Why Is Weedmaps Stalling The Deletion of Trap Listings?

Chubbs
Chubbs
Aug 24, 2019 · 2 min read
Image for post
Image for post
Weedmaps HQ

Anyone who knows the guys who run Weedmaps knows they are some pretty loyal dudes. That, in fact, is one of the reasons (and money) that Weedmaps still lists trap (unlicensed) dispensaries and brands. And even though they recently agreed to remove any/all unlicensed operators from the site, no exact date for the mass deletion was given.

There are currently a handful of SoCal brands that are also freinds of Weedmaps (mostly in Los Angeles) that for whatever reason, have not yet been licensed to operate legally by the State of California. If Weedmaps were to suddenly make good on their pledge today they would have to remove them from the site. And I really don’t see that happening.

So, until the dispensaries and brands that are most important to Weedmaps get licensed, you can probably bet on seeing trap listings all over the site.

What’s that mean for licensed operators in the short term? Well, they’re just going to have to stay in their lane and grind a little harder.

What concerns me is that the licensed dispensary owners all pretty much seem to think that as soon as Weedmaps stops listing trap operators, their sales will pick up. And to be honest, I’m not sure that’s the case.

Weedmaps deleting unlicensed shops does nothing to change the fact that the shops still exists and that licensed shops charge way too much thanks to taxes.

Later this year Weedmaps will change up the site. It won’t take long at all for permitted shops to feel a surge in business (if there is one).

This should be interesting.

— Chubbs

NUGGETRY

THE NUGGETRY BLOG

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store