What are some of the things California can do with their surplus of weed? According to the Los Angeles Times, the cannabis growers in the Golden State are producing way too much– about five to twelve times the rate of consumption, actually. While this may strike some readers as funny, the reality of the situation is no laughing matter.
Because of the surplus, a lot of growers are facing pressure to either slow down their production or stop entirely. The situation is especially critical because they can’t legally export it to other states. Not even to Nevada, where a state of emergency has been declared since they ran out of weed earlier this month.
So what are California growers to do? How will they cope with their generous supply of greenery? We have a few suggestions.
1. Oils and Concentrates
The first of many things California can do with their surplus of weed is to make cannabis concentrates and oils.
Vaporizing cannabis extracts, also known as dabbing, is becoming increasingly popular among regular weed users. Knowing this, the producers in California should take advantage of this trend and use the surplus of cannabis to make the products that people want to buy.
They can also process their surplus to make more THC and CBD oil for vaping. Since oils and concentrates typically have a longer shelf life than flower, this move could buy cannabis growers more time before they’re forced to halt production.