The Wink In Weed: Leap Day Cannabis Industry Report

Crystal Oliver, Washington's Finest Cannabis, was a featured presenter at MJBA Spokane's February meetup.

By David Rheins Happy Leap Day.  The last two weeks of February have been such a whirlwind of hyperactivity for myself and Team MJBA that I need the extra day to tell you all about it. On February 17th, MJBA Seattle presented, “Managing Your 502 Business,” a two-hour business boot camp designed to provide Washington’s 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…

Next Gen To Reschedule The Seattle GreenRush Financial Conference

“Basically, we’re the pickax manufacturer for the gold rush — or, in this case, the green rush."

CANADA : Next Gen Metals Inc. reports that due to numerous requests by both exhibitors and attendees to change the conference to a two day format, management has made a decision to postpone the Seattle GreenRush Financial Conference scheduled for September 23rd, 2014 to a later date. The company is actively seeking a suitable venue/date to Read the full article…

Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot?

“Growers were coming up to me and asking, ‘How do we make ourselves different? Maybe we should come up with a logo and a name,’” Shuman reports. “The branding of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.”

NEW YORK: During a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line snakes down the broken sidewalk out front and wraps around the bend of Union Pacific Avenue, as 4,000 people suffer the searing heat Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis: Solidarity And High-Potency Sorbet

Since Colorado and Washington first voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in late 2012, the legal cannabis market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion last year, according to industry estimates. That kind of velocity gets the attention of investors, many of whom focus on tech.

WASHINGTON: A power luncheon for women in the marijuana business took place Friday in one of Seattle’s highest locations – the top of the Columbia Tower, where dozens of women in the cannabis business gathered to talk shop and exchange recipes. A.C. Braddock is CEO of Eden Labs, which makes extraction equipment. These days 90 percent Read the full article…

Advocates Push For Medicinal Marijuana In Ohio

Cheryl Shuman, the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” speaks about her experiences with medicinal cannabis at Oberlin College on Thursday.

OHIO: John Pardee didn’t see many good options after his son was involved in a near-death car crash in January 2008. Pardee’s son survived, but doctors said he would have to manage the pain from his injuries for the rest of his life. Pardee said his son only had one option — to take opiates, like Read the full article…