Marlboro cannabis cigarettes are in production — sensi seeds

On Tuesday the 21st of January the news went viral that Philip Morris revealed that they will soon launch a new range of Marlboro cannabis cigarettes. The news heralded the arrival of ‘Marlboro M , the product with which Philip Morris want to participate in the rapidly growing North American cannabis industry. Apparently this news item is a hoax. But is this a hoax that is almost too good to be false?

Maybe this is how the Marlboro M package will look like.

The story was originally posted by the satirical website Abril Uno (Spanish for April 1, also known as April Fool’s Day). The article reveals that the Vice President of Marketing for Philip Morris, Serafin Norcik, clarified this week that the company has already been looking at the possibilities for entering the cannabis market for a few years, and that this process gained momentum once Colorado and Washington made it known that they were legalizing recreational (as well as medicinal) use of cannabis. The result would be Marlboro M cannabis cigarettes which will be sold in official cannabis retail points in Colorado and (later this year) also in Washington, according to this fake story. But looking at the history of the ‘Big Tabacco’, as this billion euro industry is also named, this story is actually not far from reality.

To say that Philip Morris has been looking at the cannabis market for a few years is actually true. In fact, they have been following the market for a lot longer than just a few years. In 1993 and 1994, strong rumours were already circulating that the parent company of Marlboro was considering cannabis cigarettes. Although the company vehemently denied this, they did make an attempt to trademark the name Marley , which was successful in France despite protests from Rita Marley and the estate of her late husband.

It s high time for a Marley! apparently has nothing to do with Bob

Philip Morris stated that the name had nothing to do with the famous singer and cannabis legend Bob Marley. Even after a potential slogan (which Philip Morris had also attempted to trademark) was leaked It s high time for a Marley! a PM spokesman gave a laconic reaction I can assure you that my principals did not adopt and register the mark ‘Marley’ with a Bob Marley in mind, or with any other Marley, like the famous Dickens character by that surname. Consumers just would not associate a ‘Marley’ tobacco product with Bob Marley. A disingenuous reaction, especially given that at the same moment, cannabis legalization was a frequently discussed topic in Europe. That Marley is, marketing wise, an interesting name for a company wanting to participate in the cannabis industry needs no explanation.

Marijuana street jargon names trademarked since 1976

Rita Marley performing during the High Times Cannabis Cup.

The interest of Big Tobacco in cannabis, actually goes much further back in time. From the report of a brainstorming session organized in 1976 by the Lorillard Tobacco Companies (who manufacture, among others, Kent cigarettes) it is clear that the business was already exploring the possibilities concerning cannabis and cigarettes. In the same year, a report was commissioned by Brown & Williamson (who produce Barclay and other cigarettes) which also covered cannabis. What is also remarkable about this almost 40 year old document is the revelation on pages 66 and 67 that various tobacco firms had already trademarked product names taken directly from marijuana street jargon , which were being used on little known products but could be switched to cannabis products if and when the opportunity arose to market them legally.

It seems more than likely that the tobacco industry has long been concerned with the analysis of the cannabis market. As a result, they are so well prepared that releasing a cannabis cigarette brand is in line with the expectations. So, there is a realistic chance that this hoax will become reality some day soon.

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Caleb Clark, Chair and Academic Advisor Educational Technology MAT

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  • Classes Graduate EdTech Introduction to Making and Fablabs in Education, Web Design and Media Production, and Technology for Teachers. Undergraduate Online Presence Workshop.

Caleb’s work focuses on humanizing technology through K 12 and higher education. Specifically he works on Documentation with eportfolios, blogging, and journalism communication around managing, teaching, organizing groups, and connecting people technology integration in K 12 and higher education through devices, media, and maker/fab lab skills. Caleb’s passion for Internet technology and media began when he joined the dot com revolution in San Francisco in the mid 1990s. He went on to work in educational technology in corportate (Netscape, Maxis), K 12 (High Tech High), and higher education (SDSU, NYU, Antioch) organizations before settling down at Marlboro College in 2008. He regularly presents at conferences and publishes. He is the founder of the Brattleboro Area Makers group and is on the board of VITA Learn, the ISTE affiliate in Vermont. Caleb’s work also encompasses academic technology support for Marlboro’s graduate school faculty, as well as technology integration consulting work for Putney Central Middle School. Caleb has an Master of Professional Studies from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His early schooling was at a very maker/fab lab oriented holistic school in the woods of Maine called The School Around Us.

