Craigslist Doesn’t want Craig Using his name to sell Weed

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DIEGO, Calif—Craigsweed.com announces it has changed its name to GanjaRoad.com to prevent any unintended confusion with online classified website, Craigslist.org.

Recently, Craigslist.org issued a cease-and-desist warning to Craigsweed.com President Craig Taliaferro, regarding the use of website address Craigsweed.com. The letter asked Taliaferro to stop using the Craigsweed.com domain name as it “willingly confuses people into thinking it is affiliated with (sic) Craigslistcraigslist.”

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While initially frustrated at not being able to use his own name, Taliaferro—a nearly fifty-year veteran of the cannabis industry—decided to change the company name despite having invested significant resources into launching the startup. The name change to GanjaRoad.com has already taken effect.

Craigsweed.com launched the Beta version of its site in November 2016, and its social media marketing this past February. After reaching out to other recipients of Craigslist legal tactics, the decision was made to secure a new name and begin re-branding the company to GanjaRoad.com.

“We weren’t happy about it and felt we should be able to use Craig’s name but decided rather than fight this giant we would change the name to GanjaRoad.com”, said Craigsweed.com Vice President Charlice Arnold. “As we’ve traveled to trade shows and spoken to people throughout the industry, the response has been great for us providing a site that allows people worldwide to find anything related to cannabis in one convenient online platform. GanjaRoad.com will allow us to continue building on the momentum we’ve created.”

Since the site’s launch, advertisers have been offered free ads while GanjaRoad.com focuses on growing the user base and online traffic. The site has already changed its name and references to the former site name are being scrubbed from the portal and its social media pages.

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