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Sonoma County cannabis oil manufacturers seek to ease vaping fears

SPARC Cannabis

JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT February 24, 2020 When people started getting sick and dying last year in troubling numbers from respiratory problems associated with using vaporizers and electronic cigarette products, staff at Mercy Wellness dispensary in Cotati set aside their projects and put all attention toward determining whether their products were safe. Demand for electronic […]

Pushback Time: Meet the Cannabis Business Association of Sonoma County

BY JONAH RASKIN Call them Sonoma County’s best-known marijuana-istas. Erich Pearson, Alexa Wall, Erin Gore, Ron Ferraro and Dennis Hunter are among the most outspoken activists in an industry that long encouraged its members to be faceless and nameless, stay under the radar and keep out of jail. These five industry movers and shakers have put […]

Cannabis companies seek business-friendly rules in Sonoma County

JULIE JOHNSONTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT February 2, 2020, 12:31AM Updated 44 minutes ago On a cold night in November, local cannabis entrepreneurs filled the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ meeting hall for a public reckoning about a legal marketplace struggling to meet the county’s demands. Steep taxes, expensive environmental studies, security plans, a changing set of rules and […]

SPARC Joy: Metrc Compliance Automated Across All 5 Dispensaries with Treez

Every cannabis software company says they “integrate with Metrc.” If you’ve heard it during a sales pitch, it sounds easy. But what does that really mean? Is it even possible to have an easy migration and go live without a hitch? What do the process and support look like? And what are some of the success stories […]

Hash Isn’t for the Timid

In Good Hands SPARC sells an array of hashish-related product BY JONAH RASKIN Hash, the smoke, isn’t for the timid. Soldiers in Napoleon’s army brought it from Egypt to Europe, where it caught on fast. In 19th-century France, every self-respecting writer used the concentrated extract and belonged to “The Hashish Club.” That history was a big selling […]

San Francisco’s Love Shack by SPARC Dispensary Opens This Week

February 18, 2019 Press Release State by State: California San Francisco, CA. — Feb. 21, 2019 — PRESS RELEASE — Closed since March 2018, the legendary San Francisco cannabis dispensary Love Shack re-opens its doors this week in its original Mission Dolores location with a new name reflecting a new partnership: Love Shack by SPARC. Known […]

Cannabis Goes Beyond Organic in California’s Wine Country

DAVID DOWNS January 11, 2019 More and more consumers want cannabis grown under full sun, in the soil, using organic nutrients. They think it tastes and feels better than lamp-grown, synthetically fertilized plants grown indoors. Meeting that demand is a new generation of so-called “Demeter”-certified “biodynamic” cannabis farms. They submit to repeat inspections and pay […]

From Wine to Weed Country


April 2, 2018/in San Francisco Bay Area /by News Article Repost As cannabis enters mainstream commerce, shoppers expect higher standards for eco-friendliness. Rising to the occasion, Sense, an indoor cannabis grower located in SoMa, has announced that it has switched to 100 percent renewable energy. Sense is using the city’s Public Utilities Commission program CleanPowerSF. Sustainability is important […]