Obituary: Medical Cannabis Pioneer And Seattle Icon JoAnna McKee Has Passed

Activist JoAnna McKee has passed

WASHINGTON:  JoAnna McKee, Medical Cannabis Pioneer and Seattle Icon, has passed away. JoAnna cofounded Green Cross Patient CO-OP with her partner Stich Miller in 1993, after seeing a news report mentioning a medical cannabis dispensary in Seattle but not being able to locate an active dispensary. When JoAnna and Stich spoke with the Seattle AIDS Support Group, a Read the full article…

Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

“With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe. “Building on Leafly’s established position Read the full article…

Fisher Phillips Hosts 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar For Canna-businesses

Fisher Phillips Holds 2nd Annual Canna Business Law Seminar

WASHINGTON: As the fastest growing industry in the country, legal cannabis represents one of the nation’s hottest job markets.  Managing employees and navigating complicated state law presents special challenges for licensed cannabis organizations.  The topic is the focus of  the second annual legal seminar for canna-businesses presented by  legal powerhouse Fisher Phillips. This  half  day  conference  takes Read the full article…

Canada’s Tokyo Smoke Acquires Seattle Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Van der Pop

Tokyo Smoke acquires Van der Pop

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke, a leading Canadian cannabis-oriented lifestyle brand, has acquired Van der Pop, a like-minded cannabis product and experience brand based in Seattle, WA. Run by acclaimed designer and serial entrepreneur of consumer lifestyle brands April Pride, Van der Pop was created in response to a lack of sophisticated product for female marijuana connoisseurs. Women represent a rapidly Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Rocks The Baltic Room Old School For GrassHopperHub Launch

DJ Snoopadelic rocked the Baltic Room for GrasshopperHub's launch party in Seattle

WASHINGTON: Rapper, TV Star and cannaprenuer Snoop Dogg, aka DJ Snoopadelic,  took over the Baltic Room on a rare snowy evening in Seattle and rocked the house old school for the launch of GrasshopperHub.com. Marijuana Channel One had a bird’s eye view of the fun. Enjoy!

A Maturing Marijuana Industry Prepares for the Future

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Amid Record Sales, Pre-Election Seminar to Explore More Sophisticated Business Operations With more than $1.4 billion in sales in Washington since legalization in 2014, and five additional states considering new legal marijuana markets, several veterans of the recreational cannabis industry will gather next month in Seattle to discuss how they are planning to compete in Read the full article…

King County Council Chair: Council’s Vote Continues Inequitable Location Of Marijuana Facilities

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON:  Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, joined by Council member Larry Gossett, released this statement after the passage of legislation limiting the production, processing and retail of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of King County: “The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, Read the full article…

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton Visits MJBA HQ

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WASHINGTON: New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton, who first came to national prominence for including a marijuana leaf on campaign posters for his bid for New Hampshire State Senate in 2012, stopped MJBA HQ in Seattle last week to speak with MJ News Network’s David Rheins. The pro-cannabis politician is back on the campaign trail — and still flying his cannabis Read the full article…

Support The Seattle Hempfest As It Turns 25

Seattle Hempfest provides the only opportunity to legally smoke marijuana in a city park, free from the threat of city citation anywhere in America, maybe the world.

By David Rheins The longest-running hemp and cannabis festival in the world is turning twenty-five this year, and it’s looking for a few good sponsors to help them celebrate. The Seattle Hempfest, August 19, 20, 21st, is the granddaddy of all hemp festivals, attracts hundreds of thousands of peaceful hempsters every year to the sprawling “Protestival” Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Evolving To Better Serve The Marijuana Marketplace

As the needs of the marketplace have evolved over the past three years, MJBA has evolved our offerings to map to the changing needs of our membership

By David Rheins Businesses are living organisms that follow a natural lifecycle. From conception as an idea in the mind of the entrepreneur, through each phase of development, the rough edges of each business are honed, shaped and sharpened by market realities. We learn and evolve as we grow: adding employees, encountering and overcoming competitive Read the full article…