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Dutchie launches new cannabis Point of Sale platform with its own dual-screen register

Dutchie today is announcing a new cannabis point of sale platform, including a dual-screen terminal for dispensaries. Called Dutchie POS, this comes...

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Dutchie Pay wants to help you stop paying in cash for your cannabis

Dutchie Pay is a payment solution designed for the very specific requirements of the legal cannabis market in the U.S., but also indicative of the...

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Retail investors or guinea pigs?

From early IPOs to startup crowdfunding, are non-professional investors assuming more risk than they should?

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JourneyOne harvests a dope $10M fund to invest in cannabis tech

As the cannabis markets are maturing, we’re seeing new opportunities rise to the surface. JourneyOne ventures told TechCrunch it’s closed...

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Puffco unveils the $299 Proxy, an innovative, modular cannabis vaporizer

Puffco has long led the market with innovative cannabis vaporizers. The Puffco Peak Pro is easily one of the best e-rigs available, and the company...

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Canix raises $10M to expand its cannabis seed-to-sale platform across the U.S. and Canada

Canix today is announcing a $10m raise from venture capitalists. The company sees using the capital to expand throughout the United States and...

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The week Jack stepped back

Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap some of the top stories to cross TC's front page over the last 7 days

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Cannabis, sex tech and psychedelics startups deserve more than stigma

Cannabis, sex tech and psychedelics are often lumped under the "vice" category — a characterization that prevents many VCs from investing...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Cannabis investor survey, product ops, recurring revenue financing

The cannabis industry is doing well in the United States: over 75% of the population lives in a state where access is permitted, and the legal market...

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4 investors discuss the US cannabis market’s prospects in Q3 2022

To understand where the cannabis market is going, we talked to four investors who have been quite active in backing cannabis-related startups in the...

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Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take...

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Lucid Green raises $10M Series A to bring smart UPC codes to cannabis

Lucid Green has a solution to a growing labeling problem, and raised a $10 million Series A led by Gron Ventures with participation from Gotham Green...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Musk’s Twitter bid, European cannabis survey, borrowing against NFTs

The U.S. is the world’s largest cannabis market, but as more European countries consider legalizing recreational use, investors are looking for...

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8 cannabis investors share their outlook on the European market in H1 2022

We asked several active investors to analyze the European market, share advice for founders building recreational and medicinal startups, and talk...

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Do you want your paycheck in crypto?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week,...

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Cansativa Group grabs capital as Germany readies for recreational cannabis market

Cansativa Group is the only approved company in Germany providing business-to-business tools for customers to manage every stage of the cannabis...

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Cannabis beverage startup Cann raises $27M as it expands to Canada

Cann, a THC beverage company marketing itself as a fun alternative to alcohol, is bulking up on funding as it brings the product into Canada —...

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Vangst ropes in $19 million more to place employees with work in the growing cannabis industry

In a tight labor market, so-called vertical labor marketplaces that zoom in on one industry, like nursing or hospitality, are drawing funding....

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How one founder is taking on the customer knowledge gap in the cannabis industry

The co-founder of Dutchie, Ross Lipson, talks to Jordan and Darrell about stepping into the cannabis space, taking the hits as they come and growing...

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Cannabis and banking vets launch credit card for dispensaries

Most consumer cannabis transactions are done in cash, legal or not. Since the United States classifies cannabis as a Title IV drug, the banking...

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Gift Guide: Give the gift of cannabis with these 9 high-tech smoking devices

Cannabis is quickly going to the nerds. As it gradually becomes legal around the world, startups have responded with innovative products from...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 5 pitch deck slides to fix, initial viable product, MLOps acceleration

This is a fantastic time to found a startup, but unless you plan to bootstrap it, you will still need to go through the laborious exercise of...

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Is that weed you’re smoking green enough?

For most industries, sustainability is an exercise in correcting the mistakes of the past — from changing mindsets to the machinery used. But for...

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Meadow launches Dynamic Delivery to bring mobile cannabis dispensaries to California

Meadow’s new Dynamic Delivery helped Cannable cut delivery times from hours to 20 minutes. How? The delivery vehicle is stocked with pot...

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Cannabis market intelligence platform Pistil Data raises $6.5M from Casa Verde and others

Pistil Data, a cannabis market intelligence platform, has closed a $6.5 million seed round led by Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde. The funding round...

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Agrify aims to be the fastest-growing cannabis company

Agrify currently sells computer-controlled vertical farming units for cannabis. But that’s just the starting point for Agrify. The company is...

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Puffco keeps innovating dabbing

Puffco is announcing a new upgrade to its over-the-top Peak Pro vaporizer that increases the smoking experience and improves battery life. This...

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Cannabis investment jumps 82% the second half of 2021, 165% over 2020 levels

Cannabis equity fundraising is quickly hitting new highs. An analysis of Crunchbase data reveals cannabis companies are seeing larger checks from...

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