A one-stop digital directory for cannabis producers, business owners, consumers, medical professionals, patients, caregivers, and activists will soon be available directly from the Phoenix New Times website.
New Times' parent company, Voice Media Group, and Scottsdale firm Herban Planet announced a partnership April 16 that will provide readers with one of the most comprehensive guides of cannabis resources in the country.
Herban Planet's website contains listings for more than 5,000 marijuana business services, delivery services, dispensaries, doctors and certification services, providers, and smoke shops.
In addition to New Times, Voice Media Group owns alternative news organizations in Denver, Miami, Houston, and Dallas. VMG also owns the Phoenix-based digital advertising agency V Digital Services, which has specialized in helping marijuana businesses maximize their digital footprint through its work with Marijuana Marketing Xperts.
“Joining with Herban Planet to help grow a national marijuana platform made perfect sense,” VMG chief executive officer Scott Tobias said in a press release. “We are very excited about this partnership.”
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Herban Planet founder and chief executive officer Babak Motamedi said he’s also excited about the potential of the partnership.
“People in the industry have a choice between platforms,” Motamedi said in the release. “Now Herban Planet will be powered by a multi-market media company, so obviously we will have broader reach. We think we can really change the industry, both in terms of connectivity and bringing it more mainstream.”
Read the complete press release below: