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Nobody said it’d be easy, exactly. But nobody anticipated it’d be quite this hard to get Californians to buy legal weed.
That’s been the dominant takeaway from the Golden State’s first year of legalized recreational marijuana sales.
My colleague Thomas Fuller reported this month on how the promised flourishing cannabis economy and corresponding tax windfall haven’t materialized.
Rather, sales fell: About .5 billion of legal cannabis was sold in California last year, which was half a billion dollars less than the year before, when just medical marijuana was legal, the sales tracking firm GreenEdge found.
Still, analysts predict there will be plenty of money to be made.
A report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics recently estimated that spending growth on legal cannabis will speed up this year, hitting almost billion worldwide, and ballooning to .3 billion in 2022.
In its annual State of Cannabis report, the cannabis delivery platform Eaze highlighted that the market is rapidly expanding beyond young men — even if, as Peter Gigante, the company’s head of policy research, noted, one in five people surveyed admitted to buying from an unlicensed source in the last three months. “I think there’s a lot of focus on getting consumers into the legal market,” he said.
Part of that will certainly involve tailoring products especially to new consumers, who may not have been willing to try out cannabis when it wasn’t legal. So who are those new customers? Here are some of the stats from Eaze’s report, which was based on data from 450,000 buyers and about 4,000 survey respondents.
That’s how much the number of baby boomer — or age 50 or older — consumers grew last year, making them one of the fastest growing demographics for cannabis use.
That’s how much baby boomers spent each month, on average — the most of any age demographic. (By comparison: Generation X-ers spent .24, millennials spent .94 and members of Generation Z spent .35.) Millennials are still the biggest group of Eaze customers, though.
That’s the percentage of cannabis consumers who are women. Mr. Gigante predicted that by 2022 it’d be 50-50.
Female and baby boomer cannabis consumers, the report found, are driving a surge in CBD oils and more wellness-oriented products.
In fact, the report found, here’s the share of consumers who primarily use CBD products who are baby boomer women: 21 percent.
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• President Trump has hailed the border barrier renovation project in Calexico as “the start of our Southern Border WALL!” But town residents don’t want to become the face of the president’s hard-line immigration policy. [The New York Times]
• The El Chapo trial is revealing the ways drugs can be smuggled across the border — physical barrier or not. [The New York Times]
• Worries about the financial stability of California’s utilities are spreading beyond Pacific Gas and Electric. A major ratings agency downgraded Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric, citing wildfire risk. [CALmatters]
• The California medical board’s Death Certificate Project collected almost 3,000 death certificates of people who died from opioid overdoses, then sought to figure out which doctors had been prescribing them opioids. But doctors are pushing back. [Kaiser Health News]
• It’s more likely that a robot could take your job if you live in the Inland Empire, a new study found. [The Los Angeles Times]
• How Weedmaps came to dominate California’s pot market. [Wired]
• The U.S. Department of Labor accused Oracle of discriminating against women and people of color in their pay. [CNBC]
• Esa-Pekka Salonen, the famous conductor, led his first concert as the San Francisco Symphony’s next music director. He had some advice after the show: “Don’t conduct a concert in new shoes.” [The New York Times]
• Herb Scannell, a media veteran who once led Nickelodeon, will take over as Southern California Public Radio’s president and chief executive next month. He said he was drawn to the role as podcasts drive a kind of audio “renaissance.” [KPCC]
• The reopening of a New Age nudist retreat 90 miles north of San Francisco is an inspiration amid difficulty rebuilding after the Valley Fire. [The San Francisco Chronicle]And Finally …
You probably haven’t heard of Alfred Eichler. But the architect, who was raised in San Francisco early last century, helped create many of the buildings that have shaped everyday life for Californians.
During his time at the California Department of Public Works, which stretched from 1925 to the 1960s, he designed schools, hospitals and parks. Some of his most famous projects include San Quentin and Folsom state prisons, as well as the Tower Bridge in Sacramento.
The secretary of state’s office recently posted a new digital exhibit of his images — paintings, sketches and watercolors that collectively give you a sense of California in another era.
The structures, some of which might look prosaic if you drove past today, are cast in a new light.
You can browse the exhibit here.
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, went to school at U.C. Berkeley and has reported all over the state, including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she always wants to see more. Follow along here or on Twitter, @jillcowan.
