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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 […]
March 29, 2017

Peak Potency — Lab Friendliness is back with a gusto!

I find myself becoming increasingly disgusted by a few of the obviously bad blatant things that are happening in Washington’s State-legal Cannabis industry under the watchful eye of it’s Regulators, Legislators and participants. Today, I am going to revisit one of these obviously bad blatant things— Laboratory Friendliness and Truthiness Friendliness and Truthiness by our Labs is being allowed to run unchecked by our Regulators and their tax, fee, and fine-collecting enforcement division. For background, see the series of articles I published on HI-Blog in late 2015. In that series […]
March 2, 2017

420 and Trump – The Devil’s Work?

(Author’s Note:  This is not meant to be a political posting, and I truly hope that readers do not take it as such.  I make it a point not to engage in National Politics in this greatest-of-all-Countries.  I feel blessed to be here, and enjoy the relatively low taxation regime under which we live.  This article is about numbers and their strange inter-relationships – a subject that has engaged and amused me since childhood). Today marks the 42nd day of the Presidency being defined by Donald Trump, it is also […]
August 16, 2016

Porcine Ramblings: Cannabis Enforcement in WA

“You’re big and bad and scary — But people see through you” (Bruce Cockburn) As we approach the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Hempfest (North America’s Biggest and the World’s Best Protestival), I wanted to reflect briefly on some of the carryovers from the age when “The Man” routinely ruined the lives of it’s children by criminalizing their recreational and medical choices relating to Cannabis. First and foremost – we’ve come a long way, but the Herb is not yet legal.  Smoke a joint this weekend in front of Washington State […]