An annual  quest to award a deserving minority-owned business a California Type-S cannabis manufacturing license.

A CHANCE TO WIN A CANNABIS MANUFACTURING LICENSE

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WHAT IS GREEN QUEST?

Green Quest is an initiative to equalize the current cannabis industry by opening the door for passionate, minority-controlled businesses looking to Go Green. A very small percentage of legal cannabis businesses are actually minority-controlled. Seeing a lot of talk about needing change – we wanted to empower real change by doing what we could.

Each year, Green Quest will select and fund a deserving, minority-controlled business and make their cannabis entrepreneur dream come true.

Green Quest 2020 is our first program and will consist of three rounds spanning approximately 3 months with the public being the final judge.

The chosen minority business will receive the following

A paid-for type S cannabis license to MyGN’s upcoming Orange County shared-manufacturing facility

Subsidized monthly rent with complete access to MyGN’s network and facility.

Branding and Packaging Design by Studio Goesto

Free legal assistance with business formation and trademark

Rounds

To participate in the Green Quest  Program, please see the full details at the bottom of this page for instructions on how to enter!

Round 1 - OPENS JULY 25, 2020

Candidates in Round 1 will submit video statements detailing your passion for the industry, why you think you would be a good fit for the Green Quest prize, as well as what you will bring to the table as a new green leader.

Round 1 - OPENS JULY 25, 2020

Round 2 - OPENS AUGUST 31,2020

We look for leaders looking to shake up the cannabis industry with intention.
Candidates in round 2 are required to submit a business plan to MyGN which details your company, products, and strategy. The top candidates will be selected to undergo an interview with MyGN’s executive team.

Round 2 - OPENS AUGUST 31,2020

Round 3 – OPENS OCTOBER 12, 2020

This is the final round! Time to ask friends and family for help!

The top candidates will showcase to the world that they are passionate, deserving, and ready to start their Green Quest in the cannabis industry.
The public will vote and select the finalist!

Round 3 – OPENS OCTOBER 12, 2020

Candidates should submit the following to enter Green Quest 2020 Program:

1) A 2-minute video introducing yourself and your company, your passion for the industry and why you are applying

2) A written statement up to 420 words explaining:

a) What is your background as a minority

b) What you hope to bring as a minority to the cannabis community

c) Why you would be a good fit for the Green Quest to become a Green Leader

The video must be posted on Instagram and tag @officialgreennetwork using the hashtags #GoGreenthewayyouwant and #greenquest2020. The statement should be submitted through this page. 

Current green leaders at MyGN are eligible to apply!

Round 1 will begin 12:01AM Saturday July 25, 2020 

The top candidates will move onto Round 2 and will be announced on August 29, 2020

Please contact My Green Network with any questions. We can be reached with a DM through our Instagram page or at greenquest@mygreennetwork.com

To all the future Green Leaders out there, we wish you the best of luck!

Terms and Conditions

DISCLAIMER: BY PARTICIPATING IN GREEN QUEST 2020 YOU AGREE TO: 1) BE FULLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES; 2) THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; AND 3) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND USE RIGHTS 4) FURTHER AGREE TO BE BOUND BY MY GREEN NETWORK’S DECISIONS AND APPLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL RULES. MY GREEN NETWORK’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL RESPECTS. 

ALL DATA SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE GREEN QUEST MUST BE ACCURATE. 

 


 


Official Rules

This agreement (“Agreement” and/or “Official Rules”) dated July 25th, 2020 (“Effective Date”) is by and between you (hereinafter “you” and/or “Candidate”), a participant in Green Quest (“Green Quest”), which shall be hosted by My Green Network (“MyGN”).

WHEREAS, MyGN is a leader in the cannabis industry with the goal of creating a global cannabis community and network following the ethos of Leaders, Empowering, Community.

WHEREAS, MyGN seeks to affect real change by empowering and assisting passionate and competent individual(s) in building their minority-controlled cannabis business to emerge as a future leader in the cannabis community. 

WHEREAS, Candidate is a passionate and eligible candidate for the Green Quest who is ready and able to compete for the chance to receive MyGN’s assistance to apply and receive one (1) Type-S cannabis manufacturing license. In addition MyGN may provide additional discretionary assistance as determined by an executed agreement between MyGN and Candidate prior to Round 3, if applicable. 

WHEREAS, Candidate agrees to be unconditionally bound by this Agreement and agrees to accept the decisions of MyGN as final and binding as it relates to Green Quest. 

