Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS ANGELES - Sep 11, 2017 - The Marijuana Show, the first-ever reality show about investing in the Cannabis industry is coming to the Cannabis World Conference & Business Expo in Los Angeles in search of the next Marijuana Millionaire. This hit show landed on Amazon Prime and was coined, “Shark Tank for Pot” by CNBC, and with over 18 million offered by accredited investors over two seasons, Wall Street Journal exclaimed, “They Smoked Shark Tank.” For season three, producers are projecting to offer $20 million in capital, plus they are launching an equity fund called, “High Finance Fund” to provide additional investment options.
Karen Paull states, “The green industry in California alone has a projected value of $7 billion, and state and local governments could eventually collect $1 billion a year in taxes.” Focused on the LA market, the conference brings together highly competitive and disruptive cannabis businesses and that’s exactly who we are searching for, the next ‘Marijuana Millionaire.’
Wendy Robbins, producer/director said, “We are proud to say we have already several highly disruptive companies from the LA area and are excited to partner with the Cannabis Expo in order to scout a few more companies. We believe once California goes recreational in January 2018, this will be the largest market in the USA.”
The successful “Shark Tank for Cannabis,” series profiles a group of ‘ganjapreneurs’ seeking capital and mentorship. The show’s producers are experts themselves, considered two of the top 50 Women in Cannabis. They coach contestants in a Boot Camp aka “Bud Camp” to help companies get investment, coaching and provide an excellent marketing and advertising platform for any Cannabis company that wants huge exposure and reach.
Two lucky finalists on the show include California based companies, Spare and CannTrade: D’ontra Hughes, Founder and CEO states, “SPARE: A virtual financial services platform that drives foot traffic, sales and revenue to local retailers whilst solving many of the problems with banking. A platform for disadvantaged communities such as the unbanked and cannabis dispensaries to get financial services as cheaply and efficiently as possible.” Mark Restilla, Co-Founder of CannTrade states, “CannTrade is a secure wholesale cannabis marketplace & CRM designed to promote trade and help businesses grow. The marketplace allows verified buyers and sellers to transact directly, while data analysis, lead generation, and client management tools help businesses increase their bottom line.”
About the Marijuana Show
Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull created The Marijuana Show in the summer of 2014. The show’s concept was created initially as a means to help entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry create a blueprint to success and investment. The popular series skyrocketed into a widely critically acclaimed television show with over 250 million press reach, over 18 million in funding offered to contestants, two full seasons, and distribution on Amazon Prime with projections to reach 10 million viewers in 2018.
Director Wendy Robbins is a member of the Directors Guild, attended Juilliard, won two Emmy Awards and was featured in Kelly Ripa’s, “Homemade Millionaire” as the star coach. Karen Paull is the Executive Producer and Acting Coach, with an MFA, and BA in theater, owned her own Ad agency and was an executive Vice President at Snapfish, and other Fortune 500 companies. Wendy and Karen are highly successful with expertise in television, advertising, marketing and social media and recently named in the top 50 most important Women in the Cannabis Industry.
About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCB Expo) The professionally run Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCB Expo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the premier professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry.
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