LA City Council To End Public Commentary On Draft Cannabis Regulations

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, August 15 hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting,

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday, August 15, hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting CALIFORNIA: The people of Los Angeles made their voices heard loud and clear last November when they voted to legalize adult-use marijuana in the State of California. In March, more than 80% of Angelenos overwhelmingly Read the full article…

Weedmaps Partners With MJ Freeway to Provide Real-Time, Online Cannabis Inventory Menus

Weedmaps and MJ Freeway partner

COLORADO: Weedmaps, the oldest and largest technology company in the cannabis space which operates the dispensary, delivery, doctor and deal finder site Weedmaps.com and the media site Marijuana.com, has partnered with industry-leading compliance and seed-to-sale tracking software solution, MJ Freeway, to provide a valuable menu integration for operators to easily display their products to consumers and patients. Operators that manage 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.

420 Games: Ganja Olympics

The 420 Games plans to show the world, via athletic achievement, people who use marijuana in productive ways.

CALIFORNIA:  One of the biggest blows to the credibility of cannabis users is the stereotype that they are all nothing but lazy stoners. The image is clear in dissenters’ minds: a bummed out person sprawled out on a couch, hitting a bong, watching cartoons and devouring all of the snack foods and pizza in sight. Read the full article…

Pot Web Site Puts $1 Million Into Possible California Initiative

A popular marijuana dispensary mapping website has contributed $1 million to a campaign committee for a possible November 2016 pot legalization ballot measure.

CALIFORNIA:  A popular marijuana dispensary mapping website has contributed $1 million to a campaign committee for a possible November 2016 pot legalization ballot measure. Irvine-based Weedmaps Media, LLC, which runs Weedmaps.com, put the money into the company-sponsored “Californians for Sensible Reform” to support a possible 2016 initiative. What that measure will be remains unclear. Earlier Read the full article…

These Weed Snobs Show Why Pot Can Be Just As Snooty As Wine

Weedmaps cannot do paid advertising on Facebook so they have come up with alternative ways to reach their audience.

CALIFORNIA:  Weedmaps, a Yelp-like service focused on pot, wants to show that marijuana can be just as sophisticated as alcohol. But it’s hard for a company named Weedmaps to buy ad space, and it had to get a little creative with its marketing. That’s why it hosts Weedmaps TV on YouTube where it has more than 100,000 subscribers, and Read the full article…

These People Left Respectable Corporate Jobs To Work In The Booming Marijuana Industry

There are plenty of people flocking to the industry simply because they love pot.

COLORADO:  In late 2010, Derek Peterson was fired from his job as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he had been managing a $100 million fund. But instead of looking for another job on Wall Street, Peterson decided to dive head first into the marijuana industry side project that had gotten him fired in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Are On A Roll

Lawmakers would like to authorize marijuana delivery services to reach medical patients in any areas off-limits to dispensaries and retail stores.

CALIFORNIA:  Brian Reichle couldn’t have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies. Once a Read the full article…

These Roadblocks Are Killing Marijuana Advertising’s Vibes

A pro marijuana legalization ad from Weedmaps, the self-described "Yelp! for pot," was supposed to be displayed on an electronic billboard in Times Square beginning in April. But CBS asked Neutron Media to pull the ad while its legal department reviews the propriety of it. CBS has veto rights even though it does not own the billboard since its logo is on it.

NEW YORK: Marijuana is a boon to advertising. Not only have marijuana legalization proponents utilized an effective public relations campaign to legalize the drug in Colorado and Washington – and are looking elsewhere – but now the product will also be marketed and sold where it is legal. The sales campaigns include advertising. But advertising marijuana Read the full article…

Marijuana-Related Business Sees Growth As Pot Legalization Spreads

A popular marijuana dispensary mapping website has contributed $1 million to a campaign committee for a possible November 2016 pot legalization ballot measure.

COLORADO:  As legalization of marijuana grows, so too is the outlook of companies catering to the pot business. One such firm, WeedMaps.com, a website that allows users to rate and review medical marijuana dispensaries, expects to post $30 million in revenue this year and increase that by 20 percent next year. The company was started five Read the full article…