Director Kevin Smith and collaborator Jason Mewes anchored a podcast taping of ‘Jay and Silent Bob Get Old’ on Saturday. Performances by Gogol Bordello, STS9, the Funky Meters, and others topped a packed lineup that included eight stages over two days. More than 250 vendors sold adult use cannabis for as low as $60 per ounce, while designer seeds by Aficionado went for as high as $55 per seed.
Cannabis is legal in California for adults 21 and over, and the first full year of commercial sales is concluding. About 300 stores are open statewide. Hundreds of buds, oils, edibles and, more competed in 24 different categories, with some companies spending as much as $20,000 on contest entry fees, lab testing, cost of product, and more.
Fields extracts plus Zkittlez strain yields Fieldz. (David Downs/Leafly)
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1st place Somatik Goji Berry Sparks at Emerald Cup 2018 (David Downs/Leafly)
“Winning first place definitely provides a big boost,” said Craig Negedly, founder and CEO of Talking Trees Farms, a past Emerald Cup winner, and 2018 contestant.
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