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

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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

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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

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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…

Jerrick Media Launches Marijuana Lifestyle Vertical “Potent”

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NEW JERSEY: Jerrick Media, a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today the launch of Potent, a new marijuana themed vertical. Potent is a platform exploring the marijuana lifestyle and cannabis culture in an educated and informative fashion. The launch of Jerrick Media’s fourth Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Marijuana Goes Prime Time

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By David Rheins WASHINGTON: This is the year that marijuana goes mainstream.  Mass media is learning to love marijuana in a big way.  You can’t attend a cannabis event in Seattle, or Denver, or Portland these days without bumping into a documentary film crew or budding filmmaker shopping a cannabis concept. CableTV has been crazy about cannabis since Showtime Read the full article…

Pot Talk: Radio Stations Adopting Marijuana Formats

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COLORADO: With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, marijuana media is growing like a weed, including an array of new online publications, social networks, and podcasts targeting consumers and business people. Now broadcast radio is joining the list. Several stations around the country have flipped to a new format: marijuana talk. This week, Read the full article…

Hmm..Did You Know Shifts Perceptions With Rich Media Cannabis Portal

“HDYK will shift consciousness and change the way people perceive our miracle plant. It will give the industry a place to share their products and information while providing the knowledge to those seeking."

WASHINGTON: Marijuana marketing is coming of age now that legalization is growing both the need and the branding budgets of the cannabis industry’s first crop of pot products. Cannabis media too is evolving – moving beyond the stereotypical High Times and Cheech & Chong 1970′s sensibility into the modern era of integrated digital marketing.   Meeting the growing need Read the full article…