The Oregon Trail to Legal Cannabis

Oregon’s approach to cannabis legalization took a bold shift recently when became the first state to consider an aggressive challenge to existing federal cannabis laws. Because of an enormous cannabis surplus, the head of a local industry trade group is pushing for state legislators to permit Oregon cannabis companies to export products to other states […]

The Race To Legalize in the East

The race to legalize in New York accelerated on January 15, 2019, as Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out his vision for an expanded industry. Back in December, Governor Cuomo named legalization one of his priorities for the first 100 days of 2019. This week, he made good on that promise, unveiling plans for state regulated […]

Status of Social Equity in Cannabis

A Voice For The Voiceless Long pie-in-the-sky goals for activists, calls for social justice and social equity measures in the cannabis industry are growing, and that change can’t come fast enough. The movement to incorporate initiatives that redress the devastation experienced by vulnerable individuals and communities as a result of America’s drug war has blossomed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]