Farming

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), […]
April 12, 2016

Is the Sun the best Pesticide?

Last month, the SLOG reported on a number of Washington Cannabis samples that had been tested for pesticides. I recently completed an assessment of these test results for a client who has been kind enough to allow me to share some of it with you. The methodology used was to categorize each of the 36 farms/processors that had product tested into whether their raw material was likely to be Outdoor, Indoor or “Mix”. Numerous inputs were used to classify the grow types. Outdoor implies product that is primarily lighted by […]
February 28, 2016

Washington Cannabis Commission: Good for Farmers and for You

Cannabis is a plant that, when sold for profit, is a commercial agricultural product. Author’s note – what follows is my opinion. The diverse group of folks with whom I shared much of the past year working toward this point in the process of forming the “Washington Cannabis Commission” may not all agree with everything I say below. If that is the case, I encourage them to use the comment section below this post to point out where they see things (or remember things) differently than do I. -Jim The […]