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  1. First positive dispensary experience.

    Thanks for explaining that difference Wild Bill ... I was curious about the very tight bud structure
  2. First positive dispensary experience.

    I've used two different dispensaries since recently receiving my MMMA card. It's really my only option since I don't have a personal grow. One is all pre-packaged medicine, everything in plastic, with a selection of about a dozen strains. Tenders are not very knowledgeable about strains ... their product seems to need aging .. in my humble opinion it's still too "green". This place buys all their medicine from "somewhere". This feels like kids selling medicine without enough knowledge. The second dispensary is mostly self-grown hydroponic medicine. Everything is in big glass jars for easy inspection. Very good support from the Tenders. Better curing of medicine. So its a tale of two styles and I'm sure patients like each for their own reasons. Patients that are still searching for the best strains greatly benefit from the wide selection available at a good dispensary. Once strains have been selected by the patient its easier to look for a caregiver since the patient now knows what medicine they need grown. That's my plan ...
  3. The MMMA was intended to be managed under State Health as any medical issue should ... but of course it was stolen by the DA and LEO now runs the show
  4. Vape Kits vs. Vape Pen?

    I have a "Plenty" model from S&B and it performs very well. Good vapor production, adjustable temps and can handle leaf, liquid and solids. It's bowl is pretty big and good for group use.
  5. It seems that everything is cool until Dec 15th ... nice they calmed down and remembered patients this time ... "This approach will allow existing operations to wind down while also giving adequate time for patients to establish connections to caregivers to help ensure continuity of access Sorry, I couldn't "un-bold" the above, I'm not shouting http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-79571_79784-440544--,00.html LARA to Inform Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Regarding Existing Facilities, License Fees Emergency rules to be submitted to protect patients and to implement fair and efficient regulations Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280 Email: mediainfo@michigan.gov September 12, 2017 - At a meeting of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board later today, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will inform the board members regarding several oversight issues and the implementation of the regulatory framework for the new Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Act (MMFLA). LARA, in consultation with the board, has sole authority to promulgate rules and emergency rules as necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the MMFLA. LARA will notify the board of its intent to submit emergency rules necessary for the initial implementation of the MMFLA. The emergency rules – expected to be submitted in November – will further establish regulatory policies, including the application and licensing process and the fee structure. LARA is currently working with the board to develop permanent rules. Existing Facilities LARA consulted with the Michigan Attorney General’s office regarding facilities and dispensaries currently in operation and determined that any regulatory action will require an administrative rule. The department’s intent for the emergency rules is to consider any operation of a facility – that would otherwise need to be licensed under the MMFLA – as a potential impediment to licensure if continued after December 15, 2017. LARA will begin accepting license applications for all facilities on that date. This applies to all facilities defined under MMFLA. This approach will allow existing operations to wind down while also giving adequate time for patients to establish connections to caregivers to help ensure continuity of access. Fee Structure MMFLA requires LARA, in consultation with the board, to set the application fee and the annual regulatory assessment for each license. LARA will notify the board of its intent to submit emergency rules related to the following fee structure: The Application Fee is non-refundable and offsets the cost for LARA, the Michigan State Police (MSP), and/or contract costs for investigative services in order to conduct the background investigation of those applying for licenses. The nonrefundable application fee – which must be submitted with the application – will likely be in the $4,000 to $8,000 range, depending on the number of applications received. The annual Regulatory Assessment offsets operational costs and other statutory mandates including LARA’s costs to implement the act. It also offsets the cost of medical-marihuana-related services provided to LARA by the Michigan Attorney General’s office, MSP, and the Dept. of Treasury. By statute, the assessment must also provide $500,000 annually to LARA for licensing substance abuse disorder programs in addition to five percent of other state departments’ costs to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for substance abuse-related expenses. LARA is currently determining the annual regulatory assessment for fiscal year 2018 for each of the five license categories authorized by MMFLA. Grower A licenses are capped, by statute, at $10,000. Grower B-C, Processor, Transporter, and Provisioning Center licenses will be dependent on the number of total licenses subject to assessment and could be as low as $10,000 or as high as $57,000. The regulatory assessment does not apply to safety compliance facilities. Future Board Meetings The Medical Marihuana Licensing Board is scheduled to meet in regular session on October 17, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Both meetings will begin at 1:30pm and will be held at the Big Ten Conference Room A in the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 219 South Harrison Road in East Lansing, MI. Streaming service for both meetings will be available through the website at www.michigan.gov/medicalmarihuana. More information on the BMMR can be found at the bureau’s website: www.michigan.gov/bmmr.
  6. Another Trump quote ...

    Trump worried Americans might be clobbered by “sacks of drugs” thrown over border wall: President Donald Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Wednesday that his proposed border wall would have to be “transparent” to prevent Americans from being struck and killed by 60-pound sacks of drugs tossed over from the Mexican side. “One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it,” Trump said. He continued: “In other words, if you can’t see through that wall – so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall. –Report by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham “In other words, if you can’t see through that wall – so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall" Seriously ... I wonder how much he knows about the DMZ in Korea
  7. The Year of the Plague

    Good to hear positive news about your grow
  8. As Restorium2 stated "it's a strange trip" '''... science, medicine, history ... all buried under Nixon's desire to crush anti-Vietnam protesters and smash racial injustice uprisings ... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nixon-aide-war-drugs-tool-target-black-people-article-1.2573832 It's not some wacko conspiracy theory ... it's public record ... fact We don't need to own ... we didn't do it ... but we need to acknowledge it ... and stop it ... never let it happen again
  9. Duck and Roll ...

