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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist-5” Herbie and his Friends Visit Everglades National Park

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist-5” Herbie and his Friends Visit Everglades National Park

“OK, let’s wrap this up”, says Monk. “Shoot”.  “Shoot”.  “Woof”. “The first area the consultant reviewed was industry growth rate.  Growth is good, as in “a rising tide lifts all boats”.  Each of our sectors are growing rapidly, which is good for potential profitability.  The one ‘caution’ our consultant mentioned was to look at ‘true’ growth, not what he called ‘apparent growth’.  Meaning, are more people smoking more weed?  That is true growth.  What he called ‘apparent growth’ is when people assume there is growth just people are opening dispensaries at a rapid clip.  If the true growth isn’t there,...

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist” 4- Herbie and his Friends Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist” 4-  Herbie and his Friends Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

“OK, let’s continue”, says Monk.  “First, our consultant looked at the level of concentration of the competitors in our sector.  For growers, it is high.  Labs too.  That’s good.  In our market, a few growers have over 90% market share.  That is probably good for market stability-discipline and things like lobbying the government- coordinated action and such. For labs, a few labs have over 80% market share.  That is probably good for the same reasons as for growers. But for dispensaries, most competitors are other small dispensaries, with only a few owned by conglomerates.  There are price wars, turf wars,...

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist-3” Herbie and his Friends Visit Cuyahoga National Park

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist-3” Herbie and his Friends Visit Cuyahoga National Park

OK, let’s get started,” says Monk.  “I got the report from our consultant.  I won’t bore you with the details, but I will give it to you at a high level. First, he covered ‘Entry Barriers’.  The main entry barrier we discussed was licensing, but there are others that we don’t even know about. Briefly, grower licenses are limited, which is good for potential profitability.  Lab licenses are limited.  Dispensary licenses are virtually unlimited, which is bad for potential profitability.  Basic supply and demand- lots of supply pushes the price you can charge down, because all of the dispensaries will...

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist”. Herbie and his Friends Visit Shenandoah National Park.

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Interlude- “The Compleat Herbalist”.  Herbie and his Friends Visit Shenandoah National Park.

Inspired by “The Compleat Angler”, by Izaak Walton.  Published in 1653, it is one of the oldest stories in the Modern English language. In this classic work, an Angler, a Hunter and a Falconer walk together through the woods while extolling the unique merits of their respective sports, sort of a 17th century version of trash talk. I will use this format, having a Grower (farmer), a Processor (scientist) and a Dispensary Entrepreneur (Herbie) spend time together in some of our great National Parks, reviewing and discussing recent lessons given by the Mentor or other teachers, and yes, generally talking...

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Herbie and his Friends Visit Acadia National Park

Blunt Business Cannabis Herbie National Parks

Herbie and his Friends Visit Acadia National Park

“So tell me again why I can’t spark a doobie right here”? asks Herbie. “First of all, we’re in a National Park,” says Monk.  “That’s Federal, so regardless of State laws, you cannot light up in a National Park.  Any National Park. Second, ‘doobie’ is old school.  Today, it’s all about the Blunt, right Blunt”?  Blunt wags his tail. “You’re serious”? “Yes.  In the U.S. But in Canada, you can.” “When can we go to Canada”? Asks Herbie. “Soon,” says Monk.  “Soon.” “And Herbie, not only can you NOT smoke it, don’t even bring it in.” “OK,” says a disappointed...

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