Dear Mik and Mike: I am writing to you about a younger friend we have. I really want to support him in his journey in life, but he always messes up. Now he wants to get involved in the pot growing business. I am sure he could grow the plants, but he has no business savvy and he is not cutthroat or smart enough to protect himself. He always leaves the door open to his truck and things get ripped off. Or he loses his wallet by leaving it somewhere. I can only imagine what would happen with a house full of plants! He tells us not to worry, “The cops don’t care where we are”. He wants us to let him grow on our land. I am worried that if he gets busted, I will get in trouble. What do you think?
It sounds like risky business to me, and as my father Oscar would say, “If it sounds too good to be true, it is”. I would say if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. But anyway, if the guy doesn’t have a head for business or security issues, you’re putting both yourselves at risk. Take it from me, a professional worrier from a long line of famous worriers, if anything can go wrong it will! That kind of business takes a certain type of mentality. Why risk it?
Your friend sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, and maybe that’s what needs to happen to make his mind right. While there are plenty of people who have made a killing in the pot business, it’s still a business, and if you’re a distracted flake, people will take advantage of you, just like any other business. Definitely don’t let him finagle his way into your growing on your land. He’s already talking too much about his proposed project! Do you want to wake up to people jacking his operation and making off with your stuff too just because it’s there?
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