WeedWeek business columnist Dan Mitchell discussed the many ways wildfires threaten California growers, especially outdoor NorCal growers:
Before pot became legal for California adults in January 2018, worsening wildfires had already been wreaking havoc on the industry. The past few years have been worse than ever. The worst outcome is, of course, when buildings burn down or crops are destroyed. But there are plenty of other, less obvious problems creating headaches for the industry. They include contaminated weed, the need to divert water from farms to firefighting and higher insurance costs.
“I personally would not invest in an outdoor California grow,” said Reggie Guardino, former chief science officer for Bay Area testing lab Steep Hill.
- WeedWeek reporter Hilary Corrigan looked at how the industry is dealing.
- In Leafly, David Downs talked to an unlicensed grower who lost his nine-year farm.
- In the Cannabitch newsletter, Jackie Bryant wrote about trimming while the world burns.
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- In the last days of the legislative session, California lawmakers were weighing significant cannabis and hemp legislation.
- Canna Law Blog looked at seven of California’s “toughest and worst” cannabis rules.