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Old 08-02-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Denver police Det. Brian Matos estimates that marijuana is grown in one of every 10 homes in the city.
How is there a retail marijuana industry if this little "factoid" is even remotely true?
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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Greenhouses aren't always separate structures outside. Some are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths...
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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How is there a retail marijuana industry if this little "factoid" is even remotely true?

I'd guess most are growing small amounts, for personal use, plus "friends and family".


It would be interesting to know how many are being used primarily as grow houses.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:25 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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How is there a retail marijuana industry if this little "factoid" is even remotely true?
You can buy asparagus (or any produce) for less than $3/lb here.
How much would it have to cost to justify growing our veggies?

People home grow for the same basic reasons that some people brew their own beer:
a calculus between quality and spare time and for a rare few the costs involved.

Decent quality beer is available anywhere for well less than $20 a case.
Pretty good quality beer is available anywhere for well less than $30 a case.
Really special X or Y at the crafty extreme is still less than $60 a case.
Costs to make a case of either one (skill dependent) isn't much less than the $20.

If/when MJ is actually legal and the prices reflect their AG product reality...
The current $165/oz price will be down to the $10/oz range.

You'll still have a few diehards growing their own... but not hiding it.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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How is there a retail marijuana industry if this little "factoid" is even remotely true?
Because that is how widespread usage is.

There's a problem ham radio operators are having with interference caused by cheap Chinese grow light ballasts. The interference is so bad that you can tune your car radio down to the low end of the band where there are no stations and drive around town listening for them. In some areas they are in use in every 3rd or 4th house. This problem is not just in Colorado, it is nationwide. It is to the point that the American Radio Relay League in Newington, Connecticut has filed 2 petitions with the FCC on behalf of the hams to step in and do something about it. The problem is, no one knows how to fix the problem.

So there's a lot more than a few diehards growing their own. The exploding size of the hydroponic supply industry is another clue. And you are correct. All these personal grows are on top of the $1.3 billion or so that was sold last year on the retail market in Colorado alone.

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