The worst fire season on record has traumatized the fall harvest and is impacting even the crops it didn’t torch. Now that we’ve wrapped our minds around the destruction, we can wonder about the long-term impact of these blazes.
Bloomberg/Cannabis Industry Journal

  • Between 2% and 5% of the state’s crops would fail mold tests in an average year. Estimates for this year are that double those amounts could fail as smoke has blocked the sun and potentially weakened plant resistance to mold and pests. 
  • A largely uninsured community of growers is dealing not only with smoke damage and actual fire. Issues with drying and curing, testing and concentrate processing are potential threats to the supply chain.
  • Some Northern California farmers have refused to evacuate and are staying to protect their livelihoods.

Quick Hits

  1. These ugly lighters are waiting for you in damnation. It’s cool though; ours is the lesser Hell, where they still let you smoke and ruminate on the meanings of lighters.
  2. It took California 7,808 days from the establishment of MED to 2018’s first REC sale. Illinois, America’s newest REC state, covered the distance in a fraction of the time. Dramatically shorter waits are the national trend.
    MJ Biz Daily
  3. Four months into an official recession, it’s time to turn the trial that is our coronavirus epoch into an opportunity to make cannabis legal across the nation. 
    Cannabis Business News