MJBA Founder To Talk Media And PR At King Cannabis Expo

It's been an amazing year for  the legal cannabis industry and the MJBA.

WASHINGTON: Before he founded the influential Marijuana Business Association in 2012, MJBA Founder David Rheins was a successful media and marketing executive, with an impressive track record of brand building at some of the world’s most successful media companies, including Rolling Stone, Spin, and AOL Time Warner. Rheins is fond of drawing the parallels with his Read the full article…

Eaze Raises Additional $27 Million

“Eaze is one of the strongest investment opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis industry,” said David Chao, General Partner of DCM Ventures.

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology companyEaze has announced an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs. The latest round brings Eaze’s total funding to $52 million. Eaze will use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states, to provide safe, convenient and professional Read the full article…

Analysis: Marijuana Diversion From Legal To Illegal States Is Unlikely

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CALIFORNIA:  There is little evidence to substantiate claims that large quantities of cannabis produced legally in adult use states are being diverted to neighboring jurisdictions where the plant remains illegal, according to an analysis published online ahead of print in the Boston College Law Review. A professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego argues, Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: CannaFest Destiny Takes MJBA To Las Vegas

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

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…

Las Vegas Dispensary Acres Cannabis Is First Dispensary To Advertise In-Flight With Major US Airline

LV Dispensary First To Advertise In Flight

NEVADA: One of Nevada’s top dispensaries, Acres Cannabis announces a revolutionary deal with a major U.S. airline to advertise in-flight. This marks a historic first for the Cannabis Industry in the United States. This latest announcement continues to puff new life into the “Cannabis Experience.” Located at 2320 Western Avenue, the company has quickly become an industry disruptor, evoking the vibe of a speakeasy Read the full article…

GreenMed Launches Cryptocurrency-Based Credit Card Processing App For Legal Marijuana Industry

Cryptocurrency startup GreenMed has announced the launch of its ERC20 token-backed debit and credit card service

CALIFORNIA: Pro-cannabis cryptocurrency startup GreenMed has become the world’s first one-stop shop for electronic payments in the legal marijuana industry. The platform enables customers to pay for legal marijuana with credit and debit cards. Apart from allowing card payment at dispensaries, the platform also allows users to pre-purchase for quick pick-up over its app. GreenMed is the first platform Read the full article…

The Cannabrander: Canopy Case Study: The Branding Advantage of Thought Leadership

The Cannabrander: Canopy Case Study

By Ben Weinberg CanopyBoulder is a seed-stage business accelerator, operated under the Canopy parasol in Boulder, Colorado, where it focuses on the legal cannabis space.  It provides capital, a 16-week mentor-driven boot camp, and critical industry knowledge in return for a 6-9.5 percent equity stake in each hand-picked member of every incoming class.  After a three-month Read the full article…

San Francisco Supervisors Approve ‘Office Of Cannabis’

San Francisco Office of Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday also directed the new office to analyze disparities that keep certain minority groups out of the cannabis business. Its other task Read the full article…

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

MASSACHUSETTS: State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued Monday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Opining for the court, Chief Justice Ralph Gants determined that it is “not facially unreasonable” for employers to make exceptions to Read the full article…

Oregon: Legal Marijuana Economy Generating Millions, Report Says

Marijuana is big business

OREGON: The state’s licensed cannabis industry has created over 12,500 new jobs and is generating over $300 million in annual wages, according to a preliminary economic report provided to the legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Trade. The report, authored by Whitney Economics, identified over 900 cannabis-related businesses (as of February 21, 2007), with another 1,225 businesses awaiting licensure. Read the full article…