WHEREAS, Candidate may potentially obtain a Type-S cannabis manufacturing license in exchange for Candidate’s participation in the Green Quest, such participation shall include, but not be limited to, providing information and video and media content; and

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, MyGN and Candidate agree as follows:

  1. Term

This Agreement shall be effective from the Effective Date until October 26, 2020 or as amended by MyGN in its sole discretion.

  1. Eligibility

No purchase is necessary to enter the Green Quest. Candidates must be 21 years or older and eligible under California law to be a financial interest holder in a cannabis license.  Foreign Candidates (Non-US Citizens) should check to determine whether they are eligible to be a financial interest holder of a California cannabis license prior to applying.  Under no circumstances shall MyGN be responsible for determining whether foreign Candidates are eligible to be a financial interest holder of a cannabis license.

  1. How to Enter

All eligible Candidates may submit a video and statement in Round 1 (“Round 1”). Round 1 will begin 12:01AM Saturday July 25, 2020 and end at 11:59PM August 25, 2020.  

A. Round 1

Submit a two (2) minute video and a statement up to 420 words describing yourself, the company, your passion for the cannabis industry, and why you think your business should be selected.  Submit all information to https://mygreennetwork.com/green-quest-2020/ (“Green Quest Webpage”). 

(i) Written Statement – Submit through Green Quest Webpage  

The written statement up to 420 words should answer:

(a) What is your minority background and story;

(b) What you hope to bring as a minority to the cannabis community; and

(c) Why you would be a good fit for the Green Quest to become a MyGN Green Leader.

 

(ii) Video Submission – Provide Link on Green Quest Webpage

To submit your video:

(a) Upload it on Instagram IGTV

(b) Tag @officialgreennetwork using the hashtags #GoGreenthewayyouwant and #greenquest2020. 

You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities. or devices in an attempt to circumvent the Official Rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the Official Rules your submission may be removed at the sole discretion of MyGN. 

The MyGN team will use a rubric allocating points to categories such as passion, competency and creativity. The top 50 Candidates with the highest number of points awarded will move into Round 2. 

The top 50 Candidates will be announced on the Green Quest Webpage on August 29, 2020 and each Candidate qualifying for Round 3 shall be notified via email within four (4) days following the closing of Round 1

MyGN shall have no liability for a Candidate’s failure to receive notices due to Candidate’s spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Candidate’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. 

B. Round 2

Round 2 (“Round 2”) will commence on August 31, 2020 and end on September 21, 2020.

(i) To enter into Round 2, Candidate shall perform the following:

(a) Submit your business plan to the Green Quest Webpage at https://mygreennetwork.com/green-quest-2020/  by September 21, 2020 11:59 PM PST. 

(b) Enter into a separate agreement with MyGN regarding the Type – S license.

(c) Participate in a video interview with MyGN by October 8, 2020.

C. Round 3

Round 3 (“Round 3”) will commence on 12:01AM October 12, 2020 and end on 11:59PM October 25, 2020.  

Candidate will be eligible to participate in Round 3 provided that Candidate completes all requirements in Round 2.

One (1) Candidate shall be selected by the public as the winner of Green Quest.  The public voting period is from October 12, 2020 until October 25, 2020 through MyGN’s website at https://mygreennetwork.com/green-quest-2020/. Each individual member of the public may cast one (1) vote. 

In the event of a tie, MyGN reserves the sole discretion to select the winner for Round 3.

  1. Judging Criteria 

A. Judges

(i) MyGN directors and officers shall evaluate each Candidate in Round 1 and Round 2.

B. Criteria

(i) MyGN shall evaluate each Candidate for Round 1 and Round 2 on a one hundred (100) point scale.

(1) Round 1

(A) MyGN shall allocate up to fifty (50) points for a Candidate’s written statement and up to fifty (50) points for a Candidate’s video content, for an overall total of one hundred (100) points.

(ii) Round 2

(A) MyGN shall select Candidates for Round 2 based on a Candidate’s point total from Round 1.

(B) MyGN shall allocate up to fifty (50) points for a Candidate’s business plan and up to fifty (50) points for a Candidate’s video interview, for an overall total of one hundred (100) points.

(iii) Round 3

(A) MyGN shall select Candidates for Round 3 based on a Candidate’s point total from Round 2.

Candidates may withdraw from the Green Quest at any time for any reason. Such withdrawal shall be effected upon MyGN’s receipt of written notice by Candidate.

