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Seth Rogen Finally Launches His Own Cannabis Company, Houseplant

Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg have launched Houseplant with the goal of making it easier for people to learn to love using cannabis.

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Have you ever wanted to buy weed from Seth Rogan? If ever have wanted to buy pot from a celebrity and you happen to live in Canada, well you’re in luck. Rogan and Evan Goldberg, his frequent collaborator on films like ‘Neighbors,’’Knocked Up,’’Superbad’ and ‘Pineapple Express,’ have launched Houseplant, a Canadian cannabis company with the goal to make it easier for people to learn to love using cannabis.

“Houseplant is a passion we’ve brought to life through drive and dedication,” said Rogen, Co-Founder of Houseplant, in a press release.  “Every decision we’ve made for the business reflects the years of education, first-hand experience and respect we have for cannabis.”

The company will be partnered with Canopy Growth, a global juggernaut of cannabis product and the largest weed producer in Canada, to ensure their customers will get the best quality product that’s great for both experienced smokers and first-timers alike.

“We are so proud to be launching in Canada, our home,” said Evan Goldberg, Co-Founder of Houseplant. “After spending five years diligently preparing for the launch of this company, we’re excited to be able to share our passion for cannabis with Canadians in this way.”

The company will be debuting three strains in the coming months, sporting their own sativa, indica, and hybrid strains. The sativa strain is destined for stores this month in British Columbia, while the hybrid and indica strains will be available in pre-rolled joints and soft gels later this year.

Thankfully, Canopy Growth seem to be as excited about the partnership as Rogan and Goldberg are.

“We have been getting to know the Houseplant team for quite a while now and continue to be impressed by their understanding of the cannabis consumer, attention to detail, and drive towards their vision,” said Mark Zekulin, President and Co-CEO of Canopy Growth. “We could not be more excited to partner with them and work towards our shared goal of making Houseplant one of the largest cannabis brands in the world.”

Houseplant sees itself as more than just the average cannabis company. They see themselves as having a duty to Canadian consumers as a resource for education, guidance and elevation of the lifestyle associated with cannabis use for Canadian consumers.

Rogan and Goldberg are smart to get into the Canadian pot industry, which is valued at about $5 billion by 2021, after the nation fully legalized cannabis last year.

Rogan is just the latest big-name celebrities to launch their very own cannabis companies in the last few years.

Famous names like former NFL quarterback Joe Montana, actress and talk show host Whoopie Goldberg, actress Gweneth Paltrow, singer/songwriter Willie Nelson, actor and long-time cannabis advocate Tommy Chong, Dick Wolf, rapper Snoop Dawg, famous homemaker Martha Stewart, actor Patrick Stewart, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet and former boxer Mike Tyson have all invested in the future of the cannabis industry.

With experts estimating the legal cannabis industry to be worth an estimated $146.4 billion by 2025, it’s easy to understand why so many celebrities have been in a rush to invest.

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Network in Paradise at the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo

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According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc, the global legal cannabis market is expected to reach USD 66.3 billion by the end of 2025. Helped in part by the increasing acceptance of cannabis to treat numerous medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, cancer, arthritis, and neurological disorders, along with the lucrative revenue created by legal cannabis sales, there has never been a more crucial time for entrepreneurs and businesses to network and expand their businesses on a global scale.

As one of the leaders in international business-to-business (B2B) events, the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo brings together top cannabis industry experts from around the globe including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean.

Taking place September 26-28 at the Montego Bay Convention Center, in beautiful Montego Bay, the fourth annual CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo features addresses, panel discussions and presentations on a variety of topics — from advocacy, cultivation, science and medicine to investment, banking and finance, and the business of cannabis including women entrepreneurship.

Over 70 world-class speakers and panelists will provide insights into the direction of the global cannabis industry to over 3,000 delegates.

Steve DeAngelo, founder of Harboride dispensary and the Last Prisoner Project, is speaking on two panels — “Post Decriminalization of Cannabis: Towards Restorative Justice” and “Strategic Approaches to Cannabis Investments” to how the investment landscape is evolving.

Bruce Linton, founder of Canopy Growth Corp, the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange, will host a fireside chat with CanEx founder, Douglas K. Gordon.

Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, will host “The Global Cannabis Movement” that will explore what globalization means in practical terms for the industry, where things stand presently and the future of the global market.

Cam Battley, Chief Corporate Officer of Aurora Cannabis Inc., will be speaking on the panel “CEO Roundtable: Roadmap to Sustainable Profitability for the Industry” to discuss the global challenges and opportunities facing the cannabis Industry.

Plus, over 200 exhibitors and sponsors, from cultivators to investment firms and media experts will provide attendees opportunities for networking, business expansion and identify new areas of growth within the legal industry.

Held for the first time in 2016, CanEx Jamaica is responsible for connecting cannabis experts, researchers, business professionals, creating new strategic partnerships in a truly memorable and vibrant setting.

For more information, visit canexjamaica.com.

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After 25 Years, Supreme Closes Iconic Lafayette Store

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In a move that has shocked through the streetwear community, Supreme has closed its original space on Lafayette after 25 years of business.

Back in February, the brand announced that its famous Lafayette location would be under renovation. Now, due to the unforeseen closure, the 190 Bowery location in Manhattan will now be the brand’s main location in the Big Apple.

 

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Off the Record, It’s National Expungement Week

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“Would you like to know an absolutely crazy fact? There are 77 million people in the United States who have a criminal record.” This crazy statistic that instantly grabs your attention is how Seth Rogen opens the PSA for National Expungement Week.

Rogen also asks, “What does ‘expungement’ mean?” ‘On the record’, expungement means, clearing or sealing the record of a person’s prior arrest, criminal charges or conviction.

That’s a possibility for some of the 77 million people with criminal records — a large amount being minor offenses — which make up nearly a quarter of the population of the United States. Having a criminal record seriously impedes the ability to live for millions of people. It restricts access to jobs, housing, education, and the right to vote.

National Expungement Week aka N.E.W. is the initiative of Cage-Free Repair (the non-profit section of Cage-Free Cannabis) Cannabis and Equity First Alliance.

Cage-Free Cannabis is rooted in three kinds of justice, from reparative, to economic and environmental. Equity First Alliance works to bring reparative justice to, and be a voice for, those who have been most harmed by the War on Drugs.

The initiative will see over 40 events held in 30 cities, which will host workshops, allowing people to meet with lawyers and experts who can help them clear records, from September 21-28.

Among other company’s and businesses, N.E.W. is supported by Houseplant, the cannabis company launched by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, in the hopes of exposing the social injustices associated with cannabis convictions.

With 18 events in 15 cities that helped nearly 300 people begin the process of changing their records, the inaugural National Expungement Week in 2018 was clearly a success and led to the initiative returning this year.

If you’re interested in clearing your record or helping someone else do the same, you can find further information — including the dates and details of specific events — on the official site of N.E.W.; offtherecord.us.

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