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The maturation of legalization

I think this kind of thing is nice to see…

Mini joints: This Colorado mountain shop’s idea is a huge success

“We thought it would be really great to have something portable that had just enough for you and a few friends,” Andrew Salini, chief operating officer at High Country Healing, said in a recent interview.

“Not everyone wants to smoke a gram. It’s a little intense,” Joe Lindsey, director of customer relations at HCH, said in a recent interview. “They see these Mini Js and they think, ‘That’s just right for me.’ ”

The downsizing of cannabis portions is not a new concept for the rapidly evolving marijuana industry. To address safety concerns regarding wildly popular marijuana edibles, Colorado regulators rolled out new rules in February requiring manufacturers to individually wrap edibles or demark products in increments of 10 milligrams (or fewer) of psychoactive component THC.

It’s been an about-face for the industry that, in the early months of legalization, was in a race to make the strongest edible.

Those who want the quantity can still get it, but as legalization gets past the initial novelty, it doesn’t always have to be about bigger and more. And that’s particularly good for the casual user and the experimenter.

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28 comments to The maturation of legalization

  • claygooding

    There are cannabis users that desire many different strengths in edibles and smoked/vaped cannabis.

    As with alcohol,,you have people that like beer,others like wine while a few like Everclear and everything in between.

    But even that similarity doesn’t justify regulating cannabis like alcohol because stoned isn’t drunk. And never the twain shall meet.

    Congress passed a bill allowing VA doctors to talk to Vets about using cannabis as an alternative,,,,is that an accepted medical use of cannabis or what?

    In the same article I read it is part of the Cares bill that they manged to get approved without a hearing in the Judiciary Committee,,the sponsors for the Cares Act out of CO said they need a hearing for the full bill but Grassley is not having it.

    He also said the Congress can pass it one line at a time without a hearing and that may be the only way it will get past Grassley.

  • Duncan20903

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    Meanwhile, in an alternate reality:
    Pot legalization: Disasters unfolding in Colorado, Washington state

    Stimson eh?

  • DdC

    Maturation?

    I remember when this PA motel got waterbeds and psychodelicized a few of the rooms. But you still had to find your own date.

    Must Love Pot:
    Marijuana Fans Get Their Own Dating Sites

    Fighting the war, toke by toke…

    Legal Weed Is Slowly Ending the Drug War

    Mexican President must have been scolded by Chucky…
    That’s not mature…

    Mexican President Rules Out Marijuana Legalization

    Keep your parents off legal drugs!

    The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

    Oh, now they’re talking about it?
    WTF was DARE?

    Now That It Affects White People,
    Presidential Candidates Are Talking About Drug Addiction

  • DdC

    Pot Smokers Don’t Need Rules. We Need An Apology!

    While it’s nice that Trudeau says he wants to legalize marijuana, let’s be clear that the reasons he’s giving for legalization are all wrong.

    While it may be politically wise to call for legalization mainly as a way of limiting access to minors while also raising some tax revenue, these are actually not at all the real reasons cannabis should be legalized.

    Cannabis should be legalized because it is a wonderful plant, and because Canada’s 100 year war on cannabis has had no redeeming features whatsoever.

    CANNABIS IS GOOD AND PROHIBITION IS WRONG

    Gridiron Cannabis Coalition Calls for the NFL to Allow Medical Marijuana

    DEA Chief Admits Pot Has ‘Great Promise’ As Medicine

    Accepting Mary Jane:
    Three Reasons All Women Should be Pushing for Legal Weed

  • Francis

    Sounds like the flip side of the iron law of prohibition.

  • Dante

    I’m fine with Mini Joints (for others). As long as they also have Maxi Joints (for me).

    • DdC

      I solved the problem 45 years ago
      by learning how to roll my own.

      But it is kinda nice to see that it’s actually happening.

      • Servetus

        Today’s legal smokers don’t need to roll their own. They can buy pre-rolls, or empty cones and fill them with juicy bud. Something may have been lost in legalization — the dexterity, balance, and skills needed for the perfect J may become a thing of the past. In the future, people may never know the joy of rolling their own, or something. Oh, well. Progress appears to include convenience.

