Author: Toni Allen | Last update: June 6, 2023
Services like financing, insurance, banking, advertising, accounting and others can be harder to come by in the cannabis industry, given the complicated legal issues surrounding marijuana.
To help, I have collected B2B cannabis-friendly services, trade associations & other resources in this growing list. Continue reading for our most popular guides, or use the table of contents to navigate:
Table of Contents
Our Cannabis Business Guides
Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the cannabis industry for a while, our guides provide you with the tools, advice, and resources you need to become a successful business owner.
Our most popular guides and resources:
Cannabis Jobs and Hiring Resources – Where to find & hire for cannabis-specialized jobs, along with freelance writers, designers, industry professionals and ancillary services.
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. Also, don’t forget to check your local SBA if you are in the USA.
Cannabis Franchise Opportunities – Introduction to franchising in the cannabis industry, including a list of franchises in the US, Canada and Europe for dispensaries, micro-grows and more.
Wholesale CBD Oil & Isolate Suppliers – List of suppliers & prices for CBD oil, isolates and other sources of bulk hemp products. Includes US, Canadian & European suppliers, and also dropshipping services.
Marketing and Advertising
CBD & Cannabis Guide to Online Advertising – If you want to advertise your CBD brand, dispensary, or other cannabis-related business — you probably won’t qualify for Google or Facebook ads, learn why and find alternatives here.
Advertising Networks & Platforms – List of 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. Also see our list dedicated solely to CBD affiliate programs, too.
Dispensary Marketing & Advertising Guide – Comprehensive guide to online and offline advertising options for cannabis dispensaries.
Cannabis & CBD Marketing Resources – Where to find cannabis-friendly resources for marketing your business.
Cannabis Packaging & Labeling – List of suppliers as well as key considerations, and links state-specific guidelines.
Stock Photo Resources for Cannabis – The best free, paid, and AI options for marijuana and hemp images.
Cannabis Business Services
Finance and Banking
Bespoke Financial – Established in 2018 as the first licensed commercial lender for the cannabis industry. They provide access to working capital for all types of cannabis-based businesses.
FundCanna – Offers vendor financing, bridge loans, equipment financing, cash advances, working capital and other services to cannabis businesses.
AVANA Capital – Provides commercial real estate (CRE) loans, construction loans and bridge loans to clients of cannabis-related businesses. These cannabis real estate loans can be used for the purchase of land or property for setting up a farm, retail dispensaries, equipment purchases, and other costs,
Admiral Insurance – Underwriters located in the US that provide casualty coverage for growers, processors, wholesalers, and dispensaries in places where marijuana is permitted for either medical or recreational purposes.
CannGen – CannGen Insurance Services has been a pioneer in offering complete insurance coverages for the cannabis, CBD, and hemp industries nationally since 2008.
NutraRisk – NutraRisk provides coverage for medicinal and recreational Cannabis operations in all states with legalized programs.
Cannasure.com – Canadian provider of insurance with specialized and specific coverage for the Cannabis industry.
Cannabis Education, Courses & Certifications
GreenCultured Lab – Accredited Cannabis Industry Training and Certification. Training for individuals, professionals, business and organizations.
THC University.org – Offers courses on cultivation and beyond. For serious marijuana entrepreneurs. Certified classes start at $50
Cannabis-Friendly Web Hosting
Glow Host.com – 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”.
It’s hard to find reliable information on eCommerce and shop software available to dispensaries and other marijuana-related businesses. Here’s a few cannabis-related software providers, but also see my full guide on cannabis retail POS systems.
Springbig – Loyalty marketing platform for dispensaries and brands. CRM suite of tools including rewrds, referrals, and promo communications.
Wurk – Cannabis software platform for managing payroll, human resources, timekeeping, scheduling and tax compliance, and minimizes compliance risks in the ever-changing
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