Jim MacRae

November 1, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – Oh Cannadafornia!

This is a fictional piece with almost no data included.  It tells the story of how the new Union of States and Provinces called Cannadafornia was kick-started by Washington State’s Great Traceability Meltdown of 2017.  No generalizations from this to reality should be made. How Cannadafornia Came to Be Prime Ministerial President Justin Trudeau, in preparing to address his 100 million citizens on the decennial anniversary of his country’s expansion, reflects on events that led to the secession of the Western States during a discussion with his Minister of NORMLity, […]
October 30, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – Impact on Product Quality

Product quality has many facets. In Washington, the quality of regulated Cannabis is largely defined by the QA and Potency testing conducted by state-certified labs. The regulated market in WA does not allow direct consumer interaction with product prior to sale.  The pretty packaging can be admired but the product cannot be smelled.  It cannot be tasted.  It cannot be touched.  It cannot be sampled.  The consumer can often, however, get a feel for how the product looks through either a window in it’s packaging or a picture on it’s […]
October 27, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – A poem titled Communication Breakdown

A satirical, sarcastic poem that is part of my fantasy world and is completely disconnected with reality (aside from some proper nouns employed to anchor key sections).  Consider this part of my humorous response to the shitshow that is in the process of going down in Washington’s State-legal Cannabis industry.  Keep an eye on HI-Blog over the next few days.  I will be posting some short articles on the possible risks and benefits of the Great Traceability Meltdown of 2017. Communication Breakdown A fantasy poem about felony angst on Halloween […]
October 25, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – Tax Implications

Over the past week, a new phase of the transition between BiotrackTHC and MJFreeway as Washington’s Cannabis Traceability database provider has been unfolding. As of yesterday, the LCB has made clear that online access to an approved central traceability database will cease at midnight Halloween Eve.  MJ-Freeway and other stakeholders (the LCB and their paid consultants) will now be granted 2 additional months to get their system working. This is unfortunate, and will impact a number of users negatively (particularly those currently using the free version of Biotrack’s reporting application).  […]