Like most cannabis related activities, the preparation of edibles requires a healthy amount of trial and error.

Making edibles is a learning experience. Aside from the fact that you’re handling and cooking with weed, you’re also baking, which is a temperamental art. While dosage may take a few attempts to get right, a bad tasting edible ruins a good amount of weed, which is something we should avoid.

While there’s no way of protecting yourself against all unexpected factors when making infused treats, there are a few simple mistakes that can be avoided with some foresight. These will prevent your edibles from tasting gross and, most importantly, from not wiping you out with a single bite.

Here are six common mistakes to watch out for when preparing edibles.

 

Use equal amounts of weed and oil

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“Less is more” might as well be marijuana’s tag line, because it’s preferable to be a little buzzed than to have a full blown freak out because you ate an edible that was too strong. Even if you want to get crazy high, there’s only so much the lipids in oil will bind to your cannabis, so avoid wasting your weed and money.

How To Get Edibles To Affect You Faster

Amsterdam is notorious for its excellent food, canals, architecture, and world-class nightlife. But the city is also world-famous for its coffee shops, otherwise known as cannabis cafes.

If you see a ‘coffee shop’ in Amsterdam, you’re probably not going to get your daily fix of caffeine. Amsterdam has 166 coffee shops, and they attract millions of visitors every year. 

However, the Mayor of Amsterdam, Flemke Halsema has introduced a proposal to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes.  

 

The Reason For The Ban 

Flemke Halsema is proposing a ban on foreign tourists because of antisocial behavior from tourists. Instead, she wants tourists to visit Amsterdam for the right reasons. 

She said, “We would like them to come for its richness, its beauty, and its cultural institution. The problem is: there are just too many of them. The drug tourists are the reason for an increase in demand for marijuana.”

Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife. Amsterdam has many cafẻs (bars). They range from large and modern to small and cozy. Under the drug policy of the Netherlands, the sale of cannabis products in small quantities is allowed by licensed coffeeshops. The majority of these also serve drinks and food.

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 1, 2021 /CNW/ - LEAF Mobile Inc. (TSX: LEAF) (OTC: LEMLF) ("LEAF" or the "Company"), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, along with their subsidiary company, LDRLY Games Inc. ("LDRLY"), announced today the worldwide launch of their next free-to-play mobile title, B-Real Monster Buds, in collaboration with DGT Enterprise LLC. The game, available today, is authentically represented by B-Real's licensed music, style, voice and the 420 culture.

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"We're incredibly excited to be working with B-Real and DGT Enterprise Ltd. on this game," said Darcy Taylor, CEO of LEAF Mobile. "Between B-Real's fascinating lifestyle and LDRLY's experience making the world's most successful cannabis-themed mobile games, players are in for a truly amazing experience."

"I am really excited about the game, it's off the chain. The graphics are dope, the schematics of the game as well," said B-Real of the new mobile game.  "The content itself, your abilities while playing this game - you are going to be blown away by it".

Players can join this epic, new idle game and work with the hip-hop legend, entrepreneur, and all around badass, B-Real from Cypress Hill, in becoming the top dog in growing his pot business empire. Players can invest profits to expand their grow operation, join hands with some awesome characters and become part of the 'Insane Asylum'.

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As a premium cannabis vaping hardware brand under FirstUnion Group, MAXCORE provides the highest standard of CBD & THC vaping products for global clients. From start to finish, MAXCORE partners with customers to create trend-setting vaping hardware that is based on unsurpassed engineering and ingenuity, providing products with superior performance and user convenience by utilizing new advances in technology and safety.

MAXCORE New Line of Disposables

With the latest addition to the MAXCORE lineup, the Tango & Titan, MAXCORE has filled a void in the vape pen market by designing compact disposable vaporizers with a larger capacity.

Tango:

Tango holds a full gram of oil and comes with a visible oil window, powered by a 350 mAh battery, enabling you to use every last drop. This sleek, modern design also boasts a highly customizable body.

Titan:

With a refined metal housing and an infinite number of creative options, this simple, yet neat, design makes customization endless. The customizable skin creates endless aesthetic possibilities while simultaneously reducing labor cost. Showcasing a big capacity and rechargeable battery, the Titan was designed to ensure every drop of concentrate will be consumed safely.

