Happy New Year! The Cannabis industry has much to look forward to this year. As more states come online, there will be exponential opportunities and challenges that we will face. CBA looks forward to working with the new administration to educate incoming lawmakers on how the cannabis industry is compliant, a job creator, and tax engine bringing state budgets out of the red and into the black. Our legislative priorities this year will focus on Potency Education, Harmonizing Medical and Adult-use rules, and Options for Testing Discrepancies. Now more than ever it is critical for you to be involved in the Cannabis Business Alliance. Come to our next membership meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more information, see event listings below. If you have questions about your membership, please contact Executive Director Mark Malone at cbaexecutive12@gmail.com.  

Member Spotlight: Mountain Medicine

“There are endless benefits of being a CBA member. The ability to connect with other members, owners, and operators is extremely beneficial. The CBA gives us real-time access to department and regulatory bodies so we can make better decisions and be made aware of what’s to come.” 
- Jamie Lewis, Mountain Medicine
 

Click here to learn more about CBA member Mountain Medicine. 

MJBiz Daily's 5th Annual  Industry Survey

 

Marijuana Business Daily has launched its 5th annual survey of executives and major investors in the cannabis space, which will help the company provide key market, financial and operational data for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Executives from all industry sectors – including dispensary/retail stores, commercial cultivation, infused products manufacturing, testing labs and ancillary firms – as well as investors funding companies in the industry are invited to take the anonymous survey here.

Survey data will be used in the 2017 Marijuana Business Factbook, Marijuana Business Daily and Marijuana Business Magazine.

The survey is open for responses through Jan. 20. and respondents will have the opportunity to sign up for an executive summary of the 2017 Marijuana Business Factbook – including 12 exclusive charts – once the report is complete in May.

Click here to take the 5-minute survey by January 20, 2017.

CBA Resources:

With the start of a new year, CBA reviews the highlights of 2016 and provides an industry outlook for what's on the horizon in 2017 in the 2017 Outlook Release

Media Coverage Highlights:

December Member Events: 

Meetings and Networking Events

  • Membership Meeting: Legislative Committee Focus
    • January 17, 2017
    • 11:30 am at ERB Supply
  • Membership Meeting: Membership and Infused Product Focus
    • January 31, 2017
    • 11:30 am at ERB Supply

Industry Events:

Cannabis Business Times presents the Cannabis 2017 Cultivation Conference!
 

Cannabis 2017 is where professional cultivation meets technology and business management.

It is:

  • where cultivators come to network and learn the best cultivation techniques from the industry's brightest minds.

  • where business owners learn strategies for success from some of the smartest and most innovative businesses in the world.

  • where anyone in cannabis cultivation goes to find products and solutions to help them grow better, smarter, faster and more profitably.
     

CBA members can access the conference at a discounted rate of $400! To access this special CBA Member rate, please register at the link below: https://www.regonline.com?eventID=1881256&rTypeID=630237  

Cannabis 2017 is different than any other event in the market. In addition to its unique combination of educational programming on both cultivation and business management, it has been developed by cultivators for cultivators.

This year's event is chaired by Kenneth Morrow, one of the most respected names in cannabis cultivation and extraction. The conference advisory board is comprised of cultivators and business owners (and those who are both) who were carefully selected for their level of achievement/success, their passion for the plant and vision for the advancement of the professional cannabis cultivation market. Their expertise has been invaluable in crafting an educational program that will provide you with ideas and strategies you can implement today, as well as views of the future of the industry that will help you make more-informed business decisions tomorrow.

Cannabis 2017 also features an exhibit hall filled with industry-leading businesses that provide the latest technology and solutions for the professional cannabis cultivator.

Learn more: http://www.cannabiscultivationconference.com/