the lobsterpot< – edition 49

One week away people(!). That's one week from the biggest cannabis...

By
Jamie Bonthron
Share this post
One week away people(!). That's one week from the biggest cannabis...

One week away people(!). That's one week from the biggest cannabis calendar event (ummm… MJBizCon – in case you weren’t aware) and also just 7 days from the thermidor< crew landing stateside as wide eyed tourists, not just of the US but of a legal market! We won't know where to look(!).

We touched on the creative impact of cannabis last week, but despite debate over its ability to take you to a creative place, musicians and artists have used it forever and a day – surely there's some kind of evidence in that?!

“As an artist, there's a sweet jump-starting quality for me. So if ever I need some clarity, I smoke a joint.”

Lady Gaga

Cze, Cze, Cze, Czecking It Out

And, as some predicted, the European dominoes begin to fall, with the first key follower being the Czech Republic, who now plan to legalise cannabis in line with Germany. It's a great decision, and frankly it just gets us flippin' excited for the next few years(!).

Out Of Control

The majority of us can't shake the spiraling cost of living, but where this really has an impact is on medicine. In the UK medical cannabis is basically patient funded and so as the cost of everything skyrockets, patients have to choose whether or not they can afford to treat their conditions.

All The Channels

Whether you've sourced yourself, know a friend who has, or have read great articles like this one from Volteface, drugs are everywhere on social media. Alongside the potential danger that it presents to kids, it also leaves adults at the hands of scammers – both with bad product or just outright fakery.

Not So Diddy

Nothing quite like being number one. While Sean Combs, aka P Diddy, has topped charts the world over, he now finds himself as the creator of the largest, vertically integrated, minority-owned cannabis MSO on the planet. Not bad, not bad at all.

Shopping Potency 

Unfortunately, competition has bred such a need to differentiate that some cannabis brands choose to take the low road. In this case, some bud producers are shopping around to find testing labs that give them the big digit THC potency that they think the market needs. Big shame that.

Legitimate Difficulties

The pressures of running an above board, legal cannabis enterprise are felt most keenly in the pocket. Where other sectors capitalise on keen funding or at least credit, cannabis businesses are lucky if they can keep a bank account open. Seriously, it's a struggle for us, and we don't even touch the plant(!).

Blog Author
Jamie Bonthron
Share this post

weed more<

Actually, given we went to Vegas, for a week, in the name of cannabis, we actually...
thermidor<’s MJBizCon-fessions
Actually, given we went to Vegas, for a week, in the name of cannabis, we actually...
Dave Barton
4 min
While famous the world over for hygge, Lego, and Hans Christian Andersen...
the lobsterpot: Ep 29. Free L’Herbe?
While famous the world over for hygge, Lego, and Hans Christian Andersen...
Dave Barton
1 minute
Well, that’s it, a wrap on MJBizCon 2022. We’re officially out of Vegas...
the lobsterpot< – edition 51
Well, that’s it, a wrap on MJBizCon 2022. We’re officially out of Vegas...
Jamie Bonthron
3 minutes