First Friday in Las Vegas has always been a “must see” when you have chance. It has really grown into a community gathering offering many different kind of experiences. Thrive Cannabis Marketplace is throwing there hat in the ring with their own First Friday event called “First Thrive Day”
First Thrive Day
We had a chance to interview Brooke from Thrive Cannabis Marketplace on episode 8 of the podcast. She has put together a cannabis themed First Friday event in the very large parking lot of Thrive Dispensary on Commerce street, Downtown Las Vegas. She also has partnered with On My Way Home, a Las Vegas based animal rescue. Every month they bring down some adoptable pets to the event.
Las Vegas Cannabis Vendors
Each “First Thrive Day” features vendor booths from many Nevada cannabis brands. This time around we talked to folks from Matrix NV, Vegas Valley Growers, City Trees, Green & Gold Supply, Vader Extracts. AMA, Canna Hemp. I feel like I’m missing some…there were also some others vendors including clothing & food trucks.
No Dog Left Behind
If you stop by the On My Way Home booth at First Thrive Day, you can make a donation and get yourself a really cool “No Dog Left Behind” shirt. The shirt proceeds go to On My Way Home, helping them pay for vet bills and other expenses they may have helping these dogs find forever homes. The will have dogs down at the event every First Friday of each month. If you have room in your home for a new dog, you should consider visiting the First Thrive Day, No Dog Left Behind event! Shout out to Brooke from Thrive Cannabis Marketplace for putting this great event together. Not just for the cannabis community but for the whole Las Vegas Community.
Investing in Cannabis…sounds like a great idea right? But where does one start? That was the question I have had for a while now. I know you can sign up for a E-Trade account and start trading penny stocks with a $500 investment. But is that really a good investment? I know a lot of us are not investing in our future because they don’t know where to start.
So you know that creepy feeling when you are scrolling through social media and you see an ad pop up in your timeline for a service our product that you were talking about but never actually searched for? That happened to me last while surfing the Twitters. I see an add come up talking about “Round up your purchases into investments” for a company called Acorns. Cool idea….you make a purchase with your debit card for $4.20, Acorns will round up the purchase to $5.00, take .80 cents and invest it. Pretty cool idea right? You can sign up for an Acorns Account Here
Please use the link above if you sign up, we get a referral bonus for it! (Thanks in advance) We signed up for an Acorns account and will see how it goes. That rounded up change could make a difference 15-20 years down the road.
Alternative Harvest ETF
After doing some research on Acorns I found Stash. Stash is a more hands on approach to investing and this is where we found Alternative Harvest ETF. So…first off…you need to know what a ETF or Exchange Traded Fund. Here is a link to read more about ETF’s
An ETF, or exchange-traded fund, is a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets like an index fund. Unlike mutual funds, an ETF trades like a common stock on a stock exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. ETFs typically have higher daily liquidity and lower fees than mutual fund shares, making them an attractive alternative for individual investors.
Because it trades like a stock, an ETF does not have its net asset value (NAV) calculated once at the end of every day like a mutual fund does.
So yeah blah blah blah….That doesn’t mean a whole lot to a new investor I get it. Please read, watch some YouTube Videos and get yourself informed on ETF’s before you star investing.
That brings me to Alternative Harvest ETF. Alternative Harvest ETF is a publicly traded stock that goes by MJ. Alternative Harvest ETF is a group of cannabis industry stocks that act as one trade-able, sell-able stock. Read more about it here www.etfmj.com
This is a very high risk stock, so do your homework. I am investing small amounts at a time into Alternative Harvest ETF, but also spreading out my investments to other ETF’s that Stash offers.
As you can see the ETF has had it’s ups and downs. It has only been traded for a year or so. This is an aggressive stock that has high risk/high reward payoffs. Just remember you could lose all the money you invest too, so diversify that portfolio.
Alternative Harvest ETF combines some of the largest cannabis companies in the space. Companies that you will be investing includes:
Again, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! There is potential to lose all of the money you invest with Stash. An also remember, investing in cannabis is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. These investments will hopefully pay off over time so you have to be patient.
If you are like me, you love 90’s rap music….if not I understand!! But even if you don’t like rap music you are probably familiar with the name Kurupts Moonrocks. Moonrocks are high quality cannabis rolled in cannabis oil and them rolled in kief. If you have ever tried them, you know they burn a long time and hit hard!
Kurupt at NuLeaf Cannabis
A Friday day night in Las Vegas, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The crowd was decent for the meet and greet. A few other vendors like Moxie, Evergreen Organix & Official Genius were there. I got some decent drone footage as you see below. It was great seeing folks like The Sober Junkie, iPasspot and others!
We got a chance to chop it up really quick with him and got an autograph. One of the highlights was a friend of the podcast, local artist Rekles Reks was able to gift Kurupt a painted canvas. It was really cool to see and Kurupt and his people were very grateful for the gift, I thought that was huge.
Check out the really cool 1963 Chevy Impala with the Kurupt’s Moonrocks emblems. That car is owned by KandyK.six.Tre follow here on the Instagram. You can see this vehicle at every Kurupt meet and greet in town!
Kurupt’s Moonrocks are being produced in Nevada by Alternative Medicine Association under their license. They are growing some fine cannabis and creating some great extracts. You can also find Vader Extracts under the AMA license in Nevada.
NuLeaf Cannabis Signature Events
So JC Coats, podcast alum is putting on these signature events every Saturday during the summer. Head over to NuLeaf and get more information on upcoming events. But expect more of these kind of great events with vendors, food trucks, custom cars, celebrities and more. I always share these event and support all the JC is doing for the community!