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The Daily doobie, November, 2013

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The Daily doobie, November, 2013
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Recreational Sales Promise Change
AURAR1A LIBRARY
The supply and demand of Colorado s marijuana industry is about to be put to the test and your going to feel it!
by Rich Carriero
We are on the edge of a new
frontier—the Wild West is back in the form of legal marijuana in both Colorado and Washington. While historic and downright awesome, the coming of pothead nirvana will not be without growing pains. On January 1st the legal cannabis market in Colorado is going to experience a demand spike that is difficult to even calculate. Coupled with regulatory restrictions that hamper production increases this surge is going to drive up the price of cannabis by as much as 40% and may result in a weed shortage. And it’s all going to happen in a matter of weeks.
recent rollout of, the Obamacare
registries, sudden, exponential demand growth is difficult to anticipate, but failure to do so can have disastrous consequences.
So how big an appetite can we expect for adult-use marijuana? A Gallup Poll released in mid-October estimates that 38% of Americans have at least tried cannabis. That’s over a hundred million ganga smokers, but that figure is also inflated by everyone who has ever tried pot just once or who quit when their jobs started piss-testing. A 2013 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 18.9
My mother hadn’t done it since
the 1970s because she doesn’t like smoking and my grandfather was a cop. In the past year, however, when she found out that marijuana was not only legal in Colorado but also came in cupcake and candy form, she was not only cool with me doing it, she actually became a fan of The Growing Kitchen’s Heavenly Honey Lemon Chill Pills. The point is not to out my mom (who shall remain nameless) but to illustrate that without fear of the law or social stigma, a greater percentage of people are going to at least try marijuana and the number of Coloradans who purchase
“It s already happening. The price of edibles is going up, the price of trim is going up. Everything is going up ...”
According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, 109,622 medical marijuana patients are registered with the state—a figure that represents around 2% Colorado’s current population of 5.2 million. Although Amendment 64 allows patients to share cannabis--thus potentially enlarging the market—purchases are capped at an ounce per day. The cannabis market that currently exists is configured to meet this demand and not much more, as anyone with a red card can attest. How many times have you been into your local dispensary only to find that they’ve run out of your favorite edible? That gives you some sense of what might happen in 2014. As we’ve seen with the
million Americans smoked in the previous year. That’s 6% of the US population and a more accurate picture of the marijuana market. If we assume an even distribution of pot smokers nationwide that equates to about 315,000 Coloradans who are currently in the market to get high. The real number is almost certainly higher, but 315,000 amounts to a three-fold spike in demand.
Now what hasn’t been measured before is the percentage of people who would smoke marijuana if it were completely legal. Think about how many people out there you know who don’t smoke pot just because it’s against the law.
cannabis at adult-use stores could climb into the millions.
Furthermore, after January 1st, non-Colorado residents will also be able to purchase adult-use marijuana. According to the Denver Post, in 2012 60 million tourists visited Colorado. 6% of that number is 3.6 million pot smokers who already come to see the sights or go skiing. You think those folks aren’t going to want to sample the local greenery now that they’re invited to the salad bar? And what about Green Tourism? Hundreds of thousands of visitors descended on Denver for this year’s Cannabis Cup. It only stands to reason that Colorado will Continued on page 2
Tommy Chong
I sat waiting in anticipation, all set up as the phone began to ring. Fumbling with the button, I answer and quickly turn on the speaker. “ Can you hear me? This is Tommy Chong.”
Continued on page 10
HEMP REGULATIONS
by James McVaney
With. Colorado farmer Ryan Foflin’s recent industrial hemp harvest in Springfield, and the State Department of Agriculture releasing the rules and regulations for this industry in late October, Colorado holds the honor of being the re-birthplace of America’s hemp industry. This article aims to review these new rules and regulations and reveal how a small farmer, Maury Grimm views the potential for Colorado’s newest economy.
