Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
In an effort to ease the pain on our shrinking bank account as we prepare to drop a bundle of cash repairing our backyard's sinking pool and deck, I came up with a money-making idea that I'm pretty fired up about.
California was the first state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. Some people think it should all be legalized which means the demand for pot could go through the roof.
The debate over this issue is smokin' hot, as you might imagine, and it's constantly being reported on in the local news.
I found out that just before the Los Angeles City Council voted this week on its new medical marijuana ordinance, members were asked, one by one....
"Have you ever smoked pot?"
-Two could not be reached for comment. How convenient.
-Two would not answer. Wimps.
-The two ex-cops "Just Said No".
-Three others said they had never smoked pot, one of which was the daughter of a former LA mayor who feared if she did, she would embarrass her dad.
-Two others said they had indeed smoked marijuana but offered stories of explanation-- College, girls and parties were involved.
-Speaking of parties, this guy (above) would only say that he went to college in 1969. Wink-wink.
-And the Council President gave a firm "yes" but was none to happy about having been asked. Poor baby.
But what I found so interesting was that this guy (below), said he "had" smoked pot in the past, but refused to answer if he "still" smoked it today. And that got me thinking....
With medical marijuana being such a hot commodity, and since I have a green thumb, why not pull out my rose bushes and plant some pot in our backyard!
It's estimated that Los Angeles has nearly 1,000 legal medical marijuana pharmacies! And even if they limit the number of pharmacies, the demand for marijuana is still apparently, high-- no pun intended.
Somebody has to grow their pot, why not me?
From what I've read on the Internet (and yes, I take that with a grain of salt), I potentially could legally grow as many as 99 marijuana plants on our property and I wouldn't have to fill in the pool with dirt to do it. And since the backyard is going to be all torn up from the repair job anyway, when it's time to replant, I could grow some wacky terbacky and replenish our bank account!
Think about it, how hard could it be to plant some seeds, water regularly, harvest our crops (hopefully multiple times per year) and pull in some new found greenbacks for our gardening efforts?
Yes, I realize money doesn't grow on trees, but it might, in this case, grow in the grass and perhaps be a simple way to help pay for the repair job.
Of course I still have research the legalities involved, and then I have to get the nerve up to run this brainstorm past Beloved Husband. After all, he is very fond of our backyard. Ninety-nine marijuana plants would pretty much take up the whole space, and it could crimp his bar-b-queing-- Gawd forbid a spark caused our crops to go up in smoke.
Growing marijuana could solve a lot of problems. Beloved and I have talked numerous times about how much I dislike being retired. This could be the perfect solution-- A home based business, utilizing a hobby I enjoy, that's potentially very profitable! And it is only 99 plants.
If someone asked you if you ever smoked pot, would you "go on the record" and tell the truth?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
With great relief, I turned the calender from 2009 to 2010-- I did so with the hope for a kinder new year. But before I could figure out if I'll call it "two thousand ten" or simply "twenty-ten", the Grim Reaper knocked on our family's door again and we gathered for yet another funeral last week.