Ancillary Marijuana Companies

Cannabis marketing platform gets $1.6M in added funding

Bart Schaneman  | March 14, 2017

Baker, a Denver-based software provider that links cannabis dispensaries with their customers, announced it has secured $1.6 million since an August seed round, bringing its total funding to $3.5 million.

Poseidon Asset Management, a marijuana-focused investment management firm in San Francisco, led the funding round. Other funders were chiefly existing investors, including serial entrepreneur Michael Lazerow …

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.