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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1015 on: July 30, 2018, 03:30:27 PM »
Anyone see this...

http://georgiatoday.ge/news/11592/Smoking-Marijuana-Legalized-in-Georgia
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« Reply #1016 on: July 30, 2018, 03:32:25 PM »
NJ has effectively decriminalized:

https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2018/07/nj_just_effectively_decriminalized_weed_possession.html

There's still a lot of opposition for legalization though so it's not an easy road in NJ as our Governor had promised, but it's a start.

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« Reply #1018 on: September 18, 2018, 09:08:39 AM »
Coca cola is considering bring out a line of weed cola

https://mashable.com/article/coca-cola-weed-infused-drinks/#L64VRJ_ZNsqh
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« Reply #1019 on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:25 PM »
I recently invested in Canopy Growth (a marijuana stock) since it's available to trade in Robinhood (happen to do it right before Corona's parent company invested in it).  So far been doing super well and I've been reading more about it being potentially a huge stock in the future with Canada legalization going into effect on the 17th, plus the slow tide of moving towards legalization around the US.

Speaking of, https://patch.com/new-jersey/princeton/nj-sets-possible-date-marijuana-legalization-tax Halloween might be extra spooky this year in NJ  :lol

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« Reply #1020 on: October 10, 2018, 02:29:45 PM »
I recently invested in Canopy Growth (a marijuana stock) since it's available to trade in Robinhood (happen to do it right before Corona's parent company invested in it).  So far been doing super well and I've been reading more about it being potentially a huge stock in the future with Canada legalization going into effect on the 17th, plus the slow tide of moving towards legalization around the US.

Speaking of, https://patch.com/new-jersey/princeton/nj-sets-possible-date-marijuana-legalization-tax Halloween might be extra spooky this year in NJ  :lol
Marijuana stocks have been insanely volatile. A ten dollar stock will drop to $5 one day, shoot up to $30 the next, and then back down to a buck-twenty on the third. And right now there are so many of them it's hard to tell who's going to wind up being the new Phillip Morris in the long term.
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« Reply #1021 on: October 10, 2018, 02:40:15 PM »
I recently invested in Canopy Growth (a marijuana stock) since it's available to trade in Robinhood (happen to do it right before Corona's parent company invested in it).  So far been doing super well and I've been reading more about it being potentially a huge stock in the future with Canada legalization going into effect on the 17th, plus the slow tide of moving towards legalization around the US.

Speaking of, https://patch.com/new-jersey/princeton/nj-sets-possible-date-marijuana-legalization-tax Halloween might be extra spooky this year in NJ  :lol
Marijuana stocks have been insanely volatile. A ten dollar stock will drop to $5 one day, shoot up to $30 the next, and then back down to a buck-twenty on the third. And right now there are so many of them it's hard to tell who's going to wind up being the new Phillip Morris in the long term.

This is what I've been reading, but I wanted to get in on something in this market.  Essentially using Robinhood, I am somewhat limited, but since it's a free trading app and I admittingly am a noob at trading stocks, I am cool working within this bubble.  But CGC has been a very popular stock for millenials on robinhood https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/marijuana-canopy-growth-stock-price-millennials-flocking-nyse-pot-company-2018-6-1027328228 and I felt it was worth a small risk. (I'm not investing any serious money to break the bank or make the bank).

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« Reply #1022 on: October 10, 2018, 02:53:09 PM »
I bought $7500 of TGIFF at $0.46 pps. I expect that to be at least $25k in 2.5-4 years time.

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« Reply #1023 on: October 10, 2018, 02:59:52 PM »
I bought $7500 of TGIFF at $0.46 pps. I expect that to be at least $25k in 2.5-4 years time.

What makes you expect that?  Just the market in general or you think this company is going to beat out others?  I only really got into CGC because I read it was a growing stock for young people to buy.  I figured I'd follow the money, but honestly don't know what seperates them from other marijuana companies.  Although since then I read about how beverage companies are looking to (or already) invested in CGC so I think I can see more future growth from backing from big corporations. 

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« Reply #1024 on: October 10, 2018, 03:16:29 PM »
And of course I just get this targetted news from yahoo now:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-marijuana-stock-apos-decision-131500061.html

This was another stock I read about but I can't buy it yet, but sounds like I might be able to soon.  I'm going to follow this one.

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« Reply #1025 on: October 11, 2018, 07:09:26 AM »
I bought $7500 of TGIFF at $0.46 pps. I expect that to be at least $25k in 2.5-4 years time.

