California blazed a trail when it legalized medical marijuana in 1996. Today, nearly half the country — 23 states and Washington, D.C. — permit medical marijuana use, and 11 of those have passed their legislation since 2010. However, controversy around the issue remains thick.
The battle of Westhampton Beach citizens vs. village and library officials is a case study in whether legal/stonewalling tactics can defeat aroused citizens who use modern communications tools. A showdown is set for Thursday at 7 p.m.
Robert Hubbell, a veteran corporate and agency communicator who left Cantor Fitzgerald last December as managing director of global communications and marketing, has moved to geospatial analytics startup Coastal Risk Consulting in a VP role.
Doug Frantz, a former journalist who led public affairs for the State Dept. for the past two years, is moving to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development as deputy secretary-general for the economic development and trade group based in Paris.
New business wins at North 6th Agency, Laura Davidson PR, Magrino, Keegan Associates Marketing & Comms., Vitamin, Fish Consulting, Maccabee, Olmstead Williams Communications, Grayling, KCD PR, J Public Relations.
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