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(LA Times)   Ric Romero reports that medical Cannabis is expensive   (latimes.com) divider line 13
    More: Obvious, Southern California, medical marijuana, Board of Equalization, Dana Point, San Clemente, overhead costs, Beretta, Steve Cooley  
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2012-06-17 05:22:31 PM
3 votes:
Hmm, maybe I missed it, but there's no indication as to why the police were conducting these raids. And so what if they're making money? Maybe they're just moving a lot of inventory?

And who cares how much they make? If we're going to regulate how much profit they can make, then let's start doing that for the medical industry as a whole.
2012-06-17 05:26:25 PM
2 votes:

orclover: [www.appleappetite.com image 640x499]

HIgh quality herb is expensive. If you werent such farking snobs about it then you could Johnny Appleseed this problem away. But no, you gotta be assholes.


Honest Bender: Hmm, maybe I missed it, but there's no indication as to why the police were conducting these raids. And so what if they're making money? Maybe they're just moving a lot of inventory?

And who cares how much they make? If we're going to regulate how much profit they can make, then let's start doing that for the medical industry as a whole.


Have Appleseeded 12 states so far. More to come

/You are very welcome
//cough
2012-06-17 05:07:00 PM
2 votes:
Anything is more expensive than simply growing a weed ... especially one that grows like a weed.
2012-06-18 01:47:01 PM
1 votes:
Philbb: How much profit can you make before you lose your nonprofit status?

//

Perhaps this question should be directed to the Pope. It seems there are no limits.
2012-06-18 09:36:34 AM
1 votes:

Shahab: This is more campaigning against medical marijuana which California voters have approved no matter how much certain agencies or the LA Times don't like it.

I'll tell you this, no matter how much money these guys are making it is not more than the pharmaceutical companies were making on medication that marijuana is able to replace. My eye drops to treat my glaucoma cost me, with a discount program that is being discontinued, $200 a month. Before the discount it was almost $300 and will be again.

Yet the marijuana to cover the same amount of time, as I use a vaporizer and only smoke at night, using drops during the day, costs my $50. My drops last twice as long and I save money that I don't really have to spend. For people with serious issues and no medical insurance it can be a lifesaver, or in my case an eyesight saver.

I wish these people would stop with their anti-medical marijuana push. It is not going to go anywhere as there is too much support for it as well as too much backlash against the "war on drugs".


I wish I could get a vaporizer, I think it would be perfect for my needs. My glaucoma drops also cost over 200 a month, and they are not enough to stop my condition from ruining my eyesight. Last year, my doctor put me on a methazolamide pill, which is basically the Alamo move. Very unpleasant side effects, detrimental to my lifestyle. I used to be very active, walking an average of over an hour a day, now I'm lucky if I can muster 5 hours a month. Aside from being tired more easily, I have to pee like a race horse all the time from the diuretic side effect. Pretty hard to go for long walks when you constantly need to pee. And the thirst, ai yi yi. Unfortunately, due to my financial situation, I'm forced to live with family who are very anti-smoking, particularly marijuana. Never mind that they are totally dependent upon pharmaceuticals and spend well over 2000 dollars a month on their share of what doesn't get paid by medicare, never exercise, take no responsibility whatsoever about eating or drinking in moderation. I'm not allowed to have the one thing in the world that will keep me from going blind, because big pharma can't make millions off of me, oops, excuse me, because it is illegal.

I brew my weed in a tea, using an emulsion of high quality olive oil (6 drops to ~ 3 cups water), two joints worth of cleaned, finely ground weed, filtered and kept chilled. I try to brew when nobody is home, and act real casual if they return before I'm finished. I drink 1/3 of that batch before going to bed, I sleep like a rock.

Shahab:
You know I actually wish there was a strain of weed I could smoke that would just lower my ocular pressure and not get me high. Then I could smoke before work and give up these stupid drops all together.


