People to Avoid in the Medical Marijuana Industry
Posted by Lee G. Leissett | July 03 2012 | 3854 views | Comments ↓
Dishonest caregivers give MMJ a bad name.
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In every group of people there are some good and some bad. The medical marijuana industry is no different. There are many good hearted, genuine people who get involved in the medical marijuana industry to help others and produce the highest quality medicine possible. On the other hand, there are sleazy, greedy people who see a potential profit and will do anything they can to get it. These people should be avoided at all costs; not only will they rip you off every chance they get, the mere association with these people could cause bad garden karma leading to years of frustration.
Quantity Driven Growers
Don’t get me wrong, I love bountiful yields. My goal every round in my garden is to increase the yield and minimize the cost. There is, however, a huge difference between trying to maximize yield while growing a quality product and doing anything possible to get the most medical marijuana without any consideration to quality.
Any grower who puts the amount of medical marijuana they can get over the quality of their product should be avoided like the plague. These people will not help you, they are only concerned with one thing: themselves. I always feel sorry for patients who “hire” these growers as their caregivers. The medicine they produce can hardly be called medicine and is usually laced with pesticides and chock-full of residual nutrients that were never properly flushed from the plants.
Chemical Insecticide Junkies
Throughout my years as a hydroponic store owner I encountered many of these sick bastards. They are easy to pick out because they constantly have bug infestations and use the harshest chemical treatments to eradicate them. I actually stopped selling numerous pesticides in my store because when I would inform these patrons of the health concerns associated with the products their response was simply, “I don’t care, I’m not going to smoke it.” These growers never address the real problems behind their insect infestations but instead continually cover their plants in toxic materials. The medical marijuana produced by these growers is not medicine; in fact, their product probably makes the patient more sick than they were before.
We are all in business to make money but that is no excuse for inflating the cost of the supplies to grow or the medicine itself and causing the patient to get the short end of the stick. Make sure you shop around a little bit before committing to a hydroponic store or a caregiver. Many of these people were in business before there was any competition so they think they can price gouge the consumer. If a person’s or company’s pricing seems too high, call them out on it and then do your business elsewhere.
Remember, there is no shortage of good, honest people in the medical marijuana industry. Take time to do a little research before choosing your “friends”. If you can’t grow your own medicine find someone who will grow it to your standards. Medicine is supposed to make the patient feel better. Anyone producing a product for any reason besides that may be a good fit for the cutthroat corporate workplace but needs to be eliminated from the medical marijuana industry.
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Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Article by Lee G. Leissett, on Jul. 3rd 2012