What makes you expect that?  Just the market in general or you think this company is going to beat out others?  I only really got into CGC because I read it was a growing stock for young people to buy.  I figured I'd follow the money, but honestly don't know what seperates them from other marijuana companies.  Although since then I read about how beverage companies are looking to (or already) invested in CGC so I think I can see more future growth from backing from big corporations.

They are Nevada's largest supplier and they have performed very solidly and predictably over the last year. The only thing limiting their expansion is the rate at which they can get funding. They have two more facilities being constructed that should give then an addition 100,000sqft, and once the surrounding states (or federally) legalize, they're in a great position to branch out. Personally, I think they're going to be bought out. One of the monsters from Canada is going to want to set up shop, and they'll have more money than 1933 will be able to raise for other endeavors. They'll be offered a buy out for their supply chain.

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« Reply #1026 on: October 11, 2018, 08:50:36 AM »
Bart mentioned this in passing, but for the life of me, I can't understand why RJ Reynolds or Phil Morris isn't consolidating the industry yet.  I read an article in Rolling Confirmation Bias Magazine (it's in some markets as "Rolling Stone Magazine") that talked about the problem of illegal/unregulated pesticide use on the cannabis crops, and how the dichotomy of laws is making that a much worse problem than it should be, and through the entire article I was thinking "there are about four companies that have been doing this for decades and certainly have the technology, equipment and wherewithall - even assuming that the crops have different specific requirements for care - to do this efficiently and effectively.

To answer my own question, the only things I can think of are a) it's far too early, so let the competition weed (see what I did there?) out the players from the pretenders, or b) that RJR/PM are too big to f*** around with 50 different state programs, all of which conflict - by definition - with the Federal position.  They may literally have too much to lose at this point.   

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« Reply #1027 on: October 11, 2018, 09:28:02 AM »
Bart mentioned this in passing, but for the life of me, I can't understand why RJ Reynolds or Phil Morris isn't consolidating the industry yet.  I read an article in Rolling Confirmation Bias Magazine (it's in some markets as "Rolling Stone Magazine") that talked about the problem of illegal/unregulated pesticide use on the cannabis crops, and how the dichotomy of laws is making that a much worse problem than it should be, and through the entire article I was thinking "there are about four companies that have been doing this for decades and certainly have the technology, equipment and wherewithall - even assuming that the crops have different specific requirements for care - to do this efficiently and effectively.

To answer my own question, the only things I can think of are a) it's far too early, so let the competition weed (see what I did there?) out the players from the pretenders, or b) that RJR/PM are too big to f*** around with 50 different state programs, all of which conflict - by definition - with the Federal position.  They may literally have too much to lose at this point.   
I'm guessing it's the latter. One thing I can tell you that what they produce will be very different than what people are currently after. People nowadays want to choose from 500 strains of high-grade weed. I think I've got 9 at home right now. It's kind of like wine in that regard. When the legal situation settles somebody is going to mass produce Weed brand weed, and there will definitely be a market for it. You can still buy Mexican weed for the same $30/quarter it's been for 30 years, even in Colorado, and that's what Big Tobacco will recreate. That won't take away from the modern market for boutique smoke, though. It will just be grabbing a different share.

Also, I think they're still fat and happy making smokes for Europe and Asia.
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« Reply #1028 on: October 11, 2018, 09:41:59 AM »
Mass market branded Weed is something that if lowering the price point significantly can be used to offset the still illegal market in legal states. 

And agreed, you'll still have people, like myself (I am starting to find strands that I enjoy more than others) who will enjoy the variety and sampling of the finer strands, similar to wine I guess.

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« Reply #1029 on: October 11, 2018, 01:26:20 PM »
Bart mentioned this in passing, but for the life of me, I can't understand why RJ Reynolds or Phil Morris isn't consolidating the industry yet.  I read an article in Rolling Confirmation Bias Magazine (it's in some markets as "Rolling Stone Magazine") that talked about the problem of illegal/unregulated pesticide use on the cannabis crops, and how the dichotomy of laws is making that a much worse problem than it should be, and through the entire article I was thinking "there are about four companies that have been doing this for decades and certainly have the technology, equipment and wherewithall - even assuming that the crops have different specific requirements for care - to do this efficiently and effectively.

