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…

Striking Oil: The Business of Edibles, Topicals and Concentrates Is Jan 21st In Tacoma, WA

“Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.”

The Marijuana Business Association and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak, have announced their first Professional Seminar of 2016: “Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.” The half-day MJBA Professional Seminar takes place on Thursday, January 21st, 2016,1PM-6PM, at the Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Hosted by The Marijuana Business Association and business intelligence firm Front Runner, “Striking Oil” will provide I-502 Producers, Processors, Retailers, and Read the full article…

Feds Ask Supreme Court To Stay Out Of Lawsuit Over Colorado Marijuana

illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have sued Colorado, asking the Supreme Court to block the state’s legal marijuana system.

COLORADO: The federal government has asked theU.S. Supreme Court to avoid wading into a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Nebraska over Colorado’s legalized marijuana system. Oklahoma and Nebraska say Colorado’s legal marijuana system has created a flood of modern-day bootleggers who are buying pot in Colorado and then illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have Read the full article…

Featured Oregon Canna-Business: Portland’s Kozy House Snacks

Insanely Delicious Edibles

Company: Kozy House Snacks Owner: Vivian Lee Location: Portland, Oregon Vivian Lee has always loved cooking and baking – so much so that she left a long-standing law practice so she could focus on it in early 2015. Lee founded her own snack food and granola company, Lucky Rabbit Granola and Snacks, in May 2015 Read the full article…

Oregon ‘Marijuana Anonymous’ Attendees Ponder Legalized Pot

aine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis.

Language in Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults, took effect on Monday. Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1 on Election Day.

The new law permits adults who are not participating in the state's existing medical cannabis program to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and/or the harvest from up to six mature plants.

Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.

OREGON:  Joseph is a self-declared marijuana addict. He says he rolled his first joint when he was 16, and ended up smoking marijuana regularly for 35 years. Now, he has been clean for 10 years.But the tone of his voice is less than triumphant as he shares his thoughts at a weekly Marijuana Anonymous group Read the full article…

OLCC Adopts Temporary Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales

OLCC releases temp rules

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted to accept temporary rules that will govern Oregon’s retail marijuana system once it’s fully operational next year. The rules would limit the size of growing operations and prohibit medical and recreational stores under one roof. The on-site use of marijuana would be prohibited, and delivery of pot would face stiff Read the full article…

Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Patients in Minnesota Discuss First Months Of Medical Marijuana

The task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since it launched this summer, with a sharp focus on the growing pains of Minnesota's new medical marijuana economy — from patient's struggles to afford the medication to the logistical hurdles that come with selling a drug that the federal government still bans.

MINNESOTA: Lawmakers, medical experts and law enforcement officials tracking the launch of Minnesota’s medical marijuana law got an earful Friday of the good and bad stories of the state’s new program. Nearly three months in since medical cannabis went on sale in July, it’s a mixed bag: several parents who report their children’s lives have Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…