Grassdoor Provides Fastest Cannabis Delivery Service In Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA: Grassdoor is offering fast and efficient cannabis delivery in Los Angeles and the Orange County area. It’s a relief to people in the county who need access to cannabis and related products easily and to tight deadlines.

The Grassdoor marijuana delivery app in Los Angeles is dedicated to delivering cannabis products door to door within 40 minutes. A further advantage that comes with using the app is that all products are a top brand, so a good user experience is guaranteed.

Fast service from a local provider

Grassdoor is dedicated to providing the fastest available cannabis delivery service in Los Angeles and Orange County. However, the company recognizes that it’s not just speed of delivery that is important.

It’s also making sure that the service it provides is friendly and efficient and that its products are fresh and safe to use. This is something that the people of Los Angeles have been waiting for. They get access to top brand cannabis products without ever having to leave home. They are also guaranteed to receive the products in a timely and safe manner.

Tried and tested products that can be trusted

The best news about this fast cannabis delivery provision from Grassdoor is that all the products that the company delivers are tried and tested.

The owners of the company are connoisseurs of the cannabis industry. This means that they have chosen the highest quality flowers for customers while keeping the products at an affordable cost.

All of the cartridges and pens that are delivered by Grassdoor have been tested for effectiveness and safety of use. The testing and guarantee of quality apply to all of the products that are delivered by Grassdoor. These products include oil cartridges, vape pens, blunts, edibles, THC concentrates, CBD products and accessories.

Customers at the forefront of a cannabis delivery service

This delivery service is big news for the people of Los Angeles and Orange County. They are being provided with a way of getting the cannabis-related items that they need, quickly and with no fuss.

They are also at the receiving end of some of the best customer service in the cannabis delivery industry. This customer service is delivered by the experienced customer service team at Grass Door that is on hand 10 am to 9:30 pm, 365 days a year. The team is dedicated to providing answers to customer questions and helping people get the products they need.

Anyone in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, who needs access to high-quality marijuana-related items can now get what they need to be delivered straight to the door.

The biggest change that Grass Door has made to the cannabis delivery industry in this part of the country is increased speed. There is no doubt that a delivery time of no more than 40 minutes is a major advantage to anyone who needs to have cannabis, and related accessories, within a tight timeframe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curved Papers & CWCBExpo Roll Out NORML FORML LA Sept 25th

CALIFORNIA: On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, Curved Papers will once again partner with CWCBExpo to present NORML FORML LA, An Evening of Art, Music and Fashion.” The fundraiser for The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws takes place on the eve of the CWCBExpo at The Pattern Bar in the LA’s Fashion District.
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Michael O’Malley, Curved Paper’s CEO and Founder, told MJNews that attendees will be treated to an enchanted evening of artists, activists and entrepreneurs.  “This fundraiser will be the featured charity event of Cannabis Week in LA.” the entrepreneur said. “NORML has provided leadership for the legalization movement for 50 years. They stand to finish the fight, and to continue to fight for the rights and protection of the cannabis consumer.”
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Attendees will be treated to speeches by Dale Gieringer and Ellen Komp of CA NORML, and Bruce Margolin of LA NORML. as well as a show of music, art and fashion, music by Stunt Double and a Medical Marijuana Series by artist Jacob Wheeler.
“The spirit of cooperation and progress that drives the NORML FORML will bring together .Coms, .Orgs, .EDUs and .GOVs.,” O’Malley said.

Tickets to NORML FORML LA are $75 and available at Eventbrite.

LA Black & Brown Leaders Condemn ‘Power Play’ Undermining Social Equity & Community Reinvestment In New Cannabis Licensing

Community Leaders Claim Rushed Move Undermines Original Criminal Justice & Community Reinvestment Intent of LA’s Cannabis Licensing Policy

CALIFORNIA:  A broad cross section of community leaders spoke in front of the Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, strongly condemning efforts to rush Phase 3 of the cannabis licensing process in the City as one that cripples progress on social equity, criminal justice, and community reinvestment in communities of color. Citing the original intent of the landmark policy as one that would ensure social equity and community reinvestment by affirmatively supporting the training, preparation and incubation of community owned businesses and create a level playing field, leaders rejected the rush to move Phase 3 as an effort to undermine the progressive policy. Of top most concern is that after two years of discussions, and issuing over 1,000 licenses in the City of LA, there is still no funded Social Equity Program. The leaders discussed the need for the City to do more to protect first time applicants from the predatory business practices and large exclusion of key communities that abounded in Phase 2.

