Marijuana oils are used in a wide variety of products

I like spending my free time away from my job enjoying educational videos on the internet. For a while I was addicted to nature videos and live streams with animals in them. A lot of people have bird feeders and feeding stations for forest animals that are broadcasted 24/7 on the internet. If you have an interest in these animals, it’s one of the best ways to learn about their behaviors. One of the most popular animal live cams in the country is a bald eagle live cam in southwest FL. It has been active since as early as 2013, but it’s continually growing in popularity over the years. Lately I’ve moved away from animal videos and have gravitated towards science and cannabis. I like reading more about the plant, like how it’s grown and processed and how cannabis extracts like distillate oil are created. Cannabis dispensary products like capsules, tinctures, and topical creams are created from cannabis oil which is extracted from dry-cured marijuana flower buds. These extracts can be made with chemical solvents like butane, ethanol, and CO2, or with heat and pressure. Although most marijuana products made with chemical solvents have little to no chemical residue leftover from the extraction process, solventless extracts like rosin and bubble hash are more desirable and therefore cost you more money. They’re also harder to make, which is the primary factor in their higher cost. Live rosin and live bubble hash are made from fresh cannabis plants that are frozen right after harvest instead of dry-cured. This results in a product that is rich in terpenes and also costs more money to make.

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Marijuana oils are often used to make capsules, tinctures, and topical products

These extracts can be made with chemical solvents like butane, ethanol, and CO2, or with heat and pressure.

I love spending my free time away from my job watching educational videos on the internet. For a while I was addicted to nature videos and live streams with animals in them. A lot of people have bird feeders and feeding stations for forest animals that are broadcasted 24/7 on the internet. If you have an interest in these animals, it’s one of the best ways to learn about their behaviors. One of the most popular animal live cams in the country is a bald eagle live cam in southwest Florida. It has been active since as early as 2013 or earlier, but it’s continually growing in popularity over the years. Lately I’ve moved away from animal videos and have gravitated towards science and cannabis. I like learning more about the plant, like how it’s grown and processed and how cannabis extracts like distillate oil are created. Cannabis dispensary products like capsules, tinctures, and topical creams are typically created from cannabis oil which is extracted from dry-cured marijuana flower buds. These extracts can be made with chemical solvents like butane, ethanol, and CO2, or with heat and pressure. Although most marijuana products made with chemical solvents have little to no chemical residue leftover from the extraction process, solventless extracts like rosin and bubble hash are more desirable and therefore cost more money. They’re also harder to make, which is the primary factor in their higher cost. Live rosin and live bubble hash are made from fresh cannabis plants that are frozen right after harvest instead of dry-cured. This results in a product that is rich in terpenes and also costs more to make.

 

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Marijuana dispensaries have products from many different growers

Even though marijuana is slowly getting legalized in places all over the country, there are still states that either lack access or have limited access to legal cannabis products sold at legal cannabis stores.

It has taken years of gradual social changes to bring about the world that we find ourselves in now.

I thought it would be another five years or more before our state would have access to medical marijuana, but we’re now coming close to hitting our four year anniversary of the first dispensary opening. Unfortunately, we still have aspects of our law that are limiting compared to other states. For one, we cannot grow our own cannabis in this state. Home growing is strictly prohibited while it is encouraged in other states with legal medical cannabis dispensaries. This is unfortunate for an awful lot of people who can’t afford the dispensary prices but could otherwise grow their own in their gardens behind their homes. The other problem of our market that I’m not a fan of is the mandatory vertical integration of companies. A vertically integrated company owns every aspect of the production line for every component that goes into a product sold on the shelf. It’s like how Samsung owns the factories that create the discrete components for their devices and doesn’t even outsource things as simple as glass screen and tiny screws. With cannabis, it means growing and packaging the same products you’re selling at the dispensaries. Every supplier creates their own products and cannot source from outside growers. In many states these components of the market are separated, you have dispensaries and growers that are individual entities. That way one dispensary could have products from five or six different growers or oil extraction companies.

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Some states have dispensaries that get their products from many marijuana growers

Even though marijuana is slowly getting legalized in sites all over the country, there are still states that either lack access or have limited access to legal cannabis products sold at legal cannabis stores.

