Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Celebrates Its First Annual First Annual Cannabis Business Awards Holiday White Ball and Awards Ceremony
Colorado’ own Clover Leaf Consulting once again sets another industry benchmark
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Colorado’s medial marijuana industry celebrates it’s first annual Cannabis Business Awards Holiday White Ball and Awards Ceremony hosted by none other than Colorado’s own Clover Leaf Consulting. With the passage of A64 in the state of Colorado as well as Medical marijuana legalization in the state of Washington, the cannabis industry is primed to honor those industry professionals who have made significant impact or contribution to the industry as a whole. With nearly 500 industry votes for industry nominated entries Clover Leaf once again hits top radar classic numbers in just 6 short days. Cannabis Business Awards Holiday White Ball and Awards Ceremony fundraiser will benefit the Cash Hyde Foundation. A foundation based on assisting those children in need and suffering from cancer, and benefit the life of cancer patient Cash Hyde.
“It gives me great pleasure to not only be a part of history, but to also bring awareness to the this worthy cause overall. After losing my 15 year old brother to cancer, I can personally share my experiences first hand as to how debilitating this terrible disease can be.” says Clover Leafs CEO Chloe Villano. Ms. Villano further stated “Our mission and goal is to bring awareness and much needed funding for such a worthwhile cause. This is truly a historic event by which we are able to honor and award those industry pioneers while simultaneously bringing together the industries top professionals for a legalization holiday celebration.”
The Cannabis Business Awards is Colorado’s first business awards ceremony that honors nominees in categories such as, Best Publication, Most Valuable Industry Organization, Peoples Choice Awards's, and Most Influential Individual to name a few. The event will take place on wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 pm at Casselmans in Denver Colorado and will be attended by the most elite nominees in the Cannabis community. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to dress to impress on the red carpet with living stream, HD coverage, social media advertising and Gold Globe Trophies provided by Clover Leaf Consulting.
Nominees Include: NCIA – National Cannabis Industry Organization, CBA – Cannabis Business Alliance, Sensible Colorado, Betty Aldworth, Rico Colibri, Christian Sederberg, Brian Vicente, Wayward Bill Chengelis, Kathleen Chippi, John Morgan, Mason Tvert, Corporal Sean Azzariti (USMC), Steve Fox, Cash Hyde, MMJ Business Daily, THC – The Hemp Connoisseur, The Westword Toke of the Town, Cannapages.com, Colorado Cannabis Blog, Kind Reviews, ASA – Americans for Safe Access, SAFER – Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, Clover Leaf Consulting, Dixie Elixers, MJ Freeway (POS System), Denver Relief/ Denver Relief Consulting, Kim Sidwell Photography, MMJ Job Finders, AMA- Advanced Medicinal Alternatives, Dr. Jay’s, Incredibles/Medically Correct, Keef Cola, Twirling Hippie Confections, Globeville Meds, Pink House, River Rock Wellness, The Clinic, Garden of the Gods, Kendra Curtis, Rachel Schaffer, Grace Sisti, Tripp Keber, Jason Lauve, Adam Dunn, Crystal Guess, Lauren Laire, Crystal Lammon, Laura Leathem, Kim Sidwell, Kayvan Khalatbari, Jose Ramirez, Sr., Ean Seeb, Clifton Black, Shawn Coleman, Matt Cook, Rob Corry, Warren Edson, Steve Fox, Toni Fox, Dan Hartman, Wanda James, Jill Lameroux, Sean McAllister, Jared Polis, and Kristin Thompson.
The event will be streamed live so others can enjoy the historical moments of this event from around the world.
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Canadian Bob Erb speaks to CBC News about his $25-million lottery prize. (CBC/Screengrab)
A Canadian man and former Marijuana Party political candidate has a new source of financing for his fight to legalize it: a $25-million lottery prize.
Bob Erb of Terrace, British Columbia, won the money on Friday night, splitting the $50-million jackpot with a group of oil workers in neighboring Alberta.
“I just went in, checked the lottery ticket — 25 and a whole bunch of zeroes,” Erb said, according to CBC News.
“I pulled the ticket out (of the machine) and I said, ‘Oh my God. I think I won $25 million.’”
He collected his money today from B.C. Lottery Corporation, but the winning ticket almost didn’t happen.
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On his way to his father’s funeral in Calgary, Erb purchased tickets from a gas station stop during the trip. A store clerk misunderstood his request, and gave him an extra ticket.
“He (cashier) was going to delete that one. I said ‘I might as well take it, it might be the one,’” Erb told his hometown newspaper, The Standard.
A seasonal construction worker, Erb said he intends to continue working. He plans to spend money on charity, family, oh, and “the legalization, decriminalization of marijuana.”
Erb ran for the B.C. Marijuana Party in the 2001 provincial election, finishing third among five candidates with 810 votes in the electoral district of Skeena. The winner had 8,653 votes.
