Happy New Year! IL Sales started!

Bit late to this as I have been busy with family stuff. However, IL started recreational sales on Jan 1st, 2020 and have outdone first day sales in MI.

According to this article, IL has done $5.4 MILLION in sales in the first two days!

If only NY got their act together and legalized, I’m sure our numbers would have surpassed that. Here’s hoping we get the chance in 2020!

NETA TripleOG Review

While sometimes more expensive, recreational cannabis has been some of the finest flowers I have experienced. The quality, aroma, and effects have always far surpassed anything I have obtained from the traditional market.

TripleOG is my first experience with recreational cannabis in Massachusetts. My experiences in NETA can be read in my previous post on the subject.

TripleOG is an Indica dominant strain. According to this website, it is a combination of the Master Yoda, Triangle Kush, and Contantine strains. Opening the package, the flower released a very pleasant citrus-y aroma that was not overpowering. However, we later noticed that even in the container it came in the room started to smell like cannabis so we took precautions to keep the package several layers away from air.

This was also the first time I noticed a humidity control packet being included in the container. It caught me off-guard for a moment thinking “wtf did they place in there?!?!”

The trichomes present on the flower were very pronounced. While the flower was expertly trimmed, remnants of the purple leaves can be seen.

Triple OG’s smoke imparts a pine flavor upon exhale. The smoke was not harsh and generally pleasant. The effects were onset very quickly and we experienced general “chill” throughout the night by playing video and card games. Jokes were told, food was consumed, and overall it is a very nice strain.

Michigan Day 1 Recreational Sales

Being in NY, December 1st felt a lot like this:

Not surprising, there were incredibly long lines forming around the small number of recreational shops which were all located with Ann Arbor. Prohibitionists like to cheer on communities who ban recreational sales, as I have mentioned in my previous post, but banning the stores will just result in the traditional “black” market to continue in force.

Someone on Facebook shared an image(I tried to find the original source but couldn’t) showing the price list from one of the operating dispensaries:

Two things jump out; one being the limit on flower purchases and the other being the incredibly high prices(before taxes). The limit on flower purchases make sense for day 1. There is a limited supply and as we have seen in other states, hundreds of people show up looking to buy legal cannabis.

The prices, however, are just insulting. $70 for an 1/8th is almost double what the going rate is now on the street. With this being my first time monitoring a day 1 release in such a manner, I’m not sure how this has compared to other states on day 1.

I am really hoping this is simple supply/demand and that the prices will eventually come down to a more reasonable level. Price fluctuations are bound to happen in any commodity market especially one as new and erratic as cannabis.