Cannabis Expertise


Cannabis. Pot. Weed. Dope. Herb. Whatever you call it, we represent it. Barokas PR has a wide range of experience representing cannabis companies, from local producers and processors to those breaking new ground with technologies such as payment software. We leverage our unrivaled media relationships and deep knowledge of the cannabis market to craft powerful stories for our clients. With offices in Denver and Seattle, no agency is better prepared to help your cannabis business reach its goals.
Accela serves more than 2,200 government agencies across the globe with a suite of cloud-based solutions that increase civic engagement. Barokas PR has driven overall brand and product awareness for Accela’s marijuana permitting and licensing efforts through a comprehensive PR program including media relations, awards, speaking, social media and contributed content.

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In a matter of six weeks, CanPay went from a stealth-mode fintech startup to a well-known debit payment platform for the cannabis industry. Barokas PR drove over 40 pieces of coverage across print, online, and broadcast outlets to launch the company in three states.

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Paper & Leaf is a high-end cannabis dispensary and boutique based in Washington State. Barokas PR has worked with Paper & Leaf since its opening in June 2015 to position the retail operation as a landmark US shop.

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Solstice is a veteran producer and processor with experience in both medical and recreational cannabis markets. Barokas PR has supported sales activity for Solstice through targeted story placements that highlight the company’s creative approach to cannabis.

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Accela in the News

Can the Airbnb regulatory nightmare be solved with more tech?
Marijuana Becomes Just Another Government Department in Denver
E-cannabis: California Companies Connect Marijuana with Tech
Sharing Economy, Marijuana Top Local Government Tech Concerns in Accela Survey

CanPay in the News

CanPay Debuts First Legitimate Debit Payment System For Cannabis Purchases
CanPay CEO Presents New Debit Payment Solution For Marijuana Industry
Will That Be Cash or Debit? It’s Now A Choice For Cannabis Shoppers
Startup CanPay Makes It Easier For Customers To Purchase Legal Cannabis

Paper & Leaf in the News

How Pot Shops Are Becoming More Like The Apple Store
Outside Seattle, A Pot Store Owner Learns The Value of Providing Free Samples
The New Trend in US Marijuana Stores? A Focus on Thoughtful, High-End Shop Design
Paper & Leaf: Small-Town Shop Encompasses Big-City Feel

Solstice in the News

Little Drama, Lots of Questions as Washington’s Medical Marijuana Industry Goes Dark
Taste the Rainbow: Solstice Pre-Rolls Support LGBT Charity
Where to Get Your Pot For Pride Weekend