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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Eaze Arrives in Los Angeles for Marijuana Week

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, a leading cannabis technology company, today announced its expansion into the City of Los Angeles, the world’s largest legal municipal market. Residents 21 and older can now use the Eaze platform to purchase cannabis via on-demand delivery from local licensed dispensaries, The Clinik and Perennial Holistic Wellness Center. Los Angeles joins San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and San Jose in making safe, legal delivery available to residents.

“We’re excited to work with our new partner The Clinik, as well as Perennial Holistic Wellness Center to bring Angelenos safe, legal access to cannabis,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “Eaze wouldn’t exist without our industry partners, who we work with at every step to ensure they remain compliant and licensed. Together, we can build a compliant, sustainable cannabis future.”

“As a pre ICO collective, we’ve always been dedicated to operating in compliance with the city of Los Angeles. Thanks to the efforts of Los Angeles’ regulators and policy makers, consumers can now have safe, legal access to cannabis delivered to them,” said Joby Alloway, one of the founders of The Clinik. “We’re thrilled to be utilizing the Eaze platform to enable a large-scale delivery operation which helps lay the groundwork for a sustainable industry here in Southern California.”

Adult use of cannabis became legal in California on January 1, 2018. However, many municipalities had long-standing local regulations banning legal delivery. Under the city’s previous delivery ban, Los Angeles struggled with hundreds of unlicensed delivery services. After a voter passed ordinance, new local regulations allow for strictly regulated cannabis delivery services, to protect consumers and combat illegal services.

The expansion comes on the heels of the latest Eaze Insights report, which looks at consumer attitudes post-adult use legalization in California. The survey found the majority of adults (52%) are more open about their cannabis consumption in light of legalization. In fact, the survey found 37% of Baby Boomers are celebrating Marijuana Week for the first time this year. These findings are consistent with the 2017 State of Cannabis Report, which found Baby Boomers to be the fastest growing consumer segment on the Eaze platform. The recent survey also found 95% of respondents have a friend or family member who benefit from medical cannabis. Nearly all these respondents (96%) report a greater openness about their own consumption, indicating that close relationships with medical cannabis patients can influence personal attitudes. As part of Eaze’s expansion in Los Angeles, and in celebration of the end of cannabis prohibition, the company is partnering with the Venice Chamber of Commerce to place cannabis leaves on the iconic Venice sign in during Marijuana Week.

 

3rd Annual Los Angeles 420 Games Set to Attract Thousands to Santa Monica Pier & Venice Beach

CALIFORNIA: The 420 Games today announced dates and planned activities for the third annual Los Angeles 420 Games. The Games will take place on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Santa Monica Pier, bringing famous faces, Professional athletes, X-Games and BMX athletes, and over one hundred cannabis brands together for two-days of healthy competition and community.

“The 420 Games provides a unique opportunity for athletes and health and wellness enthusiasts to come together and participate in a variety of activities, including a 4.2 mile fun run / walk for cannabis respect and awareness,” said founder, Jim McAlpine. “Traditional races tend to be 5K’s, or 3.2 miles. Our race incorporates an additional mile so participants can literally ‘go the extra mile’ for cannabis.”

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This year’s two-day event is expected to draw thousands to the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding areas. The run portion of the event will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, with registration and check-in at 9:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The course will take participants on a scenic loop from Santa Monica down to Venice Beach and back. There will also be a full day of athletic activities.

Highlights of the LA Games to include:

  • Frank Shamrock & Bas Rutten Arm Wrestling Contest
  • 420 Yoga lead by Ricky Williams
  • Venice Skate contest w Bucky Lasek & $20K cash purse!
  • 3 on 3 B-Ball tournament
  • CBD Massage chairs
  • Jiu Jitsu tournament
  • BMX Half pipe show w XGames athletes
  • Rap battle w/ Harry Mack the world’s greatest freestyler
  • 4.20-mile boardwalk course
  • Live comedy
  • Lagunitas beer garden
  • Food trucks
  • After party
  • NFL players Eben Britton and Ricky Williams speaking
  • 100+ exhibitors & thousands of attendees

LA City Council To End Public Commentary On Draft Cannabis Regulations

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday, August 15, hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting

CALIFORNIA: The people of Los Angeles made their voices heard loud and clear last November when they voted to legalize adult-use marijuana in the State of California. In March, more than 80% of Angelenos overwhelmingly voted to fairly license, tax, regulate and enforce the cannabis industry in the city. They also did it during LA’s 60-day public commentary period on draft cannabis regulations, which is coming to a close.

