Contributor Guidelines

Summary

  • We are looking for unique insights and perspectives.
  • All content must be 100% unique and exclusive to marijuanandthelaw.com.
  • Back up your points with examples, and provide sources where relevant.
  • You must not receive any compensation for mentioning any business/individual in the article. Any relationship you have with any business/individual must be disclosed in the article.

Website goal: The aim of marijuanaandthelaw.com is to be an authoritative resource for legal marijuana information, and to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest legal news.

Length:  Our articles are generally between 400-700 words, although longer is fine.

Uniqueness: Content must be unique and must not be submitted anywhere else on the web.

Topics:  We are looking for topics that provide updates of recent developments in the legal cannabis landscape, and give insight on recent trends. Search the site prior to suggesting a topic to ensure it has not been covered already. Consider using your personal experience and any unique perspective that you can offer.

Sources:  If you quote someone or provide a statistic, link to the source. This makes the content more credible and allows readers to learn more about a topic. Ensure your sources are trustworthy, and rely on primary sources whenever possible.

Avoid self-promotion: Content should not come across as self-promotional.

Author bio: Include an author bio with your article, which can include your name, position and company. Your company may include a link back to your homepage.

All content will be reviewed by our editor prior to publishing. Content that fails to meet our guidelines may be rejected.

Style Guidelines

Please read through the below guidelines before contributing an article.

  • Numbers less than 10 should be written out. 10 or above should be written as a number.
  • Do not include double spaces after periods.
  • Commas and periods should go inside closing quotation marks.
  • Single quotes should only be used for quotes within quotes.
  • Add your own hyperlinks, rather than adding the URL in parenthesis.
  • When using jargon such as abbreviations or acronyms, spell them out in the first instance (followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis), and use only the abbreviation thereafter.
  • Percent should be written as a word, rather than using the symbol (except in diagrams)
  • Capitalize only the first word in subheadings (except proper nouns)
  • Companies and organizations should be referred to as “it”, rather than “they”
  • We encourage writers to stimulate comments by ending the article with a question for the reader.
  • Inclusion of relevant media items is encouraged. Examples include videos, Tweets, Facebook posts, images, charts/diagrams
  • Be consistent with the use of pronouns and tenses.
  • Articles should start with an introductory paragraph of up to three sentences.
  • Paragraphs should not be excessively long. They should be broken up to make them more engaging for the reader.
  • Avoid overuse of one-sentence paragraphs
  • Subheadings are encouraged to break up the content and make it more digestible.
  • Subheadings should have a consistent format
  • Avoid using links in subheadings