Source: Original Entertainment Press Release Dec 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Original Entertainment, in partnership with Kush Enterprises, announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of Cannabizness, the first feature length documentary film offering a historical and revealing portrayal into the developing multibillion-dollar Legal Cannabis Industry in the United States.
“Most Cannabis documentaries focus on topics related to the drug war, politics, legalization, and medical uses,” said DJ Parmar, the film’s producer. “This is an opportunity to support one of the first cannabis documentaries taking a deep dive into the dramatic business and investment side of the Legal Cannabis Industry.”
Currently in pre-production, Cannabizness gives a raw behind-the-scenes look into high profile, influential businesses and investors that already play an integral part in the current state of the Medical and Adult Use sides of the Legal Cannabis Industry. The film will deliver a clear voice of an industry seeking legitimacy, while facing various forms of opposition in the United States.
With the legalization of recreational use in four states (WA, CO, AK, OR), and medical cannabis now offered in 23 states, coupled with the current unstable economic and political climate, the movement stands to unify passionate and intelligent believers, and potentially relieve an economic crisis. However, many of these businesses and individuals often meet a bitter consequence resulting from inconsistent Federal and State legislature.
Industry leaders in the film will include: Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Centers and President of the Arc View Group, Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, Rob Kampia, Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Project, Alan Brochstein, Founder of 420 Investor, Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, Emily Paxhia of Poseiden Asset Management; Douglas Leighton, MD of Dutchess Capital, Ed Rosenthal, Author, Tom Bollich, CEO of Surna Inc, Steve Katz, (R) New York State Assemblyman, and Gaynell Rogers, the Cannabis Industry’s first national marketing and media specialist; plus the pioneering entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, and activists from the national movement.
Cannabis Industry research leaders, The ArcView Group, estimates that the Legal Cannabis market was worth $1.3 billion in 2013, which has increased to $2.6 billion this year. By 2019, when Adult Use will likely be legalized in the United States, estimates of a national Legal Cannabis market range up to as much as $10 billion. Cannabis-based companies raised an estimated $50 million in 2013 in the public markets, with an excess of $150 million expected to be financed by institutional investors in 2014 as reported in the Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis Sector Report by High Alert Institutional Research.
Being touted as the ‘new gold rush’ and ‘tech boom’ of today’s era, this is an extremely timely film to help inform and educate activists, entrepreneurs and investors on the massive opportunities available in this emerging industry.
For more information on the theatrical feature documentary Cannabizness, go to http://www.cannabizness.com/. To contribute to the Cannabizness Kickstarter Campaign, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/272640321/cannabizness.
About Original Entertainment
Original Entertainment is a global entertainment company that develops and produces long form drama and comedy for Hollywood, Bollywood, and the International Market. The company launched a first of its kind business model to officially license a slate of remake rights for remakes in the international market including major action franchises such as Rambo and Expendables with a total deal valuation of $50MM USD. Original Entertainment pushes the envelope by producing original content with universal themes that appeal to the global market. www.originalentertainment.com
About Kush Enterprises
Kush Enterprises is a multi platform media, technology and event production company. Kush’s first film project is a commercial theatrical documentary entitled “Cannabizness.” Its first television project is a reality television show entitled “The Hot Box” which follows a high profile panel of Cannabis investors reviewing potential deals and investments from industry entrepreneurs. The second project “The Pot Chef” is a twist on TV reality cooking shows that follows a high profile panel of celebrity judges as they critique professional chefs on the most innovative preparation of cannabis edible products. The events division is producing one of Southern California largest music festivals and free speech events promoting the legalization of Cannabis. The technology division is focused on a web and mobile technology called “DoobieX” which is positioning itself to be an industry leading multi platform web and mobile application targeted to all users in the Cannabis industry. www.kushenterprises.com
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Editors Note: DJ Parmar and all Industry leaders mentioned in this release are available for interviews.
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