Now, as the Los Angeles City Council works to craft cannabis regulations to implement the law, Angelenos are once again making their voices heard, and the message to their Los Angeles City Council members is simple and direct: “We want a responsible, robust, safe and accessible marijuana marketplace in the City of Los Angeles!”

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall onTuesday, August 15 hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting, where councilmembers are expected to take final public commentary on the city’s draft cannabis regulations. Before the meeting even starts, members of the community will press councilmembers and their staff on a variety of concerns, including:

  • maintaining the market for the immediate and future economic prosperity of the city through an immediate and fair licensing process;
  • zoning rules that are in line with the state, and not more restrictive;
  • ensuring safety and combating the illicit marketplace;
  • broadening access to banking services;
  • establishing a viable social equity program in the city; and
  • abolishing job-killing regulations that cripple small businesses.

And since it’s Tuesday, free tacos will be provided to any Angeleno who calls their councilmember from outside Los Angeles City Hallsigns a postcard urging the Council to take appropriate action, or visits their councilmember’s office before the meeting begins.

WHAT: Taco Tuesday with a Cause: Rally & Lobbying Action before the Los Angeles City Council Meeting

WHO: Angelenos, patients, advocates, and the Los Angeles cannabis industry

WHERE: Urban Park across the street from Los Angeles City Hall Main Street Entrance (Corner of Main and Temple), Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The Rules Committee meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.)

Taco Tuesday with a Cause is a project of the Southern California Coalition and Weedmaps.

Montel Williams to Keynote Cannabis World Congress Los Angeles

NEW JERSEY: Montel Williams, media celebrity and medical marijuana advocate will deliver a Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, in Los Angeles, California.  Taking place Sept. 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the leading trade show and conference on the West Coast for the medical marijuana and legalized cannabis industries.

Montel Williams Keynote entitled, “We Can’t Forget ‘Medical’ Cannabis as Legalization Becomes a Reality,” will take place, Thursday, Sept. 8th at 2:00 pm.    His important speech will focus on why, with the tide turning on the issue of full legalization, it is critical to not forget patients who have very specific needs with respect to cannabis, including strains that are less profitable in the marketplace.

“It’s clear that the regulatory landscape is beginning to adapt as the number of states that have enacted cannabis reform grows. It’s an exciting time for those involved with the cannabis reform movement, but it is important that we all move forward together and that means not leaving patients behind” said Williams.

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an Emmy Award winning television personality whom Americans invited into their homes for more than 17 years. He is a decorated former naval officer, inspirational speaker, author, entrepreneur and advocate for patients worldwide.

Williams has been involved in many major initiatives aimed at helping others. His Living Well campaign and brand encourages and supports people trying to live their best lives with a focus on their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial health.

“We are thrilled to have Montel Williams deliver a Keynote at CWCBExpo LA.  This is a pivotal year in legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, and Montel’s personal story of medical marijuana use and advocacy will be inspiring to attendees,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, of CWCBExpo events.

In addition to Williams’ Keynote, CWCBExpo LA will have more than 60 educational sessions covering everything from “How to Build a World Class Cannabis Brand” to “Endocannabinoid System & Cannabinoid Therapeutics.” Thought Leadership Panels on “CTE, Concussions, and CBD” with top athletes and “Failure is Not an Option” with policy experts and industry leaders discussing the forthcoming Prop 64 (AUMA) initiative on the California ballot in November and the opportunities it will create are also part of the educational agenda.

New sessions added include “Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Opioid Addiction Epidemic with Cannabis” featuring one of the nation’s premier pain management specialists, professional athletes, and cannabis advocate for Native Americans. “Impact of Legalization on Your Business,” will feature Leafs by Snoop, Casa Verde Capital, Flower Shop and MERRY JANE.

All-day Add-On Workshops will take place on September 7th, with the Conference Program and Exhibits, featuring hundreds of cannabis innovations, taking place September 8th and 9th.  An After-Expo Networking Event, open to all badged attendees, will take place on September 8th, with a special screening of the short stoner comedy film: “Recalculating.”  A bonus day has been added on Saturday, September 10th with another Add-On Workshop and California’s largest industry Career Fair, hosted by Vangst Talent.

