On Monday I attended my first Cannabis Tech Meetup event held at the Magical Butter Studios in SoDo neighborhood. It was organized by Red Russak and Cy Scott who also did a great job hosting and facilitating. It was only the group’s second meetup (I missed the first one) but from all accounts the number of attendees nearly doubled from last month’s inaugural meeting. It may have gotten a boost from coverage by local media such as King5 which released this report the same day. The event provided Seattle entrepreneurs a forum to share with the community what they’re working on and to find new networking or partnership opportunities. Magical Butter provided delicious gluten-free food and icy Sangria drinks (which was much-needed because the temperature was in the 80s that day and there was no AC).
One of the local organizations I discovered at the event was HigherGround.tv, represented at the meetup by Michael Stusser and Mark Goodnow, who produce satirical yet informative news along the lines of The Daily Show or Last Week Tonight but focused on cannabis culture. Here’s a couple of examples of their work: