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 […]
June 19, 2016

When Our Medicine Dies

The recent death of wee Alex (who benefitted medicinally from cannabis now and then throughout his 33 years) has released my touchy-feely emotional side well beyond it’s normally-repressed self. I’ve attached  one of my favorite pictures of the little guy in his older years. Please find attached some satirical lyrics that touchy-feely side produced in response to the impending death of the medical cannabis system which has come to ably serve hundreds of thousands of Washington Patients over the past 17 years. My thanks to Don Mclean for his inspiration during these […]
May 11, 2016

Friendly is as Friendly Does

Consumer power is the only thing that seems capable of increasing the credibility of the Cannabis testing results reported by Washington’s State-certified Labs. QA Work Groups and competent oversight will help, but it’s what consumers choose to purchase and where they choose to shop that is the ultimate key to solving what I view as the biggest current risk facing this market. Late last year, I posted a series of articles examining the Quality Assurance (safety) and Cannabinoid Profile (potency) testing allegedly conducted by the Labs certified to service Washington’s […]