The Curated Guide to Cannabis in the Bay Area: Best Dispensaries, Deliveries, Artisan Edibles + More

A new generation of sophisticated pot shops is making us feel at home with concierges, chandeliers, and VIP lounges. And, of course, on-demand delivery. Here are our favorite places in the Bay Area to buy grade-A flowers, artisanal edibles, and more.

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'Garden Society: The Postcast' Launches Season One

Garden Society, a woman-owned and -operated cannabis wellness brand based in Sonoma County, is delighted to announce the launch of its new audio series “Garden Society | The Podcast.”

Available everywhere podcasts are found, Garden Society’s new biweekly show is a source of cannabis and business education that’s easy to understand and access for women who are looking for ways to balance their time and energy among work, personal needs, family, and friendships. You needn’t partake of cannabis to enjoy the episodes, but if you do, you’ll find even more to connect with.

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Mack’s Take: Cannabis Entrepreneurs Who Know What Women Want

Consumers have spoken: They want high-quality products made by companies with diverse leadership, supply-chain transparency and targeted messaging that speaks to them on a personal level. That’s a lot of boxes to check. But plenty of startups in the burgeoning cannabis sector launched with these qualities already baked-in, meaning they are uniquely poised to build brands that resonate with modern consumers and women in particular. Compared with other industries, the cannabis sector boasts a relatively high number of female founders and leaders who are in a position to craft authentic, female-focused narratives around high-end products ranging from beautifully packaged pre-rolled joints to cannabidiol-infused face masks.

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Women’s Wellness Company Garden Society Looks to Win the California Cannabis Market

Exclusive Interview with Garden Society Co-Founders Erin Gore and Karli Warner: Garden Society, a cannabis company focused on women’s health and wellness products, has a small team and big plans for the California market. Right now, the company has a team of nine employees as it gears up for its Series A. Co-founders Erin Gore and Karli Warner spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about the company’s start, its product portfolio, and how they plan to grow Garden Society.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Gourmet Cannabis-Infused Chocolates

Cannabis is so powerful that it’s transformed Valentine’s Day. Single or taken? Who cares? There’s infused chocolate, friends, and enough of it to ensure that no person should ever be unhappy on Valentine’s Day regardless of their dating status. We’re talking fancy truffles, gourmet bars, caramels, bon bons; in fact, if your heart can dream it, chances are someone’s out there making it right now. Find More Infused Goodies CHECK DISPENSARY MENUS FOLLOW ME In honor of Valentine’s, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best cannabis chocolates out there. You’ll find your standard THC edibles as well as CBD options for a more mellowed out experience. No matter what you choose, be prepared: the contents that follow are extremely tantalizing and may just give you a case of the munchies.

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How to Succeed in a Turbulent Industry: 3 Top Tips from a Cannabis Entrepreneur

Cannabis has become a booming "sister industry" in recent years to wine, which is my home base as an entrepreneur. That familial relationship is partly because the largest quantities of the two crops grow in many of the same locations in the western U.S., from Northern California up to Washington. Partly it's a love-hate relationship in the typical familial ways, as cannabis growers threaten to poach vineyard workers from already-strapped wineries, offering better wages and relatively easier labor. And the cannabis and wine industries share important similarities, namely their offer of recreational intoxicants. That's especially true since voters in California passed Proposition 64 in November 2016, which legalized recreational marijuana in that state and shot it to the top of the list as the country's largest legal pot market. Yet launching a cannabis business--despite its novelty, potential profits, and general lifestyle appeal--is often more challenging than launching a business in wine.

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5 Halloween Treats for the Cannabis Aficionado

Say goodbye to the typical sugar-packed candy this Halloween. Celebrating October’s signature holiday as an adult just got so much better thanks to tasty cannabis edibles. Rich in cannabidiol (CBD) and low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there are many alternative options for the health conscious this All Hallow’s Eve.

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