WeedMaps Owner Expanding OC Headquarters

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No, General Cannabis isn't a Jamaican dance-hall singer. It's a Nevada-based technology company that owns Weedmaps.com, CannaCare.com and other medical-marijuana-related concerns. The company is currently headquartered in Costa Mesa, but according to a press release today, it just moved into new offices: 21,000 square feet of Newport Beach office space.

Why the move? According to General Cannabis, it will allow the "continuing growth of the company's technology and sales departments." The company recently "updated and reconfigured" its software "and platform" to create a "scalable and multifaceted system," whatever that means. Let's ask Dale Foster, a regional manager with General Cannabis.

"We had strong success with the previous system, but we realized that to be cost-effective and efficient, we needed to update," Foster says. "Our IT department reconfigured the existing system and created proprietary software that we believe will be profitable in the retail market should we decide to license it, as well as satisfying our internal needs."

When it comes to satisfying other people's needs, there's also the fact that General Cannabis owns a little outfit called General Health Solutions (GHS), which seems to be responsible for a large portion of the company's good fortunes. In Nov. 2010, GHS began handling credit card transactions on behalf of medical marijuana dispensaries, given the fact that nobody else was providing this service. In March 2011, GHS handled more than $2.2 million in transactions, up from $1.7 million in February; it now services more than 170 clients in California. GHS also manages 14 medical marijuana clinics in the state and plans to increase that number to 20 by the end of the year.


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AlexShatalkin
AlexShatalkin

Come on I leave in tujunga and I used to like weedmaps but now they not good because lots of my friends and people that I know putting the reviews about one shop in Tujunga (ALTC)and the reviews keep getting delete from weedmaps.I mean it's not right what u guys doing people needs to know the truth about shops and u guys keep playing your game.....Besides that they cool and really convinion

Medmanpassion
Medmanpassion

weed maps bans dispensary's that wont buy there advertising and spies on the others so they can muscle in on territory's they are not just a web site they own many dispensary's as well

Ijf001
Ijf001

Weedtracker is so much better anyway.

CedrickD1
CedrickD1

Weed Maps is so over rated!  Most people are just waiting for the next best thing to come along.

Hgjhf
Hgjhf

walmart of medical marijuana

snowfosho
snowfosho

they'll br growing your medication for you next, taking it out of the paitents hands.

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