Safety First

MAXCORE always puts safety as the highest priority; MAXCORE has upgraded the material of the new cartridge's core component to medical grade 316L stainless steel, which offers excellent corrosion resistance. The switch from non-leaded brass or 304 SS to medical grade 316L stainless steel is a big leap in raising safety standards to create a more enjoyable vaping experience.

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Celebrities are getting into cannabis every week, but do their products even sell better than regular brands?

Thousands, if not millions, of individuals, reevaluate their stance on cannabis use each time a popular celebrity comes out in support of the drug. Dozens of these icons globally are influencing millions of their fans to give cannabis a try, just because they love it.

Celebrities have changed the game for good, as their impact on public opinions, foreign policies, health-related issues, and consumption habits has in many ways played a major role in the wide acceptance of marijuana laws across the United States.

Recent studies show that at least 35 percent of Gen Zers are influenced by celebs on political and social issues about cannabis. Roughly 24 percent of Gen Xers and about 32% of millennials also admitted the same.

Yearly, at least three of these celebrities establish cannabis brands or partner with other wellness companies to develop cannabis products for sale across the country.

In October, Justin Beiber and Clint Eastwood were in the news for cannabis industry-related headlines.

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Edibles can swing from high to low as far as strength, so what can you do?

Homemade edibles are becoming more popular than ever with a lot of people getting creative with cannabis in the kitchen. Undoubtedly, freshly-baked canna-infused brownies do sound appealing which is why homemade edibles are becoming the new trend.

However, making edibles with a safe dose of THC is an art that requires accuracy and precision. It needs careful math, an understanding of decarboxylation, and vast knowledge of the THC content of the flower you're using. As such, manufacturers need to follow strict processes in making sure edibles contain a safe quantity of THC. But don't get discouraged just yet. This article explains how to ensure your homemade edibles are safely and consistently dosed with THC.

Why is it important to calculate THC dosage in edibles correctly?

Edibles vary from other types of cannabis delivery in several ways. To begin, you should know that the human body processes the THC in edibles differently. But, the basic digestive process of THC in the human body is the same. During digestive processes, THC is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC which is a long-lasting and potent compound with heightened sedative processes. Thanks to the digestive process, the high can last for aba out six hours or more depending on the individual.

Consuming edibles with high THC content translates to a high level of 11-hydroxy-THC in your system. This compound can make you severely impaired and highly uncomfortable. Given that a high can last up to six hours, that's you experiencing six hours of discomfort and severe anxiety. History of cannabis use, weight, age, genetics, diet, and gastrointestinal health all influence an individual's response to edibles

An overview of edible potency

Measuring the potency of edibles is quite different from that of concentrate or flower. Cannabinoid concentration in edibles is measured in milligrams. Ideally, every cannabis product identifies the CBD and THC concentrations as well as its cannabinoid content.

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To get the most out of your next weed session, be sure to take these tips into consideration.

The myth of the lazy stoner is dying a well-deserved death. America is waking up to the fact that cannabis consumers are also productive and valuable members of their communities. They're parents, friends, neighbors, employers, and employees.

Yet many consumers struggle to get the results they deserve from cannabis.

Inconsistent and unreliable outcomes

We've all heard the story from the friend who ate a pot brownie that knocked them off their feet, got anxious and paranoid, and never touched weed again. 

But it's not just newbies that struggle. Experienced cannabis enthusiasts understand the difference between that perfect feeling – the mood state they're after every time – and the frustrating, inconsistent, and unreliable effects they sometimes endure in pursuit of that ideal experience.

What is that ideal experience that consumers seek? According to New Frontier Data's 2021 Cannabis Consumer Evolution report, consumers cite these reasons for their cannabis use:

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Washington counties bordering Idaho had some of the highest cannabis spending per capita.

Cannabis sales in Washington continue to grow year over year, according to annual data released last month by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Consumers in Washington spent $1.49 billion on cannabis in the fiscal year ended June 30, up from $1.27 billion in fiscal 2020. This continues an upward trend in the revenue numbers, which topped $1 billion for the first time in 2019. Fiscal 2021 sales generated a record $533.9 million in tax revenue for the state.

Spokane County continues to be among the leaders in revenue produced overall and revenue produced per capita. Rounding up, $164 million was spent on retail cannabis in Spokane County over the past fiscal year, generating $60.6 million in tax revenue. That puts Spokane County third in the state, behind only King and Pierce counties. King and Pierce are the state's first and second most-populated counties, while Spokane County ranks fourth in population.

This is where things get interesting.

