Wednesday April 19, 2017 0 comments
DENVER -- Marijuana Business Daily has become an associate member of The Associated Press, giving the cannabis-focused news publication access to MJ-related stories from around the world.
MJBizDaily is the first marijuana publication to become an associate member, resulting in their stories being picked up and distributed by AP.
MJBizDaily said it will incorporate cannabis business coverage from the AP's staff as well as more than 6,000 newspapers and TV and radio stations worldwide.
The AP, founded in 1846, has journalists in more than 100 nations.
The deal also allows Denver-based Marijuana Business Daily to push out its exclusive staff-reported stories, data and charts to thousands of mainstream news outlets across the world that are part of the AP network, further legitimizing marijuana as a serious business.
"This allows us to enhance our coverage by offering readers more news and analysis about the marijuana industry, legalization efforts and the businesses and people behind this rapidly growing sector," said Chris Walsh, Marijuana Business Daily's editorial director.
"The fact that The Associated Press recognizes us as a credible news source is yet another testament to the strength of our editorial content," Walsh added.
"This is particularly important amid growing concerns over the prevalence of 'fake' news and marketing-focused content passed off as solid journalism."
"We're pleased to have Marijuana Business Daily join the news cooperative,” said Jim Clarke, AP’s central region director for local markets.
“The staff produces strong journalism about a business that's newsworthy not just for the dollars it generates but also for the cultural and legal implications of legalization. Likewise, we're certain that access to AP's comprehensive global news report will benefit Marijuana Business Daily."