Marijuana website up for grabs, bidding starts at 1.5 million

February 27, 2012 by  

Last month, Zack Darling Creative Associates in Santa Rosa, California declared that the domain name was up for grabs. It sounds crazy, but those in the know are enthusiastically following the news.

Medical marijuana is gaining ground around the world, and it’s one of the most heavily researched subjects on the internet. More and more people are wondering what, if anything, the herb can do for certain chronic diseases, which amounts to big bucks for a domain name that fits exact search terms. A domain name like that will be one of the first, if not the very first, site to which search engines such as Ask, Bing and Google would send prospective customers.

There are more than 20,000 published scientific papers that acknowledge marijuana’s potential for the treatment of many conditions, including spasticity, neuropathic pain from cancer, AIDS and spinal cord injuries, insomnia and much more. The idea is growing, showing up, on legislative bills across the United States. In fact, Washingtonians are scheduled to vote on a bill for recreational marijuana in November 2012 and local print companies could be utilized by supporters to persuade those who haven’t yet made up their minds.

Medical marijuana is already allowed in more than 15 states, with five states currently waiting to vote on it, and scientists are still studying the drug’s medicinal value; despite many moral politics and Puritan outcries, it will continue to draw to draw traffic and is a highly desirable asset. At the time of writing, no deal has yet been struck.