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The group specifically called on the three members of the Rules Committee, Council President Herb Wesson, President Pro Tempore Nury Martinez, and Council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who voted to advance the new recommendations, to uphold their commitment to the broader community and delay Phase 3. As it stands, today’s Rules Committee vote on the new recommendations will go to a rushed vote by the full City Council this Friday, which if passed, would instruct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to move the policy forward for final passage next week. While last week the City was considering a merit based process for Phase 3 after technical assistance and business support is issued, today they were railroading a proposal to immediately begin Phase 3 licensing on a first come first serve basis. Also of concern is language that allows for a back door buy out after 3 years, essentially allowing social equity applicants to serve as “strawmen” for the investors.

In addition to concerns about the specific policies in the approved Recommendations, stakeholders expressed confusion about the sudden rush on the timing. Just two weeks ago, the Department of Cannabis Regulation held a stakeholder meeting on the future of social equity in LA, where Director Cat Packer and Council Members Wesson and Harris-Dawson each addressed the group and invited stakeholders to help them craft Phase 3 in a way that would truly advance the social equity aims. Most of the stakeholders who rushed to City Hall at 8:30 in the morning Tuesday, with less than 12 hours notice, have not finished offering advice and proposals for Phase 3. After waiting years, even decades, for cannabis licensing, why this last minute rush?

Community leaders in the regional cannabis community spoke categorically on the matter issuing the following statements:

  • Bo Money, Executive Director of the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), said: “This is not the time to rush a process through that undermines the intent of creating an equitable and fair industry. This is a major move that will further ensure that licenses are are primarily awarded to the wealthy investors and lobbying groups.”
  • Felicia Carbajal, Smart Pharm Research Group said: “To maintain the integrity of the spirit of the social equity ordinance, the City must immediately engage in impactful education and outreach to impacted communities, and address community reinvestment and corporate social responsibility.”
  •  Cheryll Branch, Green Believers said: “This move only benefits one group of well funded corporate interests and makes it extremely difficult for small black owned shops to compete for licensing.”
  •  Arturo Carmona, ImpreMedia said:“Rushing the licensing process without building out social equity programming all but ensures Latino exclusion in this critically important new market for the city. Despite being the largest population in the City, Latinos are facing numerous barriers to gain inroads in the industry, one that offers great promise for job and wealth generation in our communities.”
  • Freeway Ricky Ross, former kingpin and NDICA- National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance Board Member said:  “As a South L.A native and someone who was severely impacted by on the war on drugs, I am very disturbed by this farce that the city of LA is calling a Social Equity Plan. This is pure disrespect and a slap in the face to our communities of POC and “REAL social equity applicants that are now being blocked by our City Council from an opportunity we have been waiting years for. It is time for our communities stand up and fight! We have been sold out too many times and THIS will be the LAST time!

Stakeholders plan to spend the rest of the week visiting council offices in an effort to defeat Friday’s vote.

 

Review Paper: Marijuana’s Driving Impact Less Than That Of Alcohol

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis’ impact on driving performance is generally less pronounced than that of alcohol, according to a review paper published by a pair of New York University researchers and BOTEC Analysis, LLC.

Authors reported that the use of cannabis, absent the simultaneous use of other drugs or alcohol, creates “only a fraction of the risks associated with driving at the legal 0.08 BAC threshold, let alone the much higher risks associated with higher levels of alcohol.” By contrast, they report that “the simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis is linked to higher levels of driver impairment than either alone” – a finding that is consistent with much of the available literature.

They conclude, “The maximum risk for cannabis intoxication alone, unmixed with alcohol or other drugs, appears to be more comparable to risks such as talking on a hands-free cellphone (legal in all states) than to driving with a BAC above 0.08.” As a result, they suggest that as a matter of policy, “stoned driving alone (not involving alcohol or other drugs), should be treated as a traffic infraction rather than as a crime, unless aggravated by recklessness, aggressiveness, or high speed.”

In virtually all instances, cannabis-influenced driving is classified as a criminal rather than an administrative offense.

Investigators also argued against the imposition of per se limits which criminalize the act of operating a vehicle with trace levels of either THC or THC metabolites in one’s blood or urine. They determined: “Blood THC is not a good proxy either for recency of use or for impairment, and the dose-effect curve for fatality risk remains a matter of sharp controversy. … Moreover, the lipid-solubility of THC means that a frequent cannabis user will always have measurable THC in his or her blood, even when that person has not used recently and is neither subjectively intoxicated nor objectively impaired.”

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Automobile Association(AAA) take a similar stance against the use of blood/THC concentrations as per se evidence of psychomotor impairment. NORML has long articulated similar opposition, stating, “Per se limits and zero tolerant per se thresholds … are not based upon scientific evidence or consensus. … [T]he enforcement of these strict liability standards risks inappropriately convicting unimpaired subjects of traffic safety violations, including those persons who are consuming cannabis legally in accordance with other state statutes.”


