As we enter the new year, Californians have something else to celebrate in 2018. January 1st marked the start of legal recreational cannabis sales in the Golden State. While doubt persisted for much of the year over whether regulators would meet the deadline to make room for a recreational cannabis industry in the country’s most populous state, at least some areas of the state have started to enjoy legal sales since the first day of the year.
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In November, California passed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), allowing cannabis use for adults over the age of 21. The state is required to open applications to license recreational cannabis businesses on January 1st of 2018 – just over three months away. As the largest state in the US to move towards legal cannabis, California faces a number of regulatory hurdles on the way to implementing the plan.
In the first few months since Trump has taken office, his administration has expressed some concerning sentiments regarding cannabis. With new Attorney General Jeff Sessions leading the charge, spokespeople for the Trump administration have created an atmosphere of uncertainty, having failed to clarify any official position on the matter.
What could better capture the spirit of California in 2017 than a project that combines the one-click convenience, near instant gratification, and professionalism of the Silicon Valley tech world, with the burgeoning medical cannabis industry? Eaze does just that, providing a fast and easy way for California patients to get their doctor’s recommendations and on-demand cannabis deliveries.
It appears that state governments and newly elected/ appointed federal officials seem to be at an impasse when it comes to marijuana laws. Newly appointed Attorney General, Jeff Sessions - who has a history of being in staunch opposition to legal marijuana and is also as a big proponent of marijuana enforcement on a federal level - recently commented that - "States ... can pass the laws they choose. I would just say it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.” Not only have these statements echoed anti-marijuana sentiments made by the Trump and administration, but they have also more than implied the possibility of federal crackdowns in states with legal marijuana programs.
OG Kush, and a range of other OG varieties, make up an incredibly popular family of cannabis strains – especially here in California. The name ‘OG’ is applied to a vast group of strains, and despite its fame, the history of the OG family is shrouded in mystery. Relatively few of the many enthusiastic consumers of OG strains even know the meaning of the name...