The cannabis business in Michigan is for the 1%. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a health-conscious medical cannabis patient in Michigan, I didn’t want to rely on combustion, vaping, or consuming high-dosed sugar-bomb edibles as my primary method for obtaining medicine. This led me to learn to cook with cannabis and create nut-based recipes that are nutritionally dense, low in sugar, tasty, and contain small levels of cannabis that will provide benefits while allowing me to maintain productivity. I wanted to bring my healthy edible product to the market to help to others who want healthy cannabis snacks. I pursued several steps toward starting a cannabis business (see comment section below for steps). After completing research, networking, and writing a business plan, I emailed the Michigan Department of LARA with some follow-up questions. I knew I had to pay a $6,000 license application fee and provide evidence of 300,000 in assets, but I wasn’t prepared to learn that the annual license renewal fee would be $45,000! This seems steep for a small artisanal cannabis startup.
It makes me so very sad that although my partner and I both hold advanced degrees and are very capable of starting a high-end cannabis business, it would not be a smart financial risk for us to enter the cannabis business space due to the aforementioned barriers.
I believe LARA could create guidelines that make the cannabis sector better (i.e., with testing requirements to ensure pure products, a focus on research, a higher level of professionalism for all businesses), but instead they have chosen to not think for themselves and instead copy Oregon’s example that limits the potential of Michigan’s cannabis industry. So very sad for the lack of ingenuity in Michigan that could make us a leader in the cannabis industry that absolutely could give our state a much-needed cash infusion.
But as you may have heard before, the first business idea is rarely the one that comes to life. Instead, it’s the first business that teaches you what you need to know to start your actual business. So I am taking what I’ve learned about infusions and starting an adaptogen company. The journey continues….
Sitting enjoying the peace at home while reading in detail about the very un-peaceful and recent past of the wonderful country I called home for the first half of this year.
Really puts things into perspective. How nature, and within that nature, human beings, can be both incredibly beautiful and peaceful, and violently sadistic and destructive at the same time, sometimes in the very same place. The trees in Cambodia stood mighty and beautiful as the Khmer Rouge proceeded to murder babies by whacking them against those very same trees. Such a baffling imbalance.
Just like the imbalance between the peaceful surroundings that I was lucky enough to grow up in, compared to the war zones that many even my age in Cambodia, and so many other places around the world would have grown up in, and in certain places are still forced to grow up in today.
I hope for everyone's sake that we can all cop on sooner rather than later and figure out as a species that we are all the same.
Because If we don't then I doubt we will make it to the end of this century! ☮️☯️🙏
I walked by a brothel today and saw a man walking out the door. He was like most men you see. But one thing was different: he had just purchased sex. The burdened thought hit my mind, “When will this all end? When will pimps stop oppressing and selling women and children? When will men stop abusing and violating women and children’s bodies for sex?” And then I remembered . . .
Read the full blog here: https://www.catalystministries.net/blog/2018/8/21/i-walked-by-a-brothel-today
With all temerity Nigeria is a zoo!
Family Members Banned From Visiting And Feeding IPOB Women In Prisons
Family members and IPOB activists who visited IPOB detained Women remanded in Owerri Prisons, were banned and forced to go back with items brought for the Women.
Husbands to The Pregnant Mother's, Grand Children to Aged Mothers and Hypertensive Mother's, were denied access to the Women.
Armoured Tanks was also mounted at the entrance of the Prison Gate and Security agents, forced the visitors out.
The only people allowed into the Prisons for visitation, are those who came to see none IPOB activists.
The human right violation acts in Owerri Prisons today being the 21st Of August 2018, brought about chaos in the Prisons, which compelled the DCP and other Prison Officials to address angry Family members of the detained IPOB Women.
In his statement; " We have been ordered not to allow visitation of the IPOB Women remanded here. Take the Food back, until further notice".
All perishable Food items, Drugs, Clothes were rejected by the Prison officials and taken home by the Family members. The Women who were brutalised by the security agents and remanded in Prisons, are forced to suffer, as ordered by the Nigeria Government.
Ibeh Gift Amarachi reporting For Family Writers Press
I really would like to see him in any comic book movie😍 He’s one of my favorite actors of all time plus he perfects every role he gets, My first choice for a character I’d like him to portray is Lucius Fox, Second choice Darkseid, Third choice Harvey Dent/Two Face, WB should hire him now! And please guys do not say John Stewart, He’s 64 years old, So forget it, John Stewart would logically be his grandson, Which character would you like to see him portraying?😍
IAG Fam here is the video of the young prince who was denied by this Christian school in Florida for his hair! We talked about this on our show last week. This is completely unacceptable!
Thanks @fat_daddy81 for sharing this and being a great dad!
This trifling school address is:
A Book's Christian Academy
Address: 1001 Roger Williams Rd, Apopka, FL 32703
Phone: (407) 884-0031
This young lady was expelled from Christ The King Middle School in Gretna, Louisiana because her hair was considered “unnatural”! The contact information to that school is 504.367.3601, web: ctkparrishschool.org. If you feel this is an injustice and another form of racism PLEASE contact them! SMH... #racism#injustice#timeout#potus
Why are we STILL allowing bigots to not only teach our children, but use Christianity to garner Racism 😡 NOTHING is wrong with her hair
It just happened again.
Christ The King Middle School in Gretna, Louisiana expelled this beautiful young Black girl saying that her hair style was "unnatural." She was humiliated and removed from the school over it. And they call themselves Christians - as a young girl cries because she’s being removed from her school. This is the new Jim Crow.
Let's be clear - this is Christianity as White Supremacy. We can tell that from the little white European statue of Virgin Mary in the background. That woman was a Palestinian refugee who hid in EGYPT. You hide in Egypt when you look like an Egyptian. That statue is of a woman who would hide in London.
The school now admits that this hairstyle does not violate any rule in their handbook, but says that they made a new rule this summer to prohibit it.
I kid you not.
They claim they made a rule in the summer of 2018 to prohibit THIS hairstyle.
Contact this school @ 504-367-3601
#Repost from @ShaunKing #racism#bigot#jimcrowlaws#newjimcrow#injustice#christianity#blacklivesmatter#blackrepresentationmatters#blackhairmatters#bigotry