The Cannabrander: Marketing Vs. Branding

Ben  Weinberg writes about cannabis and marketing for MJNewsNetwork.com

By Ben Weinberg “Build it and they will come,” may sound great as an incorporeal whisper from the far depths of an Iowa corn field, but as a strategy it lacks any obvious utility. You may indeed have built a better mousetrap but, in the absence of any clear branding, how will your potential customers Read the full article…

Hot Pot Products Review: The Utillian 720

Highly recommended: Utillian 720

By Izzy Quest Vaporizer technology aimed at the cannabis consumer continues to evolve and impress.  The Utillian 720 is a sleek portable vaporizer for flower and wax with an intuitive design and impressive convection heating system.   After about a month of use, I highly recommend the Utillian 720. Simply put, the more I use it, Read the full article…

Moses Lake Hemp Event Postponed

Moses Lake Hemp event postponed

WASHINGTON: Welcome to the complexities of the lawful reintroduction of industrial hemp in the United States! Due to an administrative delay at Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances, which governs Canada’s industrial hemp program, Washington’s first legal industrial hemp planting seeds are unexpectedly still making their way across the U.S. border. According to organizers, the Read the full article…

Will Higlin Named OLCC Deputy Director

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OREGON: Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as of April 1, 2017.  The announcement comes after Merle Lindsey, respected 35-year veteran of OLCC, announced his retirement from the agency as Deputy Director. Higlin joined the OLCC in May 2014 as the Liquor Licensing Director, and was quickly promoted to Read the full article…

Senator Savino Keynote & New York State Legislature Panel on Adult Use Highlights of Cannabis World Congress

New York State Senator Diane Savino will keynote at CWCBExpo NY

NEW YORK: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Diane Savino has been added as a Keynote Speaker at the 4th Annual CWCBExpo, June 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York.   Senator Savino is recognized as one of the country’s most influential marijuana lawmakers Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Extension: Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order

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WASHINGTON: Recently the Board solicited comments from interested parties concerning the Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order. Initially the Board anticipated issuing a Declaratory Order by today unless an extension of time was necessary. Due to the volume and nature of the comments received the Board has determined that additional time is needed Read the full article…

OmniCannabis II: The amending

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by Bailey Hirschburg This is a follow up to an earlier story reported by MJNewsNetwork: OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail In the end, my observation in the first omnicannabis article was omniscient, “in rushing to remove the band-aid from this wound, Washington Senators sacrificed Read the full article…

Trump, Lamestream Media & Cannabis

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by Bailey Hirschburg Donald Trump really hasn’t said much about marijuana as president-elect/president. His administration meanders from strong to modest opposition, depending on who’s talking. This is because cable news is in a nebulous area where media personalities, the president’s staff, channel advertisers, and occasionally everyday people brief Trump from the comfort of his TV. Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Market Is Expected to Grow

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK: According to a research report by New Frontier Data, in 2017 medical cannabis sales are forecasted to grow to $5.3 billion, accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales. By 2025, medical sales in current legal states are forecasted to grow to $13.2 billion, at which point medical sales will account for 55%. Comparatively, adult-use sales Read the full article…

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp. Some of Read the full article…