Market Estimates

April 25, 2017

4/20 Washington Retail Sales – Actual Numbers

I’ve seen a number of estimates of what 4/20 would bring in Retail Cannabis sales in Washington recently and was successful in keeping my mouth (and keyboard) shut on the issue this year. After forecasting this and a number of other significant sales milestones over the past two years, I felt it would be good to take a break and see what others that purport to service the industry with data would come up with. Would the void be filled? It was, but I see discrepancies between the actual data […]
July 16, 2016

PSA5 – Know Who Your Dollars Support

Reminder to Patients:  This is a FEE-based marketplace, not a Donation-based one.  Where you spend your dollars is, I’d imagine, a very personal decision.  It is also an important one.  It is one with consequence. As of late this past week (13 days into the unified MoM (Market of the Man), approximately 1,400 Washingtonians had signed up and registered in the Patient Database Registry Self-Incrimination System.  Let’s assume they hit 1,500 sick folk by weeks’ end … that implies that 0.028% of the 5.3 million Washingtonians over the age of 21 are […]
June 22, 2016

PSA Announcement – For the Patients

Just a quick announcement that on Saturday, I’ll begin publishing a series of Patient Service Announcements (PSAs) here on HI-Blog for those patients being forced to migrate next week to either the regulated retail market or to the soon-to-be-thriving criminal one here in Washington State. The announcement I put out to many of my contacts this morning went like this: ********************************************************************** For the Patients …. but also for the soul of this industry The WSLCB  just released the June Traceability database update, containing lots of data through April of this year.  My thanks to the […]
June 21, 2016

Two Wrongs do not Make a Right

Author’s note: This is my 7th complete re-write of this article.  Each time I wrote it over the past 2 weeks, I found myself getting too negative and, in particular, getting negative towards the UW (an institution that I have great respect and affection for). So:  Here is a less negative version.  I hope the tone helps encourage folks to take this issue seriously.  If you agree with my calls to action below, please let the UW know (the Regents, the President, the Department Chair of the Law School, and […]