Cannabis is a versatile crop that can grow in many different climates. It’s a sun-loving annual plant that thrives under a variety of conditions, depending on the cultivar, hence its common designation of “weed.” Cannabis is comprised of more than 120 molecular compounds, known as cannabinoids. It still widely unclear what each cannabinoid does, but two of them are well known, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Catalyst Cannabis Co. has rebranded their current Connected Cannabis southern California retail stores unveiling the new signage and branding this month. A previous licensing agreement enabling Catalyst Cannabis Co. to utilize the Connected International name has come to end as Connected moves away from retail to concentrate on product driven initiatives in Southern California. The four renamed retail locations in Long Beach, Belmont Shore, Bellflower, and Santa Ana have joined ranks with the existing Catalyst Cannabis location in Eastside Long Beach (2115 E. 10th Street) bringing a total of 5 storefront locations across Southern California.
I write this letter on behalf of myself, and my cannabis businesses in Long Beach, and nobody else.
Last week, the Long Beach City Council voted on measures for the 2021 Fiscal Budget deficit recommending a $30 million shortfall to be reinvested in our community due to the effect COVID-19 has had on our local businesses and residents. To fund this shortfall, a .5% tax increase on recreational cannabis sales was proposed in addition to allowing dispensaries to stay open for an additional two hours daily. As an owner of multiple Catalyst Cannabis Co. dispensaries in the Long Beach area, I am in support of this measure.