26 Things You'll See At Cannabis Industry's First Big Conference


Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post

The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting its first annual Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver this week. See product photos here.

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  1. 26 Things You’ll See At Cannabis Industry’s First Big Conference

    1. How to navigate byzantine regulations for an industry that hasn’t even gotten off the ground.
    2. Profit.

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    On my first comment of the day:

    27. Massive Federal Raid

    1. I wish Notorious had gotten that.

      1. Blocking of comments or a federal raid? Because I got lots of the former, just not enough to shut me up entirely.

        I’ve avoided federal raids because I haven’t told them about my secret stash of endangered bald ea…wait, I think someone’s at the door.

  3. How to Kill/Cook/Eat a Squirrel…..19326.html

  4. “This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real squirrel. If you’re eating, have always felt a deep affinity for woodland creatures, or faint at the sight of dismembered squirrel gonads, please skip this post.”…..-squirrel/

    1. Shorter trigger warning: ” If you are a pussy, don’t click on this.”

  5. “Start by snipping off Mr. Squirrel’s feet and tail with the shears. Use the bone-cutting notch at the base of the shears. I do the same thing with the head, but it a) requires some hand strength and b) deprives you of that Appalachian delicacy, squirrel brains. I am not a fan, so I toss them. If you happen to be a squirrel brain enthusiast, by all means skin and split the skull in your own way.

    “You are now left with a sad-looking, tailless, headless squirrel.”…..l-cooking/

    1. You don’t skin and split the skull. You skin it and remove the eyes. Then you boil the heads whole in onion/garlic water until well done.

      You remove them from the water, grasp the zygomatic arches with your thumb and forefinger with one hand then lift the nasal bone with the other. The nasal bone and the frontal bone will easily lift away and the marble sized brain will roll right out. Douse it with liberal amounts of Tabasco sauce and pop it in your mouth. Delicious.

      Do not do this if cholesterol is a problem for you.

      1. “alternatively – Don’t!”

      2. Rabbit is pretty much the same, even down to the little brain. Tasty.

      3. I read a news report years ago that said squirrels in some parts of the country can carry scrapie. I would avoid the brains until you find out how common it is in your area.

        1. I read that say, 10 years back. Since then, I haven’t heard of a single case.
          I’m thinking the prevalence approaches mad-cow disease in humans.

          1. Just for the heck of it, there have been 228 cases of BSE reported, world-wide, since 1996.
            Prolly up there with deaths caused by meteorites.

            1. Uh, that’s HUMAN cases.

          1. From the link:

            …”While conducting a study of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in south Florida, one of us (JRB) observed an affected patient who was originally a native of Kentucky and had a history of eating squirrel brains.”…

            I’ll bet he had a history of doing some other things, too.

            1. But probably not eating their dead. Probably not.

  6. An Ode to Squirrels, by the Geto Boys


    1. I applaud your taste in rap music.

      Geto Boys are the shit.

  7. I am SO SORRY…the squirrels just got to me…

    1. Here’s a cat calming down a fussy baby…

      1. It was trying to get it to go to sleep so it could steal it’s breath. At one point it licked the baby’s head to see how it would taste.

  8. Is one of them a SWAT team?

  9. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; the amount of products, innovation, jobs, and commerce the legalization of MJ will result in will be staggering. Especially if the fucking scumbag state governments will get at least a little out of the way, which Colorado seems to be doing way better than Washington. Which is why Paul is in such a bad mood.

    Honestly, a nationwide legalization without an insane regulatory regime could result in a boom. If Obama and the rest of the politicians weren’t so fucking stupid they’d realize this, but…CONTROL.

    1. I think you are right. Just look at the already existing legal pot accessory industry. The vaporizers and grinders and such that you can buy now are remarkably refined and slick products. And you can buy them in half of the convenience stores in some states where weed is illegal. If the whole thing went legit, it would explode (in a good way).

  10. “26 Things You’ll See At Cannabis Industry’s First Big Conference”

    #1 – Doritos…

    1. Don’t know, I was commonly a sucker for Oreos.

    2. Pork rinds and salmiak, brah. That’s the way to go.

      1. Now that you mention it, I remember fresh sour-dough and some decent cheese.
        Now I’m getting all hungry…

    3. I’m thinking it would be a good time to move to Colorado and open a food truck.

  11. Is this place still messed up?

    1. This got through.

  12. EPA newsletter tells employees to stop shitting in the hallway.

    In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.

    Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management “consulted” with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was “very dangerous” and the individuals responsible would “probably escalate” their actions.

  13. OT: Tyler Cowen interviews Ralph Nader


    Franklin Delano Roosevelt foresaw some of this when he sent a message to Congress when he started the temporary national economic commission to investigate consecrated corporate power. That was in 1938. In his message he said that whenever the government is controlled by private economic power, that’s facism.


    1. Is Nader a bit around the bend by now?

    2. If he actually said what you wrote, dude has some bigger problems than failed Prog ideas.

    3. The looming spectre of face-ism…scary thought.

      1. I’ve cracked the code. Only idiotic posts get through. If your comment has any substance, wit, or insight it will get rejected every time.

  14. Let’s look at two opinions by writer Sarah Kliff and see if we can spot the contradiction:


    White House: More health spending means Obamacare is working

    Most of the data ? both from the federal government and private research firms ? shows that health care costs are rising because people are using more medical services. At the same time, health care prices ? how much a hospital charges for a knee replacement, for example, or an MRI ? are growing slowly.

    So it’s good that health care costs are going up.

    Sarah Kliff today:

    Sarah KliffVerified account
    That time when health care spending went down and people got sad about it. #bizarrowonkery

    When people spend more money on healthcare, that’s wonderful! When people stop spending money on healthcare, that’s wonderful too!

    No matter what happens, it’s all just so wonderful!

    1. “Most of the data ? both from the federal government and private research firms ? shows that health care costs are rising because people are using more medical services.”

      And one reason is that more people now have other peoples’ money to spend on it!
      But ignoring that, I was of the opinion that the claims of hight US medical care costs were somewhat distorted in that Americans treated medical care as a consumer good; that cosmetic surgery ain’t free, folks!

    2. Ah! The first class mind at work!



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      Someone send ambulances over to John and Bo quick! No way those guys are going to make it with this new squirrel rationing.

  15. With Lerner trying to a audit Grassley, it seems like something is left out.

    How did she get an email to him by mistake?

    Did the sender write the email and send to the wrong address? They aren’t even close. It’s not an autocomplete issue.

    Paste the wrong address? Maybe. Big maybe. Hard to think the same person is inviting speakers as is arguing with the director of the IRS department that decides if they can be a nonprofit.

    Would love to see the header trail on that email.

    1. SG, where’s the object of your post? Sounds interesting.

      1. I haven’t read the email in question, this is just speculation and wondering how she got the email. It could all be explained and I just didn’t catch it.

        1. Yeah, but what thread mentions it? I hadn’t heard about that email at all.

          1. They haven’t posted a thread yet, I think (missed most of them today at work)

      2. I misremembered, it was a paper invitation in the wrong envelope.

        Email without headers

        And then I posted too many comments, apparently.

  16. Why come I can post here but not on TI thread?

    1. What TI thread?

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