The annual convention, called MJBizCon for short, is now in its fourth year in Las Vegas and sixth overall, and expects about 18,000 attendees this year, up from the 10,881 who attended last year.

To some, the marijuana industry still evokes images of grungy dreadlocks, Rastafarian symbols and shady underground markets.

But as more states look to legalize either medical or recreational marijuana, many in the industry are looking to replace those stereotypes with a more clean-cut look in what has been a constant battle for legitimacy.

And for the nascent industry, the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo, which kicked off its three-day convention Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, brings just that sort of opportunity.

Click here to read the complete article

Colton Lochhead ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal ~

Recent News Articles

Monday May 20

State Treasurers Group Endorses Marijuana Banking Legislation - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A group representing state treasurers and finance officials is formally calling on Congress to pass…

741 hits

Monday May 20

At Vt. Cannabis And Hemp Convention, Some Businesses Having #FOMO - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The Vermont Cannabis and Hemp Convention took place at the Champlain Valley Expo this weekend.

779 hits

Monday May 20

Arizona Farmers Can Begin Growing Hemp in June - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Arizona farmers can begin planting hemp in early June. Hemp industry applications are due by…

1664 hits

Monday May 20

Cannabis-brewed Beer Prepares to Enter the New Canadian Market - Cannabis News

in World News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The world’s first beer brewed from cannabis will be ready when Canada legalizes cannabis beverages…

1254 hits

Tuesday May 21

Poll: Most of Illinois says marijuana should be legal - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A new poll by Global Strategy Group on behalf of Think Big Illinois, says a…

924 hits