Cleveland’s Cannabis Pioneers Turn Out For MJBA Professional Meetup

Nick Ciofani, Deputy Chief of Staff from Congressman David Joyce's office

By Michelle Blank The room was packed this past Thursday as professionals in Ohio’s nascent legal cannabis industry turned out for September Meetup of the Cleveland Chapter of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA).  The networking and informational event, hosted by attorney Steve Baden and held at the law firm Meyers Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, brought together a Read the full article…

Thursday 9/13: Activists, Educators & Entrepreneurs Gather For MJBA Cleveland Meetup

MJBA Cleveland Meetup is 9/13

OHIO: Leading professionals in Cleveland’s nascent cannabis industry will gather for an evening of information, professional networking and community this Thursday, September 13th, at the offices of Meyers Roman for the bi-monthly Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Cleveland Meetup. Featured speakers this month include Theresa Daniello, TDCANN Institute; Steven Baden, Meyers Roman; Arleen Crider, Nurse-Herbalist, Educator, and Clinical Informatics Specialist, PLUS Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Lessons Learned At Seattle Hempfest

Senator Positive Nelson and Vivian McPeak at Seattle Hempfest

By David Rheins I’m just back from another epic Seattle Hempfest.  The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions on the planet, and its volcanic mountains, vibrant cities and evergreen forests never cease to inspire wonder.  I cherish my PNW canna-family, and am humbled at how rich and meaningful have been our shared Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: The Midwest Leg Of ‘Cannafest Destiny’ Tours The Heartland

Grand Poohbah Bill Levin

By David Rheins So much attention is spent on the great progress that is being made on the East Coast, that we sometimes forget to acknowledge the truly historic changes that are transforming the country’s heartland.  As wise approach this Independence Day, those of us in the marijuana reform movement and legal cannabis industry have Read the full article…

NYC Cannabis Parade Redux: A Month Ago Today

Curved Papers Founder Michael O'Malley address the NYC Cannabis Parade 2018

By Michael O’Malley NEW YORK: New York Gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon thrilled the crowd on a perfect Spring Day.  I had taken the opportunity that Steve Bloom, Editor of Freedom Leaf and Celebstoner.com, had given me to speak at the NYC Cannabis Parade on May 5th seriously, because it seemed to me like the chance of Read the full article…

NJ MJNews: Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients and Caregivers

Beginning today, New Jersey will finally have a medical marijuana program that is compassionate, progressive, and patient-friendly.

Approves New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allows Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations NEW JERSEY: Governor Phil Murphy has announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed legislative changes that would increase the monthly product Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Back East We Are Winning The War

MJBA NY MeetUp was packed with industry thought leaders

By David Rheins I’m back from a week on the East Coast, part of an ongoing CannaFest Destiny Tour of education, professional community and business development that myself and Curved Papers founder Michael O’Malley have been on for the past eighteen months or more.  On this last leg, MJBA and Curved Papers made stops in Read the full article…

NE’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston March 24-25, 2018

NECANN comes to Rhode Island Oct 28 & 29

MASSACHUSETTS: The 4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the NECANN, will return to the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. With over 5,000 attendees, 200+ industry exhibitors, and 120+ local and national speakers, the New England Cannabis Convention will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever Read the full article…

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs H. 511 Legalizing Marijuana For Adult Use

Vermont Gov Phil Scott signs bill legalizing adult-use of cannabis in Vermont

VERMONT:  On January 22nd, 2018 Governor Phil Scott signed H. 511, An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older, into law. Read his full message to the General Assembly below: “Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511. “As I said when I Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: CannaFest Destiny Takes MJBA To Las Vegas

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

MJBA Expands National Footprint, Relocates HQ To Silver State By David Rheins This summer I undertook a cross-country, coast-to-coast, “CannaFest Destiny” road show. Sponsored by Curved Papers, the MJBA tour made ‘official’ stops in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Indiana, Massachusetts and New York. We gathered in small groups and large, hosting meetups, participating in panel discussions, exhibiting and Read the full article…