17 10, 2017

Fires Reveal Plight of Farmers

By | 2017-10-18T00:22:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Swami Says|

Photo Credit: Eric Pearson, Co-Founder of SPARC Dispensary Although they have been referred to as the Wine County Fires, Northern California’s Cannabis Country has also suffered a severe blow. Tens of thousands of acres have been burned in Redwood and Potter Valleys in southern Mendocino County. Here and in Sonoma and Napa Counties many houses [...]

11 10, 2017

Estate Aged Cannabis

By | 2017-10-11T13:08:53+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Swami Says|

We recently received an e-mail from a man who said he had high hopes for the Swami Select “fresh flowers” he purchased at a dispensary, only to open the jar and find they were “aged”. Clearly this person knew their cannabis well, as his astute eye was able to discern that the flowers were about [...]

27 09, 2017

California Cannabis Business Conference

By | 2017-09-27T10:08:05+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Swami Says|

Last week I flew to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to attend the CCIA/NCIA Conference in Anaheim. The atmosphere was already buzzing in the lobby on Wednesday night before the event. It was great to see familiar faces and share hugs in the midst of the crowd, many coming to their first Cannabis event. Contingents from Steep [...]

20 09, 2017

Pesticide Awareness

By | 2017-09-20T12:34:44+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Swami Says|

Pesticides and fungicides are a major issue for cannabis growers and consumers. It should be avoided at all costs. The presence of chemical contaminants in medical or adult use cannabis can result in serious side effects which endanger patient health while negating the plant’s positive effects. All summer long, farmers have to deal with voracious insects [...]

19 09, 2017

Join us! New West Summit – Oct. 13-15 in Oakland

By | 2017-09-14T18:10:52+00:00 September 19th, 2017|CannaNews|

On October 13-15 in Oakland, Swami Select hits up the New West Summit, joining industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs exploring "what's next" for marketing, media, technology, non-profits, venture-backed startups, publicly traded companies and crowd-funding the new world of legal cannabis. As the Cannabis industry matures from craft producers to larger-scale enterprises, what will be the [...]

14 09, 2017

Join us! CA Cannabis Business Summit – Sept. 21-22 in Anaheim

By | 2017-09-14T17:43:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|CannaNews|

Swami Select is excited to join industry leaders in Anaheim on September 21 and 22 for the California Cannabis Business Summit & Expo. Presented by the National Cannabis Industry Association in collaboration with the California Cannabis Industry Association, the event centers around "Advocacy, Education and Community." Yes! With topics ranging from local and state legislation to [...]

12 09, 2017

Love Sweet Love

By | 2017-09-12T04:11:45+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Notes from Nikki|

“Life constantly changes while Love remains constant.” That is my simple sounding Message of the Day - but let me share with you a little story to back it up. It’s worth reading to the end … Back when Swami was called “William” and Nikki was a high school flower child, they first met in [...]

5 09, 2017

Swami’s Recommended Cannabis Books

By | 2017-09-05T14:22:09+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Swami Says|

In honor of National Book Day, here are a few titles relating to Cannabis that I recommend. First off, for some light harvest reading: The Energy Caper or Nixon in the Sky with Diamonds, an alternate reality, by William Scott Morrison, Castalia Publishing, Petaluma, California, 2008. This fictional story is a hoot, a rewrite of [...]

1 09, 2017

Join us! State of Cannabis Conference – September 28 & 29 in Long Beach, CA

By | 2017-09-01T15:49:43+00:00 September 1st, 2017|CannaNews|

Swami Select is thrilled to participate in the The State of Cannabis, a two day event bringing together elected officials, regulators, scientists and business leaders for solutions-focused dialogue. With topics ranging from local and state legislation to banking, taxation and lobbying to consulting, marketing and medical research, this conference is sure to wow those looking [...]