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  1. Highlander

    Member card address

    No. The card has your mailing address. The forms do not ask for the address of the grow. I and several others on this website have used PO boxes for our mailing address many times without an issue.
  2. The problem is with "free" meds. This has been the case for years. There are mostly only four reasons why some CGs offer free meds: 1. You're close friends or family, and the CG is a super nice guy (or gal). 2. The CG is trying out a huge number of new strains and wants more plants to facilitate this. (This really doesn't happen very often). 3. The CG is growing more than his/her patients need and selling overages illegally. (Do you want a CG going around with YOUR MMJ card/info if he/she is the sort of person taking big legal risks?) 4. The CG is inexperienced and willing to promise free meds to try to get patients. Medical MJ is no different than the rest of life. If someone offers you something for nothing, you need to dig deep and figure out what the real cost is and if that's something you want to be involved with. This concept of free meds has disappointed many patients. You have to ask yourself why a complete stranger would offer MJ for free. You also should know that at least some CGs (I've witnessed this first hand) pay certification clinics a fee when a new patient is referred and signs up. Going back to 2009, the most successful relationships I've had (as a CG) with patients are 1.) Family, 2.) Friends, 3.) Referral from family or friends (counting my patients as friends as it usually works out that way) and 4.) This website. If I were in your shoes, I'd use the link the previous poster put up, send in the form removing the CG and send a copy certified mail to the CG....and get started with the new search. Unless you have someone in mind already, I'd start on this website in the classifieds section. There are several members/CGs here who have been active on these forums for a long time and have built some credability. Good luck. And yeah, that bud you posted a pic of is absolute garbage.
  3. It doesn't matter. You give LARA your mailing address - not the address of your grow. You can even use a PO Box. I did that for years for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was if I lost a card I didn't want a street address on it.
  4. Highlander

    Is Grassmatch a legitimate site?

    I checked the time on the email. I received it at 8:51 pm March 12.
  5. Highlander

    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.
  6. Highlander

    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!"
  7. Highlander

    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?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. Highlander

    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.
  11. Highlander

    Revegging harvested plants?

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

    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.
  13. Highlander

    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.
  14. Highlander

    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.