Put this in Your Pipe: Weedmaps Marijuana Service Opening Storefront Office on Orchard Street

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Put this in your pipe and smoke it – marijuana info service Weedmaps is on its way to the Lower East Side. The company has been building out 150 Orchard Street since late August, and the bud of that labor is now visible. Branded canopy arrived this week.

We’re told this is to be storefront office space for Weedmaps, described by many as the “Yelp for marijuana.” Founded in July 2008 by Justin Hartfield and Keith Hoerling (coincidentally, when Boogie launched), the service provides listings for medical marijuana dispensaries, doctors’ offices, and delivery services throughout the United States. Users can also review and discuss all things pot-related.

 

Weedmaps takes the torch from Arivel Fashions, the longtime furrier who also happens to be the landlord. Her shop closed back in May, but had been shopped on the open market for at least the last three years.

Speaking of dispensaries…

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