Kokane Launches ‘Don’t Go’ With Hi-Tunes High Rise Video

High above Seattle, Kokane and Hi-Tunes make history

WASHINGTON: How much higher can you get?  Well, if you are socially-conscious hip hop artist Kokane, the answer is 39 stories high above the Seattle waterfront. Kokane and crew — Seattle producers — Chris Pack, Zac Levine and Milo Eubank — were recently spotted shooting a music video on the highest outdoor patio in Seattle — the Read the full article…

MJBA’s Rheins Leads All-Star Panel On Canna-Marketing At CCC in PDX

David Rheins leads a panel of cannabis marketers at CCC in Portland Jan 24, 2018

In today’s hyper-competitive legal cannabis industry, excellent branding and marketing is essential.  It’s “Differentiate Or Die” says MJBA executive director David Rheins.  “It used to be that farmers could rely upon the quality of their crops and their reputation in the local community.  With commercialization, the quality and desirability of the product, must be communicated Read the full article…

New Jersey Cannabis Symposium Is January 25th At NJPAC

NJ Cannabis Symposium is Jan 25th

NEW JERSEY:  In anticipation of the changes coming to cannabis laws in New Jersey in 2018, a group of cannabis industry professionals in the Garden State have put together a half day session that will explore and educate those interested in knowing how to prepare to enter this fast growing industry. The New Jersey Cannabis Read the full article…

Thank You To All Our Loyal Readers, Subscribers, Members And Sponsors!

Happy Hempy Holidays from MJBA

As we enter December and our 5th anniversary, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, sponsors, subscribers and followers for your contribution in helping us to firmly establish ourselves as one of the leading b2b organizations in legal cannabis.  It’s been an amazing first five years, Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Launches With VIP Party On Super Yacht

Leading Vapor & Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Influencers from Across the Globe Gather for VIP Event

 Leading Vapor & Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Influencers from Across the Globe Gather for VIP Event NEW YORK: The Blinc Group, a business incubator for the vapor and cannabis technology industries, will join investors, entrepreneurs, influencers, and thought leaders for their official launch party on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The celebration will take place Read the full article…

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…

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…

MJBA Calendar Of Events August, September & October 2017

Those getting into the marijuana industry today are getting a leg up on the growing wave of competition. The New York Times recently covered the industry that is now receiving financial backing from several networks of investors that are ready to plunge millions into the industry.

Join The Marijuana Business Association At These Upcoming Events   AUGUST 18-19-20: Seattle Hempfest, Seattle, Washington. MJBA is once again a proud sponsor, and exhibitor at Seattle Hempfest, the world’s largest and most important hemp Protestival. MJBA Founder Dave Rheins, Curved Papers CEO Michael OʼMalley, Mosaic Insurance Chief Norm Ives, Buddy’s Myles Kahn and many other MJBA members will 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…

May 11 In Portland: “Don’t Go Up in Smoke” —Workplace Law for Canna-Businesses

“Given that Sessions has recently reiterated that the Cole Memo is valid, Steve Cook would be wise to maintain the current interpretation and not interfere with the right of states to set and enforce their own marijuana policies," concluded Justin Strekal, Political Director of NORML.

OREGON:  As the cannabis industry expands, so do the number of workers in weed.  Managing a rapidly expanding organization can present a myriad of challenges for any new business, and business operators in the heavily-regulated licensed marijuana industry face additional complexities.  Employment law and the legal cannabis industry is the topic of  “Don’t Go Up In Smoke,” Read the full article…