Eager Entrepreneurs Talk Shop At The Inaugural Cannabis Tech Meetup

WASHINGTON:  A group of entrepreneurs, startup developers and cannabis-industry professionals networked and talked shop at Seattle’s first Cannabis Tech Meetup at Magical Butter Studios in SoDo Monday evening.

Red Russak, organizer of the Seattle Tech Meetup and one of the leading forces behind the Cannabis Tech event, was surprised and delighted that more than 50 people with a “perfect blend” of cannabis and tech backgrounds attended the inaugural event. With the legalization of marijuana, so-called cannapreneurs are looking to profit.

“Prohibition era is close to ending. You’ve got smart people thinking about where to start their business,” he said. “Any help we can provide for the community, the better.”

Many of the startups are similar to existing tech companies, just tailored to the marijuana market, such as Canary, which is being described as “Uber for marijuana,” or The Happy Crate, which, similar to Birchbox, provides “tools and accessories to help you smoke smarter” as well as fun things to do while high. Founders of both Canary and The Happy Crate attended the meetup, along with James Lathrop, owner of recreational marijuana store Cannabis City which will be the first in Seattle to open its doors on Tuesday.

 

 

 

Marijuana Munchies Bus To Roll Into Everett

WASHINGTON:  The temptation to infuse the food-truck fad with marijuana apparently was too great to pass up.

And so, if things go as planned, expect to see an entrepreneur pull into a south Everett farmers market this weekend to hawk cannabis-laced snacks from a converted school bus.

The hot-pink rolling restaurant, dubbed the Samich Truck, isn’t intended to comply with Washington’s rules for legal pot sales — and won’t. The state isn’t even scheduled to start issuing licenses for voter-approved retail pot sales until July 7.

The food truck’s backers want to sell THC-fortified sandwiches, popcorn and other treats to people with a doctor’s permission to use pot. It’s a gambit to promote a botanical extractor made by a Seattle-based MagicalButter.com.

Washington’s Leading I-502 Companies Showcased At MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle Summer June 28 & 29

MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle Summer
Attention Business Pioneers! 
Start making sales and meeting new customers with a presence at the Marijuana Business Association’s (MJBA) Summer Vendor Fair, a 2-day trade show for Washington I-502 legal marijuana businesses. But don’t delay! The venue will accommodate only 25 exhibitors and this event will sell out quickly, so please reserve your booth today to ensure availability. 

June 28 and 29, Magicalbutter.com Studios

MJBA’s first-ever Spring 2014 Vendor Fair was a tremendous success with 300+ trade-only attendees and over 30 new and established canna-businesses generating orders and creating new connections. Check out photos of MJBA’s Spring 2014 Vendor Fairhere. 

JVendor Fair Packages

All vendor packages include a 10′ x 10′ exhibit with skirted table, 2 chairs, electricity and wifi. Just bring yourself, your samples and your order book! View the Vendor Packages. 

Want even more visibility and branding? Become one of 10 VIP Sponsors and get your logo ID in all email campaigns, ads, mailers, event signage, sample bags and MORE! MJBA also has one exclusive Presenting Sponsorship available which includes a top-level “Presented By” Logo ID on all event materials and promotion. Every sponsorship includes the complete 10′ x 10′ exhibit booth package. To make sure your logo is included in all Vendor Fair marketing materials, reserve your VIP Sponsor package today!

VIEW THE VENDOR FAIR PACKAGES


MJBA Members Sace 25 Percent

Joining the Marijuana Business Association comes with great benefits like a 25% discount on Vendor Fair booth pricing and connects you to a network of like-minded entrepreneurs seeking to promote their business and advance the interests of the industry. Join MJBA today and we’ll email you an MJBA Business Member or MJBA Corporate Sponsor badge to proudly display on your website. Learn more about the MJBA