Ancillary Marijuana Companies

CA marijuana association trades NCIA affiliate status for group’s associate program

The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) dropped its affiliate status with the National Cannabis Industry Association to join NCIA’s Allied Associations Program. The move is something of a departure for the California trade association, as the dues for its roughly 460 members now will stay with the state group instead of going to NCIA. The […]

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MassRoots pivots again, offers medical marijuana dispensary portal

Marijuana social media company MassRoots announced Wednesday that it will offer a revamped dispensary business portal for a subscription fee, with the hope the move will generate more revenue and growth for the struggling firm. In a news release, Denver-based MassRoots said the subscriptions – which start at $420 a month per outlet with a […]

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The Dennis Rodman effect: PotCoin gets a boost from US-North Korea summit

Cannabis-focused cryptocurrency PotCoin nabbed global headlines in recent days by sponsoring former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s trip to Singapore for the historic meeting of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Mainstream outlets, including Forbes, Newsweek, The Guardian and The Washington Post, blasted images of Rodman dawning a PotCoin logo T-Shirt across […]

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BioTrackTHC, MainStem create cannabis business supplies marketplace

BioTrackTHC, a Florida marijuana technology company, joined forces with Seattle cannabis e-commerce firm MainStem to provide the MJ sector with access to business supplies at wholesale prices. Dubbed the MainStem Marketplace, the online platform will be available through BioTrackTHC’s user-interface and will offer customers access to cannabis business necessities including packaging, retail accessories, cultivation supplies […]

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California initiates insurance program for marijuana businesses

California rolled out an insurance program for licensed cannabis companies that’s designed to deliver much-needed coverage to many marijuana businesses that have had a hard time obtaining it. The program, called the Cannabis Business Owners Policy (CannaBOP), is an avenue for MJ companies to obtain property and liability coverage, according to a news release. CannaBOP, introduced Monday, […]

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Interested in the cannabis packaging business? 4 factors to consider

Packaging is integral to brand building. And for marijuana businesses, it’s growing in importance in increasingly competitive ­- sometimes even oversaturated – markets. Before diving into the cannabis packaging industry, however, entrepreneurs should consider whether: There’s enough room in the sector for more players. To go big – or carve out a niche. They want […]

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NCIA board reshuffling continues; 1 more marijuana exec quits, others elected

One board member of the National Cannabis Industry Association has resigned abruptly, and the embattled organization filled nine board seats in its annual election. Shannon Fender, director of public affairs for Denver-based cannabis retail chain Native Roots, resigned her seat on the board of NCIA on May 3. Fender was just 10 months into her […]

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