Looking at the county-by-county data there's a pretty clear correlation with bigger counties amounting to larger sums of money spent on cannabis. More people, more money — makes sense. But, if you break it down per capita, that correlation falls apart. Take Asotin County, for example. Located in the southeast corner of Washington, Asotin County is home to just 22,820 residents, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimate, but generated $15.3 million in cannabis sales in fiscal 2021. That averages out to $672.50 per resident. The state average is $197.13 per resident.

So, is Asotin County just high out of its mind? Or, does it happen to border a state where cannabis remains illegal?

The latter seems to be true. Spokane County ranks second in per capita spending at $310.03 per resident. Whitman County, which also borders Idaho, was third in per capita spending each of the past two years. This year it's fourth, by less than a dollar behind Grays Harbor County, at $266.79. Three of the top four counties in Washington, based on per-capita spending on cannabis, border Idaho, a state where cannabis remains entirely illegal. It appears non-residents are pumping up border-county stats.

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New Frontier breakdown analyzes Colorado cannabis flower trends and finds that flower is still on top, despite all the available alternatives.

New Frontier Data reviewed Colorado sales data and found that among the wide variety of product available to consumers, flower still reigns supreme.

A new analysis of Colorado’s cannabis sales data was presented by New Frontier Data on November 2. Using data from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, the company found that between 2014 and 2020, cannabis flower sales have increased exponentially. 

In terms of pounds of flower sold to consumers within that seven-year period, the state sold 148,000 pounds in 2014 and gradually increased to 584,000 pounds by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent.

New Frontier Data defines an average-sized joint as one-third of a gram of cannabis, and at that size, Colorado sold 201 million joints in 2014. By 2020, the state sold approximately 795 million joints. During the seven years since Colorado has had an established recreational cannabis law, the state has sold over 3.4 billion joints. 

“That flower sales continue to increase at such a pace seven years since the market launched suggests that smoking flower will remain a durable preference for the foreseeable future,” New Frontier Data Chief Knowledge Officer and author John Kagia wrote in his analysis. “However, the dominance of flower belies the seismic changes happening to consumer behavior and highlights the imperative for producers and brands to understand the tides of evolving consumer preferences.”

Although Colorado shows strong growth in flower sales, the individual breakdown of consumer preference is in flux. New Frontier Data’s 2021 Cannabis Consumer Evolution report notes that 57 percent of consumers use both flower and non-flower products, with only 19 percent saying they don’t choose flower over other options. 

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The efforts of Australian (and New Zealand) cannabis pioneers and professionals have been recognised in the 2021 Cannabis Industry Awards.

“As cannabis fights for legitimacy and normalisation, we come together to celebrate this amazing plant, its incredible supporters, and the fastest growing industry in Australia,” states the Awards web site.

Founded in 2018, the Awards are divided into two sections – community and business, with multiple categories in each. The initiative involves an independent judging panel, the members of which are from diverse areas of the industry. Winners are generally selected by merit rather than popularity – this means small players get a better crack at getting a gong. But there are also some public vote award categories.

Among the judges in the past have been well-known medical cannabis activists Jenny Hallam and Lucy Haslam.

Despite the challenges experienced by the local industry this year, there were just as many public and private nominations as in 2020, which greatly pleased the organisers.

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- There's a reminder for parents to check their child's trick-or-treat candy after cannabis candy was found in a child's Halloween bag in New Jersey.

Police say the child had been trick-or-treating in the Ocean Acres area of Stafford Township.

Anyone who finds unusual or tampered candy in Halloween bags is asked to call the police.

Just last week, the FDA is issued a warning to parents.

Kids are getting into candies and snacks packaged to look like candy, but officials say the treats can cause a high similar to marijuana.

They're made with a compound called Delta-8 THC, which can be found in the cannabis plant.

The FDA says it can cause reactions ranging from vomiting to hallucinations.

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LAPEER, MI -- Voters here have experienced what it’s like to have recreational marijuana businesses in their city and decided that they want to continue on that path.

A ballot proposal that would have outlawed dispensaries and other recreational marijuana businesses in the city was soundly defeated in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to unofficial results from the Lapeer County Clerk’s Office.
 
The proposal was defeated by more than a 2-to-1 margin -- 1,137 to 405.
 
Lapeer city commissioners had opted into allowing up to six recreational marijuana dispensaries in Lapeer after Michigan voters approved a 2018 referendum allowing it, but Dan Osentoski, a former city commissioner who died suddenly in September, spearheaded an effort to let voters decide through the ballot question.
 
