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- Overall, we rate Merry Jane Left biased based on advocacy for marijuana use and legalization. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the publication of misleading scientific information.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015 by Ted Chung and Snoop Dog, Merry Jane is a website all about Marijuana (Cannabis). It provides news on marijuana legislation and lifestyles as well as editorial content on the business and politics of the cannabis industry, original video series as well as a database for identifying cannabis strains and dispensaries.
Funded by / Ownership
Merry Jane is owned by Ted Chung, with investments by Snoop Dog. Revenue is derived through advertising and the marketing of cannabis-related products.
Analysis / Bias
Merry Jane provides information and articles on the cannabis industry as well as informative how-to information such as this The Best Ways to Preserve Your Weed. Other stories are related to legal issues such as this Oregon Regulators Just Started Cracking Down on Delta-8 THC Products. Stories are properly sourced to credible media and information outlets.
Editorially, Merry Jane aligns with the left in their advocacy for Marijuana legalization such as this Illinois City Is Going to Use Legal Weed Taxes to Fund Its Reparations Program. On the other hand, they use emotionally loaded wording to negatively report on those who opposed legalization such as Trump Tells Republicans Not to Put Weed on Ballot Out of Fear of Losing Election. Further, Merry Jane sometimes publishes misleading information such as this It’s Underage Drinking That Impairs Brain Development, Not Cannabis Use. The headline is false as both alcohol and marijuana impair brain development, while the headline indicates Cannabis does not. According to numerous studies, Marijuana does impair brain development. In general, information is primarily factual and left-biased, however, they sometimes publish misleading information, which renders them Mixed for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Merry Jane Left biased based on advocacy for marijuana use and legalization. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the publication of misleading scientific information. (D. Van Zandt 3/7/2017) Updated (3/26/2021)