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September 8 2022,

TOGETHER WITH

THE BIG IDEA

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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August 19 2022,

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THE BIG IDEA

Hi all,

You might want to sit down before reading today’s newsletter. I review Can Legal Weed Win, the new book by UC Davis economists Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner.

Economics is called the dismal science, and the book doesn’t disappoint on that score:

  • Can legal weed win?, the WeedWeek review

Cheer up, it’s Friday,

Alex

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DOGWALKER

Since we’re talking interstate trade…

In a Maine lawsuit, a federal appeals court found 2-1 that cannabis markets are legal enough to be governed by the Constitution’s  commerce clause. The case struck down a Maine law which allowed only Mainers to sell MED. While this isn’t close to a green light for interstate trade, it’s a nod in that general direction. A new paper by several academics and at least one journalist offers recommendations for how interstate trade can support a fair and competitive industry.

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