Anyone remotely paying attention to marijuana news has read a news story broken by Tom Angell. We certainly respect his work here at Weed News. While some websites may consider such a prolific blogger competition, we love the work that Tom does and will always promote those that are doing great work for the legalization movement. Tom, understanding public relations well, teased his friends and followers about his new gig on Facebook and Twitter.
Announcing my new full-time marijuana reporting job in a few minutes via my newsletter.
— Tom Angell (@tomangell) January 31, 2017
If you care about getting the latest cannabis news, you should definitely sign up for Tom’s newsletter, the newly-titled Marijuana Moment. Tom requested suggestions for a name of his daily briefing from his subscribers and I know that our very-own Russ Belville lobbied for “Fresh Cut Grass” while our good friend Kaliko Castille cast his vote for “Marijuana AF,” but Marijuana Moment won the day.
A longtime activist who is willing to speak his mind and call out Reefer Madness prohibitionists, Angell’s Marijuana Majority has helped mainstream the movement by showcasing the breadth of support for legalization across fields and demographics. A sought after voice by news outlets, MassRoots is lucky to snag Mr. Angell and we wish him the very best. You can check out Tom’s very first blog with MassRoots, “Governors Could Block Marijuana Reforms,” today. Good luck, Tom, everyone here at Weed News will continue following your great work and timely scoops.
Below is a press release from MassRoots, announcing the hire of Tom:
DENVER, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has recruited Mr. Tom Angell to serve as the company’s Senior Political Correspondent. Mr. Angell has worked on the front lines of cannabis policy reform efforts for more than 15 years, including as chairman of Marijuana Majority, a leading non-profit organization he founded in 2012. Since 2014, Mr. Angell has been a leading contributor to Marijuana.com, where he covered state and national policies and the politics of cannabis.
“We’re committed to providing our audience with the information they need to reform cannabis policies and help expand the regulated cannabis market,” stated MassRoots CEO, Mr. Isaac Dietrich. “Tom Angell is an undisputed, battle-tested expert on cannabis policy and we could not be more excited to give him a platform to share his knowledge with millions of cannabis consumers around the world.”
“I’m so impressed with MassRoots’ commitment to empowering cannabis consumers and keeping them informed about polices that affect their lives,” stated Mr. Tom Angell. “In recent weeks, dozens of marijuana bills have been introduced in state legislatures, and I’m honored to be able to help make sense of it all for the large and growing community that MassRoots has built. While many others in the marijuana industry sit on the sidelines and simply talk about the need to change harmful policies, MassRoots is actively helping to build the movement to make legalization a reality. It’s that kind of commitment to community building that’s going to bring about the end of prohibition sooner rather than later.”
MassRoots, Inc. is one of the largest technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry. The company’s mobile apps enable consumers to provide community-driven reviews of cannabis strains and products, enabling consumers to make educated cannabis purchasing decisions. MassRoots is proud to be affiliated with the leading businesses and organizations in the cannabis industry, including the ArcView Group and National Cannabis Industry Association. For more information, please visit MassRoots.com/Investors.