This is a topic where I need feedback from the cannabis culture readers because I can’t find much information on this topic other than through other friends in the cannabis community. To this day I’m annoyed and confused as to why there isn’t an edible that has intoxicated me in the way it has to everyone else I’ve taken them with. There is no possibility that they were made incorrectly as I’ve tried edibles from all different sources. I’ve baked my own , purchased from dispensaries, and been given some quality samples from trusted friends. There was always no noticeable effect from any of these options and I usually ate much more then the recommended dose. It’s pretty much a completely different drug because it’s being processed by the liver and converted to 11-Hydroxy-THC. Most people would describe the effects as more intense and longer lasting then typical smoked marijuana. Like I said I’ve seen what it does to a group of people while I sit there wondering why I didn’t just smoke instead.
I do know one other friend that claims to have the same problem as I do but from research online and asking around it seems to be an extremely rare condition. It’s unfortunate and i don’t know if something is wrong with my liver that makes it unable to convert the THC or what but I wanted to reach out and hear your guy’s experiences. When you take edibles how many milligrams are you consuming at once? I’m sure previous consumption levels play an effect into how intense a edible experience will be. I consume cannabis daily, but have a hard time believing that explains I feel nothing from 300mg +of infused-cannabis foods. If I were to take a few hits of a joint or vaporizer, it would be a far more enjoyable experience to me so clearly it’s not a tolerance issue either. At this point I’ve pretty much finally given up on purchasing and consuming edibles.
I know I would definitely take advantage of this consumption method if it was effective for me and it’s actually more of a concern for me when I reach old age. Smoking might not always be a possibility or the most ideal when your body and lungs are more worn out and performing worse. Either way I plan on using cannabis especially more so when I get older to the increasing number of health problems. If I could find a way to gauge in any way how many people have this issue or know more information about what the problem might actually be please comment below and let me know!
I am nearly finished with my business degree and I plan on taking that knowledge when the finances are available, and apply it to running a top notch cultivation center. That’s right I want to avoid being a part of the retail segment altogether. I believe the effort you put into maintaining a recreational shop when compared to the rewards is not as beneficial as people make it out to be. Everything is heavily taxed at the retail level in Colorado right now and it’s tough to compete with all the stores operating in relatively close proximity. Another reason I’m leaning towards cultivation only is because I believe that is where my strength really lies. Although I’m still very young, I’ve been growing cannabis since I was nine-teen years old and have put countless hours into researching different growing methods. Since I first fell in love with the plant I’ve been reading and researching the best way to carry out every step in the seed to harvest process long before growing myself. The most valuable knowledge I have been received came from listening to experienced growers and by experimenting myself and seeing how to actually implement things and learn from mistakes.
On the retail side you also have to deal with countless different types of inventory and manage it effectively just like any retail store. A cultivation center’s only inventory is the large number of plants that definitely also has to be managed closely. Plants need a lot much more care and time spent on them but they are also the only focus of the cultivation center. Every grower has their own methods that works best for their resources and knowledge and I would use my own unique method to differentiate my product from the rest. I believe when you focus in on one thing you can really specialize and create a well known brand name easier. A brand name in the cannabis industry is huge. If you read about The Clear cartridges review article I wrote, you understand what I mean by this. I regularly seek out their brand name when making trips to the dispensary. If I do it right I could hopefully make a similar effect but with well grown all natural bud. Strains already differentiate one batch from another but the grower makes a far bigger difference then the strain does and that should also be made available to the consumer.
Like I said before, when the finances are there and I am in a good position to seize the opportunity this would be my dream business. Growing quality marijuana has been one of the most rewarding skills I’ve ever experienced and to make a career out of it would be a dream come true. Laws still stand in the way as there are no licences being issued for cultivation or dispensaries yet in Michigan. I would rather not move and do it here in my home state that I love the most. However if the opportunity comes, I’m not going to sit back and watch it go.
There is more than one reason why I believe this question should be addressed. However, there is one significant factor that led to the writing of this article. That would be the legalization of cannabis in the state of California. This means an additional 40 million people will be subject to different laws then the rest of us living in the same country. There is far more momentum from this passage then the 4 states before them. I really believe it’s going to be hard to ignore the countries most populous state make it clear we need reform in our laws. On top of that, at the same time Nevada, Massachusetts. and Maine all legalized it in similar manners that allowed the sale of it in many forms. That means 8 states allow at least possession of personal amounts and recreational shops to open in the states. Tax revenue will be collected from each one of these states although that will take a year or longer in the states that passed laws this past November.
All these positive changes that have taken place recently are still facing the same old powerful opponents that stand to lose tons of money if marijuana is allowed to be used and sold. I think it’s very clear that we will win as more and more people become aware of why exactly marijuana was even made illegal and how wrong it is to continue this war. It’s more of a matter of when this will happen. The DEA are dragging there feet harder then ever and have refused to even reschedule the drug to a lower category in their nonsense hierarchy of drugs. They do not want to lose their easiest target and the largest source of their funding and arrests. There really isn’t as much of a drug problem once you remove marijuana because that’s the key component to all their operations and their way of justifying thousands of jobs. Taking this all into consideration I say the chances it becomes legal for all 50 states this year is not very good. I hate to not be optimistic but we are still erasing the stigma to this day that 80 years of prohibition has caused and it may take a little more then this year and a big state decision to change federal law. Once they start seeing all the tax revenue coming from California in the years to come they may change their thinking.