November 21 2022,

THE BIG IDEA

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On this Thanksgiving🦃, I’m grateful for your ongoing interest and support. WeedWeek will return on Friday, December 2.

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  • Cancel culture comes for weed
  • Curaleaf chairman expects the industry to emulate big tobacco.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday,

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WHAT YOU MISSED IN WEEDWEEK CALIFORNIA PRO

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Recently, upmarket brand 710Labs promoted a Zoom “Live Sesh” on how to find flower featuring two serious weed wonks and comedian Melissa Ong. But instead of high-spirited geekery, Ong started with a reference to her “emotional support ketamine” and white slaves.

With Cappetta and Montrose looking confused, Ong mused about writing a song about “when a white person eats me out and I nut in their face.“ It’d be called “Reparations Bitch!” The video goes on for 30 more minutes.

What did 710 expect? @melissaong69420 didn’t top 4M TikTok followers by being safe for work. But as with anything weed, there’s another layer to it. Cannabis is both an outlaw industry and one deeply invested in its own normalization. So what are and aren’t people in the cannabiz allowed to say on weed friendly platforms? And what does that mean for brand marketing strategies?

Recent incidents at MJBiz and Berner’s new social network show just how tricky these questions can be…

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CURALEAF CHAIRMAN: WE'LL BE MORE LIKE BIG TOBACCO

Speaking in Las Vegas this week, Boris Jordan, chairman of MSO Curaleaf, said the industry is due for drastic consolidation.
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Jordan expects that in 10 years the cannabiz will more closely resemble the tobacco industry where there are “three to four large operators, all of whom are probably going to be closely doing what the tobacco industry has done, in terms of their supply chain and their costs, in order to be able to earn a very healthy margin.”

Clarifying his remarks, the company said CuraLeaf supports a diverse industry, but there will be fewer companies, as with other consumer packaged goods. The fact is today the top 5 operators in cannabis represent less than 2% of the US cannabis market; in alcohol and tobacco the top players represent 80% of the market.

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