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Bottom Line: I will help your business to succeed.
That may sound like bluster, but it is the truth and it is what motivates my efforts. I like to win, and I have learned that I do so best when my clients win.
Commercial Analytics (or Business Intelligence) is a field that is full of practitioners. The majority of these are capable of making pretty pictures and dashboards. They typically are good at describing what is. They are also typically good at making their clients comfortable investing in their services.
I focus on increasing my Clients' understanding of their businesses and their available opportunities.
I do this by providing unique insights into their businesses and the markets within which they operate. Straight Line Analytics builds customer loyalty by enhancing the success of it's Clients.
I am takng what I learned over a long career helping large drug-selling entities optimize their performance and am applying that to the State-Legal Cannabis marketplace.
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Recent Postings on HI-Blog

February 12, 2018

Pesticide Penalties Levied in Washington: Pay up now and it’s OK to sell your product.

It apparently costs $650 per day to be allowed (by the LCB) to continue operations after being charged with pesticide-violations. The mission of the LCB is to “Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.”  This post highlights one way in which that Agency is consistently and egregiously failing Washington consumers and, thereby, failing to achieve their mission objectives. This aspect of the LCB’s failure to protect Washingtonians is summed up, succinctly, in the fact that there is only one record […]
December 1, 2017

Wholesale Prices and $3 Billion of Diversionable Product

Earlier this week, one of the local drug interdiction task forces infesting the state announced the bust of 32,449 plants (and some cash and gold and a few houses and people) estimated to be worth $80,000,000. In using a $2,465 per plant valuation, these asset-forfeiture specialists are, apparently, assuming this to be the level of pricing that WA-produced product is expected to command on the streets of non-legal states craving product of the quality produced in the Pacific Northwest. I am glad that these heavily armed and armored folk have […]
November 23, 2017

Canna, Canna Everywhere, Yet not a Drop of Diversion

Note  Jerry Whiting just posted the audio of  a 15-minute chat he and I had the other day on this topic up on “LeBlanc CNE on Soundcloud” at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/leblanccne/jim-macrae-traceability-harvest Last year’s fall harvest was large enough, relative to the small number of retail access points licensed and open for business, to cause a multi-month “glut” of available product in wholesalers’ inventory.  This increased the difficulty for farms to sell their product at anticipated price levels and resulted, in many cases, in product remaining either unsold or unsold […]