Candace Junkin of Moms for Marijuana has asked me to speak at the Cannabis Quilt Regional Conference in Washington, DC on Oct 15, 2012. It is a historic start for the Cannabis Quilt's journey across this great land and I am ...
Now in order for me to accomplish my trip to DC I am seeking corporate/company/LLC sponsorship. I will wear your logo t-shirt all day long and on stage, give you banner placement on stage, hourly thanks for sponsorship from the stage and represent you and/or your interest/product with leaflets/brochures at the event table. Please contact me at 720.628.2639
I will also be staying the day after the conference to attend the ASA Rescheduling of Cannabis on the Controlled Substance Schedule Hearing to represent Colorado at the procedings.
Peace, Pot, Politics,
Wayward Bill Chengelis
Chairman, US Marijuana Party
Chairman, US Marijuana Party of Colorado
Asst. Organizer, Denver 420 Rally
|June 4, 2012||For Immediate Release
Contact: John Pylka
Washington, DC: Medical marijuana patients,and supporters will converge on Wednesday July 4th in the nation's capitol for the Rally to Reschedule Marijuana as Medicine & 43rd Annual Smoke-In.
The event will begin at noon across from the White House at Lafayette Park (located at 16th Street and H Street). Join medical marijuana pioneer Dennis Peron, along with Richard Eastman, Kim Quiggle, John Pylka, Miguel Lopez and Wayward Bill as we rally to educate our elected officials and voters, march and demonstrate for our first amendment rights, and the right to choose the medicine we put into our bodies, marijuana. For more information visit smoke-in.org
The main points about the demonstration are:
2.) Tell President Obama, "keep your promise", end the federal raids against state-legalized medical marijuana dispensaries.
3.) Dennis Peron, author of Prop. 215, Will be coming to Washington DC on July 4th to deliver this message in front of the White House.
4.) The U.S. Marijuana Party will be holding it's first annual political convention at the Smoke-In.
5.) This Demonstration is part of the "Get The Greed Out Of The Weed Tour 2012".
Richard Eastman and Kim Quiggle, organizers of the "Get The Greed Out Of The Weed Tour", are excited about the July 4th demonstration, and are currently putting out a call to medical marijuana activists and supporters for the Rally in front of the White House. "The purpose of this Rally is to convince President Obama that a lot of us don't have years to wait for medical marijuana to be rescheduled," said Rally organizer and AIDS patient Richard Eastman, " Re-elect the President! But as I said before, I don't know if I have five more years to fight for this in Congress."
“We’re looking forward to having Dennis Peron give the key note address urging President Obama to reschedule marijuana as medicine.” explains event coordinator, John Pylka, “The time is now, and we expect several hundred marijuana activists from all over the United States to attend the Rally.”
At 3:00pm, Miguel Lopez, from Denver Colorado and organizer of "Denver 420", will lead a March of patients and activists from the White House to the the Smoke-In Concert site near the Lincoln Memorial. "People should be engaged directly with people, face to face", he says. "And That's what we will do on July 4th in Washington DC".
The U.S. Marijuana Party will also be convening for a political convention at the Concert site located at the Henry Bacon Ball Field (23rd & Constitution Avenue NW). "I am happy and enthusiastic to announce that the US Marijuana Party will be holding it's first ever political convention at this year's 43rd Annual Smoke-In." said Wayward Bill Chengelis, Chairman of the US Marijuana Party.
The demonstration concludes with a medical marijuana rights concert on the National Mall featuring supporting artists: Unfortunate Sons, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, THE I-TERNALS and Bat Man, This free concert will take place during the early evening and concludes with the National Park Service Fireworks display at 9:00pm.
However, on the day America celebrates it's freedom, organizers expect activists to exercise some self-control and not "Choom" marijuana at the demonstration. "It is not the goal of this demonstration to engage in civil disobedience by smoking marijuana. " said John Pylka, The Smoke-In's organizer, “The Annual Smoke-In has evolved and currently this demonstration is about celebrating what we love about marijuana culture and standing up to the federal government's crackdown on medical marijuana,” explains Mr. Pylka, who lives in Mount Pleasant. “I’m so proud to be supporting this event because I know these patients deserve equality and respect in our community."
The Smoke-In, which began in 1970, was built on the success of it's early years with the Yippies! and Dana Beal, and has become the longest running annual demonstration supporting drug policy reform in the United States. “The Smoke-In has spirit! It’s not just an event, it’s a way for people to get connected and celebrate what the marijuana culture has created in our community” says John Pylka, “It brought people to the streets, but it also got residents involved in building something positive.
Adding, "For many years this demonstration has been a breeding ground for our homegrown cultural movement, and part of that has always been about people here seeing a gap and saying ‘We want to bridge that gap, even if we have to make that bridge ourselves’ – so that’s what the event is really about, tapping into the marijuana movement's spirit and heritage.”
For more information, please contact Richard Eastman, Rally Organizer, at (323) 474-4602 or John Pylka, Event Coordinator at (202) 705-8647.