California is a strong force on the international wine landscape for decades. The state’s never been a slouch in regards to top quality cannabis. It’s only that among these businesses has constantly needed to remain hidden from view. But after Californians voted to permit recreational pot this past November, that’s all about to change, and a few in the state’s wine business need to ensure these two businesses get along, so the Wine Industry Network will soon be hosting its first Wine & Weed Symposium on August 3.
Months in the making, this one day seminar set to occur in Santa Rosa, plans to “research, in depth, what the California wine business can anticipate the effect to be over another year and precisely what chances, along with risks, will exist,” according to the occasion’s web site. The symposium could have expert speakers from both the grass biz as well as the wine covering a variety of issues related to coping with both intoxicants. The occasion also intends to look at what’s occurred to give folks a heads up as recreational pot begins to emerge in California on things to anticipate. Also, there is a trade show “featuring sellers offering services and products specially related to Grapegrowers and wineries interested in growing into this marketplace that is volatile.” Like, bongs that can double as a decanter? I don’t have any idea actually. Perhaps I should consider attending.
Much continues to be made of legal weed cutting into booze sales, but part of the thought of the Weed & Wine Symposium seems to be to find common ground involving both sectors. Many similarities are pointed out by the Symposium. Both businesses are based using an important emphasis on quality along with agriculture. Place of origin / AVA is a crucial differentiator for the two groups,” it implies. “To a considerable amount, precisely the same government agency will share a typical consumer and oversees them. Due to this, the cannabis business may also be heavily controlled and just like the wine business, will experience remarkable overlap regarding supply, fiscal, compliance and legal regulations.”
Tina Caputo, a food and wine writer that will be a moderator in the big event, had a similar thought lately when speaking to the New York Times. “We haven’t really seen anybody who’s laying their glass of wine down to get a bong,” she told the newspaper. “There’s room in folks’s lives for both.” Guy, I think these folks she’s talking about don’t have any children that are young!