The Wink In Weed: Why Seattle Hempfest Is Still Worth Supporting

“There’s nothing in I-502 that allows a community to opt out,” Washington state Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said. If a marijuana retailer meets the state’s requirement for a license then it will be granted.

By David Rheins It’s been five years since Washington opened its legal cannabis marketplace, and today adult consumers in the Evergreen state have an abundance of high-quality, legal weed available in an impressive array of product configurations at affordable prices. Seattle Hempfest, taking place this week along the gorgeous Puget Sound, is the nation’s oldest and largest Read the full article…

Fun With Fire: Blowing Glass At The Champs Trade Show In Las Vegas

Artists created glass art on the showroom floor of the Champs Trade Show.

NEVADA: Every cannabis connoisseur appreciates the value of good glassware.  Whether you were looking for classic beaker bongs, fancy bubblers, chillums, stones,  spoons, steamrollers, Gandolfs or Sherlocks — The Champs Show in Las Vegas had just the right pipe, plus lots of rolling papers, hemp wraps, rolling trays, vapes and novelties. Fun with fire.  The 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…

Cannafest Destiny Tour Stops At First Church Of Cannabis In Indy On June 13th, 2018

Cannafest Destiny Tour Stops at First Church of Cannabis in Indy on 6/13

INDIANA: Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Founder David Rheins and Curved Papers Founder Michael O’Malley will be featured speakers at the weekly services of the First Church of Cannabis, spreading education and encouragement to Indianapolis’ cannabis community on Wednesday, June 13th, as part of the midwestern leg of their “Cannafest Destiny” educational tour. The two will 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…

MJBA Launches Ohio Chapter June 12th, Interest High As September 8th Deadline Approaches

Entrepreneurs talk shop at Cannabis tech meetup.

OHIO: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), a leading national trade association for participants in the legal cannabis industry and publishers of the MJ News Network, will host its debut meetup in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the midwest leg of it national “CannaFest Destiny” educational tour that includes stops in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The professional 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…

Help Make Marijuana Legal, Buy These Rolling Papers!

"we're very proud to be associated with NORML. This commercial program will help sustain the world-changing work that NORML does to protect personal freedom and reform our nation’s marijuana laws."

 Curved Papers And NORML Partner On Hemp Rolling Papers NEW YORK: Michael O’Malley sees the world through a convex lens. The MIT-educated CAD architect believes “The Best Things In Life Are Curved” and has applied that principle to create new product innovation in the 400 year-old rolling paper industry.  With its patent-pending “Easy To Roll”  curved edge, Curved 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…

David Rheins Keynote Address At Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

David Rheins was featured speaker at the first Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

The following is a transcript of MJBA Executive Director David Rheins’ keynote speech at Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0, last week’s educational mixer held at the historic Antelope Club in downtown Indianapolis.  The event was produced put by the Indiana Libertarian Party of Marion County, and sponsored by Curved Papers. Thank you, it is an honor Read the full article…