To answer my own question, the only things I can think of are a) it's far too early, so let the competition weed (see what I did there?) out the players from the pretenders, or b) that RJR/PM are too big to f*** around with 50 different state programs, all of which conflict - by definition - with the Federal position.  They may literally have too much to lose at this point.   
I'm guessing it's the latter. One thing I can tell you that what they produce will be very different than what people are currently after. People nowadays want to choose from 500 strains of high-grade weed. I think I've got 9 at home right now. It's kind of like wine in that regard. When the legal situation settles somebody is going to mass produce Weed brand weed, and there will definitely be a market for it. You can still buy Mexican weed for the same $30/quarter it's been for 30 years, even in Colorado, and that's what Big Tobacco will recreate. That won't take away from the modern market for boutique smoke, though. It will just be grabbing a different share.

Also, I think they're still fat and happy making smokes for Europe and Asia.

Well, I agree with you that wine is an excellent example (or alcohol in general for that matter).  There will always be a market for Thunderbird, Yellow Tail, or Budweiser, cheap vodka and Everclear.  There is, by contrast, almost no market for the wine I make in my backyard, or that beer that's brewing in my cellar (there is neither, by the way, though my great uncle make "spirits" until the day he died; it wasn't bad, actually, though I fear I've lost a couple IQ points, and a couple years of cogent thought on the back end for drinking it). 

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« Reply #1030 on: October 11, 2018, 03:34:42 PM »
Bart mentioned this in passing, but for the life of me, I can't understand why RJ Reynolds or Phil Morris isn't consolidating the industry yet.  I read an article in Rolling Confirmation Bias Magazine (it's in some markets as "Rolling Stone Magazine") that talked about the problem of illegal/unregulated pesticide use on the cannabis crops, and how the dichotomy of laws is making that a much worse problem than it should be, and through the entire article I was thinking "there are about four companies that have been doing this for decades and certainly have the technology, equipment and wherewithall - even assuming that the crops have different specific requirements for care - to do this efficiently and effectively.

To answer my own question, the only things I can think of are a) it's far too early, so let the competition weed (see what I did there?) out the players from the pretenders, or b) that RJR/PM are too big to f*** around with 50 different state programs, all of which conflict - by definition - with the Federal position.  They may literally have too much to lose at this point.   
I'm guessing it's the latter. One thing I can tell you that what they produce will be very different than what people are currently after. People nowadays want to choose from 500 strains of high-grade weed. I think I've got 9 at home right now. It's kind of like wine in that regard. When the legal situation settles somebody is going to mass produce Weed brand weed, and there will definitely be a market for it. You can still buy Mexican weed for the same $30/quarter it's been for 30 years, even in Colorado, and that's what Big Tobacco will recreate. That won't take away from the modern market for boutique smoke, though. It will just be grabbing a different share.

Also, I think they're still fat and happy making smokes for Europe and Asia.

Well, I agree with you that wine is an excellent example (or alcohol in general for that matter).  There will always be a market for Thunderbird, Yellow Tail, or Budweiser, cheap vodka and Everclear.  There is, by contrast, almost no market for the wine I make in my backyard, or that beer that's brewing in my cellar (there is neither, by the way, though my great uncle make "spirits" until the day he died; it wasn't bad, actually, though I fear I've lost a couple IQ points, and a couple years of cogent thought on the back end for drinking it).
Plenty of people will grow their own. Far more than would distill, ferment, or brew. Growing dope is as easy or as hard as you like it to be, and you don't have to worry about still explosions. Homegrown certainly cuts into the boutique market. It'll cut into the Mexican skank market a tiny bit. It won't phase Big Tobacco. BT will wind up in a middle ground catering to the occasional, recreational potheads. The sorority chick who has no connection and no time go grow her own, but wants to smoke up on the way to the Bruno Mars gig.

That might actually be the answer to the question. It won't be as cheep as shwag, and it won't be as good as dispensary stuff. The market share they'd be after would be somewhat narrow, I suppose.
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« Reply #1031 on: October 17, 2018, 05:41:53 AM »
So weed has become legal country wide in canada today. Hypothetically, how long do you think it will take for United States country wide legalization? A few years? A decade?
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« Reply #1032 on: October 17, 2018, 06:15:46 AM »
So weed has become legal country wide in canada today. Hypothetically, how long do you think it will take for United States country wide legalization? A few years? A decade?

It really depends on what our congress looks like and who is attorney general after the 2020 election. I'm optimistic and am going to say 7 years. Once 5 or 6 other states legalize it federally, it should start to snowball once the other states see how much tax revenue they're missing out on.

