THC has been proven to have a growing range of medicinal benefits, and in many cases, the healing properties of CBD are enhanced with coupled with at least some balance of THC. All of this can be achieved by anyone from sick kids to curious seniors without the threat of getting them “high” or having them run off to join a jam band.
On the Federal level, the government has already given us a glimpse of the future of medical marijuana. They give it names like Sativex, or Epidiolex.
Earlier this month the Canadian cannabis megalith Canopy Growth rocked the weed world with a curious and somewhat veiled announcement that they would be acquiring U.S.-based Acreage Holdings, in a merger to the tune of $3.4 billion. Is this a signal of substantial federal cannabis reform on the way for the U.S.?
Imagine that you applied for a driver’s license with your state but in order to do so, you had to employ lawyers or consultants to help you through the application and then submit a fee of thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars to your state along with that application. Now imagine that your temporary license has been expired for two years and even though you have provided everything that the state has asked for, including that hefty application fee, they continue to insist that they are just too busy to issue you, or anyone else, a permanent driver’s license.
What is happening with these temporary licenses is a travesty. Sen. McGuire calls SB 67 a Band-Aid, but this problem is a self-inflicted bullet wound to the foot and we’re not sure that the industry will be able to limp away unscathed this time.
There are certain industries that are just inherently geared for success based on some primal tap into our DNA as human beings. If you’re selling sex and/or donuts, for example, business ought to be pretty darn good and you’d think that the same would be true for selling legal cannabis…especially in California…
Considering the fact that many of today’s senior citizens came up in the 1960’s and 70’s, perhaps it should come as no surprise that our elders are quickly coming around when it comes to cannabis reform. Despite their roots rising right on through the free love hippy era, we must also remember that they were raised, and raised their own kids, on the most ignorant and uninformed propaganda about pot that our society has ever seen.
Flowers are failing. Oils are failing. Even empty carts are failing. What is a health-conscious cannabis consumer to do? The answer has been the same for decades, even before we knew that you could lab test cannabis…