There, I said it. I am not saying this due to the fact that I operate a 35-acre outdoor cannabis farm. I truly believe we have been misled to believe indoor is superior to outdoor cannabis. It amazes me that we are one of the only industries that idolize an indoor growing environment using high-intensity […]
I don’t claim to know a lot about wine but my hypothesis was that any sommelier would tell you the idea of grapes grown in large warehouses scattered about the Pacific Northwest is absurd. In the pursuit of knowledge, I took to the web to ask some wine enthusiasts what the wine industry thought of the idea of indoor grapes; their answers were none too surprising.
• “Kate Brown just signed a bill that allows Oregon to ship cannabis to California and Washington”
• “You have to generate a manifest 24 hours in advance before transferring more than 25 pounds of marijuana from a producer/wholesaler to a processor”
• “All packages as of April 1st have to be childproof”
In 2014, Oregonians voted to pass Measure 91 and legalize the recreational use of cannabis, and everything was great. The end.
After 91 passed the the real work started of transitioning a robust black market out of the shadows. In late 2015, consumers were allowed to purchase limited amounts of cannabis from medical dispensaries. Then 2016 saw recreational dispensaries open as well making a variety of new products (vapes, edibles, capsules, etc.) available to consumers 21 and over. Packaging rules have been overhauled to better align with FDA guidelines, and rules have been established for mixing hemp and cannabis products.
Last summer I received a message from a former leader at the company where I worked: “Do you know any good finance people who might be interested in working in the cannabis industry?” I felt a surge of excitement and jumped at the opportunity. After all, cannabis is the “final frontier” of business. After decades of lobbying, cannabis enthusiasts finally influenced legislation and public opinion to create meaningful change. What was once the pastime of hippies and stoners crossed over into the realm of big business, attracting huge amounts of investment capital and no small amount of media attention. Of course, that’s where I wanted to be: In the middle of the action, on the forefront of social and political change, and living off the land on a pot farm in Southern Oregon.
Staying healthy during the winter holidays can be a challenge. It’s easy to over-indulge when we’re swept up in the spirit of the season. Now the holidays are over, and I am once again grateful for our low-dose vegan capsules. I loved how they took the edge off without knocking me off my feet and discreet enough for get-togethers that weren’t necessarily cannabis friendly. After stuffing myself with ham, potatoes and pumpkin pie, I really appreciated that I didn’t have to add any more food (the usual infused options like gummies, chocolate, caramels, etc.) to my already bursting belly.
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