MJBA Week In Weed: April 9, 2015

Week In Weed with David Rheins and TwiceBakedinWA

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON: Spring is in full effect at Marijuana Business Association headquarters as we entertain upcoming events in the cannabis industry.  With a Meetup in Denver, NCIA policy meeting, and retail pot shops opening in the neighborhood, it promises to be a full week. There is much anticipation building for next week where MJBA will Read the full article…

USVI Senator “Positive” Nelson To Meet With Washington Marijuana Business Leaders April 14th @ Green Lion Farms

The High Tea event, presented and hosted at the Seattle SODO headquarters of Green Lion Farms and sponsored by the Marijuana Business Association, takes place on Tuesday, April 14th, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT). Tickets are $150 and available via Eventbrite:

WASHINGTON: Senator Terrence “Positive” Nelson and a delegation of pro-pot politicians on a fact-finding mission from the U.S. Virgin Islands will be visiting Washington next week and meeting with Washington’s legal cannabis business community leaders, as part of the Senator’s efforts to legalize and implement a Medicinal Marijuana industry in the USVI. While in Seattle, Senator Nelson Read the full article…

The Saturday Pot Shop Tour

4/20 pot sales hit new high

WASHINGTON:  I was cooking a late breakfast in my pajamas on Saturday morning when I received a message from Jessica Jordan, a gal I met through MJBA, asking if I might join her in a day tour of cannabis retail shops in Washington. Jessica is about to start building her own I-502 retail cannabis shop Read the full article…

The Social And Political Responsibility Of The Legal Cannabis Industry

After 75 years of prohibition and propaganda have demonized cannabis and its consumers, industry participants must be involved in the political process – as individuals through our political donations, votes and vocalizations, and as business leaders in the manner in which we conduct our trade.

By David Rheins This week nearly 100 women gathered at a restaurant in downtown Seattle to listen to local politicians and activists discuss their role in shaping Washington’s emerging legal marijuana industry.  The “Power of Politics” was organized by the Marijuana Business Association’s Women’s Alliance for its many women-run cannabis businesses, including sponsors Eden Labs, Read the full article…

Senators Ann Rivers, Jeanne-Kohl Wells Keynote “The Power of Politics” on Wednesday, March 25th in Seattle

MJBA Women's Alliance's "The Power of Politics" takes place on Wednesday, March 25th at 6PM at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.

WASHINGTON: The legal landscape for marijuana businesses in Washington is about to change radically as a result of new legislation under consideration in Olympia designed to bring the state’s unregulated MMJ system together with its nascent I-502 recreational pot industry. The authors of two leading marijuana bills are veteran women lawmakers – and to sell these changes Read the full article…

Pot Politics And The Power Of The Purse

The power of the pocketbook magnified by the resonance of digital and social media, is normalizing cannabis use in America. Pot Smoking Presidents, epileptic children and marijuana moms have redefined the social graph. Yesterday’s radical has adopted new rules and morphed into today’s business pioneer. Reflecting this change, NORML has unveiled a business partnership program, Seattle Hempfest has adding its own business summit to this year’s venerated music and free speech festival, and even right-wing business magazine Forbes has launched a pot blog.

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman By David Rheins All of us working in the legal cannabis industry owe a great debt to the selfless sacrifice of the many political activists who came before us.  Generations have stood up, protested, gotten arrested and worse over these many decades in a Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: Washington Recreational Marijuana Sales Grow By More Than 20% In February

Retail sales grew at 22.2% from $12.7M in January to $15.52M February while Producer/Processor sales grew by 16.6% from $5.77M to $6.73M.  Both are great news for producer/processors sitting on surplus inventories left over from last fall’s big harvest and are indicators surplus inventories will continue to burn down over the coming months.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: Combined Producer, Processor and Retailer monthly sales in Washington State grew at its fastest rate since November, growing by 20.5% from $18.5M in January to $22.7M in February, a month with 3 fewer days. Retail sales grew at 22.2% from $12.7M in January to $15.52M February while Producer/Processor sales grew by 16.6% Read the full article…

Hmm..Did You Know Shifts Perceptions With Rich Media Cannabis Portal

“HDYK will shift consciousness and change the way people perceive our miracle plant. It will give the industry a place to share their products and information while providing the knowledge to those seeking."

WASHINGTON: Marijuana marketing is coming of age now that legalization is growing both the need and the branding budgets of the cannabis industry’s first crop of pot products. Cannabis media too is evolving – moving beyond the stereotypical High Times and Cheech & Chong 1970′s sensibility into the modern era of integrated digital marketing.   Meeting the growing need 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…

MJ Research Report: Washington State Ends 2014 With $65.3M In Legal Pot Sales, 86 Stores in Operation

2014 Legal Pot Sales in WA

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: The final numbers are in from the Washington Liquor Control Board (LCB) for 2014 and we have the key insights from the year for your cannabis business.  Washington State ended 2014 with $65.3M in combined producer, processor and retailer sales.  In comparison, Analytically Correct forecasts sales for 2015 between $350M and $495M. Read the full article…