Dialing For Dollars: Vanity Phone Numbers For Marijuana Businesses

"The immediate goal for local brick-and-mortar businesses is to generate more phone calls and more foot traffic,"

NEW YORK: A leading provider of vanity toll-free and local phone numbers, RingBoost, has announced the availability of special vanity phone numbers for marijuana businesses. The recent legalization of marijuana around the country has led to steep competition in this booming industry. Vanity phone numbers provide instant credibility and brand recognition in a way no Read the full article…

Cannabis Market Creating Jobs

Marijuana is safer than unemployment

NEW YORK: The fast-growing cannabis market is expected to create more jobs in the United States. According to the 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook, published by New Frontier Data, the cannabis industry is expected to create 283,422 jobs by 2020, with an implied growth rate of more than 17 percent compounded over the next four years. The accelerating Read the full article…

NWMJLaw Bootcamp Series: Employee Management And Conflict Resolution

Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele of NWMJ Law will host the third NWMJLaw Biz Boot Camp

WASHINGTON: As the industry evolves and businesses get past the initial pressures of getting licensed and through the first few months of operations, we see two issues emerge that are worth an in-depth exploration. This week in Seattle, Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele of NWMJ Law will lead an open discussion with stories from the Read the full article…

Leafly Founders Depart, Raise Cash For New Marijuana Business Intelligence Startup

“We’re staying in the cannabis industry but are tackling a different problem,” said Scott, who’s taking on the CEO role for the new company.

WASHINGTON: After five years, the founders of marijuana strain and dispensary database Leafly are moving on to their next cannabis-related startup. Cy Scott, Brian Wansolich, and Scott Vickers — who launched Leafly in 2010 — are the co-founders of Headset, a new Seattle-based startup that’s building a business intelligence platform for the fast-growing marijuana industry. Headset, which just raised about $450,000 of a Read the full article…

Cannabis: Silicon Valley’s Hot New Sector

Among the market-goers is a bright-eyed entrepreneur, Michael Steinmetz, a native of Venezuela based in San Francisco. He chats with farmers and shows around new staff members, who wear green T-shirts displaying the name of his company, Flow Kana.

CALIFORNIA: Wearing a straw hat and a big grin, farmer Casey O’Neill is busy greeting customers at a Saturday farmers’ market in Mendocino County, Northern California. “Another day in paradise,” he calls out, as one approaches. Fresh broccoli, courgettes and spring onions are on display on his table, all grown at his farm. Next to Read the full article…

Oregon’s MBank Now Nixing All Pot Accounts After Colorado Plan Fizzled

Marijuana is big business

OREGON: Just two months after Oregon-based MBank pulled back on a promise to work with the marijuana industry in Colorado, the $170-million institution said it is dropping its cannabis clients entirely. CEO Jef Baker said MBank doesn’t have the “resources necessary to manage the compliance” requirements for banks maintaining accounts with legal marijuana businesses. But others Read the full article…

MJBA’s Cannabis Job Fair Brings Together Top Employers and Job Seekers

Marijuana is safer than unemployment

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry in Washington is poised to scale in 2015, as more licensed retail stores come online and relatively low price points drive consumer demand.  According to the latest MJ Research report, Washington’s cannabis industry has surpassed $100M in sales in its first 33 weeks of legal sales, and that is in Read the full article…

CannaCon Showcases The Business Of Buds

The Marijuana Business Association will be in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a special free Meetup event at the Vancouver Community Library.The meeting will be at the 901 C Street location from 6-8 p.m. and is sponsored by Viridian Sciences, a Vancouver marijuana industry software company.

WASHINGTON: Under the massive, round roof of the Tacoma Dome, a button-down crowd from across the state gathered last weekend for CannaCon, billed by its organizer as the largest cannabis business conference in the nation. While tourists and marijuana enthusiasts descended on Seattle’s more lighthearted Hempfest, this much smaller group was on a serious mission — Read the full article…