LOS ANGELES (Sept. 7)—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, WSJ exclaimed, “They Smoked Shark Tank”. For Season three, producers are projecting to offer $20 Million in capital, through investors, crowdfunding, and a private equity fund called, “High Finance Fund.”
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. Karen Paull, producer said, “We are interested in the LA market, the conference brings together highly competitive and disruptive cannabis businesses and we believe we may find the next marijuana millionaire to be on the show.”
Wendy Robbins, producer/director said, “We are excited to partner with the Cannabis Expo to support the industry, connect with investors and to cast one more California company. We believe once California goes recreational in Jan, 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 shows producers are considered two of the top 50 Women in cannabis. They coach contestants in a Boot Camp aka “Bud Camp” to help companies get investment and mentorship, and provide an excellent marketing and advertising platform for any cannabis company that wants huge exposure and reach.
Season 3 shoots in Taos, New Mexico, November 1st to November 7th. Two contestants 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/underbanked 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 2108.
Director/Producer: Wendy Robbins attended The Juilliard School as an actor, won two Emmy Awards and starred in Kelly Ripa’s, “Homemade Millionaire.” She co-invented The Tingler head massager and wrote the best-selling book, “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One! Karen Paull is the Executive Producer and Acting Coach, with a MFA, and BA in theater, tons of theater, film and broadway credits 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.
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