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September 8 2022,

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Happy fall and greetings from WeedWeek’s new HQ in Long Beach, California.

Let’s get to it:

  • Exclusive: We tested top Calif. prerolls for potency inflation

Plus lots more.

I’ll be at the Benzinga conference in Chicago next week. Say hello.

Alex 

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WeedWeek test of seven California preroll brands suggests potency inflation is close to ubiquitous in the product category. 

  • The seven brands we tested include some of the top selling brands in California: El Blunto (Albert Einstone’s), Field (Glass House), Jeeter (DreamFields), KingRoll (StateHouse), Lowell, Pacific Stone and Raw Garden.

Of the seven brands (and nine total products) included, all of them tested below the THC levels on their label. The implied potency inflation on various products ranged from  14% to more than 500%.

How’d your favorite brand do?

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UP TO SIX STATES COULD LEGALIZE IN NOVEMBER

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The Hill looks at the six states that could legalize in November:

  • South Dakota’s bill would legalize without creating a market. The idea is to avoid the lawsuits that killed the REC initiative the conservative state passed in 2020.
  • Arkansas’ board of electors recently derailed a REC initiative, but activists are taking it to the state supreme court.
  • Deep blue Maryland is voting on a REC constitutional amendment that would bypass Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is ambivalent on legalization.
    Marijuana Moment 
  •  Missouri’s REC proposal, like Maryland’s, would expunge some past pot convictions. The Kansas City Star has more.
  • MED state North Dakota is likely to vote on REC.
  • Oklahoma’s Supreme Court could put off the REC vote.
    AP
  • NORML’s Paul Armentano criticized Nebraska’s Supreme Court for killing a MED ballot initiative.

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September 23 2022,

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Hi all,

Lots to cover so let’s get to it:

  • SHO Products sues Puffco for patent infringement
  • CEO Rogelio Choy departs Eaze

PLUS: So much more.

I’ll be at MJUnpacked in Vegas next week. Will you? 

Alex

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DOGWALKER

Another legislative win

Among the dozen or so weed bills recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D), AB 2210 has gotten relatively little attention. Sponsored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Bay Area), it allows temporary dispensary licenses to operate on premises that also have an alcohol permit. (The cannabis permit must operate in a distinct area without alcohol allowed.)  A smart source told me it will “open up 100s of venues to do cannabis retail,” and could be a game changer for improving access to licensed product.

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