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WIRE: Weedmaps and Green Bits partner on point of sale system for pot shops

IRVINE, Calif. — Weedmaps has announced a new partnership with cannabis technology company Green Bits, a leader in point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management solutions.

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The partnership will deliver technology solutions aimed at helping the growing number of retail dispensary owners streamline their operations while delivering trustworthy and reliable, real-time menu information to patients and consumers.

“Cannabis technology is fragmented by region and the diverse needs of each business, and is further complicated by the explosive growth of the market,” said Doug Francis, CEO of Weedmaps. “Our partnership with Green Bits will help dispensary owners improve business operations while also saving time and money. We look forward to working with even more partners on our mission to provide the most up-to-date, reliable and trustworthy information available in the industry.”

Integration of Weedmaps’ newly developed application program interface (API) with Green Bits’ POS system will enable dispensary owners to automate previously labor-intensive and time-consuming menu updates, inventory, sales and other information with speed and accuracy. For dispensary owners currently using Weedmaps and Green Bits POS system, there will be no changes to how the current POS system operates—just more features.

“This partnership delivers untouchable technology solutions that will improve bottom-lines for dispensary owners,” said Ben Curren, Green Bits founder and CEO. “We’re proud to partner with a market leader and innovator like Weedmaps, and we look forward to exploring even more ways to address the cannabis industry’s ongoing technology needs.”

This technology integration will:

  • Enable every menu update – from inventory, price, weights, lab testing, etc. – within the Green Bits POS to automatically update in real time on Weedmaps’ apps and website, after an initial testing phase
  • Arm Weedmaps’ customers with the most trustworthy, reliable and up-to-date menu and pricing information available prior to arriving at a dispensary
  • Reduce the number of hours spent by dispensary owners and staff updating menus

“Green Bits is constantly adding new features, and this is a big one. To have Green Bits auto-generate our inventory into Weedmaps and be 100 percent accurate is a great step forward for us,” said Gabe Fertman, general manager of Dockside Cannabis, a licensed dispensary located in Washington state.

Weedmaps is one of the first to offer this integrated technology solution, which will begin to roll out to Weedmaps and Green Bits partners across the Pacific Northwest, followed by Colorado and other key states throughout summer 2016.

For more information on Weedmaps’ partnership with Green Bits, please visithttp://www.weedmaps.com/greenbits or call us at 1-844-Weedmap.

About Weedmaps

Weedmaps is the first and largest global technology and media company in the cannabis space, the leading marijuana dispensary, delivery and retail finder, and a multiple-platform digital hub for the global marijuana community. Weedmaps is meeting the cannabis industry’s growing demands for innovative technologies, providing patients and consumers with easy access to the best and most reliable real-time news, entertainment, shopping and information on dispensaries, strains, products, reviews and more.

About Green Bits

Green Bits is the marijuana retail POS system built in partnership with marijuana retailers so it runs the way marijuana store needs it to, focused on: speed and ease of use for budtenders, accurate seed-to-sale inventory control, painless product catalog management, and secure-yet-flexible cash management. Green Bits was founded in 2014 by Ben Curren.

Contacts

Media Contacts for Weedmaps:
Ellen Mellody
570-209-2947
ellen@jacobsonstrategic.com
or
Allyson Groff
703-407-6394
allyson@jacobnsonstrategic.com

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