At first sip, Flower Power has a rather complex and robust flavor with a smooth finish, something like fresh coconut oil. It’s from a Jamaican blue mountain-style bean, with a dark, dark brown color resembling a cocoa bean.
Talking Joints Memo
DISPATCH FROM THE FIRST MASS CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Whether you are in the application process to open a marijuana business in Mass, or you’re simply anticipating legal weed across the commonwealth, the comments Cannabis Control Commission Chair Steven Hoffman delivered at the first Mass Cannabis Business Association meetup, held Tuesday at the UMass Club on Beacon Hill, may offer the most insight to date into how far Mass has come on this adventure, as well as into how far we still have to go.
KNOW THE REGS: OPERATING VEHICLES WHILE STONED
There have already been some battles, sure. And we heard countless lines about the dangers of stoned driving from plenty of prohibitionists while our state’s recreational cannabis law was in limbo. But that has been a minor fender bender compared to the crash between reality and ideology that lies ahead.
WE WENT ON A FACT-FINDING MISSION TO A CALI DAB BAR
This may be one of the first full-service cannabis clubs in Cali, at least of the fully legal kind, but it seems to have gotten it quite right already. At least from where I’m sitting, where, after selecting from an absolutely dizzying array of shatters and assorted other extracts, I melted down some of the wax I purchased in one of the three rigs waiting to facilitate a sticky situation in a relatively sterile fashion.
KNOW THE REGS: CULTIVATION OPPORTUNITIES
When it comes to cannabis growing in Mass, these tiers go to 11
HOPPED UP: HEMPEROR HPA BY NEW BELGIUM BREWING
"The Hemperor HPA is possibly the first beer to deliver meaningful hemp flavors and aromas.”
ONE-HIT WONDER: SILVER STICK IS SOMETHING SPECIAL
It can take some head-shop hopping to find just the right one with a bowl that’s not too deep, a stem that isn’t too thin to clear with a paperclip, and a girth that doesn’t crowd your lips or keep your one-hitter from sliding in your dugout.
WHEN IT COMES TO CANNABIS, COMPASSION STOPS AT THE STATE LINE
Patients will also have access to a reserve supply that stores and dispensaries will be required to set aside to avoid running out of medicine when stores open. And of course, patient IDs will still matter in states where only medical marijuana is legal.
HIGH SCHOOL: GET YOUR CANNABIS EDUCATION IN MASS
There are several other opportunities to learn about the medicine and industry—whether you are a physician or simply a curious consumer.
KNOW THE REGS: HANDY CHECKLISTS AND REQUIREMENTS
Sound excruciating? Perhaps, but don’t even bother applying if you’re afraid of compliance. We will comb through the innumerable rules of cannabis biz upkeep in the coming weeks, but at this point just consider a few of the state’s “General Operational Requirements for Marijuana Establishments”