Content Integrity

At American Marijuana, our top priority is our medical and editorial content. We follow a rigid criteria concerning how we create and publish content, how we decide on products and brands to advertise, the language we use, and how we approach portrayals, inclusivity, and historical context within American Marijuana’s content.

How Do We Create Content?

Our mission at American Marijuana is to provide you with trustworthy, accurate, and unbiased content surrounding cannabis and the cannabis industry. Everything you read on our website is developed by a team of expert writers, medical reviewers, and fact checkers. If you’re interested in learning more about American Marijuana’s editorial process, click here.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

American Marijuana has a dedication to capturing and expanding the variety of voices, identities, and perspectives found within the cannabis community and culture.

Since its prohibition, there’s been too much injustice surrounding cannabis that still needs to be addressed in the modern era. It is our goal to be advocates of this emerging industry and to ensure that we’re helping to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive space.

We follow through with this goal by creating and promoting inclusive teams at every level. It’s in our best interest to find people with unique personal experiences and a passion to embrace our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our priority to create a work environment where everyone feels safe and supported.

Since 2014, we’ve placed an importance on the medical properties of cannabis, how these properties can help large amounts of people, and how the developing industry can further with its ethical values. If interested, you can learn more about American Marijuana here.

Brand and Product Reviews

In order to provide you with the best solutions for your health and well-being, we partner with a number of different brands. Before we recommend a brand to you, we ensure to test their products for quality and safety while also researching the company for good business practices, credibility, and social impact.

Through this process, we can safely say that we stand behind all the products and brands featured on American Marijuana.

To give you a better idea of our vetting process, we first look into a number of factors concerning a brand or product, including (but not limited to):

  • Health and medical claims supported by scientific evidence.
  • If a brand complies to industry standards.
  • If a brand is leading the industry through their business practice.
  • Whether or not a brand has their products tested by a third party.
  • If the company has ever received warning from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
  • If there is a pending lawsuit or previous settlements concerning the brand or company.
  • Whether or not the product may cause an allergic reaction, drug interaction, or other harmful reactions.
  • What ingredients are in the product and whether or not they cause harm.

Furthermore, we look into the social impact each brand has both on the industry and society at large. It’s in our interest to only feature brands that are also diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

All brands and products are consistently re-evaluated to ensure they continue to meet American Marijuana’s standards. If we ever recommend a brand that doesn’t meet our vetting process, you can ensure we’ll tell you as to why so you can make an informed decision.

Product Selection

Within the cannabis industry, there are tons of brands and products trying to make a name for themselves in a marketplace that’s expected to grow ten-fold. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that there are numerous low-quality products hitting store shelves.

It is our goal to not just find products of the best-quality, but to also ensure these products are able to meet your needs. All links to products that we feature are tested to ensure they provide you with real, palpable value.

All links found in our product reviews, round-ups, and other content are editorially independent and not directly linked with our marketing team. This allows us to uphold our advertising policies and ensures our business partners never influence the content we’re putting out.

In order to determine brands and products featured on American Marijuana, we have a vetting process (discussed above) that’s applied to all our business partners. Furthermore, we also check each brand or product for quality, accessibility, pricing, and availability to ensure you’re receiving the most value for your money.

Conscious Language

While our number one mission is to provide you with trustworthy information concerning cannabis, we understand the language we use deeply impacts how readers approach American Marijuana. For this reason, conscious language has become an integral part of our editorial process.

We define “conscious language” as the calculated use of words in order to create inclusive, empathetic, and non-stigmatizing content. When it comes to discussing cannabis, we maintain a thoughtful and unbiased approach in order to avoid stigmas and inequalities. The primary purpose of this is to continue in the expansion of representation and allow others to learn more about cannabis on their terms.

At American Marijuana, we have a desire to help you better understand cannabis, how it may help you, and what products are in your best interest. In order to follow through with this goal, it’s important to us to use language that benefits your well-being.

For this reason, all our writers incorporate conscious language into their work and during the editorial stages, we triple-check all content to ensure you’re receiving content that’s compassionate, representative, and inclusive.