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Offline Wesley Bodhi Freeman

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Entrepreneurs?
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:03:23 AM »
Are there any porc entrepreneurs or business-owners out on the seacoast?

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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 12:24:12 PM »
I hear they are going to start the next facebook.

I am working in a "greener pasture" over the boarder in Maine, living out a nice dream.

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/mmm/index.shtml

If you are interested in learning more about being a medical marijuana caregiver in Maine, let me know.
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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 04:44:06 PM »
I certainly am interested in that.

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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:20:47 PM »
You need a Maine issued photo ID card.

Caregivers may not have a disqualifying drug offense and are subject to a criminal background check.

Patient registration is voluntary. A non-registered patient only needs a physicians certification form.

A qualifying patient may possess up to 2 ½ ounces of prepared marijuana.

A patient may cultivate or designate a caregiver or dispensary to cultivate marijuana.

Maine is limited to 8 dispensaries for the time being. The dispensaries can't keep up with demand, and are expensive. Dispensaries charge around $300-$400/oz and caregiver are around $200-300/oz.


Caregivers are required to register with the state, but there are three exceptions.

1. When the caregiver designated to cultivate for a patient is a member of the same household as the patient;

2. When two primary caregivers, who are also both qualifying patients, are members of the same household and assist one another with cultivating; and

3. When a primary caregiver cultivates for a qualifying patient if that patient is a member of the caregiver’s family.


The fee is $300 for each patient the caregiver is designated to cultivate for. This is an annual fee. The fee does not apply to the three exceptions above, if the caregiver chooses not to register.

A caregiver may assist up to five patients. A caregiver may possess up to 2 ½ ounces of prepared marijuana for each patient, plus 2 ½ ounces if the caregiver is also a qualifying patient.
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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 06:17:17 PM »
Ya, the first two qualifications already took my chances at this down to 0.

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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 07:22:29 PM »
There is a group of entrepreneurs who meet in the Seacoast.  There was even a group meeting at LF and another at Porcfest.  It is called SOLE Arcadia.
Excellent advice for those considering moving to the Keene area
http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=5480.0

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 07:18:04 AM »
Ya, the first two qualifications already took my chances at this down to 0.
A Maine photo ID is pretty easy to get.

4. Disqualifying drug offense.  "Disqualifying drug offense" means a conviction for a violation of a state or federal controlled substance law that is a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more. It does not include:
A. An offense for which the sentence, including any term of probation, incarceration or supervised release, was completed 10 or more years earlier; or [IB 2009, c. 1, §5 (NEW).]
B. An offense that consisted of conduct that would have been permitted under this chapter. [IB 2009, c. 1, §5 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 631, §10 (AMD); 2009, c. 631, §51 (AFF) .]
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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 11:48:14 AM »
How many square feet of growing space do you use per patient?

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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 01:27:20 PM »
It depends on the patients, and what strain is being grown. Most use around 1-2 oz a month, but there are also 4-8 oz a month patients. It is also possible for a caregiver to leave one of the patient slots open, and take on temporary patients. I haven't done that yet.

This is what I can get with the current Sour D plant I have:

16 sq feet / 600 watt / 90 days = 24 oz



I am pretty sure I could get it up to 2 lbs with more light and CO2.

But it gets tricky, because you are only allowed to have so much finished product at a time. So when it is done drying and curing, you have to unload half of it.

It also helps if you run multiple flower rooms and a veg room so you can do one harvest a month.

But 32 - 50 sq ft of growing space should be able to supply 5 patients. But that is raw growing space, and doesn't include a working area.

1000w will cover about 25 sq ft
600w will cover about 16 sq ft
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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 02:12:32 PM »
Damn, that's a lot of weed.

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Re: Entrepreneurs?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 01:59:55 AM »
Damn, that's a lot of weed.

Maybe in New Hampshire.

The new rules have been released for the Maine Medical Marijuana program.

The proposed rules sucked. I attended the public hearing on the proposed rules back in August.

http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/newsx/local-news/7479-state-s-medical-marijuana-rulemaking-comes-under-fire

Most of the major issues brought up in the public hearing were addressed.

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=470842&an=2

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1.17.2 Incidental amount of marijuana. Incidental amount of marijuana per patient means up to 12 female nonflowering marijuana plants; an unlimited amount of marijuana seedlings, seeds, stalks and roots; and up to eight ( 8 ) pounds of harvested dried unprepared marijuana in varying stages of processing that are not included when calculating the “allowable useable amount of marijuana.” See 22 M.R.S.A. §2422 (4-A).


8 elbows per patient....that's a lot of weed.
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