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(NYPost)   More and more wealthy investors are realizing that with changing legislation, someone's going to be the Anheuser-Busch of marijuana. This bud's for you   (nypost.com) divider line 107
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2013-12-05 08:47:03 AM
Now THIS is the type of investment opportunity I can get behind. Invest in a couple horses, one of them is bound to show.
 
2013-12-05 09:01:14 AM

SmackLT: Now THIS is the type of investment opportunity I can get behind. Invest in a couple horses, one of them is bound to show.


i think thats pretty much it. everyone knows a big market is about to open up. I expect to see tons of smaller companies, many of which go bankrupt, and a few that build some market or innovative processes get snatched up in a few years for a large sum of money when someone with much much much more than 10 mil wants to dominate the market. I bet it looks a lot like the dot com economy with tons of acquisitions as soon as anyone demonstrates a following, a good trade mark, or a good innovation regardless of current profits.
 
2013-12-05 09:04:56 AM
Yes. Somebody will get rich selling a bunch of shiatty weed to a bunch of people.
 
2013-12-05 09:07:13 AM

EyeballKid: Yes. Somebody will get rich selling a bunch of shiatty weed to a bunch of people.


www.eonline.com
 
2013-12-05 09:07:49 AM
static.guim.co.uk
/in on the ground floor
 
2013-12-05 09:08:05 AM
What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?
 
2013-12-05 09:08:33 AM

physt: EyeballKid: Yes. Somebody will get rich selling a bunch of shiatty weed to a bunch of people.

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*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-12-05 09:08:48 AM
If now-me had told ten-years-ago-me where we are now, my mind would be blown.
 
WGJ
2013-12-05 09:09:30 AM
Great, weed snobs.
 
2013-12-05 09:09:41 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-05 09:09:58 AM
I can grow enough for personal use in a closet if and when it is legal.
I won't need to buy it.
Of course, I only smoke a doobie's worth a year, so.....
 
2013-12-05 09:10:09 AM

Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?


The guy who'd put dried apple chips or spray orange juice on said shiatty weed before over-pricing it.
 
2013-12-05 09:10:50 AM
And all those useful idiots who thought they were going to become rags to riches stories on legal marijuana are just idiots now.
 
2013-12-05 09:11:04 AM

EyeballKid: Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?

The guy who'd put dried apple chips or spray orange juice on said shiatty weed before over-pricing it.


Ha!  Throw some carrots in that bag to get the weight up!
 
2013-12-05 09:11:35 AM
This bud's for you, mister stoner Heart Surgeon
Mister Stoner Heart Surgeon!
Because you know how to be mellow, when you're deep in to the chest of some fellow.
What does this body part thing do?
You appreciate Bud's Buds for all the time you just want to relax
Beep, beep, beeeeeeeeep. Looks like I'm not getting paid today
So here's to you, Mister Stoner Heart Surgeon
Mister Stoner Heart Surgeon
 
2013-12-05 09:11:56 AM
How awesome will it be if a weed Boom sparks the next big growth cycle?
 
2013-12-05 09:12:13 AM

vudukungfu: I can grow enough for personal use in a closet if and when it is legal.
I won't need to buy it.
Of course, I only smoke a doobie's worth a year, so.....


I'm going to brew my own shiatty beer and cut my own hair.
 
2013-12-05 09:13:05 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: And all those useful idiots who thought they were going to become rags to riches stories on legal marijuana are just idiots now.


I am not claiming there are any millionaires rolling around Rhode Island because of weed, but there are a lot of people making decent money right now.  No idea what it is like in other states.
 
2013-12-05 09:13:44 AM

Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?


Chili powder
 
2013-12-05 09:13:58 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-05 09:14:05 AM

Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?


Say what you want about the taste or quality but the fact that they're able to produce the exact same beer year round in such large quantities is amazingly impressive, especially if you've ever attempted small scale brewing yourself.

Also hasn't Big Tobacco been planning for this for decades already?
 
2013-12-05 09:14:13 AM

Carn: How awesome will it be if a weed Boom sparks the next big growth cycle?


Think of post-Prohibition America. Now, imagine it with fewer fatal traffic accidents.
 
2013-12-05 09:14:51 AM
the real slap is going to go to all the dealers, growers, traffickers etc who do it illegally now and think because they are making money on an illegal product they have any idea about business.

