On March 8th in Portland, the National Cannabis Diversity Awareness Convention (NCDAC) will take place at The Redd. You can learn more about the event or purchase tickets here.
The Weed Blog has always been supportive of increasing diversity in the cannabis industry and of policy that includes reparations for minority communities especially as they have been the hardest hit by cannabis prohibition and the overall drug war. We are excited to be involved and to share the following event information from The National Cannabis Diversity Awareness Convention with you…
We’re featuring prominent industry speakers on Policy and Education issues with the goal of increasing Community Engagement & Economic Development. We will also be showing support to the importance of Representation for African Americans as business allies in the Cannabis Industry.
This is sure to be a HIGH ENERGY, EDUCATIONAL and ENTERTAINING convention. The Hip-Hop Artists showcase is the highlight of the day. One winner will be picked by our guest celebrity judge panelist. Winning them their very own music video. The video will be shot, filmed & placed by HOODRICH Films. This convention is not only for those in the Cannabis Industry but also for the supporters of Diversity and Inclusion throughout ALL industries. A special video reel will be created at this convention and placed by HOODRICH Films to bring media attention to ALL music artists, entrepreneurs & brands that are a part of this event as sponsors. The video created will be placed on multiple media platforms including World Star Hip-Hop (WSHH). This platform receives over 100k+ site visitors a day & your brand can be a part of this exposure opportunity.
This is the 1st time in Portland history that the community will be a part of starting a National convention that will benefit our City and we can ALL authentically say we did it TOGETHER! Every ticket holder is a supporter, but you can be even more supportive and involved by sponsoring the event.
If you are a music artist/group, POC Business Owner or your a Company that Supports Diversity & Inclusion in ANY field or work from ANY background, then please reach out about how you can become a supporter today.
The day will include so much. Here is a preview:
~ Education on Public Policy updates surrounding cannabis
~ Shopping with local fashion vendors
~Education from our cannabis vendors (No sales, No consumption & No touching of cannabis will take place)
~Live Cooking Shows (Non-Medicated)
~Breakaway Conference Sessions
~ Live Hip Hop Music Showcase
~Onsite FREE EXPUNGEMENT BOOTH!
~NAACP Membership sign-up
~ Local Food Vendors (non cannabis)
~ NO-Host Bar
~ Entrepreneur Motivational Session
~ AFTER PARTY @ Private location (TBA)
****Must be 21+ w/ valid ID to attend ( NO CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT EVENT, ALL SAMPLES ARE NON-MEDICATED, There will not be grow or extract training. There will be no cannabis or CBD from cannabis present for attending guests to handle at this event) this event follows all eventbrite community guidelines.****The Main Food will be from Local Portland vendors that are NOT cannabis affiliated. This event is to Educate the Public about New Policies, Laws & Opportunities. Also to Create Social Awareness around Social Justice Issues.****
Here’s what you want to know before visiting your local medical dispensary:You will need a physician’s recommendation, medical cannabis certification, and/or whatever appropriate documentation is needed by your condition. Typically, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for a medical authorization, but exceptions could be made in some conditions for minors with especially debilitating conditions. You will often register with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for legal and regulatory purposes. There’ll be a waiting room. This is to control the flow of product and patients, but a simple dividing wall also gives patients privacy and direct one-on-one contact with a budtender to candidly discuss medical problems. Many times, but not always, your purchases will be monitored by medical dispensaries. This procedure can help budtenders and patients track effective medication as well as have a living record of manufacturers and goods for future reference and follow up. Medicinal dispensaries usually permit you to smell and analyze the buds prior to buy. This might vary from state-to-state.
DOES AN APPLICANT NEED MUNICIPAL APPROVAL BEFORE RECEIVING A RETAIL CANNABIS LICENSE? Yes, municipal approval is necessary before the AGLC will subject a retail cannabis license. Applicants should get in contact with their planned municipality to find out requirements regarding municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use limitations, and place requirements concerning how close a retail shop is into a provincial health care facility, college, or parcel of property designated as a school reserve.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults who are 19 decades or older are able to:Have up to 30 gram of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent on their person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Purchase cannabis goods from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed retailer. Grow up to four crops per family. It is illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and for anybody below the age of 19 to possess any amount of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.