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JBone65

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Not a good time to be a high cost grower. I had been finding better and better deals here in Ok for the past year or two, but the market seems to have tightened a bit. Maybe it's just the season. Could be too hot for Sungrown weed in mid-summer, temperatures are above 100° some days. I still think the sustainable future is outdoor and greenhouse weed, just not finding the $50/oz bargains right now.
 

His_Highness

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
FL Flower dispo sales are trending toward better than mids for $20 to $25. $30 to $35 used to be a great find but IMO its becoming the norm for 8ths around here. There are still tippy top tiers for way more but I never buy them until the inevitable sales brings the price down. The supply and demand curve looks to be leaning more and more in our favor.
 

florduh

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FL Flower dispo sales are trending toward better than mids for $20 to $25. $30 to $35 used to be a great find but IMO its becoming the norm for 8ths around here. There are still tippy top tiers for way more but I never buy them until the inevitable sales brings the price down. The supply and demand curve looks to be leaning more and more in our favor.

With no tax out the door, the pricing here is pretty great on flower now. Reminds me of the Prop 215 days in Cali. I wonder if this will help push recreational though when someone in the government figure out they could be making way more money off of us than $75 a year.
 

vapviking

Old & In the Way
So stick to legal tested weed.
Or know/be the farmer!

Unrelated;
I've been surfing around looking at the gray market canna dealers around NY.
Things like this come up pretty easily, willing to deliver all over, or mail it to ya, etc.
With pricing for pounds of cannabis.

This place came up in a google map search.

Can anyone give me some feedback or some point of reference for this type of stuff? Are things this wide open now? or are these all scams?
 
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invertedisdead

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Denver, CO: The percentage of young people who acknowledge consuming cannabis and having ready access to it declined sharply between 2020 and 2021, according to statewide data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE).

Researchers reported a 35 percent year-over-year decline in the percentage of teens who admitted having consumed cannabis products within the past 30 days. They also reported a 22 percent drop in the percentage of teens who said that they could easily access cannabis. There was a 50 percent drop in the percentage of teens who admitted having driven after using cannabis.”

“Nationwide, there was a 38 percent year-over-year reduction in self-reported marijuana use among eighth graders, a 38 percent decline among 10th graders, and a 13 percent decrease among 12th graders, according to data provided by the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Since Coloradoans legalized adult-use marijuana sales, lifetime cannabis use has fallen an estimated 30 percent among high-schoolers and an estimated 40 percent among middle-schoolers. Adult-use legalization in other states has also failed to overlap with any significant uptick in either young people’s use of cannabis or access to marijuana products.“
 

florduh

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Denver, CO: The percentage of young people who acknowledge consuming cannabis and having ready access to it declined sharply between 2020 and 2021, according to statewide data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE).

Researchers reported a 35 percent year-over-year decline in the percentage of teens who admitted having consumed cannabis products within the past 30 days. They also reported a 22 percent drop in the percentage of teens who said that they could easily access cannabis. There was a 50 percent drop in the percentage of teens who admitted having driven after using cannabis.”

“Nationwide, there was a 38 percent year-over-year reduction in self-reported marijuana use among eighth graders, a 38 percent decline among 10th graders, and a 13 percent decrease among 12th graders, according to data provided by the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey.

Since Coloradoans legalized adult-use marijuana sales, lifetime cannabis use has fallen an estimated 30 percent among high-schoolers and an estimated 40 percent among middle-schoolers. Adult-use legalization in other states has also failed to overlap with any significant uptick in either young people’s use of cannabis or access to marijuana products.“

That's the funny thing about prohibitionists crying "THINK OF THE CHILDREN" is it's an accidental argument for legalization. Dealers don't card their customers. Dispos do.

There might also be a "cool" factor at play here. When Yoga Moms are popping edibles to get to sleep every night, maybe weed just isn't as cool to teens anymore. I bet Juul'ing would've been less big in high schools if the most common user looked like these two:

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So maybe normalization helps drive down teen use. I don't think teens should be consuming cannabis, but we gotta make sure they do once they hit 21. Science already determined weed makes better, kinder, more empathetic people. We need to get the adult use numbers up!
 

Farid

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I had suspicions this was happening. I live in a college town, and I noticed when I take my dog for walks through campus that I never smell weed. This would have been unheard of when I was in college.

It's not just that, there are tons of social trends that make me feel a major disconnect with current hs aged kids. The music that's popular, guys getting perms, fewer kids playing sports.
 

invertedisdead

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There might also be a "cool" factor at play here. When Yoga Moms are popping edibles to get to sleep every night, maybe weed just isn't as cool to teens anymore. I bet Juul'ing would've been less big in high schools if the most common user looked like these two:

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I do think there is something to that, cannabis is not so “counter-culture” anymore and probably not “edgy” enough for expressing radical teenage angst.

I guess the only edgy counter culture left is to proudly support “the system“ and adorn every label possible. I remember back in the early 2000’s when people “just didn’t want to be labeled.”
 

Gunky

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Noted: Democratic senators ask Biden to reclassify cannabis, pardon nonviolent offenders


6:07 p.m.

