Sessions Smokescreen: Why Rescinding the Cole Memo is a Ruse

Jeff Sessions is not a fan of Cannabis. He has sternly and frequently stated it, even going as far as saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana". For the past year, one of his primary missions has been targeting the Cannabis Industry. A few days ago, Sessions has taken a step forward in his mission by rescinding the Cole Memo. For some, this is looked at as a huge win and a ...

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January 1st is Here, But Where’s The Recreational Weed?

2018 is here! The triumph of voting in Prop 64 on November, 9th 2016 has finally come and Adult Use of Cannabis for Recreational Use starts today. Businesses and consumers alike are itching in anticipation to see how the first year of legalization pans out. As much as we all like the access to recreational weed, there are still a lot of drawbacks that will play out over the next ...

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Vegas MJ BizCon Review | The California Weed Blog

Our team recently went to to check out the MJ BizCon in Las Vegas. We've been hearing great things about this event and wanted to check it out for ourselves. Right in the heart of Vegas at their Convention Center, this 4 day event was jam packed with over 18,000 Attendees and 650+ Exhibitors. Right when you got to the building, you could see the mass of people networking and chatting all around. This ...

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Oblend Company Spotlight at MJ BizCon | The California Weed Blog

During our visit to Vegas we met with Altopa, who produces Oblend. This device is pretty fantastic. It's like a Keurig on steroids. Oblend can make just about any blend you can think of with the numerous assortment of essential oils and extracts they provide. The company will also have THC cartridges available at select dispensaries all over the country. You can make anything from topicals to vape juice. My favorite ...

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Cooking With Herb Book Review | The California Weed Blog

Most people know Bob Marley as the singer, songwriter, Rastafarian and advocate for smoke. What his daughter, Cedella Marley, author of Cooking With Herb, wants to share is the history behind her father’s lifestyle.  It runs in the family, Cedella recalls the “sweet smell” of herb being as normal as her mother’s cooking. In fact it was. As her father believed in the Rastafarian way of life: living in peace, love and ...

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Marijuana Policy Project Interview | California Weed Blog

Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is an amazing organization that's been changing laws since the mid 90's. They've been a part of changing laws in almost every state that is, or will be, Medical or Recreational. I had the pleasure to interview Heather Azzi, the Sr. Campaign Council for MPP. She had a wealth of information to provide for us in the interview and also some great insight on what's to come for ...

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Cannabis Community Gives Back To The Veterans

Cannabis Community Gives Back To The Veterans

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and for those who have sacrificed for our country. It is because of veterans, and those who are currently serving, that we have the freedoms we take for granted today. We must honor those with dignity, pride and compassion. One of the best ways to honor our vets with compassion is to allow them access to medicinal cannabis. Here are some ...

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Stoney: Delivery Service Review | The California Weed Blog

The marijuana industry has become one of the most dynamic industries in the world today. The driving force behind the expedited growth of this industry is due to the fact that society as a whole has changed its perception regarding marijuana. Now there are thousands of dispensaries who are providing the finest, pharmaceutical grade cannabis at different prices. However, it seems that this industry is taking its services to a ...

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Can Leasing Help Your Cannabis Business? | The California Weed Blog

Cannabis Businesses have a tough time when it come to tax season. Thanks to Reagan's 280-E Amendment and Nixon's Schedule 1 Ruling on Cannabis, businesses cannot conduct the same practices as every other industry. Basic write-off's like rent, supplies, or salaries are not allowed; which I feel is a major proponent for businesses wanting to stay underground after 2018, but that's for another story. All these new non-deductible expenses will dampen and damage companies, ...

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Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Department Interview

Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Department Interview

      After speaking with Alex Traverso from The Bureau of Cannabis Control, we wanted to get the perspective a county to see where they are at in the process. Our sites were set on Santa Cruz, who strives to become the next big spot in the Cannabis world. With the new laws under SB-94 (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act) and AB-133, most of the legislation is ...

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