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California takes a big step in authorizing the Cannabis Appellation Program

2020-10-05T23:22:08-07:00By |

On Tuesday, September 29, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 67 into law, signaling that no later than January 1, 2021 the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Cannabis Appellations Program will begin to accept petition applications from California growers to establish the first ever cannabis appellations of origin.  [...]

Spotlight – Node Labs on supplying the highest quality true-to-type clones.

2020-07-20T10:13:59-07:00By |

Being flower purists at Big Rock, we adore the smell, taste, effect, and color-rich beauty of a fresh, premium cannabis flower. As we discuss in our State of Flower, 2020, flower continues to be the cannabis market leader in California, and will continue to be the bedrock of the cannabis [...]

Cannabis Pride: 8 LGBTQ+ Cannabis Leaders Tell Us Who Gives Them Pride

2020-06-26T19:54:38-07:00By |

It's unlikely we would have a legal cannabis industry in California (or anywhere) without the work of many trailblazing LGBTQ+ advocates. Cannabis has been used for social, religious, stress relief, and medicinal purposes for thousands of years and the plants were (and remain) a critical therapy for AIDS patients. Patient [...]

Black-Owned Cannabis Companies

2021-06-19T11:14:36-07:00By |

We are compiling a list of black-owned cannabis companies, brands, dispensaries, etc. with operations in CA that you can find below. We will continue to update the list and encourage readers to email info@big-rock.com with additional black-owned cannabis companies for whom we can support! Retail – Storefront Blunts + Moore [...]

The Journey Toward Cannabis Appellations & Why It’s So Important

2020-05-19T17:38:23-07:00By |

First wine, now cannabis. As Richard Mendelson, author of “Appellation Napa Valley” has noted, appellations apply to many things, but wine has been a focus point as it has been long standing in both the old world (Europe) and new (United States) – with lessons that apply to cannabis.  Still, appellations may be [...]

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