Cannabis Marketers Enjoy Summer of Schmooze Ahead of Legislative Crackdown

Pot companies exploit a once-in-a-lifetime marketing opportunity ahead of government restrictions.

Canadians will be surrounded by the logos of new recreational cannabis brands at a variety of fun events this summer as pot purveyors are exploiting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to market their products before government restrictions fully kick in.

At recent concerts by both classic rockers Jethro Tull and rap superstar Kendrick Lamar, banners bearing the Tweed logo were everywhere at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage. Tweed is the recreational brand of Canopy Growth, a marijuana company based in Smiths Falls, Ont.

Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis is inviting music fans to enter a ticket contest to see free shows by Kings of Leon, The Cult and Sam Roberts, among others, at venues across the country.

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