Cannabis Marketing — Not Just Blowing Smoke

In the world of ‘Fake News’ real voices do matter. And the story of a person using cannabis to manage a medical condition moves the discussion beyond stoner jokes.

By Kerri Accardi Turn on the TV at home, listen to the radio in the car, or surf the internet anywhere and you will be feed a steady diet of drug ads. Some are so frequent that you can recite the side effects by heart. But where are the cannabis ads? Why aren’t legal cannabis Read the full article…

Leafbuyer Partners With DOPE Media

Leafbuyer Becomes the Official Cannabis Deals Partner to One of the Largest and Most Well-Known Cannabis Content Sites

COLORADO: Leafbuyer Technologies, a leading cannabis technology platform, has announced a new partnership with DOPE Media. The new partnership will significantly expand the reach of Leafbuyer’s deals platform to millions of new cannabis users across North America. Leafbuyer, a leading cannabis deals network, drives business to dispensaries and product clients through its online platform and network of sites. The announced Read the full article…

Removal Of Controversial Drugged Driving PSA Highlights Seriousness Of Impaired Driving

California PSA draws strong reaction

CALIFORNIA: A January 5 article at The Sacramento Bee reports on the decision to stop running a controversial public service announcement sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety.  Critics argued that the ad – which featured a diverse group of individuals explaining why they use pot but also do not drive while high — promoted the use Read the full article…

Skipta And The Fresh Toast Bring Cannabinoid Medicine Information To Healthcare Professionals

Skipta and The Fresh Toast

PENNSYLVANIA & WASHINGTON: Skipta, a leading social network of specialized online medical communities for verified healthcare professionals, including Oncology Nation, Psychiatrist Connect and Doctor Unite, announced today its partnership with new media company, The Fresh Toast, to provide trusted, reliable information on cannabinoid medicine. In a first for the cannabis industry, this partnership will provide guidelines and research information Read the full article…

Vast Display Network Acquired By CCTV

Envisioned as the "Netflix of Cannabis," CCTV produces and publishes the latest cannabis-related news, entertainment and business content and delivers it directly to consumers at point-of-sale, over the Internet, and on TV

WASHINGTON:  Cannabis Club TV, the digital cannabis infotainment network backed by Tommy Chong, has acquired Vast Display Network in a stock and cash deal valued at $2.75 million over two years. As part of the package, CCTV will be leveraging the services of the CannAvolve sales and marketing teams to support company growth and market reach. Vast founder Dan Kemmis has Read the full article…

Good Articles Aid Cannabis Startups

Marijuana Venture Magazine

By Janet Vasquez As more states legalize cannabis on some level, the number of new cannabis start-ups is growing.  So how does your start-up standout from the others? Investors looking for their next play or consumers searching for a cannabis product or service often can only differentiate one start-up from another by the articles it Read the full article…

Freedom Leaf Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

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NEVADA: Clifford J. Perry, CEO of Freedom Leaf, Inc.,  “The Marijuana Legalization Company, has announced that Dr. Robert Melamede, Ph.D. and Dr. David J. Barton, MD are joining the company’s new medical advisory board. Dr. Robert Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. He retired as Chairman of the Biology Department Read the full article…

Meet The Fresh Toast Power Duo JJ McKay and Eric Snow

The Fresh Toast's Eric Snow and JJ McKay.

By David Rheins I had the opportunity to sit down with JJ McKay, the founder and publisher of The Fresh Toast and his president, Eric Snow this week.  The two, along with New York-based Editor Kelly Barbieri, have launched a new lifestyle website targeting the “canna curious” — the 85% of America who consume cannabis, Read the full article…

AK Ventures Creates Mainstream TV Opportunity For Cannabis Brands

Kerri Accardi and crew at CWCBExpo

CALIFORNIA: America is curious about medical cannabis. Legal in 25 states, poll after poll confirm that the overwhelming majority of citizens supports the legalization of medical cannabis, even while admitting that they don’t know very much about the medicinal properties of the federally-prohibited plant. Things are changing rapidly in the cannabis marketplace, with constant product innovation, Read the full article…

Merry Jane To Serve As Executive Producers Of MTV’s New Series “Mary + Jane”

"Cannabis is the new rock n roll."

CALIFORNIA: Pot-driven media platform Merry Jane is the new executive producer of MTV’s new cannabis scripted television show, “Mary + Jane”. “Mary + Jane” was created by executive producers and writers, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (“Can’t Hardly Wait”). Entertainment 360′s Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones”), Marcus Blakely and Jill McElroy serve as executive producers. Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung from Merry Jane serve as executive producers. In addition, Read the full article…