Honeysuckle Media is a Clio and social justice award-wining, female led print and digital publication that emphasizes diverse voices with high visual impact. Additionally, we offer services in creative branding, film, video, OOH.  We explore gender and sexuality, racial politics, the environment, cannabis and pop culture. Honeysuckle is motivated by our collective desire to better ourselves and our surroundings. Our reporting reflects who we are, as our writers tend to ‘live what they write’ rather than just reporting on a topic.

Our Clio Award Winning Women in East Coast Cannabis Award!

We are thrilled to announce that Honeysuckle also won a Clio for our Empress State photo shoot in our Lil Wayne 420 print edition. This feature is a tribute to the many incredible women leading the East Coast cannabis industry, which you can read here. The spread represents formidable brands in the space such as Women Grow, Humble Bloom, Cannaclusive, On The Revel, TribeTokes, House of Puff, Rebelle, Her Highness and more. With concept and production by Honeysuckle’s founder Ronit Pinto, photography and video by Honeysuckle’s Creative Director Sam C. Long, and art direction by Geraldine Hessler of Rebelle, the shoot was a perfect amalgamation of visions.

Our Policy-Changing Billboard Campaigns

A billboard for a better world: Honeysuckle, DoubleBlind, and partners take Times Square - MJ Brand Insights
DoubleBlind and HoneySuckle magazine have teamed up to create the first-ever major billboard campaign to celebrate psychedelics.


The Bluntness:  https://www.thebluntness.com/posts/diversity-in-cannabis-lil-wayne-honeysuckle

Diversity In Cannabis: Lil Wayne, Honeysuckle Rock Times Square With Powerful Message
This article was originally published on The Bluntness and appears here with permission. In a recent effort to raise awareness and stimulate conversation, Honeysuckle Magazine partnered with hip-hop legend and cannabis advocate / entrepreneur Lil Wayne on Diversity in Cannabis, a Times Square campai…

AM NY: https://www.amny.com/news/cannabis-brand-marketing-1.25900136

Cannabusters: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/34-cannabusters-honeysuckle-magazine-founder-ronit/id1453590300?i=1000456615555

Taking The Lead On High In Times Square: Billboard Ad Spotlights Women In Cannabis – MJNews Network

Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bethkaiserman/2019/01/20/super-bowl-cbd-coffee-2019/#36db97b35a55

Aspioneer: https://aspioneer.com/taking-the-lead-on-high-in-times-square-billboard-ad-spotlights-women-in-cannabis/

Florida Politics: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/286565-selling-cannabis-on-times-square-florida-company-makes-marketing-history

The Source: http://thesource.com/2018/12/31/first-black-owned-cannabis-company-to-be-featured-in-times-square-on-nye/

MJ News Network: https://mjnewsnetwork.com/business/historic-times-square-billboard-puts-cannabis-honeysuckle-mag-on-high-for-nye/


Cassius Lifel: https://cassiuslife.com/86761/dasheeda-dawson-times-square-billboard/

Hip Hop Wired: https://hiphopwired.com/795623/black-cannabis-advocate-gets-historic-times-square-billboard-for-new-years-eve/amp/?fbclid=IwAR2tickvRh5a8HHLF9_uLjhBtOMXY6oRZdbRAY66lYL99nIpFIiFtGFPi_g

KYSDC New York: https://kysdc.com/3701425/sticky-green-meet-the-first-black-led-weed-company-to-be-featured-in-times-square/

EurWeb / Electronic Urban Report: https://www.eurweb.com/2018/12/dasheeda-dawsons-the-weedhead-is-first-black-owned-cannabis-brand-featured-in-times-square/

Denver Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/12/31/cannabis-ads-times-square-nye.html

Westword Journal: https://www.westword.com/marijuana/marijuana-events-and-things-to-do-in-colorado-10482572

Hemp Today: https://hemptoday.net/elixinol-times-square/

Hot New Hip Hop: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/new-yorks-times-square-welcomes-its-first-ever-cannabis-ad-news.68078.html

Diversity MBA Magazine: https://diversitymbamagazine.com/diversity-inclusion/african-american/cannabis-trailblazer-makes-history-with-times-square-nye-billboard/