It has taken years of gradual social changes to bring about the world that we find ourselves in today.

I thought it would be another five years or more before our state would have access to medical marijuana, however we’re now coming close to hitting our four year anniversary of the first dispensary opening. Unfortunately, we still have aspects of our particular law that are limiting compared to other states. For one,we cannot grow our own cannabis in this state. Home growing is strictly prohibited while it is encouraged in other states with legal medical cannabis dispensaries. This is unfortunate for poor people who can’t afford the dispensary prices but could otherwise grow their own in their gardens behind their homes. The other problem of our market that I’m not a fan of is the mandatory vertical integration of companies. A vertically integrated company owns every aspect of the production line for every component that goes into a product sold on the shelf. It’s like how Samsung owns the factories that create the discrete components for their devices and doesn’t even outsource things as simple as glass screen and tiny screws. With cannabis, it means growing and packaging the same products you’re selling at your dispensaries. Every corporation creates their own products and cannot source from outside growers. In several states these components of the market are separated, you have dispensaries and growers that are individual entities. That way a single dispensary could have products from five or six different growers or oil extraction companies.

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Some states have dispensaries that get their products from multiple growers

Even though marijuana is slowly getting legalized in places all over the country, there are still states that either lack access or have limited access to legal cannabis products sold at legal cannabis stores.

  • It has taken years of gradual social changes to bring about the world that we find ourselves in today.

I thought it would be another five years or more before my state would have access to medical marijuana, however we’re now coming close to hitting our four year anniversary of the first dispensary opening. Unfortunately, we still have aspects of our particular law that are limiting compared to other states. For one, we cannot grow our own cannabis in this state. Home growing is strictly prohibited while it is encouraged in other states with legal medical cannabis dispensaries. This is unfortunate for poor people who can’t afford the dispensary prices but could otherwise grow their own in their gardens behind their homes. The other feature of our market that I’m not a fan of is the mandatory vertical integration of companies. A vertically integrated company owns every aspect of the production line for every component that goes into a product sold on the shelf. It’s like how Samsung owns the factories that create the discrete components for their devices and doesn’t even outsource things as simple as a glass screen and tiny screws. With cannabis, it means growing and packaging the same products you’re selling at your dispensaries. Every company creates their own products and cannot source from outside growers. In many states these components of the market are separated, you have dispensaries and growers that are individual entities. That way one dispensary could have products from five or six different growers or oil extraction companies.

 

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Some states have dispensaries that get products from many marijuana growers

Even though marijuana is slowly getting legalized in places all over the country, there are still states that either lack access or have limited access to legal cannabis products sold at legal cannabis stores.

It has taken years of gradual social changes to bring about the world that we find ourselves in today.

I thought it would be another five years or more before our state would have access to medical marijuana, however we’re now coming close to hitting our four anniversary of the first dispensary opening. Unfortunately, we still have aspects of our particular law that are limiting compared to other states. For one, we cannot grow our own cannabis in this state. Home growing is strictly prohibited while it is encouraged in other states with legal medical cannabis dispensaries. This is unfortunate for poor people who can’t afford the dispensary prices but could otherwise grow their own in their gardens behind their homes. The other issue of our market that I’m not a fan of is the mandatory vertical integration of companies. A vertically integrated company owns every aspect of the production line for every component that goes into a product sold on the shelf. It’s like how Samsung owns the factories that create the discrete components for their devices and doesn’t even outsource things as easy as glass screen and tiny screws. With cannabis, it means growing and packaging the same products you’re selling at your dispensaries. Every company creates their own products and cannot source from outside growers. In many states these components of the market are separated, you have dispensaries and growers that are individual entities. That way one dispensary could have products from five or six different growers or oil extraction companies.

 

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Stopping the shoplifting of cannabis products

I used to be a bouncer at one of the local taverns.

