Trends to watch and high-momentum marijuana startups with the potential to shape the future of legal cannabis
The last few decades have witnessed a tremendous shift in public opinion regarding the use of marijuana for both recreational and medical use. In North America, Canada is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana and the United States is slowly transforming state-by-state. And investors are beginning to warm up to startups in the space, with investments coming from names such as Founders Fund, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Entrepreneurs are now developing tools laser-focused on businesses operating in the legal cannabis sector. From compliance platforms and business intelligence tools to automated crop management, startups are attacking every aspect of the cannabis landscape.
Understanding the challenges facing the sector and the opportunities for serving both businesses and consumers is essential for staying at the forefront of this quickly evolving industry.
Using the CB Insights market intelligence platform, we’ve identified the six most relevant marijuana trends in 2017, and profiled the most promising private companies capitalizing on those trends. Our selected startups are early- to mid-stage high-momentum companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform the legal cannabis industry.
Get the report where we dig into the six most influential sectors of innovation in 2017, and the 17 startups in cannabis who are most well-positioned to offer technologies with industry shaping potential.
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