The Dunning-Druger effect and the Oregon Cannabis "Industry."

Yeah well here we are a few years into Oregon Cannabis Legalization and what do we have to show for it?

The state of Oregon has made hundreds of millions of US Dollars collecting taxes specifically from the sale of Cannabis, not to mention all the other taxes it has collected from having thousands of new business form in it’s state.

There is seemingly a “Pot Shop” in every neighborhood in Portland with plenty of advertising from sandwich signs to full billboards in which the shops compete in the “race to the bottom” of weed prices.

The common folk talk about Cannabis more openly and even some farmers are getting in on it growing vast fields of “Hemp.” Though not the type of Hemp that can help us by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, but the type that is farmable with less regulations than “Marijuana” but can still be sold as a “Marijuana” shadow product in the guise of “CBD Flowers” and CBD Oils.

Let’s just stop right there and say well all this stuff they are doing is fine. But is anyone actually trying to grow the best weed ever? Or are they all just trying to market the next new widget and get rich quick? Obviously there are some of all types in this Oregon Cannabis World. Many of whom never thought about “going rec.” or who tried to keep producing for their medical patients until the corrupt influence of the “rec. market” basically gutted the laws that made the OMMP “good” and instead has created a system that has little value to the true Oregon Cannabis Patient.

Why has all this happened? Wasn’t legalization supposed to be the best ever? Why has the State of Oregon refused to address the issue of communal consumption and instead expects persons to consume their legal Cannabis only behind closed doors?

The reason this has all been happening can be partially explained by something psychologists call the “Dunning-Druger effect.” The basic premise is that people who think they know whats up actually know the least. To the point where it can be dangerous. As you see these same people who are out there tying to wrangle the laws into their favor and get their legal chokehold over The Plant actually are the least experienced people when it comes to growing the best ever Cannabis for real. Because someone who truly understands what it takes to produce premium medicine would not sell themselves short by providing herb to the wrong people for the wrong reimbursements. That being said lets look at the graph.

 “Dunning-Kruger Effect Graph.” IFOD – INTERESTING FACTS OF THE DAY. Accessed Oct. 8th, 2018. https://www.theifod.com/ignorance-and-the-dunning-kruger-effect/.

So what we have here is a bunch of people who thought they could successfully grow the Weed in Oregon and operate a profitable farm in doing so. What the market is telling us right now is that a lot of inexperienced people are battling it out to see who can produce the cheapest schwag without any real thought to the big picture and the long run.

For those of us who have been tending to the sacred garden for ourselves know that it takes a lot of work, a lot of time and yes some money for supplies to grow Great Ganja and that we don’t really want to consume anything that we didn’t organically grow ourselves, because as a true Cannabis patient we know that there is no herb like homegrown!!!

Be sure to check out “Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Homegrown (Live at Farm Aid 1994).”

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Cannabeizein Garden Club's First Meeting

he Cannabeizein Garden Club will hold it's first meeting on Jan. 19th 2017 at 7pm at the NW Cannabis Club in SE Portland. We will meet up in the basement room of the NW Cannabis Club. Join us for an overview of the Cannabeizein method of both indoor and outdoor organic gardening over a season here in Oregon. Followed by a Q & A for any gardening questions. We will provide some light refreshments and will have our homegrown seeds ready to share as well as some smokables. Please bring your own smoking utensils to use (vaporizers can be used inside, actual smoking needs to take place outside on the back patio.) We will be meeting at the NW Cannabis Club located at 1195 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202. Their phone number is 503-206-4594. A lifetime "Crow Club" membership costs $20. Daily entry is $5. You are responsible for your own membership and daily entry costs.

There are no membership fees or anything to sign up for to be a part of the Cannabeizein Garden Club. This is a social club were we will foster a positive and helpful spirit among the home growers of the Pacific Northwest.

The main emphasis of the club is to hold a brief presentation (30 mins or so) on a gardening topic and then afterwards have a Q&A period where everyone can get their gardening questions answered. Followed up by a fun social where everyone has the opportunity to meet the other friendly home growers of the Cannabeizein Garden Club.

We are here to help beginning growers acquire the knowledge and genetics to start growing their own Cannabis!

https://www.meetup.com/Cannabeizein-Garden-Club/

Cannabeizein and the NW Cannabis Classic 2016

Cannabeizein once again decided to compete in the NW Cannabis Classic.  Now in it's second year the event took place alongside Portland's Weed Week and was held at the Leftbank Annex in SE Portland on December 4th, 2016.

We entered our Cannabeizein Tree of Life Bubble Hash rolled into Temple Balls.  Starting with some small buds and trim from our 2015 sungrown harvest, we made an excellent batch of bubble hash using the Panda washer and some (Spicoli approved) round ice cubes.  Leaving it to dry for several weeks we then pressed the hashish using heat and pressure to combine all of the various spectra of hashish together into a full spectrum blend that burns well and satisfies.  

The samples we submitted were each a half gram of hashish.  We also donated 100 Cannabeizein Seed Packs to go in each of the V.I.P. Swag Bags for the event.  So if you were one of those lucky Cannabis enthusiasts who walked away with a bag have fun growing out your seeds!  

 NW Cannabis Classic 2016 Concentrates Score Card

Above is the NW Cannabis Classic 2016 Concentrates Score Card.  Cannabeizein took 3rd Place in the Hashish Category with 994 total points and potency results of 52.5% THC and 0.30% CBD for our Tree of Life Bubble Hash.

Below is the Judges score card for C3, our Tree of Life Bubble Hash.  Judge 4 was the biggest fan and had some good comments: "Dark ball - never seen anything quite like this.  Cuts like fudge.  Way easier to work with than other samples.  Probably my favorite sample of any sort in the box."

 Tree of Life Bubble Hash Judges Score Card
 Bronze Winner for Best Concentrate at the NW Cannabis Classic 2016

Here is our nifty digital trophy for being the Bronze Winner for Best Concentrate at the NW Cannabis Classic 2016!  

The funnest part of the event was checking out the very fun and talented two piece band that kept cranking out tunes all afternoon for the ganja puffing event attendees.  They are two very skilled musicians.  I am working on tracking down their names, but the hippy dude was playing the bass guitar one handed and playing the drum kit at the same time while singing a lot of songs.  The other talented gentleman had a whole early Bob Dylan look going on and is a guitar master skillfully cranking out tune after excellent tune while keeping the keyboard going for the appropriate moments.  

Oregon Revised Statutes 475.304 Marijuana

Oregon Revised Statutes 475.304 Marijuana
grow site registration system; rules; fee.

(5) All usable marijuana, plants, seedlings and seeds associated with the
production of marijuana for a registry identification cardholder by a person
responsible for a marijuana grow site are the property of the registry
identification cardholder and must be provided to the registry identification
cardholder, or, if the marijuana is usable marijuana or an immature marijuana
plant, transferred to a medical marijuana facility registered under ORS

(7) A registry identification cardholder or the designated primary caregiver of
the cardholder may reimburse the person responsible for a marijuana grow site
for the costs of supplies and utilities associated with the production of
marijuana for the registry identification cardholder. No other costs associated
with the production of marijuana for the registry identification cardholder, including the cost of labor, may be reimbursed.