Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

“With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe. “Building on Leafly’s established position Read the full article…

Headset Announces $2.5 Million In Financing; Ramps Up Services To Cannabis Clients

Headset raises 2.5 million in latest round of cannatech wars

WASHINGTON: Headset, a leading retail analytics firm for cannabis-related businesses closed $2.5 million in financing as part of its efforts to ramp up its suite of data products in the ever-competitive cannabis technology space. Hypur Ventures, a leading-edge venture capital fund headquartered in Arizona, and Salveo Capital, a Chicago-based private-equity fund specializing in cannabis sector investments, have partnered with Read the full article…

The Art Of Marketing Marijuana

Farmer Tom, MJ Brand Icon

How to make pot seem as all-American as an ice-cold beer In the summer of 2014, The New York Times published its first-ever marijuana ad. The occasion was the enactment of New York’s Compassionate Care Act, which legalized pot for some medical uses. The ad, a congratulatory note from a Seattle start-up, depicted a well-dressed, newspaper-toting man standing Read the full article…

Leafly Founders Depart, Raise Cash For New Marijuana Business Intelligence Startup

“We’re staying in the cannabis industry but are tackling a different problem,” said Scott, who’s taking on the CEO role for the new company.

WASHINGTON: After five years, the founders of marijuana strain and dispensary database Leafly are moving on to their next cannabis-related startup. Cy Scott, Brian Wansolich, and Scott Vickers — who launched Leafly in 2010 — are the co-founders of Headset, a new Seattle-based startup that’s building a business intelligence platform for the fast-growing marijuana industry. Headset, which just raised about $450,000 of a Read the full article…

High Tech Times For Medical Marijuana In The US

In achieving this within the cannabis industry, an enormous opportunity exists for technologists to both standardize and create proper marketplaces within which to sell raw cannabis, as well as its derivatives.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 US states and it has prompted a market for cannabis related apps including those connecting producers with customers, delivery services and review sites. BBC Click‘s Sumi Das reports.

Cannabis Cup Highlights Marijuana’s Latest Products, Policy Developments

“It’s really about time,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesperson for MPP. “We just can’t wait any longer.”

COLORADO:  With 420 approaching, it’s time for our annual reminder: Don’t do anything that might bring shame to Denver, Colorado, or marijuana legalization in general. This weekend’s Cannabis Cup, a trade show for those in, or interested in, the bud industry, is doing its part to keep the jackassery to a minimum by disallowing and sales or Read the full article…

Seattle Marijuana Investment Firm Privateer Closes $75M Round To Build Global Cannabis Brands

Privateer Holdings is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top marijuana investment firms.

WASHINGTON:  Privateer Holdings is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top marijuana investment firms. The Seattle-based holding company today announced the closure of a $75 million Series B round, money that Privateer will use to grow its three marijuana-related startups and expand the firm’s portfolio further. “This positions us to build a family of global brands Read the full article…

Marijuana Ad In The NYTs: All The News That’s Fit To Smoke

Sunday New York Times runs a paid marijuana ad.

NEW YORK:  Readers of the Sunday New York Times will have an added distraction to the crossword puzzle:  a paid advertisement for marijuana.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be. On July 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York’s Compassionate Care Act, making the use of medicinal marijuana legal.  Conditions qualifying for legal purchase and use of Read the full article…