Washington Cannabis Sales Soar 40% On 4/20 Holiday

Mari Js Highway Pot Shop in Everett, WA got festive on 4/20

WASHINGTON: The April 4th “420” celebrations in Washington ignited retail sales yesterday across the state, according to data compiled by Seattle-based TetraTrak and published on its new MJTicker.com website. The unofficial stoner holiday saw many I-502 licensed pot shops offering special sales and promotions, which drove consumption of flower, edibles and concentrates, the business intelligence firm reports.  4/20 Read the full article…

TetraTrak’s Brian Yauger: Building Better Business Intelligence Technology

Brian Yauger debuts MJTicker.com at an MJBA meetup.

WASHINGTON: Brian Yauger has a game plan for bringing better business intelligence to the legal cannabis industry.  A Texan with Republican political leanings, the former NCAA football coach at first blush seems an unlikely figure to be heading one of Seattle’s hottest canna-tech firms, TetraTrak LLC, but Yauger believes his career as a big time college football Read the full article…

MJBA Portland Hosts “Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis” Panel 3/2/16

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson will kick off  "Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis"  by debuting his "Uncle Spliffy" cannabis brand.

OREGON: At last month’s Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson announced the creation of his cannabis brand, “Uncle Spliffy.”  The announcement garnered a tremendous among of media attention, and served to highlight the many intersections between sports and cannabis. On Wednesday, March 2nd, 6-8:30PM at On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, Oregon, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Read the full article…

Striking Oil: The Business of Edibles, Topicals and Concentrates Is Jan 21st In Tacoma, WA

“Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.”

The Marijuana Business Association and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak, have announced their first Professional Seminar of 2016: “Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.” The half-day MJBA Professional Seminar takes place on Thursday, January 21st, 2016,1PM-6PM, at the Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Hosted by The Marijuana Business Association and business intelligence firm Front Runner, “Striking Oil” will provide I-502 Producers, Processors, Retailers, and Read the full article…

The 2015 MJBA/Front Runner Washington Marijuana Producer/Processor Report

As we approach the end of 2015 recreational marijuana is currently being sold as a commodity.

By Brian Yauger Front Runner WASHINGTON: During its first 15 months of legalization, we have seen sales of recreational marijuana in Washington State grow at an astounding rate of 13% a month. The number of recreational customers has topped 50,000 a day, fueled by a steady drop in retail prices. The number of both new Read the full article…

MJ Research: The 2015 Front Runner/MJBA Washington Marijuana Retailer Report

As of early October 2015, there were 182 retail stores recording revenue in Washington. We project that by July 2016 that number will grow to between 288-294 retailers, ensuring that the high growth rate that we have seen will continue into 2016.

By Brian Yauger and Joe Armes Front Runner WASHINGTON: The story of recreational marijuana’s first fourteen months in Washington state is a story of supply and demand imbalances, with recreational price points impacted by competition from medical and black markets unfettered by high taxation and strict regulation. By all accounts the first year of I-502 Read the full article…

The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner, October 5th in Bellevue, WA

MJBA Professional Educational Seminars

WASHINGTON:  Front Runner (formerly TetraTrak.com), a leading business intelligence resource for Washington’s licensed cannabis industry has teamed up with The Marijuana Business Association, to present: “The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner” on Monday, October 5th at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue, 1-5PM, with a VIP Reception to follow at the hotel bar. The MJBA Professional Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Creates Yet Another Spinoff Industry—Wall Street-Style Data Analytics

Brian Yauger on stage at MJBA Meetup in Seattle.

WASHINGTON: Washington State’s newly legal cannabis capitalists don’t tend to agree on much. Ask any one of them about any current pot-business topic—the regulation of medical marijuana, indoor versus outdoor grows, whether labs fudge pesticide and potency test results for favored clients—and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a passionate harangue. But the more Read the full article…