Originally Posted by Jhhnn
I'm not subject to compliance checks, Shag, nor is anybody else who grows under A64. No paperwork, no bullshit, just do it. Keep the numbers right just in case. They don't even know that I'm here. There needs to be some sort of complaint for the cops to even bother with me. The DEA won't be coming around, either, so long as the Cole memo is in effect. They won't touch anybody who is truly state legal.
The rest of it is just speculation on your part. It's really very relaxed around here. Shops still sell cheaper to people who get cards. People who want to make a little money growing under caregiver license are still doing their thing, even though they're getting hassled in other municipalities. The game they have to play has always been more involved. I recognize that some lawmakers want them out of business entirely.
What happened with A64 is that the big MMJ growers leveraged their expertise & experience to attract venture capital & overcome the legalities & very high licensing fees. Retail was big business right from the start & likely to stay that way because it's easier to regulate that way & the incentives to play by the rules much stronger when large investments are at stake.
The Peeps don't care either, not with the convenience & safety of a retail environment. They love it just the way it is although everybody wants lower prices. From their perspective, what's not to like?
When you step out to places other than CO & some other states there's a whole helluva lot not to like. People are getting busted every day & even doing time for what I can do with impunity. That's where our anger needs to be directed.
compliance checks are not unusual
peeps keep it on the DL to avoid such things, but they happen
as for the "peeps" who "don't care" and ther eis nothing to like... they are the shortsighted who probably have never had really good product nd don't mind contaminated hash
can;t speak for everyone, but peeps who have no complaints about typical dispensary product aside from high prices are not the discerning type with any kind of taste or class....
also, peeps are being busted in colorado daily for doing exactly what was legal only 18-24 months ago, and that trend is about to explode next year...
again, if you read a20; production, sales, distribution is all protected even patient to patient, nothing in there about needing a license.