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南风窗93期新版跑狗图【大】【营】【这】【边】，【陈】【民】【丰】【和】【万】【福】【一】【直】【等】【着】【消】【息】【呢】。 【接】【到】【电】【报】，【得】【知】【老】【爷】【子】【的】【坟】【已】【经】【找】【到】，【这】【边】【也】【赶】【紧】【把】【老】【太】【太】【的】【遗】【体】【火】【化】，【将】【骨】【灰】【装】【好】【了】，【准】【备】【带】【着】【前】【往】【青】【山】【沟】。 【陈】【民】【丰】【是】【三】【儿】【子】，【万】【福】【是】【长】【孙】，【由】【他】【们】【去】【护】【送】【老】【太】【太】【骨】【灰】【返】【回】【家】【乡】，【理】【所】【应】【当】。 【巧】【莲】【姐】【妹】【几】【个】【是】【闺】【女】，【已】【经】【嫁】【到】【了】【别】【人】【家】【去】，【这】【合】【葬】【的】【事】【情】【就】【轮】
【不】【过】【没】【有】【深】【入】【接】【触】【过】，【就】【很】【难】【说】【好】【与】【不】【好】。 “【嗯】，【你】【说】【的】【也】【对】。”【鹿】【星】【知】【盘】【算】【着】，【要】【怎】【么】【让】【他】【们】【见】【一】【面】【了】。 【不】【过】，【她】【又】【想】【到】【了】【一】【个】【问】【题】，“【阿】【四】，【你】【别】【不】【好】【意】【思】【说】，【你】【是】【喜】【欢】【女】【人】【的】【吧】？” 【阿】【四】：“……” “【是】！【我】【非】【常】【肯】【定】，【我】【是】【喜】【欢】【女】【人】【的】。”【原】【来】【太】【太】【也】【是】【会】【大】【开】【脑】【洞】【的】。 【在】【鹿】【星】【知】【问】【完】【问】
【张】【途】【见】【陈】【主】【任】【出】【去】【了】，【便】【对】【李】【思】【雨】【道】：“【李】【干】【事】，【有】【进】【展】【了】【吗】？” 【看】【样】【子】【应】【该】【是】【的】，【不】【过】【他】【不】【敢】【确】【定】，【所】【以】【才】【问】【了】【一】【句】。 【李】【思】【雨】【点】【点】【头】【没】【有】【多】【说】，【自】【己】【领】【会】【吧】，【她】【饿】【了】，【要】【去】【食】【堂】【吃】【饭】。 【张】【途】【这】【一】【看】，【陈】【主】【任】【肯】【定】【是】【有】【线】【索】【了】，【见】【她】【不】【愿】【意】【多】【说】【也】【没】【有】【追】【着】【问】，【老】【实】【的】【也】【跟】【着】【去】【了】【食】【堂】【吃】【饭】。 【最】【近】【张】【丽】
【尹】【舒】【枫】【整】【个】【人】【的】【精】【神】【状】【态】【特】【别】【差】，【脸】【上】【也】【失】【去】【了】【往】【日】【的】【神】【采】，【看】【上】【去】【颇】【有】【些】【狼】【狈】【的】【样】【子】。 【君】【临】【天】【看】【到】【她】【的】【这】【个】【样】【子】，【心】【里】【感】【觉】【到】【十】【分】【心】【疼】，【直】【接】【就】【上】【前】【阻】【止】【了】【她】【的】【行】【为】，【让】【她】【不】【能】【够】【再】【继】【续】【糟】【蹋】【自】【己】【的】【身】【体】。 “【你】【不】【要】【拦】【着】【我】，【你】【知】【不】【知】【道】【现】【在】【外】【面】【的】【情】【况】【有】【多】【么】【紧】【张】，【留】【给】【我】【的】【时】【间】【根】【本】【就】【不】【多】【了】，【我】【必】【须】【要】
