June 13, 2014

Cannabis Tech Startup Raises $225K

A Denver-based cannabis technology firm has raised $225,000 from investors tied to The ArcView Group. The company, called CannaBuild, creates an "online budtending experience" by allowing dispensary and retail operators [click to continue...]

June 6, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado’s Status as Cannabis Hub Grows + Huge Interest in Canada’s MMJ Market

By Chris Walsh Colorado continues to attract out-of-state cannabis operations, Canadian entrepreneurs clamor for cultivation licenses and a report examines Big Tobacco's interest in the marijuana industry. Here's a closer [click to continue...]

June 4, 2014

NORML Opens Denver Office With Help From WeedMaps

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws opened a satellite office in Denver this week with the help of a prominent cannabis company. The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group, [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Weedmaps Revenue to Top $30 Million, Co-Founder Says

Weedmaps co-founder Justin Hartfield foresees big growth for the company in 2014. The 30-year-old estimates that revenue for the dispensary-listing website will increase 20% over 2013 to crack the $30 [click to continue...]

April 18, 2014

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City's Times Square, only to have the ad rejected before it could run. The development is yet another [click to continue...]

March 7, 2014

Week in Review: Mainstream Investors Finally Starting to Eye Green Rush

By Chris Walsh The dam holding back massive pools of investment money from the marijuana industry hasn't burst yet. But cracks are starting to emerge, and millions of additional dollars [click to continue...]

February 14, 2014

More Smartphone Apps Join Crowded Market

The market for marijuana smartphone applications is getting even more crowded. The Arizona-based investment firm ML Capital Group announced on Friday that it is stepping into the medical marijuana industry [click to continue...]

January 27, 2014

Marijuana Marketing: Q&A with Todd Ellison

Advertising is one of the most frustrating areas of operation for marijuana business owners due to costs, marketing regulations embedded in state laws and tight restrictions from some of the [click to continue...]

December 23, 2013

Updated: Inside the WeedMaps vs. Leafly Battle

Note: The data in this story previously focused solely on desktop/laptop visitors and did not include mobile traffic. We have now adjusted the story to include mobile.    WeedMaps and [click to continue...]

June 18, 2013

5 Questions for Justin Hartfield: Opportunities as Cannabis Industry Becomes ‘Pimply Teenager’

WeedMaps co-founder Justin Hartfield made waves in the cannabis industry earlier this month when he launched a new venture capital fund that will invest in and acquire marijuana-related companies. Hartfield [click to continue...]

June 10, 2013

Week in Review: Improving Marijuana Funding & Investment Climate + NY, Nevada on MMJ Precipice

In the marijuana industry, six months can make a world of difference. That's definitely the case when it comes to the funding climate, which has improved significantly since the start [click to continue...]

June 6, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Cannabis Venture Capital Fund in Works, Plans to Target Ancillary Marijuana Startups

A California venture capital firm led by noted MMJ pioneer Justin Hartfield - who co-founded WeedMaps.com -  has launched a new investment fund that aims to pump millions of dollars [click to continue...]

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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]