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
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.
Meet Our Team
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.
My goal is to connect exceptional people with unparalleled opportunities within the cannabis space to facilitate rapid sustainable expansion. My communication skills and creativity are utilized by the MJU Marketing team as well. This affords me a rare opportunity to lend additional representation and voice to our partners.
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.
To foster a community of brands and retailers and provide them the space and resources to thrive.
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: BDSA; CanopyBoulder; Keneh Ventures; Panther 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.
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*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.