Activist Alleges Dispensary Rating Fraud on WeedMaps

On Thursday’s edition of The Russ Belville Show on, we spoke with Norm, a young computer coder who developed a tool to uncover falsified reviews on the dispensary locating website WeedMaps.

According to Norm, as much as seventy percent of the reviews he found were suspiciously originating from the same set of IP addresses or were duplicate reviews found elsewhere. In our interview, Norm explains how he managed to discover these issues and his proposal for a solution to ensure review validity.

You can find Norm’s online review evaluation tool at

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Russ Belville - or "Radical" Russ, as he is known on-air - hosts The Marijuana Agenda, a live news and talk radio program for the cannabis community, weekdays at 3pm Pacific on  The show is based in Portland, Oregon, but "Radical" Russ has traveled over 300,000 air miles in the past five years, bringing his show to report live from hundreds of cannabis conferences, marijuana expos, hemp festivals, and legalization events in over 70 North American cities.