Full text of the paper, “Driving While Stoned: Issues and Policy Options,” is available online. NORML’s fact-sheet, “Marijuana and Psychomotor Performance,” is online.

European-American Cannabis Business Conference Is Oct 5&6 In LA

CALIFORNIA: EuroAm CBC is a set of trade-oriented conferences focusing on closer cooperation and trade Exchange between Europe and America. Based upon the success of Cannafest Prague, the largest cannabis trade show in the world, organizers have decided to export the first American edition of the show, taking place in Los Angeles, October 5–6, 2018.

The pilot edition of this international conference was held straight before Cannafest Prague 2017, where it was very well received and the organizers now decided to bring it also to the American shores. “The main purpose of the conference is to connect the traditional European cannabis markets, where some companies have been active for more than thirty years, with emerging markets in America,” says Lukáš Běhal, the founder of the conference and CEO of Cannafest Prague.

EuroAm CBC L.A. 2018 is thematically divided into four sections focusing on Europe, the United States, Canada and South America, and will welcome world-known professionals, who will share their valuable insights into the world of cannabis business. You can look forward to presentations of David Rheins (MJBA), Vin Maru (Invest in MJ), Lukáš Běhal (Cannafest) and many others.

The conference will take place in the beautiful space of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, situated in the heart of Hollywood, along the legendary Walk of Fame. Tickets for are now available in pre-sale.

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EuroAm CBC LA is Oct 5&6


EuroAm CBC L.A. 2018

October 5–6, 2018

Tickets: $200 – $399

Location: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel,

7000 Hollywood Boulevard, L.A, CA 90028

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Joins MedMen’s Board Of Directors

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises announced that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined its Board of Directors.

Villaraigosa brings with him two decades of public service. He served two terms as mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013, was the Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000, a Los Angeles councilmember from 2003 to 2005 and President of the United States Conference of Mayors in 2012. He was appointed by President Obama to chair the 2012 Democratic Convention. Time magazine called Villaraigosa one of the country’s 25 most influential Latinos.

Positioned squarely on the national stage, Villaraigosa is considered to be a leading voice and champion of the “radical middle” in American politics, known for his exceptional skill at building broad bipartisan coalitions. Villaraigosa has culled a national reputation as a fiercely independent thinker willing to challenge power even at heavy personal and political cost.

“California is the largest legal cannabis market in the world, and Los Angeles is the epicenter of our fast-evolving industry,” said MedMen co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman. “Few people understand Los Angeles and our home state better than Mayor Villaraigosa. He will be instrumental in guiding MedMen’s expansion in the Golden State and through his broad network, Mr. Villaraigosa will help MedMen solidify its presence across the country. He has dedicated his career to empowering local communities, and we look forward to his leadership.”

Villaraigosa was President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3230 representing employees at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was also a former union organizer and field representative for the United Teachers of Los Angeles. He is a past president of the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served on the Southern California Rapid Transit District and on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority twice over two decades.

 

 

Criminalized To Capitalized: Social Equity Pilot Program Seeks Aspiring Cannabis Business Owners With Past Cannabis Convictions

CALIFORNIA: Largely missing from California’s booming new legal cannabis industry are millions of potential cannabis entrepreneurs systematically criminalized by the war on drugs, according to Los Angeles management consulting firm Seira, which today announced a search for participants in its Pilot Program for Cannabis Social Equity.

Participants in this Pilot Program will receive mentorship, training, and access to business development resources, preparing each cannabis entrepreneur to begin the process of Los Angeles city licensure as early as August, 2018. Funding and licensure are among the most significant obstacles for entrepreneurs affected by cannabis criminalization, according to Seira founders Steven Vasquez and Simone Cimiluca-Radzins.

Survivors of systematic cannabis criminalization are invited to attend a seminar in Mid-City  Los Angeles on July 19, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, in order to learn if they may qualify for this Pilot Program. Seira is seeking applicants who reside in South Los Angeles, have experienced a cannabis-related criminal conviction, and are considered low-income.

As cannabis legalization sweeps the country and billions of dollars pour into marijuana business, people of color remain shut into prison and shut out of wealth. Black Americans are 3.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for cannabis consumption, though the U.S. Census Bureau finds cannabis consumption rates are nearly identical across racial lines. Meanwhile, Black Americans own only about 1% of the nation’s thousands of legalized storefront marijuana dispensaries, according to a 2016 investigative report by Buzzfeed.

The disproportionate impact of cannabis criminalization on Los Angeles’s low-income and marginalized residents aroused the concern of the Los Angeles City Council, which passed a motion in June of 2017 directing the city to develop a Social Equity Program to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities and address disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities. Seira’s Social Equity Pilot Program, designed by entrepreneurs within and outside the cannabis industry, will achieve these goals by shepherding entrepreneurs through the entire process of launching their cannabis businesses.

