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Weedmaps highlights difficulties facing consumer review websites

John Schroyer  | September 8, 2016

By John Schroyer

Weedmaps has long been a popular online destination for cannabis consumers seeking quality retailers, but recent press coverage questioning the company’s credibility underscores the pitfalls facing online review websites.

A Los Angeles Times article last month suggested more than 60% of the consumer reviews appearing on Weedmaps were fake.

MJ Freeway and Weedmaps partner on new service

John Schroyer  | September 7, 2016

Two big names in the cannabis industry, software company MJ Freeway and online retail guide Weedmaps, are partnering to offer a service for marijuana vendors to automatically update their online menus.

According to a press release, the two companies will offer retailers who use MJ Freeway’s seed-to-sale tracking platform an opportunity to use Weedmaps to update their …

Weedmaps Hires Veteran Lobbyist

Omar Sacirbey  | April 29, 2016

Weedmaps, the popular dispensary listings site, has hired a veteran Washington lobbyist to help shape state and local policies governing the cannabis industry, the Bond Buyer reported.

Dustin McDonald – California-based Weedmap’s new head of government relations – has until now been in charge of federal government relations for the Government Finance Officers Association, …

Cannabis Tech Startup Raises $225K

Fred Dreier  | June 13, 2014

A Denver-based cannabis technology firm has raised $225,000 from investors tied to The ArcView Group.

The company, called CannaBuild, creates an “online budtending experience” by allowing dispensary and retail operators to provide real-time information on strains and product availability to customers via a website and smartphone application. The application uses video chat or …

NORML Opens Denver Office With Help From WeedMaps

Fred Dreier  | June 4, 2014

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws opened a satellite office in Denver this week with the help of a prominent cannabis company.

The Washington DC-based advocacy group, also known as NORML, set up shop in space south of downtown Denver donated by the dispensary listing site WeedMaps, which is located …

WeedMaps Ad Pulled From Times Square

Fred Dreier  | April 18, 2014

Online dispensary directory WeedMaps recently purchased electronic billboard space in New York City’s Times Square, only to have the ad rejected before it could run.

The development is yet another example of the difficulties cannabis companies run into when trying to advertise across mainstream platforms, despite the industry’s rapid expansion and the growing acceptance of …

Week in Review: Mainstream Investors Finally Starting to Eye Green Rush

Chris Walsh  | March 7, 2014
By Chris Walsh

The dam holding back massive pools of investment money from the marijuana industry hasn’t burst yet. But cracks are starting to emerge, and millions of additional dollars could start flowing into the industry as the year progresses.

The newest – and perhaps most significant – crack: An increasing number of established investment …

More Smartphone Apps Join Crowded Market

Fred Dreier  | February 14, 2014

The market for marijuana smartphone applications is getting even more crowded.

The Arizona-based investment firm ML Capital Group announced on Friday that it is stepping into the medical marijuana industry by creating numerous smart phone applications for Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones.

The group did not give specifics about the applications, other …