Ancillary Marijuana Companies

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, a major distributor of press releases for businesses, was rejected because it focuses on “drug-related content.”

MJ Freeway Wins Nevada Software Contract

John Schroyer  | March 22, 2016

Colorado-based MJ Freeway has won a state contract with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to implement a seed-to-sale inventory tracking system for the state’s medical cannabis industry.

The contract is for five years and is worth $603,393, a company spokeswoman said. MJ Freeway beat out six other contenders for the contract.

MJ …

Number Crunchers: Data Analytics Companies Cropping Up in Cannabis Industry

John Schroyer  | March 10, 2016

By John Schroyer

Knowledge is power…and can lead to big profits.

That’s why businesses in mainstream industries utilize data to analyze their performance, markets and competitors.

Now, a handful of firms are providing cannabis companies with in-depth data that hasn’t been available in the past given the industry’s youth.

DC may legalize cannabis clubs

John Schroyer  | February 4, 2016

Marijuana consumption lounges may become legal in the nation’s capital, which would open up a new business avenue for entrepreneurs.

Under a measure approved this week by the Washington DC City Council, a task force will take a look at whether or not the municipality should allow consumption – but not the sale – of cannabis …

Giant Vape Lounge Opens in Canada

Omar Sacirbey  | January 29, 2016

A 6,000-square-foot vape lounge for medical marijuana users that opened recently in Canada has averaged 110 customers a day in its first week of business, according to its owners.

Higher Limits – located in Windsor, Ontario – generates revenues via a $5 charge to enter the lounge. It also rents out and sells vaporizers and other paraphernalia, co-owner Jon …

Going Global: Roundup of International Marijuana Business Opportunities

John Schroyer  | January 28, 2016

By John Schroyer

The world has taken enormous strides in relaxing marijuana laws as of late.

Nearly 20 countries have legalized cannabis possession and consumption to some degree (primarily for medical purposes), including Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica, Italy and Uruguay, to name a few.

Cannabis Hub for Growers, Processors to Open in Tacoma

Omar Sacirbey  | January 25, 2016

A developer and his partners plan to turn part of a former food-processing plant in Tacoma, Washington State, into a hub for cannabis companies.

George Heidgerken and his partners in a company called That Other Stuff recently bought the former Nalley Fine Foods plant in an industrial area of Tacoma. They will use part of …