Peter Schmidt

Navigating California Regulatory Implications

Another great week in California. Compliant Cannabis Commerce is booming and everyone is becoming more comfortable and acquainted with the new requirements to conduct business. In light of the emergency code of regulations set forth by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control Medicinal Licensed Cultivators are still able to do business with distros and manufacturers …

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Flawed Cannabis Tax Structure in California

July has truly been a learning experience for everyone in the newly licensed recreational cannabis industry here in California. The guidelines and regulations are stiff and taxes are high! So high in fact it has stunted commerce for a good majority smaller non-vertically integrated cultivators, manufacturers and distributers. California law makers have taken a different …

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Flawed Cannabis Tax Structure in California

July has truly been a learning experience for everyone in the newly licensed recreational cannabis industry here in California. The guidelines and regulations are stiff and taxes are high! So high in fact it has stunted commerce for a good majority smaller non-vertically integrated cultivators, manufacturers and distributors. California law makers have taken a different …

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Light Dep. Flower Soon To Arrive – Fluctuations in Marketplace Price Points

  Light dep flower will hit the marketplace as soon as next week. This will mean an influx of freshly cured flower which will most likely lead to a dip in flower prices for lots that were harvested during the preceding year. These prices will most likely last for the next 4-10 weeks, presuming that …

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Industrial Hemp Bill Passes Senate Floor

Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Representative for KY, inserted cannabis provisions into the 2018 Farm Bill, successfully removing hemp from the federal definition of marijuana. The move effectively protects state industrial hemp research programs from federal prosecution and would allow hemp producers to apply and acquire federal crop insurance. McConnell said last Wednesday, …

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Full Spectrum Oil vs. Isolates – Whats the Difference?

Benefits of Full Spectrum vs Isolate   Full spectrum oil is considered “full spectrum” because it contains the full chemical profile of the cannabis plant that was processed. During the extraction, the solvent pulled off a broader range of chemicals found within the plant material and as a result has a greater abundance of different …

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Plenty of cannabis to smoke, but no where to smoke it. Models for indoor cannabis consumption.

In states where recreational and medical cannabis is legal there is an ongoing debate on whether or not smoking lounges are an acceptable business establishment to have. One faction is adamant on protecting clean air legislation from becoming lax, and argues that lounges will lead to greater reports of DUI’s. While the other side makes …

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