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    Good news for Kristy..... maybe the F A T Texans won't have to come to Colorado anymore.......

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    Oh dear

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    Cannabis sales increased across WA during the pandemic.

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    Cannabis sales increased across WA during the pandemic. Here’s where sales soared
    Feb. 23, 2022 at 6:00 am Updated Feb. 23, 2022 at 9:28 am
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    For many people, the pandemic lockdowns increased feelings of boredom, anxiety and loneliness. So it’s hardly a surprise that marijuana use increased, just as alcohol consumption did.

    But you might be surprised at just how much more cannabis Washingtonians are using now than they were before the pandemic.

    Data from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board shows sales increased statewide by $450 million, or about 43%, from the 2019 to 2021 fiscal years. The total retail sales in 2021 were nearly $1.5 billion.

    Cannabis sales also generated more than $550 million in excise taxes for the state, most of which will be spent on public health programs, as prescribed by Washington’s 2012 marijuana legalization measure.

    Fiscal year 2019 covers the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, and fiscal year 2021 covers the period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

    Of Washington’s 39 counties, all but Garfield and Franklin counties have at least one cannabis retailer. In all of these 37 counties, sales increased by percentages in the double digits from the 2019 to 2021 fiscal years. Still, there was a wide range in the amount that sales increased from county to county.



    The sales data suggests that cannabis use increased the most in more rural parts of the state during the pandemic, particularly in Eastern Washington. The biggest jump in sales was in Lincoln County, just west of Spokane County, where sales more than doubled from around $800,000 in 2019 to nearly $1.4 million in 2021.

    “That doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Elijah Hubert, a budtender at Molecule Cannabis, one of two retailers in Davenport, Lincoln County’s largest city. “I’d have six cars out front and 10 customers in the store … in the early spring when the pandemic first hit.”

    He says that many of the new customers were folks who had been laid off and who didn’t know when they’d be going back to work.

    “It may have been the first time they could use cannabis in 10 years,” Hubert said. “They didn’t know what they were looking for because they hadn’t smoked in so long.”

    He says a lot of customers used their unemployment payments to stock up on weed, sometimes spending $300 to $400 on the first day they came in.

    Sales are not as brisk at Molecule right now as they were earlier in the pandemic, Hubert says. He thinks that may be because things are starting to return to normal, but it could just be a normal winter slowdown.

    The other counties where retail sales of cannabis increased by more than 100% were Pend Oreille and Stevens, both north of Spokane.

    Klickitat County, in southern Washington just east of Vancouver, saw a modest 18% increase in cannabis retail sales, the smallest growth in the state.

    As you’d expect, King County had the greatest volume in sales in 2021, at almost $383 million, and also the largest increase in dollars — up $85 million from the 2019 fiscal year. But as a rate of growth, that pencils out to 29%, which is a slower than the statewide average.

    Although three rural Eastern Washington counties had the most impressive spikes in retail sales, these areas were not large consumers of marijuana to begin with.

    I calculated per capita sales data for each county using the 2020 Census population figures for the 18-and-older population (21-and-older figures are not available). Even with the spending more than doubling in Lincoln, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties, all three remain below the statewide average for 2021, which was $251 per person. In fact, Pend Oreille still had the lowest per capita spending among all the counties in 2021, at just $67.

    Retail spending in King County pencils out to $211 per person, lower than the statewide average, and lower than the two other counties in the Seattle metro area, Snohomish ($245) and Pierce ($268).

    The highest spending per capita was in Asotin County, and it’s an eye-popping figure: $866 per person. That’s more than double the per capita amount of the next highest county. In Asotin, there were $15 million dollars in sales for an adult population of less than 18,000 in the county.



    So what’s happening in Asotin?

    Most likely, this figure is inflated by sales to folks from neighboring Idaho, where marijuana is illegal, whether for recreational or medical use. Clarkston, the largest city in Asotin County, is part of the Lewiston, Idaho metro area, which has an adult population of about 51,000. I suspect that the cannabis retailers in Clarkston are largely supported by customers from across the state line.

    The No. 2 county is Spokane, where per capita sales were $388 — that figure, too, is probably buoyed by sales from Idaho, although more modestly. The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is just minutes away from a number of cannabis retailers in Spokane County.

    Unlike Idaho, Oregon has legal marijuana, so Washington’s counties along the southern border are not as likely to be picking up out-of-state business.

    The highest per capita spending in a Washington county not bordering Idaho was in Grays Harbor, a coastal county in Southwestern Washington, and home to the city of Aberdeen. The county’s 60,000 adults spent more than $21 million on cannabis in 2021, for a per capita figure of $347. And I suppose that makes Grays Harbor the true marijuana capital of Washington.

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    Some of those Grays Harbor sales might not necessarily be locals either of course.... Might be tourists who hit the weed stores in Aberdeen while passing through on their way to the beach.

