The Wink In Weed: Why You Should Join Me At CCC PDX

CCC PDX is Jan 24 & 25

By David Rheins 2018 will be a crucial year for the legal cannabis industry.  Five years after the first adult-use marijuana marketplaces opened in Colorado and Washington, our industry has grown large and gone mainstream.  Big and getting bigger, with the opening of the California and Nevada markets, Oregon is now part of a contiguous legal Read the full article…

Post Sessions: CCC PDX Calls For Industry Mobilization

CCC Issues Call To Action

By Mary Lou Burton Congressman Blumenauer said in response to the Sessions announcement that this is a call to action. It’s time for anyone who cares about cannabis to mobilize to defend state marijuana laws.    So…what can we do now? Come together with fellow law abiding and tax paying professionals in the Cannabis Industry and unite!  CCC 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…

Retail Is The Focus Of Marijuana Venture’s RAD Expo Jan 17-18 In Portland

RAD Expo is January 17-18 in Portland

WASHINGTON: The RAD Expo, a national b2b trade show exclusively focused on the marijuana retail and dispensary business, is coming to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Jan. 17-18. Marijuana Venture, the national cannabis business publication producing the event, is offering free tickets to all current and future owners, buyers and employees of marijuana retail stores and dispensaries, Read the full article…

Marijuana ‘Gifts’ Legal As Maine Works Out Licensing Rules

By The Associated Press  MAINE:  A Biddeford business owner hoping to start selling pot next year is giving his products away for free for now. The Portland Press Herald reports that Jack Sargent of the Biddeford-based Cannabis Shack is accepting donations for shipping and handling while waiting for the state to issue retail licenses.  It’s legal to Read the full article…

Herbonomics: Looking at Portland, OR Cannabis Licensing Trends

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.

By Beau Whitney OREGON: In advance of my talk this week at the CCC Show in Portland, I want to share an analysis I put together on the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement Marijuana Licensing. I initially reported on this in a press release of a white paper published on 12/12/16. Although there has 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…

Too Few Licenses Impacts Oregon Cannabis Market

Legal cannabis sales continue to rise according to a new report from New Frontier

 An Analysis of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Marijuana Program Statistics By Beau R. Whitney, Whitney Economics Highlights 19 out of 355 recreational licenses (or 5.4%) submitted to the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement have been issue in 2016 This represents an impact of $22.25M of monthly revenue to all Portland based cannabis businesses Read the full article…

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…

Wink-in-Weed: Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Show Time!

f you have anything to do with the legal cannabis industry in Washington or Oregon, you will want to attend both CCC in Portland and CannaCon in Seattle this month. When you do, please stop by the MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance booths and say ‘Hi.”

By David Rheins February, the coldest and shortest month, arrives next week and that means the beginning of trade show season for those of us in the cannabis industry. Here at the Marijuana Business Association, we’ll be kicking off the month at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference (formerly known as the Creative Cannabis Conference) in Portland, Oregon on Read the full article…