Our post aboutCannabrand founders Oliva Mannix and Jennifer DeFalco
, a PR firm that found its way into a PR mess after Mannix was quoted as saying "We're weeding out the stoners
" in theNew York Times
, spurred a strong reaction from many readers. Here's the take of a person who draws a comparison between marketing marijuana and alcohol.
Mike Leviten writes:
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Stoner is a derogatory term for someone who smokes weed. If you work with people who smoke weed, don't discriminate them unless you want to send a hypocritical message. It would be like trying to do PR for wine companies and saying "We're weeding out the alcoholics."
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