Grow for Vets adopts new name and expanded mission

As of January 1 Grow for Vets U.S.A. continued its evolution by changing its name to HeroGrown. “With our new brand comes a new, broader mission and a rededication to helping more American heroes gain access to cannabis, including veterans, first responders, and their families,” explained Roger B. Martin, founder. “Over the past four years, I have been contacted by hundreds of first responders asking for help. As both a veteran and former law enforcement officer, I feel that this is the right time to answer their calls. First responders are plagued by job-related physical and emotional trauma, often leading to depression, addiction to deadly prescription drugs and alcohol, and suicide. We will be announcing several new, first-of-their-kind programs in the coming weeks.”

Cheech Marin launches new cannabis linein Nevada 

Redwood Cultivation, the exclusive distributor of Willie’s Reserve cannabis products in Nevada, and the only grower in Nevada to distribute a celebrity brand as well as their own line of premium cannabis products, has launched another exclusive celebrity brand. Cheech Marin, of the former comedy duo Cheech and Chong, debuted Cheech’s Private Stash with Redwood Cultivation in mid-December. Legendary for his comedic albums and movies in the 1970s and ‘80s, Marin is known for bringing marijuana into mainstream culture. In early 2018, Cheech's Private Stash pre-rolls were released in 20 Southern Nevada dispensaries. 

NoCo5 Hemp Expo brings industry together at world’s largest hemp trade show

Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest two-day gathering of hemp thought-leaders, speakers, producers, entrepreneurs, and exhibitors from around the globe. Taking place April 6-7 at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado, the event will showcase the latest products, innovations, research and advancements in the hemp industry worldwide.  

NoCo5 will offer two interactive expo halls featuring products from international brands, introduce a Farm and Agriculture Symposium to share the latest research, techniques and methodologies for industrial hemp production, and an expanded hemp investment summit for the 5,500 attendees projected this year -- an increase from 4,700 in 2017. 

The $2 billion hemp industry worldwide continues to gain increased attention. This year’s NoCo5 will draw professionals across industrial, nutritional and therapeutic hemp industries and feature attendance by state and federal government representatives spearheading current legislative changes around the future of hemp in the U.S. For more information, visit nocohempexpo.com. 

FIRST CBD HEMP OIL STORE AND SMOOTHIE SHOP TO OPEN

Buy Legal Meds (BLM) will be the first CBD hemp oil and smoothie store in the world, according to owner Joe Vargas. Vargas plans to open the store on January 31 at 4985 W. Tropicana, #103, on the corner of Tropicana and Decatur. Vargas owns the website Buylegalmeds.com which he started in 2015 to sell CBD products online including Cloud N9ne Hemp Syrup, a 60-milligram CBD and herbal concoction Vargas developed as an alternative to the deadly codeine-based “lean” cocktails made popular by the Hip Hop community and abused by the Millennial set. Vargas says BLM’s retail store is the first of a planned chain around the Las Vegas Valley.