Canada cannabis legalisation: ‘We know the world is watching’

Canada cannabis legalisation: ‘We know the world is watching’

14 October 2018

Ron Throgmartin admits he is “not a marijuana smoker”, but as a businessman he sees an opportunity in commercial cannabis real estate.

He ran his own property firm for 20 years and is now chief executive of Diego Pellicer. The firm develops and leases property for marijuana businesses and has just opened its second US retail outlet with the help of designer Jill Savini, former creative director of the original Apple store.

Ron says he plans to expand into Canada, but he’s “cautious” and sees more earning potential in the larger, neighbouring US market.

“At one point the US will federally legalise cannabis and when that happens, Canada will become an afterthought.”

He also believes legalisation will eventually concentrate industry control into the hands of larger, probably tobacco corporations.

“Their model’s dying so if they don’t find something to transition to they’ll be in trouble.”

So unlike other firms, Ron says he’s in no rush to have weed legalised in the US at a national level.

“[I would like] more time for Diego Pellicer to become a bigger company so we can be a candidate for acquisition from bigger corporations who we can’t compete with.

“I’m always thinking about tomorrow and next year.”

Peek inside a Seattle cannabis tour

Peek inside a Seattle cannabis tour

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There are monastic brewery adventures in Germany and Belgium, and winery tours from Napa Valley to Bordeaux. Welsh cheese treks and Vietnamese street food jaunts beckon the more adventurous. And now, there are cannabis tours, too.

In at least nine states and the District of Colombia, consenting adults over 21 can purchase marijuana for recreational use. (Finding a place to use it is another hurdle, but more on that later.) So the idea of a different sort of vacation was appealing.

Like many adventures these days, mine began with an internet search: “Seattle marijuana tours.”

Seattle’s entertaining Kush Tours popped up — a 3½-hour adventure for $150 plus an Amtrak train ride to get me there. They also offer advice on 420-friendly places to stay, such as the Bacon Mansion, a B&B on Capitol Hill, as well as hotels with smoke-friendly courtyards, if not smoke-friendly rooms. The Bacon Mansion is a convenient 15-minute walk from the new train line that runs from the airport to the University of Washington, with stops in the SoDo — south of downtown — neighborhood.

The tour rendezvous spot was Diego Pellicer, a high-end SoDo marijuana store that looks like a fancy jewelry design boutique, all glitzy glass and tiny sparkles on display. It was super fancy, with gold-wrapped “canagar” Cohiba-sized joints for easily more than a grand, if you really want to get decadent, but offerings for bargain shoppers, as well.

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24-Karat Gold Cannabis Cigars Selling for $10k

24-Karat Gold Cannabis Cigars Selling for $10k

Seattle, WA — June 20, 2018 — /D.M.O. Newswire/ — It is truly an incredible smoke: 28 grams of sought-after Tangie flower, wrapped in solvent-free hash rosin, then covered in a layer of premium cannabis fan leaves, and finally wrapped in a layer of 24-karat, edible gold leaf. Diego Pellicer – Washington today announced that it has sold its first $10,000 cannagar. While the “El Dorado” Gold Cannagar, commissioned exclusively for Diego Pellicer, has just found a connoisseur to savor it, additional custom-made, one-of-a-kind cannagars can be conjured and ordered from Diego Pellicer in Seattle, 2215 4th Ave S.

“Whether they choose to indulge in a luxurious custom-made cannagar as a keepsake, or savor every moment of its smoke, whomever becomes a caretaker of one of these fine cannagars is in for an experience beyond words,” said Alejandro Canto, chief operating officer, Diego Pellicer – Washington. “Our first commissioned ‘El Dorado’ Gold Cannagar flushes the senses with a tangerine orchard from the Tangie flower while the formidable 15-inch-long cannagar ensures 20 hours of pleasure as smokers sparkle their way to bliss.”

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Bites from the Big Apple: vegan brunch and legal highs

Bites from the Big Apple: vegan brunch and legal highs
by Sarah Kennedy, New York
1 October 2018, 9:51am

The brunch, the ear buds, the bi-coastal workwear…consume the city like a native New Yorker and get ready for cannabis luxe.
The high life

Cannabis oil products low in psychoactive THC are already popping up in clubs, coffee shops and new store MedMen – the ‘Starbucks of weed’– on Fifth Avenue, as the city gears up for legal change.
“We will be searching out locations in New York,” says Ron Throgmartin, CEO of premium West Coast cannabis stores Diego Pellicer. When the time comes, New Yorkers can expect some pretty exciting shopping: this summer, Diego Pellicer sold a gold leaf “cannagar”, or cannabis cigar, for a stratospheric $10,000.

