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Telemarketing and the Cannabis Industry

The legality of the cannabis industry varies wildly from state to state, and even between localities within individual states. Many cannabis companies spend considerable time and resources navigating this confusing legal and regulatory landscape. However, they often fail to understand another risky, similarly complex legal infrastructure: the world of telemarketing regulations.

Florida Legislature Passes New, TCPA-like, State-Level Telemarketing Bill

In late April, the Florida legislature passed a new telemarketing bill. The bill, CS/SB 1120, amends the state’s existing telemarketing laws—the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act—transforming them from fairly standard pieces of state-level Do Not Call (DNC) legislation to something more akin to a miniature Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

2021 June Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

June 7, 2021 – Jefferson Davis' Birthday

  • Alabama

June 14, 2021 – Flag Day

  • Pennsylvania

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

June 21, 2021 – Aboriginal Day

  • Northwest Territories, Yukon

June 24, 2021 – St. Jean Baptiste Day

  • Quebec

Consent Buyers: Masterclass Series 3 Rewind

Last week, we held our third episode in our Consent Masterclass Series. This time we covered the topic of consent with regards to purchasing leads with put expert panel including Puja Amin of LoanDepot, Eric J. Troutman of Squire Patton Boggs, and Daniel Delnero of Squire Patton Boggs.

2021 May Restricted Do Not Call Dates

Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

May 31, 2021 – National Memorial Day

  • Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Rhode Island

May 4, 2021 – Rhode Island Independence Day

  • Rhode Island

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

May 24, 2021 – Victoria Day 

  • National, except New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

FCC Launches Robocall Mitigation Database

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its latest effort to combat illegal robocalls: the creation of the Robocall Mitigation Database. Voice service providers will be required to use the database to inform the FCC of their efforts at mitigating unlawful robocalls.