Located 110 miles north of Los Angeles, Tyson’s new cannabis resort will serve multiple purposes in California. According to a report from The Blast, half of the land will be used for cultivation facilities designed to “allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” The resort will also host a school designed to educate growers on the best techniques for cultivating their own strains of cannabis.
California is the sixth state to allow sales of recreational marijuana, and as the nation’s most populous state, it’s widely seen as a tremendous boost to mainstreaming marijuana. Pot remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government, and it is STILL illegal to take marijuana across state lines, bring it on a plane or mail it.
The California industry is forecast to reach $7 billion in a few years, more than the $6.6 billion of the entire legal cannabis market in the United States in 2016, according to New Frontier Data. California adults 21 and older can possess as much as an ounce and grow up to six plants at home as of Monday.
Although exciting, Monday was a muted rollout, because the licensing procedure is not in place in many cities. Thankfully now, recreational marijuana could be bought legally in Los Angeles or San Francisco, the state’s biggest cities. State and local taxes add a hefty chunk to the price, and depending where it’s bought, taxes can add as much as 45% to the cost. Taking the sketch out of the buying weed at a costly trade off is piece of mind some people appreciate.
The Kodiak Queen, formerly a Navy fuel barge named the YO-44, was discovered by British photographer Owen Buggy approximately two and a half years ago on the island of Tortola. Instead of letting the historic vessel get picked apart for scrap metal, Buggy approached former boss Sir Richard Branson about collaborating on a restorative art installation. Together with nonprofit Unite B.V.I., artist group Secret Samurai Productions, social justice entrepreneurial group Maverick1000, and ocean education nonprofit Beneath the Waves, the project was established as both an eco-friendly art installation, and a philanthropic measure to rehabilitate native marine species.
Queens of the Stoned Age’ is an all-new webseries that can be found on the Merry Jane YouTube channel—a media platform created by Snoop Dogg that covers lifestyle, pop culture, business, politics and health content with a marijuana-centric twist..