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 The 2018-19 NCIA Marketing & Advertising Committee (that's Robert, the new chairman, in the middle). 

The 2018-19 NCIA Marketing & Advertising Committee (that's Robert, the new chairman, in the middle). 

Having a crisis? Read this.
Higher Ground (and our own Robert O'Shaughnessy) is proud to play a role in the NCIA's Marketing & Advertising Committee—and are even more proud to announce the publication of the Crisis Communications Manual for Cannabis, unveiled at yesterday's Cannabis Business Summit. Learn how to identify, prevent and respond to crises to protect your business and our industry. 

On a further note (and speaking of the NCIA) Robert was also named chairman of the Marketing and Advertising (MAC) committee this week. Congrats, Robert!

Massachusetts: One month later
It's been a month (or so) since cannabis has been legal here and from the looks of it, the growing pains sound all too familiar. Some counties it's illegal, there are banking issues and lab licensing issues. For some of us, it's deja vu all over again. 

LA and cannabis: Bank on it?
Los Angeles voters might OK the creation of the country's "first public bank in 100 years this fall, unlocking an alternative to 'too-big-to-fail,' profit-driven banks that critics say prey on Americans each day." This could be a game-changer: no cash would be safer and easier for so, so many reasons.

Smoking cannabis decreasing?
Here's compelling proof: In 2014, around 67% of Colorado's legal marijuana purchases were for smokeable cannabis flower. Today, that number has dropped to only 44 percent as the sales for potent concentrates has doubled to 31 percent. Oregon marijuana flower sales dropped seven percent last year, and in California flower sales are down three percent from just the beginning of the year. Read why.

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