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California Medical Marijuana Extract Makers Get Historic Protections

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by syrupy, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. syrupy

    syrupy Authorized Buyer

  2. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    California's Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

    [L]egalizing recreational marijuana for adults aged 21 and up creates a potentially big problem for the United States' largest medical-marijuana industry: Once recreational-marijuana sales are allowed (they'll be rolled out over the next year), the incentive to head to the doctor to get a prescription for medical pot will no longer be there. Not to mention that getting a physician referral takes time and costs money. From physicians to medical dispensaries, there's the possibility that the medical-cannabis industry could be ravaged by the recreational-pot industry.
  3. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

    Med vs Rec in CA?

    Searching CA laws, I find different areas have different fees for a CA MMJ card which is odd. And is that fee a one-time or yearly? I see Ventura fee of $221 looks like the highest.
    Will CA Rec and CA Med both be taxed the same rate??
    Will CA dispensaries likely price med mj lower??

    My experience is in CO, visiting dispensaries with dual sales, a rec side and a med side. On my last visit, the med side pricing was significantly lower. Now I check their prices online and the med is just barely cheaper.
    Also, CO cost to get your MMJ card was very low.

    If CA keeps high mmj fees and if med cannabis prices are not much lower than red prices, it might not be worth the hassle and cost of reg for mmj.
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  4. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I would assume in WA state eventually we won't even have a medical cannabis system. The state doesn't really want it because it's in competition with the recreational. Our medical and rec is pretty much the same for all. Our unlisenced dispensaries closed last July 1st.

    It was devasting to some medical dispensaries that didn't get a lisence from the state.

    The patients who gets a medical card just saves on the sales tax of around 9% here. The cost for me for a med recommendation from a doctor was $100 and insurance doesn't pay. Depending on how much cannabis you use it might not be worth it for some. You are also put in a registry. You renew your medical recommendation with a physician once a year.

    CA will, I hope learn from WA state's mistakes and the medical patients and advocates will work hard to protect their medical cannabis system.

    We aren't lacking in state cannabis stores in my area but certain parts of the state doesn't have any stores. Some areas don't allow cannabis which is difficult for the patients.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  5. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

    Convection City
    It's tough to see mmj take the hit. After all it's what opened the door. There definitely needs to be an affordable script for it. But if there is and then street undercuts it, it's win win, no (provided caveat emptor and all -- meaning watch what you're buying)? Med and rec both get better prices? I absolutely recognize the need for affordable medical. But I also recognize the right for affordable rec.
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  6. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member


    when an illegal harshness stigma wears off of recreational cannabis as newly legal/accepted and the prices drop accordingly too along with prosecution rates, will the med cannabis then keep the cannabis prices over inflated as claimed medical uses account for value?? the $1 a gram model would just leave everyone growing it themselves ( which is what everyone wants anyway!!) as a low to no commercial incentive exists at $1 gram etc..
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  7. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

    The Evergreen State
    Drug war overkill: A pot bust against legal growers in Yolo County seems to go too far

    If ever you needed proof that we live in an age of confusion about marijuana laws, let me share with you the story of Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, two Sacramento-area entrepreneurs who decided to start a legal medical cannabis business last year and ended up on the business end of assault rifles wielded by officers from a multi-agency, anti-drug task force.
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  8. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    Oh, so good to see the American MJ Gestapo is alive and well. These guys work for somebody...no, not the Prosecutors or the police chief, but some political entity controls and issues these jackasses' budget and if they want this to stop, then that's where the action needs to start.
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  9. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

    So Cal
    We really need a "Hate" button next to the "Like" button.
    Or at least a "Hate the content, thanks for sharing" button.
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  10. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

    So Cal
    Are you able to find organic product? What they did to the medical patients in WA is criminal :(

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