The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical.
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The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales.
If these headsets make ordering marijuana easier, which would in turn increase sales, this technology will be another boon for marijuana dispensary stocks.
Cannabis startups among other entrepreneurs are receiving a big platform to represent the emerging marijuana industry at this year’s San Diego Startup Week.
These people quit their day jobs to capitalize on the growing marijuana industry by building their own cannabis related business
Bloomfield Industries, one of the five organizations licensed by the state of New York to cultivate and distribute medical marijuana, is facing “financial constraints.”
Cannabis cultivation need not be disorganized or dirty. And yes, this gives a whole new meaning to a “seed round.”
CALABASAS, Calif., July21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CBD Incorporated, a Southern California-based startup, has been formed to capitalize on the exponentially growing cannabis market by focusing on what the company believes to be the most promising compound in cannabis.
Medical-marijuana startup LeafLine Labs has begun an effort to raise $21 million, according to a regulatory filing.
A new company in Sacramento is offering a cannabis subscription-box service.
On April 5, 2016, Meadow, a medical cannabis delivery and software company based in San Francisco, announced that it had closed a $2.1 million round of seed funding.
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.
You can trade gold and pork belly futures, why not hemp?
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In true “unicorn” startup fashion, online cannabis ordering platform WoahStork owns no commercial grow operations, employs no fleet of delivery drivers, and doesn’t stock a single gram of marijuana.
While financing a regular startup is challenging, financing a cannabis-related startup is even more difficult. Regulation A+ could be a game changer for the legal cannabis industry by letting everyday cannabis consumers financially support the companies they love.
TEL AVIV, Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative Israeli researchers and scientists, high tech experts and “Start-Up Nation” entrepreneurs have fused their knowledge and skills to develop cutting edge expertise that will be on display at Israel’s first International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation.
On Jan. 12, 2016, Tradiv, an emerging online cannabis wholesale marketplace, announced that Todd Palmieri would succeed founder Aeron Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer and serve on the company’s board.
Shouldn’t everything in your life be top shelf? That is the question posed by cannabis accoutrement startup The Apothecarry.
The Arcview Group, perhaps the country’s best known cannabis investor group and the number one source of deal flow for the industry, has announced a new entrepreneur pitch session for Feb. 1-2, 2016.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Backed by MJIC, Inc., Gateway Incubator LLC California’s first cannabis company incubator is opening its doors in Oakland.
Kyla Hill, Chief Hemptress, Creator and CEO of GetHempButter.com, took the last of her startup capital and flew to Denver to audition for The Marijuana Show. This was October 2014.
An early-stage company may have to clean house as it grows, but make sure the drama has a good ending for the shareholder and the company, and not just for the financiers.
Green Bits, the San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt first runner up, brings point-of-sale software services to the world of legal retail marijuana.
DENVER, Sept. 29, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The marijuana startup CannaRegs has been selected to compete at the TechCrunch Disrupt Pitch-Off on October 1st.
CannaPitch is coming to the Marijuana Investor Summit on September 16, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Moderated by Dooma Wendschuh, co-founder of ebbu, the event will feature fresh faces in the world of cannabis startups.
While marijuana and its related products have been for sale in Washington state for over a year now, the financial aspect of the business is still a bit on the hazy side.
3Dponics has launched a new entrant to the rapidly growing, no pun intended, array of 3D printed devices used by marijuana consumers.
Yes, cannabis can. It has been a landmark time for marijuana, with entrepreneurs rushing into the Wild West of the budding industry. They’re not just growers and sellers, but forward-looking tech experts who have seen pot’s bright digital future.
There is no profit without risk, and it is well for those who would invest in this field, either capital or entrepreneurial energy or both, that they recognize the risk.
Science crowdfunding startup Walacea is helping Madrid’s MedicalCannabis Bike Tour to raise the final €85,000 it needs to conduct an independent clinical trial into the effect of cannabinoids on brain tumours.
BOULDER, Colo., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With brick and mortar retailers across America languishing and ecommerce flourishing, Glasshous.com is introducing modern consumers shopping online for cannabis accessories a superior experience.
Less than a year ago, Canary, a mobile marketplace startup, was referred to as the “Uber for marijuana.” The company was founded to cater to medical marijuana patients who were not always in close proximity to a dispensary, or who had trouble getting around due to illness.
For the president of a food and animal testing lab, the marijuana industry is starting to look like a good investment.
The next time you hop into a car from ride-hailing service Sidecar, your co-passenger might be an eighth of weed.
Disruptive technology isn’t meant to please complacent companies, it is meant to displace them and create new entrepreneurial belief systems that have the potential to change our world and the way we interact with it.
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.
The legalization of marijuana – no matter how sticky the parameters – will undoubtedly bring the people behind the scenes of a billion-dollar industry to the forefront.
As marijuana laws undergo serious change in the U.S., new pot-related startups have sparked up all over the place. But what will separate the pretenders from the contenders in what’s becoming an extremely crowded space?
Starting a new business is complicated enough – company founders have to find a place to set up shop, hire great employees, manage cash flow, market their goods or services and sometimes hire experts to help.
Amanda Ostrowitz, attorney, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of CannaRegs Ltd, winner of last fall’s Marijuana Tech Startup Competition, has announced that it will launch its web-accessible database of medical, retail and hemp regulations in late May 2015.
The inception of the recreational marijuana market has caused medical sales to decrease significantly in Colorado, according to a new report published by GreenWave Advisors.
The upcoming “Entourage” film is set to feature a subplot concerning comic relief sidekick Turtle, played by Jerry Ferrara, investing in a successful startup that distributes the popular devices.
Sometimes it isn’t easy to occupy a “niche” in the business world. The niche doesn’t present itself for occupation, it has to be found, or created, by the ingenious.
Some may not like it, but legal cannabis is big business already — a $700 million business last year in Colorado alone, Viridian Capital & Research reports.
Cannabis stocks started the day off with an interesting press release out of Surna (OTCQB: SRNA) announcing that its CEO Tom Bollich will be stepping down.
GrowBuddy is a cannabis software company aiming to empower cannabis cultivators with an application that allows them to record every aspect of the cultivation process.
If you grow cannabis, then odds are you keep a journal to record your grow operation. Journals can be incredibly helpful tools, but they can be a bit of a mess as far as organization goes.
Phylos Bioscience, which is mapping the cannabis genome, has raised $250,000 in equity, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
ebbu LLC is looking to make waves in the growing marijuana market, but first it will have to navigate the tricky waters of venture capital funding in its home state of Colorado.
It was only a matter of time before the emerging business of legalized marijuana became a tech play—and a real estate play.