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This Software Startup is Being Called “The Amazon of Weed”

This Software Startup is Being Called “The Amazon of Weed”

As more layers of the cannabis prohibition onion are peeled back, more demand for various products and services start to emerge within the industry. A software startup is meeting one area of need, offering customizable software to dispensaries and retail locations, with an emphasis on regulation compliance and attention to detail when it comes to specific customer requests.

That software company is called Meadow, and their platform is being called “the Amazon of weed” because they provide customers with a flashy digital storefront on the surface, and automated patient record management on the back end. While there are certainly competitors out there, Meadow believes they have the one piece of all encompassing, ‘done for you’ cannabis retail software that thinks of just about everything.

More about Meadow
Home https://getmeadow.com/
Their Blog https://blog.getmeadow.com/

Press Release: Mantis Cannabis Ad Network Growth

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mantis-makes-list-of-top-100-largest-digital-networks-in-the-us-300499615.html

LOS ANGELES, August 4, 2017 /PRNewsWire/ — MANTIS Ad Network, LLC., the leading cannabis-friendly marketing platform, announced today that it is now one of the top 100 largest digital networks in the US, per Quantcast.

MANTIS web properties generated more than 526M page views and reached over 32M visitors in the month of July, an increase of over 1200% and 160%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Aurora Cannabis to Make Strategic Investment into Industrial Hemp Company

Aurora Cannabis to Make Strategic Investment into Industrial Hemp Company

Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017

 

FEDERAL

Article: legal Weed States Tell Jeff Sessions Their Programs Are Working. He Might Crack Down Anyway . The attorney general personally opposes marijuana, and seems willing to ignore evidence.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59834257e4b06d488874a716/amp?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Mason Tvert, vice president of public relations and communications with VS Strategies, a Denver-based communications and government relations firm focused on marijuana policy, who was also instrumental in the passage of Colorado’s recreational marijuana ballot measure, said that if the Justice Department goal is to promote public health and safety, “it would be entirely counterproductive to dismantle the thoughtful state and local regulatory frameworks that have been established in states like Colorado.”

Thanks To Andrew Sacks SWD for the tip

Sessions raises “serious questions” about Colorado’s marijuana management in letter to gov”Please advise as to how Colorado plans to address the serious findings” writes Sessions

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/08/04/jeff-sessions-colorado-marijuana-letter-hickenlooper/85404/

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Colorado isn’t making good on its promises to stop marijuana from spilling over its borders, nor is the state keeping it out of the hands of kids.

Sessions raised “serious questions” about the state’s marijuana regulation and called on Gov. John Hickenlooper to remedy the situation in a letter obtained by The Cannabist. It is dated July 24 and arrived at the Colorado Capitol late Thursday, officials said.

Task force on marijuana law offers little on new policies

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/task-force-marijuana-law-offers-little-new-policies/

WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views. The group’s report largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.

 

COLORADO

140-page report from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D) office contains data and analysis from six state agencies, showing that the state’s 2012 marijuana legalization didn’t significantly increase youth drug abuse, school dropouts or juvenile arrests.

Download report at given link

FLORIDA

Florida bank opens its arms to medical marijuana businesses

 

IOWA

Article: Future of Iowa’s Medical Cannabis Business Fraught with Uncertainty

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-07/health-issues/future-of-iowas-medical-cannabis-business-fraught-with-uncertainty/a58858-1

At least 50 potential cannabis business operators have contacted the Iowa Department of Public Health, but the medical cannabis board that will review applications and issue licenses hasn’t yet been established.

Randy Mayer, coordinator of the Office of Medical Cannabidiol for the Iowa Department of Public Health, says the goal of having producers licensed by December is ambitious.

OREGON

A 19-page report prepared by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) office gives a positive view of legalization that safeguards public safety, and describes the state’s robust system tracking weed from seed to sale. The document was first made public in June following a records request by Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie.

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