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…

Announcing MJ Business Network: A News Release Distribution System For The Cannabis Industry

Announcing MJ Business Network, the first cannabis news release system

WASHINGTON: Recognizing the communications and marketing needs of people involved or getting involved with the expanding cannabis business, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) has launched a press release distribution system that targets the media, both mainstream and industry specific reporters, who cover the cannabis industry. As one of the cannabis industry’s leaders in helping assist Read the full article…

The Wink in Weed: How Redmond, Washington’s First Legal Pot Shop Will Forever Change The City That Bill Gates Built

Jenny Carbon and Shauna Mindt, Always Greener Downtown

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: Redmond, Washington, is famously the home of Microsoft and Nintendo America, and less famously known as the Bicycle Capital of the World.  The affluent community is home to 60,000 residents, it’s quaint streets lined with upscale shopping choices providing a local population of techies and young families with all their daily Read the full article…

Cashing In On Cannabis: CannaCon’s Banking Panel

PCH invests in real estate fund for WA cannabis industry

By Sahar Ayinehsazian Since Washington state legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, recreational cannabis sales have totaled over $1 billion, translating to more than $250 million collected in new taxes. Such substantial sales, however, have also brought problems for licensees in the form of cash. Because of marijuana’s federal status as a Schedule I substance, financial institutions continue to Read the full article…

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM. Creating and Protecting CannaMarks, NWMJLaw/MJBAPortland Bootcamp Jan 11th

MJBA Portland is where professionals in cannabis network

TONIGHT’S MJBAPORTLAND BOOTCAMP CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM. BE SAFE. WE’LL RESCHEDULE! OREGON: It’s not enough to grow great weed, or create a better edible, in today’s hyper-competitive cannabis market, it’s all about creating — and protecting — your brand, or “CannaMark.”   Leading industry attorneys NWMJ Law have partnered with the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) to present Read the full article…

The Wink in Weed: Marketing Thru Marijuana

HigherGround and MJBA present Hot Pot Products

By David Rheins Years ago, when I was working at Rolling Stone Magazine, I had the opportunity to interview Jerry Garcia backstage before a Grateful Dead performance at Madison Square Garden. The show was being sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and as the editor of Marketing Thru Music (MTM), it was my job Read the full article…

Happy Hempy Holidays From MJNewsNetwork & MJBA

Happy Hempy Holidays from MJBA

Happy holidays to all of our readers, advertisers and supporters, from all of us at MJBA (publishers of MJNewsNetwork).  We send our gratitude and love your way this day, and wish you all a cool yule and a very hempy high holiday! About MJBA It is the mission of the MJBA to establish integrity and Read the full article…

Elevator Pitch: Kalyx Development’s Dave Charnick

kalyx development mjbizon

NEVADA: With over 600,000 square ft of canopy in Colorado, Oregon, Arizona and Washington, Kalyx Development has emerged as a leader in cannabis real estate. Marijuana Channel One caught up with Kalyx senior exec Dave Charnick on the floor of the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Black Bottom Lighters: 4:20 Jam at MJBizCon

Black Bottom Bowl jam at MJBizCon

NEVADA:  Sometimes the magic happens off the trade show floor. Such was the case when an impromptu Jack Johnson jam broke out at 4:20 in the Vuber Hospitality Suite at MJBizcon and Marijuana Channel One was there to capture the magic. The cacophony of a crowded, canna-filled hotel room hushed as Arizona duo Black Bottom Read the full article…