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The future of e-commerce is…SMS?
A new Bay Area service called Johnnie thinks customers feel nostalgic for the old days. The software as a service platform is an AI-powered budtender, that enables ordering via text, like with a dealer."It's innovative but it's not," Johnnie founder Read More...

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Uber Eats to support weed pickup orders in Ontario

Consumers in Ontario, Canada will be able to place cannabis orders through Uber Eats, the company said Monday. The app now features dispensary Tokyo Smoke, which is owned by Canopy Growth.ReutersOther tech giants, such as Facebook and Google have steered...
business

Berner and Weedmaps’ social venture is a go

Cannatech is a hot sector. But while there have been several attempts to whip up a 420-themed social network, none, to the best of my knowledge, has had any success.(Last we heard from  MassRoots, a high profile effort turned fiasco,...
politics

Republican pot bill upends legalization calculus

Cannabis politics just got a lot more interesting. Following Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) bill this summer, Freshman Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) has filed a new bill she's presenting as "a good middle-of-the-road, pragmatic, common-sense approach" to federal legalization. No...
business

LeafLink reveals top brands of 2021

LeafLink, an online wholesale marketplace which facilitates more than $4B in annualized orders, almost 39% of the U.S. market, released its annual LeafLink List. The data shines a light on top performing brands.While some states have shown a lag in...
career-advice

How to Become a Budtender

For many people hoping to break into the growing cannabis industry, 'how to become a budtender' is usually the first question asked. These days, medical marijuana dispensaries are a big part of the landscape in many urban and even suburban...
equity

Talking Points: Weed for Warriors Project CEO Sean Kiernan

Everyone in weed wants to hug a veteran, says Sean Kiernan, CEO of the non-profit Weed for Warriors Project, but legalization hasn’t been especially kind to the veteran’s community. While vets overwhelmingly favor MED research, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which...
politics

Germany could soon legalize REC

Germany is on the brink of legalizing REC, Bloomberg reports. Already Europe’s largest MED market, the reported deal could be a major breakthrough for the industry in the continent’s largest economy. Negotiators for the Social Democrats, Greens and pro-business Free Democrats are working...
business

MSOs’ growth plan leaked

MSOs are pushing for regulations that would give them "a near oligopoly," a source told The Daily Beast. "They don't want to compete" on the open market.The anonymous source leaked a deck they characterized as showing industry support for the...