The latest cannabis news, education and announcements from the Silver Lake Caregivers dispensary in Los Angeles

Edibles, tinctures, capsules, tablets, drinks and topicals are all great options when you want to attend to your lung health

Cannabis dispensaries continue to be deemed “essential” in Los Angeles, and are allowed to stay open during the coronavirus order.

To continue serving our community in a safe and effective way, we have enabled the delivery option on our online store. Simply go to the Menu, select your products and choose the delivery option. We hope we can help all of you stay healthy, safe and as happy as possible during this shelter in place period.

Link to Los Angeles County FAQs for coronavirus: https://corona-virus.la/faq
See the section “What are essential activities and what businesses that will stay open?”

Message to our customers from the SLCG family:

Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Silver Lake Caregivers Group is taking every measure to maintain a clean and safe environment for our patients, staff and anyone visiting our location. In efforts to keep doors open as long as the city allows, we are taking the following precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for our customers.  Precautions Include:

  • Regular sanitizing (every 30 mins) of every shared surface and countertop
  • Modifying display products to limit physical handling
  • Wearing of gloves and frequent washing of hands by all SLCG staff
  • Encouraging social distancing in our queue lines, limiting amount of patients allowed on the sales floor to 3 patients at a time 

We are dedicated to supporting our community and loyal customers and are taking all the necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC to ensure our store is safe and sanitary.  Thank you for your business and support during this time.

– The SLCG Staff

Forbes business web site just posted an informative article: “Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream” that talks about how the COVID-19 crisis has interacted with the cannabis industry. There is an interesting state by state comparison of the steps taken. It not just medical patients that benefit, but recreational users as well since “many people who use marijuana for therapeutic purposes don’t necessarily jump through the hoops needed in order to become officially certified as patients, recreational businesses are also seen as crucial access points that need to stay open.”

Link to full article: Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ‘Essential’ And Mainstream

 

Cannabis dispensaries are deemed “essential” in Los Angeles, and are allowed to stay open during the coronavirus order.
Link to Los Angeles County FAQs for coronavirus: https://corona-virus.la/faq
See the section “What are essential activities and what businesses that will stay open?”

We have a message to our customers from the SLCG family:

Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Silver Lake Caregivers Group is taking every measure to maintain a clean and safe environment for our patients, staff and anyone visiting our location. In efforts to keep doors open as long as the city allows, we are taking the following precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for our customers.  Precautions Include:

  • Regular sanitizing (every 30 mins) of every shared surface and countertop
  • Modifying display products to limit physical handling
  • Wearing of gloves and frequent washing of hands by all SLCG staff
  • Encouraging social distancing in our queue lines, limiting amount of patients allowed on the sales floor to 3 patients at a time 

We are dedicated to supporting our community and loyal customers and are taking all the necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC to ensure our store is safe and sanitary.  Thank you for your business and support during this time.

– The SLCG Staff

There has never been a better time to try cannabis, but the amount of options available these days can be a bit overwhelming to new consumers. With legalization and regulation, the cannabis you purchase from dispensaries is tested and approved by certified laboratories, dosages are precise, and there is a wide array of fun, safe and tasty ways to try cannabis.

Try whole flower for the most direct, old school experience cannabis, or go modern with convenient, accurate doses from edibles or vapes. Vaping is a convenient, discreet and tidy way to consume cannabis in a way that is also very controllable. The effect arrives quickly, and can be increased as desired until its just right. Edibles are also convenient, discreet and tidy but once you put in your belly, there’s no turning back. The effect takes longer to arrive and lasts longer as well, so just start with a small dose (5mg or less) and work your way up if needed. From micro-dosing to strain specific effects, there is a cannabis product for anyone who wants to experiment safely. Learn more in our handy Buyer’s Guide.

 

Weedmaps is one of the most popular cannabis platforms in the country right now, but a large chunk of their growth has been fueled by illegal or so-called gray market businesses. This week they came out with a statement that they will cease listing illegal cannabis businesses by the end of the year, and begin requiring a state license number for all marijuana retail listings on its site. Legal operations have been struggling to compete due to the higher costs of compliance, marketing, branding and packaging, and setting up physical operations. This is a good step towards creating a level playing field for those that play by the rules.

The LA market is one of the most active areas for cannabis sales, and has more than its share of black market and gray market activity that makes it difficult for legal proprietors. While some insiders and pundits see this as capitulating to pressure from regulators and lobbyists for the legal market, Weedmaps is framing this as a proactive move to “foster a flourishing legal market” as stated by CEO Chris Beal in their press release. They also tout some free services for social equity programs that purport to make the boom in cannabis more supportive of those who may have been criminalized for participating in the past. We’ll keep an eye on this space as the marketplace and the rules continue to evolve.