Unsolicited Advertising of Your Business

Dear Members,

It has come to our attention that the Cornish Inn is being transformed into what is being coined as “FIRST EVER ALL INCLUSIVE BUD AND BREAKFAST ON THE EAST COAST!”. To see more, you can go to www.thelaughinggrassinn.com. CAB can not accept or market this type of business due to it’s Federally recognized non-profit status.

At this time, The Laughing Grass Inn has created a “Local Guide” Web page marketing the area and some local business. If you were not contacted to have your business listed on this Web site and/or you do not support this type of business, I would encourage you to contact them and ask for your business to be removed.

The state will be adopting rules to prohibit unsolicited advertising on the Internet of businesses who sell or offer marijuana to customers. CAB feels that the listing of your business on this Web site falls under that rule.

Chapter 417: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION ACT

(2) The state licensing authority shall adopt rules, which are routine technical rules as described in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, to prohibit certain signs, marketing and advertising, including but not limited to a prohibition on mass-market campaigns that have a high likelihood of reaching persons under 21 years of age.
These rules may include:
(a) A prohibition on health or physical benefit claims in advertising, merchandising and packaging;
(b) A prohibition on unsolicited advertising on the Internet;
(c) A prohibition on opt-in marketing that does not permit an easy and permanent opt-out feature; and
(d) A prohibition on marketing directed toward location-based devices, including but not limited to cellular phones, unless the marketing is a mobile device application installed on the device by the owner of the device who is 21 years of age or older and includes a permanent and easy opt-out feature.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

CAB, CAB Members, and CAB Board

 

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