Sometimes It’s Pretty Cool to be Living in 2016… “Grand prize: Free ounce per month for a year”

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“Dear PoPville,

Capital City Care in Truxton Circle was just named Best Marijuana Cultivation Supplier in the WCP Best Of awards. I had to laugh, a lot, remembering all the fuss the neighborhood made about this establishment opening and how it would simply destroy any progress made toward cleaning up the neighborhood. Since construction completed, I’ve yet to see a single person enter or leave the establishment. At one point they had to switch to hours by appointment only due to lack of demand. Obviously the corner down the street at NY Ave remains exactly the same as it’s been for ages.

Now, the dispensary is offering this sweepstakes:

OPEN TO WASHINGTON D.C. RESIDENTS WHO HAVE VALID REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.

PRIZE: The prize winner will receive:

Grand prize: Free ounce per month for a year (estimated retail value $400)
2nd place: Free eighth (estimated retail value $56)
3rd place: Free gram (estimated retail value $20)

I’m really curious what PoPville thinks of this. I honestly don’t know what to make of it.”

8 Comment

  • I don’t even smoke and I want to win. Christmas presents on point!

  • If the value of an eighth is $56, how is the value of an ounce every month for a year $400? Isn’t it more like $400 x 12 – $4,800? Or I a missing something?

    • The ounce is worth an estimated value of $400.

      • I figured as much. But rules say that the retail value of the prizes is $486 (which is also wrong based on their estimated retail values). Not a big deal, but something is off here, by several thousand dollars.

  • Many of their patients need to use the back door, which is ADA-compliant. I see folks going in and out a pretty fair percentage of the times I am out in the alley. The business is probably doing better than the OP thinks.

    • OP here. That actually makes a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing. It also would have been a wonderful point for them to make when they proposed coming into the neighborhood, as it would have negated a lot of the pushback they got from residents concerned about adding more “social services” to the neighborhood and that stretch of North Capitol. Very interesting. I’m glad they are doing well. The medical use laws passed here are so narrow, it’s tough on both patients and the businesses providing to them.

      • It’s definitely true that the laws are written such that it makes it very difficult for a business to succeed, or even have enough of a potential customer base to have decent prospects. I’ll also agree that judging from the action at the front door, business would not appear to be booming at all. Capital City Care seems like a passion project, one that might be losing money right now (I have no inside knowledge of how well they are doing, by the way), but is an important step in the normalization and legalization process.

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