Ancillary Marijuana Companies

Ancillary Tech Firm Raises $410k for Infusion Projects

John Schroyer  | June 2, 2016

A Seattle-based startup that focuses on technology to infuse products such as sugar with THC has raised $410,000 to help fund its growth.

DeepCell Industries, which isn’t a marijuana plant-touching company but stays strictly on the tech-development side, licenses its technology to cannabis product manufacturers, according to GeekWire. The company already has trademarked …

Marijuana Business Conference Fastest-Growing Trade Show

John Schroyer  | May 26, 2016

The fall Marijuana Business Conference & Expo has been named the nation’s fastest-growing trade show, yet another indication of the cannabis industry’s increasing prominence on the national stage.

The event, hosted by Marijuana Business Daily, led the pack last year in growth in attendees, net square feet of paid exhibit space, and number of exhibitors, Trade …

Powerhouse MJ Law Firms Team Up on Compliance Software

John Schroyer  | May 17, 2016

Two legal powerhouses in the marijuana industry are branching into the software business, hoping to generate profits in a new line of business.

California-based Greenbridge Corporate Counsel and Colorado-based Vicente Sederberg have tapped Denver tech entrepreneur Marion Mariathasan to develop a software package to help cannabis companies and others involved in the industry comply with …

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 …