Navigation Links
WeedMaps Announces Marketing Agreement with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws for Website Transformation
Date:10/24/2011

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Cannabis, Inc. (OTCBB: CANA), (OTCQX: CANA), a technology-based Internet marketing services company, today announced that WeedMaps Media has entered into a marketing agreement with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) to redesign, update, and power the organization's website and many of its social networking and search features.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/LA12248LOGO)

NORML, the oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the United States, is a Washington DC-based nonprofit public-interest advocacy group that lobbies Congress and state legislatures for more rational and cost-effective marijuana policies.

WeedMaps executed the redesign and upgrade for NORML's website, as well as many of the website's features including the NORML Daily Audio Stash podcast and the NORML Blog.  The NORML Blog is the de facto destination on the Internet for legalization news and updates, breaking cannabis stories since 1999 and receiving over 20,000 visitors per day. WeedMaps is now officially powering medical marijuana doctor, dispensary and lawyer directory listings on the new NORML.org site, while NORML becomes the official news blog of WeedMaps.com.

The newly designed NORML website is a tightly integrated search and social media friendly site. The redesign is aimed at educating medical cannabis patients and expanding and promoting membership for NORML's sister organization the NORML Foundation, which sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana, provides alternatives to current marijuana policy and assists victims of current laws.  Through their marketing agreement, NORML and WeedMaps seek to better utilize NORML's over 40,000 Twitter followers and nearly 350,000 Facebook Likes.

"WeedMaps is proud to be powering the new NORML.org website, bringing NORML's extensive library of research and content into a sleek, modern resource, and increasing the site's accessibility not only for researchers, activists, lawyers and students, but also for search engines and webmasters," said Justin Hartfield, Chief Web Officer of WeedMaps. "We expect the close integration between WeedMaps.com and NORML.org will double the web traffic of both properties within the next year. Between the WeedMaps Media Network, NORML and their affiliates, we believe we'll generate over 100,000 visitors per day and more than 10 million pages viewed per month. WeedMaps looks forward to engaging in other partnerships with cannabis-related nonprofits for the transformation of web platforms and social networking."

Mr. Hartfield also noted that today's announcement follows two prominent items of news within the medical cannabis industry from earlier this week. The California Medical Association, the state's largest doctor group, has adopted official policy that recommends legalization and regulation of cannabis. The decision was based on a white paper concluding physicians should have access to better research, which is not possible under the current policy. Additionally, Gallup reported that a record-high 50% of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be made legal, up from 46% last year.  "These events underscore NORML's importance in bringing research and advocacy to the medical marijuana community," Hartfield added.

The last step of the integration will be syncing NORML's Legal Committee lawyer directory with the upcoming release of WeedMaps Media's newest portal, WeedMaps.com/Lawyers. WeedMaps.com/Lawyers will be the legal directory portion of WeedMaps, where medical marijuana patients will be able to rate and review attorneys that specialize in medical cannabis. The expected launch date for WeedMaps.com/Lawyers is late 2011.

About General Cannabis

General Cannabis, Inc., a technology-based Internet marketing services company, offers customers an integrated suite of services including media, technology, marketing and information.  Founded in 2010, General Cannabis is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.  The Company's common stock trades on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX, under the ticker symbol "CANA."  www.GeneralCannabis.com

About NORML

NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 30 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. NORML lobbies Congress and state legislatures for more rational and cost- effective marijuana policies. We provide expert witnesses for legislative hearings in support of marijuana reform legislation and to provide testimony to assist defendants charged with marijuana offenses. NORML also serves as a marijuana-law reform advocate with the media nationwide, produces a daily podcast, and maintains a comprehensive web site, which includes a 50-state legislative tracking system, where visitors can inform themselves about the issue and send a free fax or an e-mail to their state and federal elected officials. In addition, we maintain a legal committee comprised of 350 criminal defense attorneys nationwide who specialize in the defense of individuals charged with marijuana-related offenses. www.NORML.org

Safe Harbor Notice

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).  General Cannabis, Inc. cautions that statements made in this news release constitute forward-looking statements and makes no guarantee of future performance. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the time statements are made. These statements may address issues that involve significant risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management.  Actual results could differ materially from current projections or implied results.  General Cannabis, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise these statements following the date of this news release.


'/>"/>
SOURCE General Cannabis, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer
3. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
4. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
5. DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces Successful Phase Ib Results for DOV 21,947
6. Phosphagenics Announces Positive Phase 1b Transdermal Insulin Clinical Trial Results
7. Xenomics Announces Implementation of its First Diagnostic Test for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Into Clinical Practice
8. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces 2007 Second Quarter Financial Results
9. Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
10. Genta Incorporated Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Corporate Highlights
11. MicroDose Announces Positive Results From the QDose Inhaled Insulin Glucose Clamp Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... 21, 2017 Taiwan Biophotonic Co. (tBPC), a ... vital signs sensing solutions, today announced the CE Marking ... pulse oximeter, the oCare TM Pro 100, which is ... medical devices space.  tBPC,s Wrist Pulse Oximeter, ... simple and reliable method to measure and record heart ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... -- Provides understanding and access to the anemia ... worlds leading healthcare companies. Download the full ... Anemia Partnering Terms and Agreements since 2010 report ... agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... - Top deals by value - ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Report analyzes the worldwide markets for Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing in US$ ... Liquid & Semi-solid Dosage Forms. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ... report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04707109-summary/view-report.html ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... In ... many different solutions on the market, it is easy to start feeling frustrated ... Locksmith offers a complimentary security consultation. , Home Security Hardware Choices, There ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Apptricity® Corporation, ... (SCM) and spend management, today announced that Keppel Corporation has selected Apptricity Travel ... tracking. , “We are excited to announce the partnership between Keppel and ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Okla. (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... new Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma, on Feb. 21. , ... by clinic tours for community members, clinic employees, the construction team and tribal ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Doctors on Liens has announced the addition ... Kendell Mendonca , to its growing network of doctors in Central and Northern California. ... car accidents such as whiplash, back pain, neck pain, hip and knee pain, and ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... assistance to communities in and around Tarrant County, is embarking on a six month ... research cures and treatments for cancer. , Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):