NBA’s Cliff Robinson on Marijuana, Bulls vs. Warriors
PORTLAND, Oregon – Cannabis Radio News attended the 2nd quarter Oregon Cannabis Caucus, held by the National Cannabis Industry Association, in Portland, Oregon, tonight.
In attendance was Cliff Robinson, the NBA All-Star who played in two Finals with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1990s. Robinson is the man behind the Uncle Spliffy brand, a play on his NBA nickname, Uncle Cliffy. Robinson’s company will be marketing a line of cannabis-infused products aimed at athletes to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
We spoke with Robinson about his entry into Oregon’s burgeoning cannabis green rush, the use of marijuana in the NBA, and his take on who’d win a hypothetical NBA Finals between Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls and the current champs, the Golden State Warriors, who may break those Bulls’ all-time wins record with a 73rd victory Wednesday.
Cannabis Radio News also spoke with Sam Chapman of New Economy Consulting. His firm has studied the job creation and economic growth numbers for Oregon’s legal marijuana industry. You can find the NEC report at CannabisJobsReport.com. Chapman also makes projections on Oregon’s marijuana economic future and imagines the effect of potential California legalization on Oregon.
Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, also sat down with Cannabis Radio News to discuss the three federal priorities her organization is working on for 2016. West also discusses the state/federal conflict on banking. West also tells us about where NCIA is holding these Cannabis Caucuses quarterly all across the country.
Cannabis Radio News also spoke with Bernadette from Camas Cannabiz, one of the attendees of the NCIA event. She talked about the experience women have in the fledgling cannabis industry compared to other industries and her company’s push to expand medical marijuana products to the athletic marketplace.