Six Democratic senators asked the Biden administration to reclassify cannabis and pardon nonviolent offenders, a push to get the president closer to marijuana legalization.
The senators — Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) — sent a letter to Biden on Wednesday calling on him to use his authority to pardon “all individuals convicted of non-violent cannabis-related offenses” and to remove cannabis’s classification as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. The letter was addressed to Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Biden, during the 2020 campaign, stopped short of a full endorsement of marijuana legalization but did say that he believed “nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.” He also said he’d be willing to support reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
So far, however, his administration has stayed mum on its marijuana policy and efforts to pardon nonviolent offenders.
“The Administration’s failure to coordinate a timely review of its cannabis policy is harming thousands of Americans, slowing research, and depriving Americans of their ability to use marijuana for medical or other purposes,” the Democrats wrote.
The senators also mentioned an attempt they made last fall to get the Justice Department to reclassify marijuana. In a half-page response, which took six months, the department told the Democrats that they couldn’t reclassify cannabis because it “has not been proven in scientific studies to be a safe and effective treatment for any disease or condition.”
“It is obvious that cannabis has widely accepted medical benefits, affirmed by medical and scientific communities both here and across the globe,” the senators wrote.
You can read the letter here.
 

RxPlorer

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Not going to happen.

Edit: this was referring to an executive reschedule. Apparently inserting quotes is broken on mobile :(
 
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florduh

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Something is better than nothing, but this bill kind of sucks. For one, it would probably kill the current wild west hemp industry. It would put THC isomers under the same regulatory framework as regular THC cannabis. CBD is an isomer of THC.

At least now I know what those "stakeholders" were talking to their politician pets about. I'm sure those millionaire cannabis industry CEO's aren't too happy about people buying Delta 8 carts for $15 instead of their legal disty carts for $50 (plus tax).

And speaking of taxes, the bill starts with a 10% Federal tax on cannabis, increasing to 25% after a few years. That will be in addition to State taxes. I've said it before and I'll say it again...if the government wants to raise funds, go get the money from fucking rich people. They can dip into their summer yacht renovation fund a little. Putting onerous taxes on cannabis consumers is peak regressive neoliberal bullshit.

They also made sure to throw more money to the cops too. So they can focus on stopping illegal grows. I'm sorry, but if these people couldn't stop illegal marijuana over the past 80 years, why would a few extra billions in public money help now? Every time I see these guys going out to beat the fuck out of protestors, they're outfitted like The Avengers. They don't need anymore money.

This bill is nearly 300 pages long. Probably to ensure every little piggie gets their turn at the trough. I guess it would still be better than allowing the Feds to continue ruining people's lives over weed. We probably can't have a truly decent legalization bill until there's a major change to campaign finance laws. As long as we have legalized bribery, this might be the best we can do.
 

Polarbearboy

Tokin' Away Since 1968

PS a bit later after posting: I just browsed the comments on this article. Oh My! Lot of folks who don't care if we're stoned, who are neither for nor against legalization, who aren't anti-drug are offended by the the smell of cannabis, just as they are by tobacco smoke, etc. I'm genuinely shocked by how many negative comments there are about the "stench of weed" and by how many say it doesn't matter if its vaped rather than smoked: It still stinks to them. Also a lot of folks who are allergic to perfume and tobacco smoke also claim negative reactions to cannabis, whether smoked or vaped.
 
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florduh

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PS a bit later after posting: I just browsed the comments on this article. Oh My! Lot of folks who don't care if we're stoned, who are neither for nor against legalization, who aren't anti-drug are offended by the the smell of cannabis, just as they are by tobacco smoke, etc. I'm genuinely shocked by how many negative comments there are about the "stench of weed" and by how many say it doesn't matter if its vaped rather than smoked: It still stinks to them. Also a lot of folks who are allergic to perfume and tobacco smoke also claim negative reactions to cannabis, whether smoked or vaped.

Have these people considered they could simply get over it? Humans make lots of stinky smells. I don't let that fact ruin my life. I lived in a small building in LA that constantly smelled like curry. Don't care for the smell. But I didn't want the old lady who cooked it with her windows open every day to be homeless. I just lit a candle and went on with my life.

In January, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, when asked about marijuana legalization at a press conference, “It smells so putrid.” He added: “I think a lot of those other areas that have done it have ended up regretting it. I could not believe the pungent odor that you would see in some of these places, and I don’t want to see that here. I want people to be able to breathe freely.”

"I want people to breathe freely" shut the fuck up, Ronnie. It's July in the Free State. You can't breathe freely outdoors from about 8AM to 9PM every day. And I can tell you...95 degree weather with 90% humidity isn't exactly conducive to pleasant smells. Everybody toking up would be an improvement on how the Free State smells.

If that's his best argument against legalization, it's time to legalize it dude. He wants to continue locking people in a cage because he thinks they're smelly? That's psychotic. This is the guy famous stoner Joe Rogan wants to be President by the way. Because Rogan is rich and rich people aren't bound by the law in the same way as the rest of us.
 

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