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NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
Entrepreneur
Mon, August 24, 2020

NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'

Athletes for CARE recently hired Clint Johnson, former football player for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and Notre Dame.

Johnson will be the organization's Director of Development.

Athletes for CARE is focused on advocating for research, education, and compassion around health issues, with a focus on cannabis. Johnson will...
The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding
Benzinga
Fri, August 21, 2020

The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding

GRWG) managed to close in the green, with gains of 24%. This still meant giving up some of the gains accrued between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19.

The rally started last Friday when the grow supplies company reported its second-quarter financial results, establishing a new revenue record for the tenth consecutive quarter.

GrowGeneration continued to sp...
With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'
Simcoe Reformer
Thu, August 20, 2020

With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'

The silver lining for Norfolk County native Shane Bergman in COVID-19 upsetting plans for the 2020 Canadian Football League season is the extra time he got to spend with his nine-month-old son, Asher.

The season, originally scheduled to begin in June, was officially cancelled this week.

The CFL had asked the federal government for a $30-millio...
Whole Plant Expo Announces Online Conference with More Than 100 Speakers
MG Magazine
Wed, August 19, 2020

Whole Plant Expo Announces Online Conference with More Than 100 Speakers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Whole Plant Expo today announced its seven-track conference program with more than 100 expert speakers including some of the biggest names in medical cannabis and hemp. Whole Plant Expo is a first-of-its-kind online event, bringing together an ecosystem of organizations and communities for a comprehensive examination of endocann...
NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
Benzinga
Wed, August 19, 2020

NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'

Athletes for CARE recently hired Clint Johnson, former football player for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and Notre Dame.

Johnson will be the organization's Director of Development.

Athletes for CARE is focused on advocating for research, education, and compassion around health issues, with a focus on cannabis. Johnson will...
Cannabis Career Watch | New Hires and Promotions
MG Magazine
Fri, August 14, 2020

Cannabis Career Watch | New Hires and Promotions

Former Atlanta Falcons, Edmonton Eskimos, and Notre Dame football player Clint Johnson joined Athletes for CARE in the role of director of development. Johnson brings to the company established relationships with federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We’re excited to welcome Clint Johnson to the Athle...
Cannabis Consumers May Be More Active Than Most
Marijuana Doctors.com
Wed, August 12, 2020

Cannabis Consumers May Be More Active Than Most

The portrayal of people who use cannabis has been anything but flattering and full of stereotypes. How often have you watched a movie where the “party guy” or gal or designate “pothead” is someone who appears less intelligent? A character whose genuine love of “weed” makes them unmotivated and unaccomplished in life.

In virtually every movie y...
The CFL’s Justin Renfrow: Athletes Need to Tell It Like It Really Is
SportTechie
Mon, August 10, 2020

The CFL’s Justin Renfrow: Athletes Need to Tell It Like It Really Is

Justin Renfrow is an offensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL who was born and raised in Philadelphia. He played on the D-line for the University of Virginia through his junior year before transferring to the University of Miami as a senior, where he had 36 total tackles and one forced fumble in 13 games (and achieved status as an Al...
Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are: Meet 6 Ladies Behind This Women-Only Cannabis Fund
Benzinga
Thu, July 16, 2020

Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are: Meet 6 Ladies Behind This Women-Only Cannabis Fund

Being a feminist is easier said than done. But these women are putting their money where their mouths are: in front of women.

As cannabis really penetrates the mainstream, an increasing number of highly skilled, intelligent people are getting into the industry. And, while most of these characters generate the utmost respect, very few are really...
Rritual, Premium North American Brand in the Emerging Functional Mushroom Market Announces Dr. Mike Hart as President
JOT/UP
Tue, June 23, 2020

Rritual, Premium North American Brand in the Emerging Functional Mushroom Market Announces Dr. Mike Hart as President

Rritual, the premium brand in the emerging functional mushroom market, announced today that Dr. Mike Hart has been named as the President of North America's leading mushroom adaptogens company.

Dr. Hart has more than 6 years of experience in plant based therapy, including owning and operating his own family medicine clinic in London, Ontario, C...
Virtual gaming, esports look to engage older adults
The Reporter
Wed, June 17, 2020

Virtual gaming, esports look to engage older adults

Social isolation and loneliness among older adults is one of the most serious health issues facing our country. Combating that problem is the goal of a new public-private partnership — the K.A.R.E.S. Community (Keystone Athletics, Recreation and Esports) — which will use virtual technology to bring Pennsylvania seniors together for esports and e...
Keystone Games announces PA senior games
Wellsboro Gazette
Thu, June 04, 2020

Keystone Games announces PA senior games

The Keystone Games are currently planning the PA Senior Sports Festival & Health / Fitness Expo in Lancaster, PA during the month of October.