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With YoY Profit Growth of 54.689%, Should Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCPK:DPWW) Owners Be Pleased?

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With YoY Profit Growth of 54.689%, Should Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCPK:DPWW) Owners Be Pleased?

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. (OTCPK:DPWW) has posted year over year net profit growth of 54.689%.  The net profit number is the nuts and bolts of a firm’s financial health.  Healthy and consistent net profit growth provide investors with confidence that the firm will continue to be profitable and result in the share price moving in a positive direction.  On the other hand, consistent negative numbers could raise serious red flags for shareholders or potential shareholders.

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Ogre Kush by Diego Pellicer

Ogre Kush

Feel the Layers of the Day Melt Away

Ogre Kush by Diego Pellicer

You know the expression “Never go to bed when you’re angry”? Well, if you smoke some Ogre Kush before bedtime, you’ll never go to bed angry again. In fact, you’ll most likely fall asleep with a big, stupid grin on your face. This Ogre Kush from Diego Pellicer is the perfect indica hybrid strain to help you relax during the evening—without numbing your senses or rendering you completely couch-locked.

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The 12 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Seattle

The 12 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Seattle

Seattle has lots and lots of pot. Here are the best marijuana dispensaries in Seattle.

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Seattle is one of America’s principal weed cities. Medical dispensaries have populated this waterfront town for decades (nearly as long as California), and Seattle rivals Denver for having the country’s longest-standing recreational pot scene.

It’s also about as natural as any place in America to indulge. The city sits between two ranges of mountains, is bordered by both saltwater and freshwater, and is filled with an ample amount of culture, great cafes, and restaurants. So the question is not if you should smoke weed in Seattle but where are you going to get weed in Seattle?

With over 50 retail dispensaries, there is plenty of opportunity to score some greens. And thanks to Washington’s robust legal market, Seattle has some of the country’s cheapest weed with an incredible amount of product offerings.

Let’s go shopping.

Diego Pellicer
SoDo
The Shop That Calls Itself Premium

The people behind Diego Pellicer really, really want you to know that their store is fancy. They call themselves “the world’s most luxurious” retail shop, they compare themselves to powerhouse brands like Godiva and Starbucks, and their SoDo store is decked out with enough Spanish tiles and Greek Revivalist columns to fill a small spa.

Even though Diego Pellicer might not be as important as it makes itself out to seem, the store itself is actually one of Seattle’s better places to find weed supplies. The shop stocks many of the states best farms (including the elusive Leira Cannagars) at surprisingly fair prices.

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What Are You Smoking? Episode 34: Industry Trends With Dominique Dabs

What Are You Smoking? Episode 34: Industry Trends With Dominique Dabs

4/20 Promotions Include Giving Away Free Pounds Of Marijuana, Politician Raffle

4/20 Promotions Include Giving Away Free Pounds Of Marijuana, Politician Raffle

Green Market Report

April 21, 2018

The promotions for 4/20 continue to get bigger and splashier with free pound raffles becoming the trend for this year

Denver

Diego Pellicer (DPWW) in Denver has a promotion where with each purchase between April 1 and April 27 enters customers into a raffle for a chance to win. The grand prize “pound” winner will receive a total of 16 ounces of marijuana, to be purchased in separate increments for $1 each ($1,600 retail value). The second place winner will receive a total of $28 grams of cannabis concentrate, also to be purchased in separate increments for $1 each ($504 retail value). The third place winner of the legendary seven-gram Cannagar will receive it for only $1 ($225 retail value). The winners will be drawn on April 27 at 4:20 p.m.

The first 250 people in the store on April 20, 2018, will receive a limited edition Diego Pellicer t-shirt with a silhouette of Diego Pellicer himself as well as a gift bag with coupons. In addition, the store has taken over the front cover and back page of the local Westword entertainment guide and included a golden ticket insert redeemable for various prizes. Look for coupons including $15 for an 1/8 oz., $18 grams of concentrate and 20 percent off edibles all week.

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