Education Takes Top Billing At Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles

NEW JERSEY: Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) unveiled its programming lineup for September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.  More than 100 speakers will provide subject matter expertise on tracks that cover:  Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Industry Trends & Innovations; Legislation & Advocacy; Science & Technology; and Legal & Finance.

“This year’s Los Angeles conference program was built with the most important and relevant speakers, presenters and topics regarding the cannabis industry today. Much consideration of our program content has been given to the recreational legislation that is coming up for a vote this fall as well as the opportunities for continued explosive growth in the industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner and Show Director, CWCBExpo.

Leading cannabis and business authorities scheduled to speak at CWCBExpo LA include:  David Dinenberg, Founder and CEO, Kind Financial; Felicia Carbajal, Co-Founder, California Cannabis Advocates; Wanda James, CEO, Simply Pure Dispensary; Kenny Morrison, Founder and CEO, VCC Brands; Saul Kaye, Co-Founder and CEO, iCAN: Israel-Cannabis; Heather Manus, President, Arizona Cannabis Nurses: and Chris Sayegh, The Herbal Chef.

More than 60 sessions will be presented at CWCBExpo LA including on point panel discussions covering: “Cannabis Growing Strategies 101;” “Edibles and Infusions;” “Industrial Hemp: Made in America;” “Weed is Green and Money is Too: Cannabis Accounting;” “Endocannabinoid System and Cannabinoid Therapeutics;” and “CannaTech: How New Technology Will Help Grow the Industry.”

CWCBExpo LA will also have vetted presentations on: “Cannabis for this Generation and the Next;” “How Do I Successfully Raise Money for My Business;”  “Marketing to Multicultural Consumers;” “Medical Cannabis for Pediatrics;” and “International Opportunities for Medical Marijuana.”

“California is at the forefront of cannabis innovation and growth and CWCBExpo LA will be the premier source for the right information, products and partners to drive businesses and move the industry forward,” added Dan Humiston, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo.

            CWCBExpo LA will also feature top Keynote Speakers and its highly successful thought leadership “CTE, Concussions and CBD” panel featuring top NFL and NHL players, with a new panel of all-star female athletes. In addition, a high-level legislative conversation, “Failure is Not an Option,” is planned for CWCBExpo LA and a celebrity panel of entrepreneurs discussing business, access and advocacy.  All-day workshops will take place on September 7, with the Conference Program and Exhibits taking place September 8-9.  A career fair, hosted by Vangst Talent will close out the event on Saturday, September 10.    

            Support of CWCBExpo LA is strong with Xanders and CW Hemp signed on as a Platinum Sponsors, Elixinol as a Gold and Press Office Sponsor, SIVA as a Gold, Show Guide & Directory and Lanyards Sponsor, Advanced Nutrients as a Silver and Show Bag Sponsor along with Socal Safe, SprayZone.net, Plus CBD Oil, and PR0HBTD as Featured Exhibitors. CWCBExpo LA also has Realm of Caring and Coalition for Access Now as its Advocacy Partners joined with Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), NORML, and many other products and services companies exhibiting.

Discounted early bird conference rates are in effect until July 25 for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo LA) and can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting visit http://www.cwcbexpo.com/2015-information/exhibit-info/ or contact: kgiammatteo@leexpos.com or call 201-580-2054.

LA Pot Shop Removes Weed-Smoking Santa Art

CALIFORNIA: Santa was a little too jolly for neighbors of a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.

The Harbor House of Dank was forced to remove a pot-smoking Santa painting from its window following complaints.

The dispensary in San Pedro commissioned a local artist for the paintings, which depicted Santa smoking a blunt and a snowman holding a prescription bottle, Los Angeles TV station KCAL reported.

LA City Attorney Sues To Block Marijuana Delivery App

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.

The suit alleges that the iPhone and Android free app, Nestdrop, is a “flagrant attempt” to bypass restrictions contained in Proposition D, the medical marijuana law approved by Los Angeles voters last year.

Nestdrop links customers with delivery services. It started as an alcoholic beverage delivery service but added marijuana in November, promising arrival within an hour.

Pot delivery is currently only available in Los Angeles, but the company has said it wants to expand throughout Southern California.

Customers must prove they have a doctor’s prescription and must be a member of a medical marijuana collective, although they can join a local one through the app.

The company said it works with local dispensaries that can provide pot in bud, edible and concentrated forms.