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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by vtac, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Polarbearboy

    Polarbearboy Tokin' Away Since 1968

    Cannabis sales explode as Californians become homebound

    Big story in Politico: https://www.politico.com/states/cal...lode-as-californians-become-homebound-1268235

    I'm up in northern northern New England in a de-criminalized but no retail state. The nearest adult dispensary is almost three hours from here. I'm wondering if I should drive to Mass--TOMORROW--at 6:00AM to get there for the 9-10am Over Sixty Hour. They certainly will never deliver to here and who knows how much longer they'll even be open, especially to out-of-staters, and who knows how much longer until we're under order to Stay Home. Is pot acquisition a "necessity"?
     
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  2. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

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    What was it the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers used to say? Dope will get you through times of no toilet paper but toilet paper won't get you through times of no dope. Or something like that...
     
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  3. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    That was it exactly.
     
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  4. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    @Polarbearboy
    In California, dispensaries are now categorized as "essential healthcare services" and remain open.
     
  5. daoist

    daoist Active Member

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    in the Netherlands they don't consider it medical, doctors only prescribe chemical pharmaceutical shit.
    People just self medicate. Doctors don't give out opiods or sleeping pills either here.

    Doctors here have their heads so far up the pharmaceutical asses they don't realize weed is like a anti depressive, sleeping aid, anxiety cure, painkiller, anti stress, all in one. they want you to stay sick so you keep coming back. they even intentionally misdiagnose people making them even more sick.

    You have to realize that the weed we get here in holland is grown illegal by someone and then sold to the backdoor of the coffeeshop, where i can buy it legal, it is usually not tested for contamiination or anything like that, you dont know how much thc is in it, how many terpenes etc. No nice packege with label, no medical information or anything. I think there is some medical weed out there in pharmacies but there is almost no doctors that give you a note to get it.

    So we are way way way way behind on usa, canada and a lot of other countries.
    Plus the doctors don't learn about it in their education. they just learn if you use cannabis you are anm addict.
     
  6. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    All you state about coffee shops is perfectly true and most doctors have the same approach worldwide but...
    You have the most prominent medical cannabis producer in your country, Bedrocan, have a Cannabis bureau online where brokers from other countries and even patients abroad can ask for it, so there’s plenty a way for sure to get medical cannabis too in the Nederlands. At least if you have a medical condition. You may be subject to pay for it, it may be a long way to get prescribed but I can’t believe there’s not medical cannabis in your country. It’s the leading country for that matter, and provides it to all EU.
    https://english.cannabisbureau.nl/
    https://bedrocan.com/
     
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  7. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Illinois Cannabis Industry Deemed 'Essential' During Coronavirus
    Marijuana dispensaries remain open during the governor's 'stay at home' order and new rules are in place for medical cannabis patients.
    By Jonah Meadows, Patch Staff
    Mar 21, 2020 4:27 pm CT | Updated Mar 21, 2020 4:51 pm CT

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    Cannabis businesses in Illinois are exempted from the "stay at home" order limiting non-essential business, travel and activities. (Shutterstock)

    CHICAGO — Illinois marijuana businesses are exempt from Gov. JB Pritzker's "stay at home" executive order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. The order limits non-essential activities, banning public gatherings of more than 10 people and mandating social distancing.

    Full article is over here... http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/illinois-and-weed.26563/page-3
     
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  8. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

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    There was an item on the news on the local CBS tv station in southern Oregon mentioning that canna deliveries had been declared essential services and even mentioning the name of a shop that was all geared up to deliver in Medford. Wow - from pariah to essential! You've come a long way, Mary Jane.

    One problem with delivery - they have to take cash because our federal government still has its head up its rear... Would be nice if people could use credit cards and avoid contact.
     
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  9. snamuh

    snamuh ghost

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    Hoping it stays good when "legal" rec retail rolls out this summer!
     
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  10. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

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  11. Polarbearboy

    Polarbearboy Tokin' Away Since 1968

    Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes

    From NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-weed-marijuana.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    And some states say NO!

    Glad I got up at 5AM and drove down to Mass on Saturday to one of the big adult dispensaries and bought a selection of fun products. Yesterday the Mass Governor closed down all non-essential retail, including adult cannabis(but not medical). Since I live out of state, I'm not eligible for medical.
     
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  12. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    It's essential here in the State of Washington. The two stores I frequent have on-line ordering for faster entry to pay & go, and one has curbside pickup.
     
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  13. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Designated essential here in Maine. Delivery services are doing a very brisk business. We also have reciprocity with all other medical states and you can purchase from any storefront or delivery service with your out of state medical card.

    Not that I’m encouraging anyone to visit, mind you. :lol:
     
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  14. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Stupid Studies Provide Stupid Results
    Study indicates vaporized cannabis creates drug-seeking behavior
    Rats with regular access to cannabis seek more of the substance and tend to show increased drug-seeking behavior when cannabis is absent.

    Like what? Rats trying to buy cannabis in parks and street corners? Rats at fast food places?
     
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  15. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    :rofl:
     
  16. hans solo

    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    Wait till these rats get a hold of some good bud instead of government ditch weed.
     
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  17. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    See, we really aren’t all that different from our friends in the animal kingdom.
     
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  18. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Rats know healthy things when they see them
     
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  19. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    https://www.referendum.govt.nz/cannabis/index.html

    Core elements of the draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill

    • A minimum purchase and use age of 20
    • Confining use to private homes and licensed premises
    • Prescribing conditions for personal growing and sharing
    • Requirements for public health messaging
    • Licensing the whole of the supply chain
    • Restricting marketing and advertising.



    https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2020-go1298

    As of today I could legally import a vaporizer that is a medical device approved by an overseas regulator.
     
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  20. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I'm a regular guy, and I approve...

    p.s. I live overseas


    macbill "Doc" McFarten
     
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  21. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Nearly half-mile-long cross-border drug tunnel found near San Diego

    Authorities seized more than 2 tons of a variety of drugs, a departure from earlier discoveries that consisted largely of marijuana. The discovery of the tunnel March 19 netted about 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of cocaine, 86 pounds (39 kilograms) of methamphetamine, 17 pounds (7.7 kilograms) of heroin, 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of marijuana and more than 2 pounds (0.9 kilogram) of fentanyl.

    The tunnel was built near a vaunted double-layered border wall constructed under President Trump’s watch, illustrating the limitations of such barriers against sophisticated drug-smuggling organizations.
     
  22. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

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  23. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  24. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Cannabis bankruptcies start to roll in as pandemic halts financing

    The cannabis bankruptcy filings are starting to roll in.

    Already plagued by a tough regulatory environment, disappointing sales and capital markets that had closed to all but the strongest companies, the industry is now facing a pandemic-related collapse in stock markets and ever-shrinking financing options. Pot companies completed two capital raises worth just US$5.6 million the week ended March 27, according to data from Viridian Capital Advisors. That’s the lowest level of activity this year and compares to 17 capital raises worth $169 million for the same period in 2019.
     
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  25. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    sad... but pot stocks were never a good investment.

    you will find greater returns if you bought those limited edition Elvis commemorative plates from Home Shopping Network.
     
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