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California’s New Booming Business: Medical Marijuana Home Delivery

The Legalization of Unintended Consequences...

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Stephen Green

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July 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

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I don’t know if there’s anything like this yet in Colorado, but California has a booming business in medical marijuana home delivery:

Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies.

“They come to my house, and they’re in and out,” said Reichle, 39, a comedian who spends about $100 a week on medical marijuana. “I shouldn’t have to go to a store.”

I say this as a guy who isn’t about to pare down his martini habit, but doesn’t $100 a week sound a bit excessive? I remember what the stuff used to cost a quarter century ago and how long each purchase would last, and inflation doesn’t come anywhere near to covering the difference. I don’t see how anyone can ingest that much THC and still stand up off the sofa to go to the bathroom, much less do comedy.

That aside, the story opens by claiming that Reichle “couldn’t have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster.” And I bet right now he’s thinking, “Mmm, pizza.”

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

image via shutterstock / Juan Camilo Bernal

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.
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A nickle bag of home-grown Albemarle green cost $5 and got you an ounce-ish. One joint would leave me grinning like an idiot in the corner til I fell asleep. After foot long chili dogs at 2am from the local 7-11 across the street from the UVA campus. They don't even do foot long chili dogs anymore, dang it! And get offa my lawn!
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Oh god, I'm sorry, for UVA read Virginia: The University...pretentious twits...
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I have Tennis Elbow and need a pot Rx.
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"I remember what the stuff used to cost a quarter century ago and how long each purchase would last,..."

This ain't your grand-daddy's weed.
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Humboldt Homegrown (I lived in northern California for six years) wasn't your grand-daddy's weed, either.

Typical pot averaged 7-8% THC back then, but the Humboldt stuff averaged 2.5- to 3 times that amount. Today's stuff is supposed to be stronger than even the premium Humboldt bud, but it can't have *that* much more THC -- you still need enough vegetable matter to hold everything together!
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