        • DdC

          I can buy delivered pre-rolls @ $8. for a spliff size joint. They come with filters I tear off. Novelty items. They usually come free with a certain quantity purchase. I think an oz or more. They also sell bumblebee disposable vapes. 100 hits or so and then toss it out. I still prefer to roll my own or use a bowl for hash they call concentrates. They are still selling oz’s. halves, quarters and eighth’s. I expect the various size pre-rolls would fit right into a potbar setting. Same as a shot and beer. Although tobacco shops have tables set up to roll your own. So many choices at prices to reflect civilization. … and then we get to watch Steph Curry making ridiculous 3 point shots. Life is good.

      • Dante

        I remember rolling my own, in a car going 65 with the windows down. Whoa, where did it go?

        Yeah, I’ll just take one of them Maxi Joints and save a lot of trouble.

  • Servetus

    You know things aren’t right when the Gulf Cartel assumes the policing duties of a local community. But then you also have to admit the cartels are creative when enforcing the laws: Mexican drug cartel ties up alleged robbers, leaves them naked.

  • Duncan20903

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    For the most ludicrous law proposed by a bureaucrat in 2015 I’d like to nominate the very recently introduced bill by Mexican Senator Cristina Diaz Salazar:

    Mexican legislator introduces medical marijuana bill after historic court decision

    /snip/
    The measure does not propose wholesale legalization of medical marijuana but rather seeks to permit the importation of cannabis and derivatives for medicinal purposes. Domestic pot production would still be prohibited.

    “This measure is responding to the urgent need to allow availability of medicines through importation,” said Sen. Cristina Diaz Salazar, a member of Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
    /snip/

    • Uncle Albert's Nephew

      That’s because if her bill allowed domestic production it would violate the wretched Single Convention.

      • Duncan20903

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        Is that her mistaken belief or yours? The SCT is nowhere near as restrictive as people appear to believe for “recreational” use, but about the only restriction on medicinal use is that it has to be distributed by the member’s government.

        People really need to take the time to sit down and read these documents. They don’t say what people/press/prohibitionists report that they say.

        Then there’s the part where official reps of the UN itself has said it’s fine for member States to just pretend that they’re in compliance, e.g. the Netherlands almost 4 decades old policy of “tolerance.” It’s just plain pretzel logic but there you go.

        Who here has actually read the UN SCTs and its amendments? I have, anyone else? Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person in the world outside of those who actually wrote the damn things who has actually done so. That would include the representatives of the member States which actually ratified the stinking pieces of shit.

        • claygooding

          I read the SCT and after nearly getting through it found the part that said any nation could drop from the SCT by writing a letter to the UN 6 months before dropping.

          I cannot believe a country has not written that letter yet,,are they waiting to write a letter en-masse?

          The six month waiting period is of course to give time for the US to either buy the errant government back into the fold and/or organize other countries to take trade sanctions out as punishment.

      • DdC

        Don’t need the UN when we give aid to favored nations. Just threats are usually enough. Worked last time. Canada too.

        U.S. Warns Against Canada Liberalizing Laws on Pot Oct 02 2002
        http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/384
        Threats From USA Force Mexico to Drop Decrim Plans May 3, 2006
        http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/751

  • Mr_Alex

    The New Zealand Government is not only hilarious but stupid as well, the New Zealand Government started Anti Obesity campaign by just telling parents and youths just avoid fast food and more exercise but instead refuse to look at the evidence Cannabis is a viable treatment for Diabetes and Obesity this morning what was even worst was that the Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced the evidence they got on Cannabis treating Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Obesity was inconclusive. No wonder why I want to leave New Zealand, the country is done I am seriously wanting to move to the US, I WANT OUT OF NZ, ITS A COUNTRY FILLED WITH DUMB PEOPLE

  • Will

    I don’t know if this is an example of “the maturation of legalization”, but a conference was held recently in Austin, Texas, titled, “The Straight Dope on Energy & the Marijuana Industry”;

    Power companies are blunt: Growing pot hogs electricity

    snippage;

    …panelists at the meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners took up how the growing cannabis industry will affect the electric grid as more states legalize pot. Indoor marijuana production has intense lighting needs — enough to mimic sunshine — while it also requires an array of heaters, generators and fans and uses an abundance of water. All that takes a lot of energy.

    It’s interesting that this conference would take place in a city in a state that is so far behind the times when it comes cannabis re-legalization. But from the title of the article you can see the tone is rather negative. However, Austin is a very popular city for conferences and conventions. There are plenty of bars to visit when a conference is done for the day…

  • primus

    When cannabis is relegalized most of it will be imported