Home-grown cannabis careers

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  January 24, 2013

The book also includes one of CCI's most valuable nuggets of information for Mass residents: a detailed business plan from the Elements Caregiver Collective, which opened in Arizona months before dispensaries, and stayed open thanks to its unique model. At Elements, marijuana is distributed through special vending machines that eliminate hand-to-cannabis and cash transactions. Calkin says anybody gutsy enough could probably open an Elements in Massachusetts right now.

By the time class was over, the grower next to me was licking his chops. He'd gotten a taste of that special lip balm.

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