Mosaic Cowork & Cannabiziac™ Hosts Community Connector Block Party Cannabis Edition

WHO: Mosaic CoWork & Cannabiziac™
WHAT: Community Connector Block Party
WHEN: April 29 at 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: 5480 Corporate Way, Suite 250, West Palm Beach

Mosaic CoWork and Cannabiziac™ will host the Community Connector Block Party: Cannabis Edition networking event to bring together professionals in the cannabis industry. Individuals and businesses are invited to connect with cannabis industry experts and learn more about how to tap into the $91 billion industry.

To register go to tinyurl.com/communityconnectorcannabis. For more information visit, www.mosaicgroup.co or call 561-651-9565.

 


Cannabis Advocate, Reiki Practitioner, And Operator Of The First Licensed Cannabis Lounge In Canada’s Durham Region, Reverend Kelly Addison To Be Featured On August Cannabiziac™ University

Cannabiziac™ is a global cannabis-focused Incubator, Accelerator, and CoWorking Community

by Shevauna Dumay


West Palm Beach, Florida – August 10, 2021 — Cannabiziac™ will feature special guest Reverend Kelly Addison (Rev. Addison) on this month’s Cannabiziac™ University – Online Webinar Series. The August topic is “How to Talk to Your Kids About Cannabis.”
The event will be held via zoom on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 12 p.m. EST. The cost is FREE for Cannabiziac™ Members and $10 For Non-Members. Attendees can register at www.cannabiziacstaging.local/events.

Rev. Addison truly embodies what she does as the founder and Managing Director of Kelly’s Green Lounge (KGL Network), a cannabis-friendly establishment quickly gaining notoriety within the cannabis community, and within its local community of Orono, ON.

She brings a wealth of experience as an educator, counselor, and builder of the community to her work in founding KGL. She is a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner and is studying plant medicines and other healing modes to add to her skill set. She has been practicing reiki on cannabis plants, saying “Goddess Bless” as she prays over them for a fruitful harvest. Motivated by the spiritual aspects of the plant, Rev. Addison was ordained as a Minister in 2020 and holds “The Cannabis Church of KGL” as a celebration of unity, community, and respect for the cannabis plant and her divine properties. The Church is in the process of being recognized with Vital Statistics Canada, making “Cannabis” a spiritual designation in the country.

Rev. Addison has been recognized in several media publications on the international stage for her role in advancing cannabis and advocacy for the eventual inclusion of cannabis lounges under The Cannabis Act.

She has appeared on media across Canada, The United States, The UK, and also on the Australian T.V. show “Obsessed With”. On Monday morning’s she is one half of the show “The Reefer Report” on Paceradio.net. Rev. Addison is also Vice President (and Advocacy team lead) of the People’s Alliance of Cannabis in Canada.

Every month Cannabiziac™ hosts four signature events for members and aspiring members. These events include: Cannabiz Café, Hemp Happy Hour, Cannabiziac University, and a Book of the Month Event featuring best-selling international cannabis authors.


For more information about Cannabiziac™ membership levels, training courses, and events, please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.

ABOUT CANNABIZIAC™
Cannabiziac™ is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career. It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Join our Cannabiziac App Community powered by Mighty Networks at community.cannabiziacstaging.local.


Cannabiziac™ July Series to Feature Networking Opportunities with Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp Industry Experts

Cannabiziac™ will host a series of networking events throughout the month of July, featuring special guests and industry experts that will provide cannabis industry knowledge, dos & don’ts, and more! These events include Cannabiz Café, Hemp Happy Hour, Cannabiziac™ University - Featuring Co-Founder/Ceo of TraceTrust - Merril Gilbert, and Book of the Month Event - Featuring the Author of Green Panther Chef Wellness Journal, Jazmine Moore (Chef Jazz). Cannabiziac™ has the mission to create an inclusive cannabis ecosystem that provides solutions, resources, and growth opportunities for small to mid-size cannabis enterprises.

JULY SERIES LINEUP:

Cannabiz Café, Monday, July 12th- 9 A.M. EST

Calling All Cannabis Professionals! Start your day with Cannabiz connections and a warm cup of coffee at Cannabiz Café.

