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The Top Marijuana Directories & Citation Sources

May 12th, 2014
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You’ve got a marijuana dispensary or related business. You want to build awareness, rank well in Google for local cannabis-related queries and you want more customers. A good place to start is making sure your business is listed on the following sites:

Top U.S. Local Directories That Allow Marijuana-Related Businesses
Top U.S. Local Directories That Display Marijuana-Related Businesses But Not Categories
Top U.S. Marijuana Dispensary Directories

Top U.S. Local Directories That Allow Marijuana-Related Businesses
The following are top national Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs) sites that have categories for marijuana businesses. All of them allow you to add your business listings for free:

  1. Citysearch
    CitySearch Medical Cannabis
    Categories: Alternative Medicine > Medical Marijuana Dispensaries > Health Clinics
    Example Profile: THC Medical Doctor
  2. Dexknows.com
    DexKnows.com Logo
    Categories: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
    Example Profile:
    First Hemp Bank Cannabis Club
  3. Foursquare
    Foursquare Cannabis
    Categories: Marijuana Dispensary > Drugstore/Pharmacy > Smoke Shop > Medical > Lab > Shop
    Example Profile: Rocky Mountain Medical Marijuana
  4. HotFrog
    HotFrog Cannabis
    Categories: Medical Marijuana Dispensary > Medical Cannabis > Medical Marijuana Doctors > Edibles > Cannabis Delivery > Marijuana Delivery > Medical Marijuana Patients
    Example Profile: Health Depot (check out the biz name spam on that one)
  5. InsiderPages
    InsiderPages Pot
    InsiderPages Categories: Alternative Medicine > Medical Marijuana
    Example Profile:  San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensary
  6. WhitePages.com
    White Pages.com Marijuana Dispensaries
    Categories: Medical Marijuana
    Example Profile: Grace Medical Marijuana Pharm
  7. Yelp
    Yelp Marijuana Dispensaries
    Categories: Cannabis Clinics
    Example Profile: Lifted Health & Wellness

U.S. Local Directories That Display Marijuana-Related Businesses But Not Categories
These directories and search engines have plenty of pot businesses but no official pot categories. Lots of “Alternative Medicine” out there.

  1. Bing Local/Bing Maps
    Bing Head ShopCategories: None I can find
    Example Profile: Medical Marijuana Doctors
  2. Facebook
    Facebook Pot Dispensaries
    Categories: Alternative & Holistic Health > Health/Medical/Pharamceuticals
    Example Profile:Muskegon Medical Marijuana Dispensary
  3. Google Places/Google Maps/Google+ Local
    Google Medical Marijuana
    Categories: Alternative Medicine Practitioner > Herb Shop > Holistic Medicine Practitioner > Medical Clinic > Medical Supply Store > Wellness Program
    Example Profile: LA Treehouse
  4. Kudzu
    Kudzu Marijuana
    Categories: Home Health Care Services > Medical Supplies
    Example Profile: Swami’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary
  5. Local.com
    Local.com Logo
    Categories: Health & Medical > Holistic Practitioners
    Example Profile: Cannacure
  6. Manta
    Manta Goofy Boots
    Categories: Clinics > Health Services > Pharmacies
    Example Profile: Medical Marijuana Physician
  7. Superpages
    Superpages Marijuana
    Categories: Alternative Medicine
    Example Profile: Platinum Society Medical Marijuana Dispensary (love the “send flowers to a patient” link)

The Top U.S. Marijuana Dispensary Directories
The best of the Cannabis verticals + their Moz Domain Authority:

  1. 420101.com (DA=28)
    420101.com Logo
  2. Colorado MMJ Directory (12)
    Colorado MMJ Directory Logo
  3. DispensaryWeed.com (31)
    Dispensary Weed Logo
  4. Leafly (51)
    Leafly Logo
  5. Local MMJ (12)
    LocalMMJ.com Logo
  6. High Time Dispensary List (63)
    Hightimes Logo
  7. MedicalMarijuana.com (37)
    MedicalMarijuana.com Logo
  8. PotSpot 411 (32)
    Pot Spot 411 Logo
  9. Shabong (18)
    Shabong.com Logo
  10. Sticky Guide (31)
    Sticky Guide Logo
  11. THCFinder (45)
    THC Finder Logo
  12. WeedMaps(49)
    Weedmaps Logo
  13. Where’s Weed.com (37)
    WheresWeed.com Logo

If you have any more you’d like me to add, please post in the comments.


Tags: Local Search · Medical Marijuana

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sol // May 12, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Marijuana.ca also lists relevant businesses.

  • 2 Andrew Shotland // May 12, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Sol, that site looks, um, half-baked…

  • 3 Donald // May 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

    http://www.LiftMJ.com is a great way to find producers and strains in Canada.

  • 4 Sol // May 12, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Haha true Andrew, but it has a decent chunk of traffic.

  • 5 MMST // May 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Nice list, Andrew.

    marijuana.ca looks unfinished, unorganized and ugly. On moment got a flash of GeoCity pages.

  • 6 Andrew Shotland // May 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Agreed. I only put it up there because it was showing up for a lot of queries.

  • 7 Sol // May 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Craigslist is ugly too ;-)

  • 8 Jim Rudnick // May 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    i just don’ know what to say here…but traffic is traffic….

  • 9 Andrew Shotland // May 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Here you go Jim:
    http://www.hightimes.com/read/top-10-canadian-strains-all-time-0

  • 10 davie // May 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    FindLocalWeed.com. Can’t believe that wasn’t on the list.

  • 11 Andrew Shotland // May 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Just fired my researcher Davie

  • 12 Matt Ramos // May 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    A growing niche for sure.. Never thought about optimizing for this. Probably not a bad idea to build a local marijuana site right now to get in the game.. Not that I have time for that.

  • 13 Doug Haze // May 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Here is my directory a little over a year old ranks well for mmj terms and dispensary searches http://www.homegrownreviews.com/category/dispensary/

  • 14 Andrew Shotland // May 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Looks good Doug. Thanks for posting.

  • 15 rico riche // May 15, 2014 at 11:15 am

    also to find medical marijuana doctors –
    http://www.bestmedicalmarijuanadoctors.com

  • 16 scott // May 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Andrew,

    Thanks for the great resource, I own a number of properties in this niche and will take advantage of these resources!

  • 17 Justin // Jul 31, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    If you are reading this and agree with any of the list this guy has.. You either dont understand the industry or just dont care. WEEDMAPS being the #1dispensary finder in the world bringing more than 15 patients within 20 mins of an icon open should be the priority. All these other sites are a joke… use google weedmaps and get a free listing on all those other competitors that dont have any visibility.

  • 18 Andrew Shotland // Jul 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Hey Justin,

    Thanks for stopping by. Either I was unclear in the post or you misunderstood its intent.

    I was trying to figure out which directories have the best citation value for dispensaries. This does not necessarily mean which directories drive the most leads.

    I agree with you that Weedmaps is a great site and could be the best for driving leads, but based on the data we saw, it was not the top citation used by Google.

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