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/08/542299360/trump-says-u-s-will-meet-north-korean-threats-with-fire-and-fury President Trump said : "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," he said, adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before." Speaking to NBC News, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said of the president's remarks, "That kind of rhetoric, I'm not sure that helps. I don't know what he's saying and I've long ago given up trying to interpret what he says." Welcome to the worst case scenario ... our country in a dangerous moment in time ... and Trump is driving the bus
  10. Not this ...

    http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/michigan_veteran_tries_to_sell.html Brothers and Sisters ... not this ... not in our Country ... not in our America I served 20 years on active duty ... all over the world "no foreigners" ... bullsyte ... aside from Native Americans we are all "foreigners" ... I'm Irish and German descent ... foreigners ... My grandfather was German and told me about seeing the Statue of Liberty as his boat arrived ... in 1910 Dividing ourselves into smaller groups is counter to the very founding of our Country Teddy Roosevelt once said something that shouldn't be lost to the ages, should never be lost to Americans to paraphrase: "I care nothing for a man's race, creed, or religion, but I regard him as an unworthy citizen unless he is an American and nothing else" We are all Americans, every race, every nation we have left behind, every faith ... we all seek the same ... to live in harmony with our fellow man ... I have seen our Flag flown in some terrible places and every time ... no matter where ... people always stopped and looked at Her in the breeze ... they always knew, that if only for that moment, they saw our Country and it's promise of hope We put on the uniform, we swore that frightful oath ... "enemies foreign or domestic" ... let us never be that enemy, it is against all those that have paid "the full measure of devotion" to keep our Nation free I visit my friends graves ... and weep that some of our fellow veterans have never learned what America means ... not only the world, but to us ... Americans I love you always, my sisters and brother in arms ... "In God we Trust"
  11. Wait Time On Hard Card

    Received my card today, Aug 8 ... time from LARA cashing my check to them delivering my card = 15 total days
  12. I'm sorry if I shared too much ... too personal ... my fellow Veterans that suffer from PTSD I love you ... please always and forever know that I'm here, alive .... willing to give you all that I have ... to help ... never, ever, read my posts and feel they allow you to do the unthinkable ... PM me, talk to me, we can always, always ... talk and share ... I love you
  13. I look outside and see the quiet and peace of a UP evening ... the sun low, the tree's reflecting the late light ... honest ... natural ... beautiful Inside, I feel nothing, just hollow and empty, no love from anyone ... alone Someday, someone with writing skill will tell our tale ... I keep trying, keep rising each morning ... keep facing the terrors each night I'm not alone in all of this, as sorry as I want to feel, as much as I want to pity myself ... I know that thousands of others feel this same pain I take what I can from that, call it strength or self preservation ... or fear I hold on, not knowing why ... just a feeling that maybe, one day, the sun will rise and I won't wish for the darkness to swallow me No pity for us ... we lived our lives and chose to face the reality that "Freedom isn't Free" ... we knew the possible price and we paid it in full ... our eyes were open ... always We live with the worst possible injury ... the invisible wound What sacrifice can we point to ... we have no missing limbs, no terrible physical scars ... nothing to "justify" our DV license plates ... We can never be "treated" ... there isn't a prosthetic "soul" ... We are shamed by that ... we live wishing we had lost a leg or arm ... something we could point to, show someone, say "see this?" ... but we have nothing Imagine being physically unharmed in a Veterans Group ... and crying about fears and terrors that no one can ever see ... Our society demands a "pound of flesh" for a sacrifice to be honored ... the worst of us can only give tears and far too often, our suicide ... to show we were among the injured
  14. How can we explain, how can we help our loved ones to understand ... when we don't understand ... There are times, lives, like mine, when wives simply cannot understand ... and decide they don't want to be with us ... we're erratic, we withdraw, we need to protect ourselves, we fear leaving our homes, we have fears that we can't articulate, can't express in words that will help a loved one understand ... Yet we live ... every day, every minute, with thoughts no one should ever know ... A terrible outcome of our struggle is we can't talk to our wives ... we can't explain the things we "see" ... again and again, moment after moment, day after day ... but we never share those visions ... which of us would want our wives to know the true terrors that we see ... to let them honestly "feel" what we always feel ... how can we condemn them to our fate ... knowing the pain of understanding ... of knowing ... what we truly feel ... So they leave us ... and we know, somewhere inside, that it's for the best, for their health, for them to continue living ... That leaves us alone which may seem like an answer ... to know the terrors that we see is something we pray others never know ... never, ever, experience ... The problem with that logic is that we isolate ourselves ... we do save others from our terrible struggles ... but we leave ourselves alone ... that often feels best to us .. but it is wrong We need love more than most because we can't find self-acceptance, self-worth, self-hope ... within ourselves There is no perfect world ... we have only this one ... We need to support each other because only we can understand the horrors we face ... I pray for each of us ... I understand the pain of a wife leaving ... mine left me ... Please stay with me ... let's live together ... share our lives ... work to build something we can live within ... We are never alone no matter how bad it feels ... we always have each other ... we are the only people that understand the terrors ... Reach out to me ... PM or post ... I will help you ... We should never be alone ... we can't deal with isolation ... we need each other ... real people that feel the same as you ... that know your pain ... know your struggles ... know that you want only to find "peace" ... However you define peace is fine with me ... I will always be here ... always available ... Honestly, we have only have each other to lean upon ... to share with Use the PM function to talk in private ... I know private fears ... post if you have the courage but don't push any personal limits ... stay within yourself ... know what you can share in public ... none of us want sympathy ... we want to live
  15. Very General Timeline

    Thanks for some confirmation on the timeline, I just need to split that and start my grow ... still need to buy everything, wait for delivery, install, plant seeds, start the grow ... no biggie ...