Lisa Brooks

  • Work Instructor also at Bennington College and Community College of Vermont
  • Class Tech4Educators

Lisa is a 28 year veteran public school art and technology teacher who fell in love with technology when it first slipped into her art room in the 1980s. She currently teaches art and technology courses for Virtual High School and Community College of VT online, as well as face to face courses for Bennington College s MATSL (second language) program. She s a working artist and Web designer.

She holds a BA is from the University of Montana in art and education and an MAT from the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Program.

Karen Case

  • Instructional Design and Development Specialist SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Class Managing Change

Karen has been an educator for over 25 years, working at the pre school through college levels. In her previous position at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) she coordinated courses and provided support for online faculty in the areas of art, art history, computer, and music. She was a member of the Project 2011 team at CCV, which assisted the transition to a new content management and learning management system at the Vermont state colleges. Currently Karen is the instructional design and development specialist at SUNY Plattsburgh in NY. She is a part time instructor for the Vermont State College system in the areas of sociology, cultural change, education, and educational technologies.

Karen holds a BA in art, history, and sociology from Vermont College of Union Institute and University, an MAT from the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, and an EdS from Nova Southeastern University in Computing Technology in Education. She is currently a doctoral candidate and was recently appointed to the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) for the State University of New York.

Julie DeCesare

  • Work Assistant Professor, Head of Research & Education at Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library
  • Class Digital Research Technologies

While studying at UMASS Amherst, Julie developed an interest in film studies, production and audiovisual collections and graduated with a BA in comparative literature and a concentration in film studies. Julie worked at Brown University Media Services as their technical coordinator while completing her Master s in Library and Information Studies at Simmons College. After finishing her MLIS in 2005, Julie became Digital Media/Film Studies Reference Librarian at Boston College. At BC, she worked closely with instructional designers to bring multimedia content into faculty course sites and to create interesting web deliverables and physical audiovisual collections for the BC community. In 2010, Julie left Boston College for the position of Assistant Professor and Commons Librarian, Head of Education & Research at Providence College’s Phillips Memorial Library, where she currently coordinates instructional and educational opportunities between the library and campus community.

Julie teaches Digital Research Technologies, where she is able to bring many of her interests together, Web video, Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning, the evolution of online library collections, and open source publication. Her goal is to teach Marlboro College graduate students how to be effective/active online researchers and writers, how to evaluate online resources, and also to provide a set of free or open source web resources.

Lucie deLaBruere

  • Learning with Lucie
  • Technology Integration Specialist for the St. Albans City School
  • Director of Tech Savvy Girls and Tech Savvy Kids
  • Classes Online Collaborative Tools, Transforming Learning with Mobile Devices, Making Mobile Media for Educators.

Lucie explores how to use emerging technology for teaching and learning. She has over 20 years experience in consulting on technology and education. She is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps Certified Trainer. Lucie teaches graduate courses at St. Michael’s College and is the winner of the 2009 Frank Watson VITA Learn EdTech Award. Lucie received her Masters of Science in Internet Engineering from the Graduate School in 2000, and her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the State University of New New York at Oswego where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She regularly presents at conferences and publishes articles.

Elena Garofoli

  • Work Academic Learning Technologist, Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, Boston
  • Classes MAT613/MSM608 Planning for Change/Change Management

Elena has more than 30 years in experience in pedagogy, training, education, and computer technology that encompass settings including higher education, private business and industry and the nonprofit world. She holds an in Educational Media from Boston University, a MS in Health Science from Springfield College, and an MAT from the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Program.

As the Academic Learning Technologist at Suffolk University in downtown Boston, Elena is fighting the good fight to facilitate faculty integrating technology into their teaching how do you spell change management?

Prior to Suffolk, Elena was President and owner of SparkFireLearning, an instructional design and elearning consulting company. Among her gigs was her cash cow Elena worked at the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Center for a number of years in various positions including senior instructor, instructional designer, and finally the Director of the MAT program.