Honeysuckle Magazine Billboard Ad Spotlights Women in Cannabis
Women in the cannabis industry are pioneering their messages further into the mainstream than e

Ganjapreneur: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/first-cannabis-advertisements-appear-in-times-square-nye-celebration/

Cannabis Maven: https://cannabismaven.io/theweedblog/industry/cannabis-companies-advertise-in-times-square-on-nye-for-the-first-time-GZG0r6SVoUWp0emMjnii0w/

Daily Marijuana Observer: https://mjobserver.com/business/cbd-company-to-advertise-in-times-square-for-new-years-eve/

Cash Color Cannabis: https://www.cashcolorcannabis.com/2019/01/02/dasheeda-dawsons-the-weedhead-is-first-black-owned-cannabis-brand-featured-in-times-square/

Hip Hop Magz: https://www.hiphopmagz.com/new-yorks-times-square-welcomes-its-first-ever-cannabis-ad/

SmallCaps Daily: https://smallcapsdaily.com/cbd-company-to-advertise-in-times-square-for-new-years-eve/


SUAVV: http://www.suavv.com/career-and-finance/dasheeda-dawson-pioneering-the-green-rush/

PopTopic: https://thepoptopic.com/coffee-and-cbd-super-bowl-advertisement/

NutraLife Biosciences Press Release: https://nutralifebiosciences.com/selling-cannabis-or-hemp-on-times-square-florida-company-makes-marketing-history/


Cannabis Industry Spotlight: How the Business is Celebrating National CBD Day 2021
National CBD Day takes place on August 8th.
Ronit Pinto Founder of HoneySuckle, Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of 2021 | IERA Women Leaders
Ronit Pinto Founder of HoneySuckle,has been awarded as 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of 2021 by IERA Women Leaders

Industry Wired:  Ronit Pinto: Powering the Value of Diverse Voices through Impactful Journalism

Aspioneer: Meet Ronit Pinto, the woman behind the media powerhouse Honeysuckle

Thinking Outside the Bud https://www.thinkingoutsidethebud.com/podcast/015-ronit-pinto

Magnetic Mag: https://www.magneticmag.com/2020/09/weedsday-playlist-honey-pot-magazine-founder-ronit-pinto-5-songs-next-smoke-sesh/

High Times Cuts Off It’s Own Head “Suspends” Publication Of Magazine | Cannabis Law Report
Hightimes Holding Corp., parent of High Times magazine, says that it has suspended publication of the monthly magazine edition due to Covid-19. The web version is up and running and publshing regularly Excuse our French but is the most piss poor excuse for anything we’ve heard yet in 2020 and…


7 Black-Owned Cannabis Brands to Support This 4/20
Recommendations on Black-owned cannabis brands to enjoy and support
7 Black-Owned Cannabis Brands to Support This 4/20
Recommendations on Black-owned cannabis brands to enjoy and support

Photo/Makeup/Style Robert Hayman


Honeysuckle’s journalism aided in the compassionate release of DaReta Gail Stevenson, who was incarcerated for 22 years.  In need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukemia and positive for COVID, DeReta Steverson, incarcerated at the California Institution for Women (CIW), was still not eligible for compassionate release in California, even under the state’s much-hyped release program, and was instead accruing medical debt and traumatized by the healthcare she does receive; from denial of treatment to being shackled while receiving chemotherapy

“Due to the publication in Honeysuckle magazine approximately 8000 signatures were able to be collected with the hyperlink being added. The power of Journalism is vital and telling the story changes the narrative. Medical Release for DaReta Gail Steverson W81914,” Shawanna Vaughn, founder of Silent Cry

Honeysuckle received the New York State Assembly’s Citation Award from Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens of the 70th district for “significant contribution to the culture and community of New York City,” and another from State Senator Brian Benjamin for “a progressive stance on the social and economic issues that plague our society.”

We were a recent recipient of the GlobalGiving Red Backpack made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.  “We’re proud to announce the grantees of The Red Backpack Fund. They have successfully undergone GlobalGiving’s rigorous vetting process, and we believe this grant will help them continue to thrive, despite the shifting economic circumstances brought on by this crisis,” said GlobalGiving CEO Alix Guerrier. “The world needs more women-led organizations who are a key force in overcoming COVID-19 and establishing a better normal.”

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