As I work on costs and pricing, I must stop and ask you to help me out. Remember several months ago when I asked you to contact Representative Olson to tell him you were concerned about the requirement and associated costs to have your cannabis tested when bringing it in to have it converted at Albany's Canna Kitchen? He answered each of you with something along the lines of "I'm going to discuss that with Rhea in the Fall".
Fall came along so I contacted Andy since his underling didn't contact me. The response I got was that he was going to talk to Tom Burns about it. I have not heard back from Mr Olson although I did email and ask for a status update after the election as this is of great importance to our patients.
I guess it is time for each of you to write to him again and tell him that you cannot afford an additional $50 to $250 depending on what it is and where it's tested, and if it has been tested before. This burden for your own product is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. I understand that you may wish to have your products tested ... and that's great, but being forced to have it tested cannot be allowed.
Please contact Representative Olson at
Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us I suggest contacting him as he was on the panel that made the rules. Feel free to contact other elected officials and let them know how you feel about this situation.
Thank you, I am looking forward to bringing cheerier news one day soon.
I adore this picture of us ... thank you for enjoying it with me!
What is new you ask? Well, we're staying right where we are and will run Albany's Canna Kitchen and Gramsterdam both out of Suite 1. We're getting our walls up and painted and things are going smoothly. Everything is a total mess and chaos, but we are making great progress and it's a smooth mess, so that is fine, right?
We're getting excited about the different products we will be able to offer. Kendra showed me a truffle recipe today that made my mouth water, let me tell you what! We may have to do some seasonal things such as those. The most important and exciting thing is the variety of capsules that we will be able to offer cardholders! Our Morphine Replacement Capsules, as I call them, are simply magic for those in severe pain. We will be making them in different strengths, and they will be priced accordingly.
Our business model is different than what anyone else is doing. We will still be able to convert YOUR Cannabis to Smokeless Cannabis Remedies, OR you will be able to purchase remedies that we make from Cannabis we have purchased or been given. We will be basing our prices on our costs; capsules will not all be the same price, and the prices will change according to costs. Yes, most prices will be going up - our costs have increased significantly since we opened our doors on 11/11/11 and we have not increased prices since December 1, 2012.
If you are an organic grower and have excess plant matter that you wish to donate or sell at the best price possible and help keep prices down, you will be a hero both to us and a number of patients! We would be happy to put up a "wall" or page and show names and or pictures of the wonderful people and plant matter they have donated if donors are interested. I'm not just talking bud ... we do great things with leaf and trim as well! And then there are "Freshies!"
We also need organic growers who wish to provide fresh organic leaf once or twice a week. These are vital for people making smoothies as well as juicing them. If you are interested, please let me know - both patients and growers! The leaves are AMAZING in smoothies! You do not taste them, you do not get high, and if that is the only way you are using Cannabis, you will not fail a UA for THC. Please, please help us make "Freshies" a part of Gramsterdam!
The excitement builds - we're looking forward to opening our doors to all cardholders and not just those who we are caregivers to. Are you getting excited, too? Please tell a friend! AND - do you or they need to see the doctor this month? We have seats we really need to fill for Tuesday December 9th and Friday December 19th. No money till January? We can hold your paperwork until you pay for your doctor visit; you have 90 days for the OMMP to receive your paperwork.
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I'm Rhea ... I own the place. My beautiful daughter Kendra and I opened Albany's Canna Kitchen & Research, LLC on 11/11/11. She grew up, married, and moved away ... life has continued and we've had to make a number of changes and adjustments to continue. I am very excited to be teaching people how to make life-changing, life-saving Smokeless Cannabis Remedies.