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…

The Wink In Weed: Leap Day Cannabis Industry Report

Crystal Oliver, Washington's Finest Cannabis, was a featured presenter at MJBA Spokane's February meetup.

By David Rheins Happy Leap Day.  The last two weeks of February have been such a whirlwind of hyperactivity for myself and Team MJBA that I need the extra day to tell you all about it. On February 17th, MJBA Seattle presented, “Managing Your 502 Business,” a two-hour business boot camp designed to provide Washington’s Read the full article…

Wink-In-Weed: Cannabis Class Is In Session

Team CannaCon at KLAY 1180 AM

By David Rheins  Class is in session for participants in Washington’s legal cannabis trade.  Coming off of the collegial CCC show in Portland, Team MJBA is back in Western Washington this week continuing our quest to provide professional education and promote best business practices for our nascent industry. On Tuesday, February 13th,  6-8:30 at the Factory Luxe  Read the full article…

Senators Ann Rivers, Jeanne-Kohl Wells Keynote “The Power of Politics” on Wednesday, March 25th in Seattle

MJBA Women's Alliance's "The Power of Politics" takes place on Wednesday, March 25th at 6PM at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.

WASHINGTON: The legal landscape for marijuana businesses in Washington is about to change radically as a result of new legislation under consideration in Olympia designed to bring the state’s unregulated MMJ system together with its nascent I-502 recreational pot industry. The authors of two leading marijuana bills are veteran women lawmakers – and to sell these changes Read the full article…

Washington Celebrates Hot Pot Products For The High Holidays

And if you’re lucky, Sativa Santa will pay you a visit this year! (Make sure to leave him milk and cookies…) Thanks to the wonderful sponsors and MJBA (Marijuana Business Association)!

WASHINGTON: Live from the GreenPole, Higher Ground hit the Hot Pot Product Bazaar for the High Holidays! Check out the greatest gifts on Earth for cannabis connoisseurs! And if you’re lucky, Sativa Santa will pay you a visit this year! (Make sure to leave him milk and cookies…) Thanks to the wonderful sponsors and MJBA (Marijuana Read the full article…

MJBA Women’s Alliance “Power To Lead”: Powerful Women Leading By Example

Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher keynoted "The Power to Lead"

By TwiceBakedinWA WASHINGTON:  This past week I attended ‘The Power To Lead’ hosted by the MJBA Women’s Alliance at the Red Lion in Bellevue, WA.  This was my first MJBA Woman’s Alliance event that I have been able to make and I was not disappointed. After being warmly welcomed by Morgan, MJBA’s leading woman, the owner of Read the full article…

The Heart of Leadership: Why Women + Pot = Power

“Our lives dictate that we must get out of our comfort zones to evolve the species,” noted Diane Fornbacher in her talk. “And the cannabis movement is an excellent vehicle for that.”

By Blair Lyonev What would an industry led by women look like? The MJBA Women’s Alliance dares to ask. Tattooed, buttoned-up, pencil-skirted, dreadlocked, twenty-something-to-seventy-something, wide-eyed, canny, high-octane, high-test, high-heeled, serene, essentially-oiled, blown out, crunchy, sleek, seasoned, demure, loud-mouthed, smart-assed, mothering, laughing, crying, drinking, pot-friendly women. These are the women who assembled in a hotel conference Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis: Solidarity And High-Potency Sorbet

Since Colorado and Washington first voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in late 2012, the legal cannabis market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion last year, according to industry estimates. That kind of velocity gets the attention of investors, many of whom focus on tech.

WASHINGTON: A power luncheon for women in the marijuana business took place Friday in one of Seattle’s highest locations – the top of the Columbia Tower, where dozens of women in the cannabis business gathered to talk shop and exchange recipes. A.C. Braddock is CEO of Eden Labs, which makes extraction equipment. These days 90 percent Read the full article…

Seattle: MJBA Women’s Alliance Gathers For Business Power Luncheon

Law enforcement veteran Diane Goldstein, the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach Police Department, and Executive Board Member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will be the VIP Keynote Speaker.

WASHINGTON: Looking out across the Puget Sound from this high vantage point, you can almost see the future. MJBA Women’s Alliance will host its first Women & Cannabis Business Power Luncheon on the 76th floor of Seattle’s Columbia Tower Club this Friday, May 16th. More than Fifty prominent professionals will gather at the event, billed as an afternoon of  Read the full article…

Seattle's Canna-Elite Meet to Celebrate NORML Women's Alliance

Marijuana awareness focusing on law reform was hosted by the Iowa NORML Women’s Alliance

WASHINGTON: I counted six attorneys, two cannabis processors, one collective garden owner, and a handful of food, wine & entertainment entrepreneurs at the NORML Women’s Alliance benefit dinner Saturday night in Seattle. Fourteen lucky supporters were treated to an eight-course feast prepared by James Beard Award Winner Chef Eric Tanaka.