The number of people in Colorado that are looking to buy medical marijuana has grown rapidly in recent months, as more and more dispensaries have opened and more recreational marijuana shops are opening.
But as more people try to find the best online option to buy their medicine, there’s a growing list of people that are finding it difficult to find qualified marijuana business owners.
For the first time in the state, dispensaries have started accepting applications for online advertising from people looking to purchase medical marijuana.
It’s an effort that’s led some to wonder if the online advertising industry is becoming too much of a target for advertisers and that the market is becoming saturated.
According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.5 billion was spent on online advertising last year.
The amount spent on advertising is up 40% from 2015, and the trend is expected to continue.
According the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the marijuana industry spent $15.4 million on advertising last month alone, up 20% from the same period in 2016.
That’s not all, however, as a large percentage of the ads are from non-licensed companies, such as medical marijuana retailers and dispensaries.
The amount spent online for marijuana ads is up over 40% in a year, and a large chunk of the advertising revenue comes from people who are using online advertising to advertise for marijuana businesses.
“I’ve been trying to get a website that sells pot and there’s no one that’s looking for marijuana and I don’t want to be that person,” said Joe, who asked to be identified only by his first name.
Joe, who lives in Colorado Springs, has spent the past year looking for a website to sell his marijuana business.
He contacted more than a dozen businesses that he said were looking to advertise, but none of them responded.
“I’ve spent almost $1,200 on the first four weeks and now it’s down to about $200,” he said.
“They’re all on the other side of town, so I’m not really in the market for anything.”
Joe, whose business has been growing for the past several years, is looking for help from someone to start up a website.
He is also trying to find a way to advertise the marijuana in a more legal way, like online or by mail.
“We’re not really a legal business,” he explained.
“We’re selling weed in a way that’s legal for adults.
But we’re still trying to figure out how to advertise that to the public.”
Joe said he is looking to set up a business that will be able to take advantage of the online ad market.
“If I could start out with $200 and get a lot of people to come to the store, I think that’s a win for the industry,” he joked.
But there are people who may be frustrated by the amount of advertising they have to do.
“The ads are getting more and different every day, which is very frustrating,” said Scott, who contacted The Denver Post to say that he has been inundated with hundreds of emails and phone calls from people asking him to stop selling marijuana and that he would like to stop advertising.
Scott said he has received several emails from people claiming to be interested in his business.
“Some of the emails are from people saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to buy weed and I want to advertise it,'” Scott said.
“It is a growing problem.
It is very difficult to do anything about it.
I’m trying to work with people who want to buy it to get some answers, but it’s becoming very frustrating for people,” he added.
But Scott said he plans to remain active in the industry and continue to offer his services to other people.
“If someone wants to advertise marijuana, I’d love to help them,” Scott said, adding that he hopes the state of Colorado will change laws to make it easier for him to advertise and help others get around his online restrictions.
“The biggest problem is that I’m in Colorado and there are no other states that have laws that are like Colorado’s,” Scott explained.