It’s the most wonderful time of the year for you wax connoisseurs and dabaholics. Here at Dabs Magazine, we’re having a very merry Oil Day and have extracted for you the very most notable of news in the cannabis concentrate world.
Chalice Festival Postponed
As many of you already know, one of the highlights of the 7/10 season will not be going down this July, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a Christmas this year. Citing complications from California’s new legalized cannabis regulations, the town of Victorville has refused to issue a permit to the Chalice California Festival, one of the most well-respected cannabis festivals in the game, and a high-class showcase for the very best in glass, hash, and art.
According to a Victorville spokesperson, “In years past, the fairgrounds could rely on their sovereign rights as a state facility to host cannabis-themed events, despite the city’s ordinance. Now, the new state requirement to obtain local jurisdictional control effectively waives the fairgrounds’ sovereign rights, therefore making them adhere to the city’s ordinance.”
Chalice has sued the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and says in a statement that the festival will be pushed back four months. Though the public festival is shut down for the time being, the competition is still on track for this weekend, with the winners being announced on July 14 at the Hitman Coffee Shop in Los Angeles.
Those who already bought their tickets for the festival can either get a refund or switcheroo their tickets for this year’s Chalice when the new dates are set.
Arizona Still Dab-Happy Even After New Concentrates Ban
Despite open language in Arizona’s state cannabis regulation, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled that cannabis concentrates were not covered by medical marijuana protections, and were in fact felony narcotics. At least they decided this for a good reason: so that a medical marijuana patient could serve time in jail for possessing a small amount of concentrate which he believed to be legal. The move was surprising to many, including the state’s Department of Health Services, which oversees medical cannabis in the state and said that they are totally fine with MMJ patients using extracts.
In spite of all this turmoil, the planned Phoenix festival 710 Degrees Cup is still going down. They won’t have their usual concentrates competition, but we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s still a little (or a lot) of dabbing going on in protest.
Good News For Cannabis Industry This 7/10
It’s not all bogus court rulings and buzz-killing festivals this July 10. A report from MJ Freeway predicts that cannabis sales will be more than 25% higher today than normal. We don’t know whether this prediction came true just yet, but we do know that we’re about 25% higher than normal today.
Other interesting factoids from the study are that concentrate sales have grown 412% since 2014, compared to 149% for flowers, and that concentrate sales grew 88% from 7/10 in 2016 to Dabs Day in 2017.
And that’s it. Have a lovely 7/10 from all of us at the Dabs Mag staff.
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