In the emerging marketplace for medical marijuana we are going to see a complete spectrum of business models given a try. The presentation will run from the almost hap-hazard to the highly organized. It’s that “highly organized” extreme that is being attempted in Tempe, AZ. The name, Harvest of Tempe, on the modest storefront [...]
When I was first introduced to cannabis, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, everything we smoked was grown in the sunshine. That changed. Things may be changing again. Marijuana growing is not a green industry. Done mostly indoors in Washington, pot production often uses hospital-intensity lamps, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, fans and carbon-dioxide generators to stimulate [...]
In the state of Florida there is a 63 year old lady named Cathy Jordan, and she uses cannabis to mitigate symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), a debilitating condition that she has lived with since 1986. Ms. Jordan got her name attached, in an honorific way, to the medical marijuana [...]
The California State Supreme Court has ruled that localities can decline to provide a source of cannabis for medical marijuana patients. ” . . . individual cities and towns can ban the medical marijuana dispensaries that have sprouted around the state, dealing a blow to advocate of broader legal access to the drug and invigorating [...]
Ryan Loflin, seen above storing his hemp seeds in a bag, planted the largest hemp crop in Colorado in 60 years. Loflin is planting 60 acres of hemp on land that was used for alfalfa. The crop has already gained much attention from media and a documentary film crew.
I have wondered how long it would take for some local government to figure out how much revenue could be won by being the only pot dealer in town. Here’s one: The city of Aurora could be getting into the pot business — and make itself the exclusive grower and seller of the drug without [...]
Colorado has passed their marijuana DUI bill known as House Bill 1325 by a 24-11 vote. You can now be receive charges similar to drunk drivers, which means possible loss of license or worse jail time. If you are caught driving with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood or more, you could be booked for a marijuana DUI.
This week Colorado decided on settling in at a tax rate of 25% on revenue from cannabis sales. From NPR: The debate over taxes now extends to pot. Colorado voted to legalize marijuana but lawmakers have been debating how to tax it, and that debate is partisan. Democrats want taxes high, saying consumers will gladly [...]
In Michigan there is a resurgence of reefer madness. The people of Michigan have made great strides on their way to re-legalization. But the ghost of Harry J. Anslinger is still with us. Reefer madness — re-legalization’s hemorrhoid. We can’t live comfortably with this thing hanging on. Here’s the outbreak in Michigan: Marijuana use [...]
Anti-Marijuana Republican Steve Katz Gets Community Service, $75 Fine for Possession Of Marijuana Charge
What do you know? Like I said the day I reported him getting this charge, “He will most likely get a slap on the wrist. Maybe a very small amount of community service.” Anti-pot Republican Steve Katz who is against marijuana but occasionally enjoys driving 80 mph in a 65 while high gets little to [...]