With limited outlets available, social media influencers have become an important channel for cannabis brands to spread their name, especially in illegal markets. For the influencers, it can be lucrative, but they operate at constant risk of having their accounts shut down. Business Insider
Angela G., better known as @koala.puffss, (696,000 followers on Instagram) says Instagram deleted her seven times in 12 months.
Teresa Garibyan a.k.a. @trippy.treez (224,000 followers on Instagram) says she can make up to $1,500 per post.
A Facebook spokesperson said Instagram does not allow the advertising, sale or promotion of cannabis, including "paid influencer posts, product integrations and affiliate links." It does allow "marijuana advocacy content."
Google-owned YouTube seems to have similar policies.
A January raid on a "model" politically connected farm in Santa Barbara County, Calif. raises questions about the blurry line between California's legal and illegal industries. Los Angeles Times
Raids on four parcels of land owned by the same person turned up “off-book marijuana sales associated with the farm,” a small volatile extrication lab, about 20 pounds of illegally stored cannabis and “1,000 pounds of cannabis crude," worth up to $1.6M on the California legal market and much more out of state.
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Aluminum beverage cans suck the THC out of cannabis-infused drinks. The issue, which Canadian giant Canopy Growth has been aware of for almost a year, was one of the reasons it delayed its beverage launch last month. Yahoo Finance Canada
" Scientists have determined the liners can attract emulsified droplets of active cannabis ingredients over time when pot beverages are under pressure, leading to a less effective high when consumed."
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