Speaker 2: Giadha Aguirre deCarcer. A very impressive person indeed takes us through her journey and how she stumbled upon the need for her organization. She takes us through her diverse European background and her journey from finance to homeland security to cannabis, which includes her first person account of nine slash 11, but first allison drazen from Eddie lose animals takes us through some not so great news from Washington state. So while we cover some tough subject matter to paraphrase geode, you're on a rollercoaster. It's going to be what it's going to be, so you might as well enjoy the ride. Welcome to cannabis economy. I'm your host Seth Adler. Check us out on social with the handle can economy. That's two ends of the word economy. If have more direct communication, we would like to support the show. Feel free to send me an email. Uh, engage@Canaeconomy.com. Geode acquired decarcerate, preceded by Allison drazen. Enjoy.
Speaker 1: Right. So Allison drazen lose edibles. Allison, how are you? I'm good. How are you doing? I'm doing all right. It's been awhile. It's been awhile. But, um, you know, you're working, I'm working, you have some fun stuff going on and I mean that completely sarcastically. You operate in Washington and so yeah, five. Oh, two. How's that going? It's going slowly. Um, you know, I have a respect for the recreational market. Um, it's just been really sad to see the end of medical, uh, in Washington state. So I have also said the end of medical and, and I've been corrected in that medical continues. Why do you and I make that error?
Speaker 4: Um, because. Well, there's multiple reasons. Medical has changed from what it was prior to July. First, what is before where patients could go to a dispensary of their choice, take their recommendation and get cannabis, uh, that doesn't happen anymore. Um, first of all they have to get new recommendations, um, and they are now devised by the Department of Health and then they have to take it to a recreational store that has been medically endorsed and then they are given a choice of medically backed by the Washington state medically back products. The big problem here is, is that there are no products that are on the shelves that are medically endorsed by the state because the grower, hers weren't even allowed to start growing product until July first. So patients can get medicine, but there are no medical consultants and there's no medical cannabis in the stores.
Speaker 1: Yeah, I, I hear Ya. Uh, so, you know,
Speaker 4: so that to me, and I'm sure to you, it means that there is no medical right now, what I will say is on the recreational market, there are products that are akin to potential medically supported products and that there's like ACDC flowers, there's capsules that have high cbd the ratios, but they're, I don't know, they're not part of the old medical system so patients don't know anything about them. So if they've been, yeah, they've been taking and going to their local dispensary and getting the same capsules that work for them. Now they have to go and find something new that may or may not exist.
Speaker 1: Um, so that's fantastic. Uh, and then you, my dear, are all caught up in that, right? So lose a edibles, rolling right along in many dispensary's right. Take, take us through the lead up to July first. You were
Speaker 4: just spent all throughout the states and it was um, you know, uh, they stopped, I would say in October they put a ban on edibles and concentrates. So after a certain period of time, there was no Bho or edibles in the medical market and that I was. Now let's start working on recreational, uh, in order to get our products in market to patients or recreational users hands. And how's that going? It's going well. We're doing builds out, uh, we're working on getting our recipes together for the Department of Agriculture to review. And a good. It's good ties, just lots of work.
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