Learn from Real Cannabis Outlaws

July 2, 2013 in Knowledge Forum, Speakers


Foreman of jury in Rosenthal case issues apology for guilty verdict

Have you ever wondered what it is like to wake up to armed Federal officers swarming your home because you provided cannabis to sick people? Do you want to know what it is like to realize that your medical cannabis candy company has been raided and is on every major news network in America? Are you interested in understanding how cannabis intolerance affects families and their children?

While there certainly are many lawyers and consultants coming to Massachusetts touting their cannabis business bona fides, none of them have experienced firsthand the real dangers of the cannabis business…facing charges for doing the right thing.

Our panel of experts not only has nearly 100 years of experience directly working with cannabis, but they have the scars to prove it. They are true-to-life cannabis outlaws.

The Guru of Ganja, Ed Rosenthal, was one of the first people to be raided and charged in Federal court for providing medical cannabis. His landmark case propelled the cannabis movement into the mainstream and his story was heavily covered nationally. Ed became the poster boy for the battle between the Feds and states with medical cannabis laws. An incredible activist effort (and a team of great attorneys) kept Ed from going to prison, as the Judge gave him a sentence of one day time served.

mickey.pressconference.1Mickey Martin ran a company called Tainted Inc. that made medical cannabis foods for patients in California. His company caught the feds attention for producing candy’s that mimicked mainstream brands, such as the world famous Reefer’s Peanut Butter Cup. His company was raided and he was charged with several felonies for his role in providing cannabis foods for qualified patients. At his sentencing, the Judge noted that he was not motivated by profit and believed he was providing a service to sick people, and sentenced him to two years of community confinement instead of the three years in prison the US Government was asking for.

Addison Demoura operated a dispensary in Oakdale, CA and was raided by intolerant local authorities in Stanislaus County. During the raid officers traumatized his wife and children, and charged him with several felonies for operating his dispensary. After finding officers left out important information when requesting the search warrants the case was dropped and Addison Demoura successfully sued the local authorities for damages. Stanislaus County settled with the Demoura’s out of court for a hefty sum, and was forced to return what was taken in the raids.

So while many so-called experts come to Massachusetts touting their credentials, none of them have the real life experiences to help people understand the true risks and rewards of the cannabis industry like the speakers of the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum. If people want to learn the honest truth about the industry and learn from the experiences of our cannabis outlaws, then they have got to buy the ticket and take the ride on July 12th, 13th, and 14th for the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum events in Lowell, Boston, and Dartmouth.

Come and learn from our panel of cannabis outlaws and pioneers. Before it was cool to provide medical cannabis our speakers were doing it, and doing it well. Their colorful and interesting stories make for a great special interest piece and their interviews always provide good information for readers, viewers, and listeners. Come out to the events and find out not just about the beautiful side of the industry, but also the very real challenges that we all still face.


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