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 […]

2018: A Great Year for the Green Rush

Monumental developments in marijuana and hemp legalization made 2018 a watershed year for the global cannabis industry. These changes represent potentially seismic shifts in cannabis acceptance and hemp cultivation both in the United States and around the world as governments respond to increased access to the plant and exploration of its numerous reported health and […]

Hemp Farming is Coming Soon to a State Near You

In a day filled with tumultuous national news, President Trump quietly signed the 2018 Farm Bill, and with the stroke of a pen instituted the most sweeping cannabis industry federal reform in decades. The bill, now officially a law, legalizes the agricultural production of hemp by removing its designation as a drug under the Controlled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BUD AND BOUGIE

Women are the fastest growing segment cannabis consumers in America. But, millions have yet to try it because of the prevailing stoner stereotypes. To help rebrand cannabis consumption for women, The WeedHead™ created Bud & Bougie, a series of female-friendly mixers aimed at those seeking opportunities to consume in comfort and style. The inaugural event took […]