Retail

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 28, 2017

Store Stenchyness – Don’t let the Friendlies Kill You

This is intended to be #7 in my series of PSAs (Patient Service Announcements). I hope you are all enjoying the medical market that our legislators created for you in SSB-5052. At least the CPC products are back on the market and some of the old growers and dispensaries have made it over. Too few, though. Sigh….. As of April 24, the DOH Patient database contained 20,516 patients and designated providers who have been registered and have received valid Patient Recognition cards. Wow! That’s the biggest audience I’ve ever reached […]
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 […]
August 2, 2016

PSA6 – Patients – you are VALUABLE!

Dearest Patient: In the spirit of motivational speakers the world over, please know that you are valuable.  While you have intrinsic value as the wonderful and caring soul that you no doubt are, you also have value to whomsoever you choose to share your hard-earned money with when you purchase your medicine. As the following shows, the schoolchildren of Washington should be thankful to you (both for funding their education and for de-funding the pushers that would otherwise prey upon them). I assume that many of our vulnerable Patients have chosen […]