Welcome back. It wont be long before its as informative as it used to be. Just needs a little activity to show up on search engines. Of course some material usable by the viewers will be necessary. I got my same old problem with Los Angeles County running 14 years now.
Yep, it could help people the way it used to. But now it needs to be used to get untaxed cannabis from long time growers and providers that were never allowed to participate in this legal market because they have no connections in government. I know many who can not get a license for commercial cannabis who have been in the industry for many years, and I know a few who got licenses who only got in when it became legal and their connections to
"city council" members got them the licenses. Others who tried got requests from connected individuals for a "partnership" if they wanted a license.
licensed Dispensaries charge 600 to 800 for an ounce of good cannabis, I get better for less than 200, if I buy an ounce, or I can get it for 130 if I buy it by the pound.
The sources of my purchases is growers with more than 30 years experience who can not get a license. I met the best of these growers at my dispensaries, back in the days years before licenses, before my dispensaries got shut down, back when they used to shut them down with force.
If it wasn't for good for nothing useless government workers and elected officials I would have licensed locations. And if I had licensed locations I would gladly charge more and pay taxes.
Even more important though is the need to allow only those who can prove they have been in the industry for more than 20 years to participate in the first ten years, then after ten years reduce it to ten years, so those that want to get in now can get the ten years experience before stealing from those of us who fought the fight and paid the price.
We need to work together to take back what is ours from anyone who would come into our industry and push us out, we need to push back. Information is requested on any one with lack of experience and abundance of political connections who got in. You got to remember he got in at the expense of someone who did not and the only reason that piece of shit has a commercial cannabis license is due to his connections.
We need to make sure they all fail until they fix this.
Having a sale this month, buy a GREEN CROSS feather flag for $350, get an ounce free. After the recent raids by BCC revealed they only issue misdemeanors for violations and the County released enforcement protocol stating they would not be charging anyone for operating a dispensary, I bought more flags and posted a few. When people see the flag they come in and ask "is this a dispensary", I say no Its my fruit stand and you too can have one, just buy a flag and I will gift you an ounce of the finest, double the price and come back when its gone.
Hey, Deejaycruise. I can't remember if we've ever talked but I remember your handle from back in the golden years of WT. I left in 2013 and every few years I sign in just to see what's up with the site. Still a ghost town, I see. I'm taking a break right now from smoking but is it really $600-800 an oz these days at a dispensary? What are the exact taxes?
The BCC licensed stores are required to have a 60% markup. The taxes are paid by the distributor based upon the cost + markup. The Taxes are 25%. That means retail is 200% of wholesale cost. In los angeles add 5% to the retail price for medical 10% for adult. But to get to wholesale there are more taxes for transportation 1%, testing 1%, plus the cost of testing, cultivation 2% and manufacturing 2%. The BCC licensed stores also had to pay for licenses and most have someone prepare the applications at between 50,000 to 200,000. 70% of the sales are not for flowers they are for concentrates in cartridges for vape pens and some edibles. Prices for flowers at a premium retail outlets (medmen, cookies, etc) are between 55 and 75 per eights. Where there are unlicensed dispensaries, competition is keeping the prices for full ounces at 400 - 500. I have never heard of most of the strains they have in dispensaries these days, but its the same stuff, just branding.