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Leafly Co-Founders Have a New Startup

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“Headset” is the name of the new data analysis company started by Cy Scott, Brian Wansolich and Scott Vickers, the entrepreneurs who brought us Leafly (https://www.leafly.com). If you are a cannabis enthusiast, then you are likely familiar with the app and website Leafly that provides information and reviews of different strains and retail locations.

After selling Leafly to Privateer Holdings (http://www.privateerholdings.com) in 2011 the co-founders continued to work at their startup, only recently deciding to go their own direction with Headset and fill yet another market gap in the marijuana industries. Headset will reportedly (http://www.geekwire.com/2015/leafly-founders-depart-raise-cash-for-new-marijuana-business-intelligence-startup/) be a subscription service that will provide analytical information for cannabis markets all over the world, giving firms who want to expand valuable information about potential new markets. The service will only be for companies who do not actually sell marijuana, but related products or services. At this point no service such as Headset exists, and as startups from all over the nation and world are making their way toward cannabis, the co-founders are poised to corner another part of cannabis-information market.

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Leafly was started in June 2010 by three friends who noticed a need for a cannabis information database and decided to go for it. “ We figured if we had this need, others would as well” Cy Scott said to Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/10/leafly-the-web-ultimate-cannabis-resource/). Then last year in 2014 Leafly ran a full-page ad in the New York Times advertising it’s services and congratulating New York on passing the Compassionate Care Act.

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