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 DC-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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MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]