‘Wine Club for Cannabis’ Gains Traction in California

California has long been known for both world-class wines and cannabis, and an ancillary marijuana company is trying to meld the two in a new marketing strategy.

A San Francisco startup called Marvina is billing itself as a “wine club for cannabis,” offering its members several strains of medical marijuana a month as well as flavor profiles and other information – all delivered to their door. The subscription-based service starts at $95.

Marvina, founded last November, caters to California medical marijuana patients. The company works in conjunction with local MMJ dispensaries to package and deliver the cannabis, and so far has less than 100 customers.

MMJ delivery services have been under attack in some parts of California, mostly around the Los Angeles area, but many have persisted. Marvina could provide a business model that might be a legal workaround for companies trying to tap the same market – MMJ patients who either can’t or don’t want to leave home to obtain their medicine.

Though Marvina so far is available only in California, founder Dane Pieri told the Boston Business Journal he’s hoping to expand to other western states, including Arizona, Colorado and Oregon.

3 comments on “‘Wine Club for Cannabis’ Gains Traction in California
  1. Skipper on

    Unfortunately in any shape or form ……. MMJ delivery is illegal in California. In no initiative EVER voted on and passed in California was delivery EVER approved.

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  2. GrapeApe on

    If pharmaceuticals can be delivered then so should cannabis be allowed to be delivered. It would really help the rest of the country if Cali would implement some form of regulations or just legalize it already since it already is defacto legal. Who is kidding who here?

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  3. BuckSwope on

    Skipper, marijuana delivery is obviously a grey area. As far as I’m aware, collectives that are state incorporated as a non-profit can legally deliver medical marijuana. CA Supreme Court has allowed cities to ban “mobile operations” but according to local attorneys who specialize in MMJ law, they can also fine you out of existence for zoning violations, but you can’t be charged criminally. State law will always trump city

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