Top 6 MMJ News Sources to Follow


Kelly Weimert

July 18th, 2017

Policy


Given that medical marijuana (mmj) has become legal only recently, a lot of medical marijuana patients—many of whom haven’t used the drug prior to it becoming legal—are looking for trusted sources from where they can get mmj news and information. As it turns out, there are quite a few credible blogs and websites providing extensive, research-backed news and information on cannabis and, in particular, mmj. Not sure where to find them? Start with this list.

Leafly

Leafly has been a trusted source of marijuana news and information for many years, and it’s only gotten stronger since mmj has become increasingly legal. On the site you’ll find break downs of different cannabis strains, including their effects and what ailments they treat, as well as reviews from thousands of users who share their experiences with them. Additionally, there’s up-to-the minute news regarding the drug’s evolving legality at the state and federal levels, tips on different ways to ingest it, and new and up-and-coming cannabis products on the market.

The Cannabist

The Cannabist is an all-in-one cannabis site that discusses everything from parenting to world news as they pertain to the marijuana industry. If you’re a new mmj patient, you’ll likely find the “Resources” tab most helpful as it offers a wide range of answers to frequently asked questions including questions about mmj’s effects on the body, where it’s legal, and the history of marijuana in the world. Once you equip yourself with the basics, you can explore a wide range of evergreen and breaking news mmj topics to stay informed.

High Times

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include the grand daddy of all cannabis news, High Times, on this list. What started as a magazine many years ago has grown into an extensive online platform that features up-to-date news on medical marijuana, cannabis entrepreneurship, and the latest on cannabis’ cultural impact. Additionally, you’ll find a wealth of information on your different options when it comes to edibles and other marijuana-related products, as well as well-researched feature articles on a wide range of cannabis-inspired issues.

The Weed Blog

The Weed Blog is a fun yet entirely legitimate blog centered around all things marijuana. On it you’ll discover tips and tricks for customizing your cannabis experience, including the latest in mmj products, as well as information on mmj advocacy, ideas for how to cook with it, and breaking marijuana news. Additionally, there’s an entire section that’s solely dedicated to breaking down the science behind marijuana when it comes to physical and mental health, as well as a breakdown of some of the most compelling studies on the subject.

Marijuana.com

Marijuana.com is a site that—you guessed it—is all about marijuana. And while you’ll definitely find a lot of information on different cannabis products and strains, marijuana in the news is where this really site excels. Their articles discuss everything from marijuana activism to laws and politics and it’s constantly updated with the latest breaking news and mmj trends backed by credible sources. Plainly put, if you want to stay informed about marijuana in the news cycle, then look no further.

MarijuanaDoctors

MarijuanaDoctors is a one-stop-shop for finding a medical marijuana doctor to prescribe you mmj. You can easily search for a licensed medical prescriber via an interactive map that will hone in on your location and show you the best mmj doctors in your area. Additionally, you’ll find information on where to find local dispensaries, the legal status of each state, and plenty of resources when it comes to past and present research and studies on medical marijuana. In short, all mmj patients could benefit from bookmarking this page.

Kelly Weimert

About Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer based in Austin, TX. A happy hybrid of geek and hippie, when she's not nestled into her couch crankin' out crafty prose with her miscreant Chihuahua, you can find her frolicking outside to keep her sanity in check.


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