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Allison Margolin speaking at State of Marijuana Conference in Los Angeles
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Allison Margolin speaking at State of Marijuana Conference in Los Angeles

Towards brand recognition: how can you establish a new cannabis brand in a competitive market Branding strategies for recreational versus medical markets Lessons in branding from other industries Achieving monetization through marketing tech Next gen marketing and advertising opportunities: identifying marketing channels and maximizing your marketing budget Mainstage

One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina
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One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 7:01 A.M. BY DENNIS ROMERO One of the first people in Los Angeles County expected to receive bona fide licenses for growing and manufacturing marijuana products is a Latina woman. That’s important because when voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, they were pitched the story of minorities excessively criminalized by black-market drug sales but often shut out…

California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana
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California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana

JULY 19, 2017, 12:54 P.M. By Patrick McGreevy With Nevada suffering a shortage of legalized marijuana, California’s state pot czar said Wednesday that efforts are being made in her state to make sure sufficient licenses go to farmers, testers and distributors to supply retailers. Read more…

Margolin & Lawrence featured in VICE’s Prop. 64 coverage
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Margolin & Lawrence featured in VICE’s Prop. 64 coverage

California’s Legal Pot Law Is Helping Give Felons Their Lives Back By CHRIS MCGUINNESS Jun 12 2017, 7:04am Ex-cons can appeal to have their criminal records wiped clean, but the process can be convoluted and extremely expensive. With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, Californians were finally free to enjoy recreational marijuana. For average stoners, this meant being free…

To Promote Equity, Oakland Launches New Cannabis Permits
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To Promote Equity, Oakland Launches New Cannabis Permits

Hoodline Wed. May 24, 2017, 4:22pm by Scott Morris Oakland launched a new medical cannabis permit application today, the first step in a plan to make the industry more inclusive after a city analysis found cannabis laws continued to be disproportionately enforced against minority, and particularly black, residents. Read more  

UPCOMING EVENTS AND APPEARANCES

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Allison Margolin speaking at State of Marijuana Conference in Los Angeles
01
Allison Margolin speaking at State of Marijuana Conference in Los Angeles

Towards brand recognition: how can you establish a new cannabis brand in a competitive market Branding strategies for recreational versus medical markets Lessons in branding from other industries Achieving monetization through marketing tech Next gen marketing and advertising opportunities: identifying marketing channels and maximizing your marketing budget Mainstage

One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina
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One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 7:01 A.M. BY DENNIS ROMERO One of the first people in Los Angeles County expected to receive bona fide licenses for growing and manufacturing marijuana products is a Latina woman. That’s important because when voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, they were pitched the story of minorities excessively criminalized by black-market drug sales but often shut out…

California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana
03
California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana

JULY 19, 2017, 12:54 P.M. By Patrick McGreevy With Nevada suffering a shortage of legalized marijuana, California’s state pot czar said Wednesday that efforts are being made in her state to make sure sufficient licenses go to farmers, testers and distributors to supply retailers. Read more…

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