This Week: 4/20 At CannaCon in Santa Rosa

Women in Cannabis Panel CannaCon Anchorage

Reposted From Cashinbis The question is simple: Where will you be on 4/20 this year? The possibilities are endless. After all, it is the BIGGEST holiday for the cannabis community. However, if you’re a cannabis professional or more specifically, a producer or processor, your answer will most definitely be, “Santa Rosa, CA for CannaCon’s 3-day expo Read the full article…

Cashing In On Cannabis: CannaCon’s Banking Panel

CannaCon Banking Panel is this Friday!

By Sahar Ayinehsazian Since Washington state legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, recreational cannabis sales have totaled over $1 billion, translating to more than $250 million collected in new taxes. Such substantial sales, however, have also brought problems for licensees in the form of cash. Because of marijuana’s federal status as a Schedule I substance, financial institutions continue to Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Woodstock Nation Goes to Pot

Pot Culture is Pop Culture

By David Rheins It’s early for a Saturday in Seattle, but I’m German and so I am the first to arrive. Entering the swanky lobby of the downtown boutique hotel, the vibe is New York City chic, appropriate enough for my introduction to New Yorker Michael Lang – the once and still cherubic face behind Read the full article…

CannaCon Goes North to Alaska Sept 9 & 10th

CannaCon is coming to Alaska Sept 9&10

65 Exhibitors, 25 Speakers and Hundreds of Industry Pioneers Fire Up Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry WASHINGTON: CannaCon, the world’s largest cannabis trade show, announced its list of featured speakers for CannaCon Anchorage. An all-star lineup of cannabis industry business leaders will kick off the launch of Alaska’s recreational marijuana market as CannaCon comes to Anchorage, Sept. 9-10, Read the full article…

The Cannabis Industry Is Coming To Anchorage Alaska

Alaskans can currently lawfully possess up to four ounces of marijuana in their homes for personal use [and cultivate up to 25 plants], but still risk prosecution under existing state and federal statutes.

ALASKA:  Alaska is the next US state that will soon be selling recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry is watching with keen anticipation. The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office issued its first licenses for cannabis producers and testing facilities this month.   Retail licenses are to be given out in September. In anticipation of the opening Read the full article…

Wink-In-Weed: Cannabis Class Is In Session

Team CannaCon at KLAY 1180 AM

By David Rheins  Class is in session for participants in Washington’s legal cannabis trade.  Coming off of the collegial CCC show in Portland, Team MJBA is back in Western Washington this week continuing our quest to provide professional education and promote best business practices for our nascent industry. On Tuesday, February 13th,  6-8:30 at the Factory Luxe  Read the full article…

Wink-in-Weed: Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Show Time!

f you have anything to do with the legal cannabis industry in Washington or Oregon, you will want to attend both CCC in Portland and CannaCon in Seattle this month. When you do, please stop by the MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance booths and say ‘Hi.”

By David Rheins February, the coldest and shortest month, arrives next week and that means the beginning of trade show season for those of us in the cannabis industry. Here at the Marijuana Business Association, we’ll be kicking off the month at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference (formerly known as the Creative Cannabis Conference) in Portland, Oregon on Read the full article…

Trade Show Growing Pains And Headaches Continue To Mount

Based on the light attendance level for the opening cocktail reception, the repetitive content and presenters, the decision to run the Cannabis Carnival the night before the last day’s agenda, and to not serve lunch on the second day, CBE gives the NCIA a C for this event.

COLORADO:  Earlier this year, I wrote a piece called Trade Show Mania that outlined the relative inefficiency of, as an ancillary business provider, solely relying on event marketing to reach your target buying audience to attain adequate reach and frequency. After attending 4 of the last 5 major events positioning themselves as business-to-business events, it is really Read the full article…

CannaCon, Large Pot Expo, Draws Crowds In Seattle

The expo features seminars as well as exhibitors offering products for all aspects of the medical and recreational marijuana industry in Washington state.

WASHINGTON: A marijuana-enhanced barbecue sauce is among the products on display at a large cannabis expo in Seattle.CannaCon is a three-day event that runs through Saturday. The expo features seminars as well as exhibitors offering products for all aspects of the medical and recreational marijuana industry in Washington state. Comedian Tommy Chong, famous as half of Read the full article…

My Day At Seattle CannaCon 2015

Farmer Tom, MJ Brand Icon

WASHINGTON:  I just attended CannaCon 2015 in Seattle along with thousands of business owners and cannabis industry enthusiasts.  The three day marijuana business and consumer trade show is being held this year at Pier 91, Feb 19-21. In my role as cannabis reporter for MJ News Network I was able talk to luminaries’ and entrepreneurs Read the full article…