      • Cannabiz Café takes place on the first Monday of every month
      • This event is currently hosted virtually via Zoom
      • Register Today! 

Hemp Happy Hour, Wednesday, July 14th - 6 P.M. EST

Chat and Sip with the Cannabiziac™ team and other cannabiz professionals across the globe at Hemp Happy Hour! This month’s event will feature a unique infused beverage.

      • Hemp Happy Hour takes place every second Wednesday of the month
      • This event is currently hosted virtually via Zoom
      • Register Today!

Cannabiziac™ University, Wednesday, July 21st - 12 P.M. EST

Featuring Special Guest Merril Gilbert – Co-Founder & CEO of TraceTrust

    • July Topic: “Safe & Reliable Cannabis and Hemp Products”
    • This event is currently hosted virtually via Zoom
    • Register Today!

ABOUT OUR GUEST: After twenty-five years of experience in the food and beverage industry of bringing brands to scale, Merril has leveraged her visionary thinking and ability to find the most forward-thinking people to create TraceTrust, where she addresses some of the largest issues in cannabis: compliance, safety, and efficacy.
Merril’s experience touches on virtually every aspect of business, from product development, ingredient sourcing, production, label compliance, and risk management. She joined the cannabis industry in 2013 when the California medical market began destigmatizing cannabis use, and quickly saw the lack of direction in creating safe, efficacious edibles. Foreseeing adult-use legalization, she created TraceTrust, to validate transparency and authenticity above regulatory requirements in cannabis and hemp-derived products.
“We Make Edibles Credible™” by establishing the first universal independent certification programs for dose accuracy and good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for legal cannabis and hemp-derived products, A True Dose™, and hGMP™.

Book of the Month Event, Wednesday, July 28th - 6 P.M. EST

    • Featuring Chef Jazz (Jazmine Moore), Author of Green Panther Chef

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Chef Jazz (Jazmine Moore) grew up knowing that foods have their own medicinal properties and that eating well was the foundation of health. In 2006, she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, in her last year of Culinary College. She felt awful, was losing weight, felt a lot of anxiety, and had trouble sleeping. Chef Jazz returned to her homeopathic roots and started experimenting with cannabis and CBD in the form of consuming and inhaling. Within a year she had stopped taking her prescription medication, had gained back the weight she lost, and was in full remission by 2008. Wanting to share her unique knowledge with others, she started offering friends and family an “edible experience” designed to provide an elevated dining experience. After the passing of Initiative 71 (voter-approved ballot legalizing the use of cannabis), it wasn’t long before she was offering this service to serve a wider demographic which gave life to Green Panther Chef. Since then, Green Panther Chef has expanded its portfolio to include: Culinary CBD products, Wellness Consulting, and Educational Cooking Classes.

  • Book of the Month Events takes place on the last Wednesday of every month.
  • This event is currently hosted virtually via Zoom
  • Register Today!

For more information about Cannabiziac, membership levels, events, and training courses please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.

ABOUT CANNABIZIAC™
Cannabiziac™ is a premier global cannabis-focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career. It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Join our Cannabiziac™ App Community powered by Mighty Networks at community.cannabiziacstaging.local.


Book of the Month Event to Feature Irvin Rosenfield


Cannabiziac™ Book of the Month Event to Feature Irvin Rosenfeld. One of the Last Remaining and Longest Living Patients in U.S. to Receive a Federal Prescription for Medical Cannabis.

West Palm Beach, Florida – February 15, 2021 — Cannabiziac is excited to announce that Irvin Rosenfeld author of “My MedicineHow I convinced the U.S. government to provide my marijuana and helped launch a national movement”, will be the featured guest on this month’s Cannabiziac Book of the Month – Online Webinar.

In 1973, Irvin discovered the benefits of cannabis and began an up-hill battle with the Federal Government at the young age of twenty. After a decade-long struggle that was well worth the effort he received his medical cannabis prescription in November of 1982.

Irvin has spoken in over fifteen state capitals as well as Washington D.C., and the United Nations.  He has done numerous interviews on all major networks and publications. Throughout his career he helped enlighten the entire country and world about the benefits of the cannabis plant.

