More Thoughts on “Branded Cannabis”
Aug26

More Thoughts on “Branded Cannabis”

In a re-legalized future there is going to be “branded cannabis.”  What will that brand be based upon?  Ever heard of “appellation?”  Keep reading: . . . benefit from adopting the wine industry’s organizational model, known as the appellation system. An appellation is a legally protected designation that is applied to a product to indicate the geographic region where it was created. For example, when a wine...

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This November Will California Re-Legalize?
Aug25

This November Will California Re-Legalize?

California showed the nation the way in medical cannabis.  Then the same place rejected a bid to re-legalize rec.  The Golden State will try the rec vote again this November.  What’s the forecast? According to a University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, 63.8 percent of respondents supported legalizing cannabis for recreational use, with 36.2 percent opposed. The results are good news for...

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Friends in the Field:  Pete Marrero – PVM Entertainment / Weed World Candies
Aug24

Friends in the Field:  Pete Marrero – PVM Entertainment / Weed World Candies

I first moved to California in 2012. I was super excited to be on the West Coast and I didn’t know what to expect or what types of people I would meet. I knew I would meet a lot of interesting individuals in the cannabis industry and that was the reason why decided to come here. The first major cannabis business event I went to was the NORML conference in downtown LA in that same year. I met several people at the NORML...

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Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $
Aug24

Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $

The numbers are big, but are they a surprise?  Let’s see how re-legalized cannabis sales are going. Licensed retail facilities in Washington state have sold over $1 billion in marijuana flowers and cannabis-infused products since regulators began first permitting such sales two years ago. Data compiled by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board reports that legal sales have now yielded over $275 million in tax revenue. Last...

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About Tomorrow:  Schedule One or Schedule None?
Aug23

About Tomorrow: Schedule One or Schedule None?

There is one fundamental issue that all cannabis users — recreational and medical, spiritual and party-people — can all focus on as one.  That ever-so-basic issue is WHY SHOULD CANNABIS BE SCHEDULED UNDER THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT? Thanks to the machinations of resigned-in-disgrace President Richard M. Nixon, cannabis is listed in Schedule 1. Schedule 1 substances have no recognized medical value and a high probability...

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Product Review:  Alpine Disposable Vapor Pen
Aug22

Product Review: Alpine Disposable Vapor Pen

Name/Type: Alpine Disposable Vapor Pen Website: http://www.alpinevapor.com/ Rating:  5 stars Overview:   Alpine Vapor is a company trying to do things at “a higher standard.”   Here is some info from their website: Our cartridges start with a base of pure, food-grade propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol, mixed in our proprietary blend. From there, we add Alpine Concentrate, creating a solution ranging from 15-50%...

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