marijuana industry

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Upcoming Events in 2015 with National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

What the Fuck Are We Thinking?

What the Fuck Are We Thinking?

What an odd time in cannabis history. No one ever said evolution was painless. In fact, it is quite awkward. Watching the industry evolve from days of outlaw diplomacy to corporate douchebaggery is a major struggle for me. On one hand there is nothing romantic about people getting locked up in prison for decades for […]

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

In the midst of celebrating the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the US in nearly 100 years, there seems to be an awful lot of bitching about the price of legal weed. For every celebratory post on my Facebook news feed, there are at least two critical posts: photos of receipts from adult use […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]