A representative of one of the recreational dispensaries in Lapeer told MLive-The Flint Journal last month that he planned to sue the city if it attempted to put him out of business.
 
The first recreational-use marijuana sales in Michigan occurred in December 2019 and sales have been on a steady climb since that time.
 
More than 360 businesses have been licensed to sell recreational marijuana in the state, more than double the 162 licensed businesses that existed as recently as September 2020 and recreational sales in the state in July represented 75 percent of total marijuana sales in Michigan.
 
 
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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & FOX 11) — Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has high hopes for its new cannabis education program.

The fully online courses will be offered as four separate certificates to help students land jobs in the budding marijuana industry.

"I think the one thing we've seen with COVID is that people have been displaced from jobs. People have realized they might want a completely new career," said Jozi Herzik, interim vice provost with UNR Extended Studies. "This is an opportunity. And they're also really well paying jobs."

According to the program's website, skilled labor salaries in the cannabis industry are 11% higher than the average median salary in the US.

The four certificates being offered include:

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine CertificateCannabis Law and Policy CertificateThe Business of Cannabis CertificateCannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate

According to a report released earlier this year, cannabis sales hit a record $17.5 billion in sales in 2020, a 46% increase from 2019, with the industry creating over 250,000 new jobs.

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Former NFL running back Ricky Williams and Canadian screen actor and writer Seth Rogen are pursuing fresh efforts in the cannabis space, as celebrities leverage their fame to launch marijuana-themed businesses, with mixed results thus far.

Entertainment and sports stars have been routinely flexing their entrepreneurial muscles in response to the legal cannabis business rolling out of late in states such as New York and New Jersey. Federal legalization remains a possibility in the future, as well.

Some celebrity businesses, such as boxer Mike Tyson’s cannabis vacation spot Tyson Ranch, have yet to grow much beyond an initial flash of publicity. Marley Natural, a brand named after legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, has never taken off in a big way after its debut in 2016.

Others have made much more headway. The Cookies line of marijuana and clothing by rapper/entrepreneur Berner, or the Viola cannabis brands from NBA veterans Allen Iverson and Al Harrington, have managed to generate a positive buzz in the industry.

Some stars simply invest in cannabis businesses. Rapper and business mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter backs TPCO Holding Corp. GRAMF, -0.35%, as well as cannabis startups such as payments company Flowhub. Rapper Snoop Dog launched Casa Verde as a venture-capital firm aimed at cannabis.


New Mexico might implement new laws that would limit recreational cannabis tourism. Officials claim these limits would ensure public safety.

Regulators in New Mexico held a public hearing this week to discuss rules for the state’s forthcoming recreational cannabis market. 

The state’s Regulation and Licensing Department, as well as its Cannabis Control Division, fielded questions and comments from the public during last Thursday’s hearing over the rules that will govern cannabis retailers and manufacturers.

According to the local website NM Political Report, the comments at the hearing “varied from proposed regulations for packaging requirements, general business practices to cannabis deliveries to both businesses and residences.”

The meeting was highlighted by the appearance of Katy Duhigg, a Democratic state Senator who also serves as a cannabis attorney in Albuquerque. Duhigg “brought up a series of issues she said she would like to see changed and offered specific suggestions,” according to the website. It was reported that she “took issue with a proposed requirement that cannabis manufactures prove they have access to water rights because manufacturing doesn’t necessarily use water the same way cultivation does.”

“Requiring all manufacturers to prove water rights for their application, I think, is unreasonably burdensome, because it’s just not going to be a factor for a number of them,” Duhigg said, as quoted by NM Political Report. 

Lawmakers in New Mexico passed a bill legalizing recreational pot use for adults during a special legislative session in the spring. The legislation was signed into law in April by Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. This means big things for New Mexico, as for the first time ever, they will finally have a legal cannabis industry. 

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Sometimes, there’s nothing better to do than to zone out with the help of some weed. These online activities can help you get there faster.

The change in weather makes spending time indoors all the more appetizing. And sometimes, there’s nothing that sounds more pleasing than spending the day inside, hopefully horizontally and chilling out. And while Netflix is always an option, sometimes there are better activities you can do, like weed.

If you’ve already worked out or watched a movie while under the influence of THC, there’s a source of reliable fun at your fingertips: the internet. Here are a few fun and trippy suggestions for your stoned viewing pleasure.

