These Roadblocks Are Killing Marijuana Advertising’s Vibes

NEW YORK: Marijuana is a boon to advertising. Not only have marijuana legalization proponents utilized an effective public relations campaign to legalize the drug in Colorado and Washington – and are looking elsewhere – but now the product will also be marketed and sold where it is legal.

The sales campaigns include advertising. But advertising marijuana is running into speed bumps.

A pro marijuana legalization ad from Weedmaps, the self-described “Yelp! for pot,” was supposed to be displayed on an electronic billboard in Times Square beginning in April. But CBS asked Neutron Media to pull the ad while its legal department reviews the propriety of it. CBS has veto rights even though it does not own the billboard since its logo is on it.

Washington Cannabis Industry Convenes This Weekend For MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle

WASHINGTON: Washington State’s legal marijuana business community will convene this weekend in Seattle for a two-day trade show featuring more than 30 of the state’s top cannabis brands.

MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle, is being produced by the Marijuana Business Association, a national industry trade group based in Seattle, whose mission is the creation of a legitimate, sustainable and profitable legal marijuana industry, and sponsored by Evergreen Herbal, a popular maker of cannabis-infused edibles and beverages.

“This weekend we will mark the historic launch of the legal marijuana market in Washington,” said MJBA CEO David Rheins. [Read more…]

Careers in Cannabis: MJ Headline News Editor Talks Jobs With AOL

Take a 30-minute break to put some power behind your job search and go for the green! It’s AOL Jobs Week and we’ve got two special guests in our Google Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 12, starting at 12:30 PM ET.

Laurie Petersen, editor-in-chief, AOL Jobs, will host a conversation with:

Gloria Stafford, who recently landed a new job as a residential sales account managerwith TruGreen in Colorado. Learn how she did it.

followed by:

David Rheins, an AOL Jobs contributor and founder of MJBA Publishing in Seattle. He’ll talk about how he decided to get into the cannabis industry and the outlook for green jobs.