Lawyer Up: Welcome to the Weird World of Weed Advertising Laws

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I recently took a road trip up through the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Aside from the beautiful coastline and lush green landscape that sprouted up as I headed north from San Francisco up through Oregon and Washington, I couldn’t help but notice all of the billboard advertisements for dispensaries and cannabis products. While I only spotted one or two in Northern California (shouts out to Humboldt County!), I regularly spotted billboards on main roadways while exploring the Portland and Seattle areas. I was surprised to see these very public advertisements, knowing that they are the subject of major controversy in legalized states.

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