The Priceline Of Pot: WikiLeaf Offers Discounts To Marijuana Customers

COLORADO: When you book a flight online, you’re unlikely to use American Airline’s website directly. Like most money-conscious consumers, you’ll visit a price comparison site like Kayak or Expedia instead. Same goes for hotel reservations, rental cars, even consumer goods ranging from iPhone cases to toothbrushes.

Why not apply that same logic to pot?

That’s the concept behind WikiLeaf, a comparison shopping website for medical marijuana that launched Jan. 22. Created by Dan Nelson, a Seattle-based financial blogger and medical marijuana patient, the site allows medical (and soon, retail) marijuana users to locate nearby dispensaries in four states — California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon — and comparison-shop for the lowest rates on weed. [Read more…]

Privateer Holdings Closes $7 Million Funding Round

WASHINGTON: Privateer Holdings Inc., the cannabis industry’s first private equity firm, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round. The company raised an initial $7 million from high net worth individual investors and family offices, with a strategic plan to invest in companies in the cannabis space and build mainstream brands. The completion of this initial round of funding positions Privateer Holdings as the leader in the nascent cannabis industry. Leafly.com is its flagship acquisition. [Read more…]

Privateer Holdings Closes $7 Million Funding Round

WASHINGTON: Privateer Holdings Inc., the cannabis industry’s first private equity firm, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round. The company raised an initial $7 million from high net worth individual investors and family offices, with a strategic plan to invest in companies in the cannabis space and build mainstream brands. The completion of this initial round of funding positions Privateer Holdings as the leader in the nascent cannabis industry. Leafly.com is its flagship acquisition. [Read more…]