Leafly, among other sources have drawn attention to the concern for responsible production and consumption in this industry. Bruce Barcott awarded this years Doobious Achievement awards for companies that have not agreed with these standards.
Canadian Constables Vito Dominelli and Jamie Young demonstrated (for public safety we are sure) why it is crucial to consume relative to your own tolerance. Tree Climbing proved a dangerous sport for the duo when one could not find his way back down. A comical case of cop-up-a-tree resulted in a resignation, a guilty plea for obstruction of justice, and a short term under house arrest.
Faulty equipment forced a decision from one Marc Foster at Sequoia Analytical Labs. Unfortunately the decision was to fib a season of figures. Putting the problem off until the next day carried on until the State Regulator fine tuned Marc’s priorities.
Aside from regulations and solutions we have yet to find for these issues, many more people are affected by the state tax on Marijuana. California is proposing a 15% tax on top of standard rate taxes on ounces. Colorado alone in 2017 provided the state with just under $250 million. Most are happy paying for it knowing the benefits this revenue can provide. The concern is insuring that takes place in a democratic function.
This is The Coffee Joint, reminding us to stay informed, ethical, and politically active!
Leafly- 2018 Doobious Achievement Awards
Ethic Sage- Regulatory & Ethical Issues for the Cannabis Industry
National Cannabis Industry Association- Code of Conduct
Colorado Department of Revenue- Marijuana Tax Data
Written by Matthew D Sheahan