To further educate others in 2010 he wrote, “My Medicine” which shares with readers the entire history of medical cannabis in the United States as seen through his eyes as the longest living Federal Cannabis Patient. His book can be purchased at http://mymedicinethebook.com/.

This month’s Book of the Month Event will be held via zoom on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST. The cost is currently FREE for Cannabiziac Members and $10 For Non-Members. Attendees can register at www.cannabiziacstaging.local/events

Every month Cannabiziac hosts four signature events for members and aspiring members. These events include: Cannabiz Café, Hemp Happy Hour, Cannabiziac University, and a Book of the Month Event featuring best-selling international cannabis authors.

For more information about Cannabiziac membership levels, training courses, and events, please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.


ABOUT CANNABIAC™
Cannabiziac is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career.  It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Instagram


Marijuana Legalization Advocate and Attorney, Melba Pearson, to Speak in February's Cannabiziac™ University

Legalization Advocate, Civil Rights & Criminal Law Attorney Will Discuss Necessary and Achievable Changes to the Criminal Justice System on February Cannabiziac™ University.

West Palm Beach, Florida — February (15), 2021 — Cannabiziac™, a global, cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking community will feature special guest Melba Pearson, ESQ on their February Cannabiziac™ University –  Online Webinar Series.

 The event takes place Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 12 p.m.  EST, via Zoom. This month’s topic is “Every Day Advocacy for Cannabis/Criminal Justice Reform.” Cannabiziac™ University is currently FREE for Cannabiziac Members and $10 For Non-Members. Attendees can register at www.cannabiziacstaging.local/events

Melba Pearson is an attorney specializing in civil rights and criminal law, with an emphasis on policy. She is the Director of Policy and Programs for Florida International University’s Center for the Administration of Justice, as well as  Senior Fellow/Faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her work centers on the expansion of the use of Prosecutorial Performance Indicators for more transparency, equity, and racial justice in the criminal justice system.

Before joining FIU, Melba spent three years as Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida where she worked to change police practices, expand voting rights, and reform the criminal justice system. A New York native, Melba has called Miami home for over 20 years. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Bill.

Previously, she was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years, culminating as Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit supervising junior attorneys while prosecuting homicides. In 2020 she was the progressive candidate for Miami Dade State Attorney, garnering close to 155,000 votes.

Alongside Cannabiziac University, Cannabiziac hosts three additional signature events each month for its members and aspiring members including: Cannabiz Café, Hemp Happy Hour, and Book of the Month Event featuring best-selling international cannabis authors.

For more information about Cannabiziac, membership levels, events, and training courses please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.


ABOUT CANNABIZIAC™
Cannabiziac is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career.  It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


February Cannabiz Cafe to Feature an Exclusive Virtual Farm Tour with Sustainable CBD, LLC.

West Palm Beach, Florida – January 27, 2021 — Cannabiziac™, a global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking community which assists new and existing cannabis professionals with tapping into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career, will feature Benjamin Bramlett on this month’s Cannabiz Café – An Online Cannabis Industry Networking Event.

The virtual tour takes place Monday, February 1, 2021, at 9 a.m. EST, via Zoom. The cost is FREE for Cannabiziac Members and $10 For Non-Members. Attendees can register at www.cannabiziacstaging.local/events

Benjamin is the Vice President of Operations at Sustainable CBD LLC, which is a USDA Organic Certified and vertically integrated medicinal plant farm located in Salem, AL. In his role, he manages all aspects of production from cultivation and extraction to product development.

On the farm, a 5-acre greenhouse facility is powered by solar and geothermal energy. From seed to sale, hemp, turmeric, and ginger are grown and extracted to produce products that nurture sharp minds along with healthier bodies. Benjamin also educates farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers about cannabis and this growing industry. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University’s horticulture program with a focus on fruit and vegetable production. His career focus is sustainable agriculture systems and utilizing plants as a way to increase the health of communities.

Alongside Cannabiz Café, Cannabiziac hosts three additional signature events each month for its members and aspiring members including Cannabiziac University, Hemp Happy Hour, and Book of the Month Event featuring best-selling international cannabis authors.

For more information about Cannabiziac, membership levels, training courses, and events, please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.


