Dr. Rick Freeman: Getting it Together

Farmer Tom Lauerman

By Dr. Rick Freeman For family farmers, 1988 was a tough year.  Stuck between cut-throat competition from Big Ag and the devastation of a Big Drought, many small-scale farmers dropped out.  But, not all of them.  That was the year that seven bedraggled, small-scale organic farmers in southwest Wisconsin formed the Coulee Region Organic Produce 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…

How Sexy Is It To Be A Marijuana Farmer?

Commercial cannabis farmers discuss the lifestyle challenges of being a large scale marijuana producer.

WASHINGTON:  Last Sunday saw the second MJBA Job Fair held at the Red Lion in Bellevue. Cannabis business industry leaders and enthusiastic job seekers converged for a day of networking and guest speakers. One of the speaker panels featured Washington commercial cannabis farmers who discussed the challenges of having a large marijuana farm and running a 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…