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 University.org – Offers courses on cultivation and beyond. For serious marijuana entrepreneurs. Certified classes start at $50
Growing and Farming Supplies
BootStrapFarmer.com – For DIY growers big and small. The online shop supplies seed trays, greenhouse parts and kits to both US and Canada.
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”.
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.
Cannasure.com – Canadian provider of insurance with specialized and specific coverage for the Cannabis industry.
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.
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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.