WeedWeek edition / February 19, 2021
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1 THE NEXT VAPE BIZ CRISIS

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A new law buried on page 5,136 of December’s federal stimulus bill appears likely to create significant burdens for vape hardware manufacturers and has the potential to disrupt the cannabis vape supply chain
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Taking effect March 28, the law requires companies that ship vapes to businesses to register with the U.S. Attorney General and state tobacco tax administrators in every state where a company sells products, among other bureaucratic hurdles, according to an analysis from Pittsburgh law firm Tucker Arensberg shared with WeedWeek.

  • Companies must then report their sales to state administrators monthly. The law “will certainly make business more difficult,” the document says.
  • Read the analysis.

Read the whole story: "It's a jobs killer."

2 ON BRAND: POTCOS PIVOT TO VIDEO

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Pot commercials aren't really a thing yet, but brands are turning to video promotions to get the word out. In her new On Brand column, Jackie Bryant reports:
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Covid has made maintaining staff more of a challenge for pot shops. And with fewer customers shopping in person, dispensaries are leaning on their stocked brands both for added marketing and for onboarding new employees, which can be time-consuming and expensive. Video helps to alleviate both of those concerns.

The story features videos from California brands Big Pete's and Space Coyote.

Check 'em out.

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3 IN THE NEWS — 2/20/21

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