Business opportunity in legal states

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by hotrodharley, May 31, 2018.

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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    The licensing requirements and application process, crazy license fees and competition you will not believe make growing an uphill battle in Alaska. Backlog of hundreds of applications and hindsight is always 20/20.

    An issue in Fairbanks now is the odor. What we love "they" don't. Requirements for odor control are in the laws so be prepared.

    The point here - there will be a growing industry just on air movement and odor control.

    Is it really an issue? Yes! A county in SE Washington just banned all cannabis grow ops by popular vote. In Fairbanks every borough council meeting where a cannabis facility license comes up for approval or discussion the Red Shirts show up and do everything together. Opposed to cannabis for every reason.

    Just a thought here
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Controlled environment agriculture, aka sealed growing facilities. Air exchange in a frigid climate is a bad idea for lots of reasons.

    Shed the heat without exchanging air.

    I can do it without AC.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    You're going to heat anything in the North and air exchange is a must. This is the point of the post. It can be done. One of the largest growers in Alaska had just this problem in one of their three grow rooms. Humidity is the likely culprit for Blackwater to hermie. 300 plants + out the door and destroyed. Posts on Facebook ragging about the seeds and three expert growers canned because of decreased staff needs losing a room .
     
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    ANC

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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    $50 an ounce on legal here paid by the grower.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    And that's the problem, because the black market can easily make money selling weed for less than that.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    That's one of the big issues here 2 years after legalization. A lot of folks went legal and it's way more than license fees. 24/7 video surveillance feed to the state with no blind spots, cash payment only of taxes requiring each operator to drive almost 400 miles one way regularly as we as samples to labs and so on.

    Others chose to stay free and it's caused some hard feelings
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Those opposed to legalisation have piled on so much regulations they're encouraging the worst of the black market.
     
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    Straininsane

    Straininsane Active Member

    Will a black market survive through legalization of cannabis and corporations taking over?
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Last year my buddy was getting $40 @ 1/8. This year it's $25. One guy with a limited license here (500 square feet) just said on Facebook he's hoping to clear enough to pay the bills.
     
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    neved

    neved Well-Known Member

    I don’t know what’s happening but
    Ive buying mine from weedmaps deliveries In LA.
    Exotic strains 1/2 100$ (Wedding cake)
    I was working in dispensary as well in downtown la .
    Got some exprinces how these shops put the weeds into jar and selling them 5/6 times more than ....
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Cannabis is currently badly over regulated. I think market forces will push back on this and things will get more reasonable over time.

    Corporate cannabis can be quality but needs strong oversight and an actively involved consumer. They'll be shamed into behaving if they get caught cutting corners and word gets around.

    It is also true that technology will continue pushing growing costs down and that will eventually benefit the customer.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    The cheapies will start going with machine trimmers pretty soon. Moisture here is 15% or less. Growers are responsible for paying $50 @ ounce for bud they grow. Up front. Anchorage assembly sees the state collected another million in these taxes and ooooh. We smell money. They tried to tack on an additional 2.5% on sales tax inside Anchorage to bring it to 7.5% sales tax on cannabis. Not beer which I will guarantee you outsells bud any day.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    If there was a larger market there I'd move.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Come visit sometime. Pro courtesy. Visit a couple of growers around Fairbanks .
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'd like that, actually.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Wintertime and see the auroras. Or summer to sightsee. Either way it rocks here.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Probably summer so I can do some fishing. I'll bring a 55 gallon drum of mosquito repellent!
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    High Time Cannabis Cup here August 12-13. Down in the Mat Su. I'll check dates next year.
     
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Update: Anchorage

    http://www.ktva.com/story/38781894/...ow-marijuana-company-says-codes-are-too-vague

    "In an ongoing series of violations, AlaskaSense, LLC was issued six odor violations in the month of May between May 4 and May 11. Land Use Enforcement officers detected a strong odor of marijuana beyond the property lines. The violations came before the municipality of Anchorage on Monday.


    AlaskaSense owner Smadi Warden had her handlers permit revoked last week after an investigation from February deemed she and her company did not properly dispose of marijuana waste, failed to allow investigators into a waste dumpster and had the dumpster emptied while investigators were away."

    Dumbass.
     
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