10 Ways to Maximize Your Time at the Next Cannabis Conference

(Originally Published on Greenentrepreneur.com on August 29, 2018) I attend and speak at many cannabis industry conferences, seminars and events around the world. They provide attendees an awesome opportunity to network, build and promote brands while making powerful new connections. Attending conferences also offers an opportunity for individuals to expand their industry knowledge. Conferences generally […]

How to Start and Market Your CBD Company

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com August 21, 2018) Cannabis is big business and big news. The public is being inundated with information– whether it’s about legalization in a new state or an entire country (Hey, Canada!), products or investment opportunities – “green” is the new black. When it comes to cannabis and its many benefits, THC [Tetrahydrocannabinol], […]

5 Reasons Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Essential in the Cannabis Industry Business

(Originally published Entrepreneur.com on August 13, 2018) The cannabis sector is one of America’s fastest growing industries. Thirty states have passed medical marijuana laws, and nine of those allow adult use. Nearly two-thirds of Americans support legalization. Despite the influx of consumer interest and cash, people of color are increasingly being left out of the green […]

MJM Strategy + Estrohaze present 10 Canna Commandments

In honor of our sponsorship of the 2018 National Cannabis Festival, check out our Top Ten Digital Tips & Tricks for budding cannabis entrepreneurs! Featuring Dasheeda Dawson aka The WeedHead, CEO of MJM Strategy and the Co-Founders of Estrohaze: Kali Wild, Safon Floyd and Sirita Wright. Introducing Ice Dawson aka The Cannabis Socialite, host of […]

Why Your Cannabis Business Is Failing & How You Can Fix It

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com October 27, 2017 ) When it comes to cannabis, most entrepreneurs have a major benefit — it’s an easy sale. If you grow it (then trim it, process it and market it) they will come. With the ever-expanding cannabis industry comes the proliferation of vendors and subsequently, competition. This problem prompts the question, […]

3 Must-dos to Prepare for When Cannabis is Federally Legal

(Originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 9/5/17) On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The Marijuana Justice Act, an unprecedented bill that, if passed, would legalize marijuana nationwide. Although most regard the bill as “unpassable”, current cannabis industry entrepreneurs should have at least been prompted to consider the possibility of operating a cannabusiness within a more mainstream […]

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[8.19.17] Calling All Rebels! ARMS Festival 2017 is here!

Brooklyn, NY – Calling all Rebels to join us on Saturday August 19th, 2017 for a day of music, film, art, and fashion as we present A Rebel Minded Society (A.R.M.S.) Festival 2017, taking place at The Paper Box from 12pm-8pm in Brooklyn NY. The festival will feature a fashion show displaying collections from IntimateGRIND, […]

Friday, July 28th – Cannabis Marketing Seminar with Philippa Burgess & Dasheeda Dawson

I am very excited to be a featured expert on the Cannabis Marketing Seminar hosted by Philippa Burgess. Join us as we discuss the importance of re-branding Cannabis and key ways businesses can capitalize on the transition to mainstream while contributing to the sustainability of the overall industry. Register here for FREE! When: Friday, July […]

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Why Cannabis Entrepreneurs Should Start Calling Marijuana Its Rightful Name

I’m not saying all consumers should stop using the long-standing, underground, street nicknames for Cannabis. I am partial to calling the plant “Trees” or “Green” — my not-so-subtle way to communicate with fellow users in the past. However, nicknames are generally only used with family and close friends. And I would argue that the general […]

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In Arizona Cannabis, Black Excellence Equates to Fraud

** Undo the Untruths ** People who believe in the importance of pulling oneself up by his/her own bootstraps should try living in poor urban neighborhoods; like the one in which I grew up. There, survival of the fittest is the code of the streets.  Twenty five years ago, East New York embodied the concrete […]