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SuperNet: A new credit card for dispensaries
SuperNet, a new credit card which expects to launch in January, caters to the needs of dispensaries and their customers. The service expects to launch in January at 100 California pot shops. The cards work like normal credit cards. Consumers apply Read More...

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politics

A busy week in Washington

Cannabis Caucus member Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Oh.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) capped off a busy week in Washington by releasing a bill that would incentivize states to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of Americans who have...
business

Harborside acquiring Urbn Leaf and Loudpack

California dispensary chain Harborside said it would acquire SoCal-focused retailer Urbn Leaf and cultivator, manufacturer and distributor Loudpack. The combined company, to be called StateHouse Holdings, will be among the largest vertically integrated operators in California.   Harborside will issue subordinate...
business

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...
business

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...
career-advice

How to Become a Bud Trimmer

If you’re wondering how to become a bud trimmer, it’s probably in part because you appreciate great flower. The cannabis you buy at the local dispensary (or even on the corner, probably) is a collection of properly trimmed and cut,...
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,...
health_science

First fentanyl-laced weed case confirmed

Long the subject of scare stories, Connecticut authorities are reporting what they believe to be the first confirmed case of fentanyl-laced cannabis.ForbesAccording to the New England HIDTA, between July and October there were 39 cases of patients who exhibited symptoms...
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...