Sacramento seminar offers tips for cannabis growers

The growing demand, and acceptance, of cannabis has led to new cottage industries popping up dedicated to pot.

The latest trend is a series of cannabis seminars around the state, giving growers tips on cannabis cultivation.

The Sacramento Bee reports, “The Cannabis Career Institute, founded by a Los Angeles marijuana activist and pot deliveryman known as “The Cannabis Warrior,” held a daylong Sacramento program on how to open cannabis businesses, from niche bakeries and organic gardens to marijuana distribution services.

“Mallol recently retired to raise cattle and grow hops in Yuba County. He came to the seminar at the Hampton Inn in North Natomas because he has an idea: Blend California craft beer and marijuana into a frothy concoction – cannabis beer – that promises both a tasty buzz and some high-minded relaxation.”

Pot deliveryman? Guess that’s a thing.

“With hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries, California already boasts the United States’ largest marijuana economy. But unlike states that have passed rigorous regulations on cannabis businesses, the $1 billion-plus California pot economy operates under nebulous guidelines passed by the state Legislature in 2003, seven years after voters approved the Proposition 215 medical marijuana law.

In California, state law merely says that people with doctors’ recommendations for cannabis use can “associate” to “collectively or cooperatively cultivate marijuana for medical purposes.”

You can read the full Bee report here


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