Jim MacRae

May 16, 2017

Enough on the Labs, Already! My Closing Words on a Filthy Issue.

It’s been a labor of love, these past two years putzing with the laboratory data and occasionally digesting (and deflecting) ad hominen feedback. (The above logo, of a baby Cannabis clone being suffocated in a condom, comes from the website of the supposed “Washington Cannabis Laboratory Association” — be careful of this group, as one should probably be slow to trust an organization that would advocate for the mis-treatment of a little helpless baby plant). Lots of interesting stuff, lots of potent stuff, and lots of filthy stuff. I’m going […]
May 10, 2017

Potency – as it should be?

This follow-up to my recent post “Facts and Alt-Facts: How 2 labs Report on Potency” serves primarily as a response to those readers and interested parties that took the time to comment either on how the two charts aligned with their expectations or how my methods were allegedly deceitful. I’ll put aside the “attack the messenger” tone uniting the latter group of posts, and focus today on the reported “Total Cannabinoid” trends reported by the top-volume Friendly lab and the top-volume PRAGUE lab for the period spanning May, 2015 through […]
May 3, 2017

Facts and Alt-Facts: How 2 Labs Report on Potency

In this post, I am going to spare you my interpretation. I’m just going to show you two graphs (and a morphed combination of the two). My expectation is that some of the readers of this post who take a minute or two to go through the homework I’m about to suggest will then take the time to share how the actual data in the graphs supports and/or opposes the image they formed in their heads by conducting the following mind experiment: Please relax. If not contra-indicated by any of […]
May 2, 2017

MayDay Anarchists Funding our Government

On Monday, the State of Washington saw $2,429,211 in pre-tax Cannabis sales reported by State-legal and duly regulated Cannabis Retail establishments. This is a rather large number for a Monday. I’m guessing it was directly from participants in many of the primarily peaceful and compassionate marches and celebrations around the State. I’m further guessing that the Anarchistic sub-elements (Jerry — you know who I’m talking to behind that silky-smooth mask) likely consumed, per-capita, much more than your average MayDayer. Between Excise tax and State Sales tax (37% and 6.5%, respectively), […]