With $2 Million Ad Push, Cannabis Retailer MedMen Hopes to Finally Ditch the ‘Stoner’ Cliche

Will also launch quarterly print magazine called Ember

MedMen hopes its campaign will help 'move beyond dated labels that don’t reflect the realities of today.' MedMen

Just in time for 4/20, the largest marijuana retailer in Southern California is launching its most significant marketing push to date with a campaign aimed at busting 1970s-era, Cheech-and-Chong stereotypes of cannabis users.

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