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 […]

Product Review: High Hemp Wraps

The Urban Dictionary defines a “blunt” as a cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana. Essentially, you are rolling your cannabis with a tobacco-based wrap instead of another form of rolling paper. Who here smokes blunts? *raises hand* 🙋🏾‍♂️ Who here smokes cigarettes? What do those two things have in common? Tobacco. Now everyone is entitled […]

Flower Review: Nature’s AZ Lucid Dream

💁🏾‍♂️New strain alert! No really, I actually found a new strain that I’ve never heard of: LUCID DREAM. Given my line of work, it is rare to come across a strain that I’ve never remotely heard of. Needless to say I was excited to check it out via Nature’s Medicines of AZ, one of the […]

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 […]