  1. Candidate Obligations

A. Candidate  agrees: (i) to be named as a Candidate in any and all content, media, and materials prepared by MyGN in connection with the Green Quest; (ii) to provide true and complete information concerning, among other things, your background, experience, abilities and integrity, as may be reasonably requested from time to time by MyGN; (iii) if selected as a winner, in that capacity to act in the best interests of MyGN and to exercise Candidate’sr best independent judgment in all matters. You agree that you will promptly provide MyGN with any updates to: (y) the information you have previously supplied to MyGN in order to satisfy your obligation under this Agreement; and (z) any additional information as may reasonably be requested by MyGN in connection with your participation in the Green Quest.

B. You agree not to sell, assign, or transfer any award arising out of winning the Green Quest.

C. The parties acknowledge and agree that Candidate is not an employee or an agent or otherwise a representative of MyGN, that Candidate is independent of, and not controlled by or acting at the direction of, MyGN. If selected as winner, you will be in no way controlled by or acting at the direction of MyGN and that, as a result, there is, and can be, no agreement between you and MyGN that governs any decisions you may make as a Green Quest winner. You shall have no authority to act as an agent of MyGN and you shall not represent the contrary to any person.

D. You understand that there are no fees or costs to compete in the Green Quest. You agree that MyGN shall pay all fees associated with obtaining the Type-S license for you if you win the Green Quest. However, you agree that as a condition of winning, you must have at least $5,000.00 USD in available capital to contribute to operating your business (“Working Capital”) under the Type – S license.  Additionally, Candidate shall not receive any other form of compensation in connection with the Green Quest other than the award of the Type – S license.

E. You understand that the odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Green Quest is the first held of its kind and no historic data exists to determine the odds any entrants may have in winning. 

F. You understand that if you win the Green Quest, as a condition of licensure, your business must be registered with the City of Santa Ana and state of California and you must work out of the MyGN facility at 3200 S. Susan St., Santa Ana, California 92704. Registration with the city and state require successful completion of multiple background checks.  You further understand that travel to the MyGN facility is at your sole cost and responsibility. 

G. You understand that if you are granted the Type-S license by the State of California and City of Santa Ana, MyGN shall only be responsible for fees and costs of obtaining and maintaining the license for one (1) year from commencement date of Type – S license. You understand that renewals for licenses and other related government requirements are your sole responsibility.

H. Candidate expressly acknowledges and agrees that any information submitted by Candidate to MyGN under this Agreement shall become the sole property of MyGN.  Information submitted by Candidate shall include, but not be limited to, videos, documents, written text, or other media and/or images and voices.  Candidate shall have a perpetual license to use any information submitted by Candidate under this Section 5(H).

I. Candidate expressly acknowledges and agrees that MyGN shall be given the worldwide, absolute, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, print, and/or publish your name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance of any content you submit for Green Quest (the “Material”) in any media, including but not limited to photographs, video recording, audiotapes, and digital images in which you may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character, sound or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with your own fictitious name or reproduction thereof. You agree that the Material may be used for any purpose by MyGN. 

  1. MyGN Obligations

A. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, MyGN is not obligated to select you as the winner or take any other action with respect to the Green Quest. MyGN will keep you informed and up to date with information relating to the Green Quest. MyGN shall offer its best commercial efforts in assisting the winner with obtaining its Type-S license in Santa Ana, California. However, even if Candidate wins the Green Quest, Candidate is still subject to city and state background checks pursuant to cannabis licensing rules, regulations, and laws. If Candidate does not pass the relevant background checks, Candidates shall not be eligible to possess any cannabis licenses in California. 

B. MyGN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Green Quest or be acting in violation of the Official Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and to take any further action to the fullest extent permitted by law. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY CANDIDATE WILL RESULT IN SUCH CANDIDATE’S DISQUALIFICATION. After such termination by MyGN, there shall be no more obligations from MyGN.

C. MyGN reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Green Quest for any reason.

  1. Representations and Warranties

A. Each Party represents and warrants that:

(i) It has the full right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement, and to perform its obligations hereunder;

(ii) It is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing as an individual, corporation or other entity as represented herein under the laws and regulations of its jurisdiction of incorporation, organization, or chartering;

(iii) This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person;

(iv) It has complied with, and will continue to comply with  all applicable laws during the term of the Agreement; and

(v) With respect to Candidate only, Candidate is not subject to any actual and/or threatened litigation that would affect Candidate’s participation in the Green Quest.

  1. Privacy

MyGN will not share and/or sell to any third parties any information distributed by Candidate to MyGN.   MyGN may share Candidate information with MyGN’s affiliates and strategic partners.

