Marijuana media is buzzing as legal pot gains territory

SF Evergreen is part of a marijuana media boom that comes as pot emerges from the [underground] market into legal legitimacy. New pot publications —in print and online — are popping up with regularity while older outlets are beefing up staff.

Cannabis Now, Culture Magazine, Marijuana Venture and Marijuana Business Daily have all opened for business in recent years to cover pot culture along with the financial side of the industry. Meanwhile, last summer, the thee-year old website, hired a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has previously worked at and NBC News, to lead its editorial operations…

In 2013, a year after Colorado residents approved recreational marijuana in their state, The Denver Post introduced The Cannabist, a website dedicated to the cannabis industry including an editor exclusively focused on the beat along with the paper’s first-ever marijuana critic…

Additionally, the San Francisco Chronicle hosts a cannabis industry blog “Smell the Truth” while Denver’s Westword, the alternative weekly owned by Village Voice Media, has featured its “Ask a Stoner” column since 2012…

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