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…

MJ Freeway Reports Cannabis Retail Sales For April 20 “4/20″ Holiday Exceeded $45M

4/20 pot sales hit new high

COLORADO: MJ Freeway, a leading provider of seed-to-sale traceability solutions for the cannabis industry, reports that retail sales for the largest marijuana holiday exceeded $45 million, a 20% increase compared to the 2016 holiday. Prior to the holiday, MJ Freeway predicted a 20% increase in retail cannabis sales and a 10% increase in customer traffic. MJ Freeway’s Read the full article…

4 & 20 Blackbirds Presents Fifth Annual Mother’s High Tea On May 12 In Denver

Mother's High Tea is a family friendly social event.

COLORADO: 4 & 20 Blackbirdswill present Fifth Annual Mother’s High Tea, taking place at  on Friday May 12, 2017, featuring an inspiring speaker program, activities, nonprofit education and tea menu. Mother’s High Tea is a non-consumption event celebrating business women, mothers and advocates in the cannabis community. This year’s featured national speakers are Diane Czarkowski, Founding Read the full article…

Cannabis Software And Consulting Leader MJ Freeway Closes $3 Million In Series B Extension Investment

MJ Freeway and Cannabase strike integration deal

COLORADO: MJ Freeway, a leading provider of business management solutions and consulting services for the cannabis industry, has announced $3 million in Series B extension financing raised from existing investors. MJ Freeway received new investments from existing investors Roger McNamee and Tao Capital Partners. With the unprecedented growth of the cannabis market, the company will use this funding to invest in Read the full article…

Poll: Marijuana Safer Than Opioids, But Moms Shouldn’t Use

Pot is safer than opiods

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday. Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin Read the full article…

Colorado Has Backed Off Plans For Marijuana Clubs

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style pot clubs. The state House voted Thursday to amend a bill that would have set rules for how private pot clubs could work. It was a dramatic reversal. Bring-your-own Read the full article…

Colorado Set To Prohibit Marijuana Co-Op Growing Operations

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other people. The bill supported by the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper passed 35-0 but it was unclear when he would sign it. There Read the full article…

Denver’s Fifth Annual Mother’s High Tea Is May 12th

Mother's High Tea is May 12, 2017

COLORADO: 4 & 20 Blackbirds will present Fifth Annual Mother’s High Tea, taking place at McNichols Building on Friday May 12, 2017, featuring an inspiring speaker program, activities, nonprofit education and tea menu. Mother’s High Tea is a non-consumption event celebrating business women, mothers and advocates in the cannabis community. Cannabis Maven, Susan Squibb is proud Read the full article…

Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

An amendment to allow banks to deal with marijuana businesses shows a clear trend toward a loosening of anti-marijuana sentiment in the government.

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to Read the full article…

The Dirt On Growing Green: Soil Texture & Composition

The dirt on green

By Sunny Kaercher Every grower has their own approach to cannabis. Varying techniques and products are plentiful, but one thing that remains constant is that healthy plants depend on healthy roots. This is the beginning of a series dedicated to creating and maintaining a vigorous root zone, also known as the rhizosphere. These articles will Read the full article…