I'm not so concerned about being high at work, as I am about being piss tested. As we all know, the quality of your employees is only as good as the purity of their urine. Oh, never mind the 27 LEGAL chemicals floating in their system that are farking them up 9 ways to sunday, each new one trying to compensate for the side effects of the ones before it.

As far as being high, I've found that ingesting orally vs ingesting respiratorily lessens that "whoops, I'm so stoned again" feeling. Additionally, it lasts longer and wears off more gradually. The downside is that brewing is not as efficient as combustion or vaporizing, and you need to use a lot more. At current prices, I probably match the cost of my glaucoma drops with the weed expense. And there is a growing (no pun intended) ability to manipulate breeding to induce potent strains that do not clobber you into a drooling, zombie state, as witness old gangster cush (that's how I was told it was spelled, not with a 'k'). It has gotten to the point where there are good strains for w&b (wakie bakies), that energize you and make you feel like doing something. These often tend to be sativa dominant strains. Then there are the heavy indicas, where you want to eat, fark and sleep. And a freaking rainbow of combinations of those characteristics between the two extremes. I would totally be like a kid in a candy store at a pot dispensary.
2012-06-18 03:33:40 AM
1 votes:

Torion!: wildcardjack: I suspect some of the price is in order to attain value attribution.

A placebo that costs more is more effective than a cheap one.

I'm not calling pot a placebo, but rather that some of it's attributes are.

The so called harmful side effects is the placebo.

/nothing to back it up but experience


You know I actually wish there was a strain of weed I could smoke that would just lower my ocular pressure and not get me high. Then I could smoke before work and give up these stupid drops all together.
2012-06-18 03:29:36 AM
1 votes:
This is more campaigning against medical marijuana which California voters have approved no matter how much certain agencies or the LA Times don't like it.

I'll tell you this, no matter how much money these guys are making it is not more than the pharmaceutical companies were making on medication that marijuana is able to replace. My eye drops to treat my glaucoma cost me, with a discount program that is being discontinued, $200 a month. Before the discount it was almost $300 and will be again.

Yet the marijuana to cover the same amount of time, as I use a vaporizer and only smoke at night, using drops during the day, costs my $50. My drops last twice as long and I save money that I don't really have to spend. For people with serious issues and no medical insurance it can be a lifesaver, or in my case an eyesight saver.

I wish these people would stop with their anti-medical marijuana push. It is not going to go anywhere as there is too much support for it as well as too much backlash against the "war on drugs".
2012-06-17 09:13:35 PM
1 votes:
Lucky bastards...I wish I could get some "legal" greens here in Texas.
2012-06-17 07:05:19 PM
1 votes:
So there's no clause in the law that "allows" these businesses to make sales or profits. How did they expect this to work? How could a dispensary operate without sales? Would the growers just give the stuff away, you know, out of the kindness of their hearts? Were they supposed to be so stoned they'd forget to ask for payment?

This sounds to me like a farking racket. Set up an atmosphere that generates billions though it's not really legal though it is but it really isn't. Then bring in the cops who get to do what they do best: make up excuses in order to steal money, drugs and guns.

On a side note, when the economy collapses, who do you think is going to be in charge? If you answer: the heavily armed paramilitary forces stationed in every city and town in the country, then you and I are thinking along the same lines. Sounds like fun, huh? Fiefdom's run by ignorant racist violent assholes who already murder without consequence.
2012-06-17 05:12:40 PM
1 votes:
www.appleappetite.com

HIgh quality herb is expensive. If you werent such farking snobs about it then you could Johnny Appleseed this problem away. But no, you gotta be assholes.
2012-06-17 05:10:28 PM
1 votes:
But god forbid we just outright legalize the stuff and regulate it.
2012-06-17 05:10:00 PM
1 votes:

Kali-Yuga: Cheaper than buying it on the street in my experience, and from what I've heard from friends that are in L.A. , there are so many dispensaries around L.A. that the prices are the lowest anywhere.


I enjoyed reading this today.
2012-06-17 05:04:05 PM
1 votes:
Cheaper than an addiction to xanax.
 
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