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    This is not good news. For now the Republicans are all for the Devil's Lettuce in that with tobacco they want to monopolize and privatize it.

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    Not likely to happen here. People in this state really regret privatizing alcohol sales - which happened about 2 years before weed was legalized. Alcohol prices have gone insane up here since then. For some reason, even beer prices have skyocketed, though it was always available in the grocery stores even when the hard stuff was not.

    Another reason why weed is so popular around here. It's cheaper than alcohol and no hangovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Not likely to happen here. People in this state really regret privatizing alcohol sales - which happened about 2 years before weed was legalized. Alcohol prices have gone insane up here since then. For some reason, even beer prices have skyocketed, though it was always available in the grocery stores even when the hard stuff was not.

    Another reason why weed is so popular around here. It's cheaper than alcohol and no hangovers.
    Weed causes far less problems than alcohol. One theory is the big chemical companies wanted to make hemp illegal because they wanted to sell synthetic fabrics and fibers. So they created a big anti-marajuana propaganda campaign. Then of course there was the low social stigma pot smoking had. Maybe a combination of things. I’m allergic to it so I never did much pot.
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    Mike Tyson selling ear-shaped cannabis edibles



    (CNN) - Mike Tyson’s latest cannabis edible has a tongue-in-cheek reference to a body part.

    The legendary boxer’s gummy products, “Mike Bites,” come in the shape of an ear.

    It is a joking reference to Tyson’s infamous 1997 heavyweight championship match against Evander Holyfield. At one point in the fight, Tyson bit off a small chunk of Holyfield’s ear.

    Tyson was disqualified immediately afterward, and that moment became one of the most bizarre moments in boxing history.

    “These ears actually taste good!” Tyson tweeted about the product.

    As for Tyson and Holyfield, they have long reconciled since the fight.

    In 2014, when Holyfield made it into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Tyson gave the induction speech.

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    Cannabis sales in New Mexico surpass 4.5 million during opening weekend

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    Cannabis sales in New Mexico surpass 4.5 million during opening weekend for recreational sales
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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

    On April 1, 2022, the first legal sale of cannabis in New Mexico took place at R.Greenleaf in Las Cruces at 12:01 a.m.

    “It overdelivered. At 7 p.m. when I got to the store Thursday night, we had about 10 people already in line. When I came back at 11:30 p.m. right before midnight, we had 500 people in line,” Steve Pear said.

    Pear is the president of the New Mexico Division of Schwazze, he said after that first sale was made business has been non-stop at his dispensaries around the state.

    “All at least doubled their business and we even had one of our stores to ten times what they normally do in a day on Friday,” Pear said.

    According to the Cannabis Control Division, as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, this weekend brought in just over $4.5 million in total sales, with $2.7 million sold on Friday alone, nearly 70% of the sales coming from recreational users.

    “It's really cool to see all that business flowing into New Mexico,” Gary Cohen said.

    Cohen is the CEO of COVA software; they have a partnership with R.Greenleaf.

    Cohen’s program is playing an integral role in the transition dispensaries in New Mexico are making now that they can sell recreational marijuana.

    The program classifies what can be sold to a medical patient and recreational user according to state law, making it easy for businesses to report sales back to the state.

    “We're compliance first and compliance is the number one job in the cannabis industry just to do things right so that the states can look at the federal government and say, we got this, you know, we're doing it,” Cohen said.

    With new recreational customers hitting New Mexico dispensaries, owners believe the surge in sales will last a little bit longer, especially with 4/20, the day that celebrates weed just around the corner.

    “I think with 4/20 right around the corner, I would imagine we'll see a surge through then,” Pear said.

    A concern was that stores would run out of products because of a surge in sales.

    Pear said their locations are stocked up and don't expect to run out.

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    No fun. Fun was buying some bunk reefer from some dude in a Trans Am in a back alley and then going through the ritual of separating the twigs, seeds and dirt from what was smokable. Then you would plant the seeds and grow your own plants and tell mom they were juvenile bamboo plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post


    (CNN) - Mike Tyson’s latest cannabis edible has a tongue-in-cheek reference to a body part.

    The legendary boxer’s gummy products, “Mike Bites,” come in the shape of an ear.

    It is a joking reference to Tyson’s infamous 1997 heavyweight championship match against Evander Holyfield. At one point in the fight, Tyson bit off a small chunk of Holyfield’s ear.

    Tyson was disqualified immediately afterward, and that moment became one of the most bizarre moments in boxing history.

    “These ears actually taste good!” Tyson tweeted about the product.

    As for Tyson and Holyfield, they have long reconciled since the fight.

    In 2014, when Holyfield made it into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Tyson gave the induction speech.
    Are they flesh flavored?

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    Remember kids: Tokers are jokers. Bongs are wrong.

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