marijuana

Marijuana soda startup California Dreamin’ wants to replace booze

“Enjoy a light, social high,” says the funky bottle of California Dreamin’ cannabis-infused sparkling pomegranate juice. Launching today at Y Combinator Demo Day, California Dreamin&

Privateer closes $100M round at $600M+ valuation to invest in cannabis startups

It’s high times for the marijuana industry, which has been flourishing in recent years as more regions move to decriminalise the use of it for medical and other purposes. Now, Privateer Holding

Marijuana-friendly states ask Congress to make banking legal for the weed industry

Recreational marijuana might be having its moment, but that doesn't mean that all the kinks are worked out. Because of laws that still classify it as an illicit substance on the federal level, the ban

Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding

The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross s

Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M

We get a lot of weed-related pitches at TechCrunch, but most of them don’t come with the pedigree of Herb‘s investors. Herb is announcing today that it has raised $4.1 million in seed fund

Meadow is the Amazon of weed

Marijuana legalization is sweeping the nation, and The Green Rush is upon us. As pot sellers scramble to comply with complex regulations, one startup has built the full-stack of specialized commerce s

Cannabis delivery startup Eaze confirms theft of some user data from service provider

An anonymous source tipped off Crunchbase News that Eaze, the Series B-stage cannabis delivery startup with over $24 million in venture funding, has experienced a security incident.

Marijuana media giant High Times sells majority stake for ~$42 million

High Times, the most prestigious brand in pot, has been valued at $70 million in a deal that sees it selling a 60% majority stake for roughly $42 million to investment firm Oreva Capital. Originally

Benchmark just backed an ER doctor who wants to keep stoned people off the road

Many people enjoy several careers over their lifetimes. Then there's Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor in Oakland, Calif.; a reserve deputy sheriff; a faculty member at UCSF; a former venture capita

Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get high-tech

Marijuana is an ancient plant with borderline mystical properties -- just ask the 266 million people who smoke it every year. Hemp, the industrial strain of Cannabis sativa, has been used for many pur

Confident Cannabis is the stock exchange of weed

Step 1: Build software for pot labs. Step 2: Find out who has the strongest herb. Step 3: Create a marijuana marketplace connecting dispensaries with the best growers. That’s the plan that score

Tripping.com sees non-hotel lodgings draw “420-friendly” travelers

A search engine that lets travelers find and book a stay in non-hotel lodgings, Tripping.com, has detected a burgeoning “budbnb” trend in Colorado. San Francisco-based Tripping.com aggregates vaca

Marijuana deliverer Meadow rolls up $2.1M for dispensary sales software

Meadow already lets you get a prescription for medical marijuana over video chat and order from a nearby shop that delivers. Now it wants to be the backbone of the weed business, too. Pot dispensari

FoodHigh.Club Is A Yelp For Hungry Stoners

Anari Sengbe hopped up on the TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 Hackathon stage today to present an app with an aim to help ganja consumers enjoy smoking weed and eating at the same time. Enter FoodHigh.Club, a

The 8 Largest Weed Startup Funding Rounds

The industry for legal marijuana is developing quickly – and VC funding is there to back up the cannabis startups that show the most promise.

Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

Pot is great. Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that.

Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos

Peter Thiel thinks Twitter is more 420 than 140-characters. In a CNBC interview today, the famous Facebook investor bashed its competitor saying “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of

WeedMaps Partners With Uber So You Don’t 420BlazeIt And Drive

Dude, where’s my car? Back in the garage because you took an Uber rather than driving high. At least that’s the idea behind leading “Yelp for marijuana” service WeedMaps and Co

Weedmaps Spends Some Of Its $30M To Legalize Pot In NYC

To put it bluntly, Weedmaps is no joke. The Yelp of marijuana dispensaries has grown to $20 million in yearly revenue, and now it's saying "High, NYC" with a Times Square jumbotron campaign to legaliz

Marijuana Majority Website Highlights Celebs And Tech Leaders Who Support Pot Legalization

Successful people, not just "lazy stoners", want pot laws to change. That's the message of <a target="_blank" href="http://marijuanamajority.com/">new website Marijuana Majority</a>, which displays ov
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