December 17th, 2018

FOUR WEEKS OF GIVING

Paragonians! Taking care of the community is important to us, which is why we are so excited to announce our four weeks of giving food drive and Instagram giveaway that we’ve been hosting for the month of December. In addition to our four weeks of giving, ParagonSpace is proud be the home for a plethora of upcoming community driven events.

Dev Updates

Our website has been reorganized and updated with more in-depth information about both ParagonChain and ParagonSpace. We’ve also made upgrades to the Paragon App, including new security features and user QR codes to easily share your wallet address.

Additionally, we are excited to be one of the first beta partners to implement Civic Technology’s secure login solutions. You can expect to see official ID verification online by the end of Q4 in your Paragon account portal.

We're grateful to see so much traction in Phase 1 of our app release! Since launching a few weeks ago, there have been over 400 downloads across the globe.

We want to give a warm holiday welcome to our new members!

Paragon is excited to announce the accelerator program we’ve been working on for our members. Whether you’re looking for support across PR, marketing, creative assets, events, financial or legal advising, tech development and beyond, we’re here to help you connect and grow. Inquire with our team at [email protected] for the full membership booklet and offerings.

Business Development

As you know, we’ve partnered with some of today’s top brands in the cannabis industry. We’re excited to announce the first companies that have signed-on to start using ParagonChain as soon as the technology is ready. Our partners are a mix of cultivators and distributors including: Dreamfields, Fundanna, Flux, Oakland Distribution, Verified Distribution, Pearl Pharma, and Mammoth Labs.

Event Highlights

We had a great time last month hosting some amazing industry events at ParagonSpace. Additionally, we attended MJBizcon in Vegas! Check out the photos on our Facebook here for a recap.

Hosted

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CANNABIS BUSINESS INVESTMENT GROUP MEMBER MEETUP

Paragon hosted SCCBIG’s monthly MeetUp on campus for investors, operators, advisors, and entrepreneurs in the medical cannabis industry.

KURVANA PRIVATE LUNCH

Paragon welcomed award nominated Kurvana on campus who hosted their private luncheon event featuring their new CBD product line.

KIKOKO TRAININGS

Kikoko, a female owned and focused cannabis tea company, held a private on-site training and educational luncheon in the ParagonSpace courtyard.

Attended

EMERALD EXCHANGE HARVEST MIXER

Paragon was a proud Sponsor of The Emerald Exchange, an event that showcases heritage small-batch cannabis cultivators and their products. “From Mendo to Malibu”, this event brings NorCal farmers to the SoCal industry. Emerald Exchange aligns with Paragons push for transparency in the industry, as it gives customers a way to directly link with the farmers behind the plant.

WOMEN OF CANNABIS CONFERENCE IN VEGAS

Two members of the Paragon team attended the Inaugural Women of Cannabis Conference in Vegas where they learned from industry leaders Dr. Dina, Renee Gagnon, Wanda James, Kalee Hooghkirk.

MJ BIZ CONFERENCE IN VEGAS

The Paragon team attended the world’s largest cannabis conference, MJ Biz Con. The team connected with some of the industry’s hottest innovators and built relationships that will enhance the future of the space.

DOPE MAGAZINE GOLDEN TICKET EVENT IN VEGAS

Every year, Dope Magazine hosts one of Mj Biz Con’s hottest afterparties. This invite only event brought together influencers, brands, entrepreneurs and more for an unforgettable night that helped enhance the future of the cannabis industry.

CANNABIS IN WONDERLAND

The team was treated to a magical Alice in Wonderland themed evening hosted by Deviant Apex. The event showcased numerous brands, including one of California’s top edible companies, Therapy Tonics.

STAR MEDIA AWARDS IN VEGAS

The team had a productive night of networking at the inaugural Star Media Awards hosted by AxisWire. Some of the cannabis industry’s best publications and journalists were honored, including Dope Magazine, High Times, Green Entrepreneur, Javier Hasse, Sara Brittany Somerset and more.

INDUSTRY POWER WOMEN AWARDS BRUNCH

Paragon Founder, Jessica Versteeg & Paragon PR Manager, Alice Moon were invited to the 2nd annual Industry Power Women Awards Brunch, which honored female leaders in the cannabis space.

VIOLA EVENT

Former professional basketball player, Al Harrington hosted an energetic party for his brand, Viola. The Paragon team experienced a plethora of enthusiasm when sharing details about the Paragon Blockchain technology.

EMERALD MAGAZINE / EDIBLES MAGAZINE PARTY

Emerald Magazine and Edibles Magazine came together to throw a Penthouse event featuring Jack Herer flower. The team met industry writers while learning about the latest edible brands.

Make sure to watch our Vegas recap video here.

Upcoming Events

We are greatly looking forward to the community driven and educational events that will be hosted at ParagonSpace throughout next month.

NDICA

Paragon is excited to announce an ongoing event partnership with the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance. The leaders and team of NDICA, including Bonita “Bo” Money from Women Abuv Ground, Rico Tarver from Baker and Larissa Bolivar from TCMS, work to amplify the voices of marginalized communities within the cannabis industry and provide equal opportunities within the marketplace.

PRIDE WELLNESS

LGBTQ owned and operated company Pride Wellness will be holding a social event with owners Buck Angel and Leon Mostovoy with support from Mary Jane. Attendees will get to experience a live podcast from Weed & Grub and will be treated to CBD hand massages and goodies.

Giveaways

Paragon has been hosting 4 weeks of giving to welcome the holidays. We want to thank our followers and help support the community here in LA. For this holiday initiative, we’re hosting a social giveaway and an on-site giveaways at ParagonSpace in Hollywood.

4 Weeks of Giving – Food Drive

During the month of December, Paragon is hosting a food drive, accepting all canned goods and hygiene products going directly to APLA. We recognize the importance of taking care of the community so we are partnering with multiple brands to increase awareness. As thanks, some of our partners will be giving away products to those who donate a plethora of cans. Major thanks to Pearl Pharma, who has already contributed 200 cans! Follow our Instagram for more details about the canned food drive.

4 Weeks of Giving – Instagram

As a thanks to everyone who has followed and supported us over the past year, we want to do something special for you. Every week during the month of December, we’re selecting one winner to receive a box of Paragon + Partner swag. Make sure to follow us on Instagram to check out all the cool goodies we have lined up for you.

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Best regards,
Paragon Team