Premium Cannabis Pushes California’s Green Rush Forward – LA Weekly


Premium cannabis products haven’t always been so easy to find. But thanks to recent legislation and local company Left Coast Extracts, high-quality cannabis in the form of cartridges and pods are readily available to all those who need it. 

Billions of dollars has been added to the California economy since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, legalizing marijuana for adult use. As promised, legalizing cannabis has injected much-needed funds into the California economy. It has also provided jobs, safety regulations, much-needed alternative wellness, and of course, fun.  

According to a release issued by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, since January 2018, total program revenue to date is $1.81 billion, which includes $906.4 million in cannabis excise tax, $223.3 million in cultivation tax, and $682.9 million in sales tax. 3rd Quarter 2020 returns alone generated $159.8 million in excise tax revenue and $41.0 million in cultivation tax revenue. 

Due to the risk of investing capital in the still federally illegal California marijuana game, most investors balked at answering the growing need for legit, high-quality cannabis. Thankfully, there were local manufacturers and distributors like San Diego’s Left Coast Extracts ready to step up, take the risk, and serve the medical and recreational cannabis community. The ability to purchase cannabis legally has improved the millions of lives that call the Golden State home. 

“We know that the majority of our customers used to get their product illegally. They are happy to finally be above-board,” says Coltin Barody of Left Coast Extracts, a company who has been fully legal since its inception. 

With the consistent demand, the marijuana industry is booming. Like the gold rush that established the state, the so-called “green rush” is opening up all new possibilities for growers and distributors alike. 

“Knowing that we hold multiple licenses in a multi-billion dollar market experiencing 20% annual growth feels a bit like a dream,” shares the spokesperson for Left Coast Extracts. The company’s biggest challenge? “Keeping up with demand and growth,” Barody answers. 

In order to stay on top of the industry, Left Coast Extracts keeps up stock of all the most popular forms of cannabis products: vapes, cartridges, pods, syringes and extracts. And while they have it all, it’s their cartridges and pods that fly off the shelves. 

Left Coast Extracts makes premium vape cartridges in sativa, indica and hybrid strains. Their classic Maui Waui (aka Maui Wowie) sativa cartridge features tropical flavors and stress-relieving qualities which will float you straight to the shores of Hawaii wherever this strain originally comes from. It’ll make you feel happy, uplifted, euphoric, and energized. 

Left Coast Extracts’ Superman OG indica cartridge gives a solid overwhelming body sensation and will put you to rest in a rush. Whereas incredible for pain management, muscle fits, and sleep deprivation, Superman OG’s strength makes it an entirely nighttime strain. A hit of this vape cart will have you feeling relaxed, sleepy, euphoric and calm. 

The Do-Si-Dos hybrid Cartridge from Left Coast Extracts is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain with qualities the same as its parent, OGKB, a GSC-phenotype. Its aroma is pungent, sweet, and earthy with slight floral funkiness. These classic OG aromas mix nicely with medical-grade body effects that lean toward the sedative aspect with the addition of Face Off OG genetics. It has users feeling happy, relaxed, euphoric and calm. 

These are just a few examples of their full range of premium cannabis vape cartridges available. Rest assured, if there is a strain you want, Left Coast Extracts surely has it. 

Left Coast Extracts pods also come in an unbelievable amount of strains, from Northern Lights and Skywalker, to Lemon Haze and Jack Herer, and hybrids Cherry Pie and Gelato. 

“There’s a little bit of Left Coast for everybody,” explains co-owner Alexandria. “People from all walks of life can enjoy and share our products.”

Alexandria and her partner Coltin founded the company out of a desire to share the positive health and wellness experience of cannabis with others. Self-funding their enterprise, they have been able to keep Left Coast Extracts independent, allowing them the freedom and opportunity to keep their business client-based, instead of investor-ruled. 

Left Coast Extracts isn’t about producing high-quality cannabis products for the money, they are about producing high-quality cannabis for the people. By doing it legally within the ramifications of Prop 64, they are a vital addition to the state economy and cannabis community alike. 

“We want to show that cannabis businesses can bring a lot of good to the community at large,” says Alexandria. And they are well on the way to proving just that. 

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