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SANTA ROSA, January 7, 2019 / Russian River PR/ CannAlign, LLC, (“CannAlign” or “Company”) has been selected by Startup Grind,powered by Google, for the Startup Exhibition in the Grind category at the 2019 Startup Grind Global Conferenceheld February 12th through February 13th in Redwood City, Calif.

CannAlign, the leading digital mobile app for locating and ordering both medical and recreational cannabis, recently announced the launch of their new scanning “CannAlign Code.” This code will give users instant access to brand and retailer information, and online ordering.

The company currently has 50+ participating dispensaries and retailers. CannAlign is currently available for use across the state of California, and the Company intends to expand their network to other recreational and medical states in 2019. The CannAlign app is available on both the Google Playand Appleplatforms. For interviews, photos or content, please contact:

Nancy Birnbaum, Russian River PR                                    Startup Grind:
P: 707-978-0610


About Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 2,000,000 founders in more than 600 chapters globally. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems in 130+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations such as Google for Startups. Our local monthly events feature successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Startup Grind also hosts two flagship conferences annually — the Global Conference and Europe Conference. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Learn more at


About CannAlign

CannAlign is a leading, digital mobile app for both medical and recreational cannabis users who want to search, educate, and locate their preferred brands, product lines, and retailers. CannAlign allows patients and consumers to locate and review cannabis products best suited to their individual needs. CannAlign also allows consumers to see live menus where they can order online from licensed dispensaries and delivery services. They are committed to ensuring that their community is being sent to only the best and legitimate brands and dispensaries in the market. Learn more at


Women Grow, Sonoma County Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary


PR Contact
Nancy Birnbaum – 
Russian River PR | 707-978-0610 |

Join The Anniversary Celebration of the Fastest-Growing
Organization In The Cannabis Industry

June 13, 2016 (Santa Rosa, CA) – It has been 20 years since California pioneered the nation in legalizing medical cannabis with Prop 215. Now California makes up 49 percent of the nation’s robust cannabis economy. California’s cannabis scene has exploded like the Wild West and there’s one more reason to celebrate. Sonoma County’s Canna-enthusiasts are invited to join Women Grow to mark its 1-year Anniversary with a celebration and award ceremony to honor ‘The Godmother of Cannabis’, Lynnette Shaw.

Women Grow is a national organization that seeks to connect and empower women in the legal cannabis industry and the group’s Sonoma County Chapter is excited to share their achievements. In the past year, the Chapter brought in 23 industry leader speakers and panelists, of whom 21 were women and 2 were men. Speakers have included: Amanda Reiman, Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at Drug Policy Alliance, Samantha Miller, President and Chief Scientist at Pure Analytics, Ellen Komp, Deputy Director at California NORML and Jazmin Hupp Co-Founder/CEO of Women Grow.

“The cannabis industry’s future is held in our hands,” says Chapter Founder and Chairwoman, Ilana ‘Sugar’ Laytart. “We are currently writing the history and HER-story books and this event’s celebration is to acknowledge our commitment and perseverance in this movement.”

The celebration takes place on Thursday, July 7, from 6pm to 10pm at Annie O’s Music Hall in downtown Santa Rosa. “Celebration Attire” is suggested. Early-bird tickets cost $25 and can be purchased through

When: Thursday, July 7th, 6pm-10pm
Where: Annie O’s, 120 5th Street, Santa Rosa
Cost:          EARLY BIRD $25
Event Highlights:

  • Terpenes 101 + Aroma Bar Presentation with Monica Fine of Absorb CBD and The Seasonal Apothecary.
  • Award Ceremony Honoring Lynnette Shaw, presented by Ilana ‘Sugar’ Laytart and Elaine Holtz.
  • Dessert Bar, DJs & Dancing, Giveaways, Snacks & Beverages and Cash Bar

Interested in being a sponsor? Email

Purchase Advance Tickets here:

Financial assistance may be available. Email to inquire.

This is a 21+ event and a non-consumption event.


Women Grow connects, educates, inspires and empowers the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives in the cannabis industry. Women Grow is the fastest “growing” network of female-forward cannabis businesses and the largest networking organization in the cannabis industry. You don’t have to be a current professional in the cannabis industry to join. The Sonoma County Chapter is run by Founder and Chairwoman Ilana ‘Sugar’ Laytart and Co-Chair: Joyce Williams.

While events are women focused, their networking series welcome and attracts both men and women to connect. Women Grow Networking Events occur the first Thursday of every month in Sonoma County. Website:

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