Marijuana

Cannabrand's Founders Deal With Fallout from NY Times "Weeding Out the Stoners" Comment

Update below: What initially seemed like a huge publicity score has turned into a challenge for Olivia Mannix and Jennifer DeFalco, founders of the marijuana PR firm Cannabrand. A quote attributed to Mannix that reads in part, "We're weeding out the stoners" caused a backlash that led to a client very publicly dropping the firm, and Cannabrand's attempts to manage the mess haven't been especially tidy.

See also: New York Times' Maureen Dowd Wants Pot Edibles Stamped With Stoned Skull and Bones?

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