U.S.: Marijuana Business News App Debuts On Google Play
For anyone considering going into business in the legal cannabis industry, a new free tool has arrived to the Google Play marketplace designed to make it easier to keep informed about industry news and developments. Ganjapreneur, a cannabis industry business news and culture website, has recently launched a mobile app designed to keep aspiring "ganjapreneurs," or marijuana entrepreneurs, up to date about the latest headlines and happenings that are relevant to the growth of the industry.
The app is broken down into several sections, including a news feed with categories such as "Business" and "Politics," a job feed which aggregates employment opportunities from several online cannabis industry job boards on a daily basis, and a section that features interviews with prominent business owners and investors who are already operational with their endeavors in the marijuana industry. While cannabis enthusiasts who use Android devices may download the app in its current form, iPhone users will have a similar opportunity in the near future: Ganjapreneur has put up a notification that the app will also soon be available in the Apple App Store.
"Our goal with this app was to create a simple news-reader for anyone who is curious about the economic opportunities that this new industry will bring," said a Ganjapreneur representative. "Whether you're someone who is already growing a business, or simply a supporter of the cause, Ganjapreneur aims to the best resource for finding all of the news that is relevant to your business.
"There are a lot of other sites out there that focus on the cultural and recreational aspects of cannabis: our goal is to keep our content strictly business-focused," the representative said.
Two weeks ago, Ganjapreneur announced the pilot episode of a web series featuring profiles of cannabis professionals and investors, a 20-minute-long interview with John Evich of Top Shelf Cannabis, the first retail store to serve Washington's recreational market. The next video episode has not yet been announced, although a few other interviews have been published in written and audio format.
The website has also created an "open source" dictionary of every slang term and phrase related to cannabis, and has alluded to a network with membership-based features that will be added in the future.
The ultimate purpose of the website is stated in the About page: "Our mission is to provide unbiased, in-depth coverage with an emphasis on the daily struggles of cannabis industry pioneers who are paving the way for future generations. We want to help aspiring ganjapreneurs learn from those who are already involved by providing interviews and commentary on every aspect of the industry, straight from the experts themselves."