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Why Did This Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Ditch His NBC Gig for a Pot Pub? Smoking out the stigma of a growing industry

Not so long ago, the idea of a marijuana news site would have probably conjured up images of smoking paraphernalia and stoner jokes. But as marijuana legalization has become an…

September 1, 2014, 7:47 PM EDT

Full-Page Marijuana Ad to Appear in New York Times A historic moment in pot marketing

It looks like "The Gray Lady" will get a little greener tomorrow. Leafly, a website and mobile app that locates and reviews medical marijuana dispensaries, has bought a full-page ad in the print…

August 2, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT

Here Are 12 Heady Ways You Can Ingest Your Ganja Lollipops, ointments, brownies, oh my

Remember when buying pot meant scoring a dime bag in Washington Square Park? Well, good news: There are now 23 states where it’s legal to go weed shopping—like, in a…

July 27, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

Meet Legal Weed's First Billionaire His ATM machine dispenses pot, not cash

If Americans get their cash from an ATM and their Snickers bars from a vending machine, then why not automated cannabis distribution as well? In 2010, California entrepreneur Vincent Mehdizadeh…

July 27, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot? Handful of startups want to be America's favorite marijuana brand

During a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line…

July 27, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

Dude, Guess What Inspired PuffPuffChat? Give you 3 hits ... uh, I mean hints

Necessity is the mother of invention and Redditor cherry_garcia found himself in need of someone to talk to while smoking weed. So, he invented PuffPuffChat, a social platform that randomly pairs users into…

July 18, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Top Chefs and Caterers Use Pot as a Secret Ingredient Going beyond the brownie

Put down that pot brownie. In a bid to join the mainstreaming of marijuana, chefs and caterers are pairing cannabis with cuisine—not just to keep up with the times, but…

June 15, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

Colorado PSAs Advise Stoners to Act Stupid Everywhere but Behind the Wheel Don't take the high road

Colorado is proud to be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use. Ad creatives in Colorado are happy to have an opportunity to make stoner references. Three new PSAs for…

March 17, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

Medical Pot's First Legitimate TV Ad Still Looks Pretty Sketchy Doesn't want you buying sushi on the street corner

What's being billed as network TV's first medical marijuana commercial is running in New Jersey this month, and soon this sad little ad will reach Chicago and Massachusetts as well. The…

March 5, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado, but Not on Google and Twitter Online ad industry wrestles with how to handle bumper crop of new ad budgets

Pot is legal in Colorado but not on Google and Twitter. At least not yet. A million-dollar-a-day industry is budding out West, but marketers are trying to grapple with how to…

January 14, 2014, 12:49 AM EST

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