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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…

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Heart Failure Patients

health benefits of cannabis

NEW JERSEY:  Heart failure patients with a history of cannabis use possess reduced odds of in-hospital mortality compared to similarly matched controls, according to data published online in the journal Circulation. Investigators assessed data from over six million heart failure patients over a seven-year period. Patients with a history of cannabis use were less likely to suffer from Read the full article…

The Cannabrander: Studio A64 Case Study: The Local Social Dimensions Of Best-Practice Branding

“We’re a social space for marijuana users, so we serve coffee and other drinks.  We also have a real soda fountain where we create awesome milkshakes!”

By Ben Weinberg COLORADO: Studio A64 is a private, members-only cannabis club in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a large, open space on the main floor as well as an upstairs lounge.  Studio A64 does not provide cannabis, and Ambur Racek who, along with Wanda Stark, owns and operates the club, wouldn’t have it any Read the full article…

Analysis: Marijuana Diversion From Legal To Illegal States Is Unlikely

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CALIFORNIA:  There is little evidence to substantiate claims that large quantities of cannabis produced legally in adult use states are being diverted to neighboring jurisdictions where the plant remains illegal, according to an analysis published online ahead of print in the Boston College Law Review. A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego argues, Read the full article…

CWCBExpo Bows To Industry Pressure, Replaces Roger Stone As Keynote in LA & Boston

Roger Stone is out as keynote at CWCBExpo LA and Boston

NEW JERSEY: After weeks of intense pressure from speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, many who pulled out of the LA & Boston exhibitions in protest of his racist and reactionary views, political dirty trickster Roger Stone has been removed as keynote speaker for bot the LA and Boston trade shows. In a tersely worded press release, Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: CannaFest Destiny Takes MJBA To Las Vegas

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

MJBA Expands National Footprint, Relocates HQ To Silver State By David Rheins This summer I undertook a cross-country, coast-to-coast, “CannaFest Destiny” road show. Sponsored by Curved Papers, the MJBA tour made ‘official’ stops in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Indiana, Massachusetts and New York. We gathered in small groups and large, hosting meetups, participating in panel discussions, exhibiting and Read the full article…

David Rheins Keynote Address At Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

David Rheins was featured speaker at the first Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

The following is a transcript of MJBA Executive Director David Rheins’ keynote speech at Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0, last week’s educational mixer held at the historic Antelope Club in downtown Indianapolis.  The event was produced put by the Indiana Libertarian Party of Marion County, and sponsored by Curved Papers. Thank you, it is an honor Read the full article…

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis


GERMANY: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. Of these, the largest body of literature focuses Read the full article…