An Orange County native, Doug Francis heads General Cannabis Inc., a technology-driven company headquartered in Newport Beach that holds the leading position in defining the new multibillion-dollar cannabis industry. Through its subsidiaries, General Cannabis also provides financial and management services, and advertising opportunities to the industry.
The company operates the industry’s largest Web vertical, anchored by WeedMaps.com, an online community connecting medical marijuana patients with each other and marijuana businesses. Firm revenue hit $7.7 million last year.
Francis is a multitasker, too. Since 2007, he has served as the CEO of Synergistic Resources LLC, specializing in the management of physician-owned health-care facilities throughout California. Then he became CEO of WeedMaps in 2009, and the company revenue grew more than 600 percent in a year.
OC METRO'S 2011 40 UNDER 40
Natashia Tomek | Mike Sheets and Avi Pai | Doug Francis
Genoveva Meza Talbott | Matt Prince | Ash Kumra | Mike Levin
Nicole Suydam | Tony DiCostanzo | John Yarrington
Berenika Schmitz | Naushad Huda | Jasun Weiner | Matt Brown
Matthew K. Stewart | Caterina Hall | Annie Le | Theo Rokos
Theresa Watts | Alejandro Angulo | Joshua Colover
Carolyn Morgan | Steve Ribultan | Morgan McKean
Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia | Michael Wulf | Ali Sabet
Janice Voshall | Tirzah Lowe | Lindsay Pavlik Lawrence
Scott Slater | Luca Cesarini | Kristen Cuffee-Brown | Mike Smith
Jonathan Rettinger | Robyn Annan Webb | Garrett Calacci
Molly Jo Rosen | Bryan Starr | Inga Sanders
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