  1. Taxes

All federal, state, local, and other taxes on the Type-S license are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner. As the winner, you are solely responsible for paying and reporting, as and when required by law, all income taxes and other taxes and expenses attributable to any award, whether or not MyGN makes any withholding for taxes from the amount, and each winner authorizes MyGN to withhold from any award any and all amounts to be withheld by applicable law and shall indemnify, defend, protect and hold harmless MyGN against all claims relating to such taxes and expenses.

  1. Indemnification

Candidate agrees to indemnify and hold MyGN and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liability, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or out of: (i) any occurrence caused by the act or omission of Candidate, its customers, invitees, contractors, vendors or suppliers; (ii) any violation of any law, regulation or ordinance applicable to Candidate; (iii) any actual and/or threatened Intellectual Property (as defined below) claims; or (iv) any breach or violation of the terms of this Agreement.

  1. Limited Liability

Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement or otherwise, MyGN shall not be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for any incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages. Notwithstanding anything in this section, the following damages will not apply to this provision: (1) reckless misconduct; (2) gross negligence; or (3) fraud.  Any attempt by Candidate to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of Green Quest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, MyGN reserves the right to seek damages from any such Candidate and/or Candidate agent to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

  1. Communication

Notices and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing. By entering Green Quest you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from MyGN. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

  1. Confidentiality

Please refrain from submitting information that is considered personally identifiable information (e.g. social security numbers, age, address, medical information, etc.).  MyGN will not be responsible for any personally identifiable information received from you.

Candidate agrees not to disclose to any third party any information concerning the customers, trade secrets, methods, processes or procedures or any other confidential financial or business information of MyGN, which it may learn over the course of the Green Quest under this Agreement. This obligation shall survive in perpetuity after any cancellation or other termination of this Agreement.

  1. Intellectual Property

Any rights of publicity, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, formulae, know-how, or any other intellectual property under this Agreement shall be collectively, “Intellectual Property”.  In no event shall MyGN grant Candidate any rights to MyGN’s Intellectual Property. 

  1. Amendment

This Agreement may be amended or supplemented only by a writing that refers explicitly to this Agreement and that is signed by both parties.

 

  1. Waiver

No waiver will be implied from conduct or failure to enforce rights. No waiver will be effective unless in writing signed on behalf of the party against whom the waiver is asserted.

  1. Severability

If any part of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render this Agreement unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force.

  1. Force Majeure

Neither party will have the right to claim damages to this Agreement as a result of the other party’s failure or delay in performance due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages of or inability to obtain labor, energy, components, raw materials or supplies, war, riot, insurrection, epidemic, acts of God, or governmental action.

  1. Governing Law/Forum Selection

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, without regard to any conflict of laws principles that would result in the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. In the event that either party brings suit or a related legal proceeding to enforce the terms of this Agreement, both parties consent and agree that jurisdiction will lie only in the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles, California. Further, Candidate agrees and consents to personal jurisdiction in the venue listed herein.

  1. Arbitration

A. As a condition of participating in Green Quest, Candidate agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with Green Quest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than Candidate’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering Green Quest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

(i) Any controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement, or the breach hereof, will be settled by arbitration before a panel of one arbitrator in Los Angeles, California in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“Commercial Rules”). Where the Commercial Rules conflict with the rules of the state of California, the Commercial Rules shall prevail. 

(ii) The award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final, binding and conclusive upon the parties hereto and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration hearing will commence within ninety (90) days after appointment of the arbitrator. Unless the arbitrator finds that exceptional circumstances justify delay, the hearing will be completed and an award will be rendered in writing within ninety (90) days after commencement of the hearing. The arbitrator may include in the award the prevailing party’s costs of arbitration and reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants and other professionals connected with the arbitration. If arbitration cannot be completed within the time period stated herein due to a force majeure event, as defined in Section P, the time period for arbitration shall be extended by ninety (90) days.

  1. Disclosure

MyGN may have sponsors and strategic partners which can assist Green Quest Candidates. In doing so, MyGN may need to release information about you, including email, first names, etc.  You agree that MyGN has sole discretion to release information about you from time to time to strategic partners and sponsors of Green Quest. If you wish to be removed from any sponsor’s or strategic partner’s mailing list, you understand and acknowledge that you will contact said sponsor or strategic partner directly and MyGN will have no liability to do so. 

  1. Entire Agreement

This Agreement, including all Exhibits to this Agreement, which are hereby incorporated by reference, represents the entire agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersedes all prior representations, discussions, negotiations and agreements, whether written or oral.

 

By checking the box “I accept the Terms and Conditions” and pressing the “Apply Now” button you agree to be irrevocably bound by the terms of this Agreement.