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YAHOO! Finance covers "SXSW: Marijuana Goes Mainstream"

Join FORIA's Director of PR, Brittany J. Confer, at SXSW's panel discussion on Sex & Cannabis

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

in Austin, TX

Marijuana Goes Mainstream At South By Southwest (SXSW®) As Cannabis Industry Leaders, Athletes, Media And Politicians Gather To Discuss Business, Investing, Medicine, Legalization, Politics, Sex, Sports And Startups

SXSW® plans a dramatic extension of cannabis content in 2017 that will feature many cannabis industry trailblazers, athletes, politicians, media and venture capitalists. There will be a total of 13 cannabis focused panels this year, carefully selected from hundreds of entries, with topics touching on all aspects of the marijuana industry.

On March 14th, Legalized Marijuana: What's Happening Now!, will include Shanel Lindsay of Ardent, Caroline Rustigian-Bruderer of K-LINE & Company, Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management and PR professional Gaynell Rogers. Paul Campbell of Privateer Holdings will also present how data, technology, and innovative marketing and advertising are forging the cannabis industry in a session called Modern Cannabis: From Ditch Weed to Tech Disruptor.  Berrin Noorat of Marley Natural, Meg Owen of Leafly, Kayla Cook of Privateer Holdings and Adrian Farquharson of MARY Magazine will discuss how to grow brand awareness in a panel called Mainstream But Muted: How to Market Legal Cannabis. Wrapping up the day, Brittany Confer of FORIA, Molly Pecker of Highly Devoted Coaching, writer Ashley Manata and Chris Sayegh of The Herbal Chef will discuss The Surprising Health & Sex Benefits of Cannabis.

Cannabis panels continue on March 15th with Clay Busch, Elise McRoberts, Elizabeth Hogan and Laurie Kirby sharing their perspective on Cannabis in the Event World, and will discuss how partnerships between cannabis brands and events will evolve. Jacob Sullum of Reason, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery of FOX Business Network and Ricardo Baca, formerly of the Denver Post, will discuss how media coverage on cannabis has changed over the last decade in a panel called Reporters' Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization.


Learn more about the various panel discussions and the SXSW schedule of events HERE.

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