ABOUT CANNABIZIAC™
Cannabiziac is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career. It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Introducing Cannabiziac's Advisory Board

West Palm Beach, Florida – January 13, 2021 – Cannabiziac, a global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career; today announced the formation of their advisory board “The Green Team”. This diverse group of world class business leaders brings expertise and experience segments which include cannabis law, human resources, cannabis growing & breeding, leadership development, small business development, sales and marketing, media, finance and banking social justice and advocacy.

Cannabiziac creates an inclusive cannabis ecosystem that provides education and training, business and financial resources, networking opportunities, mentorship, advocacy and a community for cannabis companies (start-up and growing enterprises) across the United States and around the globe. Members enjoy exclusive access to international cannabis experts, funders, advocates, events, professional services and cost-effective business automation. “The Green Team” Advisory Board members will provide guidance to help support and shape continuing development, innovation and strategic growth at Cannabiziac.

“The Green Team” includes the following top tier experts:

Priscilla P. Agoncillo, Co-Founder & CEO of Original Breeders League Biodynamic Farms
For the last 15 years, Priscilla C. Agoncillo has been a prominent global activist and entrepreneur in the Cannabis & Psychedelics Industry. She is an international speaker, contributing writer and cannabis expert for the media. Priscilla is Co-Founder of Original Breeders League, a multiple-award winning cannabinoid genetics farm and Founder of TRUFFE Plant Biosciences. Priscilla currently serves as President of the Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA). Priscilla works diligently on supporting the presence of minority women as entrepreneurs & leaders in the Cannabis Industry.

Russell Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., Founder of Cannabis Law, Barristers & Solicitors, Toronto, Canada
Russell Bennett became a lawyer in 1997, prior to establishing a career in film, theatre and documentary production. In 1998, Bennett produced and directed the documentary STONED: Hemp Nation on Trial, nominated for Best Political Documentary at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, which followed the test case and trial of Christopher Clay, owner of Hemp Nation, Canada’s first hemp store. In 2004, Bennett created the award-winning multi-character solo play, The Reefer Man, which told the story of a lawyer, who grows award-winning marijuana in his basement and transforms into an underground cannabis superhero. In 2018, Bennett founded Cannabis Law, a full-service cannabis law firm to help small to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs grow. In 2019, he wrote the first annotated version of Canada’s Cannabis Act titled Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary. Bennett hosts his own podcast Cannabis Law in Canada, which features long-form interviews with legal and industry experts, which can be found on Apple podcasts and other podcast platforms.

Dick Clark, CEO & President, Clark Leadership Consulting, Inc.
Dick Clark’s widely celebrated legacy of changing lives is validated by his superior accuracy in predicting the exponential advancement of technology, the impact of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and their convergence. His gifted clarity in defining a vision of the future is unparalleled. The C-Suite places unwavering trust in his keen comprehension of disruptive innovation. The power of his insight is the major benefit resulting from thought provoking one-on-one partnering sessions that create game changing results. Clark also chairs the Council of Economic Advisors, Chamber Board Member, and respect community leader.

Ray “Rayzor” Davis, Comedian, Writer, Director and Producer
Hard-hitting and hysterically quick, Rayzor combines his life experiences as a child growing up in a Caribbean household to becoming an adult here in the United States. He offers a wacky insight on the views of an outsider. Originally from the planet of Brooklyn, Rayzor is the only one of his siblings to be born in the United States. Rayzor had to help his parents quickly adapt to the American way of life. “Growing up as the child of two immigrants, all I knew how to do was work hard “; and work hard he has. In his almost two (2) decade career as a comedian Rayzor has achieved pinnacles and valleys but always has maintained a positive outlook. He has become a crowd favorite as a feature and headlining act at comedy clubs from New York to L.A. to Miami. He has been seen in music videos with the likes of Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, Trick Daddy Dollars, Trina, Ludacris, Fat Joe and Baby from Cash Money; and his talents were seen on HBO in “P. Diddy Presents; The Bad Boys Of Comedy”. He has also made his directorial debut with his documentary, “Real Talk: Hip Hop Comedy”, which was originally distributed through Koch Distribution for Mercury Entertainment. His dream is to leap on to the big screen and at his current pace Hollywood is not a far off.

