LAS VEGAS, NV - (NewMediaWire) - September 15, 2015 - Legendary comedian, actor, musician and cannabis crusader Tommy Chong will have a special appearance at the second annual Las Vegas HEMPFEST and Educational Expo on October 3, 2015. The event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center with entertainment, vendors and education seminars produced by Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF). Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend.
The first event in 2014 saw more than 10,000 people come through the gates. Las Vegas HEMPFEST http://www.lasvegashempfest.com is an officially licensed partner with America's largest marijuana festival, the Seattle HEMPFEST, which has supported the Cannabis/Hemp legalization movement for 25 years.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are now open in Nevada. An effort is underway for full legalization in 2016. This event is to celebrate progress.
As Educational Seminar Producer of the Las Vegas HEMPFEST, Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF) has engaged NORML www.norml.org to work with Freedom Leaf and "Ask Nurse Juhlzie" asknursejuhlzie.com to introduce to this year's event an education element that will attract those in the Cannabis/Hemp Industry including entrepreneurs, investors, manufacturers/wholesalers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, and the media.
Las Vegas HEMPFEST is donating a portion of all ticket sales to NORML. This is to honor the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws for its 45 years of dedication to legalization.
"We are honored to be a partner for this event in our hometown," said Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry. "This is a time for celebration and education as we get closer to the real goal of full legalization."
The outdoor portion of Las Vegas HEMPFEST 2015 will cover 600,000 square feet (across from the Las Vegas Convention Center) with 2 stages of live music, speeches from activists and the Cannabis Progress Awards.
The Vendor Village will host hundreds of businesses including food, hemp clothing and products, literature and education booths, high quality glassware, vaporizer products, hemp skateboards, hemp guitars, trim and nutrient companies, the 420 Carnival with rides, a Miss Hempfest contest and cannabis cultivation exhibits.
Music performances will include: STAGE HOSTED BY MTV WILD & OUT SPANKY & MEDICINAL MIKE, Musical Headliners: ISRAEL VIBRATION, AFROMAN, KOTTON MOUTH KINGS, MARLON ASHER, WEST SIDE CONNECTION WC, CHANEL WEST COAST, NATURAL VIBRATIONS, WU TANG CLAN MEMBERS, NEW AGE TRIBE, DIZZY WRIGHT DJ FAME, JACKAL/PHOENIX and many more.
The indoor portion will be in the Las Vegas Convention Center Conference Rooms N262/N264 and will feature panels of cannabis industry experts, advocates and celebrities along with the first of its kind Medical Cannabis Educational Lectures by National Nurses from across the nation.
Panel themes include a general session on the state of marijuana reform in America, Legal Issues for the Cannabis Industry and Business Perspectives, Veterans and Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Growing Techniques and Extract Artistry. Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC (www.viridianca.com) will provide a financial session that explains the investment atmosphere of the Cannabis/Hemp Industry.
Speaking on main stage and on panels at Las Vegas HEMPFEST 2015: Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom; Keith Stroup, founder of National NORML; Richard Cowan, co-founder of Freedom Leaf and cannabis entrepreneur; Yoshi the award winning cultivator; Kyle Kushman, author and expert cannabis cultivator; Chris Lopez; Jerry Whiting, a world known CBD expert; Robert Platshorn of the Silver Tour; Bruce Perlowin, CEO of HEMP, Inc.; Lynette Shaw, a pioneering medical marijuana dispensary owner; Cynthia Schindel Engstrom from Arizona NORML; and legal experts from PeterMcWilliams.org and Ken Sobel Esq. who are leading the way.
Expert Nursing Panel, sponsored by Ask Nurse Juhlzie, Medical Cannalyst and The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), are conducting a series of lectures on the role of nurses in the Cannabis Industry and the science behind the plant. This will include modules from National Nursing experts, Heather Manus RN, Julie Monteiro RN, Marcie Cooper RN, and Lisa Buchanan RN, to name a few, who are soon to be launching the first ever Cannabis Nurses Magazine, a national platform to present news on the latest in Cannabis Nursing.
The private VIP back stage party will be full of celebrities, performing artists, live DJs, Hemp Flavored Vodka Bar provided by sponsor Elation, a video game arcade, and a Hookah lounge.
General admission ticket prices are $45 in advance and $50 at the door on the day of show. VIP passes are $250.00 each and include back stage party along with VIP after-party.
Contact: Ray Medeiros, Business Development Freedom Leaf Inc. Ray@FreedomLeaf.com (415) 601-1974
About Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRFL):
Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTC PINK: FRLF) -- "The Marijuana Legalization Company™" -- is a leading marijuana-related News, Multi-media, Entertainment, Branding, Business Development and Incubation company. Freedom Leaf, Inc. was incorporated in June 2014 in Las Vegas by long time activists Richard C Cowan and Clifford J Perry. They have over fifty years of combined experience in the pursuit of Marijuana/Hemp Legalization.
Freedom Leaf Magazine has now published a print edition for one full year. "The Good News in Marijuana Reform™." The magazine's pages are content-driven, reporting on Arts, Fashion, and Lifestyle, Politics and Finance. Hundreds of thousands of copies have been circulated in 32 states. The magazine is distributed through cannabis businesses in several states along with local chapters of NORML, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Women Grow. A free, digital edition is available online at http://www.FreedomLeaf.com/ezine
Freedom Leaf is expanding our online presence though a flight of websites and will be releasing a branded mobile app in late 2015 to reach even more readers. The Freedom Leaf digital platform of content is global. Our print and digital presence is suited for every aspect of advertising and marketing to consumers.
For more information please visit http://www.FreedomLeaf.com
About Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC is the first Wall Street investment bank and advisory platform dedicated to the Cannabis market. We are a specialized boutique banking and strategic advisory firm that provides research, investment banking, investor relations and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector. Our banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps to position and build their business. Leveraging our team's decades of high level operating and transaction experience on Wall Street, in industry and in the government, we provide flexible comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential. For more information, please visit http://www.viridianca.com.
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