The Wink In Weed: Why Seattle Hempfest Is Still Worth Supporting

“There’s nothing in I-502 that allows a community to opt out,” Washington state Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said. If a marijuana retailer meets the state’s requirement for a license then it will be granted.

By David Rheins It’s been five years since Washington opened its legal cannabis marketplace, and today adult consumers in the Evergreen state have an abundance of high-quality, legal weed available in an impressive array of product configurations at affordable prices. Seattle Hempfest, taking place this week along the gorgeous Puget Sound, is the nation’s oldest and largest Read the full article…

WinkInWeed: MJNN’s Exclusive Interview With WSWA EVP Dawson Hobbs

Dawson Hobbs, EVP WSWA

By David Rheins The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) founded in 1943, has nearly 400 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. It’s members distribute more than 80 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.  The association made news this week by endorsing the Legalization Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: The Midwest Leg Of ‘Cannafest Destiny’ Tours The Heartland

Grand Poohbah Bill Levin

By David Rheins So much attention is spent on the great progress that is being made on the East Coast, that we sometimes forget to acknowledge the truly historic changes that are transforming the country’s heartland.  As wise approach this Independence Day, those of us in the marijuana reform movement and legal cannabis industry have Read the full article…

6th Annual Northern Nights Releases Next Artist Additions & Activations

Northern Lights

Emancipator, Mr. Carmack, Thomas Jack, and Sage The Gemini join Dirtybird Players CALIFORNIA: Deep in the heart of NorCal’s renowned Emerald Triangle lies the crown jewel of the West Coast festival camping circuit, Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF), set to take place amongst the redwoods this July 20-22, 2018. Embarking on its sixth journey around Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Back East We Are Winning The War

MJBA NY MeetUp was packed with industry thought leaders

By David Rheins I’m back from a week on the East Coast, part of an ongoing CannaFest Destiny Tour of education, professional community and business development that myself and Curved Papers founder Michael O’Malley have been on for the past eighteen months or more.  On this last leg, MJBA and Curved Papers made stops in Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Why You Should Join Me At CCC PDX

CCC PDX is Jan 24 & 25

By David Rheins 2018 will be a crucial year for the legal cannabis industry.  Five years after the first adult-use marijuana marketplaces opened in Colorado and Washington, our industry has grown large and gone mainstream.  Big and getting bigger, with the opening of the California and Nevada markets, Oregon is now part of a contiguous legal Read the full article…

Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

Thank You To All Our Loyal Readers, Subscribers, Members And Sponsors!

Happy Hempy Holidays from MJBA

As we enter December and our 5th anniversary, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, sponsors, subscribers and followers for your contribution in helping us to firmly establish ourselves as one of the leading b2b organizations in legal cannabis.  It’s been an amazing first five years, Read the full article…