Seibo Shen made a lot of money in tech — he was an early employee at four startups that were acquired or went public. But for his latest venture, he didn’t just want to “add another zero to my bank account.” He wanted to rekindle that startup thrill while selling a product he truly cared […]

With cannabis tech startups of all nature sprouting up in the United States, the need to stay on top of the latest IT trends regardless of market niche becomes all the more imperative. A “tech trend” can be defined as one with the potential to significantly impact the way different industries operate in the next […]

Legal cannabis gained a higher profile recently, after Seattle pot-investment firm Privateer Holdings closed a $75 million funding round. The deal included the first mainstream venture capital involvement in the sector, from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. But there’s plenty of other VC interest in legal weed, and it’s likely just the beginning of investor interest […]

The state of the marijuana industry is hazy, but a new report shows just how incredible job growth has been in 2014 now that 148 million Americans live in pro-medical marijuana states. According to WeedHire, a company which connects employers with employees in the marijuana space, around 10,000 marijuana-related jobs have sprung up in Colorado […]

Long has been the stigma that marijuana stocks are something to be leery of especially with how many portfolios have been riddled with losses during the midst of the marijuana blitz. Analyzing the industry as a whole and looking back at the first year in history where marijuana has been legal, we can really study […]

When he graduated from university, Dane Pieri, like many of his generation’s brightest, headed to Silicon Valley to join the technology boom. But a few years later the 26-year-old is no longer writing computer code. Instead, he has just founded his own cannabis company. Mr Pieri, like many of his peers, has discovered there is […]

It looks like investors have gotten a serious case of the munchies. During the last two fiscal years, investors spent $104.5 million to gobble up stakes in cannabis and cannabis-related companies, according to research firm CB Insights. In 2014, funding in the industry grew a whopping 941.5 percent. The biggest news in the space hit […]

The nondescript four-story former tenement at 149 Bowery, with its ground floor “Organic Spa and Shop” sandwiched between lighting fixture outlet stores, is an unlikely staging ground for the next push in the battle against the prohibition of marijuana. Yet its third floor tenant, Marley Natural, is on the vanguard of a growing movement of […]

Cheryl Shuman, founder of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, arrived at the Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, an upmarket medical-marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, in a red 2010 Ferrari California, a gift, she said, from a friend. She had come to get supplies for a “mansion party” that she was hosting the following evening, one of […]

The University of Denver — founded in 1864 and one of the most prestigious private universities in the U.S. — is going green. DU’s scenic south-Denver campus is a stone’s throw from some busy recreational pot shops, and soon students at DU’s Sturm College of Law will have the opportunity to take a class on […]

I never thought I’d see more people invest in marijuana than smoke it. But those investments are exactly what’s about to happen given a recent survey from some of the most influential and social analysts in the BioPharma space. In fact, according to Investing.com and our research, two-thirds (2/3) of the analysts love the potential […]

With pot now legal in two states for the past year,and decriminalized, conditionally legal, or medically prescribed in many more, ganja startups are gaining traction — and the growth potential is huge, if other states legalize. So far this year, pot stocks are up 147%, handily beating the S&P’s more modest gains, according to consulting […]

The frenzy in the cavernous Green Valley Ranch Resort ballroom might have passed for any confab of entrepreneurs pitching their business plans to pokerfaced angel investors — until an organizer took the podium for a public service announcement. Please stop smoking weed out by the parking lot, he implored. Hotel security did not approve. The […]

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Cannabis Therapy Corp., a development stage company aiming to become a leader in the research, development and commercialization of safe, all-natural, ultra-low THC, cannabinoid-based medicinal therapies and supplements, has moved quickly to maximize interest in cannabidiol-based pet supplements. Cannabis Therapy Corp. has quickly seized on existing customer momentum as the basis for the redevelopment of the […]

New Colombia Resources, Inc.,  a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce they have formed a joint venture to produce cannabis and hemp based medicinal products in Colombia in association with an indigenous community in Colombia.   Cannabis and hemp based products have been produced and sold by […]

Kindman, one of the oldest and most respected cannabis growers and distributors in Colorado, has launched a program designed to bring its innovative pre-weighed and pre-packaged Kindman products system into new and existing dispensaries across the state. This program also comes with minimal financial risk for those facilities. The company is offering participating recreational dispensaries […]

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that it received 12 applications from parties seeking to become registered medical cannabis manufacturers in the state’s new medical cannabis program. Twelve companies applied to become registered medical cannabis manufacturers for Minnesota’s new medical cannabis program. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will select two applicants by […]