Continued on page 5
INSIDE
Stinking Badges..............3
J-Dub........................4
DPA Reform Conference........6
CHAMPS......................12
Budtender of the Month.....14
Bullhead* Ded.............. 15


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Recreational Sales Promise Change II U18702 0525185 5 Minutes with Tommv Chong I sat waiting in anticipation, all set up as the phone began to ring. Fumbling with the button, I answer and quickly turn on the speaker. " Can you hear me? This is Tommy Chong." The supply and demand of Colorado s marijuana industry is about to b e put to the test and your going to feel it! Continued on page 10 by Rich Carriero We are on the edge of a new frontier--the W1ld West is back in the form of legal marijuana in both Colorado and Washington . While historic and downright awesome , the coming of pothead nirvana will not be without growing pains. On January 1st the legal cannabis market in Colorado is going to experience a dem and spike that is difficult to even calculate. Coupled with . regulatory restrictions that hamper production increases this surge is going to drive up the price of cannabis by as much as 40% and may result in a weed shortage. And it's all going to happen in a matter of weeks . recent rollout of. the Obarnacare registries , sudden, exponential demand growth is difficult to anticipate, but failure to" do so can have disastrous consequences. So how big an appetite can we expect for adult-use marijuana? A Gallup Poll released in mid-October estimates that 3 8% of Americans have at least tried cannabis. That's over a hundred million ganga smokers, but that figure is also inflated by everyone who has ever tried pot just once or who quit when their jobs started piss-testing . A 2013 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 18.9 My mother hadn ' t done it since the 1970s because she doesn't ike smoking and my grandfather was a cop. In the past year, however, when she found out that marijuana was not only legal in Colorado but also came in cupcake and candy form, she was not only cool with me doing it , she actually became a fan of The Growing Kitchen's Heavenly Honey Lemon Chill Pill s . The point is not to out my mom (who shall remain nameless) but to illustrate that without fear of the law or social stigma, a greater percentage of people are going to at least try marijuana and the number of Coloradans who purchase HJt 's already happening. The price of edibles is going up, the price of trin1 is going up. EYcrything is going up ... " million Americans smoked in the cannabis at adult-use stores could previous year. That's 6% of the climb into the millions. US population and a more accurate picture of the marijuana market. If Furthermore, after January 1st, non we assume an even distribution of Colorado residents will also be able pot smokers nationwide that equates . to purchase adult-use marijuana. to about 315 , 000 Coloradans wh9 According to the Denver Post, in are . currently in the market to get 2012 60 million tourists visited high. The real number is almost Colorado. 6% of that number is 3.6 certainly higher, but 315,000 million pot smokers who already amounts to a three-fold spike in come to see the sights or go skiing. demand. You think those folks aren ' t going to want to sample the local greenery now that they're invited to the salad bar? And what about Green HEMP REGULATIONS by James McVaney With . . Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin's recent industrial hemp harvest in Springfield, and the State Department of Agriculture releasing the rules and regulations for this industry in late October , Colorado holds the honor of being there-birthplace of America ' s industry . This article aims to review these new rules and regulations and reveal how a small farmer, Maury Grimm views the potential for Colorado's newest economy. Continued on page 5 INSIDE Stinking Badges ..... . . .... ... 3 J-Dub ....... ........ ....... 4 DPAReform Conference ....... 6 According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, 109, 622 medical marijuana patients are registere d with state--a figure that represents around 2% Colorado's current population of 5.2 million. Although Amendment 64 allows patients to share cannabis -thus potentially enlarging the market--purchases are capped at an ounce per day. The cannabis market that currently exists is configured to meet this demand and not much more, as anyone with a red card can attest. How map.y times have you been into your local dispensary only to find that they've :run out of your favorite edible? That gives you some sense of what might happen in 2014. As we've seen with the Now what hasn't been measured before is the percentage of people who would smoke marijuana if it were completely legal. Think about how many people out there you know who don't smoke pot just because it's against the law. Tourism? Hundreds of thousands of visitors descended on Denver for CHAMPS 12 this year's Cannabis Cup. It only Budtender of the Month ....... 14 stands to reason that Colorado will Continued on page 2 Bullhead*Ded ............. 15