As Nevada prepares to roll out its recreational marijuana program at midnight on July 1, local dispensaries and producers are working overtime to prepare for the anticipated demand.
Evergreen Organix, one of the state’s largest marijuana edible producers that’s carried by most of the state’s dispensaries, has anticipated the surge in demand for their products.
According to company officials, Evergreen Organix staff has been working extended hours with additional personnel for the past ten days. They will continue production through the end of this week to prepare for the launch of Nevada’s recreational cannabis program on July 1st.
Prohibition is simply driving commerce underground, creating enormous black-market profits that attract the most ruthless criminal elements. Illegal drugs constitute a trillion-euro-a-year global industry. Those vast revenues enable the cartels to bribe, intimidate, or kill their opponents at will. Prohibition strategies have never worked. People should consider relegalization, as a strategy to break the economic structure that allows gangs to generate huge profits in their trade, which feeds corruption and increases their areas of power.
Approved in 1919, alcohol prohibition led to a steady rise in both alcohol usage and violent crime. Al Capone and myriad mafiosi showed up. The murder rate rose 50% between 1919 and 1933, peaking at 10 murders per 100,000 population in 1933, when the country finally decided enough was enough. Immediately after the repeal of alcohol prohibition, gangsterism went into a swift decline, with all of the major gangs disappearing within 18 months, and the murder rate dropping every single year for more than a decade.
Now, the drug prohibition is another tragedy. Millions of people are arrested each year, trillions of euros are spent each year, and drug gangsterism is at a level that dwarfs its alcohol equivalent and which has led to bloodbaths, not because of drugs, but because of drug laws. Over 40% of Westerners have used drugs. Most people think marijuana should be legalized.
This tragedy is the result of kleptocrats’ refusal to allow people to engage in peaceful choices as to what they consume. Even if drug use were to rise upon a return to the tradition of tolerance, our streets would be safer, innocent people would not have their homes raided and pets killed by narcotics agents entering the wrong house, victims of asset forfeiture laws wouldn’t have their houses and other assets seized without due process, and resources would be freed to spend on improving peoples’ lives instead of destroying them.
Marijuana is gaining ground the world over, having recently been legalized in numerous states in the United States. Even though it is described as one cure for many ailments, there are some subtle nuances that make it more like a multitude of cures.
Marijuana comes in two overarching varieties- sativa and indica. Under these two varieties are numerous strains, each of which produces different results to treat different ailments. Sativa produces a cerebral high that allows the user to have energy and mental clarity. Indica produces a calming and sedating body high, allowing for relaxation.
Different strains of sativa can be used to treat stress, pain, depression, and adhd. Hybrids of the two varieties can be used to treat stress, depression, pain, migraines, adhd, insomnia, lack of appetite, and headaches. Indica strains can be used to treat pain, stress, insomnia, lack of appetite, nausea, tension, and anxiety.
Housed in a 33,000-square-foot zero air exchange facility, Evergreen Organix produces over 70 different skews which includes sugar-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan edibles such as micro-dosed hard candy, gummies, chocolate and cereal bars. The company also has a 3,400-square-foot production kitchen, and state-of-the-art laboratory where they perform Critical Co2 Extraction and Short Path Distillation.
“We are known for both our quality and diversity of products,” said Evergreen Organix Operations Manager Jillian Nelson. “The focus of Evergreen Organix will be to offer the very best for both patients and the recreational consumer.” The company has plans to release an extract line as well as a variety of vape pens and distillates in July.
Evergreen Organix operates under some of the strictest regulations in the country for medical marijuana as Nevada regulators have created a stringent layer of protection for consumers. As a result of Nevada Senate Bill 344, passed during the recent legislative session, edibles must be in opaque packaging with full descriptions and warning labels. As well they must have potency labels and cannot resemble products familiar to kids like gummy bears or use advertising enticing to children such as cartoon characters, mascots, action figures, balloons or toys that might appeal to children. Marijuana also cannot be produced in the form of a lollipop or treat.
Evergreen cultivates marijuana and produces cannabis-infused products, supplements, and edibles. Evergreen Organix has assembled a topnotch team of growers, bakers, and chemists who are pioneers of the industry and believe in the powerful medicinal values of cannabis. The company was founded by a team of local business leaders who came together with the common purpose of providing the highest quality medicine to Nevada’s patients.