Ancillary Marijuana Companies

High Times Teams With Madison Ave. To Get Its Message Out

John Schroyer  | May 3, 2016

Longtime cannabis advocate publication High Times has teamed with Madison Avenue to get its message heard on Main Street.

The magazine partnered with Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom advertising agency, to release a report called “Rebranding Marijuana” on April 20, according to the New York Times.

The goal: “to make pot more palatable to mainstream Americans,” …

MassRoots Taking Another Stab at Nasdaq Listing

Omar Sacirbey  | April 11, 2016

MassRoots, the popular social network for cannabis enthusiasts, is taking another shot at getting listed on the Nasdaq.

The Colorado-based company filed an S-1 registration form on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $6.5 million by selling shares and warrants – a key part of the process for getting listed on the …

Hemp Media Company Sponsors Pro Motorcycle Racer

Omar Sacirbey  | April 8, 2016

In the latest sign of the cannabis industry’s mainstream acceptance, professional motorcycle racer Johnny Rock Page has accepted the Hemp American Media Group as a sponsor. The partnership marks the first time a professional racer has ever been sponsored by a marijuana-related business, the group said in a press release.

The sponsorship is …

Washington DC Council Bans Marijuana Clubs

Omar Sacirbey  | April 7, 2016

The Washington DC City Council has decided to ban cannabis smoking clubs following a narrow 7-6 vote Tuesday, Reuters reported.

City representatives and Mayor Muriel Bowser, who opposes the clubs, have grappled with the issue almost since District of Columbia voters approved recreational marijuana in 2014. The law, which went into effect in 2015, permits …

CA Marijuana Software Startup Lands $2M Investment

John Schroyer  | April 6, 2016

A marijuana software company that aims to streamline business services for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivators announced on Tuesday that it has completed a $2.1 million capital raise.

California-based Meadow said it will use the money to hire more employees and continue improving its software, which is currently available to MMJ businesses in its home …

Research Firm Names Top U.S. Cannabis Vendors

John Schroyer  | March 24, 2016

London-based Technavio, a market research firm, has issued a report listing what it considers to be the top seven American marijuana vendors.

The report focuses on four markets: Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington State, as opposed to all 23 states across the country, to get a sampling of the larger market. The firms named …

Another Case of Cannaphobia? PR Website Blocks Marijuana-Related Business

Omar Sacirbey  | March 24, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

The list of companies with cannaphobia appears to be getting longer.

A marijuana-related startup said its attempt to make an announcement via PR.com, a major distributor of press releases for businesses, was rejected because it focuses on “drug-related content.”