What’s the Origin of Legal Cannabis in the U.S.?Julie Fulton @ 2019-06-12 15:31:25 -0500
Legal cannabis new? Heck, no! Its roots run far deeper than you may think. Humans have been using this herb for thousands of years. And there’s a storied history of cannabis in the United States.
Listen and learn:
- Where was cannabis first legalized in the United States?
- What are the challenges facing the legal cannabis industry?
- Has cannabis gone mainstream?
“More than 50% of cannabis consumers in the U.S. are under the age of 35.”
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CANNABIS ON THE RED CARPET
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HERB’S HISTORY WITH BOVEDA
“Cannabis found us before we found the cannabis industry.”-Dan Cleveland, Boveda Vice President of Marketing
Hard to believe that Boveda just started servicing the cannabis industry in 2007. (And it was purely accidental.)
By trade, cultivators are a crafty bunch. Out of necessity for a more precise way to preserve flower and reduce evaporation, cannabis companies started using Boveda. Boveda’s 2-way humidity control was initially developed to preserve premium cigars. Cultivators revived and stored flower with Boveda 65% RH, which is actually for Cuban cigars and cigars with thick, oily wrappers.
So the Boveda research and development teams got to work to create products just for flower. Now you choose from two RH levels specifically designed for the cannabis industry—Boveda 58% RH and 62% RH. What Boveda RH level is right for your flower?
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In 1991, San Francisco voters passed Proposition P, which urged state lawmakers to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. (3:16)
“Some ‘mom and pops’ who have been there since legal cannabis began are now going mainstream, such as Harborside. They’ve been hugely successful.”
Nowadays, the franchise model has been applied to cannabis dispensaries. (3:50)
Issues with cannabis banking are still prevalent in the United States. (5:05)
“One thing I think will change in a more immediate fashion is the banking issue. The big state that is leading the path is California.”
Many cannabis businesses are cash only, which is problematic on several levels. (6:42)
There are racial disparities in legal cannabis. (12:34)
“It seems that there’s a bias toward the individual, not the crime itself. There should be equal opportunity for everyone in this industry, regardless of their past.”
Some communities are working to ensure people of color and other minorities have access to cannabis licenses. (13:43)
People with simple cannabis-related charges may soon see their records cleared (14:47)