Rick Oller

  • Work and
  • Class Instructional Design

Rick Oller is chief technology officer at Chief Media, LLC, in New York City. His interests include teaching and learning, educational software design, instructional design, the cognitive sciences, and science and technology studies. Rick has spent 25 years in information technology and software development, engaged in the creation of applications for media, financial services, education, and health care. At Chief Media he designed and develope
d Continuum, an advanced analytics system for multi channel advertising. He is also the technology partner at Noosphere Marketing, where he writes technology white papers for corporations and nonprofit organizations and oversees all technology based marketing strategies. Rick writes on education and technology and has been published in print and online. His involvement at Marlboro in the educational aspects of virtual worlds led to his contributing a chapter to The Immersive Internet Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy published in April 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. Examples of his technical writing are featured in the companion website to A Guide to Writing as an Engineer. Rick received a BA in Drama from Bennington College, and completed his MAT at Marlboro College in 2011.

Sapna Prasad, Ph.D.

  • Research and Educational Specialist, and faculty, at Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
  • Class Assistive Technology and Universal Design.

Dr. Prasad earned her doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University. She is currently Principal Investigator of grants funded by the AT&T Foundation and the NSF Alliance for Access to Computing Careers aimed at increasing the participation of students with disabilities in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Sapna also trains educators on topics including the neuroscience of learning and Universal Design for Instruction. Prior to joining LCIRT, Sapna conducted research investigating the visual perceptions of self other actions and the impact of autism, inner ear infections and parental interactions on cognitive development.

Lindsey Rothschild

  • Work Instructional Design Lab, Holyoke Community College
  • Class Facilitating Online Learning

Lindsey Rothschild is currently the coordinator of instructional design and support for Holyoke Community College (HCC). To this position, she brought 15 years experience teaching adult learners in a variety of contexts community based organizations, community colleges, and universities. Lindsey embraced technology as a way to engage and motivate learners and quickly became a resource for her colleagues. In 2010, she enrolled in the Marlboro College MAT program to gain a deeper understanding of the principles behind instructional design. At that time, Lindsey was teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at HCC and developed and implemented the first ESL blended courses as her MAT capstone project. Her degree from Marlboro combined with her teaching experience led to her current role as the instructional designer at HCC. Prior to working at HCC, Lindsey worked in New York City as an ESL instructor, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer. Lindsey holds an MAT from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, an MA in TESOL from Hunter College, and a BA in Social Policy from Michigan State University.

David Wells

  • Class Technology Transformation through the Common Core

David has been integrating technology into education for over twenty five years as an elementary and middle school teacher and principal. He also teaches college level courses in technology and instructional methods as well as writes and presents on these topics at the regional and national level. As a board member of Vermont’s ISTE affiliate Vita Learn, David has advocated for the transformation of education through the use of technology at the local and state level. His interests include online learning, empowering student voice with blogging and online media, and supporting teachers in the work they do. David has a in Curriculum and Instruction from Castleton State College in Vermont and a BA in History and Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.

Jane Wilde

  • Work Absolute Computing Solutions
  • Class Educational Technology and Teaching and Games and Simulations.

Jane Wilde is a self proclaimed computer geek. She thoroughly enjoys technology and loves to teach people how to use it. Having the rare combination of technical skills and the ability to speak English (rather than computer ese), she can show you how to engage your students and enrich your curriculum with computers, the internet, and multimedia materials. Having begun her teaching career in special education, Jane enjoys working with even the most computer challenged student.

A twenty five year veteran educator, Jane has taught at every grade level from kindergarten to graduate school. She is the owner of two consulting businesses. Through Absolute Computing Solutions, she offers teacher training and technology support to K 12 schools. Through Absolutely Virtual, Jane trains and consults on the use of virtual environments for education and business. She is a doctoral student at the University at Albany in the field of instructional technology.

Jane is delighted to offer a course for educators within the virtual world Second Life. In this course you will meet virtual educators, read the virtual research, and explore, create and evaluate the instructional potential of virtual classrooms in your teaching.

If you are already a resident of Second Life, don t hesitate to drop Jane s avatar, Esme Qunhua, an IM.

Our Offerings

  1. A 30 credit Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT)
  2. A 4 course Certificate in Instructional Technology
  3. Vermont State Educational Technology Specialist (ETS #42) Endorsement Courses.
  4. Professional development through our Continuing Education Program (CEP).

If you have any questions, please come visit us, email or call Matt Livingston in admissions (888) 258 5665 x209, or the program director, Caleb Clark.