In the past almost two years that I've been working in the California cannabis space, I've been inspired by the American dream of owning one's own business. The opportunity that's come about for Californians to transition to a legitimate, above board cannabis business has been met with unprecedented enthusiasm by thousands of currently operating small canna-biz owners.
This is precisely why I got into this gig, I could see the potential for these businesses to provide locally grown, quality products to those in need in their community and even enjoy a little California Cannabis market competition much like our California wine industry does. I instantly wanted to be a part of this historic transition to help guide these business owners by gathering & sharing the resources I've acquired to help businesses become competitive & successful in the modern marketplace.
While these small businesses have been busy positioning their seat at the table so have inventors, investors and large corporations. Unfortunately, the State of California Regulators made a decision yesterday in the release of final state commercial cannabis production regulations to not limit cultivation to 1 acre. This is a devastating decision and does little in protecting the original California cannabis growers way of farming. Say hello to big corporate and mechanized cannabis farming in California. Say good by to your small scale local cannabis provider as the vicious competition begins to provide cheap mass produced California cannabis products to the undiscriminating consumer. Ultimately lowering the price of cannabis making it financially impossible for the small farmer to afford to participate.
Can we demand a fair market place for the original cannabis producer? Can we salvage the legacy of California sungrown cannabis cultivated by the loving hands of experienced and compassionate farmers?
Yes we can! Start by completing this survey TODAY from California Growers Association. asking for a cap of 1 acre cultivation. http://www.calgrowersassociation.org/1_acre.
And then be sure to contact your local state representative to let them know how you feel about large corporate monopolies taking over California cannabis production.
Corporate cannabis cultivation is contradictory to California Cannabis Cultivation!
Until next time~