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An Update on Cannabis

Ken Klein | October 31st, 2019

Unproven Health Claims The feds continue to warn against unproven health claims regarding CBD products (cannabidiol. from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant). On October 22, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and

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You Asked, We Answered: Cannabis Ads

Ken Klein | October 7th, 2019

Following the September 18 webinar on cannabis advertising (recording available here), OAAA received many more questions on the topic. What about taxi tops? Yes. Taxi tops carry ads for cannabis businesses. Here are examples of cannabis

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2020 Political Billboards Have Begun

Nicole Randall | August 19th, 2019

Political ad spending in 2020 is expected to hit $10 billion, with presidential election spend to reach record levels, surpassing $2.7 billion. According to data published by Advertising Analytics, about two-thirds of the presidential ad spending

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The Cannabis Industry Asks Congress for Help

Nick Levi | July 29th, 2019

Try this for irony: without access to the banking system, some cannabis businesses rent old bank vaults to store cash. That was one example of cumbersome business practices in today’s marijuana industry, due to federal treatment

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FAQs About Cannabis Advertising

Nick Levi | July 22nd, 2019

As more states legalize cannabis, OAAA has assembled advertising regulations (which vary state to state). If you have questions about specific rules governing cannabis marketing, let us know (kyoakum@oaaa.org). Meanwhile, here are answers to commonly asked

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Ken Klein: Trends That Impact OOH

OAAA | May 13th, 2019

Starting with constitutional law and ending with cannabis, Ken Klein of OAAA flagged trends affecting out of home (OOH) media.  Here is a re-cap of Klein’s presentation to independent billboard operators (IBOUSA) in Savannah on May

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Traffic Safety: Government Communicates via OOH

Ken Klein | March 11th, 2019

The Pennsylvania Turnpike pleads with drivers to focus on the road, not cell phones (Focus is Key). It delivers that message on billboards. The PA Turnpike campaign (tagline: “Delete the Distractions”) is the latest example of

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Meet Newcomers to Congress’ Diverse Billboard Committee

Ken Klein | January 28th, 2019

Vice President Pence’s brother Greg joined the committee that controls billboard issues in Congress. A pro-life Marine, Greg Pence (R-IN) says President Trump needs more Marines in Congress to accomplish Trump’s mission. Pence will be joined

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2018 OAAA Legislative Report

Ken Klein | January 9th, 2019

OAAA defended the industry’s interests in court, assisted members with local regulatory issues, and represented the industry on Capitol Hill to ensure members of Congress get out of home. Upholding Laws For the first time in

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