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USA CBD Expo Promises Innovation & Education in Las Vegas

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Following last summer’s successful inaugural event, the USA CBD Expo is heading to Las Vegas.

The nation’s largest CBD and hemp trade show will take place over three days at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 13-15, providing invaluable experience for anyone affiliated with — or interested in — the CBD industry.

Sample the latest product developments and innovative new products including topicals, cosmetics, flowers, pet products and more from over 300 vendors and 500 brands.

The USA CBD Expo also provides opportunities to listen to over 50 CBD and hemp industry professionals through a number of educational seminars, keynote addresses and workshops. Coming from multiple facets of CBD and hemp industries like e-commerce, marketing and entrepreneurial spaces, these speakers will educate and enlighten attendees

Former NFL star Kyle Turley will discuss his experience with CBD and his hemp-derived supplement, Neuro XPF. Other speakers include Joy Beckerman from the Hemp Industries Association, Julian Garcia of the Cannabis Law Society, and Antonio Frazier, VP of Operations at CannaSafe.

Other highlights of note include a new beverage launch from social media playboy and businessman Dan Bilzerian’s Ignite CBD, plus the new collaboration between Ronnie Ortiz-Magro from MTV’s Jersey Shore and Verge CBD, who will be promoting their CBD-infused tanning lotion.

Who Should Attend?

Over 14,000 attendees are expected to attend the event where exhibitors can take advantage of educational seminars and networking events with key players across all facets of the CBD industry.

If you’re already in the industry and you’re looking to discover new and exciting products at wholesale prices, you need an industry buyer ticket. Along with enabling you to secure great products at great prices, you can also utilize exclusive B2B focused seminars and panels.

Attending industry professionals can gain invaluable networking opportunities with fellow industry insiders and experts and enjoy dedicated B2B-only hours and seminars.

The event is also open to the canna-curious public during certain hours. Along with product samples and exclusive discounts, the general admission ticket also includes access to seminars and panels.

Interested in a change of career or climbing the ladder in the cannabis industry? There will be a career recruitment fair for two day at the USA CBD Expo, where attendees can discover their dream job and best career path.

The global CBD market size was valued at over USD 3 billion in 2018 and is predicted to touch USD 2207 billion by 2026. Make sure you’re at the epicenter and get your tickets to the USA CBD Expo today.

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Tyson 2.0 Launches New Mike Bites Cannabis Gummies

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Nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears, Mike Tyson’s Tyson 2.0 cannabis brand has just released ear-shaped edibles, Mike Bites.

The new ear-shaped edibles are complete with a missing chunk where Tyson removed a portion of Evander Holyfield’s cartilage in what became known as The Bite Fight. After Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear, the 1997 match resumed. However, after attempting to snack on Holyfield’s second ear, Tyson was disqualified and his boxing licence was withdrawn. The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Tyson a a $3 million fine for his actions and he didn’t fight again for over a year.

Mike Bites gummies will be sold at dispensaries in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.

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Wiz Khalifa Debuts New Taylor Gang x Stündenglass Collab

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Wiz Khalifa and his entertainment company Taylor Gang Ent. have collaborated with Stündenglass, the world’s first gravity-powered infuser, to introduce the iconic gold and black Taylor Gang x Stündenglass.

“I’m honored to have collaborated with long time friend Wiz Khalifa, who is as passionate about this product as I am. Our mutual admiration for Stündenglass made it a natural collaboration,” Stündenglass CEO Chris Folkerts said via a press release.

Taylor Gang x Stündenglass is an authentic collaboration developed after the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated Khalifa discovered Stündenglass and began enjoying it regularly as seen on his Instagram.

“I love my Stündenglass, and I’m pumped everyone gets to experience this with me now,” Khalifa.

The Taylor Gang x Stündenglass. PHOTO | Courtesy of Stündenglass

The infuser features a patented 360-degree gravity system that elicits a powerful and immersive experience. It generates kinetic motion activation via cascading water, opposing airflow technology and the natural force of gravity.

The Taylor Gang gravity bing comes in an exclusive black and gold colorway and features two glass globes on a metal base made of aircraft-grade aluminum, surgical grade stainless steel, and high-quality Teflon seals.

Taylor Gang includes artists Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Berner among others — the former of which has his own line Stündenglass collab with his Cookies brand.

“We’re very excited to launch the official Taylor Gang x Stündenglass. We use glass in our everyday lives, so it only made sense to team up and create an exclusive Taylor Gang collaboration for the fans,” Taylor Gang said.


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No Super Bowl for Brock Ollie

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With medicinal marijuana being legal in 37 states and recreational cannabis allowed in 18, we should be seeing commercials for companies, products, and services almost as frequently as commercials for sports betting, which is permitted in 30 states in some form.

However, mainstream cannabis advertising continues to be non-existent, as demonstrated in the recent news that NBC has rejected an ad by cannabis e-commerce and advertising platform Weedmaps from being shown during the Super Bowl LVI event his coming Sunday.

Weedmaps reportedly approached the network late last year about airing a Super Bowl commercial that would be “similar to a PSA,” according to reports. Execs volunteered to present some of their earlier educational-based programming, assuring NBC executives that it would not contain any direct-sell messages, which are still forbidden under federal law.

“The answer was a hard no — they wouldn’t even entertain the conversation,” Weedmaps Chief Operating Officer Juanjo Feijoo told Adweek. “We see ourselves as trying to be trailblazers in the industry and making new inroads where others haven’t gone before in cannabis advertising. So it was disappointing.”

The contentious ad personifies cannabis as Brock Ollie, a head of broccoli, the veggie emoji commonly used as a visual representation of cannabis in marketing. The 30-second ad takes viewers through a day in the life of Brock Ollie, whose superfood identity is in jeopardy as he is repeatedly misidentified as cannabis. The ad offers a lighthearted take on the industry’s issues, such as social media censorship and a lack of clear advertising standards, which limit cannabis-related commercials during nationally televised events like the Super Bowl.

“Despite three quarters of the country having legalized cannabis and the bipartisan enthusiasm we continue to see in support for change at the federal level, the industry continues to face roadblocks that inhibit competition in the legal market and stifle opportunities to educate,” Chris Beals, CEO of Weedmaps said. “There’s an irony in the fact that the biggest night for advertising will feature an array of consumer brands in regulated industries, from beverage alcohol to sports betting, yet legal cannabis retailers, brands and businesses have been boxed out.”

The game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will be played Sunday in L.A.

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