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« Reply #1033 on: October 17, 2018, 07:07:45 AM »
Yea, I'm thinking closer to 10 years just because our congress works so slowly.  Also depends on the shape of congress and how quickly more states legalize.  NJ seems likely to legalize before the end of the year amazingly, and that's because of the newly elected democratic Governor who campaigned on legalizing, whereas our previous republican governor Christie was very strong against it.  Other things to consider is how Canada as a whole reacts to the legalization, is there more crime?  Less government debt?  People generally fine with it?  Seeing our neighbor legalize could make things happen more quickly, but I still think there is a strong anti crowd, specifically within our government and it's getting close, but not quite there yet for full blown legalization. 

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« Reply #1034 on: October 22, 2018, 12:21:31 PM »
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/18/colorado-cracks-billion-marijuana-sales-record/ 

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Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales


Yet, here's my state, scratching it's ass trying to figure out how to make a buck.

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« Reply #1035 on: October 23, 2018, 01:16:12 PM »
Normally I am not a fan of sates/municipalities having the mentality of "Hey, here is a way for us to make some more money off our citizenry, let's jump all over that!" but this is a case I will make an exception.

I don't know what the numbers for my state are but I feel things have gone well since we have legalized it. Of course if they could find a way to tax heroin, we would be richer than the whole Middle East.
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« Reply #1036 on: October 23, 2018, 02:52:36 PM »
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/18/colorado-cracks-billion-marijuana-sales-record/ 

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Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales


Yet, here's my state, scratching it's ass trying to figure out how to make a buck.

Doesn't it make the mind boggle???   And the two boobs we have running for governor aren't, in my view, going to change that any.

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« Reply #1037 on: October 23, 2018, 03:40:47 PM »
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/18/colorado-cracks-billion-marijuana-sales-record/ 

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Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales


Yet, here's my state, scratching it's ass trying to figure out how to make a buck.

Doesn't it make the mind boggle???   And the two boobs we have running for governor aren't, in my view, going to change that any.

Nope, and if anything, I bet we throw resources at the border in an attempt to keep it from coming in from MA.

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« Reply #1038 on: October 23, 2018, 03:52:12 PM »
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/18/colorado-cracks-billion-marijuana-sales-record/ 

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Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales


Yet, here's my state, scratching it's ass trying to figure out how to make a buck.

Doesn't it make the mind boggle???   And the two boobs we have running for governor aren't, in my view, going to change that any.

Nope, and if anything, I bet we throw resources at the border in an attempt to keep it from coming in from MA.
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« Reply #1039 on: October 25, 2018, 10:40:19 AM »
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/18/colorado-cracks-billion-marijuana-sales-record/ 

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Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales


Yet, here's my state, scratching it's ass trying to figure out how to make a buck.


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« Reply #1040 on: October 26, 2018, 12:16:36 PM »
 :lol :lol

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/utah-lawmaker-doesn-t-recommend-shooting-up-marijuana-but-says-no-big-deal-after-edible?fbclid=IwAR0HT8P0A9fQ8jmvyAo-VrwIKis9AxNJA20b8uMalTeJUP3Mc1LKPm1k61M

A Utah lawmaker, and self-described marijuana virgin, learned his colleagues plan to vote against a controversial cannabis act, so he made the trek to Las Vegas, ate his first marijuana gummy bear and now wants legislature to follow suit. And he’s totally serious. 

Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis held the tasting session on Facebook live weeks ahead of the revision to Prop 2, which will decide how weed can be ingested, where and how it’s sold and what kinds of conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in Utah. He said at least one senator should try it before they debate the measure.

“Everybody, mellow out, recognize that this is nothing to be afraid of,” Dabakis said in the video posted 24 hours after his unforgettable cannabis test-drive. “Because the people who are terrified by it seem to be the people who HAVE NEVER TRIED IT.”

Standing in the parking lot of a dispensary called NuLeaf, Dabakis struggled with the packaging before eventually splitting the gummy in half and opting for a cautionary lick-test before eating it. He was sure no lawmaker had used marijuana prior to this plunge, so the senator decided he’d make the “great sacrifice.” Well, he made it through the experience unscathed after eating the other half and then eating the another half and then going to Cirque Du Soleil, according to Vice. 


Kudos to this guy.

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« Reply #1041 on: October 26, 2018, 12:24:17 PM »
Great decision to go to a Cirque Du Soleil show while high  :lol  I've done that myself, great experience.

