Cannabis Business Owner Services & Resources

Finding service providers in the Cannabis industry can be trickier than for other businesses. The complicated legal status of marijuana-related products means finding services like advertising and payment processing are not as straight-forward as other businesses.

Because of this, I have collected B2B Cannabis-friendly services, software, trade associations & other resources in this growing list. I hope you find it helpful. If you have a suggestion, please let me know. Thanks!

Here’s quick links to our most popular guides and resources:

Advertising Networks & Platforms – Explains which advertising networks allow CBD and cannabis-related businesses to advertise.

Cannabis Affiliate Programs – List of best paying and most reliable affiliate brands & networks for website publishers and digital marketers.

Wholesale CBD Oil & Isolate Suppliers – List of suppliers & prices for CBD oil, isolates and other sources of bulk hemp products.

Cannabis POS Systems – List of cannabis-specific & compliant point-of-sale software and systems for dispensaries, delivery & other cannabis retailers.

Cannabis Trade Associations

Trade associations and professional organizations can help business owners network and provide a variety of benefits. Here are the longest-running & most well-respected cannabis associations to look at. Also, don’t forget to check your local SBA if you are in the USA.

National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

NCIA – National Cannabis Industry Association (USA) Founded in 2010. Membership benefits include networking & promotional opportunities, industry insights, political representation and advocacy.

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

AHPA – American Herbal Products Association (USA) Founded in 1982. Not exclusively cannabis, but do have a specialized cannabis committee. Their stated mission”to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods…”

Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers (ACCRES)

ACCRES – The Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers (Canada) – Advocates for private, provincially licensed cannabis retailers to government at all levels.

Other Services and Resources

Cannabis Education, Courses & Certifications

GreenCultured Lab – Accredited Cannabis Industry Training and Certification. Training for individuals, professionals, business and organizations.

THC – Offers courses on cultivation and beyond. For serious marijuana entrepreneurs. Certified classes start at $50

Growing and Farming Supplies  – For DIY growers big and small. The online shop supplies seed trays, greenhouse parts and kits to both US and Canada. – Good selection of high-end Grow boxes, cabinets, and rooms plus hydroponic systems and LED grow lights. – Established seedbank with huge selection. Based in Europe, but ships to many countries. Also see wholesale seeds from their sister-company Tiger One.

Cannabis-Friendly Web Hosting

Glow – Shared and dedicated servers available, and accepts cryptocurrency and cash payment options. Over 18 years in business and A+ BBB rating. Boasts “Quality, Worry-Free, Cannabis Friendly Web Hosting”.

Shopify eCommerce – Cannabis has played a major role in the success of this online shopping platform. They have solutions specific for cannabis dispensaries online and off, and are official partners of government cannabis distributors.

Commercial Insurance – Canadian provider of insurance with specialized and specific coverage for the Cannabis industry.

Cannabis Software

It’s hard to find reliable information on eCommerce and shop software available to dispensaries and other marijuana-related businesses. I’ll post them here until I’ve collected enough to split this into a full page resource.

Springbig – Loyalty marketing platform for dispensaries and brands. CRM suite of tools including rewrds, referrals, and promo communications.

Dutchie – Allows legal USA dispensary to easily sell online. Integrates with existing websites.

Shopify – eCommerce software that powers many government weed stores in Canada, and CBD-stores in the United States.

Have a suggestion or a review of these services? or Want to be listed here?

If you have a suggestion or question, please leave a comment below. Or get in touch via twitter @thcaffiliates

Please note: I have no personal experience with most of these services — so don’t take this as a recommendation, only a starting point for your own research.

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