Yo, what’s up? My name’s Dan and as a journalist, I gotta tell it like it is. And let me tell you, I’m hella disappointed with the quality of Cali rec weed right now. But it ain’t just about one brand or strain, it’s about the industry as a whole. Here are three main points.
1. The government is bogging us down with too much red tape and taxes.
2. Big corporations are manipulating the market and cutting margins.
3. People don’t know how to grow good weed.
First of all, the government is straight up trippin’. Every state has messed up their cannabis laws in some way or another – either with pay-to-play schemes or lack of foresight when it comes to licensing and canopy space. And all these regulations mean that it takes way too long for the product to get from farm to dispensary. Plus, testing is all messed up because there ain’t no guidelines on how THC testing should be done. So labs can manipulate results and sell products that don’t even do anything.
And then there’s the corporations. They’re growing too much weed and pushing out traditional growers who don’t have the money or resources to compete. Glass House is a prime example – they’re selling packs for cheap because they know small farms can’t keep up with their prices. And even if the quality is shit, people will still buy it because it’s cheap. It’s basic economics, man.
But maybe the biggest problem is that people just don’t know how to grow. They’re using synthetic nutrients and forcing plants to uptake all kinds of crap just to get a higher yield. And while it might look good on paper, the end result is some garbage weed that ain’t even worth smoking. Plus, a lot of dispensaries are hiring staff who don’t even care about weed. They just want a job and happen to work at a dispensary because it pays better than Subway.
So what can we do about it? We gotta get rid of taxes and red tape so small growers can make a living. We gotta cap licenses so the big guys can’t ruin it for everyone else. And we gotta learn how to f***ing grow good weed. Oh, and show some respect for the plant, man. The more love you give it, the more love it gives back.
That’s my two cents, folks. Stay lifted.