Jage Media

is a business to business company that produces distinctive events and focused content that accelerate the growth and profitability of cannabis brands and retailers.

We successfully launched our company, events, and our publishing arm during the pandemic.

“MJ Unpacked is the new standard for cannabis events, providing the ability to be fluid while having meaningful interactions with the right stakeholders. It was the perfect venue for us to launch the Cheech and Chong co-brand.”

Danny KeithChief Revenue Officer, Cheech and Chong's Cannabis Company

“Congratulations for making and changing history. We were happy to be a part of this. MJ Unpacked did an awesome job and I was extremely pleased with the customer service and support we received from you and the team. You all worked amazingly hard to pull this off. We thank you for that.”

Kurt JunggrenPartner, The Link Brands Cannabis Distribution Co.

“MJ Unpacked has curated a unique cannabis industry event that will provide high-quality intelligence and connections to brand and retail executives. We are excited to be a part of this innovation. Wana is signed up for all 6 events!”

Mike HennesyVP of Innovation, Wana Brands

We love what we do

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MJ Unpacked

Distinctive Events

MJ Unpacked, in partnership with BDSA, launched its first in-person event Oct. 21 – 22, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Exclusive to cannabis CPG brands, retailers, and accredited investors, it is the first cannabis CPG trade event that is designed to both drive commerce and integrate access to capital.

Sharp and Substantive Daily News

MJBI is dedicated to providing a sharp, substantive, and reliable source of industry intel for cannabis brands and retailers. We accelerate sustainable growth by fostering enlightening peer-to-peer collaboration.

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Meet Our Team

George Jage

George Jage

Co-Founder & CEO

George Jage is a leading cannabis media executive with over 25 years of experience launching, building and leading business media companies and publications. These include World Tea Expo, World Tea News, World Tea Academy, MJBizDaily, MJBizCon, MJLink, Dope Magazine, and more.
Kim Jage

Kim Jage

Co-Founder & CMO

Kim Jage is an award-winning B2B brand developer and marketing executive. She is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Jage Media, which produces MJ Unpacked, the first national cannabis CPG event that embraces license holders and gives them the resources and space to thrive. Kim is an expert in messaging and developing meaningful connections that build community and deliver return on investment. Before founding Jage Media and its properties, Kim was a partner and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at World Tea Media, Director of Sales & Marketing at F+W Media, and President of Frost Jage Consulting. Under Kim’s leadership, World Tea Expo was named Fastest 50 by Tradeshow Week Magazine three times. Kim has won numerous awards in advertising and brand development and was named Expo Elite by Expo Magazine in 2013. Kim holds a Bachelor's in International Politics from Hofstra University and is a certified yogi trained under the guidance of acclaimed practitioner Annie Carpenter. Her fuel is her family and is energized by spending quality time with them. She also loves culture, photography, anything outdoors, and traveling extensively — Kim’s traveled to over 35 countries so far and relishes in learning more about different lifestyles, belief systems, and cultures.
Wendy Campbell

Wendy Campbell

Vice President of Sales

"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there."

I am a change agent. Letting go of resistance, doing what is necessary to create working solutions that lead to meeting and exceeding goals is my LIFE. It is what I am most passionate about.

With 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing and product management, primarily for consumer packaged goods, I am more driven and more excited than ever to embrace, wholeheartedly, being a change agent as I continue my passion--- working to discover what is needed to create profit-making solutions for companies involved in the sale and marketing of consumer products.

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Zed Clark

National Sales Manager

I am a business professional with 25+ years of experience in sales and marketing.

I began working in the wellness industry in 1995 as it was beginning to really bloom. Consulting stores, bringing new products to market, navigating compliance, creating strategic partnerships, and working directly with CPG brands laid the foundation of my first 10 years experience.

I went on to open and successfully exit several businesses. Since I first started learning about the therapeutic benefits of plants, I dreamed of one day working with cannabis entrepreneurs. As that day arrived, I then transitioned into a full time cannabis focus after selling my second retail store.

My goal is to support my clients by hearing, seeing, and believing in their vision and offering them the tools, relationships and alliances to benefit their success.

