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Facebook stops blocking search results
Less than a week ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook will end a block on cannabis and related search results for pages on its platform. Our own Robert O'Shaughnessy is the current chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association's Marketing and Advertising Committee (MAC) and the group is actively working on advocacy around this very issue. 

While more details will be shared about the MAC team's efforts in the coming weeks, Robert said today that, "We hope this indicates an opened-mindedness from Facebook that will also apply to states in the US who choose to end the old prohibitions against this amazing plant."

Survey says: Yes, we'd try it if it was legal
If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? Maybe. But if cannabis was legal in the U.S. would you try it? Most definitely. According to a new survey of 1,000 US consumers, more than half of the survey's respondents said they would likely try recreational cannabis if or when it becomes legal.

(Yet another) huge corp set to make billions
It's not our imagination that there's a beer/wine/coffee meets cannabis story every week. The latest? One of the biggest producers of alcohol in the world is investing in the growing cannabis industry. Constellation Brands is set to buy a massive $4 billion worth of Canopy stock, boosting its ownership stake in the company and could make billions of dollars. Heartwarming. 

For the love of all that is good, register!
In November's midterm elections, voters in Michigan and North Dakota will vote on ballot initiatives that would legalize cannabis for recreational purposes in those states. And voters in Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana. Do you live in one these states? You're registered to vote, right? And really, eligible voters across the US just MUST register to vote. November is a make or break moment people. Listen to what Taylor Swift says if you won't listen to us. VOTE!

Next-level retail
MedMen recently rolled out its luxury brand in Las Vegas and offering a high-touch retail experience for shoppers. Its products will sit alongside check-out and multilingual touchscreen menus in an Apple store-like environment. This, we think, is the first salvo in how cannabis and retail will complement each other (in legalized states, natch).