Ted’s Budz has been making noise from Nor Cal to LA in the past few years. Lately, their strains have big buzz. But just who is Ted?
The indie brand Doja Exclusive is known for top-shelf fire weed. They regularly put on the Hollywood Strain Premier event in Hollywood.
710, or 7/10 (aka July 10th), is widely considered to be a holiday for consuming cannabis oil products, including dabs and concentrates. 710 day takes place annually on July 10th, or 7/10. This year the 710 weed holiday is on Sunday, July 10, 2022. 7/10 started as a holiday about a decade ago in California. If you turn 710 upside down it spells oil, a word that’s used to describe cannabis products that result from extracting concentrated resin from the plant. Oil refers to hash oil, shatter, wax, resin, rosin etc.)
The bill 1) effective immediately eliminates the cultivation tax put on growers, which heavily burdened small farmers; and 2) by Jan 1, 2023, shifts the 15% excise tax from distributors to retailers and 3) put a 3-year hold on increasing the excise tax.
Compound Genetics is known for their prize-winning genetics, producing seeds that brands all over the state use for their flower. This month, Compound Genetics launched their own brand of flower, allowing consumers to buy directly from the famed cultivator.
On June 18, Bay area weed collective Jokes Up opened its own dispensary in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles called Ice Kream. The brand also celebrated the year anniversary of its Jokes Up Plaza store in DTLA, which now features a mini Ice Kream dispensary inside.
This week, the CA State Fair Cannabis Awards announced the inaugural award-winning cultivars and cultivators from throughout California. More than 300 entries were evaluated for this year’s competition. A total of 60 trophies and medals were awarded, consisting of gold and silver medals by division and category, as well as the Golden Bear Award for the “Best of California” overall winners.
Rakim redefined hip-hop in the 90s, and has had his impact on the genre ever since. Now he’s launched his own weed brand, Higher Frequency, in both New York and California. In the process, he’s showing support for legacy NorCal farms and Cali’s social equity cannabis businesses.
A “Plants and Plates” dinner event celebrating Juneteenth brought together 10 Black Changemakers in Cannabis, according to the company who produced the event, Natural High Co.
LA Rapper and Weed Grower PKnuckle has been growing and selling weed in the city since the late 90s. After a stint in lockup, he burst back onto the scene in the mid 2000s, dropping singles and developing his clothing brand Dope Kings. On the side, he sold cannabis under his brand Palm Trees by PKnuckle. Now the two brands have merged, and PKnuckle is dropping his own strains, some coming from his decades-old library of genetics.