(ANTIMEDIA) San Diego, CA — While I was speaking with a friend from Germany recently, I was surprised at how shocked he was to learn of Weedmaps, a popular U.S.-based site that serves as the largest directory of marijuana-related products on the Internet. This makes sense, considering weed is not legal in Germany like it is in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and the dozens of states with medical marijuana programs like California.
He could not believe the vast array of edibles, topicals, oils, waxes, hashes, and smoking instruments viewable to those lucky enough to live in a city served by the website.
Justin Hartfield and Keith Hoerling founded Weedmaps in 2008. After much success, Weedmaps quickly acquired Marijuana.com, reportedly buying the domain for $4.2 million in 2011. Weedmaps, which is headquartered in Orange County, California, partnered with NORML in October of 2011. Soon after, the entrepreneurs acquired MMJMenu, the Denver-based software company specializing in backend software for the medical marijuana industry.… Read the rest