Im curious who that 10 million came from. it seems like 'hey man, I totally dropped out of school because I love weed! if you give me 500k I will totally make a ton of money on weed!' be a tough sell to most folks with that kind of cash to invest. I am suspecting he has rich family or all that cash is coming from illegal sources trying to legit up.

In other words, I can't believe there aren't legit hedge funds/venture capitalists/equity firms staffed by folks who actually have managed hundreds of millions and billions that aren't already doing what he is doing, and have no idea why he'd be anyones first choice.
 
2013-12-05 09:17:07 AM
Can anyone name the Anheuser Busch of marijuana before it was prohibited?
 
2013-12-05 09:18:18 AM

EyeballKid: Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?

The guy who'd put dried apple chips or spray orange juice on said shiatty weed before over-pricing it.


i 'heard' *cough* about some once that has little crackle things in it that lit up and kind of popped when you hit it. it was nick named 4th of july or something
 
2013-12-05 09:19:11 AM
Contemptible.
 
2013-12-05 09:20:38 AM

NickelP: In other words, I can't believe there aren't legit hedge funds/venture capitalists/equity firms staffed by folks who actually have managed hundreds of millions and billions that aren't already doing what he is doing, and have no idea why he'd be anyones first choice.


As long as it is federally illegal, no legit business will touch it.  Thats why you only see stoners starting these businesses.

Due to the way drug laws are set up, The Man can come in any time they want and confiscate  everything... your money, your business, your personal assets.. everything.

Its only worth it if you dont have much to lose in the first place.
 
2013-12-05 09:20:40 AM
Good idea, but it's going to be at least another decade or more (if ever) before you get every state to sign off on this. There are states that are never going to legalize it on their own, like Pennsylvania, where there are enough old conservatives to counter the younger vote. Besides that, there's lots of outside pressure from Central and South American countries, as well as Europe, for the US to not legalize.
 
2013-12-05 09:20:58 AM

NickelP: EyeballKid: Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?

The guy who'd put dried apple chips or spray orange juice on said shiatty weed before over-pricing it.

i 'heard' *cough* about some once that has little crackle things in it that lit up and kind of popped when you hit it. it was nick named 4th of july or something


I 'heard' about a guy who sold weed called "Chron Solo."  Apparently, the nerds ate it up.
 
2013-12-05 09:24:01 AM
How much money can there be in making weed that tastes like piss?
 
2013-12-05 09:24:15 AM

DubtodaIll: Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?

Say what you want about the taste or quality but the fact that they're able to produce the exact same beer year round in such large quantities is amazingly impressive, especially if you've ever attempted small scale brewing yourself.

Also hasn't Big Tobacco been planning for this for decades already?


What I mean is what will be left is the meh big box weed, the "bud"weiser, if you will. And the small hand crafted artisan weeds that are the equivalent of all the IPA hop bombs.
 
2013-12-05 09:24:33 AM
... And Big Tobacco is not a fan of legal weed cutting in to their profits, no doubt
 
2013-12-05 09:25:54 AM
Tom Cruise owns/funds a big grow-op, according to the Aubrey Plaza episode of Get Doug With High.
I imagine other rich people will be diverting funds to grow-ops as the illegality is cast aside more.
 
2013-12-05 09:28:19 AM

Alonjar: NickelP: In other words, I can't believe there aren't legit hedge funds/venture capitalists/equity firms staffed by folks who actually have managed hundreds of millions and billions that aren't already doing what he is doing, and have no idea why he'd be anyones first choice.

As long as it is federally illegal, no legit business will touch it.  Thats why you only see stoners starting these businesses.

Due to the way drug laws are set up, The Man can come in any time they want and confiscate  everything... your money, your business, your personal assets.. everything.

Its only worth it if you dont have much to lose in the first place.


sure they will. You won't see it as a line item of krafts balance sheet but I'm sure folks like philip morris etc will have their subsidiaries buying equity in those earlier mentioned funds, which will have majority ownership in the actual corps that deal with the weed (with probably 7 steps of corporate seperation added).

when it makes sense to make a sizable investment in the industry that needs national legal protection for them, they will dump money to their lobbyest.
 
2013-12-05 09:29:23 AM

Chabash: DubtodaIll: Chabash: What is the weed equivalent to throwing in cubic yards of hops into beer and calling it artisan?