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Evan Johnson

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager with Jage Media, Inc. I get to intertwine my two passions for the cannabis industry and love of creativity into one unique role! Both in my own life and family, I've personally seen the positive medicinal benefits cannabis can provide. My goal is to help accelerate the growth of cannabis brands and retailers and advocate for further social equity to ensure a successful foundation for our industry moving forward.
Adam Rivera

Adam Rivera

Conference Manager

Adam is an accomplished B2B conference manager with a passion for connecting people and delivering exceptional conference content. Prior to joining the MJ Unpacked team, Adam spent the last 6 years developing and managing the conference content for the largest B2B cannabis trade show and its sister events. He has also spent time in the banking and insurance industries. Adam also serves as a board member for the Doña Ana Humane Society in his hometown of Las Cruces, NM. When Adam isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sabrina, and their three dogs.
Golan Vaknin

Golan Vaknin

International Business Development Manager

Golan is an entrepreneur and senior business leader with a proven management track record. Golan has spent the last 10 years at the forefront of cannabis innovation – conducting clinical trials, running sophisticated product development and R&D efforts, and strategic consulting to create business opportunities between early-stage Israeli cannabis companies, and potential partners in North America and Europe.
Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Asst. Event Ops Manager

Deborah brings to MJ Unpacked an extensive knowledge and network in entrepreneurship and early stage investments in the technology, life sciences and consumer products industries with a focus since 2017 on the cannabis and hemp industry. As an experienced manager in program and partner development, she has directed events for various angel investment groups including President, Keiretsu Forum Miami and Director, Arcview Ventures, as well as Investor Relations for earlier iterations of MJ Unpacked. She’s an ambitious executive who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. As Assistant Event Operations Manager she will be engaged in many aspects of the program from speaker prep to customer satisfaction. A graduate of Penn State University, she lives in Maryland and loves running half marathons and traveling the world.
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Meg Higgins

Data Analyst & Systems Administrator

Meg joined our team after spending over three years in healthcare information. She is excited to bring her skills in reporting and database management to the Jage Media team, providing effective and insightful data storytelling.
Thea McMerrick

Thea McMerrick

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Thea brings a wealth of expertise from her background in the cannabis industry. She has not only navigated the intricacies of this dynamic field for many years but has also collaborated with high-level executives to bring impactful projects to fruition. What sets Thea apart is her unique perspective, having once been a client of MJ Unpacked herself. This firsthand experience fuels her passion to assist others in accessing the valuable opportunities MJ Unpacked offers. Her insider understanding of the event, combined with her strategic mindset, positions her as a key player in driving our sales and marketing initiatives to new heights. Her client-centric approach will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of our clients’ endeavors.

Our Mission

To foster a community of brands and retailers and provide them the space and resources to thrive.

Our Values

You come first

Our first priority is to deliver an exceptional experience and value for our customers. We were customer-centric before it became popular and always approach our interactions as one of service.

We strive to excel

We will often ask you what you need. We do not assume that we know your changing business needs. We will ask about your pain points, and we will deliver solutions.

We have integrity

We do not subscribe to a "pay-to-play" model of business. We select speakers and contributors based on the solutions and experience they can provide our audience in-concert with the community's needs.

Our Board of Directors

Kerry Gumas

Founder & CEO, Metacomet Advisors

George Jage

CEO, Jage Media

Kim Jage

CMO, Jage Media

Andrew Keim

Board Member & CEO, BIA Controls, Inc.

Our Story

Founded by George Jage, former president of MJBizDaily/MJBizCon and CEO of Dope Media, and Kim Jage, former EVP & CMO of World Tea Media, Jage Media launched in early 2020 with a veteran team of cannabis investors, including: BDSACanopyBoulderKeneh VenturesPanther Opportunity Fund; and cannabis industry veterans Jay and Diane Czarkowski, co-founders of Canna Advisors, through their fund.

The company is poised to fill the critical gap where brands and retailers convene to drive the future of the industry, capture the next stage of market growth and deliver a true return on investment and objectives. Jage Media is headquartered in the greater Seattle area.

Previous media assets managed and produced by members of the management team:

MJBizCon*
Marijuana Business Daily
MJBiz Magazine
MjMicro Conference
Dope Magazine
World Tea Expo**
World Tea East
World Tea News
World Tea Championship
World Tea Academy
Healthy Beverage Expo
ASAP Global Sourcing Show
Off-Price Specialist Show
Off-Price Magazine

*Recognized as the fastest-growing tradeshow in North America by Tradeshow Executive in 2015 & 2016 under the executive leadership of George Jage.

**Recognized as a Fastest 50 growing tradeshow in the U.S. by Tradeshow Weekly in 2006, 2008, 2009 under the executive leadership of George Jage and Kim Jage.