Electric Sheep

Sometimes you smoke weed and want to zone out and do nothing. Electric Sheep, a really trippy screensaver, can help you out, providing you with a fun backdrop that will make you giggle and mumble “wow” every couple of seconds. Electric Sheep is a riff on the sheep we dream about when we sleep, and is a layout made up of collaborations of thousands of people from all over the world.

NASA’s Earth Livestream

For some reason, space is always a hit with weed people. While you can always spend your time watching YouTube space videos, NASA’s livestream of Earth provides you with live coverage of the planet, with no voiceover. It’s almost unbearably trippy while sober.

Hannah Hart’s YouTube channel has been around for a while, with her My Drunk Kitchen videos dating back to 2011. While MDK doesn’t feature cooking while high, it’s still messy and funny, resulting in delicious and sometimes not so appetizing entries.

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A marijuana-themed sandwich shop has a trailblazing new marketing pitch, delivering a full-sized truck replica made of Rice Krispies to SpaceX in Texas.

Cheba Hut, a marijuana-themed sandwich shop, created a scale replica of Tesla's Cybertruck out of Rice Krispies named the "Mars Cyber Rover." Founder Scott Jennings then delivered the marshmallow-and-rice-covered vehicle to SpaceX near Brownsville, Texas.

 

A Tesla Cybertruck replica made of Rice Krispies is parked near a building. (Picture courtesy of Cheba Hut)

"We are big fans of SpaceX and Elon Musk's outside-the-box thinking," Jennings said in an email to the Washington Examiner. "Also, and possibly the most important part of this project, as the late great Burnt Reynolds said in Smokey and the Bandit, 'because it's never been done before.'"

The Rice Krispies Cybertruck is made of 180 batches of the sandwich joint's Rice Krispies Treats, which were then dyed with grey or black food coloring, Jennings said. The truck, made with 100 pounds of Rice Krispies, more than 150 bags of marshmallows, and 50 pounds of butter, will be completely edible, he added.

The edible Tesla Cybertruck replica was made in reference to "Elon Musk's outside-the-box thinking," Cheba Hut founder Scott Jennings said. (Photo courtesy of Cheba Hut)

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Lovers of pre-rolls, beware. There could be a shortage due to supply chain issues, so it’s a good time to learn to roll.

Lovers of pre-rolls and stuff-your-own cones, beware: an international shortage of cones is imminent, according to several paper and cone manufacturers and supply chain managers.

According to Alen Nguyen, CEO of supply chain management platform MainStem, the majority of the world’s cones, regardless of what company ends up sticking their labels on them, are assembled by hand in “less than 10” factories in Indonesia. The rest are handmade in India, for the most part, with just a few exceptions. 

Rolling papers, in general, are mainly produced in factories in Europe, India and China, with the majority coming from European countries like Spain, France, Czech Republic and other continental nations. 

Regardless of where cones are produced, Nguyen explained that a crucial aspect of their manufacturing process—the actual construction—relies on human labor. The actual rolling paper production process is “pretty automated,” and there are currently no wrinkles in that corner of the supply chain. But cones require careful assembly to preserve shape and structure without wrinkles, tears or creases while the paper is rolled and glued. The process simply hasn’t been able to be automated yet.

Being the COVID era, this means that in Indonesia, specifically, there have been factory closures and work stoppages since the beginning of the pandemic. This has led to a backlog in production and order fulfillment at a time when demand for cones has rapidly increased. Add to that a global shipping slowdown, and cones intended for weed stuffing have become the latest casualty of the current supply chain meltdown.

“Cones were invented about 20 to 30 years ago by this Dutch guy who opened one of the first facilities in Indonesia,” said Bryan Gerber, co-founder and CEO of Hemper, which also owns Hara Supply. Gerber called Hara “the largest pre-rolled cone manufacturer in the world.” He explained that, over time, someone from the original factory split off and opened another, and so on and so forth, which has resulted in the large handful of factories making cones that now exist in Indonesia. 

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For Christopher Fevry, the CEO and co-founder of cannabis delivery company Your Green Package, October has brought a milestone of crossing 2,500 deliveries.

After starting delivery with NETA over the summer, Your Green Package is also working with Garden Remedies now, and is doing 30-plus deliveries per day, Fevry said.
 
While Fevry and other cannabis delivery companies are glad to be out on the road, they say one thing is standing in the way of true success and equity: the two driver rule.
 
