Greetings my friends,
What a crazy time it’s been lately. Permit Patty, Trump and Putin, James Gunn, The standoff at Trader Joe’s in Silverlake.. It feels like the world continues to go crazy. The longest total eclipse of the century is coming up July 27th and there will be a Blood Moon. Maybe that has something to do with it. Anyway, welcome to The Edibles Magazine Television Issue, featuring GG from Bravo TV’s Shahs of Sunset. She’s been using medicinal cannabis to treat her rheumatoid arthritis and now she’s launching her own brand and line of infused products called WüSah, that includes pre rolls, disposable vapes, and infused cold pressed juices.
Television has been a friend to cannabis for a long time. So much of “tv watching” is done online now through streaming services and it’s actually made it even more conducive to getting high. Commercial free binge watching and the ability to easily switch from shark documentary to anime to Star Trek has become a perfect distillation of everything that makes cannabis and zoning out in front of the screen go so well together. Netflix has debuted some original “stoner” comedy shows and cooking shows like “Disjointed” and “Cooking on High”. HBO had “High Maintenance” and Mtv had “Mary +Jane”. Nobody seems to have cracked the code yet for making it right. Most people would rather get high and watch”Nailed It”, “Adventure Time” or “Stranger Things”. I don’t think we’ll have a genuinely realistic fictional project about the business for at least a few more years but we’ll see – anything is possible.
Some sad news.. Jon Schnepp, best known for his work on Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse”, passed away on July 19th. He was a talented artist and an amazing person who will be missed greatly. Jon directed “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” It’s one of my all time favorite documentaries and is incredible to watch while high or on mushrooms.
Oklahoma has legalized medicinal cannabis, sort of. The Oklahoma Health Department’s lawyer catfished herself with death threats and they don’t plan on selling on Sundays. I was born and raised there and to be honest I’m not surprised that they are off to a rocky start. Getting the licensing and legal mumbo jumbo just right is a challenge for every aspect of the industry in every state. We continue to be ever vigilant in making sure our advertisers are licensed and everything that we do here at the magazine is within the boundaries of the law, and it isn’t always easy. It means doing research and asking all of the right questions to make sure EVERYBODY is doing things right. It’s one of the reasons it’s so difficult in getting the tone authentic when you produce cannabis content. What goes on behind the scenes politically can get pretty insane and viewers probably aren’t realistically ready for that yet. Someday shows about lobbyists and policy makers in the medical and adult use market might seem as normal as police dramas. Who knows? “Better Call Saul” and “Orange is the New Black” both just had new seasons start. Both programs have been praised for bringing a sense of realism to genres that lacked it before. A weed TV show might do that someday. Let’s hope it doesn’t take too long.
As always, smile at your budtender, tip your delivery driver, and know your dose.
“Truth is not obliged to stick to possibilities.”
Patrick Ian Moore, Editor-in-Chief