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In his four-decade political career, Bill Lockyer was a state representative who rose to State Senate Leader. Now he’s founder of C4distro, one of two dozen former officials now making a living in California cannabis. Dozens of former California officials and political insiders are moving into legal weed. Even one of the authors of California's REC law advises a cannabis company.
“There is an opportunity to make a lot of money,” said Lindsay Robinson, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association.
This week, Donnell and Alex talk to Andrea Drummer, the chef behind Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, during a live recording at Weed Week Recharge, about how she went from a anti-drug counselor to a creative chef in the cannabis industry. They also discuss the biggest story in cannabis today: the vaping crisis -- beyond the headlines and the hype.
The inevitable scripted procedural series about the Vape Crisis will look like nothing we’ve ever seen. Law enforcement and scientists will comb through crime scenes and laboratories for answers, but also social media detectives will be scrutinizing Instagram, the Cash app, et al, in trying to untangle the illicit cannabis narrative circa 2019.
An inflection point will likely be the fingering of a company called Dank Vapes
Meanwhile, the health scare and ensuing business crisis led 800 of the industry’s biggest names to sign a letter to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asking for cannabis to be descheduled.
And in this opinion piece, Seattle’s Bruce Barcott is talking to his governor, but he could very well be talking to ours when he says vape bans will make things worse.
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Since 2016, when citizens passed Question Two and legalized REC, Nevada has had a charmed run through the Green Rush, bringing revenue to state coffers and earnings to most everyone fortunate enough to get licensed.
That was until last month, when a lawsuit by rejected dispensary applicants alleged problems with Nevada's selection process. As a result, this week Nevada’s top regulator was let go.
In chaotic times, the most engaging news should simply reflect life as it is. And what life in cannabis can never be more essential than a day in the life of a Mendocino grower.
If Califoria weed has an Africa that would be the Emerald Empire. In our homeland today, there's struggle and misunderstanding. One anonymous grower from the county's Northeast section reminds us of our roots.
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In Mexico's hallowed Chamber of Deputies — its equivalent to the U.S. Senate — Mario Delgado Carrillo has put forth a bill. that would keep big cannabis from controlling its industry.
San Diego has proposed tighter restrictions on billboards, and loosening the rules on dispensary and production locations. The planning commission takes up the proposals on October 24.
San Diego Union-Tribune
San Francisco bragging rights were at stake with a pop-up called The Transbay Challenge. It turned out to be a summer's end exclamation point.
The mammoth 53rd World Ag Expo will go down as the one at which hemp got a debut as large as merited by its potential impact on the agricultural world. The hemp pavilion is a 9,400-square-foot-tent that will house 30 10 by 10 exhibitor spaces, as well as a seminar stage.
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Roy Choi is trying to make things that matter cool. The wildly accomplished accomplished chef and media maker has has a new TV series, related to social justice, food, and sustainability. Broken Bread is nothing if not guided by cannabis.
“I’m truly at one with weed,” Choi says. “It’s my martial art. It’s my shaman, it’s my life…”
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