The first 60 days of the “legal” cannabis industry in California were quite a spectacle. Lawsuits, the local uproar in several counties, high taxes, cease and desists from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, plummeting prices, and an overall unsteadiness in the California cannabis industry as a whole. It’s time for a course correction, but how?
As we continue to navigate the transition from Proposition 215 to Proposition 64, more and more is revealed. This is not a quick process, nor was it intended to be. However, Prop. 64 left so many loopholes that closing those gaps is creating rifts in the cannabis industry.
While our founder was on the east coast in January, networking with groups like Medicinal Genomics, he witnessed the “Bomb Cyclone”. With temperatures below zero, winds that cut through the body, and ice covering the streets it was a good time to stay inside! We were experiencing quite the opposite in the Sierra Nevada mountains; more and kayaking and hiking than skiing and bundling up by the fire.
For our behind the scenes feature this week, we would like to highlight our newest innovative collaboration with Gold Mountain Distribution. The opportunities this partnership brings forth are very exciting and look forward to our blossoming relationship.
The demonization of cannabis created a social stigmatization so convoluted that we are just now starting to see it unravel, but is the unraveling happening too fast? Is it forgetting Dennis Perone, the movement behind Proposition 215, and the intentions of medicinal cannabis?
Where ever we are going, we are going together! 2017 was quite the year for our team, tightening our relationships with each other and developing our common vision. If you haven’t had the chance yet to read Part 1: Reflecting on Cannabis in 2017, check it out for some of our end-of-year reflections.
On a regulatory level, 2017 bore witness to counties all over the state pooling their resources to create adult use ordinances that will go into effect January 1, 2018. It has been encouraging to see local activism shift perspectives and open minds. That said, we still have a long way to go.
What inspired you to create Medicine Box? Where do you source your inspiration from? What makes you creative? How do you tap into that creativity? These are just a few of the questions I was asked as I embarked on this journey. It inspires me to reflect on this aspect of my life as both Brian and as the founder of Medicine Box. The messaging that is important for my team and me to pursue as this brand evolves.
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with wonderful people and delicious food! Our team would like to share just why we’re thankful for the plant that brought us together.
The Bay Area has been a hub for retail cannabis longer than anywhere else in the country. People have been visiting pseudo dispensaries in this area to purchase their medicine since before the passage of Prop 215 in 1996, otherwise known as “The Compassionate Use Act.”