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Marijuana entrepreneurs already lining up for New Jersey’s looming recreational market

New Jersey can’t even begin the recreational cannabis legalization process until mid-January, but marijuana entrepreneurs across the country are descending on the Garden State in hopes of getting a first-mover’s advantage in what could become one of the most buoyant markets on the East Coast. Indeed, many marijuana businesses already have a presence in New Jersey, […]

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Weedmaps’ marijuana billboards under fire in Arizona

An anti-marijuana organization in Arizona has asked the state’s attorney general to investigate cannabis tech company Weedmaps for false advertising. According to Phoenix New Times, Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (ARDP) is questioning the validity of claims on billboard ads paid for by Weedmaps that youth marijuana usage in Colorado and Washington hasn’t changed since those […]

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Cannabis tech firm joins Boston Chamber of Commerce

Weedmaps, a marijuana-focused tech company, has joined the Boston Chamber of Commerce and is finalizing a lease for an office that will house its sales and marketing team in the city’s pricey downtown. The move suggests California-based Weedmaps is confident the Massachusetts market will be lucrative and gives the company an anchor in the increasingly active […]

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MassRoots, MJ Freeway team on menu pricing for dispensaries

MassRoots and MJ Freeway announced a partnership under which MJ Freeway’s technology will enable live online menu pricing for its dispensary clients via the MassRoots platform. The deal is similar to a recent one struck between MJ Freeway, a Denver-based seed-to-sale tracking company, and the online retail guide Weedmaps. “This partnership will enable seamless communications between MJ Freeway’s thousands of dispensary […]

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Weedmaps sponsors e-sports tournament

Weedmaps, the popular dispensary and recreational marijuana store review site, is sponsoring one of the biggest e-sports tournaments of the year, Smash Summit 3. The event – in which competitors will play the Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. Melee – is expected to attract 70,000 viewers, according to gaming website kotaku.com. The electronic gaming community seems […]

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Weedmaps highlights difficulties facing consumer review websites

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.

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MJ Freeway and Weedmaps partner on new service

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 […]

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Weedmaps Hires Veteran Lobbyist

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, an industry […]

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WeedMaps Pumps $2 Million Into CA Marijuana Legalization

WeedMaps is getting into politics. The popular dispensary listings site has pledged $1 million to a newly-formed campaign committee dubbed Californians for Sensible Reform, and another $1 million into a political action committee by the same name, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The first committee will throw its finances behind whichever legalization ballot measure […]

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Cannabis Tech Startup Raises $225K

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 text chat. […]

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