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, trade associations & other helpful resources in this growing list. I hope you find it helpful.
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.
Advertising for Cannabis-related products & services
Here are the most well-known affiliate networks and other advertising services that specialize in and/or accept cannabis-related businesses.
Shareasale.com Affiliate Network
Shareasale is probably the largest affiliate network that allows cannabis-related merchandisers. Drive more traffic to your online store using performance based marketing.
CannAffiliate is a niche affiliate network catering to cannabis products and services including CBD, delivery services, vaping supplies and more.
Leafly is one of the largest (if not the largest) directory of dispensaries worldwide, Leafly has advertising options targeted to medical and recreational cannabis consumers.
Cannabis Affiliate Programs (big list) – Curated list of cannabis affiliate programs including seeds, growing equipment, MoMs, dispensaries, and even cannabis education and finance products.
Full list of cannabis & CBD advertising networks here. <–
Payment Processors & POS Software
Banking & payments are changing so rapidly for the cannabis industry. As the industry grows, I will likely split this into it’s own page.
Getgreenline.co – Designed for Canadian dispensaries, is a modern POS with inventory management & live menu TV displays. Based in Vancouver, BC.
Shopify POS – Shopify is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, and cannabis has played a major role in their success. They have solutions specific for cannabis dispensaries and are official partners of government cannabis distributors.
IndicaOnline POS – Designed for cannabis dispensaries in both the United States and Canada. Integrates with Potify delivery platform, Weedmaps directory, and METRC reporting.
NaturePay.net – US-Based. Provides banking, credit card processing, and software for cannabis businesses, including cannabis POS systems.
Cova Software POS
Cova POS – Complete cannabis dispensary POS software & hardware systems compatible with both Canadian and US subsidiaries.
Flowhub.com – Cannabis retail management platform including POS and inventory management for running dispensaries. US only. Compliant in Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Oregon.
Wholesale Supplies and Sales
Tiger One Distribution
Biohazardinc.com – Wholesale products for cannabis dispensaries and smoke shops. Application required, $300 min order. Ships within USA only.
HBIcanada.com – Wholesale-only rolling and smoking accessories from brands such as RAW, Zippo, Hammercraft and many others. Ships to Canada only.
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”.
Cannasure.com – Canadian provider of insurance with specialized and specific coverage for the Cannabis industry.
Springbig – Loyalty marketing platform for dispensaries and brands. CRM suite of tools including rewrds, referrals, and promo communications.
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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.