Cannabis on Times Square Historic Moment

Cannabis trailblazer Dasheeda Dawson – The WeedHead™ made history on New Year’s Eve by ushering in 2019 on a Times Square Billboard, along with her sisters and business partners. The Cannabis CEO’s debut marked the first minority-led cannabis company featured under the bright lights of the iconic strip.  Dawson used the once-in-a-lifetime moment to showcase […]

Welcome to Cannabis Year 2019!

The new year is upon us, and I believe that 2019 will usher in significant developments for the cannabis industry.  2018 laid the foundation for a new level of efficiency and prosperity, despite federal obstacles. A growing number of Americans support legalization, robust growth has created more industry jobs, and two additional states approved recreational […]

The Hemp Industry Shake Up

The latest agricultural innovation in the United States is a plant cultivated in North America long before the Declaration of Independence.  In 2018, America officially legalized hemp, once a common crop in the U.S. until it was linked with its psychotropic cousin, marijuana and effectively banned in 1937. After decades of prohibition, in 2014, Republican […]

Big Tobacco Buys into the Cannabis Industry

Last week, the Altria Group, parent company of tobacco company Philip Morris and producers of MARLBORO cigarettes announced an 1.8 billion investment into the cannabis industry, the first of what will likely be many such businesses entering this lucrative sector. You know that the Green Rush is a big deal when even big tobacco is […]

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 […]

Women Grow Leadership Summit 2018

The fourth annual Women Grow Leadership Summit February 1st-3rd, 2018 in Denver, Colorado was a weekend filled with the most dynamic, and diverse entrepreneurial women in the cannabis industry teaching CannaCurious™ networking and sharing advice and strategies for entering the green rush and building successful businesses. This year’s event also marked the relaunch of Dasheeda […]

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, […]

C.E.A.S.E. Announces Sen. Connie Johnson as Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October​ ​30,​ ​2017   Contact:​ ​MJM STRATEGY Ph: 800-410-0835 Email: pr@ceasecon.org   Cannabis​ ​Education​ ​Advocacy​ ​Symposium​ ​and​ ​Expo​ ​(C.E.A.S.E.) announces​ ​Senator​ ​Connie​ ​Johnson​ ​as​ ​Keynote​ ​Speaker   2018​ ​Oklahoma​ ​Gubernatorial​ ​candidate​ ​will​ ​present​ ​alongside​ ​industry​ ​leaders Dr.​ ​Regina​ ​Nelson​ ​and​ ​Chip​ ​Paul    Oklahoma​ ​City,​ ​Oklahoma​ – Visionary and maverick elected official Connie Johnson, a […]

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 […]