Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

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By Jason Hassanieh, Edhat Staff

Santa Barbara resident, Adrian Sedlin, started a boutique marijuana growing company that aims to target a different demographic and a higher standard.

Local residents looking for marijuana, whether medicinal or recreational, haven't had too many options in the past. They either had to locate an available dealer or grower in the area, most of which operated illegally. Or in more recent years, pay a visit to weedmaps, a composite website outlining locations and menus for nearby dispensaries. The only problem with these options is oftentimes they leave the consumer with inconsistent product qualities and "highs" that are uncharacteristic of certain strains of marijuana. Additionally, they allow for complete unintelligibility when it comes to the growing techniques used, not to mention the levels of pesticides, microbials, and other chemicals in the product.

Canndescent seeks to eliminate these obscurities, boasting superior flower quality, sound and consistent cultivation practices, and a new standard of transparency. Their goal is to eliminate the inherent disconnection between customers and growers, and to humanize and democratize cannabis, making the shopping experience more approachable, straightforward, and intuitive.

Sedlin founded the company and aims to provide a more sophisticated platform for marijuana consumers. He plans on using his micro growing operation, located in Desert Hot Springs, to provide consistent, high-quality bud to customers that will keep them both happy and informed.

In this process, Sedlin has abandoned the well-known cannabis strains that we all know and love, including Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Grandaddy Purps. Instead, his company curated flowers with names like Calm No. 101 and Charge no. 508. The website advertises five categories of cannabis, with names based on emotional states: Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect, and Charge.

"If you can answer the simple question, 'How do I want to feel,' you can enjoy The Art of Flower," Canndescent states on their website.

Sedlin chose Desert Hot Springs because medical dispensaries are still prohibited in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, even though California voters approved the well known Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), back in November of 2016.

Most Californians forget that Prop 64's success only means that adults over the age of 21 can possess and use cannabis. This benefit does not extend to growing operations, and the commercial cultivation of medical cannabis is still prohibited in Santa Barbara County. However, Prop 64 does allow individuals to grow their own supply of marijuana as long as it is in a private space that does not exceed 100 square feet.

As a result, Sedlin is using preexisting weed dispensaries in the county to sell his Canndescent strains.

The fact remains, however, that marijuana is still an illegal substance under federal law, which means that the federal government can crack down on cannabis operators even if they fully comply with state laws. By the time Prop 64 passed, the federal government had assumed a hands-off approach on the matter, but things might be a little different under the new administration. 

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a-1502484055 Aug 11, 2017 01:40 PM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

Are these the "biggies?" Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Grandaddy Purps. Where do they get their unique names? Would a bowl of Girl Scout Cookies be the same here as in, say, Portland or Brooklyn?

420722 Aug 11, 2017 09:22 PM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

Yea I don't need fancy boutique weed, my boys grow some of the best so I'm good on this high end crap and all the other gobbledygook. Properly grown weed is properly grown weed and that's that. Blueberry is my favorite :)

yin yang Aug 12, 2017 02:12 AM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

What the heck?!!
This sounds like an ad!!
The name "Canndescent is the first word in the third paragraph, but is never defined. I looked closely at the photo and saw that name on the box in front. If that's the name of the business, and if this is a business article, the name should have been identified and explained.
Terrible news, article, good advertising article.
"...the well-known cannabis strains that we all know and love..." SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.
I used to indulge. Indeed, a very large 10$ lid was good. Thai stick was good. Hawaiian weed was good. Kief and hash and hash oil was good. Chillums and bongs were cool. I'm old, I'm nostalgic, the old days were FUN. I figure people have to adjust and accustom and maybe even build a touch of tolerance to today's weed.
I simply stopped enjoying pot many years ago.
Back to the topic: Edhat, what is this article? Do you think it's news? Or advertising?

prospector Aug 12, 2017 08:49 AM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

living here means local growing there does not yes it is a advertisement they have a lot of cash into there endeavor Not into the branding of a herb ,That said it is a wonderful medicine that works better than pharmaceuticals is safer and is a kick in the but to the big money medicine ,I believe it has a major future in opiate addiction therapy and alcohol addiction as I have seen it work in person, At least they did not turn there flowers into crack like a lot of money grubbers, its a great medicinal herb ,

Flicka Aug 12, 2017 10:21 AM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

TADGES, I remember Red Mountain as the "go to wine" we all took to parties (or used at home). One time we discovered that no where on the gallon bottle did it say "wine". Made us wonder exactly what the red stuff was. Made us laugh. Kept buying it though.

Roger Aug 12, 2017 11:52 AM
Local Business Provides a Sophisticated Marijuana Option

We got ripped...0ne finger nickel, 2 dime, 3 lid, 4 ounce...Indiana in the 60's and 70's...Loved Annie Green Springs Apricot wine. As far as advertisement I don't think so because other news sites also do stories on new businesses I don't have to mention who they are since all of them do it...Columbian has always been my favotite I thought the weed world was going to hell with all the newer names but then again Old School has always done it for me...:)

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