Korova's trying to kick out 60,000 high potency edibles before they can't any more
Korova is (for now) an edibles company that's advertised their edibles as having "unrivaled potency" but that potency is about to get rivaled... by legalization laws. Starting on January 1, California is of course opening up to recreational cannabis sales, but as part of that changeover, there are now limits on how potent single edibles can be, and that means that Korova's edibles, like its "Black Bar" candy bar that boasts 1000mg of THC (ten times the doses allowed in 2018) will have to go.
That's a bummer, and it's also a little silly, because patients will still be able to buy the amount they need -- they'll just have to do it in smaller packages. The max size of a single package in 2018 will be 100mg, with individual pieces no more than 10mg. Korova will be selling 10mg mini cookies in packs of 10, for example, but you'll have to eat 10 packs to get as much THC as the Black Bar. So say the regulations, so for now, this is the cost of recreational cannabis.
Hopefully, as time goes on and the market becomes more stable, we'll see that rule revisited if necessary. For now, though, them's the breaks, and Korova is doing what they can while they can. From now until January 1, says Leafly, Korova's Oakland-based employees are working around the clock kicking out products at the old dose levels. They're trying to put out 60,000 bars by midnight on December 31. As long as the products are produced before 2018, they can still be sold, so keep an eye out -- you might be able to grab some while they're still around.
As for the company's future, Korova's reps say they're going to roll with the punches as best they can. The company has marketed itself as a high potency manufacturer, but that won't really work in the future with such strict limits. "Right now we are an edibles company," says CEO Steve Adkins, "but we will be expanding into other cannabis products." Flower is the first one -- the company is already planning a line of buds called Korova Flower, and the slogan of "unrivaled potency" is just being shortened to "unrivaled."
Hopefully it will be just as popular. Meanwhile, if you see a Black Bar out in the wild (and have a super high tolerance -- for us, it would probably just mean passing out and waking up at 3pm the next day), now's the time to grab it while you can.