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

Insurance Brokers Reach Out To Marijuana Inc.

COLORADO: As political and cultural momentum builds for legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, it’s created a so-called “green rush” of people trying to cash in on the surge in cannabis-related businesses.

That surge is also creating new opportunities and challenges for a segment of insurance companies — firms that are now offering policies to marijuana growers, manufacturers and dispensaries in the states where cannabis is legal.

Of course, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. But last August the Justice Department announced it would not challenge state marijuana laws, and just last month Attorney General Eric Holder said legal marijuana business should have access to the banking system, if only out of consideration for public safety. [Read more…]

Insurance Brokers Reach Out To Marijuana Inc.

COLORADO: As political and cultural momentum builds for legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, it’s created a so-called “green rush” of people trying to cash in on the surge in cannabis-related businesses.

That surge is also creating new opportunities and challenges for a segment of insurance companies — firms that are now offering policies to marijuana growers, manufacturers and dispensaries in the states where cannabis is legal.

Of course, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. But last August the Justice Department announced it would not challenge state marijuana laws, and just last month Attorney General Eric Holder said legal marijuana business should have access to the banking system, if only out of consideration for public safety. [Read more…]

Employers Can Still Fire Pot Smokers For Legal Use In Colorado

COLORADO: As Colorado cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty.

State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug prohibitions they wish, despite it being legal in Colorado for adults to possess and consume marijuana.

“Employers hold all the cards,” said Curtis Graves, a staff attorney for the Mountain States Employers Council.

So you smoke only off-duty? Not good enough. Consuming just at home provides no protection if your workplace drug test comes back positive for marijuana.

Many employees may be enjoying a false sense of security stemming from passage last year of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana possession for adults in Colorado. [Read more…]

Employers Can Still Fire Pot Smokers For Legal Use In Colorado

COLORADO: As Colorado cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty.

State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug prohibitions they wish, despite it being legal in Colorado for adults to possess and consume marijuana.

“Employers hold all the cards,” said Curtis Graves, a staff attorney for the Mountain States Employers Council.

So you smoke only off-duty? Not good enough. Consuming just at home provides no protection if your workplace drug test comes back positive for marijuana.

Many employees may be enjoying a false sense of security stemming from passage last year of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana possession for adults in Colorado. [Read more…]

West Plains Warehouse Could Host Eastern Washington's First Legal Marijuana Crops

WASHINGTON: With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last year. But don’t expect the successful marijuana-growing businesses to feature aging hippies sporting tie-dyed shirts and vacant looks. Stringent state regulations for security, testing and tracking mean legal marijuana production will consist of more than planting a few seeds or cuttings, watching them grow and harvesting a crop in the backyard.

Some of Eastern Washington’s first marijuana crop might be grown and harvested in converted warehouses between a gravel pit and Spokane International Airport in a West Plains industrial park. [Read more…]

Changing Course On Pot Businesses May Create Legal Haze For Yakima, WA

WASHINGTON: The Yakima City Council’s sudden reversal of course on marijuana this week could lead the city into unknown waters and potential litigation if it bans commerce in the substance, which is now legal in small amounts.

The council on Tuesday passed a motion by a vote of 4-3 to ask legal staff to draft an ordinance that would prohibit the growing, processing and retail sale of marijuana in city limits. The city is currently under a six-month moratorium for such businesses, although none is expected to open in the state until May or June at the earliest.

Council members Micah Cawley, Kathy Coffey and Sara Bristol opposed drafting a ban, but the motion was approved because of a change in position by Councilwoman Maureen Adkison, who had sided with the other three on a previous vote in October. [Read more…]