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Peter Schmidt

Here Comes the Light Dep & Trim

It’s already hitting the Marketplace from the 1st Light Dep crops just being processed these past 2 weeks. Thousands upon thousands of pounds of premium product from all over California. After just returning from several farm tours in Humboldt and Mendo I have seen it with my own eyes! The skill and efficiency of California …

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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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Zero THC – What’s the point?

  For many people who consume cannabis, in all its forms, the idea of having a zero THC distillate is confusing at best. Most don’t see the benefits of paying for cannabinoids without THC. However here are some things they probably haven’t considered. Zero THC means you don’t have to be high in a psychoactive …

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What is the difference between Cannabis full spectrum oil and isolates?

What is full spectrum cannabis oil? Full spectrum oil contains the full chemical profile of the cannabis plant that was processed. During the extraction, the solvent extracts a broader range of chemicals found within the plant material. The results is a greater abundance of different  cannabinoids (not limited to THC) in addition to terpenes and …

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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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How To Grow Crystal THC and CBD

What is Crystalline Isolate? Crystalline Isolate is an extremely pure form of cannabinoid that is extracted using CO2 or butane/propane.  Available in both THC-A and CBD, crystalline can contain up to 99.97% THC or CBD depending on the application. For some this high-potency offering may seem excessive, but for many it is rather attractive. Medical marijuana …

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