The Art of Legal Cannabis


Everyone you need to know to start and grow your legal marijuana business.

Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest this morning, Michael Guttsen and his three-legged dog Pogo are waking up in their vintage RV, thinking about legal cannabis.

Guttsen is something of a local legend in these parts, having had a hand in creating many of Washington State’s fledgling cannabis brands.  His first major project in the industry came back in 2013, when the Marijuana Business Association commissioned the Viking artist to do a series of recruitment posters, invoking the classic WPA propaganda style.

The result was The Road To Prosperity, which showed a smiling farmer, arms full of plants, walking down the Cannabis Highway.  “We need YOU to LEAD the WAY!” Join the MJBA!



Green Rush Job Fair Draws Crowds In Denver

Would-be workers in weed explore job opportunities

By David Rheins

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More than 1,000 would-be workers in weed turned out in Denver yesterday looking for their piece of the Green Rush. There to greet them were representatives from 15 top cannabis companies, who collected resumes and in some cases made offers for the 150+ legal cannabis gigs.

CannaSearch was sponsored by O.penVAPE, which bills itself as “the largest national cannabis brand in the United States.” We spoke to Todd Mitchem, chief revenue officer, O.penVAPE, which recently received high-profile coverage on CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and many news outlets around the world, about CannaSearch, and career opportunities in the newly-legal marijuana industry. Continue reading

The Road To Prosperity

Everyone you need to know to start and grow your legal marijuana business.

Everyone you need to know to start and grow your legal marijuana business.

Support MJBA in our efforts to develop best ethical business practices and further the legitimacy of the emerging legal marijuana industry.

As a member of MJBA, you’re joining a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to promote their businesses and advance the interests of the legal cannabis industry.

Through our many networking events, Vendor and Job Fairs, Seminars and digital publications, the MJBA is your gateway to the Green Rush.

Please Join Us:

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Happy President’s Day

Happy President's Day

On this federal holiday dedicated to celebrating our great Presidents, we wanted to give a particular shout out to George Washington, our first Hemp President and Barack Obama, our latest Hemp President. Now that is a nice way to frame this holiday, and certainly something worth celebrating.

The Faces Of Activism: Kari Boiter

By Tawnee Lynne Cowan
Tawnee testifying as a medical marijuana patient

Tawnee Cowan testifying on behalf of medical marijuana patient rights during Lobby Days in Olympia, WA

Last year I found myself wanting to do more than sit behind my computer and gripe about the government. I wanted to become part of the voices that created the change we so desperately need in our world. So I joined protests against GMO’s. I joined rallies for patients rights to medical cannabis. I started volunteering for non profits benefiting my community. Continue reading

New Jersey Cannabis Reformer Governor Vetoes Industrial Hemp Bill

By Michael Chazukow 

NEW JERSEY:  Most cameras in Trenton were fixed on Governor Christie’s scandal hearings last week.   The “Bridge-gate” controversy as well as allegations that he misused Sandy Relief funds has been so dominant in the news that the excellent work of our legislature was being overlooked.  Controversy hearings dominated our capitol last week, and the Governor’s second term inauguration events were also well covered.  So as usual, mainstream media was too pre-occupied to report Chris Christie’s actions to double-down on our state’s draconian cannabis laws.

Last week, two cannabis reform bills were passed through the NJ Legislature:  S1220 would have “required registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of medical marijuana to be considered equivalent to use of any other prescribed medication and not the use of an illicit substance that would otherwise disqualify a qualifying patient from needed medical care, including organ transplants.”  Continue reading