Say what you want about the taste or quality but the fact that they're able to produce the exact same beer year round in such large quantities is amazingly impressive, especially if you've ever attempted small scale brewing yourself.

Also hasn't Big Tobacco been planning for this for decades already?

What I mean is what will be left is the meh big box weed, the "bud"weiser, if you will. And the small hand crafted artisan weeds that are the equivalent of all the IPA hop bombs.


^Yeah I totally smoke weed for the taste^  But yeah it's going to end up like every other marketplace where function is cheap and perks drive the price up.  No one is going to mass produce high quality goods and sell them at a low price.

Sidenote:  I learned that the ^ is actually called a sarcastrophe.  I think, reports vary but I think it's a necessary punctuation.
 
2013-12-05 09:29:41 AM
I'm not sure if it was unintended or not, but the passage of medical marijuana legislation in my state, at least, went a long way to propping up the residential property market. I know at least half a dozen people who bought shiatty little 800 square foot shack houses on secluded unpaved dead-end streets and converted them into grow houses. These guys are pulling in $40,000 per crop in some instances, too. So it's kind of a no-brainer to buy a house for $40,000 in a depressed real estate market and pay it off with the first crop. Landlords who rent to families can only dream of that sort of thing.

The only downside is that you've gotta start carrying weapons and being real careful, even paranoid, about the company you keep and what you say to people. Obviously grow houses are a magnet for burglars/home invaders, and the potential for felonious activity under the right circumstances is through the roof -- there goes the neighborhood.

Personally, I think the pot market will become like the beer market. There will be the ubiquitous Miller and Bud Light weed that's cheap and low quality, the Heineken and Corona's -- still mass produced but slightly higher quality and more expensive, and then you'll have all of the regional and sub-regional craft products that the hipsters, self-style aficionados, and simple people with money to burn can purchase from local artisans.

I wonder how long until we see the weed equivalent of those hanging tomato gardens you can get at the dollar store...
 
2013-12-05 09:31:16 AM
it will be interesting to see, even for the mass produced stuff, what happens to the quality. I have to imagine someone like monsanto can make strains that will crush the growers of today.
 
2013-12-05 09:32:50 AM

Cold soup: I'm not sure if it was unintended or not, but the passage of medical marijuana legislation in my state, at least, went a long way to propping up the residential property market. I know at least half a dozen people who bought shiatty little 800 square foot shack houses on secluded unpaved dead-end streets and converted them into grow houses. These guys are pulling in $40,000 per crop in some instances, too. So it's kind of a no-brainer to buy a house for $40,000 in a depressed real estate market and pay it off with the first crop. Landlords who rent to families can only dream of that sort of thing.

The only downside is that you've gotta start carrying weapons and being real careful, even paranoid, about the company you keep and what you say to people. Obviously grow houses are a magnet for burglars/home invaders, and the potential for felonious activity under the right circumstances is through the roof -- there goes the neighborhood.

Personally, I think the pot market will become like the beer market. There will be the ubiquitous Miller and Bud Light weed that's cheap and low quality, the Heineken and Corona's -- still mass produced but slightly higher quality and more expensive, and then you'll have all of the regional and sub-regional craft products that the hipsters, self-style aficionados, and simple people with money to burn can purchase from local artisans.

I wonder how long until we see the weed equivalent of those hanging tomato gardens you can get at the dollar store...


Aren't we already there? I don't think they were intended for growing tomatoes in the first place.
 
2013-12-05 09:33:41 AM

Chabash: Cold soup: I'm not sure if it was unintended or not, but the passage of medical marijuana legislation in my state, at least, went a long way to propping up the residential property market. I know at least half a dozen people who bought shiatty little 800 square foot shack houses on secluded unpaved dead-end streets and converted them into grow houses. These guys are pulling in $40,000 per crop in some instances, too. So it's kind of a no-brainer to buy a house for $40,000 in a depressed real estate market and pay it off with the first crop. Landlords who rent to families can only dream of that sort of thing.

The only downside is that you've gotta start carrying weapons and being real careful, even paranoid, about the company you keep and what you say to people. Obviously grow houses are a magnet for burglars/home invaders, and the potential for felonious activity under the right circumstances is through the roof -- there goes the neighborhood.

