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stsin

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Too much cannabis is being grown to support prohibition prices. As expected once every house was allowed 4 rec plants, the price of herb has plummeted. I still think we're 5-10 yrs away from a price parity with tobacco (pipe/roll your own) and honestly, it's a good thing in the long run for the consumer. Unless the wheels of legalization take a dramatic u-turn my money is on closer to 5 yrs. I do like that California, unlike Oregon decided that 6 plants rec is a good number and like Colorado is allowing people to keep however much cannabis they harvest from those 6 plants which in theory doesn't mean people who garden too well have to either face jail or "get rid of" their crops which in theory will cut down on the bleeding to the black market. Not sure whose bright idea it was to allow Oregon rec people 4 plants but only 1/2 a lb of pot from either purchases OR homegrown...

Either way, perhaps this will have a knock on effect and bring down the price of edibles and extracts too :) (though as I'm out in the no pot areas of the east, I'm not holding my breath for the good deals to make it here quickly...)
 

charface

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Once they fully grasp that the home grower is greatly harming their bottom line They will try to do away with the home grower.

I have given some thought to how they will package it so people buy into it.

Simple, fear.

They could start advertising the adverse effects that pesticides/nutes used by homegrowers are (possibly) having. People pouring the old nutes down the toilet etc

Then they get the majority of voters

Sounds far fetched but if I were them
I might try it. Lol

The problem is that people will leave this door wide open by not regulating themselves.

Fast forward 5 years, home growers
Are gone and big pot and the gov has determined those pesticides are actually good for consumers because its good for the bottom line
. Lol?
 

Humanrob

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Once they fully grasp that the home grower is greatly harming their bottom line They will try to do away with the home grower.

I have given some thought to how they will package it so people buy into it.

Simple, fear.
My outdoor grow was ripped off last summer, and we paused, and then walked down the street to the Sheriff's office to report the theft (med grow for self only). Hadn't thought about this, but they might also find statistics on increased crime in otherwise "safe" neighborhoods, as "scary people" come in to steal drugs/plants. Lot's of room for scare tactics there.
 

charface

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My outdoor grow was ripped off last summer, and we paused, and then walked down the street to the Sheriff's office to report the theft (med grow for self only). Hadn't thought about this, but they might also find statistics on increased crime in otherwise "safe" neighborhoods, as "scary people" come in to steal drugs/plants. Lot's of room for scare tactics there.
Yep, where theres a will theres a way
 

Humanrob

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Either way, perhaps this will have a knock on effect and bring down the price of edibles and extracts too :) (though as I'm out in the no pot areas of the east, I'm not holding my breath for the good deals to make it here quickly...)
I wouldn't be surprised if 'flower' lost its market, but shatter, oil, etc. and edibles -- basically all the things that are harder to make -- become the backbone of the retail market. I've made budder, tincture, and bubble hash, but I haven't gone further than that and I'd bet most people won't even make those.

The impact of home growers will probably largely depend on the bell curve of users. I don't know that we'll ever have accurate statistics on this, but I wonder how many people are daily smokers, how many weekly, etc. The way things are going, growing your own is only worth the time, effort, and cost if either (a) you just like growing, or (b) you smoke a LOT.
 

charface

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I wouldn't be surprised if 'flower' lost its market, but shatter, oil, etc. and edibles -- basically all the things that are harder to make -- become the backbone of the retail market. I've made budder, tincture, and bubble hash, but I haven't gone further than that and I'd bet most people won't even make those.

The impact of home growers will probably largely depend on the bell curve of users. I don't know that we'll ever have accurate statistics on this, but I wonder how many people are daily smokers, how many weekly, etc. The way things are going, growing your own is only worth the time, effort, and cost if either (a) you just like growing, or (b) you smoke a LOT.
Another problem is the majority of voters don't grow so they will vite on shit that hurts growers as long as they perceive it will benefit them even a little.
Meaning here is a bill I just wrote that will save you a little tiny bit of cash, also on the bill, home growers can only have 1 plant now
 
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