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Al Harrington, founder of Viola cannabis, digs deeply into five questions
On the origins of his brand Mr. Harrington shares, “Viola is named after my grandmother. She suffered from severe glaucoma which she took a variety of drugs for... I kept telling her about how cannabis might help and at first she was reluctant telling me, ‘I ain’t smoking no reefer!’ But after convincing her to try it, it worked. She was actually brought to tears because she could read her Bible for the first time in years… Everyone who has helped me build Viola are originators in the game… I have been learning and growing with the industry from the very beginning.”
Cannabis is diversity featuring Oakland Extracts founder Terryn Buxston
Oakland News Now
Terryn Buxston is a true pioneer of the Oakland cannabis scene and built Oakland Extracts for the community. In Terryn’s words, “[Oakland] should have access to great quality hash at a price we can all afford.” Now partnered with Jetty Extracts, the Oakland Extracts mission is simple, “Quality over quantity. People over profits. Culture over commerce.”
The secret to standing out on the shelves
In a market dominated by cannabis products designed for men and those identified as stoners, the Kikoko co-founders, Amanda Jones and Jennifer Chapin, sought to create a brand "unabashedly for women."
Why do we love (and love to hate) celebrity weed brands?
It is not enough to slap a famous face on a box to make a cannabis brand pop. The unique audience of core cannabis consumers is “largely composed of a wary subculture eager to expose the celebrity, as well as the brand, for being inauthentic."
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The Rising Tide of Legalization: October 2, 2020
In only 32 days, cannabis will see another pivotal moment at the ballot box. Five states, representing citizens across the map, from New Jersey to Arizona, are moving forward with ballot measures that could make cannabis available to an additional 21 million Americans. If successful on Election Night, these initiatives have the potential to push the “rising tide of legalization” even higher. Utah’s new medical marijuana program more popular than officials expected: Only six months after medical cannabis became legal for purchase inside conservative Utah, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. “I don’t think that anybody had an idea as to the number of patients that Utah was going to see this early...” said Cody James, manager of the Utah Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp and Medical Cannabis Program.