ManifestSeven Acquires The People’s Kush, Further Expanding Retail Reach

Cannabis delivery service provides access to broader Sacramento market

CALIFORNIA: ManifestSeven, California’s first integrated omni-channel platform for legal cannabis, today announced the acquisition of The People’s Kush, a legal cannabis delivery service based in Davis, California.

The People’s Kush will be integrated into M7’s retail arm Weden, which has storefront and delivery operations across the state, and will help drive operational expansion into areas ranging from Napa Valley in the southwest to the Greater Sacramento area in the northeast.

peoples kush davis ca“M7 sees tremendous growth potential in The People’s Kush, especially when it comes to serving surrounding population centers and tourism destinations,” said Pierre Rouleau, Chief Operating Officer of ManifestSeven. “We are committed to reaching every corner of the state, and this highly-scalable operation connects our retail footprint with a concentrated local population and tourism base.”

The People’s Kush has been in operation since 2017, building a loyal customer base by serving the communities of Davis, Woodland and areas of Yolo County, but has not yet established a presence in larger nearby markets, which will provide significant growth opportunities for its operations.

“We are excited to be a joining a market leader in M7, allowing user to reach a broader, under serviced part of Northern California with greater efficiency,” said Ishar Dhaliwal, Founder of The People’s Kush. “Integrating into this powerful omni-channel platform will also create a more seamless environment for our customers in accessing the highest quality legal cannabis products. We are grateful to our community for its ongoing support and look forward to continued growth with M7.”

 

Shango Premium Cannabis Introduces Delivery Service In Molalla, Oregon

OREGON: The Shango Premium Cannabis dispensary in Molalla, Oregon will become the first to implement a home delivery service in the area, which will begin Dec. 15.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be the first dispensary in our area to provide a safe and quick means to deliver recreational and medical cannabis products to our customers,” says Shango Molalla owner Joi Moshberger.

Orders will be fulfilled from placements through the molalla.goshango.com website and by calling the Shango Molalla Delivery Line at (503) 744-2506. Orders should be paid on delivery with cash. The fee for the service is $5 for the first 30 days for those in the city limits of Molalla. For orders exceeding $50, the delivery fee is waived.

The new program follows state guidelines for delivery of marijuana products in the state of Oregon. There will be no delivery to hotels, bed and breakfast establishments or government-owned buildings. Medical patients will get priority. This will be the first approved delivery in the city of Molalla.

“We’re bringing in an exciting new dimension to our business that makes it not only convenient but safer for the consumer,” Moshberger said.

Delivery drivers will not carry large amounts of product or cash. Deliveries times are Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To place an order, call (503) 829-7717 or (503) 744-2506.

Eaze Raises Additional $27 Million

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology companyEaze has announced an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs.

The latest round brings Eaze’s total funding to $52 million. Eaze will use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states, to provide safe, convenient and professional access to legal marijuana. James Bailey has also joined the board of directors bringing relevant industry experience as an investor in PAX Labs, High Times and MedMen.

“An increasing number of Americans recognize that when used responsibly, marijuana can dramatically enhance their lives. Through our commitment to education, Eaze is playing a crucial role in the normalization of something that can unequivocally make lives better,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “With the legalization of adult use marijuana on the horizon, we look forward to using our data, technology and platform to continue to serve our mission of providing safe, secure access to marijuana products at the lowest prices with the utmost convenience.”

This announcement of additional capital comes at a time when Eaze has experienced rapid growth, seeing a 300% year-over-year increase in gross sales through its platform and now facilitating over 120,000 deliveries per month. Launched in 2014, Eaze connects customers through its mobile app or website to delivery drivers from local, legal and compliant dispensaries in most major California cities. For patients in need of a medical marijuana recommendation, EazeMD connects California residents with independent, board-certified doctors to receive an evaluation on demand.

 

Legal Medical Marijuana Delivery Arrives In San Jose

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced its official launch in San Jose today. Residents with a valid medical marijuana recommendation can now use Eaze to place orders for marijuana delivered on demand by a licensed dispensary. Residents in need of a recommendation can connect to a doctor on demand from their phone using the EazeMD app. Deliveries will be fulfilled by The Guild, a San Jose licensed dispensary.

In October 2016, San Jose reversed its ban on medical marijuana delivery. Under the city’s previous delivery ban, San Jose struggled with over 30 prominently advertised unlicensed delivery services. The new ordinance permits delivery by licensed dispensaries, and received widespread support from patients, collectives, law enforcement, and community members.

