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Topic: Marijuana

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies 'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

February 13, 2015, 1:44 PM EST

Pot Marketers Must Get Creative as Digital Ad Networks Just Say No Emerging industry looks to social instead

Weed-focused tech companies say they want to embrace digital advertising full throttle, but the industry is not quite ready for their business. Display ad networks, social networks and search companies present…

February 3, 2015, 10:07 AM EST

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

January 16, 2015, 9:28 AM EST

These Weed Snobs Show Why Pot Can Be Just as Snooty as Wine Weedmaps markets itself via parody videos

Weedmaps, a Yelp-like service focused on pot, wants to show that marijuana can be just as sophisticated as alcohol. But it's hard for a company named Weedmaps to buy ad…

November 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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

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