Growing was a lot harder than people thought it was, when all this legalization stuff began and everyone and their dog started growing, I knew it was just a matter of time before their ignorant bubbles were going to burst. I’ve heard people say, “You know why they call it a weed right? It’s because it grows like a weed, it’s easy”. Yeah, we’ll see what tune you’re singing in a year after you realize this isn’t something a novice with no appreciation for the process can succeed at. The legalization of medicinal marijuana has been a good and a bad thing for many different reasons. It was bad for people like myself who relied heavily on income produced from growing and selling it because the market was flooded now and the avenues for procuring it were opened wide. On the other side of the coin though, we’re in a recession and people are hurting. I’m all for what’s good for the people though, so if legalization is economically bad for me but good for Colorado, then I’m going to support what’s good for the people of Colorado.
I originally was able to continue to grow and supply dispensaries with my product but as more regulations were put into place and the rules were solidified, I was cut out because I wasn’t doing it legally. I had gained a valuable skill though and was almost immediately able to get a job growing legally for a dispensary and was getting paid very handsomely to do so. I’d say it’s safe to say that things worked out pretty well for me.