeXhale is on a mission to revolutionize the way people think about vaping. The company has created the world’s most intelligent herbal delivery systems that are designed to deliver therapeutic herbs in the cleanest, most efficient way. Founded by former Silicon Valley executive and Hollywood stunt man, Seibo Shen, the San Francisco-based VapeXhale produces one of the industry’s most celebrated vaporizers, the EVO. The company prides itself in providing a best-in-class vaping experience, while applying world-class engineering to its products. Through their modern vaporizer technology, VapeXhale plans to make the world a healthier, more enjoyable place to live. For more information, visit http://www.vapexhale.com/. Direct Cannabis Network is the leading digital B2B news network highlighting the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. www.cannabizcalendar.com Healthy Headie Lifestyle is a curated marketplace, powered by a community of ambassadors. Offering online, in-store and in-home sales and marketing for brands. We've been called the Maryk of MaryJ - this is not your mom's tupperware party. Get in on the greenrush and join the community as an ambassador! It's free to join!  Kalogia - Find specialized expertise for your cannabis business. KindTyme is a cannabis design & marketing agency that combines eye-catching visuals with powerful strategy. Working long-term with cannabusinesses to enhance their branding, web design, packaging, photography, and promotional campaigns, the KindTyme team members truly are Your Digital Buds! 

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