Ghost Group

Newport Beach, California
Logo for Ghost Group

About this Organization

The Ghost Group is an operating/venture capital firm centered in the cannabis industry. The Newport Beach company was founded in 2012 by Justin Hartfield and Doug Francis, and claims to take a hands on approach to venture capitalism.

According to their investment strategy, the Ghost Group devises a clear vision and concise plan for their portfolio companies. Borrowing from tech culture, they have a 8,000 square foot office facility to house select startups.

The Ghost Group Portfolio includes Weedmaps, Marijuana.com, MMJ Menu, and more.

Associates

Justin Hartfield
CEO
Justin Hartfield is a co-founder and general partner at the Ghost Group venture capital firm and the CEO of WeedMaps. He has long been an advocate of legalizing cannabis and serves on the board of directors for NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project. Hartfield founded WeedMaps in 2008 while working as Chief web officer at SearchCore, Inc. – a publicly-traded SEO consultation business. He went out to found the Ghost Group in 2012 alongside his business partner Doug Francis.

In The News

image for article

October 02, 2013

Medical Marijuana & Legal Cannabis Earns Investors’ Interest
Investors Are Beginning To Fund Cannabis Startups It seems obvious, but no industry can hope to be sustainable without a certain amount of funding for individual businesses. Entrepreneurs with great business plan will often times fail because they lack the necessary funds to even get their business started, never mind expanding. The initial thought would be for potential business owners to secure a loan, however, many lenders see cannabis companies as extremely high risk investments and thus will not loan them money. Of course, there are financiers who will lend cannabis businesses money at absurd interest rates — sometimes as …

Similar Companies

Logo for Canopy Rivers
Canopy Rivers
Canopy Rivers is a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis. Our mission is to invest in innovators who specialize across the cannabis value chain. Backed by our expertise, we aim to bring these innovators together to find benefits in each others’ strengths and grow together.
Logo for MJIC
MJIC
Lake Forest, California
MJIC is an investment holding company focused on curating a premium portfolio of investments within the cannabis industry. We offer a vehicle through which investors can participate in the industry’s rapid growth with the benefits of professional due diligence and management, diversification, and proprietary investment opportunities.
Logo for CannaVest
CannaVest
Las Vegas, Nevada
CannaVest is in the business of developing, producing, marketing and selling end-consumer products containing industrial hemp-based compounds with a focus on cannabidiol (CBD). The company seeks to take advantage of an emerging worldwide trend to re-energize the production of industrial hemp and to foster its many uses for consumers.

DISCLAIMER: The professionals and companies described are not associated or affiliated with Medical Jane, and they may not endorse Medical Jane or the information provided. The names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

  • Subscribe

    Thank you for subscribing!
    There was a problem subscribing, please try again later.

    Sign-up to receive the latest medical cannabis research, news, and special offers straight to your inbox.

    By subscribing I agree to the Privacy Policy

    Want more exposure?

    Feature your company or event in the directory and get noticed.

    Learn more