In an environment without competition precedent, “sharing, collaborating, and reinventing the strains and products other people have already made is part of the culture.” Still.
Northern Cali has more than a few innovative examples of how the spirit of sharing lives on.
- For example, the Oakland brand Gas House has partnerships down with Cookies, Big Al’s and the pre-rolled blunt biz Packwoods. Friendly Farms has collaborations with small outfits like North Country Pharms and the big-timers over at Connected Cannabis.
- “This culture is all about sharing and community, and all the good things are supposed to be highlighted despite the negative connotations outside sources try to put on us,” says Blue Reyes, a traditional-market worker-turned-budtender.
- Cultivators in Humboldt County will benefit from a streamlined permitting process, thanks to Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors vote.
- Somewhere in legal weed media there might be sympathy for what Ignite CEO Dan Bilzerian went through this summer. It is certainly not this newsletter.