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Jack Riordan
Culture

What Does the ‘New Normal’ Mean for Destination Dispensaries & How We Buy Our Weed?

Curbside cannabis sales are likely gaining in popularity for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being that most of us bought weed that way for a decade or more before we walked into our first dispensary. For every customer that is impressed with multiple digital flatscreen menus or wants or needs to be educated by a budtender, there are 10 more that just want what they want as quickly and as affordably as possible. The continued success of the “traditional” street market is a testament to that.

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Culture

Cannabis Went from Lazy Stoners & Lockup to Essential Commerce Real Quick

Maybe I have too much time on my hands for thinking these days, and maybe the writer in me has too much appreciation for vocabulary, but every time I read or hear the word “essential” being tacked onto cannabis, I’m reminded of the famous line from the film The Princess Bride – “You keep using that word… I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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California

Cali’s Cannabis Laws Remain Vague Despite Dozens of Updates

The regulation and taxation of recreational adult-use cannabis in California has, by nearly all metrics, failed to live up to its potential so far. Instead, it almost instantly devolved into a breeding ground for political and police corruption, as well as a pit of quicksand for those hoping to cash in quick, and a frustrating clusterfuck for those of us who know damn well how to produce and sell high-quality cannabis if only the state would get out of the way.

Among the many systemic flaws of Prop 64 has been, from the jump, its vague language on crucial aspects of the new law, leaving room for wildly conflicting interpretations between the state, local municipalities, and applicants or licensees.

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Culture

Making the Case for the Wake and Bake

How do you define the term “Wake and Bake”? To me, a person woke and boke if they partook in a substantial amount of marijuana before they took on their first major task for the day. I feel that leaves room for the countless situations that us weed lovers may find ourselves in each morning. But if you ask 20 million people, you might get 20 million answers! One thing we can all agree on, however, is that the Reefer Madness rhetoric surrounding the art of the wake and bake is tired and needs to be put to rest once and for all. Start your day with this ode to the ritual as we make the case for the old fashioned wake n’ bake

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Education

How to Support H.R. 3884 – The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019

We are calling on everyone in our vast network who shares our commitment to equal access, social equity, and working to make right what has been so wrong for so long. Our loud support for the MORE Act can begin to correct the historical and continued injustices concerning our cannabis laws that have disproportionately impacted cannabis consumers, forgotten communities, and particularly, people of color.

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