Our friends at Firedoglake are petitioning the FDA to reschedule marijuana from a drug with “no medical benefit” to a drug that has acceptable medical uses. This tactic would eliminate the need for medipot states to come up with creative ways for doctors to give the go ahead to their patients who could benefit from medicinal marijuana. Currently, doctors can’t actually prescribe marijuana (because the FDA says it has no benefit); instead, they can only “recommend” certain patients use the drug. As it stands now, each medipot state has its own rules governing the sale of marijuana to needy patients.
It’s no shocker that Mexican drug cartels are operating within the U.S., but parents probably have no idea that their children are being targeted to aid the cartels in evading law enforcement. The cartels are paying children to do minor tasks for a small reward of maybe $50 – not the kind of first employer that parents may have envisioned. Here are the deets:
It’s time to legalize marijuana, duh. Here’s a good video for those who need convincing.
Now, legalization requires altering current U.S. laws, so we need to put pressure on legislators. Here are some applicable links:
White House petition site has many dealing with the weed business; this is the one with the most support so far.
We the People
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Gone to Pot|
The daily show gives an unfair and funny look to some real issues in the growing weed business. Dispensaries compete for patients. The more safe, friendly and serviced based you can be, the more patients you will attract.
There is currently not a lot of information on large grows in the USA, due to illegalization and regulation where it is legal.
Therefore this post is based on estimation using corn plants per acre and the current price of corn per bushel in May, 2010 and the assumed price of 1,000 dollars per pound of marijuana.
To start off we will assume a low estimate on corn: 20,000 plants per acre @ 36 in. (3ft) spacing per row
so for marijuana we will half that number to 10,000 plants per acre @ 72 in. (6 ft) spacing per row
how many bushels per acre of marijuana?
32 lbs per bushel.
16 oz. per pound
no of oz per plant = 1
no. of oz per acre = 8,500
no. of lbs. per acre = 625 lbs.
bushels per acre = 19.53
Even if you reduce the number to 5,000 plants per acre your total would be 1.625 million dollars per acre. So you get the idea that we are dealing with the most profitable cash crop ever.
The going rate per bushel of corn is:
369.75 cents per bushel or 3.70$Daily change of 6.75 ( 1.86% )
Corn Quote Updated May-12-10 1:38 AM
The going rate per bushel of medical marijuana is:
32 lbs @ 1000 dollars per pound = 32,000 dollars.
fun Facts about corn:
- An average acre of corn yields 100 bushels.
- Starch, sweetner, fuel (ethanol), feed, and corn oil can be extracted from a bushel of corn.
- A bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of soda or produce 1.5 pounds of corn oil!
- A bushel of corn fed to livestock produces 6 pounds of beef, 13 pounds of pork, 20 pounds of chicken, or 28 pounds of catfish.