MJBA: Dollars & Sense of Risk & Financial Planning for Your Cannabis Business

The MJBA (Marijuana Business Association) will be hosting: Dollars & Sense of Risk & Financial Planning for Your Cannabis Business Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST) Red Lion Hotel | 11211 Main St | Bellevue, WA 98004 For more information please visit: http://emails.mjba.net/2014-11DollarsAndSense.html   Please join: • 502 Security • Agrisoft • Analytically Correct • Arkley Accounting Group • BioTrackTHC • Blue Line Protection   Group • Cannabis City • Cannabis Commodities Exchange • Canna Guard Security • Center for the Study of Cannabis & Social Policy • CIPS • Conerstone Financial Group • the Dave app • Guardian Data Systems • Guske & Associates • LEAF HR • Mass Mutual • MJ Research • MJ Freeway • Miller Soils • Mosaic Insurance Alliance • Numerica Credit Union • Price Management Group • Rocke & Associates • Salal Credit Union • SCAR • Viridian Sciences • Viridian Staffing • Western Cannabis Insurance • And...

Power to Lead MJBA Women’s Event

A fantastic, exciting event took place on the night of November 6 2014.  A room full of women gathered in a hotel banquet room in Bellevue, WA with one purpose: to talk about women in cannabusiness. Close to 50 women (including myself and another female co-worker from Viridian Sciences) gathered around tables talking about all levels and types of marijuana businesses. There were administrative professionals, attorneys, media specialists and CEO’s of companies, all of them women. So what was this historic event? It was the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Women’s Alliance meeting.  The theme of the evening was “Power to Lead” and the meeting was sponsored by Eden Labs LLC, Washington Bud Company, Ladybud magazine, WAM Oil & NWMJ Law, all women owned or ran businesses. The evening was full of energy as each speaker took the stage and gave exciting speeches.  Each one building on the other filled with history and the future of women in the new frontier of legal cannabis. Our mistress of ceremonies for the evening was Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company.  She kept the room excited and full of energy as she introduced each speaker to the stage.  Washington Bud Company also provided all the beautiful center pieces on each table.  They were large coffee mugs with the company logo on them, filled with roses, they were beautiful. The evening’s speakers were: AC Braddock of Eden Labs, a woman pioneer in cannabis oil extraction equipment. Legal pioneer Anne Leynseele of NWMJ Law Giana Lampreda of WAM Oil Diane Fornbacher – publisher of Ladybud Magazine Debbie Whitlock – host of Femmenation and Femme Finance radio programs These...

Viridian Sciences team update

With only a little more than four months of business in the cannabis industry, software company Viridian Sciences, nestled in the corner of a small brick office building on Main Street in Vancouver WA, is taking the world by storm with their one of a kind complete seed to sale business management software solution for the cannabis industry. One would think that being so new on the scene this company can’t have accomplished much, but you’d be wrong. Within the first few weeks after opening the doors to the office, this small company with ten employees at the time pulled off a major event – Weed and Weenies! Wow what a great time that was, it was a beautiful day, and a revolutionary one…the day MARIJUANA WAS LEGALLY SOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME in SW Washington State! Viridian Sciences was there when Main Street Marijuana, the first legal marijuana store in SW Washington opened their doors just a block up the road, so…we threw a heck of party! With music, munchies, water and vendors to keep the long line of consumers waiting for their turn in the pot shop entertained and hydrated. Next up, Seattle Hempfest and Tacoma CannaCon at the same time. CannaCon in the Tacoma Dome and Hempfest down on the waterfront in Seattle, for all intent and purpose, at opposite ends of the world.  We made a plan, and decided to divide and conquer. Three of us went to the three day Hempfest festival and seven went to the five day CannaCon conference.  Both were raging successes. This particular Hempfest held in Seattle WA, was the first Hempfest held since Recreational...

Cannabis Job Fair, Sept. 27th, 2014

When: September 27th, 2014 Where: Red Lion Hotel, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 Who Should Attend: Cannabis Industry Employers, Recruiters, and Job Seekers Advanced Admission: $20; $25 Day of Show The Green Rush is on! The event takes place at the Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue.  It is presented by Weedhire.com, and features Viridian Sciences, Evergreen Herbal, Eden Labs  and many others. There will be approximately 30 booths a full day of presentations plus break out rooms for one-to-one Q and A. Purchase Advanced...

MJBA Meetup In Vancouver

We recently sponsored a MJBA meetup in Vancouver, Wa for our local community to help educate the public , as well as MJBA members about how we as a company fit into the cannabis industry. We offer the most comprehensive software in the industry, and with that said, we wanted anyone to be able to ask us questions, and to let them know what kind of tools they will need to run a successful cannabis business. Several MJBA members applauded our efforts and commitment to bring a global, enterprise level software to the cannabis industry. Without many of the licensee’s can expect to fail within their first year and only increases those chances as they continue to run their business using fragmented resources. See the full article by Sue Vorenberg of Columbian News....

MJBA visits SW Washington!

We are thrilled to announce that our gregarious friends at MJBA are heading south next week for the first ever cannabusiness meetup in SW Washington! This event will be hosted by the regional software experts at Viridian Sciences, new business members of the fast-growing industry alliance. Here are the specifics: When:      Thursday, September 18 (6pm – 8pm) Where:     Vancouver Main Library (901 C Street, Vancouver, WA) RSVP:       Here If you don’t know much about MJBA here is a quick rundown: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) was founded after historic voter referendums legalized recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado in November 2012. It is the mission of the MJBA to establish integrity and legitimacy, create common market standards, provide market intelligence, and develop best ethical business practices for participants in the emerging legal marijuana industry – including commercial hemp, medical marijuana and recreational marijuana for adults.  As the authoritative voice of legal marijuana in America, MJBA’s digital publications reach 1,000,000+ targeted MJ readers monthly. Consumers and businesses alike rely on MJBA’s targeted network of websites, e-letters and blogs for breaking industry news, legal updates and trending topics. We are excited to see everyone next Thursday! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions:...