I'm a big believer in decentralizing. Power distribution (both electrical and political), farming/gardening (vermacrop), as well as cannabis. In the US we have had some decentralization in regards to beer making and as a result, we now have more varieties then we did 30 years ago when monolitic companies like Anheiser Busch ruled.
People are going to buy cannabis for their needs and desires. As it stands now in California, the medical scene seems to me to be very cool as the production of the cannabis sold in dispensaries is very decentralized as far as I can tell. I think this is good. The wealth is spread about much more evenly and consumers get a great variety.
The big problem will lie in regulation. If the Feds, allow or are forced by a Judge to, reclassify cannabis, then of course major corporations are going to move in and homogenize the market with the wealth of sales going to a few.
So the legal status right now is good for variety and decentralization, but people are still getting busted and that is not on at all.
Eventually I feel cannabis, raw cannabis, will be rescheduled by the feds someday and the market will be flooded by coroprate crap. But I think the small growers will still have a place. But who knows. My crystal ball has been nipping at my bud and is a bit cloudy atm.
As I've mentioned in other posts, I will be starting a topic on the medical cannabis scene here in California. I have to wait for a few things to get sorted, so expect it in about October/Novemember.
For now and this topic, I would like to open the floor to the medical cannabis scene both here in the states and abroad. How it is working, how it is not. Criticisms, commentary, critiques and general musings are encouraged.
Edited by Randalizer, 05 August 2011 - 11:49 PM.