Keystone games hopes to use this event as an opportunity to introduce esports and games to their senior athletes as well as a variety of traditional sports offered at the PA Senior Games and National Seni...
NEW STATEWIDE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - THE KARES COMMUNITY SEEKS TO ENGAGE SENIORS THROUGH VIRTUAL GAMING & ESPORTS
The Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Tue, May 26, 2020

NEW STATEWIDE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - THE KARES COMMUNITY SEEKS TO ENGAGE SENIORS THROUGH VIRTUAL GAMING & ESPORTS

Social isolation and loneliness among older adults is one of the most serious health issues facing our country today. Combatting that problem is the goal of a new public-private partnership – the K.A.R.E.S. Community (Keystone Athletics, Recreation and Esports) – which will use virtual technology to bring Pennsylvania seniors together for Esport...
Surveys Underscore Concerns Over Youth Sports Programs Folding
SGB Media
Thu, May 14, 2020

Surveys Underscore Concerns Over Youth Sports Programs Folding

In a survey of youth sports organizers from youth sports sponsorship platform LeagueSide, 46 percent believe their programs are in danger of permanently shuttering due to the impact of COVID-19.

Thirty-eight percent of organizations indicated they have, at most, three months of runway remaining before they go under given their current circumsta...
The 35 Most Influential Women In Cannabis
Green Entrepreneur
Wed, May 13, 2020

The 35 Most Influential Women In Cannabis

Women have not held back from taking their rightful place at the top of the cannabis industry.

According to one study, close to 37 percent of senior-level jobs in cannabis are held by women. This puts the national average for other industries in the country-21 percent-to shame.
Athletes for CARE in Partnership with LeagueSide Launches Save Youth Sports Fundraising Initiative
Cannabis Business Executive
Sat, May 09, 2020

Athletes for CARE in Partnership with LeagueSide Launches Save Youth Sports Fundraising Initiative

Philadelphia, Pa.(May 7, 2020) – Athletes For CARE(A4C), in partnership with LeagueSide, is proud to launch #SaveYouthSports, a funding initiative for youth sports. Due to the financial impact of COVID-19 on families and organizations, youth sports programs across the country are suffering. More than half of youth sports programs are at risk of ...
For former NHL enforcer Ryan Vandenbussche, farming hemp is a lot like playing alongside Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby
The Growth Op
Wed, May 06, 2020

For former NHL enforcer Ryan Vandenbussche, farming hemp is a lot like playing alongside Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby

Ryan Vandenbussche wasn’t supposed to make it to the Ontario Hockey League, let alone the NHL.

The soft-spoken, undersized winger wasn’t drafted into the OHL until the 14th round, when the Cornwall Royals took a chance on him. Players selected that late rarely make it past training camp, but Vandenbussche wasn’t like most players. He knew if he...
Are Cannabis Entrepreneurs Prepared to Navigate COVID-19’s Challenges?
MG Magazine
Mon, April 27, 2020

Are Cannabis Entrepreneurs Prepared to Navigate COVID-19’s Challenges?

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has created alarming headwinds with no clear end in sight for nearly every industry. In the coming months, businesses spanning all sectors will need to find intelligent solutions for growth, logistics, and funding challenges as more states and countries restrict business and travel. Although most businesses feel b...
Athletes, Past and Present, Are Making an Impact on the Cannabis Industry
Learn Green Flower
Tue, April 14, 2020

Athletes, Past and Present, Are Making an Impact on the Cannabis Industry

Pro athletes are getting involved in cannabis in a significant way. In previous years, that sort of intro may give a pause for concern. Some fans might even conjure up “What if…” scenarios around top names that were forced out of their professions over cannabis use. While those stories were sad examples of the relationship between the two, the t...
Bulking-up or slimming-down? Here’s how CBD can help
The Growth Op
Fri, April 10, 2020

Bulking-up or slimming-down? Here’s how CBD can help

Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro, a writer and mental health educator, noted that she started using a CBD balm pre- and post-workout and saw dramatic effects. “My recovery time after resistance training can take anywhere from 48 to 72 hours, depending on the length of the workout, the intensity and the heaviness of the weights I’ve used,” she explained. “Ho...