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Cannabis Briefs For January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

•CBS has rejected a Super Bowl ad from U.S.-based cannabis company Acreage Holdings. Acreage reportedly was willing to pay $5 million for a 30-second ad during the big game, aiming to use the platform to advocate for medical marijuana.

While CBS hasn’t commented on the situation, a source told CNN that the network isn’t accepting cannabis ads at this time. Acreage plans to place a 60-second version of its proposed ad on its website. Former House Speaker John Boehner joined Acreage’s board last year.

 

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