Ancillary Marijuana Companies News

Smart Cannibas Marketing Tactic: Offer Lab Tested Pot

Holistic Herbal Healers, a San Jose medical marijuana collective, announced today that it’s now offering cannabis potency and safety screening through a partnership with California-based lab Pure Analytics.   It’s a smart move, according to preliminary results from our own consumer study of 100+ medical marijuana patients, consumers often care more about the quality of […]

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findthebest.com Launches Medical Marijuana Dispensary Comparison Charts

findthebest.com, a site with comparison charts for everything from construction company software to plastic surgeons, has expanded to pot shops in its health category.  You can see a chart here. Overall, according to Compete.com the site had over 666,000 visitors in August alone… but only a tiny slice of those searched for marijuana.  Dispensaries are […]

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Medical Marijuana Meeting at San Jose City Council, Tues Sept 13 1:30pm

Perhaps it’s a good sign for business?  Pot club regulations are the first agenda item to be discussed at tomorrow’s Council meeting at San Jose CA City Hall… but not the last. After the council discusses medical marijuana business  issues including number and location of clubs, how clubs obtain their marijuana, and how to select […]

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Hydroponics Supplier Hopes to Grow Clients by Helping Would-be Dispensary Owners Fill Out Permit Applications

Back in March, weGrow, a hydroponics supplier, announced they were offering would-be dispensary owners in Arizona to fill out permit paperwork.   Now they’ve expanded the service to Washington DC, where permit applications are due at the end of next week Sept 16th. The service is a hybrid of how-to reports and hands-on permit massaging.  Kind […]

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Cannabis-Focused Search Engine Caters to Legal Marijuana Companies

Looking for a new way to advertise your medical marijuana dispensary or related business? Or to make money on your site from companies that do? Check out Cheeba.com, a newly launched search engine specifically for the pot community. The site let’s you scour the web for news, images and video tied to marijuana, helping users […]

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Sacramento Bee Begins Running Medical Marijuana Ads

Ads for pot shops have cropped up in alternative weekly newspapers at a rapid clip over the past few years. Example: I recently examined an issue of Westword, a Denver weekly, and found 72 advertisements for medical marijuana dispensaries and related businesses. But mainstream daily newspapers have largely steered clear of running advertisements for marijuana […]

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Dispensary Owners Face New Challenges as Bank Cuts Ties With MMCs

A major crisis is brewing in the Colorado medical marijuana industry, and some observers say it could eventually sink the entire industry. CSSB Private Bank in Colorado Springs – one of the only financial institutions in the region that actively targeted dispensaries for new accounts – has decided to cut ties with the medical marijuana […]

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Several MMJ Events, Meetings in Pipeline for August

After a flurry of gatherings in late spring, the Colorado medical marijuana community has been relatively quiet on the event front. Blame it on the July 1 compliance deadline – which had dispensaries scrambling to meet new regulations – and the summer break for lawmakers, when advocacy efforts die down as well. Now activity is […]

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Pot Regulator Renting Space From MMJ Lawyer Another Questionable Move

There’s a golden rule in the medical marijuana business: Do everything in your power to appear legitimate, professional and law-abiding. In other words, don’t toe the line when it comes to ethics, legal issues or anything else that could tarnish the perception of the industry. We’ve touched on this issue numerous times, because it’s so […]

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Pot-Focused Hydroponics ‘Superstore’ Plans Rapid Expansion, IPO

A California hydroponics company is hoping to become one of the first major nationwide chains in the medical marijuana industry, announcing plans to open dozens of stores in several states. Oakland-based weGrow said it has sold out all of its franchise rights for stores in Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and Washington D.C. It’s also poised […]

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Going to Pot: Denver Medical Marijuana School Suspended

School’s out for summer – and possibly forever. That’s the case with Colorado-based Greenway University, which has been suspended because of discrepancies in the owner’s application to run the school, according to a report by KMGH-TV in Denver. Greenway, founded in 2009, offers courses on everything from bookkeeping and legal issues to opening a dispensary […]

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