Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge has long been an advocate of medical marijuana and on Aug. 17, 2017, her advocacy met a prohibition reality when she was charged with simple possession in North Dakota, but Etheridge kept it all smiles for her mug shot.
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Atlanta Mayor Signs Decriminalization Ordinance Into Law
On Oct. 10, 2017, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed into law Ordinance 17-O-1152, an ordinance that reduces the penalties for simple marijuana possession.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Official Rebranding and Updated Websites
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced the official completion of its rebranding effort.
GOP Leadership Blocks Amendment Allowing Veterans Medical Marijuana Access
On July 25, 2017, the House Rules Committee blocked the Veterans Equal Access amendment, an amendment allowing veterans medical marijuana access in legal states, from proceeding to the House floor for consideration.
Best Practices: Cannabis Executives Share Social Media Advice
Here, CEOs and cannabis executives share their advice on using social media to reach customers, suppliers, investors and the press.
Alaska Dispensaries Shocked to See Facebook Shutting Down Business Pages
Is Facebook taking a stand against Alaska dispensaries? Some dispensary owners in the state of Alaska think that might be the case.
Ethan Nadelmann to ‘Step Aside’ as Executive Director of the DPA
On Jan. 27, 2017, Ethan Nadelmann announced via Twitter that he is going to “step aside” as the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit organization advocating for the end of the drug war through sensible drug law reform.
NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management
In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.
Social Cannabis Startups: Why They’re Necessary
Few niche networks ever really made it big time. I can say that because if you just asked yourself to name a few vertically-focused networks, you’d probably scratch your head and come up empty.
OLCC: New Communication Channels for Recreational Marijuana Licensees Oregon: Department of Agriculture Creates Cannabis ListServ; Metrc Launches Twitter Handle
PORTLAND, Oreg., March 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Two of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s partners in regulating Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana market have announced new communication channels for the marijuana industry and other stakeholders.
Zayn Malik Marijuana Pics Fail to Stoke Moral Outrage Online
In an absolutely revolting and completely surprising turn of events, former One Direction member Zayn Malik is now a burgeoning bad boy, having recently posted two moody, monochrome pictures of himself smoking what appears to be marijuana to his Instagram account.
Tracking Cannabis Social Media Trends
When MassRoots was asked by the SEC for proof that the business was indeed a leading social media app within the legal cannabis industry, investor Jerome Dewald spotted a market opportunity.
Twitter Study Hints at Marijuana Market Size
While the method of study is not perfect, social media is still one of the best tools to analyze current and developing trends.
Thiel Considering Big Investment in Pot Sector: Source
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel—who famously suggested on CNBC that “pot smoking” was happening at Twitter—is considering a multimillion dollar investment in Privateer Holdings.
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10 Vital Nugs on Marijuana & Social Media
If you didn’t take a picture of yesterday’s lunch, you didn’t eat it. If you didn’t capture a shot of a cute puppy, did the puppy ever exist? Social media’s popularity with smartphone users has caused some people to look at every moment of their lives as a potential photo op. Why would a moment with marijuana be any different?