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Is it December-y enough for ya yet?

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Dave Barton
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Is it December-y enough for ya yet?

We made it. We’re into December. And so begins a month of festive tidings for many – and the inevitable close of another year. A year that has turned out to be rather significant for marijuana and its place in everyday society.

We, for one, are thankful for the progressive leanings of people and their governments. Really, it’s a win-win. People get the choice to smoke a plant and governments get to tax a blooming industry. Yes, of course, we’ve seen legal markets under the pressure of poorly executed bureaucracy, but we’re headed in the right direction.

In light of the progress being made, we thought this quote was rather fitting.

“Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.” - Richard Neville

O Cannabis

If stats are your thing, look no further than this great analysis on pot sales in Canada. This weekly piece delves deep into the numbers behind the pot. Notably, from this week, they’ve tracked back to show that daily cannabis sales in September this year were C$11.8M.

Not half bad(!)

The State of Pot

The classic American rebellion by individual states against the federal government rages on. In fact, it continues to spill over to the cannabis scene, and is the reason many industry leaders believe change can only come from state-level pressure that will influence federal policy.

Made in Britain

Trust entrepreneurs and industry leaders to find an innovative solution to economic struggles in a post-Covid world. There is a rallying call for the conservative government in the UK to unlock the potential of a legal medical cannabis market.

Change could well be afoot.

Rolling With the Punches

A story that could seemingly only be imagined after a couple of tokes on a super-strong strain sparked our interest this week. Malawi’s Minister for Agriculture is defending his government's intention to nominate Mike Tyson as their cannabis ambassador.

We can’t really believe we’ve just written that.

Talibanned

Media bias aside, the Taliban are up to their old tricks trying to look legitimate. They made the bold claim this past week that they had partnered with an Australian pharmaceutical company for a deal worth over $400M.

Funny thing is, the pharma outlet, Cpharm, was none the wiser.

Make the Papers

It’s no secret that we’re into marketing. Even better if it’s good marketing. In light of that, we thought we’d shine some on Zig-Zag who you will probably know for their prowess in the rolling paper game. They’re now pushing a digital media arm that aims to focus on emerging talent in the music scene.

Set The (Def)tones

No strangers to branded merch, Deftones have taken the plunge and released a line of cannabis products. Each time we see a well-known face or a household name align themselves with weed, it reminds us of how far the market has come in the last few years.

Full Steam Ahead

Tonino Lambourghini, a luxury goods brand that shares part of its name with the famous sports car brand, has partnered with Canadian firm, Flora Growth Corp., to bring to market a line of CBD coffee drinks.

Luxury brands, Italian heritage, and good coffee? Sounds like a winner.

Until next time…

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Dave Barton
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