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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]