A new website is offering recreational marijuana coupons and deals. The website dubbed by enthusiasts as the “Groupon of Marijuana” is based in Denver, Colorado, where the sale of recreational marijuana has recently been legalized. The operators are banking their investments on the popularity of recreational marijuana.
The website is Canna-Saver.com. It is a start-up cannabis coupons company founded by a certified public accountant named Brian Shapiro. According to Shapiro, while he does not use recreational marijuana himself, he intends to capitalize on an industry that is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.
Shapiro’s website earns by charging operators of local shops selling cannabis a monthly subscription fee, which allows them to post weed and cannabis deals on the Canna-Saver site. With only four months since it was launched, Shapiro counts 30 stores subscribed to the website and over 65 weed coupons up for grabs.
Canna-Saver was featured as a CNN story for being the first website to focus on medical and recreational marijuana coupons and deals. On its Facebook account, the company described itself as the number one place on the web for marijuana savings. In addition, the online resource for cannabis coupons won the 2013 Cannabis Business Award for Invention of the Year.
Local dispensary owners were enticed by the reaction of the people to the website, which is why they chose to subscribe to Canna-Saver. Recreational marijuana coupons and deals ranging from offers for a free joint just for checking out a dispensary to discounts for purchasing a limited item are found on the website, which looks pretty much like a huge catalogue for cannabis enthusiasts.
Events and expos are also posted on the Canna-Saver.com website. It indicates the date and the venue of the event plus the contact information. For example, the Hempcon will be held from April 18 to April 20, 2014, at the National Orange Show Event Center in San Bernardino, California. The upcoming event is the 420th Freedom Expo.
According to the About Canna-Saver page on their website, it aims to connect the site’s users with the latest deals from retailers. Users can search the website for their favourite cannabis coupons by entering the right keywords or retailers. Those who want to avail of the coupons can have them printed or e-mailed. They can also share these coupons and deals with their friends using social media. Finally, Canna-Saver informs the reader that it seeks to become not just a trusted source but to become the only source for recreational marijuana coupons and deals.
Before recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the site was already earning $3,000 a month, according to its founder. With the law passed in January, Shapiro grows more optimistic about his recreational marijuana coupons and deals website. An estimated over 600,000 citizens of Colorado are expected to use the drug following its legalization. There are hoards more rushing to the state to be able to get try the drug, without fear of ending up in jail.
Also, more states are entertaining the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana. The website posting weed and cannabis deals can pretty much be an up and coming trend for both consumers and entrepreneurs.