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September 8 2022,

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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.

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El Blunto
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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.
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  • NORML’s Paul Armentano criticized Nebraska’s Supreme Court for killing a MED ballot initiative.

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September 8 2022,

TOGETHER WITH

THE BIG IDEA

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

Let’s get to it:

  • Exclusive: We tested top prerolls for potency inflation

Plus lots more.

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

Alex 

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EXCLUSIVE: WE TESTED TOP PREROLLS FOR POTENCY INFLATION

El Blunto
El Blunto Cigarillos, Pic via Flower Company

A 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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The year’s legislative session ended with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a flood of new and amended plant-touching laws. Together they go a long way towards normalizing the plant and industry but of course they only apply to California at the moment. 

Of these the most closely watched is one that could lay the groundwork for interstate trade. It allows the Government to make trade agreements with other states, subject to testing, labeling and other requirements.  Though interstate trade is likely a few years off, CCIA executive director Lindsay Robinson called it a “strong foundation.”

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