Hypnosis Practitioner Jen Wilding Releases Mental Marijuana Meditation Audios As Alternative To Cannabis Use

CALIFORNIA: Jen Wilding, a Los Angeles-based hypnosis practitioner, and personal development coach released two audio recordings earlier this month intended to serve as an alternative to marijuana use to achieve a relaxed, pleasant altered-state experience. The two Mental Marijuana audios subtitled Indica Meditation and Sativa Meditation are designed to provide the listener-participant with a drug-free experience that elicits positive mind-body sensations using a guided, self-hypnosis process. The recordings are aimed at providing similar benefits specific to strains of marijuana associated with two different experiences: indica, known to induce stress relief, a general sense of well-being, and wind the mind and body down for relaxation purposes and sativa, known to stimulate productive creativity and positive mood enhancement. The audios are the latest additions to Jen’s Subconscious Edge Series audio collection of hypnosis recordings.

“The idea originally came from a client’s request,” Jen remarked when asked about what inspired the creation of the Mental Marijuana audios. “The client, a young woman, had been using marijuana successfully as a sleep aid and felt too dependent on it to relieve her chronic insomnia. She was planning to spend a week at her parents’ house and, since they didn’t live in a city that supported legal cannabis use, she wished to recreate the physical and mental effects in a drug-free way to ensure continued access to good quality sleep at night. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is possible to use a hypnosis process for both deep relaxation and to generate that beautiful feeling of positive elation (or high) many people seek with medicinal plant use.”

The Mental Marijuana albums consist of spoken-word guided hypnosis accompanied by soothing background music and are currently available as digital downloads via online music marketplaces such as iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. The albums include a brief introduction track, in addition to the primary meditation track that runs approximately twenty-two minutes in duration. The audios are intended for individual listening, with headphone use and retail pricing begins at $9.45 per album.

Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up in Smoke Opening On 4/20

CALIFORNIA: Grammy-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will be the subject of a new exhibit opening at the GRAMMY Museum® on 4/20. Titled Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke, the exhibit is curated in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Lou Adler, who uncovered the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film.

On display through spring 2019, the exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East L.A. native Richard “Cheech” Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong, while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up In Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up In Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, comedy sketches, an assortment of limited-edition 40th anniversary smoking devices, and selections from Marin’s “Blazing Chicano Guitars” guitar-art collection, among other items.

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As the first strictly counterculture comics, Cheech & Chong helped change the dialogue, and ultimately attitudes, about marijuana use. As recording artists, they utilized the studio much like musicians do—a place to improvise and experiment as they turned their comedy routines into full-length albums. They released an eponymous LP in 1971 featuring studio sketches including “Dave,” “Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas,” and “Trippin’ In Court.” The album’s 1972 follow-up, Big Bambú, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. The following year’s Grammy-winning Los Cochinos also charted at No. 2 and included the novelty hit “Basketball Jones.” These albums, and those that followed, served as a template for future comedy albums and stoner films.

“Cheech & Chong are arguably the quintessential comedy duo of the hippie generation,” said Scott Goldman, Grammy Museum Executive Director. “Individually, they’ve achieved great success, with Cheech becoming one of the most well-known and respected Chicano entertainers, and Tommy making his mark as an actor, writer, musician, and cannabis rights activist. Together, they became a voice for the counterculture, and to this day their hit film, Up In Smoke, is considered one of the best comedies of all time.”

The Green Earth Farmacie Los Angeles Opens To Recreational Cannabis Consumers

CALIFORNIA:  The Green Earth Farmacie, leading cannabis dispensary specialists, announced they are now open for adult use recreational customers. The Green Earth Farmacie is one of the first dispensaries in Los Angeles to officially open their doors to the general public. To participate, customers must be adults 21 years and over, with a valid ID to verify legal age.

“This is an exciting time for us, and quite frankly, it’s exciting for the people of L.A.,” said Mo Anouti, Founder and CEO. “I feel like this has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to provide our high-quality cannabis to people who have otherwise had their access restricted for far too many years.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the implementation of Proposition 64, a California State initiative passed in 2016 that saw voters legalize the sale of recreational marijuana used by adults. The measure also calls for taxation on the cultivation and retail sale of cannabis. Revenue generated from these taxes are set to go to drug research and treatment, youth programs, and various health and safety grants.

“It’s the dawning of a new era for Californians, and for Angelinos in particular,” continued Mr. Anouti. “We’re still going to continue proudly serving our medical cannabis patients, but we are happy that we now have the opportunity to provide the same great service and high-quality cannabis options to the public, too.”