The Wink In Weed: Lessons From The Grape Trade

Julie Child and Wine

By David Rheins There are many lessons the legal cannabis business can learn from studying the evolution of America’s wine industry. As agricultural products with inebriating properties, wine and weed have much in common. Like cannabis, wine has been an integral part of human society since pre-historic times. Wine like cannabis is used in many different ways, including Read the full article…

The Long And Winding Road Leads To Where The Grass Is Always Greener…

The Grass is Always Greener for Jenny Carbon and Shauna Mindt

WASHINGTON: Jenny Carbon & Shauna Mindt have become familiar faces to the Redmond Town Council, appearing regularly over the past three years giving testimony at countless public hearings in an effort to change local zoning restrictions that are impeding the couple’s ability to open the first pot shop in upscale Redmond, WA. Awarded a lottery Read the full article…

Scott Berdell, Stryps Pre-Rolls w/Hash Oil, The Front Runner Data Interview

Scott Berdell Stryps: The Front Runner Interview MJChannelOne

WASHINGTON: Front Runner Data, a leading provider of business intelligence to Washington’s legal cannabis industry, sat down with Seattle-based pre-roll maker Stryps. Enjoy this insightful interview from one of Washington’s pioneer legal cannabis producers, Scott Berdell, exclusively available on Marijuana Channel One and MJNewsNetwork      

Miss CCC PDX? Conference Videos Now Online

MIss CCC in PDX?  Cannabis 101 Videos now available online

 “Cannabis 101” Series Includes More than 24 Hours of Video on Everything a Businessperson Needs to Know in Order to Run a Successful Cannabis Business OREGON –  The Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) today announced the launch of “Cannabis 101,” a series of instructional videos for entrepreneurs who wish to enter the cannabis industry, according to Read the full article…

Farewell To Prohibition 5K Cancelled – Organizers Cite LCB Enforcement of HB 2136

Farewell to Prohibition 5K cancelled due to threats from LCB against racetrack

WASHINGTON: The Farewell to Prohibition 5K and Natural Health Expo, scheduled to take place from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on March 12, 2016 has been cancelled. According to event organizer Crystal Newton, “Yesterday, the Liquor Control Board aggressively reminded us of the new rules in HB 2136.  The organizers of Read the full article…

Putting Pesticides In Their Place

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By Richard Freeman Pesticide use in the Cannabis industry has received some bad press lately.  In Colorado, producers have recalled several large batches of edibles over the last year due to pesticide contamination. In 2015, consumers in the same state sued a producer for selling organically-labeled products tainted with pesticides. Denver health officials quarantined 60,000 Read the full article…

WSLCB To Close Marijuana Retail License Application Window March 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will stop accepting marijuana retail license applications March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The WSLCB began processing retail applications on Oct. 12, 2015 to accommodate additional demand and provide additional access points before the medical and recreational marketplace are merged on July 1, 2016. “We are Read the full article…

MJBA Portland Hosts “Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis” Panel 3/2/16

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson will kick off  "Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis"  by debuting his "Uncle Spliffy" cannabis brand.

OREGON: At last month’s Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson announced the creation of his cannabis brand, “Uncle Spliffy.”  The announcement garnered a tremendous among of media attention, and served to highlight the many intersections between sports and cannabis. On Wednesday, March 2nd, 6-8:30PM at On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, Oregon, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Tax Begins In Oregon

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

OREGON: Starting this week, recreational marijuana sales in Oregon will be taxed at 25 percent.   Ever since medical marijuana dispensaries began selling recreational pot on October 1, the sales have been tax-free. The 25 percent tax applies to all recreational sales through the end of 2016. Later this year, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will start Read the full article…

MJBA Year in Review: 2015

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

By David Rheins It is the week between Christmas and New Years, and the end of another whirlwind year for those of us on the front lines of legal cannabis.  Our fledgling industry has grown rapidly over its first two years: hundreds of new companies, thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new Read the full article…