The Wink In Weed: Lessons From The Grape Trade

Julie Child and Wine

By David Rheins There are many lessons the legal cannabis business can learn from studying the evolution of America’s wine industry. As agricultural products with inebriating properties, wine and weed have much in common. Like cannabis, wine has been an integral part of human society since pre-historic times. Wine like cannabis is used in many different ways, including Read the full article…

MJ Headline News Debuts Mobile News App For Cannabis Professionals

MJHeadlineNews App is live on iTunes and Google.

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry is dynamic and complex like none other. For the overworked, resource-tight cannabis professional, staying apprised of the latest news, events and innovations in the fastest growing industry in the country is daunting. But, we have it covered! The Marijuana Business Association has now released The MJHeadlineNews App – the ultimate Read the full article…

A New Twist On Rolling Your Own: Curved Papers

The science of building a better rolling paper

EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of our ongoing coverage of the best in marijuana design and packaging, MJNewsNetwork asked MIT-trained engineer Michael O’Malley to tell us how he came up with a better rolling paper.   The Rolling Papers Industry and Curved Papers Manufacturing by Michael O’Malley Our package design was born of necessity, like many inventions. I Read the full article…

NORML Founder Keith Stroup To Keynote Cannabis World Congress In New York

Keith Stroup will keynote the CWCBexpo in New York in June

NEW YORK:  Keith Stroup and his National Organization For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has been  leading the fight against the forces of federal prohibition since 197o.   After more than 40 years in the trenches, the outspoken lawyer is in a unique position to offer his perspective on why America has finally grown Read the full article…

Green Flower Media Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit Is May 21-22

Green Flower hosts online entrepreneur summit

CALIFORNIA: Green Flower Media has tapped 30 successful cannabis entrepreneurs, experts, and investors for its Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit, scheduled to take place online on May 21-22, 2016. Green Flower’s Max Simon expects more than 15,000 people to log into the free seminar, which will be live-streamed to a global audience in real time. Expert Talks include: Read the full article…

Blue Line Protection Group Launches Vaulting Services Division

Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it's opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies' cash, and store cash in vaults. It's scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year, the company said.

COLORADO: Blue Line Protection Group,  a leader in providing armed protection, regulatory compliance and secured transportation services to high-value asset industries, today announced its new Vaulting Services Division to provide secure storage and processing solutions for clients across Colorado. “We’re responding to the needs of a growing number of cash-intensive businesses seeking secure currency storage,” said Daniel Read the full article…

Hillsboro Oregon Paves The Way For Energy Efficient Cannabis Grow Facility

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By Rich Plainfield WIPP OREGON: On May 3rd, 2016,  the City of Hillsboro City Council approved land use rules and regulations allowing for licensed recreational marijuana establishments to operate within the City limits. The ruling sets in motion the development of a major $20 million energy efficient marijuana grow facility. The planned 130,000 sq ft indoor marijuana grow Read the full article…

How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

Growing Opportunities From Problems

It's about pairing marijuana agriculture with ecological pathways to grow clean, high-quality pot at commercial scale – sustainably and profitably.

Exclusive MJNN Report by Dr. Rick Freeman The emerging marijuana industry is all about innovation  – just like its underground parent was.  The very idea of legal weed is innovative, not to speak of all the ingenious growing and processing techniques and accouterments.  Innovators are growing this industry into a whole new world, applying adaptive, creative thinking Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Marijuana Goes Prime Time

The business of marijuana

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: This is the year that marijuana goes mainstream.  Mass media is learning to love marijuana in a big way.  You can’t attend a cannabis event in Seattle, or Denver, or Portland these days without bumping into a documentary film crew or budding filmmaker shopping a cannabis concept. CableTV has been crazy about cannabis since Showtime Read the full article…