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“We were driving up, taking our kids to camp to stay for a week,” said Paul Chabot, whose five children range in age from 6 to 12. “As soon as we crossed the Texas border we began to see a number of billboards popping up. We play games with our kids, reading the billboards. We couldn't play that game anymore. I was really disappointed.
"My wife and I took our kids to Broken Bow last year and we don't remember seeing signs like that. It just exploded. It seems like they were popping up every couple miles.”
The Super Bowl isn’t ready for medical marijuana.
Acreage Holdings, the multi-state cannabis company backed by John Boehner, says CBS rejected a television advertisement that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana. The network, which is airing the game on Feb. 3, nixed the proposed spot after seeing a rough outline, according to the company.
This is how the Garden State is contemplating the regulation of cannabis advertising. Think booze and cigarettes.
“It’s common sense to have restrictions now,” said Scott Rudder, president of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association, which represents over 600 companies eager to launch a potentially multibillion-dollar industry in the state.
"Tobacco, alcohol, and gambling ads are restricted, and following that road map would be advantageous” as long as the rules are reasonable, said Rudder, a former Medford Township mayor and Republican state Assemblyman.
Got a question about cannabis? If so, then YouTube has long been a place to go. The platform’s power was something Green Flower Media understood well. The California company, which produces cannabis content focused on health and wellness, had posted hundreds of videos with titles like “What is cannabis terroir?” and “How to use cannabis with intention”.
Cannabis companies are turning to influencers to grow their business and get around platforms’ ad bans. MedMen, for one, is using influencers as part of a $4 million campaign around Los Angeles to show its retail outlets are in high-end shopping districts.
But even though cannabis is becoming legal in more states and gaining social acceptability, influencers are still anxious about doing weed tie-ups.
Recreational Marijuana could soon be legal in New Jersey. This news has all millennials in the state pumping their fists like Pauly D from the Jersey Shore. Entrepreneurs, however, have already begun applying for licenses so they can be one of the first to open a New Jersey dispensary.
The possibility of legal marijuana in New Jersey has investors, and most college students very excited (for different reasons). And rightfully so; a report done by New Jersey Policy Perspective projects the recreational market could be worth over $1 Billion dollars in its first year alone.
Back on April 19th, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer shocked the political world when he announced he was introducing his own bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. While many publications wrote glowing headlines stating the bill was going to be introduced on 4/20 – the nation's unofficial weed holiday – here we are, two months later, and there's still no bill.