I didn’t consciously let State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry license #MMRB00244 lapse. But it did. A family emergency took me away from Colorado for a month — the time it takes between a physician certifying that you’re sufficiently frail to rate a red card and the registry rubberstamping your transmutation from person to patient complete. Strangely enough, now that I’me back in The Mile High City, I haven’t felt a pressing need to renew it. In fact, I’ve resolved not to.
Anyone who’s poked around Cannabis Commerce knows we’re convinced that pursuing patient rights state-by-state is in a league of one as the single dumbest mistake committed in the long and storied history of American activism. If we’re dead-set against patient rights, then what exactly are we for?
If you’re after a jammed out, patient-centric, goatherd/Deadhead’s take on cannaculture, Doug Fine’s Too High To Fail is the book for you. I had high hopes that a work tagged “Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution” would be served heavy on the economics. Nope, there’s just a pinch in a goats head soup consisting of outdoor outlaws, Mendocino mindset, Deadhead data, profit-sharing sheriffs, and zesty zeitgeist.
“Winning” limited medical marijuana initiatives — as opposed to repealing prohibition — invites legislators into a vicious cycle of creating, editing, and deleting whatever proposition or referendum you voted for after the fact. That insures endless regulatory skirmishes until the end of days.