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

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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…

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…

The Women In Cannabis Who Keep Me Lifted

Cannabis ladies are a special breed and by bringing together our diversities, we are the ones who will also be lifting the world into normalization after legalization.

WASHINGTON:  Last night I attended MJBA Women’s Alliance ‘Power To Influence’ at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by lady politicians, business owners, advocates, moms, and grandmas I had my spirits lifted and was reminded why I am sitting here right now plinking on a keyboard about cannabis. When I joined my first women’s cannabis group, Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…

Seattle’s Hempfest Takes On New Feel After Legalization Of Marijuana

This weekend, more than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Myrtle Edwards Park to partake in one of Seattle's most unique and aromatic festivals: Hempfest.

WASHINGTON:  This weekend, more than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Myrtle Edwards Park to partake in one of Seattle’s most unique and aromatic festivals: Hempfest. The festival started almost 25 years ago as a movement to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state, but now the focus has shifted to a loftier goal of promoting Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: Seattle Festival Forced To Abandon Adult-Only ‘Marijuana Gardens

This year, they had to toss the gardens and all their benefits because of a section written into omnibus legislation that became law in Washington last month. The new law makes providing a place for public marijuana use a class-c felony.

Posted on August 11, 2015 | By Jake Ellison WASHINGTON: Last year the organizers of Seattle Hempfest put up “fenced-off, out-of-public-view, 21-and-over adult lounges” or “marijuana gardens” in an attempt to evolve with legalization … and to separate legal adult use from the herds of young folks that flock to the annual mega marijuana “protestival.” This year, they had to toss the gardens and Read the full article…