: Oscar ‘swag bags’ are packed with cannabis this year

There’s a lot of green in this year’s (unofficial) Oscar swag bag.

The annual treasure trove of over-the-top gifts for the acting and directing nominees is packed with cannabis chocolates, CBD beauty products and a year-long VIP membership to L.A.’s first cannabis-friendly social club. Marketing company Distinctive Assets has been gifting the swag — this year valued at more than $100,000 — for the past 17 years. But company founder Lash Fary told MarketWatch that the 2019 gift assortment is directly tied to the broad legalization of cannabis in California last year.

“We had a huge influx of inquiries from brands in the cannabis space,” Fary wrote in an email.

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