WEED FEED / John Ross Ferrara / Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 @ 8:31 a.m.

Weed Feed: Amazon Series Dubbed the ‘Shark Tank of Cannabis’ Holding Auditions for Pot Entrepreneurs

 The Marijuana Show season one “sizzle reel.”

Heads up, all you Humboldt hemp hustlers. The Amazon Prime series “The Marijuana Show,” is holding open auditions for ambitious “ganjapreneurs” looking to pitch their big idea to eager cannabis investors.

The show, which proclaims itself to be the “Shark Tank of cannabis,” is accepting applications for four more days, so you’ll need to act fast.

“The Marijuana Show” has reportedly offered $18 million in financing to contestants in its previous two seasons, and according to the show’s website its investors are prepared to bank roll $20 million this season.

Season three begins taping this November in New Mexico. To apply, click this link and follow the show’s guidelines.

Potential contestants will need to submit a business plan and a two-minute pitch video. Below is a list of stipulations from the show’s website on what to include in your pitch video.

In this video, you will create a simple pitch of your product, company or service. Please make sure to touch on these points:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Introduce your Company, product or service.
  • What is the problem you are solving with your company, product or service?
  • What is your grand solution?
  • Who is your competition?
  • If it’s possible, demo the product (or display it).
  • What kind of investment are you seeking?
  • How much are you asking for?
  • What are you willing to give the investor?
  • Why should you be on the Marijuana Show?

Previous contestants include a 10-year-old making CBD dog bones, a man risking his life savings to produce cannabis cars, and business partners looking to open the first “cannabis country club.”

The submission deadline ends when the clock strikes midnight on August 31. Now get out there, Humboldt, and make LoCO proud.


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