【肥】【胖】【的】【小】【肚】【子】【仿】【佛】【能】【撑】【破】【身】【上】【穿】【着】【的】【棕】【色】【天】【鹅】【绒】【侍】【从】【衣】【物】，【一】【张】【圆】【脸】【又】【大】【又】【宽】，【还】【沾】【染】【了】【几】【道】【面】【粉】【痕】【迹】，【灰】【色】【眼】【眸】【面】【对】【蓝】【礼】【注】【视】【时】【躲】【躲】【闪】【闪】，【时】【而】【鼓】【起】【勇】【气】【抬】【眼】【看】【去】，【却】【又】【立】【即】【收】【回】【视】【线】【低】【头】【猛】【瞧】【脚】【尖】。 【小】【胖】【子】【身】【旁】【有】【个】【同】【龄】【帮】【厨】【打】【扮】【的】【女】【孩】，【而】【在】【小】【胖】【子】【对】【面】，【蓝】【礼】【正】【面】【无】【表】【情】【地】【咀】【嚼】【着】【手】【中】【一】【块】【明】【显】【有】【些】【焦】【糊】【的】南风窗93期新版跑狗图“【她】【走】【了】。”【乔】【纳】【森】【再】【次】【变】【成】【死】【鱼】【状】【态】。 【李】【子】【涛】【则】【对】【此】【并】【不】【意】【外】，【只】【有】【白】【痴】【才】【会】【直】【接】【上】【去】【对】【一】【个】【女】【人】【说】；“【你】【只】【是】【个】【情】【妇】，【所】【有】【的】【物】【质】【我】【都】【能】【满】【足】，【但】【别】【想】【着】【占】【有】【我】【的】【感】【情】……” 【他】【不】【知】【道】【这】【家】【伙】【脑】【袋】【有】【什】【么】【毛】【病】，【是】【工】【作】【变】【傻】【了】【吗】？ “【来】【看】【看】【我】【定】【制】【的】【椅】【子】。”【李】【子】【涛】【转】【移】【他】【的】【关】【注】【点】，【再】【这】【么】【下】【去】【的】【话】
“【啊】！【我】【真】【是】【觉】【得】【这】【是】【一】【个】【苦】【差】【事】【啊】！【赚】【钱】【赚】【的】【又】【没】【多】【少】，【每】【天】【事】【情】【还】【不】【少】，【还】【要】【被】【那】【些】【个】【女】【人】【紧】【盯】【着】【看】，【她】【们】【看】【就】【看】【了】，【还】【要】【总】【在】【背】【后】【议】【论】【我】！”【谢】【莹】【不】【高】【兴】【地】【说】【着】。 “【放】【心】【吧】！【这】【事】【情】【等】【周】【一】【的】【时】【候】，【你】【家】【姚】【瀚】【一】【定】【会】【给】【你】【解】【决】【的】。” “【你】【怎】【么】【知】【道】？” “【因】【为】【我】【是】【神】【仙】！【走】【了】！【家】【里】【的】【小】【家】【伙】【们】【还】【在】
“【轰】【隆】【隆】！” 【灵】【魂】【原】【石】【的】【震】【颤】【变】【得】【越】【来】【越】【激】【烈】，【然】【而】【结】【果】【却】【始】【终】【没】【有】【出】【现】。 “【这】……” 【下】【方】【充】【满】【好】【奇】【的】【弟】【子】【这】【一】【刻】【全】【都】【皱】【起】【了】【眉】【头】。 “【还】【没】【出】【现】【结】【果】【吗】？” 【叶】【凡】【心】【中】【有】【些】【焦】【急】，【转】【头】【看】【向】【韩】【文】【斌】【道】。 “【这】……【这】【我】【也】【不】【清】【楚】，【这】【次】【灵】【魂】【原】【石】【有】【些】【奇】【怪】！” 【韩】【文】【斌】【缓】【缓】【摇】【头】，【眼】【中】【充】【满】【了】【错】
【忘】【忧】【谷】【中】，【魔】【樱】【紧】【紧】【的】【抱】【着】【冰】【棺】【不】【松】【手】。 【魔】【域】【之】【主】【看】【着】【完】【全】【是】【女】【子】【模】【样】【的】【魔】【樱】，【脸】【上】【既】【欣】【慰】【又】【心】【痛】。 “【樱】【儿】，【别】【哭】【了】！【你】【再】【哭】，【他】【也】【活】【不】【过】【来】【的】。”【魔】【域】【之】【主】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【简】【直】【为】【魔】【樱】【这】【个】【女】【儿】【操】【碎】【了】【心】。 【可】【魔】【樱】【对】【他】【的】【话】【充】【耳】【不】【闻】，【依】【然】【看】【着】【冰】【棺】【中】【的】【苏】【亦】【承】【泪】【雨】【连】【连】。 【魔】【域】【之】【主】【无】【论】【如】【何】【劝】【说】，【都】【没】【有】