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  1. Is Grassmatch a legitimate site?

    I checked the time on the email. I received it at 8:51 pm March 12.
  2. Is Grassmatch a legitimate site?

    Shortly after I posted, I began thinking about what procedures grassmatch might have in place to decide when to disseminate personal information/copies of IDs and MMJ cards. I know nothing more about this matter but deleted the attachments out of an abundance of caution. I don't want to be part of the problem if one exists.
  3. Is Grassmatch a legitimate site?

    I signed up on grassmatch a while ago - maybe a year or two - out of curiosity. I wasn't looking for new patients. I'm not going to say anything good or bad about the website. That isn't the point of my post. I'm posting to show this email I received from grassmatch this morning. "For a while now, we've been chasing after a patient that was using Grassmatch to rob caregivers. He went by xxxx, and numerous other names - but his real name is XXXX. His illustrious criminal history is attached to this email: Highlights are felony weapons, larceny, and assault. Remember - REPORT problem patients on Grassmatch - we're listening!"
  4. Clone Distributor

    For the sake of discussion - say I'm a patient with a caregiver who grows for me. Through whatever circumstance, I find someone willing to sell me 5 oz. at a discounted price. I buy 2.5 oz. and transfer it to my caregiver to hold for me later, as he is legal to have 2.5 for me. Then I go back and buy another 2.5. Do you think this is a reasonable scenario for a patient to transfer to a CG under Section 4 protections?
  5. Isn't it crazy that we have lawmakers who talk out of both sides of their mouth? They say if MJ is medicine, it should be tested, etc., but then they want to treat medical MJ like liquor. The double standard is clearly nonsense. Does Detroit (or any municipality) have an ordinance that limits the number of pharmacies?
  6. Lol. Riiiight. Because government employees are paid from money that God just blesses down upon them. How could a government employee say anything so stupid?
  7. Is this a trap?

    Understood. My 2cents above would generally apply to someone you vetted - family friend, relative, or referral from another patient. I'll confess that in years past, I did provide meds to a new patient as soon as paperwork was signed and mailed, and I felt generally comfortable about it because I asked a lot of questions beforehand. Now that I have long-term patients I don't need to worry about it. I've only signed three new patients in about the last five years. Two were a husband and wife who were close friends with a friend/long-term patient. They both moved out of state about two years ago. I didn't even look for replacements. Earlier this year, I signed a new patient - a doctor who was diagnosed with cancer and whose wife has been a registered patient of mine for about six years. I had no problem offering him infused coconut oil and edibles on day one. But I understand the concern. One of my first patients (in 2009, found on-line) got 2.5 oz on a Friday. Within a week he said he was out of meds and wanted another half oz. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and delivered the half. He didn't need any more meds for several weeks. It didn't take a genius to read between the lines. That relationship didn't last long.
  8. Revegging harvested plants?

    My revegged plants were also less vigorous, but I found the clones to perform just fine. Did you experience the same?
  9. Revegging harvested plants?

    Consider finding a patient who wants to get a grow started and keep their own plants. You can give him/her cuttings, and if that grow succeeds, you can get some cuttings back from the best of each strain, thus avoiding having to roll the dice revegging. While revegging worked for me, I wouldn't want to have to count on it if I had a better option.
  10. Revegging harvested plants?

    I don't keep mother plants and clone from one generation to the next. I've had a few periods of cloning disasters. I've been able to root cuttings from a plant as long as four weeks into flower. They were slow to root and grow and had goofy leaves for weeks. But they made it. I also saved two strains by re-vegging. I trimmed them down to just a few small buds and leaves, then put them back in the veg state, with high nitrogen fertilizer, and 24 hours of light from a CFL in a clip-on work light very close to the buds and leaves. Both times it took about 4-5 weeks before there was enough new growth to take cuttings.
  11. Is this a trap?

    I agree about actions and intent. I don't have a revolving door for patients. All of my patients have been with me for about 5 years or more. I'm not too worried about providing meds day 1 under the right circumstances. For example, I have a patient who I've been connect to since 2012. Her husband was recently diagnosed with cancer. He hadn't used MJ since college - probably 30+ years. She could have easily just shared her meds with him. But we wanted to do it right. So he assigned me as his CG, and I didn't wait for the hard card to transfer meds. I believe this is OK under Section 4. Trouble with a Dr. Buck type of situation can happen even after the hard card is issued. If the PA and courts decide that the cert. was bad in the first place, does the CG who acted in good faith have criminal liability? Is the burden of proof on the CG to show that the patient is legit? - either with a signed and submitted form or a card? On the other hand, if I kept one patient slot open....signing paperwork today, canceling it the next day, and signing up a new patient...rinsing and repeating, I wouldn't expect the courts to side with me.
  12. Is this a trap?

    I think you are correct, and the court offered immunity to patients for their testimony, but the patients were informed enough to know that the judge couldn't offer immunity because MJ use is still a federal crime. I believe the case went nowhere after that.
  13. Is this a trap?

    I don't agree that a CG needs to wait for the new patient's hard card to provide meds and be protected under Section 4. Section 4 has some interesting differences in language in different paragraphs that suggests that a card-holding CG (meaning any CG with a card....a.k.a has already been approved by LARA) can assist a qualifying patient to whom he is connected through the registry by providing meds but only gets the protection for the 12 additional plants once the qualifying patient becomes a REGISTERED qualifying patient. Section 4 doesn't define what "connected through the registry" means. I take it to mean that LARA has received either a patient application or change form naming the CG. And once the qualifying patient becomes a registered qualifying patient, the CG is protected for the additional plants. Of course, this puts the onus on the CG to be sure the prospective "patient" isn't pulling a scam and showing false doc recs to buy meds day 1. There are plenty of ways for a CG to find assurance that the prospective patient isn't pulling the wool over his eyes. The best ways are when the CG knows the patient personally or maybe accompanies them to the doc's office for certification. I've posted this legal theory here a few times. I believe it's sound, although not legal advice by any stretch, and I've never seen a court case that addresses the issue. So, seller beware.
  14. Hi, Don't Mind Me. I'm Here Now.

    Not only that (all you said) but we have a wave of people who rail against "entitlements" and say that social security isn't an "entitlement." Somewhere along the line, many folks decided that "entitlement" is a bad word. I blame the likes of entertainers like Rush Limbaugh for this. Social security benefits for old folks are "entitlements." They are entitled.