This was a rowdy place by reputation, a place where bikers passing through could have a few beers with the local farm hands. There were a lot of friendly games of pool and darts that turned into fistfights, and eventually I got tired of risking my neck over a bunch of drunks. I managed to parlay my experience into a new kind of bouncer job, although I have to say I absolutely love it now. Potheads don’t get into fistfights like drunks do, so checking IDs at the door of the cannabis dispensary is a pretty cushy job! The only problem they had been having was that someone (or several people) had been shoplifting and making off with cannabis products. It was just little thefts, never any major quantities of cannabis, but over time the losses were adding up. That all stopped once I started working the front door of the cannabis dispensary, with all of my tattoos, my muscles, my rolls of fat, and my leather vest. I look intimidating, but I’m a big teddy bear I swear it! I am friendly to every person to come to the door, and I explain that I need to see a picture ID before they can enter the cannabis dispensary. I send the message :”I’m watching you, and I know your name” without saying it, and since that day the theft of cannabis products has dropped to zero. The shoplifters are afraid I will beat them up for stealing cannabis, and they are right!

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A cannabis dispensary came to town

Legalization had been great for my business.

  • Instead of there being more competition, there was just more demand! Which wasn’t too big a surprise, because our town is very small, very remote, and there just wasn’t any competition for me out here.

Once pot was legalized, then I had more locals who were wanting to try it out, no longer afraid of trouble with the law. I run my own grow house in one of my old barns, so my only problem was scaling up the production. Then a cannabis dispensary opened up in town, and things changed. I lost a lot of my regular customers, for one reason or another, and now I had more marijuana than I could sell. You want to talk about a major swing in my marijuana business! I went from not enough marijuana, to having too much. Out of desperation, I contacted the owner of the cannabis dispensary and asked about selling him my excess stock. He explained to me that it wasn’t that simple, that he needed to use state approved marijuana growers, but he had a friend who could help me out. Long story short, I ended up selling all of my marijuana inventory, but that was a short term solution to a long term problem. I have had to scale down my marijuana operation, and if it gets any worse I may have to look for a real job. Boy was I ever wrong about marijuana legalization ,it’s actually the worst thing that has ever happened to me and my business.

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Smoking out with my great Aunt Agnes

My role model for smoking pot was always my great Aunt Agnes.

Lord only knows how old she is, because when I was a kid she was ancient, and has stayed that way for 20 years.

At some point she stopped aging visibly, as if her body had reached its end stage, but was content to stay that way forever. Aunt Agnes always smoked out, even at family gatherings when the other grown ups would get mad at her for it. Agnes didn’t care, she was a marijuana smoker, all day every day, and if you didn’t like it you could kiss her butt. When the other adults would scold her for exposing the children to secondhand marijuana smoke, Agnes would fire back about everyone else smoking tobacco. They all smoked cigarettes around their children constantly, and Agnes let them know that was far more harmful then a little taste of marijuana smoke a few times a year. Some time later, science would back her up, and then she didn’t look crazy for smoking so much cannabis, she looked prescient. It was Agnes who hooked me up with my first joint, I went into the woods to enjoy my first taste of cannabis by myself in the peace and quiet of nature. After that we shared a special bond, and to this day we still mail each other care packages of exotic cannabis blends whenever we get the chance. Agnes taught me that when it comes to your beliefs, in this case the benefits of cannabis, you should never back down.

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Celebrating the legalization of marijuana

It was a long and painfully slow process to finally achieve legalization.

  • That’s how things work in this country, that is how the system is designed.

Consider the country like a cruise ship, so to change its course takes a while. It’s not like a car, where you can make adjustments quickly, it takes years before any change is noticeable. That’s what happened with legalization, but it’s here now, so I’m happy with it. The first day cannabis was made legal I sat on the front porch with my largest water bong and did rips all afternoon. For the record, I am 67 years old, and it was the first time in my life I could proudly smoke cannabis, something I have been doing for about fifty years. Isn’t it ludicrous to think that a person like myself, with no criminal record, was an active lawbreaker for that many years, simply because I enjoyed the recreational and medical qualities of cannabis? Now that there were no prosecutorial laws for the possession or use of marijuana, I was loud and proud about my smoking. I would back up a pipe when I went for a roll around the neighborhood in my wheelchair, puffing Purple Haze the whole way. Some people didn’t like it, but the teens all thought I was a bad ass old man for blazing that chronic cannabis in full public. I am glad for myself, but also that those teens I talk to won’t have to worry about spending years in jail just because they want to toke a little marijuana.

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