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.
Or know/be the farmer!So stick to legal tested weed.
“These data are consistent with other surveys showing that marijuana regulation policies can be implemented in a manner that provides access for adults while simultaneously limiting youth access and misuse.”norml.org
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.“
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:
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.
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.
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.”