What is worse then mites and powdery mildew? Law enforcement, legislators, lobbyists and investors want to take away your right to grow and transfer cannabis. Michigan Growers, its time to expand your growing skills outside of the garden. Ever since medical marijuana has been enacted into law, more and more people have become cannabis growers. Hundreds of grow stores have opened in Michigan over the last 5 years to sell us lights, nutrients and other supplies for our grows.
Many owners of dispensaries, mostly from Detroit, have negotiated this deal with the help of the MRC, MDCA, NPRA and the MCC. They are trying to sell you out to law enforcement. They know that once they are the only legal supplier that market will spike, people will go underground and law enforcement will be targeting every caregiver in the state. Growers will go to jail by the thousands feeding the police budget. The price of medical marijuana will increase temporarily allowing the dispensaries that sell out the caregivers to make windfall profits and reinvest in commercial cultivation.
You have two options:
1.) Call or write your lawmakers and tell them to add caregivers back into the program and don’t charge them an 8% excise tax. Donate to the Cannabis Stakeholders Group (CSG) and participate in meetings that will help protect you. If you have any questions about CSG check out the website:
2.) Establish a commercial grow. Review the pending legislations and position yourself to get one of those commercial cultivation licenses.
I think this is the best grow tip for Michigan growers right now. Good luck!