But it is nice to see someone try it before they draw conclusions.  However, I almost feel like starting with edibles is not the way to go, but I know a few people now who will only use edibles for various reasons so I guess my train of thought isn't realistic today with the proper dosage you can find in legal edibles.

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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1042 on: October 26, 2018, 12:30:17 PM »
:lol :lol

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/utah-lawmaker-doesn-t-recommend-shooting-up-marijuana-but-says-no-big-deal-after-edible?fbclid=IwAR0HT8P0A9fQ8jmvyAo-VrwIKis9AxNJA20b8uMalTeJUP3Mc1LKPm1k61M

A Utah lawmaker, and self-described marijuana virgin, learned his colleagues plan to vote against a controversial cannabis act, so he made the trek to Las Vegas, ate his first marijuana gummy bear and now wants legislature to follow suit. And he’s totally serious. 

Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis held the tasting session on Facebook live weeks ahead of the revision to Prop 2, which will decide how weed can be ingested, where and how it’s sold and what kinds of conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in Utah. He said at least one senator should try it before they debate the measure.

“Everybody, mellow out, recognize that this is nothing to be afraid of,” Dabakis said in the video posted 24 hours after his unforgettable cannabis test-drive. “Because the people who are terrified by it seem to be the people who HAVE NEVER TRIED IT.”

Standing in the parking lot of a dispensary called NuLeaf, Dabakis struggled with the packaging before eventually splitting the gummy in half and opting for a cautionary lick-test before eating it. He was sure no lawmaker had used marijuana prior to this plunge, so the senator decided he’d make the “great sacrifice.” Well, he made it through the experience unscathed after eating the other half and then eating the another half and then going to Cirque Du Soleil, according to Vice. 


Kudos to this guy.
That guy's awesome.

I'm not a big edible guy, not my kind of high, so I've never tried a $30 gummy bear. How high is one likely to get you? Seems to be that because of the gradual nature of an edible high it might be somewhat frightening for a first-timer. Hell, I've been doing this 35 years and I'm kind of wary of the bastards. That leads me to believe that it might have been kind of lightweight.


edit: Yeah, good choice on Cirque de Soleil. Dude's got style.
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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1043 on: October 26, 2018, 12:36:13 PM »
If the legal market in Nevada is the same in Colorado, a single gummy is 10mg of THC.  One gummy will get you really high if you have no tolerance.  I assume he felt it.  You probably get 10 gummies for 20 bucks.  I have a high tolerance so I need about 5 gummies to get a good few hours of feeling great.  My brother who I thought had a high tolerance as well said 2 gummies were too much for him, so I think one would do the trick pretty easily for someone with no experience.

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« Reply #1044 on: October 26, 2018, 12:37:40 PM »
If the legal market in Nevada is the same in Colorado, a single gummy is 10mg of THC.  One gummy will get you really high if you have no tolerance.  I assume he felt it.  You probably get 10 gummies for 20 bucks.  I have a high tolerance so I need about 5 gummies to get a good few hours of feeling great.  My brother who I thought had a high tolerance as well said 2 gummies were too much for him, so I think one would do the trick pretty easily for someone with no experience.

In Denver at least it seems like there's a bit of variety, I know my group had 5mg gummies and then friends of ours out there had bought 10mg versions.
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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1045 on: October 26, 2018, 12:40:54 PM »
No way a single gummy bear cost $30. That was most likely a pack of 10 or so. I absolutely love edibles, especially during the day. If I'm going to be spending a day in the city or sitting through a 4 hour opera or something, edibles is where it's at.

I don't like gummy stuff though, not because of the high, just my personal preference in chewing. I like the chocolate.

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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1046 on: October 26, 2018, 12:41:58 PM »
I've seen 5mg mints, but not gummies.  Each shop has different products so it doesn't surprise me, but my experience has shown 10mg seems to be the standard single serving dosage that you see across all products (cookies, gummies, chocolates).  Drinks will come in 100mg but the one I tried had top cap that could measure out 10mg servings.

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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1047 on: October 26, 2018, 01:03:31 PM »
It was definitely a multi-pack as he ate 3 halves.
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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1048 on: October 28, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
:lol :lol

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/utah-lawmaker-doesn-t-recommend-shooting-up-marijuana-but-says-no-big-deal-after-edible?fbclid=IwAR0HT8P0A9fQ8jmvyAo-VrwIKis9AxNJA20b8uMalTeJUP3Mc1LKPm1k61M

A Utah lawmaker, and self-described marijuana virgin, learned his colleagues plan to vote against a controversial cannabis act, so he made the trek to Las Vegas, ate his first marijuana gummy bear and now wants legislature to follow suit. And he’s totally serious. 

Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis held the tasting session on Facebook live weeks ahead of the revision to Prop 2, which will decide how weed can be ingested, where and how it’s sold and what kinds of conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in Utah. He said at least one senator should try it before they debate the measure.

“Everybody, mellow out, recognize that this is nothing to be afraid of,” Dabakis said in the video posted 24 hours after his unforgettable cannabis test-drive. “Because the people who are terrified by it seem to be the people who HAVE NEVER TRIED IT.”

Standing in the parking lot of a dispensary called NuLeaf, Dabakis struggled with the packaging before eventually splitting the gummy in half and opting for a cautionary lick-test before eating it. He was sure no lawmaker had used marijuana prior to this plunge, so the senator decided he’d make the “great sacrifice.” Well, he made it through the experience unscathed after eating the other half and then eating the another half and then going to Cirque Du Soleil, according to Vice. 


Kudos to this guy.
That guy's awesome.

I'm not a big edible guy, not my kind of high, so I've never tried a $30 gummy bear. How high is one likely to get you? Seems to be that because of the gradual nature of an edible high it might be somewhat frightening for a first-timer. Hell, I've been doing this 35 years and I'm kind of wary of the bastards. That leads me to believe that it might have been kind of lightweight.


edit: Yeah, good choice on Cirque de Soleil. Dude's got style.
What's the difference between a smoked high and an edible high?  (Sorry if that's not the right terminology).  I kind of like the smoked high (though I don't like the paranoia I sometimes get after).   Does the edible solve that latter problem?

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Re: Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use
« Reply #1049 on: October 29, 2018, 06:08:40 AM »
:lol :lol

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/utah-lawmaker-doesn-t-recommend-shooting-up-marijuana-but-says-no-big-deal-after-edible?fbclid=IwAR0HT8P0A9fQ8jmvyAo-VrwIKis9AxNJA20b8uMalTeJUP3Mc1LKPm1k61M

A Utah lawmaker, and self-described marijuana virgin, learned his colleagues plan to vote against a controversial cannabis act, so he made the trek to Las Vegas, ate his first marijuana gummy bear and now wants legislature to follow suit. And he’s totally serious. 

Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis held the tasting session on Facebook live weeks ahead of the revision to Prop 2, which will decide how weed can be ingested, where and how it’s sold and what kinds of conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in Utah. He said at least one senator should try it before they debate the measure.

“Everybody, mellow out, recognize that this is nothing to be afraid of,” Dabakis said in the video posted 24 hours after his unforgettable cannabis test-drive. “Because the people who are terrified by it seem to be the people who HAVE NEVER TRIED IT.”

Standing in the parking lot of a dispensary called NuLeaf, Dabakis struggled with the packaging before eventually splitting the gummy in half and opting for a cautionary lick-test before eating it. He was sure no lawmaker had used marijuana prior to this plunge, so the senator decided he’d make the “great sacrifice.” Well, he made it through the experience unscathed after eating the other half and then eating the another half and then going to Cirque Du Soleil, according to Vice. 


Kudos to this guy.
That guy's awesome.

I'm not a big edible guy, not my kind of high, so I've never tried a $30 gummy bear. How high is one likely to get you? Seems to be that because of the gradual nature of an edible high it might be somewhat frightening for a first-timer. Hell, I've been doing this 35 years and I'm kind of wary of the bastards. That leads me to believe that it might have been kind of lightweight.


edit: Yeah, good choice on Cirque de Soleil. Dude's got style.
What's the difference between a smoked high and an edible high?  (Sorry if that's not the right terminology).  I kind of like the smoked high (though I don't like the paranoia I sometimes get after).   Does the edible solve that latter problem?

I find when I eat cannabis rather than smoking it, I feel it a lot more in my body. When people talk about smoking weed and feeling pain relief, that's something I personally have never experienced. But when I eat it, I can 100% vouch for that. It does wonders for my back or a migraine. Eating it seems to be easier on the brain too. I just feel more calmed and relaxed, and like the brakes have been pumped on rate at which I think about stuff. It's nice. Paranoia while smoking is something I haven't experienced in like 15 years now, and that paranoia was rooted in being caught or called out for being stoned. I ate 3 chocolate chip cookies before heading to the airport last March when I flew home from Vegas, and I didn't have even so much as an elevated heart rate while going through security. Maybe it's just an age/experience thing.
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