All-female edible cannabis manufacturer obtains Berkeley permit

Om Edibles, an all-female-run collective that manufactures medicinal cannabis, has received a permit to operate in Berkeley.

The collective has been producing medicinal cannabis for dispensaries across California from the Bay Area since 2008. The local permit is a “precursor” to the state permit, which Om Edibles plans to apply for in January 2018, according to Om Edibles owner Maya Elisabeth.

California Proposition 64, which will legalize recreational cannabis sales in California beginning January 2018, has motivated new changes within the cannabis industry, and the city of Berkeley released a set of emergency regulations last week. The regulations include rules regarding license applications for manufacturers.

“Regulations are full of details and technicalities. It’s not necessarily how I pictured the energy and spirit of the plant,” Elisabeth said.

Elisabeth said she still has the potential to be “pleasantly surprised” by the decisions made in California, which have not been as strict as the ones made

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