WASHINGTON: More than three dozen leading cannabis industry professionals turned out this week for May monthly meetup of MJBA Spokane this week. The regular meeting was the first at MJBA’s new location – Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar. The upscale restaurant elegantly situated lakeside created a welcoming environment for cannabis entrepreneurs looking for information, community and opportunity in the rapidly expanding industry.
Among those in attendance were MJBA National Sponsors NORML, represented by Washington NORML Executive Director Kevin Oliver, and Corporate Sponsors Blue Roots. Tier 3 producer/processor Blue Roots has invested much time and energy building out their producer/processor facility, located southwest of downtown Spokane in a large industrial park. They offer a full cannabis product line, including premium flowers extractions and packaging for brands like Cinex, Super Max OG, Pine Skunk.
According to company leaders, Blue Roots utilizes a Vertically Integrated Continuous Cultivation System (VICCS)®, which allows the producer to maintain a continual harvest schedule in an efficient and hyper controlled environment, while increasing capacity without increasing the overall footprint.
Featured speaker Margee Chambers from Spokane Clean Air, and a team of experts, discussed the issues surrounding cannabis odor and environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation, both indoor and outdoor.
Two new companies joined the ranks of the more than 420 businesses already enrolled as business members of MJBA – Spokane Producer,, and Science Solutions, SPC, whose mission is to provide multidisciplinary scientific expertise to inform policy around recreational and industrial cannabis. As new MJBA business members, each company was able to enjoy five minutes of stage time before the targeted group to promote their business, generate new business leads and create long-lasting business alliances.
Additionally, many members took the opportunity to sign up for sponsorships and exhibition space at next month’s Cannabis Job Fair, taking place June 20th at the Spokane Convention Center from 10:00am to 4:20pm. Vendor tables are $250 for MJBA Members, $500 without membership.