New updates for MassRoots' iOS app
MassRoots, Inc. launched an update to the iOS mobile application, available through the Apple App Store. New features include:

  • Geo-targeted native advertisements in MassRoots' local, buds and global feeds, enabling businesses to target advertisements to cannabis consumers in their local area.
  • In-depth strain and product pages with high quality photos and descriptions, enabling users to learn about their favorite strains and products and see what fellow enthusiasts have to say about them.
  • Revamped reporting and content screening mechanisms, in addition to an enhanced geo-fence, to ensure MassRoots remains in compliance with state cannabis regulations and the Cole Memorandum.

CannKorp keeps cranking
CannaKorp Inc., announced that it has successfully closed its Series A round of funding. The company raised a total of $4.1 million on a goal of $4 million. CannaKorp has now raised a total of $5.7 million in 2016, including a seed round earlier in the year that was also oversubscribed ($1.6M raised), making the company one of the most well-funded startups in the cannabis industry.

Flying (really) high
Ancillary Business Consultants, Inc., in association with the ABC Family Fund, Inc., (ABCFF), which provides assistance to children afflicted with severe forms of epilepsy, announced today an ultra-exclusive private jet tour for participants to learn about the enormous potential and opportunities occurring in the rapidly emerging legal cannabis and related business markets.

The ABCFF private Boeing 757 executive configuration jet will transport 50 guests on a unique eight-night travel adventure featuring 6-star accommodations, dining and select events with leading cannabis and related industry pioneers. Pairing prime cannabis strains with gourmet dining, this trip will include lectures by industry experts, tours of state-of-the-art facilities for cultivating, processing and distributing the finished product and the opportunity to meet some of the new leaders in the industry. 

Meet us at Seed to Sale in Denver!
Higher Ground is participating at this year's Seed to Sale Show in Denver. I'll be appearing on the NCIA's Advertising & Marketing Committee Roundtable, January 31, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. There's also a Q&A session for all attendees. Bring your questions and ideas - leave with answers and action items. This session will be an open dialogue and a great opportunity to make your voice heard! If you want to meet up before or after email me. Or just come up and introduce yourself.