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New Digital Publishing Site Represents Shift In Attitudes Toward Cannabis

Los Angeles, CA – Today’s launch of Civilized, a lifestyle digital publishing site, is ushering in a unique online conversation about modern cannabis culture.

Under the promise of “Cannabis Culture Elevated,” Civilized aims to engage the millions of productive, motivated people who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly as part of their lifestyle.

The site will host a mix of original and curated content, including stories about business, travel, technology and culture, appealing to the diverse lifestyles of cannabis consumers in North America.

“Civilized is unlike any digital publishing platform out there,” said the Founder and Publisher of Civilized, Derek Riedle. “The time is right to pair two of the fastest growing industries – digital publishing and cannabis – in a way that speaks to the millions of smart, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis responsibly. This audience has always existed, but is not widely represented in mainstream culture. Civilized aims to bridge that gap and provide a platform that speaks to them.”

Civilized bridges two emerging industries: cannabis, the fastest growing industry in the U.S., worth US$50-60 billion a year, and digital publishing, expected to top US$53 billion this year in advertising revenue. Civilized is poised to build a remarkable following of readers and investors, powered by RebelMouse, a New York-based tech firm led by the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Huffington Post, Paul Berry.

“We believe every media company and brand deserves to have digital properties that are highly functional, visually compelling and tailored to their audience,” said Berry. “Our product empowers some of the hottest and fastest growing media and brand sites to do just that. We’re excited to be working with Civilized, an innovative, engaging platform that stands out in the digital landscape.”

Civilized is headquartered in Los Angeles and Canada, with further expansion plans in the months ahead.


Civilized Worldwide Inc.
Haley Evans

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