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the best way to sell weed

With so much money in the marijuana game, it may be difficult for the independent supplier to stand out – unless independence is seized upon as a virtue.

One advantage the educated and licensed pot purveyor has over his illegal competitors is consistency. “With legal products you know exactly what you’re getting,” Adams says. “There are pesticide tests to make sure there are no residues on the plants. If you get it from an illegal supplier, those guys aren’t allowed to test their products. You have no idea what they’re putting on their plants. You don’t know how they’re handling it. If you get it from a licensed producer, you know that it’s clean and a lot safer.”

Legal in Canada … for medicinal purposes. Photograph: Alamy

3. Build a client base – and keep them

A marijuana field. Photograph: Stephanie Paschal / Rex Features

“I’ve done a lot of consulting work,” Adams says, “and one of the main issues that I see, especially in startups, is that there’s a knowledge gap between the marketing guys and the people on the ground. The people who work in the facility really need to be able to communicate with the patients and marketing side of things, and vice versa. It’s important that both sides understand each other.”

She continues: “A lot of people have been growing for 20 years. That’s great. Chances are they are very knowledgeable about growing the plant. But when it comes to regulations, financials and everything to do with exchange, they have no idea how that part works.”

The course promises to be a rigorous survey of the landscape of marijuana production and sale, educating prospective growers in everything from irrigation to marketing.

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What’s a customer base?

It’s far better to sell marijuana in bulk because there’s less risk. Instead of doing a dozen separate drug deals, you can just cash in by selling all your product in one big deal. Although you will make a little less profit, you will reduce your risk tenfold if you sell bulk. Let others break it up and sell it for scraps. Of course, you can do small deals too, but selling marijuana in bulk is how you should make most of your money .

One of your customers is driving with some marijuana they bought from you. They get pulled over, the cops search their car and find the marijuana.

Burners make the world go round. Honestly, this is what distinguishes a professional from an amateur. The phone you use to text hoes, the phone you use to text your Mom and regular people is fine to have; but do not keep photos of weed on there, do not use it to text for drugs and if someone texts you on it for drugs, drop them immediately. Do not respond.. at all… for anything related to drugs on your main phone, whatsoever. Text them from your side phone. There are many reasons to use a burner…

But what if two of those friends happen to be low on cash when you get your supply? You’re going to have to find other buyers, or you’ll end up sitting on that quarter for a while without collecting your share of the money. And be honest, how long will that quarter really “sit” after you’ve finished the eighth you originally kept for yourself? The bottom line: you need more than just a couple of hundred bucks to get started in this business if you’re really serious about it.

Keep all bragging and conspicuous consumption to a small circle of close friends you can absolutely trust. Always remember that you can’t enjoy the gold chains, 100-inch TVs and party lifestyle behind bars.

2. Thou Shalt Do Thy Research

If the worst ever happens, you’re going to want to have an experienced cannabis lawyer on your side. And the chances of finding one are slim, if you wait until the cops are giving you one phone call during the booking process. Any good pot lawyer wants to know who their client is before getting a phone call from a stranger in the middle of the night. Just think: would Saul Goodman rush to your rescue, if he’d never heard of you before (unless Walt and Jesse vouched for you)?

This one won’t take long to explain. Never have a customer come to your apartment or house. Ever. Before you know it, someone (cops, competitors, robbers) you’re not expecting and don’t want to see will find their way to your house, too. You also don’t want your neighbors to start gossiping and speculating about the strange people who keep showing up on your doorstep, right?

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t supply friends; they might be the first customers you have when you’re starting your business. What it means is that the dirtiest word any dealer can hear is “credit.” Even when your friends try to run up a tab be aware that there’s a very good chance that if you agree, you’ end up losing the money, the friends, or both.