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Re: “AG Brown sets new rules for pot growers and clinics

AG’s guidelines: Last page last paragraph NOTE:

2. Indicia of Unlawful Operation: ...(c) failure to follow local and state laws applicable to similar businesses, such as maintenance of any required licenses and payment of any required taxes, including sales taxes, ...

What has gotten up my knickers for some time now is that every other 'business' has standards of production. But we always here from many of the MMJ group, "oh this is different" or "P215 doesn't say anything about that!"

Every other herb produced has standards for its production. When you walk into any store or shop, you have what is called in Labor and Industrial Law as "reasonable expectations."

Reasonable Expectation that it was produced in a clean environment free from cross contamination with a living area (Anything that is home manufactured must come up to these standards.) People involved with the manufacture were paid legal wage, and proper taxes were with held from their pay checks and worked in a clean safe and ADA approved environment.

Let alone that it was done in a ‘dedicated work space’.

Lets not talk MMJ lets talk about any other herb; basil, rose hips, ginco, standards of production exist for them, growing, harvesting, drying, cleaning, packaging. All this is eluded to in the above "follow local and state laws applicable to similar businesses"

What is good enough for Moon Rise Herbs or Safeway, Wildberries, the Coop or any other store that sells herbs (medical or other wise) should be in place with MMJ. There is a whole other set of standards that is ignored constantly by too many of the producer and providers of medical cannabis.

You can NOT produce anything else at home for public consumption, bake cup cakes, or grow herbs, for people not of your own home. Why is this suddenly "okay" for the Medical Cannabis world? I believe the AG guidelines also open all this up!

Posted by ACCOUNTABILITY on 08/26/2008 at 10:11 AM

Re: “AG Brown sets new rules for pot growers and clinics

Better Business Bureaus' WISE GIVING ALLIANCE



This section of the standards seeks to ensure that the charity spends its funds honestly, prudently and in accordance with statements made in fund raising appeals. To meet these standards, the charitable organization shall:

Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Formula for Standard 8:

Total Program Service Expenses / Total Expenses
= should be at least 65%

Take full expenses for a coop shop (what ever you want to call it) and multiply by .65 this will give you the target BBB dollar amount for compliance.

An organization that does not meet this measure or standard may provide evidence to demonstrate that its use of funds is reasonable.

If a coop makes is not within compliance one might want to look at how they can be "helped" to become into compliance. Just filing as a non-profit means nothing with out some 'check' for compliance for accountability’ we all know of non-profits who's board of directors make huge salaries. The top non-profits in the nation only rate between 17 and 30% on the above 'test of compliance.'

Here's everyone's favorite in print:

ACS at 17% to programs 83% to management!

Posted by ACCOUNTABILITY on 08/26/2008 at 9:52 AM

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