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Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay.

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

From industry members in the trenches to suits in corner offices, here are five events that show cannabis cleans up well, signaling the professionalization of the industry.

Cannabis Company Confounded by ‘The Crowd’

Cannabis Company Confounded by ‘The Crowd’

Crowdfunding seemed like the perfect solution for cannabis entrepreneur Ralf-Rainer von Albedyhll, CEO of NextRX Inc., based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had tried the more traditional funding avenues with little success.

Med X Inc.

Med-X, Inc. Execs Bank on Regulation A+ Equity Crowdfunding’s Promise for the Future of the Cannabis Industry

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X, Inc.’s crowdfunding initiative is full steam ahead as the final rules for Regulation A+ takes effect in a matter of weeks, the company proudly announced on Monday.

Hemp Foods America

Start-up Launches Crowdfund Campaign, Bringing Hemp Foods and Jobs to America

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kentucky-based Start-up Hemp Foods America announced today that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to purchase viable seed, soil amendments, and other necessary implements needed to bring hemp into organic rotation in Kentucky.

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CannaPitch Goes ‘Public’ at California Cannabis Business Expo, March 3-5, San Francisco

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CannaPitch IPO, the legal cannabis industry’s premiere pitch event, will be open to the investing public, bringing true crowdfunding to cannabis companies at the California Cannabis Business Expo, March 4 at the Hilton Union Square, San Francisco.

Howard Leonhardt

38 Days Until Howard Leonhardt Discusses Going Public with the Jobs Act and Reg A+

Howard Leonhardt, a state spokesperson in California for the JOBS ACT and Crowdfunding for Startup California, will be speaking in March at the California Cannabis Business Expo.

Med X Inc.

Med-X, Inc. Aiming to Correct the Course of Cannabis in America with New Insecticidal Soil

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X has already taken steps to handle post-legalization America, and they’re doing it by creating a company that can handle every aspect of the medical cannabis industry.


Oregon Licensing Process: Are You Prepared for Financing?

Interested in taking part of Oregon’s upcoming recreational marijuana market? While the entry barriers for dispensaries in Oregon aren’t as high they are in other states, it still takes a sizable investment to enter the business. And to get funding, companies must be prepared.


Colorado Division of Securities Issues Alert on Marijuana Investments

On Nov. 12, 2015, the Colorado Division of Securities issued an investor alert titled, “Are you an Informed Investor? The Next Big Thing.” The alert addressed the popularity of investments in marijuana, binary options and digital currencies.

SEC Rules

Cannabusiness Experts Expect SEC Rules Will Matter … Given Time

Randy Shipley, the founder and CEO of CannaFundr.com, is among those who believe that the new SEC rules will “potentially” have a positive influence on the marijuana industry.

MJIC Media Conference and Reports

Cannabis Growth Capital Conference, Las Vegas, Nov. 10-11—Learn the New Trends in Cannabis Investing and Learn Why What Happens in Vegas Travels the World

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Growth Capital Conference will bring the best public and private investment companies in the industry together at the Westgate Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nov. 10-11.

Santa Cruz Bakeware

Santa Cruz Bakeware Takes A Fresh Approach To Household Cannabis Storage With Crowdfunding Launch

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Santa Cruz Bakeware™ announces launch of the Greenskeeper project on Indiegogo, ending the home storage nightmare for medical and recreational cannabis consumers.


Debt Crowdfunding for Cannabusinesses

Cannabis entrepreneurs may underestimate the potential for debt financing, a topic that will be explored in detail by Scott Jordan, Director of Business Development for Dynamic Funding at the Marijuana Investor Summit on Sept. 16 in Los Angeles.


Equity Crowdfunding for Cannabis in Colorado

Could equity crowdfunding for cannabis take off in Colorado? On July 16, 2015, Colorado’s Division of Securities sent a cease and desist letter to a man who posted ads on Craigslist looking for “high net worth investors to strategically partner with one of the largest MMJ chains in Colorado.” So, no, not for that guy.

Vitamin Weed

Vitamin Weed: Get Healthy, Not High: Big Brother Star Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Cannabis Book

DENVER, JULY 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Millions of Americans now have access to medical marijuana, but most don’t use it because of stigma and lack of education. Cannabis isn’t just for sick people; it can help you sleep, improve your sex life, get rid of headaches and back pain, and boost your creativity according to reality television star Dr. Michele.


DisposaBowls Crafting Convenience for Consumers

Let’s face it: it is hard to be a cannabis consumer on the go. Federal prohibition makes it difficult to travel with your cannabis pipes; and even if it was legal on the federal level, would you trust your pipe with the TSA? Most people wouldn’t, and neither would Lauren Ely, CEO of disposaBowls.


Crowdfunding Marries Cannabis Startups and Capital

The Marijuana Investor Summit was not short on speakers and panelists offering advice on financing a cannabis business. But many cannabis entrepreneurs learned a grittier lesson in the conference center’s labyrinth-like hallways and the hotel’s lobby bar.

CannaInsider Funding Infographic

CannaInsider Pictures 10 Ways of Funding and Marijuana Investor Summit

The idea of funding a startup can seem daunting regardless of the field a company chooses to enter. Emerging entrepreneurs in the legal marijuana industry can improve their prospects by becoming well versed in their funding options before pursuing a particular path to capital.

CannaFundr Merges Crowdfunding and Cannabis

The spirit of the JOBS Act is strong, though its flesh (that is, its actual implementation) is weak. The spirit of that 2012 enactment may have just created an important new conduit for the movement of cash into the growing legal cannabis industry in the United States.

Crowdfunding for Marijuana Startups

In a non-cannabis industry an entrepreneur might simply go to the bank for financing, but not so in the marijuana world. Few lenders are ready to do business with a startup whose status is still questionable under federal law. Is crowdfunding an option?