Aug 082010
 August 8, 2010

selling marijuanaI have been smoking marijuana for the better part of two decades. Ninjasmoker and Miggy420 have also been consuming marijuana for a long, long time. Naturally, we have come across several types of marijuana dealers; some good, and some bad. This article is intended for entertainment purposes and who knows, maybe people will learn some tricks and tips that might educate them a bit.

This article (the first of a three part series) is about selling marijuana the old fashioned way. If you live in a state that has dispensaries or collectives, then you might not relate to this article anymore, but it is still worth reading to reminisce about the good old days. For the vast majority of Americans, who live in non-medical marijuana dispensary states, buying/selling marijuana on the down low is the only option. I know dozens of active sellers in my part of America, and talk to hundreds of others online, and I have compiled a guide to help others in the industry. Load up your bong and let’s get to it.

A major item that any marijuana dealer needs is a scale. I remember in the early 90’s when a ‘digi’ would cost over $100. In 2010, they are all over the State of Oregon for $40 these days, and if you go online, they are even cheaper. My personal favorite brand is Ohaus, which is a higher end model. But the main thing to get is one with a 0.0 reading, brand can be secondary. You will be weighing out 3.5 gram increments, so the scale obviously has to be able to display a reading that includes tenths. Make sure to check that it works before you buy it (which is impossible online) if you can. Use nickels, which weight 5 grams, or if you’re lucky, your scale comes with a calibration weight. Make sure to be comfortable with your purchase because your scale will be a significant part of your life for the years to come.

Another thing that you will need is a cell phone. We no longer live in the era of pagers and answering machines. If lag too long, your customer will go elsewhere. You will be looking at your phone screen more than your own face from now on, so you might as well get something that suits yourself. There used to be a day when people thought cell phones and pagers were for drug dealers and doctors only. Now, I even see bums with cell phones.

An obvious item that you will need are start up funds. The most common entry level into the marijuana industry is the half ounce. It breaks into 4 eighths, or 8 dubs depending on where you’re at, and so flipping the first 3/4ths of it usually results in a free eighth as the seller. One lesson that every successful dealer learns early is that ‘the larger the bank roll, the better it is for business.’ The more you can buy, the cheaper it is, the longer you can sit on it, the longer you can float it out, and therefore, the easier it is to do business. One of my dealers would always refer to his enterprise as a machine, and that money was lube for that machine. Makes sense.

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Ant

    anyone from new york city??

  • OhioCountryCarlito

    If you stay in Ohio let’s do business

  • ManUTD

    Anybody from Edmonton, Alberta?

  • painkills2

    Don’t look at the scammers… Look at this!
    A Public Service Announcement, brought to you by lovers of beauty (and cannabis) EVERYWHERE.

  • Johnny

    Whats your email?

  • painkills2

  • Johnny

    For asking what’s his email? They were local. No one said anything about shipping. Relax sheriff.

  • painkills2

    Was the guy selling weed on the internet? Yes, he was, and he was deleted. Were you selling weed? Not to my knowledge, and you weren’t deleted.

    See, if you want to buy medical marijuana locally, you don’t need The Weed Blog to do it. Correct?

    Don’t worry, this Hall Monitor job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In other words, do what you want…

  • Johnny

    Correction.. No said anything about selling.. He asked a question. I respo ded by saying whats your email. Then you started with the csi investigation..

  • painkills2

    Okay, from now on, you get to decide who’s selling and who’s not, okay?

    You get to read and decipher all the scammer posts, click on their avatars, do whatever investigation you can, use google, then make a decision as to whether to use your powers of deleting them.

    Then, it’s MY turn to create lots of temporary avatars, and come back here and bitch to you about how, “no, dude, it wasn’t like that, really, we weren’t doin’ anything illegal. You’re wrong. You must be hallucinating. Man, just, what, are, you, smokin’?”

    So, now this platform is all yours, guys, scammers or not — go to town, people.

  • Johnny

    You can keep your job.. I have more important things to do. Just don’t get all offensive when someone stands up to your nonswnse. You assumed people were selling and shipping and neither party said anything about either.

    If you want to play detective all day online be my guest!! I won’t stop you. Keep up the up the good work.

    As a matter of fact, you can start with WeedBoy above. He has more strains then clubs.. Go get them tiger.

  • painkills2

  • Johnny

    I dont think I’m the one hallucinating… But its been grand. Have a good one and I hope all the deciphering goes great.