INVITE: The B.U.D. Summit — Saturday, August 20, 2016

The BUD Summit is taking place on Saturday, August 20

The Business, Understanding, & Development Summit (BUD Summit) is an effort to facilitate innovation and education for the cannabis industry on the East coast.

On August 20 in Washington, DC, we will capture the explosion of cannabis business, policy, culture, and investments made since the passing of legislation throughout the country.

The BUD Summit the evolution of the work accomplished with The Capitol CannaShow—the Mid­‐Atlantic’s largest and Washington, D.C.’s first cannabis conference and exposition. In the midst of an election year and with several state initiatives on ballots, there is no better place to capture the energy fueling the movement than mere blocks from our nation’s Capitol. New cannabis legislation is inevitable and we want to help you prepare to operate in this new environment.
The BUD Summit is taking place on Saturday, August 20

THE BUD SUMMIT WILL FEATURE:

Dynamic lectures on starting and growing a canna-business: (www.budsdc.com/agenda/)

  • An update from Adam Eidinger on the state of D.C. cannabis policy

  • A seminar with the industry’s most successful canna-business start-ups

  • Key-note speeches from Rick Simpson, Keith Stroup, and other industry leaders

  • A cultivation education center sponsored by DC Hydroponics

  • A 6,000 square foot exhibition area featuring top Canna-businesses nationwide

  • Advocacy opportunities with NORML, MPP, SSDP, Weed For Warriors, and more!

  • The Hot Box” is a unique opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to access accredited investors and accelerators

Take a monumental leap towards laying the foundation for the next generation of cannabis entrepreneurial success.

Visit www.BUDSDC.com more information and register now.


Don’t forget to RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook!

FREE Seed Share + D.O.P.E. Fest w/ DJ Snoopadelic & Taylor Gang

Here’s the details from D.O.P.E. Fest organizers:

4 The Culture Seed Share

WHO – Seed Seekers, Seed Sharers, Master Growers, Closet Gardeners, and Cannabis Advocates
WHAT – The legal sharing of cannabis seeds, buds, and cuttings
WHERE – At the Intersection Of Queens Chapel Rd NE & Adams Pl NE, directly across from EchoStage
WHEN – Sunday, July 31st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
WHY – There has been much recent violence plaguing our nation, and we must come together as one to correct this issue. Marijuana is common ground for people of all creed, religion, and race; this will become a ice-breaker to begin the conversation on “What’s Next?”

This Seed Share will be hosted by DCMJ, Weed4Warriors, Canna, & MD Hydroponics.

This event will be taking place across from Echostage during the Don’t Oppress People Ever Music & Arts Festival. Activists have pledged to have enough seeds to supply everyone in need, from exotic strains to house hold names.

PLEASE NOTE: DCMJ is not giving out seeds, buds, or cuttings, rather volunteer cannabis advocates who support our efforts will be the generous ones this Sunday. Please read over the rules we drafted last year for the previous seed share.

As you know, any adult in Washington, DC can carry up to 2 ounces of cannabis on non-federal land, so this Seed Share is open to all adults aged 21 and over. Lawful sharing of cannabis can only take place between adults 21 and older. We urge you to not feel embarrassed to ask someone who looks under 21 for their government-issued ID before sharing with them.

In regards to the sharing of cuttings, we define a cutting as a branch of a female cannabis plant that weighs under 1 ounce and is not in a growing medium (soil, perlite, rock wool, etc.). A clone is a cutting that is in a growing medium and these can be considered plants, which are not allowed outside of your home. We suggest preserving your cuttings by placing them in a ziplock baggie with water and when you get home you should start the rooting process in the growing medium of your choosing. The last thing we want is for cannabis growers to be detained or arrested for accidentally bringing rooted plants or clones!

After the #4theCulture Seed Share is over at 8:30pm go across the street to D.O.P.E. Fest at Echostage which goes until 2AM !

D.O.P.E. Fest featuring Dj Snoopadelic and Taylor Gang


Seed Share Map

Jaywalk to the DNC

Jaywalk to the DNC

Join us in Philadelphia as we demand all members of the Democratic Party endorse the full legalization of cannabis!

JAYWALK PLAN: On Monday, July 25, 2016, we’ll meet in the morning north of City Hall (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107) in the center of the city at around 11am. We will begin our “jaywalk” between 1pm and 2pm (tentative) and make our way down to Wells Fargo Center using Broad Street. This is about a 3-4 mile distance and should take about an hour to walk. We need appoximately 20 volunteers to help carry the 51 foot inflatbale joint the entire march! Spread the word!

A caravan of DCMJ volunteers is driving up from Washington, DC on Monday morning and returning Monday night. If you need a ride or have questions about the jaywalk, please email DNC@DCMJ.ORG



Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

Support Cannabis-friendly Candidates!

Got 4 hours and minutes to spare? Volunteer!

DC’s Primary Election Day is fast-approaching! Before you know it, Tuesday, June 14 will be here. On the following day, will we be stuck with misguided politicians like Brandon Todd, LaRuby May, and Yvette Alexander who consistently vote against the cannabis reform? Or will we elect candidates who support cannabis users, growers, and their families? THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

Of course you can vote, but you can do so much more! There are thousands of DC residents reading this email and if only a fraction of you volunteer your time, we will positively change the outcome of the Primary Election and the future of the District of Columbia. Volunteering for candidates you respect is the electoral fist bump👊 and we are urging you to give it.

We are asking all members of DCMJ to volunteer at least 4 hours & 20 minutes over the next couple weeks. Specifically, we are asking you to show up at the campaign offices this Saturday, June 11 at 4:20pm 👊

We are focusing on Wards 4 & 8 because these races have incumbents that are bad for DC on cannabis reform and good candidates for replacing them. After last night’s Town Hall Forum on Marijuana, we came to the conclusion that all of the Democratic Party candidates for At-Large (Orange, White, & Garber) have solid positions on cannabis reform. It’s the Ward-level races where your support really counts right now.

You can make phone calls to voters, knock on doors, or hold space at a busy street corner with signs. But first you have to show up this & next Saturday!

Leon Andrews Campaign (Ward 4)
Phone Number: (202) 847-0595
Website: http://andrews4dc.com/volunteer.html

Trayon White Campaign (Ward 8)
Phone Number: (202) 759-3583
Website: http://www.trayonwhite8.com/volunteer

Don’t have time to volunteer? Put your money where your heart is at.  Donate $4.20, $42.00, or $420.00 these campaigns.  By choosing that amount the candidates will know the contribution came from a cannabis voter.


Click here to watch Fox 5’s coverage of the Town Hall!


A big thank you goes out to the Black Cat for hosting us, the Marijuana Policy Project & Drug Policy Action for partnering with us, Dr. Malik Burnett for moderating the Town Hall, and Councilmembers Jack Evans and Vincent Orange, as well as Leon Andrews and David Garber for joining us last night! We look forward to having a second Town Hall in October before the general election!
Photo from the Town Hall on Marijuana at the Black Cat