Consumer-focused magazine Cannabis Now has secured a deal via Hudson News that makes the magazine available in 50 airports across Canada and the United States, the company announced in a recent press release.
This is the first time a cannabis publication has secured such a deal, and the magazines hit airport newsstands this year just in time for Christmas. “We wanted to make these historic announcements during one of the highest traffic weeks of the year,” explained Eugenio Garcia, publisher of Cannabis Now.
The magazine also announced a seed round of investment funding to help future expansions.
Founded in 2010, Cannabis Now has grown to be widely available in head shops, dispensaries, book stores, Barnes and Noble, Kroger and the online iTunes store. “What we’re seeing is a paradigm shift,” said Garcia. “It is the final step in acknowledging that cannabis is has become acceptable to the mainstream community.”
The magazine focuses on major political happenings, scientific discoveries, social justice and horticultural advancements. According to Garcia, the magazine’s recent distribution deals are “validation of the higher level of conversation Cannabis Now provides.”
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