Well, every strange turd that's come out of me, I blame on my flower. I'm going to try doubling my kombucha intake lolThe most common contaminants were E. coli and salmonella, which were detected in nine items, mostly loose flower and prerolled joints. State regulations prohibit cannabis products tainted by E. coli and salmonella from being sold to consumers. Both types of bacteria can cause infections that generally result in diarrhea, vomiting, fever and cramps. Severe cases can be life-threatening.
hey mainly talk about oil pens here but if your vape uses an extremely hot piece of metal as a heat source it's worth thinking about also.
I don't know if we can draw analogies between high terp oil being directly in contact with metal and a steel heater in a convection herb vape.
Opposition from key Republicans, most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, derailed hopes of attaching cannabis provisions to a must-pass defense spending bill.
Of course Mitch can suck my dick from behind. But it's wild that he basically legalized weed nationwide by mistake with the Hemp Bill a few years back. And I'm not just talking about Delta-8.
There are motherfuckers out there selling "THCA Flower" that ships to all 50 States. And as we all know, when you apply heat that "A" disappears and you basically have dispensary weed. Haven't tried it myself but I've heard it's quite good.
Agreed. It doesn't take much to "ring my bell" but a quart of Coors and a joint always got the job done.
How the plan to pass a weed package went awryOpposition from key Republicans, most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, derailed hopes of attaching cannabis provisions to a must-pass defense spending bill.
Opposition from key Republicans, most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, derailed hopes of attaching cannabis provisions to a must-pass defense spending bill.www.politico.com
Also, in response to JBone65's post above, which leads off with "Results suggest that alcohol and cannabis are not clearly substitutes nor complements to one another." I've been using both alone and together for more than fifty years. As long as the boozing isn't excessive, they go together like love and marriage or a horse and carriage! Nothing goes together better than a couple a tokes and a hoppy IPA. Plus, botanically and scientifically, hops and cannabis are each other's nearest relatives, being two of only three members of the Cannabacea family.
God fucking damnit. This is such an easy thing to do and there is NOT a legitimate reason not to...Proponents' hopes were dashed once again, after GOP senators fought against including the measure in a defense budget bill.www.leafly.com
A report from a medical cannabis trade group found contaminants such as E. coli and salmonella in some products purchased at unlicensed dispensaries.
Regional cannabis markets appear to be undergoing disorderly price adjustments that are likely to become permanent. That is, cannabis prices appear to be adjusting toward equilibrium without brakes of any sort. This suggests permanently lower prices are likely to develop first regionally, then nationwide. So what happened in Rhode Island over the past few weeks – a nearly 33% downside price adjustment – is likely to happen in other new, contiguous states to a greater or lesser degree, but in the same direction.
It can't happen soon enough around here. Dispensaries are still robbing us and driving us to the black market. If they would lower their prices by a third they would easily double their sales volume at least...Prices are still dropping in the USA due to a number of factors (overproduction and excellent growing conditions for outdoor producers). Some growers have already begun to decrease production and to push legislators to limit licenses to help their cause. From the most recent U.S. Cannabis Spot Index:
It isnt the dispensary that’s robbing us, it’s the government.It can't happen soon enough around here. Dispensaries are still robbing us and driving us to the black market. If they would lower their prices by a third they would easily double their sales volume at least...
$40 per 1/8th seems high to me.It isnt the dispensary that’s robbing us, it’s the government.
$40 for an 1/8 of decent stuff isnt terrible, but the 25% excise tax and 6% sales tax, and 3% cannabis town tax is what is killing us here on the border (northern CT) of mass.
I am glad it is legal, but the government is taxing the shit out of it.
Cant wait to start growing
Hasnt been legal out here for very long. I would imagine once CT dispensaries open up 1/10/23, mass will see a large decline in sales. That may drop prices a bit.$40 per 1/8th seems high to me.
IMO legislation that prevents healthy competition is usually designed to force consumers to pay premiums to private individuals.
At least there is a public benefit to high tax rates, but they're also worse when the price is artificially high.
Despite the wonderful low prices, OK went too far by handing out grower licenses to anyone with a $250 check. I don't recommend that.
I'm guessing some states found the right answer with a balanced approach that fosters industry health and jobs, but also direct competition for consumers instead of attempting to maximize revenue per unit volume, which pushes everyone toward the black market.
You have to wonder how much more legal weed and how much less black market weed would be sold in various markets if it were just made legal nationwide. The FU local markets would prolly go away.
Sorry for the long post.
Very well said.American Government, even the Libs, is and has always been fundamentally conservative. We were literally founded by religious extremists. Puritans and Calvinists. So even when they give a little and legalize cannabis, they still need to make it known that consuming is a "sin". We need an extra tax to punish said "sin".
There was no clearer example of this than at the beginning of the Joe Brandon Administration. They ran on legalizing or at least decriminalizing. They also told the incoming class of young White House employees and interns that a history of cannabis use wouldn't prevent them from serving in government.
Except when push came to shove, they did fire a number of these young cannabis users. They literally destroyed their dreams of working in government. And yes, it's hard to call a Lib Administration a group of religious extremists. But it's all part of this Calvinist work ethic bullshit our nation was founded on. These people hate weed because they believe it reduces worker productivity by x%. And we can't have that. Every waking hour needs to be "productive" and consumed by some work twitch.
The only taxes cannabis consumers should be subject to is the local sales tax. If States really feel they need to raise revenue, go get it from rich cunts who make their money by underpaying workers and overcharging customers. Not regular people looking for a safe alternative to booze and pharmaceuticals.
Especially in States like CT and IL. Lots of rich scumbags there if they need someone to tax.