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Local Lawmakers Tasked with Tackling Everything From Cannabis to COVID-19 as Fed Failures Loom Large

We’re not going to pretend to be experts on respiratory diseases – especially ones that the respiratory disease experts apparently still know next to nothing about – but we do know a thing or two about cannabis so our fuse is burning pretty short with politicians from both parties who not only refuse to embrace or accept cannabis reform, but who continue to peddle lies in the hope of preventing it from happening.

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California cannabis

Veterans Advocacy Groups Redefine the Term ‘Cannabis Influencer’

At the end of the day, what is influence, really?

By definition, it means to make someone consider a thought that they may not have considered otherwise.

Notice, there is no mention of coupon codes or sales or profits in that definition. So, perhaps our veteran advocates aren’t actually redefining the word influencer but reminding us of what it means to begin with.

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Cannabis for Vets

Sean Worsley and the Catch-22 of Cannabis for Veterans

The story of Sean Worsley – a US Army vet now serving time in prison for possessing legally prescribed and obtained medical marijuana – is a tragic one. It is brought full circle in this tremendously powerful and personal take on the subject from Beard Bros. Pharms media contributor, US Army Iraq War veteran, and co-founder of Veterans Cannabis Coalition Eric Goepel.

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California cannabis

Enough is Enough – It’s Way Past Time to Free Luke Scarmazzo

A quick glance at Weedmaps shows over a dozen licensed cannabis dispensaries serving Modesto right now while Scarmazzo sits in prison for doing the same. Even if he did have the Feds press him these days, the sentencing would be much, much less harsh and the 12+ years he has already served would more than cover that.

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Cannabis Cultivation

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Grow Your Own Weed (Pt. 1)

Obviously, these laws are subject to change and, obviously, Beard Bros. Pharms is NOT a legal adviser. Information contained in this website is intended as general educational information only. Let us know if you plan to harvest your own cannabis in 2020, and what the law looks like in your neck of the woods.

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California cannabis

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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California cannabis

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 cannabis

Compassion Never Left California Cannabis, In Fact it is Stronger Than Ever

While it is true that Prop 64 dictated that burdensome taxes still be applied even to cannabis produced specifically for compassionate donations, grassroots activists refused to take that as a final answer. Even though the state’s former governor, Jerry Brown, vetoed a bill on his way out the door in 2018 that would have eliminated these taxes on such products, tireless advocates persisted, and nearly identical legislation was signed by Gov. Newsom in 2019.

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