Personally, I think the pot market will become like the beer market. There will be the ubiquitous Miller and Bud Light weed that's cheap and low quality, the Heineken and Corona's -- still mass produced but slightly higher quality and more expensive, and then you'll have all of the regional and sub-regional craft products that the hipsters, self-style aficionados, and simple people with money to burn can purchase from local artisans.

I wonder how long until we see the weed equivalent of those hanging tomato gardens you can get at the dollar store...

Aren't we already there? I don't think they were intended for growing tomatoes in the first place.


Well thats more sense now, because they blow at growing tomatos
 
2013-12-05 09:37:31 AM
 I'm not generally a fan of corporations and their unchecked power but when it comes down to Corporations Vs. Cartels I would prob prefer to deal with the corporation.
 
2013-12-05 09:42:06 AM

WGJ: Great, weed snobs.


That guy has already made an appearance in Seattle.
 
2013-12-05 09:43:58 AM
Their weed will taste like watered-down horse piss?
 
2013-12-05 09:44:24 AM

bigsmellypenis: Besides that, there's lots of outside pressure from Central and South American countries, as well as Europe, for the US to not legalize.


Some South American countries are beginning to consider it.

http://world.time.com/2013/05/22/key-regional-organization-pushes-wh it e-house-to-debate-legalizing-pot/

Uruguay is trying to legalize it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/mujica-legalize-marijuana_n _4 373924.html
 
2013-12-05 09:45:16 AM
Spliffy
 
2013-12-05 09:46:39 AM

Cold soup: I'm not sure if it was unintended or not, but the passage of medical marijuana legislation in my state, at least, went a long way to propping up the residential property market. I know at least half a dozen people who bought shiatty little 800 square foot shack houses on secluded unpaved dead-end streets and converted them into grow houses. These guys are pulling in $40,000 per crop in some instances, too. So it's kind of a no-brainer to buy a house for $40,000 in a depressed real estate market and pay it off with the first crop. Landlords who rent to families can only dream of that sort of thing.

The only downside is that you've gotta start carrying weapons and being real careful, even paranoid, about the company you keep and what you say to people. Obviously grow houses are a magnet for burglars/home invaders, and the potential for felonious activity under the right circumstances is through the roof -- there goes the neighborhood.

Personally, I think the pot market will become like the beer market. There will be the ubiquitous Miller and Bud Light weed that's cheap and low quality, the Heineken and Corona's -- still mass produced but slightly higher quality and more expensive, and then you'll have all of the regional and sub-regional craft products that the hipsters, self-style aficionados, and simple people with money to burn can purchase from local artisans.

I wonder how long until we see the weed equivalent of those hanging tomato gardens you can get at the dollar store...


this is kind of what I was getting at earlier. your friends are making a killing because its risky and most people don't want to touch it. when your friends are competing with folks who have 100k sf grow houses that they lease for 4 or 5 bucks a sf a year, have industrial lighting, irrigation etc, and can afford to sell their plants for slim margins in bulk (their cost per plant will be drastically less too), the guys like yourfriends are done. yeah some will become the big guys, but that takes an entirely different skillset.

it will just be like any other plant product at that point. there are small farms and green houses that grow all kinds of plants, and some do well as a small business, but no one is buying houses to setup grow ops for say strawberries and cashing in 5 or 6 figure profits a year.
 
2013-12-05 09:52:56 AM
The usual suspects: Monsanto, Cargill, Phillip Morris.
 
2013-12-05 10:00:38 AM
You can't really compare beer to MJ.  The point of beer is the taste, not to get drunk.  The point of MJ is to get high.

If a giant company ruins weed it will be because they put all sorts of chemicals in it to keep it shelf-stable, or breed it to have more of the "get-stoned"-chemicals and less of the "feel-introspective-and-vaguely-psychedelic"-chemicals
 
2013-12-05 10:02:57 AM
The feds are the elephant in the room on this. Get a Bush like person in the White House before the tipping point is reached and the legal marijuana states will get a few surprises.
 
2013-12-05 10:06:52 AM

stonelotus: Can anyone name the Anheuser Busch of marijuana before it was prohibited?


William Randolph Hearst.
 
2013-12-05 10:08:22 AM

NakedApe: The feds are the elephant in the room on this. Get a Bush like person in the White House before the tipping point is reached and the legal marijuana states will get a few surprises.


If we go by Obama's actions, or rather lack of action countermanding the DoJ's operations against legal grow operations, we already have one.
 
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