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California cannabis

Reasons You Can Expect to See High Wholesale Prices on All Cali Cannabis Well into 2020

There are many reasons why we think that wholesale prices for cannabis will continue trending upward well into 2020. Is this a good thing? Well, that probably depends on who you ask. Growers making more money is a good thing. But what if it comes with higher risk as well? Consumers are already shunning dispensaries due to high retail prices, so those can’t really go higher to make up for the higher wholesale prices, which is cool but it could cut into the margins of the dispensaries. $100 wholesale pounds sound like a surefire way to keep any discerning cannabis consumer far, far away from any regulated outlet. Lower the taxes at all links along the supply chain and lower the costly barriers of entry that currently keep so many legacy operators from entering the industry and maybe, just maybe, Cali can begin to live up to its potential as the largest legal cannabis marketplace on the planet.

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Nation’s Largest Ag Producer Won’t Legalize Cannabis Farmer’s Markets Anytime Soon

Some industry experts believe that because this bill died in its committee for the rest of the year, hundreds of small to medium-sized craft cannabis growers will be put completely out of business over the course of the next 12 months. That’s great news if you are a large-scale commercial boof-wrangler trying to smother the California cannabis industry, but its terrible news for the rest of us.

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California cannabis

Unfortunately, Prop 64 is Probably Going Exactly According to Plan

So here we are.

July 1st has come and gone and a new era has dawned in the California cannabis industry. And don’t get it twisted, it absolutely is an industry and Prop64 and the resulting Bureau of Cannabis Control have ensured that, like in any industry, it is becoming nearly impossible to survive as a small to medium sized entrepreneur.

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Cannabis Laws

CBD Treatment Approved by FDA Could Carry Cannabis to Rescheduling

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has approved the legal use of CBD for patients ages 2 and up who suffer from very specific conditions: Dravet Syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), two severe forms of childhood-onset epilepsy. With so much public support in the US for cannabis legalization – not just CBD legalization – the time is right for a major overhaul.

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California cannabis

Here’s How Big Money Skirts Prop64

The average annual license and application fees for just one small or medium cultivation site is about $35,000. That is a steep enough cost of entry into the legal side of the industry, but how can that grower possibly compete with these massive corporate operations who are gaming the system to the detriment of everyone else?

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Cannabis for Vets

GOP Congress Abandons Vets, Strikes Cannabis Relief from Spending Bill

Three days ago lawmakers in the Republican-led U.S. Congress passed a $147 billion spending bill aimed at funding portions of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), a previously passed energy and water bill, and portions of the legislative branch of the federal government in 2019.

But it’s what was not in the spending bill that caught our eye.

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4/20

Is High Times Going Up in Smoke?

Whether or not High Times goes up in smoke, the moral of the story is that the cannabis industry is a unique one. On top of demanding integrity, most cannabis connoisseurs are more interested in the next big thing rather than what was cool in the 70’s and 80’s.

In your opinion, what could High Times do to rebrand itself and regain the cultural relevance it once had?

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