Photo courtesy of Jackie McGowan. On Sept. 14th, California will hold a recall election in an attempt to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Among 46 candidates is a California native and devoted cannabis advocate, Jacqueline McGowan. Within the past seven years, McGowan has worked in cannabis policy, consulting and lobbying. This gives her a deeper understanding … [Read more...] about Jackie McGowan’s Pursuit to Govern
California officials agree to left restrictions on the retail sale of hemp products. Photo credit: LightFieldStudios. After years of anticipation, November of 2016 became a historical month for thousands of weed enthusiasts across the Golden State. It's the year that voters approved Proposition 64 or the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). In other … [Read more...] about California Lifts Hemp Retail Ban, but why did it Take so Long?
Photo credit: Lady Buds Movie.com In November 2016, more than 50 million Americans welcomed adult-use cannabis as voters in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and California approved recreational weed. All eyes were on California, the world’s fifth largest economy, and home to the largest consumer market in the U.S. Here, voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized … [Read more...] about “Big Guys vs. the Little Women:” Lady Buds Explores California’s Post-Legal Industry
Mad River Brewing's Steelhead Extra Pale Ale. Photo credit: Mad River Brewing. Nestled by the banks of the Mad River in the sleepy town of Blue Lake, California lies Mad River Brewing. It is a place where dreams come true. Especially if one’s dream is about craft beer. Feeling like kids carrying golden tickets, Emerald toured the brewery, which Mad River’s own … [Read more...] about The Mad Brewers of the West Coast
Cannabis culture and art collide at Doobie Nights in Santa Rosa, California. Photo by: Mike Rosati. While we at Emerald have never shied away from supporting small and local dispensaries, this week we’d like to highlight a couple that supply their community with so much more than just cannabis. While there are a ton of cannabis companies that contribute to their … [Read more...] about Painting a Picture: how Cannabis Companies Support Local Artists