Ancillary Marijuana Companies

New Market: Once Maryland fixes problems, ample MMJ opportunities await

Bart Schaneman  | February 22, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Maryland's medical marijuana program rollout has been rife with stumbles, delaying what could become one of the largest markets on the East Coast.

Still, industry officials and regulators are working to get the state's MMJ program on steadier footing and launched.

New Market: Ohio medical cannabis program set to be big, but license rules could curb growth

Bart Schaneman  | February 16, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Ohio’s medical cannabis program is expected to be large, generating upwards of $400 million in annual dispensary sales.

But possibly stringent regulations governing the number of dispensary licenses could limit patient access and curb the industry's growth potential, industry officials said.

MJ social media firm examines cross-listing on Canadian exchange

John Schroyer  | February 13, 2017

MassRoots CEO Isaac Dietrich revealed Monday during a shareholder conference call that the Denver-based social media company is exploring a public listing on a Canadian stock exchange.

MassRoots currently trades on the over-the-counter market under the ticker symbol MSRT. Monday’s announcement follows the Denver company’s failed attempt to be listed on the Nasdaq …

Ohio seeks seed-to-sale system for medical cannabis program

Bart Schaneman  | February 7, 2017

Ohio is seeking a company to develop and implement a seed-to-sale tracking system for the state’s new medical marijuana industry.

The software platform would track the medical cannabis supply chain, everything from cultivation and transportation to dispensary inventories and sales, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Ohio’s MMJ program is expected to be large, generating …

Cannabis oil maker files trademark suit against WA grow

Omar Sacirbey  | January 27, 2017

Headspace, a multimillion-dollar marijuana oil company in Southern California that sells a product called The Clear, filed a trademark infringement suit against a Washington state MJ cultivator, Podworks, for using the name Top Shelf Clear for one of its products.

The trademark suit is believed to be the first in Washington involving cannabis, according …

Week in Review: Marijuana industry trademarks, cannabis banking & Oregon rec sales

John Schroyer  | January 27, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman 

A prominent marijuana pipe maker sues to defend its trademark, another state seeks Trump’s guidance on MJ banking, and adult-use cannabis sales continue to drop in Oregon.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

High-end cannabis pipe maker sues to defend trademark

Omar Sacirbey  | January 23, 2017

Roor, one of the best-known names in cannabis smoking utensils, has filed almost 200 lawsuits since 2013 to protect its trademark against smoke shop and convenience store owners in California, Florida and New York for allegedly selling counterfeit products bearing the company’s name.

The German company and its American licensee, Sream of Corona, …

Marijuana data firm announces $2.5 million capital raise

John Schroyer  | January 19, 2017

One of the cannabis industry’s leading sales data firms announced Wednesday it has secured $2.5 million in private funding to expand its product line.

Seattle-based Headset, which specializes in business intelligence for marijuana-related companies, revealed that it has partnered with Arizona-based Hypur Ventures, a venture capital fund, and Salveo Capital, an Illinois-based private …