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Colorado: Medical Cannabis Network Takes '420 Friendly' To New Places


The term “420 Friendly” has evolved from a buzzword used by people in the know, namely marijuana enthusiasts, sort of like a weed speakeasy term. But since the paradigm has shifted in a tectonic way, the term has grown in cultural relevance and consent.

It can show up anywhere from Craigslist roommate ads to wedding invitations, letting the reader know that the use of marijuana is implied and more to the point, acceptable.

The Medical Cannabis Network, parent company of and, is throwing its proverbial hat in the burgeoning ring of marijuana tourism by relaunching as an aggregator of all things related to tourism in the brave new world of cannabis travel. began as a website for apparel, but after seeing the potential in a site that could truly be representative of the cannabis tourism industry and be an ancillary way to enter and support the nation’s exponential recreational market, MCN’s officers made the change. MCN bounded over a legal hurdle, but were able to get a final approval on the trademark for 420Friendly in time for the launch, scheduled for Friday, May 2.

420Friendly is designed to let people navigate the nascent yet booming world of marijuana tourism by connecting potential adventure seekers with businesses that welcome tourists and travelers looking to use marijuana recreationally. The newly redesigned site can book hotels, car rentals and other travel accommodations.

New York: Van Busted; Staff Arrested For Cocaine, Ecstasy


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The CEO of a New York-based firm which refers patients to doctors authorizing medical marijuana has been arrested on felony drug charges, Lake Success Village police said on Friday.

Jason Draizin, 35, founder of, was arrested on August 22 along with three others after the van in which they were traveling was stopped on the Long Island Expressway in Great Neck, reports Thomas Maier at Newsday.

A black van promoting was pulled over after allegedly improperly entering the left lane of the Long Island Expressway while headed to a cannabis-related business event in New Jersey, according to Lt. Mark Staniszewski, deputy commanding officer with the Lake Success Police Department.

Police said they found "a sizable amount" of cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana inside the van. All four in the vehicle were charged with felony drug possession.

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U.S.: Web Marketing Service Offered To Medical Marijuana Businesses

U.S.: Web Marketing Service Offered To Medical Marijuana BusinessesBy Steve Elliott
Hemp News

A new service,, says it is the marketing solution to dispensaries, collectives, delivery services and safe access providers.

The launch of the new service is designed to allow medical marijuana safe access providers to advertise their brand, to provide more transparency and search engine visibility while increasing traffic, conversion rates and patient referrals, according to the .

According to its creators, will allow dispensaries to buy a professionally designed website, a search engine optimization tune-up, a syndicated press release, a social media blast to 50,000 fans, geo-targeted coupons, newsletter blasts to key consumers and inclusion in the Medical Cannabis Network's web linking program of 300 cannabis related web properties. also said it offers brand image consultation, marketing placement, logo development, and blog marketing content.

MCN said it created the service for medical marijuana businesses looking for search engine optimized websites with visually appealing designs.

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