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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 […]
July 12, 2016

PSA4 – Know your Exposure

Sure … it’s a class C felony if someone accesses the “patient database” in an unauthorized manner for unauthorized reasons in an unauthorized way.  Unless, of course, they are so authorized. I just realized (thanks to Danielle’s 502Cannabis Google Groups’ forum) that retailers appear to be required to retain your database information (think scanned images of your patient card and other stuff) on file for at least 5 years. As patients being forced to be illegal, be straight, or be monitored and punitively taxed, I thought you should add this into […]
July 11, 2016

PSA3 – Fair Trade Retailers

Quote from below:  “If you like the idea of having a vibrant and diverse bunch of smaller farmers out there supporting product diversity and development and, simply, artisanal excellence, I’d suggest you give these stores a shot.” As a law-abiding patient now forced to navigate the regulated retail waterways of our State, you may find yourself confused as to where in Washington to best shop for your regulated and highly taxed Cannabis products.   The names taken by the stores are not too helpful there, even though they often evoke good marketing-speak imagery (see […]
July 1, 2016

PSA2 – Know your Products

The first in a series of PSAs on “Know your Product, Know your Farmer, Know your Access Point” that I will be offering over the next week.  Shop smart.  Source your medicines well.  Be well. Greetings to all new recreational patients and also to those still debating between abstinence and sourcing your meds from either the “rec” or the “wild” side.   By “wild” side, I mean the illegal non-taxpaying acquisition channel expected to be heavily targeted by enforcement real soon now. I wish you a happy and successful time during […]