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    Originally posted by yardgrazer View Post
    Huh, somehow I totally missed that Heady shut down... shows how much attention I've been paying. I definitely noticed the CBD focus when I perused their site last year or whenever it was that I last looked. I was always skeptical about their supposed genetic swaps, sounds like I was right to be.

    Seems like things will continue to be on the extreme downlow for the time being.

    I have no clue whats going on ether, from what I gather there was alot of public lash back over supporting the new retail bill because it prioritizes women and minorities...
    the owner of the Heady said she was burnt out from all the stress lately, and that their hoping some new business fills the void... whatever that means

    I take it as a sign that corporate interests are starting to get involved.. I have been watching cautiously, big corporations are already trying to dominate MA.. hoping we don't see another monopoly like whats going on with the VT dispensaries now.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about." - Rumi


      I'm not expecting great things from the Vermont CCC. If they were to try to stick to the planned start date for retail sales they're going to have to crib regulations from another state, and likely without really spending the time to create a model specific to Vermont (I presume most people would like to see a system that allows for small producers given the state's farming history). Also the salaries for the board are really high IMHO, $80k+/100k-ish for the 2 board members/1 chair. And then they hire a commissioner. Big bureaucracy from the get-go to make use of that sweet sweet tax revenue. Big bureaucracy means high fees, which means corporate domination. Just my opinion, hope I'm wrong.


        PS: It's a crazy pipe dream, but if we do end up going that route I'd like to see more people growing... need to start educating people on how to grow/providing clones or seeds. Overgrowing starts at home.