WeedHire.com, the premier jobs site for the legal marijuana industry, was included in a New York Post article “Stoners trade tie-dye T-shirts for Wall Street suits” about the business opportunities and Wall Street interest in the lucrative legal marijuana industry. The article highlights the interest many Wall Street types, such as bankers and lawyers, have […]

At least 14 shops in Butte, Montana are licensed to openly sell medicinal marijuana under names like Montana Buds, Mining City Medical, and Blunts, despite a 2011 law banning commercial dispensaries anywhere in Montana. While the courts grapple with a lawsuit challenging some of the 2011 law’s most restrictive provisions, the marijuana business is budding […]

NorthWest Organic Nursery, Inc. has been granted its license by the state of Washington to grow marijuana for recreational consumption by adults. NW Organic Nursery is an outdoor family-run organization based just outside of Bellingham, WA that prides itself on using only the finest organic materials and ensuring that only the most feasibly sustainable practices are […]

Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. During the month of July, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9% tax on $28.9 […]

Minnesota advanced in its plan for making medical marijuana available for patients next year as it opened up applications Friday for potential manufacturers of the drug. State health officials say the results of the month-long application period will play a role in the success of the new law’s implementation. Minnesota plans to manufacture and distribute […]

In an earnings statement released by Tweed, the company reported initial revenue of $188,736, all coming in the last two months of the quarter ending June 30. Operating expenses were down slightly compared with the previous quarter, coming in at $1,134,427. The company said the expenses came from hiring additional staff as well as investing […]

Florida Cannabis Coalition announced today that the final installment of its 2014 medical cannabis event series will take place on Friday, September 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel in Casino in Hollywood, FL.  The event begins at 10:30AM. Press is invited and encouraged to arrive early at 9:00AM. The event is the first in Florida to feature the […]

AmeriCann, Inc. a company that specializes in the designing, building and financing of cannabis cultivation facilities, has provided a $1,000,000 secured loan to Nature’s Own Wellness Center, a Colorado licensed medical marijuana dispensary. The loan proceeds are being used for the renovation of a 15,000 square foot industrial property in north Denver for the transformation of the building into a cannabis […]

The 21st annual conference of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will be held Sunday, September 21 – Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Business leaders and farmers in the hemp industry in North America and from abroad will meet during the two-day event to discuss strategies and plans to legalize industrial hemp and return hemp to […]

SmallCannabis.org is the new grassroots member organization designed to help cannabis patients in need get travel grants to cannabis-friendly destinations. SmallCannabis.org also supports individuals moving cannabis technology and commerce forward. “For most Americans, legally enjoying cannabis is now only a few hours away”, said SmallCannabis.org founderPeter Johnson, CEO of Connoisseur Excursions Inc. “Every day I speak to […]

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC) is opening its doors in less than one month and is holding open house events for prospective students to come and check out its 7,500-square-foot campus in Natick, Massachusetts. Courses included in the Cannabis Industry Certification program are: Medical Marijuana 101, Understanding Regulations, Industry Vocational Training, Cannabis Safety, Cannabis […]

Manatee County is now considered part of the Southwest Florida Region in the lottery that will determine which company can grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in limited form under a new law, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, that Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed in June. The change of location from the Central […]

Rhino Marketing Worldwide, a full-service marketing and communications company with clients like Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffee, Red Bull, Nissan, Stryker Orthopedics and the National Football League, will now add Hemp based beverage products to their portfolio. Totally Hemp Crazy Inc. has announced that they have appointed Rhino Marketing Worldwide, with offices in the USA, Europe […]

The Washington Post reported that a top federal official said that 105 banks and credit unions are doing business with legal marijuana sellers, suggesting that federal rules giving financial institutions the go-ahead to provide services to dealers are starting to work. She also said the banks and credit unions doing business with marijuana sellers are located […]

It’s been a big week for cannabis advertising.  First, Leafly went mainstream with a full page ad promoting their app, and then news broke about cannabis billboards and aerial banners in Seattle. But Leafly is making news again as it teamed ip with Americans for Safe Access to educated the public about the therapeutic effects of […]

The medical marijuana, real estate management and multi-media company, Primco Management Inc., announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle Green Care, a fully licensed medical marijuana delivery service with over 200 active patients. Primco will move the Seattle Green Care operations to its Suzy Q’s location, immediately granting access to […]