Cannabis Business Owner Services & B2B Resources

Author: Toni Allen | Last update: Feb 28, 2024

Services like financing, insurance, banking, advertising, web hosting 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, or use the table of contents to navigate:

Cannabis Business Services

Bizee (by Incfile) – Services for business owners and potential business owners. For example; they can help you obtain a federal EIN electronically within one business day, set up a virtual address & mailbox, or research & register a trademark.

Finance and Banking

FundCanna – Established lender in the US cannabis industry. Offers vendor financing, bridge loans, equipment financing, cash advances, lines of credit, working capital and other services to cannabis businesses such as producers, brands, dispensaries and ancillaries.

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.

Commercial Insurance

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

Cannabis-Friendly Web Hosting

Many web hosts do not allow cannabis (or even CBD) related websites to be hosted on their servers. And many established hosts will allow you to sign-up and pay only to eventually cancel your service when they audit your content.

To avoid getting unexpectedly shut-down, I recommend hosting companies that specifically allow & specialize in cannabis-based business with offshore hosting services. Here are web hosts that offer services to cannabis websites:

UltraHosts – Anonymous Offshore VPS hosting with secure your choice of offshore locations. Uniquely offering both linux and windows VPS hosting options with large bandwidth at an affordable price.

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”.

VimHost – Canadian webhost that has been hosting cannabis-related websites like online dispensaries since cannabis was legalized in Canada. Good option for offshore hosting for US cannabis businesses where the federal laws still make many web hosts leery of offering services to cannabusinesses.

DirectHosting – Canadian-based hosting services that offers it’s services for the Marijuana dispensary and vape industry.

Cannabis Software

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:

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.

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

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 Franchise OpportunitiesIntroduction 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.

Other Helpful Resources

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.

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