Viola Closes $16 Million Investment Round Led By Gotham Green Partners

Viola Al Harrington

CALIFORNIA: Viola, a national leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced the closing of a $16 million funding round led by Gotham Green Partners. The investment firm, known for its financial support of some of the most reputable cannabis companies in the industry, is the first institutional Read the full article…

Guest Blog: The Many Faces Of Marijuana In Professional Sports

Uncle Spliffy Cliff Robinson at MJBA Portland

Guest Post By Rachel Stires When someone mentions major athletes, it’s easy for a particular person to come to mind. Whether it’s one of your favorite football players or a recent Olympic gold medalist, there are many different faces that have been burned into our memories when talking about sports. This includes the scandalous, the Read the full article…

TetraTrak’s Brian Yauger: Building Better Business Intelligence Technology

Brian Yauger debuts MJTicker.com at an MJBA meetup.

WASHINGTON: Brian Yauger has a game plan for bringing better business intelligence to the legal cannabis industry.  A Texan with Republican political leanings, the former NCAA football coach at first blush seems an unlikely figure to be heading one of Seattle’s hottest canna-tech firms, TetraTrak LLC, but Yauger believes his career as a big time college football Read the full article…

Mile 'High' Denver Gets No NBA Pot Pass

For now, and for the foreseeable future, the NBA will continue to stand for NoBodyAllowed when it comes to partaking in Colorado's newest participant sport, with the collective-bargaining agreement calling for mandatory testing and penalties for usage.

COLORADO:  It was, as the Denver Post put it, “a historic swirl of commerce and cannabis” this past week in Colorado, as the nation’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana began. To a degree, the Miami Heat couldn’t help but get caught up in that swirl (but not the smoke). First, because they were involved in the last game Read the full article…