“There was a strong desire for patients to have safer access to the medicine recommended to them by their doctors. It’s great to see the San Jose City Council be responsive to the needs of its constituents, and we hope other California communities will follow suit,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “Eaze’s mission has always been to help dispensaries provide a safe and professional cannabis experience, and we are proud to now be servicing San Jose patients.”

As cannabis regulations continue to evolve across California, data is playing a key role in their development. As the largest marijuana technology platform, Eaze is proud to work with local regulators across the state, including the San Jose City Council and law enforcement agencies, to help them better understand how technology can help provide safe access to cannabis and insight into consumer preferences.

“Legalizing deliveries is simply smart public policy,” said Reverend Jethro Moore of San Jose. “It impacts neighborhoods disproportionately affected by a failed prohibition policy in that legal delivery provides a path to legitimate employment for people traditionally over-prosecuted and replaces illegal street dealing. Our neighborhoods will be safer and the way San Jose is regulating deliveries means youth will not have easy access to cannabis.”

Available in nearly 100 cities throughout California, Eaze helps patients receive safe, regulated deliveries from compliant dispensaries in less than 20 minutes.

California Delivery Service Dubbed ‘Birchbox of Marijuana’

CALIFORNIA:  The Guild, a subscription-based marijuana delivery service, launched in San Francisco, California, this year — on April 20, or “420,” no less.

Founded by two New Yorkers who transplanted west in pursuit of like-minded cannabis users, The Guild is being dubbed the “Birchbox of marijuana” for its familiar business model.

Members of The Guild, a non-profit collective, browse the company’s online catalogue of flowers, concentrates, edibles, and cannabidiols and customize a box of goodies. Like Birchbox with its sample-sized lipsticks and lotions, The Guild can provide products with low doses of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, for members to try before they buy in bulk.

In order to participate, customers must verify their status as a medical marijuana patient in California by uploading a doctor recommendation.

 

Oregon Lawmakers Want Marijuana Delivery Services For “Dry” Counties That Ban Weed Sales

OREGON:  State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine tune the state’s voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana.

One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have “dry” cities and counties that outlaw any weed sales—recreational or medical. (Already, 146 cities and 26 counties have barred medical sales.)

But as first reported in this morning’s Murmurs, lawmakers are already devising a way to drive around that resistance.

Eaze For All: Free Medical Marijuana Delivered To San Francisco Bay Area Patients

CALIFORNIA:  On-demand technology service, Eaze (eazeup.com), today unveiled its “Eaze for All” campaign to deliver free medical marijuana to San Francisco Bay Area patients in about 15 minutes. No purchase is necessary. The company also announced today that it is now serving 34 cities.

Any legally verified, first-time Eaze patient in the San Francisco, Peninsula, South Bay and select East Bay areas can order online, enter promo code EAZE4ALL and receive a free one-eighth ounce of cannabis delivered to their doorstep. Eaze now features high-CBD (cannabidiol/healing) products on the menu so that patients requiring medicine without psychoactive ingredients can have convenient access via home delivery.

“We’ve received an enormous response from the city of San Francisco since we launched six months ago. Eaze is thrilled to extend its cannabis delivery service Bay Area wide to provide more patients with quick, easy and professional access. Through the ‘Eaze for All’ campaign, we invite new patients to try a free delivery – no purchase necessary. This promotion runs now through Valentine’s Day,” said Keith McCarty, founder and CEO of Eaze.

To qualify, each patient must submit proof of a California physician-issued medical marijuana recommendation and a valid driver’s license to become verified on www.eazeup.com. Once verified, patients order via desktop or mobile device and enter promo code EAZE4ALL to receive a $35 credit. There is no additional charge for delivery and no minimum order is required. Delivery usually takes about 15 minutes. The promotion is valid for first-time Eaze patients only and ends at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015.

 

 

RI marijuana dispensary wants delivery service

RHODE ISLAND: A medical marijuana dispensary in Rhode Island is asking state health regulators for permission to operate a delivery service.

In its proposal, Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center of Portsmouth says many patients using medical marijuana are homebound or have difficulties travelling.

The center wants to operate daily deliveries in Newport and Bristol counties and deliveries two times a week in the rest of the state. The marijuana would be delivered by two Greenleaf employees using an unmarked car. No deliveries would be made after 5 p.m.

The state’s Department of Health announced Wednesday that it is accepting public comment on Greenleaf’s proposal before issuing a decision.

Greenleaf became Rhode Island‘s second medical marijuana dispensary when it opened in June.