I would like to congratulate Washington’s State-legal Cannabis Retailers on being the BEST IN WASHINGTON regarding Compliance.
Well done! You have reason to celebrate. Keep up your good work.
The following chart summarizes reported violations (failure rates) by Cannabis Retailers (and other businesses) for the first four months of this Fiscal Year (July – Oct) compared to those for the month of November.
While the overall violation rate for premises checks (presumably all I-502 businesses are subject to these) fell by over 12% in November, the rate of serving minors by Retailers fell by over 50%! It is one thing to make a mistake entering data into the default traceability solution (and understandable, given the free software supplied by the state), it’s another to serve Cannabis to a minor. This industry is getting better at avoiding the former type of violation, and it’s retailers are getting quite good at avoiding the latter.
For reference, the chart also includes the most recently reported failure violation rate for Spirits Retailers (represented by the red line — which was 7.2% when last reported for March 2015).
For the benefit of picture-hungry readers (Merry Christmas, XMO), the recent improvement in behavior for both Violations per “Premises Check” and for “Serving Children When Solicited By State-sponsored Underaged Cannabis Shoppers” is summarized below. November is a relatively small sample, but I believe that Santa will notice. I hope he will also notice that I did not spell out the acronym of the label I just penned for the little narcs. I care about children, and would not want to hurt any of them. That was nice, wasn’t it?
I love the symmetry of having a dangerous drug with side effects and negative medical impact galore being relatively nasty while a very very safe medicinal drug with few side-effects other than various mixtures of elation and sedation is relatively nice.
Nice Cannabis Retailers! Good Cannabis Retailers!
You are winning vs. the Demon that is alcohol. Keep up the good fight. You are doing yourselves and this emerging industry proud.
You are better than alcohol. This drug is better than alcohol. This industry is better than the alcohol industry.
… and now your superior compliance reinforces the fact that you (and we) are better than “them”
…and that you (and we) might just be better than what many of the increasingly-less-ignorant-masses think.
Well done … you have reason to celebrate. Keep up the good work. This can only help with Karma, bans, moratoria, and future rules, legislation, and broadening public acceptance (and appreciation).
In further reinforcing my theme of being nice (and caring for rugrats), I hope the LCB offers cognitive counselling to the children they bait you with, as their regular and repeated failures to entice a sale may be harmful to their developing egos.
Their efforts are failing because your staff are being on-point and professional.
Give yourselves and your staff a pat on the back.
p.s. my cannabinoid testing analysis is now pretty much complete.
I’ll likely be posting the results this Friday. (Dec 11) Interesting stuff … I’ve decided to show some lab-level data (still blinded), as different testing methodologies are causing huge differences in cannabinoid profiles across the labs (related to decarboxylation, I think).
Happy Holidays, all
Stay dry. Stay compliant.