Marijuana Policy Project Appoints New Executive Director

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), after months of considering qualified candidates, has hired activist Steve Hawkins to the position of executive director, the organization announced today via press release. Hawkins has spent three decades as an advocate, policy strategist, nonprofit leader, and foundation executive in the movement for criminal justice reform. His experience in public […]

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Dr. Jason Pirozzolo: Helping Doctors Understand Medical Cannabis

Dr. Jason Pirozzolo is a co-founder of The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association, a collection of physicians and medical researchers who advocate for increased understanding and acceptance of cannabis as medicine. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Dr. Pirozzolo joins podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss how mainstream medicine and medical cannabis have begun to […]

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Cannabis Advocates Running for Office in Washington State

Washington state’s cannabis caucus is poised to grow this year, with at least five candidates who are either cannabis activists, have worked in the industry, or currently own cannabis businesses running for state and local offices. Statewide elections Crystal Oliver — who owns an outdoor cannabis farm in Eastern Washington, is an executive assistant to […]

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Derek Cloutier: Veterans, PTSD, and Medical Cannabis

Derek Cloutier is the president and co-founder of the New England Veterans Alliance, a non-profit organization that helps veterans reduce their dependency on pharmaceuticals and advocates on behalf of veterans for improved access to medical cannabis therapies. In the following interview, Derek joins our host TG Branfalt to talk about the experience of veterans in […]

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Jedidiah Haney: Organizing the Cannabis Community with Social Entrepreneurship

Jedidiah Haney is a cannabis activist and entrepreneur who is an outspoken advocate for sensible cannabis regulations and opponent to the seemingly default legalization legislation, which hinges on price gouging and over-regulation. He is also the founder of Higher Influence, LLC and a founding board member of The Cannabis Alliance. In our recent interview, we […]

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New Jersey CannaBusiness Association Partnering with Athletes for CARE for Advocacy Event

Three former professional athletes and a former Drug Enforcement Agency special agent are set to speak at the upcoming New Jersey CannaBusiness Association “Presents” event. The trade association has partnered with Athletes for CARE for the latest installment, set for Sept. 27 at Galloping Hill Golf Club in Kenilworth. Scott Rudder, a former New Jersey legislator […]

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Jeffrey Hank: Pushing for a Michigan Adult-Use Victory in 2018

Jeffrey Hank is the founder of MI Legalize, the Michigan advocacy group that is spearheading efforts for a 2018 bid for the statewide legalization of adult-use cannabis. Michigan is one of the last major states capable of enacting change via voter initiative that hasn’t yet overruled the prohibition of cannabis — this means that a successful legalization […]

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