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November 18, 2015

How Wet is Your BUD? – Initial Work Investigating Lab Results

Note: Shortly after I post this, I’m going to e-mail each of the labs certified for Cannabis testing under I-502 with a link to this blog.  I will solicit their feedback, and am going to try to set up a “behind the scenes dialogue” with them in order to reduce the likelihood that some weird pattern I see in the numbers is due to a completely normal, expected artifact of how the testing and/or reporting of testing results is conducted. I do not  want to be doing a disservice to […]
November 8, 2015

Cannabis Strain Naming in Washington

Ruderalis, Indica, Sativa, Scuzzy Oregonian Dirt-weed …. all have their place in the scientific naming of Cannabis (there I go, alienating all of those fine Oregonian growers … WELL PEOPLE, it was not we Washingtonians that decided to go all unfair market practices by not charging tax for OUR State-legal Cannabis.  What are you, Commies or something?…. I just don’t like cheaters). Regardless, the subject of my focus today is more mundane – the commercial naming conventions for the strains that are purported to be in the child-proof packages available from your […]
November 6, 2015

First Friday Posting – My Final Word on Oregon

The following chart plots the month-on-month sales change for Washington Retail stores from Sept. to Oct. as a function of the latitude of the location of the store.  A 2nd-degree polynomial fit was made to the data (for someone that runs a business under the name “Straight Line Analytics”, you’d think I might use linear fits more often …. just another window into the confusion that permeates my being). The more to the left you go, the further south the store is (there’s that confusion again).  The further to the right […]
November 4, 2015

Oregon Sucking Life from Southern Stores

The Vampires appear to have moved from Forks to Oregon, and they are sucking our southernmost State-legal Cannabis Stores dry. Actually, that’s a bit dramatic, but I thought the imagery fit the attached map picturing the change in Store-level Retail Sales levels from September to October of this year.  Green represents growth in sales, Yellow is not much change, and Red is a loss in sales. I’ll put some more information later this week into a follow-on post  that summarizes the impact at a county level, and, possibly, calls out individual store impacts (although I’m […]