Regulations from the state Cannabis Control Commission require there to be two drivers in cannabis delivery vehicles. The drivers must also wear body cameras and the vehicle must be outfitted with GPS.
 
That rule is the biggest challenge to reaching profitability, Fevry said.
 
“My hope is that there are some changes that are made that make the industry a bit more balanced, a bit more equitable,” Fevry said. “There needs to be a balance between regulations and actual business operations and things that are happening on the ground.”
 
Gabe Salazar, the founder of We Can Deliver, also feels that he’s been hit hard by the rule.
 
“It’s not equitable for us as a delivery company but it’s also not equitable for the drivers,” Salazar said. “If one driver calls out that means another can’t work.”
 
The costs of having two drivers in one car add up on top of federal 280E taxes the 3% host community fee, Salazar said.
 
Salazar, who also does alcohol delivery in Greater Boston, agrees with Fevry that reducing the number of drivers for cannabis delivery would help the companies on the path to becoming profitable.
 
Home delivery of recreational cannabis started this year in Massachusetts with two different license types, which are each exclusively available to equity applicants for three years.
 
Commissioner Ava Callender Concepcion, who holds the public safety seat on the CCC, praised Massachusetts for being one of the first states in the U.S. to develop and effectuate regulations for home delivery.
 
“I’m proud of the regulations that we’ve established thus far because they aim to both increase access and equity in the industry while also upholding the Commission’s commitment to public safety. I want to ensure that this part of the industry thrives, especially considering the three-year exclusivity period given to equity applicants for this license type,” Concepcion said in a written statement. “That said, my goal as a Commissioner is to continue to let these regulations breathe and gather important, necessary feedback from our constituents about what they feel is working or where challenges may exist. The Commission has shown in the past that it is open to hearing feedback and revisiting its regulations if needed. I look forward to hearing from our constituents as we continue to watch this part of the industry grow.”
 
Salazar said his company is barely breaking even because the operating costs are so high.
 
“Drivers know if I call out, that means I’m taking bread from somebody else, somebody else’s family. That hurts. My team, we’re so bonded, they don’t want to do that to someone else,” Salazar said. “Were a culture. We’re a community. One hand washes the other.”
 
Salazar said he tried talking with commissioners about the issue and has applied for a waiver. Fevry also has talked with commissioners, he said, and they’ve all been receptive to hearing about the issue.
 
Safety is a factor that played into having two drivers in each vehicle.
 
“If they rob us, there’s insurance,” Salazer said, noting that the car also has GPS and drivers wear body cameras. Salazar added that he’s been delivering medical cannabis since March and has had no problems pop up.
 
Fevry said there have been no issues with Your Green Package’s deliveries.
 
“When anything’s being done that’s new, there’s a fear of the unknown, but I think through our operations, through what we’ve done, we’ve proven that this can be done safely,” he said. “There’s also a multitude of other security provisions like the body cameras, the GPS tracking of the cars, the cameras watching the drivers, watching the vehicles.”
 
While there are other challenges, like some towns that have opted to ban cannabis delivery, Fevry said he feels the driver issue is the biggest hurdle.
 
Both Fevry and Salazar said addressing the two driver regulation would also allow them to pay drivers more. Fevry said his drivers make $15 an hour, while Salazar pays $15 to $18 an hour based on experience.
 
“People depend on me. These are my drivers’ full-time jobs,” Salazar said.
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The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and its Cannabis Control Division heard from the public on Thursday during a public rulemaking hearing regarding cannabis couriers, retail establishments and manufacturing facilities. 

The comments during the meeting varied from proposed regulations for packaging requirements, general business practices to cannabis deliveries to both businesses and residences. Albuquerque-based cannabis attorney Katy Duhigg brought up a series of issues she said she would like to see changed and offered specific suggestions. Duhigg also serves as a New Mexico state Senator, but said she was not speaking in her capacity as a lawmaker. 

Duhigg took issue with a proposed requirement that cannabis manufactures prove they have access to water rights because manufacturing doesn’t necessarily use water the same way cultivation does.    

“Requiring all manufacturers to prove water rights for their application, I think, is unreasonably burdensome, because it’s just not going to be a factor for a number of them,” Duhigg said. 

During the special legislative session surrounding the Cannabis Regulation Act, lawmakers added a provision that cannabis cultivation companies, which are often referred to as producers, have to show that they have legal access to water after many members of the public raised concerns about New Mexico’s scarce water supply.  

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