Legendary Bay Area breeder Sherbinski tiptoed into the custom sneaker market by dropping bespoke, Nikes. The shoes are the first Nikesco-created with a cannabis figure. The Sherbinskis made a lot of noise amongst sneakerheads.
From Sacramento, Ngaio Belum has some tips on flying with weed.
65. A Very Canadian Pot Scandal with Jesse Staniforth
Jesse Staniforth, Editor of WeedWeek Canada, updates Alex and Donnell on breaking Canadian stories. There is no lack of scandal: Cannabis giant Canopy Growth fired founder and CEO Bruce Linton and CannTrust, a major licensed producer, is estimated to lose C$350 Million for ignoring the law. New regulations limiting THC in edibles exacerbate the over-packaging crisis. The country continues to battle the illicit market which is now also available online and is known by the cool name "MOMS" (mail order marijuana sites). Plus, Alex and Donnell discuss Jay-Z's partnership with Caliva.
MJ Biz Con was fascinating and portenteous. Just ask MJ Business Daily. Nearly 30,000 vendors, prospective investors, and business owners from more than 70 countries filled the Las Vegas Convention Center.
In California, most marijuana farming licenses go to farms one acre of marijuana or less. So, why is the season's dominant conversation whether or not small cannabis can survive corporate weed? At The Conversation, Concordia University (Chicago) law professor Ryan Stoa argues that a local and artisnal marijuana model can co-exist with Big Pot.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control last week closed public comment on proposed modifications of its cannabis business regulations. Section 5032 contains some of the most striking language. Chief among the changes:
A Superior Court Judge rebuffed the Inland Empire City of Fontana's efforts to create a "dry town" by striking down parts of its 2017 law restricting home grows. (Leafly)
While Mexico's new government has taken a progressive stance on cannabis, its pre-World War II drug policies were surprisingly humane, Filter writes.
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Two men were shot and killed early Monday in the waiting room of an illegal dispensary in L.A.'s Koreatown. Details on the Veterans Day killing remain thin, but police did reveal on Tuesday that one of the dead is David Corrall, Jr., 36, of South Pasadena.
Police suspect the deaths are the result of a botched robbery attempt.
Los Angeles is experiencing a spike in illegal dispensaries that has left the city with 10 times the number of unlicensed operations as legal ones.