Dear Stoner: What’s the weed version of barrel aging? I love a good aged beer, and wanted to find an equivalent in cannabis.
Dear Stoner: I don’t smoke, nor do I want to smoke any nicotine or any harmful substances. But I do want to try marijuana — just the most pure form, I suppose. How do you suggest I start?
When Peter Barsoom moved to Colorado in 2015, he didn’t just leave New York. He left his finance career of over twenty years and dove into the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Shortly after researching retail pot, Barsoom noticed three issues in the edibles market that he wanted to pounce on.
From that came 1906.
A recent report from a Colorado organization devoted to keeping children away from marijuana advocates for potency limits on cannabis products, which continue to get stronger and stronger.
“This is very different from marijuana in the 1980s,” says Rachel O’Bryan, co-founder of Smart Colorado, whose mission statement notes that the outfit “engages and informs Coloradans on the risks that marijuana poses to youth.” As a result, she maintains, “it’s a fundamentally different game.”
America was pretty late to the party, but the federals finally figured out (again) that hemp doesn’t get us high. By removing the plant from the Controlled Substances Act via an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress cleared a path for American companies interested in using hemp and its extracts and fibers to source those materials domestically. And retailers selling those products in this country can now do so without fear of law enforcement and regulatory interference.
Some pundits view industrial hemp as a bigger cash crop than marijuana, with its seeds, stalks, fibers and cannabinoids all used to make a long list of products. Here are seven things we eat, wear and use every day that will be impacted by hemp legalization.
Anyone who shopped at dispensaries last year likely noted that marijuana prices were dropping, with flower going as low as $15 an eighth and concentrates like shatter and wax selling for $10 or $12 per gram.
So why didn’t edibles get cheaper, too?