LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The producers of the hit Amazon Prime Show "The Marijuana Show," known by millions as "The Shark Tank for the Cannabis Industry," created Bud Camp, the most trusted educational training for the cannabis industry.
Bud Camp brings conferences to your couch and is the first online business accelerator for cannabis entrepreneurs and investors that also offers online networking events. The first summit is "The 2018 Canna-Profit Summit."
The three-day online, live summit (Jan. 29-31) focuses on marketing, sales, branding, building communities and investment with 16 industry experts and is co-produced by Tokeativity, a cannabis community for women. The summit is found at budcamp.net.
There is a huge need for education and training in this federally illegal industry. A new report from New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs and Market Watch projects the Marijuana Industry to hit $50 billion annually by 2026. This proves that Cannabis is a huge economic and job driver and Bud Camp is here to train the new legal industry. This is more than the expected jobs from manufacturing, utilities or even government jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wendy Robbins, director/producer says, "Bud Camp provides a means for thousands of entrepreneurs to create a blueprint to launch and run a successful and scalable business, not just the 10 finalists on our show. We can also help mentor hundreds of thousands soon to enter the job market. We are focused on ending the stigma by educating, advocating and helping to legalize cannabis one viewer, entrepreneur or employee at a time."
"Conferences can cost thousands of dollars and days away from your family. Bud Camp allows you to learn in the comfort of your own couch - no traveling necessary! We want everyone to have access to a trusted online cannabis college taught by industry experts answering students questions," says Karen Paull, producer of "The Marijuana Show."
The summit launch comes after a bill last week aimed "to protect states and individuals in states that have laws which permit the use of cannabis, and for other purposes," entitled the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act, otherwise known as the REFER Act, was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).
"We are excited to partner with 'The Marijuana Show' and help to produce accessible education for the cannabis industry and those who are curious about entering into the space," says Lisa Snyder, co-creator of Tokeativity.
These online classes are designed for students to ask questions and to get practical, proven, step-by-step action plans on topics such as Seven Secrets to a Successful Pitch; How to Court Angel Investors and Raise Money for Your Startup; Civic and Community Engagement to Grow Your Cannabis Company; How to Turn Your Art into Cannabis Cash; Design & Packaging for Cannabis Brands; Cannabis Tourism Business Strategies; Cannabis Business Plan Foundations; Profit Accelerators for Canna-businesses; Community Building Strategies for Developing Successful & Diverse Cannabis Businesses; Cannabis & Instagram Engagement; Sales Strategies for Cannabis Entrepreneurs; Podcasting 101 and How Cannabis Businesses can Use Online Media to Drive Traffic.
The summit has brought together some of the top respected and experienced cannabis professionals in the country, including Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull, co-creators and producers of "The Marijuana Show"; Lisa Snyder and Samantha Montanaro, co-creators of Tokeativity; Leah Heise, president, Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute; Sara Batterby, founder of the Batterby Group; Ariel Zimman, owner of Stonedware Company; Kary Radestock, co-owner of Hippo Premium Packaging; Leah Maurer, co-owner of The Weed Blog; Alexa Divett, Cannabis Business Coach and Strategist; Simone Cimaluca-Radzins, CEO of Kalogia; Gill Polard, creator of the Her(b) Life and co-creator of the High Friends Podcast; Jade Daniels, founder of Ladies of Paradise, and Harlee Case, creative director of Ladies of Paradise, and Jamie Cooper, founder of Canna Media Works and Cannabiz Connection.
"The Marijuana Show" director/producer Wendy Robbins has been awarded two Emmys, starred in Kelly Ripa's series on TLC "Homemade Millionaire" and directed/produced shows for MTV, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and HBO. She co-invented The Tingler head massager, making $10 million from toilet parts. She is a popular speaker and the author of the bestselling book "Why Marry A Millionaire? Just Be One!" Producer Karen Paull has an MFA in acting, is a university theater professor, received the John. F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Acting, is a digital advertising sales and marketing expert and former VP of Snapfish who brought over $25 million. Together, they are launching Season #3 of the show featured on Amazon Prime.
For more information, visit budcamp.net and themarijuanashow.com. To schedule an interview with "The Marijuana Show" and Bud Camp's co-producers, please contact CJ at 213-718-1804 or [email protected].
SOURCE The Marijuana Show