West Coast wildfires have killed plants hundreds of miles away from the actual conflagrations. The terrible forest blazes of 2017 were mild by comparison. In the face of heartbreaking grower narratives, the fate of this season's outdoor crop is being pondered up and down the supply chain.
- "The fires out west will put a big dent in this year's cannabis crop, with ripple effects across the entire nation's market," tweeted The Global Cannabis Community Alliance.
- Focus has moved to cleaning the plants and prepping them to be harvested and tested. Smoke damage, contamination and smaller buds are among principal concerns.
- Lew Feldman offers his insights on the effects of ash and smoke on grass.
- Meanwhile, state, local and federal resources have teamed to eradicate 1.1 million unlicensed plants at 455 California grow sites last year, because that's the best idea we can come up with?
- The one-two punch of looting and wildfires has lain bare the dire need for a functional relationship with the insurance industry.
- "The State of the Beverage Alcohol Industry Investment in Cannabis and What to Expect in 2021" is one of three topics to be discussed at the Wine Industry Network's Oct. 28 Weed & Wine Symposium.
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- The dispensary experience can make copping bud feel as breezy as buying high-end fast food. But when is the last time Shake Shack left you with a side order of mixed feelings?