Is a Mission Statement a goal or a plan of action? I’ve always had a hard time understanding which it should be. But regardless of the difference, I’ve always known them to be very short and to the point.
But, this time it’s a little more complicated because the subject matter is very important to me. I’ve been launching start-up businesses all my life. But now that I am over 70, I want this last one to be the most effective one.
I was first introduced to cannabis in college and I immediately recognized it had the ability to slow me down and relax me (to an almost normal level). So, to this day I feel strongly that my pot use (back then) saved me from self-medicating myself to death from alcohol, downers, and even opioids. This is not to say that I think everyone should smoke pot. It is simply to say that my use of pot (back then) was beneficial to me.
Fast forward 15 years later…. I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that I suddenly became a single parent in the 80’s, and within a couple years I had weaned myself off all my self-medicating crutches. (I felt I had to walk the walk, if I was going to talk the talk).
Fast forward again, to a couple years ago. I was sitting at a stop light and a big Mercedes SUV changed my life forever. My car was hit so hard, my jaw came out of it’s socket. And, within a couple months I developed Vertigo problems so severe I was bedridden for weeks at a time.
After a year and a half of intense physical therapy, my therapist suggested I try pot (for the nausea). FULL CIRCLE… and now I’m a daily pot user (again).
But here’s the problem….. Back in 2016, Washington State eliminated Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, and folded the licenses into the Recreational Marijuana Industry. Now this would make economic sense except for one basic fact. The recreational pot industry is mainly concerned with ever-increasing potency, while Medical Marijuana patients need purity, accurate analysis, and year over year consistency.
This is extremely important. MM patients need to be able to increase or decrease potency by increasing or decreasing dosages (think of taking two aspirins instead of just one).
Our mission….. There is a little known WA State law that allows a registered Medical Marijuana patient to appoint a legal grower or processor to be their official Medical Marijuana provider. So, our new company will register with Washington State so we can become a legally authorized Medical Marijuana designated provider. We will then create a Medical Marijuana Growing Co-op and hopefully show hundreds of Medical Marijuana patients how to start their own legal Washington State Medical Cannabis Growing Coop.
Wish us luck, we’ll surely need a lot of it…. 🙂
Relevant Links of interest-
Official Info on MM Co-ops
Official info on WA State MM Consultant Certification