In possibly one of the largest controversial shows a television network has made in the history of broadcast entertainment, The Discovery Channel is gearing up to announce a new series this fall: Weed Wars.
Weed Wars is a documentary-soap hybrid which will follow the day-to-day “dealings” of Steve DeAngelo, and his business, Harborside Health Center of Oakland, CA.
Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President at Discovery Channel, had this to say: “Weed Wars fearlessly pulls back the curtain on a once illegal and still controversial world, from the inner workings of the business to Steve’s distinctive leadership style, Weed Wars is a fascinating glimpse into this highly unique setting. Like Gold Rush or Deadliest Catch, these are guys pursuing their own version of the American Dream.”
Discovery Channel’s new MMJ show will follow the marijuana plant’s life journey, from common horticultural knowledge and cultivation to harvest and distribution at the Harborside clinic.
(Source: Discovery Insider)
Online coupon websites have been springing up like dandelions; businesses are bumping shoulders with each other, attempting to reel in fresh and recurring business through special deals and loyalty programs. Medical marijuana collectives and dispensaries are hopping on the online coupon bandwagon right and left, reeling in new patients with coupons accessible via mobile/web. Check into your favorite dispensary on Foursquare next time you’re there, you might get a freebie!
In a world where competing medical marijuana retail venues litter the streets in the kinds of numbers as McDonalds or Starbucks, online coupons are helping budding business owners draw in new and hopefully, recurring business. Colorado entrepreneurs saw the need for a bottleneck and filter for this surge of loyalty cards and goods vouchers and launched MMJDAILYDEALS.COM, an online medical marijuana coupon aggregator that currently serves over 10,000 patients in five Colorado cities and suburban areas: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins, Summit County & Mountains.
Right now, their front page deal is a quarter ounce of any top shelf strain (which currently consists of: Chocolate Chunk, NYC Diesel, and Super Skunk) for $42 at Cannabis & Co in Denver, Colorado. It pleases me as an internet technology evangelist and medical marijuana patient to see these businesses adopting this online coupon strategy.