Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Cannabis Now Magazine recently became the only cannabis magazine available on iTunes, significant because of Apple’s famously “family-friendly” attitude towards the items in its store. Its historic inclusion is proof of the magazine’s success in bringing responsible dialogue to the public. With the passage of legislation in two states and more on the horizon, cannabis and the issues surrounding its legalization and decriminalization have taken the nation by storm. Founded in in 2010, the magazine now has the opportunity to reach a global audience.
The magazine itself has faced setbacks associated with the cannabis movement. After putting out its first two issues in Montana, the medical marijuana laws in the state became vastly restrictive preventing, among other things, advertising of any kind. After losing most of its advertising base virtually overnight, the magazine changed its headquarters and expanded to Berkeley, Calif. This choice proved to be fruitful as the publication was able to expand to bi-monthly print issues and partner with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Harborside Health Center, Oaksterdam University and the Northwest Patient Resource Center.
Angela Bacca, a Bay Area-based journalist who continues to work closely with the Guru of Ganja, Ed Rosenthal, recently joined the Cannabis Now Team. Bacca works as the managing editor and brings a wealth of knowledge, with a specialty in investigative journalism and legal issues surrounding medical marijuana cases.
The magazine has been widely praised by industry professionals including Harborside co-founder and Executive Director Steve DeAngelo who thanked the publication for its “good work bringing the truth about cannabis.” In addition, a recent article featuring Jamen Shively, the Seattle-based entrepreneur who hopes to open a national chain of marijuana dispensaries, resulted in Shively working closing with the magazine to ensure the issues reached those in his wide cannabis network.
Cannabis Now Magazine is set to release its ninth issue at the end of this month. The print edition is available online as well as in Barnes & Noble, 7-Eleven, dispensaries, head shops, smoke shops, bookstores and numerous other outlets around the country. The magazine will also be distributed at HempCon in San Jose, Calif. on Jan 17 – 19, Champs in Las Vegas Jan. 21 – 23 and the BIG Industry 2014 Cannabis Cup in Denver, Colo. April 16 – 20.
About the Company: By including only responsible content, Cannabis Now Magazine’s publishers hope to enlighten and educate the public on the legitimate and beneficial side of cannabis. The magazine focuses on the latest news, politics, horticultural advancements, social change, economic trends and medical information.