Felecia L. Dawson, MD, Cannabis Advocate, Educator, Holistic Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Wellness Consultant
Dr. Dawson is a passionate wellness physician who practices holistic, integrative and functional medicine. With over 30 years of experience in women’s healthcare, Dr. Dawson has been acknowledged by Essence Magazine as one of the leading Black female obstetrician gynecologists in the nation. Dr. Dawson is the first physician in Georgia to join the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. Understanding the healing power of cannabis, Dr. Dawson works with numerous grassroots organizations to decriminalize this amazing medicinal plant. She has been at the forefront advocating for social equity for those who have been marginalized by the criminal justice system.

Deborah Johnson, Director of Business Development at MCA Accounting Solutions
Deborah has extensive knowledge and networks in entrepreneurship and early stage investments in the technology, life sciences and consumer products industries with a focus on the cannabis and hemp industry. An experienced manager in program and partner development, she has directed investor relations with angels, family offices and funds. She’s led various angel investment groups including President, Keiretsu Forum Miami and Director, Arcview Ventures managing fundraising, advising and structuring. Currently she serves as Director of Business Development at MCA Accounting Solutions, a boutique accounting firm primarily focused on the cannabis industry. She’s an ambitious executive who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives.

John E. Oxendine, Entrepreneur, Operator, Investor and Lender
Mr. Oxendine is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Blackstar, LLC and Blackstar LP, both management companies which provide consulting and management services to the communications industry. Mr. Oxendine earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University, Graduate School of Business in 1971. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Hunter College in 1965. He has a working knowledge of Spanish and French, and some familiarity with Russian. Mr. Oxendine has written several articles on venture capital and media investing that have been published in the Bar Association Law Journal, Duke University Law Review, Journal of Minority Business Finance, and Sound Management.

Ronit Pinto, Founder and Publisher, Honeysuckle and Honey Pot Magazines
Honeysuckle, their flagship brand, is a digital and print publication exploring gender and sexuality, racial politics, the environment, pop culture and cannabis. Ronit has a background in journalism and film. She began her career at the Jerusalem Post and later published in several outlets including as a beauty writer for Allure Magazine. Ronit worked as a publisher’s assistant before merging journalism with film, She worked on big budget films across several departments in New York and Detroit. Ronit began Honeysuckle in Detroit, as an outlet for intellectual curiosity with a soul – an educational, stimulating publication with high visual and cultural impact. Honeysuckle has always been a platform encouraging hope and individual expression in the face of challenging and extraordinary circumstances, even when facing an international pandemic.
We provide an open-minded forum with the goal of empowering people to build the future they want
for themselves. Honeysuckle has won several social justice awards for progressive reporting; and the magazine aided in a female inmate’s compassionate release. Learn more. www.honeysucklemag.com

Jaison Raju, Small Business Development Specialist II, Palm Beach County OEBO
Jaison is a Small Business Development Specialist II with the Office of Equal Business Opportunity and his tenures with local agencies/nonprofits in South Florida were in the areas of supplier diversity/inclusion, small business support and economic development. Jaison also worked in Southeast Michigan where he provided leadership and program direction to TechTown, Detroit’s largest business incubator and research park, his work resulted in the consolidation of resources into one leading signature program, scaling it from 15 startups to 107 startup clients. This resulted in 4.25M in funding from a regional fund-of-funds and 0.5M funding from the Kauffman Foundation. Jaison has an MBA from Wayne State University and has recently completed a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with the Executive program within Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business.

Rashaunah “Shawnee” Williams, Co-founder at Illinois Equity Staffing
Rashaunah “Shawnee” Williams is the co-founder at Illinois Equity Staffing, a minority, disabled and woman-owned business based in Chicago, that supports the cannabis industry in education, job placement, human resources, payroll and social equity & diversity compliance. Shawnee and her business partner Lynette Johnson founded Illinois Equity Staffing because they understood the barriers to entry for lower and middle-class people, minorities and women in the cannabis industry. She’s a member of IWC, Chicago Norml, MCBA, the Equity Coalition and the Social Equity Empowerment Network. She also serves on the Human Resources Committee with the National Cannabis Industry Association.


About Cannabiziac
Cannabiziac is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career. It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.