Researchers from UC Davis, Washington State and Oregon State have formed a team not dissimilar to 2019’s West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force. Their purpose is to explore the impact of smoke from this year’s unprecedented wildfires
Capital Press/Green Market Report

  • Reportedly, 772 legal hemp farms—16% of California grows—have been in evacuation zones. (San Diego County picture courtesy of No Boundaries Farm)
  • As with wine grapes, wildfire may create an unpleasant, ashy character in the product. The group will conduct sensory trials, but doesn’t know what that will look like yet. “This is a wheel that’s going to have to be invented,” said Jay Noller, director of Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. “We need to know what the sensory dimensions of this are.”
  • The wildfires might be waning, but our overall marijuana industry is sorting through the aftermath of August’s Complex Fire.
    Los Angeles Times

Quick Hits

  1. An analyst explains that legalization cannot be a panacea for broke states and counties looking for a way out of fiscal uncertainty, primarily because infrastructure takes time.
    Anderson Economic Group
  2. The Mexican Senate reconvened on Sept. 1, having promised to pass court-mandated legalization. Meanwhile, across from the Senate grows a protest garden of 700 plants
    High Times 
  3. “The moral that I see here is that weed is just as important to people as food or toilet paper,” says a first-name-only distributor in this before-and-after take on California legal cannabis.