Posted by The Eye, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:15 am The Eye is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
With all our jobs going to Bollywood-land, can you really blame someone for trying to do what IS possible to feed yourself, and your family? I think not. It's everyone for themselves, in these trying times, sad to say. I wish it weren't that way...but it is, plain and simple. That's why some people are doing things like this.
With no jobs in sight for the forseeable future, you do what you have to do to survive. And if your family was hungering, you'd do the same, or something similar. Don't even try to deny you wouldn't, because you'd only be fooling yourself.
Posted by MV Resident, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:35 am
That's right. Gross margin is 66.67%.
Her SG&A is pretty nominal, probably vehicle expenses, a few office supplies, packaging (plastic baggies). Her net income is probably hovering around 65%. Based on an estimated revenue of $140K, she'd pocket about $90K assuming she has no business partners.
Posted by Thom, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm
With the medical marijuana laws in place it is really stupid for people with or without recommendation to deal with someone that is not a licensed grower or distributor/clinic. This woman thought she was smarter then those around her. She is one of the obstacles in the way of changing the laws. You don't break laws to change them.
Posted by Jay, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm
The woman lives at the Westwood Garden Apartment Complex which is a hotbed of drug activity/other crime because it's in a section of town that's out of the way and tough for police to patrol. Keep up the good work MV police and thanks to the person who tipped them off!
Posted by jj, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Another big waste of taxpayers money, police time and court time etc....
There are many other crimes police should be investigating, like Identity thief, murders, violence, taggers.... this should be at the bottom of the totem pole. It's not like our jails are not filled to capacity.
The police should be really proud that they nabbed such an evil, violent, and dangerous criminal.
Oh, i forgot the police will probably turn around and sell the pot.
Posted by person, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Do the math and do the big math.
Legalize this one and free up resources to END violent crime, regulate and tax pot distribution at least as much as alcohol.
Separate Marijuana from drugs that cause voilent crimes such as Alcohol, Crack and Crystal Meth. Remove them from production, import, and sales.
Make a distinct difference between poison and pleasure/medicine.
Do something about DUI drivers that have needlessly killed and/or paralyzed 8 of my friends so far.
In this desperate economy perhaps some THC will help people stay calm while the country is in a severe depression with few options for many.
For those of us who have options, please lets look at our own companies' profit margins. Is it greed to sell hi-tech products in Silicon valley? Is it a different kind of desire that motivates a business owner to maximize profit for a sole proprietor business?
Is a lot of the marijuana business providing relaxation for the high tech churn and burn youngsters that are rapidly moving into MV?
What kind of greed pays your health insurance? Had to drop ours this spring. Normal sales of regulated and taxed products have gone down the drain.
This arrest may serve as a fact finding mission but its off-topic and doesn't address the real needs of MV citizens for jobs, safety, food, health care, and hope.
Get this business person out of jail and into a program to learn and set up a legitimate tax paying business with transparent activity seperate from violent crime.
Posted by Sabrina, a resident of the The Crossings neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Oh, and sadly this will not happen because those who own our private California prisons find that their business is, " ... very lucrative, and it's very easy to get very greedy very quickly." and so they fill those prisons as fast as they are built up in the Central Valley where few of us can see. It causes those investors' stocks to go up. Wells Fargo is one of the investors in our private state prisons.
Posted by Hardin, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2011 at 7:36 am
The innuendo and political posturing from folks in this thread is thicker than maggots on a rotting corpse. Simply put, the individual in question broke the law. Writing a bad check in the same dollar range will get you arrested as well.
Those who are holding up the suspect as some sort of Joan of Arc should realize they are supporting a cause, not facts, not common sense.
Posted by The violence must stop, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Now now harding, no need to get emotional and start using deragator language.
Do you realize attitudes like yours are part of the problem?
What you are doing is aiding and abeting crime and violence. Gangs love your type of attitude because it means business as usual with the illegal pot operations. Screwing with our forests, using there profits to make mayham, more crimes, paying off politician, deaths.... jail over crowding. Need i say more? When will it stop? Legalize pot will greatly reduce this.
This plant is a God given plant, for those does who need it. No man made chemical derivatives in it. Pharmaceutics don't like this medicine, because it will cut down on there pain pills which they make billions on. With all the people that use this medicine, legalizing it would be a win win for both the people and the governments budget.
The 40 year war on drugs is a complete failure and a huge budget chunk.
Posted by Guy, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:49 am
The cops responded to a citizen complaint and made an arrest for illegal activity. So yes, I think this is a good use of my tax dollars. I would not be very excited if I called the cops for help when someone was breaking the law and they replied, "well it's a really silly law, so just let it go." I know you guys love your precious weed, but get the law changed (Legislative Branch) and the enforcement (Executive Branch) will stop.