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New York Legalizes Cannabis and YouTube Eases Its Cannabis Restrictions, April 2021

New York Legalizes Cannabis and YouTube Eases Its Cannabis Restrictions, April 2021

In short, adults can now carry and consume cannabis in the state of New York; they can also now monetize YouTube content that "focuses on the purchase, fabrication, or distribution of drugs" in an educational or "non-glorified" way. NYC legalizes cannabis and ties in issues of racial equity.After years of stalled attempts, New York became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older. While legalization has been on the horizon …

3 PR Packages for Cannabis Retail, Growers and Processors & Accessories Brands That Fit Today’s Budgets

3 PR Packages for Cannabis Retail, Growers and Processors & Accessories Brands That Fit Today’s Budgets

PR and marketing tend to overlap and intertwine in today's world, making it necessary to work together. Our three packages for cannabis retail, growing and processing, and accessories fit existing marketing and communications infrastructures in the spirit of collaboration and efficiency. As a cannabis public relations firm, Alan Aldous handles all aspects of a company's PR strategy, from building brand awareness to tracking any brand or campaign's sentiment. Do you want to ensure your cannabis company is …

Road Trip, November 2020—Alan Aldous Goes to Agripharm to See Where the Rosin is Pressed

Road Trip, November 2020—Alan Aldous Goes to Agripharm to See Where the Rosin is Pressed

Before we get into the road trip, we have a serious question.Is Canada about to decriminalize drugs?  Opioid Poisoning Crisis in Toronto - Update [NOVEMBER 5, 2020]While there has been a decrease in calls to Toronto Paramedic Services during the pandemic, there has been an overall increase in calls resulting in fatalities. Paramedic data reveals that 132 people died of suspected opioid overdoses between April 1 and September 30, 2020, a near doubling of deaths compared …

29 Quotes about Living and Loving on MDMA from the Book, “Listening to Ecstasy”

29 Quotes about Living and Loving on MDMA from the Book, “Listening to Ecstasy”

From what it feels like to what it does for one’s mental state, author and psychotherapist Charley Wininger gives some compelling reasons to try MDMA. Here are some of our favourite quotes from his book, “Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA.” Purchase the book from Amazon or Simon & Schuster. On November 13th, come to the virtual book launch—it's free and it's going to be fun and illuminating. Attend the Listening to Ecstasy Zoom Book Launch featuring …

Bleak New World, Report Confirms COVID-19 Restrictions Are to Blame for Canada’s Increasing Depression

Bleak New World, Report Confirms COVID-19 Restrictions Are to Blame for Canada’s Increasing Depression

Actions to control the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and shutdowns did the job to help flatten the curve of rising caseloads. However, those same measures have led to the deterioration of the population's overall mental health, according to a new study recently released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that confirms that the pandemic's health consequences wouldn't end at the virus. The detailed PHAC report paints a gloomy picture of a …