Analysis Of Draft Permanent Cannabis Regulations

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have announced the publication of proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register, the first step toward adopting non-emergency regulations. This publication is the start of the formal rulemaking process and marks the opening of the 45-day public comment period. The current emergency regulations, adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of …

How to Sell to Dispensaries in California

The only way you can legally sell to a Dispensaries in California is by having a distribution license. The old days of walking into the shop and showing products are over. A distribution license is mandatory to get the products to retail. Distributors may hold other license types. For example if you are a cultivator and want to sell to …

How to Sell Great Cannabis Products

When it comes to selling great cannabis products there are three things that must be in alignment. Number one the quality of the product. You need to have great quality products or no one will want to purchase your cannabis products. One of the main things I tell our clients is, “if your weed or wax sucks nobody will want …

$1 Pound Show – Ep8

1 Pound Show episode 8

For this episode, the Cannabis Research Consultants sit down with Jarod Ottley of Sungold Farms. Jarod is a cultivator who has been growing in South Monterey County. Unfortunately with the new regulations his farm has been put at risk and may not be able to continue to operate from their current location. We ask Jarod what it is like to …

$1 Pound Show – Ep7

$1 pound show episode 7

Ryan and Joey got to hang out with Amanda Ostrowitz of CannaRegs. In this episode we learn who Amanda is and how she came to create CannaRegs.com. We also discuss the new 2018 CA regulations and how they compare to what other States have done. CannaRegs is the only comprehensive index of laws and regulations in the cannabis industry. It’s …

$1 Pound Show – Ep6

1 Pound Show episode 6

In this episode, we sit down with Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance to discuss who they are, what they do and why they do it. The SCVA is a group of veterans who provide free, lab-tested, cannabis to any veteran that also have a medical recommendation. They were founded in 2011 by Aaron Newsom and Jason Sweatt, both veterans themselves. Find …

$1 Pound Show – Ep5

In this episode, Ryan and Joey sit down with retired criminal defense attorney, Richard Rosen. For years, Richard was the go-to attorney when it came to cannabis related cases. We explore why Richard became an attorney and how he began to specialize in the criminal defense of the cannabis industry. As someone who has been fighting against the drug war …

$1 Pound Show – Ep4

In this episode, Ryan and Joey have a conversation with Norm Groot, the Executive Director for the Monterey County Farm Bureau. The Monterey County Farm Bureau (MCFB) supports the people that work the land. Their organization serves as a collective voice for farmers and ranchers and provides information, benefits, and services to their members. Monterey County Farm Bureau has publicly …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 3

We dived right into this podcast and after a couple of episodes we realized that some people are probably wondering who we are besides some guys hosting a cannabis podcast show. Besides being the founders of Cannabis Research Consultants, we also are involved with Monterey County NORML and have our own “origin” stories with cannabis. We share our first time …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 2

In this episode Ryan and Joey sit down with B-Dizzle, a cannabis entrepreneur that has been involved with the industry for over 20 years. He is extremely intelligent, well-spoken, and packed with knowledge of how the cannabis industry works. B-Dizzle really goes in depth and gives tons of great analogies that really help you understand how cannabis should to be …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 1

This is the beginning of a series of interviews between Ryan Munevar and Joey Espinoza and a cannabis guest. The first guest for the $1 Pound Show is a Monterey native and local with a popular and growing cannabis business. On a beautiful 420 afternoon in 2017, Ryan and Joey sit down with Andrew Gogliucci who is a co-founder of …

Important Tips to Opening a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Opening A Dispensary In California

Over the past few years, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I open a medical marijuana dispensary?” In this article we will give you a broad understanding of what is involved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in California. Most of this information will cross-over into other states as well; however for the sake …

5 Key Steps for California to Regain Cannabis Leadership

Nearly 20 years after California jump-started a national dialogue on medicinal cannabis, the Legislature and the Governor have succeeded in negotiating a set of new bills to bring law and order to the Wild West economy of legal cannabis in California. Should the governor sign his name to the package of bills the Legislature approved last month — AB 266, …