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Medical Cannabis Provider Denied Advertising on City Transit

Medical Cannabis Provider Denied Advertising on City Transit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 Cannabis Company, has been denied the opportunity to advertise on the ABQ Ride Buses due to concerns about losing federal funding.

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OHA Concludes Review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) education campaign aimed at youth and young adults raised awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

As California gears up for the sale of recreational cannabis, lawmakers are still concerned about cannabis packaging that could appeal to minors. On Aug. 24, 2017, state lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown Senate Bill 663, a bill intended to thwart edibles from being marketed to adolescents, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Crafted by

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association released a report that calls for wide ranging rules and restrictions to be placed on the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal in 2018.

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

On Aug. 11, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had issued a clarification on prohibited cannabis strain names in the state. The rules are intended to prevent strain names from appealing to minors and from misleading consumers.

Marijuana Shipment Businesses Under Investigation by Denver's Better Business Bureau

Marijuana Shipment Businesses Under Investigation by Denver’s Better Business Bureau

Two online marijuana shipment businesses are under investigation by Denver’s Better Business Bureau. On June 15, 2017, the BBB announced that it was investigating Denver Marijuana and Denver Smoke Buds for illegally mailing marijuana, among other reasons.

BBB Warning: Marijuana Shipment Businesses

DENVER, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BBB is issuing a warning after receiving a tip through ScamTracker that has led to the investigation of two web-based businesses–Denver Marijuana and Denver Smoke Buds. The BBB is investigating whether these businesses have attempted to capitalize on the legality of Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana laws by falsely posing as legitimate sources for this substance.

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Vireo Launches First Marijuana Ad Campaign In NYC Subway History

NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five medical marijuana companies licensed by New York State, has announced the launch of what is believed to be the first-ever medical marijuana advertising campaign in the history of the New York City subway system.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Lauds Colorado General Assembly for a Successful 2017 Legislative Session

DENVER, May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the 2017 General Assembly Session comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) applauds legislators for another productive session in regards to the continued regulation of the legal cannabis industry in Colorado.

MassRoots Users Funding Round and Crosses Half a Million Users and NASDAQ

MassRoots Receives $2.0 Million in Proceeds from Warrant Exercise

DENVER, Jan. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has received over $2.0 million in cash proceeds from the exercise of warrants so far in 2017.

California Bill Could Outlaw Marijuana Ads on Highway Billboards

California Bill Could Outlaw Marijuana Ads on Highway Billboards

A bill in the California legislature could prohibit marijuana advertising on state highway billboards. Part of Proposition 64 prohibited marijuana advertising on billboards lining highways that cross the state’s borders. If passed, the new bill would make marijuana billboards illegal on state highways, too.

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Actor Who Said ‘This is Your Brain on Drugs’ Backs California Legalization

A famous anti-drug ad on TV in the 1980s used an egg sizzling in a frying pan to warn viewers: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nowadays, the man who voiced the commercial supports legalization of marijuana in California. Actor John Roselius told Rooster magazine he has already voted in favor of Proposition 64.

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Wana Brands Continues Growth with Addition of Brand Ambassador

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As the Cannabis industry celebrates record sales, Wana Brands–the maker of Colorado’s No. 1 infused gummie–is expanding its ranks with the addition of marketing, communications and social media expert Adria Such as Wana Brand Ambassador.


Arizona’s Opponents of Pot Legalization Have More Cash Than Supporters

Opponents of marijuana legalization in Arizona have more cash on hand than supporters as Election Day approaches, according to Tucson.com. Supporters of Proposition 205—which would legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona—have raised more money, but they also spent a lot while to get 205 on the ballot.

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Organizers behind the Yes on 64 campaign have filed a lawsuit to force the California Secretary of State to remove statements made by opponents that would be appear in the voter information guide for November’s election.

Oregon Health Authority Launches Youth Marijuana Prevention Program

Oregon Health Authority Launches Youth Marijuana Prevention Program

On July 6, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new advertising campaign to combat teen marijuana use. Dubbed “Stay True to You,” the campaign used focus groups and research to formulate a message that would resonate with younger audiences.

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Focusing on Passion and Production Excellence, Good Chemistry Launches “Craft of Cannabis” Campaign

DENVER, June 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As Good Chemistry—the leader in cultivating consistent, high-quality cannabis—expands production capabilities in Colorado and Nevada, the company debuts its “Craft of Cannabis” initiative with a new advertising campaign and website.

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BlazeNow Planning Major Advertising Push for its 506(C) Offering at $30,000,000 Valuation!

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MEDIATECHNICS CORPORATION (OTC: MEDT) is pleased to announced today that its subsidiary BlazeNow Inc has raised over $180,000 of its $1.2 million private placement under the JOBS Act, Section 506(c), based on a total pre-money valuation of $30,000,000.


New Australian Anti-Marijuana PSAs Featuring Sloth Monsters Flop

A rich tradition of anti-marijuana propaganda has been embraced by cannabis fans, stretching back to the film “Reefer Madness” in the 1930’s and continuing today in New South Wales, Australia, where a new series of public service announcements depicts stoners as confused anthropomorphic sloth creatures.

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US Postal Service to Newspapers: Marijuana Ads Violate Federal Law

In what is likely to be a recurring theme for the next few years as federal law catches up with state reality, the United States Postal Service has become the next federal agency to enter the legalization fray with a misstep likely to help clarify rules for the new industry.

MassRoots Users Funding Round and Crosses Half a Million Users and NASDAQ

MassRoots to Release New Web Interface November 30th, Opening Content to Search Engines for First Time

DENVER, Nov. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. one of the largest and fastest growing social networks for cannabis consumers, is pleased to announce it will be releasing its new web interface on November 30, 2015, opening the public content on the MassRoots network to search engines for the first time.

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New Cannabis Ventures Launches, Elevating the Most Legitimate Companies and Influential Investors in the Cannabis Industry

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The state-by-state legalization of cannabis is one of the most exciting changes to our society in modern history, but at the same time it is very complex. Rapid change, federal illegality, stigma, and confusing regulations contribute to difficulties in identifying and connecting with legitimate entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers.

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Cannabis Branding Group Enrolls in MJIC Media’s Professional Membership

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 21, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Branding Group, a full-service marketing agency that caters to the needs of medical and recreational cannabis industry businesses, today announced that it has enrolled in MJIC Media’s Professional Membership, the enhanced introductory membership option offered by MJIC Media, a marijuana media conglomerate.


Cresco Labs Will Spend A Million Dollars To Let People Know About Illinois Medical Marijuana Program

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Illinois’ largest approved grower of medical marijuana announced aggressive plans Wednesday for a multi-tiered marketing campaign designed to educate potential patients and provide them the tools needed to register for the state’s new Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis program.

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Alaska Marijuana Board Hears Competing Interests on Local Control

In Alaska, the rule making process for marijuana is slowly moving forward as the state Marijuana Control Board moves towards the final stretch of the second regulatory round.


How Companies are Trying to Bring Marijuana Ads Online

Yes, cannabis can. It has been a landmark time for marijuana, with entrepreneurs rushing into the Wild West of the budding industry. They’re not just growers and sellers, but forward-looking tech experts who have seen pot’s bright digital future.

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