Marijuana Use Growing Among Bay Area Women - Cannabis News

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Ever since Californians voted to legalize marijuana, more people are embracing it – especially women.

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Marijuana Leaps in to Athlete Sponsorships – Cannabis News

Marketing cannabis through celebrity and pro athlete endorsements is a relatively new and unstudied concept.

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This Ex-Banker Wants to Swap Your Chamomile for Cannabis – Cannabis News

Marketers want to transform the image of marijuana so that it competes with scores of products already in liquor stores, markets and pharmacies.

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Why Marijuana Marketing Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year – Cannabis News

The 2016 election helped pave the way.

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Hunter S. Thompson's Personal Weed Strains May Soon Hit Dispensaries – Cannabis News

The next best thing to smoking a joint with the late writer.

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How the Agency Grind Led This Art Director to Dream Up Gourmet Marijuana Edibles – Cannabis News

For freelance art director Monica Lo, weed isn't just a cure for creative woes, it's also her burgeoning part-time business.

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Calif. Cannabis Delivery Service Launches Ad Blitz – Marijuana News

Emphasizing the need to honor California’s farmers and their unique challenges, The California Way advertising blitz is supplemented by digital ad placements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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What the legal pot industry wants now: advertisers – Marijuana News

If other products can be rebranded, why not marijuana? After all, it's an industry that's expected to reach $44 billion in sales by 2020.

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New York Medical Marijuana Company Battling Google Over Ads – Marijuana News

Vireo Health of New York is battling Google because it blocked their digital advertising for marijuana-based drugs.

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These stock photos are trying to change the way people view pot smokers – Marijuana News

The marijuana industry has a bone to pick with the media, and it involves beanies, tie-dye tees, and Sean Penn's iconic character, Jeff Spicoli.

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Facebook Confirms State-Legal Pot Businesses Risk Deletion – Marijuana News

An anti-legalization advocate urges followers to 'report' more pages.

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Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey – Marijuana News

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Three of New Jersey's five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which plant strains best treat their illness and where to find discounts.

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The Rebranding of Reefer: Savvy Startups Work to Class Up Cannabis and Fight the Stoner Stigma – Marijuana News

The players are investing in sharp packaging, refined logos, retail design and the talent to build on their progress.

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Blowing smoke: Iffy outlook for pot ads – Marijuana News

Pot advertising may hold great promise for the future. But at present that promise is, if you’ll excuse the pun, mostly smoke.

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Emerging From Shadows, Pot Industry Tries to Build Brands – Marijuana News

Leafs by Snoop packaging. Image: Pentagram

DENVER (AP) -- Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there's a scramble to brand and trademark pot products.

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The pot business may be legal, but newspapers can’t run ads for it, the U.S. Postal Service says – Marijuana News

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Newspapers in half the states are breaking the law if they mail publications containing ads for marijuana products — even though the states have legalized pot, the U.S. Postal Service said last week.

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Australia's 'Stoner Sloth' Anti-Marijuana Campaign Is an Instant and Classic Fail – Marijuana News

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There's a long and not-very-proud tradition of anti-drug advertising that gets ridiculed for missing the mark with young audiences.

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Oregon’s emerging pot laws loose on billboards – Marijuana News

A billboard for legal marijuana in Oregon, Dec. 4, 2015. Image:KOIN

Their only advertising guidelines now are dictated by the Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When Attis Trading Company advertises their marijuana shops on billboards around Portland, they follow a few basic rules.

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Oregon’s emerging pot laws loose on billboards – Marijuana News

A billboard for legal marijuana in Oregon, Dec. 4, 2015. Image:KOIN

Their only advertising guidelines now are dictated by the Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When Attis Trading Company advertises their marijuana shops on billboards around Portland, they follow a few basic rules.

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Newspapers with marijuana ads can't be mailed, feds warn – Marijuana News

Image: Terry Ross via Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Postal Service has warned newspapers that it is a felony to mail material that includes marijuana advertising.

The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association forwarded the recent federal advisory to its 100 or so members this week.

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